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Friday, May 14, 2021

UP Govt Claims Covid Curve ‘flattening’: Positivity rate falls to 7% from high of 17%

May 14, 2021 4:07:58 am

The test positivity rate, which is the number of positive cases against the total tests done, reflects the infection rate – how fast the virus is spreading.

CM Yogi Adityanath visits AMU campus, says will help with medicines, ambulance, oxygen

May 14, 2021 4:00:46 am

The chief minister visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College campus and monitored the facilities that are available for treating patients in Aligarh and AMU in particular.

Bengal loses pioneer of body donation trend to Covid-19 as surge continues

May 14, 2021 3:49:34 am

Sadly, however, the mortal remains of the 85-year-old activist couldn’t be donated as government protocol mandates that the bodies of those dying of Covid-19 have to be disposed of without delay.

West Bengal: Central panel meets SC/ST families hit by violence, asks state to rehabilitate them

May 14, 2021 3:39:44 am

Accompanied by East Burdwan District Magistrate Priyanka Singla, SP Kamanashish Sen, DSP (HQ) Shouvik Patra, the three-member team went to Milikpara of Burdwan city and Nabagram village in Burdwan district.

Post-poll violence: With BJP MP, Governor visits Sitalkuchi, shown black flags

May 14, 2021 3:31:24 am

During the fourth phase of Assembly elections on April 10, four persons were killed in the firing by Central forces in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district.

Gujarat communities pitch in with Covid care centres, health centres

May 14, 2021 3:17:01 am

Being a comparatively new district, Morbi does not have a medical college or any large public or private hospital.

Ahmedabad: Woman inspector held for ‘conspiring to extort’ money from businessmen

May 14, 2021 3:08:04 am

According to police, Geetha Pathan, PI, who was the former incharge of Mahila Police Station (East), was arrested by Ahmedabad Police Detection of Crime Branch after a three month long investigation was conducted against her.

In Vadodara, number of deaths among younger Covid-19 patients rises

May 14, 2021 3:02:28 am

In many cases, deaths are occurring within hours of hospitalisation. The official figures of the VMC are indicative of the increased mortality.

Ahmedabad man held for black-marketing of oxygen

May 14, 2021 2:37:51 am

The DCB seized 141 litres of oxygen from the accused, who is a resident of Ahmedabad.

Laburnum flowers paint this historic street yellow after a gap of 2 decades

May 14, 2021 2:22:09 am

During the British era, a row of Indian Laburnum trees, also known as golden chain trees, were planted on the road, which is home to the historic Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi once lived.

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Mumbai’s vaccine centres set up arbitrarily, corporators say BMC ignored population size

May 14, 2021 2:15:33 am

But a look at the city's map shows uneven distribution, with some of the most populous areas having just two and the least four such centres.

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Cancellation of class 10 exams challenged in Bombay High Court

May 14, 2021 2:10:03 am

The plea also challenged decisions to cancel class 10 exams of ICSE and CBSE boards.

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‘Ensure special masks for differently abled’

May 14, 2021 2:05:50 am

The petitioner had informed that while the state has claimed that it has arranged for such special masks, there was no system in place for effective distribution to eligible persons.

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Doctors must be protected from assault: Bombay High Court

May 14, 2021 2:01:19 am

The court added that doctors cannot be made “scapegoats” for lack of drugs or oxygen supply.

Maharashtra: Transporters against compulsory RT-PCR reports at borders

May 14, 2021 1:57:18 am

The AIMTC said the order is poised to cripple supply chain of essential commodities.

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Maharashtra: Hospital audit shows leaks in oxygen duct or valve of cylinders

May 14, 2021 1:51:23 am

In the backdrop of accidents in hospitals in Nashik and Virar last month, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte had last month instructed district collectors to conduct fire and oxygen audits of all hospitals.

As Centre deflects blame, manufacturer sends team to repair faulty ventilators in Punjab

As Centre deflects blame, manufacturer sends team to repair faulty ventilators in Punjab

May 14, 2021 1:47:02 am

A team of engineers from the ventilator manufacturer, BEL, reached Faridkot for repairing the faulty gadgets on Thursday. Five faulty ventilators in Faridokot medical college hospital were repaired during the course of the day.

BMC tender not improper, but favour single global tender for country: Tope

May 14, 2021 1:46:43 am

Tope, who was part of a meeting held by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan with health ministers of six states, said the country needs to come up with a national policy for vaccine import.

Ventilators, ICU in one pvt hospital in Sirhind to serve patients from eight government ones, Punjab tells HC

Ventilators, ICU in one pvt hospital in Sirhind to serve patients from eight government ones, Punjab tells HC

May 14, 2021 1:36:50 am

The state has submitted at the high court that none of the government hospitals, Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres in Fatehgarh Sahib had ICU facility, so ventilators cannot be installed in these hospitals, health centres.

Punjab vaccination: Not even 50 per cent of allocated Covaxin doses received from Centre for 45+ for May’s first fortnight

May 14, 2021 5:15:06 am

As per the new vaccination policy, the Centre will supply vaccines free of cost to states for inoculating their 45+ population, health care and frontline workers (phase-1 and 2 beneficiaries).

Gujarat: Khambhat MLA gets ‘obscene’ video call, threat messages

Gujarat: Khambhat MLA gets ‘obscene’ video call, threat messages

May 14, 2021 1:28:11 am

In his complaint, Raval has also alleged that the unknown caller(s) have demanded money from him in return for not making the alleged obscene video and circulating it.

Nitika Bhalla becomes first woman Mayor of Moga

May 14, 2021 5:10:36 am

Bhalla, a first-time councillor, is a graduate and a teacher who has taught in a private school for nearly ten years, before contesting the municipal polls.

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Considering live telecast of Supreme Court proceedings: CJI N V Ramana

May 14, 2021 1:25:17 am

In a September 2018 judgment, a three-judge bench headed by then CJI Dipak Misra had given its nod to live stream court proceedings, saying this will bring more accountability and enhance the rule of law.

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Reduction in fuel prices was Centre’s jumla in run-up to state polls: Shiv Sena

May 14, 2021 12:55:42 am

The Centre has that proved that the reduction in fuel prices was a “jumla” (false promise), an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana said.

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Maharashtra: Facing flak, deputy CM drops plans to hire PR firm

May 14, 2021 12:49:39 am

A press note issued by Pawar’s office said he felt there was no need to appoint an agency when there is already a government department.