COVID: Delhi sees 240 fatalities during past 24 hrs, 23,686 test +ve

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) The national capital on Monday reported a massive spike of 23,686 fresh cases of COVID-19 while 240 people lost their lives.

The new additions took the City's caseload to 8,77,146 and the death toll to 12,361.

The positivi

Dr Manmohan Singh tests positive for COVID-19, hospitalised

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Former prime minister and veteran Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh has tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to All India Insitute of Medical Sciences here on Monday evening, official sources said.

Dr Singh, 88, was showing symptoms

All adults eligible for Covid vaccination from May 1

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Under phase III of the ongoing Covid vaccination programme beginning from May 1 onwards, all adults will be eligible for inoculation, the government announced on Monday evening.

The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Prime

This time COVID-19 spreading rapidly in Tier 2, Tier 3 cities as well: PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said this time COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as well.

Interacting with doctors across the country via video conferencing on the COVID-19 issue and vaccination progress, the P

SC junks TMC leader's PIL seeking 100 pc VVPAT verification of votes

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Monday nixed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking 100 per cent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit (VVPAT) trail with EVM vote count to ensure transparency in election results in the ongoing Assembly polls. 
A th

Boris Johnson's visit to India cancelled: MEA

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's official trip to India next week has been cancelled, Ministry of External Affairs said here on Monday. 
The MEA said the decision to cancel the proposed trip was taken mutually. 
The decisi

India continues to record over 2 lakh infections, 1k deaths

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) India reported 2,73,810 fresh infections and 1,619 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 1.5 crores, Union Health Ministry data said on Monday. 
With this, the overall death toll has surged to 1,78,769, active cases to 19,

Administration needs to extend all help to Varanasi people with utmost sensitivity: PM

New Delhi,  (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took stock of testing, availability of beds, medicines, vaccines and manpower etc. for prevention of Coronavirus and proper treatment of infected patients in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

He d

Railways to run "Oxygen Express" trains

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) Railways will run trains--Oxygen Express-- ferrying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) tankers across from the country as several States have requested for it owing to shortage of medical oxygen due to sporadic rise in Covid-infected patients.


Expansion, modernisation of medical infrastructure in Varanasi helped in fighting Covid-19: PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the expansion and modernisation of medical infrastructure in Varanasi in the last 5-6 years has helped in fighting Covid-19. 
Mr Modi reviewed the status of Covid-19 in Varanasi district through video