Highlights: Delhi logs 249 new cases, six deaths

The global tally of Covid-19 is at more than 101 million, while the death toll is nearing 2.2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
A medical worker prepares to inoculate a colleague with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine, Madurai.
A medical worker prepares to inoculate a colleague with a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine, Madurai.
Updated on Jan 30, 2021 12:47 AM IST
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India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,720,048 after the Union health ministry on Friday said the country had recorded 18,855 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. Also on Thursday, the health ministry said more than 2.8 million healthcare workers had been vaccinated across the country; the first million were inoculated within just six days of the commencement of vaccination drive on January 16, the ministry said. This, it said, made India the fastest country to reach 1 million vaccine shots in the world. 2 million vaccinations were done in just 11 days, again making India the fastest country to reach the mark, the ministry further said.

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India is using Oxford University-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited’s Covaxin for emergency cases. Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) is manufacturing Covishield in the country while Covaxin is India’s first indigenous vaccine against the disease. India’s caseload of Covid-19 is the second-highest globally, behind that of the United States, and ahead of Brazil. The respective tallies of the US and Brazil stand at over 25 million and nine million respectively, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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  • Jan 29, 2021 10:25 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu reports 509 new cases, six deaths

    Tamil Nadu reported 509 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 8,37,327. The death toll after six new fatalities stands at 12,345.

  • Jan 29, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh reports 171 new cases, three deaths

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  • Jan 29, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    Gujarat reports 335 new infections, one death

    Gujarat reported 335 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 2,60,901. The death toll after one new fatality stands at 4,385.

  • Jan 29, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    Haryana reports 107 new cases, one death

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  • Jan 29, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    Delhi logs 249 new cases, six deaths

    The national capital recorded 249 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 6,34,773. The death toll after six new fatalities stands at 10,841.

  • Jan 29, 2021 09:09 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 2,771 new coronavirus infections, 56 deaths

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  • Jan 29, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    UK strain of Covid-19 infects 166 in India

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  • Jan 29, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 recoveries near 10.4 million

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  • Jan 29, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    India logs 18,855 new Covid-19 cases, 163 deaths

    India registers 18,855 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 10,720,048. Deaths at 154,010 with 163 fresh fatalities.

  • Jan 29, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    Over 195 million samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR

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  • Jan 29, 2021 08:46 AM IST

    Brazil's Covid-19 tally crosses 9 million

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  • Jan 29, 2021 08:11 AM IST

    Vaccine found 89% effective in UK trial: Novavax

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  • Jan 29, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Mexico's death toll overtakes India, third-highest in world

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'Extreme heat' warning begins in UK as France battles ‘devastating wildfire’

Updated on Aug 11, 2022 02:55 PM IST
The ‘amber’ heatwave warning follows Britain's first-ever red "extreme heat" warning in July, following months of minimal rainfall.
Firefighters deploy to fight a fire in a forest near homes in Clefs-Val-D'Anjou, near La Fleche, western France, where flames have ravaged more than 500 hectares of forests since a fire started on August 8.(AFP)
Firefighters deploy to fight a fire in a forest near homes in Clefs-Val-D'Anjou, near La Fleche, western France, where flames have ravaged more than 500 hectares of forests since a fire started on August 8.(AFP)

Radio host Joti Mann assaulted outside Canada home

Published on Aug 11, 2022 02:46 PM IST
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Radio host Joti Mann who was assaulted by three armed unidentified persons in Brampton. (BY ARRANGEMENT)
Radio host Joti Mann who was assaulted by three armed unidentified persons in Brampton. (BY ARRANGEMENT)

Facebook sparks outrage by complying with US police in an abortion case

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Criticism built after media reports revealed the social networking giant had turned over messages key to a mother being criminally charged with an abortion for her daughter.
FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. (Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. (Reuters)
AFP |

Mercedes-AMG One enters production, assembly done by hand

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The Mercedes-AMG One hypercar is capable of churning out 1,049 hp of peak power.
The Mercedes-AMG One hypercar is capable of churning out 1,049 hp of peak power.

'I would rather lose than...': Rishi Sunak on UK prime minister race

Published on Aug 11, 2022 10:28 AM IST
"People can judge me on my record,” Sunak said on winning the UK's Prime Minister race.
“I would rather lose than win on a false promise,” Rishi Sunak said.(REUTERS)
“I would rather lose than win on a false promise,” Rishi Sunak said.(REUTERS)
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Forty-two Malian soldiers killed in suspected Islamist attack

Published on Aug 11, 2022 09:58 AM IST
One of the deadliest attacks in recent years for the Malian army, which has been battling a decade-long insurgency by militant groups that have spread across West Africa's Sahel region.
Forty-two Malian soldiers were killed and 22 injured in an attack. (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Forty-two Malian soldiers were killed and 22 injured in an attack. (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Kim Jong Un had suffered fever symptoms, reveals North Korea on defeating Covid

Updated on Aug 11, 2022 09:57 AM IST
North Korea has never confirmed how many people caught COVID-19, apparently lacking testing supplies. It had instead reported daily numbers of fever patients, which totalled some 4.77 million, but has registered no new such cases since July 29.
North Korea supremo Kim Jong Un(AFP)
North Korea supremo Kim Jong Un(AFP)
Reuters |

Will President Xi Jinping order PLA to invade Taiwan?

Published on Aug 11, 2022 09:21 AM IST
  • National security experts believe that Taiwan will be a very difficult fish to swallow by PLA as the economic ramifications of Taipei’s land attack missiles on China’s developed east coast will be huge and set back the Communist nation by at least a decade.
China fired 11 Dong Feng ballistic missiles over Taiwan in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to Taipei on August 2.
China fired 11 Dong Feng ballistic missiles over Taiwan in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to Taipei on August 2.

Japan's male minister tried ‘pregnancy belly’ to address falling birthrate issue

Published on Aug 11, 2022 07:56 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet Wednesday and named former Bank of Japan official Masanobu Ogura, 41, to take over the charge of tackling the country's declining birthrate from ruling party veteran Seiko Noda, a mother of one.
Japan's minister of state for measures for declining birthrate Masanobu Ogura. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)
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Bloomberg |

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Published on Aug 11, 2022 07:32 AM IST
  • Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday's blasts — or that any attack took place. But satellite photos clearly showed at least seven fighter planes at the base had been blown up and others probably damaged.
This satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC shows destroyed Russian aircraft at Saki Air Base after an explosion Tuesday, August 9, 2022, in the Crimean Peninsula, the Black Sea peninsula seized from Ukraine by Russia and annexed in March 2014. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)(AP)
This satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC shows destroyed Russian aircraft at Saki Air Base after an explosion Tuesday, August 9, 2022, in the Crimean Peninsula, the Black Sea peninsula seized from Ukraine by Russia and annexed in March 2014. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)(AP)
AP | , Kyiv, Ukraine

Nepal battles 'Twindemic' as swine flu wreaks havoc amid rising Covid cases

Published on Aug 11, 2022 07:23 AM IST
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Several Public health experts have warned that the H1N1 virus along with Covid-19 could cause a "twindemic" in the Himalayan country. (Representation purpose)
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ANI | , Kathmandu

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Tesla and SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk.(REUTERS)
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Reuters |

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Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
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Tourists go through pre-departure formalities at the Sanya Phoenix airport as stranded holidaymakers prepare to leave the Covid-hit resort city of Sanya on Hainan Island in China. (Photo by Str/AFP)
By | Written by Sharangee Dutta, New Delhi

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Former President Donald Trump waves as he departs Trump Tower. (AP Photo)(AP)
Former President Donald Trump waves as he departs Trump Tower. (AP Photo)(AP)
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