Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the assistance of the Army in tackling the Covid situation in the capital. Delhi has been witnessing a high number of cases and deaths in the second wave of Covid and the crisis has been compounded by the shortage of oxygen in hospitals. Deputy CM Sisodia said that the government has appealed to all sections to help transport oxygen to the capital. He also reviewed the vaccination programme in Delhi and said that they will keep increasing vaccination as and when they receive more vaccines. Watch the full video for all the details.
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visited the Kalighat temple on Sunday. The TMC supremo offered prayers at the temple after victory in assembly polls. Mamata was accompanied by her nephew & TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee. Meanwhile, many leaders including PM Modi have congratulated her for the TMC win. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Mamata for her victory. Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar also took to Twitter to congratulate Mamata. Congress' Rahul Gandhi congratulated Mamata & people of Bengal for defeating BJP. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh & Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also congratulated Mamata. Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut congratulated the 'Tigress of Bengal' on Twitter. Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati also congratulated Mamata for the good performance of TMC.
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Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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An IAF aircraft will reach Panagarh airbase by Saturday evening carrying four oxygen tanks. The C-17 plane, which will carry cryogenic oxygen, got airborne at 2am from Hindan airbase. The plane reached the Changi International Airport in Singapore at around 7.45am. As the nation grapples with the second Covid wave, IAF has come forward with its resources. Defence minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the ministry's effort to deal with the present situation. Apart from Singapore, Centre is also looking at lifting oxygen tankers from the UAE. Air force's aircraft are already ferrying the live-saving gas within the country. The Centre has decided to import 50,000 metric tonne of medical oxygen to meet the shortage. Government is also planning to airlift 23 mobile oxygen generation plants from Germany. Home ministry has directed all states and UTs to treat oxygen vehicles like ambulances and make provision for green corridors to ensure uninterrupted transportation.
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Amid the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 aircraft, which was airborne from Hindon air base, landed in Frankfurt, Germany for airlifting medical supplies. The aircraft will depart for Mumbai carrying 35 tonnes of medical equipment.
The Indian Air Force (IAF)'s C-17 aircraft airlifted two more oxygen tankers from Pune and will land in Gujarat's Jamnagar. IAF has started airlifting big oxygen tankers from their place of use to the filling stations across the country to speed up the distribution of much-needed oxygen amid the COVID-19 crisis. This comes amid oxygen shortage in various parts of the country as the number of COVID-9 cases and deaths continue to rise.
The Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said that over May 16-19, the Arabian sea depression is very likely to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm”; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today that oxygen concentrator banks are being set up in every district of the national capital; Dr NK Arora, chairman of the central Covid panel said that vaccination for the 18 to 44 age group should have been deferred amid vaccine shortage. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Fifth batch of Rafale aircraft arrived in India after flying almost 8,000 km from France. IAF chief RKS Bhadauria flagged off four Rafale jets from Merignac-Bordeaux airbase. Their arrival took the total number of French-origin fighters in IAF inventory to 18. IAF thanked French and UAE air forces for refuelling support to complete the journey. Bhadauria, who is on a 5-day visit to France, also went to a Rafale jet training centre. Arrival of the new batch will pave way for IAF to raise a second squadron of Rafale jets. The new Rafale squadron will be based at the Hasimara air base in West Bengal. The first squadron, comprising around 18 aircraft, is based at the Ambala air force station.
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Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inspected an under construction 1000-bedded COVID Care Center in Sagar..
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inspected an under construction 300-bedded COVID Care Center in Budni on May 08. The 300-bedded COVID Care Center..