Wednesday, April 21, 2021

4 lakh Remdesivir injections to be supplied to Telangana hospitals

HYDERABAD: Telangana's Industry and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday said that four lakh remdesivir injections will be made available in all the government hospitals within the coming one week.

Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi

NEW DELHI:In a leaked video Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is seen taking a meeting at the GTB hospital and directing officials to take quick decisions without waiting for approvals from the Secretariat.

Mamata to write to PM on non-uniformity of vaccine prices

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the 'non-uniformity' of vaccine prices.

Amid lockdown, Maha Congress wants 'jab at home' for people

MUMBAI: In a unique suggestion, the Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday demanded Covid-19 'Vaccination At Home' - on the lines of the polio campaign - for all eligible people as they cannot reach the inoculation centres owing to the ongoing lockdown restrictions.

Centre has increased Delhi's oxygen quota: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Amid shortage of oxygen reported in several government and privates hospitals in Delhi since last few days due to sudden increase of Covid-19 cases, the city government found some relief as the Centre has agreed to increase Delhi's oxygen quota, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.

Don't hoard oxygen, taking it casually is harmful, warns AIIMS chief

NEW DELHI: Emphasising on judicious use of oxygen, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said if a person's oxygen saturation is 93 per cent to 99 per cent, then that person does not need oxygen, and taking it will instead be harmful.

BRO opens ZojiLa Pass connecting Srinagar and Leh

NEW DELHI:The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) opened ZojiLa Pass on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh road on Tuesday (April 21, 2021) for this year after a closure of 110 days, as compared to an average of 150 days in previous years.

Maharashtra: Real Corona horror may unfold in next 10 days

MUMBAI: In a grim prediction, the Maharashtra government has indicated that the real horrors of Covid-19 may unfold in the next 10 days with a steep spike in 'active cases' in the worst-hit state in the country, here on Wednesday.

Nashik hospital horror: 22 patients die due to oxygen leak

NASHIK (Maharashtra): In a horrific incident, at least 22 patients died on ventilators in a Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) hospital after a sudden drop in pressure due to leakage in the oxygen supplies, officials said.

Where is the leadership and planning, Priyanka ask Modi

NEW DELHI: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaking exclusively to IANS has questioned the government on its response to the rapidly rising Covid numbers in the country. She has accused the government of lack of planning to handle the crisis. Here are some highlights from the rare interview from the Congress party leader.

Bengal has opportunity to speak for the country: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the sixth phase of polling in West Bengal, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the voters can speak for the entire country as elections are to hold the government "accountable".

Crisis averted with 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen supply: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

NEW DELHI: With the supply of 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital by the Delhi government, a crisis has been averted.

'All-party meet convened by K'taka Guv unconstitutional'

BENGALURU: Karnataka leader of the opposition, Siddaramaiah termed on Tuesday the all party meeting convened by Governor Vajubhai Vala was 'unconstitutional' and he has no power to do so.

2,105 beds in Central hospitals open for Covid patients in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Union government on Tuesday announced that 2,105 beds in its hospitals in the national capital have been thrown open for Covid patients of the city.

Karnataka enforces night curfew, bans pubs, bars and religious activity

BENGALURU:Amid surging cases during the second wave of the pandemic, Karnataka on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines to contain the spread of Covid.

Over 1.2K Covid patients died in Delhi in last one week

NEW DELHI: While the streets of the national capital wore a deserted look on the first day of the six-day lockdown on Monday, sounds of ambulance siren echoed in the city roads, especially in the areas having dedicated Covid-19 hospitals.

Lockdown should be the last resort: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised the state governments to use lockdown as the last resort to contain the spread of the Covid-19 cases. He said that instead of lockdown, the focus should be on creating 'micro containment zones'.

Yogi announces free vaccination for those above 18 years

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh will now offer the Covid vaccine free of cost from May 1, as India's vaccine net widens to include all people over the age of 18.

Oxygen stocks to last only next 8-12 hrs in many Delhi hospitals: Sisodia

NEW DELHI: Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, concerns over oxygen supply for coronavirus patients continued in the national capital on Tuesday, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flagging the urgent need in both government and private hospitals across the city.

Kapil, Sachin, Virat among 5 greatest players of ODI era: Wisden

NEW DELHI: Kapil Dev (the 1980s), Sachin Tendulkar (the 1990s) and Virat Kohli (the 2010s) have been named among the five greatest players of the five decades in which ODIs have been played in the 158th Edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2021 that also describes India as "the new masters" of cricket – and heaps praise on its 2-1 victory in the 2020-21 tour of Australia.

Rahul Gandhi tests Covid positive

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19.  He shared this information on social media and asked people to follow Covid guidelines.

AP Guv calls on varsities to raise Covid awareness on war footing

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Tuesday called on the vice-chancellors of all the universities to take up Coronavirus awareness programmes on mission mode to succeed in the fight against the pandemic.

Maha cancels SSC exams as ministers call for total lockdown

MUMBAI: Amid a clamour by all the Maharashtra ministers on Tuesday to impose a total lockdown, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that the upcoming state SSC Board exams for 2021 have been cancelled.

No plan to impose lockdown in Kashmir: Div Com Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole while addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Tuesday said that the Covid situation is evolving but it does not warrant imposition of a lockdown in Kashmir as of now.

HCs in crisis due to vacancies, 3-4 weeks enough for judges' appointment: SC

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the High Courts are in a crisis situation, against the backdrop of 40 per cent vacancies, with many of the larger ones working with less than 50 per cent of sanctioned strength, and therefore, in a bid to clear the recommendations made by apex court Collegium for appointments to the higher judiciary, it is laying down timelines to be complied by the government and the Intelligence Bureau.

Maha ministers demand complete lockdown, CM to decide

MUMBAI: All Maharashtra ministers on Tuesday demanded that a complete lockdown should be imposed in the state in view of the galloping Covid-19 cases and deaths, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here.

Armed forces roped in to tackle soaring Covid cases

NEW DELHI: The government has roped in its armed forces to tackle soaring Covid-19 cases across the country.

SC stays Allahabad HC order on lockdown in 5 UP cities

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted an interim stay on the Allahabad High Court order directing lockdown in five cities of Uttar Pradesh in the backdrop of the worsening Covid-19 situation.

How can he laugh? -- Priyanka Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said that she is totally devastated by the pandemic and the news of people dying without any medical support.

Rahul Gandhi most suitable Prime Ministerial Candidate: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: Pitching for Rahul Gandhi as the most suitable Prime Ministerial candidate, Punjab Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi today insisted that he (Rahul) is the only hope of the common man in these testing times, when COVID cases are surging and fiscal meltdown prevails everywhere due to the injudicious economic policies of the BJP led NDA's Government.

SC stays Allahabad HC order on lockdown in 5 UP cities

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted an interim stay on the Allahabad High Court order directing lockdown in five cities of Uttar Pradesh in the backdrop of the worsening Covid-19 situation.

Put money into migrants accounts as they are returning: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demanded that the government should transfer money into the accounts of the migrants who are compelled to go back home due to the lockdown and pandemic.

Dead Bihar MLA's PA reveals ugly truth of hospitals in Bihar

PATNA: After the death of former Bihar education minister Mewalal Chaudhary, his personal assistant has made sensational revelations about the sorry state of health infrastructure in the state.

'No lockdown in Karnataka, seeking people's cooperation'

BENGALURU: Karnataka revenue minister, R. Ashoka on Monday said that there is no proposal before the government to enforce lockdown or partial lockdown to contain the Covid pandemic.

Monuments dwarfed by encroachments

AGRA: Alhough Agra could not celebrate World Heritage Day on April 18 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, conservationists and green activists have once again highlighted the failure of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to free the string of monuments in the city of encroachments that were seen as a major threat to the health and safety of these precious properties.

Active Covid cases cross 1-lakh mark in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: As epicentre of the pandemic in Karnataka, active Covid cases in this tech city crossed 1-lakh mark, with 9,618 new cases in a day, said the state health department bulletin on Monday.

Terrorists killed in Shopian refused to surrender

SRINAGAR: The two terrorists killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday belonged to the proscribed terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, they were given an opportunity to surrender but they fired indiscriminately at the security forces triggering the encounter, officials said.

Meeting to choose new CBI chief to be held after May 2, SC told

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, would not be available to participate on May 2 meeting of a high-powered committee, including the Prime Minister, for appointment of the CBI Director, and therefore, it will be convened after May 2.

Migrants once again queue up at bus stands to head home

NEW DELHI: After the Delhi government announced a week long lockdown from Monday 10 p.m. to arrest the spike of Covid cases, Anand Vihar and Kaushambi bus stands of Delhi and UP are once again abuzz with migrant labourers, who are fleeing from the city fearing that the shutdown of the public transport may force them to walk hundreds of kilometers, a scene reminiscent of the last year.

Congress questions govt over UAE claims of brokering Indo-Pak contact

NEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has questioned the government over an UAE diplomat's claims of brokering contacts between India and Pakistan.

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