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Indian hockey legend MK Kaushik dies of COVID-19 complications

08 May 2021

Indian hockey legend MK Kaushik dies of COVID-19 complications

Indian hockey legend MK Kaushik passed away on Saturday due to the complications caused by coronavirus.

First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

08 May 2021

First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, on Saturday, detected its first case of the Indian variant of coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.

COVID-19 crisis: Kerala under complete lockdown for nine days

08 May 2021

COVID-19 crisis: Kerala under complete lockdown for nine days

Shutting shops, suspending public vehicle transport, and strictly restricting the on-road movement of people, Kerala came under complete lockdown from Saturday morning to contain the massive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: FTII students demand suspension of 2020 batch's online classes

08 May 2021

COVID-19: FTII students demand suspension of 2020 batch's online classes

The students' association of Pune-based FTII has sought immediate suspension of online classes for the 2020 batch students, saying that it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to attend classes due to the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.

Delhi government to organize COVID-19 vaccination drive for media persons

08 May 2021

Delhi government to organize COVID-19 vaccination drive for media persons

The Delhi government will organize a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive for media persons, an official said on Friday.

UK health authorities concerned about a particular COVID-19 Indian variant

07 May 2021

UK health authorities concerned about a particular COVID-19 Indian variant

Health authorities in England are believed to be especially concerned about one strain out of three Indian variants they have been tracking since last month.

Taloja jail inmate dies of COVID-19, kin allege negligence

07 May 2021

Taloja jail inmate dies of COVID-19, kin allege negligence

A 22-year-old undertrial lodged in Navi Mumbai's Taloja jail has died of COVID-19 at a hospital, even as his family members alleged that the negligence of prison authorities led to his death.

Strict lockdown in Rajasthan from May 10-24

07 May 2021

Strict lockdown in Rajasthan from May 10-24

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the Rajasthan government on Thursday announced a strict lockdown from May 10 to May 24 under which marriage functions, intrastate movement, and MGNREGA works have also been suspended.

Uttar Pradesh: Oximeters, thermal scanners in gaushalas

07 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh: Oximeters, thermal scanners in gaushalas

Amid the surge in coronavirus cases, the Uttar Pradesh government is providing oximeters and thermal scanners for cows housed in the state's gaushalas.

Restrictions tightened in Kashmir over COVID-19 surge, Sehrai's death

06 May 2021

Restrictions tightened in Kashmir over COVID-19 surge, Sehrai's death

Normal life remained affected in many areas in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday with the imposition of the lockdown in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases.

480 CSI priests booked for organizing retreat at Munnar

06 May 2021

480 CSI priests booked for organizing retreat at Munnar

As many as 480 priests belonging to the Church of South India (CSI) in Kerala, a prominent denomination, have been booked for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols by organizing and participating in a retreat at Munnar last month, police said on Thursday.

Kejriwal claims Delhi is not receiving adequate vaccines

06 May 2021

Kejriwal claims Delhi is not receiving adequate vaccines

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday, said that the city is not getting enough vaccines and reiterated if doses are made available in time his government could vaccinate everyone in the national capital within three months.

Don't fall for rumors claiming alcohol protects against coronavirus: Expert

05 May 2021

Don't fall for rumors claiming alcohol protects against coronavirus: Expert

Head of Punjab's expert committee on COVID-19 Dr. KK Talwar on Wednesday urged people not to fall for rumors doing rounds on social media that alcohol can offer protection against coronavirus, which has infected nearly 4,00,000 people in the state.

Gujarat: Over 500 women gather to 'eradicate' virus; 23 arrested

05 May 2021

Gujarat: Over 500 women gather to 'eradicate' virus; 23 arrested

Cocking a snook at COVID-19 norms, a large number of women turned up at a religious event organized in a village in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district to eradicate coronavirus, police said on Wednesday, adding 23 people, including the village head, have been arrested.

Rattled by COVID-19, Bihar put under an 11-day lockdown

05 May 2021

Rattled by COVID-19, Bihar put under an 11-day lockdown

An 11-day complete lockdown was imposed on Wednesday in Bihar where the authorities had a tough time ensuring compliance from people.

Karnataka: Retired Judge to probe death of 24 COVID-19 patients

05 May 2021

Karnataka: Retired Judge to probe death of 24 COVID-19 patients

The Karnataka government on Wednesday appointed retired High Court judge Justice BA Patil as the one-man commission to inquire into the death of 24 COVID-19 patients in Chamarajanagar District allegedly owing to oxygen shortage.

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 doesn't have sufficient vaccine doses for next phase: Jain

29 Apr 2021

Delhi doesn't have sufficient vaccine doses for next phase: Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the city does not have sufficient doses of vaccine for the inoculation of those in the 18-44 age group and orders have been placed with manufacturers for the same.

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.

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.

Economy, political system collapsing due to COVID-19: Raut

28 Apr 2021

Economy, political system collapsing due to COVID-19: Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said the economic, social, and political systems in India are collapsing due to the COVID-19 upsurge which has set the country back by at least 20 years.

Singapore sends oxygen cylinders to support India's fight against COVID-19

28 Apr 2021

Singapore sends oxygen cylinders to support India's fight against COVID-19

The Singapore government has sent a consignment of oxygen cylinders to support India's COVID-19 pandemic response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

MP proposes special package for industries to increase oxygen production

27 Apr 2021

MP proposes special package for industries to increase oxygen production

The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to offer a special package to industrial units to increase oxygen production and set up new plants of the life-saving gas amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra: Bodies of 22 COVID-19 victims stuffed in one ambulance

27 Apr 2021

Maharashtra: Bodies of 22 COVID-19 victims stuffed in one ambulance

The bodies of 22 COVID-19 victims were put in one ambulance while being taken to a crematorium at Beed in Maharashtra, with the district administration citing lack of medical transport vehicles as the reason.

Group ensures dignified farewell to those snatched away by COVID-19

27 Apr 2021

Group ensures dignified farewell to those snatched away by COVID-19

A social welfare group is working round-the-clock with the Pune civic body to give a dignified farewell to COVID-19 victims, irrespective of their religion, and claimed to have performed the last rites of over 1,200 victims since the pandemic began last year.

Mumbaikars flock for jabs as only 70% centers remain open

27 Apr 2021

Mumbaikars flock for jabs as only 70% centers remain open

With the fear of a shortage of vaccines, people queued up in scorching heat outside vaccination centers in Mumbai on Monday to receive anti-COVID-19 jabs. The fresh stock will ensure smooth vaccination only till April 28.

Akhilesh Yadav accuses Yogi Government of fudging COVID-19 death data

27 Apr 2021

Akhilesh Yadav accuses Yogi Government of fudging COVID-19 death data

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of fudging the coronavirus death toll, saying the rush at crematoriums contradicts the data.

China suspends cargo flights rushing COVID-19 medical supplies to India

26 Apr 2021

China suspends cargo flights rushing COVID-19 medical supplies to India

China's state-run Sichuan Airlines has suspended all its cargo flights to India for 15 days, causing major disruption to private traders' efforts to procure the much-needed oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies from China.

SC should have intervened during poll rallies, Kumbh: Shiv Sena

24 Apr 2021

SC should have intervened during poll rallies, Kumbh: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Saturday said the COVID-19 situation in the county wouldn't have worsened had the Supreme Court taken timely cognizance of election rallies in West Bengal and the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

Tripura: Vaccination for people above 18 years can get delayed

24 Apr 2021

Tripura: Vaccination for people above 18 years can get delayed

The COVID-19 vaccination drive for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years in Tripura is likely to be delayed as the manufacturer has not yet assured the supply of doses on time, a senior health department official said on Saturday.

Centre morally and politically accountable for COVID-19 crisis: Anand Sharma

24 Apr 2021

Centre morally and politically accountable for COVID-19 crisis: Anand Sharma

Noting that accountability of government is integral to democracy, Congress leader Anand Sharma on Saturday said the Narendra Modi dispensation must be held morally and politically accountable for the death of COVID-19 patients due to shortage of oxygen and medicines.

New and more potent coronavirus strain detected in Sri Lanka

24 Apr 2021

New and more potent coronavirus strain detected in Sri Lanka

A new coronavirus strain that is airborne and more potent than all those found previously in Sri Lanka has been discovered in the country, according to a top immunologist.

Mumbai: Color-coded sticker system for vehicles discontinued

24 Apr 2021

Mumbai: Color-coded sticker system for vehicles discontinued

The color-coded sticker system, which was recently introduced by the Mumbai Police to ensure smooth movement of vehicles engaged in emergency and essential services during the ongoing restrictions, has been discontinued, an official said on Saturday.

US working with India to address COVID-19 crisis: White House

24 Apr 2021

US working with India to address COVID-19 crisis: White House

The US is working closely with India, at both political and expert levels, to identify ways to help address the current COVID-19 crisis in the country, the White House said on Friday.

UP government revises COVID-19 patients admission policy

23 Apr 2021

UP government revises COVID-19 patients admission policy

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday revised its order enabling admission of COVID-19 patients in private hospitals with the referral of the Integrated COVID-19 Command Center (ICCC).

Bihar: 500 doctors, health workers infected in second wave

22 Apr 2021

Bihar: 500 doctors, health workers infected in second wave

More than 500 doctors and health workers of the two leading hospitals in Patna, AIIMS and Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), have been infected with coronavirus during the ongoing second wave, sources said.

Simple oral hygiene could help reduce COVID-19 severity: Study

21 Apr 2021

Simple oral hygiene could help reduce COVID-19 severity: Study

Simple oral hygiene measures could help lower the risk of novel coronavirus transmission from the mouth to the lungs, and help prevent severe instances of COVID-19, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research.

Uttarakhand tightens restrictions in view of COVID-19 surge

21 Apr 2021

Uttarakhand tightens restrictions in view of COVID-19 surge

The Uttarakhand government has ordered the closure of markets in urban areas barring shops dealing in essential commodities from 2 pm onwards and changing the night curfew timing across the state from 9 pm to 7 pm.

Delhi: DMRC revises operational plan, increases frequency of metro trains

20 Apr 2021

Delhi: DMRC revises operational plan, increases frequency of metro trains

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday revised its operational plan for the six-day lockdown period and increased the frequency of metro trains from 30 minutes to 15 minutes during peak hours.

JNU issues strict guidelines inside campus for week-long lockdown

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.