Maharashtra Seeks Centre’s Help to Identify if New Strain Leading to Virus Load; All Adults in US Eligible for Vaccine by April 19
As Maharashtra battles a spike in coronavirus cases, the state has sought immediate help from the Centre to make Remdesivir available and supply vaccines as per the demand. Health Minister Rajesh Tope asked the Centre to direct neighbouring states to supply oxygen to Maharashtra, reiterating the demand to vaccinate everyone above 25 years of age.
Tamil Star Ajith Snatched Fan’s Phone, Kerala Poll Official ‘Overslept’: The Chaos on 2021’s Busiest Election Day
As four states and a union territory across the country — West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry — went to polls on Tuesday, the day witnessed some dramatic scenes that garnered public attention and left the people amused. While the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry held single-phase elections today, West Bengal went to polls for the third phase and Assam conducted the final phase of state assembly polls.
Oxford Pauses Trial of AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine in Children as Clot Link Gets Probed
A British trial of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on children has been paused, Oxford University said Tuesday, as global regulators rush to assess its possible link to rare blood clots in adults. The university, which helped develop the embattled vaccine, said in a statement that there were “no safety concerns” in the trial, but acknowledged fears over a potential link to clots by saying that it was awaiting additional data from Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency before restarting the study.
Don MLA Mukhtar Ansari Brought to UP Jail from Punjab Amid Tight Security
Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was brought back to UP’s Banda jail from Punjab on Wednesday morning. The MLA from BSP was brought to UP after two years in Punjab jail in an ambulance amid tight security during his 900-km journey from Rupnagar to Banda in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Acting on a SC order, the Uttar Pradesh Police took custody of the 57-year-old BSP legislator at Rupnagar jail on Tuesday to bring him back to Banda prison.
In Viral Video, Cops Brutally Thrash Indore Man for Not Wearing Mask Properly, Suspended
Amid strict rules to follow Covid-19 protocol, an Indore man was brutally assaulted by two policemen on Tuesday allegedly for not wearing a face mask properly. The victim was identified as 35-year-old Krishna Keyer, an auto-rickshaw driver whose mask had slipped down his nose when he was on his way to meet his ailing father. As soon as the policemen saw him, they caught him on-road and demanded that he should come to the police station. Keyer denied their demand and soon after the cops began thrashing him.
Vinicius Jr Brace Helps Real Madrid Beat Liverpool 3-1 In 1st Leg of Champions League Quarterfinals
Vinicius Junior finally came up with the type of performance Real Madrid fans have been expecting from him. The Brazilian forward netted his first double for the club on Tuesday, leading it to a 3- 1 over Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. The youngster tormented the Liverpool defense all night and was precise with his finishes, moving the Spanish powerhouse closer to the semifinals after a two-year absence.