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Delhi man arrested for raping 12-year-old; victim in ICU

06 Aug 2020

Delhi man arrested for raping 12-year-old; victim in ICU

A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl was arrested in Delhi, the police said on Thursday. The minor underwent surgery after the brutal sexual assault which reportedly left her bleeding constantly.

AIIMS vaccine trials: 80% volunteers found unfit for study

04 Aug 2020

AIIMS vaccine trials: 80% volunteers found unfit for study

Nearly two weeks ago, AIIMS Delhi had started the Phase 1 human trial of COVAXIN — the first candidate vaccine developed indigenously in India to fight the spread of COVID-19.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

04 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

In the updates since last night, Twitter drew flak for an error that restricted tweeting.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

27 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

Over the weekend, another case was added to the list of lawsuits against Google.

COVAXIN: First part of phase 1 trials complete; results encouraging

26 Jul 2020

COVAXIN: First part of phase 1 trials complete; results encouraging

The first part of phase I trials of India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate has completed and the results are said to be encouraging.

As coronavirus cases surge, PM to meet CMs next week

25 Jul 2020

As coronavirus cases surge, PM to meet CMs next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to convene a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of all states on July 27, Monday, to discuss the coronavirus situation in their respective regions and the steps taken to mitigate the effect of the biggest health crisis in a century.

AIIMS Delhi starts human trials of India's first COVID-19 vaccine

24 Jul 2020

AIIMS Delhi starts human trials of India's first COVID-19 vaccine

The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi has started human trials of COVAXIN, the country's first indigenously developed vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

AIIMS Nagpur develops smart band to monitor COVID-19 patients

23 Jul 2020

AIIMS Nagpur develops smart band to monitor COVID-19 patients

In a bid to help with COVID-19 containment efforts, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Nagpur, has developed a smart wrist band.

Delhi past its peak, is worst phase of pandemic over?

21 Jul 2020

Delhi past its peak, is worst phase of pandemic over?

Delhi, that seemed to have lost the battle to coronavirus in June, changed its fortunes in the last couple of weeks and is showing a great deal of improvement.

You can enroll for AIIMS's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Here's how

19 Jul 2020

You can enroll for AIIMS's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Here's how

India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, is set to go into human trials at AIIMS Delhi.

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

19 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

India has reported 38,902 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day spike thus far. The national tally now stands at 10,77,618 cases.

Hindu family cremates Muslim-woman, AIIMS punishes staff for swapping bodies

09 Jul 2020

Hindu family cremates Muslim-woman, AIIMS punishes staff for swapping bodies

The country's premier medical institute, AIIMS, has been receiving criticism for mixing up two bodies — sending the body of a Muslim woman to a Hindu family and vice versa.

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

04 Jul 2020

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across India, the latest data from Union Health Ministry confirms. In the last 24 hours, a record 22,771 fresh cases were recorded in India, taking the total tally to 6,48,315.

COVID-19 symptoms but tested negative twice, 26-year-old doctor dies

04 Jul 2020

COVID-19 symptoms but tested negative twice, 26-year-old doctor dies

A 26-year-old junior doctor, working in Delhi, passed away on Thursday at his hometown Rohtak, hours after telling his elder brother that he was confident he was infected with coronavirus. Surprisingly, he tested negative twice.

Bihar: Father of groom, who died of coronavirus, booked

03 Jul 2020

Bihar: Father of groom, who died of coronavirus, booked

A few days ago, a wedding in Bihar turned into a funeral as the groom allegedly died of coronavirus, two days after he tied the knot. And now, in a recent development, the groom's father Ambika Chaudhary has been named in an FIR registered by Patna district administration.

Government allows people above 65 to vote via postal ballots

02 Jul 2020

Government allows people above 65 to vote via postal ballots

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the government has now allowed people over the age of 65 to vote by postal ballots.

Expert committee to decide on conducting NEET, JEE-Main by tomorrow

02 Jul 2020

Expert committee to decide on conducting NEET, JEE-Main by tomorrow

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday said that an expert committee will decide on conducting the NEET and JEE exams by Friday.

Rajasthan: Groom's family to pay for treatment after "super-spreader wedding"

01 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Groom's family to pay for treatment after "super-spreader wedding"

A lavish wedding ceremony in Rajasthan's Bhilwara has given sleepless nights to officials, who are toiling day in and out to keep coronavirus cases to a minimum.

Delhi is setting up plasma bank for treating COVID-19 patients

29 Jun 2020

Delhi is setting up plasma bank for treating COVID-19 patients

In light of a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections, Delhi is moving to set up a plasma bank.

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

28 Jun 2020

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi will not reach 5.5 lakh by July-end, as previously estimated by the Delhi government on June 9.

Delhi is now India's coronavirus capital: What all went wrong

26 Jun 2020

Delhi is now India's coronavirus capital: What all went wrong

In numerous media interactions and interviews, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated Delhi won't become New York, the global epicenter of coronavirus, or Mumbai for that matter, where the largest number of cases of COVID-19 were concentrated in India.

CBSE's decision on scrapping pending Class XII exams likely tomorrow

23 Jun 2020

CBSE's decision on scrapping pending Class XII exams likely tomorrow

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the scrapping of the pending Class XII examinations will be taken by Wednesday evening.

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

15 Jun 2020

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his week by chairing an important all-party meeting, called to assess the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which isn't making any positive headway.

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

14 Jun 2020

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.

After spending 18 days on ventilator, four-month-old beats coronavirus

13 Jun 2020

After spending 18 days on ventilator, four-month-old beats coronavirus

Amid gloomy news items about the coronavirus pandemic, a story of hope and resilience was reported from Andhra Pradesh.

Delhi's hospitals for Delhiites: List of documents needed for treatment

08 Jun 2020

Delhi's hospitals for Delhiites: List of documents needed for treatment

Delhi, which is seeing a worrying rise in coronavirus cases, has taken a "step" towards protecting its overwhelmed healthcare system by reserving beds in state-run and private hospitals only for residents, a move that has earned criticism for the AAP-led government.

Beds and Delhi: Heartbreaking stories debunk Arvind Kejriwal's claims

05 Jun 2020

Beds and Delhi: Heartbreaking stories debunk Arvind Kejriwal's claims

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants residents to trust the government. He has repeatedly said Delhi won't become the next New York as it's four steps ahead in this battle.

Pragya Thakur in AIIMS, reveals BJP after 'missing' posters emerge

30 May 2020

Pragya Thakur in AIIMS, reveals BJP after 'missing' posters emerge

In Bhopal, the parliamentary constituency of BJP's controversial politician Pragya Singh Thakur, several "missing posters" were spotted on Friday, taking a swipe at her absence from the area when it is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

Salman Khan's 'Ready' co-star Mohit Baghel dies at age 26

23 May 2020

Salman Khan's 'Ready' co-star Mohit Baghel dies at age 26

Actor Mohit Baghel died on Saturday in his hometown Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

21 May 2020

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India surged past 1.12 lakh, with an uptick of over 5,200 new COVID-19 cases. The death toll in the outbreak also stood at 3,434.

Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, shifted out of ICU: Reports

11 May 2020

Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, shifted out of ICU: Reports

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS last night, is stable and has been shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), multiple reports said on Monday.

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS: Details here

10 May 2020

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS: Details here

In a recent development, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been admitted to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), after he complained of chest pain. He is under observation at cardio-thoracic ward of the hospital.

Coronavirus will peak in India in July end: WHO envoy

09 May 2020

Coronavirus will peak in India in July end: WHO envoy

According to the World Health Organization's special COVID-19 envoy, Dr. David Nabarro, India's quick decisions helped it contain the coronavirus spread but that doesn't mean the worst is over.

People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry

08 May 2020

People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry

On Friday, the Health Ministry urged Indians to learn to live with the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: 1,888 dead in India; Delhi records biggest spike again

08 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,888 dead in India; Delhi records biggest spike again

India has reported over 56,000 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 1,888, as per data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics till late-Thursday.

Coronavirus outbreak likely to peak in June-July, says AIIMS Director

07 May 2020

Coronavirus outbreak likely to peak in June-July, says AIIMS Director

The Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Randeep Guleria, on Thursday said that the coronavirus outbreak will likely peak in India in June-July.

How the Visakhapatnam gas leak happened: A timeline

07 May 2020

How the Visakhapatnam gas leak happened: A timeline

A tragic incident unfolded in Visakhapatnam early Thursday morning when a gas leaked from a chemical plant in the city.

Coronavirus: Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital closed after nurse tests positive

26 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital closed after nurse tests positive

A civic hospital in North Delhi was closed on Saturday after a nurse tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said that India has flattened the curve of the coronavirus outbreak.

Yogi Adityanath won't attend father's funeral due to coronavirus lockdown

20 Apr 2020

Yogi Adityanath won't attend father's funeral due to coronavirus lockdown

This morning, Anand Singh Bisht, the father of Yogi Adityanth passed away at AIIMS Delhi and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has declared he will not be attending the last rites due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.