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Treat Journalists As Frontline Workers, Vaccinate Them: Devendra Fadnavis To Uddhav Thackeray

Treat Journalists As Frontline Workers, Vaccinate Them: Devendra Fadnavis To Uddhav Thackeray

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Mumbai

Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday demanded that journalists, photographers and camerapersons be included in the frontline workers category to get them inoculated against coronavirus.

Delhi Can't Turn Blind Eye To Overcharging Of Covid Patients: Court

Delhi Can't Turn Blind Eye To Overcharging Of Covid Patients: Court

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said the Delhi government cannot "turn a blind eye" to overcharging of COVID-19 patients by private hospitals in the city and directed it to hold a meeting of all stakeholders to arrive at a "realistic" amount so tha

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Visits Areas Hit By Cloudburst, Assesses Damage

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Visits Areas Hit By Cloudburst, Assesses Damage

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Dehradun

A day after a cloudburst hit Devprayag in Uttarakhand's Tehri district, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Wednesday visited the affected areas along with his ministerial colleagues for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.

Sonia Gandhi Took Note Of Our View On Congress's Election Defeat: Shiv Sena

Sonia Gandhi Took Note Of Our View On Congress's Election Defeat: Shiv Sena

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Mumbai

Shiv Sena said Maharashtra Congress leaders may say that they do not read Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', but Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had taken note of its article which asked why her party could not defeat the governments in Assam and Kerala.

Bhima Koregaon Case: Supreme Court Dismisses Activist Gautam Navlakha's Bail Plea

Bhima Koregaon Case: Supreme Court Dismisses Activist Gautam Navlakha's Bail Plea

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea of activist Gautam Navlakha, seeking bail in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case of Bhima Koregaon in Maharashtra.

Nearly 6,260 Tonnes Of Medical Oxygen Delivered By Oxygen Express Trains Since April 19: Railways

Nearly 6,260 Tonnes Of Medical Oxygen Delivered By Oxygen Express Trains Since April 19: Railways

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The Railways has delivered nearly 6,260 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) onboard 100 Oxygen Express' trains since April 19 when it started its first such service, an official statement said on Wednesday.

2 BJP MPs Who Contested And Won In Bengal Resign

2 BJP MPs Who Contested And Won In Bengal Resign

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Kolkata

In Bengal, the BJP's tally of 77 MLAs in the Assembly is down to 75. Two BJP MPs who contested and won have submitted their resignations to the Speaker this afternoon on instructions of the party high command.

Could Have Saved Many Lives With Door-To-Door Covid Vaccination: High Court

Could Have Saved Many Lives With Door-To-Door Covid Vaccination: High Court

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Mumbai

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.

Foreign Aid For Delhi Should Not Just Go To Hospitals Under Centre: Court

Foreign Aid For Delhi Should Not Just Go To Hospitals Under Centre: Court

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court today told the Centre that when allocating foreign aid, in the form of medicines and equipment, for the national capital, the same should not just go to the hospitals and institutions managed by the central government.

Bengal Reports 20,377 New Covid Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike So Far

Bengal Reports 20,377 New Covid Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike So Far

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal on Wednesday registered its highest single-day spike of 20,377 new COVID-19 cases, which pushed the tally to 10,53,117, the health department said in a bulletin.

Remdesivir Export Ban "Half-Baked" Step If Can't Be Sold In India: Delhi High Court

Remdesivir Export Ban "Half-Baked" Step If Can't Be Sold In India: Delhi High Court

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

Stopping exports of Remdesivir, used in COVID-19 treatment, is a "half baked exercise" if the units manufacturing it are not allowed to sell it in the domestic market, the Delhi High Court said to the Centre today.

Covid Spurt In J&K, Odisha, Uttarakhand "Matter Of Concern": Health Minister

Covid Spurt In J&K, Odisha, Uttarakhand "Matter Of Concern": Health Minister

ANI | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday expressed concern over the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in eight states and Union Territories, and said the pace of surge is worrisome.

PM Modi Reviews Availability Of Oxygen, Medicines Amid Covid Surge

PM Modi Reviews Availability Of Oxygen, Medicines Amid Covid Surge

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

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.

Bodies Found Buried In Sand By Ganga River In Uttar Pradesh's Unnao

Bodies Found Buried In Sand By Ganga River In Uttar Pradesh's Unnao

Written by Alok Pandey | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Lucknow

Just days after dead bodies of suspected Covid patients were spotted floating on the Ganga river in Bihar and eastern UP, fresh reports have now emerged of bodies found buried in sand at two locations by the same river in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao.

On Way To Hospital, Oxygen Tanker Falls Into Ditch In Delhi

On Way To Hospital, Oxygen Tanker Falls Into Ditch In Delhi

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

An oxygen tanker met with an accident as it turned turtle after the vehicle allegedly fell into a roadside ditch in north Delhi's Civil Lines area, police said on Wednesday.