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5 Die After Drinking Spurious Liquor In UP: Cops

5 Die After Drinking Spurious Liquor In UP: Cops

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Ambedkar Nagar (UP)

Five people were killed allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in two villages in Jaitpur area in Uttar Pradesh's Ambedkar Nagar, police said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra May Have Over 2,000 Cases Of Black Fungus: Minister

Maharashtra May Have Over 2,000 Cases Of Black Fungus: Minister

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Mumbai

The Maharashtra government has decided to use hospitals attached to medical colleges as treatment centres for Mucormycosis, a serious but rare fungal infection now affecting coronavirus patients, said Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday.

Ashok Chavan To Head Congress's 5-Member Poll Evaluation Team

Ashok Chavan To Head Congress's 5-Member Poll Evaluation Team

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The Congress on Tuesday set up a five-member group headed by former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan to evaluate the party's performance in the just-concluded assembly polls.

States To Prioritize Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine, Says Health Ministry

States To Prioritize Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine, Says Health Ministry

ANI | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The Health Ministry has urged states to ensure all beneficiaries who have taken the first dose of COVID-19 are prioritised for the second dose.

Centre On Initiatives To Ramp Up Oxygen Supply Across Country

Centre On Initiatives To Ramp Up Oxygen Supply Across Country

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The Centre has taken multiple initiatives to ramp up the oxygen supply across the country, including the airlifting of empty-tankers to reduce the turnaround time and training 500 drivers, a senior Home Ministry official said on Tuesday.

Cannot Penalise People, Then Make A Law: Delhi Court In Oxygen Concentrator Hoarding Case

Cannot Penalise People, Then Make A Law: Delhi Court In Oxygen Concentrator Hoarding Case

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

"Job of the government is not like a terrorist" and "just to hide your failure, you are after people," said an anguished Delhi Court on Tuesday while expressing strong displeasure that the government is yet to regulate the prices of medical equipment

Centre Asks States To Stop People From Dumping Bodies In Ganga

Centre Asks States To Stop People From Dumping Bodies In Ganga

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The centre on Tuesday asked states along the Ganga to ensure strict vigilance and check future incidences of people dumping bodies in the river and its tributaries.

After Spat With BJP MP, Pappu Yadav Arrested For Defying Lockdown

After Spat With BJP MP, Pappu Yadav Arrested For Defying Lockdown

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Patna

Controversial former MP Pappu Yadav, who hit the headlines recently for a spat with a BJP parliamentarian in Bihar, was on Tuesday rounded up by police. A case for alleged violation of coronavirus lockdown was also registered against him.

Kerala Woman Killed In Palestinian Rocket Strike In Israel

Kerala Woman Killed In Palestinian Rocket Strike In Israel

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Idukki (Kerala)

A Keralite woman working in Israel was killed allegedly in a Palestinian rocket strike on Tuesday, her family members said.

US Support For Patents Waiver On Vaccines Significant Step: Envoy

US Support For Patents Waiver On Vaccines Significant Step: Envoy

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, New Delhi

The US is ramping up efforts in partnership with India and other countries to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines without waiting for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to arrive at a consensus-based decision on a proposal for patents wai

Nobody To Enter Goa Without Negative COVID-19 Report: Bombay High Court

Nobody To Enter Goa Without Negative COVID-19 Report: Bombay High Court

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 12, 2021, Panaji

The Bombay High Court's Goa bench on Tuesday ordered that no person will be allowed to enter the coastal state without a negative COVID-19 test report, except in cases of medical emergency.

Supreme Court Says Seeking "Discharge" Against Framing Of Charges A Valuable Right To Accused

Supreme Court Says Seeking "Discharge" Against Framing Of Charges A Valuable Right To Accused

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 11, 2021, New Delhi

Seeking "discharge" against framing of charges in a criminal case is a valuable right provided to the accused under the law, the Supreme Court has said while asking courts to consider the case on merits.

Treat As Representation Plea For Drive-In Vaccine Centres In Delhi: High Court

Treat As Representation Plea For Drive-In Vaccine Centres In Delhi: High Court

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 11, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and Delhi government to treat as a representation a plea seeking setting up of drive-in vaccination centres in open areas, including stadiums, as has been done in Mumbai.

Vaccines Effective Against Indian Variant Of COVID-19: WHO

Vaccines Effective Against Indian Variant Of COVID-19: WHO

ANI | Tuesday May 11, 2021, New Delhi

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that the vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics "continue to be effective" against the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19.

PM Modi Speaks With Bhutanese Counterpart, Discusses COVID-19 Situation

PM Modi Speaks With Bhutanese Counterpart, Discusses COVID-19 Situation

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 11, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Tuesday as the two leaders noted that the coronavirus crisis has further highlighted the special friendship between the two countries.