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"Feeling Helpless": Bengaluru Doctors Amid Covid Surge, Lack Of Resources

"Feeling Helpless": Bengaluru Doctors Amid Covid Surge, Lack Of Resources

Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Ridhima Shukla | Saturday May 08, 2021, Bengaluru

For Dr Shilpa, a junior resident doctor at Bangalore Medical College in Karnataka's capital, the most daunting task amid the deadly second COVID-19 wave is deciding between several critical patients when there is just one ICU bed left in the hospital

No Jamun Trees Uprooted In Central Vista Avenue Revamp: Union Minister

No Jamun Trees Uprooted In Central Vista Avenue Revamp: Union Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said that no jamun trees have been uprooted as part of the ongoing Central Vista Avenue redevelopment project stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.

Violation Of Weekend Lockdown Won't Be Allowed: Punjab Chief Minister

Violation Of Weekend Lockdown Won't Be Allowed: Punjab Chief Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Chandigarh

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday reiterated that violation of the weekend lockdown in Punjab will not be allowed given the grim COVID-19 situation, even as 32 farmer unions took out protest marches against the restriction at several places

1.48 Crore Olive Ridley Turtles Born At Odisha Beach

1.48 Crore Olive Ridley Turtles Born At Odisha Beach

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Kendrapara

A total of 1.48 crore baby turtles of the endangered Olive Ridley species have emerged out of the eggshells at the Gahirmatha beach in Odisha's Kendrapara district, officials said on Saturday.

Video: Bikers Drive Through Madhya Pradesh Town, Firing Indiscriminately

Video: Bikers Drive Through Madhya Pradesh Town, Firing Indiscriminately

Reported by Anurag Dwary, Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Saturday May 08, 2021, Morena

Dozens on men on motorbikes, their faces and head covered with a cloth, were seen firing guns and indulging in violence in Bankhandi Road area under Kotwali police station in Madhya Pradesh's Morena.

"BJP Committing Sin Of Telling Lies" On Covid Deaths In UP: Akhilesh Yadav

"BJP Committing Sin Of Telling Lies" On Covid Deaths In UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Lucknow

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government, saying had it paid attention to the medical system in the state, the coronavirus infection would not have spread to villages and resulted in a huge number of deaths.

PM Modi's Actions "Inexcusable", India Needs To Own Up Covid Mistakes: Lancet

PM Modi's Actions "Inexcusable", India Needs To Own Up Covid Mistakes: Lancet

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

India "squandered" its early successes in controlling COVID-19 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government could preside over "a self-inflicted national catastrophe", international medical journal The Lancet said in an editorial on Saturday.

Bangladesh Detects Six Cases Of Indian Variant Of Coronavirus: Official

Bangladesh Detects Six Cases Of Indian Variant Of Coronavirus: Official

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Dhaka

Bangladesh has detected six people, who had recently visited India, infected with the Indian variant of the COVID-19, a top health official said on Saturday.

"New Important Chapter": EU, India Relaunch Long-Stalled Trade Talks

"New Important Chapter": EU, India Relaunch Long-Stalled Trade Talks

Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 08, 2021, Porto, Portugal

The European Union and India agreed Saturday to relaunch long-suspended trade talks in a move hailed by EU chief Charles Michel as a "new important chapter" in ties.

Highway Authority Exempts Toll Fee On Tankers Carrying Oxygen

Highway Authority Exempts Toll Fee On Tankers Carrying Oxygen

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Saturday announced exempting tankers and containers carrying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from user fee at toll plazas across national highways.

Plea To Add Health Ministry In Petition On Population Control Accepted By Supreme Court

Plea To Add Health Ministry In Petition On Population Control Accepted By Supreme Court

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

The Supreme Court has allowed a plea to make the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare a party to a plea that has sought certain steps, including two-child norm, to control the country's growing population.

First Batch Of 83 Women Soldiers Inducted Into Indian Army

First Batch Of 83 Women Soldiers Inducted Into Indian Army

ANI | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

The first batch of 83 women military soldiers from the Corps of Military Police Centre and School was inducted into the Indian Army at the Dronacharya Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Saturday.

At 718 Tonnes, Oxygen Express Trains Carry Biggest Single-Day Load

At 718 Tonnes, Oxygen Express Trains Carry Biggest Single-Day Load

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

The biggest single-day delivery of 718 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in 41 tankers is being carried out across the country today by the special Oxygen Express trains, the centre said.

First Case Of Indian Variant Of COVID-19 Detected In Sri Lanka

First Case Of Indian Variant Of COVID-19 Detected In Sri Lanka

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, Colombo

Sri Lanka on Saturday detected its first case of the Indian variant of coronavirus, also known as B.1.617, in a person who recently returned from India and was in a quarantine centre here.

Over 9 Lakh Patients On Oxygen Support Across India: Health Minister

Over 9 Lakh Patients On Oxygen Support Across India: Health Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 08, 2021, New Delhi

While 1,70,841 COVID patients across the country are on ventilator, as many as 9,02,291 patients are on oxygen support, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday.