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Petition with over 3,51,000 signatures to cancel Tokyo Olympics submitted

14 May 2021

Petition with over 3,51,000 signatures to cancel Tokyo Olympics submitted

A petition to cancel the Tokyo Olympics with more than 3,51,000 signatures was submitted to the city's governor on Friday.

14 May 2021

Australia resumes repatriation flights from India for stranded citizens

The repatriation flights facilitated by the Australian government for its stranded citizens in India resumed from Friday, according to Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

14 May 2021

Kejriwal promises financial help to families that lost earning members

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the Delhi government will extend financial help to families which have lost their earning members to COVID-19 and also bear the educational cost and upbringing of children orphaned by the pandemic.

14 May 2021

Black fungus has reportedly claimed 52 lives in Maharashtra

As many as 52 people have died due to Mucormycosis in Maharashtra since the COVID-19 outbreak last year, a senior health department official said on Friday.

14 May 2021

Bhopal: COVID-19 patient raped by nurse, died within 24 hours

A coronavirus patient was raped by a male nurse at a government hospital in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and died within just 24 hours of that incident, the police said on Thursday.

14 May 2021

Americans can finally ditch the mask, says CDC

In the biggest indication that the United States is fast returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks.

13 May 2021

Allocate Delhi's surplus oxygen to other states, government tells Centre

Delhi's oxygen requirement has dipped from 700 MT a day to 582 MT and the government has written to the Centre that its surplus oxygen can be given to other states, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.

13 May 2021

PM missing along with vaccines, oxygen, medicines: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, alleging that he is missing along with vaccines, oxygen, and medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what remains is the Central Vista project and the PM's photos.

13 May 2021

UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam 2021 has been postponed

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the Civil Services preliminary examination in the view of the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country, reports say.

13 May 2021

Jharkhand extends lockdown-like restrictions till May 27

The Jharkhand government on Wednesday extended the lockdown-like restrictions with stricter provisions, including seven days mandatory quarantine for people visiting the state, till May 27 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

13 May 2021

Maharashtra extends restrictions until June 1 to contain COVID-19

The Maharashtra government has extended the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus until June 1.

13 May 2021

SLC lines up Lanka Premier League from July 30 onwards

The second season of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be played from July 30 to August 22, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the same.

12 May 2021

Japan: Spike in deaths at home amid fourth COVID-19 wave

The fourth COVID-19 wave is wreaking havoc in Japan where people are dying of the disease at home as highly infectious variants fuel surge in cases.

12 May 2021

COVID-19 in children: Symptoms, treatment and everything you should know

While earlier it was believed that kids and young adults were at a lesser risk of severe COVID-19 infections, with newer variants on the rise, there has been a steep increase in infections among children.

12 May 2021

Government-owned BIBCOL to produce 2 crore COVAXIN doses every month

To accelerate the production of COVAXIN—the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech—amid severe vaccine shortage in India, the Centre on Wednesday reportedly gave its nod for production of COVAXIN at government-owned Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corporation Limited (BIBCOL) in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

12 May 2021

Happy to get interesting work despite long breaks: Randeep Hooda

Actor Randeep Hooda admits that in his 20-year-long journey in the Hindi film industry, he is guilty of doing less work but is glad filmmakers still find him interesting as a perform0er.

12 May 2021

Mucormycosis scare: Government working to increase production of anti-fungal drug

The government is engaging with the drug manufacturers to ramp up the production of an anti-fungal drug used for the treatment of mucormycosis, the Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry said.

12 May 2021

COVID-19: Many states rush to import vaccines amid acute shortage

Facing acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines amid the raging second wave, at least 10 Indian states have decided to reach out to international vaccine manufacturers to fast-track the inoculation drive.

12 May 2021

Congress leader accuses UP CM Adityanath of fudging coronavirus numbers

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu has trashed the state government's claims on managing the coronavirus pandemic and accused Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of fudging statistics of coronavirus.

12 May 2021

COVID-19: ECB reports annual loss of £16.1 million

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), on Tuesday, reported a loss of £16.1 million (nearly $22.78 million) in the past year.

12 May 2021

Maharashtra may have over 2,000 cases of mucormycosis: Tope

Maharashtra could possibly have over 2,000 mucormycosis patients as of now, and with more and more COVID-19 cases coming up, their number is expected to increase, Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said.

12 May 2021

COVAXIN phase 2/3 trials for 2-18-year-olds recommended by expert panel

In a bid to extend the country's vaccination drive to include people below 18 years, an expert panel on Tuesday recommended Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN for phase 2/3 clinical trials on children and adolescents aged two to 18 years.

11 May 2021

Assam Masjid Committees: No Eid mass prayers due to COVID-19

Masjid committees in Assam have decided not to have mass prayers on their premises during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state government guidelines.

11 May 2021

Twenty-nine new COVID-19 cases reported at IIT Jodhpur

Twenty-nine people, including 25 students, tested positive for COVID-19 at IIT Jodhpur, taking the total number of coronavirus cases on campus to 225, authorities said.

11 May 2021

States to receive seven lakh additional COVID-19 vaccine doses: Centre

More than 90 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs which will receive over seven lakh additional doses in the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

11 May 2021

Disinfection drives, 'kadha': Here's how farmers are fighting the virus

From conducting disinfection drives to serving immunity-boosting kadha in langars, farmers protesting at Tikri and Singhu borders in the national capital against the Centre's three agricultural laws are taking new steps every day to keep the deadly coronavirus at bay.

11 May 2021

Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, slams the Congress over COVID-19

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda today wrote a letter to his Congress party counterpart, Sonia Gandhi, over the COVID-19 crisis in India.

11 May 2021

'Radhe' will have a theatrical release after pandemic ends: Salman

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday said that after the coronavirus pandemic subsides in the country and it is safe for people to visit cinema halls, his film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will go ahead with a theatrical release.

11 May 2021

'Irrational': Experts question plasma therapy, urge government to review guidelines

A group of 18 top doctors and public health professionals have raised questions over the use of plasma therapy to treat coronavirus patients in India.

11 May 2021

Nepal overwhelmed by COVID-19, we need help: PM Oli

Nepal is battling a new and brutal wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said as he appealed to the UK and other developed nations on Monday to urgently provide his country with essential medical items, life-saving drugs, and vaccines to combat the pandemic.

11 May 2021

11 die at Andhra Pradesh hospital as oxygen supply dips

At least 11 coronavirus patients died at a government hospital in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh last evening after the supply of medical oxygen was disrupted there, PTI reported.

10 May 2021

40+ decomposed bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims found in Ganga

Several dozens of decomposing dead bodies were seen floating in the Ganga river in Bihar's Buxar district this morning, highlighting the unending trauma of India's catastrophic COVID-19 crisis.

10 May 2021

Hospital didn't admit wife for over three hours, claims MLA

An Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA has claimed that his wife who tested positive for coronavirus, was not admitted to an Agra hospital for over three hours, with officials citing non-availability of a bed.

10 May 2021

Going for vaccination? What to do before and after jab

All Indian adults are now eligible to get their vaccine shot against the novel coronavirus.

10 May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine offers minimal protection to organ transplant recipients: Study

Although two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine confer protection for people who have received solid organ transplants, it's not enough to enable them to dispense with masks, physical distancing, and safety measures, a study said.

10 May 2021

Dubai-based airline Emirates to ship aid for free into India

Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates has set up a humanitarian air bridge aimed at transporting urgent medical and relief items to India for free to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 May 2021

Probe launched into Thai woman's visit who died in Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Police has started a probe into the visit of a Thai woman to Lucknow, seven days after she died at a hospital in Lucknow due to COVID-19, an official said on Sunday.

10 May 2021

Lookout notice issued against Khan Chacha owner Navneet Kalra

The Delhi Police on Monday issued a lookout circular against Navneet Kalra, the owner of three upscale restaurants in the city, in connection with the recovery of hundreds of oxygen concentrators last week.

10 May 2021

Chinese scientists allegedly discussed weaponizing coronaviruses 5 years ago

Scientists and public health officials in China had allegedly discussed the possibility of manipulating, weaponizing, and releasing a coronavirus-like species five years ago, Weekend Australian reported citing an official Chinese document.

09 May 2021

Indian restaurant in Norway donates day's earnings for COVID-19 relief

Amid the raging COVID-19 crisis in India, many people are contributing to relief efforts.


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