As India is facing an acute shortage of oxygen supply at hospitals, the government on Wednesday released a short-term global tender to import 50,000 metric ton of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO).
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sharpened her attack on the Prime Minister over the resurgence of COVID-19, terming it a "Modi-made disaster" and demanded that he quit if unable to provide adequate medical supplies to combat the disease.
Covishield, from the Oxford/AstraZeneca stable, comprises over 90 per cent of the 12.76 crore COVID-19 vaccines administered across the country so far, according to government data on Wednesday.
Bharat Biotech on Wednesday said its coronavirus vaccine Covaxin has shown efficacy of 78 per cent against mild, moderate and severe cases of COVID-19, as per Phase III interim analysis results.
All the vaccination centres in Maharashtra's Thane city were forced to be kept shut on Wednesday as the COVID-19 vaccine stock came to an end, Mayor Naresh Mhaske said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday ruled out the possibility of lockdown in the state in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 and said universal vaccination for those who are above 18 will start from May 5.
BJP's national vice president Mukul Roy is among 306 candidates who will contest 43 constituencies in the sixth phase of the Bengal Assembly elections today.
Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien's request to club the three remaining phases of elections in Bengal in view of rising Covid cases in the state, has been formally turned down by the Election Commission. A similar plea from the Congress's Adhir Ranjan C
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Wednesday announced that the state government will provide free COVID-19 vaccine to all citizens between 18 to 45 years.
At least 129 people were jailed for a few hours for allegedly roaming around in public places in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city on Wednesday, to inculcate COVID-19-appropriate behaviour, an official said.
The fifth batch of Rafale fighter jets reached India from a military airbase in France today. The jets were flagged off by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria from Merignac Air Base amid his ongoing five-day official visit to France.
The Meghalaya government on Wednesday announced shutting down of colleges and universities in state capital Shillong till May 3 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Over 130 vials of Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug used in the treatment of COVID-19, were allegedly stolen from a private hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, police said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak on the opening day of a two-day virtual summit to be hosted by US President Joe Biden on the climate crisis on April 22-23.
A country-made bomb was allegedly thrown at the vehicle of Bengal BJP candidate from Khardah assembly constituency, Shilbhadra Dutta, in North 24 Parganas district this evening, a police official said in Barrackpore.