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  • COVID: 110 test positive in Arunachal, tally mounts to 17, 296
  • ECoR dispatches first Oxygen train to Maharastra, Four oxygen tankers leave for Visakhapatnam, Pune
  • At least nine drown in river Ganges in Patna
  • Two killed in light aircraft crash in Russia's Irkutsk region - Emergencies
  • J&K Bank heist: Vehicle used by robbers, snatched rifle recovered in Baramulla
  • India, US will act in concert to mobilise climate finance, deploy clean energy
  • Traffic remains suspended to dozens of far-flung, remote areas in Kashmir
  • TDP senior leader Dhulipalla Narendra arrested
  • CAR hopes to secure loans from Russia, can offer mining guarantees: Minister
  • Six die while swimming in two separate accidents
  • Only stranded vehicles to ply on Srinagar-Jammu highway
  • Drug peddler held, narcotics recovered in Anantnag
  • Eight confirmed dead in Shanghai factory fire
  • TN CM urges PM to supply 20 lakh doses of COVID vaccine
  • Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan to meet in Istanbul
India
ITBP activates its Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving personnel & veterans

ITBP activates its Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving personnel & veterans

16 Apr 2021 | 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Friday said that it has activated all its medical set up and activated Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving and veterans following the second surge of Covid 19 pandemic.

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ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

16 Apr 2021 | 7:57 PM

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New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) on Friday said it has decided to defer the Class Xth and XIIth board examination in the light of the nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases.

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ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

16 Apr 2021 | 7:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) on Friday said it has decided to defer the Class Xth and XIIth board examination in the light of the nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases.

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Chha'garh, UP advised to scale up no of  beds, ventilators/ICU beds & plan for adequate oxygen supply

Chha'garh, UP advised to scale up no of beds, ventilators/ICU beds & plan for adequate oxygen supply

16 Apr 2021 | 7:43 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Centre on Friday advised the state of Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh to increase the number of isolation beds, oxygen beds, ventilators/ICU beds, ambulance fleet as per requirement; plan for adequate oxygen supply; and focus on mortality reduction by early identification of positive cases and adherence to national treatment protocol.

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Jaishankar junks the talk India's actions in Afghanistan aimed at Pakistan

Jaishankar junks the talk India's actions in Afghanistan aimed at Pakistan

16 Apr 2021 | 7:35 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday termed as "absolute fantasy" the talk that India's actions in Afghanistan are indirectly aimed at Pakistan.

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Centre asks States to ensure free movement of oxygen carrying vehicles

Centre asks States to ensure free movement of oxygen carrying vehicles

16 Apr 2021 | 6:16 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Union Home Ministry on Friday asked all States and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure free movement of oxygen carrying vehicles without any restriction during inter-state movement or into cities without any restriction of timings.

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Javadekar tests positive for COVID-19

Javadekar tests positive for COVID-19

16 Apr 2021 | 6:00 PM

New Delhi, Apr 13 (UNI) Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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MoU inked with Online Travel Companies to strengthen hospitality, tourism industry

MoU inked with Online Travel Companies to strengthen hospitality, tourism industry

16 Apr 2021 | 5:22 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cleartrip and Ease My Trip to strengthen the Hospitality & Tourism Industry especially in the times of the pandemic.

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Poonawalla urges Biden to lift embargo on vaccine raw material export

Poonawalla urges Biden to lift embargo on vaccine raw material export

16 Apr 2021 | 4:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The world's largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute India's CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday requested US President Joe Biden to lift embargo on export of raw materials that are used to manufacture the COVID vaccine.

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Apply all tools, take urgent action to prevent further COVID-19 infections: WHO

Apply all tools, take urgent action to prevent further COVID-19 infections: WHO

16 Apr 2021 | 4:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) With COVID-19 cases rising steeply, WHO on Friday urged countries in South-East Asia Region to apply all tools to prevent further infections and save lives.

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Naidu condoles demise of renowned Radiologist Dr Kakarla Subba Rao

Naidu condoles demise of renowned Radiologist Dr Kakarla Subba Rao

16 Apr 2021 | 4:20 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed profound grief on the passing away of renowned Radiologist, Dr Kakarla Subba Rao.

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PM Modi reviews status of oxygen availability to ensure adequate supply

PM Modi reviews status of oxygen availability to ensure adequate supply

16 Apr 2021 | 3:53 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a comprehensive review meeting to ensure adequate medical grade oxygen supply in the country, amid the reports of shortage of oxygen cylinders in many hospitals.

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Delhi Metro services to be available with  headway of 15 minutes across whole network on weekend

Delhi Metro services to be available with headway of 15 minutes across whole network on weekend

16 Apr 2021 | 3:47 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) In view of the curfew imposed by the Delhi Government for coming weekend to curb Covid-19 spread, Metro services will be available with a headway of 15 minutes across the whole network on the weekend that is on April 17th and 18th, a DMRC spokesperson said here on Friday.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 1500 HRS FOR APRIL 16, 2021

16 Apr 2021 | 3:01 PM

New Delhi:India sees 2.17 lakh new nCoV cases, highest ever single-day spike (DI3)
Kolkata:Crucial 5th phase Bengal Assy poll to be held tomorrow in 45 constituencies (CA3)
:EC deploys record 1,071 CAPF companies for 5th phase polling (CA12)
Lucknow:UP:Sunday lockdown, OPD closed in all govt hospitals, Rs 1k fine for not wearing mask, LKO to get 1000-bed makeshift hospital (DR9)
Washington:Eight killed in Indianapolis shooting (DF4)
New Delhi:Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha dies at 68 (DI5)
Mangaluru:Boat tragedy: Search for 9 missing fishermen continues (MS9)
Mumbai:Sensex up over 100 pts (DC2)
New Delhi:Arundhati enters quarters of AIBA Youth Men’s & Women’s World C'ship (SPD1)
Washington:China, regional security on agenda as Biden hosts Japan's Suga: US Official (FN17)
UNI JAL PS1501.

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Kejriwal to hold review meeting on Covid situation in Delhi

Kejriwal to hold review meeting on Covid situation in Delhi

16 Apr 2021 | 2:39 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16(UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Health Minister Satyendar Jain and others senior officials on Friday evening to review the COVID-19 situation in the National Capital.

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