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"Epidemic Within Pandemic": Karnataka Changes Steps To Fight Black Fungus

"Epidemic Within Pandemic": Karnataka Changes Steps To Fight Black Fungus

Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday May 27, 2021, Bengaluru

Karnataka has been hit with hundreds of cases of Mucormycosis or Black Fungus. The state is trying to change its approach to tackle this new challenge in the pandemic.

"Didn't Get North Indians' Vote," Says Tamil Nadu Minister: Report

"Didn't Get North Indians' Vote," Says Tamil Nadu Minister: Report

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 27, 2021, Chennai

Taking a dig at north Indian residents, Minister P K Sekar Babu on Wednesday said over the years, including the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, they have not voted for the DMK.

Helpline, Panel In Tamil Nadu After Teacher Arrested For Sex Misconduct

Helpline, Panel In Tamil Nadu After Teacher Arrested For Sex Misconduct

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Shatabdi Chowdhury | Wednesday May 26, 2021, Chennai

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced a series of measures to handle complaints of sexual harassment in academic institutions, just a day after a teacher at one of the top schools in Chennai was arrested over sexual misconduct allegations.

MK Stalin Urges Centre To Rescind Farm Laws, Assures Resolution In State Assembly

MK Stalin Urges Centre To Rescind Farm Laws, Assures Resolution In State Assembly

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 26, 2021, Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin today urged the Centre to withdraw the farm laws by accepting the demands of farmers and said that his party's poll promise of passing a resolution against these legislations in the Assembly will be fulfilled.

Karnataka's Global Tender For Vaccines Get Response From 2 Firms To Supply Sputnik V: Report

Karnataka's Global Tender For Vaccines Get Response From 2 Firms To Supply Sputnik V: Report

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 26, 2021, Bengaluru

In response to global tender floated by Karnataka to procure two crore Covid-19 vaccines, two suppliers have come forward to supply Russia's Sputnik V and Sputnik Lite vaccines.

Tamil Nadu To Drop 38 Cases Against Politicians Linked To Sterlite Protests

Tamil Nadu To Drop 38 Cases Against Politicians Linked To Sterlite Protests

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday May 26, 2021

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to withdraw 38 cases filed against political leaders in connection with the anti-Sterlite protests of May 2018, sources said.

Telangana Private Hospitals, Workplaces To Administer Covid Vaccination

Telangana Private Hospitals, Workplaces To Administer Covid Vaccination

ANI | Wednesday May 26, 2021, Hyderabad (Telangana)

The Telangana Government has granted permission to private COVID-19 vaccination centres and hospitals to administer vaccinations to people above the age of 18.

Karnataka Covid Numbers Dip, But Concern Over Rural Cases, Black Fungus

Karnataka Covid Numbers Dip, But Concern Over Rural Cases, Black Fungus

Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday May 25, 2021, Bengaluru

Karnataka - one of the worst hit states in the country in the second wave of COVID-19, has been witnessing a slump in the new case numbers over the last few weeks. The authorities, however, are of the view that It is far too early to relax.

Karnataka Warning To Private Hospitals On Keeping Bodies Of Covid Victims

Karnataka Warning To Private Hospitals On Keeping Bodies Of Covid Victims

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 25, 2021, Bengaluru

The Karnataka government has warned of stringent action against private hospitals including cancelling the licence if they hold back bodies of those who died due to coronavirus till the bills are cleared by the relatives.

Covid Fears Paralyse Global Carmakers In India's Detroit

Covid Fears Paralyse Global Carmakers In India's Detroit

Upmanyu Trivedi, Ragini Saxena and Ganesh Nagarajan, Bloomberg | Tuesday May 25, 2021

Automakers with plants in Tamil Nadu, the industry's hub in India, are suspending operations and reducing shifts as employees threaten to go on strike due to health concerns about Covid-19 in the southern state.

Chennai School Teacher Arrested For Sexual Misconduct In Online Classes

Chennai School Teacher Arrested For Sexual Misconduct In Online Classes

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday May 25, 2021, Chennai

A 59-year-old teacher at one of the top schools in Chennai has been arrested over allegations of sexual misconduct during virtual classroom sessions. The teacher faces charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Kerala Government Includes People Going Abroad For Studies, Job In Vaccination Priority List

Kerala Government Includes People Going Abroad For Studies, Job In Vaccination Priority List

Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 25, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala government has included those who are going abroad for studies and employment purpose, in the prioritised group under the 18-45 years age category for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Video: Prayer Meet In Andhra Pradesh, Violating Lockdown, Stopped By Cops

Video: Prayer Meet In Andhra Pradesh, Violating Lockdown, Stopped By Cops

NDTV News Desk | Tuesday May 25, 2021, Srikakulam

A massive prayer gathering in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, organised by a few pastors, was disrupted on Sunday by local police personnel who said that it violated the Covid lockdown regulations. organised by a few pastors.

Karnataka To Give Second Covaxin Dose Only To Those Above 45 Years

Karnataka To Give Second Covaxin Dose Only To Those Above 45 Years

ANI | Tuesday May 25, 2021, Bengaluru (Karnataka)

The Karnataka government, in order to tide over a shortfall in Covaxin stock in the state, has directed health officials to administer the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine only to people aged above 45 years.

Lakshadweep Changes, Blamed On New Administrator, Trigger Outcry

Lakshadweep Changes, Blamed On New Administrator, Trigger Outcry

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday May 24, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

From Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to Malayalam movie star Prithviraj Sukumaran, a large number of people from Kerala have expressed their concern over the changes in Lakshdweep brought about by Praful Patel, its new administrator.