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NSCN (K-Nikki) cadre nabbed in Kohima | Weeks after Nabanna Abhiyan, West Bengal BJP dissolves BJYM district committees | Kashmir: Security forces launch CASO in Sopore | India's Covid-19 tally crosses 78-lakh mark with over 53,000 cases in 24 hours | Will set record straight, Amazon says after refusing to appear before parliamentary committee

7.5 earthquake hits near Alaska coast, triggers tsunami warning

Los Angeles: An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale hit the coast of near Sand Point, Alaska and even triggered small tsunami waves, media reports said.

Need to continue extreme caution against COVID-19: WHO alerts

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organization on Monday cautioned against any relaxation of response actions following the recent slight decline in COVID-19 cases in South-East Asia Region, saying the pandemic continues unabated and our response only needs to be strengthened further to curtail virus transmission.

India registers 579 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours 

New Delhi: India registered 55,722 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health.

COVID-19: West Bengal reports highest-ever one-day jump of 3983 cases, death count breaches 6000-mark with 64 more fatalities

Kolkata/IBNS: With the highest-ever single-day spike of 3983 infections, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West Bengal on Sunday mounted to 3,21,036, including 33,927 active cases.

Nitric oxide a possible treatment for COVID-19: Study

Uppsala: Researchers at Uppsala University have found that an effective way of treating the coronavirus behind the 2003 SARS epidemic also works on the closely related SARS-CoV-2 virus, the culprit in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Bangladesh registers 1,274 new cases, 14 more deaths in last 24 hrs

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 1,274 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,88,869.

Kolkata Police officer dies due to coronavirus

Kolkata/UNI: Yet another Kolkata Police officer, Assistant Sub Inspector Siddhanta Shekhar De, who was posted in the fifth Battalion, Armed Police, died of covid-19 at a private hospital in the city today.

No evidence to back China’s claim of simultaneous coronanvirus outbreak across several nations: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday rejected China's claim that the COVID-19 pandemic broke out simultaneously in several countries last year.

Lack of prevention can surge Covid cases, warn Experts

Kanpur/UNI: Active cases, which had mounted to around 10 lakhs in September, could again witness a rise if proper Corona protocols are not followed, an expert committee "COVID-19 India National Supermodel" has warned.

Pangolin rescued from poachers, 5.65 kg scales seized

Bhubaneswar/UNI: The Special Task Force of the Odisha Crime Branch has arrested two persons, seized a live pangolin and 5.65 kg of scales from their possession in Subarnapur district.

India's number of active COVID-19 cases remain below 8 lakh for the second day

New Delhi: India on Sunday said it continues to report a trend of steadily declining active cases.

India adds 61,871 fresh Covid-19 infections in last 24 hrs, tally nears 75-lakh mark

New Delhi/IBNS: India registered 61,871 fresh coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally near the 75-lakh mark, the Health Ministry stated in its daily bulletin on Sunday.

Vaccines against COVID-19 may not need to be administered annually: WHO Official

Moscow/Sputnik: Any safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 may not need to be administered annually, unlike vaccines for influenza, Dr. Richard Mihigo, the program area manager for immunization and vaccine development at the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, told Sputnik in an interview.

India's active Covid-19 cases fall below 8-lakh mark: Health Ministry

New Delhi/IBNS: India's Health Ministry on Saturday stated the active Covid-19 cases in the country have fallen below the eight-lakh mark, though several parts of the country are staring at a possible surge in infections amid the festive season.

COVID-19: ‘Little or no’ benefit from trials of anti-virals, says WHO

New York: Latest results from a UN-coordinated international trial on four COVID-19 therapeutic drugs, indicate that they have “little or no” positive impact on preventing deaths in patients infected with the new coronavirus.