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Omicron to peak in India by Feb 15, may spell end of 3rd wave: Experts

New Delhi | Most of India will see a peak in Omicron cases by mid February, health experts said on Tuesday. Speaking to IANS, Dr Shashank Joshi, member of Covid-19 Maharashtra State Task Force noted that Omicron has followed the South African pattern in the case of both Mumbai and Delhi. “It’s a very rapidly progressive […]

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Long Covid in Indians four times more post second wave: Experts

New Delhi | People infected in the second wave of Covid have experienced four times more long Covid conditions than those from the first wave, said experts here on Tuesday. Weakness, fatigue, joint pain, mental fogginess, and myocarditis are some of the most commonly reported long Covid complications. According to doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New […]

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Battle for UP: Husband-wife vying for same seat in Lucknow

Lucknow | A piquant situation has emerged in Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar Assembly seat where husband and wife are together staking their claim to the ticket in the BJP. The couple in question is Swati Singh, a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, and her husband Daya Shankar Singh, vice president in the BJP’s state unit. Swati […]

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Explained: India’s first mRNA Covid vaccine

New Delhi | India is soon set to begin human trials on its first home-grown Covid vaccine based on Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. Pune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals is making India’s first mRNA vaccine known as HGC019, in collaboration with US-based HDT Bio Corp. In August, the Drug Controller General of India had approved the Phase 2 and […]

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2 Indians killed in drone attack in UAE, Houthi rebels claim responsibility

New Delhi | Yemen’s Houthi rebel group claimed responsibility for a “qualitative military operation” that struck areas deep inside the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in which three people were feared killed including two Indians. Another person who died in the attack may be a Pakistani. “An important statement will be announced in the upcoming hours to […]

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EC allows persons deployed in essential services, media to cast votes via postal ballot

New Delhi | The Election Commission of India on Monday issued a notification allowing the persons deployed in essential services and media to cast their votes through postal ballots in the forthcoming Assembly elections in five states. According to the notification, the personnel employed in Information and Public Relation Department, Health and Family Welfare Department including […]