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    Covid virus may reach various layers of human retina: Study

    New Delhi: Brazilian researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2 viral particles may reach the various layers of the human retina and also could be associated with this infection's ocular clinical manifestations. In the study, published in the JAMA Network, they presented the case of three patients -- 2 men and a woman -- who died of Covid-19. All patients were in the intensive care unit,...

    • 2 hrs ago
  • Health

    Not reduced genome sequencing capacity, says govt

    New Delhi: Genome sequencing capacity has not been reduced in the country, and since its inception, the INSACOG has sequenced 58,240 SARS-CoV-2 genomes, the Parliament was informed. Out of these, 46,124 samples have been analysed, assigned pangolin lineage classification and submitted to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for public health correlation, the Lok Sabha was informed...

    • 2 hrs ago
  • Health

    AstraZeneca's nasal vax prevents Covid spread in animal models

    New Delhi: AstraZeneca's intranasal Covid vaccination reduced virus concentrations and curbed transmission in two different SARS-CoV-2 animal models, demonstrating the need for further investigation as a potential method of inoculating Covid-19 shots. The trial, led by researchers including from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Oxford, UK, was...

    • 2 hrs ago
  • World

    War in Afghanistan imposed by Pak and its Taliban agents: Af Minister

    New Delhi: Afghanistan's acting Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada, has said that Pakistan still imagines a stateless Afghanistan and that the neighbouring country should not beat the drum for destruction. As per media reports, Wafayezada was reacting to a recent tweet by Pakistan Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who called for a...

    • 3 hrs ago
  • National

    First physical hearing in SC after a gap of 16 months

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday conducted its first physical hearing in a case after a gap of more than 16 months. Since the beginning of the lockdown in March last year, the top court has been taking up matters through video conferencing. On July 2, a bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat had recorded in its order that parties in a criminal appeal have...

    • 3 hrs ago
  • National

    'Final opportunity': SC seeks Centre's stand on plea for women in NDA

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave the final opportunity to the Centre to file its response on a petition seeking directions to allow eligible women candidates into National Defence Academy (NDA), where only men can join now. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy observed notice was issued on the petition earlier this year, but the Centre has not...

    • 3 hrs ago
  • National

    Speaker allows BJP MLA Ram Niwas Goel to attend next Delhi assembly session

    New Delhi: Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday retracted his order suspending BJP MLA Om Praksh Sharma from the next assembly session. The development came moments before the Delhi Assembly was adjourned till the next session when the Leader of Opposition and BJP MLA Ramveer Singh Bidhuri requested the Speaker to allow Om Prakash Sharma to attend the next...

    • 3 hrs ago
  • National

    COVID: Kerala records over 20,000 cases for fourth successive day

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Friday saw over 20,000 Covid cases for the fourth day in succession, making it account for 50 per cent of the country's daily tally. In a statement issued here, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 20,772 people turned positive after 1,52,639 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 13.61 per cent, while the total number...

    • 3 hrs ago
  • National

    K'taka to screen rail passengers arriving from Kerala: Bommai

    Bengaluru: With a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic looming large, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday that the state government would start screening passengers arriving to the state in trains from Kerala. Prior to meeting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, Bommai told reporters that the state is gearing up to face the threat a possible third...

    • 3 hrs ago
  • National

    Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till August 9, no new relaxations

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday announced the extension of Covid-19 lockdown till August 9, without any further relaxations. The present lockdown comes to an end on July 31. Stalin chaired a meeting here to discuss the Covid-19 spread in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states and the steps to be taken. He said the meeting also discussed the risk of higher Covid...

    • 3 hrs ago

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