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Covid-19: West Bengal registers 2,949 new cases, toll crosses 2,000-mark | Manohar Lal Khattar meets late Sushant Singh Rajput's father, sister, assure them of 'justice' | Rajasthan: 6 BSP MLAs merged with Congress reach SC seeking transfer of disqualification case | Kashmir: Army soldier slipped to death near LoC in Kupwara | BJP MP Chikhalikar tests positive for Covid-19

UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 45,119 as 66 more patients die

London/Xinhua: Another 66 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 45,119, the British Department of Health and Social Care said Thursday.

US breaks record with over 77,000 cases of COVID-19 in one day: Johns Hopkins

New York/Xinhua: The United States reported a record high of more than 77,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 3,560,364, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

US registers more than 77,000 COVID-19 cases in single day

Washington/UNI: The United States registered more than 77,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a day taking the tally of the country to 3,560,364, as per latest statistics released by the Johns Hopkins University on Friday.

India witnesses highest single-day spike, death toll stands at 25602

New Delhi: Witnessing the highest single-day spike of 34,956 cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India touched 10,03,832, as per data released on Friday.

COVID-19: Bengal sees highest-ever single-day spike of 1690 cases, 23 more deaths reported, recovery rate declines to 59.29 per cent

Kolkata/IBNS: With the highest one-day spike of 1690 infections, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West Bengal has reached 36,117, including 13,679 active ones, 1023 deaths and 21,415 recoveries, the state health department said on Thursday.

Afghanistan confirms 76 new COVID-19 positive cases

Kabul/Xinhua: Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry has confirmed 76 new cases infected with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, totalling the number of patients with the virus to 35,070 in the country, a spokesperson for the ministry Masooma Jafari said Thursday.

IIT Guwahati researchers produce biofuel from non-edible waste seeds

Guwahati/IBNS: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati researchers have developed methods to produce biofuels from non-edible seeds.

Our ‘new normal’ requires human contact, UN chief tells youth webinar on mental health

How to adapt and move forward in the new reality of a COVID-19 world was the focus of a UN webinar on Wednesday, which considered how young people can maintain good mental health and a sense of wellbeing.

Pandemic putting immunization gains at risk, UN agencies warn

New York: Disruptions in the delivery of immunization services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to unravel global gains in reaching more children and young people with a wider range of vaccines, two UN agencies warned on Wednesday.

India's highest single-day spike of over 32k cases shoot up tally to 9,68,876

New Delhi/UNI: India recorded its highest ever single-day spike of 32,695 cases in the past 24 hrs that shot up the coronavirus tally to 9,68,876 on Thursday, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its daily update.

India's second COVID-19 vaccine 'ZyCoV-D' to start human trials

New Delhi/IBNS: India's second indigenous vaccine to combat coronavirus by pharmaceutical giant Zydus Cadila received the Drug Controller General of India's (DCGI) nod to conduct the phase I/II clinical trials.

Bengal's Covid-19 tally surpasses 34000-mark with highest one-day spike of 1589 cases, death count reaches 1000

Kolkata/IBNS: With the highest single-day spike of 1,589 infections, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West  Bengal has jumped to 34,427 while the Covid-19 death toll in the state has touched 1000 mark with 20 more fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, the state health department said on Wednesday.

Assam flood: 66 wild animals including three rhinos die in Kaziranga

Guwahati/IBNS: The flood situation in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has slightly improved on Wednesday, but around 90 per cent areas of both the places are still underwater.

India's COVID-19 recovery rate touches 63.24 pct

New Delhi: India has recorded 63.24 percent recovery rate of COVID-19 patients, officials said.

DGCI gives nod for Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine

New Delhi/UNI:  The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given its nod to the first fully indigenously-developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine for pneumonia,developed by M/s Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd, Pune.