Month: April 2021

As virus engulfs India, diaspora watches with despair

LOS ANGELES — Bad news, knowing no time zones, arrives in a jarring burst of messages, calls and posts informing millions of members of India’s worldwide diaspora that yet another loved one has been sickened or lost to the coronavirus. Sometimes it comes in a barrage of WhatsApp […]

Religious festival stampede in Israel kills 44, hurts dozens

JERUSALEM — A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 44 people and injured about 150 early Friday, medical officials said. It was one of the country’s deadliest civilian disasters. The stampede began when large numbers […]

India’s credit growth may dip further after touching record low

Indian bank credit growth hit a record low in fiscal 2020-21 and is expected to languish near those levels this year as a massive surge of COVID-19 infections risks denting India’s economic recovery and forces lenders to turn cautious again. Credit growth touched a record low of 5.6% […]

Indian states run out of COVID-19 vaccines, nationwide inoculation delayed

Several Indian states have run out of coronavirus vaccines a day before a planned widening of a nationwide inoculation drive, authorities said on Friday, as new infections surged to another daily record. New cases in the past 24 hours stood at 386,452, while deaths jumped by 3,498, health […]

Union Health Ministry issues Revised Guidelines for Home Isolation of Mild and Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

DELHI, APRIL 30: Government of India is leading the COVID-19 response and management in the country in close coordination and collaboration with the State/UT governments. Several strategic and calibrated measures have been taken for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare […]

Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser Releases Home care tips for managing COVID-19

DELHI, APRIL 30: The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India has curated information and brought a simple visual reference to manage mild symptoms of COVID-19 at home- “Home care tips for managing COVID-19,” The reference advises people to not panic if they experience […]

PM condoles death of Rohit Sardana

DELHI, APRIL 30: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief on the death of journalist Rohit Sardana. In a tweet,  Shri Modi said: “Rohit Sardana left us too soon. Full of energy, passionate about India’s progress and a kind hearted soul, Rohit will be missed by […]

Council of Ministers meets to discuss the situation arising out of the second wave of COVID

DELHI, APRIL 30: The Council of Ministers met today to discuss the situation arising out of the second wave of COVID in the country. The Council of Ministers meeting noted that the present pandemic crisis is ‘once in a century crisis’ and has thrown a big challenge for […]

Oxygen plant worker dies in cylinder explosion in UP

Kanpur (UP) Apr 30: A 35-year-old worker at an oxygen plant was killed and two others injured after a cylinder exploded during the refilling process here on Friday, police said. The incident occurred when cylinders of the Royal Children Hospital were being refilled at the oxygen plant in the […]

Legal luminary Soli Sorabjee passes away

New Delhi, Apr 30: Distinguished jurist and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee, who appeared in several historic cases like Kesavananda Bharti and S R Bommai, passed away due to COVID-19 at a hospital here on Friday. The 91-year-old is survived by wife, a daughter and two sons. A recipient […]

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