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A team of scientists and doctors from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a DNA test which they claim will quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation.(ANI)

DNA test can identify pneumonia in Covid-19 patients, aiding treatment: Study

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:32 PM IST
A team of scientists and doctors from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a DNA test which they claim will quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation.
Image for representation.
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4 arrested for trying to shield rape-accused police constable in Ujjain

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Four people have been arrested, including two constables and a Class IV employee of the health department.
In a study in The Lancet Microbe, the test was found to have an average sensitivity – the ability to correctly identify those with Covid-19 – of 94.4% and a specificity – correctly identifying those without the disease – of 100%.(REUTERS)
In a study in The Lancet Microbe, the test was found to have an average sensitivity – the ability to correctly identify those with Covid-19 – of 94.4% and a specificity – correctly identifying those without the disease – of 100%.(REUTERS)

90-minute British DnaNudge Covid-19 test is accurate, Lancet study finds

London | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Faster testing could allow more people to return to work or permit testing on entry to hospital, thus slowing a second spike in coronavirus infections.
BJP MLA Mahesh Negi (in pic) and his wife have asked police to conduct narco test on him and a woman who has accused him of rape and fathering a child.(ANI)
BJP MLA Mahesh Negi (in pic) and his wife have asked police to conduct narco test on him and a woman who has accused him of rape and fathering a child.(ANI)

Rape accused Uttarakhand BJP MLA seeks narco analysis, woman insists on DNA test

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 06:52 PM IST
The MLA and his wife say the narco test will reveal the truth about a conspiracy to extort Rs 5 crore from him.
BJP MLA Mahesh Singh Negi has been accused of rape and fathering a child.(ANI)
BJP MLA Mahesh Singh Negi has been accused of rape and fathering a child.(ANI)

Ready for any probe, says Uttarakhand BJP MLA accused of rape

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:02 PM IST
BJP MLA Mahesh Singh Negi had been summoned by the party’s Uttarakhand unit chief Bansidhar Bhagat on Monday evening to present his version of the alleged rape case.
Uttarakhand BJP MLA Mmahesh Singh Negi represents the Dwarahat constituency of Almora district.(ANI)
Uttarakhand BJP MLA Mmahesh Singh Negi represents the Dwarahat constituency of Almora district.(ANI)

Cong seeks DNA test of Uttarkhand BJP MLA accused of rape and fathering a child

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:46 PM IST
The BJP leadership in Uttarakhand said the party would wait for the investigation to finish before any action.
The court also clarified that the guiding principle is that when there is a variance between ocular and medical evidence, the former would hold sway over the latter.(HT photo)
The court also clarified that the guiding principle is that when there is a variance between ocular and medical evidence, the former would hold sway over the latter.(HT photo)

DNA test result not conclusive evidence in rape cases: HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The prosecution stated that a minor deaf and dumb girl (16) was raped in February 2018, but the pregnancy came to light only after her marriage was solemnised a few months after the incident.
The human remains of the unidentified woman had been discovered by the police in two suitcases close to a quarry near Coleford in the Forest of Dean on Tuesday night.(HT File)
The human remains of the unidentified woman had been discovered by the police in two suitcases close to a quarry near Coleford in the Forest of Dean on Tuesday night.(HT File)

Indian-origin man charged with assisting offender in murder case in UK

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 04:57 PM IST
The pair have been refused bail and the police said that the results of DNA tests to establish the identity of the victim are still awaited.
Doctors said the cause of death was strangulation and bleeding.
Doctors said the cause of death was strangulation and bleeding.

Unnao minor’s autopsy highlights brutal assault

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Police are suspecting the involvement of people from the village or nearby areas. “We are pinning hopes on the DNA test of the suspects,” according to a police official.
Mukhesh Kumar Mann, SHO, Badshahpur police station, however, refuted the allegations and said they never received any complaint.(HT image)
Mukhesh Kumar Mann, SHO, Badshahpur police station, however, refuted the allegations and said they never received any complaint.(HT image)

Woman alleges newborn swapped, demands DNA test; hospital booked

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 11:32 AM IST
The family claimed it had given a police complaint earlier as well and had also written to the CM’s window in February and March.
Silhouette of pregnant woman.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Silhouette of pregnant woman.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rajasthan woman wants police to probe who’s the father of her child

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 12:34 PM IST
The woman claimed that taking advantage of her illiteracy, her in-laws and husband have intentionally entered the wrong name in the Aadhaar card, police said.
The body of a two-day-old girl was fished out of a nullah near Mahim (East) on Tuesday.(HT File (Representative Image))
The body of a two-day-old girl was fished out of a nullah near Mahim (East) on Tuesday.(HT File (Representative Image))

In Mumbai’s Mahim, two-year-old girl’s body found in nullah

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 04:25 AM IST
According to the police, the baby girl’s body was spotted by locals around 6.30pm, near Maharashtra Nagar. “We inquired with the locals, but they did not have any clue of who might have done it.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

Despite HC order police didn’t submit list of cops who didn’t ensure DNA tests in rape cases

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jabalpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2019 10:52 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh police was pulled up by state High Court for not listing the policemen who failed to ensure mandatory DNA test in nearly 17% rape cases that took place between July 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019.
The three-year-old was sleeping with her mother at the railway station on Thursday when she was picked up by Rinku Sahu, seen here in CCTV footage, walking away with the sleeping girl in his arms.(Credit : Railway Police / Screengrab)
The three-year-old was sleeping with her mother at the railway station on Thursday when she was picked up by Rinku Sahu, seen here in CCTV footage, walking away with the sleeping girl in his arms.(Credit : Railway Police / Screengrab)

Jamshedpur minor rape-murder: Police pin hope on DNA tests to confirm girl’s identity

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 01:26 PM IST
Police arrested the main accused Rinku Sahu with the help of CCTV footage along with co-accused Kailash Kumar under section 6 of the Pocso Act on July 30.
The Bombay high court has directed Binoy Kodiyeri, the son of Kerala CPI (M) state secretary Balakrishnan Kodiyeri, to undergo a DNA test to verify claims of rape and cheating by a Mumbai based woman.
The Bombay high court has directed Binoy Kodiyeri, the son of Kerala CPI (M) state secretary Balakrishnan Kodiyeri, to undergo a DNA test to verify claims of rape and cheating by a Mumbai based woman.

HC asks Kerala CPI (M) leader’s son accused of rape to undergo DNA test

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 12:59 AM IST
The woman has claimed that Kodiyeri fathered her child, who is now eight years old. Kodiyeri has denied this and approached the court for quashing the FIR.
The accused, 13-years-old then, was convicted for raping and impregnating the 12-year-old girl in 2015.(AP file photo for representation)
The accused, 13-years-old then, was convicted for raping and impregnating the 12-year-old girl in 2015.(AP file photo for representation)

Minor gets 3 years in prison for raping, impregnating minor girl

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 11:21 AM IST
According to police, following the crime, family members of the rape survivor refused to accept her and drove her out of their house. The administration later intervened and shifted her to a shelter home where she delivered a baby.
Binoy Kodiyeri was booked for rape under Section 376 and breach of trust and cheating under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).However, Binoy denied the allegations and said that it was a blackmailing tactic.(FACEBOOK.)
Binoy Kodiyeri was booked for rape under Section 376 and breach of trust and cheating under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).However, Binoy denied the allegations and said that it was a blackmailing tactic.(FACEBOOK.)

Mumbai court grants bail to Kerala CPI (M) leader’s son charged with rape

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 06:22 PM IST
The Sessions court in Dindoshi directed him to appear before the investigating officer on every Monday and asked him to pay a security deposit of Rs 25,000. The court also said if the police seek a DNA test to prove paternity he will have to co-operate with them.
Gangster Muzakkir Muddassar Sayed alias Munna Jhingada, presently in Thailand, has refused DNA test.(HT File Photo)
Gangster Muzakkir Muddassar Sayed alias Munna Jhingada, presently in Thailand, has refused DNA test.(HT File Photo)

Gangster, who allegedly attacked Chhota Rajan in Bangkok, says no to DNA test

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manish K Pathak
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Gangster Sayyad Muzzakkir Muddasar Hussain, alias Munna Jhingada, served jail term in Thailand and was released in 2011.
Police recovered the chopped finger of the accused man from the floor of the bus.(Shutterstock)
Police recovered the chopped finger of the accused man from the floor of the bus.(Shutterstock)

Chopped finger of man who stabbed 3 helps Delhi Police catch him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:28 AM IST
The suspect had accidentally chopped off his right hand index finger while stabbing the passengers. Police recovered the finger from the floor of the bus.
Father Robin Vadkumcherry (51), a senior Catholic priest was handed down 20 years of rigorous imprisonment on Saturday for sexually assaulting a minor girl for more than four years.(HT PHOTO)
Father Robin Vadkumcherry (51), a senior Catholic priest was handed down 20 years of rigorous imprisonment on Saturday for sexually assaulting a minor girl for more than four years.(HT PHOTO)

Kottiyoor rape case: Catholic priest gets 20 years in jail for raping minor

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 08:04 PM IST
The infamous Kottiyoor rape case came to light after the 17-year-old victim gave birth to a baby boy in a hospital run by the same parish.
Himanshu’ father, a supervisor at the Hotel Arpit Palace, has been missing since the fire at the hotel. The 19-year-old says he does not believe that the only unidentified body is that of his fathers’s.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Himanshu’ father, a supervisor at the Hotel Arpit Palace, has been missing since the fire at the hotel. The 19-year-old says he does not believe that the only unidentified body is that of his fathers’s.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Hotel Arpit Palace fire: 19-year-old hopes the only unidentified body is not his father’s

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 02:10 PM IST
In the Hotel Arpit Palace fire, only one remains to be identified and a DNA test will be done to confirm the identity of the dead person.
During her medical check up, the police discovered the rape survivor was two-months pregnant.(HT Photo)
During her medical check up, the police discovered the rape survivor was two-months pregnant.(HT Photo)

49-yr-old gets 10 years imprisonment for raping, impregnating teen relative

Hindustan Times | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 11:43 PM IST
A few days after the assaults, when she visited her aunt, she confided in her about the attacks
Phoenix police on Saturday were investigating reports of a sexual assault after a woman who has been hospitalized in a vegetative state for the past decade gave birth.(AFP File Photo)
Phoenix police on Saturday were investigating reports of a sexual assault after a woman who has been hospitalized in a vegetative state for the past decade gave birth.(AFP File Photo)

Woman in coma for 14 years gives birth to baby, sparks sexual assault probe

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 12:03 PM IST
No one knew the woman was pregnant and healthcare staff were initially unsure why she was moaning, the reports said. Hacienda Healthcare spokesperson declined to say whether its staff were being asked to undergo DNA testing to identify a possible suspect, or whether the facility was taking any preventative measures to protect patients against a similar situation.
Grief-stricken Indonesians queued with photos or waited on DNA tests Wednesday, to find out if their missing loved ones were among bodies being held in a hospital morgue after a devastating tsunami tore families apart.(AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB)
Grief-stricken Indonesians queued with photos or waited on DNA tests Wednesday, to find out if their missing loved ones were among bodies being held in a hospital morgue after a devastating tsunami tore families apart.(AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB)

Photos and DNA tests as Indonesians search for lost relatives

Carita, Indonesia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 07:00 AM IST
The task of identification has been made more difficult by multiple relatives making duplicate reports of missing loved ones.
The accused, Sunil Kumar (20), who was arrested from Jhansi for allegedly raping and murdering a three year old girl, at old commissioner of police office, before being taken to district court, in Gurugram(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The accused, Sunil Kumar (20), who was arrested from Jhansi for allegedly raping and murdering a three year old girl, at old commissioner of police office, before being taken to district court, in Gurugram(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram minor rape case: Skeleton of minor raped and murdered recovered after 5 years in Gwalior

PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2018 12:06 PM IST
Following a lead given by Kumar, the investigating team managed to recover a girl’s skeletal remains in Gwalior on Saturday and her clothes, which were partially burnt and buried near the body. The clothes have been sent for a forensic examination. Kumar had placed a heavy stone at the spot to prevent suspicion, the police said
Preserved palms of five of the 13 tribals killed in police firing in Odisha’s Kalinga Nagar in January 2006 were found scattered near a memorial pillar on Sunday.(HT File Photo/Representational Image)
Preserved palms of five of the 13 tribals killed in police firing in Odisha’s Kalinga Nagar in January 2006 were found scattered near a memorial pillar on Sunday.(HT File Photo/Representational Image)

Chopped palms of five tribals killed found scattered in Odisha club

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 07:46 AM IST
The palms were chopped supposedly to obtain the fingerprints of the five as their faces had been disfigured after being fired from a close distance indiscriminately in 2006. The police had fired on the tribals opposing their displacement for a Tata steel plant after a constable was killed in an arrow attack.
The 2-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea early Monday just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.(Reuters Photo)
The 2-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea early Monday just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.(Reuters Photo)

Lion Air crash search finds debris, belongings on seafloor

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 08:15 PM IST
The search for the crashed Lion Air plane has found aircraft debris and passenger belongings on the seafloor but the object thought to be the fuselage is still eluding it, an Indonesian official said Wednesday.
File photo of Sen. Elizabeth Warren who has released results of a DNA test showing Native American ancestry in an effort to diffuse the issue ahead of any presidential run.(AP File)
File photo of Sen. Elizabeth Warren who has released results of a DNA test showing Native American ancestry in an effort to diffuse the issue ahead of any presidential run.(AP File)

US senator Elizabeth Warren accuses Trump of ‘creepy comments’ about her DNA test

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 03:08 PM IST
Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is seen as a potential 2020 challenger to Trump, appears to have taken a page out of his political playbook, striking back almost instantly at the president who continues to ridicule her claim of Native American ancestry.
20-year-old Sarfaraz Shaikh was arrested for the murder of 39-year-old HDFC bank Vice President Siddharth Sanghvi.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
20-year-old Sarfaraz Shaikh was arrested for the murder of 39-year-old HDFC bank Vice President Siddharth Sanghvi.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)

Siddharth Sanghvi murder: Accused Sarfaraz’s custody extended

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Tandel & Megha Sood
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 04:55 AM IST
NM Joshi officers told the court on Wednesday that they are still looking for Sanghvi’s purse which Sarfaraz claims he had thrown a few metres away from where the police found Sanghvi’s body, in a farm near Haji Malang.
This is the first case of a death penalty awarded by a POCSO court in Dehradun.(Representative image)
This is the first case of a death penalty awarded by a POCSO court in Dehradun.(Representative image)

Ex-gurdwara volunteer awarded death for rape, murder of two sisters

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Parwan Singh was found guilty on August 20 after which justice Rama Pandey pronounced the punishment on Thursday, in the first case of a death penalty awarded by a POCSO court in Dehradun.
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