Flushing public toilets propels Covid virus 5 feet up in air
  • Flushing public toilets propels Covid virus 5 feet up in air(19:30)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Respiratory droplets are the most prominent source of transmission for Covid-19. However, flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet at public restrooms, an Indian-origin researchers-led study has warned.

Faster jabs, surveillance can only tame triple-mutant Indian virus
'Assume everyone infectious as 60% cases from pre-symptomatic people'
  • 'Assume everyone infectious as 60% cases from pre-symptomatic people'(17:08)
    By Sumit Saxena

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Pre-symptomatic transmission of Covid-19 is a big concern, with estimates that 30 to 59 per cent cases are especially coming from transmission from pre-symptomatic people and less from asymptomatic people, warns expert Jose-Luis Jimenez.

Good Samaritans distribute free oxygen in Delhi
  • Good Samaritans distribute free oxygen in Delhi(16:52)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid the disturbing news of people black marketing or hoarding essential healthcare products in the middle of the raging Covid-19 pandemic in the country, here is some good news -- there are still many who are out there to help those in need.

Suspected ULFA kidnaps three ONGC employees in Assam
  • Suspected ULFA kidnaps three ONGC employees in Assam(12:22)
    Subir Bhaumik

    Kolkata, aPRIL 21 (IANS) Within a fortnight of releasing two employees of a private oil exploration firm, suspected ULFA militants kidnapped three employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) early on Wednesday from a rig in Lakwa of Assam's Sivasagar district.

Kafeel Khan wants to treat Covid patients, asks Yogi to revoke suspension
UP Police gets clean chit from Chauhan panel in Bikru case
  • UP Police gets clean chit from Chauhan panel in Bikru case(09:40)

    Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Justice B.S. Chauhan inquiry commission, set up by the Uttar Pradesh government, has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Uttar Pradesh Police in the encounter killings of gangster Vikas Dubey and his five associates, allegedly staged to avenge the murder of eight policemen in the Bikru carnage.

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Rajnath directs defence establishments to set up more Covid hospitals
LCA Tejas' oxygen supply tech for pvt industry amid Covid surge
  • LCA Tejas' oxygen supply tech for pvt industry amid Covid surge(18:06)

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 surge and shortage of oxygen cylinders across the country, the Indian defence industry has given On-Board Oxygen Generation Technology developed for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to private industry, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Next 2 decades to be volatile with no single superpower: US intel forecast
Covid vax 'safe' in people with high-risk allergies: Study
Doctors in PPE kits are regularly visiting Covid wards: Sisodia
  • Doctors in PPE kits are regularly visiting Covid wards: Sisodia(13:18)

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an effort to allay fear and panic amid the critical Covid-19 situation in the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that doctors were regularly visiting the dedicated wards in hospitals across the city, wearing PPE kits.

Dead Bihar MLA's PA reveals ugly truth of hospitals in Bihar
Know how Modi devised strategy to combat 2nd wave of Covid
  • Know how Modi devised strategy to combat 2nd wave of Covid(08:36)
    By Navneet Mishra

    New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the country is struggling to cope up with the unprecedented second wave of the deadly Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of meetings to come up with a strategy to neutralize the threat posed by the lethal virus.

To save Great Indian Bustard, SC recommends underground powerlines, divertors
Oxford University gets ethical nod for Covid reinfections study
WhatsApp 'prescriptions' add to Covid woes
  • WhatsApp 'prescriptions' add to Covid woes(13:46)

    Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Even as an acute shortage of beds, medical equipment and doctors, hampers Covid management in Uttar Pradesh, the 'WhatsApp University' is doing brisk business in the pandemic.

Tesla crash kills 2 in US, police say 'no one was driving'
Polling begins for second phase of UP panchayat polls
Notice to 5 Bengaluru hospitals for not reserving Covid beds
Domino's India hacked? Credit data of 10L users on 'sale' for Rs 4 cr
  • Domino's India hacked? Credit data of 10L users on 'sale' for Rs 4 cr(19:46)

    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In what could add to latest string of cyber breaches at India-based entities, a cyber security researcher on Sunday claimed that credit card details of nearly 10 lakh people who purchased online on Domino's Pizza India is allegedly being sold for over Rs 4 crore on the Dark Web.

Will win Palakkad seat with comfortable margin: Sreedharan
  • Will win Palakkad seat with comfortable margin: Sreedharan(19:22)

    Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) The "Metro Man of India", Dr E. Sreedharan is a late entrant to politics and he entered with a bang bringing in both bouquets and brickbats. While there has been an overwhelming response to his politics from the middle and upper class, there has been harsh criticism from the ruling Left Democratic Front and the opposition, United Democratic Front. The BJP on the other hand is brimming with confidence that their Kerala unit could rope in such a person with a national appeal to its fold. Metro Man spoke to IANS in a brief interview.

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