Two killed, three critical in cylinder explosion inside house in Odisha

Two people were killed and three were severely injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a house in Odisha on Monday.

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Despite bail in Dumka treasury case, Lalu Prasad's release from jail delayed due to Covid

Due to the surge in covid-19, the court session has been adjourned until April 25, extending RJD chief Lalu Yadav's stay in jail for at least a week despite receiving bail in the Dumka treasury case.

Covid-19: Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to EC seeking postponement of remaining phases of Bengal poll

Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote a letter to the Election Commission of India seeking postponement of the remaining phases of polling in the state.

Pakistan bans travel from India for two weeks amid record spike in coronavirus cases

Pakistan on Monday decided to ban for two weeks travellers coming from India due to a record surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

No plans of imposing lockdown in state: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Amid rising Covid-19 cases, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has said that her government is not planning to impose a lockdown.

Trains will continue to run amid Covid surge: Govt sources

Sources in the Ministry of Railways have clarified that trains will continue to run across the country even as Covid cases surge and various state governments announce Covid-related curbs.

Remdesivir: RTI activist Saket Gokhale seeks police enquiry against Devendra Fadnavis

In a letter to Maharashtra's home minister, RTI activist Saket Gokhale questioned how a "private individual like Fadnavis" obtained Remdesivir stock from Gujarat when the sale is only permitted to the government.

Congress targets govt over UAE’s India-Pakistan mediation claim, seeks clarification

The Congress party demanded clarification from the central government after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) confirmed its efforts to improve relations between India and Pakistan.

Odisha govt announces weekend shutdown in urban areas across state, essential services exempted

Amid rising coronavirus cases in the state, the Odisha government on Monday announced to impose a weekend shutdown in all urban areas across the state from April 24.

Covid-19 rises relentlessly on all key indices in India

The ferocity with which the cases rose in the week ending April 17 overwhelmed the country’s healthcare infrastructure. That’s probably because the addition in the number of active cases happened, on average, at the rate of nearly one lakh a day.


UP govt refuses to impose lockdown; financial aid for Covid-19 vaccine makers soon; more

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said it is not in favour of imposing a lockdown after the Allahabad High Court ordered a lockdown in five cities of UP till April 26, considering the prevailing Covid-19 situation. The lockdown has been ordered in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that instead of imposing a lockdown the government will implement stricter curbs to contain the virus spread. Meanwhile, according to sources, India Today has learnt that the Union finance ministry has given nod for aid to the vaccine makers; 3000 crore is to be given to the Serum Institute, 1500 crore aid to be given to Bharat Biotech for Covaxin. Watch the full show for more!

DRDO develops supplemental oxygen delivery system for treatment of Covid patients

Amid a massive oxygen supply crunch in the country due to growing coronavirus cases, the Defence Research and Development Organisation has created supplemental oxygen delivery system.