Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Law and order deteriorates in Kolkata after CBI arrests

KOLKATA: Amidst a sit-in-demonstration by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the at Nizam Palace in South Kolkata- areas particularly in and around the CBI regional office turned with a battleground as the Trinamool supporters started throwing bricks and burning tyres in protest against the arrest of Trinamool ministers and MLA in Narada case on Monday.

UP MLA worries about sedition charge if he talks too much

LUCKNOW: Rakesh Rathore, a BJP MLA from Sitapur district, has hit out at his own government in Uttar Pradesh, saying that lawmakers like him do not have any freedom to speak the truth.

Delhi Metro extends suspension of services till 'further notice'

NEW DELHI: In wake of the Delhi government's order of extension of lockdown in the city for another week (till May 24), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday announced it was also extending the suspension of its services "till further notice".

Directly transfer Rs 6K to poor in states under lockdown: Adhir to PM

NEW DELHI: Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to transfer Rs 6,000 per month to the accounts of eligible poor.

India imports $6.2bn gold in April

NEW DELHI:India's gold imports in April stood at $6.2 billion on the back of strong consumer demand.During the same period last year gold imports stood at just $2.83 million on account of the nationwide lockdown.

Lockdown extended till May 24 in Delhi: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has extended lockdown period for one more week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.We have been witnessing good recovery following the lockdown. Coronavirus cases have been on a decline. We don't want to lose the gain that we have made in the last few days. We are extending the lockdown for one more week. Instead of tomorrow, lockdown is extended till next Monday, 5 a.m. in Delhi," he said.

Haryana extends lockdown till May 24

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Sunday announced to extend the statewide lockdown till May 24 to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Home Minister Anil Vij said.

Vax drive cheapest cost to economic normalisation: Report

NEW DELHI: Stepping up the vaccination drive is the cheapest as well as the most viable policy path to economic normalisation, as per a research report by Emkay Global Financial Services.

Maha Corona crises: Fadnavis complains to Sonia Gandhi

MUMBAI: Marking an unprecedented step, Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday shot off a detailed letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi highlighting the acts of commission and omission by the state government in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.

Mamata Banerjee's brother dies of Covid

KOLKATA: on a day when the state announced a nearly-lockdown condition to fight the spike in covid cases in the state for the next 15 days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost her younger brother who was battling for life in a private hospital for the last one month.

Man held from UP for duping needy by promising Remdesivir injections

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a labourer turned cheat from Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur for duping needy persons in lieu of Remdesivir injections.Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South East Delhi R.P. Meena said that the staff of Kalkaji police station arrested Sudhir Kumar Yadav for cheating a woman on the pretext of providing a Remdesivir injection required for the treatment of a Covid patient.

Stalin orders to book hoarders, black marketers under Goondas Act

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday ordered to book those who hoard and sell Remdesivir injection in black market under the Goondas Act. He also ordered to book those who sell oxygen cylinders at premium rates under this Act.

'Let them eat dark chocolate.' India's Covid-19 crisis is devastating its most desperate people: The Economist

NEW DELHI: India's covid-19 crisis is devastating its most desperate people, The Economist said in a report. The poor are losing jobs, going hungry and falling victim to scams, it added.

Karnataka minister favours extension of lockdown in state

BENGALURU: Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashoka on Friday favoured extension of the 14-day lockdown to contain the Covid spread in the state, which is in the grip of the pandemic's second wave.

Delhi reports below 10K cases 1st time since April 10

NEW DELHI: Delhi reported 8,500 new Covid infections in the last 24 hours, the first time in over a month when daily cases came below 10,000 as the positivity rate camr down to 12 per cent, on Friday.

40 nurses succumbed to corona in Bihar this year: Association

PATNA: The second wave of coronavirus has taken lives of 40 nurses in Bihar so far, due to lack of basic facilities which they needed during duty in a pandemic, the Bihar Medical and Health Employee Association said on Wednesday.

Pappu Yadav starts hunger strike in prison, attacks Nitish

PATNA: Former MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP ) president Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Wednesday launched a hunger strike at Veerpur jail in Bihar's Supaul district.

Outrage, protests in Bihar over arrest of Pappu Yadav

PATNA: Outrage spread across Bihar after Patna police arrested four-time MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) President Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Tuesday for allegedly violating lockdown norms, with leaders of ruling parties joining the opposition in slamming the move.

Plea against Central Vista work 'sheer abuse of law': Centre to HC

NEW DELHI: The Centre told the Delhi High Court that the petition filed before it against the work on both sides of Rajpath under the Central Vista Redevelopment project was an attempt to stall the project under the garb of "public interest".

Nadda's letter to Sonia Gandhi sign of arrogance: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of being "arrogant", soon after BJP President J.P. Nadda shot off a letter to interim party chief Sonia Gandhi, and said that raising issues and making suggestions to the government on the pandemic is the duty of the opposition parties.

10-day lockdown in Telangana from May 12

HYDERABAD: The Telangana cabinet on Tuesday decided to impose state-wide lockdown from May 12 (Wednesday) for 10 days to contain the spread of Covid-19.There would be relaxation for all the activities from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily, said a brief statement from the Chief Minister's Office.

Nadda slams RaGa's conduct, attacks top Cong leaders for 'duplicity, pettiness' amid Covid

NEW DELHI: BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda in a letter to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi lashed out at her party and said that in the fight against the pandemic the conduct of topmost Congress leaders, including their former President Rahul Gandhi will be remembered for its "duplicity and pettiness".

No shortage of ICU beds, lockdown effective: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: With the national capital witnessing a dip in Covid cases on May 9 and 10 from the record high since the last few days, the state administration on Tuesday claimed that there is no dearth of ICU beds in the hospitals.

Pappu Yadav arrested for flouting lockdown rules in Bihar

Day 1 of lockdown in Karnataka witnesses chaos

BENGALURU: Karnataka's first day of two-week lockdown on Monday was witness to people agitating over the tough rules, several instances of police adopting crude policing tactics to tame erring people and finally even police were forced to give-up caning and started appealing people with folded hands not to flout lockdown rules.

Priyanka slams govt over Central Vista project

NEW DELHI: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday attacked the Narendra Modi-led Union government over the Central Vista project and questioned the expenditure being made on a new residence for the Prime Minister when the amount could be utilised for providing Covid related medical assistance.

Jobless in lockdown, Maha man kills wife, kid and self

PUNE: Unemployed during the lockdown, a Maharashtra man committed suicide after killing his wife and a 14-month-old son in Kadamwak area on the outskirts of Pune, police said on Monday.

Strict two-week lockdown in Rajasthan from today

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government's strict 15-day lockdown that began from Monday will remain in force till May 24. The state on Sunday crossed the mark of two lakh cases with a total 200189 active cases as 17,921 cases tested positive on the same day.

Uneasy calm prevails as Vijayan finalises cabinet

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Though it's well established that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will be the last word when it comes to finalising his cabinet, there is an uneasy calm that prevails in the state capital as a series of meetings with the allies and his top party leaders get underway.

FPIs pull out Rs 5,936 cr from Indian equities in 1st week of May

MUMBAI:Foreign portfolio investors (FPI) continued to pull out investments from the Indian equities during the first week of May.During the trading sessions of May 3-7, FPIs pulled out net investments worth Rs 5,936 crore from equities.

Spain celebrates end of lockdown, expert warns pandemic isn't over

MADRID: A key expert has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over after Spaniards celebrated the end of a six-month lockdown with abandon and paid little heed to precautions like masks and social distancing.

UK records another 1,770 Covid cases, 2 deaths

LONDON: Another 1,770 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,434,860, according to official figures released on Sunday.

B'luru top cop warns lockdown violators of stringent action

BENGALURU: With the extended 14-day lockdown coming into force from Monday across Karnataka to contain the pandemic's second wave, city police commissioner Kamal Pant on Sunday warned violators of stringent action if they defied the Covid-induced guidelines till May 24 morning.

Marriage only at home or court, strict rules in Delhi from Monday

NEW DELHI: Delhi, gasping for oxygen with overloaded health management of the state administration for the last few weeks, will witness more stringent restrictions after a fresh round of lockdown will come into effect from Monday morning.

CoviVan: Delhi Police's unique move to help senior citizens

NEW DELHI:Taking a step ahead of its mandated area to maintain law and order in the city, Delhi Police has come up with a unique initiative to start CoviVan helpline to help senior citizens in the neighbourhood amid Covid-19 crisis.

UP govt extends lockdown till May 17

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 17 in the state to break the chain of coronavirus infections, the government said here on Sunday.

Corona curfew extended in entire J&K till May 17

SRINAGAR: Corona curfew was extended on Sunday for the entire Jammu and Kashmir for seven more days up to May 17.
Authorities said the ongoing corona curfew which would end at 7 a.m. on Monday has been extended by another week till 7 a.m. next Monday.

Delhi to remain shut till May 17, Metro services also suspended

NEW DELHI: Amid crisis for medical services and oxygen supply in Delhi's hospitals for over last three weeks, the city will remain under lockdown till next Monday (May 17) as part of measures to break the chain of corornavirus infections.

Buying spree in Chennai as TN faces total lockdown from Monday

CHENNAI: People of Chennai have entered a buying spree as Tamil Nadu is set for a complete lockdown from May 10 to May 24. Most are filling their stocks with groceries, medicines, utensils, toiletries and other materials that they fear will run out of anytime.

Corona curfew extended in entire J&K till May 17

SRINAGAR: Corona curfew was extended on Sunday for the entire Jammu and Kashmir for seven more days up to May 17. Authorities said the ongoing corona curfew which would end at 7 a.m. on Monday has been extended by another week till 7 a.m. next Monday.