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Railways delivers over 5,000 tonne of LMO in 22 days; Uttarakhand set to be 9th state to receive oxygen from IR

The railways has delivered nearly 5,735 tonne of oxygen in over 390 tankers to various states, the national transporter said on Tuesday. On Monday, the Oxygen Express trains delivered 755 tonne of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) across the country. More than 90 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey so far. Since April 19, 293 […]

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BJP to Congress, parties say can’t take away powers of states

Political leaders cutting across party lines have expressed concern over the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the 102nd Constitutional amendment in its order on Wednesday striking down the Maharashtra government’s quota for Marathas. With the Court interpreting it to mean that only the President (that is, the Centre) can decide the list of Socially and Economically […]

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Third wave of COVID ‘inevitable’: Government

The government on Wednesday said that a third wave of coronavirus pandemic was “inevitable”, although a time-frame for it could not be predicted. In a press briefing by the Ministry of Health Affairs on Wednesday, officials said the long COVID wave of such “ferocity” that the country was experiencing currently “was not predicted”. Twelve states, […]

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BJP snatches Pandharpur-Mangalvedha Assembly bypoll seat from NCP

In a setback to the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra, BJP candidate Samadhan Autade on Sunday won the by-election to Pandharpur-Mangalvedha Assembly seat in Solapur district by defeating his nearest NCP rival by a margin of over 3,700 votes, officials said. Autade defeated Bhagirath Bhalke, son of late NCP MLA Bharat Bhalke, who […]

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Mamata won despite PM, ministers campaigning in West Bengal: Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday congratulated “Bengal tigress” and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for “single-handedly” leading her party to victory in the West Bengal Assembly polls. The TMC was leading in over 200 of the 292 seats that went to polls in the eastern state. In a statement, Thackeray said Banerjee led […]

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COVID-19: RCB promises financial help for oxygen support, to also raise funds

IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday pledged financial assistance for infrastructure “related to oxygen support” in India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and will also raise funds by auctioning special blue jerseys to be worn by players in an upcoming match. India skipper Virat Kohli, who leads the RCB, said in a video posted […]

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Sanjay Raut seeks SC-monitored national panel for COVID-19 management

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored national committee for COVID-19 management to address issues related to oxygen supply, availability of beds, medicines and vaccination in all the states. He alleged that there was no transparency and clarity on the allocation of vaccine doses to states. “Many states, including Maharashtra, are […]

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Maharashtra government expedited vaccination as cases surged: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

The Maharashtra government has expedited vaccination in the last few days given the surge in COVID-19 cases, state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said in his address to the people on the occasion of the 61st Maharashtra Foundation Day on Saturday. Koshyari also said the state government has been working to maintain the rising graph of […]