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Covid-19: Tamil Nadu mulls night curfew

Times of India 1 hour 46 minutes ago

The Tamil Nadu government is mulling imposing night curfew as Covid-19 cases surge and a decision on more curbs is likely on Sunday.
Night curfew clamped
In view of the continuous surge in the daily COVID 19 positive cases in the State since the past couple of weeks, the State Government has imposed night curfew from 8 pm to 4 am every day Source The Sangai Express
Chandigarh administration announces weekend lockdown from Friday 10 pm to Monday 5 am
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting here chaired by Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore, who is also the Administrator of the union territory. The administration also announced other restrictions, which will be in place till April 30.
Weekend Curfew In Rajasthan From 6 pm Today To 5 am Monday
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday night announced a weekend curfew in the state from 6 pm on April 16 to 5 am on April 19, in view of rising COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19: Rajasthan imposes weekend curfew till April 19
"In view of the increasing cases of Coronavirus, curfew will remain in the state from 6 am tomorrow till 5 am on Monday," Gehlot tweeted.
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COVID-19 weekend lockdown: These states, cities to have restrictions from today, check complete list

Zee News 1 hour 59 minutes ago

Several states, UTs and cities have imposed partial restrictions and weekend curfews to curb the COVID-19 cases amid a surge in coronavirus cases across the country. These states and cities have...
Delhi, Maharashtra Report Biggest Ever Single-Day Covid Spike
Maharashtra and Delhi on Friday reported their biggest ever single-day surge in coronavirus cases, according to government data. This comes as the country logged over 2 lakh Covid cases for the...
Interventions like masks must until vaccines 'fully mitigate' Covid impact: European Centre for Disease Control chief
A significant increase in COVID-19 related cases and deaths can be anticipated if NPIs are not strengthened and complied with, the German physician said as India added a record 2.17 lakh new infections on Friday, taking its total tally to 1,42,91,917 (1.42 crore/14.2 million).
Delivered for eateries in Delhi: Yet another blow
Thursdays announcement of weekend shutdowns in the city to control the spread of Covid-19 wasnt savoured by the hospitality industry.
Times of India,
  

CICSE defers class 10, 12 exams in view of surge in COVID cases

Economic Times 13 hours 22 minutes ago

In light of the nationwide surge in coronavirus cases, the class 10 and 12 exams which were to be held from May 4 have been deferred, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations'...
ICSE Board Exams For Classes 10-12 Deferred, New Dates In June First Week
ICSE board exams for Classes 10 and 12 deferred, new dates to be announced in June first week
CISCE board exams 2021: Board likely to announce decision on ICSE class 10, ISC class 12 exams today
Days after the CBSE class 12 board exams were postponed and the class 10 board exams were cancelled, all eyes are now set on the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to take a final call on holding ICSE class 10 and ISC class 12 board exams.
UP Board exams postponed, schools closed till May 15
The state government on Thursday decided to postpone the UP Board Class 10 and 12 examinations till May 20.
Times of India,
  

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa tests COVID positive for second time in eight months

Economic Times 18 hours 18 minutes ago

He had cut short his campaigning for the Belgaum Lok Sabha bypolls on Thursday and returned to Bengaluru as he was suffering from fever and exhaustion.
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa tests positive for Covid-19
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, the chief medical officer informed. This is the second time the 78-year-old chief minister has tested positive, first being on August 2 last year. Yediyurappa has been admitted to Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in Bengaluru as he had a fever for the last 2 days.
BS Yediyurappa Tests Positive, Second Time In Months, Hospitalised
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today tweeted to say that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a brief post on Twitter, Mr Yediyurappa said that he was fine but had been...
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital
He was tested for Covid-19 two days back and was found to be negative for the disease.He was tested again today during which he was found to be COVID infected for the second time.
Zee News,
  

PAK vs SA 4th T20I: Pakistan pass South Africa test with flying colours

Zee News 7 hours 35 minutes ago

Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman struck a blazing half-century as they survived a scare to seal a three-wicket victory over depleted South Africa with a ball to spare and win the four-match Twenty20...
4th T20I: Pak Clinch Series 3-1 Despite Late Collapse vs South Africa
South Africa vs Pakistan: Pakistan nearly suffered a late collapse but won the 4th T20I in the penultimate delivery to win the series 3-1.
Fakhar flays South Africa as Pakistan seal T20 series with nervy win
Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman struck a blazing half-century as they survived a scare to seal a three-wicket victory over depleted South Africa with a ball to spare and win the four-match Twenty20 International series 3-1 on Friday. South Africa, missing most of their regular players either through injury or having been released to play in the Indian Premier League, were sent in to bat but could only muster 144 all out in 19.3 overs.
South Africa 144/10 v Pakistan 149/7 *
South Africa 144/10 v Pakistan 149/7 *
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Mumbai Indians face Sunrisers Hyderabad on sluggish pitch

Times of India 14 minutes ago

Having just lost his BCCI central contract, Manish Pandey will be firmly be under the scanner when Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have lost both their matches so far, take on the Mumbai Indians at the MA...
Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2021 SRH vs MI: Sunrisers Hyderabad turn to play Kane Williamson against Mumbai Indians after early losses
All eyes will be on whether SRH will play Kiwi batsman Kane Williamson, who did not feature in either of the team's first two matches.
Preview: Cornered SRH Seek First Win Against In-Form Mumbai Indians
IPL 2021: SunRisers Hyderabad, with two losses, will now have to get the better of defending champions Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Saturday to get off the blocks and register their first win.
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COVID-19 surge: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy appeals to PM Narendra Modi for 60 lakh vaccine doses

Zee News 15 hours 32 minutes ago

Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had instructed officials to give wide publicity to 104 services, including ensuring hospital beds and treatment, as well as for any coronavirus-related queries....
Natural calamity tag for Covid, CM writes to PM
CM Uddhav Thackeray, in two letters to PM Modi on Tuesday, raised concerns over the spike in Covid cases in Maharashtra and stated that according to projections, the states caseload is expected to double from 5.64 lakh to 11.9 lakh in the next two weeks.
"Maharashtra's Active Caseload May Double In 15 Days": Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has written a letter to the Centre, saying the number of active caseload of COVID-19 in the state is expected to double in the next 15 days.
Active COVID-19 caseload in Maharashtra to double in 15 days: Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has written a letter to the Centre, saying the number of active caseload of COVID-19 in the state is expected to double in the next 15 days.
Economic Times,
  

Sikh community members among those killed in FedEx facility mass shooting in US

Zee News 24 minutes ago

The gunman, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana, died by suicide.
Four Sikhs killed in FedEx facility shooting in US
At least eight people, including four Sikhs, were killed and five others were left injured in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in the US state of Indiana, according to community leaders. The gunman, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana, allegedly died by suicide after the shooting on late Thursday night at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis, taking the toll to nine. About 90 per cent of the workers at this delivery service facility are said to be Indian-Americans, mostly from the Sikh community. "This is very heart breaking. The Sikh community is devastated by this tragic incident," community leader Gurinder Singh Khalsa told over the phone after meeting family members of the employees of the FedEx facility. Late Friday night, the Marion County Coroner's Office and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) released the names of the victims: Amarjeet Johal (66), Jasvinder Kaur (64), Amarjit Skhon (48) and Jaswinder Singh (68). The first three deceased are women. The IMPD said the coroner's office will determine the causes of death after autopsies are completed. Another Sikh, Harpreet Singh Gill, 45 was hit by a bullet near the eye and is now in the hospital. US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris expressed condolences over the tragic killings. "Vice President Harris and I have been briefed by our homeland security team on the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a lone gunman murdered eight people and wounded several more in the dark of night," Biden said in a statement. Visiting Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, at the start of his bilateral meeting at the White House expressed his condolences to the victims and his sympathies to the families. "Innocent citizens must not be exposed to any such violence. Freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law are the universal values that link and are prevalent in the Indo-Pacific," he said. Biden issued a proclamation in honour of the deceased. He ordered that the national flag be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all federal buildings. Khalsa said community members are in touch with officials. "Post 9/11, the Sikh community has suffered a lot. It is high time that strong measures be taken to bring an end to such mass shootings. Enough is enough," he said. Indiana has about 10,000 members of the Sikh community. Community leaders, like Khalsa, are engaged in philanthropic and charitable activities. "We have families in our country that are grieving the loss of their family members because of gun violence. There is no question that this violence must end. And we are thinking of the families that lost their loved ones," Vice President Kamala Harris told reporters. The shooter allegedly turned his weapon on himself before law enforcement arrived at the scene. FedEx has confirmed that he was a former employee at the Indianapolis facility. No further information was released. This is the worst Sikh massacre in the US after the Oak Creek Gurdwara mass shooting in Wisconsin on August 5, 2012, where seven members of the community were killed. "This should be a wake up call for the entire country, in particular the Sikhs and Asian Americans, against whom there has been a sudden spurt in hate crimes," Khalsa said. Not ruling out the possibility of a hate crime, Khalsa said community leaders are meeting on Saturday to discuss the tragic incident and the way forward. "We request the president of the United States that he needs to come forward and be serious about hate crimes, especially against the Sikh community because they are very vulnerable due their appearance and look," he said. "The president should take it seriously -- gun controls, automatic semi-automatic guns -- they are very lethal," he said. "We are deeply saddened by this latest killing in Indianapolis. It is very troubling to hear random mass shootings taking place in America almost every week. This kind of senseless killing and gun violence needs to stop," Rajwant Singh, chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, told . "I am heartbroken to confirm that my naniji (maternal grandmother), Amarjeet Kaur Johal, is among those killed in the senseless shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis," said Komal Chohan. "We are still working to identify others who were injured and killed on Thursday night. I have several family members who work at the particular facility and are traumatized. My nani, my family, and our families should not feel unsafe at work, at their place of worship, or anywhere," she said. Although Sikhs began settling in Indiana more than 50 years ago, the first gurdwara was established in 1999. In the last two decades, the Sikh population around Indianapolis has experienced significant growth; today, there are 10 gurdwaras across the state and an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 Sikh Americans who have made Indiana their home. "I am deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of eight FedEx employees following the tragic shooting at FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. This FedEx facility was staffed by a large number of Asian Indian Sikh employees. I am saddened to know that at least four of those killed are members of the Indianapolis Sikh community," said Democratic leader Ajay Jain Bhutoria. Meanwhile, the AAPI Victory Alliance has demanded an immediate investigation into whether or not these shootings were racially biased.
Four Sikhs among those killed in Indianapolis FedEx carnage
Four members of the Sikh community are among those who killed in the mass shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday night by a gunman identified as 19-year old Caucasian youth Brandon Scott Hole.
4 Sikhs Among 8 Killed In FedEx Facility Mass Shooting In US
At least eight people, including four Sikhs, were killed and five others were left injured in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in the US state of Indiana, according to community leaders.
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What to know about the Police shooting of Adam Toledo, 13

Economic Times 22 hours 5 minutes ago

The release of the video from the March 29 shooting came during the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, one of the Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyds killing last year.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls for calm before police shooting video's release
The planned release comes in the wake of the traffic-stop shooting of Daunte Wright by an officer in a Minneapolis suburb that has sparked protests as the broader Minneapolis area nervously awaits the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
US Cop Charged With George Floyd's Murder Decides Not To Testify At Trial
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Thursday that he would not testify at his murder trial for the death of George Floyd, as a policewoman facing charges for the killing of another...
Chauvin decides not to testify at George Floyd murder trial
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Thursday that he would not testify at his murder trial for the death of George Floyd, as a policewoman facing charges for the killing of another Black American made her first court appearance.
Times of India,
  

EC slaps 24-hour campaign ban on Dilip Ghosh

Times of India 23 hours 7 minutes ago

The Election Commission on Thursday banned state BJP president Dilip Ghosh from campaigning for 24 hours for his statements on the Sitalkuchi deaths.
24-Hour Campaign Ban On Bengal BJP Chief Over Remarks On Firing Incident
The Election Commission Thursday evening imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on the BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh for his "there will be Sitalkuchi in several places remarks.
Election Commission cracks whip on 2 BJP leaders, puts 24-hour campaign ban on Dilip Ghosh
After taking action against TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission on Thursday evening (April 15) imposed a 24-hour campaign ban on the BJP's West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh for his remarks that "there will be Sitalkuchi in several places".
24-hour campaign ban on BJP's Dilip Ghosh over his Sitalkuchi remarks
The order said the Commission "sternly warns" Ghosh and advises him to desist from using such statements while making public utterances during the period when the Model Code of Conduct is in force.
Economic Times,
  

TMC seeks clubbing of last three phases of polls at all party meet

Economic Times 14 hours 27 minutes ago

After Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on the previous day mooted the idea of conducting polls for the remaining phases at one go, TMC Secretary General Partha Chatterjee sought clubbing of the...
"No Trend" Linking Covid Spike to Polls: BJP On Clubbing Phases In Bengal
Opposing Mamata Banerjee's demand that remaining four phases of Bengal election be packed into one day of polling, BJP told Election Commission that there was no sign so far that "rise in Covid cases...
Covid: Club remaining poll phases, CM urges EC
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission to consider holding the remaining election phases in one go in view of the huge surge in Covid cases, saying it would protect people from further exposure to the virus, and adding that she had initially firmly opposed the ECs decision to conduct the polls in eight phases.
Mamata Banerjee urges EC to hold elections for remaining phases at one go citing COVID surge
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission to think about conducting polls for the remaining assembly seats at one go, in view of rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.
Zee News,
  

Centre responds to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's request, gives not to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in Mumbai

Zee News 25 hours 31 minutes ago

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had earlier requested the Centre to allow the Haffkine Institute to produce Covaxin, which is currently produced by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech,...
Haffkine gets central nod to manufacture Covaxin
Nearly a month after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray raised a demand with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow Maharashtras Haffkine Institute to manufacture Covaxin at its facility, the department of science and technology approved its technology transfer from the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to Haffkine Bio-Pharmaceutical Corporation on Thursday.
Centre Allows Maharashtra Institute To Produce Covaxin
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing Maharashtra-government owned Haffkine Institute to manufacture Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, on the basis of...
Haffkine Institute gets nod to produce Covaxin
The Maharashtra government had sought permission from the centre in March seeking the Centres nod in getting Haffkine to have a deal with Bharat Biotech to produce Covaxin under a fill and finish basis or some other arrangement.
Economic Times,
  

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls emergency meeting, Manish Sisodia to head COVID-19 management

Zee News 19 hours 58 minutes ago

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday called for an emergency meeting in the wake of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital. The government also decided to make Deputy Chief...
Arvind Kejriwal to hold meeting over COVID-19 situation
A senior government official said, "The chief minister has called a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in Delhi at 4 PM today. Health Minister Satyendar Jain and senior government officials will be present at the meeting at the Delhi Secretariat."
Weekend curfew in Delhi: What's closed, what's not
Delhi will live under a curfew this weekend, largely indoors from 10pm on Friday till 5am on Monday chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday in an effort to check the alarming surge in Covid cases.
Can't Think Of Opening Schools Till Covid Is In Control: Arvind Kejriwal
Most parents in Delhi are not in favour of reopening schools and the government will consider the move only once coronavirus cases are under control, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday,...
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Covid-19: Highest-ever single-day spike in India with 2,17,353 fresh cases

Times of India 22 hours 3 minutes ago

India on Friday reported a record single-day rise of more than 2.17 lakh Covid-19 cases pushing India's total tally to 1.43 crore. In another grim milestone, the country added one million cases to...
India reports another record daily rise in COVID-19 infections
It was the eighth record daily increase in the last nine days. Total cases reached nearly 14.3 million, second only to the United States which has reported more than 31 million infections.
India records over 2.17 lakh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, highest ever single-day spike
India records over 2 lakh new COVID-19 cases on Friday (April 16, 2021). The new cases took India's total coronavirus count to 1.42 crore, as per the Union Health Ministrys notification.
Coronavirus Live Updates: 2,17,353 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India
New cases of coronavirus infection in India were recorded above 2 lakh for the second day, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,42,91,917 according to the Union Health Ministry data.
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Weekend curfew: Delhi Metro to run at reduced frequency

Times of India 2 hours 23 minutes ago

This weekend, the Delhi Metro network will have 1,600 train trips per day as against nearly 5,000 daily trips on a usual weekend.
Delhi Metro trains to run at reduced frequency during weekend curfew
"In view of the curfew imposed by the Govt. for coming weekend for the containment of Covid-19, Metro services will be available with a headway of 15 min across the whole network on the weekend i.e, on 17th and 18th April 2021," the DMRC said in a statement.
Delhi weekend curfew: DMRC changes frequency of metro trains, check details here
On April 17 and 18, Delhi metro serviceswill be available with a headway of 15 minutes, the DMRC informed in a tweet.
Delhi Metro Trains To Run Every 15 Minutes During Weekend Lockdown
All metro trains will run with an interval of 15 minutes during the weekend curfew in the national capital, the Delhi Metro said in a tweet today. At the two sections where there is a bifurcation in...
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