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10 Democrats Ask Biden To Back India's Waiver Bid At WTO

10 Democrats Ask Biden To Back India's Waiver Bid At WTO

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Washington

Ten Democratic Senators led by influential Bernie Sanders have urged US President Joe Biden to support India and South Africa's proposal to the WTO to temporarily lift certain intellectual property barriers.

Bengal To Vote In 5th Phase Today Under Shadow Of Covid Surge: 10 Facts

Bengal To Vote In 5th Phase Today Under Shadow Of Covid Surge: 10 Facts

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie | Saturday April 17, 2021

Bengal votes for 45 of 294 seats today in the fifth - and biggest - of its eight poll phases, which are being held amid a surge in Covid cases.

Record Rs 1,000 Crore Liquor, Cash Bribe Seized In Polls: Election Commission

Record Rs 1,000 Crore Liquor, Cash Bribe Seized In Polls: Election Commission

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

The seizure of illegal inducements to voters, such as liquor and cash, during the ongoing polls to five assemblies and by-polls to some seats has crossed the record value of Rs 1,000 crore, a whopping jump of over four times since the 2016 polls, the

Fire At Delhi's Lady Hardinge Hospital, No Casualties: Official

Fire At Delhi's Lady Hardinge Hospital, No Casualties: Official

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

A minor fire broke out Friday in a transformer at the Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital in central Delhi, but no casualty was reported, officials said.

CPI(M) Names Rajya Sabha Candidates For 2 Seats

CPI(M) Names Rajya Sabha Candidates For 2 Seats

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

The CPI(M) has decided to field its state committee member Dr V Sivadasan and Kairali News MD, John Brittas for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, LDF convenor and party secretary in-charge A Vijayaraghavan said on Friday.

Maharashtra To Use Technology To Increase Tests: Rajesh Tope

Maharashtra To Use Technology To Increase Tests: Rajesh Tope

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Mumbai

The Maharashtra government plans to bring in modern COVID-19 detection technology to increase the number of tests and minimize the waiting period for reports, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Friday.

India Among 11 Countries On US Currency Practices Monitoring List

India Among 11 Countries On US Currency Practices Monitoring List

Press Trust of India | Friday April 16, 2021, Washington

The United States on Friday placed 11 countries, including India, China, Japan, South Korea, Germany and Italy in the currency practices monitoring list.

Bengal Poll Candidate Dies 4 Days After Testing Positive For Covid

Bengal Poll Candidate Dies 4 Days After Testing Positive For Covid

Pres Trust of India | Friday April 16, 2021, Berhampore (West Bengal)

Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate Pradip Kumar Nandi, who tested positive for COVID-19 four days ago, died at a hospital in Berhampore on Friday, a health department official said.

Health Minister On Biggest Social Tool To Break The Chain Of Covid Spread

Health Minister On Biggest Social Tool To Break The Chain Of Covid Spread

Pres Trust of India | Friday April 16, 2021, New Delhi

People have adopted a casual approach towards the pandemic which is very dangerous, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday and stressed that COVID appropriate behaviour is the biggest social tool to break the chain of transmission.

More Sequencing Needed To Determine "Double Mutant" Strain's Spread: Scientists

More Sequencing Needed To Determine "Double Mutant" Strain's Spread: Scientists

Press Trust of India | Friday April 16, 2021, New Delhi

A global mutation tracker on Friday suggested the "double mutant'' coronavirus, first identified in Maharashtra, has a cumulative prevalence of 10 per cent in India, a finding that some scientists here said is based on insufficient data and needs mor

Poll Body Issues Notice To Trinamool Leader For Scheduled Castes Remark

Poll Body Issues Notice To Trinamool Leader For Scheduled Castes Remark

Press Trust of India | Friday April 16, 2021, New Delhi

The Election Commission has issued a notice to Trinamool Congress leader Sujata Mondal Khan for her alleged comments on scheduled castes and gave her 24 hours to make her stand clear.

Congress Alleges Cash-Laden SUV Found In Bypoll Area, BJP Says "Drama"

Congress Alleges Cash-Laden SUV Found In Bypoll Area, BJP Says "Drama"

Written by Anurag Dwary | Friday April 16, 2021, Bhopal

A day before voting for bypolls in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh, Congress candidate Ajay Tandon alleged that an SUV belonging to the ruling BJP transported a large amount of cash to lure voters.

Rajnath Singh Asks Defence Body DRDO To Set Up Covid Centres In Delhi, Lucknow: Sources

Rajnath Singh Asks Defence Body DRDO To Set Up Covid Centres In Delhi, Lucknow: Sources

Written by Neeta Sharma | Friday April 16, 2021, New Delhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has directed Defence Research and Development Organisation or DRDO to reopen the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Covid care hospital in Delhi. He has also asked the defence body to set up a new facility in Lucknow.

Provide Actual Data On Covid Tests, Patients: High Court To Gujarat

Provide Actual Data On Covid Tests, Patients: High Court To Gujarat

Press Trust of India | Friday April 16, 2021, Ahmedabad

Stressing on the need to be honest and transparent in the wake of a sudden spike in coronavirus cases in Gujarat, the High Court has asked the state government to publish actual data on RT-PCR tests and people found positive for COVID-19, according t

Preliminary Probe Against Anil Deshmukh Over, CBI Team Back In Delhi

Preliminary Probe Against Anil Deshmukh Over, CBI Team Back In Delhi

Written by Arvind Gunasekar | Friday April 16, 2021, New Delhi

The Central Bureau of Investigation's preliminary enquiry into corruption allegations against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has completed on Friday. A team of the CBI, which had been camping in Mumbai since April 6, has now returned