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3 Arrested In Indore For Black-Marketing Remdesivir Vials

3 Arrested In Indore For Black-Marketing Remdesivir Vials

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

Police have arrested three persons here in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly black-marketing Remdesivir injections, which are currently in high demand for the treatment of COVID-19, an official said on Monday.

Probe Against Uttarakhand Private Hospital For Hiding 65 Covid Deaths

Probe Against Uttarakhand Private Hospital For Hiding 65 Covid Deaths

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

A private hospital in Haridwar allegedly withheld information about deaths of 65 COVID-19 patients from the health authorities for over a fortnight in violation of the norms, officials said on Monday.

"No Place For Professionals": Congress On Virologist Shahid Jameel's Resignation

"No Place For Professionals": Congress On Virologist Shahid Jameel's Resignation

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

The Congress hit out at the Centre over the resignation of noted virologist Shahid Jameel from a national panel on genome sequencing of coronavirus, alleging that there is no place for professionals in this government.

Ganga Saptami 2021: Know The Date, Time, Rituals And Significance

Ganga Saptami 2021: Know The Date, Time, Rituals And Significance

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Monday May 17, 2021

Ganga Saptami 2021: As the name of the festival indicates, Ganga Saptami, Ganga Jayanti or Ganga Pujan is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Here are the rituals and significance of Ganga Saptami

Gujarat Braces For Worst Cyclone In Over Two Decades, 1.5 Lakh Evacuated

Gujarat Braces For Worst Cyclone In Over Two Decades, 1.5 Lakh Evacuated

Reuters | Monday May 17, 2021, Ahmedabad

Nearly 150,000 people were moved from their homes in Gujarat to safety on Monday and authorities closed ports and a main airport as the most intense cyclone in more than two decades roared up the west coast.

Assam Woman Offers To Breastfeed Newborns Who Lose Their Mother To Covid

Assam Woman Offers To Breastfeed Newborns Who Lose Their Mother To Covid

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Monday May 17, 2021, Guwahati

A mother of a two-month-old girl in Guwahati has volunteered to breastfeed newborns in the city who have lost their mothers to coronavirus or those who can't feed the child as they are in isolation due to the disease.

Sputnik V's Limited Rollout Begins In Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam Tomorrow

Sputnik V's Limited Rollout Begins In Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam Tomorrow

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, listed as a third option on the CoWIN site and Aarogya Setu app, was administered today in a soft launch in Hyderabad that will be scaled up in coming days.

Mumbai Swept By "Highest Ever" Wind Speeds, PM Calls Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai Swept By "Highest Ever" Wind Speeds, PM Calls Uddhav Thackeray

Reported by Purva Chitnis, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday May 17, 2021, Mumbai

Cyclone Tauktae swept the coastal regions Maharashtra through the day today, battering districts like Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Mumbai, and Thane. PM Narendra Modi called Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take stock of the situation.

New Anti-Covid Drug "Should Work Against Various Strains": DRDO Chief

New Anti-Covid Drug "Should Work Against Various Strains": DRDO Chief

ANI | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

The Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) new anti-COVID drug 2-DG should work against various strains of the COVID-19 virus, DRDO chairperson Dr G Satheesh Reddy said today.

Delhi's Daily Covid Cases Fall Below 5,000, First Since April 5

Delhi's Daily Covid Cases Fall Below 5,000, First Since April 5

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

Coronavirus: Delhi records 4,524 fresh COVID-19 cases, lowest since April 5, positivity rate falls to 8.4%

What Is Narada Case? The Tapes, The Leaders And The Politics Explained

What Is Narada Case? The Tapes, The Leaders And The Politics Explained

Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Monday May 17, 2021, Kolkata

The controversy over the Narada tapes made waves on Monday as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached the CBI office in Kolkata and courted arrest after two ministers in her government were taken into custody over the case.

On Controversy Over Ventilators, BJP Leader Devendra Fadnavis's Reply

On Controversy Over Ventilators, BJP Leader Devendra Fadnavis's Reply

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

Maharashtra has received a large number of ventilators under the PM CARES fund and the ones that are faulty must be replaced without any politics being played on it, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday.

3 Days' Vaccines Left For 18+, Centre Refused More Stocks For May: Delhi

3 Days' Vaccines Left For 18+, Centre Refused More Stocks For May: Delhi

Reported by Sharad Sharma, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said there is only three days' worth of vaccine left for the 18-44-year-olds in Delhi and the central government has refused to give any more vaccines this month.

Cyclone Tauktae: 6 Killed, 121 Villages Affected In Karnataka

Cyclone Tauktae: 6 Killed, 121 Villages Affected In Karnataka

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

Six people have died in coastal and surrounding Malnad districts of Karnataka affected by Cyclone Tauktae, officials said today.

Army Called In As Monster Cyclone Tauktae Heads For Gujarat: 10 Points

Army Called In As Monster Cyclone Tauktae Heads For Gujarat: 10 Points

Reported by Purva Chitnis, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

Army units have been deployed in Gujarat as "extremely severe" Cyclone Tauktae hurtled towards the state, unleashing devastatingly rapid winds. The storm is likely to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva tonight.