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Breast cancer cases surge as cervical dips

NEW DELHI: The good news: fewer women in India now suffer from cervical cancer – counted among the worst of killers. The bad news: breast cancer cases have shot up alarmingly, across the country.A landmark analysis of cancer cases in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore between 1982-2005 (24 years) by the Indian Council of Medical …

Politics

Tax dispute bill bars cases linked to undisclosed foreign assets, income

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday introduced a bill in Lok Sabha, which aims to significantly reduce the huge tax disputes linked to direct taxes totalling Rs 9.3 lakh crore, unlock revenues for the Centre and provide relief for tax payers. But it bars cases involving undisclosed foreign assets and income. The provisions of the …

Health

Coronavirus has infected more than 24,500 people globally: List of countries with cases

Most of the coronavirus deaths have been in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December. In China, 490 deaths have been registered | Photo from REUTERS A viral outbreak — new type of coronavirus — that began in China has infected more than 24,500 people globally. …

General

Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll in China rises to 490, Japan confirms 10 fresh cases on ship

Deaths from the new coronavirus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday while new cases on a Japanese cruise ship, in Hong Kong and in Thailand showed the increasing spread of the outbreak and renewed attention toward containing it. Ten people from the cruise ship tested positive and were taken to hospitals, while all …

General

Vietnam confirms 3 fresh coronavirus cases, bringing up total to 8

The latest confirmed cases were in the same flight from Wuhan in China, to Vietnam and had close contact with three previous patients detected on January¬†30. The coronavirus cases are currently limited to four out of 63 provinces in Vietnam. (Image for representation: AP) Vietnam confirmed an additional three cases of the new coronavirus, the …

General

US confirms more coronavirus cases, details quarantine plans for returning travelers

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced a second case of transmission of the new coronavirus within the United States and provided more detailed plans on how it will handle travelers returning from China as the country works to limit the outbreak. “We expect to see more cases of person-to-person …