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Coronavirus: We need to save India from lockdown, says Modi

20 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: We need to save India from lockdown, says Modi

As India witnesses a brutal second wave of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation.

Coronavirus: Delhi hospitals short on oxygen; HC pulls up Centre

20 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Delhi hospitals short on oxygen; HC pulls up Centre

Two top hospitals in Delhi have reported that their oxygen stocks would only last a few hours, even as the national capital has seen a major surge in COVID-19 cases.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal isolates after wife tests COVID-positive

20 Apr 2021

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal isolates after wife tests COVID-positive

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal isolated himself after his wife, Sunita, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Overcrowded bus ferrying migrants from Delhi overturns, three die

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.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

20 Apr 2021

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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.

No lockdown in five Uttar Pradesh cities, rules Supreme Court

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.

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

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.

US asks citizens to avoid India travel amid coronavirus surge

20 Apr 2021

US asks citizens to avoid India travel amid coronavirus surge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised United States citizens to avoid traveling to India even if they are fully vaccinated, at a time when the Asian nation is struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Coronavirus: All aged over 18 can be vaccinated from May

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.

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS after testing COVID-positive

19 Apr 2021

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS after testing COVID-positive

Veteran Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Monday.

Maharashtra BJP accused of illegally procuring Remdesivir; here's what happened

19 Apr 2021

Maharashtra BJP accused of illegally procuring Remdesivir; here's what happened

Even as the COVID-19 outbreak gets progressively worse in Maharashtra, the state is witnessing a fresh controversy over the alleged illegal procurement of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Coronavirus: India reports record spike of 2.73 lakh new cases

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.

Harsh Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh's letter to PM Modi

19 Apr 2021

Harsh Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh's letter to PM Modi

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Monday replied to the letter that former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had written to his successor, PM Narendra Modi, on the raging coronavirus crisis.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

How is India Inc. stepping up to defeat coronavirus?

19 Apr 2021

How is India Inc. stepping up to defeat coronavirus?

With India reeling under a deadly coronavirus wave, several companies are expanding their resources to do their bit in the battle against the disease.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

West Bengal: Amid coronavirus surge, fifth phase of polls begins

17 Apr 2021

West Bengal: Amid coronavirus surge, fifth phase of polls begins

As India finds itself unprepared to tackle a raging second wave of coronavirus, the fifth phase of West Bengal polls started today.

CISCE postpones ICSE Class X, ISC Class XII board exams

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.

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

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.

BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time

16 Apr 2021

BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time

Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa tested positive for coronavirus today. The 78-year-old gave an update about it on Twitter.

Sunday lockdown in UP; fine for not wearing masks increased

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.

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

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.

States, Opposition leaders urge Centre to start free foodgrain scheme

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.

Coronavirus: India reports record spike of 2.1 lakh new cases

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.

Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha passes away at 68

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.

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

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.

Mamata asks EC to club 4 final Bengal election phases

15 Apr 2021

Mamata asks EC to club 4 final Bengal election phases

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission to hold the remaining four phases of the state Assembly elections in one day.

COVID-19 vaccine production hit as US, Europe obstruct raw material

15 Apr 2021

COVID-19 vaccine production hit as US, Europe obstruct raw material

As India faces a record surge in coronavirus infections, Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla has raised concerns about the United States and Europe holding back key vaccine raw material.

Kerala planning to conduct 2.5L coronavirus tests in two days

15 Apr 2021

Kerala planning to conduct 2.5L coronavirus tests in two days

Kerala has come up with a three-pronged strategy to battle the second wave of coronavirus. The state will now focus on amplifying testing, imposing stringent curbs, and conducting more vaccinations.