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List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

01 May 2020

List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

The Union Health Ministry has decided to segregate the 733 districts in India into three categories of red, orange, and green zones as the "lockdown 2.0" nears its scheduled end.

Coronavirus cases rise in Maharashtra, state headed towards Stage 3

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases rise in Maharashtra, state headed towards Stage 3

Maharashtra witnessed a big jump in coronavirus cases, from 52 to 63, and the state is heading towards the dreaded Stage 3 of the outbreak, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday, while urging people to maintain self-discipline.

J&K: 2 suspected of coronavirus infection isolated in Jammu

07 Mar 2020

J&K: 2 suspected of coronavirus infection isolated in Jammu

As the number of cases of a deadly coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continue to be on the rise, Jammu and Kashmir administration identified two persons suspected to be infected.

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

04 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

After a third person tested positive for the coronavirus, Kerala declared epidemic as a "state calamity" on Monday.

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

02 Jan 2020

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

The recent reports of children's deaths at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, have raised a serious alarm about the healthcare provisions at the facility.

I have been working on economy: "Tai" Nirmala Sitharaman

19 Sep 2019

I have been working on economy: "Tai" Nirmala Sitharaman

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi stormed to power again in May 2019, he gave the ministry of finance to Nirmala Sitharaman.

"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

18 Jun 2019

"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

The fierce outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar has left many worried, but apparently, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey couldn't be less bothered.

Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

17 Jun 2019

Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

As Bihar continues to reel under rising mercury, all government and government-aided schools in the state have been ordered to remain shut till June 22.

Doctors v/s Mamata: 300 doctors quit in West Bengal

15 Jun 2019

Doctors v/s Mamata: 300 doctors quit in West Bengal

For the last five days, doctors in West Bengal have been protesting and the strike is only intensifying with each day.

Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

14 Jun 2019

Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

Earlier this week, an unruly mob attacked two doctors in Kolkata. They claimed an elderly patient died due to "medical negligence".

PM Modi condoles death of Lok Sabha member Bhola Singh

20 Oct 2018

PM Modi condoles death of Lok Sabha member Bhola Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed sorrow at the demise of Lok Sabha member Bhola Singh.

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma passes away at 49

20 Mar 2018

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma passes away at 49

Senior journalist Sunil Sharma (49) on Monday succumbed to a heart attack.

After Fortis, Medanta charges Rs. 16 lakh for 22-day-long treatment

25 Nov 2017

After Fortis, Medanta charges Rs. 16 lakh for 22-day-long treatment

Medanta hospital in Gurgaon has charged Rs. 16 lakh for the 22-day-long dengue treatment of a seven year old boy. The boy, Saurya Pratap Singh, passed away on Wednesday.

IS threat imposes high-alert on Capital city

10 Mar 2017

IS threat imposes high-alert on Capital city

Delhi has been put on high-alert with intelligence inputs suggesting that the capital may be targeted by the Islamic State to "avenge" the encounter killing of the terrorist in Lucknow.

Chikungunya cases: SC fines Delhi health minister

03 Oct 2016

Chikungunya cases: SC fines Delhi health minister

The Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs.25000 on Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain for not disclosing names of officials who were uncooperative amid the Chikungunya outbreak in the city.

CAG accuses Delhi of under-reporting Dengue toll

26 Sep 2016

CAG accuses Delhi of under-reporting Dengue toll

The Comptroller and Auditor General's office has accused the AAP government in Delhi of under reporting the severity of the dengue outbreak in the capital.

Massive spike in Chikungunya cases in Delhi

20 Sep 2016

Massive spike in Chikungunya cases in Delhi

Authorities said that over the last week over there was an increase of over 150% in cases of Chikungunya in the city.

Delhi: Chikungunya toll rises to 15

18 Sep 2016

Delhi: Chikungunya toll rises to 15

The death toll from Chikungunya in Delhi has risen to 15, and over 2800 people have been infected with various vector borne diseases in the city.

Centre asks Delhi to probe spike in Chikungunya deaths

15 Sep 2016

Centre asks Delhi to probe spike in Chikungunya deaths

The Centre has asked the Delhi government to probe the deaths of 10 individuals in the capital, suspected of having died of Chikungunya.

Delhi reports its first Chikungunya fatality

13 Sep 2016

Delhi reports its first Chikungunya fatality

A 65-year-old man, R. Pandey, succumbed to chikungunya on Monday at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in west Delhi.