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NASA steps in to help develop COVID-19 solutions

One of their first efforts was to build a prototype oxygen hood that has now proven to work for the doctors at the hospital, NASA said, adding that the production of 500 will begin next week at TSC's Faith Facility in Mojave, California.

85-year-old Covid cured dies in Kerala

He tested negative for COVID-19thrice. Then he had underlying ailments. He was a cardiac patient for three decades, had breathing issues (COPD) and had kidney problems. He recovered from COVID-19 and thanked the medical staff which took care of him. Then he had a kidney problem and infection. He died today morning, but not due to COVID

COVID-19 striking more children than expected

This calculation followed a report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention regarding its clinical study of over 2,100 children in China with COVID-19.

Parts of north, central Kolkata sealed

The roads and lanes surrounding these areas have been sealed and some major thoroughfares closed by the police as part of an aggressive containment and treatment strategy against the COVID-19 disease.

Govt sets foodgrain production target for 2020-21 at 298 mn tonnes

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, said on Thursday that all states should aim to achieve the Kharif target and doubling of farmers' income should be taken up in mission mode.

Aus company to begin 1st human trial of COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization estimated at least 20 other COVID-19 candidate vaccines are in development around the world.

Agra’s Covid-19 tally goes up to 167, five deaths

The rural hinterland of Agra, particularly the Fatehpur Sikri area is also getting exposed to the virus.

Govt defers SSC examination dates till May 3

The new dates will be notified on the website of the Commission and its regional and sub-regional offices.

Surviving Corona: Vistara considers operating Cargo flights

The provision mandated under the national lockdown has dealt a heavy blow to the already struggling aviation industry.

105 new cases take total to 871 in Gujarat with 36 deaths

The state is now rapidly inching towards the one thousand marks with a total of 871 positive cases and 36 deaths.

India slams US govt body, denies religious segregation of COVID-19 patients

"No segregation is being done in civil hospitals based on religion, as clarified by the Gujarat Government,"

Bangladesh detains 382 Rohingya trying to enter by sea

Most of these Rohingya had left the refugee camps in Bangladesh to try and reach Malaysia but were unable to enter the country or any other place, and decided to return, according to the coastguard spokesperson Lieutenant commander Hamidul Islam.

Bengal to give a week’s leave to docs after working for 7 days

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said State Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha has been asked to lay down the mechanism for implementing the new system in consultation with the health ministry.

Prisoners donate Rs 2.3 lakh to CM Relief Fund in UP

The inmates had earned the money from the wages they receive for work in the prison industry, like carpentry, tailoring, weaving, etc.

Hindujas appoint Paul Abraham as President of Foundation

According to a statement, Abraham has come to the Hinduja Foundation from the IndusInd Bank, where he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for over 11 years.

Poll victory celebrations at AAP office

Outside the AAP office at ITO, celebrations could be seen in different hues and shades.

AAP’s Delhi victory a lesson for BJP, say CPI-M, Cong in Kerala

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reacted to the Delhi assembly poll results on Tuesday by saying that the verdict was a vote against the communal position taken by the BJP, while the Congress also should learn from this.

Iranians mark 41st anniversary of Islamic Revolution

In Tehran, the demonstrators burned the US and Israeli flags.

Politics of hatred did not work in Delhi: Mamata

Banerjee, who made a phone call to AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to congratulate him on his party's resounding success, later told media here that the BJP was losing every poll now.

Bouquets are passe, gift a plant this Valentine’s Day

If you are thinking of gifting your loved ones a beautiful bouquet of flowers this season, think again. This Valentine's Day, gift a live plant rather than a bouquet.

Himachal gets record fish price from Pong reservoir

This has emerged as the leading fishing reservoir in northern India.

Government will announce measures to reduce food prices: ImranKhan

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics last week reported that the inflation rate had risen to 14.6 percent in January from 12.6 percent in the previous month, scaling the highest level in 12 years

Mayawati slams BJP, Congress over Ravidas Jayanti

Mayawati's comment came in the wake of Saturday's exit polls that predict setbacks for the BJP as well as the Congress in Delhi Assembly polls.

Writer Giriraj Kishore passes away

He was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India in the year 2007 and was the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award in 1992.

Robot delivers food, medicines in China hospitals

Taking to Twitter, a user posted a video in which robots are used to serve food and medicines in a hospital in China to the patients who were infected with the coronavirus.

More relief to consumers as fuel prices fall again

The petrol now costs Rs 72.23 a litre in Delhi, Rs 77.89 a litre in Mumbai, Rs 74.92 a litre in Kolkata and Rs 75.04 a litre in Chennai.

Former Bengal power minister Sankar Sen passes away

Sen (92), a noted electrical engineer who was credited with having largely resolved in the 1990s the problem of frequent load shedding in the state, left behind two daughters.

First time in 5 years: Tendulkar takes the bat once again

On Sunday, he donned the Australian green and gold to play an over during the innings break of the Bushfire Cricket Bash legends match.

Final evacuation flight from Wuhan due back in UK

The evacuees will be housed at Kents Hill Park conference center and hotel, where they will remain in isolation for two weeks - the incubation period of the virus - to ensure they are not infected.

No fundamental right to claim quota in promotions: SC

The top court observed the state government has the absolute discretion to decide whether or not to provide for reservation in jobs or reservations in promotions. Also, the state government is not under any obligation to do so.

Nurse treating corona virus patients mimes a hug to her daughter

The video was tweeted by Chinese state media outlet Xinhua with the caption: "A Chinese nurse in a coronavirus-hit hospital in Henan Province gives her sobbing daughter an 'air hug.' #coronavirus."

Pakistan Assembly passes resolution to publicly hang child sexual abusers

The resolution was presented by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and passed by all lawmakers, apart from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

1,000 Kudumbashree hotels to serve Kerala meals at Rs 25

Apart from this lunch, Kudumbashree has been given the nod to start a chitty program, which would be an extension to the microfinance scheme which already is running quite well.

Kerala Budget’s ‘green’ touch’: Ban on CFL, filament bulbs

He said that bulbs used in street light and in government buildings will be replaced by LED bulbs and sale of CFL and filament bulbs banned from November 2020

China deploys robots on Nova Corona Virus front lines

More than 30 disinfection robots designed and produced by a Shanghai-based enterprise have entered major hospitals in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, to combat the epidemic.

Sisodia’s OSD held after middleman named officer: Source

The agency had arrested OSD Gopal Krishna Madhav, a senior Delhi government officer, on Thursday on the charge of accepting Rs 2 lakh in bribe. The CBI is slated to present Madhav in a Delhi court later in the day.

Bryant memorial service on Feb 24 in Los Angeles

Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26.

61 test positive for nCoV on quarantined Japanese ship

The new cases on the Diamond Princess ship bring Japan's number of confirmed cases to 86, the second-highest figure after China which on Friday confirmed 636 deaths and 31,161 infections.

SC will hear PIL against Shaheen Bagh protesters after Delhi polls

On a lighter note, the court, deferring the petition, said: "Let the cat be out of the bag."

US makes new terms for violence reduction in Afghanistan

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah's spokesman, said that the US special envoy for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalilzad, during his recent trip to Kabul said he had submitted proposals to the Taliban to extend the duration of the reduction in violence.

Odisha govt issues advisory for rainfall, thunderstorm

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena, in a letter, asked the district collectors to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate steps to face any eventuality.

Imran Khan admits India won’t reverse Kashmir decision

He was speaking at a special session of the legislative assembly of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to express solidarity with Kashmiri separatists. Islamabad had designated the day as 'Kashmir Solidarity Day'.

Shaheen Bagh infant death: Bravery award winner writes to CJI

Bobde to issue directions to stop children and infants from participating in the demonstration. Shaheen Bagh has been the epicenter of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

Lakhs descend on Telangana’s Medaram for tribal fair

Devotees were having a holy dip in Jampanna Vagu, a tributary of Godavari river. Jampanna was the tribal warrior and the son of tribal Goddess Sammakka who was killed in a war with the Kakatiya Army. The tribals believe that a dip in the stream washes off their sins.

India-Pakistan nuclear war would harm ocean life

For the study, published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal, the researchers looked at how climate changes stemming from nuclear war would affect the oceans.

‘Kashmir changes unconstitutional as people not consulted’

While abrogating Article 370, the government of India and the Parliament forgot the elementary fact that India got legal right to enter the state only because of the condition of Instrument of Accession

Change in design of Jaipur Walled City upsets experts, residents

The people noticed the change after the area in the Walled City was opened to the public following the culmination of the work on Jaipur Metro.

Taylor and Latham were unstoppable in the middle overs: Kohli

Stand-in captain Latham hit a 48-ball 69 and shared a crucial 138-run stand with Ross Taylor who was unbeaten on 109 to win the match for the Black Caps.

10 infected with corona virus on quarantined Japanese ship

The coronavirus symptoms are similar to those of a cold but may be accompanied by fever and fatigue, dry cough and dyspnea (shortness of breath).

“You are in the Q, as Kerala coffers are empty”: Congress

The total plan expenditure for the present fiscal for LSG has pegged at Rs 7500 crore.

No existence of drug mafia in Goa: CM

Sawant, however, told the Goa legislative assembly in a written reply that since Goa is a tourism destination drugs could be "smuggled" into the state.

Woman army major molested in Raj; Court orders reinvestigation

According to sources, the accused named in the FIR has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. It was learned that the victim is in the Engineering Corps of the Indian Army while the accused Lieutenant Colonel is posted in the Army Supply Corps in Allahabad.

Indian women keep tricolour flying in the world chess

In the girl's section, R. Vaishali is world number 10.

Fuel prices unchanged as Brent hits 13 months low

WTI crude was also trading down on Monday, at $49.99 per barrel, below the $50 threshold after falling 3.04 percent on the day at New York Mercantile Exchange.

Tech failure hits start of Democratic presidential nomination race

The results reporting app introduced by the party crashed on Monday in Iowa, the first of the 50 US states to hold the party election.

No decision on NRC at national level, says govt

Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai replied that so far the government has not taken any decision on the NRC.

Sex racket busted in Taj city: 3 foreigners nabbed

The arrests were made on Monday evening. However, during the action, one male and three female members of the gang managed to escape, while the manager of the hotel was arrested.

Abdullah opposes Ghani’s ‘reform’ of Foreign Affairs Ministry

Kabul : Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has opposed President Ashraf Ghani's "reforms" to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and urged to stop any type of "hurried" moves both in the country's diplomatic offices abroad...

Trinamool, DMK give suspension notice in RS on CAA

The DMK notice was given by Trichi Siva and the Trinamool's by Derek O'Brien. The opposition has kept the pressure on the government to roll back the Citizenship Act which was passed by Parliament in the winter session.

512 prisoners released in SL to mark I-Day

The amnesty has been granted on the recommendation of Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms, reports Xinhua news agency.

Congress-led opposition stages walkout over CAA

Trinamool Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Biju Janata Dal and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), however, kept sitting in the House.

FDA approves first peanut allergy drug for kids

Treatment with the drug, Palforzia, can be used for children between 4 and 17 years old with a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy, the FDA said in a statement.

Refrain from travel to China: Cabinet Secretary

Besides, from now on, anyone with a history of travel to China since January 15, 2020, could be quarantined.

Twitter adds Bitcoin emoji; Dorsey uses it in bio

Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Twitter showed off the platform's newest feature. This is demonstrated in his Twitter bio as well, which contains nothing but the hashtag and the symbol.

Dhoni the best captain India has seen: Rohit

MS Dhoni is the one who has been like that. It's in-born. It has helped him to make such good decisions on the field and now you see he is the most successful Indian captain with all three ICC trophies with him and many IPL titles as well.

ArcelorMittal bags iron ore block in Odisha

The company won the iron ore mines committing to pay 107.55 percent of its sale value of ore to the state government when production starts, said the official.

Sabarimala case: SC to frame issues for arguments

Many senior advocates -- Fali Nariman, Kapil Sibal, and Shyam Divan -- strongly opposed the nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde attempting to broaden the contours of the issue.

Pakistanis return from China as flights resume

Following the resumption of flights, two flights carrying Pakistanis arrived from China earlier in the day, a Dawn news report quoted Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza as saying.

Third case of coronavirus confirmed in Kerala

Shailaja, in a special mention in the Kerala Assembly, said that a third case has tested positive for Coronavirus and has been under isolation at the Kanhangad in Kasargode district and the condition of the youth, who was a student in Wuhan, is stable.

180 Nepalis in China request to return home

The embassy in Beijing on Saturday issued a public notice, asking Nepalis in Hubei to fill out a form if they wish to return to Nepal, reports The Kathmandu Post.

NIA raids underway in valley, Davinder’s house searched again

Searches were also being carried out in Tral in Pulwama district at the ancestral house of suspended Deputy SP Davinder Singh, sources said.

13 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog

According to northern railway officials, Gaya-New Delhi Mahabodhi Express was delayed by 4 hours, followed by Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express running behind its schedule by 3 hours.

Youth Cong files police complaint against Anurag Thakur

The Youth Congress chief was accompanied by National Office bearers of the frontal organization along with several other youth congress members.

IITian Arvind Krishna replaces Ginni Rometty as IBM CEO

Currently working as IBM's Senior Vice President for Cloud and Cognitive Software and touted as the principal architect of the company's $34 billion acquisition of open-source software giant Red Hat, Krishna will also be a member of the Board of Directors, effective from April 6.

US, India totally aligned on Indo-Pacific partnership: State Dept

Asked about Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's recent assertion that the US Indo-Pacific strategy was to exclude China, Walter Douglas, a Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said: "It excludes no nation, every nation should be part of it."

Man United rope in Portuguese Bruno Fernandes

Bruno put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year, a statement on United's official website said.

Pak terrorist killed in encounter in Jammu

The incident took place at around 5.45 a.m. when a police team was randomly checking vehicles near the Nagrota toll post on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and intercepted a Srinagar-bound truck.

China coronavirus toll 170, WHO declares health emergency

A group of 15 experts announced the global alert almost one week after its first declaration when the organization assured the outbreak had not reached the status of a global epidemic.

UP hostage crisis: All 23 children rescued, captor shot dead

According to the police, the incident took place at Mohamadabad area here when Batham had invited about 20 children to his house for a party and then locked them in.

Jamia firing: Shooter’s FB post on ‘ending’ CAA protest

The man, who goes by the name of Rambhakt Gopal on Facebook, has written several posts that he would "end the protest" at Shaheen Bagh by January 31.