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Tata Memorial gets 5000 concentrators, distributes to 60 hospitals
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Tata Memorial gets 5000 concentrators, distributes to 60 hospitals

Tata Memorial hospital has managed to import 5,000 oxygen concentrators from the US and distributed them to 60 hospitals across India. It has done so in collaboration with multiple doctors, US hospitals, philanthropists, NGOs, Air India and FedEX over the last 10 days. On Sunday, an Air India flight in coordination with FedEx brought 3400 concentrators and 3 lakh masks to Mumbai, and another flight brought 400 concentrators to Delhi. Dr C S Pramesh, director of Tata Memorial hospital, said they distributed the stock in 25 cities to hospitals based on their requirement for oxygen. Most of these are cancer hospitals which are part of the National Cancer Grid. The process first began when a Los Angeles hospital wanted to donate 20 concentrators to India. “The concentrators wer...
Jailed Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal’s father Mahavir Narwal dies of Covid-19
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Jailed Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal’s father Mahavir Narwal dies of Covid-19

File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal’s father Mahavir Narwal died of the novel coronavirus infection on Sunday, family sources said. Natasha was arrested in May last year for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in the northeast Delhi riots in February that year. She has been booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The activist has been lodged in Tihar Jail here. Mahavir Narwal was not able to speak to his daughter who is in jail. His son, Aakash, who is also COVID-19 positive, was there with him in Rohtak, sources close to the family said. Left activists and civ...
Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Seated inside Tokyo's new $1.4 billion National Stadium, Sebastian Coe again tried to reassure athletes and skeptical residents of Japan that the postponed Olympics will be safe when they open in just under 11 weeks. An IOC member and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Coe heads track and field's world governing body World Athletics, which ran a test event on Sunday with 420 athletes _ only nine of whom entered from outside Japan to compete. The Olympics and Paralympics will draw 15,000 athletes and tens of thousands of officials, judges, media and broadcasters. They will enter a country that has essentially had its borders sealed for more than a year. "I recognize that nine athletes coming for a test event is very different from thousands of competitors coming to this city over the...
COVID-19: India has given me so much, hope things improve soon, says Boult | Cricket News – Times of India
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COVID-19: India has given me so much, hope things improve soon, says Boult | Cricket News – Times of India

AUCKLAND: New Zealand pacer Trent Boult on Sunday said that India has given him so much both as a cricketer and a person, and it is sad to see India suffering so much due to the second Covid-19 wave. On Tuesday, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season was suspended indefinitely due to a rising number of Covid-19 cases and now the Mumbai Indians pacer has returned home. "My heart goes out to the people of India, while I am sad to be leaving the @mumbaiindians family and see the IPL come to an end, none of that compares to the suffering many people are going through right now. India is a place that has given me so much as a cricketer and person. I have always deeply appreciated the support that I've received from my Indian fans. This is a tragic time and I hope things can improve soon...
India condemns Kabul terror attack, says it demonstrates need for dismantling terrorist sanctuaries
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India condemns Kabul terror attack, says it demonstrates need for dismantling terrorist sanctuaries

Representational image | Security personnel escort women at Kabul, Afghanistan, on 24 March, 2020 | Twitter | @TOLOnews Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: India on Sunday strongly condemned the terror attack at a girls’ school in west Kabul that left more than 50 people dead and said the incident demonstrated the immediate need for a comprehensive ceasefire to make the Afghan peace process meaningful. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said the targeting of young girl students makes it an attack on the future of Afghanistan and that it also highlighted the urgent need for dismantling terrorist sanctuaries. The number of injured in Saturday’s attack has risen to more than 100, according to Afghan author...
KPSC Asst. Engineer recruitment 2021: Apply online for 83 vacancies – Times of India
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KPSC Asst. Engineer recruitment 2021: Apply online for 83 vacancies – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kerala State Pollution Control Board has invited online applications only through One Time Registration from qualified candidates for appointment as Assistant Engineer. The selected candidates will be appointed for a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of three years provided that the list will not continue to be in force if a new ranked list is published after the minimum period of one year. KPCB AE Recruitment 2021: Important DatesCongratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultS. No. Event Date 1 Online application registration date May 7, 2021 2 Last date to apply online June 2, 2021 KPCB AE Recruitment 2021: QualificationsB.Tech. Civil/Chemical/Environmental Engineering or equivalent from a UGC recognized University.Note: A Post Gradu...
Eyewitness to mass grief: A chilling account in words, and photos, of a young photojournalist
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Eyewitness to mass grief: A chilling account in words, and photos, of a young photojournalist

A woman rests her head on the seat of a scooter as she weeps outside a Delhi mortuary while waiting for the body of her sister, who died of Covid-19 Thursday | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Grief, loss and anguish could be seen aplenty outside the Maulana Azad College mortuary in Delhi Thursday. Grieving families were gathered outside the mortuary to receive the bodies of their loved ones, some in full PPE kits, under the sweltering afternoon sun. The devastating second wave of the pandemic has overwhelmed the health infrastructure across the country. Almost all states are facing a critical shortage of hospital beds, medicines and even oxygen. Delhi is among the hardest hit, registering...
Keralite professor appointed CAT convenor | India News – Times of India
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Keralite professor appointed CAT convenor | India News – Times of India

KOCHI: MP Ram Mohan, an associate professor at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has been appointed as the convenor of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021. He hails from Kerala and is a native of Thiruvananthapuram. Ram Mohan obtained his doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur after an MPhil. from National University of Juridical Sciences at Kolkata and an LLM from University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His writings on topics such as shale-gas extraction, need of public support for scientific research, and dealing with dual disaster of COVID-19 and monsoon in Kerala last year have been published in The Hindu and The Week. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail Source link
GST exemption on Covid vaccines, drugs would make them costlier –– Sitharaman tells Mamata
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GST exemption on Covid vaccines, drugs would make them costlier –– Sitharaman tells Mamata

File photo of Finance Minister Nirmla Sitharaman | Praveen Jain | ThePrint Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said GST exemption to domestic supplies and commercial import of COVID drugs, vaccines and oxygen concentrators would make these items costlier for consumers as manufacturers would not be able to offset the taxes paid on inputs. Currently, domestic supplies and commercial imports of vaccines attract a 5 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST), while it is 12 per cent in case of COVID drugs and oxygen concentrators. “If full exemption from GST is given, vaccine manufacturers would not be able to offset their input taxes and would pass them on to the end consumer/ci...
Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no Covid-19 jabs at all – Times of India
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Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no Covid-19 jabs at all – Times of India

N'DJAMENA, (CHAD): At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad's capital, there are no debates over which coronavirus vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who care for Covid-19 patients in Chad, one of the least-developed nations in the world where about one third of the country is engulfed by the Sahara desert. "I find it unfair and unjust, and it is something that saddens me,'' the 33-year-old infectious diseases doctor says. "I don't even have that choice. The first vaccine that comes along that has authorization, I will take it.'' While wealthier nations have stockpiled vaccines for their citizens, many poorer countries are still scrambling to secure doses. A few, like Chad, have yet to receive any. ...
Nepal PM Oli to seek vote of confidence in Parliament tomorrow
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Nepal PM Oli to seek vote of confidence in Parliament tomorrow

File photo | Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli | Twitter/@kpsharmaoli Text Size: A- A+ Kathmandu: Nepal’s embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli will seek a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives on Monday to prove that he enjoys majority support in the lower house after the CPN (Maoist Centre) led by Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” withdrew support to his government. A special session of the lower house of Parliament has been called for Monday when Prime Minister Oli will try to win the confidence of the 275-member house to prove that he enjoys majority support, aiming to consolidate his grip in the party. The prime minister’s fate will be decided by Monday’s voting for which the ruling CPN-UML has issued a...
BREAKING: Haryana Govt Extends Lockdown Till May 17 To Curb Covid Spread – Guidelines Soon
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BREAKING: Haryana Govt Extends Lockdown Till May 17 To Curb Covid Spread – Guidelines Soon

Witnessing a continuous spread of deadly Coronavirus in the state, Haryana government has decided to extend lockdown for one week. As per the latest announcement, the lockdown restrictions will remain effective from May 10 to May 17. Under 'Surkshit Haryana', stringent measures will be taken to contain spread of COVID-19 in Haryana.News agency ANI quoted Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij saying, "Surkshit Haryana announced from May 10 to May 17. Stringent measures will be taken to contain spread of COVID-19 in Haryana. Detailed order to be issued soon." ALSO READ | 'Double Variant, Social Mixing & More': Top WHO Scientist Explains Factors Behind India's Covid ExplosionEarlier, the state government imposed week-long complete longdown  from May 3 till Sunday, May 9....
India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited-overs series: Sourav Ganguly
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India will tour Sri Lanka in July for limited-overs series: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the Indian team, sans the top players, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a limited overs bilateral series. Big names such as skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test series in England. “We have planned a white ball series for the senior men’s team during the month of July where they will play T20 Internationals and ODIs in Sri Lanka,” Ganguly told PTI in an interaction. Asked how will India segregate the two teams, Ganguly said that it will be a different side, which won’t have anyone from the outfit that will be in the United Kingdom at that time. “Yes, it will be a team of white ball specialists. It will be a different team,” the forme...
Spain celebrates end of Covid lockdown with street parties
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Spain celebrates end of Covid lockdown with street parties

Hundreds of young people across Spain danced in the streets as the clock struck midnight on Saturday, celebrating the end of a six-month-long national state of emergency. With Covid-19 infection rates stabilizing and progress in the vaccination drive, most of Spain’s 17 regions were able to relax coronavirus restrictions. Scenes of unmasked dancing and group singing in Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol square resembled pre-pandemic nightlife. Police had to usher revellers out. In Barcelona, police also had to move people on after the last curfew began at 10 p.m. but let them back at midnight when it ended for good. Revelers headed to the beach with drinks in hand. What freedoms do Spaniards have now? The decision mainly allows Spaniards to travel between regions for the first time ...
Vaccination of MLA’s son: AAP complains to U’khand CM, demands probe
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Vaccination of MLA’s son: AAP complains to U’khand CM, demands probe

The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday alleged that Khanpur BJP MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh’s 25-year-old son was vaccinated out of turn days before the coronavirus inoculation drive for those aged 18 or above was to start and demanded a probe into it. AAP’s state spokesperson Raju Maurya said the incident had come to light last week and his party has sent a complaint to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat through the Haridwar district magistrate and demanded an inquiry into it. Divya Pratap, the son of the MLA, was vaccinated in Haridwar last week while the vaccination for those in the age group of 18-44 in the state was to start from May 10. Maurya questioned how the vaccination was administered to the MLA’s son when the drive for the those aged 18 or above was yet to start....
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Suffers Minor Injuries After Car Collides With Tractor In Odisha’s Balasore
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Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Suffers Minor Injuries After Car Collides With Tractor In Odisha’s Balasore

Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Sunday met with a road accident as his car collided head-on with a tractor in Odisha’s Balasore district. As per early inputs, the union minister, his assistant and the driver suffered minor injuries due to the accident. Sarangi, the minister of state for fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying, himself informed about the incident saying that it happened on Nilagiri-Kaptipada road near Podasul area when he was going to Badheipala village in his Balasore Lok Sabha constituency. ALSO READ | BJP Blames Delhi Govt For Oxygen Crisis, Accuses AAP MLAs Of Black-Marketing COVID Medicines"A Tractor hit my car today at Pudasul near Nilgiri when I was going to visit the distressed family members of a person who died in my constituency,"...
Hema Malini Mourns The Demise Of Her Secretary Of 40 Years Due To COVID-19: ‘A Void That Cannot Be Filled’
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Hema Malini Mourns The Demise Of Her Secretary Of 40 Years Due To COVID-19: ‘A Void That Cannot Be Filled’

Mumbai: Actress and politician Hema Malini, who is popularly known as the ‘Dream Girl’ of Bollywood, bid farewell to her secretary of 40 years. The latter passed away due to COVID-19. Hema Malini shared a post on her social media mourning the demise of her secretary.Hema Malini shared a post on Twitter and revealed that her secretary was more like a family and that the void can never be filled. She tweeted, “With heavy heart I bid farewell to my associate of 40 yrs, my secretary, dedicated, hard working, tireless Mehta ji. He was more a part of my family We lost him to covid. He is irreplaceable & leaves a void that cannot be filled, ever”.ALSO READ | Throwback Photos From Dharmendra-Hema Malini's Daughter Ahana Deol's Mehendi Go ViralThe ‘Sholay’ actress’ daught...
Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Verstappen
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Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen in a thrilling duel to win the Spanish Grand Prix and increase his championship lead over his top rival on Sunday. Verstappen’s Red Bull edged the pole-sitting Hamilton to the first curve to snatch the early lead. The winning move! #SpanishGP 🇪🇸 #F1 pic.twitter.com/kKTnx5apaf — Formula 1 (@F1) May 9, 2021 But Mercedes’ use of two pit stops to give Hamilton fresher tires down the final stretch paid off and allowed him to overtake the Dutchman with six laps remaining. Hamilton followed his 100th career pole on Saturday by taking his 98th career win. He also tied Michael Schumacher’s mark of six victories at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas steered his Mercedes to a third-place finish. Source link ...