The Times Of India
People are crying for medicines, oxygen but they are laughing during rallies, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
"Even today they're busy with campaigning. They are laughing from the stages (at rallies). People are crying, screaming for help, seeking oxygen, beds, medicines, and you're going to huge rallies and laughing! How can you?" the Congress leader told ANI in an interview.
West Bengal elections: EC asks observers to strictly enforce Covid protocols
While many political parties have voluntarily scaled down their poll campaign in West Bengal in view of the Covid surge, the Election Commission has once again asked its observers and poll officers to not only strictly enforce its updated norms on Covid-safe campaigning but to also cancel public meetings/rallies and invoke penal provisions if violations are observed.
Covid-19: SC adjourns regular hearing, miscellaneous matters scheduled for Thursday
Matters shown in the final cause lists of miscellaneous matters and regular hearing matters for April 22 stand adjourned and will not be taken up for hearing in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court informed on Wednesday.
PM Modi wishes people on Ram Navami, asks people to follow Covid guidelines
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on Ram Navami on Wednesday and asked people to follow the Covid-19 guidelines, saying the message of Lord Ram to all of us is that they should follow the appropriate behaviour.
Ulfa abducts 3 ONGC personnel from Assam's Charaideo district
The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (Ulfa (I)) abducted three personnel of ONGC from one its oil fields at Lakuwa in Assam's Charaideo district early morning on Wednesday. The abducted persons are Mohini Mohan Gogoi, Alakesh Saikia and Ritul Saikia. The outfit called up ONGC authorities to inform about the abduction.
Covid-19: Pfizer vaccine partially effective against Indian variant
Israel has registered eight cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India and believes that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is at least partially effective against it, an Israeli health official said on Tuesday.
Centre to allocate Remdesivir to states for 10 days
With the surge in Covid-19 cases across the country leading to high demand for Remdesivir, the Centre has worked out a schedule for allocation of the drug for a period of 10 days starting from Wednesday. Since the drug is used in patients on oxygen support, the allocation of Remdesivir will be based on oxygen allocation carried out by the Empowered Group-2 to various states, the government said on Tuesday.