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Hajj 2022: Date, history, significance of Muslims pilgrimage and Day of Arafah

Hajj 2022: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history and significance of the Muslims' pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the importance of the Day of Arafah, ahead of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid
Muslim worshippers around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on July 5, 2022. - One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed to participate in this year's hajj -- a key pillar of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims with the means are required to perform at least once -- after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by AFP)
Muslim worshippers around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on July 5, 2022. - One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed to participate in this year's hajj -- a key pillar of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims with the means are required to perform at least once -- after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by AFP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 02:09 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Healthy habits to fight against the common cold

More often than not common cold, if not treated on time, can cause more serious conditions like flu and pneumonia. Doctors share simple health tips to fight against the common cold this monsoon
Healthy habits to fight against the common cold(Gustavo Fring )
Healthy habits to fight against the common cold(Gustavo Fring )
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 01:16 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

India sees 23% jump in daily Covid tally with 16,159 cases; 28 new deaths added

Covid cases in India July 6, 2022: The active cases have climbed to 1,15,212 and constitute 0.26% of the total cases (4,35,47,809). The daily Covid positivity rate is at 3.56% while the weekly rate is at 3.84%, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 4.54 lakh samples were tested for Covid in the last 24 hours. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 4.54 lakh samples were tested for Covid in the last 24 hours. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 10:48 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Immune response triggered by Covid-19 infection can damage brain, finds study

Researchers from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) examined brain changes in nine people who died suddenly after contracting the virus.
Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 can trigger brain damage may help inform development of therapies for COVID-19 patients who have lingering neurological symptoms, according to NIH. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 can trigger brain damage may help inform development of therapies for COVID-19 patients who have lingering neurological symptoms, according to NIH. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 05:47 AM IST
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Delhi sees minor rise in tally with 615 Covid cases, positivity rate at 3.89%

With this, Delhi’s overall Covid-19 infection tally – since the start of the pandemic – rose to 19,38,048. The tally of active cases in the city rose to 2,507, from 2,938, a day ago.
15,829 Covid tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 9879 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 5950 rapid antigen tests.
15,829 Covid tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 9879 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests and 5950 rapid antigen tests.
Published on Jul 05, 2022 10:34 PM IST
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Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami
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