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  • 'People get old, they have to die,' says MP Minister on COVID deaths

    'People get old, they have to die,' says MP Minister on COVID deaths

    April 15, 2021 12:53 IST

    Madhya Pradesh Minister Prem Singh Patel on April 15 sparked controversy with his statement on COVID deaths wherein he said that no one can stop the deaths which take place due to COVID-19.

  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra scientists train Kalaburagi farmers in beekeeping

    Krishi Vigyan Kendra scientists train Kalaburagi farmers in beekeeping

    April 15, 2021 12:52 IST

    Krishi Vigyan Kendra scientists are imparting training to farmers in beekeeping to enhance their income. Senior Scientist, KVK, Raju Tagali said, "We're providing training to agriculture families.

  • Equity indices trade flat, Infosys drops 3.8 pc

    Equity indices trade flat, Infosys drops 3.8 pc

    April 15, 2021 12:51 IST

    Equity benchmark indices traded flat during early hours on April 15 amid an interplay of resurgence in COVID-19 cases and the pace of vaccination. Investors tracked updates on the vaccines approval and prediction of a normal monsoon season across the country despite mixed global cues. At 10:15 am, the BSE S and P Sensex was down by 204 points or 0.42 per cent at 48,340 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 40 points or 0.28 per cent to 14,465.

  • People of Vantangia villages vote for first time in panchayat polls

    People of Vantangia villages vote for first time in panchayat polls

    April 15, 2021 12:50 IST

    The residents of Vantangia villages, for the first time are casting their vote for the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls which commenced from April 15. These villages were declared revenue village by CM Yogi Adityanath in 2018. Polling of first phase will take place in 18 districts

  • J-K Tourism organised Shikara Rally to mark Ambedkar Jayanti

    J-K Tourism organised Shikara Rally to mark Ambedkar Jayanti

    April 15, 2021 12:49 IST

    Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department organised 'Shikara rally' in Dal Lake in Srinagar on the occasion of 130th birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar on April 14.

  • Ramzan 2021: Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid follows COVID SOPs

    Ramzan 2021: Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid follows COVID SOPs

    April 15, 2021 12:48 IST

    On the second day of Ramzan month, people visited Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on April 15 to offer early morning prayers. People without masks won't be allowed and sanitizers have been placed in the Mosque premises. Speaking to ANI, Haafiz Mohammad Haneef, the Muezzin of Mecca Masjid, said that there are regular announcements through loud speakers for the people coming to the mosque to offer Namaz by following all the instructions of the government and pray to Allah to end this deadly disease soon. "Use of sanitizers and masks is compulsory to enter the mosque and people are instructed to sanitize themselves before entering the mosque and after leaving," he added. Shoaib, a local said, "We are using masks, which is compulsory for us to enter the mosque. The people are using sanitizers and maintaining social distance and also following all COVID norms."

  • Delhi govt mulls weekend curfew in view of Covid-19 surge

    Delhi govt mulls weekend curfew in view of Covid-19 surge

    April 15, 2021 11:59 IST

    Delhi Lockdown: The Arvind Kejriwal government is actively mulling imposing lockdown in Delhi on weekend to tide over Covid-19 crisis.

  • Covid positive Yogi Adityanath holds meeting with top officials in Lucknow via video conferencing

    Covid positive Yogi Adityanath holds meeting with top officials in Lucknow via video conferencing

    April 15, 2021 11:47 IST

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tested tested positive for coronavirus. Adityanath was in isolation since Tuesday after some officials of his office tested positive for infection. UP's Additional Chief Secretary SP Goyal, OSD Abhishek Kaushik, Special Secretary Amit Singh, and few other officials had tested Covid positive.

  • EC calls for urgent meeting amid Covid-19 surge in Bengal, over 5k cases recorded in last 24 hours

    EC calls for urgent meeting amid Covid-19 surge in Bengal, over 5k cases recorded in last 24 hours

    April 15, 2021 11:13 IST

    India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

  • Highest ever spike, Covid-19 cases breach 2-lakh mark in India

    Highest ever spike, Covid-19 cases breach 2-lakh mark in India

    April 15, 2021 10:45 IST

    As many as 200,739 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases has gone up to 14,074,564. In the last 24 hours, 10,38 COVID-related deaths were reported in the country taking the death toll to 1,73,123.

  • Art to motivate people for COVID-19 vaccination

    Art to motivate people for COVID-19 vaccination

    April 15, 2021 10:41 IST

    Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases, artists came forward to motivate people about COVID-19 vaccination. Unique Society of Artist, Panchkula came up with the idea of making paintings of the vaccination on aprons to spread awareness.

  • COVID patient dies in MP after ward boy allegedly removes oxygen support

    COVID patient dies in MP after ward boy allegedly removes oxygen support

    April 15, 2021 10:19 IST

    A COVID-19 patient died in ICU ward of Shivpuri District Hospital after a ward boy allegedly removed the oxygen planted. Anguished at the demise, family of deceased created ruckus in the hospital premises and urged for a probe in the matter. A team of 3 doctors has been formed by the Superintendent of the Medical College to look into the matter and submit the report within 48 hours following which appropriate action will be taken. Family is adamant on not cremating the body until justice is served.

  • COVID: Shoeshiners in Mumbai struggle to make ends meet

    COVID: Shoeshiners in Mumbai struggle to make ends meet

    April 15, 2021 10:18 IST

    Maharashtra came out as one of the major hotspots for the COVID-19 virus; government has imposed lockdown-like restrictions in the state. Daily wage earners have suffered the most in the state amid pandemic induced restrictions. Expressing his plight, a shoeshiner, near Gateway of India in Mumbai talked to ANI about his dwindling income. Umesh Sakes, shoe polisher said, "I've been working here for the past 5 years. Earlier, I used to earn Rs 100-200/day. Now it's hardly Rs 50/day."

  • Madhya Pradesh: Patient dies after ward boy removes oxygen support, incident caught in CCTV

    Madhya Pradesh: Patient dies after ward boy removes oxygen support, incident caught in CCTV

    April 15, 2021 10:17 IST

    A major case of negligence has been reported in the COVID ward of the district hospital in Shivpuri. The family members alleged that oxygen support to teacher Surendra Sharma admitted in the COVID ward on Tuesday night was removed by the ward boy and replaced him with another patient. Due to which teacher Surendra Sharma died due to breathlessness.

  • BJP leader Ashwin Patel celebrates his birthday with party workers amid COVID pandemic

    BJP leader Ashwin Patel celebrates his birthday with party workers amid COVID pandemic

    April 15, 2021 10:04 IST

    BJP leader Ashwin Patel celebrated his birthday with party workers in Vadodra. He also cut the cake at this moment and shared it with the party workers amid rising COVID cases.

  • Top 9 | Curfew-like curbs come into effect in Maharashtra

    Top 9 | Curfew-like curbs come into effect in Maharashtra

    April 15, 2021 9:54 IST

    A curfew-like restrictions have come into effect across Maharashtra in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been imposed till May 1, and no person will be allowed in a public place without a valid reason.

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