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Highest single-day surge of 542 cases in J&K
Jammu | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
The number of daily Covid cases reported in J&K surged to 542, the highest since the second wave, on Friday even as authorities assured enough oxygen supply and adequate in-patient facilities to deal with any eventuality. ... read..


India may see 10 lakh Covid cases a day by Jan-end: IISc-ISI model
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
As the Omicron-triggered third Covid wave enters a key phase, a new projection by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science and Indian Statistical Institute (IISc-ISI) claims that the country is likely to witness over 10 lakh Covid cases a day at Jan ... read..


Telangana's Covid tally surges to 2,295
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Telangana's daily Covid-19 tally surged to 2,295 on Friday while three persons succumbed to the virus. ... read..


Maha: Daily Covid cases cross 40K, no Omicron case reported
Mumbai | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Maharashtras single-day Covid-19 caseload shot above the 40,000-mark on Friday though no new case of the Omicron variant was reported for the day, taking the states overall Covid tally past the 68 lakh-mark, health officials said. ... read..


Now, Dharavi Covid-19 cases worry Mumbai health authorities
Mumbai | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Sparking huge concerns, Mumbai's super-congested slum of Dharavi logged 150 Covid-19 cases on Friday, the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, health officials said here. ... read..


Amid 1,432 new Covid cases, Health Minister says Goa 'comfortable at this stage'
Panaji | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
On a day when new Covid cases shot up by more than 500, taking the state's Friday tally to 1,432, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that Goa is "comfortable" vis a vis handling of third wave of the pandemic. ... read..


21 inmates in Delhi jails infected with Coronavirus
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
As many as 21 prisoners in Delhi jails have tested positive for Covid-19, a top official said on Friday. ... read..


AIIMS defers routine admissions, non-essential surgeries, curbs OPD
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, has stopped all routine in-patient admissions and non-essential surgeries in view of rising Covid cases. ... read..


Gujarat increases night curfew timings by 2 hours
Gandhinagar | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Following the huge surge in Covid cases day by day, the Gujarat government on Friday increased the night curfew timings in all the 8 Municipal Corporation areas and the towns of Anand and Nadiad by two hours. The curfew will start at 10 p.m. and continue ... read..


Gurugram reports 1,879 Covid cases, 743 recoveries
Gurugram | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
As many as 1,879 new cases took Gurugrams active Covid caseload to 5,356 on Friday. Of the 5,356 people currently infected, 36 are hospitalised while 5,320 are under home isolation. ... read..


Inspect dilapidated leprosy home, orders Himachal High Court
Shimla | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Acting tough, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday directed the Shimla Deputy Commissioner to inspect the dilapidated leprosy home in the state capital and to ensure its repair within four weeks. ... read..


190 more passengers from Italy test Covid positive in Amritsar
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
A day after 125 international travellers from Italy tested positive for Covid on arrival at the Amritsar airport, another batch of 190 passengers from there tested positive on Friday, officials said. ... read..


K'taka Minister Ashok tests positive for Covid, had met CM recently
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashok tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. ... read..


Covid Alarm: Delhi reports 17,335 new cases, 9 deaths
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Friday reported 17,335 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day spike since May 8 last year when the tally reached 17,364. ... read..


DPIIT to ensure supply of essentials during Covid times
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
In view of the surge in Covid cases across the country, the government has established help desks and control rooms to avoid any possible disruption in commerce and industry. The Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) help des ... read..


Covid: China to develop mRNA vax as domestic shots prove less effective
Beijing | Saturday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Even as China struggles to contain the Covid outbreak, it is racing to develop its own messenger RNA vaccine, media reports said. ... read..


Patna DM asks people to follow Covid guidelines or he will recommend lockdown
Patna | Saturday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Patna district magistrate Chandrashekher Singh appealed to the people to follow the Covid protocols or he will recommend to the state government to impose a complete lockdown in the city. ... read..


Jaipur Literature Festival rescheduled to March 5-14
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
The 15th edition Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), originally scheduled to take place in January end, has been rescheduled to March 5 to 14 in view of the rising Covid cases in the country. ... read..


Weekend Lockdown: Delhi Police answer queries on social media
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
The Delhi Police took to social media to answer various queries of the people regarding the weekend lockdown that is set to kick-in from Friday night. ... read..


No plausible reason for long Covid to be less with Omicron: Experts
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Although studies claim Omicron to be mild, there is no plausible reason to think that the highly-transmissible variant will not cause long Covid conditions among survivors, experts said on Friday. ... read..


Social distancing led to weakened children's immune systems: UAE doctor
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:07 AM IST
Social distancing measures to combat Covid 19 have weakened the immune systems of young children who have not been able to build up resistance to common bugs, leaving them vulnerable to infections during the winter season, according to a doctor in the UAE ... read..


Nepal sees sharp rise in Covid cases, including Omicron
Kathmandu | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Nepal is witnessing a sharp spike in Covid cases since the past one week, sending a red alarm to the countrys fragile health sector. ... read..


352 healthcare workers of Chandigarh PGI Hospital test positive
Chandigarh | Friday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
A total of 352 healthcare workers, including 152 doctors, have tested positive since December 20 in the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here despite most of them fully vaccinated, an official statement said on Friday. ... read..


Rajasthan govt gears up to conquer third wave of Covid-19
Jaipur | Friday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Amid the rising numbers of coronavirus infections, the Rajasthan government has issued directions for its staff to stay prepared to battle the third wave of Covid-19, officials confirmed here on Friday. ... read..


Boosters can wane, 4th Covid shot may be necessary: Moderna CEO
Washington | Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
The efficacy of boosters against Covid-19 will likely decline over time, and people may need a fourth shot to increase their protection, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel has said. ... read..


All int'l travellers to go for 7-day home quarantine on arrival in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
India on Friday revised the existing guidelines for all international arrivals in India in view of the rising Covid cases and the Omicron threat, to make seven days home quarantine mandatory. ... read..


Over 90% of India's adult population has received single dose of Covid vaccine: PM
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that more than 90 per cent of India's adult population has received single dose of Covid-19 vaccine. ... read..


Health workers in Covid wards to continue working: Delhi hospital
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
A Central government-run Delhi hospital has directed its healthcare workers to continue working even if they are exposed to Covid-positive patients. ... read..


Australia reports record number of Covid cases for 5th straight day
Canberra | Friday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
For a fifth consecutive day, Australia on Friday reported a record number of daily Covid-19 cases amid an unabated resurgence fuelled by the Omicron variant, according to health authorities. ... read..


107 fresh Omicron cases found, take tally to 333 in K'taka: Minister
Bengaluru | Friday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said that 107 new Omicron cases have been detected, taking the overall tally in the state to 333. ... read..


Entire maternity ward at Swedish hospital full of Covid-infected women
Stockholm | Friday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
A maternity ward of a Swedish hospital is fully occupied by women infected with Covid-19, state media reported ... read..


84 devotees test positive for Covid, K'taka dist on high alert
Mandya | Friday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
A high alert has been sounded in Mandya district of Karnataka as 84 devotees, who returned from Tamil Nadu after pilgrimage to Om Shakti temple, have tested positive for Covid-19, district authorities said on Friday. ... read..


Covid vax can cause temporary increase in menstrual cycle length: US NIH
Washington | Friday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
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, according to a study funded by the US National Institutes of Health. ... read..


Charter flight traffic based on global Covid scenario: Union Tourism Minister
Panaji | Friday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
The continuation of international tourists charter will depend on the international Covid scenario, Union Minister for Tourism and Culture G. Kishen Reddy said on Friday. ... read..


LA County reports highest daily Covid spike
Los Angeles | Friday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
Los Angeles County, the most populous US, added 37,215 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, local public health authorities said. ... read..


Actor Nithiin's wife tests positive, celebrates b'day in isloation
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
Actor Nithiin's wife Shalini Kandukuri has tested positive for Covid-19 and she celebrated her birthday in self-isolation at home. ... read..


Study finds exercise interventions help asthma patients
Washington | January 7, 2022 6:51:04 PM IST
According to a new study by the University of East Anglia, interventions aimed at promoting physical activity in people with asthma could improve their symptoms and quality of life. ... read..


India's Omicron tally crosses 3,000, Maharashtra nearing 1,00-mark
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
India registered 377 new cases of highly transmissible Covid variant Omicron in the past 24 hours, pushing the national tally to 3007, Union health ministry said on Friday morning. ... read..


Lakshmi Manchu tests Covid positive, asks fans for movie recos
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Popular Telugu actress Lakshmi Prasanna Manchu tested positive for Covid-19. Announcing this on social media, the 'Pittakathalu' actress sought recommendations on shows and movies to watch from her friends so that she can kill time during her isolation. ... read..


Teens not sleeping enough may consume extra pounds of sugar: Study
Utah | January 7, 2022 6:20:18 PM IST
A new study has found that 73 per cent of high school students are getting less than the recommended 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. ... read..


Rare human case of bird flu detected in UK
London | Friday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
In a rare case, a person living in the South West of England has contracted avian influenza, health officials said. ... read..


TN health minister convenes meeting of health department officials
Chennai | Friday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
With Covid-19 cases on the rise in Tamil Nadu, state Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Friday convened a meeting senior of health department officials here. ... read..


Telangana stops classification of Omicron cases
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Health authorities in Telangana have stopped classification of Omicron cases among Covid-19 infections, saying it was no longer necessary. ... read..


All you need to know about weekend curfew that will kick-in in Delhi from tonight
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
As the weekend curfew in Delhi will kick in tonight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday to curb further spread of Covid-19, let us have a look at what will remain shut and what will function as usual, to prepare well: People can step out only in cases of an em ... read..


Study finds cardiovascular risks may be worse for women in middle age
Washington | January 7, 2022 4:49:53 PM IST
A new research has found that the negative impact of most cardiovascular diseases on thinking and memory skills may be stronger for women than men. ... read..


India reports 1,17,100 new Covid cases in 24 hours, active cases cross 3L
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
India registered a single-day rise of 1,17,100 new Covid cases, a significant rise from the previous day's 90,928 cases, in a span of 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of health and family welfare on Friday. ... read..


Global Covid caseload tops 300 mn
Washington | Friday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has surpassed the grim milestone of 300 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.47 million and vaccinations to over 9.33 billion, according to Johns Hopkins Universi ... read..


New Covid variant detected in France not a threat yet: WHO
Geneva | Friday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
The new Covid-19 variant called B.1.640, which was detected by French researchers and is probably of Cameroonian origin, is not "circulating widely at the moment" and has so far been identified in less than 1 per cent of the samples sequenced in France, t ... read..


Italy's daily Covid cases top 200,000 for 1st time
Rome | Friday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
For the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, Italy registered over 200,000 daily cases amid an ongoing resurgence fuelled by the highly-transmissible Omicron variant, according to health authorities. ... read..


Study finds traditional media has little impact on well-being
Washington | January 7, 2022 2:20:18 PM IST
According to new research, consuming traditional forms of media - including books, music, and television - has little effect on short-term adults' well-being. ... read..


Argentina sees record 109,608 new daily Covid cases
Buenos Aires | Friday, 2022 1:45:08 PM IST
Argentina saw a record number of daily cases of Covid-19, registering 109,608 infections in 24 hours, for a total caseload of 6,025,303, the Health Ministry has said on Thursday. ... read..


Brazil registers 1st Omicron death
Brasillia | Friday, 2022 1:15:08 PM IST
Brazil recorded the first death from the Omicron variant of Covid-19 Thursday in the city of Aparecida de Goiania of Goias state. ... read..


Peru reports first 'flurona' death
Lima | Friday, 2022 12:45:08 PM IST
Peru's Health Ministry has reported the country's first fatal case of "flurona" (a simultaneous infection of flu and Covid-19), involving an 87-year-old patient with comorbidities who was not vaccinated against the coronavirus. ... read..


'New Covid cases increase sharply as new deaths decreased worldwide'
Geneva | Friday, 2022 12:45:08 PM IST
The global number of new Covid-19 cases increased sharply by 71 per cent last week compared to the previous week, but the number of new deaths decreased by 10 per cent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. ... read..


Study finds intense meditation may boost immunity
Florida | January 7, 2022 11:50:02 AM IST
According to a study conducted by the University of Florida, eight days of intense meditation causes robust activation of the immune system. ... read..


Red Fort, Qutub Minar shut amid surge in Covid cases
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 7:15:08 AM IST
With the spurt in Covid cases in the national capital, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has ordered the closure of 173 historical monuments, including the Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort and Qutub Minar among others, under its Delhi Circle. ... read..


Mandaviya meets Covid-infected healthcare workers at AIIMS
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, on Thursday to meet the Covid-infected doctors and healthcare workers. ... read..


Night curfew in Chandigarh; schools, colleges closed
Chandigarh | Friday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
With the spike in Coronavirus cases, the Chandigarh administration on Thursday decided to impose night curfew in the Union Territory from 10 pm to 5 am daily. ... read..


349 new cases, 3 deaths, Covid surge worrisome in J&K
Jammu | Friday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
New Covid cases continued to surge in J&K on Thursday with 349 new infections and three deaths occurred during the last 24 hours. ... read..


Six states hit worst by Covid major concern for India
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
In the last one week, six states - Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka - have reported a massive spike in the active Covid cases along with the daily Covid caseload. These states are reporting over 10,000 activecases and hav ... read..


Omicron not mild, hospitalising and killing people: WHO chief
Geneva | Friday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
While Omicron does appear to be less severe compared to Delta, especially in those vaccinated, it does not mean it should be categorised as 'mild' as just like previous variants, Omicron is hospitalising people and it is killing people, WHO Director-Gener ... read..


'Prince of Tollywood' Mahesh Babu tests positive for Covid-19
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Tollywood hero Mahesh Babu has tested positive to Covid-19 on his return from his Christmas-New Year vacation overseas. The actor took to his social media on Thursday to post an update about his health condition. ... read..


Hyderabad's Numaish cancelled due to Covid curbs
Hyderabad | Friday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Hyderabad's popular annual trade fair 'Numaish' has been cancelled in view of the curbs imposed by the Telangana government to check the spread of Covid-19. ... read..


Traffic-related pollution causes asthma in 2 mn kids worldwide: Lancet
Washington | Friday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
From Los Angeles to Mumbai, a traffic-related air pollutant drives nearly 2 million new cases of paediatric asthma every year, according to a new study. ... read..


Pakistan President tests positive for Covid for second time
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Pakistan President Arif Alvi said on Thursday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time, calling on citizens to follow all the precautionary measures and standard operating procedures (SOPs), the Dawn reported. ... read..


Ashok Gehlot tests Covid positive for second time
Jaipur | Friday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Twitter on Thursday that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The Chief Minister had previously tested positive for Coronavirus during the second wave of the pandemic in April last year. ... read..


Daily new Omicron, Covid cases rise again in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Kerala on Thursday registered another 50 Omicron cases, taking the total tally to 280 while 4,649 people turned Covid positive, state Health Minister Veena George said. ... read..


Maha notches 36K-plus Covid cases; 20,181 in Mumbai alone
Mumbai | Friday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Maharashtra continued to shock as Covid-19 cases shot above the 36,000-mark though its Omicron variant dropped below 100, while fatalities again jumped to double-digit figures, health officials said here on Thursday. ... read..


Puducherry announces new curbs as Covid surges
Puducherry | Friday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
The administration of the Union Territory of Puducherry has issued orders imposing new restrictions in the four regions of the territory following surge in Covid-19 cases and the third wave of the pandemic. The order comes into immediate effect and will b ... read..


Gujarat reports 4,213 Covid cases; 1,862 in Ahmedabad district
Gandhinagar | Friday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Gujarat continued to report high number of fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday with a single-day tally of 4,213 infections, taking its overall Covid caseload to 8,44,856. ... read..


BBMP orders reservation of beds at pvt hospitals for Covid patients
Bengaluru | Friday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta on Thursday instructed the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA), Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust (SAST) and the private hospitals to keep the beds reserved (in accordance to the government order) for C ... read..


17-year-old flees from Bihar vax centre after testing corona positive
Patna | Friday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
A 17-year-old teenager fled from the vaccination centre after his report came positive on Thursday afternoon. ... read..


NEET-PG admissions: SC to pronounce verdict on Friday on validity of EWS quota (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday will pronounce its verdict on pleas challenging the validity of EWS quota in postgraduate medical admissions. ... read..


125 air passengers from Italy test positive in Amritsar
Chandigarh | Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
High drama was witnessed on Thursday after 125 of 179 international passengers, who arrived at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport Rajasansi, near here, from Italy, in an Air India flight tested positive on arrival. ... read..


Russia attains 62.6% herd immunity against Covid: Deputy PM
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Russia has attained 62.6 per cent herd immunity against Covid-19 infection, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Thursday. ... read..


At 15,097 fresh Covid cases, Delhi sees 41% rise in a day
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Thursday reported 15,097 fresh Covid-19 cases, a significant rise of 41 per cent from the previous day. This is the highest single-day rise after May 8 when the tally was at 17,364. The new cases have pushed the total infection tally to 14,89,463 ... read..


14 B'luru cops test Covid positive, police station sealed
Bengaluru | Friday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
As many as 14 police officers attached to City Market police station in Bengaluru tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. ... read..


Superbug MRSA emerged in hedgehogs before antibiotic use: Study
London | Friday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Scientists have found evidence that a type of the antibiotic resistant superbug MRSA arose in nature long before the use of antibiotics in humans and livestock, which has traditionally been blamed for its emergence. ... read..


Control Rooms at district level to collate home isolated patients' daily reports
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The Centre on Thursday directed all states and UTs to ensure that the daily status report of the home isolated persons are collated by the control rooms at the district and sub district levels in accordance with the new guidelines. ... read..


'In national interest..': SC for start of counselling, reserves order on EWS quota in NEET-PG admissions
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
After conducting a day-long hearing on petitions challenging the validity of EWS quota in postgraduate medical admissions and the Centre's argument favouring the quota, the Supreme Court on Thursday said there is a situation, where in national interest, t ... read..


Bengal health infra on verge of collapse due to Covid surge
Kolkata | Thursday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
With a huge number of medical staff including doctors, nurses and support staff of government and private hospitals in West Bengal suffering from Covid-19, the state health department is finding it difficult to cope up with the massive number of patients ... read..


Pandemic fatigue, casual approach making Indians more complacent
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Even after facing two devastating Covid waves that resulted in several deaths, Indians are yet to fully comprehend the dangers associated with Omicron. The pandemic fatigue, coupled with theories floating around treating Omicron as a viral fever or common ... read..


Kerala CM to fly to US for medical treatment
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Time and again especially when the Left rules Kerala, there is always a talk on the excellent health system that the state has, but when it comes to taking treatment, their leaders make a beeline to the West and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is all set ... read..


Stringent Covid protocol leads to delay in ship crew change at Chennai port
Chennai | Thursday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
The ship crew change, which was taking place periodically at Chennai port, has got struck following the stringent Covid standard protocol that is in place at Chennai port. ... read..


EC reviews Covid situation in poll-bound states with health officials
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 10:45:07 PM IST
The Election Commission on Thursday reviewed the current Covid situation in the five poll-bound states with Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria, and ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava. ... read..


Pune court orders police probe against Baba Ramdev's 'Coronil' claims
Pune | Thursday, 2022 10:15:07 PM IST
In a New Year jolt to Baba Ramdev, a Pune court has ordered the police to investigate a criminal complaint against the yoga guru and his business associate Acharya Balkrishna, who is Chairman of the consumer giant, Patanjali Ayurved, for their claims on t ... read..


Odisha's Covid trajectory rises, 1,897 fresh cases detected
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Odisha's Covid-19 graph saw an upward tick with the state recording 1,897 fresh cases on Thursday. ... read..


70% of Covid cases in Telangana may be Omicron
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2022 9:45:07 PM IST
More than 70 per cent of Covid-19 cases being detected in Telangana may be cases of Omicron as the new variant has already spread in the community, a top health official said on Thursday. ... read..


Maha, TN, Guj, Raj, Delhi likely to see rise in Covid: IIT Mandi
Mandi | Thursday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are the hotspots for the Covid-19 pandemic in India, according to a study released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi on Thursday. ... read..


IIT-K has good news for heart patients
Kanpur (UP) | Thursday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Have a heart - there is good news for those with a weak one. ... read..


US CDC panel recommends Pfizer boosters for 12-15-yr-olds
Washington | Thursday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
An independent panel of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) has recommended Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 booster shots for children aged 12 to 15 amid an unprecedented surge of infections across the country. ... read..


Study finds potential to reduce medication prescribed for older people
Washington | January 6, 2022 6:50:46 PM IST
A new study by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences of GP-delivered medication for older people led to an overall reduction in the number of medicines prescribed. ... read..


Delhi likely to record 14,000 Covid-19 cases today: Health Minister
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
A day after it breached the 10,000-mark, the national capital is likely to report 14,000 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. ... read..


Multiple studies show Omicron less severe than Delta: Fauci
Washington | Thursday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
Data from several countries on the Omicron severity show that even though the variant is highly transmissible, it causes less disease than the previously Delta strain which was much more lethal, according to the US' top infectious disease expert Anthony F ... read..


PM to virtually inaugurate 2nd campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute on Friday
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) in Kolkata on January 7. ... read..


Raj govt extends closure of schools till Jan 17
Jaipur | Thursday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan government has extended closure of schools for classes 1-8 coming under the municipal areas of Jaipur and Jodhpur till January 17. ... read..


Public entry at Attari-Wagah border retreat ceremony suspended
Amritsar | Thursday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
The public viewing of the daily flag lowering retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) at Attari near Amritsar in Punjab has been suspended indefinitely as a precautionary measure against Coronavirus, officials said on Thursday. ... read..


MoS Health Bharti Pawar tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. ... read..


Two more Bihar Ministers test Covid positive
Patna | Thursday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Two more state cabinet ministers, Agriculture Minister Amrendra Pratap Singh and Mining Minister Janak Ram, have tested positive for Covid infection, said officials on Thursday. ... read..


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