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Day: April 28, 2021

Government proposes a new series of vehicle registration for easy transfer & re-registration in other states | India News – Times of India
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Government proposes a new series of vehicle registration for easy transfer & re-registration in other states | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The road transport ministry has proposed a new regime of “IN” series for registration of personal vehicles owned by defence personnel, employees of Central and state governments, PSUs and private sector companies and organizations, which have their offices in five or more states/ UTs. The pilot scheme has been proposed in a draft notification to make the transfer and re-registration of such vehicles to other states seamless and hassle-free. There is a high possibility of such persons getting transferred frequently and they need to take their vehicles to other states. The vehicle owners will have the option to go for the “IN” series and in this case, they have to pay the road tax for two years or in multiple of two. The entire process will be made online to ensure there is no ...
West Bengal govt acquires 1,367 beds for Covid patients as active cases cross 1.05 lakh
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West Bengal govt acquires 1,367 beds for Covid patients as active cases cross 1.05 lakh

As Covid-19 cases continued to rise in West Bengal on Wednesday with the state reporting 17,207 new cases and 77 deaths, the Mamata Banerjee government announced it had acquired 1,367 beds, including 370 in ICUs, across several hospitals. Patients can get these beds only through the state health department. They can contact the department at its Swasthya Bhawan helpline 1800-313444-222. “There is an urgent need to accommodate the demand for Covid beds in ensuing weeks,” the health department said in a statement. Sources in the government said Nicco Park, an amusement park, would likely be converted into a temporary Covid hospital with oxygen facilities. On April 27 the Nicco Park administration had announced its closure till May 7 due to the surge in cases. According to ...
IPL 2021, CSK vs SRH: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis star in Chennai’s comfortable win | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021, CSK vs SRH: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis star in Chennai’s comfortable win | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: A common factor in Chennai Super Kings’ victories in IPL-14 has been the performance of their openers --- Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad. The duo took a few games to make an impact but once they found their mojo – the pair has been unstoppable. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday, du Plessis (56, 6x4, 1x6) and Gaikwad’s (75, 12x4) 129-run opening wicket stand saw the side cruise to a seven-wicket victory in 18.3 overs chasing 172. The start of the Delhi leg of the tournament hasn’t altered the fortunes of the two sides. While CSK notched up their fifth win in a row to regain the top position in the points table with 10 points, SRH continued to languish at the bottom with just 2 points from 6 outings. Five wins in a row and @Chen...
Pat Cummins: Ending IPL is not the answer, says KKR pacer Pat Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pat Cummins: Ending IPL is not the answer, says KKR pacer Pat Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Shutting down IPL is not the answer even as India is struggling to control the COVID-19-induced health crisis, insisted star pacer Pat Cummins, who donated $50,000 towards the fight against the dreaded virus. There's been a debate whether the IPL should continue when India is facing a severe health crisis as thousands of people are dying of the virus. While a few feel it should not continue, a section believes it was a happy distraction. "I don't think ending the IPL is the answer," the 27-year-old said in an interview with news channel WION. "We are doing everything we can to make sure we don't take any resources out of the front line. I don't think so (it's the solution). "Of course there's an aspect that playing every night for three-four hours hopefully contributes to peo...
K VijayRaghavan: ‘Can’t ramp up infra in a year for wave so intense’
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K VijayRaghavan: ‘Can’t ramp up infra in a year for wave so intense’

Acknowledging that the “sense of urgency” in ramping up health infrastructure had “declined” after the first wave of infections, K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Central government, has said that even with the best of efforts it would not have been possible to upgrade the infrastructure to a level adequate to meet the unprecedented requirements of the second wave. “There were major efforts by Central and state governments in ramping up hospital and healthcare infrastructure during the first wave… But as that wave declined, so perhaps did the sense of urgency to get this completed,” VijayRaghavan, the topmost scientific officer in the government, told The Indian Express in an interview. “(But)… it is important to keep in mind that it is just not possible ...
First policy shift in 16 yrs: India open to foreign aid, ok to buying from China
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First policy shift in 16 yrs: India open to foreign aid, ok to buying from China

In what marks a major shift in policy in 16 years, India has now started accepting gifts, donations and aid from foreign nations as the country reels under a massive shortage of oxygen, drugs and related equipment amid a surge in Covid cases. There have been two other changes in approach that signal this shift. India now has “no conceptual problem” in procuring oxygen-related equipment and life-saving medicines from China, a source said, adding that on Pakistan, New Delhi has still not made up its mind on whether to accept aid — though it is unlikely to accept it. Besides, state governments are also free to procure these life-saving devices and medicines from foreign agencies, and the Central government will not come in the way. All these three elements add up to a signific...
Counting the Covid dead in the capital: on paper, at the pyre, and in between
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Counting the Covid dead in the capital: on paper, at the pyre, and in between

The harrowing images playing out from cities and towns across the country show mourners lined up outside crematoriums, rows of funeral pyres burning with hardly a break, last-rites arrangements being hurriedly scrambled for the rising number of dead. In the capital, currently the Ground Zero of the fierce second wave, these images frame a growing gap between the number laid to rest and that put on paper as the official Covid death toll, records accessed by The Indian Express show. Data from the capital’s 23 key crematoriums and cemeteries maintained by Delhi’s three civic bodies based on death certificates and hospital reports explain the unprecedented scale of the unfolding tragedy that goes beyond the daily Covid dashboard. The number of funerals at Muslim burial grounds ...
1.33 crore sign in as Covid-19 vaccine doors open, states flag stock shortage
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1.33 crore sign in as Covid-19 vaccine doors open, states flag stock shortage

The government on Wednesday extended the Covid-19 vaccination drive to a larger and younger population group by opening up registrations on the Co-WIN platform to those in the 18-44 age bracket. By the end of the day, the number of registrations touched almost 1.33 crore. Given the scale of the ‘rationed’ vaccination — an average of 25-30 lakh doses a day — the first day registration of about 1.33 crore points to the daunting task the government faces in the coming weeks. Huge pressure is expected since many young men and women will seek vaccination and want to get back to work at the earliest. “Moreover, the large number of daily deaths has done away with whatever little vaccine hesitancy existed amongst people,” said a doctor in AIIMS, who did not wish to be named. India ...
Delhi RSS leader calls out state BJP: a fire raging, where are you?
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Delhi RSS leader calls out state BJP: a fire raging, where are you?

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Delhi state executive member, Rajiv Tuli, has hit out at the Delhi BJP for their “virtual absence” in public during the current Covid surge that has wreaked havoc in the national capital. Taking to Twitter, he wrote in Hindi: “There is fire everywhere in Delhi, has any Dilli wala seen BJP Delhi?” “Where is BJP4Delhi? Or is the state body dissolved?” wrote Tuli, the former prant prachar pramukh of Delhi unit of the RSS. He did not respond to calls and messages seeking comment. When contacted, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta, who was brought in with an eye on next year’s MCD polls, said he does not know Tuli nor is he aware of his tweets. General Secretary of BJP’s Delhi unit, Harsh Malhotra, said he would not want to comment on Tuli’s remark...
‘None of the scientists forecast second wave of such vehemence’
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‘None of the scientists forecast second wave of such vehemence’

K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Union government, speaks with The Indian Express on the pandemic, what went wrong, and whether the end is anywhere in sight. Excerpts: Were we taken by surprise by the ferocity of the second wave? The ferocity of the second wave did take everyone by surprise. During the first wave, multiple measures were initiated for revamping response infrastructure. This infrastructure, the flattening of the first wave, and the confidence from vaccine development, all contributed to us not anticipating the size of this surge. Also, we had seropositivity results from tests conducted in some metros, which suggested that we had a pool of recovered people that would help in bending the curve. The seropositivity tests were well done, but t...
David Warner becomes first batsman to smash 50th fifty in IPL, completes 10,000 T20 runs | Cricket News – Times of India
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David Warner becomes first batsman to smash 50th fifty in IPL, completes 10,000 T20 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Wednesday added another feather to his illustrious cap as he smashed his 50th fifty and 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also completed 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. The Australian was just 40 runs away from the milestone figure. He is the fourth player after Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Shoaib Malik to achieve the incredible feat. FIFTY@davidwarner31 50th #VIVOIPL 50✅200 Sixes ✅10,000 T20 runs ✅https://t.co/dvbR7X1Kzc #VIVOIPL #CSKvSRH https://t.co/poBQz37AXY— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1619623055000In his 148th IPL match, the left-handed batsman became the first cricketer to complete 50 fifties in the IPL. Delhi Capitals' Shikhar Dhawan is placed second in the list with 43 fifties. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB...
Assam earthquake: State felt tremors of such high magnitude after 60 years | India News – Times of India
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Assam earthquake: State felt tremors of such high magnitude after 60 years | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hit Assam with its epicentre locating at about 80 km of northeast of Guwahati on Wednesday morning, said the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) while noting that the state had last felt a prominent event like this over 60 years ago with magnitude of 6.0. The state had witnessed the strongest earthquake (M 8.6) on record on August 15, 1950. “The historical and instrumentally recorded earthquake data reveals that the region is affected by moderate to large earthquakes and the most prominent events among those are the 29th July, 1960 Assam earthquake of M 6.0,” said the NCS in its report to the ministry of earth sciences (MoES). The nearby region, beyond Assam, had, however, felt two more high intensity earthquakes in the recent past with one (M ...
Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol share an adorable picture of their son Veer ; fans shower love – Times of India
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Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol share an adorable picture of their son Veer ; fans shower love – Times of India

Bollywood actress Amrita Rao and renowned RJ Anmol welcomed their baby boy on November 1, 2020. Since then the newly turned parents often take to social media to share cute and adorable videos and pictures with their son Veer. Doting daddy RJ Anmol took to social media and shared a happy picture of his son Veer in mom Amrita Rao’s arms. He captioned the snap as, “Someone keeps a Close Check while I Drive.” Take a look at the post below: In the picture, we can see Amrita Rao seated at the car's front seat as she held her son Veer in her arms. Her face isn’t seen. While Anmol is seated at the driving seat and it appeared like he clicked the adorable snap. Baby Veer was looking at his dad while Anmol took his son’s perfect shot. Seeing the adorable picture, fans of Amrita and Anmol to...
Feds execute warrant at Rudy Giuliani’s NYC home – Times of India
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Feds execute warrant at Rudy Giuliani’s NYC home – Times of India

Federal investigators have executed a search warrant at the Manhattan home of former President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani. AP PhotoNEW YORK: Federal investigators have executed a search warrant at the Manhattan home of former President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for several years over his business dealings in Ukraine. Details of the search were not immediately available, but it comes as the Justice Department continues its investigation into the former New York City mayor and staunch Trump ally. The official could not discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The federal probe into Giuliani's oversea...
TNPL to begin on June 4 in bio-secure environment | Cricket News – Times of India
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TNPL to begin on June 4 in bio-secure environment | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will begin from June 4, the TNCA announced on Wednesday, saying the BCCI has given its approval to host the tournament in a bio-secure environment. "TNCA is glad to announce that BCCI has approved the TNPL 2021 tournament. After getting necessary approvals from the Government of Tamil Nadu, the tournament will start on 4th June at Tirunelveli and the finals will be played on 4th July at Salem," TNCA secretary R S Ramasaamy said in a press release. "TNCA will follow strict standard operating measures of bio bubble with frequent testing and quarantine rules as is being done for BCCI domestic matches, international matches and with IPL." The tournament will open with a match between Dindigul Dragons and IDream Tiruppur Tami...
South Africa resumes giving Johnson & Johnson jabs to health care workers – Times of India
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South Africa resumes giving Johnson & Johnson jabs to health care workers – Times of India

South Africa has resumed giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to health care workers. AP PhotoJOHANNESBURG: South Africa has resumed giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to health care workers after a more than two-week pause in the use of the only Covid-19 inoculation in the country. South Africa on Wednesday restarted its drive to inoculate 1.2 million health care workers with the J&J vaccine. South Africa suspended the use of the J&J vaccine on April 13 after the US Food and Drug Administration reported that it might be linked to rare blood clots. The country's drug regulatory body determined that the vaccine is safe and Cabinet approved resuming its use. Before the halt, South Africa had given more than 290,000 shots of the J&J vaccine to health care workers and ...
IPL 2021: Pandey, Warner half centuries take SRH to 171/3 against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Pandey, Warner half centuries take SRH to 171/3 against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on contrasting half-centuries from Manish Pandey and skipper David Warner along with a cameo from Kane Williamson to post 171 for 3 in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match on Wednesday. Warner (57 off 55 balls) and Pandey (61 off 46 balls) added 106 runs for the second wicket at the Kotla but it was Williamson's 26 not out off 10 balls and Kedar Jadhav's 12 off 4 balls which ensured a competitive total for SRH. After keeping it tight for a large part of the game, #CSK concede 44 runs in the last 18 balls as #SRH get 171-3 fr… https://t.co/aVCNTt4use— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1619624683000Lungi Ngidi was the best bowler for CSK, returning figures of 2 for 35 from 4 overs while Sam Curran (1/30) got the other wicket. Warner, who passed...
Wandering cops move from department to department – Times of India
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Wandering cops move from department to department – Times of India

Demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. File: AP PhotoST. LOUIS: Timothy Loehmann wanted to be a police officer like his father. He got a job in Independence, Ohio, but his supervisors allowed him to quit after he suffered a "dangerous lack of composure" during firearms training. Cleveland Police didn't check on Loehmann's history. So it was Loehmann who responded in the fall of 2014 to the Cleveland park where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was playing with what turned out to be a toy gun. Loehmann shot him dead. "Wandering cops" who lose their jobs in one place only to be rehired pose a persistent roadblock to police accountability. There is a straightforward solution, experts say: - a national database open to the p...
Madhusudan Law College in Odisha becomes university – Times of India
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Madhusudan Law College in Odisha becomes university – Times of India

CUTTACK: Madhusudan Law College, one of the oldest law institutes in Odisha and India, was upgraded to the status of a university on Wednesday, an official said. Named after "Utkal Gaurav" Madhusudan Das, a great legislator and journalist of the 19th century, the institute at Cuttack will be known as Madhusudan Law University from this day, when the state observes his birth anniversary. Professor Kamaljeet Singh, who was appointed its vice-chancellor, said that it is an opportunity for him to establish the institute as one of the best universities in the region. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view result "No institution can make any progress without the collective responsibility of the society. I, therefore, appeal to all stakeholders, particularly to all...
Russia rejects Ukraine’s push to revise 2015 peace deal – Times of India
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Russia rejects Ukraine’s push to revise 2015 peace deal – Times of India

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's comments followed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calling for a modification of the 2015 agreement. AP PhotoMOSCOW: Russia's foreign minister sternly warned Ukrainian officials Wednesday that Moscow would not accept their push to revise a peace deal for eastern Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's comments followed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calling on Tuesday for a modification of the 2015 agreement and inviting other nations to help mediate the stalled talks on a political settlement of the conflict in Ukraine's east. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists erupted in Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland, called Donbas, shortly after Moscow's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. More than 1...