Coronavirus

West Bengal Votes In 5th Phase Under Shadow Of Covid Surge

April 17, 2021
Newsdesk

Bengal is voting for 45 of 294 seats today in the fifth - and biggest - of its eight poll phases, which are being held amid a surge in Covid cases - over four lakh have been reported in the past 48 hours. 16.15 per cent turnout was recorded till 9am. | Read more|

1.15 Lakh Daily Covid Cases In India, Biggest Rise So Far

April 7, 2021
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India recorded over 1.15 lakh new Covid cases in the last 24 hours for first time since the beginning of the pandemic, setting an unprecedented, grim record during the second wave. The government said the next four weeks are "very, very critical". | Read more|

Trump Signs Bill To Block China's Interference In Dalai Lama Succession

December 28, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that calls for establishing a US consulate in Tibet and building an international coalition to ensure that the next Dalai Lama is appointed solely by the Tibetan Buddhist community without China's interference. The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 modifies and | Read more|

Protesting Farmers Clang Thalis As PM Addresses "Mann Ki Baat"

December 27, 2020
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Farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm sector laws clanged thalis and raised slogans as Prime Minister's monthly radio address Mann ki Baat was broadcast this morning. The protest took place at three spots -- Singhu border, Faridkot in Punjab and Rohtak in BJP-ruled Haryana. | Read more|

"We Do Nothing To Prevent Next One": WHO Chief's Warning On Pandemics

December 27, 2020
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The coronavirus crisis will not be the last pandemic, and attempts to improve human health are "doomed" without tackling climate change and animal welfare, the World Health Organization's chief said. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also condemned the "dangerously short-sighted" cycle of throwing cash at outbreaks but doing | Read more|

Karnataka Night Curfew From 10 PM-6 AM Until January 2 Over Mutant Strain

December 23, 2020
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Amid global fears over the new mutant strain of coronavirus, a night curfew has been announced in Karnataka - between 10 PM to 6 AM - till January 2. Karnataka has become the second state after Maharashtra to announce new restrictions this week as concern grows over the new strain, which is believed to be 70 per cent | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally rises to 97.64 lakh with 31,521 fresh cases

December 10, 2020
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India's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 97,67,371 with 31,521 fresh infections, while the total number of recoveries surged to 92.53 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 94.74 per cent, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll rose to 1,41,772 with 412 new fatalities, the data | Read more|

India's COVID-19 tally rises to 94.31 lakh

November 30, 2020
Newsdesk

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 for the seventh time this month, taking the infection tally to 94.31 lakh, while the recoveries surged to 88,47,600, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Monday. | Read more|