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3 Hangars, 300 Counters, 40,000 People For Hyderabad's Mega Vaccine Day

3 Hangars, 300 Counters, 40,000 People For Hyderabad's Mega Vaccine Day

Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Arun Nair | Sunday June 06, 2021, Hyderabad

A huge vaccination drive aimed at covering at least 40,000 individuals in a day is being held in Telangana today.

Alternate BJP Leadership In Karnataka Exists, Says BS Yediyurappa

Alternate BJP Leadership In Karnataka Exists, Says BS Yediyurappa

Press Trust of India | Sunday June 06, 2021, Bengaluru

Amid speculations about a leadership change in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will continue in the top post as long as the BJP high command has confidence in him and he had no confusion about it.

Tamil Nadu Extends Covid Lockdown Till June 14, Identifies 11 Hotspots

Tamil Nadu Extends Covid Lockdown Till June 14, Identifies 11 Hotspots

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Saturday June 05, 2021, Chennai

The COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu has been extended for another week, Chief Minister MK Stalin announced on Saturday as the government announced two sets of relaxations for 11 hotspot districts and the rest of the state.

Prisoners Shifted, 135-Year-Old Telangana Jail Being Emptied For Hospital

Prisoners Shifted, 135-Year-Old Telangana Jail Being Emptied For Hospital

Written by Uma Sudhir | Friday June 04, 2021, Hyderabad

The first batch of 119 inmates including 39 women, moved out, accompanied by heavy security, with escort vehicles and armed policeman. After all, they would travel over three hours.

Lioness Died Of Suspected SARS-CoV2, 8 Lions Infected At Chennai Zoo

Lioness Died Of Suspected SARS-CoV2, 8 Lions Infected At Chennai Zoo

Written by Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday June 04, 2021, Chennai

A nine-year-old lioness has died after testing positive for SARS-CoV2 at the renowned Arignar Anna Zoological Park, on the outskirts of Chennai.

Rs 20,000 Crore Covid Fund, No New Taxes And A Dig In Kerala Budget

Rs 20,000 Crore Covid Fund, No New Taxes And A Dig In Kerala Budget

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Friday June 04, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

A Rs 20,000 crore Covid package, liquid oxygen plant of 150 metric tonnes capacity, Rs 1,000 crore towards Covid vaccines and no new taxes were some of the big announcements in the revised budget presented by Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal.

Tamil Nadu Announces Free Bus Travel For Differently-Abled, Transwomen

Tamil Nadu Announces Free Bus Travel For Differently-Abled, Transwomen

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 03, 2021, Chennai

Free of cost travel in town buses for differently-abled and transwomen and a super specialty hospital in Chennai were among the announcements the Tamil Nadu government made on Thursday to commemorate the 97th birth anniversary of M Karunanidhi.

Google Shows Kannada As "Ugliest" Language, Apologises After Outrage

Google Shows Kannada As "Ugliest" Language, Apologises After Outrage

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 03, 2021, Bengaluru

A Google search with the keywords "ugliest language in India" popped up "Kannada" in the results, sparking a massive outrage today with the Karnataka government saying it will issue a legal notice to the search engine.

Karnataka Set To Administer Over 60 Lakh Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine In June: Chief Minister

Karnataka Set To Administer Over 60 Lakh Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine In June: Chief Minister

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 03, 2021, Bengaluru

The Karnataka government is all set to administer more than 60 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine this month, thereby completing a total of 2 crore jabs by June 30,Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said today.

Lockdown In Karnataka Extended Till June 14

Lockdown In Karnataka Extended Till June 14

Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Debanish Achom | Thursday June 03, 2021, Bengaluru

Karnataka has extended the lockdown necessitated by the second wave of the pandemic till June 14. The restrictions will be in force till 6 am on June 14, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said today.

Woman Returns Home 18 Days After Andhra Family Buries Body In Covid Wraps

Woman Returns Home 18 Days After Andhra Family Buries Body In Covid Wraps

Written by Uma Sudhir , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday June 03, 2021, Hyderabad

Muthyala Girijamma, a native of Andhra's Krishna district, returned home 18 days after her family buried a woman's body without removing the wrap for fear of Covid.

Karnataka's Health Department Inducts 1,763 Doctors, Specialists For Government Hospitals

Karnataka's Health Department Inducts 1,763 Doctors, Specialists For Government Hospitals

ANI | Wednesday June 02, 2021, Bengaluru

Health and Family Welfare Department of Karnataka on Wednesday inducted 1,763 doctors and specialists newly recruited for the government hospitals across the state.

Prime Accused In Rape Case Shot At While Trying To Escape: Bengaluru Police

Prime Accused In Rape Case Shot At While Trying To Escape: Bengaluru Police

Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 02, 2021, Bengaluru

One of the accused in the alleged assault and gangrape of a Bangladeshi woman in Bengaluru was shot at and injured by the cops as he tried to escape by allegedly attacking a police team that had gone to arrest him today.

Who Decides Death Cause? Heated Debate In Kerala House On Covid Fatalities

Who Decides Death Cause? Heated Debate In Kerala House On Covid Fatalities

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Wednesday June 02, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala Assembly today debated, among other things, if Covid as a cause of death ought to be certified by the attending doctor or a separate panel. The opposition sought the former while the government said the latter was what the WHO recommended.

Karnataka Minister Immerses Unclaimed Ashes Of Covid Victims In Cauvery

Karnataka Minister Immerses Unclaimed Ashes Of Covid Victims In Cauvery

Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday June 02, 2021, Bengaluru

It is a tradition in much of southern Karnataka to immerse the ashes of those who have been cremated in the river Cauvery.