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"Foolish Rules...": Doctor Without Mask Argues At Karnataka Mall, Charged

"Foolish Rules...": Doctor Without Mask Argues At Karnataka Mall, Charged

Reported by Nehal Kidwai, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday May 19, 2021, Bengaluru

Karnataka police have filed a case against a doctor who refused to wear a face mask - and then argued angrily with the store manager when asked to do so - while shopping at a mall in Mangaluru

Veena George May Get Kerala Health Ministry, Held By KK Shailaja: Sources

Veena George May Get Kerala Health Ministry, Held By KK Shailaja: Sources

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Debanish Achom | Wednesday May 19, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala's Left Democratic Front government will take on board 20 new ministers, including Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLA Veena George, who is likely to replace her party colleague, KK Shailaja, as the Health Minister.

Kerala To Get Its First Woman Journalist-Turned-Politician As Minister

Kerala To Get Its First Woman Journalist-Turned-Politician As Minister

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Pathanamthitta

For the first time in its history, a woman journalist-turned politician will become a minister in Kerala.

UDF To Skip Swearing-In Ceremony Of New LDF Government: MM Hassan

UDF To Skip Swearing-In Ceremony Of New LDF Government: MM Hassan

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Representatives of the Congress-led UDF will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala considering the COVID-19 situation in the state, UDF convener M M Hassan said here on Tuesday.

"Policy Decision": KK Shailaja On Exclusion From New Kerala Cabinet

"Policy Decision": KK Shailaja On Exclusion From New Kerala Cabinet

Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday May 18, 2021, New Delhi

KK Shailaja, former Kerala Health Minister, today denied any disappointment at being kept out of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's new cabinet, saying it was a "policy decision" of the party that she accepted.

Karnataka On Watch, Reworks Strategy As Covid Spreads To Rural Districts

Karnataka On Watch, Reworks Strategy As Covid Spreads To Rural Districts

Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Bengaluru

In Karnataka, one of the worst-hit states in the second Covid wave, capital Bengaluru used to make up the bulk of newly reported cases. Now, the IT hub accounts for less than half of the new cases as the virus makes its ingress into the rural areas.

Watch: Elephant Stuck In Slush Rescued In Karnataka

Watch: Elephant Stuck In Slush Rescued In Karnataka

NDTV News Desk | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Bandipur

Forest personnel rescued an elephant calf that was stuck in slush in the Moleyur range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. The tiger reserve shared a video of the rescue mission on its official Twitter handle.

Tamil Nadu Oxygen Crisis Sees Private Hospitals Say No To Covid Patients

Tamil Nadu Oxygen Crisis Sees Private Hospitals Say No To Covid Patients

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday May 18, 2021, Chennai

Coronavirus, Tamil Nadu oxygen supply: Five Covid patients have died at a private hospital in Tamil Nadu's Salem in the past three days allegedly due to a shortage of medical oxygen

Andhra Pradesh Government Converts Temples Into Covid Care Centres

Andhra Pradesh Government Converts Temples Into Covid Care Centres

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, Amaravati

The Andhra Pradesh government has converted several major temples in the state into Covid Care Centres (CCCs) to accommodate the infected patients.

Andhra Pradesh Announces Rs 10 Lakh For Children Orphaned Due To Covid

Andhra Pradesh Announces Rs 10 Lakh For Children Orphaned Due To Covid

ANI | Monday May 17, 2021, Amaravati

Following the footsteps of Madhya Pradesh and Delhi governments, Andhra Pradesh's YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led administration on Monday directed officials to work towards fixing a deposit Rs 10 lakh for every child orphaned due to COVID-19.

AIADMK To Contribute Rs 1 Crore To Chief Minister's Relief Fund To Fight Covid

AIADMK To Contribute Rs 1 Crore To Chief Minister's Relief Fund To Fight Covid

Press Trust of India | Monday May 17, 2021, Chennai

Contributions to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund continued to pour in to help the government tackle the COVID-19 pandemic with the AIADMK saying it would give Rs 1 crore besides a month's salary of its MLAs and MPs.

Rajinikanth Donates Rs 50 Lakh To Chief Minister's Relief Fund To Fight Covid

Rajinikanth Donates Rs 50 Lakh To Chief Minister's Relief Fund To Fight Covid

ANI | Monday May 17, 2021, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Actor Rajinikanth on Monday met Chief Minister MK Stalin and donated Rs 50 lakh to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Relief Fund as the state battles the second wave of coronavirus.

Rebel Andhra MP Claims Torture In Sedition Case, Goes To Supreme Court

Rebel Andhra MP Claims Torture In Sedition Case, Goes To Supreme Court

Written by Uma Sudhir | Monday May 17, 2021, New Delhi

The Supreme Court has ordered the medical examination of Andhra Pradesh MP Raghuram Krishnam Raju, who had filed a petition alleging that he was assaulted by the state's Criminal Investigation Department. The Narsapuram MP was arrested last week by t

Andhra Pradesh Records Highest Single-Day Surge With 24,171 Covid Cases

Andhra Pradesh Records Highest Single-Day Surge With 24,171 Covid Cases

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 16, 2021, Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh on Sunday registered a record 24,171 fresh cases of coronavirus, the single largest in a day since the first case was reported on March 12, 2020.

ISRO Team To Fix Snag Affecting Oxygen Production At Sterlite Copper Plant

ISRO Team To Fix Snag Affecting Oxygen Production At Sterlite Copper Plant

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 16, 2021, Chennai

Vedanta Ltd owned Sterlite Copper plant has roped in experts from ISRO to help rectify the technical glitch developed in the cold box of its oxygen plant, leading to a suspension in production of the life- saving gas.