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Lockdown in Puducherry from 10 to 24 May; shopping complexes, malls to remain shut
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Lockdown in Puducherry from 10 to 24 May; shopping complexes, malls to remain shut

Provision shops, vegetable sales outlets, shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits, meat and fish and cattle feed will be allowed till noon, without AC facility

COVID-19 restrictions: Find out which state is under lockdown and for how long
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COVID-19 restrictions: Find out which state is under lockdown and for how long

While Kerala entered a 15-day COVID-19-induced lockdown from today, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have decided to impose similar stricter restrictions from 10 to 24 May to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Over 84 lakh vaccines still available with states, UTs; 17.49 cr doses provided so far, says Centre
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Over 84 lakh vaccines still available with states, UTs; 17.49 cr doses provided so far, says Centre

Out of the 53.25 lakh vaccine doses expected to be distributed among states and union territories in the next three days, Gujarat will get 8.98 lakh vaccine doses, the highest quota among all

Arvind Kejriwal demands 2.6 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses, aims to inoculate all Delhi residents in 3 months
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Arvind Kejriwal demands 2.6 cr COVID-19 vaccine doses, aims to inoculate all Delhi residents in 3 months

In an online briefing, the Delhi chief minister also said that the state govt will increase the vaccination centres from 100 to 300

Coronavirus News Updates: Will send expert teams to develop oxygen concentrators, says Israel's ambassador to India
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Coronavirus News Updates: Will send expert teams to develop oxygen concentrators, says Israel's ambassador to India

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Israel Ambassador to India Ron Malka added, 'We’ll never forget the remarkable assistance we got from India at the beginning of this pandemic'

COVID-19 lockdowns extended in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana as India hits 4 lakh cases for fourth straight day
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COVID-19 lockdowns extended in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana as India hits 4 lakh cases for fourth straight day

Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi are among 10 states that account for 71.75 percent of the 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases registered in a day, the Union health ministry said on Sunday

Narada case: West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar sanctions CBI prosecution of TMC leaders
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Narada case: West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar sanctions CBI prosecution of TMC leaders

The Narada sting tapes, made public before the 2016 Assembly elections in West Bengal, purported to show TMC ministers, MPs and MLAs receiving money in lieu of promised favours

GST exemption for COVID-19 vaccine, drugs will make them costlier, says Nirmala Sitharaman
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GST exemption for COVID-19 vaccine, drugs will make them costlier, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Earlier on Sunday, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking exemption from GST and customs duty on donations of oxygen concentrators, cylinders, and COVID-19 drugs

'Study COVID variant circulating on AMU campus': V-C, worried by deaths of faculty members, urges ICMR chief
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'Study COVID variant circulating on AMU campus': V-C, worried by deaths of faculty members, urges ICMR chief

This comes a day after Dean of Faculty of Law at Aligarh Muslim University professor Shakil Ahmed Samdani died at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for coronavirus

Verified Twitter accounts, including Firstpost, hacked to imitate 'SNL', offer free cryptocurrency
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Verified Twitter accounts, including Firstpost, hacked to imitate 'SNL', offer free cryptocurrency

The accounts that were hacked changed their names to “SNL” and switched their profile pictures to match that of the official Saturday Night Live account

Delhi lockdown extended till morning of 17 May; curbs to be stricter this time, says Arvind Kejriwal
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Delhi lockdown extended till morning of 17 May; curbs to be stricter this time, says Arvind Kejriwal

Apart from the existing restrictions, Metro train services will also be halted during the period, the Delhi chief minister said

Narendra Modi pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 160th birth anniversary
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Narendra Modi pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 160th birth anniversary

Tagore was born on 7 May but his birthday is celebrated in West Bengal, where he was born and is revered, according to the traditional Bengali calendar, and this year it falls on Sunday.

India records 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases; active cases now comprise 16.76% of total infections
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India records 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases; active cases now comprise 16.76% of total infections

The COVID-19 toll has climbed to 2,42,362 with 4,092 deaths in the past 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed

COVID-19 crisis: Modi govt's attempts to stifle criticism 'inexcusable', says Lancet editorial
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COVID-19 crisis: Modi govt's attempts to stifle criticism 'inexcusable', says Lancet editorial

According to the editorial, modelling suggested falsely that India had reached herd immunity, encouraging complacency and insufficient preparation

Mother’s Day 2021: History and significance of day recognising 'immeasurable contribution' of mothers
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Mother’s Day 2021: History and significance of day recognising 'immeasurable contribution' of mothers

Mother's Day 2021: When is Mother's day celebrated in India? Date, Significance, History and Importance of Mother's Day, Mother’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide. This year it will be celebrated on Sunday, 9 May. All you need to know

Mother's Day 2021: Greetings to wish mothers with on their special day
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Mother's Day 2021: Greetings to wish mothers with on their special day

Here are some Mother's Day wishes, images, quotes, status, and messages. The occasion was first officially recognised by the 28th US president, Woodrow Wilson in 1914

Wake up from slumber and respond to COVID-19 challenges, IMA tells health ministry
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Wake up from slumber and respond to COVID-19 challenges, IMA tells health ministry

The doctors' body said for the last 20 days, it has been insisting on a complete and well-planned national lockdown, but the Centre has refused to implement it

Ensure Delhi gets 700MT of oxygen daily, not sporadically: Supreme Court tells Centre
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Ensure Delhi gets 700MT of oxygen daily, not sporadically: Supreme Court tells Centre

The apex court made the remark after the total quantity of oxygen delivered to Delhi on 6 May was 577 MT, resulting in a shortfall of 123 MT

More states announce lockdown as India sees record 4,187 COVID1-9 deaths, over 4 lakh cases in 24 hrs
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More states announce lockdown as India sees record 4,187 COVID1-9 deaths, over 4 lakh cases in 24 hrs

The DCGI approved a new drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) developed by the DRDO as adjunct therapy. The defence ministry claimed the drug helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence

SC constitutes 12-member task force for 'transparent, professional' allocation of oxygen, resources
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SC constitutes 12-member task force for 'transparent, professional' allocation of oxygen, resources

Stating that the likely future course of the COVID-19 pandemic must be taken into contemplation at the present time, the Supreme Court said that the task force will enable decision makers to have inputs which go beyond finding ad-hoc solutions to the present problems