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21 Apr 2021, 7:56 PM

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tests positive for COVID-19

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tests positive for COVID-19

21 Apr 2021, 7:54 PM

Kerala government to provide COVID19 vaccine free of cost for all above 18 years of age

Kerala government to provide COVID19 vaccine free of cost for all above 18 years of age: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

21 Apr 2021, 7:43 PM

Clubbing remaining three phases of WB assembly polls not feasible, EC tells TMC

Clubbing remaining three phases of West Bengal assembly polls not feasible: Election Commission tells TMC


21 Apr 2021, 7:19 PM

KKR win toss, opt to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) win toss and choose to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

21 Apr 2021, 7:09 PM

Delhi hospitals raise alarm over vaccine shortage

We get regular supply from Linde oxygen supplier. At 1:30 pm today, they informed us that since plant in Faridabad (Haryana) is getting sealed, they won't be able to supply oxygen to us. There's an emergency now: Dr John Punnooses, asst director at St Stephens Hospital, Delhi.

The situation is quite grim. We've supplies that will probably take us till midnight today. If we don't get replenishment on time there can be a serious crisis: P Shivakumar, MD, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals on oxygen supply shortage.


21 Apr 2021, 7:06 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Punjab Kings by nine wickets in IPL match in Chennai

21 Apr 2021, 7:05 PM

Karnataka records 23,558 fresh COVID19 cases, case tally at 12,22,202

Karnataka records 23,558 fresh COVID-19 cases, 6,412 discharges and 116 fatalities in the last 24 hours; case tally at 12,22,202 and active cases at 1,76,188


21 Apr 2021, 6:45 PM

Assam Government converts Guwahati's Sarusajai Stadium into a COVID19 isolation facility

Assam Government converts Guwahati's Sarusajai Stadium into a COVID19 isolation facility. At least 1000 people can be quarantined at the facility

21 Apr 2021, 6:26 PM

Goa Board postpones 10th and 12th examinations

Goa Board postpones 10th and 12th examinations.

The Board will inform 15 days in advance before holding the exams: Goa CM Pramod Sawant


21 Apr 2021, 6:05 PM

Night curfew in Goa from 10pm to 6am tonight, casinos, restaurants and bars to operate at 50%

Night curfew imposed in Goa from 10pm to 6am tonight.

Casinos, restaurants and bars, cinema halls allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity

21 Apr 2021, 5:43 PM

More than 21,000 tested positive after first dose of COVID vaccine, says government

More than 21,000 tested positive after first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin, while over 5,500 tested positive after 2nd dose: Govt


21 Apr 2021, 5:24 PM

France to impose 10-day quarantine for travellers from India

France to impose 10-day quarantine for travellers from India, NDTV reported

21 Apr 2021, 5:24 PM

All aged above 18 years will be administered COVID-19 vaccine free of cost in Madhya Pradesh, says  CMO

All aged above 18 years will be administered #COVID19 vaccine free of cost in Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister's Office (CMO) quoting MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan


21 Apr 2021, 4:10 PM

Rahul Gandhi expresses condolences to the aggrieved families of Nashik tragedy

The news of patients’ death at Nashik’s Zakhir Hussain Hospital is extremely tragic.

My heartfelt condolences to the aggrieved families.

I appeal to State Govt and party workers to provide all possible assistance, Rahul gandhi tweeted.

21 Apr 2021, 2:50 PM

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt over mismanagement of COVID crisis

Country's disaster

Opportunity to modi friends

Injustice by central government, tweeted Rahul Gandhi


21 Apr 2021, 2:46 PM

Oxygen leak in Nashik, Maharashtra, 22 people dead

It's an unfortunate incident. As per preliminary info, we've learnt that 22 people died. We're trying to get a detailed report. We've ordered an enquiry as well. Those who are responsible will not be spared: FDA Minister Dr Rajendra Shingane on Nashik Oxygen tanker leak incident

21 Apr 2021, 2:17 PM

Health system in UP has collapsed: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the health services in Uttar Pradesh have completely 'collapsed' and the situation is worse in villages, as compared to cities.


21 Apr 2021, 2:17 PM

Odisha cancels BSE class 10th board exams for 2021 across all schools in state

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha on Wednesday canceled the class 10th board exams for 2021 across all schools in state in wake of the surge in Covid cases. Results of Class 10 students to be prepared by the Board on basis of objective criteria: State Education Min

21 Apr 2021, 1:22 PM

Puducherry to impose lockdown from April 23 to April 26

The Union Territory of Puducherry has decided to impose lockdown from April 23 (Friday night) till April 26 (Monday morning) amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases


21 Apr 2021, 1:02 PM

ICMR study shows Covaxin neutralises against multiple variants of Coronavirus

ICMR study shows COVAXIN neutralises against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively neutralises the double mutant strain as well: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

21 Apr 2021, 12:53 PM

Delhi Police arrange 11 Oxygen cylinders

Delhi Police brought Oxygen cylinders to Amarleela Hospital in Janakpuri today from an Oxygen supplier in Kirti Nagar upon receiving distress call from the hospital. Lives of 32 COVID-19 patients were in danger. Police arranged 11 cylinders so far


21 Apr 2021, 12:49 PM

SII caps rate for vaccines, states to get Covishield at Rs 400; Centre at Rs 150

Serum Institute of India says states to get Covishield at Rs 400 a dose, private hospitals at Rs 600; price for centre stays at Rs 150

21 Apr 2021, 12:35 PM

Cong will raise issues that need to be addressed to save lives amid pandemic, govt can label us anything: Priyanka Gandhi tells PTI


21 Apr 2021, 12:35 PM

Constructive suggestions from oppn dismissed as politicisation rather than accepted in spirit that nation is in crisis: Priyanka Gandhi

21 Apr 2021, 12:35 PM

Centre cannot shift blame to anyone; Jawaharlal Nehru isn't in-charge, Narendra Modi is, PM must protect Indians: Priyanka Gandhi to PTI


21 Apr 2021, 12:34 PM

Cong leader Priyanka Gandhi slams govt's COVID second wave response, terms vaccine strategy 'abject failure'

21 Apr 2021, 12:34 PM

Modi govt's lack of foresight compelled India to become vaccine importer, says Priyanka Gandhi

Modi govt's lack of foresight compelled India to become vaccine importer; COVID-19 vaccine strategy discriminatory: Priyanka Gandhi to PTI


21 Apr 2021, 12:00 PM

Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passes away

Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh dies days after testing positive for COVID-19, says his family

21 Apr 2021, 11:59 AM

Schools in Haryana to go into summer vacation from tomorrow till 31st May: Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar


21 Apr 2021, 11:39 AM

With 6,542 new cases, Telangana sees biggest spike

In the biggest daily spike, Telangana reported 6,542 new Covid-19 cases during 24-hour period.

21 Apr 2021, 11:37 AM

Guj HC issues notices over 'illegal' hoarding of Remdesivir

A division bench of the Gujarat High Court issued notices to the state BJP president and Navsari MP, CR Paatil, the Surat MLA, Harsh Sanghvi and state government as well as Surat Collector on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Gujarat state assembly, Paresh Dhanani over the 'illegal and unauthorised distribution of Remdesivir injection' from Surat BJP's office.


21 Apr 2021, 11:16 AM

Parents of cricketer MS Dhoni admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID19

Parents of cricketer MS Dhoni have been admitted at the hospital after testing positive for COVID19. Their oxygen level is stable: Pulse Superspeciality Hospital, Ranchi, Jharkhand

21 Apr 2021, 11:15 AM

38 inmates at Byculla jail, including accused Indrani Mukerjea, test positive for COVID

38 inmates at Byculla jail, including accused in Sheena Bora murder case Indrani Mukerjea, have tested positive for COVID-19: Byculla jail authority, Mumbai


21 Apr 2021, 10:57 AM

Corona curfew' imposed in Bhopal Municipal Corporation and Berasia municipality areas from till 6 am on April 26th

Madhya Pradesh: 'Corona curfew' imposed in Bhopal Municipal Corporation and Berasia municipality areas from till 6 am on April 26th, in the wake of COVID-19 situation.

21 Apr 2021, 10:56 AM

Huge crowd seen this morning at the wholesale vegetable market and fish market in Bengal 24 Parganas district.

West Bengal: Huge crowd seen this morning at the wholesale vegetable market and fish market in Panpur of North 24 Parganas district.


21 Apr 2021, 10:56 AM

Police check vehicular movement during the ongoing Covid-induced curfew

Madhya Pradesh: Police check vehicular movement during the ongoing Covid-induced curfew from April 12 till April 23 in Indore.

21 Apr 2021, 10:55 AM

Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Anil Baijal to hold a meeting at 11 am today over COVID-19

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Anil Baijal to hold a meeting at 11 am today. Issue of Oxygen supply, COVID cases and deaths to be taken up in the meet.


21 Apr 2021, 10:38 AM

Flights from/to the UK stand cancelled from 24th to 30th April 2021: Air India

Passengers who were to travel between India & UK may note that in view of recent restrictions announced by the UK, flights from/to the UK stand cancelled from 24th to 30th April 2021. Further updates regarding rescheduling, refunds & waivers will be informed shortly: Air India

21 Apr 2021, 10:01 AM

2.95 lakh COVID-19 cases, 2,023 deaths in India in 24 hours, biggest spike so far

India reports 2,95,041 new COVID-19 cases, 2,023 deaths and 1,67,457 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry


21 Apr 2021, 9:43 AM

Fire breaks out at furniture market in west Delhi

A fire broke out at a furniture market in west Delhi's Kirti Nagar area on Wednesday morning, officials said. However, no one was injured in the incident, they said.

21 Apr 2021, 9:40 AM

Thane district sees 4,599 new COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths

With the addition of 4,599 fresh coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra has risen to 4,25,987, an official said on Wednesday.


21 Apr 2021, 9:36 AM

3 ONGC employees abducted by unknown armed miscreants in Assam

3 ONGC employees, 2 Junior Engineer Assistants (Production) & a Junior Technician (Production) have been abducted by unknown armed miscreants in the early hours of 21 April 2021. The abduction took place on a rig site of ONGC in Lakwa field of Sivasagar District (Assam): ONGC

21 Apr 2021, 8:27 AM

Cuba sees new record high of daily COVID cases

Cuba has reported 1,183 new COVID-19 infections, the highest record in one day since the onset of the pandemic on the island, bringing the accumulated total to 95,754 cases, as well as seven more deaths, to total 538, the Ministry of Public Health said.

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