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Maharashtra Reports 10,697 Covid Cases, Daily Positivity Rate At 4.79%

Maharashtra Reports 10,697 Covid Cases, Daily Positivity Rate At 4.79%

Reported by Puja Bharadwaj | Saturday June 12, 2021, Mumbai

Maharashtra reported 10,697 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The state also reported 360 deaths in the last 48 hours and 121 last week.

3-Year-Old Hyderabad Boy Needed Rs 16 Crore Injection. How People Helped

3-Year-Old Hyderabad Boy Needed Rs 16 Crore Injection. How People Helped

Written by Uma Sudhir | Saturday June 12, 2021, Hyderabad

Thousands of people came together online to save the life of a three-year-old boy in Hyderabad, Telangana, by helping him get an injection worth Rs 16 crore to treat a rare genetic disorder.

Allies Should Get Respectable Share In Union Government: Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

Allies Should Get Respectable Share In Union Government: Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United), the second largest constituent of the BJP-led NDA, on Saturday asserted that alliance partners ought to have a "respectable" share in the Union council of ministers.

Bikaner To Be First City In Country To Start Door-To-Door Vaccination

Bikaner To Be First City In Country To Start Door-To-Door Vaccination

Written by Harsha Kumari Singh , Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Saturday June 12, 2021, Jaipur

Bikaner in Rajasthan is set to become the first city in the country to launch a door-to-door Covid vaccination drive.

UN Chief Extends Support To India's Patent Waiver Initiative For Covid Products

UN Chief Extends Support To India's Patent Waiver Initiative For Covid Products

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, United Nations

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has extended support to India and South Africa's initiative at the WTO to waive intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines and products.

Rajasthan Government Announces Financial Package For Children Who Lost Parents Due To Covid

Rajasthan Government Announces Financial Package For Children Who Lost Parents Due To Covid

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Jaipur

The Rajasthan government on Saturday announced a financial relief package for children who lost their parents to the coronavirus.

Hospitals, States Must Audit Covid Deaths To Ensure Clarity: AIIMS Chief

Hospitals, States Must Audit Covid Deaths To Ensure Clarity: AIIMS Chief

Reported by Gargi Rawat, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said untainted data was important to calibrate the country's response to the pandemic.

Coast Guard Inducts 3 Advanced Light Mk-III Helicopters

Coast Guard Inducts 3 Advanced Light Mk-III Helicopters

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Bengaluru

State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Saturday said three Advanced Light Helicopters ALH Mk-III, manufactured by it, were inducted into the stables of the Indian Coast Guard.

Data Points At Possible Undercounting Of Covid Deaths In Madhya Pradesh

Data Points At Possible Undercounting Of Covid Deaths In Madhya Pradesh

Written by Mariyam Alavi | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

Indicating a massive undercounting in COVID-19 deaths in Madhya Pradesh, the number of reported deaths in the state during the second wave was over three times more than the average number of deaths reported during these months in pre-Covid times.

Probe ordered Into Allegations Of Fake Covid Reports In Uttarakhand During Kumbh

Probe ordered Into Allegations Of Fake Covid Reports In Uttarakhand During Kumbh

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Dehradun

The Haridwar district administration has ordered a probe into allegations that fake Covid reports were issued by private laboratories engaged by the Uttarakhand government to conduct tests during the Kumbh Mela.

Top Medical Body To Hold Protests On June 18 Over Assault On Doctors

Top Medical Body To Hold Protests On June 18 Over Assault On Doctors

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will hold a protest on June 18 against assault on doctors, with the slogan of "save the saviors".

Supreme Court To Pass Orders On Closing Italian Marines' Case On June 15

Supreme Court To Pass Orders On Closing Italian Marines' Case On June 15

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

Supreme Court said it would pass orders on June 15 on closure of proceedings in India against two Italian marines, accused of killing 2 fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012, and the disbursal of Rs 10 crore to the heirs of the victims.

Mehul Choksi Can't Be Sent Back To India Till Trial Underway In Dominica: Lawyer

Mehul Choksi Can't Be Sent Back To India Till Trial Underway In Dominica: Lawyer

Asian News International | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

The lawyer of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, who was denied bail in the Dominica high court, said on Saturday that he cannot be sent back to India till his trial is going on in Dominica.

Over 25.8 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States So Far: Centre

Over 25.8 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States So Far: Centre

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

More than 25.87 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories so far through the Centre and direct state procurement category, the Union health ministry said today.

"PM Behaved Like Coward": Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Slams Centre On Covid Crisis

"PM Behaved Like Coward": Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Slams Centre On Covid Crisis

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, alleging that Indians do not come first for the PM, politics does and that truth does not concern