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  • Nipah Virus Spread by Fruit Bats: 5 Points On Infection In Kerala
    The deadly Nipah virus has killed ten people in northern Kerala and has caused a public health scare. The entire state has been put on alert and the centre is closely monitoring the situation. While little is known about the Nipah virus in India, the disease was first reported in the country in 2001 and again six years later, with the two episodes claiming 50 lives. Both times, the disease was reported in West Bengal. Nipah virus or NiV was first identified in Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia in 1998. In 2004, many were infected in Bangladesh after consuming date palm sap contaminated by infected fruit bats. With every new case, doctors and the medical fraternity are leaning new aspects of the Nipah virus and how it affects humans and animals.
  • Hyderabad Woman's Body, Wrapped In A Bag, Dumped Outside Railway Station
    A 30-year-old woman's body was found stuffed in a bag outside a railway station in Hyderabad. The body was tightly wrapped in a plastic gunny bag using rope and Scotch tape and later dumped outside the Dabirpura railway station.
  • Nipah Virus Updates: 6 Dead In Kozhikode, Kerala On High Alert
    The central government has sent a team.Union Health Minister JP Nadda tweeted on Sunday that he had asked the chief of the central disease control body to visit the affected district and take steps. The Nipah virus or NiV infection has symptoms like breathing trouble, inflammation of the brain, fever, headache, drowsiness, disorientation and delirium. A patient can slip into coma within 48 hours.
  • "Congress Was Single-Largest But...": Amit Shah On Goa, Manipur
    Stung by the opposition jeers about its setback in Karnataka, the BJP said on Monday that it had staked claim in Karnataka because that was the "mandate of the people". At a press conference in the evening, party chief Amit Shah said it was the "right" of the single largest party to form the government. On Congress claims about the BJP creating a precedent in Goa and Manipur for exactly the opposite, he said the party had stepped forward in those states because the Congress didn't.
  • All Arrangements In Place To Tackle Nipah Virus: Kerala Health Minister
    After three confirmed deaths due to the Nipah virus (NiV), and reports on eight other patients awaited, Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Monday said things are under control and there is no need to panic.
  • Congress Lawmaker Says Bribe Tape Against BJP Fake, Embarrasses Party
    A Congress lawmaker from Karnataka has alleged that the video his party cited to allege that the BJP, bent on horse trading, had reached out to his wife, is a fake. In a scathing Facebook post, Shivram Hebbar, the lawmaker from Yellapur, denounced the "people who brought out the fake audio clip".
  • Karnataka Lawmakers Still Hotel-Hopping. Another Resort Stint Likely
    Karnataka election: Karnataka's band of wandering lawmakers is still in luxury hotels since their election last week. For three days, they were constantly on the move as the Congress and Janata Dal Secular tried to insulate them from temptations, bribes and threats to switch sides to the BJP
  • Gandhis Talk Of Wider Plan At Meeting With Kumaraswamy: 10 Points
    After a meeting between HD Kumaraswamy and the Gandhis, the Congress on Monday hinted at the possibility of a broader alliance with the JD(S) ahead of next year's General Elections. The chief of Janata Dal Secular met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi last evening amid a growing disagreement between the two parties. Just after getting a shot at forming a government together, the Congress and the JDS appear to be at odds over the post of deputy chief minister - the Congress wants two but Mr Kumaraswamy's party won't have more than one, sources said. The oath ceremony on Wednesday is set to become a show of opposition unity and strength, with Mr Kumaraswamy inviting several chief ministers and other leaders.
  • 3 Dead From Mysterious Nipah Virus In Kerala, Centre Sends Team: 10 Facts
    After three confirmed deaths from the mysterious new "Nipah virus" in Kerala's Kozhikode, the centre has sent a team to the southern state. More deaths with similar symptoms have been reported but officials said medical tests were needed to confirm the cause. Union Health Minister JP Nadda tweeted on Sunday that he had asked the chief of the central disease control body to visit the affected district and take steps. The Director of National Centre for Disease Control is expected to lead the team and work with the state government to try and contain the infection. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office tweeted that a statewide alert has been issued and that the government has opened a 24-hour control room to monitor the situation.
  • High Alert In Kerala After 3 Die Of "Rare And Deadly Nipah Virus" In Kozhikode
    Three people of a family have died in Kerala's coastal city Kozhikode over the last two weeks, reportedly due to a rare virus known as 'Nipah'. Deaths due to the dangerous virus has put the state health department on high alert. State Health Minister KK Shylaja said on Sunday that the nature of the virus was yet to be ascertained.
  • Karnataka Government Formation Highlights: Rahul And Sonia Gandhi Will Attend My Swearing-In On Wednesday, Says HD Kumaraswamy
    HD Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister-designate of the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka, met Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi this evening. Mr Kumaraswamy is expected to take oath on Wednesday.
  • To Change Rajinikanth's Mind On Cauvery, Kumaraswamy Sends An Invite
    JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy may not have taken charge as Karnataka Chief Minister just yet but he is sticking to the stand of the earlier Congress government that the state does not have enough water to share with Tamil Nadu.
  • Congress Leaders To Leave For Delhi Tomorrow For Talks On Government Formation With JD(S)
    Congress leaders in Karnataka will leave for Delhi tomorrow to discuss with the high command, the modalities related to government formation in the state with coalition partner the JD(S).
  • Kumaraswamy May Have Two Deputies, Will Take Oath Alone, Says Congress
    Karnataka may have not one, but two deputy chief ministers, state Congress chief G Parameshwara has said. The final call will be taken by the Central leadership, whom HD Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister of the alliance will meet today.
  • "Ready For Anything": Rajinikanth's Take On 2019 General Elections
    Actor-politician Rajinikanth has promised to play a part in the 2021 elections, but about 2019, he is keeping his cards close to chest. The decision, he said, will be taken once the elections are announced, "but we are ready for anything".

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