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Indian Woman Jailed In Singapore For Breaking Covid-19 Rules

Oct 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Under Singaporean Law, those diagnosed with an acute respiratory infection and given an MC cannot leave their home until they test negative for Covid-19.

UK Rolls Out Free Home Antibody Tests For Covid Positive Persons

Aug 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Under the new scheme, anyone aged over 18 will be able to opt in to take part when booking a PCR Covid-19 test through NHS Test and Trace system.

Fake Covid Test During Kumbh: ED Conducts Raids, Files Money Laundering Case

The ED said it has seized 'incriminating documents, bogus bills, laptops, mobile phones and property documents and Rs 30.9 lakh cash' during the raids

As Covid Cases Spike, Himachal Pradesh Makes RT-PCR Test Mandatory For Tourists

Aug 04, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Those having received both doses of the vaccine will be exempted from this on producing valid vaccine proof/certificates, a detailed Disaster Management Cell advisory said.

Arunachal Pradesh Logs 443 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 More Fatalities Reported

Of the fresh cases, 407 were detected through Rapid Antigen Test, 19 through RT-PCR and 17 by TrueNat method.

27 July, 2021

Ahead of Covid Third Wave, Indian Households Remain Shockingly Unprepared

Rakhi Bose

A survey across 7,116 rural and urban poor households in India found that only 9 per cent had access to a thermometer while only 3 per cent had access to oxygen cylinders.

23 July, 2021

India Records 35,342 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, 483 Fatalities Recorded In 24 Hours

Outlook Web Desk

16,68,561 tests to detect the infection were carried out on Thursday, taking the total number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 45,29,39,545.

19 July, 2021

UP Makes Negative RT-PCR Report Mandatory For People Coming From States With High Positivity Rate

Outlook Web Bureau

The RT-PCR report should not be older than four days, the UP government said.

18 July, 2021

India Logs 41,157 Fresh Covid Cases, 518 Fatalities Reported In 24 Hours

Outlook Web Desk

The ministry said that 19,36,709 tests were conducted on Saturday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 44,39,58,663.

16 July, 2021

PM Urges States With Rising Covid Cases To Take Measures To Prevent Third Wave

Outlook Web Desk

Rise in Covid cases in Maharashtra and Kerala is a matter of grave concern for the country, PM Modi said.

13 July, 2021

Tripura Fights Covid-19 With Spot Antigen Tests And Heavy Fines For Violators

Pinaki Das

Random antigen testing was started in Tripura on Monday and one of the 41 persons tested on the first day tested positive for Covid-19.


08 July, 2021

Covid-19: India Logs 45,892 New Cases In A Day, Deaths Up To 817

Outlook Web Desk

The number of active COVID-19 cases in India stands at 4,60,704, according to the Union Health Ministry statistics on Thursday.

26 June, 2021

India Marks Major Milestone, Conducts Over 40 Crore Covid Tests

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, health authorities tested 35 crore Covid-19 samples till June 1 and the number rose to 40,18,11,892 on Friday.

23 June, 2021

Man Walks On Baggage Belt After He Is Denied To Fly Without RT-PCR Report

Outlook Web Bureau

The police on Tuesday said Suraj Pandey, 36-year-old businessman fom Rudrapur in Uttar Pradesh, turned violent and started shouting.

17 June, 2021

Private Firm Under Scanner For Fake Covid Tests During Kumbh

Outlook Web Bureau

The probe found several irregularities in the test report

14 June, 2021

UK Scientists Develop Gadget That Can Detect Covid Via Smell; Check Details

Outlook Web Bureau

The study tested devices with organic semiconducting (OSC) sensors, which could potentially be used as a Covid-19 screening tool.

11 June, 2021

J&K Holds Covid Test Camps For Nomadic Tribes, Vaccination Remains A Challenge

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Every year before the onset of summer thousands of these tribes walk with their cattle from their respective village in Jammu to cooler destinations in Kashmir.


07 June, 2021

Explained: Fully Vaccinated For Covid But Feel Sick? Here’s What You Can Do

Outlook Web Bureau

Covid-19 poses a particular challenge because people with asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic infections can spread the disease – and insufficient contact tracing and testing mean those without symptoms are rarely detected.

Photo Gallery

A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler to test for COVID-19 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.

AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves after attending Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh

A crane being used to lift an idol of Goddess Durga after immersion to prevent pollution in River Ganga in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

Children dressed as Lord Rama, Bharat, Lakshmana and Shatrughan during Nati Imli Bharat Milap Leela, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia offers his prayers at Ram Tirth temple, in Amritsar.

PTI Photo

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu