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6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Assam April 28, 2021 15:18

A powerful earthquake of Richter scale 6.4 hit Assam and other parts of the North eastern India this morning. Six aftershocks are reported in the region. The earthquake started in Tezpur of Assam and the tremors were felt in the northern part of West Bengal and other states of the Northeast in India. The National Centre of Seismology said that the earthquake was measured as 6.4 in Sonitpur and Tezpur of Assam. The first earthquake took place at 7:51 AM which was centered at 43 km west of Tezpur in Assam. The second earthquake was felt at 8:01 AM. The aftershocks are ranged between 3.2 and 4.7 and are recorded in 2 and a half hours. The people ran out with fear and there were no casualties reported due to the earthquake. Several houses, walls and roads suffered damages. There are lot of videos that are posted on the social media. Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed the earthquake and tweeted about the incident. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sonowal about the earthquake. Narendra Modi posted "Spoke to Assam CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal Ji regarding the earthquake in parts of the state. Assured all possible help from the Centre. I pray for the well-being of the people of Assam" on his twitter page. The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake hit at a relatively shallow depth of 29 kilometers. By Siva Kumar

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Karnataka government announces 14 days lockdown to battle coronavirus April 26, 2021 20:46

Karnataka is one among the most impacted states of the country due to coronavirus. The state government has been trying hard to bring things to a control but the new cases reported continued to be high. The government today announced that the state would be under strict lockdown for the next 14 days starting from 6 PM on Tuesday to reduce the number of coronavirus cases and break the chain. The state's Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced that all the essential commodities will be available in the state from 6 AM to 10 AM and that all the vehicles carrying the essentials will be allowed in the state. The upcoming polls in the state are pushed for three more months. The government also allowed the home delivery of alcohol. BS Yediyurappa also announced that the state would vaccinate all the people above the age of 18 years for free starting from May 1st. Chief Minister told that strict lockdown will be implemented in the state from tomorrow. A three-hour-long cabinet meeting took place after which the decision was taken. The sectors of agriculture, medicine manufacturing and the construction sector will continue to operate during the lockdown time. An expert committee was formed and the cabinet approached the committee after which the final decision was made. BS Yediyurappa said that there is no shortage for oxygen in the state and Karnataka needs 300-800 metric tonnes of oxygen currently. By Siva Kumar

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Maharashtra reports 66,836 new Coronavirus Cases April 24, 2021 13:54

Maharashtra happens to be the most affected state of the country due to coronavirus and the state has been reporting more than 30 percent of the total reported cases in the country from the past few weeks. The state reported 66,836 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 773 people passed away in Maharashtra yesterday alone. The situations are quite disturbing and there is a huge shortage of hospital beds and oxygen cylinders. The number of active cases in the state continued to rise and they stand at 6,91,851 which is the highest in the country currently. The total number of coronavirus cases reported in Maharashtra are said to be 41,61,676 and the positivity rate is 16.53 percent. There is a shortage of medical supplies, coronavirus vaccines and life-saving oxygen across the state because of the huge rise in the number of cases. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the supply of oxygen considering the conditions in the state. India emerged as the top state and it delivered more than 3.32 lakh cases in a single day which is huge. The number of reported deaths too increased on a fast note. The state imposed lockdown but the new number of cases continued to take a rise. The ministers of Maharashtra wanted a complete lockdown in the state to bring the situations to a control. The state's Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is considering the suggestion but a complete shutdown would have a huge impact on the state feels the Chief Minister. By Siva Kumar

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13 Coronavirus Patients dead after a fire accident in Maharashtra April 23, 2021 14:02

The coronavirus tragedies continue to haunt the Indians. Around 13 people passed away after a fire accident took place in Virar, Maharashtra. The incident took place from 70 km from Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. The incident took place at 3 AM the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) located in the second floor of the four-storeyed Vijay Vallabh Hospital. At the time of the accident, there are 90 patients who are being treated told Dilip Shah, the CEO of Vijay Vallabh Hospital. The videos surfaced across the social media showed distressing visuals of the people who mourned the demise of their loved ones outside the hospital premises. The friends and family members of the deceased gathered in huge numbers outside the hospital. Maharasthra is shattered due to coronavirus and is the most impacted state of the country. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the incident tragic and he offered his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones. The Prime Minister's office announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs from PMNRF for the next of kin for those who lost their lives. Rs 50,000 are announced for those who are seriously injured. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's office said the CM ordered that the patients who are undergoing treatment should not be harmed. The fire engines rushed to the spot and brought things to a control. The firefighters took more than half an hour to bring things to a control. Mass cremation is planned for the mortal remains of the deceased. Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis offered their condolences.

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Coronavirus Indian daily tally inches 3 lakh mark April 21, 2021 13:34

A total number of 2,95,041 new cases of coronavirus are reported in the country in the last 24 hours and the total tally of cases for coronavirus stands at 1,56,16,130. The total number of recoveries in the country are said to be 1,32,76,039. The death toll in the country reached 1,82,553 and the number of active cases for coronavirus are said to be 21,57,538. The total number of people who took up the vaccination for coronavirus are said to be 13,01,19,310. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that there would be no lockdown in the country for now and he urged the people to be extra cautious for now. 2023 people passed away in the last 24 hours in the country. 1,67,457 people got discharged in India in the last 24 hours. The TATA Group announced of importing 24 cryogenic containers for the transportation of liquid oxygen so that it could help the ease of oxygen in the country. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi continued to be the worst hit states of the country. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the total number of samples tested in India in total till date are said to be 27,10,53,392 and the samples tested yesterday are 27,10,53,392. As per the instructions of the Indian government, the states increased the number of tests for coronavirus. The government revealed that the upcoming one month would be quite crucial for the country and urged people to mask up and follow the social distancing guidelines. By Siva Kumar

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Coronavirus daily tally crosses 2 lakh mark April 15, 2021 11:26

The daily tally of coronavirus cases in the country are increasing at a rapid pace. The daily tally touched 2 lakh mark for the first time in the country in the recent months. A total number of 2,00,739 cases are reported in the country in the last 24 hours as per the reports from the Union Health Ministry. The total number of active cases for coronavirus are said to be 1,40,74,564 and the total number of recoveries in the country stands at 1,24,29,564. The total number of active cases in India climbed to 14,71,877 and the death toll stands at 1,73,123. The total number of people who took up coronavirus vaccination in India are 11,44,93,238. As per the reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total samples tested yesterday in India are 13,84,549 and the samples tested in total till date are said to be 26,20,03,415. Maharashtra, the most impacted state is under lockdown from last night and Section 144 is imposed across the state for 15 days till May 1st. Delhi reported 17,282 new cases and the state witnessed a massive jump in the new number of cases of coronavirus. 100 people died in the state in the last 24 hours in Delhi. With a huge rise in the new number of cases, several states are keen to impose new guidelines and restrictions in their respective states. By Siva Kumar

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Coronavirus turning dangerous in India April 14, 2021 15:40

The second wave of coronavirus is in the country and the spread is huge. The number of new cases in the country are increasing at a rapid speed. A total number of 1,84,372 new cases for coronavirus are reported in India in the last 24 hours and the total tally of cases reached 1,38,73,825. 82,339 people got discharged in the country in the last 24 hours and 1027 people died in total as per the reports coming from the Union Health Ministry. The total number of people who recovered from coronavirus are said to be 1,23,36,036 and the total number of active cases of coronavirus are 13,65,704. The total number of deaths reported in India till date are said to be 1,72,085 and the total number of people who took up coronavirus vaccination in India till date are said to be 11,11,79,578. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is tested positive for coronavirus and he is currently in home isolation. Maharashtra government announced Janatha Curfew for the next 15 days and imposed 144 section in the state to prevent the further spread of coronavirus cases. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Kerala witnessed huge rise in the new number of cases of coronavirus. They accounted to 82.04 percent of the total number of new cases in the country. Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot was tested positive for coronavirus yesterday and the minister recently took the first dose of coronavirus vaccine. Maharashtra reported 60,212 new cases in the last 24 hours. The total tally of cases reached 35,19,208 and 281 new deaths are reported in the state. Gujarat registered 6,690 new coronavirus cases yesterday. Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia made a statement asking the Indian government to vaccinate all the adults across the country to curb the cases of coronavirus instead of imposing lockdown in the country. By Siva Kumar

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Indian coronavirus spread faster than the first wave April 07, 2021 11:14

India is the latest one to join the list of countries that are shattered due to the second wave of coronavirus. The daily tally crossed 1,15 lakh mark in the last 24 hours which is the highest in the recent months. The situations are alarming in states like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. The Indian government warned the states to increase the process of vaccination after the huge rise in the cases. The number of tests too are increased in the recent weeks. The second wave of coronavirus is spreading at a rapid speed and the spread is much faster than the first wave of coronavirus in the country. Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in an interview revealed that the mass vaccination program is going on. He said that the supply of vaccines would be limited till July. He said that their focus stands on reducing the mortalities in the country. Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India are increasing the production of coronavirus vaccine. All the people above the age of 45 years are taking up the vaccine for coronavirus. Rajesh Bhushan said that their primary objective is to protect the healthcare system. The total number of cases reported in the country till date are 1,28,01,785 and the number of recoveries are 1,17,92,135. The total number of Indians who took up the vaccine for coronavirus are 8,70,77,474. As per the reports coming from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the total samples tested for coronavirus in India till yesterday are 25,14,39,598 and the samples tested yesterday are 12,08,329. By Siva Kumar

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72,330 new coronavirus cases reported in India April 01, 2021 14:28

A total number of 72,330 new cases for coronavirus are reported in the country in the last 24 hours and the total tally of cases touched 1,22,21,665. The total number of recovered cases for coronavirus are said to be 1,14,74,683 and the number of active cases for coronavirus are 5,84,055. The death toll in the country reached 1,62,927. The total number of people who took up coronavirus vaccination in India are said to be 6,51,17,896. 39,544 new cases are reported in Maharashtra alone and Chhattisgarh reported a huge spike with 4653 new cases for coronavirus. The daily deaths too increased on a rapid note and 459 deaths are reported in the country in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra reported 243 deaths in the country in the last 24 hours. The third phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive started today across the country and all the people above the age of 45 years can take up the coronavirus vaccination in their nearest hospitals after getting registered. 90 percent of the deaths reported in the country are aged above 45 years. The Centre asked the states to increase the vaccination drive so that most of the people aged above 45. Karnataka reported 4000 cases. Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat account to 80 percent of the total number of cases. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh warned of imposing strict guidelines in a week if the situation of coronavirus will not improve in the state. Pune reported 8553 infections in a day which is the highest till date. One can register self for Covid-19 vaccination through the government’s Co-Win portal using the link–cowin.gov.in to take up the vaccination shot. By Siva Kumar

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India reports 68,020 cases in the country March 29, 2021 12:59

A total number of 68,020 new coronavirus cases are reported in the country in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 1,20,39,644 as per the reports coming from the Union Health Ministry. The total recoveries in the country are said to be 1,13,55,993 and Maharashtra reported 40,414 new cases in the state. Karnataka reported more than 3000 cases in a day. 291 people passed away in the country in the last 24 hours and the death toll reached 1,61,843. The active cases for coronavirus reached 5,21,808 and Pune reported 8324 new cases yesterday which is the highest ever single-day count. Eight states Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh account to 84.5 percent of the total coronavirus cases reported in India. 6,05,30,435 people took up coronavirus vaccination in India till date. Over 16 staff members working in a Bengaluru-based pub are tested positive for coronavirus and the pub has been shut since Sunday. Most of the Indian states banned Holi celebrations after the sudden rise in the number of coronavirus cases. 68 staff members of Sri Lakhsmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Telangana are tested positive for coronavirus. 32,231 people recovered and are discharged from hospitals in th last 24 hours as per the reports given by the Union Health Ministry. As per the reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the total number of samples tested yesterday in India are said to be 9,13,319 and the samples tested yesterday are 24,18,64,161. Delhi reported 1881 new cases of coronavirus yesterday which is the highest in the last 105 days. By Siva Kumar

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Delhi government's sensational decision on Coronavirus vaccination March 27, 2021 16:18

The number of coronavirus cases are increasing on a regular basis and several states witnessed a huge rise in the numbers. The national capital New Delhi was once under huge pressure because of the huge number of cases reported. Now the Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that the eligible people who are not registered can take up the vaccination for coronavirus between the time frames 3 PM and 9 PM every day in the state. Satyendra Jain said that there are several people who are facing issues with the process of registration online and some of them have missed their appointments. "All the people who are facing issues with the registration of vaccination may not be sound technically. Some of them could complete their registration process but could not reach the centers on time. For all these, the Delhi government decided to allocate a window between 3 PM and 9 PM to provide vaccination for the eligible people without any registration. The number of daily tests that are conducted are increased and this can combat the spread of coronavirus cases. Around 90,000 tests are conducted on a regular basis and this is 5 percent of the national average. We are doing isolation and contact tracing too. Delhi hospitals have a sufficient number of beds and the occupancy is 20 percent for now" told Satyendra Jain. By Siva Kumar

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Farmers Protest: Bharat Bandh Tomorrow March 25, 2021 12:37

Hundreds of farmers are protesting against the introduced farm laws by the Centre. It has been more than four months but the Centre is yet to find the best resolution. To intensify the protests against the Centre, the farmer unions called for a Bharat Bandh tomorrow across the country. Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) called for the Bharat Bandh after the farmers completed four months of protest. Several protests are planned and they are in plans to burn the anti-farm laws during the Holika Dehan. Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) appealed to the people of the country to participate in the Bharath Bandh and make it a huge success. Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) said that the government is discrediting the protests of the farmers and is diverting the country. The farmers are protesting for four months and a series of talks are held between the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and the farmer unions. The Bharat Bandh will take place from 6 AM to 6 PM tomorrow. All the road, rail and public transports along with the shops, markets and public places will remain closed all over the country. Special programs are planned by the farmers as a part of the protest. A blood donation camp was organized in Madhya Pradesh' Ashok Nagar. Thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh are camped at the borders of Delhi from four months against the farm laws. The Supreme Court asked the Centre to put the farm laws on hold for now. By Siva Kumar

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