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Polling for West Bengal fifth phase reports 76.77% voter turnout till 5.23 PM

The Election Commission has decided to deploy at least 853 companies of central forces to ensure free and fair voting

Apr 17, 2021, 07:13 AM IST
Delhi weekend curfew today: Here's how to apply for an e-Pass

Delhi weekend curfew today: Here's how to apply for an e-Pass

The Delhi government has imposed a weekend curfew that has come into force since Friday (April 16, 2021) 10 PM and will remain in place till 6 AM on Monday.

Apr 17, 2021, 06:37 AM IST
DNA Exclusive: Double mutant COVID-19 virus poses a new challenge to medics, scientists

DNA Exclusive: Double mutant COVID-19 virus poses a new challenge to medics, scientists

Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary on Friday (April 16) explained the threat posed by the new double mutant COVID-19 virus that is posing a tough challenge in front of the medics and

Apr 17, 2021, 00:00 AM IST
17 private hospitals authorised to treat COVID-19 positive patients in Lucknow, check list here

17 private hospitals authorised to treat COVID-19 positive patients in Lucknow, check list here

A list of these 17 private hospitals in Lucknow has been released by the Yogi Adityanath-led government, where treatment facilities for COVID-19 positive patients will be available.

Apr 16, 2021, 23:48 PM IST
Freak of nature: Woman dies as tin sheet slits her throat during Delhi dust storm

Freak of nature: Woman dies as tin sheet slits her throat during Delhi dust storm

The sheet reportedly fell from the fourth floor of a building due to the strong winds and struck the woman named Sonu Kataria who was walking on the road with her nine-year-old daughter Nikita.

Apr 16, 2021, 22:54 PM IST
West Bengal election 2021: Silence period extended to 72 hours, campaign timings reduced amid COVID-19 surge

West Bengal election 2021: Silence period extended to 72 hours, campaign timings reduced amid COVID-19 surge

In an order, the Election Commission curtailed the time for the ongoing West Bengal Assembly elections campaign up to 7 pm. Earlier it was up to 10 pm.

Apr 16, 2021, 22:51 PM IST
Centre to increase production of Covaxin to address shortage of COVID-19 vaccine

Centre to increase production of Covaxin to address shortage of COVID-19 vaccine

Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' production will be increased to around 10 crore by September 2021.

Apr 16, 2021, 22:15 PM IST
Chabahar is not against China, Gwadar: Iran FM Javad Zarif

Chabahar is not against China, Gwadar: Iran FM Javad Zarif

Zarif said that India’s role was central to "development and prosperity" in the region, adding that the port is not against China or Pakistan's port Gwadar.

Apr 16, 2021, 22:09 PM IST
Rift among Akharas for opting out of Kumbh 2021, seers demand apology from Niranjani Akhada

Rift among Akharas for opting out of Kumbh 2021, seers demand apology from Niranjani Akhada

Niranjani Akhada Secretary Puri had said that seers of their akhada will wind up their camps and leave the Kumbh Kshetra on April 17. Those interested in taking part in the April 27 Shahi Snan may

Apr 16, 2021, 21:23 PM IST
West Bengal assembly polls: COVID-19 positive RSP candidate Pradip Kumar Nandi dies

West Bengal assembly polls: COVID-19 positive RSP candidate Pradip Kumar Nandi dies

Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate Pradip Kumar Nandi, who tested positive for COVID-19 four days ago, died at a hospital in Berhampore on Friday (April 16), a health department official said. 

Apr 16, 2021, 21:06 PM IST
President Biden's new policy is an act of vaccine mafia! USA halts import of crucial raw material

President Biden's new policy is an act of vaccine mafia! USA halts import of crucial raw material

Serum Institute of India (SII) Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla has urged US President Joe Biden to lift the export ban on critical raw materials required for the production of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Apr 16, 2021, 20:57 PM IST
COVID-19 predominantly transmitted through air: Lancet study cites 'strong evidence'

COVID-19 predominantly transmitted through air: Lancet study cites 'strong evidence'

Strong evidence has come to fore that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, behind the COVID-19 pandemic, is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new assessment published in The Lancet journal.

Apr 16, 2021, 19:37 PM IST
No 'e-pass' for Sunday lockdown in Noida and other UP cities, see restrictions

No 'e-pass' for Sunday lockdown in Noida and other UP cities, see restrictions

Unlike Delhi, the new COVID-19 guidelines in Uttar Pradesh do not mention any provision for e-passes. 

Apr 16, 2021, 19:03 PM IST
ICSE defers class 10, 12 board exams 2021 amid spike in COVID-19 cases, new dates to be announced in first week of June

ICSE defers class 10, 12 board exams 2021 amid spike in COVID-19 cases, new dates to be announced in first week of June

The board will take a final decision on new dates of examination for class 10 and 12th by the first week of June 2021.

Apr 16, 2021, 18:48 PM IST
PNB scam accused Nirav Modi's extradition approved by UK government

PNB scam accused Nirav Modi's extradition approved by UK government

On February 25, a Westminster Magistrates' Court had allowed Modi's extradition.

Apr 16, 2021, 18:37 PM IST
Sunday lockdown in Noida, Rs 1000 fine for not wearing mask

Sunday lockdown in Noida, Rs 1000 fine for not wearing mask

Weekend lockdown has been imposed in Noida in view of rising coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh.

Apr 16, 2021, 18:05 PM IST
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, who received first dose of vaccine, tests COVID-19 positive

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, who received first dose of vaccine, tests COVID-19 positive

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Friday (April 16) informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Apr 16, 2021, 18:00 PM IST
No decision on change in Karnataka SSLC exams schedule: Education Minister S Suresh Kumar

No decision on change in Karnataka SSLC exams schedule: Education Minister S Suresh Kumar

The SSLC exams in Karnataka will be held as per schedule notified earlier and no decision has been taken so far to change it, the state education minister informed on Thursday (April 15).

Apr 16, 2021, 17:59 PM IST
COVID-19 surge: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy appeals to PM Narendra Modi for 60 lakh vaccine doses

COVID-19 surge: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy appeals to PM Narendra Modi for 60 lakh vaccine doses

Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had instructed officials to give wide publicity to 104 services, including ensuring hospital beds and treatment, as well as for any coronavirus-related queries. People

Apr 16, 2021, 17:56 PM IST
Role played by government of India in speeding up vaccine development, production

Role played by government of India in speeding up vaccine development, production

India’s ‘Entrepreneurial State’ has worked in a never-before-seen manner to ensure no obstacles to quick vaccine delivery.

Apr 16, 2021, 17:40 PM IST