Army rescues 2 abducted ONGC staff, ops on to rescue third

Army rescues 2 abducted ONGC staff, ops on to rescue third

🕔13:18, 24.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 24  The Indian Army along with Assam Rifles troops has rescued Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) two abductees from the outlawed group, United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) in Assam on Friday late night. “Operations are

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US ‘working closely’ with India on Covid surge

US ‘working closely’ with India on Covid surge

🕔13:15, 24.Apr 2021

New York, April 24  US President Joe Biden’s administration is “working closely” with Indian officials to find ways to help the country facing its worst Covid-19 surge, according to his spokesperson Jen Psaki. However, neither she nor other officials would

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‘New virus strains more infectious but fatality rate not so dangerous’

‘New virus strains more infectious but fatality rate not so dangerous’

🕔13:13, 24.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 24  Even as India records the highest ever surge in Covid cases, the country’s top virologists and medical experts say that new strains of coronavirus are not so dangerous as perceived by many. “Though new strains of

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Amazon to soon let sellers connect with customers directly

Amazon to soon let sellers connect with customers directly

🕔13:10, 24.Apr 2021

San Francisco, April 24  Amazon may soon allow sellers to directly connect with customers via emails about new product announcements and sales. The e-commerce giant is currently testing this new feature called “Manage Your Customer Engagement” that will help sellers

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IAF to bring in Oxygen tankers to cater to surging demand

IAF to bring in Oxygen tankers to cater to surging demand

🕔13:09, 24.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 24 As Covid-19 hospitals across the country face oxygen shortage, the Indian Air Force aircraft flew to Singapore to get oxygen containers to meet the surging demand. Another IAF will fly to UAE to get oxygen tankers in

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Quarantine or negative Covid report must in Himachal

Quarantine or negative Covid report must in Himachal

🕔13:04, 24.Apr 2021

Shimla, April 24  The Himachal Pradesh government has made it mandatory for all those returning to the state to remain in one-week home quarantine or else enter with a negative RT-PCR report. These announcements were made by Chief Minister Jai

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Biden to visit Britain, Belgium in June

Biden to visit Britain, Belgium in June

🕔07:24, 24.Apr 2021

Washington, April 24  The White House said that President Joe Biden will travel to Britain and Belgium in June, the first overseas visit since he took office in January. Biden will attend the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Cornwall,

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RBI imposes restrictions on American Express, Diners Club

RBI imposes restrictions on American Express, Diners Club

🕔07:23, 24.Apr 2021

Mumbai, April 24  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed restrictions on American Express Banking Corp and Diners Club International Ltd from on-boarding new domestic customers onto their card networks from May 1, 2021. These entities have been found

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RBI okays Atanu Chakraborty as part-time Chairman of HDFC Bank

RBI okays Atanu Chakraborty as part-time Chairman of HDFC Bank

🕔07:22, 24.Apr 2021

Mumbai, April 24  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Atanu Chakraborty as part-time Chairman of HDFC Bank. The appointment comes into effect on May 5, 2021, for a period of three years. “The Reserve Bank

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Install oxygen generation plants at Central hospitals in Delhi: Centre

Install oxygen generation plants at Central hospitals in Delhi: Centre

🕔07:21, 24.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 24  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday asked the Central government hospitals in the national capital to take all steps to augment the number of ICU and oxygen supported beds in the city. Harsh Vardhan on

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Emergency financial powers given to armed forces medical services to treat Covid

Emergency financial powers given to armed forces medical services to treat Covid

🕔07:19, 24.Apr 2021

Delhi, April 24  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has sanctioned delegation of emergency financial powers to the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) to fight the recent surge in Covid-19 cases across the country. As per the order issued on Friday, emergency

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India situation a devastating reminder of what this virus can do: WHO

India situation a devastating reminder of what this virus can do: WHO

🕔07:18, 24.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 24  With the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc in India, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Friday that he is very concerned about the fast-growing caseloads

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PM interacts with oxygen manufacturers, praises them

PM interacts with oxygen manufacturers, praises them

🕔07:17, 24.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 24  Stressing on the need to maintain good coordination between the government and the oxygen producers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is time to not only deal with the challenges, but also to provide

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ONGC kidnapping: Assam Police to step up security in OIL, ONGC sites

ONGC kidnapping: Assam Police to step up security in OIL, ONGC sites

🕔05:32, 24.Apr 2021

Guwahati, April 24  Three days after the kidnapping of three technical staffers of ONGC by the outlawed ULFA-I, the Assam government on Friday asked the district police authorities to intensify the security arrangements OIL and ONGC infrastructures in eastern Assam,

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BPCL ‘re-routes’ Nashik-Mumbai oil pipeline for safety

BPCL ‘re-routes’ Nashik-Mumbai oil pipeline for safety

🕔05:31, 24.Apr 2021

Mumbai, April 24 The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has “re-routed” its critical 252-km-long 18-inch diameter oil pipeline connecting Mumbai and Nashik, an official said here on Friday. The rerouted section – running 48 km – was constructed at a

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Japan declares Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region

Japan declares Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region

🕔19:00, 23.Apr 2021

Tokyo, April 23  Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday declared a state of emergency over Covid-19 in the national capital Tokyo and the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo. The state of emergency, a third of its kind

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Be strict with hoarders of essential medicines: PM to States

Be strict with hoarders of essential medicines: PM to States

🕔18:51, 23.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 23  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday requested the States to deal strictly with hoarding and black marketing of essential medicines and injections. Chairing a meeting of Chief Ministers of high burden states, Modi said that the

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Zydus receives emergency use approval for Covid drug ‘Virafin’

Zydus receives emergency use approval for Covid drug ‘Virafin’

🕔18:49, 23.Apr 2021

Ahmedabad, April 23  Zydus Cadila on Friday announced it has received restricted Emergency Use Approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for the use of antiviral ‘Virafin’ in treating moderate Covid-19 infection in adults. The single dose subcutaneous

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Abdul Wahab, Brittas and Sivadasan elected to RS from Kerala

Abdul Wahab, Brittas and Sivadasan elected to RS from Kerala

🕔18:45, 23.Apr 2021

Thiruvananthapuram, April 23  The three candidates in the fray to the three Rajya Sabha seats that fell vacant from Kerala were declared elected by Assembly Secretary S.V. Unnikrishnan Nair on Friday. The three are Indian Union Muslim League leader P.V.

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RBI directs banks to halve dividend payouts amid 2nd Covid wave

RBI directs banks to halve dividend payouts amid 2nd Covid wave

🕔15:42, 23.Apr 2021

Mumbai, April 23  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed the banks to restrict dividend payouts to 50 per cent in a bid to conserve capital and stay resilient. In a notification to all the commercial and co-operative banks,

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