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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...

Make vaccines, medicine and oxygen available, Mamata tells PM

Kolkata, April 18 | In view of the steep rise of the Covid cases in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has...

UP observes complete Sunday lockdown

Lucknow, April 18 | Uttar Pradesh witnessed a complete lockdown on Sunday and the state government undertook a massive sanitization drive in all...

TN’s 2nd sero survey underway

Chennai, April 18 | The Tamil Nadu public health department is taking blood samples and plasma randomly in 888 clusters for the state's...

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...

Temporary jails to serve as quarantine for criminals

Lucknow, April 18 | The Uttar Pradesh government is setting up temporary jails for keeping criminals, who are arrested or have surrendered, in quarantine...

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...

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...

Indians flood social media urging for ventilator beds, plasma

New Delhi, April 18 | As the country grapples with the worst surge in Covid cases amid the lethal second wave, thousands of people...

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...

UP to set up 10 oxygen plants in a week

Lucknow, April 18 | The Yogi Adityanath government is setting up 10 oxygen plants for unabated supply of oxygen to all the hospitals in...

Yogi’s health condition improves, remains in isolation

Lucknow, April 18 | Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was tested positive for Covid is improving in home isolation.According to official sources,...

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,...

‘Public confidence in Italy’s vax rollout hindered by AstraZeneca fears’

Rome, April 18 | The regional health authorities in Italy's Lombardy region have said that public confidence in the country's use of the AstraZeneca...

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...

‘Ram Navmi’ celebrations in Ayodhya scrapped

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 | The Ayodhya administration has decided to call off the 'Ram Navmi Mela' on April 21, which attracts a...

Migrants coming to UP to be quarantined

Lucknow, April 18 | All migrant workers coming into Uttar Pradesh, will be required to quarantine.The state government has set up centres in 56...

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...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 140.6mn

Washington, April 18 | The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 140.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3 million, according...

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...

Delhi CM urges Harsh Vardhan to increase beds in Centre’s hospitals

New Delhi, April 18 | Hours after warning of shortage of beds and oxygen amidst exponential surge in Covid-19 patients in the national capital,...

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,...

Rajasthan govt slashes RT-PCR rates to Rs 350

Jaipur, April 17 | The Rajasthan government on Saturday fixed the rate for RT-PCR diagnostic tests for Covid-19 conducted by private laboratories at Rs...

Small town in Raj comes up with ‘medicine at your doorsteps’...

By Archana SharmaJaipur, April 17 | Amid the alarming spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, a small town in...

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...

Ex-CM Kumaraswamy denied admission by Bengaluru hospital citing lack of beds

Bengaluru, April 17 | Notwithstanding the Karnataka government's claim that there is no shortage of beds in the hospitals, former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy,...

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...

Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 4.4 mn: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa, April 17 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,408,245 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease...

SA health minister urges people over 60 to register for vaccination

Johannesburg, April 17 | South Africans over the age of 60 have been urged to start registering online in order to be vaccinated next...

Argentina sees new record high of daily Covid-19 cases

Buenos Aires, April 17 | Argentina reported a record daily Covid-19 infections of 29,472 and 160 more deaths, bringing the national tallies to 2,658,628...

Cambodia receives another batch of Sinovac

Phnom Penh, April 17 | A second batch of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine that Cambodia purchased from China arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of...

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...

Most political parties favour weekend curfew in Bihar

Patna, April 17 | A majority of political parties in Bihar are in favour of a weekend curfew of 62 hours between Friday evening...

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...

Delhi staring at shortage of oxygen, Remdesivir, says Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 17 | The situation in the national capital is critical as the daily Covid-19 cases reached 24k on Saturday, Delhi Chief...

Near empty roads as national capital enters weekend curfew mode

New Delhi, April 17 | The streets of the national capital wore a deserted look on Saturday with only vehicles linked to...

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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...