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We are confident we will be able to win over COVID pandemic by people’s participation, says PM Modi

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20 Apr 2021, 9:38 AM

1,761 coronavirus deaths in India in biggest one-day spike, 2.59 lakh new cases

India reports 2,59,170 new COVID-19 cases, 1,761 deaths and 1,54,761 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

20 Apr 2021, 9:05 PM

I urge the States to consider lockdowns only as the last option and focus creating on micro containment zones: PM Narendra Modi

20 Apr 2021, 9:04 PM

I request State governments to urge the workers to stay where they are. This trust given by the states to the workers will help them, and that they will be vaccinated in the city where they are: PM Modi

20 Apr 2021, 9:01 PM

We are confident we will be able to win over COVID pandemic by people's participation, says PM Modi

20 Apr 2021, 8:59 PM

Shortage of oxygen cyllinders has come across as a major problem; All stakeholders working collectively to meet this challenge: PM

20 Apr 2021, 8:57 PM

Need to ensure economy is not affected, says PM Modi in his address

20 Apr 2021, 8:55 PM

India with two 'made in India' vaccines started the world's largest vaccination program. Till now, more than 12 crore vaccine doses have been administered. From 1st May, those above the age of 18 years can be vaccinated: PM Modi

20 Apr 2021, 8:54 PM

Work is on to increase the number of beds in hospitals. In some cities, large COVID19 dedicated hospitals are being built: PM Modi during an address to the nation on the COVID19 situation

20 Apr 2021, 8:54 PM

The challenge before is big but we have to overcome it with our resolve, courage and preparation: PM Modi during an address to the nation on COVID19 situation

20 Apr 2021, 8:54 PM

The challenge before is big but we have to overcome it with our resolve, courage and preparation: PM Modi during an address to the nation on COVID19 situation

20 Apr 2021, 8:52 PM

I understand the pain you are going through and express my sympathies, says PM Modi

We are facing the second wave of COVID19 now. I understand the pain you are going through and express my sympathies to the families who have lost their loved ones due to COVID: PM Modi

20 Apr 2021, 8:47 PM

PM Modi addresses the nation on the COVID19 situation

20 Apr 2021, 8:46 PM

PM Modi to address the nation on COVID situation shortly

20 Apr 2021, 8:32 PM

Maharashtra govt announces cancellation of Class 10 exam of state board

Maharashtra govt announces cancellation of Class 10 exam of state board

20 Apr 2021, 8:11 PM

PM Modi to address the nation on the COVID-19 situation at 8:45pm today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the COVID-19 situation at 8:45 this evening

20 Apr 2021, 8:02 PM

Cong leader Anand Sharma tests COVID positive, shifted to hospital

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been shifted to a private hospital in Gurgaon, sources said Tuesday.

The 68-year-old Sharma (68), who was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Delhi late last night, tested positive for the infection Tuesday and has now been moved to the Medanta Hospital, sources close to him said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Congress leaders including Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Randeep Surjewala wished him an early recovery.

"Wishing best health and a quick recovery to senior Congress leader Shri Anand Sharma Ji," PM Modi tweeted.

20 Apr 2021, 7:39 PM

K'taka cancels examinations for Class 1-9

20 Apr 2021, 7:35 PM

Mumbai reports 7,214 fresh COVID19 cases, 5,93,906 total cases

Mumbai reports 7,214 fresh COVID19 cases, 35 deaths and 9,641 recoveries; case tally 5,93,906, death toll 12,439

20 Apr 2021, 7:16 PM

Mumbai Indians win toss, opt to bat against Delhi Capitals

20 Apr 2021, 6:54 PM

Kerala records highest single day peak of 19,577 COVID-19 cases: Govt

20 Apr 2021, 6:53 PM

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requests Centre to urgently supply oxygen to Delhi

20 Apr 2021, 6:52 PM

India-EU Leaders’ Meeting on 8 May 2021 will be held in virtual format: MEA Spokesperson

20 Apr 2021, 6:52 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting via video conference with leading vaccine manufacturers

20 Apr 2021, 6:29 PM

Tomorrow after 8pm, the CM will announce the decision on lockdown in the state: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

20 Apr 2021, 6:27 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to travel to Portugal for India-EU summit next month in view of COVID-19 situation

20 Apr 2021, 6:16 PM

We have requested the CM to announce a complete lockdown in the state from tomorrow at 8 pm. This was the request of all ministers to CM, now it is his decision: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

20 Apr 2021, 6:15 PM

Delhi, Maharashtra running out of oxygen, Maha heading for complete lockdow

Delhi and Maharashtra have complained of shortage of oxygen, Maharashtra Minister Aslam Sheikh has hinted towards complete lockdown in the state.

"Serious oxygen crisis persists in Delhi. I again urge centre to urgently provide oxygen to Delhi. Some hospitals are left with just a few hours of oxygen": Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Looking at the shortage of supply of medical oxygen, Maharashtra is heading towards a complete lockdown; guidelines regarding it will be announced soon: Maharashtra Minister Aslam Sheikh

20 Apr 2021, 5:58 PM

Section 144 of the CrPC to be imposed in Rajasthan from 22nd April till 21st May, in view of current COVID-19 situation: State Home Department

20 Apr 2021, 5:57 PM

Lockdown imposed in Chandigarh for tomorrow

UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore has decided to impose lockdown in Chandigarh for tomorrow (Wednesday): PRO, Chandigarh Administration

20 Apr 2021, 5:23 PM

India to host first ever WBC India Championship on May 1

In what is being billed as a game changer for professional boxing in the country, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has endorsed the Indian Championship fight between Chandni Mehra and Suman Kumari on May 1 in Jalandhar

20 Apr 2021, 4:28 PM

UGC NET exam postponed, new dates will be announced Later

UGC NET exam scheduled to begin on May 2 has been postponed, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has tweeted.

20 Apr 2021, 4:28 PM

People will have blood on their hands if medicines and resources are diverted without application of mind, says Delhi HC

People will have blood on their hands, if medicines and resources are diverted without application of mind: HC to Centre

20 Apr 2021, 3:35 PM

Jharkhand government announces lockdown from April 22-29

Jharkhand government announces lockdown from April 22-29 with few exemptions. Essential services allowed, religious places to remain open but the gathering of devotees not allowed. Mining, agricultural & construction activities permitted

20 Apr 2021, 3:33 PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding availability of COVID-19 vaccines in the state

20 Apr 2021, 3:19 PM

Rahul Gandhi tests positive for Coronavirus

After experiencing mild symptoms, I’ve just tested positive for COVID.

All those who’ve been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe, Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

20 Apr 2021, 3:14 PM

PM allowed open market vaccine sale after shipments abroad have depleted stocks: Mamata

PM has allowed open market sale of covid vaccine after shipments abroad have depleted stocks here: WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Bhagawangola.

20 Apr 2021, 2:34 PM

All groceries, vegetable shops, fruit vendors, dairies, bakeries, confectionaries, all type of food shops, shops related to farm produce, pet food shops, shops related to materials for impending rainy season for individuals/orgs to be open only b/w 7 to 11 AM: Maharashtra Govt

20 Apr 2021, 2:16 PM

TMC submits a memorandum state election commission requesting them to club ongoing West Bengal Polls

TMC submits a memorandum to West Bengal state election commission requesting them to club together phases 6, 7 and 8 of the ongoing West Bengal Polls

20 Apr 2021, 1:24 PM

Weekend lockdown to be imposed in UP on Saturdays & Sundays

Weekend lockdown to be imposed in UP on Saturdays & Sundays. Lockdown will come into effect on Friday 8 pm & continue till Monday 7 am. Only essential services will be allowed. Night curfew will remain imposed in all districts: Awanish K Awasthi, Additional Chief Secy, Home Dept

20 Apr 2021, 12:54 PM

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh tests positive for COVID-19

20 Apr 2021, 12:49 PM

No lockdown in UP for now, SC put on hold Allahabad HC's order

No lockdown in UP, for now, SC put on hold Allahabad HC's order

20 Apr 2021, 12:33 PM

Telangana government imposes night curfew till April 30

Telangana government imposes night curfew till April 30.

20 Apr 2021, 11:57 AM

UP Challenges High Court's Lockdown-In-5-Cities Order In Supreme Court

Uttar Pradesh government moves Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court order on imposing lockdown in its five cities, on the ground that the High Court did not have the domain to issue such kind of directions.

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) led bench of the Supreme Court decides to hear the matter today

20 Apr 2021, 11:34 AM

Modi to meet vaccine manufacturers today

A day after announcing COVID vaccine for all above 18 years from May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the vaccine manufacturers on Tuesday evening through video conferencing.

20 Apr 2021, 11:23 AM

Delhi: Traffic jam at Connaught Place, due to checking of vehicles by police, in view of COVID-induced lockdown

20 Apr 2021, 11:04 AM

Centre should ensure adequate availability of vaccines: Gehlot

With the Centre deciding to open vaccination for all above 18 years from May, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said the government should ensure adequate availability of vaccines.

"Finally the Central govt has relented & taken decision to allow everyone above 18 to be vaccinated. The Central govt should now ensure adequate availability of vaccines so that people above the age of 18 years can be vaccinated asap, " he tweeted.

"We look forward to a rational & transparent strategy for vaccine distribution among states in the coming days," he added.

20 Apr 2021, 10:22 AM

Two UK strains and one other mutant strain found in three samples sent for testing

Two UK strains and one other mutant strain found in three samples sent for testing to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Delhi: Dr Deepak Juyal, VRDL lab of Doon Medical College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

20 Apr 2021, 9:59 AM

Telangana daily COVID-19 tally nears 6,000

Telangana confirmed 5,926 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest ever in a single day, pushing the total infection count to over 3.61 lakh, while the toll rose to 1856 with 18 more fatalities.

20 Apr 2021, 9:51 AM

Himachal government closes all educational institutions till May 1

In view of the rising Covid cases in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to close all educational institutions till May 1.  The faculty of schools, colleges and universities has also been exempted from the duty.

The government also decided to put a complete ban on transfers of field functional staff, informed an official spokesperson saying that the decision was taken by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over a high level meeting with senior officers to review the Covid-19 situation in the State, here today. The state Cabinet meeting would be held on April 22 to take few more decisions to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus, he informed.

The CM has directed the officers to enhance the bed capacity in the hospitals. He said that steps would be taken to ensure proper availability of oxygen and medical staff in the State.  He said that bed capacity would be enhanced in Government Medical College, Nerchowk, IGMC, Shimla, Zonal Hospital Dharamshala, Tanda Medical College at Kangra, Sunder Nagar Hospital and various other hospitals. He said that health workers would be posted in appropriate number for care of Covid-19 patients.

Thakur said that special emphasis was being laid on providing better health care and other facilities to the patients under home isolation.

20 Apr 2021, 9:38 AM

Sensex rebounds 505.71 points to 48,455.13 in opening trade; Nifty rises 150.20 points to 14,509.65

20 Apr 2021, 8:58 AM

Odisha reported 4,761 new COVID-19 cases

Odisha reported 4,761 new COVID-19 cases, 1,503 recoveries and five deaths on April 19; case tally at 3,77,464 Active cases: 27,821 Total recoveries: 3,47,637 Death toll: 1,954

20 Apr 2021, 8:57 AM

Andhra Pradesh government declares closure of academic year 2020-21

Andhra Pradesh government declares closure of academic year 2020-21 and announces summer holidays for Classes 1 to 9 from today for all schools functioning under all managements, in view of prevailing COVID19 situation

20 Apr 2021, 8:35 AM

US advises its citizens to avoid travelling to India amid rise in COVID cases

Amid a surge in COVID cases (in India), travellers should avoid all travel to India. Even fully vaccinated travellers may be at risk for getting & spreading variants and should avoid all travel to India. If you must travel to India, get fully vaccinated before travel: CDC, USA

20 Apr 2021, 8:32 AM

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 141.8 million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 141.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.02 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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