Over 16.49 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far, says Centre

DMK chief MK Stalin on Friday (May 7) took oath as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister along with 33 ministers. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. 

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DMK chief MK Stalin on Friday (May 7) took oath as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister along with 33 ministers. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Stalin will be in charge of multiple portfolios including Home, General Administration, Special Initiatives, Special Programme Implementation, and Welfare of Differently-Abled Persons. DMK won 133 seats in the 234-member assembly.

AINRC leader N Rangasamy will take oath as the Chief Minister of Union Territory of Puducherry today. The  AINRC-BJP alliance won 16 seats in the 30 member territorial assembly. 

The Allahabad High Court will hear the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government’s response over COVID-19 management in the state. The HC will be taking account of COVID-19 related preparations like oxygen supply and lockdown curbs imposed in UP. Earlier, the HC had also directed the state government to submit footage of counting of panchayat elections.

Govind Mohan, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, will meet West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata to discuss the post-poll violence that occurred in the state following the Assembly results. 

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will convene a meeting of all party MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today to discuss the second wave of COVID-19. 

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7 May 2021, 19:41 PM

Madhya Pradesh registers 11708 new COVID-19 cases, 4815 recoveries and 84 fatalities in the last 24 hours

Case tally: 6,49,114
Death toll: 6,244
Active cases: 95,423
Total recoveries: 5,47,447

7 May 2021, 17:59 PM

West Bengal government moves Supreme Court seeking its direction to disband the current #COVID19 vaccination policy and bring in universal coverage with uniform price. (ANI)

7 May 2021, 16:24 PM

States where the COVID-19 trend is going upwards are Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Haryana, Odisha and Uttarakhand: Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) 

7 May 2021, 16:21 PM

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload: Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) said in a press conference in Delhi. (ANI)

7 May 2021, 14:58 PM

I would like to congratulate N Rangasamy Ji on taking oath as Puducherry CM. Best wishes for the tenure ahead: PM Narendra Modi (ANI input)


7 May 2021, 14:57 PM

Spoke with my friend Scott Morrison (Australian PM) to thank him for Australia’s solidarity and support for India’s fight against COVID. We agreed on importance of ensuring affordable and equitable access to vaccines and medicines, and discussed possible initiatives in this regard: PM Narendra Modi (ANI input) 

7 May 2021, 14:51 PM

As many as 16,49,73,058 vaccine doses have been administered across India so far, including 23,70,298 doses administered in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 

7 May 2021, 13:51 PM

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi regarding supply of Medical Oxygen (MO) in the state. CM Banerjee requested PM Modi to issue instructions for an immediate allocation of at least 550 MT per MO.

7 May 2021, 13:51 PM

We've received medical equipment from Russia, UK, UAE, USA, France, Ireland & Romania. We'll use oxygen cylinders in our new 240-bedded facility. Situation is under control, 20% of our requirement was fulfilled by oxygen concentrators: Director, Lady Hardinge Hospital, Delhi

7 May 2021, 13:50 PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has signed an order to provide Rs 4000 to each family as Corona relief. The first instalment of Rs 2000 will be provided in the month of May. He also announced the state government will bear expenses for all corona related treatments to the insurance cardholders in the empanelled private hospitals. 

7 May 2021, 13:48 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a high-level meeting today over current COVID-19 situation. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and other officials will also attend. (ANI input)


7 May 2021, 13:47 PM

Since CT- Scan or X-Ray is becoming increasingly necessary to detect COVID-19 infection, Government has decided to cap the price of CT-Scan and Digital X-Ray in private hospitals and labs at Rs 1,500 and Rs 250 respectively: Dr. K Sudhakar, Karnataka Health Minister (ANI input) 

7 May 2021, 13:00 PM

Common entrance exam for Army Recruitment to be held at Jaipur and Jodhpur for rally and medically fit candidates scheduled on 30 May 2021 stands postponed owing to COVID 19 situation: Defence PRO, Rajasthan (ANI input)

7 May 2021, 12:21 PM

A Namachivayam elected as floor leader of Bharatiya Janata Party in Puducherry Assembly.

7 May 2021, 11:56 AM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin visited the memorial of former TN CM and his father M Karunanidhi in Chennai.

7 May 2021, 11:55 AM

Newly elected MLAs of West Bengal take oath as members of the state assembly.

7 May 2021, 11:53 AM

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, "Senior journalist Shri Shesh Narayan Singh ji passed away, extremely sad! Condolences to the bereaved family. God bless the departed soul," 

7 May 2021, 11:51 AM

Condoling the demise of senior journalist Shesh Narayan Singh, CM Yogi Adityanath tweeted, "The death of senior journalist Shesh Narayan Singh ji is very sad. Your entire life was devoted to journalism. Pray to Lord Shri Ram to grant the departed soul a place in his supreme abode and the grief-stricken family to bear this sorrow." 

7 May 2021, 11:42 AM

UP CM Yogi Adityanath condoled the death of Salon MLA Dal Bahadur Kori and tweeted, "The demise of BJP MLA Dal Bahadur Kori from Salon, Rae Bareli is very sad. May Lord Rama give place to the departed soul at his feet and give the grieving family the strength to bear this sorrow." 


7 May 2021, 11:30 AM

Congress Parliamentary Party meeting begins. The meeting is being held under the chairmanship of party interim president Sonia Gandhi through video conferencing.

7 May 2021, 11:19 AM

PM Narendra Modi condoled the demise of veteran journalist Shesh Narain Singh and tweeted, "The demise of senior journalist Shesh Narain Singh ji is very sad. He will always be known for his significant contribution to the journalism world. My condolences to his family in this hour of grief. om Shanti!"

7 May 2021, 11:02 AM

Govt of India has so far provided more than 17.35 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs free of cost. More than 90 lakh doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered. Over 10 Lakh doses in addition will be received by States/UTs in next 3 days: Ministry of Health (ANI input) 

7 May 2021, 11:00 AM

West Bengal: A 4-member team of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that is in the state to assess post-poll violence situation, arrives at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.

7 May 2021, 10:59 AM

Tamil Nadu: DMK workers celebrated outside party headquarters in Chennai after party chief MK Stalin took oath as Chief Minister.

7 May 2021, 09:30 AM

Jammu and Kashmir: A new 1000 litres per minute (LPM) oxygen concentrator plant has been commissioned at Government Medical College in Rajouri, yesterday. 

7 May 2021, 09:26 AM

India reports 4,14,188 new #COVID19 cases, 3,31,507 discharges, and 3,915 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry Total cases: 2,14,91,598 Total recoveries: 1,76,12,351 Death toll: 2,34,083 Active cases: 36,45,164 Total vaccination: 16,49,73,058 

7 May 2021, 09:16 AM

Chennai: DMK Chief MK Stalin takes oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He was administered the oath by Governor Banwarilal Purohit. 


7 May 2021, 09:01 AM

Tamil Nadu: Chief Minister-designate MK Stalin has arrived at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. He will take oath as the Chief Minister shortly. 

7 May 2021, 08:22 AM

Zaloni tea estate in Assam's Dibrugarh shut down after 133 people tested positive for COVID-19 133 cases were detected at Zaloni tea estate till yesterday, all patients are asymptomatic. Tea estate has been declared as containment zone: Pallav Gopal Jha, Deputy Commissioner 

7 May 2021, 08:20 AM

Delhi has made 14-day institutional quarantine compulsory for those arriving from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. (ANI input)

7 May 2021, 08:19 AM

Consignment of 100 oxygen concentrators arrived from Poland. Thank our EU partner, Poland for this support: Arindam Bagchi, Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs

7 May 2021, 08:19 AM

Passengers travelling by train are advised to follow COVID19 appropriate behaviour while boarding, travel and at destination.West Bengal Govt issued advisory to train passengers to carry negative RT-PCR test report for a test conducted within 72 hrs of train departure: Central Railway (ANI input)