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20 Apr 2021

Overcrowded bus ferrying migrants from Delhi overturns, three die

Three people died and at least seven were injured after a bus carrying migrant workers from Delhi overturned in Gwalior district.

20 Apr 2021

Maharashtra: Grocery stores to open only between 7-11 am

In Maharashtra, all grocery stores, vegetable shops, dairies, bakeries, and fruit vendors will be open only between 7 am and 11 am, according to a new state government order. These shops were earlier allowed to open until 8 pm.

20 Apr 2021

JNU issues strict guidelines inside campus for week-long lockdown

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has issued strict guidelines and imposed several restrictions on the campus during the week-long lockdown in Delhi to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.

20 Apr 2021

WB: 90 suburban train drivers, guards contract coronavirus, services hit

Eastern Railway on Tuesday said that it has so far canceled 56 local trains in the Sealdah Division after around 90 drivers and guards tested positive for COVID-19.

20 Apr 2021

J&J seeks permission to conduct COVID-19 vaccine trial in India

US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that it has sought approval from India's drug regulator to conduct a bridging clinical study of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

20 Apr 2021

SC refuses bail to businessman's son in car crash case

The Supreme Court has junked a plea seeking bail to the son of Kolkata restaurant chain owner in the 2019 Jaguar car crash case that left two Bangladeshi nationals dead.

20 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Huge vaccine wastage by states, especially in Tamil Nadu

Even as several Indian states report a shortage of vaccines, an RTI (Right to Information) query has indicated a huge wastage of doses since the country began its inoculation program this January.

20 Apr 2021

MP's largest COVID-19 care center set up in Indore

Madhya Pradesh's largest COVID-19 care center has come up in Indore with various items like clothes for patients, beddings, and oxygen machines worth Rs. 5 crore donated by people, a senior state official said.

20 Apr 2021

No lockdown in five Uttar Pradesh cities, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today put on hold the Monday order of Allahabad High Court, which directed that a lockdown must be imposed in five cities of Uttar Pradesh to control the coronavirus surge.

20 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 15.3M with 2.6L new cases

After seeing a slew of record spikes in coronavirus infections, India reported 2.6 lakh new cases on Tuesday. The nationwide tally has reached 1.53 crore.

20 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Sputnik V vaccine to arrive in India this month

The first batch of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V will reach India within the next 10 days.

20 Apr 2021

COVID-19: First 'Oxygen Express' leaves Mumbai for Vizag

The first-ever "Oxygen Express" carrying seven empty tankers on Monday left Mumbai for Visakhapatnam, where they will be loaded with liquid medical oxygen for transportation to Maharashtra, reports said.

20 Apr 2021

As Delhi's lockdown begins, thousands of migrant workers head home

In what reminds of the grim scenes from 2020, thousands of migrant workers rushed to bus terminals and railway stations of Delhi to undertake journeys toward their homes, merely hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a week-long lockdown.

19 Apr 2021

Delhi COVID-19 lockdown: What's allowed and what's not?

Earlier on Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown in the national capital.

19 Apr 2021

Week-long lockdown in 5 UP cities, including Lucknow and Varanasi

As Uttar Pradesh sees a record surge in coronavirus infections, five major cities in the state are set to go on a lockdown starting Monday night.

19 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: All aged over 18 can be vaccinated from May

The central government has decided to expand the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive to all persons above the age of 18 starting May.

19 Apr 2021

Clinical features, CT scans will rule out false negatives: Experts

Amid a staggering surge in COVID-19 cases, India's top experts on Monday said RT-PCR tests detect coronavirus in around 80 percent of the cases, so clinical features and CT scans/chest X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives in symptomatic patients followed by a repeat test after 24 hours.

19 Apr 2021

Medical team going to COVID-19 patient's house attacked

Three government medical personnel, including two doctors, and their driver were injured after their car was attacked by a group of people when they had gone to a village in Ballia district to give medicines to a COVID-19 patient.

19 Apr 2021

Centre to provide fresh insurance cover to 'COVID-19 warriors'

The Union Health Ministry on Monday announced that all claims of "COVID-19 warriors" under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package will be settled till April 24 after which a fresh insurance policy for them will become effective.

19 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India reports record spike of 2.73 lakh new cases

India on Monday reported 2.73 lakh new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike since the pandemic began.

19 Apr 2021

PM Modi holds meeting as India battles second COVID-19 wave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an important meeting today to review the coronavirus situation in the country, which is deteriorating with each passing day.

19 Apr 2021

Hong Kong suspends flights connecting India till May 3

Hong Kong has suspended all flights connecting it with India from Tuesday to May 3 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, aviation industry sources said on Sunday.

19 Apr 2021

Week-long lockdown in Delhi; 'health system could collapse,' says Kejriwal

The Delhi government on Monday announced a week-long lockdown in light of the worsening COVID-19 situation in the national capital. The lockdown will come into effect from 10 pm on Monday.

19 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Maharashtra declares six states as places of 'sensitive origin'

As it is struggling to keep the COVID-19 numbers in check, Maharashtra on Sunday declared six states as "places of sensitive origin," in a bid to halt the influx of other variants of the virus from different places.

18 Apr 2021

As COVID-19 cases rise, Delhi likely to extend weekend curfew

The Delhi government is reportedly considering an extension of the weekend curfew in the national capital.

18 Apr 2021

Kejriwal seeks Modi's help for hospital beds, oxygen in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help with the enhanced supply of oxygen and beds for COVID-19 patients in the national capital.

18 Apr 2021

Ghaziabad reports 2 COVID-19 deaths; bodies pile up for cremation

Despite Ghaziabad reporting only two "COVID-related deaths" in April, the Hindon cremation ground has reportedly been struggling to cope with the number of bodies piling up.

18 Apr 2021

COVID-19: What leads to a false negative RT-PCR test?

India is presently in the middle of a dreadful second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as lakhs of fresh cases are being reported daily.

18 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 2.6L cases; 17 states record biggest jump

India on Friday reported 2.6 lakh new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike since the pandemic began.

18 Apr 2021

JEE Main (April) session postponed due to COVID-19

The April session for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) has been postponed in light of the worsening COVID-19 situation, the National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Sunday.

17 Apr 2021

Modi busy with Bengal polls, says Thackeray; BJP leaders react

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's office has claimed that he had contacted the Prime Minister's Office to discuss the shortage of medical oxygen and the anti-viral drug Remdesivir but was told that PM Narendra Modi was busy campaigning for elections in West Bengal.

17 Apr 2021

24,000 COVID-19 cases in Delhi, short on oxygen, beds: Kejriwal

Delhi recorded as many as 24,000 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24-hour period, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

17 Apr 2021

US ban on export of vaccine material hampering production: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) urged the US on Saturday to lift its ban on the export of vaccine material, alleging that it has hampered the production of vaccines in India due to a shortage of such materials.

17 Apr 2021

Lucknow: COVID-19 patient's family complains about shortage of hospital beds

A shortage of hospital beds in Lucknow seems to have kept a 65-year-old COVID-19 patient waiting for proper treatment.

17 Apr 2021

Kumbh pilgrims will distribute coronavirus as 'prasad,' says Mumbai Mayor

Mumbai's Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Saturday criticized those visiting the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand, saying they will bring coronavirus as prasad to their respective states.

17 Apr 2021

Two held for ATM fraud amounting to Rs. 92.39 lakh

Two persons were arrested in an ATM cash withdrawal fraud amounting to Rs. 92.39 lakh in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur district, police said on Saturday.

17 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Railways develops policy to transport liquid medical oxygen

The Railways has formulated a policy for the transportation of liquid medical oxygen in cryogenic tankers after a plea by the government of Maharashtra, one of the worst affected states by the coronavirus, to combat the pandemic.

17 Apr 2021

I didn't lose hope, says CRPF commando abducted by Naxals

For CRPF commando Rakeshwar Manhas, patience was the key to his survival as he spent five days in a Chhattisgarh jungle after being taken captive by Naxals following an ambush that killed 22 members of his team.

17 Apr 2021

Lalu Prasad Yadav granted bail in Fodder scam case

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav has been granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in a case linked to the Fodder scam, reports said.

17 Apr 2021

Do not go outdoors unnecessarily: Noida COVID-19 officer to residents

Noting that the COVID-19 second wave is emerging out to be more severe than the first one, Gautam Buddh Nagar's COVID-19 nodal officer Narendra Bhooshan, on Friday, asked residents to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities.

17 Apr 2021

Rajasthan government prepared for second wave of COVID-19: Gehlot

Calling the ongoing second wave of coronavirus infection destructive, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday called upon people to follow all COVID-19-related guidelines strictly and said the government is prepared to meet any challenge.

17 Apr 2021

COVID-19 deluge: 2.34 lakh new cases recorded, over 1,300 die

India set yet another grim record as 2,34,692 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the highest-ever daily surge since the pandemic began.

17 Apr 2021

Noida: Over 5,500 fined for not wearing face masks

Over 5,500 people were fined for not wearing face masks in public places in Noida and Greater Noida on Friday, even as Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner Alok Singh hit the ground to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, officials said.

17 Apr 2021

Mathura introduces strict COVID-19 curbs, 14-day quarantine for symptomatic visitors

The Mathura district administration, on Friday, introduced some curbs in the wake of rising coronavirus cases, saying people coming from other states would have to undergo screening for COVID-19.

17 Apr 2021

COVID-19: List of states that have imposed restrictions

Amid an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases across India, several states and Union Territories have imposed partial lockdowns and night curfews to contain the spread of the pandemic.

17 Apr 2021

As coronavirus batters India, Modi wants Kumbh to be symbolic

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out two tweets regarding the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, where coronavirus-linked guidelines have gone for a toss.

17 Apr 2021

'Aaj Tak' asked to apologize for manufacturing SSR's last words

The News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has rejected Aaj Tak's review petition and has asked the channel to air an apology for attributing false tweets to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

16 Apr 2021

CISCE postpones ICSE Class X, ISC Class XII board exams

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Friday announced that it has decided to postpone the board examinations for Classes X and XII in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

16 Apr 2021

UK government clears Nirav Modi's extradition to India

The extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been cleared by the United Kingdom government.

16 Apr 2021

Uttarakhand: Top seer at Haridwar Kumbh Mela dies of COVID-19

A seer at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, died of COVID-19 on Thursday as the event faces backlash for its large maskless gatherings in the midst of the pandemic.

16 Apr 2021

Aurangabad: People flouting curbs to undergo COVID-19 test

The civic body in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city has appointed 12 teams to take action against people roaming around in public without any valid reason despite the COVID-19 curbs, an official said on Friday.

16 Apr 2021

HC permits Jain temples to home deliver food for devotees

The Bombay High Court on Friday permitted 58 Mumbai Jain temples and three in Pune and Nashik to home deliver special food consumed by the community while fasting during the annual nine-day Ayambil Oli Tap.

16 Apr 2021

No state has asked to stop train services: Railway Chairman

No state has asked the railways to stop any train service yet, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said on Friday, adding that wherever the states have raised concerns about containment zones, passengers have undergone random tests and checks at the destinations.

16 Apr 2021

Karnataka: Decision on COVID-19-related restrictions on April 20

COVID-19-related restrictions like the 'corona curfew' that are in place will continue and the government will decide on the future course of action aimed at controlling its spread on April 20, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Friday.

16 Apr 2021

CID to probe Cooch Behar CISF firing that killed four

West Bengal CID, on Friday, took over the case of the killing of four people in firing by the CISF during polling in Cooch Behar on April 10, a senior government official said.

16 Apr 2021

Sunday lockdown in UP; fine for not wearing masks increased

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government announced fresh curbs on Friday, including "weekly closure" of markets on Sundays in rural and urban areas.

16 Apr 2021

PSUs asked to dedicate separate hospital wards for COVID-19 management

To augment hospital infrastructure for the management of severe cases of coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry has advised all central ministries to ask hospitals under their control or PSUs to set up dedicated hospital wards or separate blocks within hospitals for COVID-19 care.

16 Apr 2021

Greater Noida: Coronavirus positive woman sets herself on fire, dies

In a shocking incident, a 52-year-old woman died in Greater Noida after she set herself on fire on Thursday morning. The woman, identified as Archana, was apparently upset that she tested coronavirus positive.

16 Apr 2021

IMD predicts a normal monsoon this year

The Southwest monsoon, which brings more than 75 percent of rainfall to the country, is expected to be normal this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

16 Apr 2021

States, Opposition leaders urge Centre to start free foodgrain scheme

Amid a raging second wave of coronavirus, at least three state governments and several Opposition leaders have urged the federal government to start a free foodgrain scheme, similar to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), which began last year when the pandemic first unsettled India.

16 Apr 2021

SOP revised in Uttarakhand to battle second COVID-19 wave

With a surge in COVID-19 cases in Uttarakhand which recorded its highest single-day spike in infections on Thursday, the state government issued a revised SOP, making it mandatory for cinema halls, restaurants, bars, and gyms to run at half their capacity.

16 Apr 2021

Odisha: Weekend shutdown in ten districts from April 17

In a bid to break the chain of the COVID-19 infection, the Odisha government on Thursday announced a weekend shutdown in ten districts bordering Chhattisgarh where the number of active coronavirus cases crossed the one lakh mark, an official said.

16 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: India reports record spike of 2.1 lakh new cases

India on Friday reported 2.1 lakh new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike since the pandemic began.

16 Apr 2021

Maharashtra institute gets nod to produce COVAXIN; Thackeray thanks Modi

The Central government has allowed the Maharashtra government-owned Haffkine Institute to manufacture COVAXIN, the coronavirus vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

16 Apr 2021

Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha passes away at 68

Ranjit Sinha, the former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), passed away in Delhi on Friday morning at the age of 68, multiple reports said.

16 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Delhi, not Mumbai, is now India's worst-hit city

On Wednesday, Delhi recorded a whopping 17,282 fresh coronavirus cases to become the worst-affected Indian city. The National Capital has now surpassed Mumbai to get this title.

15 Apr 2021

Delhi court grants bail to Umar Khalid in riots case

A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to activist Umar Khalid in connection with last year's riots in Northeast Delhi.

15 Apr 2021

COVID-19 crisis: Main markets in Lucknow closed for few days

Most of the main markets in Lucknow, including Hazratganj and Aminabad, were voluntarily closed by traders for a few days on Thursday to check the spread of COVID-19 and break its chain.

15 Apr 2021

Maharashtra CM urges Centre to consider COVID-19 a natural calamity

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has written a letter to the Centre, urging to consider the COVID-19 pandemic as a natural calamity, so that the government can use the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to provide financial assistance to the affected people.

15 Apr 2021

COVID-19: UP schools shut till May 15; night curfew imposed

All schools in Uttar Pradesh will be closed till May 15 while board exams for classes 10 and 12 have been postponed till May 20 in view of the COVID-19 surge, the state government said on Thursday.

15 Apr 2021

Saudi Arabia: Grave of Hindu man buried as Muslim located

The Saudi Arabian government has located the grave of a Hindu man who was buried there as per Muslim rights and is considering repatriation of the remains, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court on Thursday.


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