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Jammu and Kashmir gears up to tackle second wave of COVID-19

Jammu and Kashmir gears up to tackle second wave of COVID-19

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 21 (ANI): Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education of Jammu and Kashmir Atal Duloo on Tuesday said that there is a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the second wave of coronavirus infections in the union territory, adding that preparations are being ...

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Two held for harbouring LeT terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir

Two held for harbouring LeT terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 21 (ANI): In a joint operation with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two people for aiding and abetting terrorists."In a joint operation by Bandipura Police and CRPF, two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) have been ...

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Pointsman, who saved child at a railway station in Maharashtra, awarded by ministry

Pointsman, who saved child at a railway station in Maharashtra, awarded by ministry

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 21 (ANI): The ministry of railways announced an award of Rs 50,000 for railway pointsman Mayur Shelke who saved the life of a six-year-old child while risking his own life at the Vangani station near Mumbai.The staff of Central Railway honoured Shelke's efforts an...

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Labs in Delhi halt services over delay in giving out test results amid COVID-19 spike

Labs in Delhi halt services over delay in giving out test results amid COVID-19 spike

By Joymala BagchiNew Delhi [India], April 21 (ANI): A rapid rise in COVID-19 cases and exceeding requests for either RT-PCR or antigen tests has abruptly forced a majority of private laboratories to stop collecting swab samples even from testing centres for at least two days.As per a government bull...

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Construction of water filtration plant underway in J-K's Nowgam

Construction of water filtration plant underway in J-K's Nowgam

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 21 (ANI): The construction of a water filtration plant at Nowgam village of Shangus Block of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district is currently underway.The new water filtration plant would be equipped with the latest purification technology and will provi...

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COVID-19: PM Modi's address to the nation was an empty talk, says Maken

COVID-19: PM Modi's address to the nation was an empty talk, says Maken

New Delhi [India], April 21 (ANI): Congress leader Ajay Maken has called Narendra Modi's address to the nation on the COVID-19 situation "an empty talk" and alleged that the Prime Minister chose to "relinquish all his responsibilities and put the onus of saving India on NGOs, Youth and Baal Mitras"....

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Uttarakhand reports 3012 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths

Uttarakhand reports 3012 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], April 21 (ANI): Uttarakhand on Tuesday reported 3,012 new COVID-19 cases and 27 related deaths.As many as 999 COVID-19 cases were reported in Dehradun, 796 cases in Haridwar, 565 cases in Udham Singh Nagar and 265 cases in Nainital.The number of total active cases in ...

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CID officials visit ex-Andhra minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao's residence

CID officials visit ex-Andhra minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao's residence

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], April 21 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Crime Investigation Department (CID) officials went to the residence of former minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Devineni Umamaheswara Rao on Tuesday in search of him on a case filed on alleged fake video campaign against...

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Army to convert Delhi Base Hospital to COVID-19 facility for its personnel and veterans

Army to convert Delhi Base Hospital to COVID-19 facility for its personnel and veterans

New Delhi [India], April 21 (ANI): Indian Army will from Thursday convert its Base Hospital located in Delhi Cantt into an exclusive COVID-19 facility for Indian armed forces and veterans.The Army took to Twitter on Tuesday and said, "Base Hospital Delhi Cantt BHDC is being converted into an exclusi...

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Delhi Police sets up green corridor for tankers carrying oxygen to COVID-19 hospital

Delhi Police sets up green corridor for tankers carrying oxygen to COVID-19 hospital

New Delhi [India], April 21 (ANI): Delhi Police on Tuesday said that it had set up a green corridor for the movement of oxygen containers from source to a hospital treating COVID-19 infection.According to an official statement of the police, a dedicated corridor for clear passage (green corridor) of...

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