India breached another grim milestone in the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, as it witnessed the deadliest day of the pandemic with over 1500 deaths reported and a record ever biggest single day surge of 2,61,500 cases, taking the caseload to 1.47 crore total cases. Joint Entrance...
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on May 07 criticised the central government for going ahead with the central vista project, amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In a tweet he wrote, "Central Vista is criminal wastage. Put people's lives at the centre- not your blind arrogance to get a new house!" Calling his statement "unfortunate," BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "The country is fighting against COVID-19 and it is a time to come together and fight. But Congress does not want to miss any opportunity; they want to weaken this fight. Rahul Gandhi daily brings up the Central Vista issue; he should know that how much the government is spending into health sector. It's unfortunate that he is raising such issues."
The central government has to supply 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen to Delhi every day till further orders, the Supreme Court said this morning. DMK chief MK Stalin was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, along with 33 members of his cabinet. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday with four urgent issues to address. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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India witnessed a dip in COVID-19 cases after the country reported 3,66,161 new infections in last 24 hours. With 7,45,237 active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,26,62,575. 3,754 new deaths in last 24 hours took the toll to 2,46,116. So far, 1,86,71,222 people won the battle against COVID-19. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, till date 30,37,50,077 samples have been tested for COVID-19 virus. Vaccination drive is underway and 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tamil Nadu and in view of it, a two-week lockdown has been imposed in the state to contain the spread of infection. On May 10, streets in Coimbatore remained silent and deserted. However, all grocery shops will continue to work until 12 noon during the lockdown period. On May 09, TN Govt in its first meeting stressed on strict COVID-19 containment measures to rein in the virus. With 28,897 new COVID cases, Tamil Nadu reported highest-ever single day spike on May 09.
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee paid floral tribute to the portrait of the poet, novelist, Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on May 09. In a recent state Assembly polls, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) got an absolute majority on its own by bagging 213 seats in the 294-member assembly. While BJP ended with 38% vote-share, it won 77 seats and became principal opposition party in WB.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on May 07 slammed Central government over the management of the current COVID situation in the country. She said India is "crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people". ""I say this categorically - India is crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people. The Modi govt has failed the people of our country"," Sonia said at Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting.
Speaking on COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on May 04 said, "Few centres were closed yesterday due to doses' shortage. Got 9 lakh vials today, to last for 2-3 days...
The 'Oxygen Express' carrying 10 oxygen tankers arrived in Lucknow from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on May 04. The requirement of oxygen has soared in the country due to COVID situation. In view of this,..
Police on Thursday said it has detained a local BJP leader for allegedly coming within 100 metres of a pooling booth here. Mohan Singh, Dakshin Mandal Sabhapati... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Zee News