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Friday, May 14, 2021

Made seminal changes how we think of economy: CEA

May 15, 2021 12:58:42 am

The panelists discussed the role of the state and investment climate for businesses, what an Atmanirbhar Bharat meant, what factors contributed to the slowing down of the economy, where the fault lines are and how the second wave of Covid-19 will impact growth.

‘Possibility of India-UK FTA higher now than ever’

May 15, 2021 12:45:53 am

Having said that, there are barriers in our trade, but I’m sure that with goodwill on both sides, if we move down the path of a free trade agreement, the mere act of removing some of those barriers will no doubt impact trade.

‘Covid will not affect reform roadmap’: Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister

May 15, 2021 12:33:54 am

In fact, much before the festive season in India, between September and October, we had ensured that banks, NBFCs and others reached out with liquidity.

Punjab targets to bring one million hectare under DSR in this paddy season

May 15, 2021 12:07:30 am

Punjab farmers had planted paddy using the DSR technique, instead of traditional transplanting, in the kharif season last year too in around 5 lakh hectares of land.

Police find, destroy 15 lakh illegal poppy plants in Mandi’s Chauhar valley; probe on

May 14, 2021 8:34:45 pm

Four police teams from Padhar came across three hilltops covered with poppy plants in full bloom, and destroyed the fields in a 17-hour operation over the last two days.

Monsoon to hit Kerala on May 31 : IMD

Monsoon to hit Kerala on May 31: IMD

May 14, 2021 7:54:50 pm

The IMD will issue the second stage long range forecast (LRF) towards the end of this month that will specify the rainfall distribution over the homogeneous regions of the country.

Centre moves SC for review of verdict denuding states of power to declare SEBC

May 14, 2021 5:00:42 pm

The Centre has maintained that the amendment did not take away the power of the state governments to identify and declare SEBC and the two provisions which were inserted did not violated the federal structure.

Travelling to Maharashtra? Here’s what you need to keep in mind

May 14, 2021 6:03:01 pm

From Friday, a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 48 hours before the time of the entry into the state, has been made mandatory for all entrants to the state.

Goa hospital horror continues as 13 more Covid patients die at GMCH; toll touches 75 in four days

May 14, 2021 9:56:10 pm

While the state government has not revealed the exact cause of recent deaths, it has told the High Court that there were "logistic issues" related to supply of medical oxygen to patients.

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Crime Branch questions IYC chief Srinivas over ‘illegal distribution of Covid medicines’

May 14, 2021 10:59:31 pm

The questioning was in connection with alleged “illegal distribution of Covid medicines, etc”, police said. Police had earlier approached AAP MLA Dilip Pandey in connection with the same issue.

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Former Kerala Assembly Deputy Speaker Kunju dead

May 14, 2021 2:48:22 pm

Kunju, who entered political and trade union activities after completing his matriculation, was the Mayor of Kochi for a period of two-and-a-half years from 1973.

Cyclone Tauktae heads towards Gujarat, likely to intensify into ‘very severe’ storm on May 17

May 14, 2021 8:25:50 pm

The rapidly intensifying system shall cause extremely heavy rainfall (more than 204 mm) over Lakshadweep, Kerala, ghats of Tamil Nadu, coastal Karnataka, while Goa and South Konkan regions will receive moderate intensity rain, particularly up to May 17, the IMD has stated.

Major security breach inside UP’s Chitrakoot jail, 3 gangsters shot dead

May 14, 2021 3:19:39 pm

According to a jail official, on Friday morning at around 10 am, Anshul Dixit shot dead Mukeem Kala and Mirajudeen allegedly with a countrymade pistol he was carrying on him. Later, he held five other inmates of the high security barrack captive, and threatened to killed them.

Modi releases 8th installment of PM-Kisan scheme; over 7 lakh Bengal farmers benefitted

May 14, 2021 1:17:53 pm

For the first time, farmers in West Bengal have joined the scheme and about 7 lakh Bengal farmers received their first installment today.

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Caste panchayat asks woman to lick spit for second marriage

May 14, 2021 12:59:10 pm

The shocking incident took place last month, but came to light when a case was registered against the unofficial village council, he said.

Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19 to be priced at Rs 995 in India; first dose administered in Hyderabad

May 14, 2021 12:59:07 pm

Dr Reddy's administered the first shot of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19 in Hyderabad on Friday.

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Dr Fauci: India’s decision to extend gap between Covishield doses is reasonable

May 14, 2021 12:24:12 pm

Dr Anthony Fauci said the Indian government's decision to increase the gap between Covishield doses was unlikely to have a negative effect on vaccine efficacy.

Punjab gets its 23rd district

May 14, 2021 11:28:51 pm

Having Malerkotla declared as an independent district was a long pending demand of the Muslim community and residents of the town.

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Chhattisgarh cancels work order for new Raj bhavan amid Covid

May 14, 2021 10:33:14 am

The Bhupesh Baghel led government stopped the work to ensure that all focus and monetary might be spent on fighting the Covid-19 crisis, officials said.

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Chhattisgarh: 4 Maoist operatives test Covid-positive, days after letter found on illness

May 14, 2021 9:22:46 am

Senior police officials say Maoists are not getting access to medicines and other supplies due to the heavy ‘nakabandi’ across the state and on the inter-state borders.

Queues grow longer at vaccination centres in Panchkula, residents demand police deployment to manage rush

May 14, 2021 4:46:41 am

However, after an unsuccessful vaccination event, which was supposed to run from 5 pm to 11 pm on Wednesday, the Civil Hospital has shut down its vaccination centre.

Panchkula to get more ventilators, staff

May 14, 2021 10:58:49 am

The money has been allocated from the MLA funds, “as this grant will help the Health Department to further develop Covid specialty framework and purchase the necessary equipment,” said Gupta.

Mohali: Army officials, district admin visit civil hospital ahead of setting up 100-bed facility

May 14, 2021 4:25:38 am

The initial plan was to set up a make-shift facility, but since the prefabricated structure will take time, the facility will be set up on the second and third floor of the Civil Hospital to provide early respite.

Death by Covid: 14% below 45 yrs in Mohali district

May 14, 2021 4:18:14 am

At present out of the total deaths reported in the district due to the infection, 14 percent were of people below 45 years of age.

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Delhi’s silver lining: ‘Oxygen need drops, can divert to others’

May 14, 2021 7:35:05 am

Delhi's positivity rate has been below 20 per cent over the past week and dropped to 14 per cent Thursday when 10,489 cases were recorded. This has also led to a reduction in demand for hospital beds: out of 23,423 earmarked for Covid patients, over 5,000 are available