Shalini Ojha

Editor

A mathematics graduate, I handle the national desk. Always looking for items to read, I started off as an entertainment beat writer and made the switch three years into my career. My talents include breaking news and being on top of trending topics.
Shalini Ojha

02 May 2021

Politics

TMC retains West Bengal; DMK unseats AIADMK; Left wins Kerala

The counting of votes for the Assembly elections of four states and one Union Territory is currently underway and the figures from West Bengal have dominated headlines.

02 May 2021

Politics

Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop

The Election Commission on Sunday asked the Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that no victory celebrations take place.

02 May 2021

India

NZ High Commission sends oxygen SOS to Congress, row follows

The New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi on Sunday dropped an SOS message to Congress for oxygen cylinder and received it soon after.

02 May 2021

Politics

Mamata Banerjee-led TMC poised to retain West Bengal

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has taken a comfortable lead in West Bengal, which witnessed one of the most high-octane campaigns in the last few weeks.

02 May 2021

India

Election Commission approaches Supreme Court over Madras HC's sharp remarks

The Election Commission has complained to the Supreme Court regarding the observations made by the Madras High Court about holding polls during a raging pandemic.

02 May 2021

Politics

Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

This morning, the counting of votes began for Assembly elections that were recently held in West Bengal, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.

29 Apr 2021

India

High Court questions Centre over oxygen allocation to Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre why states like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh got more oxygen than they asked for, but the repeated appeals of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in the National Capital weren't entertained.

29 Apr 2021

India

Coronavirus: States have over one crore vaccine doses, says Centre

At a time when several states have complained about being low on vaccine doses and expressed the inability to kick off the third phase of the inoculation drive from May 1, the Centre has claimed that they have over one crore vials with them.

29 Apr 2021

World

Access to medical care limited, leave India: US tells citizens

As apocalyptic scenes emerge from across India owing to a raging coronavirus wave, the United States has advised its citizens to leave the country as soon as possible.

29 Apr 2021

India

Nearly 1.33cr apply for coronavirus vaccine, but couldn't find slots

A staggering 1.33 crore people registered themselves for the coronavirus vaccine on the Indian government's Co-WIN portal on Wednesday after registrations opened for those aged between 18 and 44 at 4 pm.

29 Apr 2021

Politics

West Bengal: Polling for last phase begins amid raging pandemic

Voting for the eighth and final phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal started this morning at 7 am, at a time when the state is struggling to stem the spread of coronavirus.

28 Apr 2021

India

Maharashtra: Fire at hospital kills four patients, 20 others rescued

In an extremely tragic incident, at least four patients died after a fire broke out at a private hospital in Thane's Mumbra. Nearly 20 patients were rescued from the healthcare facility.

27 Apr 2021

India

How are individuals procuring, selling Remdesivir? Bombay HC asks Centre

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the federal government how private individuals were procuring and selling the crucial drug, Remdesivir.

27 Apr 2021

India

Coronavirus: You're passing orders without knowing ground-realities, HC tells AAP

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday told the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led state government that it can't be unreasonable in the fight against coronavirus while hearing a plea of a hospital in connection with an order passed on April 25.

27 Apr 2021

Politics

Election Commission bans victory rallies on and after May 2

Winners of the Assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory can't take out processions on May 2 — the day results will be declared — and even after that, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

27 Apr 2021

World

Coronavirus: Australia suspends passenger flights from India till May 15

All passenger flights originating from India and bound for Australia will remain suspended till May 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday.

27 Apr 2021

India

#VIPCulture: Ashoka Hotel becomes COVID-19 facility for Delhi HC judges

While people in Delhi are struggling to secure a bed for their coronavirus-infected relatives and friends, the state government has ordered that 100 rooms in the five-star Ashoka Hotel should be reserved for High Court judges, judicial officers, and their families.

27 Apr 2021

World

Coronavirus: Biden talks with Modi; vital supplies arrive from UK

As a catastrophic wave of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in India, valuable partners of the country have pledged support.

26 Apr 2021

India

Centre shirks responsibility, wants states, companies to import vaccines: Report

As vaccinations emerge as India's biggest hope against a disastrous second coronavirus wave, a Reuters report has claimed that the federal government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would not import foreign-made vaccines, but wants states and companies to do so.

26 Apr 2021

India

Supplying oxygen to 800 hospitals, only Delhi ones complaining: INOX

As reports of oxygen shortage surface from different parts of the country, supplier INOX on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it is providing oxygen to 800 hospitals across India, but only the ones from National Capital are complaining.

26 Apr 2021

India

You're responsible for second coronavirus wave: HC tells Election Commission

In sharp remarks, the Madras High Court on Monday solely blamed the Election Commission for the second wave of coronavirus.

26 Apr 2021

India

No stocks, can't vaccinate all from May-1, say four states

Four states, ruled by the Opposition, have claimed they won't be able to vaccinate the entire population from May 1 as they don't have enough doses.

26 Apr 2021

Politics

Seventh phase of West Bengal polls underway amid coronavirus spike

At a time when a raging COVID-19 wave is ripping India apart, the seventh phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal started today.

26 Apr 2021

World

Coronavirus: United States will send raw material required for Covishield

Just as India is fighting a devastating second wave of coronavirus, the Joe Biden administration in the United States has pledged to help the Asian nation.

24 Apr 2021

India

#OxygenCrisis: 20 COVID-19 patients die at Delhi's Jaipur Golden Hospital

In an extremely tragic event that highlights the dire condition of hospitals in India's capital, 20 patients died at Delhi's Jaipur Golden Hospital last night, due to a shortage of medical oxygen.

24 Apr 2021

India

Bengaluru battered: 124 coronavirus-linked deaths recorded in one day

Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, hit a new peak of daily deaths on Friday, as 124 more people died of COVID-19.

24 Apr 2021

India

Delhi records highest-ever 348 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Delhi registered 348 fatalities linked to coronavirus on Friday, marking the highest single-day death toll since the pandemic began.

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