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Himanta Biswa Sarma Sworn In As Assam Chief Minister

Himanta Biswa Sarma Sworn In As Assam Chief Minister

Edited by Arun Nair | Monday May 10, 2021

Himanta Biswa Sarma today took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam.

States To Receive Over 9-Lakh Fresh Covid Vaccine Doses In Next 3 Days: Centre

States To Receive Over 9-Lakh Fresh Covid Vaccine Doses In Next 3 Days: Centre

Press Trust of India | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

Over one crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, which will receive over 9 lakh additional doses within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

Activist Natasha Narwal Gets Interim Bail After Father Dies Of Covid

Activist Natasha Narwal Gets Interim Bail After Father Dies Of Covid

Edited by Swati Bhasin | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

Jailed activist Natasha Narwal this morning got interim bail from Delhi High Court to attend the funeral of her father who died of coronavirus.

"Need To Put House In Order": Sonia Gandhi To Congress On Poll Results

"Need To Put House In Order": Sonia Gandhi To Congress On Poll Results

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

At a meeting of the Congress Working Committee on Monday morning, interim chief Sonia Gandhi called on her party to "take note of our serious setbacks (and) put our house in order", after yet more disappointing performances in elections

Covaxin Stocks To Last A Day, 3-4 Days For Covishield: Delhi Minister

Covaxin Stocks To Last A Day, 3-4 Days For Covishield: Delhi Minister

Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi has enough Covaxin to last only a day and Covishield enough for around four days, the state government has said in an SOS to the Centre.

Eid ul Fitr 2021 Date: When Is Eid ul Fitr In India? Know The Significance

Eid ul Fitr 2021 Date: When Is Eid ul Fitr In India? Know The Significance

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Monday May 10, 2021

Eid ul Fitr 2021: Marking the end of month-long Ramadan, Eid ul Fitr is just round the corner. Eid Al Fitr in India is likely to be celebrated in India either on May 13 or 14. Know all about Eid ul Fitr here

Support From US For India, Covid Help Touches USD Half A Billion

Support From US For India, Covid Help Touches USD Half A Billion

Press Trust of India | Monday May 10, 2021, Washington

Less than a fortnight after President Joe Biden in his conversation with PM Narendra Modi pledged his country's steadfast support for the people of India, America has responded with an unprecedented financial aid worth nearly USD half a billion

Had Government Done Its Job, It Wouldn't Have Come To This: Rahul Gandhi On Foreign Aid

Had Government Done Its Job, It Wouldn't Have Come To This: Rahul Gandhi On Foreign Aid

Press Trust of India | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

Hitting out at the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the government's "repeated chest-thumping" at receiving foreign aid to tackle the COVID-19 crisis in the country is pathetic

"In God's Hands": Tens Of Millions Plunge Into Poverty In Covid-Hit India

"In God's Hands": Tens Of Millions Plunge Into Poverty In Covid-Hit India

Anirban Nag and Swansy Afonso, Bloomberg | Monday May 10, 2021

A mathematical model prepared by advisers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggests India's coronavirus outbreak could peak in the coming days, but the group's projections have been changing and were wrong last month.

3.6 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases In India, 3,754 Deaths; 2.26 Crore Total Cases: 10 Points

3.6 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases In India, 3,754 Deaths; 2.26 Crore Total Cases: 10 Points

Reported by Parimal Kumar, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

India saw a significant drop in daily Covid infections this morning with 3.66 lakh fresh cases and 3,754 deaths logged in the last 24 hours after the country recorded over 4 lakh cases for four straight days and 4,000 deaths for two consecutive days.

Karnataka Issues Fresh Guidelines For Hospitalisation Of Covid Patients

Karnataka Issues Fresh Guidelines For Hospitalisation Of Covid Patients

ANI | Monday May 10, 2021, Bengaluru (Karnataka)

Amid a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Karnataka government on Sunday issued new guidelines for hospital admission, discharge, and transfer of COVID-19 patients.

Cipla To Make, Sell US's Eli Lilly's Baricitinib Drug For Covid Treatment

Cipla To Make, Sell US's Eli Lilly's Baricitinib Drug For Covid Treatment

Reuters | Monday May 10, 2021

Indian drugmaker Cipla Ltd said on Monday it has entered into a licensing agreement with U.S. company Eli Lilly and Co to make and sell Lilly's arthritis drug baricitinib for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Worry Within BJP, RSS Over Covid Mismanagement, Electoral Impact: Sources

Worry Within BJP, RSS Over Covid Mismanagement, Electoral Impact: Sources

NDTV Newsdesk | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

Anger over the scale of devastation in the second Covid wave and its impact on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has caused deep disquiet in the ranks of the BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), sources say.

"No Judicial Interference": Centre To Supreme Court On Vaccine Policy

"No Judicial Interference": Centre To Supreme Court On Vaccine Policy

Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

Coronavirus: Technical glitches and problems with the Supreme Court server forced adjournment of the hearing into the centre's vaccination policy, which has been criticised for differential pricing, shortage of doses, and a slow rollout

Supreme Court Task Force On Oxygen Distribution Holds First Meeting

Supreme Court Task Force On Oxygen Distribution Holds First Meeting

Press Trust of India | Monday May 10, 2021, New Delhi

The first meeting of the 12-member National Task Force set up by the Supreme Court to ensure the delivery of medical oxygen throughout the country in a streamlined manner, was held on Sunday, sources said.