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Rajnath reviews Covid-19 relief operations of armed forces

Rajnath reviews Covid-19 relief operations of armed forces

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the status of Covid hospitals set up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), creation of additional beds in military hospitals, supply of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants and augmentation of ...

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Ex-Mumbai CP moves SC alleging witch-hunt, cites threats to withdraw complaint against Anil Deshmukh

Ex-Mumbai CP moves SC alleging witch-hunt, cites threats to withdraw complaint against Anil Deshmukh

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court for transfer of all inquiries ordered against him outside the state of Maharashtra. Singh has alleged a witch-hunt after he accused then home minister Anil Deshmukh of adopting corrupt practices in...

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Cyclone Tauktae: Ahmedabad airport shut for 9 hours

Cyclone Tauktae: Ahmedabad airport shut for 9 hours

Gandhinagar, May 17 (IANS) With Cyclone Tauktae likely to hit Gujarat in about an hour, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad shut all its operations for nine hours from 7.30 p.m. on Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.Cyclone Tauktae, gathering momentum and approaching Gujarat, is ri...

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TN skips NEP meet called by Union Education Minister

TN skips NEP meet called by Union Education Minister

Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The officials of the Higher Education Ministry of the Tamil Nadu government on Monday skipped a virtual meeting called by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to discuss the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.State Higher Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamoz...

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Mumbai airport shut for 11 hrs, 7 flights diverted (2nd Ld)

Mumbai airport shut for 11 hrs, 7 flights diverted (2nd Ld)

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Faced with threats from the raging Cyclone Tauktae, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai shut all its operations for 11 hours -- from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. -- on Monday.This resulted in the diversion of at least seven in-bound flights to less tur...

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Every 5th person suspected Covid infected: T'gana Guv

Every 5th person suspected Covid infected: T'gana Guv

Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday called for strict compliance with preventive guidelines saying every fifth person is a suspected Covid infected."We are in a situation where almost every 5th person is a suspected Covid infected one. We must ensure the str...

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Six cases of 'black fungus' detected in Goa: Official

Six cases of 'black fungus' detected in Goa: Official

Panaji, May 17 (IANS) For the first time, six cases of mucormycosis or black fungus were detected in Covid patients in Goa on Monday, a senior health official said."Six cases of mucormycosis were detected in Covid patients. Such cases may be expected in patients with high diabetes," Dr Shivanand Ban...

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Bihar monk provides free ration to poor amid Covid-19

Bihar monk provides free ration to poor amid Covid-19

Vishal, along with his fellow monks, has been visiting villages in Gaya district and providing ration to the poor.During the second wave of Covid-19, businesses came to a halt, migrant workers also returned to their villages and farmers stopped ploughing the fields but Bhanta Vishal became a messiah...

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Rajnikanth donates Rs 50 lakh to CM's Public Relief Fund

Rajnikanth donates Rs 50 lakh to CM's Public Relief Fund

Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the state secretariat here on Monday and donated Rs 50 lakh to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).The matinee idol also appealed to the people to follow the guidelines issued by the state governmen...

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