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Himachal Cabinet to contribute one month salary to Covid fund
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said he and all his Cabinet colleagues would contribute their one month's salary to the CM Covid Fund.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Vaccinate those 18 and above for free, says Rajasthan CM
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday urged the Central government to vaccinate people of 18 and above years of age free of cost.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SDMC ready to convert its schools, community halls into Covid centres
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Concerned with the increasing number of Covid cases in the national capital, the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Wednesday announced to convert its primary school buildings and community halls into Covid isolation centres, subject to the approval of the Delhi government.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka transport employees union decides to call off strike
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Following the Karnataka High Court's direction, the Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League (KSRTEL) called off its indefinite strike and decided to resume operations from Wednesday night itself, its Honorary President, Kodihalli Chandrashekar said here.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
KCR undergoes CT scan, other tests at private hospital
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has tested positive for Covid-19, underwent CT Scan and other general medical tests at a private hospital here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gasping for oxygen, Delhi awaits 480 MT of fresh supply (Ld)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi is gasping for oxygen for a second day running as several hospitals are left with a few hours' stock.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Andhra CID looking for absconding ex-minister for morphing CM's video
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh irrigation minister and senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Devineni Umamaheswara Rao (Uma) is currently absconding. He is wanted by the CID for allegedly morphing an old video of Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Chhattisgarh to provide free vaccine to all above 18
New Delhi/Raipur, April 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced on Wednesday that free Covid vaccine will be provided to everyone above 18 years of age the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Night curfew in Goa from 10 pm to 6 am amid Covid surge (Ld)
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Amid the unprecedented surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday that a night curfew would be imposed in the state from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., even as casinos and hotels will be allowed to function post curfew hours at 50 per cent capacity.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP lashes out at Kejriwal, says no concrete policy to deal with pandemic
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the Covid situation worsened in the national capital, the BJP intensified its attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for doing nothing to overcome the crisis.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TTD to popularize Annamacharya, Vengamamba sankeertanas
Tirupati, April 21 (IANS) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) executive officer K. S. Jawahar Reddy has directed officials and scholars to popularize the sankeertanas (religious songs) of Annamacharya and Tarigonda Vengamamba, which herald the glory of Lord Venkateshwara by placing them in the public domain.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Covid situation in J&K challenging, says govt
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Wednesday that the present Covid situation in the Union Territory is challenging as the growth rate of positive cases is 8.12 per cent more than what it was last year.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mamata to write to PM on non-uniformity of vaccine prices
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the 'non-uniformity' of vaccine prices.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amid lockdown, Maha Congress wants 'jab at home' for people
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) In a unique suggestion, the Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday demanded Covid-19 'Vaccination At Home' - on the lines of the polio campaign - for all eligible people as they cannot reach the inoculation centres owing to the ongoing lockdown restrictions.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
The rise of Islamists in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country formed on the basis of freedom of religious rights for its citizens, is a Muslim majority state, where religious groups and organisations play a pivotal role in the countrys democratic system and political setups.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Centre has increased Delhi's oxygen quota: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid shortage of oxygen reported in several government and privates hospitals in Delhi since last few days due to sudden increase of Covid-19 cases, the city government found some relief as the Centre has agreed to increase Delhi's oxygen quota, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a leaked video Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is seen taking a meeting at the GTB hospital and directing officials to take quick decisions without waiting for approvals from the Secretariat.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UAE gives $2 bn bailout loan to Pakistan
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The United Arad Emirates (UAE) has decided to help Pakistan with a $2 billion bailout package, committing "every possible support to Pakistan".
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kerala BJP asks Pinarayi Vijayan not to create panic
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president K. Surendran on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan not to create panic over the non-availability of vaccines.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala Minister caught in bind over remark against ex-aide's wife
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Public Works Department Minister and top CPI-M leader G.Sudhakaran appears to have been caught in a bind following a comment that he allegedly made against the wife of a former staff member.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Union Education Minister Nishank tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus. At present, he is in home quarantine and following the Covid protocols.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chennai to increase Covid testing to 25k per day
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Amid the spike in coronavirus cases, the Greater Chennai Corporation is mulling to increase Covid testing to 25,000 tests per day.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vaccine Leader has been reduced to a Vaccine Beggar: Congress
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken has alleged that the country from being a Vaccine Leader has been reduced to a Vaccine Beggar and rather than testing corona positive patients, the Government is testing the people's patience.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab CM approves reward for inputs on narcotics
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Underlining his government's zero tolerance policy towards drugs, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved a reward policy to encourage information and inputs leading to recovery of drugs under the NDPS Act.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Crucial time for Balakrishnan, son Bineesh's bail hearing on Friday
Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Crucial days are ahead for former CPI-M Kerala state secretary and politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, as his younger son Bineesh Kodiyeri's bail application is coming up in the Karnataka High Court on Friday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Philippines logs 9,227 new Covid cases
Manila, April 21 (IANS) Philippines on Wednesday reported 9,227 fresh Covid cases, pushing the tally to 962,307, Department of Health (DOH) said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Haryana provides police protection to oxygen tankers
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said the state has decided to provide police protection to all tankers carrying medical-grade oxygen.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pro-Navalny protesters to hit the streets across Russia
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) Supporters of ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to defy authorities and stage protests across Russia on Wednesday to demand he receive life-saving medical care.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Long distance bus services disrupted in Tamil Nadu after ban on night travel
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Long distance bus services stand disrupted in Tamil Nadu after the government banned night travel in the state. After the new restrictions preventing night travel for long distance buses came into effect from Tuesday, the buses started leaving from Koyambedu at 4.30 a.m.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Increased tests have led to spike in Goa Covid count: CM
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Cases in Goa are on the rise because the state has increased the number of daily tests, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, a day after the state logged its highest number of deaths and its daily infection rate peaked at 1,160 in 24 hours.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
German Constitutional Court allows support to EU pandemic fund
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) Germany's Constitutional Court gave the green light on Wednesday for the government to back the European Union's coronavirus recovery fund, which has set aside 750 billion euros ($900 billion) to revive the bloc's economy.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goa Cong prez files forgery plaint against 10 BJP MLAs
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Wednesday accused 10 BJP MLAs of allegedly committing forgery and fraud while breaking away from the Congress and merging into the BJP in 2019.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Afghan air raids kill 15 militants in Kandahar
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) As many as 15 militants were killed as fighter aircraft struck Taliban positions and hideouts in southern Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said in a statement here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Pak Minister warns of more curbs to arrest Covid spread
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Wednesday warned of more restrictions due to the deteriorating Covid pandemic situation across the country.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
RSS schools turn into isolation centres, 'sevaks' help Covid patients
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Schools run by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Saraswati Shishu Mandirs and Saraswati Vidya Mandirs, will be converted into isolation centres in Uttar Pradesh if the need arises.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Health system in UP has collapsed: Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the health services in Uttar Pradesh have completely 'collapsed' and the situation is worse in villages, as compared to cities.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Andhra to fine maskless people Rs 100 as pandemic rages
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered a penalty of Rs 100 on all maskless people in public places at a time when Coronavirus is raging.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SL marks 2nd anniversary of Easter Sunday bombings
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday bombings with religious ceremonies, as Catholics called for investigations into the attacks to be expedited.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Suburban train services not to operate after 10 p.m. in Chennai
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Southern Railway has announced major changes in the schedule of Suburban trains in Chennai with no trains plying after 10 p.m. following the night curfew imposed by the Chennai corporation.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Priyanka raises oxygen export issue, says who is responsible
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has raised the issue of oxygen export at a time when the country is reeling under severe shortage and people are losing their life.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala Minister denies any dealings with Solar accused Saritha
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) State Excise Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan on Wednesday flatly denied having any dealings with Solar accused Saritha Nair.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Where is the leadership and planning, Priyanka ask Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaking exclusively to IANS has questioned the government on its response to the rapidly rising Covid numbers in the country. She has accused the government of lack of planning to handle the crisis. Here are some highlights from the rare interview from the Congress party leader.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In run-up to Biden's summit, UK sets target to slash emissions by 78%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Hours ahead of Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the opening session of the US Leaders' Summit on Climate, hosted by President Biden on Earth Day, the UK government announced to set the world's most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Vaccine strategy is no less than demonetisation: Rahul
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Centre's vaccine strategy and alleged it's akin to demonetisation.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
T'gana CM's daughter sets up helpline for Covid affected
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and a state legislator K. Kavitha has opened a helpline to provide assistance to the Covid-19 infected people during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Andhra CM, Guv extend Sri Ramanavami greetings to people
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Wednesday extended Sri Ramanavami greetings to all the people in the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rs 100 crore up In Bengal poll air
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal is reeling under an acute shortage of Covid-19 vaccines amidst a dreary long eight-phase assembly election, but leaders campaigning here have already spent Rs 100 crore to fly around to pitch for votes.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ex-policeman guilty in killing that 'ripped blinders off' US systemic racism (News Analysis)
New York, April 21 (IANS) In a catharsis for a nation rocked by protests and racial tension for nearly a year, a White former policeman has been convicted of murdering an African American man by kneeling on his neck.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
NZ mulls major reforms for healthcare system
Wellington, April 21 (IANS) New Zealand Health Minister Andrew Little on Wednesday said that putting a greater emphasis on primary healthcare and ensuring fairer access for all the citizens are the two main drivers of health sector reforms.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Guj HC issues notices over 'illegal' hoarding of Remdesivir
Gandhinagar, April 21 (IANS) A division bench of the Gujarat High Court issued notices to the state BJP president and Navsari MP, CR Paatil, the Surat MLA, Harsh Sanghvi and state government as well as Surat Collector on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Gujarat state assembly, Paresh Dhanani over the 'illegal and unauthorised distribution of Remdesivir injection' from Surat BJP's office.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Politics