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COVID-19 second wave: Most of India should remain under lockdown for 6-8 weeks, says ICMR chief New Delhi, May 13: As India grapples with a worrying second wave of coronavirus infections, Dr. Balram Bhargava, head of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said districts reporting a high number of infections should remain locked down for another six Thu, 13 May 2021 01:21:46 +0530 Mamata vs Bengal Governor again, this time over Dhankhar's planned visit to post-poll violence hit areas Kolkata, May 13: The chief minister and the governor of West Bengal got involved in a war of words on Wednesday after Mamata Banerjee wrote to him claiming that his planned visit to post-poll violence-affected Cooch Behar district violates norms, while Thu, 13 May 2021 01:52:58 +0530 Kerala: Vijayan-led new LDF ministry likely to assume power on May 20 Thiruvananthapuram, May 12: The new LDF ministry, headed by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is expected to assume power on May 20. An indication in this regard was given by the chief minister at a press conference here on Wednesday. Responding Thu, 13 May 2021 00:31:24 +0530 111 mucormycosis patients undergoing treatment in Mumbai: BMC Mumbai, May 12: As many as 111 patients, all COVID-19 survivors, are undergoing treatment for the fungal infection `mucormycosis' in Mumbai hospitals, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed on Wednesday. Prabhakar Shinde, the BJP's group leader in the BMC said the Wed, 12 May 2021 23:50:32 +0530 Immediate de-escalation need of the hour: India on Israel-Gaza violence United Nations, May 12: Amid escalating tensions between Israel and Palestinian militants, India has condemned all acts of violence, especially rocket attacks from Gaza, and underlined that "immediate de-escalation" is the need of the hour. India's Permanent Representative to the Wed, 12 May 2021 23:40:50 +0530 Jailed Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim hospitalised following 'blood pressure fluctuation' Chandigarh, May 12: Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh took ill Wednesday and was moved to PGIMS Rohtak on the advice of prison doctors, officials said. The 53-year-old chief of the Sirsa-headquartered sect would be kept under the Wed, 12 May 2021 23:37:19 +0530 Jaipur lion tests positive for COVID; Samples of Panther and White Tiger inconclusive Bareilly, May 12: A lion, named Tripur, living in Jaipur zoo, tested positive for COVID, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) officials said here on Wednesday. While Tripur was positive for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, the sample reports of a panther, a white Wed, 12 May 2021 23:33:16 +0530 Vaccine shortage: Karnataka decides to import; suspends vaccine for 18-44 years group Bengaluru, May 12: The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to import vaccines, as shortage of dosages hit the state and the demand went up substantially with alarming rise in COVID cases. The state government also decided to suspend the vaccination for people Wed, 12 May 2021 23:25:14 +0530 India may overtake China as most populous country sooner than expected: Here's why Beijing, May 12: Chinese demographers say India will become the world's most populous country earlier than the United Nations' projection of 2027, surpassing China where a steady drop in the birth rate has been recorded in the last few years. {image-crowd-600-13-1468387133-19-1487500772-1560796690.jpg Wed, 12 May 2021 23:20:37 +0530 Thane: Pet turtle dies after falling from 20th floor, owner booked Thane, May 12: Police on Wednesday registered a case against a man after his pet turtle fell to death from his residence in a high-rise in Maharashtra's Thane city, an official said. The turtle fell from the man's flat, located on Wed, 12 May 2021 22:59:36 +0530 Jharkhand lockdown-like restrictions extended till May 27; 11 guests allowed at weddings Ranchi, May 12: The Jharkhand government on Wednesday extended the lockdown-like restrictions with stricter provisions,including 7 days mandatory quarantine for people visiting the state, till May 27 amid a surge in COVID- 19 cases, officials said. The cap on people attending Thu, 13 May 2021 00:01:17 +0530 Sasural Simar Ka 2 actor Rajev Paul hospitalised days after testing COVID-19 positive Mumbai, May 12: Actor Rajev Paul of "Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii" fame, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week, on Wednesday said he was hospitalised after his health showed no signs of improvement.The 50-year-old actor tested positive for the Wed, 12 May 2021 22:48:45 +0530 Maharashtra Cabinet favours lockdown till May 31; Vaccination for 18-44 age group halted Mumbai, May 12: Maharashtra is likely to extend its lockdown till May 31 to control the spread of coronavirus. "At the Cabinet meeting, the health department and ministers proposed to extend the lockdown for 15 days. The chief minister will take a Wed, 12 May 2021 22:28:06 +0530 Covid Vaccine: Serum to raise monthly production to 10 crore doses by Aug, Bharat Biotech promises 7.8 crore New Delhi, May 12: Amid multiple states reporting a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech have submitted to the Centre their production plan for the next four months, informing they can ramp it up to 10 crore and Wed, 12 May 2021 22:10:15 +0530 'More to life than just image-building': Anupam Kher criticises Centre's Covid management strategy New Delhi, May 12: It is important to hold the government responsible for what is happening in the country in the wake of the second Covid wave, actor Anupam Kher said on Wednesday while asserting that public criticism towards authorities is "valid Wed, 12 May 2021 22:01:57 +0530 PM Modi chairs high level meet, reviews availability of oxygen & medicines; Gets briefed on Mucormycosis too New Delhi, May 12: The supply of oxygen is now more than three times of what it was during the peak of the first COVID-19 wave, the Prime Minister's Office said today, noting that production of all drugs, including Remdesivir, has Thu, 13 May 2021 00:10:16 +0530 Bodies in river create panic in India: Does COVID-19 spread through water? New Delhi, May 12: Experts on Wednesday said transmission of coronavirus through water is not a concern, after bodies of suspected COVID-19 patients were fished out of the Ganga and Yamuna. Satish Tare, professor at IIT-Kanpur, said dumping of dead bodies Wed, 12 May 2021 21:41:48 +0530 Religious and political gatherings accelerated COVID-19 transmission in India: WHO United Nations, May 12: The World Health Organisation has said a recent risk assessment of the situation in India found that "resurgence and acceleration" of COVID-19 transmission in the country had several potential contributing factors, including "several religious and political mass gathering Wed, 12 May 2021 21:35:00 +0530 103-year-old freedom fighter HS Doreswamy beats Covid in mere five days Bengaluru, May 12: Eminent Gandhian and freedom fighter H S Doreswamy has won the COVID-19 battle at the ripe old age of 103 and is returning home. "I developed symptoms five days ago but there were no complications as such. Yet, Thu, 13 May 2021 00:20:05 +0530 China defends warning to Bangladesh, says Quad 'exclusive clique' against Beijing Beijing, May 12: China on Wednesday accused the Quad of being an "exclusive clique" against Beijing as it defended its Bangladesh Ambassador''s warning to Dhaka against joining the US-led alliance, saying the envoy has made the country''s position "clear" on the issue. Wed, 12 May 2021 22:37:54 +0530 Door-to-door vaccination could have saved many lives: Bombay HC Mumbai, May 12: The Bombay High Court today said if the Union government had started door-to-door vaccination programme for senior citizens a few months back, then lives of many of them, including prominent persons, could have been saved. A Thu, 13 May 2021 00:45:53 +0530 Govt okays procurement of 1.5 lakh units of DRDO's 'Oxycare' system through PM CARES Fund New Delhi, May 12: The government on Wednesday approved the procurement of 1,50,000 units of ''Oxycare'' system, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), for Rs 322.5 crore from the PM-CARES Fund to help in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Wed, 12 May 2021 23:10:33 +0530 Major Opposition parties write to PM Modi, demand free mass vaccination, suspension of Central Vista project New Delhi, May 12: Twelve major opposition parties have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that the Centre take immediate action to check the spread of Covid in the country and and suspending the central vista revamp project and utilise that money Wed, 12 May 2021 19:39:39 +0530 'Ramp up vaccine production capacity': Parliamentary panel had asked govt in March New Delhi, May 12: A parliamentary standing committee had in March suggested ramping up of production capacity of the two COVID vaccines manufactured in India for ensuring their availability to a wider population as soon as possible after it was informed that Wed, 12 May 2021 19:03:55 +0530 Ready to provide land, support for manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines: Mamata tells PM Modi Kolkata, May 12: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her government is ready to provide land and all the required support for manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Banerjee also called for liberal and proactive Wed, 12 May 2021 18:56:55 +0530 Bengal Governor visiting Cooch Behar to disrupt peace: TMC Kolkata, May 12: Ruling Trinamool Congress hit out at West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today for his decision to visit areas affected by violence after the announcement of the state assembly poll result.The party said the Governor is behaving in a Wed, 12 May 2021 18:50:36 +0530 India's retail inflation rose by 4.29% in April 2021 New Delhi, May 12: Retail inflation slowed to 4.29 per cent in April from 5.52 per cent in March, mainly due to easing food prices, government data showed on Wednesday. The Reserve Bank mainly factors in the retail inflation based on Consumer Wed, 12 May 2021 18:35:21 +0530 Karnataka postpones K-CET 2021, to be held on Aug 28, 29 Bengaluru, May 12: The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced postponing the Common Entrance Test- 2021 following the postponement of the second pre-university exam this year. The exam will now take place from August 28 to 30, the government said. Wed, 12 May 2021 18:13:30 +0530 SC Justice DY Chandrachud tests positive for COVID-19 New Delhi, May 12: Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud has tested positive for Covid-19. A staff member of the judge had been infected by the virus earlier. It is learnt that the judge is recovering well. Justice Chandrachud has been instrumental in ensuring Thu, 13 May 2021 00:37:37 +0530 Happy Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Wishes, Quotes, Messages, Images, WhatsApp Status to share for Eid Mubarak New Delhi, May 12: Ramadan, also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan or Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Today is the 29th day of the Ramadan Wed, 12 May 2021 17:11:00 +0530