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Monday, April 19, 2021

Chandigarh reports all-time high of 625 new cases, 3 deaths

April 19, 2021 3:53:28 am

While cases were reported from all sectors, Manimajra reported 53 new cases, Sector 40 had 29 cases, Sectors 37 reported 22 cases, Sector 22 had 19 cases, Sector 41 reported 16 cases, Sector 7, 21, 19 has 14 cases each

‘Like adults, children too can be asymptomatic carriers’

April 19, 2021 3:47:12 am

This time, according to Dr Mahesh Hiranandani, a well-known pediatrician, the worst affected are in the age group of 25 to 45 years, with a rising number of children also testing positive for Covid.


Panchkula reports 4 deaths, 508 test +ve, 82 micro containment zones declared

April 19, 2021 3:33:11 am

A total of 22,921 people have tested positive in the district, of which 16,788 hail from Panchkula and the remaining are from neighbouring districts. A total of 212 healthcare workers have also been infected in Panchkula so far.

Mohali reports 880 new cases; death toll crosses 500-mark as three more succumb

April 19, 2021 3:26:54 am

Mohali district’s recovery rate stood at 81.39 per cent on Sunday. A total of 29,360 patients have recovered in the district so far.

2nd wave coming: Serosurveys had raised red flags — but little else

35 Kumbh Mela returnees held in Ahmedabad, later released

April 19, 2021 4:22:49 am

Fifty passengers from that state tested positive for the coronavirus during the period, railway officials said.

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Vadodara BJP leaders object to Muslim volunteers at crematorium

April 19, 2021 3:11:49 am

The incident occured on April 16, when some BJP leaders of the party’s Vadodara unit, including its president Dr Vijay Shah, had reached the crematorium to participate in the last rites of a party leader.

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Some BJP leaders ‘disapprove’ presence of Muslim volunteer at Vadodara crematorium

April 19, 2021 7:28:43 am

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Vadodara, Muslim volunteers have been at the forefront of performing Covid-19 cremations in cases where families of the deceased have refused to come along or been unable to join due to quarantine.

MP hospital tells a story: 6 Covid patients die in a night as oxygen runs out

April 19, 2021 3:29:38 am

Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a steep rise in its oxygen consumption: from 64 metric tonnes consumed on March 22 to 330 metric tonnes on April 18.

Gujarat: Experts call for 15-day self-imposed lockdown

April 19, 2021 2:58:26 am

The call is likely to be supported by nearly 40 organisations.

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Kerala teenager’s murder sparks row: CPM blames ‘trained’ RSS men, BJP denies political angle

April 19, 2021 7:24:16 am

The incident occurred on April 14 when Abhimanyu (15), a Class 10 student, was killed by a gang which came looking for his brother, against whom they had harboured a grudge.

Champion of tribal rights, septuagenarian succumbs to Covid-19

April 19, 2021 2:51:15 am

Founder of a non-governmental organisation, Khet Vikas Parishad, and a Gujarati fortnightly newspaper, Naya Marg, Indukumar Jani worked extensively in tribal areas through ashram-shalas and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).

Gujarat: BJP leader, son among eight detained for flouting Covid norms at wedding

April 19, 2021 2:43:04 am

The Panchmahals district police detained vice-president of the Ghoghamba Taluka Panchayat and BJP leader Chhelu Galu Rathwa, his son Anil and six others after they were booked for alleged violations of the Covid-19 guidelines during a wedding celebration in Zoz village of the taluka on Saturday.

Mumbai: 602 booked, 400 held for violations

April 19, 2021 2:27:24 am

Another 195 people were served notices and seven were untraceable.


Maharashtra: Remdesivir supply relief in sight as firm, two exporters get nod

April 19, 2021 2:10:27 am

FDA has pushed Cipla to manufacture liquid Remdesivir as early as possible after all permissions were cleared on April 17. Officials in Kamla Lifesciences told The Indian Express that they will begin manufacturing 90,000-95,000 liquid Remdesivir vials per day from April 19.

Maharashtra: Negative RT- PCT result must for rail passengers from Uttarakhand

April 19, 2021 1:54:08 am

Those not carrying a negative RT-PCR result must undergo a Rapid Antigen Tests on arrival at stations in Maharashtra. Those with symptoms will be taken to appropriate Covid facilities, including institutional quarantine, depending on severity of symptoms.

Delhi: Woman ‘slaps’ doctor, faces FIR

April 19, 2021 5:15:26 am

According to police, the woman’s husband is admitted in the Covid ward. She was trying to meet him and was entering the ward when the doctor stopped her.

Maharashtra: Amid Covid curbs, rise in workers enrolled under MNREGA

April 19, 2021 1:43:20 am

Although enrolment under MNREGA in the state increases in peak summer -- from mid-April to June end -- the Covid 19 restrictions are believed to be a primary reason for growing demand for MNREGA in rural Maharashtra.

Crack down on Covid protocol violators at Kalupur rail station

April 19, 2021 1:28:35 am

Since Saturday, the railway police have arrested five persons under the Indian Penal Code section 188 for disobedience to order given by public servant and section 51 B of the Disaster Management Act for refusing to comply with the directive issued by the central or state governments.

Cong slams Gujarat CM: ‘Sell off your Rs 200-cr private jet for funds’

April 19, 2021 1:07:58 am

On Sunday, Gujarat reported 10,340 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest spike in a day, taking the number of infections to 4,03,823. The state also saw the highest 110 fatalities during the day, taking the toll to 5,390.

57-yr-old Brigadier crushed under moving train at Pune railway station, death by suicide suspected

Pune: 57-yr-old Brigadier crushed under moving train at Pune railway station, death by suicide suspected

April 19, 2021 12:57:32 am

According to preliminary information given by officials of the Pune unit of Government Railway Police (GRP), the officer came to the station in his official vehicle around noon. A while later he jumped under the Udyan Express, officials said.

Pune: 16-year-old boy pushed into well by two friends, one held

Pune: 16-year-old boy pushed into well by two friends, one held

April 19, 2021 12:44:48 am

A police officer from Hadapsar police station said, "Rehman went for a swim with his friends and, later in the evening, the friends went to his family members and told them that Rehman had slipped in the well and drowned.

Pune father, daughter die by suicide by coming under moving truck

Pune: Two teenagers, their father killed by moving truck in Maval

April 19, 2021 7:31:46 am

Man forced the two girls to lay in front of the moving vehicle, wife and youngest daughter managed to escape, the police said.

8 Pak nationals were promised Rs 9 L to ship drugs to India: Gujarat ATS

April 19, 2021 12:35:56 am

The accused, the Gujarat ATS said, have claimed they were paid Rs 2 lakh in advance and were also assigned “code names”.

Delhi covid doctors slapped by woman

Delhi Police file FIR against woman who ‘slapped’ doctor on Covid duty

April 19, 2021 12:32:46 am

Police said the woman hasn't been arrested as she tested positive for Covid and is under isolation.

Rajasthan covid news

As new cases cross 10K, Rajasthan extends curfew for two weeks

April 19, 2021 10:34:24 am

Currently, the case doubling time in Rajasthan is 45 days, compared to 52 days for India, and week specific positivity rate (for April 11-17) stands at 12.91 per cent for Rajasthan, while for India it was 14.40 per cent.