Monday, January 24, 2022

Moderate exercise benefits people with early-stage Parkinson's disease: Study
Washington | January 14, 2022 3:50:31 PM IST
A new study has found that people with early-stage Parkinson's disease who regularly get one to two hours of moderate exercise twice a week, like walking, may have less trouble balancing or doing daily activities later. ... read..

Spain to offer booster shots to everyone aged over 18
Madrid | Friday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
The Spanish government has agreed to offer a booster dose against Covid-19 to everyone aged over 18 in an effort to stop the further transmission of the virus. ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 319.8 mn
Washington | Friday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 319.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.52 million and vaccinations to over 9.55 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Study finds binge drinking leads to first episodes of heart rhythm disorder
California | January 14, 2022 1:20:40 PM IST
A new research has found that when people consume more alcohol, it can lead to more emergency room visits due to atrial fibrillation, an often-deadly heart rhythm disorder. ... read..

Chile sees over 7,000 daily Covid-19 cases, a 7-month high
Santiago | Friday, 2022 12:45:07 PM IST
Chile's Health Ministry has said it registered more than 7,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, after detecting 7,291 infections in one day, the highest figure in seven months. ... read..

US Supreme Court blocks federal vaccine mandate for large businesses
Washington | Friday, 2022 12:45:07 PM IST
The US Supreme Court has blocked the Joe Biden administration's rule requiring employees at large US businesses to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or be subject to frequent testing, but it allowed the administration's vaccine mandate for healthcare worker ... read..

US takes more actions to cope with soaring Covid-19 cases
Washington | Friday, 2022 9:15:07 AM IST
The US has taken more actions to contain the new Covid-19 surge, including offering more free test kits and "high quality masks" to Americans. ... read..

Croatia reports highest-ever weekly coronavirus caseload
Zagreb | Friday, 2022 8:45:07 AM IST
In the previous seven days, Croatia has recorded over 48,600 new Covid-19 cases, the highest weekly caseload since the outbreak of the pandemic in early 2020, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said at a government session. ... read..

Myanmar reports 42 more Omicron cases of Covid-19
Yangon | Friday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
Myanmar reported 42 more cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19, bringing the tally to 63, according to a release from the Ministry of Health. ... read..

French Health Minister tests positive for Covid-19
Paris | Friday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
French Health Minister, Olivier Veran has announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

Over 30% of Asian-American residents in California experienced hate incident during pandemic: survey
Los Angeles | Friday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
Some 31 per cent of Asian American residents in San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles county, one of the largest Asian communities in California and the US, said they or their family experienced a hate incident based on their race or ethnicity since the Covid ... read..

Slovenia launches nationwide vaccination campaign to fight Omicron
Ljubljana | Friday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
Slovenia has launched a massive three-day vaccination campaign to curb the fast spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. ... read..

Shortages at US grocery stores increasing: state media
Washington | Friday, 2022 7:45:07 AM IST
The fast-spreading Omicron variant and severe weather have led to increasing shortages at US grocery stores in recent weeks, state media has reported. ... read..

US forced to activate more resources to deal with surging Covid-19 infections
New York | Friday, 2022 7:15:08 AM IST
The federal government of the US is sending medical teams to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico to help hospitals overburdened by Covid-19, state media has reported. ... read..

Covid positive IIT Hyd students were fully vaccinated
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
All students of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), who tested positive for Covid-19 during the last few days, had taken both doses of the Covid vaccine, officials said. ... read..

Maha: For second day, Covid cases remain above 46K; deaths increase
Mumbai | Friday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
A day after the states Covid-19 tally shot past the 7 million-mark, new cases in Maharashtra remained in the 46,000 range for the second day, and although fatalities went up, no fresh Omicron case was reported, health officials said here on Thursday. ... read..

Single-day Covid tally crosses 11K-mark in Gujarat
Gandhinagar | Friday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Daily Covid caseload in Gujarat zoomed past the 11,000-mark to 11,176 on Thursday, taking its overall tally to 8,96,894 cases far. ... read..

Financial stability panel discusses emerging scenario of third Covid wave
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das-led Financial Stability and Development Council sub-committee, in a virtual meeting on Thursday, discussed the emerging scenario from the third Covid wave on the financial system. ... read..

Telangana logs 2,707 new Covid cases, Andhra 4,348
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Telangana logged 2,707 Covid-19 cases on Thursday while neighbouring Andhra Pradesh saw daily Covid tally surging to 4,348. ... read..

Heavy school bags leading to alarming rise in spinal problems among Chinese students?
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Over 5 million primary and high school students in China currently suffer from spinal deformities, with the numbers increasing by about 300,000 every year, Global Times reported. ... read..

Imposing night curfew for the sake of it meaningless: Goa Health Minister
Panaji | Friday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Imposing a night curfew just for the name's sake has no point, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Thursday, ruling out imposition of the restriction in the state, which has seen a steep spike in new Covid infections. ... read..

Delhi adds 28,867 new Covid cases, highest single day rise ever
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday recorded 28,867 new Covid cases, the highest ever single-day rise since the beginning of the pandemic. The fresh Covid infection has pushed the tally to 16,46,583. As per the Delhi health department, the city had recorded 28,395 cases on ... read..

'Vax drive for teens strengthened India's fight against Covid'
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The ongoing vaccination drive for teenagers in the 15-18 age bracket has further strengthened India's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, N.K. Arora, Chairman of the Covid-19 Working Group of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), tol ... read..

Vaccination most potent way to deal with pandemic: PM Modi
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that irrespective of the variant, proven way to tackle the pandemic remains vaccination, while reviewing the public health preparedness to Covid-19 and National Vaccination Progress. ... read..

'Reinforce Covid precautionary measures at shrines, mosques in Kashmir'
Srinagar | Friday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole, on Thursday held a virtual meeting with Imams, Khateebs, Ulemas and Mutwallis of mosques and shrines under the Waqf Board regarding reinforcement of Covid-19 guidelines at religious places, beside ... read..

Daily Covid caseload touches 25K-mark in K'taka, over 18K in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Friday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Karnataka recorded 25,000 Covid cases on Thursday with 18,374 in Bengaluru alone, causing major concern to the health authorities in the state. As many as 8 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Considering the rapid surge in Covid cases, the Bruhat ... read..

Covid surge continues in J&K, 1,966 new cases logged
Jammu | Friday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
As the Covid surge continued unabated, J&K on Thursday recorded 1,966 new cases and 5 deaths. ... read..

59 more Omicron cases in Kerala, tally reaches 480
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Thursday said that 59 more people turned Omicron positive, taking the state's total tally to 480 and asked all to ensure that utmost caution is exercised. ... read..

Covid pandemic may be affecting kids' brains: Report
New York | Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
While the pandemic affected people from all walks of life, children were the most affected. Several studies have shown that the pandemic has not only robbed kids their playtime and social interactions, it has also affected their motor and communication sk ... read..

Stress linked to high risk of getting Covid-19: Study
London | Thursday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
People who experienced increased stress, anxiety and depression at the start of the pandemic were at greater risk of getting Covid-19, finds a study. ... read..

'Graveyard' of illegally-aborted foetuses found in Maha's Wardha (Lead)
Wardha (Maharashtra) | Thursday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
In a macabre development, the police have dug up a "graveyard" of illegally-aborted foetuses in the compound of a private maternity hospital in Arvi town of Maharashtra's Wardha district, pointing to a massive racket of secret unauthorised abortions, offi ... read..

AstraZeneca 3rd dose increases antibody response against Omicron
London | Thursday, 2022 9:45:07 PM IST
A third dose of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine, named Covishield in India, increases antibody response to the new vaccine-evading Omicron variant, according to a new trial published by the British-Swedish drugmaker on Thursday. ... read..

Over 3 cr teens jabbed with first dose of Covid vaccine
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Since the beginning of vaccination drive for children aged between 15 and 18 years on January 3, over 3 crore teens of this age bracket have been vaccinated with the first dose so far. ... read..

Cannabis compounds can stop Covid virus from entering human cells: Study
New York | Thursday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
US researchers have found that cannabis compounds have the ability to prevent the virus that causes Covid-19 from entering human cells. ... read..

Covid-19 cases soar in Aus state
Sydney | Thursday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Following a government mandate to log positive Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs), the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) recorded a record 92,264 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday. ... read..

Covid hits Hyderabad's Osmania and Gandhi hospitals
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
The Telangana government-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH) and Gandhi Hospital here have been hit hard by Covid-19 with over 100 doctors, medical students and other staff members testing positive. ... read..

Assam, Nagaland Governor tests Covid positive, hospitalised
Guwahati | Thursday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the acting Governor of Nagaland, tested positive for Covid-19, Raj Bhavan officials said on Thursday. ... read..

Daily Covid cases breach 10K mark in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
The Covid-19 cases in Odisha crossed the 10,000 mark on Thursday as the state registered 10,059 fresh cases during the last 24 hours. ... read..

Omicron rapidly replacing Delta in almost all countries: WHO
Geneva | Thursday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
The Omcircon variant of Covid is driving a huge spike in Covid infections across countries but the death rate is stable, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. ... read..

Yogi appeals for protocols as Magh mela begins on Friday
Lucknow | Thursday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to devotees, arriving in Prayagraj for the 47-day long Magh Mela, to follow Covid-19 protocols strictly. ... read..

Over 300 more Parliament staffers test positive for Covid-19
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
More than 300 Parliament staffers tested positive for Covid-19 between January 9 and 12, according to sources. ... read..

Estimated 4.3 mn people in UK had Covid last week
London | Thursday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
An estimated 4.3 million people in private households across the UK had Covid-19 last week, up from 3.7 million in the previous week, setting a new record, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. ... read..

India's Omicron tally rises to 5,488
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
With 620 fresh Omicron infections detected in the last 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible Covid variant has climbed to 5,488. Of these, 2162 people have recovered from the new strain so far, said the Union health ministry on Thursda ... read..

Pinarayi Vijayan not to do a Joe Biden
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has dropped enough hints that he does not intend to do a 'Joe Biden' and instead will rely on technology to run his government in remote control mode from a hospital bed in the US. ... read..

Babies with low-risk deliveries may not need antibiotics at birth: Study
Philadelphia | January 13, 2022 5:20:40 PM IST
A team of researchers has found that infants born through uncomplicated caesarean delivery, without labour or membrane rupture before delivery and no concern for infection, should not need antibiotics at birth. ... read..

Kashmir gunfight: Condition of injured 3 soldiers, 2 civilians stable
Srinagar | Thursday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
The condition of three soldiers and two civilians injured in a gunfight between the terrorists and security forces in the Pariwan area of South Kashmir's Kulgam district was stable, the Army said in a statement on Thursday. ... read..

Mosquitoes' mating game discovery provides new clues to combat malaria
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Male mosquitoes beat their wings faster when swarming at sunset to better detect females and increase their chance of reproducing, finds a novel study led by UCL scientists. ... read..

India's diabetes care market to reach $60 bn in next 10 yrs: Report
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 3:45:08 PM IST
The diabetes care market in India is expected to reach about $60 billion in the next 10 years, from approximately $17 billion in FY2021, a new report showed on Thursday. ... read..

Study finds face masks cut distance airborne pathogens could travel in half
Florida | January 13, 2022 3:21:22 PM IST
A study has found that face masks reduce the distance airborne pathogens could travel, when speaking or coughing, by more than half compared to not wearing a mask. ... read..

40 test positive in Lucknow IET, exams postponed
Lucknow | Thursday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Nearly 40 students of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in Lucknow have tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

Study finds COVID-19 vaccine linked to small, temporary increase in menstrual cycle length
Washington | January 13, 2022 1:20:19 PM IST
A recent study has found that women receiving one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine during a single menstrual cycle had an increase in cycle length of nearly one day, compared to unvaccinated women. ... read..

US CDC projects over 62,000 Covid-19 deaths in coming 4 weeks
Washington | Thursday, 2022 10:45:07 AM IST
A new ensemble forecast from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted that more than 62,000 more people could die from Covid-19 over the next four weeks. ... read..

UN refugee agency provides Libyan hospital, medical center with supplies
Tripoli | Thursday, 2022 10:45:07 AM IST
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said it provided medical supplies to a hospital and a medical centre in Libya's Tripoli. ... read..

Chancellor Scholz pushes for Covid-19 vaccine mandate in Germany
Berlin | Thursday, 2022 10:15:07 AM IST
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reiterated his support for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination in the country during his first briefing to the Bundestag (lower house of Parliament). ... read..

US airlines feel stress as Omicron drives coronavirus wave: report
Washington | Thursday, 2022 10:15:07 AM IST
The highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant has driven up the latest wave of the health crisis in the US and added stress to the US airlines, some of which otherwise may have upside earnings, according to a recent Reuters report. ... read..

WHO cautions against concurrent outbreaks of Covid-19, other diseases
Geneva | Thursday, 2022 9:15:07 AM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned and urged for preparedness against concurrent outbreaks of Covid-19 and other respiratory diseases during the coming spring. ... read..

Vietnam reports 16,135 new Covid-19 cases
Hanoi | Thursday, 2022 9:15:07 AM IST
Vietnam reported 16,135 new Covid-19 cases, including 16,066 locally transmitted and 69 imported, according to the Ministry of Health. ... read..

Four policemen injured as anti-vax protesters descend on Bulgaria's Parliament
Sofia | Thursday, 2022 8:45:07 AM IST
Clashes between Bulgarian police and Covid-19 Green Pass opponents near the National Assembly building left at least four policemen injured. ... read..

Germany's Covid-19 cases hit daily record of more than 80,000
Berlin | Thursday, 2022 8:45:07 AM IST
The number of daily Covid-19 cases in Germany hit a new record of 80,430, according to data released by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). ... read..

China's Shenzhen reports one new local Covid-19 case
Shenzhen | Thursday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
South China's metropolis of Shenzhen reported one new locally transmitted Covid-19 case, the municipal government announced at a press briefing. ... read..

DoNER Minister checks Covid preparedness of northeast
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
Union Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday held a review meeting to monitor the preparedness of the eight states of the region with respect to the Covid-19 situation. ... read..

Covid cases in Bengaluru cross 15,000 mark
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
As many as 15,617 new Covid cases have been reported on Wednesday in Bengaluru alone taking the tally of active cases to 73,654. The recovered cases stood at 874. The positivity rate in Bengaluru reached 15.96 per cent. ... read..

TN gets 17,934 fresh Covid cases, 19 deaths
Chennai | Thursday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Tamil Nadu reported 17,934 fresh Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths on Wednesday, the state Public Health Department said in a statement. ... read..

Maha: Covid cases scale new 46K peak, tally crosses 7 mn
Mumbai | Thursday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra catapulted to a new peak of 46,000-plus while deaths and Omicron cases also jumped, with the states tally crossing a staggering 7 million-mark, health officials said here on Wednesday. ... read..

Centre revises discharge policy for Covid patients
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
The Centre has revised the discharge policy on Covid patients to align it with the Covid-19 clinical management protocol, guidelines for home isolation of mild cases, and advisory on testing strategy, it was announced on Wednesday. ... read..

Odisha issues guidelines for Panchayat polls in view of Covid situation
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
In view of prevailing Covid-19 situation, the Odisha government on Wednesday issued guidelines for Panchayat elections in the state. ... read..

Schools in Bengaluru closed till Jan 31
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The Karnataka government has decided to close schools from Class 1 to 9 in Bengaluru till the end of January following the recent surge in the Covid cases in the city. ... read..

Omicron is not just common cold, don't take it lightly: V.K. Paul
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The Omicron variant of coronavirus is not a common cold and should not be underestimated, NITI Aayog's Member, Health, Dr V.K. Paul said on Wednesday, noting it is the reseaon behind the collapse of health infrastructure in several countries. ... read..

J&K sees highest single-day spike of 1,695 new Covid cases
Jammu | Thursday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported the highest single-day spike of 1,695 new Covid cases and one death during the last 24 hours. ... read..

No lockdown in Gurugram; no need to panic, says DC
Gurugram | Thursday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Amid rumours of a lockdown in the district in view of the recent surge in Covid cases, Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg said on Wednesday that the Covid infection is under control and there is no need for a lockdown given the current situation in th ... read..

Modi to discuss Covid situation with CMs on Thursday
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Amid a rise in the Covid cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to discuss the situation with the chief ministers on Thursday evening, sources said on Wednesday. ... read..

Delhi sees 40 deaths, new Covid cases crosses 27,000
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported 27,561 fresh Covid cases, the second-highest single-day tally, after 28,395 on April 20, 2021, and 40 Covid deaths - the highest since June 10 when 44 deaths were reported, the Health Department said. ... read..

Stalin urges PM to consider TN's request for NEET exemption
Chennai | Thursday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday again urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider the request made by the state for exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) for medical education. ... read..

Lab leak debate was shut down because it could 'cause harm to China'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Leading Western experts believed a lab leak in Wuhan was the 'likely' origin of Covid but were silenced because it could cause harm to Chinese scientists, bombshell emails show, the Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Kerala logs high of 12,742 new Covid cases
Thiruuvananthapuram | Thursday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Kerala on Wednesday saw 12,742 people turn Covid positive in Kerala after 72,808 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the daily test positivity rate to a high of 17.5 per cent up from 14 per cent on Tuesday. ... read..

Covid: New nasal spray effective against all variants
London | Thursday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Finnish researchers have developed a novel nasal spray that is effective against all variants of Covid and can prevent infection upto 8 hours. ... read..

China sentences three persons to prison for spreading Covid
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Three persons in charge of a cargo handling company in the Chinese port city of Dalian, whose violations of epidemic prevention norms led to the spread of Covid-19 from cold-chain goods to the society in 2020, were given prison sentences varying from 39 t ... read..

Chicago mayor tests positive for Covid-19
Chicago | Wednesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

S. Korea approves Novavax Covid-19 vaccine
Seoul | Wednesday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
South Korea's drug safety agency on Wednesday authorised the use of US-based biotechnology company Novavax Inc.'s Covid-19 vaccine. ... read..

Amarinder Singh tests positive for Covid-19
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh revealed on Wednesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

Know why Covid deaths are increasing despite vaccination
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Amid a massive surge in the Covid-19 cases since the outbreak of the new Omicron variant, the coronavirus related fatalities have also started rising in India. However, the rate of increase in deaths remains much lower than what was reported during the se ... read..

Odisha reports 8,778 Covid cases; TPR increases to 11.76%
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
With passing of each day, Covid infection rate is touching new high in Odisha. The state has reported 8,778 fresh Covid cases on Wednesday taking the active caseload to 35,242. ... read..

Covid virus starts losing ability to infect within 5 minutes in air: Study
London | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Coronavirus' ability to infect people starts decreasing within five minutes of being airborne and the virus loses about 90 per cent of its infectivity within 20 minutes of being in air, according to a new study. ... read..

Japan reports over 10K Covid cases for first time in four months
Tokyo | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Japan confirmed more than 10,000 daily nationwide Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the first time since September 9. ... read..

T-cells from common colds may help fight Covid: Study
London | Wednesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
People with higher levels of T-cells from common cold coronaviruses are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, according to a new research. ... read..

Ruling CPI-M under fire for flouting Covid norms in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
When it comes to observing Covid protocols, it appears that it's not there for the ruling CPI-M as is apparent in the party meetings being held in violation of all the rules. ... read..

Battle for UP: AIMIM leaders booked for violation of MCC
Muzaffarnagar (UP) | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
A case has been filed against AIMIM district president along with other party workers for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and Covid protocols by organising a public meeting in Muzaffarnagar on Tuesday. ... read..

TN teachers urge govt to allow rotational presence for faculty in colleges
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Tamil Nadu college teachers have urged the state government to allow them to come to the institution on a rotational basis as Covid-19 cases are surging in the state. ... read..

Mekedatu padayatra: FIRs against 63 Congressmen
Ramanagar | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Karnataka police on Wednesday lodged FIRs against 63 Congressmen, including KPCC President D.K. Shivakumar, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah, for defying curfew orders by taking part in Mekedatu padayatra. ... read..

This wearable air sampler assesses personal exposure to Covid virus
New York | Wednesday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Masks, social distancing, proper hygiene and ventilation can help reduce the transmission of Covid-19 in public places, but even with these measures, scientists have detected airborne SARS-CoV-2 in indoor settings. ... read..

India's Omicron tally at 4,868 with Bengal logging 267 cases in 24 hrs
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
With 407 fresh Omicron infections detected in the past 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible Covid variant has mounted to 4868, Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Wednesday morning. ... read..

New findings may contribute to better treatment of liver cancer: Study
Stockholm | January 12, 2022 7:51:03 PM IST
In a new study, researchers have identified the presence of a specific connection between a protein and an lncRNA molecule in liver cancer. ... read..

Covid-19 out of control in Karachi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
The Covid-19 situation in Karachi is spinning out of control amid the fifth wave of the pandemic as the positivity rate in Pakistan's financial hub reached 20.22 per cent Wednesday morning, The News reported. ... read..

Maha: 2 men baffled as Covid tests are positive & negative in 24 hours
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
In these panicky coronavirus times, two persons from Mumbai and Thane this week got weird shockers on their Covid-19 infection status from a government lab, two private labs of the same company, and status on the Centre's portal. ... read..

25K Covid infections expected in Delhi today, Jain
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said that Covid-19 cases in the national capital seem to have stabilised and may start declining soon. ... read..

50% of Europe will get Omicron infection within weeks: WHO
London | Wednesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
About 50 per cent of the European population will contract the Omicron variant of Covid within the next six to eight weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. ... read..

Hundreds of Covid positive people participating in Mekedatu padayatra: K'taka Home Min
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Slamming the Congress for organising a ten-day 'padayatra' demanding speedy implementation of Mekedatu project by the ruling BJP in Karnataka, state Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Wednesday stated that hundreds of participants in the rally are Covid pos ... read..

Ensure optimal availability of medical oxygen at health facilities: Centre
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
The Centre on Wednesday directed all states and UTs to ensure optimal availability of medical oxygen at all concerned health facilities. ... read..

Mongolia adds 1,818 new Covid cases, highest since Nov 5
Ulan Bator | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
Mongolia reported 1,818 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest count since November 5, bringing the national tally to 3,99,482 on Wednesday. ... read..

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