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"Disgusted": Governor Says Not Being Updated On Bengal Law And Order Situation

"Disgusted": Governor Says Not Being Updated On Bengal Law And Order Situation

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 09, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Saturday expressed displeasure at not being updated on the law and order situation in the state with regard to post poll violence by the chief secretary and director general of police (DGP).

Nurse Takes Bribe To Arrange ICU Bed For Covid Patient In Jaipur, Arrested: Cops

Nurse Takes Bribe To Arrange ICU Bed For Covid Patient In Jaipur, Arrested: Cops

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 09, 2021, Jaipur

Rajasthan's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday arrested a male nurse of a private hospital in Jaipur for taking a bribe for arranging an ICU bed for a COVID-19 patient at a government facility, an official statement said.

Stand Firmly With India In This Challenging Time: European Commission Chief

Stand Firmly With India In This Challenging Time: European Commission Chief

ANI | Sunday May 09, 2021, Porto (Portugal)

After the India-EU Leaders' Meeting on Saturday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed solidarity with India and said that European Union (EU) stands with the country in the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Union Minister, BJP Leader Observers For Electing Assam Legislative Party Leader

Union Minister, BJP Leader Observers For Electing Assam Legislative Party Leader

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 09, 2021, New Delhi

The BJP on Saturday named Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and its general secretary Arun Singh as central observers for the election of the leader of its legislative party in Assam.

Maharashtra To Set Up Committee To Study Supreme Court Order On Maratha Quota

Maharashtra To Set Up Committee To Study Supreme Court Order On Maratha Quota

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 09, 2021, Mumbai

The Maharashtra government will set up a committee under a retired judge to study the Supreme Court order striking down reservations for the Maratha community, state minister Ashok Chavan said on Saturday.

More Covid Cases Of "Concerning" Indian Variant Found In UK

More Covid Cases Of "Concerning" Indian Variant Found In UK

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 09, 2021, London

Seven cases of the Indian variant of coronavirus have been found in the UK's Bedfordshire county, hours after health officials here elevated the subtype from under investigation to a Variant of Concern (VOC) amidst a rise in the number of cases in th

Massive Covid Vaccination Drive In UP From May 10 For 18-Plus

Massive Covid Vaccination Drive In UP From May 10 For 18-Plus

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said a massive coronavirus vaccination drive will be initiated for 18-44 years age group in the state from May 10.

"Feeling Helpless": Bengaluru Doctors Amid Covid Surge, Lack Of Resources

"Feeling Helpless": Bengaluru Doctors Amid Covid Surge, Lack Of Resources

Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Ridhima Shukla | Saturday May 08, 2021, Bengaluru

For Dr Shilpa, a junior resident doctor at a government hospital in Bengaluru, the most daunting task amid the deadly second COVID-19 wave is deciding between several critical patients when there is just one ICU bed left in the hospital on most days.

No Jamun Trees Uprooted In Central Vista Avenue Revamp: Union Minister

No Jamun Trees Uprooted In Central Vista Avenue Revamp: Union Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said that no jamun trees have been uprooted as part of the ongoing Central Vista Avenue redevelopment project stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.

Violation Of Weekend Lockdown Won't Be Allowed: Punjab Chief Minister

Violation Of Weekend Lockdown Won't Be Allowed: Punjab Chief Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Chandigarh

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday reiterated that violation of the weekend lockdown in Punjab will not be allowed given the grim COVID-19 situation, even as 32 farmer unions took out protest marches against the restriction at several places

1.48 Crore Olive Ridley Turtles Born At Odisha Beach

1.48 Crore Olive Ridley Turtles Born At Odisha Beach

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Kendrapara

A total of 1.48 crore baby turtles of the endangered Olive Ridley species have emerged out of the eggshells at the Gahirmatha beach in Odisha's Kendrapara district, officials said on Saturday.

Video: Bikers Ride Through Madhya Pradesh Town, Firing Indiscriminately

Video: Bikers Ride Through Madhya Pradesh Town, Firing Indiscriminately

Reported by Anurag Dwary, Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Saturday May 08, 2021, Morena

Dozens on men on motorbikes, their faces and head covered with a cloth, were seen firing guns and indulging in violence in Bankhandi Road area under Kotwali police station in Madhya Pradesh's Morena.

"BJP Committing Sin Of Telling Lies" On Covid Deaths In UP: Akhilesh Yadav

"BJP Committing Sin Of Telling Lies" On Covid Deaths In UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Lucknow

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government, saying had it paid attention to the medical system in the state, the coronavirus infection would not have spread to villages and resulted in a huge number of deaths.

PM Modi's Actions "Inexcusable", Government Needs To Own Up Covid Mistakes: Lancet

PM Modi's Actions "Inexcusable", Government Needs To Own Up Covid Mistakes: Lancet

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

India "squandered" its early successes in controlling COVID-19 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government could preside over "a self-inflicted national catastrophe", international medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial on Saturday.

Government Allows Experimental Drone Flights For Vaccine Delivery

Government Allows Experimental Drone Flights For Vaccine Delivery

ANI | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation have granted a conditional exemption to the Telangana government for conducting experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight drone flights for delivery of COVID vaccines.