December 05, 2021 16:28 (IST)
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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests positive for Covid-19, hospitalised

New Delhi/IBNS: India's Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tested positive for Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 on Tuesday.

COVID-19: West Bengal reports highest one-day spike of 2589 cases, 48 deaths

Kolkata/IBNS: With highest single-day spike of 2589 infections and 48 deaths, West Bengal's Covid-19 tally has jumped to 72,777, including 20,631 active cases, 1629 fatalities and 50,517 discharges, reports said on Saturday.

Fourth suicide in Tripura for smartphone during Covid-19 pandemic

Agartala/UNI: A teen committed suicide, fourth during the Covid-19 pandemic, for smartphone, last night.

Mega door-to-door Covid survey begins in Tripura

Agartala/UNI: Over 5000 teams have started a health survey this morning to identify persons with influenza-like illnesses, including breathing difficulties, to detect potential Covid cases in Tripura, as a strategy to fight the worsening pandemic situation.

Covid-19 situation betters in Delhi, national capital now 8th in terms of active cases

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi, which is one of the worst Covid-19-affected parts of the country, is slowly recovering from grasp of the contagion as the national capital is now placed at the eighth position in terms of active cases.

Kolkata Police report second Covid-19 fatality in single day, toll now 5

Kolkata/IBNS: The Kolkata Police reported its second death due to Covid-19 within 24 hours on Friday, taking the total number of fatalities in the city police to five, reports said on Saturday. 

West Bengal on second day of biweekly anti-Covid-19 lockdown today

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal, the eastern state of India, is on Saturday witnessing the second day of a biweekly lockdown called by its government to stem the spread of Novel Coronavirus.

Total lockdown imposed in Manipur amid increasing Covid cases

Imphal/UNI: Manipur government has imposed a total lockdown in the state from 1400 hours today for one week amid rising Covid cases.

West Bengal witnesses complete anti-Covid-19 lockdown today

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal is witnessing a complete lockdown to stem the spread of Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 on Thursday.

Covid-19: Health Ministry warns against use of N-95 masks with respirator valves

New Delhi/IBNS: The Director General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has warned all states and union territories against the 'inappropriate use' of N-95 protective masks with valved respirators, saying these do not prevent the Novel Coronavirus from spreading out.

Spike in Covid-19 cases in West Bengal 'cause of concern': Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The central government has expressed concern over the spike in Novel Coronavirus cases in the eastern state of West Bengal.

DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh goes into self-quarantine after meeting BJP J-K chief who tested Covid positive

New Delhi/IBNS: DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh went into self-quarantine on Tuesday after he learned that Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina, whom he met on July 12, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla's wife tests positive for Covid-19, family quarantined

Kolkata/IBNS: The wife of former Indian cricketer and West Bengal Minister-of-State for Sports and Youth Services, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus.

All Delhi state university exams stand cancelled: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi/UNI: The Delhi government on Saturday announced to cancel all Delhi state university examinations, including the final exams, in view of major disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID not conspiracy but a real threat; opening parks, yatra confusing: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar/UNI: Cautioning people that COVID-19 was not some conspiracy to harass them, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said it is a real and serious threat.