Curfew clamped, internet suspended in Rajasthan town after communal clash
New Covid cases cross 10K mark in Karnataka
  • New Covid cases cross 10K mark in Karnataka(23:38)

    Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) A record 10,250 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, with its state capital Bengaluru accounting for 7,584 cases, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.

Collective responsibility to take Covid surge seriously: KTR
  • Collective responsibility to take Covid surge seriously: KTR(23:28)

    Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Telangana's Cabinet Minister and working president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) K.T. Rama Rao on Sunday said it's the collective responsibility of all to take the current surge in Covid-19 cases seriously.

Gujarat heading towards health emergency, says HC
  • Gujarat heading towards health emergency, says HC(23:26)

    Gandhinagar, April 11 (IANS) Taking a serious note of the worsening coronavirus situation, especially on the healthcare system and infrastructure, the Gujarat High Court on Sunday observed that the state was heading towards a health emergency.

2,663 buses operate in Karnataka despite staff strike
  • 2,663 buses operate in Karnataka despite staff strike(23:14)

    Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) Even as the indefinite strike by the employees of the Karnataka transport corporation over wage hike entered fifth day, 2,663 buses were operated across the state, as some drivers and conductors returned to work, an official said on Sunday.

Karnataka BJP minister tests Covid positive
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on pilgrimage to Sabarimala
Telangana issues orders for Rs 1,000 penalty on not wearing mask
Gurugram logs highest single-day spike of 1,084 Covid cases
Covid cases continue to zoom in Gujarat, touch new high of 5.5K
Nagaland govt urges doctors to withdraw stir
  • Nagaland govt urges doctors to withdraw stir(21:52)

    Kohima, April 11 (IANS) The Nagaland government has urged the doctors to withdraw their agitation scheduled to begin from Monday in support of their long pending demand to increase the retirement age.

Andhra clocks 3,495 fresh Covid infections
  • Andhra clocks 3,495 fresh Covid infections(21:14)

    Amaravati, April 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported 3,495 new Covid cases, pushing the tally to 9,25,401, while the state's active infections climbed to 20,954.

Covid second wave to peak in Karnataka in May: Minister
  • Covid second wave to peak in Karnataka in May: Minister(21:06)

    Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) The second wave of coronavirus across Karnataka is set to peak by the first week of May and taper off subsequently, Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Sunday, as 10,250 new cases were reported from across the state.

Delhi BJP launches 'tika utsav' at 140 MCD health facilities
  • Delhi BJP launches 'tika utsav' at 140 MCD health facilities(21:02)

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Acting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for "tika utsav (vaccination festival)", the Delhi BJP on Sunday launched the campaign at all the Municipal Corporation-run 140 health facilities, and saw a huge response from the people.

Firing case: Punjab CM ridicules Sukhbir reaction to HC order
  • Firing case: Punjab CM ridicules Sukhbir reaction to HC order(20:48)

    Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday ridiculed Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal's reactions on the high court 'decision' in the Kotkapura firing case, noting the court is yet to release its order and urging him to refrain from celebrating as the matter was far from being over.

Delhi touches new Covid high, at over 10K cases
  • Delhi touches new Covid high, at over 10K cases(20:26)

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday registered 10,732 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the single-day highest spike since the pandemic broke out early last year, while there were 48 more deaths, as per the Delhi health bulletin.

Ambedkar, a torchbearer of social transformation
  • Ambedkar, a torchbearer of social transformation(20:16)
    By Rattan Lal Kataria

    Much revered Bodhisattva, Bharat Ratna, Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar, the harbinger of social transformation and revolution imbibed in the ideas of great personalities like Buddha, Kabir, Mahatma Phule was born to divert the currents of the era and tides if time. The multifaceted personality of Baba Saheb is so deep, vast and diversified that, it would not be wrong to assert that, it would take years even for an erudite scholar to understand and fathom its depth. On the Occasion of the 130th birth anniversary of Babasaheb on April 14, 2021, the entire world in its heartfelt offering will seek inspiration from his indomitable spirit.

New vaccines to be launched soon to protect pigs, sheep
  • New vaccines to be launched soon to protect pigs, sheep(20:02)
    By Pramod Kumar Jha

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A vaccine has been prepared to protect pigs from classical swine fever for which rabbits would no longer be slaughtered because a vaccine developed by indigenous technology is going to hit the market very soon. Developed by cell culture method, this vaccine would also be much cheaper. An Ahmedabad-based company has recently got the rights to commercially produce classical swine fever vaccine developed by scientists in the country as well as Sheep pox vaccine.

Chennai beaches to stay shut on weekends till further notice
  • Chennai beaches to stay shut on weekends till further notice(19:52)

    Chennai, April 11 (IANS) In wake of the surging Covid cases, the Tamil Nadu government said that beaches of Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram will be out of bounds for public on all weekends from Sunday onwards, as well as on government holidays.

Quarantine for travelers without -ve report in Chhattisgarh
  • Quarantine for travelers without -ve report in Chhattisgarh(19:50)

    Raipur, April 11 (IANS) Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has sent senior officials to Hyderabad and Maharashtra to ensure smooth supply of Remdesivir, a key anti-viral drug in the fight against Covid-19. The state government has also made mandatory to produce RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours at airports and railway stations while those arriving without negative report will be examined, according to the new SOP, they will be kept in quarantine centre or isolation.

J&K sees 915 new Covid cases, 5 deaths as surge continues
Vaccination drive a 'crusade', not 'utsav', says Chidambaram
  • Vaccination drive a 'crusade', not 'utsav', says Chidambaram(19:32)

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a four-day countrywide "Tika Utsav" (inoculation festival) from Sunday, Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram criticised him for terming it a festival, while seeking more approved vaccines be allowed and reiterating the demand of universal vaccination.

Mamata 'politicising' Cooch Behar poll violence: BJP
  • Mamata 'politicising' Cooch Behar poll violence: BJP(19:32)

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of "politicising" the poll violence in Cooch Behar during Saturday's fourth phase of Assembly polls in the state.

Sonu Sood is Punjab's brand ambassador for vaccination (Ld)
  • Sonu Sood is Punjab's brand ambassador for vaccination (Ld)(19:06)

    Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood, the Messiah of the migrants who refuses to call himself so, has donned a new hat. Beginning Sunday, he is the brand ambassador of the Punjab government for its Covid vaccination programme.

4 cops injured by goons in Bihar, 2 held
  • 4 cops injured by goons in Bihar, 2 held(18:56)

    Patna, April 11 (IANS) A day after a senior Bihar police official was allegedly lynched by a mob in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, a video of local goons attacking a police team in Katihar district, went viral on Sunday.