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‘Pfizer-BioNTech vax very effective against variants’

Jerusalem, May 6 | The Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus vaccine is highly effective against severe pneumonia and death caused by both UK-, South Africa-variants, results of...

US must confront China, not compete with it

New Delhi, May 6 | US President Joe Biden has from time to time indicated that he wants to compete with China, not confront...

Citing CCMB study, Andhra rules out N440K role in current Covid...

Amaravati, May 6 | Andhra Pradesh Health Department has stated that research data compiled by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) so...

India needs vax for people, not for profit: Oxfam India

New Delhi, May 6 | As the second wave of Covid-19 debilitates the country's health infrastructure and causes an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, the need...

Indian students to benefit as Canada to give PR to 90K

Toronto, May 6 | Indian students will be the major beneficiaries of Canada's new one-time immigration programme which opened for applications on Wednesday.Under the...

Navy ship reaches Mangalore port with Oxygen from Bahrain, others on...

New Delhi, May 5 | Indian Naval Ship Talwar, the first ship of Operation Samudra Setu II, entered the port of New Mangalore in...

Decoded: How antibodies neutralise Covid infection

New York, May 5 | US researchers have found how antibodies produced in people who effectively fight off SARS-CoV-2 work to neutralise the part...

ISRO trials Garuda drones for veggies & med delivery in Sriharikota

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, May 5 | India's space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) trialed drone-based delivery of medicines, vegetables and...

Covid Emergency: We should go back to the districts (Column: Spy’s...

BY D.C. PATHAKIndia is in great distress because of the 'killer' second wave of Covid and people are shaken up with the fear of...

Sikhs in Pakistan on verge of becoming extinct minority group

New Delhi/Islamabad, May 3 | In 2019, Pakistan claimed positive global attention when it opened the Sikh gurdwara at Kartarpur to pilgrims from India....

Jose K. Mani, the biggest loser in Kerala elections

Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 | Jose K. Mani is referred to as the politician born with a silver spoon in Kerala politics as he has...

Why BJP is winning Assembly elections in Assam?

By Aarti Tikoo SinghNew Delhi/Guwahati, May 2 | The massive development work initiated under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's various central schemes combined with the...

Covid’s spike protein plays key role in illness: Study

New York, May 2 | SARS-CoV-2's distinctive "spike" proteins have been known to infect its host by latching on to healthy cells, but scientists...

Shut down India for few weeks to break Covid chain: Fauci

New Delhi, May 1 | Amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, White House's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci has...

How SARS-CoV-2 affects lungs

New York, April 30 | A team of US researchers has conducted a novel cell study that reveals mechanisms which result in lethal Covid-19,...

Facebook to help users with information about Covid symptoms, vaccines

New Delhi, April 30 | Social media giant Facebook on Friday announced plans to help its users in India with access to authoritative information...

Madras HC now pulls up Centre over Covid preparedness

Chennai, April 29 | The Madras High Court on Thursday questioned the Central government's Covid preparations.When the Centre's counsel, Additional Solicitor General R. Sankaranarayanan...

Domestic travel bans can spike Covid-19 cases: Researchers

New Delhi, April 29 | A new study using data from India and five other countries finds that using domestic travel bans to control...

J&K HC quashes order asking for re-registration of outside vehicles

By Sheikh QayoomASrinagar, April 29 | The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday quashed the government circular that had asked vehicle owners with...

Gene changes may explain symptoms in Covid survivors

New York, April 28 | SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is covered in tiny spike proteins. This spike protein can bring about long-term...

TN hotel industry hit hard by ban on dining out

Chennai, April 27 | The hotel industry in Tamil Nadu is facing a huge crisis as the sale of parcels over the counter is...

New nanobody-based treatments may help fight Covid

Sydney, April 27 | Australian researchers have identified neutralising nanobodies that block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells in preclinical models, an advance...

How diabetes, cancer & pesticide exposure raises Covid risk

New York, April 27 | People with metabolic diseases like Type-2 diabetes and cancer as well as those exposed to organophosphate pesticides can be...

Covid smell loss: Avoid steroids, try smell training

London, April 27 | If you are worried about smell loss due to Covid-19, ditch steroids and try sniffing at least four different odours...

Fearing Covid surge, youth pack their bags to leave Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 26 | With Covid cases surging massively in Bengaluru and the Karnataka government deciding to enforce lockdown from Tuesday, several youths were...

US will have 300mn extra Covid jabs in July: Research

Washington, April 26 | The US is expected to have 300 million or more coronavirus vaccine excess doses by the end of July, raising...

New Industrial Policy opens J&K to the world, say experts

New Delhi, April 25 | The Jammu and Kashmir administration has approved implementation of "New Industrial Policy 2021-30" and its procedural guidelines with effect...

US joins Swedish-Indian global group for climate change

New Delhi, April 24 | The United States has joined the global Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT), which was launched by Indian Prime...

Covid mobility restrictions effective for short period: Study

New York, April 24 | As many places across the globe face mobility restrictions due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a new study has...

Man dies in Palghar blaze, wife suffers fatal heart attack on...

Palghar, April 23 | The devastating fire which claimed the lives of 14 patients as they slept in the ICU ward of a Virar...

UP: Cremation grounds expand as Covid deaths mount

Lucknow/Varanasi, April 23 | Over the years, these cities have swelled in size but their cremation grounds have not - not till the second...

‘New virus strains more infectious but fatality rate not so dangerous’

New Delhi, April 23 | Even as India records the highest ever surge in Covid cases, the country's top virologists and medical experts say...

Case against hospital after Covid positive judge finds no doctors

Kanpur, April 22 | A private medical facility in Kanpur has been booked for lack of facilities and negligence after the district judge who...

Delaying 2nd Covid dose may cut new infections, hospitalisations

Toronto, April 22 | Prioritising widespread inoculation with available first doses may reduce new infections, hospitalisations, and deaths, according to a study that suggests...

India’s DRI seizes over 300 kg ‘cocaine’ coming from Panama

New Delhi, April 21 | India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized over 300 kg of drug, suspected to be cocaine, concealed...

Its Cong vs BJP over Oxygen crisis in Rajasthan

By Archana SharmaJaipur, April 21 | The rising number of COVID patients and the short supply of oxygen in hospitals have brought the ruling...

Multivits, omega-3, probiotics may cut Covid infection in women

London, April 21 | Women who take multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may be at less risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2,...

UK variant ‘45% more contagious’ than original virus

Jerusalem, April 21 | The UK variant, termed B117 of Covid-19, is 45 per cent more contagious than the original virus, according to a...

TN hoteliers want ‘oxygen’ to breathe as night curfew ‘choking’ business

By Venkatachari JagannathanChennai, April 21 | With nearly 50 per cent of the business gone since the outbreak of coronavirus and the lockdown last...

SC frames draft rules for crime investigations, trials

New Delhi, April 20 | The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed High Courts and the state governments to amend the existing procedures as it...

Need oxygen desperately to save lives, appeals Ganga Ram Hospital

New Delhi, April 20 | With supplies running out, the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday evening raised an alarm for oxygen for Covid-19...

106 new doctors put on Covid duty in UP

Lucknow, April 20 | As many as 106 doctors, selected by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, have been given postings and put on...

Terrorists killed in Shopian refused to surrender (3rd Ld)

Srinagar, April 20 | The two terrorists killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday belonged to the proscribed terror...

UK sees a surge in ear damage cases among Covid patients

London, April 19 | An increasing number of people in the UK have developed tinnitus for the first time or have seen their symptoms...

Covid vaccine shortage forces Telangana to halt process

Hyderabad, April 18 | Covid-19 vaccine shortage has forced Telangana to stop the vaccination process while state Health Minister E. Rajender on Sunday appealed...

Army pulls out from some areas of western Assam

By Subir BhaumikKolkata, April 18 | With the return of peace in insurgency-affected Assam, the army has started pulling out of areas where normalcy...

Double cornea transplant done on road accident victim at SGRH

New Delhi, April 18 | Dr. S.N. Jha, senior ophthalmologist and his team with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital recently did a life-changing rare double...

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...

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...

Copper is the new oil

New Delhi, April 17 | The 2020s are expected to be the strongest phase of volume growth in global copper demand in history, as...

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SpiceXpress airlifs 1,100 oxygen concentrators from Nanjing to Delhi

New Delhi, May 6 | SpiceJet's air cargo arm SpiceXpress on Thursday airlifted 1,100 oxygen concentrators and other Covid-related medical equipment from Nanjing, China,...