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"Atrocious": Congress Slams Centre Over Differential Covishield Pricing

"Atrocious": Congress Slams Centre Over Differential Covishield Pricing

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday criticised the Union government over differential pricing of Covishield vaccine, saying the Centre getting it at Rs 150 per dose and states at Rs 400 is no cooperative federalism.

High Court Asks Uttarakhand Government To Issue Guidelines For Chardham Yatra

High Court Asks Uttarakhand Government To Issue Guidelines For Chardham Yatra

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Nainital

The Uttarakhand High Court has asked the state government to publish the standard operating procedures for the forthcoming Chardham yatra in view of the rising COVID-19 cases.

Shankha Ghosh, Legendary Bengali Poet, Dies After Battling COVID-19

Shankha Ghosh, Legendary Bengali Poet, Dies After Battling COVID-19

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Wednesday April 21, 2021

Shankha Ghosh, legendary Bengali poet and litterateur, died on Wednesday. An era in Bengali literature came to an end with the death Shankha Ghosh. He was suffering from COVID-19 for about a week

22 Covid Patients Dead After Oxygen Tanker Leak In Maharashtra

22 Covid Patients Dead After Oxygen Tanker Leak In Maharashtra

Edited by Stela Dey | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Twenty-two COVID-19 patients died today due to lack of oxygen in Nashik, the district's collector told NDTV, after an oxygen tanker leaked outside a hospital in the Maharashtra city causing oxygen supply to be halted for around 30 minutes.

India Fastest In World To Administer 13 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses: Centre

India Fastest In World To Administer 13 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses: Centre

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

India has become the fastest country to administer 13 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, taking just 95 days to do so, the Union Health Ministry said today.

"Hopes Of Entire Nation In Hands Of Voters Of Bengal": P Chidambaram

"Hopes Of Entire Nation In Hands Of Voters Of Bengal": P Chidambaram

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday held the BJP responsible for the "medical catastrophe" in the country and urged the people of West Bengal to speak for the entire nation while voting in the ongoing assembly polls.

Believe Rs 3,000 Crore Will Reach Us, Not Waited, Borrowed: Adar Poonawalla

Believe Rs 3,000 Crore Will Reach Us, Not Waited, Borrowed: Adar Poonawalla

Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

After the centre announced Rs. 4,500 crore to boost production of the Covaxin and Covishield vaccines, Serum Institute of India says it has borrowed from banks to begin ramp-up of its vaccine immediately instead of waiting for the government's aid.

Covaxin Neutralises Double Mutant Strain In India: Research Body ICMR

Covaxin Neutralises Double Mutant Strain In India: Research Body ICMR

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, neutralises multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively works against the double mutant strain as well, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said today.

"May Be Last Good Morning," Doctor Posted, Died Of Covid Hours Later

"May Be Last Good Morning," Doctor Posted, Died Of Covid Hours Later

Reported by Puja Bharadwaj, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Mumbai

A 51-year-old Mumbai doctor died of COVID-19 late on Monday night merely hours after posting a parting message on Facebook. Dr Manisha Jadhav was the Chief Medical Officer at Sewri TB Hospital in the city.

Battle Over Oxygen As Haryana Alleges "Loot" By Delhi, UP Dials Centre

Battle Over Oxygen As Haryana Alleges "Loot" By Delhi, UP Dials Centre

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Uttar Pradesh is facing oxygen shortage because of Delhi government's move to take extra oxygen from supplier INOX, sources in Uttar Pradesh government has told NDTV.

Ram Navami 2021: Devotees Pray At Ashtabhuja Mata Mandir In Varanasi

Ram Navami 2021: Devotees Pray At Ashtabhuja Mata Mandir In Varanasi

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Varanasi

Ram Navami 2021: Few devotees were seen at the Ashtabhuja Mata Mandir in Varanasi on Wednesday to offer prayers on Ram Navami. Chaitra Navratri comes to an end with Ram Navami today

"Blame Officers For My Father's Death": In UP, Row Over Referral-For-Beds

"Blame Officers For My Father's Death": In UP, Row Over Referral-For-Beds

Reuters | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Lucknow

As Sushil Kumar Srivastava's breathlessness worsened, his family bundled the 70-year-old into a car and drove him to a hospital in Lucknow, where he tested positive for the coronavirus.

High Court Verdict Likely Tomorrow On WhatsApp, Facebook Pleas Against Probe

High Court Verdict Likely Tomorrow On WhatsApp, Facebook Pleas Against Probe

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court is likely to give its verdict tomorrow on pleas by social media platforms Facebook and WhatsApp challenging competition regulator CCI's order directing a probe into the latter's new privacy policy.

Serum's Covishield At Rs 400 A Dose For States, 600 For Private Hospitals

Serum's Covishield At Rs 400 A Dose For States, 600 For Private Hospitals

Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Covishield will be sold at Rs 400 a shot to states and Rs 600 to private hospitals, the Serum Institute of India (SII) said today, days ahead of a new round of vaccinations from May 1 that will include all above 18.

Covid Surge: Air India Cancels Flights To And From UK Between April 24 And 30

Covid Surge: Air India Cancels Flights To And From UK Between April 24 And 30

ANI | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Amid the COVID-19 surge, Air India has cancelled all its flights from and to the United Kingdom from April 24 to 30 after the UK added India to its travel "red list".