Kolkata/IBNS: A day before "stricter lockdown" in all the broad-based containment zones across West Bengal, the state on Wednesday registered 986 new cases of Covid-19, the highest single-day spike so far, taking the tally to 24,823, including 7,705 active cases, 827 deaths and 16,291 discharges, state health department said.
Kolkata/IBNS: Special trains to West Bengal's Howrah station from Covid-19 hotspots, including, Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad will now run once a week, following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's request to cut down the number of trains from hotspot areas as coronavirus cases in the state have been hitting new highs in the past one week, said reports.
New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the deaths due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic were declining, urging people in the national capital not to panic over the surge in infections.
Kolkata/IBNS: A private lab in Kolkata's New Town, cleared by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting RT-PCR COVID-19 tests, has been closed temporarily by the state government after it found several anomalies during an inspection, said a media report.
New Delhi/IBNS: In a major change brought in the electoral system by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday, people above 65 years of age and those infected with Novel Coronavirus have been allowed to avail postal ballots to cast their votes, media reports said.
Srinagar/UNI: The death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 111 in the Union Territory of J&K with seven more persons succumbing due to the virus since Wednesday evening.
Kolkata/IBNS: After getting stuck in Covid-19 protocols, a family in north Kolkata was forced to store a 71-year-old patient's body in an ice-cream freezer at home for two days, until his Novel Coronavirus test report had arrived, reports said.
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday address 1.3 billion people of his country on a day India reported 18,522 positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday requested the central government to suspend the train and flight services from five worst Covid-affected parts of the country to her state, in a bid to stem the further spread of the pandemic Novel Coronavirus.
New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced his government will create India's first plasma bank to treat people infected with the pandemic Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19.
New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the massive spike in Novel Coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday detailed five ways to tackle the contagion.
Kolkata/UNI: The West Bengal government, in a fresh directive, warned both the state-owned and private hospitals of punitive action, including suspension of license, for denying admission and services to the suspected Covid-19 patients.
Lucknow/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana in Uttar Pradesh on June 26 to provide employment to 1.25 crore people, mostly migrant workers.
Kolkata/IBNS: The pandemic Novel Coronavirus on Wednesday claimed the life of ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Tamonash Ghosh in West Bengal on a day Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called an all-party meeting on the contagion. He was 60.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will on Wednesday hold an all-party meeting over the Novel Coronavirus situation in her state.