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Suspected Covid-19 patients arrive at a government hospital for tests in New Delhi | Photo: Kamal Kishore | PTI

Delhi sees highest single-day spike with 1,295 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 19,844

The health department said the cumulative death figures refer to fatalities where primary cause of death is Covid-19, as per the Death Audit Committee report.
Army personnel being screened at the Command Hospital in Kolkata | Photo: PTI

Govts will need to support armed forces with PPEs, ventilators if Covid situation worsens

Lt Gen. Anup Banerji says the armed forces have enough PPEs and ventilators for the 10,000 beds prepared for civilians, but could need more if the Covid-19 crisis spirals.
Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare | Photo: ANI

If you have flu symptoms, tell us — new health ministry advice to detect more Covid-19 cases

Joint Secretary at the health ministry Lav Agarwal says people can either call Covid-19 helplines or contact frontline medical staff to report themselves.
Coronavirus protection

What is community transmission — how one can contract COVID-19 without travelling

The health ministry has denied cases of community transmission in India which means those sick have only been infected by a known source.
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Stay on online sale of drugs to continue till rules are framed, says Delhi High Court

Pharmacies urged the court to remove the prohibition on online sale of drugs, saying they held licences and no medicines were sold illegally.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
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This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.