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Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown For A Week: See What's Allowed

Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown For A Week: See What's Allowed

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Arun Nair | Saturday May 22, 2021, Chennai

The ongoing lockdown in Tamil Nadu has been extended by another week amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The new restrictions will come into force from tomorrow. The order was issued on a day the state recorded 19,598 new Covid infections.

Oxygen Express Piloted By All Women Crew Brings 120 Tonne Oxygen To Bengaluru

Oxygen Express Piloted By All Women Crew Brings 120 Tonne Oxygen To Bengaluru

Press Trust of India | Saturday May 22, 2021, Bengaluru

An Oxygen Express train piloted by an "All Female Crew" arrived in Bengaluru with 120 metric tonnes of medical oxygen from Jamshedpur, the Railways said today.

After Crushing Defeat In Kerala, Congress On The Clock With Key Decision

After Crushing Defeat In Kerala, Congress On The Clock With Key Decision

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Friday May 21, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

After the humiliating defeat of the Congress in the last month's elections in Kerala, the party's central leadership has a tough decision. And it is running out of time.

Tamil Nadu Sees 17% Spike In Covid Deaths, Cases Cross 36,000

Tamil Nadu Sees 17% Spike In Covid Deaths, Cases Cross 36,000

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Friday May 21, 2021, Chennai

Tamil Nadu reported 467 new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, a 17.6 per cent increase over 397 reported a day ago, as it registered 36,184 new cases in the last 24 hours, the health department's data showed.

Watch: Hyderabad Cop Shares Tiffin With Homeless Children, Wins Hearts

Watch: Hyderabad Cop Shares Tiffin With Homeless Children, Wins Hearts

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Friday May 21, 2021, New Delhi

The video of Constable S Mahesh Kumar sharing his food with the children went viral on social media.

Veena George, Kerala's 1st Woman Journalist-Turned-Politician, Now Minister

Veena George, Kerala's 1st Woman Journalist-Turned-Politician, Now Minister

Press Trust of India | Friday May 21, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Journalist-turned-politician Veena George will helm Kerala's Health Ministry in the successive LDF cabinet, replacing KK Shailaja at a time when the state is witnessing an unprecedented Covid-19 surge.

Tamil Nadu Declares Black Fungus As Notifiable Disease Under Public Health Act

Tamil Nadu Declares Black Fungus As Notifiable Disease Under Public Health Act

ANI | Thursday May 20, 2021, Chennai

The Tamil Nadu government is making Black Fungus a notifiable disease under the Public Health Act, informed Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishna on Thursday.

Sitaram Yechury On KK Shailaja's Omission From New Kerala Cabinet

Sitaram Yechury On KK Shailaja's Omission From New Kerala Cabinet

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 20, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Justifying KK Shailaja's omission from the new LDF cabinet, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Thursday the decision to bring in new faces in the government in Kerala was taken in the long term interest of the party and for the state.

Watch: Elephant's Incredible Rescue From Pit - "Hand Of God"

Watch: Elephant's Incredible Rescue From Pit - "Hand Of God"

Edited by NDTV Newsdesk | Thursday May 20, 2021, Kodagu

A dramatic video of how forest department officials in Karnataka helped an elephant get out of a pit, using the -hand of God- is being widely shared on social media.

Telangana Declares Black Fungus As Notifiable Disease Under Epidemic Act

Telangana Declares Black Fungus As Notifiable Disease Under Epidemic Act

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 20, 2021, Hyderabad

The Telangana government has declared Black Fungus (mucormycosis) a disease that is primarily affecting COVID-19 recovered patients as notifiable disease under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, an official notification said today.

"We Were To Make History, But We're...": Leader Quits Kamal Haasan Party

"We Were To Make History, But We're...": Leader Quits Kamal Haasan Party

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday May 20, 2021, New Delhi

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan today lost another top leader after his party's abysmal performance in the Tamil Nadu election. CK Kumaravel, in his parting shot to his star party boss, said: "No hero worship."

Telangana Teacher On Poll Duty Dies Of Covid, Husband Says "Lost My Life"

Telangana Teacher On Poll Duty Dies Of Covid, Husband Says "Lost My Life"

Written by Uma Sudhir | Thursday May 20, 2021

A primary school teacher in Telangana died of COVID-19 just days after she was summoned for election duty for the Nagarjunasagar assembly bypoll in Telangana on April 17, leaving behind her husband Kammampati Mohan Rao and their 8-year-old daughter.

"Party's Decision": Pinarayi Vijayan On Dropping KK Shailaja From Cabinet

"Party's Decision": Pinarayi Vijayan On Dropping KK Shailaja From Cabinet

ANI | Thursday May 20, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said the decision to drop Communist Party of India (M) leader KK Shailaja from the state cabinet was made by the party.

Kerala High Court Cites Bengal, Tamil Nadu In Allowing Oath Ceremony

Kerala High Court Cites Bengal, Tamil Nadu In Allowing Oath Ceremony

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

The Kerala government can hold its oath ceremony keeping in mind the need for reduced number of attendees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kerala High Court said today.

Aim To Vaccinate Every Eligible Citizen By Year-End: Karnataka Health Minister

Aim To Vaccinate Every Eligible Citizen By Year-End: Karnataka Health Minister

Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 19, 2021, Bengaluru

The Karnataka government has set a goal to vaccinate all those eligible in the state by November end, against coronavirus.