Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao rules out lockdown, says it cripples public life and economy

Hyderabad: At a time when most of the states are imposing lockdown during to rising numbers in covid-19 cases, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) has emphatically said that lockdown would not be imposed in the state. He added that imposition of lockdown would bring hardships to many and lead to total collapse of … Read more Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao rules out lockdown, says it cripples public life and economy

After France, Spain detects 11 cases of COVID-19 variant first identified in India

Madrid: Spain’s health minister has confirmed that the European country has detected 11 cases of the new strain of the coronavirus first identified in India. Minister Carolina Darias said the cases were two separate outbreaks discovered by health officials in recent days. Earlier, France had confirmed three cases of Indian COVID-19 variants in the country. … Read more After France, Spain detects 11 cases of COVID-19 variant first identified in India

US reissues travel advisory, urges Americans to avoid travelling to India amid COVID-19 surge

Washington: The United States has reissued its travel advisory on India, urging the American citizens not to travel to the country due to an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases. India is struggling with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new coronavirus cases being reported in the past few … Read more US reissues travel advisory, urges Americans to avoid travelling to India amid COVID-19 surge

Can coronavirus infection spread by flushing the toilet? Find out the truth here

New Delhi: At the time when the country is reeling under the second wave of coronavirus, you may have come across several posts on social media that must have claimed to found the guaranteed cure to the dieses caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus.  The latest post that has emerged on social media is coronavirus … Read more Can coronavirus infection spread by flushing the toilet? Find out the truth here

Death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage a ‘criminal act, not less than genocide’: Allahabad HC

Allahabad: Coming down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government, the Allahabad High Court has said that the death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage is a “criminal act and not less than a “genocide.” The high court said this on Tuesday amid reports of shortage of medical oxygen due to a rise in COVID-19 … Read more Death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage a ‘criminal act, not less than genocide’: Allahabad HC

Complete lockdown in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur for 10 days amid COVID spike

New Delhi: Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, authorities on Tuesday (May 4) imposed a 10-day long lockdown in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. The latest restrictions will stay enforced until May 10. Strict curbs will be imposed in Kolhapur along with Sangli and Satara districts of western Maharashtra amid the rise in COVID-19 cases, … Read more Complete lockdown in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur for 10 days amid COVID spike

Indian Air Force flies 450 Oxygen cylinders from UK, 450 more to arrive

Chennai: An Indian Air Force (IAF) C17 Globemaster transport aircraft carrying 35 toones of aid including 450 oxygen cylinders, each with a capacity of 46.6 liters, landed at the city airport in the wee hours of Tuesday.  The cylinders were donated by the British Oxygen Company (BOC) and were consigned to the Indian Red Cross … Read more Indian Air Force flies 450 Oxygen cylinders from UK, 450 more to arrive

PIB Fact Check: Can 2 drops of lemon in nose increase oxygen level in body and kill COVID-19?

New Delhi: Just two drops of lemon into the nose can increase oxygen saturation level in the body and prevent you from the COVID-19 infection – a viral video making this claim is being circulated on social media. However, the government tagged the ‘lemon therapy’ video as ‘fake’ and dismissed the report stating that there … Read more PIB Fact Check: Can 2 drops of lemon in nose increase oxygen level in body and kill COVID-19?

EC officials should be booked for murder: Poll Panel moves Supreme Court against Madras High Court observation

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday (May 1) moved Supreme Court against Madras High Court observations that the poll panel was singularly responsible for surge in coronavirus COVID-19 cases across the country. The poll panel has challeneged the Madras High Court observation where it blasted it for its failure to maintain COVID-19 protocols.  The … Read more EC officials should be booked for murder: Poll Panel moves Supreme Court against Madras High Court observation

Australia bans travel from India, says offenders face 5 years in jail, pay USD 50k fine

New Delhi: Australian citizens who are stuck in India and wish to return back home are at risk of facing fines of up to 66,000 Australian dollars (approximately USD 50,964) as Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says a travel ban will be put in place starting Monday. “The risk assessment that informed the decision was … Read more Australia bans travel from India, says offenders face 5 years in jail, pay USD 50k fine