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Delhi Schools To Be On Summer Vacation From Tomorrow To June 9

Delhi Schools To Be On Summer Vacation From Tomorrow To June 9

Edited by Sumana Nandy | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi government today issued a circular advancing the summer vacation in all city schools as the national capital fights a massive battle against coronavirus.

Examine Oxygen Availability In Other States, Delhi High Court Asks Centre

Examine Oxygen Availability In Other States, Delhi High Court Asks Centre

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court Monday expressed concern over the rise in COVID-19 cases and asked the Centre to examine the availability of oxygen in different states for diverting it to areas of surge.

Punjab Urges Centre For Immediate Supply Of Covid Vaccines

Punjab Urges Centre For Immediate Supply Of Covid Vaccines

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, Chandigarh

The Punjab government on Monday urged the Centre to send immediate supplies of coronavirus vaccines and give approval to two new oxygen plants in the state amid concerns over depleting stocks of both.

Kerala Bars Entry Of Devotees At Thrissur Pooram As State Fights Surge

Kerala Bars Entry Of Devotees At Thrissur Pooram As State Fights Surge

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Monday April 19, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala has decided to prohibit the public from attending the Thrissur Pooram - the famous temple festival held on the grounds of Vadakkunathan temple in Thrissur - 24 hours after state health minister told NDTV the festival will be held as planned.

India's New Vaccine Drive From May 1: Key Points

India's New Vaccine Drive From May 1: Key Points

Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

The centre has announced a "liberalised and accelerated" Phase 3 strategy for vaccinations against the coronavirus under which all adults will be eligible for inoculations from May 1.

States Can Buy Covid Vaccines Directly From Manufacturers: Centre

States Can Buy Covid Vaccines Directly From Manufacturers: Centre

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

States can buy coronavirus vaccines directly from manufacturers - who can release up to 50 per cent of their supply for this purpose - at a "pre-declared price", the centre said Monday, as it announced a series of major changes to the vaccine policy

Notice To Centre, Madhya Pradesh Government Over Petition On Covid Spread

Notice To Centre, Madhya Pradesh Government Over Petition On Covid Spread

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, Jabalpur

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday issued notices to the Union and state governments on a petition seeking direction to "prosecute and punish" the persons responsible for the coronavirus spread in the central Indian state.

Difference Between Curfew And Lockdown: Delhi Lockdown Explained

Difference Between Curfew And Lockdown: Delhi Lockdown Explained

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Monday April 19, 2021

Delhi Lockdown or Curfew: The national capital goes into lockdown from 10 PM on Monday after a weekend of curfew. Delhi Chief Minister urged people to stay indoors. What is the difference between a lockdown and curfew? Know here

Probe Medicine Hoarders Instead Of Opposition Leaders: Congress To Centre

Probe Medicine Hoarders Instead Of Opposition Leaders: Congress To Centre

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

The Congress on Monday said the BJP-led Centre should make probe agencies NIA, CBI and the ED go after black-marketeers and hoarders of medicines used for coronavirus treatment in place of "using them to target political opponents".

"Get Well Soon" Messages Pour In For Dr Manmohan Singh Hospitalised With Covid

"Get Well Soon" Messages Pour In For Dr Manmohan Singh Hospitalised With Covid

Edited by Sumana Nandy | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has tested positive for coronavirus today and been admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre around 5 pm, news agency ANI reported.

Vaccine For All Above 18 Starting May 1

Vaccine For All Above 18 Starting May 1

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

Vaccinations will be widened to everyone above 18 in the next stage beginning May 1, the government announced today after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of meetings today.

S Jaishankar Rejects Criticism Over Export Of Coronavirus Vaccines

S Jaishankar Rejects Criticism Over Export Of Coronavirus Vaccines

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday strongly rejected criticism over India's export of coronavirus vaccines, saying there were global commitments for a variety of reasons, including for procurement of raw materials for production of the

Centre, Delhi Government "Failed Miserably": High Court On Migrant Crisis

Centre, Delhi Government "Failed Miserably": High Court On Migrant Crisis

ANI | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi High Court today said both central and Delhi governments failed miserably to deal with the crisis of migrant workers during the nationwide lockdown last year.

Punjab Extends Night Curfew By 1 Hour, Shuts Bars, Cinemas, Gyms

Punjab Extends Night Curfew By 1 Hour, Shuts Bars, Cinemas, Gyms

Press Trust of India | Monday April 19, 2021, Chandigarh

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Punjab government on Monday announced stricter curbs, including extension of night curfew by an hour and closure of bars, cinema halls, gyms, spas, coaching centres and sports complexes in the state till April 30.

Former PM Manmohan Singh Tests Positive, Hospitalised: Report

Former PM Manmohan Singh Tests Positive, Hospitalised: Report

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Monday April 19, 2021, New Delhi

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, 88, has tested positive for COVID-19 and been admitted to the Trauma Centre of Delhi's AIIMS, according to news agency ANI; the veteran Congressman was administered a Covid test after registering a fever