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  • COVID-19 | Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF govt to take oath in Kerala on May 20; only 500 people allowed to attend ceremony May 17, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF govt to take oath in Kerala on May 20; only 500 people allowed to attend ceremony

    On May 15, Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had recommended that the swearing-in be done virtually in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.

  • This UP village cares for its COVID-19 sick under a tree May 17, 2021 07:32 PM IST

    This UP village cares for its COVID-19 sick under a tree

    There is no doctor or health facility in Mewla Gopalgarh in India's most-populous state of Uttar Pradesh, a 90-minute drive from the national capital Delhi. There is a government hospital nearby but it has no available beds and the villagers say they cannot afford private clinics.

  • PM Modi speaks to doctors about their learnings, suggestions on COVID-19 May 17, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    PM Modi speaks to doctors about their learnings, suggestions on COVID-19

    The doctors were from various regions, including the northeast, and Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Cancelled Class X SSC exam: Marks formula not devised, Board tells Bombay HC May 17, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    Cancelled Class X SSC exam: Marks formula not devised, Board tells Bombay HC

    A division bench of Justices S J Kathawalla and S P Tavade was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a professor, Dhananjay Kulkarni, challenging the Maharashtra government's April decision cancelling Class X exams.

  • Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai cops maintain vigil amid rains, winds May 17, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai cops maintain vigil amid rains, winds

    The official said adequate manpower had been made available in police stations and traffic posts on the roads of the metropolis.

  • COVID-19: Four districts of Kerala under triple lockdown; borders sealed May 17, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    COVID-19: Four districts of Kerala under triple lockdown; borders sealed

    Majority of sub-roads were closed and police took control of the major roads in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram districts as part of efforts to arrest the massive spread of the virus infection.

  • India has 26 potential cases of bleeding, clotting after AstraZeneca vaccine May 17, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    India has 26 potential cases of bleeding, clotting after AstraZeneca vaccine

    "There is a very miniscule but definitive risk of thromboembolic events" after being vaccinated, the data showed.

  • Cyclone Tauktae: Strong winds at 114 kmph strike Mumbai May 17, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae: Strong winds at 114 kmph strike Mumbai

    The wind speed of 114 kmph was recorded around 2 pm at the weather station based at Afghan Church in south Mumbai''s Colaba area, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a release.

  • North Western Railway cancels 10 more train services due to lockdown May 17, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    North Western Railway cancels 10 more train services due to lockdown

    According to a North Western Railway spokesperson, the 10 train services were cancelled due to a low passenger load.

  • Ten states account for over 75% of India's total active cases May 17, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Ten states account for over 75% of India's total active cases

    It said Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh cumulatively account for 75.04 per cent of India's total active cases.

  • WHO donates 100 oxygen concentrators to Rajasthan government May 17, 2021 02:39 PM IST

    WHO donates 100 oxygen concentrators to Rajasthan government

    The concentrators were handed over to state Health Minister Raghu Sharma who thanked the WHO for its cooperation in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Israel-Palestine conflict: India reiterates support for ‘just Palestinian cause’ and ‘two-state solution’ May 17, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    Israel-Palestine conflict: India reiterates support for ‘just Palestinian cause’ and ‘two-state solution’

    At the UN Security Council meeting, India condemned the "indiscriminate" rocket firings by Hamas targeting civilian population in Israel.

  • First batch of DRDO's anti-COVID-19 drug 2-DG released today: Usage, benefits, pricing and more you need to know May 17, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    First batch of DRDO's anti-COVID-19 drug 2-DG released today: Usage, benefits, pricing and more you need to know

    The drug has been released at a time when India is grappling with a record-breaking wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which has stretched the country's healthcare infrastructure to its limit.

  • UK COVID-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns May 17, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    UK COVID-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

    Across England, Wales and most of Scotland, indoor hospitality in pubs, restaurants and cafés returns and cinemas, museums and sports venues are to open their doors for the first time in months.

  • Explained | Narada sting operation case involving TMC leaders: Everything you need to know May 17, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Explained | Narada sting operation case involving TMC leaders: Everything you need to know

    The case pertains to the ‘Narada tapes’ sting operation shot in 2014 by Narada news portal, purportedly showing 12 TMC leaders accepting bribes from a journalist who posed as a businessman on camera.

  • More than 20 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs free of cost: Health Ministry May 17, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    More than 20 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs free of cost: Health Ministry

    Of this, the total consumption, calculated based on average up to May 16 including wastages is 18,71,13,705 doses as per data available at 8 am today.

  • India's virus cases lower but WHO expert says positive tests ominously high May 17, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    India's virus cases lower but WHO expert says positive tests ominously high

    For months now, nowhere in the world has been hit harder than India by the pandemic, as a new strain of the virus first found there fuelled a surge in infections that has risen to more than 400,000 daily.

  • Govt lays out procedure to rehabilitate children who lost parents to COVID May 17, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    Govt lays out procedure to rehabilitate children who lost parents to COVID

    Advising the public to refrain from engaging or encouraging such action, which is in contravention to legal provisions, the WCD Ministry has laid out lawful procedure of rehabilitation of children who lost their parents to COVID-19.

  • Delhi HC seeks stand of Centre, Facebook, WhatsApp on plea against new privacy policy May 17, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Delhi HC seeks stand of Centre, Facebook, WhatsApp on plea against new privacy policy

    A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notices to the central government and the two social media platforms, seeking their stand on the petition filed by a lawyer who has claimed that WhatsApp's new policy, which came into effect from May 15, violates users' right to privacy under the Constitution.

  • COVID-19: Over 1.99 crore people vaccinated in Maharashtra so far May 17, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    COVID-19: Over 1.99 crore people vaccinated in Maharashtra so far

    A total of 23,12,779 frontline workers and 18,48,358 health care workers have till now been administered vaccines (first and second doses included) in the state, it said.

  • CBSE Board Exam 2021 | Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal says no decision on CBSE Class 12 exams at state secretaries meet May 17, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    CBSE Board Exam 2021 | Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal says no decision on CBSE Class 12 exams at state secretaries meet

    CBSE class 12th Latest News: The Education Minister said he will consult State Education Secretaries In this meeting, and discuss the COVID-19 situation and its effect on education and the National Education Policy (NEP).

  • West Bengal COVID-19 lockdown: How to apply for e-pass in Kolkata May 17, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    West Bengal COVID-19 lockdown: How to apply for e-pass in Kolkata

    The Kolkata police have launched a dedicated website, where one can apply for an e-pass to commute during state-wide COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Narada Sting Case: CBI arrests TMC leaders including two West Bengal ministers May 17, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    Narada Sting Case: CBI arrests TMC leaders including two West Bengal ministers

    All four leaders were ministers in then Trinamool Congress government when the Narada bribery tapes were released in 2014.

  • Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai Airport to be shut from 11 am to 2 pm due to alert May 17, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai Airport to be shut from 11 am to 2 pm due to alert

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Mumbai, warning of very heavy rains at isolated places with strong winds on Monday as cyclone Tuaktae is likely to pass close to the Mumbai coast.

  • Coronavirus update: India registers 2.81 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, 4,106 deaths May 17, 2021 10:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India registers 2.81 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, 4,106 deaths

    The number of active cases stands at 35,16,997, accounting for 14.09 per cent of the total infections. The national recovery rate has improved to 84.81 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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