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Kerala To Enforce Lockdown From May 8 To 16 Amid Rising Covid Cases

Kerala To Enforce Lockdown From May 8 To 16 Amid Rising Covid Cases

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Thursday May 06, 2021, New Delhi

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced a statewide lockdown from May 8-16 to fight the surge in coronavirus cases.

90 Workers Covid Positive In Assam Team Estate, Now A Containment Zone

90 Workers Covid Positive In Assam Team Estate, Now A Containment Zone

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Thursday May 06, 2021, Guwahati

Ninety workers and staff members of a tea garden in upper Assam's Dibrugarh district have tested positive for coronavirus, forcing the district administration to declare it a Containment Zone.

Delhi Sets Up System To Ensure Oxygen Supply For Those In Home Isolation

Delhi Sets Up System To Ensure Oxygen Supply For Those In Home Isolation

Reported by Sharad Sharma, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday May 06, 2021

Delhi residents living in home isolation due to COVID-19 needn't worry about availability of oxygen anymore. The state government has set up a new system to ensure the smooth availability of cylinders to those who need them.

Bihar BJP Chief Needles Nitish Kumar With New Facebook Post

Bihar BJP Chief Needles Nitish Kumar With New Facebook Post

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday May 06, 2021, New Delhi

Two days after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared a 10-day lockdown over Covid, but a leader of his ally BJP has put out an "I-Told-You-So" post on Facebook.

Olympian Wrestler Sushil Kumar Named In FIR Over Murder At Delhi Stadium

Olympian Wrestler Sushil Kumar Named In FIR Over Murder At Delhi Stadium

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, New Delhi

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar's role is under scanner after his name emerged in connection with a brawl that led to the death of a wrestler inside the Chhatrasal Stadium complex in north Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

The Good News Is That Vaccines Work Against India Strain. The Bad News...

The Good News Is That Vaccines Work Against India Strain. The Bad News...

John Lauerman and Bhuma Shrivastava, Bloomberg | Thursday May 06, 2021

The good news is that the vaccines work against a new virus strain circulating in India that's spread to several other countries.

US Must Organise And Collaborate To Provide Aid India Needs: Congresswoman

US Must Organise And Collaborate To Provide Aid India Needs: Congresswoman

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, Washington

A top American lawmaker has proposed sending a mercy ship to India to help the country which is struggling to deal with a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid, Crime, Terrorism: US Reissues Travel Advisory On India

Covid, Crime, Terrorism: US Reissues Travel Advisory On India

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, Washington

The US has reissued its travel advisory on India, urging its citizens not to travel to the country due to an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases there.

4.12 Lakh Fresh Cases, 3,980 Deaths: India's Worst Covid Numbers Yet

4.12 Lakh Fresh Cases, 3,980 Deaths: India's Worst Covid Numbers Yet

Reported by Parimal Kumar, Edited by Arun Nair | Thursday May 06, 2021, New Delhi

Up to 3,980 people died of Covid in India the past 24 hours, the highest in a day so far, pushing total fatalities to 2,30,168.The country also set a new grim record in its daily Covid numbers with 4.12 lakh infections.

Ajit Singh, Former Union Minister And RLD Chief, Dies Of COVID-19

Ajit Singh, Former Union Minister And RLD Chief, Dies Of COVID-19

Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday May 06, 2021, New Delhi

Ajit Singh, Union Minister in several governments and one of India's senior most politicians, died on Thursday at 82. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief had been battling Covid, his son Jayant Chaudhary tweeted.

"Heroic Effort": US Defense Secretary On Covid Assistance To India

"Heroic Effort": US Defense Secretary On Covid Assistance To India

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, Washington

After the fourth US military aircraft carrying much-needed life-saving supplies landed in India amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday described it as a heroic effort from all those involved.

US Foundation Ships Portable Ventilators To Aid India During Pandemic

US Foundation Ships Portable Ventilators To Aid India During Pandemic

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, Houston

The US India Chamber of Commerce (USICOC) Foundation has shipped another 32 portable ventilators to help India battle the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

3 US Senators Urge Biden Administration To Accelerate COVID-19 Assistance To India

3 US Senators Urge Biden Administration To Accelerate COVID-19 Assistance To India

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 06, 2021, Washington

Three top US senators have urged the Biden administration to ramp up its COVID-19 assistance to India, saying the country is currently registering over 3,00,000 new cases every day and its health care system is struggling to keep up with the surge.

Bengal Post-Poll Violence Delaying New Assam Chief Minister Announcement

Bengal Post-Poll Violence Delaying New Assam Chief Minister Announcement

Written by Ratnadip Chowdhury , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday May 06, 2021, Guwahati

The BJP has not yet announced the new Chief Minister for Assam, a state it won decisively in the recently-held Assembly election, because of the post-poll violence reported in West Bengal.

In Rural Madhya Pradesh, A 'Field Hospital' For Covid Run By Quacks

In Rural Madhya Pradesh, A 'Field Hospital' For Covid Run By Quacks

Reported by Anurag Dwary, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday May 06, 2021, New Delhi

Patients lying on the roadside and IV fluid bottles hanging from trees -- that's how Covid treatment is happening in a rural area of Agar-Malwa district in Madhya Pradesh.