April 17, 2021 07:37 (IST)
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Haridwar reports 1000 Covid cases in nearly 2 days amid Kumbh Mela

Haridwar/IBNS: Uttarakhand's Haridwar reported 594 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the active caseload of the city to 2,812, as thousands gathered to Mahakumbh.

US health regulator calls for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine use after cases of rare blood clots

Washington/IBNS: US's federal health officials on Tuesday called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine after several cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot were reported among 6.8 million people who received the vaccine.

India clears way for foreign-made Covid vaccines, invites applications

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government has decided to fast-track the emergency approval of foreign-made vaccines against coronavirus amid the whopping surge in infections across the country.

Maharashtra: Four Covid patients die due to lack of oxygen in Nagpur

Nagpur/UNI: Four Covid patients allegedly died due to lack of oxygen availability at Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital here on Tuesday, sources said.

India to have normal monsoon in 2021: Skymet

New Delhi/UNI: Skymet, the private weather forecast company, on Tuesday, said that the monsoon season in 2021 will be normal, classifying it under a "healthy normal."

China's Finance Ministry says fined 19 Pharmaceutical companies for inflating drug prices

Beijing/Sputnik: The Chinese Ministry of Finance has fined 19 pharmaceutical companies for violating the country's accounting law and artificially inflating prices for medicines, according to the ministry's website.

Forest fires cause irreversible wildlife damage in Nepal

The wildfires in Bajura district of Nepal’s Sudurpashchim province has caused irreparable damage to the wildlife and forests of the region. The fire, started a week ago, has already gutted around 293 hectares of area in the district, as per a report in The Himalayan Times.

India fights COVID-19: National Regulator grants permission for restricted use in emergency situations to Sputnik-V vaccine

New Delhi: The Union Government has been leading the fight against COVID-19 with a proactive and ‘Whole of Government’ approach, with focus on containment, surveillance, testing, COVID Appropriate Behaviour and vaccination.

COVID ‘long way from over’ as cases and deaths surge: WHO

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be brought under control “within months”, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday.

India records 1,61,736 new COVID-19 cases, 879 deaths in past 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 1,61,736 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours and 879 deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours, as per the data released by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: 9 patients die due to shortage of oxygen at Palghar in Maharashtra

Palghar/UNI: Nine Covid patients died on Monday at two different hospitals at Nalla Sopara town of Palghar in Maharashtra, officials said.

India surpasses Brazil with 1.35 crore overall cases of Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: India overtook Brazil on Monday to become the second-worst hit country globally in terms of Covid-19 infections as the South Asian nation bears the brunt of a second wave of the deadly virus owing to crowded election rallies in several states, religious festivals and relaxed attitudes by the people.

COVID-19 cases surge in Karnataka, nearly 10k infected in past 24 hrs

Bengaluru/UNI: Karnataka on Monday reported 9,579 fresh cases of the Covid-19 in the last 24-hours taking the total number of people infected from the pandemic disease to 10,74,869.

Kerala's vaccine stocks will last only three more days: CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Centre

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: Kerala's Covid-19 vaccine stocks will last only three more days and the state needs at least 50 lakh doses soon, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written in a letter to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

Jammu and Kashmir: Process begins to appoint first executive director for AIIMS Kashmir

Srinagar:  The central government has set ball rolling for the appointment of first executive director to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), coming up at Awantipora in southern Kashmir.