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Monday, May 17, 2021

Drive-in vaccination launched in Gautam Buddh Nagar

May 17, 2021 12:44:08 am

The centres, being operated by parking solutions company Park+ with the district administration, will be the first such drive-in pilot project in the state.

Mumbai: No bidders yet for BMC vaccine tender

Mumbai: No bidders yet for BMC vaccine tender

May 17, 2021 12:43:17 am

The civic body gave bidders six days to respond.

Punjab Education department to launch “Punjab Career Portal” to help students in making right career choices

May 17, 2021 12:27:40 am

The portal — UNICEF, NGO Aasman Foundation and Tata Power — will have information on at least 450 career options, 21,000 colleges and vocational institutes within the country and abroad, apart from having details of 1,150 entrance exams and 1,200 scholarships.

Poster probe leads to AAP, police say were enforcing lockdown guidelines

May 17, 2021 12:25:26 am

In a tweet on Sunday, the Delhi Police suggested that the men were primarily picked up for violating lockdown guidelines under the Delhi Disaster Management Act.

Maharashtra records second highest number of Covid deaths

May 17, 2021 12:24:56 am

In Mumbai, 60 deaths were reported on Sunday, taking the total deaths in the city to 14,224. The state has so far recorded 81,486 deaths.

AAP: North MCD has waived crores owed by South MCD

AAP to Cong, chorus over posters: Arrest us instead

May 17, 2021 12:17:03 am

As reported by The Indian Express, 27 people have been arrested, including daily wage workers, rickshaw drivers and, most recently, two AAP workers.

Pune: Global Schools Foundation provides 500 oxygen concentors to remote parts of country

Pune: Global Schools Foundation provides 500 oxygen concentors to remote parts of country

May 17, 2021 12:10:39 am

The cylinders were put on board the navy warship sent as part of Operation Samudra Setu 2 to pick medical equipment from South Asian and South East Asian countries, the Foundation said in a release.

Punjab: Vijay Inder Singla inaugurates 100-bed facility, Covid war room under ‘Zimmewaar Sangrur’ campaign

May 17, 2021 12:04:54 am

Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla added that their government will also increase the capacity of beds available at Sangrur Civil Hospital from 120 to 135 soon, and other medical requirements including oxygen were also being ensured.

‘Friendship club’ scam: Over 2,500 persons duped of Rs 1.54 crore, two arrested in Ahmedabad

May 16, 2021 11:33:28 pm

Police have also recovered 11 mobile phones, seven diaries, 19 ATM cards, five Aadhaar cards, seven cheque books and five passbooks from the two accused.

Gujarat government rolls out ‘Maro Ward, Corona Mukta Ward’ campaign from 77 places

Gujarat government rolls out ‘Maro Ward, Corona Mukta Ward’ campaign from 77 places

May 16, 2021 11:31:11 pm

An official release said the campaign was launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Bhavnagar where he was flanked by state Minister Vibhavariben Dave and top officials of Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation.

Mumbai: 3 years on, panel recommendations on prison reforms yet to be accepted

Mumbai: 3 years on, panel recommendations on prison reforms yet to be accepted

May 16, 2021 11:24:00 pm

The suggestions of the committee to reduce overcrowding included releasing prisoners who are arrested for offences that carry maximum punishment of up to seven years.

Cyclone Tauktae: Five NDRF teams from Pune airlifted to Gujarat

May 16, 2021 11:23:23 pm

As many as 31 incidents of tree collapse were reported from various parts of Pune city due to strong winds since Saturday evening. While damage to few vehicles was reported in these incidents, no casualties were reported.

Delhi: 2 new ICU facilities near GTB, Lok Nayak open doors to patients

May 16, 2021 11:21:25 pm

Both facilities, built on empty grounds near the hospitals, have 500 ICU beds each. Patients need to be referred from the hospitals — they first go to either GTB or Lok Nayak, and if the patient is critical and requires an ICU bed, they are sent to the ICU facility concerned.

Delhi oxygen concentrator case: Navneet Kalra remanded in 3-day police custody

Navneet Kalra arrested in oxygen concentrators ‘black marketing’ case

May 17, 2021 10:51:09 am

During investigation, it was found that Matrix allegedly procured more than 7,000 machines from local vendors and Chinese companies and sold them at “exorbitant rates” to Covid patients and their families.

Cyclone Tauktae: Over 5,000 living along the coast moved to safer locations in Maharashtra

May 17, 2021 1:05:28 am

Raigad district collector Nidhi Chaudhari said, "We have moved 2,500 people from the shore to safer places. In June 2020, Cyclone Nisarga hit us. The wind speed was nearly 140 kmph and this one will be maximum 90 kmph, we are told."

Eight oxygen plants to come up in MCD hospitals

May 16, 2021 11:07:55 pm

East MCD mayor Nirmal Jain said an oxygen plant will come up at Swami Dayanand Hospital in a month’s time, for which money will be sanctioned from the PMCARES Fund. Principal approval has been given to the project.

Punjab: Vaccination for 45+ beneficiaries halted as Centre fails to replenish stock

May 17, 2021 12:14:28 am

Punjab has so far opened vaccination for construction workers, families of healthcare workers and persons with comorbidities in the 18 to 44 years age group, owing to a limited supply of vaccines.

Cyber cell tracking source of sites that uploaded pirated version of new Salman Khan-starrer Radhe: Police

May 16, 2021 10:50:58 pm

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEE), which has produced the film, said, "ZEE has filed an official complaint at the cyber cell, pertaining to the pirated version of the film Radhe being circulated across messaging platforms, including WhatsApp and Telegram."

Mumbai confidential: Ice Breakers & Repartees

May 17, 2021 11:46:31 am

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, whose relations with the government have not been exactly warm, tried his own brand of ice breaker with Uddhav Thackeray when the CM paid him a visit as part of a government delegation to talk about the Maratha reservation issue.

Mumbai cyclone update

Cyclone Tauktae to bring heavy rain over Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra today

May 16, 2021 10:40:44 pm

Even though Maharashtra is not in the direct line of the cyclone's path, its influence was felt across Konkan and some adjoining districts of Madhya Maharashtra, including Pune, on Sunday.

Gujarat has achieved peak in second wave, Covid cases going down gradually: CM

May 16, 2021 10:35:13 pm

The number of daily new infections was 14,500 on April 27-28 but it slid below 9,000 cases on Saturday, the release stated. “This is a matter of relief for all of us,” Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.

Lockdown extended for 5th week in Delhi, traders seek relief

May 16, 2021 10:34:44 pm

The lockdown in Delhi has been extended for another week as shortage of vaccine continues to plague the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday.

Delhi’s vaccination pace worrying, need to run and catch up: Sisodia

May 16, 2021 10:31:04 pm

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who has been openly critical of the Centre's vaccination policy, said that to offset any potential surge in the coming weeks and months, the city has to vaccinate its people on a war footing.

Mumbai covid-19 vaccination drive suspended

Cyclone Tauktae: Covid-19 vaccinations to remain suspended today, BMC to launch pilot project to ‘streamline’ immunisation

May 16, 2021 10:32:23 pm

After several complaints of confusion, mismanagement and CoWIN glitches, the BMC has introduced a pilot project to streamline the immunisation drive.

Maharashtra CM talks to family physicians: ‘Join fight against Covid, help reduce fatality rate with good management of patients in home isolation’

May 16, 2021 10:27:37 pm

In all, over 17,500 doctors from across the state were part of the virtual programme, alongside task force members Dr Sanjay Oak, Dr Shashank Joshi, Dr Tatyarao Lahane and others.