Uttar Pradesh eases COVID curbs, 100 people allowed to gather in non-containment zones

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown norms from Sunday by allowing a maximum of 100 people to gather at a place outside COVID-19 containment zones. In…

Saliva test for COVID outperforms commercial swab tests: Study | Health News

New York: Saliva test to detect Covid-19 performs better than the nasal and oral swab tests authorised by the US Food and Drug administration (FDA), according to a study. The…

Long COVID in kids rarely last beyond 12 weeks: Study | Health News

Sydney: Long Covid symptoms rarely persist beyond 12 weeks in children and adolescents unlike adults, suggests a review. The review, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, analysed 14 international…

India records 30,773 new COVID-19 cases, 309 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 30,773 new COVID-19 cases and 309 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 3,34,17,390 and death toll to 4,44,838, as per data…

IRCTC starts special train for Char Dham Yatra, check prices, destinations and other details here

New Delhi: As the Char Dham Yatra resumed from Saturday, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) started a special train for the popular pilgrimage circuit by `Dekho Apna…

After Supreme Court’s nod, Kerala to hold Class 11 exams from September 24

New Delhi: The Kerala government on Saturday (September 18) announced that Class 11 examinations will be held from September 24 to October 18.  General Education Minister V Sivankutty said strict…

COVID-19: Ahmedabad bans unvaccinated adults from using civic facilities like public transport, gyms

New Delhi: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in Gujarat on Friday (September 17) issued an order making COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for entering public transport or civic buildings, a senior official said. …

No need for COVID-19 booster doses in India at this stage: Experts

New Delhi: Will a booster shot provide the turbocharge for Covid immunity that India is looking for” Maybe in an ideal situation where most people are fully vaccinated but not…

Wish PM Modi celebrated his birthday every day: Congress takes dig at Centre after India administers record 2.5 crore vaccine doses

New Delhi: After India administered a record over 2 crore COVID-19 vaccinations on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on Friday (September 17), Congress took a dig at the ruling BJP…

Chardham yatra to begin from today, here’s all you need to know

New Delhi: The Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand is all set to begin form today (September 18, 2021) after its prolonged suspension due to COVID-19. A day after the Nainital High…