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India is only the third country after the United States and Brazil to traverse this grim figure.(Getty Images)

Daily deaths hit 4,000; India 3rd to cross grim landmark

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 02:02 AM IST
After Friday’s death toll, the total number of people who lost their lives to the disease in the country since the start of the pandemic touched 238,283.
A closed shop in Ludhiana on Friday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
A closed shop in Ludhiana on Friday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

From Monday, Ludhiana to have 17-hour curfew daily

By Aneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:59 AM IST
7-hour relaxation from 5am to 12noon during which all shops, including those selling non-essential items and services, will be allowed to open
Situation critical in Punjab, Haryana, UT; consider reorientation of O2 supply: HC
Situation critical in Punjab, Haryana, UT; consider reorientation of O2 supply: HC

Situation critical in Punjab, Haryana, UT; consider reorientation of O2 supply: HC

PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:56 AM IST
There is a shortfall of 32 lakh of vaccine doses; in total, 2.64 crore doses are required in Punjab for the age group of 18 to 45 years
Relaxed restrictions: Covid norms violated in Bathinda
Relaxed restrictions: Covid norms violated in Bathinda

Relaxed restrictions: Covid norms violated in Bathinda

By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:53 AM IST
Bathinda is among six worst-hit districts by the pandemic. With 1,042 new cases on Friday, the highest on a given day since the pandemic outbreak last year
A rush of people in a Bathinda market on Friday. Covid norms were violated as people came out in drives after some relaxations in curbs were announced by administration on Thursday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
A rush of people in a Bathinda market on Friday. Covid norms were violated as people came out in drives after some relaxations in curbs were announced by administration on Thursday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Covid surge: Curfew in Ludhiana from Monday; stricter curbs in Bathinda, Doaba belt

By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:52 AM IST
The decision comes after chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh authorised the deputy commissioners to impose new and harsher restrictions, as needed, to control the raging second wave of pandemic
Farmers have been camping at Delhi borders in protest against the Centre’s three farm laws. (ANI file)
Farmers have been camping at Delhi borders in protest against the Centre’s three farm laws. (ANI file)

189 Punjab families who lost kin during farm protests given 5-lakh relief

By Avtar Singh, Sangrur/amritsar/bathinda
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:49 AM IST
The Punjab government has given 5 lakh compensation from the CM’s Relief Fund each to the families of 189 farmers who had died at protest sites during the ongoing agitation against the Centre’s three agri laws
Phagwara couple gets vaccination certificates without getting a jab
Phagwara couple gets vaccination certificates without getting a jab

Phagwara couple gets vaccination certificates without getting a jab

By Harpreet Kaur
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:49 AM IST
Civil surgeon Ranjit Singh said that inconvenience was caused due to some technical glitch in the online app
In 2015, police had opened fire in Kotkapura at people protesting over the alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari village of Faridkot district. Police had also opened fire at a similar demonstration in Behbal Kalan, also in Faridkot, where two people were killed. A separate probe is underway in that case. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
In 2015, police had opened fire in Kotkapura at people protesting over the alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari village of Faridkot district. Police had also opened fire at a similar demonstration in Behbal Kalan, also in Faridkot, where two people were killed. A separate probe is underway in that case. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Punjab govt sets up new SIT to probe 2015 Kotkapura police firing

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:44 AM IST
The SIT, headed by additional director general of police (vigilance bureau) LK Yadav, who will be assisted by Ludhiana police commissioner Rakesh Agarwal and Faridkot range DIG Surjit Singh, will complete the investigation within six months
In Punjab, 18+ priority groups to get jabs from Monday
In Punjab, 18+ priority groups to get jabs from Monday

In Punjab, 18+ priority groups to get jabs from Monday

By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:39 AM IST
The third and the largest phase of vaccination, under which beneficiaries in the 18-45 age group will be given jabs against coronavirus, will begin in Punjab on Monday
"We will not keep the people of Karnataka in the lurch by interfering with this order,” a bench of justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and MR Shah said.(HT File Photo )
"We will not keep the people of Karnataka in the lurch by interfering with this order,” a bench of justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and MR Shah said.(HT File Photo )

Won’t put lives at risk: SC rejects Centre plea

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:38 AM IST
The bench said it is a well-calibrated and judicious exercise of power by the high court.
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