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Several parts of India likely to receive rainfall soon: IMD

12 Apr 2021

Several parts of India likely to receive rainfall soon: IMD

Several parts of the country are likely to receive rainfall in next five days due to different cyclonic circulations, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

Virulent strains could be behind surge in infections: AIIMS chief

12 Apr 2021

Virulent strains could be behind surge in infections: AIIMS chief

People not adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behavior and the circulation of highly infectious strains of SARS-COV-2 could be the primary reasons behind the surge in coronavirus infections in India, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said on Monday.

Kerala: Dancing medicos inspire cops to bat for vaccines

12 Apr 2021

Kerala: Dancing medicos inspire cops to bat for vaccines

Dancing to the tunes of 1970s Boney M classic Rasputin, Janaki and Naveen, two medical students from Kerala's Thrissur Medical College, have shaken the social media for more reasons than one.

From night guard to IIM professor: Ranjith Ramachandran's inspiring story

12 Apr 2021

From night guard to IIM professor: Ranjith Ramachandran's inspiring story

From working as a night watchman to being employed as a professor at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), it has been a phenomenal journey for 28-year-old Ranjith Ramachandran.

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

12 Apr 2021

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, was reportedly recommended for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in India on Monday.

In grave error, Patna hospital wrongly declares man dead

12 Apr 2021

In grave error, Patna hospital wrongly declares man dead

A state-run hospital in Bihar's capital has courted controversy by declaring an alive patient dead and even handing out a death certificate to the family, prompting an inquiry into the incident.

Difficult to follow coronavirus norms, says cop on Kumbh crowd

12 Apr 2021

Difficult to follow coronavirus norms, says cop on Kumbh crowd

Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across India, the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, is continuing unabated.

Rare conjoined twins born with two heads and three hands

12 Apr 2021

Rare conjoined twins born with two heads and three hands

A woman has given birth to rare conjoined twin daughters with two heads and three hands at a private hospital in Odisha's Kendrapara district on Sunday, doctors said.

Over 50% SC staff contract coronavirus, judges to work remotely

12 Apr 2021

Over 50% SC staff contract coronavirus, judges to work remotely

India's ferocious second wave of coronavirus has jolted the Supreme Court, situated in Delhi, with more than 50% of the staff members testing positive.

Farmers ready to talk if government invites: Tikait

12 Apr 2021

Farmers ready to talk if government invites: Tikait

Farmers protesting the contentious new farm laws are ready to talk if the Centre invites them, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said on Sunday, maintaining that the dialogue would resume where it had ended on January 22 and the demands remain unchanged.

Health emergency: Gujarat HC initiates suo motu PIL on coronavirus

12 Apr 2021

Health emergency: Gujarat HC initiates suo motu PIL on coronavirus

On Sunday, the Gujarat High Court initiated a suo motu public interest litigation (PIL) on the coronavirus situation in the state.

COVID-19: Central inspection teams flag issues in worst-hit states

12 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Central inspection teams flag issues in worst-hit states

The central inspection teams sent to three of the worst-hit states in the current wave of COVID-19 - Maharashtra, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh - have flagged various problems they are facing.

COVID-19 second wave worrying, be extra cautious: Adityanath

12 Apr 2021

COVID-19 second wave worrying, be extra cautious: Adityanath

The current COVID-19 wave is worrying and people need to take all the precautions and follow safety protocols, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday at an all-party meeting, which was not attended by the Samajwadi Party, the main opposition in the state.

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi to be known as Sanskrit City

12 Apr 2021

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi to be known as Sanskrit City

Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, which is also the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be known as Sanskrit City, owing to the high number of schools on the subject there.

Maharashtra records 63,000+ coronavirus cases; CM holds meeting on lockdown

12 Apr 2021

Maharashtra records 63,000+ coronavirus cases; CM holds meeting on lockdown

On Sunday, Maharashtra reported more than 63,000 fresh coronavirus cases, the biggest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: India reports biggest single-day spike with 1.7L new cases

11 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India reports biggest single-day spike with 1.7L new cases

India on Sunday reported roughly 1.7 lakh fresh coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike yet for the sixth consecutive day. The nationwide tally climbed past 13.5 million cases.

India to get 5 more COVID-19 vaccines by October: Report

11 Apr 2021

India to get 5 more COVID-19 vaccines by October: Report

India is likely to have five more COVID-19 vaccines by October this year, top government sources told the news agency ANI.

Delhi's fourth COVID-19 wave 'more dangerous', says Arvind Kejriwal

11 Apr 2021

Delhi's fourth COVID-19 wave 'more dangerous', says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the current and fourth wave of COVID-19 in the national capital is more dangerous than before.

Madhya Pradesh: Congress MLA misbehaves with doctor after patient's death

11 Apr 2021

Madhya Pradesh: Congress MLA misbehaves with doctor after patient's death

A government hospital doctor in Madhya Pradesh resigned on Saturday after Congress MLA PC Sharma allegedly misbehaved with him.

Coronavirus: 15-day lockdown likely in Maharashtra from tomorrow

11 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: 15-day lockdown likely in Maharashtra from tomorrow

The Maharashtra government is likely to order a 15-day state-wide lockdown starting Monday (April 12) in light of the worsening COVID-19 situation.

Delhi announces new coronavirus curbs: Know what's allowed, what's not

11 Apr 2021

Delhi announces new coronavirus curbs: Know what's allowed, what's not

As a new wave of coronavirus has wreaked havoc in New Delhi, the government on Saturday revealed new guidelines to control the situation.

Amid coronavirus spike, four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' begins today

11 Apr 2021

Amid coronavirus spike, four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' begins today

A four-day-long Tika Utsav is being organized in India to vaccinate as many eligible people as possible against coronavirus.

Expect one lakh active COVID-19 cases by April-end: MP CM

10 Apr 2021

Expect one lakh active COVID-19 cases by April-end: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state might reach one lakh by the end of April, given the spike. "We will try to stop this. We have started adopting measures, including lockdown," he said.

In poll-bound Bengal, daily COVID-19 cases rise by 15 times

10 Apr 2021

In poll-bound Bengal, daily COVID-19 cases rise by 15 times

As the country grapples with a dreadful second wave of the coronavirus, West Bengal has seen its daily number of cases increasing by as much as 15 times in the last 30 days.

Formulate COVID-19 vaccine allotment criteria: Tope to Centre

10 Apr 2021

Formulate COVID-19 vaccine allotment criteria: Tope to Centre

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has urged the Centre to formulate criteria for allotment of COVID-19 vaccines by taking into consideration factors like population and number of active coronavirus cases of a particular state.

Only five days of COVID-19 vaccine stock left: Punjab CM

10 Apr 2021

Only five days of COVID-19 vaccine stock left: Punjab CM

Punjab's COVID-19 vaccine stock will last another five days, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday as he urged the Centre to share the schedule of supply of the vaccines.

Patna: Sedition case against two groups over CAA-NRC 'lessons'

10 Apr 2021

Patna: Sedition case against two groups over CAA-NRC 'lessons'

The Patna Police has filed a case of sedition against two voluntary groups based in the city for imparting "provocative and anti-national" lessons on CAA-NRC to students at a Danapur residential school.

Man arrested for deceiving people with fake job ads

10 Apr 2021

Man arrested for deceiving people with fake job ads

A 48-year-old man was arrested from Kolkata for allegedly duping people by posting fake job advertisements online for work abroad, Delhi police said on Saturday.

Nagpur hospital fire: Woman patient among four dead, two critical

10 Apr 2021

Nagpur hospital fire: Woman patient among four dead, two critical

The fire at a private hospital in Nagpur has claimed the lives of four patients- one woman and three men- and also left two other patients critical, officials said on Saturday.

Bihar: State government imposes restrictions due to COVID-19 resurgence

10 Apr 2021

Bihar: State government imposes restrictions due to COVID-19 resurgence

Considering a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Bihar government on Friday decided that shops and commercial establishments will function till 7 pm, while schools, colleges, and coaching centers will remain shut for another week till April 18.

Protesting farmers block Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway in Haryana

10 Apr 2021

Protesting farmers block Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway in Haryana

Intensifying their protest against the three farm laws, farmers blocked the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway at some places in Haryana on Saturday.

Violence erupts in Bengal, 4 shot dead; EC seeks report

10 Apr 2021

Violence erupts in Bengal, 4 shot dead; EC seeks report

Four people were reportedly shot dead on Saturday when security personnel opened fire after being attacked in Sitalkuchi in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as the state went to polls in its fourth phase of the ongoing Assembly elections.

Night curfew extended in 10 urban areas of Rajasthan

10 Apr 2021

Night curfew extended in 10 urban areas of Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government on Friday extended night curfew in 10 urban areas till April 30 and its timing, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.

Woman fails 'virginity test,' faces divorce order from 'jaat panchayat'

10 Apr 2021

Woman fails 'virginity test,' faces divorce order from 'jaat panchayat'

Two sisters were subjected to divorce orders by a local panchayat after one of them failed to clear a "virginity test" post their marriage late last year in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, reports said on Saturday.

Follow coronavirus norms or will ban rallies: EC tells parties

10 Apr 2021

Follow coronavirus norms or will ban rallies: EC tells parties

The Election Commission (EC) said on Friday that it may ban political rallies if coronavirus norms are not followed.

Coronavirus: India reports biggest single-day spike with 1.44L new cases

10 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India reports biggest single-day spike with 1.44L new cases

India on Friday reported more than 1.44 lakh fresh coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike yet for the fourth consecutive day. The nationwide tally climbed past 13.2 million cases.

India raises concerns after US Navy's operation near Lakshadweep

09 Apr 2021

India raises concerns after US Navy's operation near Lakshadweep

India has relayed its concerns to the United States through diplomatic channels as the US Navy conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the Indian Ocean region.

Amid COVID-19 spike, Delhi schools, colleges shut until further notice

09 Apr 2021

Amid COVID-19 spike, Delhi schools, colleges shut until further notice

Schools in Delhi will remain shut until further notice, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

Mizoram: Policemen back from Assam poll duty test COVID-19 positive

09 Apr 2021

Mizoram: Policemen back from Assam poll duty test COVID-19 positive

Twelve policemen, who returned from Assam after election duty, and seven children were among the 36 newly infected people in Mizoram.

Rajasthan government announces measures to stop child marriages

09 Apr 2021

Rajasthan government announces measures to stop child marriages

The government of Rajasthan has issued an order listing out several measures to curb the practice of child marriages in the state.

Waze sent to judicial custody till April 23

09 Apr 2021

Waze sent to judicial custody till April 23

A special NIA court in Mumbai, on Friday, sent suspended police officer Sachin Waze to judicial custody till April 23 in the case of recovery of an explosives-laden SUV from near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house and the death of businessman Mansukh Hiren.

Avoid circulating fake videos of rush on trains: Central Railway

09 Apr 2021

Avoid circulating fake videos of rush on trains: Central Railway

The Central Railway on Friday urged citizens to avoid sharing old and fake videos of rush on outstation trains, and instead follow COVID-19 appropriate behavior during travels.

Varanasi: Controversial BJP MLA says Gyanwapi mosque will be removed

09 Apr 2021

Varanasi: Controversial BJP MLA says Gyanwapi mosque will be removed

Controversial BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Friday waded into the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanwapi mosque row, saying the mosque will be removed and India will become a "Hindu Rashtra" soon.

J&J set to begin India trial of its single-shot vaccine

09 Apr 2021

J&J set to begin India trial of its single-shot vaccine

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is in talks with the Indian government to soon begin clinical trials of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine in the country, the company said on Friday.

Fire engulfs school building in Ahmedabad; three workers rescued

09 Apr 2021

Fire engulfs school building in Ahmedabad; three workers rescued

Three workers were rescued by the fire brigade after a major blaze engulfed a six-story school building in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city on Friday, officials said.

J&K: Seven terrorists killed by security forces in two encounters

09 Apr 2021

J&K: Seven terrorists killed by security forces in two encounters

Seven militants, including terror outfit Ansar Ghazwatul Hind Chief Imtiaz Ahmad Shah, were gunned down by security forces in two encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian and Pulwama districts, police said on Friday.

Air India Express flight makes precautionary landing at Calicut Airport

09 Apr 2021

Air India Express flight makes precautionary landing at Calicut Airport

An Air India Express flight to Kuwait, which took off from the Karipur Airport in Kerala on Friday morning with 17 passengers and six crew made a precautionary landing shortly after take-off after a fire alarm went off in the cargo section, airport sources said.

MP: Health worker transporting COVID-19 patient stops at juice shop

09 Apr 2021

MP: Health worker transporting COVID-19 patient stops at juice shop

In an incident highlighting the shocking callousness toward the raging coronavirus pandemic, a health worker dressed in a PPE suit stopped an ambulance carrying a COVID-19 patient to order some sugarcane juice in Madhya Pradesh, NDTV reported.

COVID-19 drug Remdesivir's price must not cross Rs. 1400: Tope

09 Apr 2021

COVID-19 drug Remdesivir's price must not cross Rs. 1400: Tope

The Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to cap the price of Remdesivir between Rs. 1,100 and Rs. 1,400 per vial with Health Minister Rajesh Tope calling for slashing the MRP of the key COVID-19 drug.

Karnataka: Night curfew in Bengaluru, 6 other cities over COVID-19

09 Apr 2021

Karnataka: Night curfew in Bengaluru, 6 other cities over COVID-19

The Karnataka government has announced a night curfew in state capital Bengaluru as well as six other cities in the wake of the soaring COVID-19 cases across the state over the past few weeks.

Delhi: 37 doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital contract coronavirus

09 Apr 2021

Delhi: 37 doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital contract coronavirus

As many as 37 doctors working at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi have tested positive for coronavirus, multiple reports said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: India reports biggest single-day spike with 1.3L new cases

09 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India reports biggest single-day spike with 1.3L new cases

India on Thursday reported more than 1.31 lakh fresh coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike yet for the third consecutive day. The nationwide tally climbed past 13 million cases.

Testing key to contain COVID-19 second wave: Modi tells CMs

08 Apr 2021

Testing key to contain COVID-19 second wave: Modi tells CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a meeting with Chief Ministers to review the COVID-19 situation in India.

Centre increases vaccine doses to Maharashtra; 'not enough,' says state

08 Apr 2021

Centre increases vaccine doses to Maharashtra; 'not enough,' says state

Even as the central government increased the number of vaccine doses to Maharashtra, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday complained that the same was not enough.

SC dismisses Maharashtra government, Anil Deshmukh's plea against CBI probe

08 Apr 2021

SC dismisses Maharashtra government, Anil Deshmukh's plea against CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Thursday backed a Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Kidnapped CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas released by Naxals: Report

08 Apr 2021

Kidnapped CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas released by Naxals: Report

A CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) commando, who was kidnapped by Naxals in Chhattisgarh last weekend, has reportedly been released.

Bihar police arrests six in Madhubani "massacre" case

08 Apr 2021

Bihar police arrests six in Madhubani "massacre" case

Bihar police has arrested six people from near the Indo-Nepal border in Madhubani in connection with killing of five persons last month, an incident dubbed as a "caste-war" by the media, and a "massacre" by opposition.

Uttarakhand: COVID-19 infiltrates leading educational institutions

08 Apr 2021

Uttarakhand: COVID-19 infiltrates leading educational institutions

The second wave of coronavirus is fast spreading to leading educational institutions in Uttarakhand with 56 cases detected at the Central Academy for State Forest Service (CASFS), The Doon School, and IIT-Roorkee.

Rajasthan alleges ventilators received from Centre under PM-CARES are 'faulty'

08 Apr 2021

Rajasthan alleges ventilators received from Centre under PM-CARES are 'faulty'

The government of Rajasthan has written to the central government after receiving complaints from several districts about "faulty" ventilators that it received under the PM CARES fund, The Indian Express reported today.

Coronavirus: Madhya Pradesh orders 60-hour lockdown in urban areas

08 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Madhya Pradesh orders 60-hour lockdown in urban areas

The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday ordered a 60-hour lockdown in all urban areas.

Lockdown fear: Migrants leaving Gujarat amid COVID-19 surge

08 Apr 2021

Lockdown fear: Migrants leaving Gujarat amid COVID-19 surge

Fearing another lockdown in the wake of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, migrant workers and their families have started leaving Surat and Ahmedabad, two of the state's most severely affected cities.

Suspended cop Waze taken to Mumbai hospital for check-up

08 Apr 2021

Suspended cop Waze taken to Mumbai hospital for check-up

The National Investigation Agency on Thursday took suspended police officer Sachin Waze to the government-run JJ Hospital in Mumbai for a medical check-up, an official said.

60-hour weekend lockdown in all MP cities: CM Chouhan

08 Apr 2021

60-hour weekend lockdown in all MP cities: CM Chouhan

A lockdown will be enforced in all Madhya Pradesh cities from 6 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday to check the spread of COVID-19, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Thursday.

Starting today, night curfew in Noida from 10 pm-5 am

08 Apr 2021

Starting today, night curfew in Noida from 10 pm-5 am

Amid a surge in coronavirus infections in several parts of India, a night curfew has been ordered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Try artificial rain to douse wildfires: HC to Uttarakhand government

08 Apr 2021

Try artificial rain to douse wildfires: HC to Uttarakhand government

The Uttarakhand High Court has asked the state government to find out the possibility of using artificial rain to douse forest fires raging in various parts of the state.