• 7 COVID-19 patients die at Hyd hospital, relatives allege oxygen arrived late

    7 COVID-19 patients die at Hyd hospital, relatives allege oxygen arrived late
    Published Date : 10-May-2021 11:24:30IST

    As many as seven COVID-19 patients, who were on ventilator support due to their critical condition, died at Hyderabad’s King Koti hospital on Sunday. The patients’ relatives alleged that delay in the oxygen supply was the reason behind these deaths. The oxygen tanker which was supposed to come to the hospital was accidentally diverted to another hospital, the police confirmed.

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  • Couple kill themselves over fear of spreading COVID-19 to grandson

    Couple kill themselves over fear of spreading COVID-19 to grandson
    Published Date : 03-May-2021 1:21:43IST

    A COVID-19 positive couple in their 70s killed themselves by jumping before a moving train in Rajasthan’s Kota as they feared they might spread the infection to their grandson, police said. The two left their home in the early hours of Sunday and took the extreme step, police added. No suicide note was recovered from the spot.

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  • Maharashtra reports biggest single-day rise of 985 COVID-19 deaths

    Maharashtra reports biggest single-day rise of 985 COVID-19 deaths
    Published Date : 28-Apr-2021 11:32:53IST

    Maharashtra on Wednesday reported its biggest single-day rise of 985 COVID-19 deaths. Moreover, 63,309 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 44,73,394. Mumbai has reported 4,966 new cases and 78 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours.

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  • Man infects 22 others with Covid, arrested

    Man infects 22 others with Covid, arrested
    Published Date : 26-Apr-2021 9:29:43IST

    A man from Mallorca in Spain has been arrested on suspicion of assault for infecting 22 people with Covid. The police said he continued going to work and gym despite the signs that he had Covid infection. Police on the Spanish island began probe in January after an outbreak in the town of Manacor, following reports an employee had “become infected but hidden his illness”, a statement said. While he went for a PCR test but didn’t wait for the result, returning the next day to his job and gym.

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  • He’s not the same Dhoni who could just come and start hitting: Gambhir

    He’s not the same Dhoni who could just come and start hitting: Gambhir
    Published Date : 16-Apr-2021 3:35:49IST

    Ex-India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has said that CSK captain MS Dhoni, who came out to bat at number seven against DC in their IPL opener, should bat number four or five. “We keep mentioning this…[as] a leader needs to lead from the front…Plus, he’s not the Dhoni, who could just come in and start taking on the bowlers,” Gambhir added.

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  • Man dies shortly after 2nd vaccine dose in Maharashtra; cause ‘not known’

    Man dies shortly after 2nd vaccine dose in Maharashtra; cause ‘not known’
    Published Date : 03-Mar-2021 11:43:58IST

    A 45-year-old man in Maharashtra died shortly after taking the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Sukhdev Kirdat, who worked as a driver with a doctor, fainted in an observation room around 15 to 20 minutes after taking the dose. Kirdat was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead. Doctors said the cause of death is not known yet.

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  • Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants

    Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants
    Published Date : 25-Feb-2021 9:27:45IST

    US President Joe Biden has revoked an order from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants from entering the country. Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect US workers amid high unemployment due to the pandemic. Biden said it prevented families from reuniting in the US and harmed businesses.

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  • Nearly 100 vehicles crash into each other in US, 5 dead in pile-up

    Nearly 100 vehicles crash into each other in US, 5 dead in pile-up
    Published Date : 12-Feb-2021 12:18:33IST

    At least five people were killed and dozens were injured after a crash on I-35W northbound near US’ Fort Worth on Thursday morning led to a massive pile-up of vehicles, including multiple 18-wheelers as well as police vehicles, officials said. Between 75 to 100 vehicles were involved in the roughly mile-long pile-up, officials added.

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  • MS Dhoni becomes first cricketer to earn ₹150 crore in IPL

    MS Dhoni becomes first cricketer to earn ₹150 crore in IPL
    Published Date : 01-Feb-2021 4:45:54IST

    CSK captain MS Dhoni has become the first-ever cricketer to earn ₹150 crore in the IPL. Dhoni had earned over ₹137 crore till IPL 2020. CSK extended his contract by retaining him for IPL 2021, meaning his total earning will be ₹152 crore. MI captain Rohit Sharma has so far drawn over ₹146.6 crore in IPL.

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  • Rs 230 cr collected as donations for Ram Temple construction: Trust

    Rs 230 cr collected as donations for Ram Temple construction: Trust
    Published Date : 29-Jan-2021 9:49:22IST

    Treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust Swami Govind Dev Giri has said that nearly ₹230 crore has been collected as donations for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya till date. A voluntary donation drive, which began from January 15, was carried out across the country. “Mutual efforts have resulted in the success of this drive,” Giri said.

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  • It is ‘common sense’ to wear two masks instead of one: US’ Anthony Fauci

    It is ‘common sense’ to wear two masks instead of one: US’ Anthony Fauci
    Published Date : 26-Jan-2021 3:37:07IST

    Top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said that two masks are more effective than one against COVID-19. He said, “If you have a covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.” He added, “That’s why you see people either double masking or doing a version of N-95.”

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  • Bill Gates receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine; shares pic

    Bill Gates receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine; shares pic
    Published Date : 25-Jan-2021 3:40:16IST

    Microsoft Co-founder and the world’s third-richest person, Bill Gates, has received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. “One of the benefits of being 65 is that I’m eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. I got my first dose, and I feel great,” Gates tweeted. “Thank you to all of the scientists, trial participants, regulators, and frontline healthcare workers,” he added.

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  • We can help vaccinate 100M Americans in 100 days: Amazon to Biden admin

    We can help vaccinate 100M Americans in 100 days: Amazon to Biden admin
    Published Date : 21-Jan-2021 4:15:48IST

    Amazon has offered to help US President Joe Biden’s administration in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Amazon’s retail unit chief CEO Dave Clark has also promised to assist the administration in reaching their goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of their administration. “We have an agreement…to administer vaccines on-site at our Amazon facilities,” Clark said.

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  • Vaccine safe, people spreading rumours for political reasons: Health Min

    Vaccine safe, people spreading rumours for political reasons: Health Min
    Published Date : 21-Jan-2021 3:46:36IST

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday reassured that the COVID-19 vaccine is “completely safe and effective” but misinformation is being spread about it due to political reasons. “It is unfortunate…This (misinformation) has developed vaccine hesitancy in a small group of people,” the minister said. “The vaccination will be the last nail in the coffin of COVID-19,” he added.

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  • 92 countries post request for Made-in-India vaccines

    92 countries post request for Made-in-India vaccines
    Published Date : 21-Jan-2021 3:40:46IST

    Ninety-two countries have approached India for Covid-19 vaccines, bolstering New Delhis credentials as the vaccine hub of the world. Highly placed sources said that scores of countries are approaching India, as the word spreads that Indian vaccines are showing negligible side-effects, since the immunization drive in the country began on Saturday. India is sending its domestically developed vaccines to several neighbouring countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar.

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