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Sun Pharma launches Favipiravir as FluGuard at Rs 35 per tablet

New Delhi, Aug 4 | Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Tuesday announced the launch of Favipiravir, under brand name FluGuard, at Rs 35 per...

Pay senior citizens special attention amid Covid-19, says SC (Lead)

New Delhi, Aug 4 | The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and state governments to ensure timely pensions to the elderly, besides...

Blood test can diagnose baby brain damage just hours after birth

New Delhi, Aug 4 | Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found that an early blood test could detect which babies deprived of...

Fake medicines, supplies among major Covid cybercrimes in Asia: Interpol

By Sumit Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Aug 4 | Online sale of fake medical supplies, drugs and personal protective equipment, and exploitation of teleconference tools...

Tripura CM found Covid negative, family members test positive

Agartala, Aug 4 | Two family members of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb tested Covid-19 positive while Deb tested negative.Deb in a...

With 1,384 new cases, Odisha’s Covid tally rises to 37,681

Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 | Odisha on Tuesday reported 1,384 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 37,681, while nine people succumbed to the...

Karnataka’s 85-year-old pond digger recovers from Covid

Mandya, Aug 4 | Karnataka's octogenarian farmer Kamegowda, whom Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised in his 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme for digging 16...

US drugmaker starts phase 3 trial for COVID-19 antibody treatment

Washington, Aug 4 | American pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company has announced the start of its phase 3 trial to study whether one...

52K new Covid cases, 803 deaths in India in 24 hours

New Delhi, Aug 4 | With 52,050 new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and 803 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall caseload stood at...

PGI-Chandigarh among 17 trial sites for Oxford vaccine

Chandigarh, Aug 4 | The PGI Hospital here is among the 17 trial sites in India for conducting the second and third phases of...

K’taka Congress leader Siddaramaiah tests Covid positive

Bengaluru, Aug 4 | Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah, 71, tested Covid-19 positive and has been admitted to a private hospital in the city, an...

Senior CPI-M leader Md Salim tested for Covid +ve

Kolkata, Aug 4 | Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader from West Bengal Mohammad Salim has tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday night.The...

Andhra’s daily count dips for third day, tally 1,66,586

Amaravati, Aug 4 | Andhra Pradesh reported 7,822 new Covid-19 cases and 63 deaths in the 24 hours ending 9 a.m. on Monday, state...

1,009 new cases take Gujarat’s Covid tally to 63,675

Gandhinagar, Aug 3 | Gujarat on Monday reported 1,009 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 64,684, while 22 people succumbed to the...

Over 40 test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship

Oslo, Aug 3 | At least 41 passengers and crew on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said.Hundreds more passengers...

Karnataka’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves

Bengaluru, Aug 3 | Karnataka has witnessed a substantial COVID-19 recovery rate by 5.67 per cent in the past week, taking the overall recovery...

Jubilant Life Sciences launches remdesivir for injection

New Delhi, Aug 3 | Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd on Monday announced that its subsidiary, Jubilant Generics, has launched remdesivir for injection, under the...

‘Excessive billing’: Hyd pvt hospital barred from Covid treatment

Hyderabad, Aug 3 | Finally cracking the whip after a plethora of complaints against private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients, the Telangana government on Monday...

Global Covid-19 deaths surpass 690,000

New York, Aug 3 | Global Covid-19 deaths surpassed 690,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns...

There might never be a ‘silver bullet’ for Covid-19: WHO chief

Geneva, Aug 3 | The World Health Organization (WHO) chief on Monday said although a number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical...

Wockhardt wins UK govt deal on Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing

Mumbai, Aug 3 | Mumbai-headquartered pharmaceutical company Wockhardt on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement with the UK government to fill-finish...

K’taka sees slight drop in daily Covid cases at 4,752

Bengaluru, Aug 3 | After logging more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases a day for the past several days, Karnataka saw a drop in infections...

Kerala Police given more powers to prevent coronavirus spread

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 | The Kerala Police has been given more powers, including contact tracing, to ensure that the Covid spread across the...

Nothing to worry, will be discharged soon: Yediyurappa

Bengaluru, Aug 3 | Allaying fears about his health after testing Covid positive, an upbeat Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday assured people...

Centre issues guidelines for reopening of gyms from Aug 5

New Delhi, Aug 3 | From maintaining a distance of six feet, using visor rather than mask, following respiratory etiquette, the Ministry of Health...

Karnataka Governor tests negative after recent meeting with CM

Bengaluru, Aug 3 | Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has tested negative for coronavirus, three days after meeting Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa who was diagnosed...

Yediyurappa’s primary contacts to be tested, quarantined

Bengaluru, Aug 3 | People who recently came in contact with Covid-afflicted Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa have been advised to take the coronavirus...

Daily Covid count in Telangana falls below 1K-mark

Hyderabad, Aug 3 | For the first time in more than a month, the daily count of Covid-19 cases in Telangana came down...

Serum Institute gets DCGI nod for clinical trials of Oxford vax

New Delhi, Aug 3 | The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Pune's Serum Institute of India (SII) to...

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa tests Covid positive (Lead)

Bengaluru, Aug 3 | Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a private hospital, an official...

Gujarat’s Covid tally rises to 63,675, death toll to 2,487

Gandhinagar, Aug 3 | Gujarat saw 1,101 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking its total to 63,675, while the death toll rose to 2,487...

New dedicated Covid hospital in Bengaluru soon: Minister

Bengaluru, Aug 2 | A 200-bed dedicated hospital for Covid patients would soon be opened in central Bengaluru later this month, Karnataka Medical Education...

Dipping Covid trend prompts Assam to unlock some economic activity

Guwahati, Aug 2 | Expressing confidence in taming the Covid-19 spread, the Assam government announced opening of certain business and commercial establishments, hotels, and...

67 more succumb to Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati, Aug 2 | The death toll due to Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh rose to 1,474 with 67 more succumbing to the infection, health...

Want to avoid institutional quarantine? Get a -ve RT-PCR report

New Delhi, Aug 2 | International travellers will be exempted from institutional quarantine on submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on their arrival in...

Karnataka’s Covid tally touches 1.34 lakh with 5,532 new cases

Bengaluru, Aug 2 | With 5,532 new Covid cases, Karnataka's tally has touched 1,34,819, while 84 more people have succumbed to the virus in...

New rules for int’l travellers, quarantine norms tweaked

New Delhi, Aug 2 | The Centre on Sunday came up with a fresh set of guidelines for inbound international passengers, wherein the quarantine...

Covid can be treated for Rs 10K, says Telangana minister

Hyderabad, Aug 2 | Amid large-scale complaints of private hospitals fleecing Covid-19 patients, Telangana Health Minister E. Rajender on Sunday said a patient can...

With 444 new cases J&K Covid-19 tally crosses 21K

Srinagar, Aug 2 | A total of 444 people tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday as the total number of...

5,875 persons test Covid positive in TN including Governor

Chennai, Aug 2 | As many as 5,875 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24-hours, said the State Health...

Karnataka ends Sunday lockdown, night curfew amid Covid blues

Bengaluru, Aug 2 | People in Karnataka breathed easy as the Sunday lockdown was lifted and the night curfew withdrawn despite surge in...

Hyderabad airport gets mass fever screening system (Lead)

Hyderabad, Aug 2 | Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has received a Unicef-funded mass fever screening system to further enhance the...

Corona crisis looms large over MP police

By Sandeep PauranikBhopal, Aug 2 | The coronavirus pandemic is on a sharp rise in Madhya Pradesh and now the police who played...

Mandatory BCG vaccination linked with slower Covid-19 growth

New York, Aug 2 | Adding to the growing evidence that early BCG vaccination may be helpful in taming the Covid-19 spread, scientists now...

Russia plans mass COVID-19 vaccination for October

Moscow, Aug 2 | Russia is planning a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said."We plan wider...

Assam’s Covid death toll crosses 100-mark; tally 41,726

Guwahati, Aug 1 | With three more deaths, Assam's Covid-19 casualties surpassed the 100-mark on Saturday while the number of positive cases climbed to...

Maha records highest 322 Covid deaths, toll crosses 15K

Mumbai, Aug 1 | On the first day of August, Maharashtra jumped to a new high of 322 Covid-19 deaths, with the state death...

Goa witnesses record jump in Covid-19 cases; 280 in a day

Panaji, Aug 1 | Goa on Saturday witnessed a new record in its daily tally of reported Covid-19 cases with 280 persons testing positive,...

Karnataka unlocks further amid surge in Covid cases

Bengaluru, Aug 1 | Karnataka began unlocking further amid surging coronavirus pandemic to revive its sagging economy and restore many activities for new normal...

Slight dip in day count but Andhra Covid tally crosses 1.5L

Amaravati, Aug 1 | Even as Andhra Pradesh witnessed a slight dip in its day count, the overall Covid tally breached the 1.5 lakh-mark...

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Policy steps may boost profitability of sugar mills: Ind-Ra

New Delhi, Aug 4 | India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has said policy measures can boost profitability of the sugar sector in the second...