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     Living coronavirus found on frozen food packaging for first time: China's health authority
    Beijing: China's health authority has confirmed the detection and isolation of living novel coronavirus on the outer packaging of imported frozen marine fish in the port city of Qingdao, in what it described as the first detection of its kind on the cold food chain in the world. By K J M Varma    
     China extends emergency use of its coronavirus vaccines to three more cities
     Beijing: Days after joining the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) COVAX alliance to equitably distribute COVID-19 vaccines across the world, China has stepped up the usage of its coronavirus vaccines to three more cities for urgent use. By K J M Varma
     Hope of COVID-19 vaccine deployment in UK by New Year: Report
     London: One of the UK's senior-most medical chiefs has indicated that a vaccine against COVID-19 could be ready to be deployed by the start of the New Year, according to a media report on Sunday. By Aditi Khanna
     UK government scientists warn COVID-19 reinfections 'to be expected'
     London: The UK government's senior scientific advisers have warned that reinfections with COVID-19 are "to be expected" as the novel coronavirus spreads and that the timeframe between each infection may be “relatively short”. By Aditi Khanna
     Senior Indian, Chinese officials attend SCO cultural event, take part in Yoga
     Beijing: Senior officials from India and China as well as diplomats from various countries on Sunday took part in a Yoga event organised by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which is also set to hold key meetings of the top leaders of the eight-member group. By K J M Varma
     16 people killed after landslide hits passenger bus in Gilgit-Baltistan
     Islamabad: At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep ditch after being struck by a landslide in Gilgit-Baltistan region, according to a Pakistani media report. By Sajjad Hussain
     US polls: New Congress could have more Indian Americans to the House    
     Washington, Oct 18 (PTI) The upcoming US elections on November 3 could very well see the expansion of the so called “Samosa Caucus”, a termed coined by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi for informal grouping of Indian-American lawmakers, according to the latest Congressional polls coming from states. By Lalit K Jha IND

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