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    Didi cuts rally time, BJP for mini meets

    BJP declared that it would not hold big poll campaign rallies in the state; public meetings with not more than 500 persons will be held Kolkata/New Delhi: Rattled by the explosion of Covid-19 cases amid Assembly elections in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday cancelled all her poll campaign in Kolkata and also curtailed the length of her district rallies to 30 minutes. The BJP too,...

    • 12 hrs ago
  • All-India

    6-day lockdown begins in Delhi as Covid situation turns critical

    Delhi government issued a circular advancing summer vacation in all city schools as the city fights a massive battle against Coronavirus New Delhi: Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that the Covid situation in Delhi is "critical" and announced a six-day lockdown in the national capital from 10 pm Monday to 5 am next Monday. Mr Kejriwal said the move was...

    • 12 hrs ago
  • Headlines

    Boris Johnson cancels his visit to India

    India on UK's red list, 103 cases of Indian variant had been identified in the UK New Delhi: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cancelled his visit to India scheduled for April 26 and the UK added India to its Covid-19 travel "red list", effectively banning all travel from the country and making a 10-day hotel quarantine compulsory for UK residents arriving in the country. A...

    • 21 hrs ago
  • All-India

    Over 18-yr-olds can get Covid shot from May 1

    In another major shift in vaccine policy, the Centre also allowed states to directly procure vaccine doses from manufacturers New Delhi: Under pressure to open up vaccines for all age groups as Covid-19 cases surge in India, the Centre on Monday announced that vaccinations will be available to all above the age of 18 from May 1. In another major shift in vaccine policy, the Centre also allowed...

    • 21 hrs ago
  • Headlines

    Dilhara Lokuhettige set to challenge eight-year ban

    The 40-yr-old former all-rounder was banned after being charged with three breaches of the ICC's anti-corruption code Colombo: Former Sri Lankan cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige is set to be banned for eight years for corruption charges. According to highly placed sources, the 40-year-old former all-rounder is being banned for eight years after being charged with three breaches of the...

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  • Just in

    Centre plans crackdown on hoarding and over-pricing of essential COVID-19 medicines

    Source said a team of officials has been set up in the Union home ministry, which is in constant touch with all state police forces New Delhi: The Union home ministry is coordinating with police departments of all states and Union Territories to crack down on those indulging in hoarding and over-pricing of essential medicines like remdesivir, Covid vaccines, and...

    • 2 days ago
  • Headlines

    Railways' 'Oxygen Express' trains to meet high demand amid surge in COVID-19 cases

    Amid spiralling coronavirus cases in the country, the demand for medical oxygen in the country has gone through the roof New Delhi: The Railways will run 'Oxygen Express' trains over the next few days to transport liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders across the country, the national transporter said on Sunday. Amid spiralling coronavirus cases in...

    • 2 days ago
  • Headlines

    Manmohan offers Modi tips on Covid fight as cases touch 2.61L

    Dr Singh said the Centre must support vaccine producers to expand their manufacturing facilities by providing funds and concessions New Delhi: With 2.61 lakh new infections, India saw the highest-ever daily spike of Covid-19 on Sunday. The daily positivity rate in the past 12 days has doubled from eight per cent to 16.69 per cent, while the fatalities due to the virus in the past 24...

    • 2 days ago
  • Headlines

    Top Remdesivir supplier grilled in Mumbai as MVA & BJP tussle

    Furious BJP leaders have accused the Maharashtra state government of harassing the Remdesivir suppliers in the state Mumbai: The conflict between the Maharashtra government and the BJP over the supply of the Remdesivir drug reached a flashpoint after the Mumbai police, in a late Saturday night drama, detained a director of the Daman-based pharma company for allegedly storing a huge...

    • 2 days ago
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    Modi reviews oxygen crisis as cases touch new high: 21.7 lakh

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar and Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa tested positive on Friday New Delhi: As the daily fresh Covid-19 cases went over 2.17 lakhs and the death toll reached 1,185, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a comprehensive review meeting to ensure adequate medical grade oxygen supply in the country. The meeting took place a day afte. Union minister...

    • 3 days ago

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