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  • Ex-CM Kumaraswamy denied admission by Bengaluru hospital citing lack of beds
    BENGALURU: Notwithstanding the Karnataka government's claim that there is no shortage of beds in the hospitals, former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, who tested positive for Covid -19 earlier on Saturday, was in for a rude shock when a private hospital in Bengaluru reportedly turned down his request for admission citing shortage of beds.
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  • 24K Covid cases in Delhi, city facing oxygen shortage: Kejriwal
    NEW DELHI: Stating that the national capital reported as many as 24,000 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that the city hospitals are running out of oxygen stock, beds and the life-saving drug Remdesivir due to the exponential surge in the number of Covid cases in the last one week.
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  • 20 ICHHs set up and makes treatment free for Hemophilia patients: Balbir Sidhu
    CHANDIGARH: In a bid to ensure the best care to Hemophilia patients of the state, the Punjab Government has established 20 Integrated Centers for Haemoglobinopathies and Hemophilia (ICHH) over the last four years, besides making necessary treatment available free of cost to all the registered Hemophilia patients in all the districts. This was disclosed by Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on “World Hemophilia Day”.
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  • DoT gave many warnings to e-commerce firms on selling mobile signal boosters
    NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecommunications had repeatedly warned e-commerce companies in 2016 and 2019 for sale of unauthorised mobile signal boosters and illegal facilitation.
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  • Fiscal package may be on cards to maintain economic recovery amid Covid 2.0
    NEW DELHI: A fiscal stimulus package may be on the cards again as the government looks at ways to prevent the present surge in Covid-19 cases and the ensuing restrictions imposed by the states from derailing the economic recovery.
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  • Andhra logs 7k more Covid cases, active tally breaches 40k
    AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh reported 7,224 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the overall tally over 9.55 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 40,000-mark to reach 40,469, the health officials said on Saturday.
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  • J&K logs 1,145 new cases as Covid surge continues
    JAMMU: Covid surge continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as 1,145 new cases and three deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.Officials said with 1,145 new cases of which 503 were from Jammu division and 642 were from Kashmir the total tally reached 145,166 while 852 patients were discharged from different hospitals after recovery taking the total recoveries to 132,205.
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  • Auto drivers in Delhi struggle to survive amid weekend curfew
    NEW DELHI: Auto-rickshaw drivers in the national capital struggled to find passengers during the weekend curfew, with only a few of them being lucky enough to find passengers at bus and railway stations as Delhiites adhered to the curfew.
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  • 24K Covid cases in Delhi, city facing oxygen shortage: Kejriwal
    NEW DELHI:Stating that the national capital reported as many as 24,000 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that the city hospitals are running out of oxygen stock, beds and the life-saving drug Remdesivir due to the exponential surge in the number of Covid cases in the last one week.
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  • CS directs agriculture and horticulture departments to prepare action plan to tackle drought like situation
    SHIMLA:Chief Secretary Anil Khachi in a video conference with the DeputyCommissioners reviewed the preparedness to deal with drought like situation in the state hereon Saturday. He instructed the agriculture, horticulture and the allied departments to preparedistrict level action plans to readily mitigate with such situation. He said crop weather watchgroups must also be constituted besides the agriculture department should prepare a sounddatabase on weather, crop conditions to assist the state…
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  • Nation paying heavy price for thoughtlessness of govt to tackle gravest disaster: CWC
    NEW DELHI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) in a statement has said that the nation is paying a very heavy price for the thoughtlessness and unpreparedness of the NDA government to tackle the gravest disaster.
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  • Delhi likely to face water shortage for a week: DJB
    NEW DELHI: Water supply in several parts of the national capital, including areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and South Delhi are likely to face water shortage from Saturday evening, the Delhi Jal Board said.
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  • No major trading partner manipulates currency: US Treasury
    WASHINGTON: The US Treasury Department said that no major trading partner of Washington meets the criteria as a currency manipulator, but Vietnam, Switzerland and Taiwan will be under enhanced monitoring for their currency practices.
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  • Cyber-attack on UK varsity affects Teams, Zoom learning
    LONDON: As most of the students are dependent on online learning and video-conferencing apps due to the pandemic, the University of Hertfordshire in the UK has suffered a cyber-attack that has eventually disrupted its online learning.
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  • Woman hurt in CRPF firing in J&K after driver jumps checkpost
    SRINAGAR: A woman was injured after a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party fired at a vehicle on Saturday after the vehicle hit a policeman and jumped the checkpost in J&K's Awantipora area.
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  • No elective surgery in Government and Private hospitals in kapurthala till april 30, DC orders
    KAPURTHALA: As per the directions passed by the health department Punjab , Deputy commissioner kapurthala cun Diatrict megistrate Mrs Deepti Uppal has direct that no hospital, including government and private facilities, within the territorial jurisdiction of District Kapurthala, will undertake any elective surgery with immediate effect up to 30th April, 2021.
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  • Haryana restricts office attendance to 50%
    CHANDIGARH: To contain the coronavirus spread, the Haryana government on Saturday restricted the physical attendance in its offices to 50 per cent. Also, the entry of outsiders to the offices is curtailed.
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  • Covid does not infect brain but still inflicts damage'
    NEW YORK: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage, a new study suggests.
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  • Beat Covid 2.0 blues with IPL, OTT streaming at home
    NEW DELHI: As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic grips India, millions of people have once again gone back to the remote working mode as many companies have halted the back-to-office initiatives.
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  • In two rallies at Bengal, Modi launches sharp attack on Mamata
    KOLKATA: Launching a blistering attack on chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that the Trinamool Congress supremo has an old habit of doing politics with dead bodies and she is trying to do the same with the unfortunate death of five people at Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar on April 10.
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