- India denies it removed ban on hydroxychloroquine under US threat(14:47)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday denied that it lifted the partial ban on the export of hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug used for Covid-19 disease, under the "threat of retaliation" by the US in international trade of medical supplies.A
- More tests in Guj hotspots see 19 positive, tally reaches 165(13:41)
Gandhinagar, April 7 (IANS) With increased testing in the state's declared COVID-19 hotspots, Gujarat reported 19 more positive cases on Tuesday. The state now has 165 total positive cases and 12 deaths. More positive cases in the state are expected by the evening.
- Yogi offers 'Team 11' panels in every district(13:09)
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to set up 'Team 11' -- a team of dedicated officers dealing with the coronavirus cases -- in every district.
- Rahul Gandhi red flags Hydroxychloroquine export to US(12:48)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has red flagged the export of hydroxychloroquine to the United states and said that the "life saving" drug should be made available to the country first.
- 23 new cases take Maharashtra tally to 891(12:27)
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 23 new Covid-19 cases, with the total jumping from 868 to 891, besides a total of 52 deaths till Monday, including a 30-year-old pregnant woman, officials said here.
- Tough times for non corona patients in UP(11:39)
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) Even as the Yogi Adityanath government is working overtime to strengthen the healthcare faculties to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, the non-coronavirus patients are facing a tough time.
- Surgical masks good to be used for COVID-19 treatment(11:28)
Toronto, April 7 (IANS) Common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatments, say researchers, adding that the use of surgical masks did not increase viral respiratory infection or clinical respiratory illness.
- Economic issue not Tablighi connect will have political fallout in 2021 TN polls(10:57)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Worried about the social alienation of their community because of anti-Muslim messages in the social media and 'categorisation by the government and the media as `Tablighi Jamaat cluster' while reporting the number of people affected by Covid-19 in the state, Muslim political leaders say there will not be any political fallout in the 2021 assembly elections due to this.
- Great Barrier Reef undergoes worst mass bleaching event(10:51)
Canberra, April 7 (IANS) The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system located in northeast Australia, has suffered its worst mass coral bleaching in recent years, a group of scientists said on Tuesday.
- Prince Charles cured by Ayurveda, Homeopathy: Minister(09:58)
Panaji, April 7 (IANS) British Crown Prince Charles has been "101 per cent" cured of COVID-19 using Ayurveda and Homeopathy treatment, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik has insisted, claiming the reason why the Prince's office may have denied acknowledging the cure, is because England does not formally recognise Ayurveda, as a medical science.
- 3 UP jails get disinfection cabins(09:45)
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) Three jails in Uttar Pradesh have set up 'disinfection cabins' to ensure the safety of inmates and jail staff against the coronavirus. These have come up in Ghaziabad, Hardoi and Agra jails.
- 31 localities in UP districts sealed in lockdown(09:33)
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) More than 31 localities in various districts in Uttar Pradesh have been sealed completely, preventing any movement in the areas. The localities that have been sealed off are those where Coronavirus positive cases have been found in the past 48 hours.
- 18 corona cases in Himachal, 4 more Jamaatis test positive(09:19)
Shimla, April 7 (IANS) Four more members of the Tablighi Jamaat, who returned from the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz in March, have tested positive for the coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh, taking their total number to 11.
- Some places have turned into COVID-19 hotspots: AIIMS Director(05:56)
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Coronavirus outbreak in India is still at stage two in most of the places however, several places in country have turned into the hotspot of the virus as community transfer has started in those places but still the situation in India is much better as compared to the world, said All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria.
- Private players donate generously in combating Covid-19(23:58)
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The private sector in the country is lending a helping hand at the hour of need in the battle against the deadly coronavirus. It has its own way of sharing the burden at a time when many are looking up to the government for food, shelter and other requirements.
- 'Tablighi Jamaat chief has not shown vision, scientific approach'(23:19)
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Tablighi Jamaat chief, Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, who is at the centre of the controversy for holding a large global congregation at a time of spreading coronavirus -- despite advice of veterans -- which led to a wider spread of the disease across the country, has been faulted by community leaders and intellectuals for his misjudgements.