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Haridwar Kumbh Mela: Over 1,700 test positive for COVID-19 in 5 days, authorities say number likely to rise
India

Haridwar Kumbh Mela: Over 1,700 test positive for COVID-19 in 5 days, authorities say number likely to rise

A majority of the 48.51 lakh people who took part in the last two royal baths (Shahi Snan) held on 12 and 14 April were seen openly violating COVID norms

India, Pakistan among others with a stake in stable future of Afghanistan, says US president Joe Biden
India

India, Pakistan among others with a stake in stable future of Afghanistan, says US president Joe Biden

The Biden administration on Wednesday did not give details of its expectations from India on the latter's role in Afghanistan after the complete withdrawal of US troops

GLPC Recruitment 2021: Apply for 392 project and taluka livelihood manager posts at ojas.gujarat.gov.in
India

GLPC Recruitment 2021: Apply for 392 project and taluka livelihood manager posts at ojas.gujarat.gov.in

Applicant must not be more than 30 years of age. An upper age limit relaxation is applicable to candidates falling under the reserved category

Delhi imposes weekend curfew as city records over 17,000 cases in 24 hrs; gyms, malls, spas shut
India

Delhi imposes weekend curfew as city records over 17,000 cases in 24 hrs; gyms, malls, spas shut

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said in-house dining at restaurants will not be allowed and cinema halls will be allowed to operate with only 30% capacity

UP panchayat polls 2021: Polling for Phase 1 underway in 2.21 lakh seats across 18 districts
Politics

UP panchayat polls 2021: Polling for Phase 1 underway in 2.21 lakh seats across 18 districts

More than 333,000 candidates are in the fray this time in over 221,000 seats for the posts of district council members, block panchayat members, village panchayat heads and wards

CISCE board exams: Council likely to announce decision on conducting ICSE, ISC exams today
India

CISCE board exams: Council likely to announce decision on conducting ICSE, ISC exams today

The ICSE exam was scheduled to begin on 4 May and would end on 7 June, while ISC would have concluded on 18 June, as per the initial timetable

HPBOSE 2021: Himachal Pradesh postpones Class 10, 12 exams in view of rising COVID-19 cases
India

HPBOSE 2021: Himachal Pradesh postpones Class 10, 12 exams in view of rising COVID-19 cases

State education secretary Rajeev Sharma also said that the UG exams, due to start from 17 April, have also been deferred

Western warnings tarnish the COVID-19 vaccines that the world desperately needs
World

Western warnings tarnish the COVID-19 vaccines that the world desperately needs

Skittishness over the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, analysts fear, could stoke demand for Russian- and Chinese-made shots, about which far less is known

Delhi Jal Board writes to Manohar Lal Khattar over high ammonia levels in Yamuna, short supply of raw water
India

Delhi Jal Board writes to Manohar Lal Khattar over high ammonia levels in Yamuna, short supply of raw water

The official said that the production capacity at the two water treatment plants in Delhi has reduced by an alarming 40 percent due to the combination of these two factors

Elgar Parishad case: Jailed professor Shoma Sen moves Bombay HC against UAPA charges
India

Elgar Parishad case: Jailed professor Shoma Sen moves Bombay HC against UAPA charges

Sen said that the electronic evidence submitted by the NIA 'holds no value' as according to a digital forensics report '10 incriminating letters' were inserted on Rona Wilson's laptop by a cyberattacker before his arrest

Second COVID wave overwhelms hospitals, crematoriums in several cities; CBSE, state boards postpone exams
India

Second COVID wave overwhelms hospitals, crematoriums in several cities; CBSE, state boards postpone exams

The Kumb Mela in Haridwar emerged as a cause of concern after the city saw more than 1,000 testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a span of 48 hours

Ambulances line up with COVID patients in Gujarat's Ahmedabad; govt says can't link queues with hospital efficiency
India

Ambulances line up with COVID patients in Gujarat's Ahmedabad; govt says can't link queues with hospital efficiency

The state authorities said that the hospital staff assess the patients waiting in ambulances as per their medical condition before deciding the order of treatment, adding that stabilising critically ill patients is the top priority of doctors

Coronavirus Updates: Several states including MP, Rajasthan defer board exams; Delhi, Gujarat record highest single-day spike
India

Coronavirus Updates: Several states including MP, Rajasthan defer board exams; Delhi, Gujarat record highest single-day spike

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: As the CBSE cancelled its exams for class 10 and deferred those for class 12, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra have also postponed their state board exams for these classes due to a surge in COVID-19 cases

India fast-tracks EUA for foreign-produced COVID vaccines amid spike in cases: A look at all the options
India

India fast-tracks EUA for foreign-produced COVID vaccines amid spike in cases: A look at all the options

The Drugs Control General of India has permitted emergency use of Covid vaccine Sputnik V with certain conditions, clearing the way for a third vaccine in addition to Covishield and Covaxin

Crematoriums in Bhopal struggle as COVID-19 deaths mount; questions raised on offical figures
India

Crematoriums in Bhopal struggle as COVID-19 deaths mount; questions raised on offical figures

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the gap between official figures and the bodies coming for a funeral is because the funeral of suspected patients is also being done as per COVID-19 protocols

China ups efforts at pointing out 'fissures' in QUAD after US Navy operation in Indian waters
India

China ups efforts at pointing out 'fissures' in QUAD after US Navy operation in Indian waters

Of course, any friendly advice from China to India must be taken with a pinch of salt given that two countries are locked in a border dispute in eastern Ladakh

India more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan's provocations, says US intel report
World

India more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan's provocations, says US intel report

The report also said that although a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, crises between the two are likely to become more intense, risking an escalatory cycle

West Bengal polls 2021: BJP will not get even win 70 seats, says Mamata Banerjee
Politics

West Bengal polls 2021: BJP will not get even win 70 seats, says Mamata Banerjee

The TMC supremo ridiculed Narendra Modi's recent claim that the BJP had already won 100 seats in the four phases of the election

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in American prison; he was 82
World

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in American prison; he was 82

A court-appointed trustee has recovered more than $13 billion of an estimated $17.5 billion that Madoff swindled out of thousands of people over decades

After MP, CBSE and Maharashtra, Rajasthan too postpones 2021 board exams
India

After MP, CBSE and Maharashtra, Rajasthan too postpones 2021 board exams

The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer, was also directed to promote the students of classes 8, 9 and 10