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Covid-19: Telangana govt announces 10-day lockdown from Wednesday

Times of India 4 hours 15 minutes ago

The Telangana government has imposed a ten-day lockdown beginning from May 12. The decision was taken by the state cabinet on Tuesday. However, lockdown will be relaxed from 6am to 10am every day.
Telangana announces lockdown amid Covid surge
Telangana will lock itself down for a period of 10 days starting tomorrow.The state government has decided to put curbs in place from May 12 to curtail further spread of the second wave, an official release said.There was also a decision taken to invite global tenders for procuring Covid vaccines.According to the statement, restrictions will come into force at 10 am on Wednesday.However, "there would be relaxation for all the activities from 6 AM to 10 Am daily", it added.Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao had initially resisted calls for a comprehensive lockdown. In a statement last week, he had argued against imposing strict movement curbs saying that it would hit the livelihoods of a large number of people.He had cited the cases of several other states where cases are only going up despite stringent movement curbs.The Covid caseload in the state has already gone past the half-a-million mark, as per latest data.
COVID surge: Telangana government imposes 10-day lockdown from May 12
Telangana government has announced that it will impose a 10-day lockdown in the state amid the COVID surge
10-Day Telangana Lockdown From Tomorrow, Curbs Relaxed From 6-10 am
10-day lockdown in Telangana from tomorrow, curbs to be relaxed from 6 am to 10 am
NDTV,
  

Opinion: Congress Proves It Has Zero Interest In Really Changing

NDTV 23 hours 1 minute ago

Sonia Gandhi was extremely forthright in her opening remarks saying that "the results clearly tell us that we need to put our house in order". It will require a lot more than mere plain speaking...
Need to take note of setbacks in assembly polls: Sonia Gandhi on Congress debacle
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the party has to take note of its serious setbacks in assembly polls in several states, and face the reality to draw the right lessons.
Need to take note of serious setbacks in assembly polls, draw lessons: Sonia Gandhi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the party has to take note of its serious setbacks in assembly polls, and face the reality to draw the right lessons. Sonia further said that she intends to set up a small group "to look at every aspect that caused such reverses and report quickly." She also condemned Centre for 'abdicating responsibility' during Covid crisis.
Need to take note of serious setbacks in assembly polls, draw lessons: Sonia Gandhi
The meeting of the top Congress body has been convened to deliberate and introspect on the party's poor performance in the just-concluded assembly elections.
Economic Times,
  

Active COVID cases down by over 30,000 in 24 hours first time in 61 days: Health ministry

Economic Times 3 hours 58 minutes ago

The total recoveries in a span of 24 hours too outnumbered the daily new COVID-19 cases after 61 days. The total active cases now comprise 16.16 per cent of the country's total coronavirus infections.
India witnesses decline of 30,016 COVID-19 cases for first time after 2 months
A net decline of 30,016 COVID-19 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours for the first time after 61 days.
3.29 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases In India, 3,876 Deaths In 24 Hours: 10 Points
Covid has infected 2.29 crore people in India, with 3.29 lakh fresh cases in the last 24 hour amid growing concerns of patients contracting a deadly fungal infection. The death count has touched...
Lucknow records 1, 274 new Covid cases
As the decline in the daily Covid-19 cases continued for the second consecutive day on Monday, the city recorded 1,274 new infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 34 days.
Times of India,
  

India records 3.29 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, 3,876 fatalities

Economic Times 7 hours 59 minutes ago

A total of 3,29,942 infections were reported in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 2,49,992 with 3,876 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Covid-19: India reports 3.29 lakh new cases, lowest in 14 days
India on Tuesday recorded its lowest count of daily Covid-19 cases in fourteen days but still well beyond the 3-lakh mark, as per the data updated by the Union health ministry at 8:30 am. The country reported 3,29,942 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total caseload of Covid-19 cases to 2,29,92,517. India has administered more than 17.27 crore vaccine doses across states/UTs.
India sees decline in COVID-19 cases for second straight day, records over 3.29 lakh infections
India, going through the second wave of coronavirus, now has 37,15,221 active cases.
India Records 3,29,942 New Infections, 3,876 Deaths In 24 Hours
The single-day rise in new coronavirus infections in India fell to 3.29 lakh after 14 days taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,29,92,517, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated...
NDTV,
  

US authorizes Pfizer jab for 12-15 year olds as India outbreak rages

Economic Times 9 hours 44 minutes ago

The United States on Monday authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years old, while the devastating outbreak in India raged on.
COVID-19: US authorises Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot for children aged between 12 and 15
President Joe Biden said that it is a promising development in United States' fight against coronavirus.
Riteish Deshmukh And Genelia D'Souza Get First COVID-19 Vaccine Shot
The couple encouraged everyone to get vaccinated and win the fight against coronavirus.
Covid-19: Riteish, Genelia get vaccinated
Bollywood couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh on Monday became the latest celebrity to get vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus.
Times of India,
  

Highly infectious & deadly COVID-19 second wave :: Khelsoril Wanbe

E Pao! 13 hours 24 minutes ago

Highly infectious & deadly COVID-19 second wave :: Khelsoril Wanbe
Following COVID norms, vaccination main defence against all future waves: Experts
Even as India reels under the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns over about a possible third wave, experts claimed that if people keep following COVID-appropriate behaviour and more people get vaccinated the next wave could be less severe.
Covid-Norms, Vaccination Shields Against Mutants, Future Waves: Experts
With the second wave of Covid ravaging the country and concerns being raised about a possible third wave, experts caution that the next wave could be less severe if people keep following...
COVID-appropriate behaviour, vaccination main shields against all mutants, future waves: Experts
Several experts believe that a casual approach that followed the trough of the first wave could be a possible reason for the pandemic raising its head again, though others are also putting the blame on the new mutants and variants of the virus being more virulent.
Economic Times,
  

Ordered 1.34 Crore Vaccines, Centre Cleared Only 3.5 Lakh: Manish Sisodia

NDTV 6 hours 27 minutes ago

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the Delhi Government had ordered 1.34 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in May but the Centre cleared only 3.5 lakh doses against it.
Ordered 1.34 cr doses, but 3.5L cleared: AAP
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday claimed the BJP government at the Centre has allowed only 3.5 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine for the national capital in May even though the AAP dispensation had placed orders for 1.34 crore doses with manufacturers.
AAP govt ordered 1.34 crore vaccine doses, but Centre cleared only 3.5 lakh in May: Manish Sisodia
Manish Sisodia said that after the Centre decided in April that states can directly place orders with vaccine manufacturers, the Arvind Kejriwal government ordered 1.34 crore doses for the people in the 18-44 age group.
Centre was busy in `international image management` instead of handling COVID-19: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on India`s `Vaccine Maitri`
Manish Sisodia stated that the youth in India are dying due to the shortage of coronavirus vaccines.
Zee News,
  

Tripura: 164 Junior Medical Officers To Be Recruited

NDTV 7 hours 14 minutes ago

The Tripura Public Service Commission (TPSC) has notified to recruit a total of 164 junior medical officers.
Defence ministry orders AFMS to recruit 400 retired medical officers of AMC, SSC
The Defence Ministry said on Sunday it has issued an order to the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) to recruit 400 retired medical officers of the Army Medical Corps (AMC) and the Short Service Commission (SSC) on a contract basis for maximum 11 months.
MoD gives nod to recruit ex AMCSSC medical officers
The Ministry of Defence has issued an order to Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services DG AFMS for recruitment of Ex Army Medical Corps AMC Short Service Commission SSC medical officers Source The Sangai Express PIB
Defence Ministry orders AFMS to recruit 400 retired medical officers of AMC, SSC
"Under the 'Tour of Duty' scheme, 400 ex-AMC/SSC medical officers, released between 2017 and 2021, are expected to be recruited on contract basis for a maximum period of 11 months," the ministry statment said.
Economic Times,
  

People Paying With Lives For Exercising Franchise: West Bengal Governor

NDTV 29 hours 59 minutes ago

Moments after administering oath to the ministers of the Mamata Banerjee government, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday expressed concern over the situation arising out of post-poll...
People paying with lives for exercising franchise, will visit violence-hit areas: West Bengal governor
Moments after administering oath to the ministers of the Mamata Banerjee government, Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday expressed concern over the situation arising out of post-poll violence in the state and said he would soon be visiting the affected areas. Dhankhar, while talking to reporters, also said that people are being made to pay with their lives for exercising their franchise.
People paying with lives for exercising franchise, will visit violence-hit areas: WB Governor
"The situation that arose out of post-poll violence is worrisome. I will be visiting the violence-hit areas in the state," Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar underlined.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar to visit violence affected areas, says it's my constitutional duty
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar in a press conference on Monday (May 10, 2021) said that he will visit the post poll violence affected areas in the state.
Zee News,
  

"Now No Shortage Of ICU And Oxygen Beds In Delhi," Says Arvind Kejriwal

NDTV 4 hours 55 minutes ago

Delhi COVID-19, Arvind Kejriwal: There will be no shortage of ICU or oxygen beds in Delhi, Mr Kejriwal said Tuesday morning, a day after the opening of a 500-bed facility at the city's GTB Hospital...
Ready for the next wave, putting Covid infrastructure in place: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said Delhi government was developing the Covid infrastructure keeping in mind a possible third wave and was ready to manage up to 30,000 cases per day.
Delhi preparing for Covid's third wave, more vaccines needed: Kejriwal
The Chief Minister, during a visit to the makeshift COVID care center near the GTB hospital, said, "A 500 ICU beds have been set up near GTB Hospital and another 500 ICU beds have been set up near LNJP Hospital."
Delhi preparing for third COVID-19 wave, needs more vaccines: Arvind Kejriwal
Speaking to reporters in Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the national capital is preparing for 30,000 Covid-19 cases in the next wave
Zee News,
  

US clearly holds double standard on this issue, says China over landing of Chinese rocket debris

Zee News 8 hours 13 minutes ago

China was slammed by US space agency NASA for 'failing to meet responsible standards'regarding their space debris.
Chinese Rocket Debris Lands in Indian Ocean, Draws Criticism From NASA
China's biggest rocket said to be out-of-control landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit. It drew criticism from NASA over the lack of...
China rocket disintegration: NASA slams Beijing
American space agency NASA on Sunday slammed China for failing to meet "responsible standards" regarding its space debris, hours after remnants of the country's largest and an out of control rocket disintegrated over the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.
NASA denounces China over 'irresponsible standards' after its rocket disintegrates over Indian Ocean
Reacting to China's space programme, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said: "It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris."
Economic Times,
  

Nepal President Bhandari initiates govt formation

Times of India 9 hours 3 minutes ago

The President's announcement came shortly after PM K P Sharma Oli lost a trust vote in the House of Representatives. Oli, who decided to seek the trust of the 275-member House on his government,...
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli Loses Trust Vote In Parliament
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lost a trust vote in the House of Representatives on Monday, in a fresh setback to the embattled premier seeking to tighten his grip on power.
Nepal PM loses vote of confidence in House
Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli lost a trust vote in the House of Representatives on Monday, in a fresh setback to the embattled premier seeking to tighten his grip on power after the CPN (Maoist Centre) led by Pushpakamal Dahal "Prachanda" withdrew support to his government. Prime Minister Oli secured 93 votes in the lower house of parliament during a special session convened on the directives of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Oli, 69, required at least 136 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives to win the confidence motion as four members are currently under suspension. A total of 124 members voted against him. After its alliance Nepal Communist Party Maoist Centre led by Prachanda withdrew its support to the government, Oli's government was reduced to a minority one. Nepal plunged into a political crisis on December 20 last year after President Bhandari dissolved the House and announced fresh elections on April 30 and May 10 at the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli, amidst a tussle for power within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
After withdrawal of support from CPN, Nepal PM Oli seeks vote of confidence
After the CPN (Maoist Centre) led by Pushpakamal Dahal "Prachanda" withdrew support from the government,Nepal's Prime MinisterK P Sharma Oli will now have to seek a vote of confidence on Monday (May 10) in the House of Representatives to prove that he enjoys majority support in the lower house.
Zee News,
  

States to receive 7 lakh additional COVID-19 vaccine doses within next 3 days: Centre

Economic Times 3 hours 58 minutes ago

"More than 90 lakh COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered. States with negative balance are showing more consumption (including wastage) than vaccine...
Vaccination numbers fall in Maharashtra, batch of 7 lakh doses could last three days
The vaccination numbers in Maharashtra dropped to 1,10,448 on Saturday from an average of 2.5-3 lakh vaccinations in the past week. A state official said that with the 7 lakh doses received on Sunday, the states drive could continue for three days.
Need 1 Lakh Doses Per Day, Want To Import: Uttarakhand To Centre
Amid rising cases of COVID-19, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash on Monday said the state needs one lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day.
17.56 crore COVID vaccine doses provided so far, over 72 lakh jabs still available with states, UTs: Centre
The total consumption, including wastages of COVID-19 vaccine doses is 16,83,78,796 doses according to data collected till 8 am on May 9.
Zee News,
  

After Bihar, hundreds of floating corpses spotted in Ganga in UPs Ghazipur

Zee News 3 hours 36 minutes ago

The locals suspect the bodies floating in the river to be of Covid-19 patients. The locals believe that due to the absence of any COVID-19 protocols at rural crematoriums, their families must have...
Buxar: 30 bodies floating in Ganga trigger Covid panic
Residents of Chausa village in Bihars Buxar woke up to the macabre sight of half-burnt bodies dumped in the Ganga washing ashore near Mahadev Ghat on Monday. Villagers said they saw at least 150 corpses, suspected to be of Covid-19 victims, floating down the river at dawn.
Bodies of suspected Covid-19 victims found floating in Ganges in Bihar
"We were alerted by the local chowkidar that many bodies have been spotted floating from upstream. We have so far recovered 15 of these. None of the deceased happens to be a resident of the district," Chausa BDO Ashok Kumar told over phone.
Covid Panic In Bihar Town As Over 40 Bodies Wash Up On Banks Of Ganga
Bloated, decomposing bodies washed up on Monday morning on the banks of Ganga at Bihar's Buxar in frightening new visuals that expose the scale of India's Covid crisis.
NDTV,
  

Heartbreaking To Know About Demise Of Piyush Chawla's Father: Tendulkar

NDTV 9 hours 19 minutes ago

Sachin Tendulkar tweeted his message of condolence for Piyush Chawla, who lost his father to COVID-19 on Monday.
It's heartbreaking to know about the demise of Piyush Chawla's father: Tendulkar
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been left "heartbroken" following the demise of leg-spinner Piyush Chawla's father Pramod Kumar Chawla. Piyush's father passed away on Monday due to COVID-19 complications.
Veteran spinner Piyush Chawla loses father to COVID-19
"With deepest grief, we announce that my beloved father, Mr Pramod Kumar Chawla, left for the heavenly abode on 10th May 2021. He was suffering from covid and post covid complications," Chawla wrote on his Instagram account.
IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians spinner Piyush Chawla's father passes away due to COVID-19
Chawlamourned the demise of his father and said life won't be the same without him as he lost a "pillar of strength".
Zee News,