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Nearly 3 Lakh Covid Cases, 2,023 Deaths: India Sees Biggest Daily Spike

Nearly 3 Lakh Covid Cases, 2,023 Deaths: India Sees Biggest Daily Spike

Edited by Shylaja Varma | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Coronavirus has infected 2,95,041 people in India and killed 2,023 the last 24 hours, in a grim record high. Even as the country reels under the second Covid wave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked states to use lockdowns only as the last resort.

Letter From Ajit Doval Praising Kumbh Efforts "Fake", Say Officials: Report

Letter From Ajit Doval Praising Kumbh Efforts "Fake", Say Officials: Report

ANI | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

A letter circulating on social media suggesting that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has appreciated the Uttarakhand government officials for successfully organising the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar is "fake", government officials said on Tuesday.

Happy Ram Navami 2021: Significance, Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi And Mantra

Happy Ram Navami 2021: Significance, Shubh Muhurat, Puja Vidhi And Mantra

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Wednesday April 21, 2021

Ram Navami 2021: Today is Ram Navami. Many devotees do yagya or homa on Rama Navami to conclude the nine-day Chaitra Navratri. Here are Ram Navami puja samagri and puja vidhi listed out.

Top Delhi Hospitals Get Oxygen Supply After High Court Pulls Up Centre

Top Delhi Hospitals Get Oxygen Supply After High Court Pulls Up Centre

Reported by Sharad Sharma,Sreenivasan Jain,Sukirti Dwivedi, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

After an acute oxygen shortage in Delhi hospitals was flagged in court and through appeals by politicians, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, some of the city's biggest medical facilities received a late night refill.

As PM Modi Urges "Lockdowns Only As Last Resort", What Economists Say

As PM Modi Urges "Lockdowns Only As Last Resort", What Economists Say

Swansy Afonso, Bloomberg | Wednesday April 21, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who last year imposed a strict lockdown on short notice, asked states to avoid shutting businesses as India grapples with a new wave of Covid-19 infections that threatens a nascent economic revival.

PM Praises Tata Group's "Compassionate Gesture" To Ease Oxygen Crisis

PM Praises Tata Group's "Compassionate Gesture" To Ease Oxygen Crisis

Edited by Stela Dey | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

The Tata Group's announcement on Twitter to import 24 cryogenic containers to transport liquid oxygen was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who called it a "compassionate gesture" as the country battles an acute oxygen shortage due to exploding

Vikas Dubey Encounter: Clean Chit To UP Police, "No One Gave Evidence"

Vikas Dubey Encounter: Clean Chit To UP Police, "No One Gave Evidence"

Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

There is no evidence against the Uttar Pradesh police in the killing of gangster Vikas Dubey after his arrest last year, an inquiry commission has said in its report, which blames the public, the media and the criminal's family for not coming forward

Imran Khan Wishes Manmohan Singh Speedy Recovery From COVID-19

Imran Khan Wishes Manmohan Singh Speedy Recovery From COVID-19

Wednesday April 21, 2021, Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday wished a speedy recovery to former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Happy Ram Navami 2021: PM Modi Wishes People On Ram Navami Today

Happy Ram Navami 2021: PM Modi Wishes People On Ram Navami Today

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Wednesday April 21, 2021

Ram Navami 2021: PM Modi greeted the people of India on Ram Navami. May Lord Ram's blessings always be you, , PM Modi wrote on Twitter. Ram Navami marks the end of the 9-day Chaitra Navaratri

PM Ignored COVID-19 Crisis To Hide His Lack Of Foresightedness: Prashant Kishor

PM Ignored COVID-19 Crisis To Hide His Lack Of Foresightedness: Prashant Kishor

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Kolkata

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor who is looking after the Trinamool Congress' election strategy in West Bengal on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the COVID-19 crisis to hide his lack of understanding and foresightedness.

"Tracking Course Of Covid Outbreak In India Very Closely," Says US

"Tracking Course Of Covid Outbreak In India Very Closely," Says US

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Washington

The United States is tracking the course of the COVID-19 outbreak in India "very closely", the State Department has said.

Peaceful Repolling In Four Polling Booths In Assam

Peaceful Repolling In Four Polling Booths In Assam

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Guwahati

Repolling in four polling stations in Ratabari, Sonai and Haflong constituencies of Assam Assembly passed off peacefully on Tuesday, officials said.

Air Pollution Costs Indian Businesses 95 Billion Dollars Every Year, Says Study

Air Pollution Costs Indian Businesses 95 Billion Dollars Every Year, Says Study

Reuters | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

Air pollution costs Indian businesses $95 billion every year, or 3% of the country's Gross Domestic Product, and cuts annual consumer spending by $22 billion, according to a study released on Thursday.

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: 2,95,041 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: 2,95,041 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Edited by Nonika Sharma | Wednesday April 21, 2021, New Delhi

New cases of coronavirus infection in India were recorded nearly 2 lakh, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,56,16,130 according to the Union Health Ministry data.

Railway Ministry Announces Rs 50,000 Award For Employee Who Saved Child

Railway Ministry Announces Rs 50,000 Award For Employee Who Saved Child

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Mumbai

The Ministry of Railways has announced an award of Rs 50,000 for Mayur Shelke, a Central Railway employee who saved a six-year-old boy by risking his own life.