Friday, June 21, 2024



Asia-Pacific gets new weapon in fight against drug-resistant TB

MANILA, APRIL 12: A faster and vastly more effective treatment for drug-resistant Tuberculosis is being rolled out in the Asia-Pacific region, raising hopes of a "new era" in tackling one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. The region had most of the world's estimated 10.6 million new TB cases in 2022, and more than half of the 1.3 million deaths, World Health Organization (WHO) figures show. While TB can be successfully treated with antibiotics, more than 3% of new TB patients are resistant to commonly prescribed drugs. Until recently, treatment...
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NIA busts cross-border weapon smuggling network in Mizoram; key accused held

New Delhi, February 3: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted a cross-border smuggling network of arms, ammunition and explosives and arrested a key accused from Mizoram, an official said on Saturday. Lalngaihawma, a resident of Mamit area of Mizoram, was nabbed from Aizwal following inputs regarding the operations of a well-organised, large-scale illegal arms and ammunition supply network operating in certain north-eastern states of the country, a spokesperson of the federal agency said. The arrest was made as part of investigation into a case registered by NIA on December 26...