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Assam to vaccinate everyone in 18-45 age group for free, says Himanta Biswa Sarma
India

Assam to vaccinate everyone in 18-45 age group for free, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

The state health department has written to Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech for procuring one crore vaccine doses

SII's COVID-19 vaccine Covishield to cost Rs 400/dose for state govts, Rs 600/dose for private hospitals
India

SII's COVID-19 vaccine Covishield to cost Rs 400/dose for state govts, Rs 600/dose for private hospitals

Covishield vaccine price: The announcement comes two days after the central government decided to open up vaccinations against Covid-19 to those above the age of 18 years.

'Common people will suffer': Rahul Gandhi says Centre's new COVID vaccination policy similar to demonetisation
Politics

'Common people will suffer': Rahul Gandhi says Centre's new COVID vaccination policy similar to demonetisation

The Congress has termed the government policy, which allows manufacturers to sell vaccines directly to states and private hospitals, as 'discriminatory and inequitable'

Post-operative procedure performed on Sharad Pawar days after gall bladder surgery, says Nawab Malik
India

Post-operative procedure performed on Sharad Pawar days after gall bladder surgery, says Nawab Malik

The NCP chief had undergone a laparoscopic surgery on his gall bladder at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on 12 April

Shankha Ghosh, renowned Bengali poet and Padma Bhushan awardee, passes away at 89 due to COVID-19 complications
India

Shankha Ghosh, renowned Bengali poet and Padma Bhushan awardee, passes away at 89 due to COVID-19 complications

Ghosh, known for being vocal on various social and political issues, was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2011 and conferred the prestigious Jnanpith Award in 2016.

Uttarakhand govt revises night curfew timing, orders closure of markets in urban areas by 2 pm
India

Uttarakhand govt revises night curfew timing, orders closure of markets in urban areas by 2 pm

As per the order, the night curfew in 13 districts will start from 7 pm instead of 9 pm and continue till 5 am

Three ONGC employees abducted by militants in Assam; police complaint filed
India

Three ONGC employees abducted by militants in Assam; police complaint filed

The whereabouts of the employees are not known and the abductors have not made any contact with the family or the company so far

India records 2,95,041 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours; active cases cross 21 lakh
India

India records 2,95,041 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours; active cases cross 21 lakh

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,32,76,039, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.17 percent

Despite India-Pakistan 'engagement', Kashmiri separatist leaders still under lock and key
Politics

Despite India-Pakistan 'engagement', Kashmiri separatist leaders still under lock and key

Despite the talks, in Kashmir the curbs persist on separatist leaders, with some of them who are lodged in New Delhi's Tihar Jail even complaining of being denied medical attention

BPSC Auditor Prelims Exam 2020 postponed; check notice on bpsc.bih.nic.in
India

BPSC Auditor Prelims Exam 2020 postponed; check notice on bpsc.bih.nic.in

BPSC Auditor Prelims Exam | Candidates, who are appearing for the exam, will have to keep a check on the website for updates

Ram Navami 2021: Narendra Modi greets people, asks them to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour
India

Ram Navami 2021: Narendra Modi greets people, asks them to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour

'The message of Lord Ram to all of us is that we should follow the boundaries of appropriate behaviour', said the prime minister

Modi govt ignored COVID-19 crisis to hide lack of foresight, says Prashant Kishor
Politics

Modi govt ignored COVID-19 crisis to hide lack of foresight, says Prashant Kishor

Kishor's statement came after Modi addressed the nation on Tuesday on the coronavirus situation amid a surge in cases

Maharashtra cabinet favours 'strict lockdown', CM likely to make announcement tonight, says Rajesh Tope
India

Maharashtra cabinet favours 'strict lockdown', CM likely to make announcement tonight, says Rajesh Tope

The state has been reporting over 50,000 new cases every day in the last two weeks but people are still flouting the existing restrictions on movement and gatherings, Tope said

COVID-19 mortality rate lower in second wave, but correlation between vaccination and mortality rate unclear
India

COVID-19 mortality rate lower in second wave, but correlation between vaccination and mortality rate unclear

As India readies for the next phase of vaccination, the question that remains unanswered is whether or not the vaccination drive has played a role in keeping the COVID-19 mortality rate low

Derek Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd murder; verdict brings rare rebuke of police conduct
World

Derek Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd murder; verdict brings rare rebuke of police conduct

George Floyd, 46, was a grandfather, a rapper known as Big Floyd and a security guard who had lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic

West Bengal Election 2021: BJP vice-president, TMC ministers in fray among 43 seats in Phase 6 today; date, time of polling
Politics

West Bengal Election 2021: BJP vice-president, TMC ministers in fray among 43 seats in Phase 6 today; date, time of polling

This phase will witness the stiff competition between the ruling Trinamool Congress and its main rival BJP

Cong terms Centre's COVID immunisation policy 'discriminatory', demands 'one nation, one price' for vaccine
India

Cong terms Centre's COVID immunisation policy 'discriminatory', demands 'one nation, one price' for vaccine

Addressing a joint virtual press conference, Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and Ajay Maken said the new policy would put an additional burden on states which are already cash-strapped

Kerala High Court rejects former state minister KT Jaleel's plea against Lokayukta report
India

Kerala High Court rejects former state minister KT Jaleel's plea against Lokayukta report

The Lokayukta had held that Jaleel violated the oath of office by appointing his relative to the post of general manager of the Kerala State Minority Development Finance Corporation

UP, Maharashtra impose COVID-19 curbs, PM says lockdown last resort; Delhi sends oxygen shortage SOS
India

UP, Maharashtra impose COVID-19 curbs, PM says lockdown last resort; Delhi sends oxygen shortage SOS

Earlier in the day, the Maharashtra government had said that grocery and food shops will remain open only between 7 am to 11 am till 1 May, to discourage people from venturing out for non-essential chores.

Narendra Modi says lockdown should be last resort, urges migrant workers to stay put and get vaccinated
India

Narendra Modi says lockdown should be last resort, urges migrant workers to stay put and get vaccinated

The address came just hours after his meeting with vaccine manufacturers, in which he urged them to continuously scale up their production capacity to inoculate all Indians in the shortest possible time