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  • All party meeting scheduled for April 18 to discuss Covid scenario in K'taka postponed
  • Kejriwal appeals to people to follow "weekend curfew"
  • Polling in Tirupati Lok Sabha byelection in progress, 17 8 pc voting recorded till 1100 hours
  • Indian embassy in US mourns loss of eight lives in Indianapolis shooting
  • 31 54 pc turnout till 1130 hours in Bengal; BJP polling agent dies
  • PM Modi condole actor Vivek's death
  • Telangana logs 4,446 fresh COVID-19 cases, 12 fatalities until Friday night
  • Former K'taka CM Kumaraswamy tests COVID positive
  • 12 9 pc voting in first two hours in Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly bypoll
  • PM Modi urges Bengal voters to participate in large number for 5th phase polling to 45 seats
  • PK Dhumal blasts those opposing vaccination
  • EC seeks report of polling agent death in Kamarhati booth; Clashes break out at Bidhanagar and Santipur
  • Bodies of three fishermen recovered, six still missing
  • PM urges Saints to make Kumbh Mela symbolic
  • Polling agent dies of cardiac arrest in booth, 16 15 per vote poll in first two hrs
India
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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Set-up hospital wards for COVID: Union Health Ministry tells Central Ministries, PSUs

16 Apr 2021 | 2:28 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Union Health Ministry has advised all Central Ministries to issue instructions to the hospitals under their control or their PSUs to set-up exclusive dedicated hospital wards or separate blocks within the hospitals for COVID Care, as was done last year.

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Union Home Secy, Heath Secy to hold review meeting on Covid situation in UP, Chh’garh today

16 Apr 2021 | 2:15 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will hold a review meeting on the Covid-19 situation in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh with state officials concerned.

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Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan visits AIIMS to review COVID preparedness

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan visits AIIMS to review COVID preparedness

16 Apr 2021 | 2:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday visited the AIIMS here to take review of the preparation in the hospital in the wake of exponential rise in COVID-19 cases across the nation.

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SW monsoon seasonal rainfall most likely to be normal: IMD

SW monsoon seasonal rainfall most likely to be normal: IMD

16 Apr 2021 | 1:03 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Southwest monsoon seasonal rainfall from June to September over the country as a whole is most likely to be normal (96 to 104 % of Long Period Average (LPA), India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here on Friday.

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ITBP’s Water Sports & Adventure Institute inaugurated at Tehri in Uttarakhand

ITBP’s Water Sports & Adventure Institute inaugurated at Tehri in Uttarakhand

16 Apr 2021 | 12:54 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16(UNI) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) Water Sports and Adventure Institute (WSAI) was inaugurated by Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday.

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India's COVID-19 vaccinations cross 11.72 cr doses

India's COVID-19 vaccinations cross 11.72 cr doses

16 Apr 2021 | 12:40 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 11.72 crore on Friday as part of the world's largest vaccination drive, the
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here.

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Delhi govt appoints Sisodia as Nodal Minister for COVID management

Delhi govt appoints Sisodia as Nodal Minister for COVID management

16 Apr 2021 | 12:07 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Delhi government on Friday appointed Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as Nodal Minister for COVID management.

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