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India’s Covid caseload hits 2 crore; 50 lakh rise in just 15 days | India News – Times of India
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India’s Covid caseload hits 2 crore; 50 lakh rise in just 15 days | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India has become the second country in the world after the US to record more than 2 crore Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The caseload crossed the grim milestone on Monday, a day after the country's Covid-related deaths again climbed to the third spot in the world overtaking the toll in Mexico. The country reported 3,55,998 new cases on Monday, taking the overall case count past the 2 crore mark to 2,02,74,921, as per TOI's Covid database. Only the US, with more than 3.3 crore cases so far, has recorded a higher count. Brazil is in third spot with fewer than 1.5 crore cases. So massive has been the second wave of infections that the country recorded a fourth of all cases till date — nearly half a crore — in the last 15 days alone. Over two successive weeks en...
New cases cross 3 lakh for 6th straight day | India News – Times of India
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New cases cross 3 lakh for 6th straight day | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: If last week’s deaths are giving a glimpse of what lies ahead, then India is staring at the gloomiest phase of the Covid crisis. April so far is the deadliest month since the beginning of the pandemic and the last seven days accounted for half of the deaths reported in the month. Despite lower testing in the weekend, Monday was the sixth day in a row when India’s Covid count exceeded 3 lakh (3.2 lakh on Monday) and deaths crossed the 2,000 mark for the seventh consecutive day. With 2,766 mortalities on Monday, the month has claimed 34,595 lives so far of which 17,333 came in the last 7 days. The death toll for this month which still has a week to go is higher than 33,230 deaths reported in September 2020 – the month that previously held the record of highest Covid fatalities....
Over 14.19 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India | India News – Times of India
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Over 14.19 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 14.19 crore as part of the world's largest vaccination drive, which completed 100 days on April 25, the Union health ministry said on Monday. Cumulatively, 14,19,11,223 vaccine doses have been administered through 20,44,954 sessions,according to the provisional report till 7 am. These include 92,98,092 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 60,08,236 HCWs who have taken the second dose, 1,19,87,192 FLWs who have received first dose and 63,10,273 FLWs who taken the second dose. Besides, 4,98,72,209 and 79,23,295 beneficiaries more than 60 years old have been administered the first and second dose respectively, while 4,81,08,293 and 24,03,633 beneficiaries aged 45 to 6...
Fight Against Covid-19: Complete List Of States Announcing Free Vaccines Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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Fight Against Covid-19: Complete List Of States Announcing Free Vaccines Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

New Delhi: Several state governments have stepped up to the challenge to save livelihoods as well as lives and announced free vaccination as the country faces an unprecedented task to protect every citizen amid the surge in Covid-19 cases.The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 13.83 crore today as part of the world’s largest vaccination drive.Over 29 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours, the ministry said in a release earlier in the day.READ: Only Online Registration For People Aged 18 To 45 Yrs, Centre Guides States Ahead Of Phase 3 Covid Vaccination DriveTelangana:The Telangana Government has decided to provide the vaccine free of cost to all four crore people...
Chhattisgarh CGBSE Class 10 exams cancelled, Class 12 board exams postponed
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Chhattisgarh CGBSE Class 10 exams cancelled, Class 12 board exams postponed

The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) today decided to cancel examinations for class 10 amid the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country. The class 12 board exams have been postponed and will be conducted at a later point in time when the situation is conducive. The class 12 board exams, which were scheduled to be conducted from May 3 to May 24, have been deferred until further notice. Class 10 students will be assessed based on performance in internal assignments. Around 4.61 lakh students were registered to appear for class 10 exams. Read | JEE Main, NEET: ‘Clarity on exam timetable needed to ensure students continue focused studies’ “If a student has not completed the assignment work or has not achieved the minimum marks required, then such ...
Grim record: Over 3.16 lakh new Covid-19 cases in India, highest ever for any country | India News – Times of India
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Grim record: Over 3.16 lakh new Covid-19 cases in India, highest ever for any country | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The massive second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic barrelled past another grim milestone as India reported nearly 3.16 lakh fresh cases on Wednesday, the highest single-day count recorded in any country so far. Deaths from the virus climbed to another high of 2,102 in the past 24 hours. According to TOI's data, India logged 3,15,925 new cases on Wednesday, crossing the 3-lakh mark for the first time and going past the previous highest daily case count of 3,07,581 reported in the US on January 8, as per worldometers.info. It has taken just 17 days for the daily case count to rise from 1 lakh on April 4 to over 3 lakh on Wednesday. During this period, cases have surged at 6.76% daily, more than four times faster than a similar growth in daily numbers in the US -- the only other c...
Bhupesh Baghel: ‘Centre couldn’t even advise, provide guideline for second wave’
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Bhupesh Baghel: ‘Centre couldn’t even advise, provide guideline for second wave’

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel spoke to Manoj C G on several issues related to the second wave of Covid and the alleged mismanagement of the pandemic. Excerpts: As a Chief Minister you had dealt with the first wave of the pandemic. How different is the situation now? There are many differences. In the first wave, the infection was not spreading very fast as it is spreading now. Secondly, the symptoms too have changed…in some cases it is even not getting detected in the RT-PCR test…you get to know in a CT scan…and treatment has also changed…Now oxygen dips suddenly. There is a huge change in the behaviour. How is Chhattisgarh coping with the surge? There were reports of oxygen shortage. It is correct that there was a shortage of oxygen in the beginning. But since...
Odisha requests MHA to direct railways to stop passenger service from Chhattisgarh for 15 days | India News – Times of India
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Odisha requests MHA to direct railways to stop passenger service from Chhattisgarh for 15 days | India News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Even as the Railway Board has turned down the state government’s request to cancel all passenger trains from Chhattisgarh, the state government on Friday once again urged the Centre to direct the railways to immediately stop passenger trains from Chhattisgarh to Odisha at least for 15 days. In a letter to Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Odisha chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said there has been a significant surge in Covid-19 spread in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. “The same is being seen in districts of Odisha bordering Chhattisgarh. In view of the alarming situation and trend, it is felt extremely necessary to take restrictive measures on flow of people to have control over rise in Covid cases in Odisha,” said Mahap...
Daily cases at 2.16 lakh, deaths at 1,184; active cases top 1.5 million | India News – Times of India
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Daily cases at 2.16 lakh, deaths at 1,184; active cases top 1.5 million | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 second wave in India turned grimmer as daily infections crossed the 2-lakh mark, surging by nearly 9% over the previous day’s number to over 2.16 lakh on Thursday. Deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours rose to 1,184, the highest since September 18. Meanwhile, active cases in the country crossed 1.5 million (15 lakh) on Thursday. The unprecedented flood of infections this month has led to an over 2.5-fold increase in active cases, which numbered less than 6 lakh on March 31. A higher active case count means an increased risk of the virus spreading faster as well as a higher probability of deaths. On Thursday, a record 14 states and UTs posted their highest-ever spike in daily cases while Maharashtra logged its second-biggest surge of 61,695 cases. In all, 2,1...
100 new hospitals to have their own Oxygen plant under PM-CARES Fund | India News – Times of India
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100 new hospitals to have their own Oxygen plant under PM-CARES Fund | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A meeting of Empowered Group 2 (EG2) held on Thursday to review the availability of essential medical equipment and oxygen during Covid-19 crisis. The group directed the health ministry to identify another 100 hospitals in far flung locations for consideration of sanction for installation of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants. Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants manufacture oxygen and help hospitals become self-sufficient in their requirement for medical oxygen while also reducing the burden on the national grid for supply of medical oxygen. Also, sources of medical oxygen and their production capacity have been mapped to match the requirement of states and an indicative framework has been developed to guide the states on the sources of medical oxygen. 4880 MT, 5619 MT...
Harsh Vardhan’s Remarks On State “Unfortunate”: Chhattisgarh Health Minister
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Harsh Vardhan’s Remarks On State “Unfortunate”: Chhattisgarh Health Minister

Harsh Vardhan's Remarks On State Unfortunate: Chhattisgarh Health MinisterRaipur: Dubbing as "unfortunate" Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's remarks that the Chhattisgarh government was spreading misinformation and panic on COVID-19 vaccination, his state counterpart TS Singh Deo on Wednesday said such remarks affect the joint efforts in the fight against pandemic.The union health minister, while slamming Maharashtra and some other states, on Wednesday said about Chhattisgarh that regular comments by leaders from the state are intended to spread "misinformation and panic" on vaccination.Mr Vardhan also said that Chhattisgarh has seen a disproportionately high number of deaths in the last two-three weeks and the state's testing remains heavily dependent on rapid antigen tests, which ...
Chhattisgarh: In village of ambush, locals ‘beaten’ by cops; I-G to look in
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Chhattisgarh: In village of ambush, locals ‘beaten’ by cops; I-G to look in

Written by Gargi Verma | Teklagudam (chhattisgarh) | April 7, 2021 4:44:51 am ON TUESDAY, Mangdu Barse, 20, lay on a cot in the awning of his hut with bruised lips; he pulled the lower lip down, slowly, to expose four missing teeth. In Teklagudam village, the epicenter of the gunbattle between Maoists and security forces on Saturday, Barse was one of the few who stayed back till late, and was allegedly beaten up by police personnel, an allegation the police chief said he would look into. “When we saw the police personnel approach, we locked ourselves in our houses. Those who didn’t got beaten up. After a few hours, we heard the noise of heavy firing and we fled,” said Bhima Korsa, 29, another resident of Teklagudam. Bastar ...
Chhattisgarh Maoist ambush: Viral audioclips recount valour of troops, wait for help | India News – Times of India
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Chhattisgarh Maoist ambush: Viral audioclips recount valour of troops, wait for help | India News – Times of India

RAIPUR: Four days after the Tekulguda ambush, at least eight audio clips went viral on Tuesday where a purported CoBRA commando recounts the valiant firefight and how the trapped troops kept waiting for help to arrive. None of the senior police officers would comment on the authenticity of the audios or the sequence of events they describe. “The operation is being analyzed and such audios and videos often do the rounds after a major Naxal attack,” said an officer. The speaker recounts how he used a captured Maoist as a human shield to protect his section, and handed him over to police after they returned to base. Police haven’t confirmed or denied this claim. “We were trapped and kept asking for chopper over satellite (phone). Since morning 11 to 1pm, the headquarters kept assuring that...
Chhattisgarh: Maoists ask govt to name interlocutors for release of abducted CoBRA constable
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Chhattisgarh: Maoists ask govt to name interlocutors for release of abducted CoBRA constable

Three days since a CRPF jawan from its elite CoBRA unit went missing after a gun battle on Saturday on the Sukma-Bijapur border, Maoists on Tuesday asked the government to name interlocutors for the release of the jawan from their custody. In a press note issued on Tuesday, Vikalp, spokesperson of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DSZC) of the banned organisation CPI (Maoists), said, “The government must declare the names of interlocutors. After that, we will release the policeman in our custody. Till then, he will be safe under our security.” The police had Sunday said Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, a constable with CoBRA unit of the CRPF, was missing. Subsequently, a senior CRPF officer also met the family of Manhas in Jammu, and assured his relatives the government was ...
Chhattisgarh Naxal Attack: Sikh Commando Who Untied His Turban To Save Fellow Soldier’s Life Gets Honoured
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Chhattisgarh Naxal Attack: Sikh Commando Who Untied His Turban To Save Fellow Soldier’s Life Gets Honoured

New Delhi: CoBRA Commando Balraj Singh who took off his turban to stop the bleeding of fellow soldier Abhishek Pandey - has been awarded a turban by Special DGP Rajinder Kumar Vij.Constable Balraj Singh is being treated in a Raipur hospital after he sustained a bullet injury in the abdomen during the exchange of fire between forces and Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur on Saturday.ALSO READ | TMC Complains To EC, Alleges BJP ‘Goons’ Attacked SC Candidate Sujata Mondal At Voting Booth"I felt honoured to present this turban to Cobra commando Balraj Singh who untied his own to save his fellow soldier's life. He was so delighted to receive this and immediately asked his attender to take a snap. A few happy moments in tough times," Special DGP Rajinder Kumar Vij wrote on Twitter.Previously, h...
Chhattisgarh: Shah, Baghel attend wreath ceremony, tell forces that battle against Maoists will go on
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Chhattisgarh: Shah, Baghel attend wreath ceremony, tell forces that battle against Maoists will go on

Union Home minister Amit Shah and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday attended the wreath-laying ceremony of 14 security personnel who died in the gunbattle with Maoists in Chhattisgarh. After the ceremony in Jagdalpur, both went to Bijapur’s Basaguda, close to the spot of the incident. On Saturday, a fierce battle broke out between the security forces and Maoists in which 31 people were injured. On Sunday, the police released information that 22 men had died in the incident, after their bodies were retrieved. Both Shah and Baghel were in Assam until Sunday for the Assembly elections in the state, and returned to Delhi and Raipur, respectively, later in the day. On Monday, both reached Jagdalpur for the wreath ceremony, after which a high command meeting wa...
Chhattisgarh: Maoists suspected to have abducted CRPF man missing after attack
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Chhattisgarh: Maoists suspected to have abducted CRPF man missing after attack

The CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) jawan who is missing after the ambush on the Sukma-Bijapur border on Saturday is allegedly being held captive by the Maoists. In the aftermath of the ambush in Teklagudam on Saturday, bodies of 22 security personnel had been recovered. In a statement on Sunday, Bastar Inspector General of Police P Sundarraj had said that one constable, Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, of the elite CoBRA unit of the CRPF, was missing. Manhas is originally a resident of Jammu. When asked if the CoBRA jawan was being held captive by the Maoists, Bijapur SP Kamlochan Kashyap told The Indian Express on Monday, “We have received information that he is alive and was taken by them (Maoists). We are investigating further,” he said. Sources told The Indian E...
Chhattisgarh anti-Maoist operation was poorly designed: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India
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Chhattisgarh anti-Maoist operation was poorly designed: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the operation against Maoists in Chhattisgarh, in which 22 security personnel were killed, was "incompetently" executed and "poorly designed". "Our jawans are not cannon fodder to be martyred at will," Gandhi said on Twitter. Out of the 22 fatalities in the Saturday Maoist attack in the state, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost eight men, including seven CoBRA commandos, while one jawan is from the Bastariya battalion, eight from the DRG and five from the Special Task Force. Citing a media report quoting CRPF Director General Kuldeep Singh as saying there was no intelligence failure in the operation and an equal number of ultras were killed, Gandhi said, "If there was no intelligence failure then a 1:1 death ratio ...
‘Poorly Designed, Incompetently Executed:’ Rahul Gandhi Days After Chhattisgarh Anti-Naxal Operation
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‘Poorly Designed, Incompetently Executed:’ Rahul Gandhi Days After Chhattisgarh Anti-Naxal Operation

A day after a senior official denied "intelligence failure" in the Chhattisgarh anti-naxal operation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the operation against Maoists, in which 22 security personnel were killed, was "poorly designed and incompetently executed"."If there was no intelligence failure then a 1:1 death ratio means it was a poorly designed and incompetently executed operation. Our Jawans are not cannon fodder to be martyred at will," the Congress leader Tweeted.ALSO READ | Chhattisgarh Maoist Attack: Local Informers Alarmed Naxals Of Large CRPF Movement, Say SourcesIf there was no intelligence failure then a 1:1 death ratio means it was a poorly designed and incompetently executed operation.Our Jawans are not cannon fodder to be martyred at will. pic.twitter....
Not an intelligence or operational failure: CRPF DG on Chhattisgarh encounter
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Not an intelligence or operational failure: CRPF DG on Chhattisgarh encounter

A day after 22 security personnel were killed during an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Kuldeep Singh, dismissed claims that the operation was an intelligence failure. “If it was a bait, more security personnel would have died. The Maoists would have set up an ambush at a place where we would have suffered maximum damage. We were moving through an area that is under their control and as such, they do have a tactical advantage there. They started firing at us with light machine guns when we were returning following our operation. The Security forces have fought valiantly,” Singh told The Indian Express. He added that considerable damage has also been inflicted upon the Maoists, who, accordin...