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"Live-In Relationships Morally, Socially Unacceptable": High Court Rejects Couple's Plea

"Live-In Relationships Morally, Socially Unacceptable": High Court Rejects Couple's Plea

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Chandigarh

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has said a live-in-relationship is morally and socially unacceptable while dismissing a petition filed by a runaway couple seeking protection.

Google Launches News Platform With 30 Publishers In India Amid Covid Crisis

Google Launches News Platform With 30 Publishers In India Amid Covid Crisis

Reuters | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Bengaluru

Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday launched its Showcase news platform in India with 30 domestic news publishers, at a time when the country is trying to weed out misinformation surrounding a ferocious second COVID-19 wave.

Delhi High Court Issue Notice On Plea Seeking Proper COVID-19 Testing

Delhi High Court Issue Notice On Plea Seeking Proper COVID-19 Testing

ANI | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking to ensure all COVID-19 tests are conducted by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited, Indian Council o

"If Everyone Gets Priority, Who'd Be Second": High Court Rejects Plea On Covid Vaccines

"If Everyone Gets Priority, Who'd Be Second": High Court Rejects Plea On Covid Vaccines

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking waiver of clinical trials of foreign vaccines and priority in vaccination to those who have already taken the first dose, and said authorities may treat the plea as a representation.

You Are "Field Commanders" Of This Battle: PM Modi To Officials

You Are "Field Commanders" Of This Battle: PM Modi To Officials

ANI | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Calling field officials from states and districts "field commanders" in the fight against the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on local containment zones and aggressive testing as India battles the second wave of COVID-19.

Watch: Badrinath Temple Reopens Amid COVID-19 Guidelines

Watch: Badrinath Temple Reopens Amid COVID-19 Guidelines

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Tuesday May 18, 2021

Badrinath Dham, one of the Chardham shrines, reopened on Tuesday. COVID-19 precautions were in place. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat took to Twitter and appealed to people to perform the traditional rituals at home.

KK Shailaja, Ex-Minister Lauded For Covid Handling, Not In Kerala Cabinet

KK Shailaja, Ex-Minister Lauded For Covid Handling, Not In Kerala Cabinet

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

KK Shailaja, who was praised for her handling of the coronavirus outbreak as Kerala's Health Minister, will not be a part of the Left-led government's new cabinet.

Cyclone Tauktae Brings Mumbai Highest Ever 24-Hour Rain In May, Says Official: Report

Cyclone Tauktae Brings Mumbai Highest Ever 24-Hour Rain In May, Says Official: Report

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Mumbai

Mumbai received 230 mm rainfall due to the cyclonic storm Tauktae, with a weather expert claiming it to be the highest 24-hour downpour in May in the recorded history.

"Continuous Efforts Being Made To Increase Vaccine Supply In Big Way": PM

"Continuous Efforts Being Made To Increase Vaccine Supply In Big Way": PM

Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Coronavirus: As several states tackle vaccine shortage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today continuous efforts were being made to increase vaccine supply in a big way.

UP Challenges Court's 'Pre-Arrest Bail Over Covid' Order In Supreme Court

UP Challenges Court's 'Pre-Arrest Bail Over Covid' Order In Supreme Court

Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

The Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Supreme Court against a general order on anticipatory bail due to COVID-19 that was passed by the Allahabad High Court last week

"Ma, You're Lying": He Wasn't Told Twin Died Of Covid. He Died Next Day

"Ma, You're Lying": He Wasn't Told Twin Died Of Covid. He Died Next Day

Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Meerut

Joefred and Ralphred Gregory were born on April 23, 1997. The identical twins celebrated their 24th birthday this April and both caught Covid a day later. They died last week in a hospital in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, just hours apart.

UK Steps To Open Up Impacted By Spread Of India-Dominant Variant

UK Steps To Open Up Impacted By Spread Of India-Dominant Variant

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 18, 2021, London

Britain is confident that existing vaccines will provide protection from a more transmissible variant dominant in India now spreading across the country, Heath Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

Cyclone Tauktae Weakens, 3 Dead In Gujarat, 6 In Maharashtra: 10 Points

Cyclone Tauktae Weakens, 3 Dead In Gujarat, 6 In Maharashtra: 10 Points

Reported by Himanshu Shekhar Mishra,Purva Chitnis, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Three people were killed in Gujarat as Cyclone Tauktae made landfall at 8.30 pm with 190 km per hour gusts that damaged houses and trees and forced people to flee. Six people were killed in Maharashtra as the storm swept past Mumbai on Monday.

Watch: How Navy Warship In Dramatic Op Rescued People Stranded At Sea

Watch: How Navy Warship In Dramatic Op Rescued People Stranded At Sea

Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Mumbai/ New Delhi

Cyclone Tauktae, which made landfall in Gujarat Monday night, has affected hundreds of thousands across six states - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa - since its origin in Arabian sea last week.

"Entire Families" Wiped Out By Covid In Rural India: Report

"Entire Families" Wiped Out By Covid In Rural India: Report

Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Bibhudatta Pradhan, Shruti Srivastava and Ruth Pollard, Bloomberg | Tuesday May 18, 2021

After devastating India's biggest cities, the latest Covid-19 wave is now ravaging rural areas across the world's second-most populous country. And most villages have no way to fight the virus.