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Bengal govt reeling under Covid wave
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
With more than one-fifth of the government employees testing positive in the last seven days, the state general administration is reeling under extreme pressure to discharge the regular duties even amidst the third Covid wave in the state. ... read..


New Zealand reports 28 new community cases of Covid
Wellington | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
New Zealand reported 28 new Covid-19 cases in the community on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country's current community outbreak to 11,210. ... read..


India logs nearly two lakh fresh Covid cases, 442 deaths in 24 hours
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
India reported 1,94,720 fresh Covid cases, a rise of around 26,000 from the previous day. In the same time, a total of 442 deaths were also reported, said the Union Ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday. ... read..


Australia sees daily Covid deaths hit 15-month high
Canberra | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
Australia has recorded its highest number of daily Covid-19 deaths in more than 15 months. There were 42 deaths reported across the country on Wednesday -- 21 each in the country's two biggest states, New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria. ... read..


Global Covid caseload tops 313.3 mn
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 313.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.50 million and vaccinations to over 9.49 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Study points to potential new therapeutic approach for leukemia
Washington | January 12, 2022 3:50:23 PM IST
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer of white blood cells with few effective targeted therapies available to treat it. Researchers found that AML cells rely on a previously little-known protein called SCP4 for survival. ... read..


Severity of menopause symptoms can affect woman's cognitive performance: Study
Washington | January 12, 2022 3:50:13 PM IST
A new study suggests that severe depression and sexual dysfunction, in particular, can affect a woman's orientation, registration, attention, recall, and language and visuospatial skills. ... read..


7 cops on Magh Mela duty test Covid positive
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
With just a day left for the Magh Mela to begin on 'Makar Sankranti', seven policemen on Mela duty have tested positive for Covid. ... read..


Booster doses of current vaccines may not be enough: WHO
Geneva | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:07 AM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that current Covid-19 vaccines may need to be updated if they are to provide continued protection against emerging variants, including Omicron. ... read..


Israel shortens quarantine period for Covid-infected people to 7 days
Jerusalem | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:07 AM IST
The Israeli Health Ministry has announced in a statement the shortening of the required quarantine period for people tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..


Hungary's Covid-19 death toll exceeds 40,000
Budapest | Wednesday, 2022 9:15:07 AM IST
Hungary's cumulative Covid-19 death toll has exceeded 40,000, while the number of severe cases requiring hospitalisation or mechanical ventilation was slightly down, the government's coronavirus information website has reported. ... read..


Vaccines effective against severe disease, hospitalisation caused by Omicron: EMA
Brussels | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:07 AM IST
Citing preliminary data, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that the Covid-19 vaccines remain effective against severe disease and hospitalisation caused by the Omicron coronavirus variant. ... read..


Turkey sets new daily record with 74,266 Covid-19 cases
Ankara | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:07 AM IST
Turkey has reported 74,266 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily figure on record, raising its tally of infections to 10,117,954. ... read..


Omicron wave to hit unvaccinated in Europe: WHO Regional Director
Copenhagen | Wednesday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
World Health Organisation (WHO) European Regional Director, Hans Kluge has warned that the Omicron variant could become more prevalent in Europe as the "tidal wave" of infections spreads eastward. ... read..


US reports nearly 8.5mn child Covid-19 cases, increasing "exponentially"
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 7:45:07 AM IST
Nearly 8.5 million children in the US have tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic, and Covid-19 cases among American children are "increasing exponentially," according to the latest report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) ... read..


China's Shenzhen reports 4 new local Covid-19 cases
Shenzhen (China) | Wednesday, 2022 7:15:07 AM IST
South China's Shenzhen reported four new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the municipal government announced at a press briefing. ... read..


Americans stay cautious amid arrival of new Covid-19 peak
New York | Wednesday, 2022 7:15:07 AM IST
The US saw a new record high of Covid-19 hospitalisations, as its caseload kept hiking, staff level fell and medical system was struggling against an unprecedented surge of the infection. ... read..


China's Tianjin uses virus testing lab for citywide tests
Tianjin | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
North China's Tianjin municipality put a Covid-19 testing lab into use to meet the demand for citywide mass nucleic acid tests, said the local authorities. ... read..


Covid rate in K'taka crosses 10%, Bengaluru cases cross 10K mark
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Covid test positivity rate in Karnataka crossed 10 per cent to 10.3 per cent as daily cases rose to 14,473 in the state on Tuesday, of which 10,800 were in Bengaluru, Health Minister K. Sudhakar said. ... read..


Covid cases in Kerala go up by 100% in a week's time
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Kerala on Tuesday reported 9,066 fresh Covid cases after 63,898 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, increasing the daily test positivity rate to 14.18 per cent. ... read..


Gujarat reports 7,476 fresh Covid cases, 2,903 in Ahmedabad alone
Gandhinagar | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Gujarat on Tuesday reported 7,476 fresh Covid cases with Ahmedabad continuing to account for the lions share with nearly 3,000 new cases. ... read..


TN records 15,379 fresh Covid cases, 20 deaths
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Tamil Nadu recorded 15,379 fresh Covid cases and 20 deaths on Tuesday. ... read..


Guj to not allow over 150 in gatherings amid rising Covid cases
Gandhinagar | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, the state government on Tuesday decided not to allow more than 150 people in gatherings during political, social, educational, cultural and religious events. ... read..


Karnataka CM holds virtual meeting on Covid situation
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who has tested positive for Covid-19, held a virtual meeting on Tuesday from his residence to discuss Covid situation against the backdrop of the surge of cases in the state. ... read..


Delhi govt will not impose lockdown: CM
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday reiterated that the Delhi government is fully prepared to deal with any kind of problem posed by the Covid-19 situation. However, it will not impose a lockdown. ... read..


Unprecedented 1,148 new Covid cases in J&K in 24 hours
Jammu | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
J&K reported an unprecedented number of 1,148 new Covid cases on Tuesday. ... read..


How Covid infection affects your liver
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Although Covid primarily targets lungs and is majorly a respiratory disease, the virus affects nearly all organs in the human body, including the liver. ... read..


No Covid testing for fully-vaccinated at Heathrow Airport
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
The Heathrow Airport in London has called for dropping Covid testing for those who are fully-vaccinated, while revealing that "at least" 600,000 passengers cancelled flights during the key holiday month of December, Sky News reported. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh defers night curfew plans to Jan 18
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
A day after it was decided to impose night curfew in response to the rising Covid numbers, the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday, postponed its imposition to January 18. ... read..


Delhi govt introduces yoga classes for Covid patients
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
The Delhi government has come up with specially designed online yoga and pranayam classes to aid Covid-19 patients who are recovering at home, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. ... read..


Mandaviya interacts with over 100 doctors on Covid situation
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday interacted with around 120 doctors from across the country and discussed the current Covid situation. ... read..


Micro containment zones see a steep rise in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
The rise of micro containment zones in Bengaluru has caused a concern in the health department, as there are as many as 412 active micro containment zones in the city, according to official statistics. ... read..


7 mn Omicron cases detected in Europe last week: WHO
Brussels | Tuesday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
There were more than seven million new cases of the Omicron variant across Europe in the first week of January, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. ... read..


Calcutta HC revises its order on Gangasagar Mela
| Tuesday, 2022 10:45:07 PM IST
In a revised order by the Calcutta High Court on Gangasagar Mela, the division bench of Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Kesong Doma Bhutia dropped leader of the opposition Suvednu Adhikari from a three-member committee formed by the court on ... read..


Amid rise in Covid cases, LS Speaker inspects Parliament House Complex
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday inspected the Parliament House complex to take stock of the health safety measures and other preparations put in place in light of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases. ... read..


Spurt in Covid positivity rate in 11 K'taka districts raising concerns
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Sudden surge of Covid positivity rate in as many as 11 Karnataka districts, including capital Bengaluru, is raising concerns over the speed of infection in the state. ... read..


27 Omicron cases in Bihar, national tally climbs to 4,461
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
With 428 fresh Omicron infections detected in the last 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible variant has climbed to 4,461. Of the total, 1,711 people have recovered from the new strain nationwide so far, said the Union health ministry ... read..


New Covid curbs: Amusement parks see gloomy prospects, ask Maha to ease controls
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
For the third time in less 23 months, the amusement parks industry again finds itself in doldrums with at least 4 states imposing total curbs and one state slapping weekend restrictions on people as the Covid-19 third wave sets in, top players said here o ... read..


Delhi govt orders timely management of hospital admissions
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
The Delhi government on Tuesday directed all hospitals to ensure timely management of hospital admissions as per the protocol amid the surge in Covid cases and deaths in the capital city. ... read..


Covid vax rollout for kids in Aus starts well: Health official
Canberra | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Australian authorities welcomed a "fantastic" start to the coronavirus vaccine rollout for children on Tuesday as the country is still in a battle against the surging Covid-19 infections. ... read..


DDMA orders private offices to work from home (Ld)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
In the wake of spike in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has directed all private offices, barring those under exempted categories in the national capital, to send their employees to work from home. ... read..


Study discovers genetic pathways to understand obesity
London | January 11, 2022 7:49:50 PM IST
A new study has helped to shine light on the genetic pathways underlying obesity which could help develop more personalised ways to help people maintain a healthy weight. ... read..


Rate at which Covid-19 infection was spreading has slowed down in Delhi: CM
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
The rate at which Covid-19 infection was spreading in Delhi has slowed down in the past few days, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday. ... read..


TN Chief Minister takes precautionary dose amid Covid rise
Chennai | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Tuesday received a precautionary dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Kauvery hospital in Chennai. ... read..


Covid surge: TN doctors want govt to put a cap on gatherings
Chennai | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
With rise in Covid-19 cases in the state, doctors of Tamil Nadu have requested the state government to put a ban on any kind of gatherings. ... read..


Lata Mangeshkar tests Covid positive, admitted to ICU
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Veteran playback singer and Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar has tested positive and has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital, her family members said here on Tuesday. ... read..


DDMA orders private offices in Delhi to work from home
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
In the wake of spike in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has directed all private offices, barring those under exempted categories in the national capital, to send their employees to work from home. ... read..


57-year-old US man gets pig heart in world-first transplant
New York | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
In a rare medical feat, the US doctors have successfully transplanted a genetically-modified pig heart to a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease. ... read..


Delhi: 46 Covid deaths in five days, 11 were vaccinated with both doses
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
As per the Delhi health department data, out of the total 46 deaths recorded between January 5 to 9 in the national capital, 11 people were vaccinated with both doses of vaccines against Covid-19. ... read..


Migrant labourers not leaving Delhi, says police
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Delhi Police have denied reports of exodus of migrant labourers from the national capital over the fear of imposition of another lockdown in the city, an official said here on Tuesday. ... read..


Mexican President again tests positive for Covid
Mexico City | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time. ... read..


At 1,68,063, India sees slight decline in fresh Covid cases
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
India registered a slight decline in daily Covid-19 cases, with 1,68,063 people testing positive for the virus while 277 succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. ... read..


TN Covid curbs: Places of worship closed from Jan 13-18, lockdown on Jan 16
Chennai | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
Tamil Nadu government has announced that the general public will not be allowed entry to places of worship from January 14-18 in view of the mounting Covid-19 cases. The state will have a complete lockdown on January 16 (Sunday). However, essential servic ... read..


K'taka reserves 2 hospitals for kids, pregnant women amid spike in Covid cases
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 PM IST
The Karnataka government reserved two hospitals exclusively for the treatment of children and pregnant women due to the sudden surge in the number of cases among children and women. ... read..


Omicron surge in US leads to shortage of medical staff
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
The latest Covid-19 resurgence in the US fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant is leading to a critical shortage of medical staff across the country. ... read..


Global Covid caseload tops 309.9 mn
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 309.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.49 million and vaccinations to over 9.44 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Israeli FM Yair Lapid tests positive for Covid-19
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 PM IST
Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has announced that he has been tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..


Ketamine, psychological therapy helps severe alcoholics abstain for longer: Study
London | January 11, 2022 12:50:07 PM IST
Through a recent study, researchers found that people with severe alcohol disorder were able to stay off alcohol for longer when they were treated with low doses of ketamine combined with psychological therapy in a clinical trial. ... read..


Researchers indicate heightened risk of inflammation in men living alone from several years, breakups
Washington | January 11, 2022 12:21:13 PM IST
Living alone for several years and experiencing serial relationship break-ups are strongly linked to raised levels of inflammatory markers in the blood, but only in men, according to a recent study. ... read..


Italian PM says schools reopening country's 'priority'
Rome | Tuesday, 2022 10:45:08 AM IST
Italy's main priority in the phase of the Covid-19 pandemic is to keep schools open, Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said, meanwhile defending the decision to make the vaccine mandatory for people aged 50 and above. ... read..


Over 9 lakhs 'precaution' doses of Covid vaccine administered on first day
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:07 AM IST
Over nine lakh beneficiaries received their third dose of the Covid vaccine on the first day of the drive to administer the 'Precaution Dose' to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and sixty plus individuals commenced on Monday across the country. ... read..


Make robust preparation of physical infra, use ECRP-II funds efficiently, states told
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:07 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday reviewed the situation and the status of public health preparedness for containment and management of Covid in the six states and UTs. ... read..


Delhi Police facing tough time as 1,000 personnel test Covid positive
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
Around 1,000 Delhi Police personnel have got infected with Covid-19 since January 1, officials said on Monday. ... read..


Burial of Parsi Covid victims: SC seeks SG's assistance
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to engage with authorities concerned to address the grievances of the Parsi community, which is unable to perform the traditional burial of its people who succumbed to COVID-19. ... read..


Gujarat reports over 6K new Covid cases for second straight day
Gandhinagar | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
For the second straight day, Gujarat reported over 6,000 fresh Covid cases at 6,097, besides reporting 28 cases of the Omicron variant, official data showed on Monday. ... read..


Delhi doctors help women with rare blood cancer to deliver healthy baby
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
A team of doctors here successfully delivered a baby whose mother was suffering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma - a rare blood cancer - and undergoing chemotherapy during her pregnancy.A ... read..


Rajasthan Governor, First Lady administered precautionary dose
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra and First Lady, Satyavati Mishra were administered the third dose at Raj Bhavan here on Monday after the commencement of the precautionary dose of Covid-19 vaccine campaign. ... read..


After Rajnath, MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt also tests Covid positive (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
After Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt also tested positive for Covid on Monday. ... read..


Booster dose drive for frontline workers, senior citizens begins in Gurugram
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Amid the surge in Covid cases in Gurugram, the district health department on Monday started administering booster dose to frontline/healthcare workers and senior citizens with comorbidities. ... read..


Contacts of confirmed Covid 19 cases do not need testing: ICMR
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday said that the contacts of confirmed cases of Covid 19 do not need testing amid rising daily Covid caseload. ... read..


TN postpones semester exams in all universities amid Covid surge
Chennai | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudi on Monday said that the state government has decided to postpone all semester examinations in the universities given the surge in Covid-19 cases. ... read..


K'taka BJP chief Kateel tests positive for Covid
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Karnataka BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday announced that he tested positive for Covid and requested all those who came in contact with him to get tested immediately. ... read..


After 2 weeks of rise, Maharashtra's Covid cases now drop by 10K
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
After nearly two weeks of rising, Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra suddenly plummeted by 10,000, and Omicron cases also dropped below 50, on the day when the state implemented night curfew, health officials said here on Monday. ... read..


Covid infection rate rises to 25% in Delhi, 17 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Monday saw 19,166 fresh Covid cases detected in last 24 hours, taking its positivity rate to 25 per cent - the highest since May 5 when it was 26.36 per cent, as well as 17 new deaths. ... read..


K'taka CM tests Covid positive; Omicron tally rises to 479, Covid cases cross 11k-mark
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday after attending the funeral of Kannada litterateur Chandrashekar Patil in Bengaluru. ... read..


706 new cases as Covid spreads rapidly in J&K
Jammu | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Covid spread continued unabated in J&K on Monday as 706 new cases and four deaths were reported during last 24 hours. ... read..


Telangana reports below 2,000 Covid cases for second day
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Telangana reported below 2,000 new Covid cases for a second consecutive day on Monday. ... read..


Restaurants, bars closed in Delhi, only take away allowed: DDMA
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Restaurants in Delhi have been closed for dine-in options amid surge in the Covid-19 cases and only takeaways are allowed, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said here on Monday. ... read..


Nitish Kumar tests Covid positive
Patna | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. ... read..


More cases of back pain with Omicron after recovery: Experts
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
While back pain has been a common symptom of viral diseases, doctors are witnessing an increase in the case of severe back pain among Omicron patients, even after recovery. ... read..


Haryana shut schools, colleges till Jan 26
Chandigarh | Monday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The Haryana government on Monday announced that all schools and colleges in the state will be closed till January 26 in view of the increasing cases of Covid-19. ... read..


UP issues new guidelines to check Covid
Lucknow | Monday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has brought in additional restrictions with immediate effect to check the spread of Covid. ... read..


Final-year medics, pre-PG doctors to be deployed in Covid management
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The Centre has asked the states and UTs to deploy the final year MBBS students, resident doctors, and nursing students to augment the human resources and particularly the healthcare workers amid rising Covid cases. ... read..


Rajnath Singh tests positive for Covid
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that he had tested positive for Covid. ... read..


As Covid peaks in Kerala, curbs on functions, but CPI-M meetings going on
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
A high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, to take stock on the spike in Covid/Omicron cases on Monday decided to enforce clamps on the number of people who can attend weddings and funerals. ... read..


GMC Srinagar cancels winter vacation for faculty, associate hospitals staff
Srinagar | Monday, 2022 10:45:07 PM IST
The Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar on Monday cancelled winter vacation to its faculty members as well as those working in associated hospitals in view of the sudden upsurge of Covid-19/Omicron cases. ... read..


Subrata Roy undergoes successful brain surgery at KDAH
Mumbai | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy recently underwent a successful neurological surgery at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and was discharged on Monday. ... read..


Bulli Bai accused Vishal Jha tests Covid positive, quarantined
Mumbai | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
In latest update in Bulli Bai controversy, Vishal Kumar Jha, 21, an engineering student who was the first one to be arrested by Mumbai Police from Bengaluru, has tested positive for Covid-19. He has been sent to a quarantine centre by the BMC. His lawyers ... read..


Telangana in forefront in Covid vaccination: Health Minister
Hyderabad | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Telangana is in the forefront in Covid vaccination with over 100 per cent coverage of first dose, state Health Minister T. Harish Rao said on Monday. ... read..


Andhra equips 144 govt hospitals with oxygen supply
Amaravati | Monday, 2022 9:45:07 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated 144 Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants, in virtual mode, on Monday. The oxygen plants have been setup at various government hospitals across the state. ... read..


68 students test Covid positive in girl's residential hostel in K'taka
| Monday, 2022 9:45:07 PM IST
As many as 68 girl students on Monday tested positive for Covid-19 at Kitturu Channamma Sainik Residential hostel in Karnatakas' Belagavi. Ten staff members have also tested positive, raising concerns with parents and district authorities. ... read..


Covid curbs likely to be more stringent: DDMA
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 9:45:07 PM IST
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Monday said that restrictions will be tightened further in the national capital amidst the spike in Covid-19 cases, but there will be no lockdown for now. ... read..


Cambodia urges high-risk groups to receive 4th Covid jab
Phnom Penh | Monday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday urged high-risk groups in capital Phnom Penh to receive the fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine starting from Friday onwards. ... read..


Study finds COVID-19 Omicron variant neutralized by booster dose
Washington | January 10, 2022 8:19:35 PM IST
The new COVID-19 Omicron variant is more transmissible than the Delta variant. However, its biological characteristics are still relatively unknown. ... read..


'Virgin coconut oil dissolves Covid virus': SC junks plea on seeking addendum to NDMA
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday junked a plea by a lawyer seeking directions to make a certain addendum to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) following research claiming that virgin coconut oil dissolves Covid-19 virus. ... read..


Mexico reports first 3 cases of flurona
Mexico City | Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Mexico has reported its first three cases of flurona, a double infection of Covid-19 and influenza, in the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, local health authorities. ... read..


K'taka CM Bommai flays state Cong President Shivakumar for refusing Covid test
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday flayed state Congress President D.K. Shivakumar for refusing to undergo Covid-19 tests. ... read..


About 17.52 lakh to get precaution dose in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Amid surge in Covid-19 infections in the state, administering of booster or precautionary dose of Covid-19 vaccine to health and frontline workers, and people aged 60 and above with co-morbidities began in Odisha on Monday, officials said. ... read..


Taiwan airport Covid cluster cases climb to 25
Taipei | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Taiwan reported 11 new locally-transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases related to the Taoyuan International Airport cluster infections to 25, health authorities announced. ... read..


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