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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

To cut Adhikaris’ clout, Mamata picks six ministers from Medinipur region

May 12, 2021 4:51:28 am

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has significant influence in his home district of East Medinipur and also in other parts of the entire region.

Bengal: 2 BJP MLAs choose to stay MPs, may quit

May 12, 2021 4:47:22 am

Cooch Behar MP Nisith Pramanik and Ranaghat MP Jagannath Sarkar won Assembly seats of Dinhata and Santipur, respectively, in the recently concluded Assembly polls.

Bengal: 48-year-old judicial officer succumbs to Covid; states sees highest 1-day spike

May 12, 2021 4:41:20 am

Hailing from a respectable family of judges, Soumendra Nath Roy started his career as a judicial magistrate at Chinsurah in Hooghly district in 2005 before going on to serve in the capacity of a Munsif at Lalbagh in Murshidabad.

Bengal: Governor to visit Sitalkuchi tomorrow

May 12, 2021 4:36:44 am

The Governor on Tuesday tweeted, “Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar will be leaving Kolkata by BSF Helicopter on May 13 to visit post-poll unprecedented violence-affected areas @MamataOfficial #Sitalkuchi and other places in Coochbehar to connect with sufferers.”

IMD issues alert for heavy rainfall, tidal wave warning from May 13 to 15

May 12, 2021 4:26:42 am

The IMD has issued heavy rainfall alerts for Lakshadweep from May 13 to 15 in addition to a tidal wave warning. Parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are likely to receive widespread to isolated heavy rainfall on May 14 and 15.

Maharashtra: Vaccination for 18-44 age group to continue, but only Covishield for now

May 12, 2021 4:21:05 am

The BMC is likely to reserve a couple of days in the coming week only for second dose vaccinations. The civic body is likely to release the guidelines for the same on Wednesday.

BMC rejects allegations over setting up oxygen plants

May 12, 2021 4:13:09 am

The BMC had recently issued tenders to set up 16 oxygen generation plants at 12 hospitals that would be able to generate 45 tonnes of oxygen per day and drastically cut dependence on private oxygen suppliers, saving costs in the long run.

UP: Most Covid deaths are among 50-plus but half of the infected are the young

May 12, 2021 3:59:30 am

As per the data collected by The Indian Express, Covid-19 has affected a large number of children, and 80 kids below 10 years have died since last year.

26 deaths in Goa hospital, Health Minister says CM ‘misguided’

May 12, 2021 1:49:32 am

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane called for a High Court probe into the deaths at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

In Haryana, Team Deepender lends a helping hand

In Haryana, ‘Team Deepender’ lends a helping hand

May 12, 2021 1:34:34 am

With 300 volunteers working round the clock in 22 districts of Haryana, @TeamDeepender led by Rajya Sabha member Deepender Hooda is trending on social media in the state these days, acting as a mediator between hapless patients and healthcare facilities.

Video of dance at wedding in Anand: Sarpanch, 8 others arrested

May 12, 2021 1:28:36 am

In view of the Covid pandemic, a night curfew between 8 pm to 6 am has been imposed in Anand and 35 other cities in Gujarat and under the norms no wedding processions are allowed.

Delhi goes from Covaxin to no vaccine

May 12, 2021 1:23:43 am

Vaccination centres for those in the 18-44 age group being run by the Delhi government and administering Covaxin will be shut as the city has run out of stocks for the vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Atishi said Tuesday.

State encouraged people to flout norms: Delhi HC

May 12, 2021 1:19:01 am

“We have had elections. We have had mela and all those things,” said the division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, in response to a submission from a lawyer that people let their guard down too early.

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Bengaluru: BBMP now offering walk-in triage centres for appropriate Covid treatment

May 12, 2021 1:19:37 am

The BBMP has also asked officials to ensure sufficient number of ambulances at each of the 28 triage centres.

Punjab issues rejoining letters to 1,400 National Health Mission staffers on strike, most return

May 12, 2021 1:00:13 am

NHM workers are demanding regularisation of their pay scales. Most of the employees are on Covid duties and even in vaccination drives in Punjab.

Gujarat: No slowdown in rural districts, Narmada got first RT-PCR lab last week

May 12, 2021 12:54:34 am

Rural or predominantly rural districts are however not seeing any slowdown in fresh cases, even as pressure from the cities, especially of Ahmedabad and Surat, ease. Banaskantha reported 212 new cases and two deaths when around 2,200 tests were conducted.

Punjab sees record wheat procurement in over a decade, may breach its own purchase target for the year

May 12, 2021 12:49:32 am

Estimates showed that at the current rate, the state government was expected to cross its own procurement target set for this year.

Guest limit of 50 for weddings, 20 for funerals too much: Gujarat HC

May 12, 2021 12:45:43 am

“Marriages can be suspended for 15 days... or even seven days... putting a halt to superspeader events will probably effectively break the chain... even for funerals we can do with (a limit) of five or 10 (persons)...,” said Senior advocate Shalin Mehta.

Bhandup fire inquiry: Report seeks probe against fire officers, FIR against mall

May 12, 2021 12:40:40 am

Eleven persons died on March 26 after a fire broke out at Dreams Mall in Bhandup. The BMC had set up an inquiry that was conducted by Deputy Municipal Commissioner P S Rahangdale, who submitted the report before Municipal Commissioner I S Chahal last week.

Bank account of NGO associated with MLA Jignesh Mevani froze, says targeted for political reasons

May 12, 2021 12:31:27 am

Mevani made the allegations after the office of Charity Commissioner froze the NGO’s bank account Monday citing various grounds.

The vaccine caretakers who keep the chain running in Punjab

May 12, 2021 5:16:01 am

A look at the working of Punjab govt’s vaccine store, where staff work overtime to ensure that vaccines reach the districts on time. Punjab, Chandigarh police also keep an eye on the stock 24x7.

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Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: Global tender for vaccine; triage centres to come up in 10 districts

May 12, 2021 12:27:37 am

Ballari on Tuesday logged 1,558 infections and 28 fatalities. The small district has been reporting the second-highest Covid deaths after Bengaluru for almost a fortnight.

Mumbai rains

Pre-Monsoon Preparedness: Railways installs rain gauge to monitor data, to use drones to monitor flood-prone areas

May 12, 2021 12:02:58 am

The Central Railway (CR) too has installed two, one at Lonavala and the other at Igatpuri, to monitor rainfall data without any human intervention.

‘Himachal producing 76 MT O2 against requirement of 28 MT’: CM

‘Himachal producing 76 MT O2 against requirement of 28 MT’, says CM

May 11, 2021 11:52:04 pm

According to the CM, there are 3,700 beds for Covid patients in various health facilities, including 244 ICU and 1,804 oxygenated beds.

Marine Drive police station to make way for senior IAS, IPS officers’ apartments

May 11, 2021 11:45:00 pm

The police station, presently housed in barracks that will be demolished, is all set to move into a nearly ready new building in the same plot.