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COVID-19: Maharashtra lifts lockdown in 18 districts, Mumbai trains shut

03 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Maharashtra lifts lockdown in 18 districts, Mumbai trains shut

The Maharashtra government has come up with a five-level reopening plan for the state after a lengthy shutdown due to the coronavirus, State Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said today, according to ANI.

'Vaccine bus' will inoculate vegetable vendors and others in Kolkata

03 Jun 2021

'Vaccine bus' will inoculate vegetable vendors and others in Kolkata

A bus was turned into a COVID-19 vaccination center, which will travel to different markets of Kolkata to vaccinate priority groups, including vegetable and fish sellers, who cannot go for inoculation leaving their businesses for hours.

Aligarh: Hooch tragedy strikes again; five dead, 22 hospitalized

03 Jun 2021

Aligarh: Hooch tragedy strikes again; five dead, 22 hospitalized

Five people died and at least 22 took ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in a village in Aligarh district, police said on Thursday.

COVID-19 lockdown in Karnataka has been extended until June 14

03 Jun 2021

COVID-19 lockdown in Karnataka has been extended until June 14

The ongoing state-wide lockdown in Karnataka due to the coronavirus has been extended by a week, until June 14, News18 reports.

Cops walk four kilometers carrying injured woman on makeshift stretcher

03 Jun 2021

Cops walk four kilometers carrying injured woman on makeshift stretcher

A team of policemen walked four km carrying a woman on a makeshift stretcher to a hospital after she was found injured near rail tracks in the Western Ghats section between Khandala and Karjat stations in Maharashtra.

Coronavirus: As second wave recedes, intestinal gangrene worries rise

03 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: As second wave recedes, intestinal gangrene worries rise

India on Thursday reported 1.34 lakh new COVID-19 cases, along with over 2,800 fresh fatalities.

Centre enters deal with Biological E for 30cr vaccine doses

03 Jun 2021

Centre enters deal with Biological E for 30cr vaccine doses

The Union Health Ministry has finalized arrangements with Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Biological E to reserve 30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses for which it will be making an advance payment of Rs. 1,500 crore.

After Pfizer and Moderna, Serum seeks indemnity over COVID-19 vaccine

03 Jun 2021

After Pfizer and Moderna, Serum seeks indemnity over COVID-19 vaccine

The Serum Institute of India has requested the Indian government to provide it indemnity from liability in connection with its COVID-19 vaccines, company sources cited by NDTV and The Hindu say.

Cops and Google Maps help differently-abled boy reunite with family

03 Jun 2021

Cops and Google Maps help differently-abled boy reunite with family

A 16-year-old differently-abled boy who had left home in a village in Sambhal district three months ago and landed in a Noida shelter home was on Wednesday reunited with his family.

Vinod Dua sedition FIR quashed; Supreme Court cites 1962 order

03 Jun 2021

Vinod Dua sedition FIR quashed; Supreme Court cites 1962 order

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the FIR filed against journalist Vinod Dua in connection with a sedition case.

Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica court over illegal entry

03 Jun 2021

Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica court over illegal entry

Mehul Choksi - the 62-year-old fugitive founder of India-based Gitanjali Group - has been denied bail by a court in Dominica for illegally entering the Caribbean island country from Antigua and Barbuda.

Eight miscreants help wanted history-sheeter escape from police jeep

03 Jun 2021

Eight miscreants help wanted history-sheeter escape from police jeep

Eight people allegedly surrounded a police jeep and forcibly took away a wanted history-sheeter while he was being taken to Naubasta Police Station in Kanpur on Wednesday, an official said.

COVAXIN trials on children aged 2-18 begin at AIIMS-Patna

03 Jun 2021

COVAXIN trials on children aged 2-18 begin at AIIMS-Patna

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna has begun the clinical trials for COVAXIN on children, reports say.

Arbitrary and irrational: SC on Centre's COVID-19 vaccination policy

03 Jun 2021

Arbitrary and irrational: SC on Centre's COVID-19 vaccination policy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that the central government's COVID-19 vaccination policy is arbitrary and irrational.

Mehul Choksi case: What are the legal issues before India?

02 Jun 2021

Mehul Choksi case: What are the legal issues before India?

India has been looking to gain custody of fugitive jeweler Mehul Choksi, wanted in the Rs. 13,000 crore PNB loan fraud case.

Man kills wife, son; drags body on street for meters

02 Jun 2021

Man kills wife, son; drags body on street for meters

A man hacked his wife to death and dragged her body for several meters on the street in Kota, Rajasthan, police said on Wednesday, adding that their nine-month-old son who was injured in the attack died in the hospital later.

Delhi: Cleric arrested for raping minor girl inside a mosque

02 Jun 2021

Delhi: Cleric arrested for raping minor girl inside a mosque

A 48-year-old cleric of a mosque in northeast Delhi has been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl.

In a first, NIM-JIMWS mountaineers jointly climb Mount Everest

02 Jun 2021

In a first, NIM-JIMWS mountaineers jointly climb Mount Everest

Three climbers from South Kashmir's Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIMWS) on Tuesday brought laurels to Jammu and Kashmir by scaling Mount Everest.

Eight killed in LPG cylinder explosion in Gonda, UP

02 Jun 2021

Eight killed in LPG cylinder explosion in Gonda, UP

Eight people, including three children, were killed when a double-story house in Tikri village in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh collapsed after an LPG cylinder exploded, police said on Wednesday.

A month after Kejriwal's announcement, Delhi's poor await free ration

02 Jun 2021

A month after Kejriwal's announcement, Delhi's poor await free ration

It was in early May that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced free ration for all cardholders in the capital for that month and June.

Coronavirus: India reports 1.32 lakh new cases, 3.2K more deaths

02 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 1.32 lakh new cases, 3.2K more deaths

India on Wednesday reported 1.32 lakh new COVID-19 cases along with 3,207 more deaths.

Two minor girls raped in Noida, Greater Noida; accused held

02 Jun 2021

Two minor girls raped in Noida, Greater Noida; accused held

A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 23-year-old man living in the same neighborhood as her in Noida, Uttar Pradesh while a 10-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance in Greater Noida, the police said on Tuesday.

Foreign COVID-19 vaccines exempted from local trials, batch testing

02 Jun 2021

Foreign COVID-19 vaccines exempted from local trials, batch testing

The Drugs Controller General of India has scrapped the requirement of local trials for foreign-made coronavirus vaccines - a key move to upscale the dwindling COVID-19 vaccinations in the country.

Man shot dead, brother injured over political enmity in Gorakhpur

02 Jun 2021

Man shot dead, brother injured over political enmity in Gorakhpur

A 22-year-old man who had contested the recent panchayat election in Uttar Pradesh was shot dead and his brother injured over political enmity in Gorakhpur district, police said on Tuesday.

Odisha: Woman's body exhumed after village resident claims murder

02 Jun 2021

Odisha: Woman's body exhumed after village resident claims murder

The police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a 22-year-old woman in Odisha's Jajpur district after receiving a complaint that she was murdered, an official said.

Assam: Doctor brutally assaulted by mob after COVID-19 patient dies

02 Jun 2021

Assam: Doctor brutally assaulted by mob after COVID-19 patient dies

A junior doctor posted at a coronavirus facility was mercilessly thrashed by a mob on Tuesday after a COVID-19 patient died during the treatment, allegedly due to a shortage of oxygen.

COVID-19: 4th serosurvey to focus on kids, rural areas

02 Jun 2021

COVID-19: 4th serosurvey to focus on kids, rural areas

A fourth national serological survey to monitor the spread of the coronavirus will be held this month.

CBSE Class XII board examinations canceled due to COVID-19

01 Jun 2021

CBSE Class XII board examinations canceled due to COVID-19

The central government on Tuesday decided to cancel the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII board examinations.

COVID-19: Amid third wave concerns, new guidelines for children soon

01 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Amid third wave concerns, new guidelines for children soon

If the novel coronavirus changes its nature, the impact of the infection on children could worsen, NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul said today.

Supreme Court seeks details of Centre's scheme for COVID-19 orphans

01 Jun 2021

Supreme Court seeks details of Centre's scheme for COVID-19 orphans

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took note of the central government's welfare scheme aimed at children orphaned due to COVID-19.

Mumbai: No jabs for most students headed to foreign shores

01 Jun 2021

Mumbai: No jabs for most students headed to foreign shores

Several students who are heading to foreign countries for education had to return without getting a coronavirus vaccine jab for the second day in a row at civic-run Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai.

HC acts on petition seeking 'vaccination trip' for minor daughter

01 Jun 2021

HC acts on petition seeking 'vaccination trip' for minor daughter

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to reply to a petition of a city-based couple, seeking the court's help in sending their minor daughter to the US for vaccination against the COVID-19 infection.

Three million Sputnik V doses reach Hyderabad from Russia

01 Jun 2021

Three million Sputnik V doses reach Hyderabad from Russia

A consignment, comprising as many as three million doses of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

01 Jun 2021

Six-year-old's video about 'too much' homework catches J&K LG's attention

A six-year-old girl's video message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining of a huge burden of homework through online education triggered a policy change in Jammu and Kashmir to lighten the pressure on school kids.

COVID-19: How long does immunity from vaccine last?

01 Jun 2021

COVID-19: How long does immunity from vaccine last?

India is carrying out an ambitious inoculation program against the coronavirus, vaccinating lakhs everyday.

Goa's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 20% in one month

01 Jun 2021

Goa's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 20% in one month

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Goa came down to 20% on Monday as against 51% on April 30, according to the state government.

Coronavirus: India recorded world's highest infections, deaths in May

01 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: India recorded world's highest infections, deaths in May

Despite a significant drop in coronavirus infections and deaths, May was the worst month for India.

Delhi allows home delivery of liquor via app, website

01 Jun 2021

Delhi allows home delivery of liquor via app, website

People in Delhi can now order home delivery of Indian and foreign liquor through a dedicated mobile app or website, the city's government says.

Aligarh hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 36, officials suspended

01 Jun 2021

Aligarh hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 36, officials suspended

The death toll in the Aligarh hooch tragedy rose to 36 on Monday with authorities confirming 11 more deaths, even as the Uttar Pradesh government cracked the whip on UP Excise Commissioner P Guruprasad, and suspended two other senior officials.

'Mission June': UP to inoculate 1 crore in 30 days

01 Jun 2021

'Mission June': UP to inoculate 1 crore in 30 days

In a commendable move, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government plans to vaccinate one crore people against the novel coronavirus in the next 30 days.