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A bench of justices Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and MR Shah will hear the Union government’s appeal on Friday along with a plea to stay the operation of the high court order issued on May 5.(HT File Photo)

Centre moves SC against K’taka HC order to step up daily oxygen quota for state

PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 04:34 AM IST
According to the petition, such a direction by the high court will “have a cascading effect and result in the total collapse of the system in its fight against the ongoing second wave of Covid-19 Coronavirus.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for ensuring quick and holistic containment measures to prevent the further spread of the virus.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for ensuring quick and holistic containment measures to prevent the further spread of the virus.(PTI)

PM Modi holds meet with cabinet to review vaccine drive, medicine availability

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 04:29 AM IST
“Citizens should be facilitated for vaccination despite lockdowns and healthcare workers involved in vaccination must not be diverted for other duties,” PM Modi directed officials at the meeting, according to an official statement.
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.
The Delhi Jal Board says that Haryana was releasing less water into the Yamuna, hitting supply to Delhi.(HT Photo )
The Delhi Jal Board says that Haryana was releasing less water into the Yamuna, hitting supply to Delhi.(HT Photo )

Water supply to Capital hit but Covid hospitals spared

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:22 AM IST
In a statement released on Thursday, the DJB said the water production at the Wazirabad, Okhla and Chandrawal water treatment plants was hit because Haryana was not releasing the requisite amount of water to Delhi.
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.
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