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Partly cloudy sky in Delhi today; AQI in moderate category

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Data from Central Pollution Control Board showed that the hourly air quality index (AQI) at 7am stood at 129. On Thursday, the average 24-hour AQI stood at 156 in the moderate category
A doctor checking reports at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla. (HT file photo)
A doctor checking reports at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla. (HT file photo)

HP hikes pay for medicos on Covid duty from 3,000 to 10,000 a month

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:57 AM IST
Final year nursing students will be paid 6,000 and contractual laboratory staff will get 5,000 a month
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren.(File Photo)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren.(File Photo)

It was PM's 'Mann ki Baat', Jharkhand CM on Modi's phone call to discuss Covid

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Soren's reaction came after Modi spoke to him and the chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Telangana about the Covid-19 situation on Thursday.
Amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 hospitalisations, the Capital has been hit by a severe shortage of several drugs used to treat Covid-19 patients.(File Photo)
Amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 hospitalisations, the Capital has been hit by a severe shortage of several drugs used to treat Covid-19 patients.(File Photo)

Three sell drugs at inflated prices, held

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:49 AM IST
In another case, police arrested a graphic designer for allegedly trying to sell dexamethasone injections, a corticosteroid used in the treatment of Covid-19. The injections, which cost 10 per vial, was being sold for 10,000 each, police said.
The “Mumbai model” has won praise from both the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court. In picture - Medical oxygen tanks at the Goregaon NESCO jumbo Covid centre.(Bloomberg)
The “Mumbai model” has won praise from both the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court. In picture - Medical oxygen tanks at the Goregaon NESCO jumbo Covid centre.(Bloomberg)

O2 storage tanks to task force: Detailing the ‘Mumbai model’

By Jyoti Shelar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:56 AM IST
The apex court on Wednesday appreciated Mumbai’s efforts and recommended that the Centre and Delhi take a cue on how to handle oxygen supply in the face of the severe shortage that the Capital city has been facing for the past three weeks.
A medic administers COVID-19 vaccine to an eldery citizen during a vaccination drive in Gurugram on Thursday. (PTI)
A medic administers COVID-19 vaccine to an eldery citizen during a vaccination drive in Gurugram on Thursday. (PTI)

Only 12% of Haryana population has received first dose of Covid vaccine, says official

By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:50 AM IST
As many as 12,027 people were vaccinated in Gurugram on Thursday followed by 8,167 in Yamunanagar, 7,969 in Faridabad, 6,734 in Karnal, 4,686 in Sirsa and 4,524 in Sonepat.
The police said one of the accused is already convicted in a murder case and had jumped parole (HT photo)
The police said one of the accused is already convicted in a murder case and had jumped parole (HT photo)

Three arrested for murder in Kaithal

By HT Correspondent, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:47 AM IST
Three people have been arrested in connection with a murder of a Kaithal resident on May 3, police said on Thursday
A girl being administered a Covid-19 vaccine in Gurugram on Thursday. (Vipin Kumar/HT)
A girl being administered a Covid-19 vaccine in Gurugram on Thursday. (Vipin Kumar/HT)

Haryana’s daily positivity rate rockets to 29.92%

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:42 AM IST
In past 24 hours, the state took 52,132 samples and detected 14,840 new cases while 177 people succumbed to the contagion. The state’s infection tally stands at 5,73,815.
Until last year, Harshita, who was then in 9th standard, and Sonakshi, who was in 7th, longed to be an engineer and a doctor
Until last year, Harshita, who was then in 9th standard, and Sonakshi, who was in 7th, longed to be an engineer and a doctor

Delhiwale: A father’s pandemic

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:29 AM IST
A tailor in Gurugram is anxious for his daughters’ education.
Police have arrested four people -- manager of the restaurant-cum-bar Nege & Ju and three employees of a private company, Matrix Cellular.(Representational image)
Police have arrested four people -- manager of the restaurant-cum-bar Nege & Ju and three employees of a private company, Matrix Cellular.(Representational image)

Delhi Bar busted for selling O2 device

By Shiv Sunny, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:26 AM IST
“To portray that the machines were being sold at a fair price, stickers carrying fake maximum retail prices were pasted on them,” police said.
A patient transport ambulance, used to move stable patients from home to hospital or back, can charge a maximum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,500 for a 10km trip and an additional <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100/km after that, read the order.(HT File Photo )
A patient transport ambulance, used to move stable patients from home to hospital or back, can charge a maximum of 1,500 for a 10km trip and an additional 100/km after that, read the order.(HT File Photo )

Delhi government caps rates of private ambulances

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:17 AM IST
“It has come to our notice that some private ambulance drivers or service providers are charging exorbitant rates in Delhi. It has therefore been decided by competent authority that maximum rates … shall be capped in Delhi,” read the government order.
The step was taken in the light of a severe spike in cases in the southern states, especially Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In picture - Covid-19 lab at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.(PTI)
The step was taken in the light of a severe spike in cases in the southern states, especially Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. In picture - Covid-19 lab at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.(PTI)

New quarantine rules for those from Andhra and Telangana

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:11 AM IST
If such travellers possess a negative RT-PCR report with the above-mentioned validity or even if they are fully vaccinated, they shall have to mandatorily home quarantine themselves for seven days.
ICMR on Tuesday issued the fresh Covid-19 testing advisory recommending the conducting of antigen tests, a deviation from its previous policy of ensuring that at least 70% of tests conducted are done using the more accurate and gold-standard RT-PCR.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
ICMR on Tuesday issued the fresh Covid-19 testing advisory recommending the conducting of antigen tests, a deviation from its previous policy of ensuring that at least 70% of tests conducted are done using the more accurate and gold-standard RT-PCR.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

Delhi govt asks hospitals to conduct more antigen tests

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:06 AM IST
Almost 80% of the tests conducted in Delhi over the past seven days were the more accurate RT-PCR tests.
The government ordered the district magistrates to process the online applications and direct people to authorised dealers from where people can get or exchange an oxygen cylinder.(HT File Photo)
The government ordered the district magistrates to process the online applications and direct people to authorised dealers from where people can get or exchange an oxygen cylinder.(HT File Photo)

Home isolated patients may apply on govt portal for O2

By Risha Chitlangia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:02 AM IST
Once the online process starts, people can book for a refill or a new oxygen cylinder by uploading the patient details on portal link.
The recommendation by the panel comes a week after the Tihar Jail administration wrote to the Delhi government, asking them to release prisoners in the wake of over 200 Covid cases in the jail at a time when it was at its congested worst.(Representational image)
The recommendation by the panel comes a week after the Tihar Jail administration wrote to the Delhi government, asking them to release prisoners in the wake of over 200 Covid cases in the jail at a time when it was at its congested worst.(Representational image)

Panel recommends releasing prisoners in view of ‘threatening’ situation in Delhi

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:56 AM IST
Right to Life under Article 21 is the most precious Fundamental Right of every citizen of India. It embraces even an undertrial/convict walled off from the society, the panel to decongest jails, headed by Justice Vipin Sanghi, said.
The government also said that oxygen supply has been strengthened by the containerised cargo movement through railways. In picture - Medical oxygen cylinders at a Covid-19 hospital.(PTI)
The government also said that oxygen supply has been strengthened by the containerised cargo movement through railways. In picture - Medical oxygen cylinders at a Covid-19 hospital.(PTI)

Control room starts today to monitor oxygen supply

By Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:52 AM IST
The Delhi government has also roped in e-commerce giant Amazon to track the cargo carrying liquid oxygen in the capital.
The high court said the Delhi government should “think out of the box” in view of the Covid wave. In picture - Gurudwara (Sikh temple) in New Delhi converted into a Covid-19 care centre with 250 beds.(AFP)
The high court said the Delhi government should “think out of the box” in view of the Covid wave. In picture - Gurudwara (Sikh temple) in New Delhi converted into a Covid-19 care centre with 250 beds.(AFP)

HC: State must ensure treatment to all patients

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:41 AM IST
The remarks and directions were given by a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli which was hearing a plea by a 53-year-old Covid patient who was unable to get an ICU bed with a ventilator after his oxygen saturation fell to around 40 (from the ideal 95 and above).
The IMD has forecast that in the next two days the temperatures are expected to hover between 38-39 degrees Celsius. In picture - Light rainfall in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)
The IMD has forecast that in the next two days the temperatures are expected to hover between 38-39 degrees Celsius. In picture - Light rainfall in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

In minutes, Delhi goes from torrid to cool, wet

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:32 AM IST
A senior meteorological department official said gusty winds with a speed of 45-60kmph hit the national capital on Thursday afternoon, followed by moderate rain and thunderstorms.
Jammu & Kashmir, May 06 (ANI): A health worker collects swab samples from a woman for rapid antigen COVID-19 test, in the Mobile Testing Facility at Poonch on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Jammu & Kashmir, May 06 (ANI): A health worker collects swab samples from a woman for rapid antigen COVID-19 test, in the Mobile Testing Facility at Poonch on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)

J&K’s grimmest day with record 4,926 cases, 52 deaths

By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:59 AM IST
Officials say with 1,070 cases, Srinagar had the highest number of new infections, followed by 617 in Jammu district, 605 in Budgam, 353 in Baramulla, 314 in Anantnag and 232 in Rajouri.
Patients, on oxygen support, wait outside the Covid-19 facility of the Chest Disease Hospital, in Jammu, Thursday. (PTI)
Patients, on oxygen support, wait outside the Covid-19 facility of the Chest Disease Hospital, in Jammu, Thursday. (PTI)

Jammu leading in deaths, Kashmir in infections

By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:52 AM IST
Experts say one of the reasons for more fatalities in Jammu was people’s hesitance to report to hospitals on time
ASI Raj Kumar was posted at Civil Line Batala. (Representational photo)
ASI Raj Kumar was posted at Civil Line Batala. (Representational photo)

Punjab Police ASI suspended, demoted for misbehaving with public

By HT Correspondent, Batala
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:56 AM IST
The action was taken after ASI Raj Kumar’s video, in which he is seen in a drunken state and hurling abuses at some people in Batala, went viral on social media
 (Representational photo)
(Representational photo)

Rupnagar cops recover over 1,500 remdesivir vials from Bhakra canal

By HT Correspondent, Rupnagar
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:56 AM IST
The operation is still on and teams have been deployed to recover some more vials, said Rupnagar senior superintendent of police Akhil Chaudhary
On April 26, Sugandha married her long-time boyfriend Dr Sanket Bhosale in a private ceremony in Jalandhar. (Via Instagram)
On April 26, Sugandha married her long-time boyfriend Dr Sanket Bhosale in a private ceremony in Jalandhar. (Via Instagram)

Comedian Sugandha Mishra booked for Covid violations at her wedding

By HT Correspondent, Phagwara
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:55 AM IST
The case was registered on Wednesday night against her, the bridegroom’s side, the owner of the resort, and participants of the marriage after a video went viral showing a large gathering of people at the wedding in violation of Covid norms, said police.
As many as 140 lives were lost in state’s worst-ever hooch tragedy in Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Amritsar districts in July and August 2020. (ht file)
As many as 140 lives were lost in state’s worst-ever hooch tragedy in Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Amritsar districts in July and August 2020. (ht file)

Court rejects bail pleas of two prime accused in hooch tragedy

By Anil Sharma, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:22 AM IST
One of them was also named in a case involving death of three people due to hooch a fortnight before the bigger tragedy unfolded
 (Representative Photo/Ht)
(Representative Photo/Ht)

Himachal logs highest one-day spike of 3,942 infections

By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:18 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh recorded 3,942 fresh Covid-19 infections, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak for the second consecutive day, taking the state’s total caseload to 1,18,729
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh (HT file)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh (HT file)

Pressure Centre for timely supplies to combat Covid: Capt to party MPs

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:13 AM IST
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Congress MPs from the state to pressurise the Centre to augment supplies of oxygen, tankers, vaccines and vital medicines even as some of them suggested to him to consider a “full lockdown” to curb the virus spread in the state
Sushil Kumar, wrestler (HT File)
Sushil Kumar, wrestler (HT File)

Police conducting raids to trace Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, others

By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:10 AM IST
A 23-year-old wrestler died and two of his friends got injured after they were allegedly brutally assaulted by other wrestlers inside Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium
5 of family killed in bike-car crash in Hoshiarpur village
5 of family killed in bike-car crash in Hoshiarpur village

5 of family killed in bike-car crash in Hoshiarpur village

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:10 AM IST
Five members of a family, including three children, died on the spot when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a speeding Hyundai Venue car on the Chandigarh road near Jaitpur village on Thursday
Country’s reputation took a hit due to Covid mismanagement: Jagir Kaur
Country’s reputation took a hit due to Covid mismanagement: Jagir Kaur

Country’s reputation took a hit due to Covid mismanagement: Jagir Kaur

By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:02 AM IST
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur took a jibe at the Punjab government and the Centre for their alleged failure to tackle the second Covid wave, which has resulted in a record number of deaths
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