India records 3.66 lakh new cases, 3,700 deaths in 24 hours

NEW DELHI, May 10 India's daily rise in coronavirus cases retreated from the 400,000 mark on Monday, while its daily rise in deaths also fell after two straight days of more than 4,000 fatalities.The Health Ministry reported 366,161 new Covid-19 infections and 3,754 more deaths. India's total caseload now stands at 22.66 million, with 246,116 deaths.The number of active cases of the Coronavirus infection in the country has gone up to 37,45,237, accounting for 16.53 per cent of its total caseload, ..

Japan and UNDP to boost oxygen supply in NE

NEW DELHI, May 10 Amid a devastating second wave of coronavirus in India, the Japanese Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have partnered to provide oxygen generation plants to the North Eastern Region in India. While taking to ..

Himanta Biswa Sarma From a disgruntled Congman to Assam's next CM

New Delhi, May 9Himanta Biswa Sarma is set to become the next Assam Chief Minister after he was unanimously elected as BJP Legislature Party leader in the State. He was elevated after his name was proposed by outgoing CM Sarbananda Sonowal and others present at the meeting.Himanta Biswa Sarma has, over time, emerged as a force more dominant in stature than former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal. Himanta Biswa Sarma quit Tarun Gogoi-led Congress Government ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and quit the ..

Daily fatalities see slight dip, new cases remain over 4 lakh

NEW DELHI, May 9 As many as 4,03,738 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload to 2,22,96,414, said the Union Health Ministry on Sunday morning.The daily tally has only seen a slight increase when compared to Saturday. However, the country has seen over 4 lakh cases for five consecutive days now.New fatalities saw a minimal dip in the last 24 hours with 4,092 more people succumbing to the disease. The cumulative death toll now stands at 2,42,362.The ..

‘Covid virus airborne, can spread beyond 6 feet’

New Delhi, May 9The principal mode by which people are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is through very fine aerosolised particles released during respiration, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidelin..

Doc who got 2nd vaccine in March dies of virus

New Delhi, May 9 Before Dr Anil Kumar Rawat was put on a ventilator at Delhi’s Saroj Hospital, he told a colleague: “I will come out of this. I have been vaccinated, I will come out.” On Saturday morning, the 58-year-old surgeon succumbe..

India records 4,187 Covid deaths, 4.01 lakh new cases

New Delhi, May 8India recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time as more states imposed lockdowns in a desperate bid to halt the devastating new COVID-19 surge.The 4,187 new deaths took India’s overall toll to 238,270 since the pandemic started. It added another 401,078 new cases in 24 hours taking its caseload to nearly 21.9 million – second only to the United States.Health experts, who have expressed doubts about the official death toll, say the new wave ..

DRDO's anti-Covid drug approved for emergency use

New Delhi, May 8The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the emergency use of drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe Covid-19 patients.The Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab..

NE students urge support for Manipur citizens in Delhi

NEW DELHI, May 7 The Manipur Students’ Association, Delhi (MSAD), Naga Students’ Union, Delhi (NSUD), and the Kuki Students’ Organisation, Delhi & NCR (KSO), have jointly written to Chief Minister N Biren to provide medical assistanc..

Record 4.14 lakh cases in 24 hours

New Delhi, May 7 India on Friday recorded a new high of 4,14,188 new Covid-19 cases, taking the caseload to 2,14,91,598, according to the Union Health Ministry, amid growing calls from several quarters for a National lockdown.Health Ministry numbers showe..

Myanmar Junta bans satellite TV, restricts internet, media

New Delhi, May 6 As Myanmar’s military junta intensifies a crackdown on access to independent news outlets, it has now completely banned satellite TV, threatening prison sentences and hefty fines for anyone who uses satellite dishes. The ruling State Administration Council announced this week that anyone using satellite dishes to watch television will face up to one year in prison or a fine of 500,000 kyat ($320). The military junta claimed that “illegal organisations and news agencies” ..

India reports 4,12,262 new cases, 3,980 deaths in 24 hours, both highest so far

NEW DELHI, May 6 India on Thursday reported 4,12,262 new Covid-19 cases and 3,980 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, both highest so far. The country's tally has now surged past the 2.1 crore mark. Maximum casualties were reported in Maharashtra (920), followed by Uttar Pradesh with 353 deaths.India had become the first country in the world to register over 4 lakh cases in a single day on April 30, when it reported 4.08 lakh infections.The top five ..

Options being studied on Nationwide lockdown

New Delhi, May 6Will the Government impose a National lockdown as cases of Covid-19 surge across the country ? The Union Health Ministry has not ruled out a lockdown to stem the world's worst virus outbreak.In a press briefing on Wednesday, Niti AayogR..

New AP strain might be 15 times more virulent

NEW DELHI, May 6 The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has discovered N440K variant, that might be responsible for creating havoc in Visakhapatnam and other parts of the State, experts said. However it is too early to conclude that the new ..

Mamata takes oath as WB CM

KOLKATA, May 5After bagging a landslide victory in the West Bengal Assembly elections, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took oath as the State Chief Minister for her third consecutive term.Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered the oath of office and secrecy ..

Daily Covid deaths hit record 3,780

New Delhi, May 5 India has reported 3,82,315 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's overall caseload to 2,06,65,148. With fresh infections, the total active coronavirus cases in the country has mounted to 34,87,229, according to th..

Third Covid wave inevitable : Centre

New Delhi, May 5  Even as India continues to battle a deadly second wave of Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, the Centre warned on Wednesday that a “third phase is inevitable.”“A phase three is inevitable, given the higher level..

India may see 3rd Covid wave : AIIMS chief

New Delhi, May 4All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Tuesday that India may see a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic if the virus continues to evolve further and develops an immune escape mechanism. Randeep Guleria also rejected the night curfews and weekend lockdowns that some States have imposed to bring down the Covid-19 cases, saying they hardly work.When asked if a Nationwide shutdown is the only option left in view of the Covid emergency in ..

India's cases cross 2-crore mark with 3.57 lakh new cases, 3,449 deaths

New Delhi, May 4India's total Covid cases crossed the 2-crore mark with over 3.57 lakh new infections. 3,449 more people died of the infection, pushing the total fatalities to 2,22,408. The deadly second Covid wave has caused havoc in India's healthcare system.Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India:India's total caseload of over 2.02 crore Covid infections is the second-highest globally, behind that of United States and ahead of Brazil's.Maharashtra, which had been reporting over 60,000 ..

Centre, States may consider imposing lockdown : SC

NEW DELHI, May 3 Concerned over the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the Supreme Court said the Centre and State Governments may consider imposing a "lockdown to curb the virus in the second wave in the interest of public welfare".However, the apex Court put a caveat before them saying if they decide to go for lockdown then arrangements must be made beforehand to cater to the needs of the poor people.A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud, in its order passed in the suo motu case for ensuring ..

Declare journalists as ‘frontline workers’ : IJU

New Delhi, May 3 On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU)  has drawn the Union Government’s urgent attention to the grim fact that over a hundred journalists have lost their lives this past year, 45 alone i..

India sees slight dip with 3,68,147 new cases in single day

New Delhi, May 3 The daily COVID-19 cases in India showed a slight dip with 3,68,147 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, taking the total tally of cases to 1,99,25,604, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.The deat..

Incorrect : Centre

New Delhi, May 3 : The Health Ministry on Monday said that 100 per cent advance of Rs 1732.50 crore was released to the Serum Institute of India on April 28 for 11 crore doses of Covishield vaccine during May, June and July. The amount, which after TDS wa..

Vaccine shortage till July : CEO of SII

NEW DELHI, MAy 3 Serum Institute of India Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla has said that India’s Covid-19 vaccine shortage would continue through July, reported The Financial Times. Poonawalla said that the production of the vaccines is expec..

Election Results 2021 PM Modi congratulates MK Stalin, Mamata Banerjee

NEW DELHI, May 2  The counting of votes for West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, Puducherry assembly elections is now heading towards conclusion. The Nandigram seat is witnessing several twist and turn as first Mamata Banerjee was declared winner and later, Suvendu Adhikari was said to have defeated Banerjee. Now the TMC has tweeted informing that the counting is not over yet and asked people not to speculate. While Mamata Banerjee-led TMC is on its way to securing a decisive majority with ..

Daily death toll tops 3.7 thousand for first time

NEW DELHI, May 2India reported its highest single-day Covid death toll on Saturday, with more than 3,700 people succumbing to the virus in the last 24 hours. The day's case count dropped marginally from Friday's record tally of over 4 lakh to 3.92 lakh.As many as 3,728 fatalities were reported on Saturday. The previous highest toll was 3,596 recorded on Wednesday. This was the third time this week that daily fatalities had crossed 3,500 in India.As many as 14 States recorded 100-plus deaths on Saturday, ..

Odisha declares scribes as Frontline Covid Warriors

BHUBANESWAR,  May 2 : The Odisha Government has declared working journalists as Frontline Covid Warriors, recognising the risks they undertake to cover the pandemic.Approving a proposal to this effect on Sunday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, &#..

Exit polls : BJP in Assam, TMC in WB

Ghy/Kol, Apr 29 The exit polls conducted by India Today-Axis My India on Thursday suggested the BJP-led alliance win in Assam.India Today-Axis My India has given 75-85 seats to the BJP-led alliance and 40-50 seats to the Congress-led grand alliance in the..

Covid deaths hit high of 3,293

New Delhi, Apr 28  India's new Covid deaths hit an overwhelming peak with 3,293 people dying in the last 24 hours. New cases rose by over 3.6 lakh, a global high, pushing the total cases to over 1.79 crore. The crisis has left India grappling for oxy..

Covishield price for States slashed to Rs 300

New Delhi, Apr 28Serum Institute of India's Covishield will cost States Rs 300 instead of Rs 400, CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted today, calling it a "philanthropic gesture"."As a philanthropic gesture on behalf of Serum Institute of India, I hereby reduce th..

Many States say vaccine expansion unlikely before third week of May

New Delhi, Apr 28India’s expansion of its COVID-19 vaccination strategy to make all adults eligible to receive a shot is unlikely to begin on May 1 as manufacturers Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech have communicated to several State Governments that they will only be able to deliver doses by the third week of May.Reports published by three National newspapers suggest that while several State Governments are sure that they will not be able to kick off the vaccination drive on ..

ECI bans victory processions over poll results

New Delhi, Apr 27The Election Commission of India has banned all victory processions on the day of--or even after--counting of votes (May 2) polled to the five States in the past few weeks amid a COVID-19 surge. Legislative Assembly polls were scheduled in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam, and Puducherry in eight phases, beginning March 27 and ending April 29."Not more than two persons shall be allowed to accompany the winning candidate or his/her authorised representative receive the certificate ..

New cases dip but still more than 3 lakh, 2771 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi, Apr 27 Amidst the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, India reported 3.23 lakh fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.A total of 3,23,144 new COVID-19 cases, 2,771 related deaths, and 2,51,827 recoveries were reported in the..

India records 352,991 new cases It's time to start masking up inside homes, says Govt

NEW DELHI, Apr 26 The Centre on Monday said it's time people started wearing masks inside their homes as well to keep the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at bay as the country is battling the second wave of the pandemic."It's time people start wearing masks inside their homes as well," said Dr VK Paul, Niti Aayog’s member (health), while briefing the press. The statement comes at a time when India is dealing with the deadlier, more infectious new wave of the pandemic, with hospitals in several ..

ECI responsible for COVID-19 surge, says Madras HC

CHENNAI, Apr 26 The Madras High Court on Monday observed that the Election Commission of India (ECI) should be put up on murder charges probably for being the most irresponsible institution over the last few months in not stopping political parties from w..

Second Covid wave has shaken country; we will soon come out of crisis : PM Modi

New Delhi, Apr 25 Noting that the second wave of COVID-19 is testing people's patience and their capacity to endure pain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that this "toofan" (storm) has shaken the country after it was full of enthusiasm and self-confidence after successfully tackling the first wave.In his monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast, Modi spoke to doctors, nurses and frontline workers, who shared their experience and views on the disease, and expressed confidence that people will soon ..

3.49 lakh fresh cases, 2,767 deaths recorded

New Delhi, Apr 25India's coronavirus cases and deaths hit a new record with 3.49 lakh fresh infections, taking the caseload to 1.69 crore; 2,767 people died in the last 24 hours. Hospitals in the country are overwhelmed; SOS messages have flooded social media.Here is your ten-point cheat sheet on this big story:This is the fourth straight day that India has recorded over 3 lakh Covid cases and over 2,000 deaths. The country has been recording more than 2 lakh cases everyday since April 15.Many top ..

Heartbreaking : Thunberg

NEW DELHI, Apr 25 : Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg on Saturday said the ongoing coronavirus crisis in India is "heartbreaking". The climate change activist also appealed to the global community to come forward and help India out of the crisis."He..

India reports over 3.4 lakh new cases, active tally above 25 lakh

NEW DELHI, Apr 24Maharashtra continues to be the biggest contributor to the daily tally. The State reported its highest daily new cases at 67,013 on Friday. The country has seen over three lakh cases for four days in a row.As many as 3,46,786 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload to 1,66,10,481, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.India has seen over three lakh cases for four days in a row and is reporting the highest number of ..

2nd wave may peak in May 3rd week: SBI report

Mumbai, Apr 24 : A research report by the State Bank of India (SBI) suggests that India’s Covid second wave peak may happen in the third week of May. The report said that recovery rate across countries continues to improve in different peaks. But in..

India logs over 3.32 lakh fresh cases, 2,263 casualties in a day

New Delhi, Apr 23India added a record over 3.32 lakh new coronavirus cases in a single day taking the country's tally to 1,62,63,695, while active cases crossed the 24-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.The death toll increased to 1,86,920 with a record 2,263 new fatalities. The country recorded a single day rise of 3,32,730 new cases, the data updated at 8 am showed.Registering a steady increase, the active cases increased to 24,28,616 comprising 14.93 per cent ..

Myanmar lawmakers flee to Mizoram as junta attack villagers with drones, RPGs

NEW DELHI, Apr 23More than a dozen lawmakers from Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) have taken shelter in India’s Mizoram State even as the country’s junta forces have attacked villagers using drones and RPGs in certain ethni..

Over 3.14 lakh new COVID-19 cases in India Highest-ever single-day spike in any country

NEW DELH, Apr 22 India registered over 3.14 lakh new coronavirus cases in a day, the highest-ever single-day count recorded in any country, taking the the total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,59,30,965.According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday, a total of 3,14,835 fresh infections were registered in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll increased to 1,84,657 with a record 2,104 new fatalities. The National COVID-19 recovery rate fell below 85%.Registering ..

India suffers worst day of COVID-19 deaths

NEW DELHI, Apr 20 India, the country currently being hit hardest by the pandemic, on Tuesday reported its worst daily death toll, with large parts of the country now under lockdown amid a fast-rising second wave of infections.The Health Ministry said 1,76..

Manipur in fourth spot in vaccine wastage : RTI

New Delhi, Apr 20A huge number of vaccine doses have been wasted by some States since India began inoculating people against Covid in January, a Right to Information reply has revealed as several States report a vaccine shortage.Tamil Nadu reported the highest vaccine wastage of over 12 per cent, followed by Haryana (9.74%), Punjab (8.12%), Manipur (7.8%) and Telangana (7.55%), according to the Centre's response to the RTI query.Over 44 lakh doses were wasted out of 10 crore doses used by States till ..

Vaccine for all above 18 starting May 1

New Delhi, Apr 19Vaccinations will be widened to everyone above 18 in the next stage beginning May 1, the Government announced today after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of meetings today.All adults will be vaccinated in "a liberalised and acc..

Delhi lockdown imposed till next Monday

New Delhi, Apr 19Announcing a six-day lockdown in Delhi from 10 pm tonight to 5 am next Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the move was necessary as rising Covid cases had severely strained the city's resources and its health system was at a tipp..

India records 2.75 lakh new cases, 1,620 deaths

NEW DELHI , Apr 19 India’s COVID-19 cases tally crossed the 1.5 crore mark on April 18. The country has so far reported a total of 1,50,58,019 cases and 1,78,793 deaths.The country registered 2,75,196 new COVID-19 cases as of 11.30 p.m. on April 18,..

India reports biggest jump in new cases, deaths

NEW DELHI, Apr 18 As many as 2,61,500 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative cases to 1,47,88,109, said the Union Health Ministry on Sunday morning.The country has been reporting over two lakh new cases for the last four days.A new variant, which has a so-called double mutation, is thought to be fueling India’s deadlier new wave of infections that has made it the world’s second worst-hit country.Sixteen States and UTs--Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, ..

India reports record 2.34 lakh new cases; 1,341 deaths

New Delhi, Apr 17 Eleven States and Union Territories, in a meeting with the Centre, on Saturday raised demands of increased supply of oxygen cylinders, vaccine doses and Remde-sivir for hospitals that are grappling with the spurt in coronavirus cases. A high-level meeting was chaired by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to review measures taken by them for prevention, containment and manage-ment of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, where the States, including Maharash-tra, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, ..

Delhi surpasses Mumbai to become worst-hit COVID-19 city

New Delhi, Apr 16Delhi recorded over 17,000 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday to become the worst-affected city in the country, leaving financial capital Mumbai far behind in the daily tally.Today Delhi logged 19,400 positive cases.Mumbai's single day peak s..

India records 2.17 lakh fresh Covid cases, 1,185 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi, Apr 16 India logged in a record 2,17,353 daily coronavirus cases as many States grappled with shortages of hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and vaccine doses. The fresh cases in the deadly second wave took the total caseload to over 1.42 c..

Myanmar coup : From remote part of India Ousted lawmakers work on challenging junta

NEW DELHI, Apr 15In a spartan hillside room in India furnished only with a thin sleeping mat, the Myanmar member of Parliament spends much of his days attentively listening to Zoom conference calls and tapping away messages on his smartphone.The short, soft-spoken man is among roughly a dozen ousted Myanmar MPs who have fled across the border to India’s remote North Eastern region after the military’s Feb. 1 coup and lethal crackdown on dissent.Reuters spoke to two of the lawmakers and ..

India reports over 2 lakh cases in a day

New Delhi, Apr 15 India has reported over 2 lakh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With fresh cases at 2,00,739, the positive case tally in the country has mounted to 1,40,74,564, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family..

CBSE Class 10 exams cancelled, Class 12 exams postponed

NEW DELHI, Apr 14 The Central Government on Wednesday announced the cancellation of CBSE board exams for Class 10 and postponed Class 12 exams which were scheduled for May-June in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, officials said.The revised dates will be announced after June 1, officials said.The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of rising cases of Coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The meeting was attended by Union Education Minister Ramesh ..

India records 1.84 new lakh cases and 1,027 deaths

New Delhi, Apr 14 India reported 1,84,372 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, its highest-ever single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. Meanwhile, the country reported 1,027 deaths in the same time span.The continuous spike in..

Over 300% Covid spike in two weeks Scenes in WB, Assam amid polls say it all

New Delhi, Apr 13Almost all five States now in the middle of the electoral process have seen a doubling of the number of Covid-19-positive cases over the past fortnight. Some of them, like Assam and West Bengal, saw campaigning even before the Election Commission announced the schedule on February 26. Once the dates were declared, it has been a no-holds barred outing for political parties with the Covid-19 protocol barely followed during rallies and marches. The result is that they have witnessed ..

India overtakes Brazil again as world’s second worst-hit country, 1.68 lakh new cases reported

NEW DELHI, Apr 12 India has reported a record 168,912 COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the Health Ministry showed, overtaking Brazil to become the second-most affected country globally by the coronavirus.Deaths in India stood at 904, taking the total to 170,179, data showed on Monday.India’s overall tally reached 13.53 million, while John Hopkins University put the total number of cases in Brazil at 13.48 million. The United States leads the global tally with 31.2 million cases.India ..

Truce pact with 3 NSCN factions extended

NEW DELHI, Apr 12 The Centre on Monday extended the ceasefire agreements with three insurgent groups of Nagaland for one more year till April next year.The Ministry of Home Affairs in a statement said the ceasefire agreements are in operation between the ..

Modi launches ‘Tika Utsav’ as country records new high of 1,52,879 cases

New Delhi, Apr 11India, in the last 24 hours, added 1,52,879 fresh Covid-19 infections, setting another grim one-day record as the country’s tally reached over 1.33 crore cases. As many as 839 deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the toll to 1.69 lakh.This comes on a day when the country kicked off a 4-day-long “Tika Utsav” or vaccine festival to inoculate maximum number of eligible people against the coronavirus. It is being held following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal ..

India records 1,45,384 cases

New Delhi, Apr 10: With a record 1,45,384 fresh cases, India’s Covid-19 tally has climbed to 1,32,05,926, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.The number of active cases has breached the 10-lakh mark again after around six-and-a-half months, w..

India reports over 1.31 lakh daily cases in new high, 780 deaths

NEW DELHI, Apr 9 As many as 1,31,968 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally to 1,30,60,542, said the Union Health Ministry on Friday.This is the third day in the row that the number of positive cases has crossed the 1 lakh mark since April 7.This is the biggest jump in new infections the country has reported since the outbreak of the disease. The last biggest jump was of 1,26,789 new cases on Thursday.The Central Government had stated on Thursday ..

India records new high of 1,26,789 cases, PM Modi takes second jab

New Delhi, Apr 8India detected 1,26,789 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest so far. Of the total, Maharashtra recorded a new high of 59,907 cases, while Chhattisgarh’s count went past the 10,000-mark for the first time. Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, too, reported more than 6,000 cases. The country also recorded 685 related deaths, pushing up the toll to 1,66,862.India’s caseload now stands at 1,29,28,574. Registering a steady increase for the 29th day in ..

Coronavirus in India 115,736 new Covid-19 cases, highest so far

NEW DELHI, Apr 7India detected 115,736 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest so far. Of the total, Maharashtra reported 55,469 cases while Chhattisgarh scaled a new peak of 9,921 cases. Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi reported more..

Next 4 weeks very critical : Govt on second wave of Covid-19

NEW DELHI, Apr 6 The Union Health Ministry today said that the recent spike in coronavirus cases in India is spreading faster in the country compared to last year.Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, Niti Aayog said, "The impact of the pandemic has increased in the..

India records over 1 lakh new COVID-19 cases on single day for first time

NEW DELHI, Apr 5 (PTI) Coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with 1,03,558 new infections pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Apr..

India reports over 93,000 new cases for first time since mid-Sept

NEW DELHI, Apr 4As many as 93,249 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours as the second wave of the infection rages across the country, said the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.With this, the cumulative caseload in India has reached ..

Maoists strike at Chhattisgarh 22 jawans killed, 32 injured

NEW DELHI, Apr 4At least 22 security personnel were killed, 32 injured and one jawan was reportedly missing in a four-hour-long encounter with Maoist that took place on Saturday afternoon near Jonaguda village which falls under Jagargunda police station a..

No operational, intel failure, nearly 30 Maoists killed: CRPF chief

New Delhi, Apr 4 Director-General (DG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Kuldiep Singh, who is in Chhattisgarh to monitor the situation following the Maoist attack, on Sunday said that there was absolutely no intelligence or operational failure in th..

India reports just under 90,000 daily COVID-19 cases

New Delhi, Apr 3India on Saturday recorded 89,129 new daily COVID-19 cases, the highest daily rise in around six-and-half-months, taking the Nationwide tally of infections to over 1.23 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Saturday.The death toll increased to 1,64,110 with 714 more fatalities in a day, also the highest since October 21.The jump in cases reported on Saturday was the highest since September 20 last year, when 92,605 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours.Correspon..

Biggest 1 day jump in 6 months with 81,466 cases 469 deaths recorded, highest since Dec 6

New Delhi, Apr 2India yet again saw the biggest daily surge in Covid cases with 81,466 fresh infections reported since yesterday, taking the tally to 1.23 crore. The country also saw 469 new fatalities, the highest since December 6, the data updated at 8 ..

We condemn any use of violence, says India on Myanmar situation

New Delhi, Apr 2As Myanmar's army continued crackdown on civilians protesting against the February 1 coup, India condemned any use of violence and said it stands for the restoration of democracy in the country.At a media briefing, spokesperson in the Mini..

Vaccination all through Apr, including holidays

New Delhi, Apr 1 Covid-19 vaccinations will be done throughout the month of April, including on gazetted holidays, the Government informed today. It has decided to operationalise both public and private sector vaccination centres for this purpose. All Sta..

India sees biggest jump in nearly 6 months

NEW DELHI, Apr 1 As many as 72,330 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload to 1,22,21,665, said Union health Ministry on Thursday.This is the biggest jump in the daily infections the country has seen i..

COVID-19 surge Second wave could be worse than the first : Prof Ashish Jha

NEW DELHI, Mar 31 One of the world’s most highly regarded public health experts has said that he fears the second coronavirus spike in India could be worse than the first. Professor Ashish Jha says: “This is a concerning situation. The speed at which infections are rising suggests exponential growth, particularly in Maharashtra”. He says this year’s growth data compared to that of the first spike last year shows “the speed of growth is faster”. In the US and Europe, ..

India records 53,480 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hrs; sharp spike in toll with 354 fatalities

New Delhi, Mar 31 India's coronavirus disease tally went up to 12,149,335 on Wednesday after 53,480 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, the data from Union Health Ministry showed.The number of active cases went up by 11,846, and currently stand at 5,52,566, the Ministry's data showed.The disease also killed 354 people, which pushed the death toll to 1,62,468. The number of patients who have been discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours is reported to be 41,280.Covid-19 situation ..

Last date to link Aadhaar with PAN extended to June 30

New Delhi, Mar 31 The Income Tax (I-T) Department has extended the last date for linking the Aadhaar number with PAN (Permanent Account Number) from March 31, 2021 to June 30, 2021, in order to provide relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic."Keeping in view th..

COVID-19 pandemic India witnesses sharpest rise in weekly cases since May 2020

NEW DELHI, Mar 27While India this week has seen the sharpest rise in weekly covid-19 cases and fatalities since May 2020, at 7.7% and 5.1%, respectively, almost 90% of the deaths continue to be in the category of those aged above 45 years.Amidst resurgence of covid-19 cases in the country, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Saturday chaired a high-level review meeting with Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries (Health and Family Welfare) of 12 States and municipal ..

Over 59,000 new Covid cases recorded

New Delhi, Mar 26  India saw a huge spike of 59,118 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the Government data showed this morning, taking the country's tally to 1,18,46,652 total infections. With active cases yet again crossing the four lakh-..

India reports more than 50,000 cases

NEW DELHI, Mar 25 India recorded 53,476 new Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the Nationwide coronavirus tally to 1,17,87,534, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.Now, India has over 1.17 cro..

India records biggest spike in new cases in over 4 months

NEW DELHI, Mar 24 As many as 47,262 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload in India to 1,17,34,058, said the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.This is the biggest spike in daily cases the country has seen in over 130 days. India had last recorded over 47,000 cases in early November 2020.Wednesday's number is also a steep hike when compared to a day ago when the daily cases had seen a slight decline and rested at 40,715.Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, ..

Vaccine for those 45 and above from Apr 1

New Delhi, Mar 23People who are 45 and older can be vaccinated from April 1, the Government said today, ramping up the Nationwide inoculation drive at a time Covid cases have surged in many States. “I appeal to every citizen who is 45 or above to re..

NE Grocery Store

New Delhi, Mar 23 : It’s called North East Grocery Shop but it is not in north-east Delhi. It is, in fact, in the southern part of the city, in Chirag Delhi village.And yet the name has a logic, for the daily-life stuff sold here is usually found in..

India sees biggest single-day surge since early Nov

New Delhi, Mar 22 As India stares at the second Covid wave, 46,951 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours - biggest single-day jump since November 7-took the country's tally to 1,16,46,081 total infections, the Government data this morning showed. Of these, over 1.11 crore people have recovered so far, and 1,59,967 total deaths have been recorded. In the last one week, India has seen the sharpest surge in fresh infections in nearly four months after the spread of virus had seemed to slow down. ..

Large crowds, mutant strains behind India's Covid surge: AIIMS chief Highest single-day spike recorded with 43,846 new cases

New Delhi, Mar 21 There is nothing to stop the second wave of Covid-19 in India from being as severe as the first unless people follow appropriate behaviour and are quickly vaccinated, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) chief Dr Randeep Guleria has warned. The recent spike in infections is likely being caused by slip-ups in precautionary measures and variants of the virus, he said. The cases could spread even more rapidly if basic protective steps like wearing masks and rigorous contact-tracin..

‘Catch the Rain’

New Delhi, Mar 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the "Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain" campaign on the World Water Day on Monday.The historic MoU to implement the Ken Betwa Link Project, the first project of the National perspective plan fo..

LS Speaker positive

NEW DELHI, Mar 21: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has tested positive for coronavirus, ANI reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.Birla had tested positive for the infection on March 19. “He was ..

Bengal BJP manifesto promises implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act, 1 job per family

Kolkata, Mar 21The BJP on Sunday unveiled its manifesto for the West Bengal elections, promising to build a "Sonar Bangla" by providing employment, strengthening social security schemes and vowing to clear the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act in the first cabinet meeting of the new government.Unveiling the "Sonar Bangla Sankalpa Patra" at EZCC in Salt Lake, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that BJP will ensure the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme and the PM-Kisan ..

India sees worst Covid spike this year, nearly 40,000 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi, Mar 19In what is India’s highest daily spike in cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) this year, nearly 40,000 fresh infections were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MohFW) dashboard showed on Friday morning. India recorded 39,726 new cases in this period, taking the infection tally to 11,514,331, the dashboard showed.This is also the ninth day in a row that India has seen more than 20,000 new daily cases. ..

‘Vaccination drive to be extended soon’

New Delhi, Mar 19Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today said the COVID-19 vaccination drive will be extended in the coming days and assured that there should not be any misconceptions about the two Indian vaccines being administered in in the country.D..

Daily Covid cases surge to 35,871 Highest spike since early December

New Delhi, Mar 18 With a huge spike of 35,871 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily rise since early December, India continues to see a surge in Covid caseload. The Government yesterday said a total of 70 districts in 16 States have seen an increase of more than 150 per cent in active cases between March 1 and 15. Amid a worrying rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with Chief Ministers. Decisive steps like management of micro-containment zones and ..

SC allows discharge of officer from SIT probing alleged fake encounters New officer must come immediately : Gonsalves

New Delhi, Mar 18The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the discharge of Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Bhardwaj in the NHRC from the SIT probing alleged fake encounters in Manipur.Bhardwaj has been promoted as DIG in his parent AGMU cadre.Senior ..

‘NE to be alternative to foreign tourist destinations’

DELHI, Mar 18 DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh has said that there was an immediate need to avail the post-Covid opportunities in the tourism sector in India, particularly the North East.“North East can offer an alternative to some of the European dest..

Cannot send Myanmar exiles back, says Mizoram MP

NEW DELHI, Mar 17A Rajya Sabha member from the Mizo National Front (MNF) said on Tuesday that more than 300 people who have entered Mizoram from Myanmar fearing the military crackdown in that country include pregnant women and children.K Vanlalvena told The Hindu that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was indulging in doublespeak as the Chief Minister had been assured recently that no one will be deported but on the other hand, the Ministry sent letter to the State Governments of Nagaland, Arunachal ..

Cases of deaths post Covid vaccination Health experts demand urgent investigation

New Delhi, Mar 17Health experts have written to the Centre demanding an "urgent investigation" into the deaths and serious adverse events following the administration of Covid-19 vaccine. They also raised concerns over the possibility of blood clots among..

Manipur encounters: SC to hear NHRC’s plea seeking release of officer from SIT on Mar 17

New Delhi, Mar 10 The Supreme Court said on Wednesday it would hear on March 17 a plea filed by the NHRC seeking release of its Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Bhardwaj, who has been promoted as DIG in his parent cadre, from the SIT probing alleged..

Delhi Govt honours Licypriya with Intl Women’s Day Award

NEW DELHI, Mar 9Nine years old Indian climate and environmental activist Licypriya Kangujam has been honoured with International Women’s Day Award 2021 by Delhi Commission for Women, Government of Delhi in recognition of her efforts towards empowerment of women and for being an inspiration for the country in the field of environment. The award carries a cash prize and a seal.Around 50 people, including men, women and transgender people from across India were felicitated on International Women’s ..

India orders AR to prevent influx from Myanmar

Kolkata, Mar 7 The Union Home Ministry has asked the paramilitary Assam Rifles to prevent any Myanmar National from crossing into Indian territory and push back any one found attempting to cross over.The Assam Rifles guards the India-Myammar border in the Northeast, while the BSF guards the border with Bangladesh.Top sources in the paramilitary force said that the "instructions from the top" was clear and unambiguous -- no Myanmar National should be allowed to enter India without valid visa or travel ..

2nd part of Budget session from today

New Delhi, Mar 7: The second part of the Parlia-ment’s Budget Session will reconvene on Monday. The first part of the Budget Session, which had commen-ced on January 29 had ended on February 29.This comes at a time when most political parties are bu..

Myanmar asks India to return 8 fugitive police officers

New Delhi, Mar 6Authorities in Myanmar have asked India to return several police officers who sought refuge to avoid taking orders from a military junta that seized power in the Southeast Asian country last month, an official in northeast India said on Sa..