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As many as 17,282 new coronavirus cases were reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours, the National Capital's highest single-day rise since the pandemic began. As many as 104 more coronavirus deaths were also reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has now surged to 7,67,438 cases.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:20 pm on 14 Apr
Delhi govt links banquet halls to hospitals for more COVID beds
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Amid rising cases of COVID-19, the Delhi government on Wednesday decided to increase the bed capacity by linking banquet halls to government hospitals. In another order, the government has also linked 23 hotels to private hospitals. Some of the hotels that are to be linked include Fraser Suites, Caspia Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, among others.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 09:51 pm on 14 Apr
Rajasthan on Wednesday announced that a night curfew will be implemented from 6 pm to 6 am in all cities from April 16 to April 30. All markets, offices and businesses will remain shut during the night curfew. All educational and coaching institutions, cinemas and gyms will be closed and the guests at weddings will be capped at 50.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:55 pm on 14 Apr
Maharashtra to get 100MT oxygen supply from Reliance's Guj plant
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde has said Reliance's plant in Gujarat's Jamnagar has agreed to supply additional 100 metric tonnes of oxygen to Maharashtra following a request made by CM Uddhav Thackeray. The minister proposed that tankers of Nitrogen could be used for transporting oxygen and they could be protected by police. Medical oxygen demand has increased amid rising coronavirus cases.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:31 pm on 14 Apr
UP reports 20,510 new COVID-19 cases in highest single-day surge
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Uttar Pradesh has reported 20,510 fresh COVID-19 cases in the highest single-day surge for the state since the coronavirus pandemic began. With 68 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the state's COVID-19 death toll has now reached 9,376. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath tested positive for COVID-19.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:04 pm on 14 Apr
Well done, Modiji for listening to our advice: Cong on CBSE exams decision
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
After CBSE Class 12 examinations were postponed and Class 10 exams were cancelled, Congress took to Twitter and wrote, "Well done Modi ji, listening to the sound advice from Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Congress will go a long way in mending our nation." "It's our democratic duty to work together for the betterment of our people," the party added.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 09:29 pm on 14 Apr
The Centre on Wednesday listed 11 states/UTs that have more than 3.6 lakh confirmed COVID-19 cases. Maharashtra has the highest number with 35,19,208 cases. This is followed by Kerala (11,80,397), Karnataka (10,83,647), Tamil Nadu (9,47,129), Andhra Pradesh (9,32,892), Delhi (7,50,156), UP (7,23,582), West Bengal (6,24,224), Chhattisgarh (4,71,994), Rajasthan (3,75,092) and Gujarat (3,60,206).
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:35 pm on 14 Apr
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was on Wednesday questioned for eight hours by CBI regarding the corruption allegations against him, an official said. As per the reports, Deshmukh denied the allegations and told the officers that they were an attempt to malign the state government's image. The allegations were levelled by former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 10:55 pm on 14 Apr
UK PM reduces length of visit to India amid rising cases of COVID-19
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
UK PM Boris Johnson has reduced the length of his trip to India scheduled for later this month because of the COVID-19 situation in the country, his spokesman said on Wednesday. The spokesman added that Johnson would meet PM Narendra Modi. "This programme will be focused on high-level discussions with the Indian government and Indian business leaders," he stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:14 pm on 14 Apr
Doctor, 2 others sell Remdesivir at higher prices in Mumbai; held
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Three men, including a doctor, were arrested for allegedly selling Remdesivir injections at higher prices in Mumbai, police said on Wednesday. They were selling three injections of the anti-viral drug at ₹59,000. The government has said that the production and supply of Remdesivir will be increased in the country amid the rising COVID-19 cases.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:52 pm on 14 Apr
Urge govt to cancel Class 12 board exams as well: Delhi Deputy CM
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said he was happy that CBSE cancelled Class 10 board examinations and urged the government to cancel Class 12 exams as well. "Like Class 10 students, I appeal to the government to promote Class 12 students on basis of internal assessment," Sisodia added. Class 10 results will be prepared on basis of an objective criterion.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:31 pm on 14 Apr
K'taka has no lack of COVID-19 vaccines, medicines: State minister
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said the state has no lack of either COVID-19 vaccines or medicines to treat the disease. "Luckily, all the three companies manufacturing Remdesivir are in Karnataka and they have assured me the supplies," Sudhakar added. He said the state government will procure the medicine not only for its own stock but also for private hospitals.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:37 pm on 14 Apr
Air travel is still the safest: CEO of Delhi International Airport
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Amid rising COVID-19 cases across the country, the CEO of Delhi International Airport said that air travel is still the safest. He added that they have ensured that the double-filtered fresh air is introduced inside the Terminal-3 every 10 minutes. He also said, "The passengers have to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour...Disinfection of surfaces being [done] using UV technology."
short by Navashree Nandini / 08:39 pm on 14 Apr
PM Modi careless in handling pandemic, must follow raj dharma: Cong
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
The Congress on Wednesday accused PM Narendra Modi of being negligent and careless in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Modi government has jeopardised the lives of Indians by its negligent conduct," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. He added, "This is a national emergency happening and we know that the PM is busy campaigning, but he must follow 'raj dharma'."
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:19 pm on 14 Apr
No decision on cancellation of SSLC exams: Karnataka Minister
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Hours after the CBSE postponed Class 12 examinations, Karnataka Minister S Suresh Kumar said that the state has not decided anything in respect of cancellation of SSLC Exams. He added, "An appropriate decision will be made in the future considering all parameters." Karnataka reported 8,778 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
short by Navashree Nandini / 08:45 pm on 14 Apr
BJP has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence: Rahul in WB
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in West Bengal, said BJP has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and divisive politics. He added that BJP's slogan of building 'Sonar Bangla' is a mirage. "In every state, they say similar things like 'Sonar Bangla', but only offer dividing people on basis of religion, caste and language," he said.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:27 pm on 14 Apr
BJP contributed to COVID surge in WB by bringing outsiders: Mamata
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accused BJP of contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state by bringing "outsiders" for campaigning during the Assembly polls. "We had managed to get hold of COVID situation, but they made it complicated," Banerjee said. She added that the Centre didn't respond to the state's plea to vaccinate a majority of people.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 07:34 pm on 14 Apr
TMC delegation meets EC to complain against PM Modi, Amit Shah
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
A TMC delegation has met the Election Commission to complain about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee said ahead of the meeting, "We are going to highlight that Modi and Shah are creating differences...Drastic steps should be taken against Modi and Shah for violation of the model code of conduct immediately."
short by Navashree Nandini / 09:24 pm on 14 Apr
Over 8,000 COVID-19 cases recorded in B'luru in last 24hrs
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Bengaluru on Wednesday reported 8,203 new COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths. The state's Department of Health and Family Welfare said that Karnataka has in total reported 11,265 new cases and 38 deaths in past 24 hours. With this, the tally of total active cases in the state has gone up to 85,480.
short by Navashree Nandini / 11:16 pm on 14 Apr
BR Ambedkar had proposed Sanskrit as official language: CJI Bobde
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that Babasaheb Ambedkar had prepared a proposal to make Sanskrit the official language of India. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the academic building of the Maharashtra National Law University at Nagpur, he added, "I don't know if that proposal was tabled. It had signatures of some mullahs, pandits...and of Dr Ambedkar."
short by Navashree Nandini / 09:52 pm on 14 Apr
Pune police arrest man selling Remdesivir at five times of MRP
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Pune City police crime branch has arrested a medical assistant at a hospital who was selling the vials of Remdesivir injections at about five times the maximum retail price. He was trying to sell each vial at ₹7,000. Action was taken on Tuesday after police received a tip-off that a person was selling Remdesivir injections outside a hospital.
short by Navashree Nandini / 09:05 pm on 14 Apr
Over 100 shanties gutted in fire in Delhi's Jamia Nagar, no one hurt
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Over a hundred shanties were destroyed after a fire broke out in Delhi's Jamia Nagar on Wednesday, officials said. No casualties were reported in the incident. The blaze spread after houses, e-rickshaws and LPG cylinders caught the fire, Delhi Fire Services officials said, adding that the situation was under control.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:22 pm on 14 Apr
10 kg drugs worth ₹50 cr smuggled from PoK, seized in J&K
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
The Army, BSF and Jammu and Kashmir Police have seized 10 kg of narcotics worth around ₹50 crore that was being smuggled into Tangdhar from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. "This attempt of Pakistan to support smugglers with armed terrorists has exposed the nexus. Pakistani handlers...get money in lieu of narcotics supplied which is in turn used to fund terror organisations," an official said.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:47 pm on 14 Apr
Hyd gated community turns hotspot, reports 112 COVID-19 cases
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
The gated community of My Home Jewel in Hyderabad's Madinaguda has become a COVID-19 hotspot with 112 confirmed positive cases. Speaking to media outlets, residents alleged that despite the spike in numbers, there hasn't been much support from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The gated community has nearly 8,000 residents and had reported less than 20 cases in 2020.
short by Navashree Nandini / 09:31 pm on 14 Apr
Hard to define essentials, allow all deliveries: Amazon to Maha govt
short by Krishna Raj / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Amid the new restrictions to curb COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Amazon has urged the state government to allow deliveries of all products to customers. Amazon said that it was challenging to define a static essentials list. The company is currently delivering only essential products in the state in line with the new guidelines set by the government.
short by Krishna Raj / 11:17 pm on 14 Apr
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