PM Modi reviews Covid-19 situation, orders immediate audit of installation, operation of ventilators

PM Modi reviews Covid-19 situation, orders immediate audit of installation, operation of ventilators

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for augmenting healthcare resources in rural areas to focus on door to door testing and surveillance, and asserted that localised containment strategies are the need of the hour, especially in states with high positivity rate in districts. Chairing a high-level meeting, Modi said states should be […]

India adds 3.26 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 3,890 fresh fatalities

India adds 3.26 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 3,890 fresh fatalities

NEW DELHI: India in a day recorded 3,26,098 COVID-19 cases that took the tally to 2,43,72,907, while 3,890 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,66,207, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday. The active cases have reduced to 36,73,802 and comprise 15.07 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 […]

Azad writes to PM, suggests measures to ramp up vaccine manufacturing, health infra

Azad writes to PM, suggests measures to ramp up vaccine manufacturing, health infra

NEW DELHI: Former Union health minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, suggesting measures to increase Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing in the country, party officials said. In his letter, a copy of which has also been sent to Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, Azad has also given […]

Depression Over Arabian Sea Intensifies Into Cyclone Tauktae: IMD

New Delhi: The deep depression over the Arabian Sea has intensified into cyclonic storm Tauktae and is likely to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya around May 18, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday. It said Tauktae will be a very severe cyclonic storm from May 16-18. In a bulletin released […]

85 per cent of COVID-19 cases from 10 states: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: Ten states account for 85 per cent of the total novel coronavirus cases in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said 11 states have over one lakh active COVID-19 cases while eight have active cases between 50,000 and one lakh. Twenty-four states have a COVID-19 positivity rate of […]

India needs proper vaccine strategy, govt’s ‘disastrous policy’ will ensure third wave: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called for a national vaccine strategy and claimed that the government’s “disastrous” inoculation policy will “ensure a devastating third wave” in the country. He also accused the prime minister of making “mother Ganga cry” after bodies of suspected coronavirus victims were found floating in the river. “The […]

Delhi Police arrests 15 people, lodges 17 FIRs over posters criticising Modi

New Delhi: Delhi Police has registered 17 FIRs and arrested 15 people for allegedly pasting posters critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the vaccination drive against COVID-19, officials said on Saturday. The posters reading “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya (PM why did you send vaccines of our children […]

COVID-19: India sees record 4,205 fatalities in single day, 3.48 lakh fresh cases detected

COVID-19: India sees record 4,205 fatalities in single day, 3.48 lakh fresh cases detected

NEW DELHI: India saw a record rise in COVID-19 deaths with 4,205 fresh fatalities taking the country’s death toll to 2,54,197, while 3,48,421 new coronavirus infections were reported, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The total tally of COVID-19 cases in country now stands at 2,33,40,938. The active cases have reduced […]

Nursing staff at forefront of fighting COVID-19: PM Modi

Nursing staff at forefront of fighting COVID-19: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the nursing staff on International Nurses Day on Wednesday, saying their sense of duty, compassion and commitment towards a healthy India is exemplary. International Nurses Day is observed to mark the birth anniversary of the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale. In a tweet, Modi said, “International Nurses […]

How long will Indians bear Centre’s cruelty in this pandemic? asks Rahul Gandhi

How long will Indians bear Centre’s cruelty in this pandemic? asks Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked how long will Indians continue to bear the cruelty of the Centre as the basic problems arising out of the COVID-19 crisis are yet to be resolved. He also alleged that those who are accountable during the pandemic are hiding somewhere. “Sad news is coming again […]

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