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Negative RT-PCR report mandatory for zoo keepers, field officers in MP

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:04 PM IST
The zoo authorities will not go for sample testing but are keeping a close eye on the health of animals. Man-animal interaction has been stopped at zoos. Only zookeepers and veterinary doctors visit daily in proper PPE kits and mask
Gurugram in Haryana was at the top with maximum new cases per capita (11,695 new cases per million population). (HT Photo)
Gurugram in Haryana was at the top with maximum new cases per capita (11,695 new cases per million population). (HT Photo)

Move over Delhi, Mumbai; Gurugram, Dehradun, Kolkata emerge as new Covid hotspot

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:56 PM IST
The contagion is spreading at a rapid pace as now 184 districts have more cases per million population than the national average in contrast to 156 districts a week before.
At present, B1617 and B1 are the major strains identified from the samples of south India from the positives of the April month data.(PTI file photo)
At present, B1617 and B1 are the major strains identified from the samples of south India from the positives of the April month data.(PTI file photo)

Data doesn't show N440K variant is 'very virulent': Andhra Covid Centre chief

ANI | , Amravati
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 03:10 PM IST
N440K Strain of coronavirus (B136) was detected in the month of June-July last year from the samples of south India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana).
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar(PTI file photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar(PTI file photo)

MHA asks report from West Bengal Governor over law and order situation: Report

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:54 PM IST
The MHA has deputed a four-member team, led by an Additional Secretary level official including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, to assess the ground situation in the state amid the post-poll violence.
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Representational Image. (File photo)

Monsoon to hit Kerala on June 1: Ministry of Earth Sciences secy

By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Monsoon for this year is likely to bring the normal amount of rainfall at 98% of the long period average (LPA), the India Meteorological Department had said in its forecast on April 16, while adding that there could be a variation of 5% over or under the prediction
Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava spoke to his Jharkhand and Bihar counterparts on Wednesday to seek support for raids in certain parts of the state to book medical black marketeers. As of now the raids are being carried out.(Representational photo)
Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava spoke to his Jharkhand and Bihar counterparts on Wednesday to seek support for raids in certain parts of the state to book medical black marketeers. As of now the raids are being carried out.(Representational photo)

Delhi Police raids hoarders of medical oxygen and medicines in Bihar, Jharkhand

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Delhi Police has registered 225 cases of cheating against unscrupulous elements over charges, including promise of supply of essential drugs, setting up of fake websites, and has registered another 78 cases of black marketeering and hoarding.
Outgoing Tamil Nadu deputy CM O Panneerselvam tweeted a picture of Pandu sketching AIADMK’s two green leaves symbol. Courtesy- Twitter
Outgoing Tamil Nadu deputy CM O Panneerselvam tweeted a picture of Pandu sketching AIADMK’s two green leaves symbol. Courtesy- Twitter

Actor Pandu who designed AIADMK’s flag and symbol, dies of Covid-19

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Pandu was handpicked by matinee idol and former chief minister MG Ramachandran (MGR) to design the party’s symbol and flag after he split from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in 1972 and launched the ADMK (later renamed AIADMK).
Migrants, who arrived from Delhi, looking to hitch a ride to their way home, at Kamta crossing in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. (File photo)
Migrants, who arrived from Delhi, looking to hitch a ride to their way home, at Kamta crossing in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. (File photo)

Migrant workers among worst hit as curbs put in place to check Covid-19 cases

By Umar Sofi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:09 PM IST
According to Stranded Workers Action Network (Swan), a volunteer group, as many as 81% of the workers, who are stranded or are in their homes, said that work had stopped in early April due to locally declared lockdowns/restrictions
A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara in Ghaziabad. (AFP)
A Covid-19 patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara in Ghaziabad. (AFP)

Centre's oxygen allocation 'arbitrary', Delhi tells Supreme Court

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:01 PM IST
As the Supreme Court on Thursday heard issues of oxygen delivery in Delhi, buffer stock, oxygen audit, Justice DY Chandrachud said according to experts, children might be affected in the third phase of the pandemic.
Minister of external affairs S Jaishankar. (File photo)
Minister of external affairs S Jaishankar. (File photo)

India, Australia, France call for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:57 PM IST
The three countries also pledged during their first trilateral ministerial dialogue to work together to achieve a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific, and to support freedom of navigation, peaceful resolution of disputes, democratic values, and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity
Migrants continue fishing during a lockdown in Kerala following the surge in Covid-19 cases, as the state government puts no bar on fishing.
Migrants continue fishing during a lockdown in Kerala following the surge in Covid-19 cases, as the state government puts no bar on fishing.

Kerala Covid-19 cases reach unprecedented levels, state announces 8-day lockdown

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:48 PM IST
In Kerala, hospitals and ICUs are overflowing and long queues are visible outside crematoriums in worst- affected districts. A worried CM wrote to Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday seeking more liquid medical oxygen and vaccines.
On April 13, the BSF had caught a Pakistani intruder along the IB in RS Pura sector of Jammu district. (AP/File)
On April 13, the BSF had caught a Pakistani intruder along the IB in RS Pura sector of Jammu district. (AP/File)

Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF in Jammu Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:19 PM IST
The intruder ignored repeated warnings given by the BSF jawans, leaving them with no alternative but to shoot him.
The reading has to be followed and people should not panic if there is only one instance of a drop in the saturation level.
The reading has to be followed and people should not panic if there is only one instance of a drop in the saturation level.

'If oxygen level is 94%': AIIMS director on Oxygen misuse in Covid treatment

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:02 PM IST
The saturation level has to be checked only after 15 minutes of rest to avoid any fluctuation in the reading.
The Delhi high court had earlier said it saw no merit in the petitions of Facebook and WhatsApp to interdict the investigation directed by the CCI. (Representational Image)
The Delhi high court had earlier said it saw no merit in the petitions of Facebook and WhatsApp to interdict the investigation directed by the CCI. (Representational Image)

Privacy row: Delhi high court seeks CCI stand on Facebook, WhatsApp appeals

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:49 PM IST
A Delhi high court bench of chief justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to the CCI which had ordered the probe and sought its response on the appeals of Facebook and WhatsApp by May 21, the next date of hearing.
BJP workers hold placards during a protest against the alleged attack on party workers in West Bengal. (ANI Photo)
BJP workers hold placards during a protest against the alleged attack on party workers in West Bengal. (ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: MHA sends 4-member team to West Bengal

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:42 PM IST
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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to expunge critical remarks of the Madras High Court holding the ECI responsible for the Covid-19 surge in the country.(File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to expunge critical remarks of the Madras High Court holding the ECI responsible for the Covid-19 surge in the country.(File Photo)

SC refuses to expunge critical remarks of Madras HC against EC

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:27 PM IST
A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud, however, acknowledged that the high court's remarks were “harsh”, but did not expunge them saying they do not form part of the judicial order.
The Centre has so far provided more than 17.15 crore (17,15,42,410) vaccine doses to states and UTs free of cost.(Reuters file photo)
The Centre has so far provided more than 17.15 crore (17,15,42,410) vaccine doses to states and UTs free of cost.(Reuters file photo)

Over 89 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses still available with states, UTs: Centre

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:23 PM IST
The central government is leading the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in collaboration with the states and UTs through a “Whole of Government” approach, the ministry said.
over 28 lakh doses, in addition, will be received by the states and UTs in the next three days, the government said. (File Photo by Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)
over 28 lakh doses, in addition, will be received by the states and UTs in the next three days, the government said. (File Photo by Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Over 17.15 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses given to states, UTs for free: Centre

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:18 PM IST
More than 89 lakh doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, said the union health ministry in a statement.
Kerala: Policemen check the credentials of commuters during a weekend lockdown last week to curb the spread of coronavirus. (AP / File Photo)
Kerala: Policemen check the credentials of commuters during a weekend lockdown last week to curb the spread of coronavirus. (AP / File Photo)

Kerala to go into complete Covid-19 lockdown from May 8 to 16

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:06 PM IST
Kerala Covid-19 news update: The 9-day-lockdown, necessitated by the current wave of the coronavirus, would come into force on May 8 morning and extend up to May 16, according to official sources.
In Bhubaneswar, official figures put active Covid cases at 8,947 and the deaths at 12 for the month of April. (Bloomberg Photo/Representative use.)
In Bhubaneswar, official figures put active Covid cases at 8,947 and the deaths at 12 for the month of April. (Bloomberg Photo/Representative use.)

Odisha: Covid-19 deaths not reconciled, data doesn’t reflect true picture

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Odisha’s director of health services Bijay Mohapatra admitted that the Covid-19 related deaths being shown in the department’s Twitter handle was not real-time data and a reconciliation of the death toll was pending.
People waiting to refill their cylinders with oxygen for Covid-19 patients in Moradabad.(AFP)
People waiting to refill their cylinders with oxygen for Covid-19 patients in Moradabad.(AFP)

How to use oxygen? What are the safety precautions? Centre releases guidelines

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:48 AM IST
If the temperature is high enough, many substances can burn in oxygen. Hence, it is equally essential to ensure proper fire safety measures, the Centre said in its guideline
The Internet Freedom Foundation, which runs campaigns to defend online freedom and data privacy, said that it has filed six RTI requests this month, pertaining to newly introduced government projects planning the use of 'facial recognition technology'. (File Photo / REUTERS)
The Internet Freedom Foundation, which runs campaigns to defend online freedom and data privacy, said that it has filed six RTI requests this month, pertaining to newly introduced government projects planning the use of 'facial recognition technology'. (File Photo / REUTERS)

RTI filed on govt use of 'facial recognition' in airports, Covid-19 vaccination

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:27 AM IST
The IFF is also keeping a close watch on free speech violations, and demanded accountability from the Centre over Twitter removing 50 posts from its platform last month on government requests. Most of these posts were related to the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sputnik V: The first batch of the Russia-made vaccine arrived in India on May 1.
Sputnik V: The first batch of the Russia-made vaccine arrived in India on May 1.

Russia sending another batch of 150,000 Sputnik V vaccines to India

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:20 AM IST
Apart from Sputnik V, Russia is sending at least four medium oxygen generating trucks, which can feed a 200-bed hospital after being plugged into the power supply.
RLD chief Ajit Singh. (File photo)
RLD chief Ajit Singh. (File photo)

Former Union minister and RLD chief Ajit Singh dies of Covid-19

By Malavika PM
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Son of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, Ajit Singh was a seven-time Parliament member from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. Tributes poured in for Singh as the news of his death broke
PM Modi condoled the death of Ajit Singh and remembered him as a leader who was also devoted to farmers' interests.(Screengrab)
PM Modi condoled the death of Ajit Singh and remembered him as a leader who was also devoted to farmers' interests.(Screengrab)

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi among leaders who condole Ajit Singh's death

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Former Union minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh died at the age of 82 on Thursday. He was Covid-19 positive.
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Rights panel chief cautions against social media posts about orphaned children

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:52 AM IST
NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo said adoptions cannot be done without going through proper channels. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act also empowers the district magistrates to authorise adoptions
Akhilesh Yadav alleged on Wednesday that the BJP was indulging in “horse-trading” to seize control of zila panchayats. (HT Photo/File/Representative)
Akhilesh Yadav alleged on Wednesday that the BJP was indulging in “horse-trading” to seize control of zila panchayats. (HT Photo/File/Representative)

Samajwadi Party says it won UP panchayat polls, will target assembly polls next

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:39 AM IST
The three-tier panchayat system elected public representatives from the village to the district level and was being seen as a curtain-raiser to the 2022 state assembly polls.
According to experts, the country should continue following the coronavirus-appropriate behaviour such as observing social distancing and wearing masks in face of the approaching third wave as these measures will help guard us against all variants.(Reuters)
According to experts, the country should continue following the coronavirus-appropriate behaviour such as observing social distancing and wearing masks in face of the approaching third wave as these measures will help guard us against all variants.(Reuters)

412,262 fresh Covid-19 cases take India's tally to over 21 million

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:39 AM IST
India, reeling under a highly infectious second wave, had registered over 300,000 cases in 24 hours for over two weeks before crossing the 4-lakh mark on Thursday.
Former Union minister and RLD chief Chaudhary Ajit Singh. (File Photo / HT)
Former Union minister and RLD chief Chaudhary Ajit Singh. (File Photo / HT)

Chaudhary Ajit Singh, former Union minister, dies of Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:16 AM IST
Chaudhary Ajit Singh, the founder and chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), was the son of the late Chaudhary Charan Singh, former Prime Minister of India. Ajit Singh passed away of Covid-19 at the age of 82, news agencies reported on Thursday.
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