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‘Dilip Kumar Saab is recovering well and will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow,’ Saira Banu shares an update about the veteran actor’s health – Times of India
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‘Dilip Kumar Saab is recovering well and will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow,’ Saira Banu shares an update about the veteran actor’s health – Times of India

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was recently hospitalised due to some health issues. The 98-year-old actor needs regular health check-ups and hence for the same, he had to be admitted to the hospital, for proper monitoring of his various parameters. Now we hear that the senior actor is likely to be discharged from the hospital on Sunday. "Dilip Kumar Saab is recovering well and will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow," Saira Banu had informed ETimes while sharing an update about the veteran actor's health. Meanwhile, Dilip Kumar had cancelled his birthday celebration last December due to the COVID crisis. While his wife Saira Banu has been continuing with her charity work and helping the needy, which has been her monthly ritual since several years. Source link
Uptick in cases: Surat textile shops, powerlooms to shut for a few days
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Uptick in cases: Surat textile shops, powerlooms to shut for a few days

With the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases, textile trading shops will remain shut for eight days and powerloom factories will be closed for 15 days in Surat. The diamond industries in the city will continue to operate with 50 per cent of the staff. The textile trading shops in Surat city were closed on April 28 and will reopen on May 5. “The shops will remain closed to prevent further spread of infection. For that we are ready to sacrifice our business for a few days,” said Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association secretary Champalal Bothra, adding that there are over 4 lakh people working in the 65,000 shops in 175 textile trading markets in Surat. Federation of Powerloom Weavers’ Welfare Association (FOGWA) has decided to keep factories shut from May 1 to May 15 aft...
Pakistan to slash international flights by 80% to curb Covid-19 – Times of India
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Pakistan to slash international flights by 80% to curb Covid-19 – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will reduce the number of international flights into and out of its airports by 80% to help curb rising Covid-19 cases, the government said on Saturday. The restrictions will come into effect on May 5 and will run to May 20, Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement, though it did not specify which flights or destinations would be affected by the measure. The controls will be reviewed on May 18, the government said in a statement endorsed by the National Command Operation Center (NCOC), which oversees Pakistan's response to the pandemic. The restrictions will be applied to chartered and private flights as well as scheduled services. All international passengers upon arrival at Pakistani airports on remaining services would be required to undergo rapid a...
West Bengal, UP added to Maharashtra govt’s list of ‘places of sensitive origin’ | India News – Times of India
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West Bengal, UP added to Maharashtra govt’s list of ‘places of sensitive origin’ | India News – Times of India

Representative imageMUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has declared West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh as "places of sensitive origin" in view of the surge in coronavirus cases in these two states. People travelling to Maharashtra from these two states will now have to carry negative RT-PCR test reports. These two states will be considered "places of sensitive origin" till the time the Covid-19 pandemic stays notified as a `disaster', said the order passed by chief secretary Sitaram Kunte. The decision was taken to contain the spread of the virus and to stop the influx of other Covid-19 variants into Maharashtra, it said. The state government had placed Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and NCR and Uttarakhand on this list on April 18. Travellers arriving from these states must carry ne...
RR vs SRH Preview, IPL 2021: Bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad hope to get back to winning ways | Cricket News – Times of India
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RR vs SRH Preview, IPL 2021: Bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad hope to get back to winning ways | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Royals are in a precarious situation owing to their inconsistency. Having won only two matches out of the six played so far in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Sanju Samson & Co. need to quickly find a way to fix their fluctuating fortunes before it is too late. In Delhi for their second leg games, the Royals will have a perfect opportunity on Sunday to bounce back when they next face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who too are struggling at the bottom of the IPL standings. Desperate for a turnaround, SRH sacked David Warner on the eve of the match, and handed over the reigns to Kane Williamson for the remainder of the IPL 2021. The franchise has also stated in the media release on Saturday that ‘the team management has also made the decision that they will be changing ...
Supreme Court go-ahead to counting votes in Uttar Pradesh rural polls
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Supreme Court go-ahead to counting votes in Uttar Pradesh rural polls

The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed counting of votes for the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections to go ahead as scheduled. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Hrishikesh Roy declined to interfere with petition challenging Allahabad HC order allowing the elections and said, “while recording the assurance given by the State Government…as well as the State Election Commission that necessary measures have been put in place in terms of the guidelines issued from time to time, including the recent Notifications dated 29.04.2021 and 30.04.2021” issued by the State Election Commission (SEC). The court said, “The operating protocol mentioned therein is being and will be adhered to by all stakeholders as well as duty holders without any exception”. The court said it has been assu...
Ex-MP Shahabuddin dies of Covid days after HC reprieve
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Ex-MP Shahabuddin dies of Covid days after HC reprieve

Jailed former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin died of Covid-19 infection at Delhi’s DDU Hospital on Saturday. He was 53. Shahabuddin was in critical condition and doctors were planning to shift him to LNJP Hospital, it was learnt earlier in the morning. This comes days after Delhi High Court’s order on April 28 that Shahabuddin be “supervised regularly by a doctor so that there is no threat to his life”. He was also allowed to communicate with any member of his family to inform them of his medical condition. If required, the court said, a senior doctor could also do tele-consultation with him. Shahabuddin was serving life sentence in Tihar Jail for murder. Stating that he had contracted the virus on April 20 and was admitted to DDU Hospital, DG (Tihar) Sandeep Goel said: “Infor...
IPL 2021: SA pacer Coetzee named as Livingstone’s replacement in RR | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: SA pacer Coetzee named as Livingstone’s replacement in RR | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals on Saturday signed South African pacer Gerald Coetzee as a replacement for England batsman Liam Livingstone for the remainder of the Indian Premier League.Livingstone had pulled out of the tournament due to bio-bubble fatigue last month. "Rajasthan Royals have signed South African fast bowler Gerald Coetzee as a replacement for England's Liam Livingstone for the remainder of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021," an IPL media release said. The 20-year-old Coetzee has played eight T20 matches so far and has taken nine wickets at an average of 23.33 in the format. He has represented his country in two under-19 World Cups. The Royals are slated to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. Source link
Receiving threats… can’t comment on Kumbh or polls: Adar to UK daily
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Receiving threats… can’t comment on Kumbh or polls: Adar to UK daily

In an interview to a London newspaper, Adar Poonawalla, head of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII), has complained of receiving threats from politicians and “powerful men” demanding quick delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine that his firm has been producing. Poonawalla also complained of being “vilified and blamed”, and hinted at starting a new vaccine production unit in the United Kingdom. “‘Threats’ is an understatement” to describe what he faced from people demanding “instant supplies” of the vaccine, Poonawalla told The Times in an interview. He said he had received calls from “some of the most powerful men in India”, including “Chief Ministers…, heads of business conglomerates and others”. “The level of expectation and aggression is rea...
Nearly 16.5 lakh Covid jabs on day 1, but only 84,000 to 18-44-yr-olds
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Nearly 16.5 lakh Covid jabs on day 1, but only 84,000 to 18-44-yr-olds

Only 84,599 beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years received their first dose on Saturday as India opened vaccination against Covid-19 to every citizen above the age of 18 years. A total 16,48,192 doses were administered on day 1 of phase 3 of the vaccination programme, according to data released by the government. “…9,89,700 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 6,58,492 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of the vaccine as per the provisional report. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight,” the Health Ministry said. The third phase of vaccination incorporates two major changes. First, the Centre will procure 50 per cent of doses from manufacturers to distribute to states to vaccinate – for free at government centres – healthcare and frontl...
No Covid checks for migrants, rural Jharkhand braces for worst
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No Covid checks for migrants, rural Jharkhand braces for worst

As the first set of migrant workers returned to Ranchi on special trains from across the country, a hoarding with an image of Chief Minister Hemant Soren welcomed them: “Johar! Jharkhand sarkar aapka ghar aane par swagat karti hai (Welcome! Jharkhand government welcomes you upon your arrival at home).” Then, with circles drawn up on the floor for social distancing, they were screened one by one and greeted with roses, food packets and water bottles. All of them were taken to their districts on transport arranged by the state. Once home, they underwent Covid tests and mandatory 14-day quarantine in panchayat facilities. This was May last year. On Friday, almost 12 months later, The Sunday Express spent three hours from 3.30 pm at the Hatia station, one of the two in the stat...
Need pause to break transmission, key members of Govt’s Covid-19 task force ‘push hard’ for national lockdown
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Need pause to break transmission, key members of Govt’s Covid-19 task force ‘push hard’ for national lockdown

Some members of the Covid-19 task force, a technical expert body that advises the Central Government, are “pushing hard” for a national lockdown, The Sunday Express has learnt. The fierce surge in cases, triggered by an infectious — and, possibly, more lethal — variant, these experts argued, threatens to overwhelm the already creaking health infrastructure. India Saturday reported an unprecedented 4.01 lakh Covid-19 cases and 3,523 deaths in the last 24 hours. The task force includes experts from premier health institutions, including AIIMS and ICMR, and has met many times during the recent surge. The deliberations of these experts are of significance since the chairperson of the task force, V K Paul, reports to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Significantly, this call for a l...
Kerala RS polls: After Govt nudge, EC broke 25-yr tradition until HC stepped in
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Kerala RS polls: After Govt nudge, EC broke 25-yr tradition until HC stepped in

Just a day after the Union Law Ministry made its suggestion, the Election Commission reversed its own order and went against a 25-year tradition to suspend elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala. That controversial move was rejected by the Kerala High Court and the three members were elected unopposed on April 23. On March 17, the EC, then headed by Sunil Arora, announced elections for April 12 to three Rajya Sabha seats representing Kerala – the incumbent members were to retire April 21. Assembly elections in Kerala were announced February 26 and held on April 6. On March 23, a day before the Rajya Sabha elections were set to be notified, the Union Law Ministry wrote to the EC that since voting in Kerala would end April 6, holding Rajya Sabha elections on April ...
After Great Britain, India’s Pro League hockey tours of Spain and Germany face postponement | Hockey News – Times of India
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After Great Britain, India’s Pro League hockey tours of Spain and Germany face postponement | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian men's hockey team's FIH Pro League tour of Great Britain was postponed earlier this month after the United Kingdom 'red flagged' India following the rapid rise in Covid-19 infections here. With more international travel restrictions that have followed since, the team's subsequent tours of Spain and Germany too now seem to be on the verge of postponement. The lethal second wave of the pandemic in India has led to most countries banning entry of Indian passport holders. On the same lines, starting Sunday (April 25) night, "only Germans from India are allowed to enter" Germany, as announced by the country's health minister last month. India are scheduled to play Germany in back-to-back Pro League games on May 22 and 23. Before that, the Indian team is scheduled to tra...
16 patients, 2 nurses die as fire breaks out in ICU of Bharuch Covid facility
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16 patients, 2 nurses die as fire breaks out in ICU of Bharuch Covid facility

Sixteen Covid patients and two nurses were killed as a major fire broke out in the ICU of a hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch district in the early hours of Saturday. Sources said there were 24 patients in the ICU ward when the fire broke out at the Covid wing of the Welfare Hospital in Bharuch. Charmy Gohil, a nurse who was on duty in ICU-1 ward, and who sustained burns on her left leg, told The Sunday Express on the phone, “We saw a spark in the ventilator of bed no 5 in ICU-1 ward, and suddenly, there was a fire. Two of my colleagues and I were in the ward. While they were trying to figure out what happened, their PPE kit caught fire and suddenly, the entire room was on fire. I managed to come out of the ward but my PPE kit too caught fire.” Gohil is under treatment at the s...
Capital again: Senior doctor among 12 Covid patients dead as hospital runs out of oxygen
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Capital again: Senior doctor among 12 Covid patients dead as hospital runs out of oxygen

IN THE second such incident in the national capital this month, 12 Covid patients, including a senior doctor, died in Batra Hospital in South Delhi on Saturday after the private facility ran out of oxygen supply between 12.15 pm and 1.35 pm, doctors and officials said. Most of the patients who died were unable to get continuous high-flow oxygen supply, they said. Among those dead is the hospital’s gastroenteritis head Dr R K Himthani (62). Dr Sudhanshu Bankata, executive director of the hospital said: “The number of people succumbing due to lack of oxygen supply at the hospital was recorded at 12 by the end of the day. I am just hoping and praying that this situation does not arise anymore with our hospital or any other hospital in the next few days or ever again.” The deat...
Govt ignored multiple early warning signs, now missing in action: Rahul Gandhi
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Govt ignored multiple early warning signs, now missing in action: Rahul Gandhi

The Centre “ignored” “multiple early warning signs” that a second wave of Covid-19 could hit India hard and “declared victory” against the pandemic “prematurely”, leading to the present situation, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday. Having done that, the government is now “missing in action” Rahul said. “There were multiple early warning signs. Forget the signs, scientists clearly warned the government this would happen…they (government) ignored them,” Rahul told PTI in an interview. “We could and should have been much better prepared. And now, where is the government in this crisis? It is completely missing in action. They are obsessed only with saving the Prime Minister’s image and blaming others.” “The new buzzword is that the system has failed. Who is ...
Anushka Sharma’s birthday: Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Jacqeline Fernandez and other celebs pour in wishes for the actress – Times of India
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Anushka Sharma’s birthday: Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Jacqeline Fernandez and other celebs pour in wishes for the actress – Times of India

Birthdays are all about making your loved one feel special. As Anushka Sharma turns a year older today, fans from all over the country have poured in heartfelt wishes for the actress along with pictures and videos of the beauty. Several Bollywood stars too, took to their social media handles to shower the birthday girl with love and wishes. Right from Sonam Kapoor sharing a happy throwback picture with the actress to Riteish Deshmukh sharing a cute graphic image of the stars, let's take a look at some of the wishes for the star ! Kareena Kapoor Khan Kareena Kapoor Khan took to her Instagram story and shared a picture of Anushka from her fairytale wedding. She also added a little note which read, 'Happy Birthday to the trailbrazer' Karisma Kapoor Karisma took to her Instagram handl...
Supply oxygen allotted to Delhi or face contempt, HC warns Centre
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Supply oxygen allotted to Delhi or face contempt, HC warns Centre

On a day 12 Covid-19 patients died after the capital’s Batra Hospital ran out of medical oxygen, Delhi High Court told the central government that “water has gone above the head”, and threatened to begin contempt proceedings if its directions on supplying 490 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen to Delhi was not complied with. “Enough is enough. Now we mean business. Now you will arrange everything,” a division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli told the Centre during a special hearing on Saturday to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Delhi. The Bench took note of the submission by Batra Hospital that lives had been lost on account of interruption in the oxygen supply for about an hour and a half due to the delay in supply. It directed the Centre to ensure Delhi receives...
How Mumbai tackled the rising curve
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How Mumbai tackled the rising curve

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday released figures that showed that Mumbai’s daily positivity rate had dropped from a high of 20.8 per cent in the beginning of April to 9.9 per cent by the end of the month. A declining positivity rate suggests that the number of infections in the city is decreasing. Since the second wave of Covid-19 began in February, Mumbai’s success in flattening the curve is being attributed to a timely lockdown, aggressive testing and effective triaging system. At 11,573, after touching the highest single day fresh cases on April 3, the city has been recording less than 4,000 daily cases in the last week. Experts believe mobility restrictions, coupled with BMC’s ability to pull together all of its resources, has helped the city tide...