LIVE News Updates: In view of COVID-19 pandemic, EC defers bypolls on 3 Lok Sabha, 8 Assembly seats

In view of COVID19 pandemic, the Election Commission of India decides to defer by-elections of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) & Mandi

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05 May 2021, 7:53 PM

In view of COVID19 pandemic, EC defers bypolls to 3 Lok Sabha, 8 Assembly seats

In view of COVID19 pandemic, the Election Commission of India decides to defer by-elections of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) & Mandi

(Himachal Pradesh) Parliamentary constituencies and 8 Assembly Constituencies in various States.

05 May 2021, 7:17 PM

33 air ambulances land in Hyderabad in 15 days, says T'gana govt

As many as 33 medical air ambulances from various parts of the country shifted critically-ill patients to Hyderabad for advanced treatment during the last 15 days.

This was revealed on Wednesday by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, who claimed that Hyderabad has become medical treatment capital of India.

"If you go to any hospital in the city, you will find patients from states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Chhattisgarh. During the last 15 days, 33 medical air ambulances came from various parts of country which shows that people don't find such treatment elsewhere," he said.
(Source: IANS)

05 May 2021, 6:52 PM

Delhi HC warns patient against raising false alarm regarding Oxygen shortage

Delhi HC has warned patient against raising false alarm regarding Oxygen shortage

(Source: ANI)

05 May 2021, 5:59 PM

2 killed in a blast at oxygen refilling factory in Lucknow

At least two people are reported killed and six others injured in a blast at a oxygen factory in Lucknow. According to reports, the explosion took place during refilling of oxygen cylinders in Chinhat area of the state capital.

(Source: India TV)

05 May 2021, 5:11 PM

Long COVID wave of such ferocity we are seeing was not predicted, says government

Long COVID wave of such ferocity we are seeing was not predicted: Govt

(Source: PTI)

05 May 2021, 4:55 PM

23 people arrested in Ahmedabad for organising religious procession, flouting covid rules

23 people, including village head, arrested in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district for organising religious procession where large No. of women turned up to 'eradicate' coronavirus: police

05 May 2021, 4:41 PM

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain takes stock of preparations of COVID Care Centre at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain takes stock of preparations of COVID Care Centre at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj.

(Source: ANI)

05 May 2021, 3:32 PM

Night curfew from 5 pm to 9 am in Sikkim,Inter-District movement of persons & all vehicles prohibited

Night curfew from 5 pm to 9 am. Inter-District movement of persons & all vehicles prohibited, excluding army, security personnel & vehicles carrying essentials. Vehicles with essentials to be allowed between 5 am 8.30 am: Govt of Sikkim

(Source: ANI)

05 May 2021, 2:44 PM

Local trains to be suspended in Bengal from Thursday to combat COVID-19, says Mamata

Local train services to be suspended in Bengal from Thursday to combat COVID-19 pandemic: CM Mamata Banerjee.

(Source: PTI)

05 May 2021, 2:16 PM

SC says COVID pandemic in Delhi at very critical stage, asks Centre about oxygen supply in last three days

SC says COVID pandemic in Delhi at very critical stage, asks Centre about oxygen supply to national capital in last three days.

(Source: PTI)

05 May 2021, 1:54 PM

You are running from pillar to post for oxygen, says SC while asking Centre about the supply and demand of oxygen

"You are running from pillar to post for oxygen," Justice Dr Chandrachud said, and added that you (SG) please tell about the supply and demand of oxygen

(Source: ANI)

05 May 2021, 12:41 PM

UP lockdown extended till May 10 morning

UP government has extended lockdown in state till May 10 morning to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases

(Source: AIR)

05 May 2021, 12:08 PM

Chhattisgarh HC tells State Govt to fix a reasonable ratio of allotment of vaccines

Chhattisgarh High Court tells State Govt to fix a reasonable ratio of allotment of vaccines to the 'Antyodaya Group', persons belonging to 'Below Poverty Line' & persons belonging to 'Above Poverty Line', with reference to all relevant aspects.

Chhattisgarh HC directs State Govt to have a discussion with the Secretaries of the relevant departments & fix the ratio of allotment of vaccines & distribute the vaccines in the third phase of vaccination (for 18-44 age group) in an equitable manner

05 May 2021, 11:59 AM

MK Stalin meets Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake claim to form government

Tamil Nadu: DMK President MK Stalin meets Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake claim to form government

05 May 2021, 11:29 AM

SC strikes down Maratha Quota, terms it unconstitutional

SC's five-judge constitution bench unanimously hold that Maharashtra law granting quotas to Marathas breaches 50 percent ceiling

05 May 2021, 11:27 AM

Delhi HC begins hearing petitions relating to various issues including oxygen supply

Delhi High Court begins hearing petitions relating to various issues including oxygen supply arising due to the rise in COVID-19 infections in the national capital

05 May 2021, 11:26 AM

Delhi HC issues notice on a plea seeking direction to explore possibility of import of at-home self-testing kits

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre and Delhi Govt on a plea seeking direction to explore the possibility of import of at-home self-testing kits from countries where such kits are already in use. The plea also seeks direction to regulate the sale and quality of N95 masks.

05 May 2021, 11:24 AM

Delhi HC issues notice on a PIL seeking directions to treat persons with disabilities on priority basis

Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre and Delhi Govt on a PIL seeking directions to treat persons with disabilities on a priority basis and to make special provisions for them for administering the vaccine for COVID19

05 May 2021, 11:17 AM

Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Govt on a PIL over temporary places for cremation of bodies due to COVID

Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi Government on a PIL seeking direction to allocate additional permanent or temporary places for the cremation of bodies in Delhi due to COVID19

05 May 2021, 11:16 AM

Delhi HC issues notice to GOI and Delhi Govt on a PIL seeking direction to designate some hospitals for the medical needs of children

Delhi HC issues notice to Union of India and Delhi Govt on a PIL seeking direction to designate some hospitals (government-run and private) for the medical needs of children with special needs or persons with disabilities who are infected or having symptoms of COVID-19 infection

05 May 2021, 10:46 AM

SC strikes down Maratha Reservation law for exceeding 50 percent cap; upholds Indra Sawhney

Maratha reservation: Justice Bhushan, reading out the judgment said, we do not find any reason in revisiting Indira Sawhney judgment

05 May 2021, 10:12 AM

RBI will continue to monitor emerging COVID-19 situation: Governor

Reserve Bank of India will continue to monitor the emerging COVID19 situation and will deploy all resources and instruments at its command especially for the citizens, business entities, and institutions beleaguered by the second wave: Governor Shaktikanta Das.

The devastating speed with which the virus affects has to be matched by swift and wide-ranging actions that are sequenced, calibrated and well-timed so as to reach out to various sections including the most vulnerable: RBI Governor

The forecast of a normal monsoon by IMD is expected to sustain rural demand and overall output in 2021-22, while also having soothing impact on inflation pressures: RBI Governor

Rail freight registered growth of over 76% yr on yr in April. Toll collections in April suggest mobility declined but unlike abrupt halt during April 2020. Automobiles registration in April 2021 shown moderation compared to March. Tractor segment continues robust pace: RBI Gov

Normal monsoon should help contain food price pressures, especially in cereals and pulses. Merchandise imports and exports continue to witness robust growth performance, even in April 2021. Foreign exchange reserves give us confidence to deal with global spillovers: RBI Governor

Build-up in input price pressures across sectors, driven in part by elevated global commodity prices remains a concern. Inflation trajectory over rest of the yr will be shaped by COVID-19 infections & impact of localised containment measures on supply chains & logistics: RBI Gov

RBI announces Rs 50,000 crore liquidity for ramping up COVID-related healthcare infrastructure and services till March 2022: Governor Shaktikanta Das

But even at this time, in run-up to next MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) when our teams are analysing various incoming data, we don't expect any broad deviation from projections made in our April MPC but you'll have to wait for MPC statement due in June 1st week: Shaktikanta Das

Special long term repo operations for small finance banks to provide further support to micro, small & other unorganized sector entities,3-yr repo operations of Rs. 10,000 crore at repo rate, for fresh lending up to Rs 10 lakh per borrower;facility up to 31 Oct' 21: RBI Governor

In view of fresh challenges, Small Finance Banks are now permitted to regard fresh on-lending to MFIs with asset size up to Rs 500 crore, as priority sector lending, facility available up to 31 March, 2022: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Given the positive response from the market, it has been decided that the second purchase of govt securities for an aggregate amount of Rs 35,000 crores under G-SAP 1.0 will be conducted on 20th May: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

05 May 2021, 9:59 AM

India reports 3,82,315 new COVID-19 cases and 3,780 deaths

India reports 3,82,315 new COVID-19 cases, 3,38,439 discharges and 3,780 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

05 May 2021, 9:44 AM

Sensex rises 266.09 points to 48,519.60 in opening session

Sensex rises 266.09 points to 48,519.60 in opening session; Nifty advances 81.45 points to 14,577.95

05 May 2021, 9:38 AM

Delhi: A man arrested for black marketing of Remdesivir, 2 injections recovered

Delhi: A man arrested for black marketing of Remdesivir, 2 injections recovered. He was trying to sell the injections at Rs 35,000 each. Case registered at Hauz Khaz Police Station under IPC, Essential Commodities Act, Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Mgmt Act. Probe underway.

05 May 2021, 9:38 AM

10 arrested for Oxygen black marketing in Lucknow

The Lucknow police have arrested 10 persons involved in black marketing of oxygen cylinders. The police have recovered 225 oxygen cylinders and cash from them.

05 May 2021, 9:29 AM

Maha: 2,190 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 52 more deaths

With the addition of 2,190 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 4,77,177, an official said on Wednesday.

05 May 2021, 9:16 AM

Delhi reported 19,953 new COVID-19 cases, 18,788 recoveries, and 338 deaths

Delhi reported 19,953 new COVID-19 cases, 18,788 recoveries, and 338 deaths on 4th May 2021. Total cases 12,32,942 Total recoveries 11,24,771 Death toll 17,752 Active cases 90,419

05 May 2021, 8:38 AM

Global COVID-19 caseload tops 153.9 million

The overall global COVID-19 caseload has topped 153.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.22 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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