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As Ganesh Chaturthi festival starts today, prohibitory orders in Mumbai

Ganesh Chaturthi, also called Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the 10-day festival marking the birth of Ganesh and is celebrated with pomp across Mumbai and Maharashtra.
Devotees take home a Ganpati idol for Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Devotees take home a Ganpati idol for Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 06:31 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Karnataka to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi for only 3 days from today

  • The BBMP asked people to immerse the traditional Ganesha idol, made up of biodegradable material in their homes in buckets or mobile tankers of the civic agency.
The immersion of idols in lakes has been band.(HT Photo)
The immersion of idols in lakes has been band.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 05:47 AM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: Vaccine inequality across districts is high, but it is decreasing

The first part of this two-part data journalism series built alternative estimates of India’s adult population across districts by using the 2019 electoral roll. 
A health worker prepares a dose of the Covishield vaccine, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca Plc. and manufactured by Serum Institute of India Ltd.(Bloomberg file photo)
A health worker prepares a dose of the Covishield vaccine, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca Plc. and manufactured by Serum Institute of India Ltd.(Bloomberg file photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 04:36 AM IST
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By Abhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

TN extends ban on festivals till Oct 31, says events could be Covid ‘super spreaders’

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin announced the extension of the ban, which has been imposed on top of the existing Covid-19 restrictions in the state until September 15
Ganesh idols on display at a marker in Coimbatore on Thursday on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. (ANI)
Ganesh idols on display at a marker in Coimbatore on Thursday on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. (ANI)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 01:58 AM IST
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Covid-19 pandemic triggered suicidal tendency among school children: Expert

During the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the suicidal tendency among schoolchildren also rose significantly
Dr Chaudhary says that suicide prevention has become very important as the number of suicide attempts has gone up amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Representative photo)
Dr Chaudhary says that suicide prevention has become very important as the number of suicide attempts has gone up amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Representative photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 01:22 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Chandigarh: PGIMER, Dadumajra health centre inspected by parliamentary committee

The team reviewed PGIMER’s patient care facilities, its changed norms due to Covid-19 pandemic, preparations regarding third wave and more
Director of PGIMER Dr Jagat Ram (third from right) with the members of the parliamentary standing committee in Chandigarh on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Director of PGIMER Dr Jagat Ram (third from right) with the members of the parliamentary standing committee in Chandigarh on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 12:34 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Big Ganesh pandals in Mumbai prepared for online darshan

With Covid-19 pandemic casting a damp spell on the festive season, most big Ganpati pandals in Mumbai will go online, making sure devotees are not devoid of a glimpse of the lord.
Devotees carry the idol of Lord Ganesh to a pandal, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
Devotees carry the idol of Lord Ganesh to a pandal, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. (Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 12:31 AM IST
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By Shreya Bhandary and Neha Tripathi, Mumbai

Mumbai Police impose section 144 to prohibit crowding during Ganpati festival

The Mumbai Police decided to impose section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the city from September 10 to September 19, prohibiting crowding at Ganpati pandals in view of the threat of third Covid-19 wave.
Ganpati mandals have been asked to arrange digital darshan for devotees to prohibit crowding amid section 144. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Ganpati mandals have been asked to arrange digital darshan for devotees to prohibit crowding amid section 144. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 12:23 AM IST
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By Megha Sood, Mumbai

Ivermectin doesn’t cut viral load in Covid-19 patients, AIIMS study shows

The antiparasitic medicine Ivermectin did not reduce the viral load or duration of symptoms in patients with Covid-19 even at higher doses, shows a randomised controlled trial in 157 patients admitted with mild to moderate disease at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) during the first surge of infections between July and September last year
The AIIMS trial divided the participants into three groups – one receiving 12mg Ivermectin (dosage usually prescribed by physicians), one receiving 24mg of Ivermectin, and the third receiving a placebo (HT Photo)
The AIIMS trial divided the participants into three groups – one receiving 12mg Ivermectin (dosage usually prescribed by physicians), one receiving 24mg of Ivermectin, and the third receiving a placebo (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 01:28 AM IST
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By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi must revisit its traffic plans in wake of Covid-19, say experts

In this last instalment of a four-part series, Hindustan Times spoke to traffic experts, researchers and senior police officers to understand how various aspects of travelling have changed since the pandemic hit
A traffic jam near Moti Bagh in Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A traffic jam near Moti Bagh in Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 05:45 AM IST
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By Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Can’t order use of red ant chutney as Covid cure...take jab: Supreme Court

“How can we ask the entire country to use a chutney as cure for Covid-19?” the bench, headed by Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud asked the lawyer, appearing for Odisha-based engineer and researcher Nayadhar Padhial who had petitioned the court.
There is no scientific evidence that red ant chutney can protect people against Covid-19. (Shutterstock)
There is no scientific evidence that red ant chutney can protect people against Covid-19. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 04:40 AM IST
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By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

97% of Afghanistan's population could plunge into poverty by mid-2022, says UN

In addition to a prolonged drought and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Afghanistan is contending with the upheaval caused by the current political transition: frozen foreign reserves, collapsing public finances, increasing pressure on the banking system, and rising poverty.
Taliban soldiers stand in front of a sign at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9, 2021.(via Reuters)
Taliban soldiers stand in front of a sign at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9, 2021.(via Reuters)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 11:34 PM IST
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Daily Covid bulletin: Two deaths, 29 fresh cases in Punjab, infection toll reaches 16,451

Twenty-three people recovered from the Covid-19 infection, taking the number of those who have been cured to 5,84,169
Till now, the Covid-19 infection has claimed 16,451 lives in Punjab. (HT Photo)
Till now, the Covid-19 infection has claimed 16,451 lives in Punjab. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 11:24 PM IST
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By Press Trust of India, Chandigarh

Unemployment rate in India rose to 10.3% in Oct-Dec 2020: Survey

The rise in the unemployment rate comes in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which suspended commercial activities for a long time, leading to people losing jobs countrywide.
Job seekers wait in a queue for interviews at a job fair in Chinchwad, Maharashtra.(Reuters (File photo))
Job seekers wait in a queue for interviews at a job fair in Chinchwad, Maharashtra.(Reuters (File photo))
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 10:56 PM IST
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Ind v ENG 5th Test: Indian players return negative results for Covid-19- Report

  • India vs England 5th Test: All players in the Indian squad tested negative for Covid-19 and the match is likely to go ahead. 
All players in Indian squad test negative, 5th Test likely to go ahead- Report(AP)
All players in Indian squad test negative, 5th Test likely to go ahead- Report(AP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 11:04 PM IST
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No additional restrictions for Ganesh fest: Dilip Walse-Patil

PUNE This Ganesh festival will not have additional restrictions aside from the ones already in place to curb Covid-19
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Published on Sep 09, 2021 10:21 PM IST
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TN extends ban on festivals till Oct 31, says events could be ‘super spreaders’

In its order, the TN government expressed concerns that such events (festivals, political, social and cultural gatherings) could become potential super spreaders of Covid-19.
The order assumes significance as the Ganesh Chaturthi festival is set to be celebrated on September 10.(Reuters | Representational image)
The order assumes significance as the Ganesh Chaturthi festival is set to be celebrated on September 10.(Reuters | Representational image)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 10:09 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Japan withdraws from hosting Club World Cup due to pandemic

The Japan Football Association (JFA) has withdrawn from hosting the 2021 Club World Cup due to the Covid-19 situation in the country, world soccer's governing body (FIFA) said on Thursday.
Japan withdraws from hosting Club World Cup due to pandemic. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE(REUTERS)
Japan withdraws from hosting Club World Cup due to pandemic. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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PAK all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of NZ series

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the New Zealand series. Nawaz has been quarantined as per the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Covid-19 protocols.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of New Zealand series(TWITTER/PCB)
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of New Zealand series(TWITTER/PCB)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 09:56 PM IST
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ANI | , Rawalpindi [pakistan]

Does 1 vaccine dose prevent death? Modi govt reveals data, says 96.6% efficacy | Covid

Vaccine: Doses, death rates and doubts
Vaccine: Doses, death rates and doubts
Published on Sep 09, 2021 09:30 PM IST
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Initial findings from Biotech's nasal vaccine show 'promising results': Govt

  • After developing India’s first indigenous anti-Covid shot, Covaxin, the Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company is now developing an intranasal jab for the country.
The vaccine is being developed with support from the department of biotechnology (DBT) and Biotechnology Industry Research Associate Council (BIRAC).(File Photo / REUTERS)
The vaccine is being developed with support from the department of biotechnology (DBT) and Biotechnology Industry Research Associate Council (BIRAC).(File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Buttler reacts after another positive test in Indian camp puts 5th Test in doubt

  • Jos Buttler reacted after the fifth Test at Manchester was thrown into uncertainties following India's junior physio Yogesh Parmar testing positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, which prompted the Virat Kohli-led side to cancel their practice session on the eve of the Test match.
Buttler reacts after another positive test in Indian camp puts 5th Test in doubt(Action Images via Reuters)
Buttler reacts after another positive test in Indian camp puts 5th Test in doubt(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 08:37 PM IST
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Have Covid-19 lockdowns taken a toll on relationships? A study finds

The findings of a new study on dating and married couples in India who were surveyed before and after India's COVID-19 lockdown, suggested that relationship satisfaction, love, intimacy, and passion have significantly lowered post lockdown.
Love in relationships has been collateral damage to COVID-19.(Pixabay)
Love in relationships has been collateral damage to COVID-19.(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 08:08 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Worried about heart problems post Covid-19? Here's what you need to do

  • Experts say you should not take any chances with your heart post Covid-19 recovery and go for cardiac screening every six months.
Cardiac issues are rising in people post their Covid recovery.(Pixabay)
Cardiac issues are rising in people post their Covid recovery.(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 07:39 PM IST
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By Parmita Uniyal

Union health ministry announces new Covid vaccine tracker: What we know so far

Director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research Dr Balram Bharagava said that the tracker would be available on the ministry’s official website in a “few days’ time.”
More than 716 million vaccine doses, including the 8,651,701 doses in the last 24 hours, have been administered in the country as of 7am on Thursday.(HT Photo)
More than 716 million vaccine doses, including the 8,651,701 doses in the last 24 hours, have been administered in the country as of 7am on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre waiting for scientific validation of Covid jabs for children: VK Paul

  • With schools reopening all over the country questions on the availability of vaccines for children have started to roll in.
NTAGI is likely to meet in early September to discuss the modalities of vaccination for those over the age of 12.(ANI Photo)
NTAGI is likely to meet in early September to discuss the modalities of vaccination for those over the age of 12.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

1st shot of Covid-19 jab is 96.6% effective in preventing death: Centre

  • Meanwhile, the cumulative number of total Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has crossed 72 crore on Thursday, the official also mentioned.
The Centre also said that the country is still going through the second wave of Covid-19 and
The Centre also said that the country is still going through the second wave of Covid-19 and "it is not over yet."(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Kerala accounts for 68.59% of India’s Covid-19 cases’, says health ministry

  • An increase in the number of daily Covid-tests has led to the sudden spike of cases in Kerala
Kerala's latest jump in Covid-19 cases comes after a week-long decline in the daily tally of cases. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)
Kerala's latest jump in Covid-19 cases comes after a week-long decline in the daily tally of cases. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: SC turns down plea to change centres for NEET exam

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Updated on Sep 09, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Diet may affect risk and severity of COVID-19: Study

In a recent study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in Gut, people whose diets were based on healthy plant-based foods had lower risks on both counts. The beneficial effects of diet on COVID-19 risk seemed especially relevant in individuals living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation.
A healthy diet consisting of homemade meals, which includes plenty of vegetables, fruits and salads is helpful(Shutterstock)
A healthy diet consisting of homemade meals, which includes plenty of vegetables, fruits and salads is helpful(Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 04:37 PM IST
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