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Night curfew clamped in Puducherry from today
NIGHT CURFEW
Night curfew clamped in Puducherry from today
Chennai, April 20: As Covid cases are rising, the union territory of Puducherry will impose night curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m from Tuesday. All the hotels have been directed to shut their doors by 8 p.m. and to allow only parcel services after this time band. The beach road at Puducherry will remain closed after 5 p.m. It may be noted that the fatality rate in the union territory touched 1.5 per cent on Monday which is above the national average of 1.2 per cent. Puducherry headquarters has the maximum number of deaths with 572 fatalities; Karakkal has 84 deaths followed by Yanam 45 and Mahe 12. Interestingly, the recovery rate of the union territory is 88.8 per cent which is above the national average of 86 per cent. On Monday, Puducherry reported 565 fresh cases taking the total number of active cases to 4,692 of which 3,849 are under home isolation and treatment. 365 people have recovered from the disease on Monday. The Health Department has sent 7.33 lakh swab samples for testing in the union territory of which 6.66 lakh samples turned negative and more than half of the population of the union territory underwent Covid test. Puducherry has a population of 14 lakh people. A press release from the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare states that it has so far administered Covid 19 vaccines to 30,202 healthcare workers, 17,961 frontline workers and 1,08 lakh others taking the total of people who were administered vaccine to 1.55 lakh people. (IANS)
Highest single day deaths of 1,761 in India, 2.59L cases
CORONA UPDATE
49m ago
Highest single day deaths of 1,761 in India, 2.59L cases
New Delhi, April 20: India reported highest single-day deaths of Covid-19 patients with 1,761 new fatalities registered in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,80,530 on
B-Town turns to pals with paws to battle lockdown blues
B-TOWNERS
56m ago
B-Town turns to pals with paws to battle lockdown blues
Mumbai, April 20: Dogs are mankinds best friends, and the fur balls also make for perfect pals in times of dire need. Many Covid-marooned citizens say they look at their four-legged friends at
13 Kumbh Mela returnees test positive for Covid-19 in Cuttack
KUMBH MELA RETURNEE
13 Kumbh Mela returnees test positive for Covid-19 in Cuttack
Cuttack, Apr 20: At least 13 devotees who had returned from Uttarakhand recently post taking part in the Haridwar Kumbh Mela have been tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. Making the findings
IPL betting racket busted in Nabarangpur, 2 held
CRIME
IPL betting racket busted in Nabarangpur, 2 held
Nabarangpur, Apr 20: The Nabarangpur Town police arrested two persons here in Odisha on Monday night for their alleged involvement in betting on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) T-20
With 2,59,170, India reports slight decline in daily Covid cases
CORONA UPDATE
With 2,59,170, India reports slight decline in daily Covid cases
New Delhi, April 20: India has reported 2,59,170 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a slight decline against the previous day's tally of 2,73,810 which was the highest single-day spike
Modi to meet vaccine manufacturers today
PM MODI
Modi to meet vaccine manufacturers today
New Delhi, April 20: A day after announcing Covid vaccine for all above 18 years from May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the vaccine manufacturers on Tuesday evening through video
Manmohan Singh's condition stable: Health Minister
MANMOHAN SINGH
Manmohan Singh's condition stable: Health Minister
New Delhi, April 20: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in a stable condition at AIIMS. Singh was admitted to AIIMS on
ICSE Class X Examinations 2021 cancelled amid surge in Covid-19 cases
ICSE EXAMS
ICSE Class X Examinations 2021 cancelled amid surge in Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, Apr 20: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has cancelled the ICSE board examinations for Class X this year amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country
Girl dead as uprooted tree falls on bike-borne couple in Sudergarh
TREE FALLS ON COUPLE
Girl dead as uprooted tree falls on bike-borne couple in Sudergarh
Sundergarh, Apr 20: In an unfortunate incident, a girl was killed after a roadside tree got uprooted and fell on a bike-borne couple in Mahulata village under Lahunipada Police Station in Sundergarh
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