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    Coronavirus India Tracker: State-wise Covid-19 cases, deaths on May 16

    DH Web Desk, The single-day rise in new coronavirus infections in India was at 3,11,170 on Sunday. This takes the country's total caseload to 2,46,84,077 according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. Coronavirus in India: Total number of positive cases (including deaths): 2,70,284 as of May 16, 2021 States Total Cases Deaths Andaman and Nicobar...

    • 14 min ago
  • National

    India close to deal with Pfizer on vaccines as indemnity talks advance: Report

    DH Web Desk, India may soon close in on a deal with American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer as it irons out issues of indemnity to arm itself with another vaccine to check the spread of the fatal coronavirus. The government has been at the receiving end of global criticism for its unpreparedness in dealing with the second Covid-19 wave and running critically low stock of...

    • 22 min ago
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    Cow dung as Covid-19 cure spurs black fungus fear

    DH Web Desk, With videos and pictures of people dunking themselves in water mixed with cow dung surfacing on social media, medical experts are sounding the alarm against treating Covid-19 with cow dung, saying the practice could lead to an explosion in the number of mucormycosis or 'black fungus' cases. Cases of the fungal infection have recently picked up in the country and put some recovered...

    • 29 min ago
  • Breaking

    Ashraf Sehrai's sons arrested for raising 'anti-national' slogans: J&K police

    Zulfikar Majid, Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday said that two sons of separatist leader late Ashraf Sehrai, have been arrested for raising 'anti-national' slogans during funeral of their father and not booked under Public Safety Act (PSA). 'Both Sons of Late Ashraf Sehrai & Others were arrested for raising Anti National slogans during Sehrai's funeral. They...

    • 45 min ago
  • National

    Sonia hails Rajeev Satav as 'rising star'; Modi remembers 'friend from Parliament'

    Sagar Kulkarni, Congress President Sonia Gandhi hailed senior leader Rajeev Satav, who passed away on Sunday, as a rising star and a trusted colleague, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered him as a 'friend from Parliament". Leaders cutting across party lines paid glowing tributes to the 46-year-old Rajya Sabha member, who was a trusted aide of Rahul...

    • 54 min ago
  • National

    Second batch of Russian Covid-19 vaccine reaches Hyderabad

    PTI, The second batch of Russia's Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V on Sunday landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here, Sputnik V official Twitter page said. "Second batch of Sputnik V @sputnikvaccine arrives in Hyderabad, India," the tweet said along with pictures of vaccine boxes being unloaded from an aircraft. var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function...

    • 59 min ago
  • National

    NDRF deploys 79 teams in eight states, UTs affected by Cyclone Tauktae

    Shemin Joy, The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 79 teams in eight states and union territories affected by cyclone Tauktae while another 22 teams are on the stand-by, officials told a high-level meeting on Sunday. This was disclosed in a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, which was attended...

    • an hour ago
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    India's active Covid-19 caseload falls to 36,18,458; positivity rate drops to 16.98%

    PTI, India's Covid-19 active cases count has decreased to 36,18,458 with a net decline of 55,344 cases being recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 16.98 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. The total active caseload now comprises 14.66 per cent of the country's total infections, it said....

    • an hour ago
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    Amazon helps sellers procure oxygen concentrators for customers in India

    PTI, Ecommerce major Amazon is working with sellers on its marketplace in India to help them procure about 9,000 oxygen concentrators for customers in the country. The first batch of 1,000 oxygen concentrators have already landed in India, and are now available for purchase for consumers and business customers. The rest are expected to come through in the second half of the...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    NIA conducts searches in Tamil Nadu over social media posts advocating ISIS ideology case

    PTI, The NIA on Sunday carried out searches at four locations in Tamil Nadu's Madurai in connection with a case relating to incriminating Facebook posts by an extremist advocating the ideology of the Islamic State terror group and fundamentalist organisation Hizb-Ut-Tahrir, an official said. The case pertains to uploading some incriminating posts on...

    • 2 hrs ago