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Adar Poonawalla "Worse Than Dacoit": BJP MLA Slams Vaccine Pricing

Adar Poonawalla "Worse Than Dacoit": BJP MLA Slams Vaccine Pricing

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

Upset over anti-coronavirus vaccine pricing by the Serum Institute of India (SII), a BJP MLA has compared its CEO Adar Poonawalla with a "dacoit" and asked the government to "acquire" the company under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

Surging COVID-19 Cases Cast Shadow Over Annual Chardham Yatra

Surging COVID-19 Cases Cast Shadow Over Annual Chardham Yatra

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

The Chardham Yatra is set to begin next month with the opening of the Yamunotri temple on May 14. The rising cases of COVID-19 in Uttarakhand have begun to cast its shadow on the Chardham Yatra with no buses booked yet by devotees.

India's Covid Surge And The New Variant: What We Know

India's Covid Surge And The New Variant: What We Know

Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

India is battling a record-breaking rise in COVID-19 infections that has overwhelmed hospitals and led to severe bed and oxygen shortages.

100 Sikh Pilgrims Test Positive On Return From Pakistan After Baisakhi

100 Sikh Pilgrims Test Positive On Return From Pakistan After Baisakhi

Reported by Mohammed Ghazali, Edited by Debanish Achom | Thursday April 22, 2021, Chandigarh

Hundred Sikh pilgrims from among 800 who went to Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi have tested positive for coronavirus on their return, officials have said.

Give Delhi Full Quota Of Oxygen, Ensure Tanker Safety: Court To Centre

Give Delhi Full Quota Of Oxygen, Ensure Tanker Safety: Court To Centre

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

The Centre should ensure that Delhi receives its full 480 Metric Tonne quota of oxygen and any non-compliance "will be seen very seriously as this is likely to result grave loss of life," the Delhi High Court said today amid a desperate oxygen crisis

PM Modi Holds High-Level Meeting On Oxygen Supply And Availability

PM Modi Holds High-Level Meeting On Oxygen Supply And Availability

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the acute shortage of oxygen supply faced by hospitals amid an increasing number of coronavirus cases as a deadly second wave of Covid-19 sweeps the country.

Mumbai Police's Witty Reply To Man Wanting To Meet Girlfriend In Curfew

Mumbai Police's Witty Reply To Man Wanting To Meet Girlfriend In Curfew

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

Mumbai police's humorous reply to a Twitter user, who wanted to meet his girlfriend during the ongoing coronavirus-induced restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government, has won the hearts of netizens.

"At Least Oxygen Is Needed To Be Patient": Prashant Kishor's Swipe At PM

"At Least Oxygen Is Needed To Be Patient": Prashant Kishor's Swipe At PM

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

Addressing a tweet to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, poll strategist Prashant Kishor today spotlighted India's "we can't breathe" cry - conveying the sense of desperation among thousands over the lack of oxygen supply in hospitals .

Haryana To Hold Meeting With Protesting Farmers On Covid-19 Vaccination

Haryana To Hold Meeting With Protesting Farmers On Covid-19 Vaccination

ANI | Thursday April 22, 2021, Chandigarh (Haryana)

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said that the officers of the state health department will hold a meeting with farmers who are protesting at the state borders on Thursday evening over COVID-19 vaccination drive.

Frame Policy For Remdesivir Distribution: High Court To Gujarat Government

Frame Policy For Remdesivir Distribution: High Court To Gujarat Government

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

The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to formulate a policy for the distribution of Remdesivir injections to hospitals in view of the high demand of the key anti-COVID-19 drug.

Haryana Shops To Be Closed From 6 pm Tomorrow, Non-Essential Gatherings Banned

Haryana Shops To Be Closed From 6 pm Tomorrow, Non-Essential Gatherings Banned

Reported by Mohammad Ghazali, Edited by Shylaja Varma | Thursday April 22, 2021, Chandigarh

Shops in Haryana will remain closed from 6 pm tomorrow evening and non-essential gatherings have been banned as the coronavirus crisis grows in the state along with the rest of the country.

No Restriction On Movement Of Oxygen, Orders Centre Amid Row With States

No Restriction On Movement Of Oxygen, Orders Centre Amid Row With States

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

Oxygen Shortage: Amid a stiffening standoff between various states, the Centre today said there will be no restriction on the movement of the commodity and that supply can't be limited to any particular state.

Sitaram Yechury's Son Dies Of Covid, ''Devastating News'' Tweets Leaders

Sitaram Yechury's Son Dies Of Covid, ''Devastating News'' Tweets Leaders

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

Sitaram Yechury's son Ashish died of COVID-19 on Thursday. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, DMK President MK Stalin and other political leaders of the state tweeted condolence messages

India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Exceeds 13.23 Crores

India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Exceeds 13.23 Crores

ANI | Thursday April 22, 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.

''Governance Failure'': Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP's Covid Management

''Governance Failure'': Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP's Covid Management

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 22, 2021, New Delhi

Alleging a failure of governance in Uttar Pradesh in the face of the COVID-19 second wave, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said the Yogi Adityanath dispensation long ceased to act as a protector and support system for the people in the stat