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PM Modi reviews Covid situation in Varanasi

New Delhi, April 18 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the district administration of Varanasi should extend all possible help to...

Vaccination key to fight Covid, Manmohan to Modi

New Delhi, April 18 | Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, putting forward five suggestions to the...

Ex-Haryana CM Hooda, wife test positive for Covid

Chandigarh, April 18 | Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda and his wife Asha Hooda tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.They were admitted to...

Yogi’s helpline comes to aid of Covid patients

Lucknow, April 18 | With the Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC) failing to respond to the needs of Covid patients, it is now the...

Experimental antiviral drug effective against Covid: Study

New York, April 18 | An experimental oral antiviral drug has shown potential in prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19 infections,...

Covid vax ‘less effective’ in people with some blood cancer: Study

Jerusalem, April 18 | The two-dose mRNA Covid-19 vaccine may be aless effective' in people undergoing treatment for certain types of blood cancers, researchers...

Susceptibility to Covid high immediately after vaccination

By Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi, April 18 | The susceptibility to Covid infections appears to be particularly high immediately after vaccination either due to lower...

Less than 100 ICU beds left for Covid patients: Kejriwal (Ld)

New Delhi, April 18 | With the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases, the national capital is facing shortage of beds as daily positivity rate...

Apple to shut its stores in US as Covid precautionary measure

San Francisco, April 18 | Apple has taken a step back in its efforts to reopen its stores around the world, with all six...

Comic relief: Amit Tandon offers online sessions for Covid+ audience

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) In an act of support for those who have tested Covid-positive and are currently isolating, noted comedian...

Germany to mourn Covid deaths in national service

Berlin, April 18 | German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will lead a commemorative event in Berlin on Sunday in the presence of the country's leaders...

India’s 2nd Covid wave more infectious, lower fatality

New Delhi, April 18 | The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India is different from the first one in September 2020 as...

3 brothers in UP die within 24 hrs, Covid not ruled...

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 | In one of the worst tragedies in recent Covid times, three brothers here died within 24 hours.Though...

Brazil registers over 370,000 Covid deaths

Brasilia, April 18 | Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has reached 371,678 after 2,929 fatalities were registered in the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry...

This is how highly infectious Covid variant gets neutralised

New York, April 18 | Scientists have revealed how a highly infectious variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus binds to host but succumbs to antibodies later,...

Drying FII inflows on rising Covid cases to weaken rupee (IANS...

By Rohit VaidMumbai, April 18 | Drying FII inflows on the back of rising Covid cases is expected to weaken the Indian rupee further...

India reports 2.61L new Covid cases, over 1,500 deaths

New Delhi, April 18 | India has reported 2,61,500 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, pushing the...

NY Covid hospitalisations lowest since Nov 2020: Cuomo

New York, April 18 | Covid-19 hospitalisations in New York state has dropped to the lowest level since November 30, 2020, said Governor Andrew...

UP allows medical aid to those testing negative despite Covid symptoms

Lucknow, April 18 | In a major relief to people who have tested Covid negative but are still showing symptoms, the Yogi Adityanath government...

Ventilation, facial protection best safeguards against airborne Covid: Prof Srinath Reddy

By Sumit SaxenaNew Delhi, April 18 | In a recently published report in The Lancet stated SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is an...

Chinese mainland reports 16 new imported Covid cases

Beijing, April 18 | The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 16 new Covid-19 cases, all of which are imported, the National Health Commission said...

Africa’s confirmed Covid cases pass 4.4 million

Addis Ababa, April 18 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,408,245 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease...

UK records another 2,206 Covid cases, 35 deaths

London, April 18 | Another 2,206 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country...

Necessary measures must be taken to ramp up beds for Covid...

New Delhi, April 18 | Emphasising that there is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday at...

Gujarat reports record 9.5K new Covid cases, 97 deaths

Gandhinagar, April 17 | Breaking all previous records, Gujarat on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day count of 9,541 new Covid cases, taking its...

Delhi reports over 24K new Covid cases, active tally nears 70K-mark

New Delhi, April 17 | Continuing the recent trend, the national capital on Saturday reported a record single-day spike of 24,375 fresh Covid cases,...

IIT-Kanpur Prof: Covid 2.0 to peak in UP between April 20-25

Kanpur, April 17 | Even as the resurgence of Covid-19 torments people based in various states of the country, the pandemic is likely to...

Over dozen leaders test Covid positive amid K’taka bypolls

Bengaluru, April 17 | Two days after the public campaign for bypolls to three seats in Karnataka came to an end, nearly dozen political...

Maha Covid tally spikes to new high, records 2nd highest death...

Mumbai, April 17 | Remaining above the 60,000 range, new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra spiked to a record high of 67,123 on Saturday, while...

Bhumi Pednekar is Covid negative

New Delhi, April 17 | Bhumi Pednekar has tested negative for Covid-19. The actress shared the news with fans via Instagram on Saturday."Am --...

Gurugram logs 2,549 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in 24hrs

Gurugram, April 17 | The rapid increase of coronavirus cases in Gurugram continued on Saturday with 2,549 fresh cases, the highest single day spike...

11 states with Covid surge get more than 6K ventilators

New Delhi, April 17 | In line with the graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach, the Centre on Saturday granted a fresh supply of ventilators...

Covid: Colour-coded stickers for Mumbai vehicles

Mumbai, April 17 | In a unique initiative to curb unnecessary traffic on roads, the Mumbai Police have introduced 'colour-coded stickers' for all...

Kerala records highest single-day spike of 13,835 Covid cases

Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 | Kerala on Saturday recorded its highest ever single-day tally of Covid-19 cases at 13,835, after 81,211 samples were sent for...

J&K logs 1,145 new cases as Covid surge continues

Jammu, April 17 | Covid surge continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as 1,145 new cases and three deaths were reported during the...

Covid resurge: PM to take stock of situation at 8 tonight

New Delhi, April 17 | Considering the alarming daily spike in Covid cases and reports of highest single-day surge of 2,34,692 new cases in...

Beat Covid 2.0 blues with IPL, OTT streaming at home

New Delhi, April 17 | As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic grips India, millions of people have once again gone back to...

Arshi Khan worries about protesting farmers amid Covid spike

Mumbai, April 17 | "Bigg Boss 14" housemate and actress Arshi Khan says with the rise in Covid-19 cases, she is concerned about the...

Delhi Congress to collect plasma from party workers to help Covid...

New Delhi, April 17 | With the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Congress chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar...

Global Covid numbers up as cases rise in India, Turkey and...

New Delhi, April 17 | Covid cases are now rising again on a global basis which was not the case as recently as late...

‘Jeevan Seva App’, a saviour for Covid patients in Delhi

New Delhi, April 17 | Jeevan Seva App -- a mobile application -- is proving to be a saviour in hassle...

Telugu industry colleagues wish Pawan Kalyan a speedy recovery from Covid

Hyderabad, April 17 | Wishes have continued pouring in for Telugu star and JanSena Party founder Pawan Kalyan, ever since the party's official Twitter...

Sonu Sood tests Covid positive

Mumbai, April 17 | Actor Sonu Sood has tested Covid positive. He took to social media to share the news with fans on Saturday,...

Katrina Kaif tests negative for Covid

Mumbai, April 17 | Actress Katrina Kaif has tested negative for Covid-19. The Bollywood star took to Instagram to share the news with fans...

Canadian Medical Association urges national approach against Covid

Ottawa, April 17 | The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has urged the government to take unprecedented measures to stem the Covid-19 spread across the...

FICCI writes to 25 CMs on Covid management, urges to avoid...

New Delhi, April 17 | Industry body FICCI has written to Chief Ministers of 25 states urging them to avoid imposing partial or total...

Andhra receives 6 lakh more doses of Covid vaccine

Amaravati, April 17 | Andhra Pradesh on Saturday received 6 lakh additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine."At least five lakh doses of Covishield from Pune's...

Punjab & Haryana HC Chief Justice tests Covid positive

Chandigarh, April 17 | Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has tested positive for Covid-19, it was...

Wearing 2 masks doubles protection against Covid virus

New York, April 17 | Scientists now report that wearing two face coverings can nearly double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing...

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Airtel Payments Bank increases day-end balance limit to Rs 2 lakh

New Delhi, April 18 | In line with the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) guidelines, Airtel Payments Bank on Sunday announced that it has...