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Health Ministry Releases Tender To Import Medical Oxygen: Report

Health Ministry Releases Tender To Import Medical Oxygen: Report

ANI | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

As India is facing an acute shortage of oxygen supply at hospitals, the government on Wednesday released a short-term global tender to import 50,000 metric ton of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO).

Mamata Banerjee Calls Resurgence Of COVID-19 In India "Modi-Made Disaster"

Mamata Banerjee Calls Resurgence Of COVID-19 In India "Modi-Made Disaster"

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, Chanchal, West Bengal

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sharpened her attack on the Prime Minister over the resurgence of COVID-19, terming it a "Modi-made disaster" and demanded that he quit if unable to provide adequate medical supplies to combat the disease.

Covishield Comprises Over 90% Of 12.76 Crore Covid Vaccines Given So Far: Government Data

Covishield Comprises Over 90% Of 12.76 Crore Covid Vaccines Given So Far: Government Data

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

Covishield, from the Oxford/AstraZeneca stable, comprises over 90 per cent of the 12.76 crore COVID-19 vaccines administered across the country so far, according to government data on Wednesday.

Bharat Biotech Says Covaxin Shows 78% Efficacy Against Mild To Severe COVID-19

Bharat Biotech Says Covaxin Shows 78% Efficacy Against Mild To Severe COVID-19

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

Bharat Biotech on Wednesday said its coronavirus vaccine Covaxin has shown efficacy of 78 per cent against mild, moderate and severe cases of COVID-19, as per Phase III interim analysis results.

Covid Vaccine Stock Ends, Vaccination Centres Shut In Maharashtra's Thane

Covid Vaccine Stock Ends, Vaccination Centres Shut In Maharashtra's Thane

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, Thane

All the vaccination centres in Maharashtra's Thane city were forced to be kept shut on Wednesday as the COVID-19 vaccine stock came to an end, Mayor Naresh Mhaske said.

Mamata Banerjee Rules Out Lockdown In Bengal, Assures Vaccination For All Above 18

Mamata Banerjee Rules Out Lockdown In Bengal, Assures Vaccination For All Above 18

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, Malda

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday ruled out the possibility of lockdown in the state in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 and said universal vaccination for those who are above 18 will start from May 5.

Mukul Roy Among 306 Candidates In Phase 6 Of Bengal Polls: Key Seats

Mukul Roy Among 306 Candidates In Phase 6 Of Bengal Polls: Key Seats

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Kolkata

BJP's national vice president Mukul Roy is among 306 candidates who will contest 43 constituencies in the sixth phase of the Bengal Assembly elections today.

No Clubbing Of Polls, Election Commission Tells Congress, Trinamool

No Clubbing Of Polls, Election Commission Tells Congress, Trinamool

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday April 21, 2021

Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien's request to club the three remaining phases of elections in Bengal in view of rising Covid cases in the state, has been formally turned down by the Election Commission. A similar plea from the Congress's Adhir Ranjan C

Sikkim Announces Free Covid Vaccine For All Between 18-45 Age Cohort

Sikkim Announces Free Covid Vaccine For All Between 18-45 Age Cohort

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Gangtok

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Wednesday announced that the state government will provide free COVID-19 vaccine to all citizens between 18 to 45 years.

129 People Jailed For Roaming In Public In Madhya Pradesh's Indore

129 People Jailed For Roaming In Public In Madhya Pradesh's Indore

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Indore

At least 129 people were jailed for a few hours for allegedly roaming around in public places in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city on Wednesday, to inculcate COVID-19-appropriate behaviour, an official said.

Watch: 5th Batch Of Rafale Arrives In India From France

Watch: 5th Batch Of Rafale Arrives In India From France

Edited by Ridhima Shukla (with inputs from PTI) | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

The fifth batch of Rafale fighter jets reached India from a military airbase in France today. The jets were flagged off by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria from Merignac Air Base amid his ongoing five-day official visit to France.

College, Universities In Shillong To Be Shut Amid Surge In Covid Cases

College, Universities In Shillong To Be Shut Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Shillong

The Meghalaya government on Wednesday announced shutting down of colleges and universities in state capital Shillong till May 3 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Over 130 Vials of Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Stolen from Indore Hospital

Over 130 Vials of Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Stolen from Indore Hospital

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Indore

Over 130 vials of Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug used in the treatment of COVID-19, were allegedly stolen from a private hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, police said on Wednesday.

PM Modi To Speak At US-Hosted Virtual Climate Summit On Thursday

PM Modi To Speak At US-Hosted Virtual Climate Summit On Thursday

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak on the opening day of a two-day virtual summit to be hosted by US President Joe Biden on the climate crisis on April 22-23.

Bomb Explodes Near BJP Candidate's Car In Bengal, No Injuries

Bomb Explodes Near BJP Candidate's Car In Bengal, No Injuries

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Barrackpore

A country-made bomb was allegedly thrown at the vehicle of Bengal BJP candidate from Khardah assembly constituency, Shilbhadra Dutta, in North 24 Parganas district this evening, a police official said in Barrackpore.