Rain lashes Delhi-NCR, brings respite from intense heat
  • 90 COVID-19 patients recover in Odisha, 63 new cases(22 minutes ago)
    Bhubaneswar, May 29 (IANS) As many as 90 more novel coronavirus patients have recovered in Odhisha -- the highest number of recoveries in a single day so far -- while 63 new cases were reported on Friday, the Health Department said.
Timely heart surgery saves woman's life amid corona lockdown
  • Timely heart surgery saves woman's life amid corona lockdown(18:26)
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Even as non-COVID patients were facing problems in getting treatment amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, a very high-risk open-heart surgery at a hospital in Delhi helped save a 31-year-old woman's life during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
70% capacity of pvt labs for testing Covid-19 lies unused
  • 70% capacity of pvt labs for testing Covid-19 lies unused(17:58)
    By Sfoorti Mishra
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Even as India is conducting over 1 lakh tests per day in the country for novel Coronavirus in private and public labs, at least 70 per cent of the testing capacity of private laboratories lies unutilised across the country.
Indore has 1,545 active cases, recovery rate encouraging: Official
Andhra reports 33 new corona cases, active cases 777
  • Andhra reports 33 new corona cases, active cases 777(17:35)
    Amaravati, May 29 (IANS) For the first time in almost 2 weeks, Andhra Pradesh reported a significant dip in daily tally of new coronavirus cases on Friday with 33 more patients in the last 24 hours. It is far lower than 54 new cases reported in the preceding 24-hour cycle.
Over 50% Covid patients in Delhi recovered: Sisodia
  • Over 50% Covid patients in Delhi recovered: Sisodia(17:28)
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) More than 50 per cent of Covid-19 patients in Delhi have recovered and a huge portion of virus affected people are recovering through home isolation, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said.
Massive jams as Haryana-Delhi borders sealed
  • Massive jams as Haryana-Delhi borders sealed(17:22)
    Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) Massive traffic jams were witnessed on the borders of Haryana and the national capital on Friday as the former restricted the entry of motorists, except essential service providers and e-movement pass holders, owing to a spike in coronavirus cases.
Covid-19 & Chlamydia bacteria co-existence a major cause of fatalities: Study
Now, Punjab imposes stiff fines for Covid violations
  • Now, Punjab imposes stiff fines for Covid violations(17:04)
    Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) To further strengthen the management and control of COVID-19, the Punjab government on Friday increased the penalties for violation of guidelines relating to containment of the virus, ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 3,000.
  • Experts close to unravelling green egg yolk mystery in Kerala(16:50)
    Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) In a curious case, about six hens in a poultry farm in Kerala's Malappuram have laid eggs with green yolks. The hens, belonging to A. K. Shiahbudeen, are being examined by experts, and they are close to unravelling the mystery, said an official.
Amid Covid-19 rise, Delhi HC suspends functioning till June 14
Lockdown extension likely for two more weeks, Shah meets PM on issue
Healthcare facilities in India see 80% fall in revenue: Survey
  • Healthcare facilities in India see 80% fall in revenue: Survey(16:36)
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has left the Indian private healthcare sector in acute financial distress, a new survey said on Friday adding that the healthcare facilities in the country have witnessed at least 80 per cent fall in average revenue.
Lockdown's been a nightmare for outstation patients
  • Lockdown's been a nightmare for outstation patients(16:30)
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A 78-year-old cancer patient who was struck in Delhi due to the lockdown after he came here for treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will finally return home after months of waiting.
Delhi hospitals to increase Covid beds in coming days: Jain
  • Delhi hospitals to increase Covid beds in coming days: Jain(16:20)
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To deal with the rising cases of coronavirus, the Delhi government is aiming to double the number of beds in the coming days in comparison to the number of patients right now, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
ITC Hotels partners with Swiggy for home delivery of food
  • ITC Hotels partners with Swiggy for home delivery of food(16:16)
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) As part of its responsible dining initiative, ITC Hotels on Friday announced a partnership with on-demand delivery platform Swiggy so that people can continue to enjoy their favourite dishes from popular restaurants of the hotel chain while staying at home.
Restored Chilika Lake benefitted over 2 lakh fishermen: IIT-M
  • Restored Chilika Lake benefitted over 2 lakh fishermen: IIT-M(15:42)
    Chennai, May 29 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday said its researchers undertook a major restoration project at the famous Chilika Lake - the largest brackish water body in Asia and the first Ramsar site of India - located in Odisha to help in tripling the population of the Irrawaddy dolphins while also benefitting over 2 lakh fishermen.
Attack on forest guard for rescuing sloth bear
  • Attack on forest guard for rescuing sloth bear(15:41)
    Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), May 29 (IANS) A forest guard in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly assaulted by a mob in Pilibhit while trying to rescue a sloth bear that had entered a village.
Drink coffee to cut risk of digestive disorders like gallstone
4 test Covid-19 positive in Delhi's Raj Niwas
No respite from domestic returnees in K'taka COVID scenario
  • No respite from domestic returnees in K'taka COVID scenario(15:21)
    Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) There is no respite from domestic returnees with respect to COVID-19 in Karnataka. As many as 92 per cent of the 178 cases in the past 19 hours were returnees, mostly from Maharashtra, raising the state's tally to 2,711, an official said on Friday.
Cash handout to poor, workers if situation evolves: FinMin sources
  • Cash handout to poor, workers if situation evolves: FinMin sources(15:10)
    New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The government may consider direct cash transfers to the poor and migrant labourers if the current crisis deepens and a situation evolves where this exercise emerges as the best solution, a top Finance Ministry source said on Friday.
Surge in HCQ, chloroquine prescriptions during Covid-19 in US: Study
  • Surge in HCQ, chloroquine prescriptions during Covid-19 in US: Study(14:45)
    New York, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have found a surge in the prescription of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and chloroquine during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Published in the journal JAMA, the study found prescriptions of the drug chloroquine and its analogue hydroxychloroquine dramatically surged during the week of March 15, likely due to off-label prescriptions for COVID-19.