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Stressed health system could be behind rising deaths: Dr. Guleria

01 May 2021

Stressed health system could be behind rising deaths: Dr. Guleria

People failing to secure hospital beds because of an overwhelmed healthcare infrastructure may be behind the massive surge in deaths caused due to the coronavirus in the current wave of the pandemic in India, AIIMS chief Dr. Randeep Guleria said in an interview.

Truck laden with COVAXIN abandoned for 12 hours, driver missing

01 May 2021

Truck laden with COVAXIN abandoned for 12 hours, driver missing

A truck carrying 2.40 lakh doses of COVAXIN worth Rs. 8 crore was left parked for nearly 12 hours after its driver went missing under mysterious circumstances in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur district.

Several Pune women return monetary relief meant for CSWs

01 May 2021

Several Pune women return monetary relief meant for CSWs

Several women on Friday in Pune, Maharashtra who got Rs. 15,000 meant as relief for commercial sex workers amid the coronavirus outbreak, approached district authorities to return the amount.

Coronavirus: India reports over 4 lakh cases for first time

01 May 2021

Coronavirus: India reports over 4 lakh cases for first time

India, currently faced with the world's worst coronavirus outbreak, has set another grim world record by reporting more than four lakh fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Bharuch

01 May 2021

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Bharuch

At least 18 coronavirus patients died after a fire broke out at a hospital in Bharuch, Gujarat in the wee hours of Saturday.

COVID-19: Bhopal autorickshaw driver turns his vehicle into free ambulance

30 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Bhopal autorickshaw driver turns his vehicle into free ambulance

In a heart-warming story that restores our faith in humanity, an autorickshaw driver from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh has converted his three-wheeler vehicle into an ambulance, complete with oxygen support.

Coronavirus: Partial lockdown in West Bengal with immediate effect

30 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Partial lockdown in West Bengal with immediate effect

The West Bengal government on Friday announced fresh restrictions with immediate effect to limit the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions will remain in force until further orders.

Election Commission moves Madras HC against 'murder charge' comment

30 Apr 2021

Election Commission moves Madras HC against 'murder charge' comment

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking directions to the press to not report on oral observations made during court proceedings.

'Shooter Dadi' Chandro Tomar dies of COVID-19

30 Apr 2021

'Shooter Dadi' Chandro Tomar dies of COVID-19

Chandro Tomar, nicknamed 'Shooter Dadi,' died due to COVID-19 on Friday. She was 89.

Coronavirus: India reports another record spike with 3.86 lakh cases

30 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India reports another record spike with 3.86 lakh cases

India on Friday reported 3.86 lakh new coronavirus infections, the biggest single-day spike for the third consecutive day. The nationwide tally has now risen to 1.87 crore, with a daily test positivity rate of 20.1%.

TV news anchor Rohit Sardana dies during coronavirus treatment

30 Apr 2021

TV news anchor Rohit Sardana dies during coronavirus treatment

Rohit Sardana, popular television journalist and Hindi news anchor, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack. He had tested positive for COVID-19.

No clampdown on citizens seeking COVID-related help online: SC

30 Apr 2021

No clampdown on citizens seeking COVID-related help online: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said that there shall be no clampdown on citizens communicating their grievances related to COVID-19 on social media.

Mumbai temporarily shutting vaccinations; Delhi, Punjab also out of stock

30 Apr 2021

Mumbai temporarily shutting vaccinations; Delhi, Punjab also out of stock

No coronavirus vaccines will be administered for the next three days in India's financial capital Mumbai as the city's administration has run out of doses.

Tripura government to probe conduct of DM who raided weddings

29 Apr 2021

Tripura government to probe conduct of DM who raided weddings

The Tripura government on Wednesday set up a panel to probe the conduct of a District Magistrate, who harassed guests at two wedding ceremonies for allegedly flouting COVID-19 restrictions.

Bharat Biotech reduces COVAXIN price to Rs. 400 for states

29 Apr 2021

Bharat Biotech reduces COVAXIN price to Rs. 400 for states

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech on Thursday reduced the price of its COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, for state governments.

Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu extend curbs as COVID-19 spikes

29 Apr 2021

Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu extend curbs as COVID-19 spikes

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the weekend lockdown in the state till Tuesday mornings.

High Court questions Centre over oxygen allocation to Delhi

29 Apr 2021

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.

Gujarat and Punjab uncertain about next phase of vaccination

29 Apr 2021

Gujarat and Punjab uncertain about next phase of vaccination

The Gujarat government on Thursday said the process to vaccinate people against COVID-19 for the 18 to 45 age group will begin once it gets a substantial number of vaccines.

Delhi HC appeals citizens not to hoard oxygen cylinders, medicines

29 Apr 2021

Delhi HC appeals citizens not to hoard oxygen cylinders, medicines

The Delhi HC on Wednesday appealed to the citizens not to hoard oxygen cylinders and medicines required for COVID-19 patients, as it leads to artificial scarcity, and to make them available to people in need.

China working 'overtime' to supply 25,000 oxygen concentrators to India

29 Apr 2021

China working 'overtime' to supply 25,000 oxygen concentrators to India

China on Wednesday said that its medical suppliers are working "overtime" to supply at least 25,000 oxygen concentrators ordered by traders in India, which has been hit hard by a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra; only priests to perform rituals

29 Apr 2021

Uttarakhand suspends Char Dham Yatra; only priests to perform rituals

The Uttarakhand government has suspended the Char Dham Yatra in light of the COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat announced on Thursday.

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

29 Apr 2021

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.

Gujarat: 90 Remdesivir vials worth Rs. 5 lakh seized

29 Apr 2021

Gujarat: 90 Remdesivir vials worth Rs. 5 lakh seized

Five persons were arrested on Wednesday in Gujarat with 90 Remdesivir injections worth Rs. 4.86 lakh which they were planning to sell in the black market, police officials said.

Daughter lights father's funeral pyre, police helps after neighbors refuse

29 Apr 2021

Daughter lights father's funeral pyre, police helps after neighbors refuse

A 15-year-old girl lit the funeral pyre of his 52-year-old father, who passed away battling the deadly COVID-19 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, with support from the policemen who made arrangements for the cremation after the locals refused to help the teenager and her mother.

Facebook hides anti-Modi hashtag 'by mistake': Details here

29 Apr 2021

Facebook hides anti-Modi hashtag 'by mistake': Details here

Facebook claims to have had a case of accidental censorship on its hands. The social media platform was accused of censorship when Twitter users began sharing screenshots that showed how Facebook hid posts calling for the resignation of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Coronavirus: With 3.8 lakh cases, India reports another record high

29 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: With 3.8 lakh cases, India reports another record high

India on Thursday reported 3.8 lakh new cases, a record single-day spike for the second consecutive day even as the test positivity rate rose to 21.4%.

About 3,000 COVID-19 infected people go 'missing' in Bengaluru

29 Apr 2021

About 3,000 COVID-19 infected people go 'missing' in Bengaluru

Posing another challenge to the already overburdened system tackling the COVID-19 crisis, about 3,000 infected people have gone missing in Bengaluru and many have switched off their phones, prompting the government to task the police to trace them.

People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

29 Apr 2021

People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

People spent a sleepless night as a series of aftershocks continued to shake Assam, following the strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake causing extensive damage.

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

29 Apr 2021

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.

Kannada actress Shanaya Katwe's arrested for her brother's murder

28 Apr 2021

Kannada actress Shanaya Katwe's arrested for her brother's murder

Kannada actress Shanaya Katwe has been held by Hubballi Rural police for her alleged involvement in her brother's murder.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown curbs extended by another 15 days

28 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown curbs extended by another 15 days

As Maharashtra witnesses a spike in coronavirus infections, the state's Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday that the lockdown restrictions will be extended by another 15 days beyond April 30.

Covishield price reduced to Rs. 300 for states: Adar Poonawalla

28 Apr 2021

Covishield price reduced to Rs. 300 for states: Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), on Wednesday announced that the price of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield was being reduced from Rs. 400 to Rs. 300 for states.

85-year-old gives up hospital bed for 40-year-old, dies at home

28 Apr 2021

85-year-old gives up hospital bed for 40-year-old, dies at home

Sending out a message of courage and sacrifice during a grim health crisis, an 85-year-old man voluntarily walked out of a Nagpur hospital asking doctors to offer his bed to a younger patient.

COVID-19 lockdown in Goa till Monday morning; essential services allowed

28 Apr 2021

COVID-19 lockdown in Goa till Monday morning; essential services allowed

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced a brief state-wide lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Maharashtra: Vaccine shortage leaves hopefuls fuming and frustrated

28 Apr 2021

Maharashtra: Vaccine shortage leaves hopefuls fuming and frustrated

With just two days to go before COVID-19 vaccination opens for people above 18 years and only two days after Maharashtra administered the highest number of five lakh doses in a day, reports of a shortage of the vaccines poured in from various parts of the state on Wednesday including Mumbai, officials said.

DRDO to set up 500 oxygen plants within three months

28 Apr 2021

DRDO to set up 500 oxygen plants within three months

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up 500 medical oxygen plants within the next three months from the allocation made by the PM-CARES Fund, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

Fertilizer firms to supply 50 tonnes oxygen daily to patients

28 Apr 2021

Fertilizer firms to supply 50 tonnes oxygen daily to patients

The Centre on Wednesday said fertilizer companies like IFFCO are expected to supply 50 tonnes of medical oxygen per day to hospitals for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Candidates must show negative COVID-19 report to enter counting centers

28 Apr 2021

Candidates must show negative COVID-19 report to enter counting centers

The Election Commission of India today made it mandatory for poll candidates to show a negative COVID-19 test report or a report proving full vaccination to be allowed inside vote counting centers.

Coronavirus: India reports new record high of 3.6 lakh cases

28 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India reports new record high of 3.6 lakh cases

India on Wednesday reported 3.6 lakh new coronavirus infections, yet another record high for any country in the world. The nationwide tally has reached nearly 1.8 crore.

Indian vaccine found effective against new COVID-19 variant: Dr. Fauci

28 Apr 2021

Indian vaccine found effective against new COVID-19 variant: Dr. Fauci

COVAXIN, the indigenous coronavirus vaccine, has been found effective against the B.1.617 variant or the Indian "double mutant" strain, White House Chief Medical Adviser and the US' top pandemic expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci has said.