High life satisfaction linked to better overall health

Toronto, March 5 (IANS) Higher life satisfaction is associated with better physical, psychological and behavioural health, say researchers. The research found that higher life satisfaction is linked to 21 positive health and well-being outcomes, including a 26 per cent reduced risk of mortality, a 46 per cent reduced risk of depression, a 25 per cent […]


ICC to identify Delhi-based fixing kingpin

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption unit (ACU) is hoping to publicly identify a corruption mastermind in New Delhi soon, based on pieces of evidence gathered from players and officials. The ACU believes that most cricket corruption cases around the world can be linked back to 10 or 12 individuals […]


Brazil reports over 1,600 Covid deaths for 3 days

Brasilia, March 5 (IANS) Brazil has registered more than 1,600 Covid-19 deaths for a third consecutive day, following a record single-day count of 1,910 fatalities, according to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry said that the new fatalities has increased the country’s overall death toll to 260,970, Xinhua news agency reported. In the previous 24 […]

Democrats reintroduce American Dream & Promise Act

Washington, March 5 (IANS) House Democrats have reintroduced the American Dream and Promise Act, which will enable US-raised immigrant youth known as “Dreamers” to earn lawful permanent residence and citizenship, according to an official statement. The announcement of reintroducing the bill, co-authored by Democrat Representatives Nydia Velazquez (New York-07) and Yvette D. Clarke (New York-09), […]

US weekly jobless claims rise to 745,000

Washington, March 5 (IANS) Initial jobless claims in the US increased to 745,000 last week, indicating stalled recovery in the labour market, the Labour Department reported. In the week ending February 27, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 9,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised level of 736,000, according to a […]

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Ethiopia reports 1,161 new Covid-19 cases

Addis Ababa, March 4 (IANS) Ethiopia registered 1,161 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 161,974 as of Wednesday evening, the country’s Ministry of Health said. The ministry said five new deaths from the coronavirus were reported across the country during the same period, bringing the national death toll […]

Ghana begins mass vaccination program against Covid-19

Accra, March 4 (IANS) The government of Ghana has rolled out a program to commence the mass vaccination of people living in some 43 epicenter-districts in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions against the Covid-19 pandemic. Among eligible persons for the vaccination program includes healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, persons with underlying medical conditions, […]

Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 3.91 mn

Addis Ababa, March 4 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 3,914,044, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union (AU), on Wednesday said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 104,382, while some 3,496,382 […]