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Maharashtra Covid Cases Drop Below 30,000 For First Time Since March-End

Maharashtra Covid Cases Drop Below 30,000 For First Time Since March-End

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

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra plunged below the 30,000-mark on Monday with the state reporting 26,616 new infections, taking the count to 54,05,068, the health department said.

High Court Seeks Gujarat Government's Plan To Tackle Black Fungus

High Court Seeks Gujarat Government's Plan To Tackle Black Fungus

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

The Gujarat High Court on Monday said it was concerned about cases of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, emerging in the state and asked the government to prepare for the new challenge.

J&K High Court Decides To Release Jail Inmates Amid Covid Second Wave

J&K High Court Decides To Release Jail Inmates Amid Covid Second Wave

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

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday decided to release jail inmates in the union territory on 90 days interim bail in view of the Supreme Court directions.

3 Killed In Gunfight Between Security Forces, Maoists In Chhattisgarh

3 Killed In Gunfight Between Security Forces, Maoists In Chhattisgarh

Reported by Anurag Dwary | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Sukma (Chhattisgarh)

Three people were killed on Monday in an exchange of fire between security forces and Maoists in front of a newly built camp in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said.

Medical System In UP's Small Cities, Villages "<i>Ram Bharose</i>": High Court

Medical System In UP's Small Cities, Villages "Ram Bharose": High Court

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

The entire medical system in villages and small cities of Uttar Pradesh is at God's mercy ("Ram Bharose"), the Allahabad High Court said on Monday while hearing a PIL over the coronavirus spread and the condition of quarantine centres in the state.

Fix Formula To Determine Price Of Oxygen Concentrators: High Court Tells Centre

Fix Formula To Determine Price Of Oxygen Concentrators: High Court Tells Centre

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

The Delhi High Court Monday asked the Centre why it can't fix a formula to determine the MRP of oxygen concentrators which are in demand for COVID-19 treatment as people were being charged exorbitantly.

China Supports Vaccine Patent Waiver Plan Proposed By India, South Africa

China Supports Vaccine Patent Waiver Plan Proposed By India, South Africa

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

China, which is actively pursuing vaccine diplomacy, said on Monday that it is "supportive" of India and South Africa's proposal for a temporary waiver of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for coronavirus vaccines.

Uttarakhand Extends Covid Curfew, Negative Report Must For Wedding Guests

Uttarakhand Extends Covid Curfew, Negative Report Must For Wedding Guests

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

The Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the coronavirus curfew in the state by another week, making it mandatory for people attending marriage functions to bring their negative COVID report to the programme.

Starting Vaccine Drive With Frontline Workers Paid Rich Dividends: PM Modi

Starting Vaccine Drive With Frontline Workers Paid Rich Dividends: PM Modi

ANI | Tuesday May 18, 2021

Noting that the strategy of starting the COVID-19 vaccination programme with frontline warriors has paid rich dividends in the second wave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the vaccines have ensured the safety of most of the doctors.

US Lawmakers Introduces Resolution To Support India During Covid Crisis

US Lawmakers Introduces Resolution To Support India During Covid Crisis

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, Washington

A group of US lawmakers has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, urging the Biden administration to continue to ramp up efforts to assist India in its fight against COVID19.

Union Minister's Brother Says He Was Given Fake Remdesivir In Madhya Pradesh

Union Minister's Brother Says He Was Given Fake Remdesivir In Madhya Pradesh

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, Bhopal

The MLA brother of a Union minister has claimed he was given fake Remdesivir injections in a hospital in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and demanded a high-level probe into what he said was a racket in the district.

Delhi High Court Says Politicians Must Surrender "Hoarded" Covid Drugs

Delhi High Court Says Politicians Must Surrender "Hoarded" Covid Drugs

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Monday said political leaders have no business to "hoard" stocks of COVID-19 medicines already in shortage and the drugs must be surrendered.

Tension In Haryana District After 27-Year-Old Kidnapped, Beaten To Death

Tension In Haryana District After 27-Year-Old Kidnapped, Beaten To Death

Reported by Mohammed Ghazali, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday May 17, 2021, Chandigarh

A 27-year-old gym instructor's kidnapping and subsequent death sparked tension in Haryana's Nuh district. The police had to baton-charge mobs angry over the killing and fire in the air to disperse them.

CoWIN Portal In Hindi, Other Languages From Next Week: Centre

CoWIN Portal In Hindi, Other Languages From Next Week: Centre

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

The CoWIN portal will be made available in Hindi and 14 regional languages by next week, while 17 more laboratories will be added to the INSACOG network to monitor the variants of COVID-19, the health ministry said on Monday.

Plasma Therapy Dropped As Treatment For COVID-19 By Government Task Force

Plasma Therapy Dropped As Treatment For COVID-19 By Government Task Force

Reported by Parimal Kumar, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

Convalescent plasma therapy, widely used in hospitals for treating moderate and serious coronavirus patients, has been dropped from the centre's list of recommended lines of treatment for COVID-19.