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Allow us to purchase vaccines directly with state funds: Mamata in letter to PM Modi

April 18, 2021 5:48:15 pm

She further stated, “The supply of oxygen also, as you know, must be assured and certain. SAIL is meeting up our need for the moment and we shall be grateful if you kindly instruct them too for ensuring steady supplies.”

Jagraon: Woman, daughter die by suicide; her bedridden son also dies of illness

April 18, 2021 4:13:50 pm

Police said that Gurpreet Singh (40) was bedridden since some years and his mother Jasbir Kaur (60) and sister Mandeep Kaur (27), were bearing expense of his treatment. However, there was no improvement in his condition. Off late, Gurpreet had slipped into coma.

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162 pressure swing adsorption plants sanctioned to augment medial oxygen: Govt

April 18, 2021 2:49:38 pm

The PSA plants manufacture oxygen and help hospitals become self-sufficient in their requirement for medical oxygen, while also reducing the burden on the national grid for its supply of medical oxygen.

Amid raging second COVID-19 wave, the elderly battle loneliness and anxiety

April 18, 2021 2:20:20 pm

NGOs working with the elderly said a lot of senior citizens especially those living alone have been battling depression, anxiety and a sense of abandonment since the onset of COVID-19 and the situation worsened during the second wave.

Thank you for sparing time for COVID amidst urgent war to conquer Bengal: Chidambaram's dig at Modi

Thank you for sparing time for COVID amidst urgent war to conquer Bengal: Chidambaram’s dig at Modi

April 18, 2021 2:10:28 pm

His remarks came after Modi chaired a COVID-19 review meeting with government officials on Saturday, amid a big surge in infection cases in the country, with over 2 lakh cases being reported everyday for the past four days.

COVID-19: Oxygen supply to industries banned to meet patients’ demand; Covaxin production to increase 10 times by Sept, says Vardhan

April 18, 2021 10:42:22 pm

This is the fourth straight day when over 2 lakh cases have been recorded. Over 12 lakh cases have been added to the caseload in the last week

Rahul Gandhi suspends his Bengal campaign, urges others to ‘think about consequences of holding large rallies’

April 18, 2021 11:08:23 pm

Gandhi’s announcement comes on a day when the country saw its highest single-day spike of over 2.61 lakh Covid-19 cases and active cases in the country surpassed the 18 lakh-mark.

Four die in Chhattisgarh Covid-19 hospital fire; probe ordered

Four die in Chhattisgarh Covid-19 hospital fire; probe ordered

April 18, 2021 11:56:03 am

Raipur Collector Bharathi Dasan has ordered an investigation into the incident. Officials have been directed to conduct safety check at all coronavirus hospitals in the city.

Another record high for Punjab: 4,498 cases, 64 deaths

April 18, 2021 11:04:26 am

The Saturday infection tally was led by Ludhiana, which reported 835 cases, the maximum in the state, followed by 790 in Mohali, 449 in Jalandhar, 372 in Patiala and 357 in Amritsar.

7,717 cases, 32 deaths in Haryana, another day of record daily spike: Covid cases up 23%

April 18, 2021 10:50:34 am

The number of active Covid-19 patients reached 38,558 and the Covid-19 positivity rate is now 5.16 per cent.

Jharkhand: At all-party meet, BJP, Congress demand curbs

April 18, 2021 8:58:49 am

Jharkhand is seeing an upsurge in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the last week. Between April 7-April 16, the growth rate has been 7.72% with 16,201 positive cases. On April 15, the state reported the biggest surge in daily cases with 3480 new infections.

Nagpur police send those roaming on streets into institutional quarantine

April 18, 2021 8:23:50 am

Antigen tests were conducted at 255 check points and 18 persons tested positive, said a police official.

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Bulandshahr: Man’s body found hanging from tree, family says killed in police custody

April 18, 2021 6:14:58 am

Singh was arrested on April 11 on charges of abducting a woman, a resident of the same village. An FIR was lodged against him on the basis of the complaint of the woman's father at Chaudera police outpost on April 5.

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India, Pakistan Foreign ministers in UAE on separate bilateral visits

April 18, 2021 7:12:23 am

While Jaishankar will be in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Qureshi was in Dubai on Saturday on a three-day bilateral visit.

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2 held in Rajasthan, cops say part of ‘sextortion’

April 18, 2021 5:00:05 am

The account may have been used in 18 different cases for funds extracted by the gang through cyber-crime, police said.

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TMC MLA dead, four contestants ailing as Bengal votes under Covid cloud

April 18, 2021 7:24:11 am

While masks and sanitisers were at hand, social distancing was virtually non-existent at booths across the state where more than 78% cast their ballots by 5 pm for 45 constituencies.

Washed ashore 5 years ago, ‘Mahanadi girl’ gives reason for Odisha village to celebrate

April 18, 2021 6:58:40 am

The entire village is coming together to solemnise the wedding of their daughter, Soni Yadav, also fondly called the ‘Mahanadi girl’. Five years ago, on a September morning in 2016, Sanyasi Kalo, now 52, found Soni covered in mud, lying on the banks of the Mahanadi.

China refuses to leave Hot Springs, Gogra: ‘India should be happy with what has been achieved’

April 18, 2021 7:32:19 am

The Sunday Express has learnt that on April 9, during the last round of talks at the Corps Commander-level, China refused to pull back its troops from Hot Springs and Gogra Post which, along with Depsang Plains, remain the friction points between the two sides

Bail granted in last case, Lalu set to be released

April 18, 2021 4:35:55 am

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad had earlier got bail in three out of the four cases related to the fodder scam. On Saturday, Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh granted bail to Lalu in the Dumka treasury case, Niraj Ravi, assisting lawyer to the CBI counsel, said.

As PM appeals, akhadas opt for ‘symbolic’ Kumbh dip

April 18, 2021 7:51:42 am

“Today I had a telephonic conversation with Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Poojya Swamy Avdheshanand Giri Ji. I asked about the health of all the Sants. I thanked the Sant Samaj for their full cooperation with the administration,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

Alarming rise in cases, infection rate faster than recoveries: Centre

April 18, 2021 7:58:58 am

“India is currently reporting the sharpest growth rate of 7.6% in new Covid cases, which is 1.3 times higher than case growth rate of 5.5% reported in June 2020,” said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

Not right to link surge to polls… no situation for lockdown in a hurry: Amit Shah

April 18, 2021 4:02:52 am

Asked about states complaining of vaccine shortage and the Government sending stocks overseas, Shah said: “Our vaccination program was the fastest in the world. In the first 10 days, the number of people who got vaccinated was the highest in India."

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Curbs for Kumbh returnees: Compulsory tests, quarantine

April 18, 2021 3:52:18 am

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has directed all residents who visited the mela to upload their details on the Delhi government website.

In Bengal booths, voters queue up, Covid protocols absent

April 18, 2021 7:36:35 am

If the Assembly polls in Bihar held in October 2020 were in the middle of a previous wave of the pandemic, across booths, The Sunday Express found that the measures in place on Saturday were weaker.

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Raipur: Blaze at pvt hospital leaves five Covid patients dead

April 18, 2021 3:28:58 am

Nine patients were inside Rajdhani Hospital’s Covid ward where the fire broke out on Saturday afternoon, allegedly due to a short circuit.