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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: India's Cumulative Covid Vaccination Coverage Exceeds 13.23 Crores

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: India's Cumulative Covid Vaccination Coverage Exceeds 13.23 Crores

Friday April 23, 2021, New Delhi

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 13.23 crore, as part of the world's largest vaccination drive, the union health ministry said on Thursday.

Free Covid Vaccine For People Above 18-Years In Jharkhand: Hemant Soren

Free Covid Vaccine For People Above 18-Years In Jharkhand: Hemant Soren

Press Trust of India | Friday April 23, 2021, Ranchi

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday night said that his government will provide COVID-19 vaccine to people above 18 years of age for free.

Canada Bans Passenger Flights From India, Pakistan For 30 Days

Canada Bans Passenger Flights From India, Pakistan For 30 Days

Agence France-Presse | Friday April 23, 2021, Ottawa, Canada

Canada suspended all passenger flights from India and Pakistan on Thursday for 30 days, Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra announced, citing increased Covid-19 cases detected in travelers arriving from these countries.

Canada Under Pressure To Suspend Flights From India, Brazil: Official

Canada Under Pressure To Suspend Flights From India, Brazil: Official

Reuters | Friday April 23, 2021, Ottawa, Canada

Canada's government, under pressure to suspend flights from India and Brazil over fears about the spread of the coronavirus, could make an announcement on the matter shortly, a senior medical official said on Thursday.

PM Modi Announces India-US Clean Energy Partnership At Global Climate Summit

PM Modi Announces India-US Clean Energy Partnership At Global Climate Summit

Press Trust of India | Friday April 23, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Thursday that India and the US are launching an "agenda 2030" partnership on green collaborations as he pitched for concrete action at a "high speed" and on a "large scale" globally to combat climate change.

Karnataka To Purchase 1 Crore Doses Of Covishield Vaccine For Rs 400 Crore

Karnataka To Purchase 1 Crore Doses Of Covishield Vaccine For Rs 400 Crore

Press Trust of India | Friday April 23, 2021, Bengaluru

The Karnataka government on Thursday decided to purchase 1 crore doses of Covishield vaccine at a cost of Rs 400 crore.

Over 500 Doctors, Health Workers Of Bihar's 2 Leading Hospitals Get Covid: Report

Over 500 Doctors, Health Workers Of Bihar's 2 Leading Hospitals Get Covid: Report

Press Trust of India | Friday April 23, 2021, Patna

More than 500 doctors and health workers of the two leading hospitals in Patna - AIIMS and Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) - have been infected with COVID-19 during the ongoing second wave, sources said.

"Ready To Touch Centre's Feet" For Oxygen Supply: Maharashtra Minister

"Ready To Touch Centre's Feet" For Oxygen Supply: Maharashtra Minister

Press Trust of India | Friday April 23, 2021, Mumbai

With Maharashtra facing severe shortage of medical oxygen amid the spike in COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said the state government is even willing to touch the Centre's feet if it helps in getting the required supply of the

Karnataka Asks Centre For 1,500 Tonnes Of Oxygen, 1 Lakh Vials Of Remdesivir

Karnataka Asks Centre For 1,500 Tonnes Of Oxygen, 1 Lakh Vials Of Remdesivir

Press Trust of India | Friday April 23, 2021, Bengaluru

Karnataka has asked the Centre to supply 1,500 metric tonnes of oxygen and one lakh vials of Remdesivir in view of the growing COVID cases in the state.

Nearly 400 Passengers Run Away At Assam's Silchar Airport To Avoid COVID-19 Test

Nearly 400 Passengers Run Away At Assam's Silchar Airport To Avoid COVID-19 Test

Press Trust of India | Friday April 23, 2021, Silchar, Assam

As many as 385 passengers, who landed at the Assam's Silchar airport on Wednesday, created disorder and fled the facility to escape mandatory COVID-19 testing, officials said on Thursday, and asserted criminal action will be initiated against them.

Election Commission Dismisses Trinamool's Allegations Of Firing By Central Forces: Report

Election Commission Dismisses Trinamool's Allegations Of Firing By Central Forces: Report

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, Kolkata

The Election Commission of India on Thursday dismissed allegations by Trinamool Congress that two of their activists were injured in firing by central forces in Ashok Nagar assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district, an official said.

Railway Employee To Give 50% Of Award Money For Education Of Child He Saved

Railway Employee To Give 50% Of Award Money For Education Of Child He Saved

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, Mumbai

Railway pointsman Mayur Shelke would be donating half the award money he has received to the family of a six-year-old child whom he rescued from the path of a speeding train.

"Illegal Immigrants Actual Outsiders, Mamata Banerjee's Vote Bank": Amit Shah

"Illegal Immigrants Actual Outsiders, Mamata Banerjee's Vote Bank": Amit Shah

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, Harirampur (West Bengal)

Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday sought to punch a hole in West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's oft-repeated insider-outsider narative, alleging that her "vote bank of illegal immigrants", on whose support she wants to rule the state, were th

First 'Oxygen Express' Races Towards Maharashtra Amid Covid Crisis

First 'Oxygen Express' Races Towards Maharashtra Amid Covid Crisis

Edited by Debanish Achom | Thursday April 22, 2021, Mumbai

India's "Oxygen Express" train made a first run today from Visakhapatnam to Maharashtra, where COVID-19 cases have been rising fast and hospitals have been gasping for oxygen supply to treat critical patients.

IndiGo To Temporarily Suspend Flights On Kolkata-Shillong Route

IndiGo To Temporarily Suspend Flights On Kolkata-Shillong Route

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, Shillong

Private carrier IndiGo will suspend its daily flights between Kolkata and Shillong for eight days, starting from Friday, airport officials said.