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    Delhi had logged 1,042 cases with a positivity rate of 4.64 per cent and two fatalities on Friday. On Thursday, the city reported 965 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 4.71 per cent and one death.

    A total of 12,270 COVID-19 tests were conducted the previous day, the bulletin stated on Sunday. 'Age is no bar for learning', BJD MLA Angada Kanhar has proved it right. 58-year-old Kanhar appeared for Class 10th exam on April 29 in Phulbani. He was among 5.8 lakh students who appeared for examin... The move, officials said, followed several rounds of deliberations among various stakeholders, including the external affairs ministry, union home ministry and National Medical Commission officials. According to North Block officials, the medical sponsorship programme is being allegedly used by the neighbouring country to fund terror. New Online Casinos 2022 in indian As India's Covid graph inches upwards, not enough people are getting their booster shots. Among the reasons for the apparent lethargy are the fear of adverse effects, the view that Covid is now a mild infection and doubts over whether a precaution dose is indeed useful, said scientists, public health experts and industry insiders. According to the WHO, a booster dose of Covishield and Covaxin - the two main vaccines used in India - may be considered 4-6 months after completion of the primary vaccination series. The response came after The New York Times published an article titled - India Is Stalling the WHO's Efforts to Make Global Covid Death Toll Public - on Saturday. On April 8, the top court had told the NGO challenging the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) giving a go-ahead to the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor Expressway which will reduce travel time between the two cities by four hours, that it can raise its grievance over environment and biodiversity before an expert committee. The top court, however, asked for some names including forest research and management institutes, whose representatives could be incorporated into the expert panel, to allay the apprehensions of the NGO. The health department of Gurugram on Tuesday issued an advisory for schools in view of the recent spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the district. The advisory urges adherence to physical distancing, wearing of masks and thermal scanning. A day after a clash erupted in Patiala, Punjab Police arrested as many as three accused on April 30. Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Pareek, while talking to ANI, informed that the curfew in th..., Modi is travelling there to participate in the celebration for the National Panchayati Raj Day and address 'Gram Sabhas' across the country, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement. He will also visit Palli Panchayat in Samba district.
    For the first time, the AIPSC is being attended by police forces, units, social scientists, forensic experts and stakeholders along with the officers of the department of correctional administration, he said. During the event, papers will be presented on various themes, including policing during the pandemic, skills of investigators and aid of technology, law and order processes, human resource management and wellness, leadership mentoring and mental health stress management, and prison processes and good practices.
    Among the states, Andhra Pradesh recorded the highest number of such cases of HIV transmission at 3,18,814 followed by Maharashtra at 2,84,577, Karnataka at 2,12,982, Tamil Nadu at 1,16,536, Uttar Pradesh at 1,10,911 and Gujarat at 87,440 cases.

    During the curfew relaxation period, shops selling milk, vegetables, medicines, and barber's shops among others, are allowed to remain open, but religious places have been asked to be kept shut.

    Chief Secretary SS Sandhu took a meeting of the concerned officers on the instructions of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to clear the confusion regarding carrying out COVID-19 tests of travelers and pilgrims coming from outside Uttarakhand.

    During the curfew relaxation period, shops selling milk, vegetables, medicines, and barber's shops among others, are allowed to remain open, but religious places have been asked to be kept shut.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-20 09:08:42 )