April 17, 2021 08:39 (IST)
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Centre asks states, UTs to ensure uninterrupted movement of medical oxygen

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has asked the state governments to ensure uninterrupted passage of vehicles carrying medical oxygen along their borders and to not impose any curbs on the production of the life-saving gas, amid massive rise in Coronavirus cases and reports of oxygen shortage across the country.

Sri Lankan seeks urgent delivery of Covishield from India

The Sri Lankan government is reportedly in touch with Indian officials to seek urgent export of around one million doses of Covishield vaccines from India for the second phase of its vaccination drive, reported Daily Mirror.

Kumbh Mela: Top seer dies of Covid-19, several others infected

Haridwar/IBNS: Mahamandaleshwar Kapil Dev Das, 65, who was admitted to hospital earlier this week with coronavirus infection, died on Thursday, according to officials, media reports said.

Bengal polls: Left candidate in Murshidabad's Jangipur AC Pradip Nandi succumbs to Covid-19

Kolkata/IBNS: Sanjukta Morcha supported RSP candidate in Jangipur Assembly seat in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, Pradip Nandi, died of Covid-19 on Friday evening, reports said.

No shortage of Remdesivir in UP, Yogi orders crackdown on black marketing of Covid-19 drugs

Lucknow/UNI: In the wake of the rising coronavirus infections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued strict instructions to the State Health Department and State Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to check black marketing and hoarding of Remdesivir and other drugs essential for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and ensure that they are not sold at high prices.

BJP responsible for COVID surge in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

Nabadwip/UNI: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday held the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) responsible for COVID surge in Bengal.

Arvind Kejriwal to hold review meeting on Covid situation in Delhi

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Health Minister Satyendar Jain and others senior officials on Friday evening to review the COVID-19 situation in the National Capital.

Fight against COVID-19: PM Narendra Modi reviews status of oxygen availability to ensure adequate supply

New Delhi: Narendra Modi took a comprehensive review to ensure adequate medical grade oxygen supply in the country. Inputs from ministries like Health, DPIIT, Steel, Road Transport, etc were also shared with the PM.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests Covid-19 positive

Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday became the latest politician to get infected with Covid-19.

Randeep Singh Surjewala and Digvijaya Singh test Covid-19 positive

New Delhi/UNI: Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh tested positive for Novel Coronavirus.

Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal tests positive for Covid-19

New Delhi/UNI: Former Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said that she has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus.

Bengal: EC to meet all parties over Covid-19 situation amid ongoing polls

Kolkata/IBNS: India's poll body will on Friday meet 10 political parties participating in the high-octane assembly elections in West Bengal amid the spike in Covid-19 cases.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala tests COVID-19 positive   

New Delhi: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday tweeted to confirm that he has tested COVID-19 positive.

All monuments under ASI to remain shut till May 15: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: As the country struggles to combat the massive spike in coronavirus cases,  the government decided to shut all centrally-protected monuments and museums, including the Taj Mahal, Red Fort and Ajanta Caves, till May 15.

Grade 5, 8, 10 students in Punjab to be promoted without exams, announces CM Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh/UNI: Amid the continuing Covid surge, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced that all Class 5, 8 and 10 students will be promoted to the next class, without taking any examination.