Doctor who saved many lives in B'desh liberation war, dead(17:42) Agartala, Jan 27 (IANS) Famous surgeon and Padma Shri awardee Rathin Datta, 89, who played a pivotal role in the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, died in Kolkata on Monday after a prolonged illness. He is survived by a son and a daughter.
Kid with rare eye cancer treated at Delhi hospital(16:04) New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Kaju, a 14-year-old kid from Chhapra, Bihar, was diagnosed with lymphoma eye cancer -- type of cancer that can affect the eye, has been successfully treated at a hospital here.
Health Ministry accelerates efforts to keep nCoV at bay(15:55) New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) In the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China with Wuhan being the epicentre of the disease, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has accelerated its efforts to prevent the disease from entering India.
India finds hard to assess number of citizens stuck in Wuhan (Lead)(15:55) Aarti Tikoo Singh New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) India is finding it hard to assess the exact number of Indians stranded in the central China's Wuhan city which has been placed under a lockdown, following the outbreak of the contagious novel coronavirus epidemic.
Butterflies of different species to attract Mandu tourists(15:53) Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) A butterfly park will soon add to the charm of well-known tourist spot Mandu in Dhar district, visited by hundreds of tourists for a tour of the medieval fort of Mandu and to hear about the legendary love story of Baaz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati.
India finds it hard to assess number of citizens stuck in Wuhan(13:16) By Aarti Tikoo Singh New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) India is finding it hard to assess the exact number of Indians stranded in central China's Wuhan city which has been placed under a lockdown, following the outbreak of the contagious novel coronavirus.
Suspected coronavirus patient in Jaipur kept in isolation(12:26) Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) The suspected case of coronavirus who was admitted in SMS Hospital here since Sunday 5 p.m., is suffering from cough, cold, fever and Rhinitis. The report against the samples sent to National Virology Lab situated in Pune is expected on Monday evening or Tuesday morning.
Kashmir continues to be in grip of cold wave(10:42) Srinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) Temperatures have seen a major drop as Kashmir continues to be in the grip of severe cold wave. On Sunday night temperature in Srinagar was -0.6 degree Celsius and it was -10.2 degree Celsius in Pahalgam and -10.4 degrees C in Gulmarg.
Coronavirus scare in east UP due to case in Nepal(09:49) Gorakhpur, Jan 27 (IANS) The first case of the deadly coronavirus reported from Nepal, has led to a scare in eastern Uttar Prdesh, particularly Gorakhpur, because of its proximity to Nepal and the heavy traffic flow across the porous border.
Cloudy sky, rains likely in Delhi; AQI at 336(09:26) New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The national capital on Monday witnessed a cloudy sky with the air quality index (AQI) falling in the 'very poor' category at 336. However, the air quality is expected to improve as the weather office predicted rains during the day.
Large quantity of coronavirus detected at Wuhan seafood market(22:47) Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Experts of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have successfully isolated the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the environmental samples of a seafood market in Wuhan, indicating that the virus stems from wild animals on sale at the market.
Living near highways linked to higher dementia risk(20:43) Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Potala Palace to be shut on Jan 27(19:19) Lhasa, Jan 26 (IANS) The Potala Palace in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region will be shut from January 27 to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, local authorities said on Sunday.
Mumbai gets India's first 'walk-through' aviary(19:14) Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the country's first and biggest 'walk-through' aviary at the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo, as part of the Republic Day festivities, here on Sunday.
US, Japan mull to evacuate citizens from Wuhan(18:22) Shanghai/Tokyo, Jan 26 (IANS) Washington and Tokyo are chalking out plans to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed 56 lives so far, a media report said.