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Battle Over Oxygen As Haryana Alleges "Loot" By Delhi, UP Dials Centre

April 21, 2021
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The supply of medical oxygen has become a bone of contention between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh as the second wave Covid sweeps through the country, leaving the healthcare system in many states swamped. Officials in Uttar Pradesh have denied Delhi's accusation of blocking oxygen supplies, saying their hospitals are suffer | Read more|

Female Indian Paramedic Assaulted In Dubai

April 21, 2021
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An Emirati man who was in shock after his father’s death, slapped an Indian paramedic over alleged dereliction of duty. The Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Sunday that the 32-year-old Emirati defendant had assaulted the Indian paramedic at Rashid Hospital last September. | Read more|

Huge Vaccine Wastage By States Till April 11, Most In Tamil Nadu: RTI

April 20, 2021
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As several states report a vaccine shortage, an RTI reply has revealed a huge waste of doses since India began inoculating people against Covid in mid-January. Tamil Nadu reported the highest waste - 12.10 per cent, followed by Haryana (9.74%), Punjab (8.12%), Manipur (7.8%) and Telangana (7.55%). | Read more|

Delhi Hospital Runs Out Of Oxygen, Police Step In To Help

April 20, 2021
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The Delhi Police organised a Green Corridor on Monday night to clear the way for two oxygen tankers heading to a hospital in Paschim Vihar that had almost run out of oxygen. The Action Balaji hospital has 235 Covid patients who were left without any oxygen support until the tankers arrived. | Read more|

India's Devastating 2nd Wave Is Driving Global Covid Surge

April 20, 2021
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More than a year after the pandemic began, infections worldwide have surpassed their previous peak. The average number of coronavirus cases reported each day is now higher than it has ever been. "Cases and deaths are continuing to increase at worrying rates," said World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreye | Read more|

Covid in Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus overwhelms India's most populous state

April 20, 2021
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India is reeling under a severe second wave of Covid-19 and many states are struggling to cope with the rising numbers. Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, is among the worst affected in the country and its people are suffering even as authorities insist the situation is under control, reports the BBC's Geeta P | Read more|

"We Know How Fast..." Supreme Court Jab At Centre In Italian Marines Case

April 19, 2021
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The Supreme Court today adjourned the Italian Marines case to next week, notwithstanding the Centre's request for early closing, because the government is yet to deposit the compensation amount with the court. It had last week said it will close the criminal case against the duo only on receiving the Rs. 10 crore ex gr | Read more|

Boris Johnson's India Visit Next Week Cancelled Due To COVID-19

April 19, 2021
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his April 25 visit to India due to current coronavirus situation. As per news report of NDTV, he will instead hold a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month to launch their plans for the future UK-India partnership, the Ministry of External A | Read more|

Delhi's "Big Decision" On Remdesivir, Oxygen Supply As Covid Cases Surge

April 19, 2021
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In a big move, the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has said it will now oversee the entire process of procurement and distribution of medical oxygen and anti-viral drug Remdesivir, which is being used in the treatment of Covid patients. The demand for Remdesivir has "increased exponentially", the ruling Aam Aadmi P | Read more|

Lockdown In Delhi From 10 PM Till 5 AM Next Monday

April 19, 2021
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Delhi will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm tonight to 5 am next Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today, calling it necessary with resources at a breaking point in an escalating Covid crisis. As per news report of NDTV, only essential services will be allowed. | Read more|

"Covid Situation Grim But People Should Not Panic": Delhi Health Minister

April 18, 2021
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain today warned that the situation was critical on the Covid-19 front in the national capital. He, however, said there was no need to panic yet as there were several potential solutions to handle the situation. Speaking at the NDTV Solutions Summit, he said the number of fresh cases co | Read more|

"Suspending All My Public Rallies": Rahul Gandhi Amid Bengal Covid Surge

April 18, 2021
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Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today tweeted to say that he is suspending all his public rallies in West Bengal in view of the Covid situation in the state. In a brief post, Mr Gandhi also advised political leaders against holding large public rallies."I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the | Read more|

8 Family Members Killed In Shooting At Mosque In Afghanistan

April 18, 2021
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Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. The shooting happened on Saturday night in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, and was believed to be over a land dispute, the province's governor Zaiulhaq Amarkhil said. Five brothers and | Read more|

UK Warships To Sail For Black Sea Amid Ukraine-Russia Tensions: Report

April 18, 2021
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British warships will sail for the Black Sea in May amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing senior naval sources. The deployment is aimed at showing solidarity with Ukraine and Britain's NATO allies, the newspaper reported. One Type 45 destroyer armed with anti-aircr | Read more|

Record 2.34 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases In India, 1,341 Deaths In 24 Hours

April 17, 2021
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India's Covid caseload rose to 1.45 crore with 2,34,692 fresh infections - the sharpest-ever daily spike - as the country recorded over 2 lakh cases for the third straight day. With 1,341 deaths, India saw the deadliest day of the pandemic this year. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will today hold a meet with healt | Read more|

Actor Deep Sidhu, Accused In Red Fort Violence On Republic Day, Gets Bail

April 17, 2021
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Actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu, accused in the violence at the Red Fort complex in Delhi on Republic Day during a farmers' tractor rally, has been granted bail. The 36-year-old was arrested on February 9 from Haryana's Karnal, about 100 km from Delhi, days after scenes of chaos unfolded at the iconic Red Fort and oth | Read more|

West Bengal Votes In 5th Phase Under Shadow Of Covid Surge

April 17, 2021
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Bengal is voting for 45 of 294 seats today in the fifth - and biggest - of its eight poll phases, which are being held amid a surge in Covid cases - over four lakh have been reported in the past 48 hours. 16.15 per cent turnout was recorded till 9am. | Read more|

US, Japan Show United Front On China In Biden's First Summit

April 17, 2021
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The United States and Japan vowed Friday to stand firm together against an assertive China and to step up cooperation on climate change and next-generation technology as President Joe Biden made his first summit a show of alliance unity. Waiting nearly three months for his first foreign guest due to the Covid-19 pandem | Read more|

30 Sadhus At Kumbh Mela In Haridwar Test Postive For Covid

April 16, 2021
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30 sadhus participating in the mega Kumbh Mela at Uttarakhand's Haridwar have tested positive for COVID-19, including Mahant Narendra Giri, the leader of the All India Akhada Parishad, who has been admitted to the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in Rishikesh. | Read more|