UPDATE 5-U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

NEW YORK, Oct 25 - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, strongly criticized her treatment.

3:09am IST

U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans.

2:35am IST

Gov. Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules -mayor

NEW YORK, Oct 25 - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday.

12:50am IST

Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

Oct 25 - Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three West African nations most affected by the outbreak.

25 Oct 2014

UPDATE 1-Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears

* Experts scramble to contain Ebola in 6th West African state (Adds Mauritania shutting its border with Mali)

25 Oct 2014
BSE OIL & GAS +2.31%
BSE-IT -4.00%
BSE AUTO +2.09%
BSE POWER +1.34%
BSE-FMCG +0.15%
BSE-CG +2.04%
BSE-HC +1.57%


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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favours interest rate cut - paper

NEW DELHI - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favours a cut in interest rates to trigger demand in the construction sector, a newspaper report said on Saturday, but the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signalled it will not ease policy until it is confident of lower inflation.