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  • 11:16 PM IST

    There is no data to suggest that the pediatric age group is going to get affected because innate immunity will be there. So acute COVID is unlikely in the pediatric age group (in the possible third wave): Dr Dhiren Gupta, Paediatric Pulmonologist at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

  • 10:45 PM IST

  • 9:59 PM IST

    Air India’s Indore-Dubai flight will start on September 1. The flight will operate every Wednesday: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

  • 9:30 PM IST

    For the first time, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all the seats in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections scheduled in December: MLA Jarnail Singh

  • 9:29 PM IST

    For the first time, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all the seats in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections scheduled in December: MLA Jarnail Singh

  • 8:59 PM IST

    India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 58.82 crores, with the administration of more than 56 lakh vaccine doses today: Union Health Ministry

  • 8:27 PM IST

    More than 50 people fell sick and were treated for suspected food poisoning after having ‘prasad’ at a religious function in Assam’s Charaideo district: Police

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Kerala reports 13,383 new COVID-19 cases, 21,942 recoveries, and 90 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total recoveries: 36,53,008
    Death toll: 19,584
    Active cases: 1,54,563

    85,650 samples tested for COVID in the last 24 hours. Test positivity rate is 15.63%

  • 7:35 PM IST

    US FDA grants Pfizer Covid vaccine full approval for people aged 16 and older: AFP

  • 7:15 PM IST

    Delhi reports 17 fresh COVID-19 cases and 41 recoveries today with zero deaths.

    Active cases: 374
    Total cases: 14,37,334
    Total recoveries: 14,11,881
    Death toll: 25,079 (no new deaths)
    Positivity rate: 0.04%