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42 Air Force Transport Aircraft Deployed In Covid Relief Work

42 Air Force Transport Aircraft Deployed In Covid Relief Work

ANI | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed 42 transport aircraft for COVID-19 relief tasks, including 12 heavy lift and 30 medium-lift aircraft.

150 Attended Burial Of Covid Positive Man, 21 Dead In Rajasthan Village

150 Attended Burial Of Covid Positive Man, 21 Dead In Rajasthan Village

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021

Twenty-one people died in as many days at a village in Rajasthan's Sikar district allegedly after a COVID-19-infected corpse was buried without following protocol.

Health Minister, US Counterpart Discuss India's COVID-19 Crisis

Health Minister, US Counterpart Discuss India's COVID-19 Crisis

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

The US has assured India of its unwavering commitment to engage, collaborate and fight the raging coronavirus crisis together as the health ministers of the two countries discussed the current surge in COVID-19 cases in India.

Covid+ve Report Not Needed To Get Hospitalised: What New Guidelines Say

Covid+ve Report Not Needed To Get Hospitalised: What New Guidelines Say

Edited by Swati Bhasin | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

In a huge relief to those affected by coronavirus, the government today said the National Policy for Admission of Covid patients to hospitals has been revised to make it more "patient-centric". The new measures aim to "ensure prompt, effective and co

Farmers Take Out Protest Marches In Punjab Against Weekend Lockdown

Farmers Take Out Protest Marches In Punjab Against Weekend Lockdown

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021

Farmers took out protest marches at several places in Punjab on Saturday against the weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amid rising cases of COVID-19 infection and fatalities.

Supreme Court Orders Release Of Prisoners To Decongest Jails Amid Covid

Supreme Court Orders Release Of Prisoners To Decongest Jails Amid Covid

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

Taking note of an "unprecedented surge" in Covid cases, the Supreme Court today passed directions for decongestion of prisons and ordered forthwith release of all those prisoners who were granted bail or parole last year in view of the pandemic.

Gujarat Hospital Reports Rise In Covid Cases With Black Fungus Infection

Gujarat Hospital Reports Rise In Covid Cases With Black Fungus Infection

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

A number of Covid patients, including those recovering from the disease, at an Ahmedabad hospital have been diagnosed with a fungal infection - mucormycosis, or black fungus, which can be fatal for transplant recipients or people in ICU

Bengal Governor Summons Chief Secretary Over Post-Poll Violence

Bengal Governor Summons Chief Secretary Over Post-Poll Violence

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021

Stating that the state Home Secretary failed to apprise him of law and order situation regarding post-poll violence, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday asked the Chief Secretary to see him by evening.

Tried To Capture Bengal, Nearly Destroyed India: Mamata Banerjee On Modi Government

Tried To Capture Bengal, Nearly Destroyed India: Mamata Banerjee On Modi Government

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

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today that the COVID-19 crisis in the country was the result of the Centre "not doing any work" in the last six months as Union ministers and leaders were visiting Bengal daily to "capture" it.

Anti-Covid Drug Developed by DRDO Cleared For Emergency Use

Anti-Covid Drug Developed by DRDO Cleared For Emergency Use

Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Shylaja Varma | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

A drug to treat coronavirus patients, developed by the DRDO, has been approved for emergency use by the country's top drugs controller as India battles the second wave of the pandemic that is killing thousands every day.

Sonia Gandhi Calls For Congress Top Body Meet To Review Poll Results

Sonia Gandhi Calls For Congress Top Body Meet To Review Poll Results

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has summoned a session of the party's highest decision making body - Congress Working Committee to review the grand old party's poll performance in the just concluded assembly elections.

Video Of Boy, 10, Selling Socks Catches Amarinder Singh's Attention

Video Of Boy, 10, Selling Socks Catches Amarinder Singh's Attention

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi/ Ludhiana

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh this morning said he has offered a financial help of Rs 2 lakh to the family of a 10-year-old school dropout after he saw a video of the boy selling socks at a traffic crossing in Ludhiana.

"India Surviving Because Of Nehru-Gandhi" Family: Sena To Modi Government

"India Surviving Because Of Nehru-Gandhi" Family: Sena To Modi Government

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

The Shiv Sena today said that while smaller countries in the neighbourhood are offering help to India to tackle COVID-19, the Modi government is not even ready to stop the work of the multi-crore Central Vista project in Delhi.

Lion Kills 35-Year-Old Man In Gujarat's Junagadh District

Lion Kills 35-Year-Old Man In Gujarat's Junagadh District

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

A 35-year-old man was mauled to death by a lion at Madhupur village in Gujarat's Junagadh district in the early hours of Saturday, a forest official said.

Indian-American Congresswoman Appeals To Raise Funds For India Amid COVID-19 Surge

Indian-American Congresswoman Appeals To Raise Funds For India Amid COVID-19 Surge

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

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has issued an urgent appeal to raise funds for India, which is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19.