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Cattle smuggle on rise along Indo-Bangladesh border, three smugglers held with 44 cattle heads | Govt transferred Rs. 17,100 crores directly to 8.5 crore farmers' bank accounts: PM Modi | India records biggest single-day spike of 64,399 new COVID-19 cases | Massive fire breaks out at Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 facility, 7 dead, many feared trapped | Covid-19: West Bengal registers 2,949 new cases, toll crosses 2,000-mark

India reports over 56,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally close to 20 lakh

New Delhi/IBNS: India reported over 56,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, pushing the overall tally close to 20 lakh.

Bengal crosses 10-lakh landmark in COVID-19 testing, reports biggest one-day jump of 2816 cases, 61 deaths

Kolkata/IBNS: With a record number of 24,047 tests conducted in 59 laboratories in the past 24 hours, West Bengal's cumulative Covid-19 testing figure has reached 10,03,027 while the state has registered 2,816 fresh infections and 61 fatalities during the same period—both numbers are the highest single-day surge so far, reports said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh: 33 more people die due to COVID-19

Dhaka: The highly infectious COVID-19 virus has claimed 33 more lives in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Nepal: Magnitude 3.5 earthquake hits Kathmandu, no casualty 

Kathmandu: An earthquake, which measured 3.5 on the Richter Scale, hit Nepal's Kathmandu valley on Wednesday, officials said.

India records highest ever single day recoveries of 51,706, Case Fatality Rate dips to 2.09 pct

New Delhi: India has recorded the highest ever single day recoveries in the last 24 hours.

COVID19: India conducts over 6 lakh tests in 24 hours

New Delhi: India has continued testing more than 6 lakh COVID-19 samples for the second consecutive day.

Heavy rain likely to occur in Telangana, North Coastal AP and Yanam: Met

Hyderabad/UNI: Heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana during the next 24 hours, Meteorological Centre said on Wednesday.

Breastfeeding link to COVID-19 is negligible, says World Health Organization

New York: The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a call for greater support for the practice.

Philippines: UN and partners launch major COVID-19 response plan to aid 5.4 million

New York: Prioritizing the safety and well-being of women and girls, the UN and partners launched on Tuesday a COVID-19 humanitarian response plan to assist some 5.4 million of the poorest and most marginalized people in the Philippines.

Across Sudan, heavy rains and flash floods destroy houses, wash away crops – UN relief wing

New York: Hundreds of houses have been destroyed and vital infrastructure damaged due to riverine and flashfloods after heavy rains across large parts of Sudan, the United Nations relief wing has reported.

West Bengal's COVID-19 tally breaches 80,000 mark with highest-ever jump of 2752 cases, 54 deaths in last 24 hours

Kolkata/IBNS: With highest-ever single-day spike of 2,752 infections and 54 deaths, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has mounted to 80,984, including 22,315 active ones, 1,785 fatalities and 56,884 discharges, reports said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh: Coronavirus tally reaches 2,44,020

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh recorded 1,918 more COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours taking the south Asian nation's overall tally to 2,44,020, the Directorate General of Health Services said on Tuesday.

Storms, coronavirus pose ‘double threat’ for children in Central America and Caribbean – UNICEF

New York: Across Central America and the Caribbean, the more than 70 million children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic could soon face another threat – catastrophic hurricane storms, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

‘No silver bullet’ to combat COVID-19, says UN health agency head

New York: There is “no silver bullet” to combat COVID-19, the head of the UN health agency told journalists on Monday, adding, “and there might never be”.

Uttar Pradesh: COVID-19 case tally breaches 1 lakh-mark

Lucknow/UNI: The COVID-19 case tally of Uttar Pradesh crossed one lakh-mark on Tuesday after recording 2,983 fresh cases.