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India's task force on COVID-19 prepares strategy to detect new variant found in UK

New Delhi/IBNS: The National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 met on Saturday to discuss evidence-based modifications in testing, treatment and surveillance strategies for SARS-CoV-2 in view of the recent reports of emergence of the new variant strain of the virus from the UK. 

India's Covid-19 cases surpass 70 lakh mark

New Delhi/IBNS: India has crossed the 'milestone landmark' of 60 lakh recoveries from the novel coronavirus even as the country's total tally surpassed 70 lakh cases of the contagion.

India records 83,347 fresh COVID-19 cases; 1085 deaths

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) India recorded 83,347 new cases of COVID 19 in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 56,46,011, as per Health Ministry data on Wednesday.

Modi critic New York Times praises Indian PM for handling Covid-19 situation, calls him a mobiliser

New Delhi/IBNS: Known for its biting criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist political outfit BJP, US daily New York Times seems to have shifted its goalpost in its latest despatch from India, praising Modi for handling the Covid-19 crisis and calling him a "mobiliser".

Indian armed force salute medical workers fighting coronavirus pandemic

New Delhi/IBNS: In an attempt to pay tribute to the health workers and medical professionals involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Air Force jet and transport planes are showering petals on hospitals across the country.

IndiaFightsCorona: Secular India overpowers divides among communities

New Delhi/IBNS: COVID-19 has emerged as the great unifier of the Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and other faiths in India reinforcing the secular credentials of the nation which in recent months had witnessed communal tensions over a citizenship law and protests. 

West Bengal health official diagnosed with Covid-19 dies at Kolkata hospital

Kolkata/IBNS: A senior doctor-cum-health official with West Bengal government's health and family welfare department, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at a private health facility in Kolkata's Salt Lake, died in the wee hours of Sunday, sources in the state health department confirmed.

Doctor, cop attempting to screen suspected COVID-19 positive patient attacked in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal/IBNS: A doctor and a police officer were reportedly attacked in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday when they tried to screen a probable Covid-19 patient, with the incident occurring hours after the Modi government passed an ordinance to mete out stringent punishment to those assaulting health workers.  

Bill Gates 'commends' PM Modi's leadership in combating Coronavirus

New Delhi/IBNS: Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising his 'commendable' role in combating the deadly Coronavirus, which has infected more than 20,000 people in India including 652 deaths.

Jharkhand police register 997 FIRs, arrest 2057 for lockdown violation

Ranchi/UNI: The Jharkhand Police have so far registered 997 FIRs and arrested 2057 culprits for lockdown violation.

Coronavirus lockdown: Flights, train services unlikely to resume after May 3

New Delhi/IBNS: Train and flight services are unlikely to resume after May 3, the period till which the second phase of lockdown in India has been announced to combat against the deadly coronavirus spread, media reports said on Sunday.

Centre bans supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce during lockdown 2.0

New Delhi/IBNS: In a revised list of activities permitted during the Coronavirus lockdown, the Centre on Sunday announced that supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce platforms will be prohibited.

Zoom not safe to use: Indian govt warns amid Coronavirus lockdown

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian Government on Thursday declared that the Zoom App is not a safe platform for video conferencing and issued a set of guidelines for the users.

#IndiaFightsCorona: Delivered as promised, now your turn, Gautam Gambhir tells Kejriwal

New Delhi/IBNS: Cricketer-turned-Parliamentarian Gautam Gambhir on Friday took to Twitter to continue his virtual spat with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and informed that said he kept his promise of providing a thousand PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) kits for health workers.

Coronavirus lockdown: Three lakhs trucks loaded with goods and no drivers stuck across country

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the global crisis created as a result of Coronavirus outbreak in India nearly three lakh trucks with payload worth Rs 35,000 crore have been stranded across the country due to the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month to contain the spread of the infections.