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Oxygen tank used for just 21 days before it malfunctioned

April 22, 2021 12:27:14 am

The tanks had been built by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Private Limited as part of a contract awarded by the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) to set up such tanks on a rental basis in two Covid-19 facilities in the city.

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Chandrapur: Six-month-old tiger cub reunited with mother after being rescued from well

April 21, 2021 11:28:36 pm

The forest department said it got information about the cub falling into a farm's well in Chichpalli range of Chandrapur at 8.30 am on Wednesday morning.

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IAF Chief in France: Flags off four Rafale aircraft for India

April 21, 2021 10:53:38 pm

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria visited a Rafale aircraft training facility on the third day of his five-day visit to France. He also thanked the French aerospace industry for ensuring timely delivery of the jets.

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Manipur HC directs state to provide safe passage to seven Myanmar refugees

April 21, 2021 9:35:46 pm

The court also directed that no coercive steps or adverse action shall be taken against the Myanmar nationals, be it by the state or the central government authorities.

Oxygen politics between Delhi, Haryana and UP

April 21, 2021 9:04:05 pm

According to officials, Delhi was getting 378 metric tonnes of oxygen till Wednesday afternoon, which has now been increased to 480 metric tonnes. The Delhi government had asked for the allocation to be increased to 700 metric tonnes.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan reiterates promise to provide vaccines free of cost across age groups

April 21, 2021 8:52:21 pm

Referring to the Union government’s new policy on vaccine distribution, Vijayan said the Centre has the responsibility of supplying vaccines to states.

Govt releases Covid data showing severity, demography of victims in 2nd wave same as 1st wave

April 21, 2021 6:22:05 pm

According to the figures, 4.03 per cent Covid-19 cases were reported in the first wave in those below 10 years, while 2.97 per cent cases were registered in the second wave.

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BSF demands FIR against Pakistani pigeon which had paper with ‘contact number’ attached to its leg

April 21, 2021 5:07:13 pm

The pigeon perched itself on the shoulder of a Border Security Force jawan at the Rorawala post here last Saturday, apparently after flying across the border, an official said.

Postoperative procedure performed on Sharad Pawar: Nawab Malik

Postoperative procedure performed on Sharad Pawar: Nawab Malik

April 21, 2021 2:30:15 pm

Pawar had undergone laparoscopic surgery (a minimally invasive procedure) on his gall bladder at the Breach Candy hospital on April 12.

Delhi HC verdict likely on Thursday on WhatsApp, Facebook pleas against CCI order for probe

April 21, 2021 2:24:23 pm

WhatsApp and Facebook have challenged the CCI's March 24 order directing a probe into the new privacy policy.

Hopes of entire nation in hands of voters of West Bengal: Chidambaram

April 21, 2021 2:22:43 pm

Holding the BJP responsible for the "medical catastrophe" in the country, he said that voters in the 6th round of polling in West Bengal on Thursday have a great opportunity to speak for the entire country.

Covid-19 impact: Fearing lockdowns, migrant workers flee big cities across India

April 21, 2021 2:47:40 pm

During a nationwide address on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged state governments to convince labourers not to leave for their hometowns, while assuring them that they will not be stripped of their livelihood.

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Covaxin neutralises double mutant strain of SARS-CoV-2: ICMR study

April 21, 2021 9:11:32 pm

ICMR scientists have said that the NIV has demonstrated the neutralization potential of Covaxin against the UK variant and Brazil variant.

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Private Covid vaccination centres to procure directly from manufacturers starting May 1

April 21, 2021 1:18:02 pm

In its phase-III, the National Vaccine Strategy aims at liberalized vaccine pricing and scaling up of vaccine coverage.

Gurgaon: New portal for registration of hospital beds for Covid patients

April 21, 2021 1:02:37 pm

According to officials, people can now sign up for hospital beds on the Covid portal – – under the ‘register for hospital bed’ section.

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Covishield vaccine to be priced at Rs 400/dose for states; Rs 600/dose for private hospitals

April 21, 2021 7:47:42 pm

Covishield vaccine price: The announcement comes two days after the central government decided to open up vaccinations against Covid-19 to those above the age of 18 years.

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Vikas Dubey encounter case: Inquiry commission gives ‘clean chit’ to UP Police

April 21, 2021 12:44:08 pm

The panel submitted its reported to the state government on Monday, eight months after it was set up.

Faridabad: Two arrested for throwing stones at police when questioned during night curfew

April 21, 2021 3:12:37 pm

According to the police, the incident occurred around midnight on Monday on Air Force Road when a police patrolling vehicle spotted three men roaming in the area “needlessly”.

Coronavirus India April 21 Highlights: 2.95 lakh Covid cases in record surge; oxygen tank leak in Nashik hospital kills 22

April 21, 2021 9:42:28 pm

Coronavirus India, April 21 Highlights: India detected 2.95 lakh cases on Wednesday, the highest daily increase recorded in the pandemic so far. The country also counted 2,023 deaths on the same day, another record.

India becomes fastest country to administer 13 crore COVID vaccine doses: Health ministry

India becomes fastest country to administer 13 crore COVID vaccine doses: Health ministry

April 21, 2021 11:46:50 am

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached 13,01,19,310 with 29,90,197 vaccine doses being given in a span of 24 hours, according to data updated at 7 am.

Complete lockdown in Puducherry this weekend

April 21, 2021 11:41:47 am

Starting Monday, all shops and other establishments have been allowed to operate till 2 pm only.

PM needs to show up and tell how he is going to save lives: Priyanka Gandhi

PM needs to show up and tell how he is going to save lives: Priyanka Gandhi

April 21, 2021 1:20:32 pm

The Congress leader said it is the government's failure that the country is faced with shortage of vaccines, oxygen and remdesivir.

Punjab and Haryana high court nod to implead Punjab, UT in plea on worsening Covid situation

April 21, 2021 10:18:15 am

On Tuesday, a status report by way of affidavit of Pankaj Yadav, Secretary, Home Department, Haryana, was taken on record by the division bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh, which has been hearing the matter.

Tracking course of COVID-19 outbreak in India very closely: US

Tracking course of COVID-19 outbreak in India very closely: US

April 21, 2021 9:46:07 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised Americans to avoid all travel to India.

Amid Covid-19 second wave curbs, protesters from over 1600 villages head for Delhi border today

April 21, 2021 9:40:02 am

All these farmers are members of BKU (Ugrahan). Union leaders said that over 20,000 from 1,650 villages will cross three Punjab borders to head for Delhi on Wednesday.