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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Covid Positive, Says Feeling "Fit And Fine"

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Covid Positive, Says Feeling "Fit And Fine"

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but is feeling "fit and fine".

Maharashtra Reports Over 67,100 Covid Cases In Biggest Ever One-Day Surge

Maharashtra Reports Over 67,100 Covid Cases In Biggest Ever One-Day Surge

Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Saturday April 17, 2021, Mumbai

Maharashtra logged 67,123 coronavirus cases on Saturday in its biggest single-day spike since the start of the pandemic.

Assam Suspends Classes In Primary Schools In Districts With Over 100 Cases

Assam Suspends Classes In Primary Schools In Districts With Over 100 Cases

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Saturday April 17, 2021, Guwahati

Primary schools and classes in all Assam districts reporting over 100 active coronavirus cases will remain closed till further notice, Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state's Health Minister, said Saturday

Need To Go Back To Earlier Strategies To Bring Down Covid Cases: AIIMS Chief

Need To Go Back To Earlier Strategies To Bring Down Covid Cases: AIIMS Chief

ANI | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria has said that there is a need to go back to all the strategies that were being followed six-seven months back to bring about a reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases as the country was seeing a "huge strain"

Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Stolen From Bhopal Hospital Amid Critical Shortage

Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Stolen From Bhopal Hospital Amid Critical Shortage

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Bhopal

As many as 860 injections of Remdesivir drug, which is in high demand for treating COVID-19 patients, were found "stolen" from the stock of the government-run Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, police said.

Teacher, Cop Throw Pre-Wedding Gala At Maharashtra School, Face Suspension

Teacher, Cop Throw Pre-Wedding Gala At Maharashtra School, Face Suspension

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Palghar

A teacher of a government ashram school and a village police patil were placed under suspension after the former held a pre-marriage ceremony of his daughter which was attended by some 400 people in violation of COVID-19 norms in place statewide, an

Kerala Reports Over 13,800 Covid Cases In Biggest Ever Single-Day Spike

Kerala Reports Over 13,800 Covid Cases In Biggest Ever Single-Day Spike

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Saturday April 17, 2021

Kerala on Saturday registered a record high in daily cases with 13,835 new COVID-19 cases. On Friday, Kerala crossed the 10,000 daily cases mark. The Test Positivity Rate for the state has jumped to 17.04% in comparison to a 12.53% earlier this week.

UP Exempts Industries Producing Essential Items From 35-Hour "Weekly Closure"

UP Exempts Industries Producing Essential Items From 35-Hour "Weekly Closure"

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Lucknow

People employed with the continuous process industries and those producing essential items like medicines and sanitisers in UP will be allowed to go to work during the 35-hour "weekly closure" from 8 pm today until 7 am on Monday, an official said.

Top Seer Ends Kumbh Mela After PM's Request To Keep It "Symbolic"

Top Seer Ends Kumbh Mela After PM's Request To Keep It "Symbolic"

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Saturday April 17, 2021, Haridwar

Top seer ends Kumbh Mela hours after PM's request to keep religious event "symbolic" amid Covid crisis

PM Meets Top Officials, Reviews Covid And Vaccination Situation

PM Meets Top Officials, Reviews Covid And Vaccination Situation

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma,Himanshu Shekhar Mishra, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting top central government via video conference to discuss the deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and the national vaccination drive

RT-PCR Covid Test Must For Kumbh Mela Returnees: Gujarat Chief Minister

RT-PCR Covid Test Must For Kumbh Mela Returnees: Gujarat Chief Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Jamnagar

People returning to Gujarat after attending the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar will have to undergo an RT-PCR test before they are allowed to enter their respective cities and villages, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said today.

"My Phone Tapped. I Know Who's Behind It, CID Will Probe": Mamata Banerjee

"My Phone Tapped. I Know Who's Behind It, CID Will Probe": Mamata Banerjee

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Galsi, West Bengal

A day after an audio tape - in which she is allegedly heard proposing a rally with the bodies of Cooch Behar firing victims surfaced, Mamata Banerjee today claimed that her phone is being tapped and said she will order a CID probe into it.

Centre Blocking Remdesivir Supply To Maharashtra, Alleges NCP's Nawab Malik

Centre Blocking Remdesivir Supply To Maharashtra, Alleges NCP's Nawab Malik

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, Mumbai

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Saturday alleged that the central government has asked export companies not to supply antiviral drug Remdesivir to the state.

24,000 Cases In Delhi Today, Short On Oxygen, Remdesivir: Arvind Kejriwal

24,000 Cases In Delhi Today, Short On Oxygen, Remdesivir: Arvind Kejriwal

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday gave a dire warning, saying that the city was fast running out of beds, oxygen and the life-saving drug Remdesivir as it recorded an unprecedented 24,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

"Gimmicks": Piyush Goyal Attacks Uddhav Thackeray Over Oxygen Supply

"Gimmicks": Piyush Goyal Attacks Uddhav Thackeray Over Oxygen Supply

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 17, 2021, New Delhi

Union minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on the issue of availability of oxygen in the state, saying that Maharashtra has so far received the highest quantity of oxygen in India and the Centre is in