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‘Being PM’s constituency, Varanasi is getting some privilege’

‘The situation has improved because oxygen tankers are now coming.’‘Before this it was chaotic.’ When COVID-19 cases commenced their unbelievable exponential rise in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, in mid to late April, any doctor one contacted was unwilling to discuss the state of the pandemic in this city. One said the circumstances were improving and there […]

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Second wave may dent housing sales revival

The recent outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 and semi-lockdowns in many States may impede the housing sector’s revival seen during the last nine months, a top real estate executive said. “In April 2021, the online demand for houses has decreased as compared to March 2021. There has been a low double-digit decline,” said […]

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State requests Bharat Biotech to accord priority in vaccine supply

Bharat Biotech managing director Krishna Ella gave an assurance to this effect to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Tuesday Bharat Biotech Limited has announced its willingness to accord priority to Telangana in providing Covid-19 vaccine and assured that the State will be given maximum doses of vaccine. Bharat Biotech managing director Krishna Ella gave an […]

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Safdarjung OPD guard’s widow seeks ex gratia

HC asks Centre, Delhi govt. to respond A woman, whose husband was deployed as a guard in the OPD of Safdarjung Hospital here during the pandemic and died due to COVID-19, has moved the Delhi High Court seeking ex gratia payment of ₹50 lakh in terms of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package. Justice Prathiba […]

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COVID-19 surge: Chidambaram mocks ‘Gujarat model’, reacts to The Hindu report

The Congress leader questions the discrepancy between the Gujarat government’s official death numbers and bodies cremated following COVID-19 protocol. Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday questioned the discrepancy between the Gujarat government’s official COVID-19 death numbers and bodies cremated following COVID-19 protocol. In a series of tweets, the Congress leader reacted to The Hindu […]