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Friday, May 14, 2021



Delhi’s silver lining: ‘Oxygen need drops, can divert to others’

May 14, 2021 7:35 am

Delhi's positivity rate has been below 20 per cent over the past week and dropped to 14 per cent Thursday when 10,489 cases were recorded. This has also led to a reduction in demand for hospital beds: out of 23,423 earmarked for Covid patients, over 5,000 are available

Less than a month after UP panchayat poll camp, teacher couple dead

May 14, 2021 7:30 am

The couple also have three daughters, two of them married and teachers at government schools. The third daughter has completed her MBBS from Mahamaya Rajkiya Allopathic Medical College in Ambedkar Nagar district.

Two billion Covid-19 vaccine doses by year end: hope and a reality check

May 14, 2021 8:07 am

On paper, 2 billion shots would mean almost the entire adult population of the country can be expected to be covered by the vaccination drive by December. Realistically though, this would depend entirely on two key factors.

Nightmare runs on in Goa hospital: 15 more die as oxygen dips

May 14, 2021 8:04 am

The state's largest Covid facility reported 15 more deaths between 2 am and 6 am on Thursday as oxygen supply pressure dipped.

Explained: Peak of India's Covid-19 second wave in sight, but end may still be far away

May 14, 2021 10:14 am

After the April surge, the daily count of new cases has dropped in the last one week. Several other factors indicate that the peak is approaching. But the end of the second wave is expected to be a slow process.

Later rather than sooner: Govt unveils roadmap for supply of Covid vaccines

May 14, 2021 6:06 pm

Over 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines could become available for India between August and December this year, according to estimates given by vaccine manufacturers, the government said.

Giridhar Aramane: ‘There’s an evolving plan to make India capable of fighting off these waves’

May 14, 2021 7:47 am

Aramane spoke about how the government’s plans on the second wave, a possible third wave, and what is being done to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

States float tenders but know it’s a long shot, say Centre’s job to buy

May 14, 2021 8:01 am

Delhi wants to get 1 crore vaccine doses under the global tender but is also open to making a deal with manufacturers at its own level. Sisodia is, however, clear that the Centre should take responsibility in situations like Covid, a national disaster.

Missing in vaccination: Rural service centres switch off, see tiny fraction of CoWin logins

May 14, 2021 7:37 am

Lockdown curbs, confusion on pricing ensure mere 0.1% of registrations at CSCs.

Karnataka sets up task force ‘for third wave’ under Dr Devi Shetty

May 14, 2021 7:41 am

Yediyurappa said the government was setting up a task force to prepare for the third wave under the chairmanship of Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health.


Amid covid-19 surge, Maharashtra mulls another lockdown

March 30, 2021 9:24 am

While Maharashtra has not yet announced a lockdown, some streets of Mumbai wore a deserted look on Monday as certain markets as well as the Juhu beach was shut down.

Amid Covid-19, Pune's Rambo Circus opens its colourful tent digitally

August 29, 2020 11:52 am

Rambo, one of India’s biggest and oldest circuses, is fighting back the Covid-19 pandemic by taking an hour-long show – “Life is a circus – An Ode to the Greatest Showmanship” – online. It is, possibly, the first circus in India to do so.