Sunil Jain Passes Away at Delhi AIIMS After Battling Covid for Weeks, PM Modi Condoles Death

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Sunil Jain (Image: Twitter/@Piyush Goyal) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders condoled the demise of Sunil Jain. Managing Editor of Financial Express Sunil Jain passed away on Saturday after battling COVID-19 for weeks. He was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi on May 3. His sister Sandhya Jain took to Twitter to inform about the … Read more

Assam Extends Curfew Hours Amid Surge In Covid Cases


Assam presently has over 41,947 active COVID-19 cases. (FILE) Guwahati: The Assam government on Saturday announced further restrictions in urban areas, banning movement of people and vehicles from 12 noon to 5 am to contain the spiralling COVID-19 cases. In rural areas, however, the curfew will remain effective from 6 PM. Earlier, shops were allowed … Read more

Covid Restrictions Extended till May 24 in across All 20 Districts of J&K

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Representational image (AP) Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 3,677 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally of infected persons to 2,40,467. PTI Last Updated:May 15, 2021, 21:01 IST FOLLOW US ON: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday extended till May 24 the curfew imposed across the union territory to slow the spread of coronavirus. … Read more

PM Modi Reviews Cyclone Tauktae Preparedness, Calls for Proper Vaccine Storage, Power Supply at Covid Centres

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With cyclone Tauktae headed towards Gujarat and Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for special preparedness for covid hospitals in view of the cyclone. He said measures need to be taken to maintain the vaccine cold chain, power back up and storage of essential medicines in … Read more

Congress Alleges Under-Reporting Of Covid Deaths In States Like Gujarat


During March 1 to May 10, Gujarat has officially admitted to only 4,218 Covid deaths. (FILE) New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday alleged under-reporting of COVID-19 deaths in some states especially in Gujarat and demanded an explanation from both the central and the state governments. Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Shaktisinh Gohil in a joint … Read more

Three More States Invite Global Bids for 91 Million Covid Vaccines; U’khand Bars ‘Neighbouring Countries’

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After Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra capital Mumbai, three more states floated global tenders on Saturday for procuring almost 91 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. As per documents reviewed by News18, the governments of Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Uttarakhand have called for global bids. While Tamil Nadu’s tender has cited a requirement of 50 million doses within three … Read more

Punjab’s 40% Covid Deaths Occurred in Last 44 Days, Reveals Health Dept Data

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Around 40 per cent of the total Covid-19-related fatalities in Punjab took place in the last forty-four days, indicating the severity of the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. Punjab had reported a total of 6,868 deaths due to the infection as on March 31. The death toll rose to 11,477 as on May 14, … Read more

Delhi Records 6,430 New Covid Cases, 337 More Deaths; Positivity Rate Dips to 11.32%

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The national capital recorded 6,430 new COVID-19 cases and 337 fatalities on Saturday while the positivity rate dipped to 11.32 per cent, even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that the cases are “slowly and steadily” reducing in Delhi. This is the second consecutive day when Delhi has recorded less than 10,000 cases in a … Read more

PM Modi in High-Level Meeting on Covid Situation

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on the Covid-19 situation in the country and the vaccination drive on Saturday morning. The meeting began at around 11 am. Amid massive oxygen shortage and criticism from the opposition over the incumbent government’s handling of Covid-19 crisis across the country, PM Modi in the meeting emphasised … Read more

As Covid Cases Ring Alarm Bell in Assam Tea Gardens, Owners Complain Lack of Health Infra

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Fifty-three-year old Tara Singh who tested Covid-19 positive on Monday was advised for home isolation as he did not show stark symptoms of the infection. However, this home isolation for the employee of Cinnamara Tea Estate in Jorhat district of Assam ended abruptly in the evening as he had to be rushed to a nearby … Read more

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