Kamala Harris says India’s COVID-19 situation is heartbreaking, assures of more aid

New Delhi: The Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris on Friday said the COVID-19 surge and the resultant deaths in India is “nothing short of heartbreaking” and that India’s welfare is critically important to US. The US administration under President Joe Biden has pledged help to India in its hour of need, Harris … Read more Kamala Harris says India’s COVID-19 situation is heartbreaking, assures of more aid

IPL 2021: Mike Hussey tests negative for COVID-19 but remains in quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings batting coach Mike Hussey has tested negative for COVID-19 but remains in quarantine in a Chennai hotel, team CEO Kasi Viswanathan told PTI on Friday. Australian media outlets reported that Hussey can join fellow countrymen in Maldives if he returns another negative test. “He tested negative before getting on an … Read more IPL 2021: Mike Hussey tests negative for COVID-19 but remains in quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India

IT hub Bengaluru and its struggle for healthcare

In Bengaluru, poor preparation for the second wave has resulted in mismanagement in the allocation of beds, delays in testing, and oxygen shortage. Afshan Yasmeen, K.V. Aditya Bharadwaj and Chitra V. Ramani report on the crisis engulfing a city once touted to be a popular medical tourism hub. On the night of May 2, Sajidunnissa, … Read more IT hub Bengaluru and its struggle for healthcare

With 898 deaths, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 toll nudges 75,000

State reports 54,022 new infections, taking active case tally to 6,54,788; 37,386 more patients discharged Maharashtra’s high fatality spike continued with the State recording 898 deaths on Friday — 385 of which occurred in the last 48 hours — to take the death toll to 74,413. The ‘reconciled’ figures, as per the State Health Department, … Read more With 898 deaths, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 toll nudges 75,000

Police Books Former CM Chandrababu Naidu for False Alarm Over Andhra Covid Strain

File photo of TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. The complaint was lodged by a lawyer Masupogu Subbaiah alleging that Naidu claimed that the coronavirus N440K strain was born in Kurnool city, and caused enormous damage to humans. PTI Amaravati Last Updated:May 07, 2021, 23:53 IST FOLLOW US ON: Police on Friday booked former Chief Minister of … Read more Police Books Former CM Chandrababu Naidu for False Alarm Over Andhra Covid Strain

Manipur imposes total curfew in 7 districts from May 8, state reports 600 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

Imphal: Manipur government on Friday (May 6) decided to impose 24-hour curfew in seven districts for nine days starting Saturday to check spread of the virus. The curfew will be in force in those districts from May 8 till May 17. For rest of the state, night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am shall … Read more Manipur imposes total curfew in 7 districts from May 8, state reports 600 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

India Turns to OPEC Nations Saudi, UAE for Oxygen; World's Largest Cargo Plane Leaves UK with 3 Oxygen Units for India

India has turned to OPEC nations particularly Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait for sourcing medical oxygen in its battle against the world’s worst outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan turned to India’s traditional oil suppliers, consulting his counterparts in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain to bridge the huge deficit of medical … Read more India Turns to OPEC Nations Saudi, UAE for Oxygen; World's Largest Cargo Plane Leaves UK with 3 Oxygen Units for India

Mob manhandles cops for opposing gathering in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, around 15 booked

Pune: A group of people allegedly manhandled some police personnel at Sangamner town in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district after the latter rebuked them for gathering at a place despite the COVID-19 restrictions, an official said on Friday (May 7). The incident took place in the Mughalpura area of the town on Thursday evening, following which police … Read more Mob manhandles cops for opposing gathering in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, around 15 booked

Increase oxygen supply to Tamil Nadu immediately: CM MK Stalin writes to PM Modi

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday (May 7) wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting immediate supply of additional medical oxygen, in line with what was agreed in government meetings held on May 1 and 2. The letter mentions that Tamil Nadu is facing a looming oxygen crisis and that the requirement … Read more Increase oxygen supply to Tamil Nadu immediately: CM MK Stalin writes to PM Modi

Flipkart announces measures to help SMBs fight COVID-19 pandemic

Walmart-owned Flipkart on Friday announced a slew of measures, including waiver of various fees paid by sellers, to help small and medium businesses amid the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Flipkart has exempted the storage fees to curb the impact that any seller may have on their inventory that is fulfilled through Flipkart’s … Read more Flipkart announces measures to help SMBs fight COVID-19 pandemic