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Cyclone Tauktae Hits Power For Over 18 Lakh In 2 Maharashtra Districts

Cyclone Tauktae Hits Power For Over 18 Lakh In 2 Maharashtra Districts

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Mumbai

Cyclonic Tauktae: Power supply of 18.43 lakh consumers in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra, were disrupted by the monster cyclone. Authorities are trying their best to restore power in the entire area, an official note said.

Haryana Man Who Performed Last Rites Of Over 300 Dies Of COVID-19

Haryana Man Who Performed Last Rites Of Over 300 Dies Of COVID-19

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Hisar (Haryana)

An official of the Hisar Municipal Corporation, who ensured a dignified funeral for over 300 COVID-19 victims ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, lost the battle to coronavirus barely two days after testing positive, a spokesperson said.

"Show Must Go On": Dr KK Aggarwal, Who Died Of Covid, In One Of His Last Videos

"Show Must Go On": Dr KK Aggarwal, Who Died Of Covid, In One Of His Last Videos

Written by Sanya Jain | Tuesday May 18, 2021

Dr KK Aggarwal, a former president of the Indian Medical Association and a Padma Shri recipient, died last night of Covid.

Chaman Lal Gupta, Veteran Jammu BJP Leader, Dies. He Had COVID-19

Chaman Lal Gupta, Veteran Jammu BJP Leader, Dies. He Had COVID-19

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Jammu

Veteran BJP leader Chaman Lal Gupta died at his residence in Jammu. He had tested positive for COVID-19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior BJP leaders and ministers tweeted condolences

Supreme Court Judge Recuses Himself From Hearing Former Mumbai Top Cop's Plea

Supreme Court Judge Recuses Himself From Hearing Former Mumbai Top Cop's Plea

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Mumbai

Supreme Court judge Justice BR Gavai today recused himself from hearing a plea filed by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh seeking transfer of all inquiries against him to an independent agency outside Maharashtra.

DRDO's New Covid Drug 2-DG: All You Need To Know

DRDO's New Covid Drug 2-DG: All You Need To Know

Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

As India battles the second wave of Covid infections, an anti-Covid drug found to help speed up recovery and reduce oxygen dependence has been launched by the government.

Stop Singapore Flights: Arvind Kejriwal To Centre Over New Covid Strain

Stop Singapore Flights: Arvind Kejriwal To Centre Over New Covid Strain

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Coronavirus: Arvind Kejriwal appeals to centre to stop flights from Singapore over concerns of new Covid strain affecting more children

"Live-In Relationships Morally, Socially Unacceptable": High Court Rejects Couple's Plea

"Live-In Relationships Morally, Socially Unacceptable": High Court Rejects Couple's Plea

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Chandigarh

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has said a live-in-relationship is morally and socially unacceptable while dismissing a petition filed by a runaway couple seeking protection.

Google Launches News Platform With 30 Publishers In India Amid Covid Crisis

Google Launches News Platform With 30 Publishers In India Amid Covid Crisis

Reuters | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Bengaluru

Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday launched its Showcase news platform in India with 30 domestic news publishers, at a time when the country is trying to weed out misinformation surrounding a ferocious second COVID-19 wave.

High Court Asks Tripura To Ensure Maximum Covid Testing In State-Run Orphanages, Jails

High Court Asks Tripura To Ensure Maximum Covid Testing In State-Run Orphanages, Jails

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury , Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Agartala

The High Court of Tripura today observed that the state government needs to ensure maximum testing for Covid infections in government-run orphanages and jails.

Delhi High Court Issue Notice On Plea Seeking Proper COVID-19 Testing

Delhi High Court Issue Notice On Plea Seeking Proper COVID-19 Testing

ANI | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking to ensure all COVID-19 tests are conducted by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited, Indian Council o

"Has Become Fashion In Delhi...": Court Rejects Priority Vaccination Plea

"Has Become Fashion In Delhi...": Court Rejects Priority Vaccination Plea

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking waiver of clinical trials of foreign vaccines and priority in vaccination to those who have already taken the first dose, and said authorities may treat the plea as a representation.

You Are "Field Commanders" Of This Battle: PM Modi To Officials

You Are "Field Commanders" Of This Battle: PM Modi To Officials

ANI | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

Calling field officials from states and districts "field commanders" in the fight against the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on local containment zones and aggressive testing as India battles the second wave of COVID-19.

Watch: Badrinath Temple Reopens Amid COVID-19 Guidelines

Watch: Badrinath Temple Reopens Amid COVID-19 Guidelines

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Tuesday May 18, 2021

Badrinath Dham, one of the Chardham shrines, reopened on Tuesday. COVID-19 precautions were in place. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat took to Twitter and appealed to people to perform the traditional rituals at home.

KK Shailaja, Ex-Minister Who Won By Biggest Margin, Not In Kerala Cabinet

KK Shailaja, Ex-Minister Who Won By Biggest Margin, Not In Kerala Cabinet

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

KK Shailaja, who was praised for her handling of the coronavirus outbreak as Kerala's Health Minister, will not be a part of the Left-led government's new cabinet.