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Govt should provide free smartphones to all school children: CRY NGO

Kolkata: To ensure that no children are left behind in education in the COVID pandemic situation, governments should distribute textbooks, free smartphones...

Immune system’s T cells play bigger role in reducing COVID-19 severity: Study

Los Angeles: Vaccine candidates for COVID-19 should elicit a broad immune response that includes antibodies, and the body's helper and killer T cells,...

Record 97,894 infections pushes India’s COVID-19 tally to over 51 lakh

New Delhi: A record single-day increase of 97,894 infections pushed India's COVID-19 tally to over 51 lakh, while the number of people who...

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 50-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh with 90,123 infections being...

‘Busy with peacocks’, says Rahul in dig at Modi over rise in COVID cases

New Delhi: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rise in COVID-19 cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said...

Trump ‘deliberately misled’ Americans on coronavirus: Harris

Washington: Donald Trump "deliberately misled" Americans on coronavirus, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris has said, referring to the US president's comments on...

Lockdown: Normal life comes to grinding halt in West Bengal

Kolkata: Normal life came to a grinding halt in West Bengal on Friday as a complete lockdown was enforced across the state to...

India had estimated 6.4 million COVID-19 infections by early May: National serosurvey

New Delhi: The much-awaited findings of the first national serosurvey conducted by the ICMR, published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, indicate...

Revised SOP issued for conducting exams amid COVID-19

New Delhi: The government has issued a revised SOP for conducting examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, removing the provision that allowed symptomatic candidates...

Ahead of festival season, Kejriwal urges people to take precautions

New Delhi: With the festival season kicking in next month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged people to take precautions against COVID-19...

Fear of contracting COVID-19 prevents parents from taking kids for vaccination

New Delhi: Parents are delaying vaccination for kids by avoiding hospital visits to prevent their exposure to coronavirus, even as pediatricians call it...

India’s COVID-19 infection tally crosses 42 lakh with record single-day spike of 90,802 cases

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 42 lakh with a record 90,802 people being infected in a day, while 32,50,429...

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 41-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 41 lakh with a record 90,632 people being infected in a day, while 31,80,865...

No need to panic, COVID-19 situation is completely under control in Delhi: Kejriwal

Amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday sought to assure people that...

Scientists redesign face mask to improve comfort, protection

Washington: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have designed a new reusable face mask that protects wearers and those around them from the novel...

BCCI contingent member tests positive for COVID-19: IPL source

Dubai: A member of the BCCI contingent, which is here to oversee the conduct of IPL, has tested positive for COVID-19, a league...

UN chief asks G20, including India, to invest in green transition as they recover from COVID-19

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday renewed his call on India and other G20 countries to invest in a clean, sustainable...

No need for alarm on COVID-19 reinfection, need more data for reliable inference: scientists

New Delhi: The first documented instance of coronavirus reinfection came from Hong Kong this week followed quickly by Belgium and the Netherlands reporting...

COVID-19 tally in India climbs to 33,87,500

New Delhi: A record single-day spike of 77,266 COVID-19 cases pushed India's virus tally to 33,87,500, while the recoveries surged to 25,83,948 on...

COVID-19 can affect almost all organs, symptoms maybe unrelated to lungs: experts

New Delhi: COVID-19 can affect almost all organs besides the lungs and the initial symptoms may be totally unrelated to chest complaints,...

INTAS Develops COVID-19 Hyperimmune Globulin – A New Treatment

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a leading Pharmaceutical company from India. As per IQVIA (IMS), Intas is the 9th largest company in India...

Bus services resume in Bihar

Patna: To facilitate the smooth running of public transport in Bihar, the state Transport department has allowed resumption of bus services from...

India’s COVID-19 tally rises to 31,67, 323

New Delhi: With 60,975 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's COVID-19 tally rose to 31,67,323, while recoveries surged...

COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 30-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past the 30-lakh mark, just 16 days after it crossed 20 lakh, while 22,80,566 people have...

India has ‘best’ COVID-19 recovery rate, lowest mortality rate: Harsh Vardhan

Ghaziabad/New Delhi:  India has the "best" COVID-19 recovery rate of about 75 per cent, which is improving every day, and the "lowest"...

COVID-19 saliva diagnosis cheaper, faster alternative to swab testing, say scientists

New Delhi: A low-cost saliva test that will enable people to collect their own samples with minimal discomfort, without invasive nasal or...

Insurance cover extended to private doctors who die of COVID-19

Thane: The Maharashtra government has extended Rs 50 lakh insurance cover to private doctors who die of coronavirus infection during the pandemic, an...

Senior Kolkata Police officer dies due to COVID-19

Kolkata: A senior officer of Kolkata Police died due to COVID-19 on Friday, taking the total number of its personnel succumbing to...

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 27-lakh mark

New Delhi: A spike of 55,079 cases took India's COVID-19 tally past 27 lakh on Tuesday just a day after it crossed the...

COVID-19 case tally rises to 26.47 lakh, death toll crosses 50,000

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally rose to 26,47,663 on Monday with a single-day spike of 57,981 infections, while the death toll crossed...

Scientists decode likely order of COVID-19 symptoms

Scientists have found the likely order in which COVID-19 symptoms first appear, an advance that may help clinicians rule out other diseases,...

Over 64,000 fresh COVID-19 cases; recovery rate improves to 71.17 per cent

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed 24 lakh on Friday after 64,553 people tested positive in a day, and the recoveries rose...

Coronavirus cases jump by 66,999, highest daily record.

With a record single-day increase of 66,999 cases, India's COVID-19 cases mounted to 23,96,637 on Thursday, while the number of patients who...

Swadeshi does not necessarily mean boycotting all foreign products: Bhagwat

New Delhi: Swadeshi does not necessarily mean boycotting every foreign product, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Wednesday and asserted that only those...

Yogi visits Gorakhpur Medical College, says 1.51 lakh beds available

Gorakhpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Gorakhpur BRD Medical College on Wednesday and instructed the officials concerned to make ready a...

Global health agency urges vaccine safety trials

Miami: The Pan American Health Organization has expressed reservations over reports that institutions in the region were negotiating to manufacture and distribute...

COVID-19: SC seeks response from Centre on plea to ban disinfection tunnels

The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking an immediate ban on use, installation, production and advertisement...

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife caught without mask, argues with cops.

Wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja entered into an argument with a police constable in Gujarat's Rajkot after the latter asked her the...

COVID-19 situation: PM interacts with CMs of around 10 states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday is holding consultations with chief ministers of around 10 states on the coronavirus situation.

Confirmed coronavirus cases reach 20 million.

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million. That's according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins...

56 prison inmates test positive for coronavirus in UP’s Bareilly.

At least 56 inmates of two prisons in Bareilly of Uttar Pradesh have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.

Telangana reports 1,256 new COVID-19 cases as overall tally crosses 80K mark.

Telangana reported 1,256 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total infection count in the state to 80,751. With 10 more...

Bosco Martis’ directorial debut titled ‘Rocket Gang’, to be shot in virtual reality amid COVID-19

Mumbai, Aug 10: Choreographer Bosco Leslie Martis' directorial debut, a dance-horror-comedy, has been titled "Rocket Gang" and the makers will use real-time...

Indian hockey player Mandeep Singh tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi, Aug 10: Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the sixth national player to contract...

People’s representatives must follow COVID-19 norms: Kiran Bedi

Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran on Sunday said political leaders and people's representatives should follow norms for safety from COVID-19 and set...

17 BSF personnel among 43 fresh COVID-19 cases in Mizoram.

Forty-three people, including 17 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the northeastern...

Amit Shah has not undergone any fresh COVID-19 test: official

New Delhi, Aug 9: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has not undergone any fresh COVID-19 test, an official said on Sunday, a...

COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control: Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is under control and the recovery rate is improving.

Singapore PM says COVID-19 crisis far from over’ as the country celebrates National Day

Singapore, Aug 9: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday said that the COVID-19 crisis is far from over and it will...

Drive-in concept to combat COVID-19 crisis this Durga puja.

With little more than two months to go for Durga puja, festival committees in the city are brainstorming ways to ensure the...

Sanjay Dutt admitted to hospital, tests COVID-19 negative

Mumbai, Aug 8: Actor Sanjay Dutt has been admitted to a city hospital here for regular check-up after he complained of breathlessness,...

COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 68.32 % in India.

Focused and effective efforts towards containment, testing, isolation and treatment by the Centre, states and Union Territories have resulted in the recovery...

India records 61,537 new COVID-19 cases, 933 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 8: With India registering 61,537 more cases, the coronavirus tally reached 20,88,611 on Saturday, while 14,27,005 people have so...

Union minister Kailash Chaudhary tests COVID-19 positive

Jaipur, Aug 8: Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary has tested positive for coronavirus, he said in a tweet on Saturday....

IMA says nearly 200 doctors in India have succumbed to COVID-19 so far; requests PM’s attention

New Delhi, Aug 8: A total of 196 doctors in the country, majority of them being general practitioners, have succumbed to COVID-19 so...

Odisha’s COVID-19 tally crosses 44,000-mark.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha crossed the 44,000-mark on Saturday with 1,643 fresh infections, while the toll climbed to...

COVID-19 may have longer incubation period of eight days, scientists say

Beijing, Aug 8: The incubation period of COVID-19, which is the time after which those infected with the novel coronavirus start showing...

Rajasthan reports nine more COVID deaths.

The COVID-19 death toll in Rajasthan rose to 776 on Saturday after nine more people succumbed to the disease, while 499 fresh...

Kozhikode flight crash: Deceased passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Kozhikode(Ker), Aug 8: One of the 18 passengers, who died when an Air India Express flight from Dubai crashed landed at the airport...

Noida gets dedicated COVID hospital

Yogi Adityanath on Saturday inaugurated a dedicated 400-bed government hospital for COVID-19 patients in Noida. The facility is located...

COVID-19: Pak to fully resume international flights from Sunday

Islamabad, Aug 7: Pakistan on Friday announced to fully resume international flights from Sunday, over four months after it suspended the operations...

Over 60,000 cases in a day for 1st time take India’s COVID-19 tally past 20 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 7: Registering over 60,000 cases in 24 hours for the first time, India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 20 lakh...

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi over India’s COVID-19 tally crossing 20-lakh

New Delhi, Aug 7 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Centre on Friday over the rising coronavirus cases in India, saying the country's...

Himachal minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary tests COVID-19 positive

Shimla, Aug 6: Himachal Pradesh minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary has tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. In a Facebook...

Brajesh Pathak UP minister tests positive for COVID-19

Lucknow, Aug 5 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Brajesh Pathak on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19, and asked people who...

Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital

Bengaluru, Aug 4: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to...

COVID-19: India’s case tally crosses 18 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 3: India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday, just a day after it went past 17 lakh,...

NCA chief Rahul Dravid to be part of COVID Taskforce

New Delhi, Aug 3:  The BCCI is forming a COVID-19 task force and it will include, among others, former captain and National...

Govt issues guidelines for reopening of gyms, yoga institutes

New Delhi, Aug 3:  Ahead of the reopening of yoga institutes and gyms, the health ministry on Monday issued COVID-19-appropriate protocols to...

Chef Vikas Khanna to help India’s street vendors impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

New York, Aug 3: Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna, who will soon reach the milestone of having distributed 25 million meals across India...

Yediyurappa’s daughter tests positive for COVID-19, son under home quarantine

Bengaluru, Aug 3: One of the daughters of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been...

Lucknow: Search on for COVID patients who gave false information

Lucknow, Aug 3: About 2,300 people, who tested positive for COVID-19 here, had given false information pertaining to their names, mobile numbers and...

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi, Aug 2: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19. "I...

Home Minister Amit Shah says he has tested positive for coronavirus

New Delhi, Aug 2: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to...

Amitabh Bachchan tests negative for COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Mumbai, Aug 2: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has tested negative for COVID-19 and has been discharged from the hospital, son Abhishek Bachchan shared...

Telangana minister orders inquiry against private hospitals over fees

Hyderabad, Aug 1: Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender on Saturday directed that an inquiry by a committee of senior officials be held...

Centre decides to allow export of indigenous ventilators as COVID-19 fatality rate falls to 2.15 pc

New Delhi, Aug 1: The high-level Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 has agreed to the health ministry's proposal to allow the...

Nearly 1 lakh challans issued by Delhi Police between June 15 and July 31

New Delhi, Aug 1: The Delhi Police has issued nearly one lakh challans between June 15 and July 31 for not wearing masks,...

Telangana reports 2,083 new COVID-19 cases in record single day spike

Hyderabad, Aug 1: Telangana reported 2,083 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single day spike so far, breaching the two thousand mark for...

Emulate Delhi model in fight against COVID-19, Union Minister tells states

Hyderabad, Aug 1: All the states in the country need to emulate the "Delhi model" for controlling the spread of the...

India records highest one-day jump of 57,118 COVID-19 cases; recoveries surge to 10,94,374

New Delhi, Aug 1: India's COVID-19 tally reached 16,95,988 on Saturday with a record single-day increase of 57,118 cases, while the recoveries...

MP CM, cabinet members to donate salaries for COVID-19 fight

Bhopal, Jul 31: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said he and his cabinet colleagues would donate 30 percent of...

LG rejects Delhi govt’s decision to allow hotels under Unlock 3

New Delhi, Jul 31:  Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Friday rejected the AAP government's decision to allow hotels and weekly markets...

Nitish’s virtual rally postponed in view of COVID-19 outbreak,

Patna, Jul 31: A much-anticipated virtual rally of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar next week, where he was expected to sound the...

HC declines to pass order on PIL on naming COVID-19 patients

Mumbai, Jul 31: The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to pass any order directing for disclosure of names of persons who...

SC refuses to pass interim order on pleas for a stay of final year exams, asks MHA to clear stand

The Supreme Court Friday refused to pass any interim order on a batch of petitions seeking cancellation of final year/semester examinations in...

Young kids could spread COVID-19 as much as older children, adults: Study

Washington, Jul 31 (PTI) Children younger than five years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have much higher levels of the novel coronavirus genetic...

Over 55k COVID-19 cases in a day for 1st time take India’s tally to over 16 lakh; death toll 35,747

New Delhi, Jul 31:  With a record single-day surge of 55,078 infections, India's COVID-19 caseload raced past 16 lakh on Friday, just...

Strict action will be taken against pvt hospitals not helping govt in fight against COVID-19:Minister

Bengaluru, Jul 30:  Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar on Thursday warned that strict action would be taken against private hospitals...

COVID-19: England records massive spike in excess deaths

London, Jul 30: An analysis shows England has had the highest level of excess deaths among more than 20 European countries...

India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports projects to respond to COVID-19

United Nations, Jul 30: The India-UN Development Partnership Fund is supporting various projects to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in areas of...

Telangana logs 1,811 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Hyderabad, Jul 30: Telangana recorded 1,811 fresh COVID-19 cases and 13 fatalities, pushing the state's gross further up to 60,717.

COVID-19: Livelihood of Ganesh festival-linked people in peril

Mumbai, Jul 30: With the Maharashtra government calling for low-key Ganpati celebration this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, livelihood of people...

India records biggest daily jump of 52,123 COVID-19 cases as recoveries cross 10 lakh

New Delhi, Jul 30: The single-day increase of coronavirus cases crossed the 50,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, pushing India's COVID-19 caseload...

Odisha COVID-19 tally crosses 29,000; death toll rises to 159

Bhubaneswar, Jul 20: Odisha's COVID-19 tally surpassed 29,000 on Wednesday after 1,068 people tested positive for the virus, while the death toll...

Rajasthan: COVID-19 death toll rises to 654 with 10 new fatalities; tally of cases 39,780

Jaipur, Jul 29: Rajasthan recorded 10 more COVID-19 fatalities in 24 hours, that pushed the death toll to 654 on Wednesday, while...

‘Baahubali’ director SS Rajamouli, family test positive for COVID-19

Hyderabad, Jul 29: Filmmaker SS Rajamouli on Wednesday said he and his family members have tested positive for coronavirus and are currently...

At 10,000 cases, AP reports highest single-day COVID-19 cases, southern states’ daily tally at 25k infections

Chennai, Jul 29:  Andhra Pradesh witnessed its worst single day spike of coronavirus on Wednesday, 10,000 plus cases, as the other southern...

Odisha COVID-19 tally past 29,000, death toll rises to 159

Bhubaneswar, Jul 29: Odisha's COVID-19 tally surpassed 29,000 on Wednesday after another 1,068 people tested positive for the virus, while the death...

Maan Kunwar 95 not out versus COVID-19

Lucknow, Jul 29: Maan Kunwar, from the historic city of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, was initially scared to see doctors in protective gear...

Kejriwal announces delinking of hotels from hospitals as Delhi’s COVID-19 situation improves

New Delhi, Jul 29: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced delinking of hotels from hospitals in view of the improving...

Tobacco use accelerates the transmission of COVID-19: Health ministry

New Delhi, July 29: Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as smoking increases the possibility of transmission of the virus...

Odisha’s COVID-19 tally crosses 28,000 mark, death toll climbs to 154

Bhubaneswar, Jul 28: Odisha's COVID-19 tally breached the 28,000-mark on Tuesday with 1,215 new cases, and the death toll climbed to 154...

Relatives will be allowed to see bodies of suspected COVID patients: Bengal CM

Kolkata, Jul 28: The West Bengal government has decided to allow family members to see the body of a suspected COVID-19 patient before...

India’s COVID-19 tally races past 15 lakh mark

New Delhi, Jul 28: India's COVID-19 tally raced past the 15 lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the data from the states and...

Young Indian activist Archana Soreng named by UN chief to a new advisory group on climate change

United Nations, Jul 28: Archana Soreng, a climate activist from India, has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new advisory...

Rakhis come with COVID-19 precautionary messages in Guj

Ahmedabad, Jul 28: With Raksha Bandhan just around the corner, a rakhi maker in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city has taken the opportunity to package...

Telangana govt seeks 2 weeks time to implement HC orders on COVID-19 issues

Hyderabad, Jul 28: The Telangana government on Tuesday sought two-weeks time from the High Court for implementation of its orders on the...

India’s COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 2.25 pc; recovery rate rises to over 64 pc: Health ministry

New Delhi, Jul 28: India's COVID-19 fatality rate has progressively declined to 2.25 per cent from 3.33 per cent on June 18,...

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