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Mortal remains of Kerala woman killed in Israel arrive in India

Mortal remains of a woman from Kerala, Soumya Santhosh, who was killed in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, arrived in New Delhi on Saturday morning.

15 May 2021 9:10 am
India's Covid situation hugely concerning, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

India's Covid-19 situation remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that the pandemic's second year will be far more deadly than the first for the world.

15 May 2021 9:10 am
Covid-19: India receives 105 ventilators, other medical equipment from Kazakhstan

An aircraft from Kazakhstan, carrying a consignment of 105 ventilators, 7,50,000 masks/respirators, and other medical equipment arrived in New Delhi on Saturday morning, as part of global assistance to India to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

15 May 2021 9:10 am
90 lakh doses/day will be needed in August-December to achieve target

The government has projected the possible availability of 200 crore doses of Covid vaccines during August-December and said it should be possible to vaccinate Indias entire adult population by year-end. Having started vaccination on Jan 15, India has completed four months or 120 days of vaccination on Friday, May 14. Over these 120 days, it has administered about 18 crore doses, an average of 15 lakh doses a day.

15 May 2021 3:10 am
Tauktae set to intensify into very severe cyclone, may hit Gujarat

Cyclone Tauktae, which lay as a deep depression over the Arabian Sea close to Lakshadweep on Friday night, was likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 150-160 kmph gusting to 175 kmph by Sunday morning, bringing heavy to very heavy rain to many parts of the western coast, the IMD said.

15 May 2021 3:10 am
Government may buy 50 million Pfizer Covid vaccine doses by Q3

The government and Pfizer are in high-level discussions that could see the pharma giant sell 50 million of its Covid vaccine doses in India by the third quarter of this year with the current negotiations pointing to a successful conclusion. Top government officials are believed to have negotiated availability of these vaccines in a series of meetings with senior Pfizer executives with the main hurdle being the firms insistence of indemnity that will shield it from legal action in India.

15 May 2021 3:10 am
Coronavirus cases & deaths surge across Uttarakhand

The number of Covid-19 cases in the nine hill districts of Uttarakhand has spiralled, almost doubling in the past 40 days. Equally worrying is that deaths have also shot up -- it is three times the figure compared to last year. Pauri, the worst-affected hill district, recorded 5,215 cases between March 2020 and March 2021. In the period between April 1 and May 13, though, the districts tally shot up to 12,970.

15 May 2021 3:10 am
Even fully-vaccinated need mask, distancing: Dr Randeep Guleria

Wearing of mask and physical distancing need to continue even by those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said underlining that the virus is constantly mutating and there is still uncertainty about how much vaccines can protect against the emerging variants.

15 May 2021 3:10 am
1 year vaccine dose interval fine but 4 weeks is ideal: Top virologist

The Centres advisory to states to extend the interval between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks from the earlier 6-8 weeks has left many senior citizens confused. Those who took the second dose after six weeks are now concerned about its efficacy. We took the second dose in 6-8 weeks but the latest advisory suggesting an interval of 12-16 weeks has left us confused, said Sridhar MS, 61, from Bengaluru.

15 May 2021 3:10 am
Government hopeful of vaccinating entire adult population by December

A rapid scale-up of Covid-19 vaccine availability from next month should ensure the current crunch, particularly for the 18-44 age group, will ease by July, following which it will be possible to inoculate Indias entire adult population of around 95 crore by this December, government sources say.

15 May 2021 2:10 am
India's Covid situation hugely concerning: WHO chief

India's Covid-19 situation remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that the pandemic's second year will be far more deadly than the first for the world.

15 May 2021 12:10 am
Countries vow to assist Covid-hit India at first Indo-Pacific group meet since Biden's win

The Indo-Pacific group, also known informally as the Quad Plus resumed their engagement in 2021, the first time in the Biden administration. On Friday evening, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla met with US Wendy Sherman, the new deputy secretary, Frances Adamson of Australia and senior officials from Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Vietnam.

14 May 2021 10:10 pm
India fighting 'invisible enemy' with all its might, says PM Narendra Modi on Covid challenge

Over Rs 20,667 crore was directly transferred to farmers bank accounts. Farmers of West Bengal received the assistance for the first time since the scheme was launched in February 2019. Two instalments of Rs 2,000 each, amounting to over Rs 281 crore, were released to the farmers of West Bengal in one go.

14 May 2021 10:10 pm
Lockdown: Tamil Nadu tightens curbs; business hours for shops reduced

Ecommerce entities like Dunzo can deliver goods only till 10am. The fresh curbs will come into effect at 6am on Saturday.

14 May 2021 9:10 pm
Mamata writes to PM Modi, urges him to be fair and quick in PSA plant allotment

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to be fair and quick in allotment of pressure swing adsorption (PSA) plants for the state, amid the relentless surge in Covid-19 cases.

14 May 2021 7:10 pm
Woman from 'Love You Zindagi' viral video succumbs to Covid-19

A 30-year-old woman, whose recent video from a Covid ward where she could be seen listening to a hit Bollywood song had gone viral, has succumbed to the virus.

14 May 2021 7:10 pm