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Covid 19 : Sikkim registered highest new case of 268 with 3 deaths

Voice of Sikkim 11 hours 43 minutes ago

Pakyong, 07 May : Tiny Himalayan State Sikkim is not aloof from Covid 19 Coronavirus Pandemic, the 2nd wave of Pandemic has created situation worst day by day in the nation with India records...
India records highest-ever spike of 4.14 lakh COVID-19 cases, 3,915 deaths in 24 hours
India recorded over 4.14 lakh new COVID-19 cases and 3,915 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Friday (May 7, 2021).
With 4.14 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases, India Sees Biggest Daily Surge
India's Covid cases - which have sparked a global concern - rose by a record 4,14,188 infections, taking the active caseload to 36,45,164; 3,915 people died in a day. Shortage of resources to tackle a...
14,840 new Covid cases surface in Haryana
A total of 14,840 persons have found to be positive for Covid-19 on Thursday in Haryana. The state also recorded 177 deaths in a day. With this, the total number of Covid-19 positive cases has reached 5,73,815 and the total numbers of deaths have been recorded to be 5,137.
Positive cases continue to surge with 380 more in last 24 hours Single day highest death toll of 13 recorded
Manipur reported highest single day toll of 13 deaths due to COVID 19 with as many as 380 new infections today Source The Sangai Express
COVID-19 spreads to rural India, villages ill-equipped to fight it
Government modelling had forecast a peak by Wednesday in infections that have overwhelmed the healthcare system, with hospitals running out of beds and medical oxygen. A record 412,262 new cases and 3,980 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, taking total infections past 21 million and the overall death toll to 230,168, Health Ministry data showed.
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Delhi Records 19,832 New COVID-19 Cases, 341 Deaths

NDTV 13 hours 28 minutes ago

Delhi recorded 341 more coronavirus deaths and 19,832 new infections today, while the positivity rate remained below 25 per cent for the second consecutive day, the Health Department said.
341 COVID-19 deaths, over 19,000 cases in Delhi
This is the fourth time in the last five days that the number of new cases remained below 20,000.
Record number of 13 deaths, 380 new cases registered
Amid the rising cases of Covid 19, the state on Tursday reported a record number of 13 deaths along with 380 new infections Source Chronicle News Service
Delhi: Covid positivity rate continues declining trend
The positivity rate of Covid-19 in Delhi declined for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday.
Delhi records 19,133 new COVID-19 cases, 335 deaths in past 24 hours
Delhi on Thursday recorded as many as 335 deaths, 19,133 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours.
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Jadeja, Vihari back as no surprises in India's squad for WTC final and England series

Economic Times 12 hours 38 minutes ago

The selectors also picked four standby players -- Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, and Arzan Nagwaswalla, the BCCI stated in a press release.
Team India squad for England trip expected to be announced, Prithvi Shaw set for comeback
The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from June 18-22 before taking onEnglandin a five-Test series.
Selectors To Pick India's Squad For England Tour On Friday
The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from June 18-22 before taking on England in a five-Test series.
Jumbo India squad for England trip; Shaw set for comeback
The India A regulars like Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal will be in contention along with rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal when the selectors on Friday pick a 30-strong India squad for the four-month trip to United Kingdom. The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from June 18-22 before taking on England in a five-Test series.
Times of India,

TVS Motor lines up Rs 40 cr to support fight against COVID-19

Economic Times 14 hours 10 minutes ago

The funds will be utilised to provide lifesaving supplies such as oxygen concentrators, PPE Kits, medicines and medical equipment across the country.
Virat Kohli, wife Anushka donate Rs 2 crore for COVID-19 relief
India captain Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma have donated Rs 2 crore to a fund-raising project, which will raise a total of Rs 7 crore to support the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma start fundraiser for COVID-19 relief - WATCH
Team India skipper Virat Kohli along with wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has started a fundraiser to aid India's battle against the raging pandemic.
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Start Campaign To Raise COVID-19 Relief Funds
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma started a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief work in India and urged their fans to donate to the fund. Kohli and Anushka donated Rs 2 crore.

Post-poll violence in Bengal appears well conspired, is against democracy: RSS

Economic Times 9 hours ago

The BJP, which is part of the Sangh-guided larger ideological family, has alleged that its several workers were killed and many were injured by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the aftermath of the...
Gujarat BJP protests against Mamata Banerjee, TMC
The Gujarat BJP on Thursday held protests against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress over alleged attacks on BJP workers in that state after assembly elections.
BJP Mandals stage sitin protests across many places
Denouncing the alleged atrocities on Bharatiya Janata Party BJP workers in West Bengal by Trinamool Congress TMC workers post declaration of the West Bengal Assembly Elections results, Mandals of BJP Manipur Pradesh staged sit in protests at Wangkhem, Heirok, Chandel and Tengnoupal DHQs today Source The Sangai Express
Woman Trinamool Congress activist forces female BJP supporter to do sit-ups holding ear in West Bengal's Burdwan
Post-poll violence and vandalism continue unabated in West Bengal ever since Trinamool Congress emerged as the winner in the assembly election 2021. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after the results of the assembly elections were declared on May 2. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that nine of its party workers have been killed in the post-poll violence. However, the TMC is denying the allegations.
Zee News,

Night curfew in Arunachal Pradesh from Saturday, no ILP to be issued in May

Economic Times 10 hours 53 minutes ago

"All deputy commissioners have been asked to identify containment zones in their districts, keeping in view the emerging situation, and strictly enforce COVID-appropriate behaviour among people,"...
Delhi cabinet to review Covid situation
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will review the Covid-19 situation in the national capital in a meeting to be held later in the day, an official said.
Arvind Kejriwal to review COVID-19 situation, demand for medical oxygen in Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Friday review the COVID-19 situation and the daily demand for medical oxygen in the national capital.
Oxygen Crisis Over, Delhi To Get Vaccinated In 3 Months: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the capital's crippling shortage of oxygen has been resolved and announced plans to vaccinate the entire city within three months following a...

Heroin Worth Rs 100 Crore Seized From Chennai Airport, 2 Arrested

NDTV 11 hours 9 minutes ago

Over 15 kg of heroin worth Rs 100 crore was seized at the airport in Chennai on Friday and two Tanzanian nationals were arrested in this connection, said a top Customs official.
DRI seizes 25 kg heroin at Bengaluru, Chennai airports, four foreign nationals held
Friday's operation conducted by the air intelligence unit (AIU) along with the DRI led to the seizure of 15 kg of heroin at Chennai airport.
15.6 kg Heroin worth Rs 100cr seized from two Tanzanian nationals at Chennai airport
It was among the biggest narcotics seizures made in Chennai, according to the airport security officials.
ATS seizes over 7kg uranium; 2 arrested
The Maharashtra ATS has seized over seven kg of natural uranium worth about Rs 21.30 crore and arrested two persons in this connection, an official said on Thursday.
Times of India,

Two Weeks After Mother's Death, Veda Krishnamurthy Loses Sister To Covid

NDTV 32 hours 25 minutes ago

Veda Krishnamurthy revealed that her sister died on Wednesday, around two weeks after she lost her mother to COVID-19.
Two weeks after mother's death, Veda Krishnamurthy now loses sister to COVID-19
On April 24, the Bengaluru-based cricketer, who has represented India in 48 ODIs and 76 T20s, had tweeted about her mother's demise while also informing that her sister too was battling for her life.
COVID-19: Two weeks after mother's death, Veda Krishnamurthy now loses sister
Veda Krishnamurthy, who has been helping others through her social media by amplifying their requests for aid, hadlost her motherCheluvamba Devi last month.
Two weeks after mother's death, Veda Krishnamurthy now loses sister to COVID-19
Indian women's cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy's sister Vatsala Shivakumar has died due to COVID-19, two weeks after her mother succumbed to the dreaded virus.
Times of India,

Delhi announces mass vax drive for journalists

Times of India 1 hour 13 minutes ago

Delhi government will organise a mass Covid vaccination drive for mediapersons to protect them from coronavirus. Under the special drive, vaccination camps will be set up at the offices of the...
Delhi govt to organise mass COVID-19 vaccination drive for mediapersons: official
The vaccination camps will be organised at the offices of the media houses and the cost will be borne by the government, he said. The Delhi government believes that mediapersons should be treated at par with the frontline workers as they play an important role in generating mass awareness, the official said.
Delhi To Organise Covid Vaccination Drive For Media Employees: Official
The Delhi government will organise a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive for mediapersons, an official said today.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces COVID-19 vaccine for journalists, says 'will bear full cost'
The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi on Friday announced that a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive will be held for all the media houses in wake of the rising coronavirus cases and has offered to vaccinate all journalists for free.
Zee News,

Covid-19: Government's failures have made another devastating lockdown inevitable, says Rahul Gandhi in letter to PM Modi

Times of India 20 hours 27 minutes ago

Lack of a clear Covid-19 and vaccination strategy while declaring premature victory against the virus are government failures that have made another "devastating lockdown inevitable", said Congress...
PM Modis failure in handling COVID-19 pandemic pushing country towards complete lockdown, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday (May 6) slammed the Centre and alleged that it is Prime Minister Narendra Modis failure and zero COVID-19 strategy that is pushing the country towards a complete lockdown.
Failure of PM, zero strategy of Centre pushing India towards complete lockdown: Rahul Gandhi
Gandhi said he was against a total lockdown and urged the government to provide a financial package for the poor.
Armed Forces Left No Stone Unturned In Fight Against COVID-19: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India's armed forces have left no stone unturned in strengthening the country's fight against the pandemic.

Central Vista Criminal Wastage,Put People's Lives At Centre: Rahul Gandhi

NDTV 9 hours 59 minutes ago

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today termed the Central Vista project "criminal wastage" and asked the government to focus on saving lives.
Central Vista is criminal wastage: Rahul Gandhi tells govt to put people`s lives at centre
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday (May 7, 2021) criticised the central government for going ahead with the central vista project, saying the government should put people's lives at the centre amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Central vista is criminal wastage: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked the Union government over the central vista project, terming it a "criminal wastage" and asked the dispensation to focus on people's lives.
Central vista is criminal wastage: Rahul Gandhi
Gandhi and his Congress party have been asking the government to shelve its plans on the central vista project and give priority to improving medical infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic to save people's lives.
Economic Times,

Accept mandate and allow us to work now, Didi tells Centre

Times of India 30 hours 35 minutes ago

Learn how to "accept the people's mandate" and "allow us to work on Covid now", Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee told the Centre and BJP on Thursday, alleging that central ministers were coming to Bengal...
West Bengal Compensates Families Of Those Killed In Post-Poll Violence
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said 16 people have lost their lives in post-poll violence in the state, and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for their families.
Mamata announces compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for families of post-poll violence victims
Banerjee, during a press meet here, also said that her government will provide jobs of home guard to one family member each of all five persons killed in CAPF firing in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi area last month.
Mamata announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for kin of Bengal violence victims, accuses BJP of harassing Trinamool Congress
Accusing the BJP of harassing Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal ever after the assembly election result declaration, Mamata Banerjee said, "It's not been 24 hrs since this govt has taken charge, they are sending letters & teams & ministers.
Zee News,

WHO approves China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Zee News 8 hours 8 minutes ago

In a big relief for China, the WHO on Friday finally granted the conditional approval to its Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, a move that could help Beijing step up its vaccine...
WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine
The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a UN-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines.
WHO gives emergency approval to Sinopharm, first Chinese COVID-19 vaccine
The vaccine, one of two main Chinese shots that collectively have already been given to hundreds of millions of people in China and abroad, becomes the first COVID-19 shot developed by a non-Western country to win the WHO's backing.
WHO Approves China's Sinopharm Covid Vaccine For Emergency Use
The World Health Organization on Friday approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use -- the first Chinese jab to receive the WHO's green light.

Mamata writes to PM, seeks increase in supply of medical oxygen for COVID-19 treatment

Economic Times 16 hours 12 minutes ago

Banerjee also said that the Centre hiked oxygen allocation for other states out of the total production in Bengal, despite its enhanced requirement.
Mamata writes to PM, seeks increase in supply of medical oxygen for Covid-19 treatment
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking increased supply of medical oxygen for Covid-19 treatment. Banerjee also said that the Centre hiked oxygen allocation for other states out of the total production in Bengal, despite its enhanced requirement. The chief minister said daily consumption of oxygen in her state has gone up to 470 MT in the last 24 hours and is expected to increase to 550 MT per day in about a week.
Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao rules out lockdown, says it cripples public life and economy
Making it clear again that lockdown will not be imposed in Telangana, CM K Chandrasekhar Rao stated such a move would bring life to a standstill and would lead to total collapse of the economy.
Centre Cut Maharashtra Oxygen Allocation By 50 Metric Tonnes: Minister
The Centre has reduced the supply of liquid medical oxygen to Maharashtra from Karnataka by 50 metric tonnes (MT), a move which will have severe impact on treatment of COVID-19 patients in the state,...

PM Modi speaks to chief ministers of Manipur, Sikkim, Tripura on COVID situation

Economic Times 15 hours 33 minutes ago

The prime minister's interaction with chief ministers is part of his exercise to deal with the pandemic situation.
PM Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Discuss Covid Situation In State
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy over phone on Thursday night and discussed the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state, the CMO said.
PM Modi talks to four CMs, two LGs on Covid-19 situation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Telangana about the Covid-19 situation in their respective states, government sources said. He also spoke to lieutenant governors of Jammu & Kashmir and Puducherry, the sources added.
PM Narendra Modi speaks to 4 Chief Ministers, 2 L-Gs on COVID-19 crisis: Govt source
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (May 6) spoke to Chief Ministers of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Jharkhand about the coronavirus COVID-19 related situation in their states. He also spoke to Lieutenant Governors of Puducherry and Jammu ∧ Kashmir about the COVID-19 situation in the Union Territories, government sources told ANI today.
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