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Ex-President of Indian Medical Association Dr KK Aggarwal dies due to Covid-19 complications

Dr. KK Agarwal was undergoing treatment at AIIMS for Covid-related complications and was on a ventilator support.

‘Irrational and ineffective’ Plasma therapy dropped from govt of India’s Covid treatment protocol

The rampant use of plasma therapy had also resulted in black marketing of the same with donors charging thousands for plasma thus commercializing the entire process.

Tripura government launches portal to support businesses hit by the second wave of COVID-19

Biplab Kumar Deb announced an online portal 'Jagrut Tripura' to assist businesses that were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mamata Banerjee continues her tradition of sitting on dharna for accused, TMC leaders released on bail

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee gheraoed the CBI office in Kolkata's Nizam Palace in support of Narada case accused.

Twitter flags ‘men cannot get pregnant’ as ‘hate speech’, suspends Spanish politician

Opposing the temporary suspension, Francisco José Contreras said biological truth should not be regarded as 'hate speech'.

US President Joe Biden approves $735 million weapons sales to Israel amidst tensions with Palestine

US President Joe Biden has approved the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel amid tensions with Palestine.

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Bina Gupta had called up the private hospital’s director to speak with him as her acquaintance was admitted in his hospital. However, the doctor was on duty and could not attend her call.

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Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath reserves ambulances for women and children in all districts to tackle emergencies

Yogi Adityanath said that the state has been equipping itself to fight the anticipated third wave of Covid-19

Lebanon launches six rockets towards Israel, all six fall inside Lebanon, IDF retaliates

Last Thursday, too, Lebanon fired three rockets towards Israel, all of which landed in the Mediterranean Sea.

Newslaundry columnist Sharjeel Usmani gives communal angle to crime to defame Hindus and ‘Jai Shri Ram’

The crime in Haryana which Sharjeel Usmani used to defame Hindus is suspected to be a case of personal rivalry.

Haryana: Police rules out communal angle in murder of Mewat youth Asif, two groups are old political rivals. Details

As per police, Asif had beaten up Pradeep's group members 20 days back, and Pradeep decided to avenge the attack.

From Mumbai 26/11 attacks to Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati assassination plot: How Islamic terrorists use Hindu symbols

Delhi Police recently averted a major assassination attempt against Dasna Devi Temple head-priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

Odisha: Sonu Sood clarifies after Ganjam DM says they had not received any communication from him regarding bed for COVID patient

The Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam has called out Sonu Sood after the actor claimed to have arranged a bed.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
25,228,996
Total cases
Updated on 18 May, 2021 10:03 AM
India
21,596,512
Recovered
Updated on 18 May, 2021 10:03 AM
India
278,751
Deaths
Updated on 18 May, 2021 10:03 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

164,279,345
Updated on 18 May, 2021 10:03 AM

Opinions

Suicides among the Clergy of the Catholic Church in India: A disturbing trend

Life in a convent or monastery is demanding, with rigorous prayer, penances and learning. Life as a parish priest is demanding in a very different manner. A parish priest’s life is a lonely one.

As ‘liberals’ and Islamists in India #StandWithIsrael, a deep dive into their profiles shows visceral hate for Hindus, Jews

It perhaps will not be completely incorrect to say that under the garb of Israel-Palestine conflict, some radicals in India are displaying their hate for Hindus in full glory.

Fictional cow dung link to mucormycosis, silence on other fake claims: How ‘public health experts’ destroyed faith in institutions during the pandemic

One of the most remarkable facet of it is the politicization of discourse surrounding the disease by public health experts.

Massive Eid gatherings show the futility of lockdown during the second wave of the pandemic in India, it is time to lift them now

The Muslim community across the world is celebrating Eid ul-Fitr today. With it, the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end.

Kejriwal govt sets aside Rs 50 crores for free vaccination of Delhi residents, while spending far more on PR: Details

While AAP government in Delhi spent Rs 150 crores on PR from Jan to March, it has only allocated Rs 50 crores for the free vaccination of Delhi's 2 crore population.

The façade of Indian secularism: How the uncomfortable truth about realities of Sanatanis is hidden by Lutyens ecosystem

The neatly ordered world according to the Nehruvian idea of India is nothing more than brushing the rubbish under the carpet and pretending upon the cleanliness while ignoring the fact that someday the rubbish will overflow the bounds of the rug.

Politics

West Bengal: TMC goons pelt stones at CBI office, attack journalists, try to break into Raj Bhawan

TMC goons reached Raj Bhawan and began agitating outside the premises. Later, some of the hooligans tried to scale the gate.

Media

Pakistan based CNN contributor Adeel Raja says world needs another Hitler amidst Israel-Palestine conflict, has history of anti-Semitic tweets

Adeel Raja, freelance contributor at CNN, has said that the world needs a Hitler today amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The Hindu quietly changes headline after columnist calls Tejasvi Surya a virus: Here are her previous problematic comments

The Hindu published an opinion-editorial by columnist Vaishna Roy on Friday where it called BJP MP Tejasvi Surya a virus.

Legendary Australian cricketer slams world media for ‘vulture’ journalism, says Incredible India deserves respect: Here is what he said

In a recent post, the former cricketer has expressed his overwhelming support for India and slammed international media for vulture journalism

5 years ago, The Week published an article insulting, mocking, lying about Veer Savarkar, today they apologise: Read full details

After a lawsuit filed by Veer Sarvarkar's grand nephew, The Week apologises for a article on Sarvarkar published in 2016

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Understanding Cytokine Storm: What it is and how it may be responsible for Covid-19 related deaths

Cytokine Storm happens when the body releases too many Cytokine, it leads to immune system attacking own body cells

While Delhi govt was alleging inadequate oxygen supply, data show it was returning oxygen to suppliers, asked them to store the excess

Due to lack of storage plants and not enough demand, Delhi govt had returned oxygen and asked the suppliers to store them

No documents or ID proof? Here is how the vulnerable section of the society will get their COVID vaccine

How will the vulnerable population of India who do not have a valid ID proof get Coronavirus vaccine? Ministry has a prescribed procedure for it

Herman Knippenberg – The Dutch diplomat who sent the ‘Serpent’ Charles Sobhraj behind bars

Herman Knippenberg was a Dutch diplomate in Thailand who had gathered vital information about Charles Sobhraj in Bangkok

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Air Defence System: What is it and how does it work

To counter the low-cost warfare initiated by Hamas, the Israel Defence Forces has activated its state-of-art air defence system - 'Iron Dome' to protect its civilian population from the barrage of rockets.

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