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Cyclone Tauktae: How Are Cyclones Named?

Cyclone Tauktae: How Are Cyclones Named?

Edited by NDTV News Desk | Saturday May 15, 2021

Cyclone Tauktae is likely to intensify into a "severe cyclonic storm" within six hours, and may hit the Gujarat coast by Tuesday, the weather office has warned.

Assam Chief Minister Meets Family Of Grenade Victims, Announces Rs 5 Lakh

Assam Chief Minister Meets Family Of Grenade Victims, Announces Rs 5 Lakh

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Saturday May 15, 2021, Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday visited upper Tinsukia district where a grenade blast left two dead and promised strict action against those involved.

Gangotri Temple Opens, No Devotees Allowed Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Gangotri Temple Opens, No Devotees Allowed Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 15, 2021, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

The portals of the Gangotri temple in the Himalayas openedon Saturday with a simple ceremony being held amid COVID-19 restrictions.

Delhi Government Announces Rs 1,051 Crore For Civic Bodies To Pay Salaries

Delhi Government Announces Rs 1,051 Crore For Civic Bodies To Pay Salaries

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 15, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi government today announced a fund of Rs 1,051 crore for the three municipal corporations in Delhi to pay salaries of healthcare workers and other employees amid the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Orders Audit Of Installation, Operation Of Ventilators Given By Centre

PM Orders Audit Of Installation, Operation Of Ventilators Given By Centre

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Saturday May 15, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a high-level meeting to review India's Covid situation where he discussed containment strategies, need to scale up testing, and focus on healthcare resources and distribution of oxygen supply in rural areas.

"Divisive Policy": Yogi Adityanath Slams Creation Of New Punjab District

"Divisive Policy": Yogi Adityanath Slams Creation Of New Punjab District

Written by Mohammad Ghazali | Saturday May 15, 2021, Lucknow

The creation of the new district of Malerkotla in Punjab is a "reflection the divisive policy of the Congress", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today, hitting out at the Amarinder Singh government.

Cairn Energy Sues Air India For $1.2 Billion Arbitration Award: Report

Cairn Energy Sues Air India For $1.2 Billion Arbitration Award: Report

Reuters | Saturday May 15, 2021, Mumbai/New York

Cairn Energy has sued India's flagship carrier Air India to enforce a $1.2 billion arbitration award that it won in a tax dispute against India, according to a U.S. District Court filing reviewed by Reuters.

Haryana Declares Black Fungus A Notified Disease

Haryana Declares Black Fungus A Notified Disease

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Saturday May 15, 2021, Chandigarh

Haryana has made it compulsory by law for doctors to inform government authorities about any new case of black fungus or mucormycosis.

Lockdown In Bengal For 2 Weeks From Tomorrow, Essential Services Allowed

Lockdown In Bengal For 2 Weeks From Tomorrow, Essential Services Allowed

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Saturday May 15, 2021, Kolkata

The West Bengal government today announced that the state will go under a near lockdown for two weeks starting tomorrow. Looking to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections, all offices and educational institutions will be shut down.

Mamata Banerjee's Brother Dies Of Covid-Related Complications

Mamata Banerjee's Brother Dies Of Covid-Related Complications

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie | Saturday May 15, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's brother Ashim Banerjee died of Covid-related complications at a hospital in Kolkata this morning. He was 60.

Arvind Kejriwal Announces Delhi Oxygen Concentrator Banks, Home Delivery

Arvind Kejriwal Announces Delhi Oxygen Concentrator Banks, Home Delivery

Reported by Sharad Sharma, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Saturday May 15, 2021, New Delhi

Oxygen concentrator banks have been set up in every district in Delhi to give a boost to the fight against coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

Banned Assam Outfit ULFA-I Declares Ceasefire For 90 Days Amid Covid Rise

Banned Assam Outfit ULFA-I Declares Ceasefire For 90 Days Amid Covid Rise

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Saturday May 15, 2021

The United Liberation Front of Asom - Independent (ULFA-I) on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months with immediate effect. The Paresh Baruah-led insurgent group said it took the decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Assam.

Should Have Deferred Vaccination Age Group Expansion: Central Covid Panel

Should Have Deferred Vaccination Age Group Expansion: Central Covid Panel

Reported by Sanket Upadhyay, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Saturday May 15, 2021, New Delhi

India decision to expand the vaccination age criteria to cover those in the 18-45 years age group has now caused a vaccine shortage, Dr NK Arora, chief of the Centre's COVID-19 working group, has said.

Arunachal Mountaineer Is First Indian Woman To Scale Everest This Year

Arunachal Mountaineer Is First Indian Woman To Scale Everest This Year

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Saturday May 15, 2021, New Delhi

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated Tashi Yangjom on Saturday for successfully scaling Mt Everest and becoming the first Indian woman climber to summit the world's highest peak this year.

PM Modi To Review Preparations As Cyclone Tauktae Intensifies Off Gujarat

PM Modi To Review Preparations As Cyclone Tauktae Intensifies Off Gujarat

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 15, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an important meeting today to review preparations to deal with impending Cyclone Tauktae, government sources said.