The SMC, which reported the highest number of cases in Gujarat till date with 1,01,095 cases — highest on April 24, 2021, with 2,361 cases — and 1,501 deaths — highest on April 19, 2021 with 28 deaths. So far, state had till date recorded 6.81 lakh cases with 8,391 deaths.
While the modalities and quantity is yet to be finalised, the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) said it was decided that vaccines would be procured in the shortest possible time as cases continue to surge.
The government’s decision to administer the anthelmintic drug to the entire population comes at a time its vaccination program for the 18-44 age group is yet to take off and is expected to start only by the third week of May.
Of the total 2.49 lakh cases since last year, over 25 per cent were recorded between May 2 and 10, while 32 per cent of the total were recorded in April.
“As of now we have 4,000 beds currently occupied by staff and their families. Our effort is to see that they recover quickly. As of yesterday, 1,952 rail employees have died due to Covid-19 since March last year,” said Suneet Sharma, Chairman Railway Board.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the rising number of Covid-19 patients needing hospitalisation will necessitate around 450 MT of medical oxygen by May 15.
In photographs and a video clip that are now doing the rounds on social media, people are seen violating distancing guidelines and a majority of mourners are not wearing masks.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said that it is his government’s pledge to take Assam “to greater heights of prosperity” and propel it to be among the leading states in the country, while pursuing the “ideals and values” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The state has been severely hit by the second wave, recording 3,853 fatalities so far, besides having 58,806 active cases at present.
The court also said the Centre has to reciprocate the spirit in which the aid is given and also honour the donor.
The deaths have prompted the district administration to begin setting up a Covid centre in the village, around 60 km from Delhi, the first such centre in rural Haryana.
Vinesh Kalra was suffering from Covid-19 but died of a cardiac arrest at the hospital, sources said. He is the first Indian diplomat serving overseas who has died after being infected with Covid-19.
Chowdhury said, “I am not saying that members should come to attend the Parliament session violating the lockdown. You can do it virtually. Because extraordinary situations warrant extraordinary decisions."
A video clip of tribal men and women dancing to the beats of music, people not wearing masks and a wedding card bearing the name of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Mohan Markam has gone viral since the incident.
“These will yield uncomfortable lessons, but if we do not face up to reality, if we do not look the facts in the face, we will not draw the right lessons,” Sonia Gandhi said.
The daily count of cases has moved up and down, unlike in April when every single day, except Mondays, had brought in a higher number of cases.
Akhtar, released into house detention after nearly five months, has been held under provisions of preventive detention since December 2020, just before the announcement of results for the District Development Council elections held in J&K.
For the first time since its inception, the MGNREGS in Kerala generated a record 10.23 crore labour days in 2020-21.
The April 2021 figure is provisional and likely to be revised upwards. This is because muster rolls data of the last week of the month gets updated over the first fortnight of the following month.
The figures were shared during a press conference, which was addressed by Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey through video conference.
As proceedings began on Monday, Justice Chandrachud said although he had got the affidavit late on Sunday night and the other judges had got it on Monday morning, things had been easy as he had read the report in The Indian Express, which “had it before us”.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, 52, who held key portfolios in the previous Assam government, including finance, health, and education — succeeds Sarbananda Sonowal as the Chief Minister
Out of the 43 candidates who were sworn in, 24 are full ministers, 19 are state ministers and 10 will be holding independent offices.
With this, 11 persons, including four revenue officials, have been booked in the case till date.
After long-drawn speculations on who would lead the new government in Assam, BJP’s legislature party on Sunday announced that Himanta Biswa Sarma would succeed Sarbananda Sonowal as the next chief minister of the state.