Public gathering at Maha Kumbh Mela, Haridwar.

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Niranjani Akhada To Conclude Kumbh Mela From April 17 After Death Of Nirwani Akhada

Following the death of Nirwani akhada's Mahamandaleshwar Kapil Dev Das, who died at the age of 65 due to COVID-19 on April 13, Niranjani akhada announced to exit the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, from April 17. The decision was made after the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases among the saints in Haridwar. According to a health official, 68 top seers of Haridwar have tested positive for Coronavirus between April 5 and 14.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 10:22 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Niranjani Akhada, Kumbh Mela, Kapil Das Dev, Nirwani Akhada, Covid-19

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Central Govt To Provide Oxygen Supply At Hospitals Under PM Cares Fund

Amid oxygen scarcity at COVID facilities, the government on April 16 announced that over 100 hospitals will receive oxygen plants funded by the PM cares funds. Reportedly, the fund will also sanction the installation of 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants which will facilitate hospitals to develop their own medical oxygen. While several states have been complaining about the shortage of oxygen supply, the government has denied those… read-more

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 10:20 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: oxygen, Corona Crisis, PM Cares Fund, Covid Hospital

Courtesy: NDTV

Nizamuddin Markaz

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Delhi HC Permits 50 Devotees To Offer Namaz At Nizamuddin Markaz

The Delhi High Court's Justice Pratibha M Singh issued an order allowing 50 devotees to offer Nawaz at the Nizamuddin Markaz. If all the other religious place in Delhi are functional, then Markaz should also allow to offer Nawaz, says Delhi HC. Earlier, the Delhi Wafq Board had initially requested to permit 50 people each on all the three floors.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 09:53 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: New Delhi, Delhi High Court, Nizamuddin Markaz, Ramzan

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Uttarakhand Govt Announces New COVID Guidelines; Restricts Public Gatherings

Uttarakhand government has announced a fresh COVID-19 guidelines on April 16, to tackle increasing number of cases. The government has capped the maximum capacity of 200 people to attend religious and social gatherings. While gyms and public transport will be operated at 50% of their occupancy, coaching centres and swimming pools will remain shut until next order.. Besides, a night curfew from 10:30 PM to 5 AM will be imposed.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 09:20 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Uttarakhand, Lockdown, COVID-19 outbreak, Uttarakhand Government

Courtesy: Times Now

Rajasthan Royals

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Chris Morris Powers Rajasthan Royals To Thump Delhi Capitals In Thriller

The most expensive buy of the IPL 2021, Chris Morris, showed his worth by his stunning performance that led to Rajasthan Royals' win over Delhi Capitals in Match 7. Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson opted to chase after winning the toss and, with Jaydev Unadkat's deadly bowling figures of 3-15 in four overs, Royals summed up the in-form Capitals' batting order at a below-par score. Although, DC's captain Rishabh Pant played a sensible knock of… read-more

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 09:05 AM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: IPL, BCCI, DC, RR, David Miller, Jayadev Unadkat, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris

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Delhi Court Grants Bail To Activist Umar Khalid Under Delhi Riot Case

The Delhi Court has granted bail on April 15, to ex-JNU student and activist Umar Khalid under a riot case in Delhi. According to Delhi crime branch, Khalid, a 33-year-old was with a part of group that organised meeting at Shaheen Bagh few weeks before the riots. The court said, "Khalid cannot be permitted to remain behind bars on the basis of such a sketchy material against him." 

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 09:12 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Umar Khalid, Delhi Court, India, Activist, Delhi Riots

Courtesy: NDTV

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France To Provide $2,975, Exchange Your Old Car With Electric Bicycle

To promote sustainable means of transport, France is likely to give $2,975 to its citizens in exchange for old cars and purchase electric bicycles. Reportedly, France lawmakers have approved the cash-for-clunkers incentive in preliminary voting. France would become the first nation in the world to implement such a scheme, claimed the French Federation of Bicycle Users. However, Finland and Lithuania have offered similar schemes in the past.… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 08:46 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: France, Electric cycle, environment, Green Energy

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West Bengal: EC Declines Possibility Of All Phases Election Into One

The Election Commission of India on April 15, put an end to all the speculations of uniting the remaining four phases of assembly elections in West Bengal. The officials stated that polling for the remaining phases will be held as scheduled. Besides, an all-party meeting will be conducted on April 16, conducted by the West Bengal Chief Electoral officer Aariz Aftab. Reportedly, the votes will be counted on May 2.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, West Bengal Election, Election Commission, Election Commission Of India

Courtesy: Times Now

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Facebook Signs Deal With CleanMax To Buy Renewable Energy From India

Facebook has signed a deal with Mumbai-based Company CleanMax to buy renewable energy from a 32-megawatt wind power project located in Southern Karnataka. The power project owned by CleanMax will supply electricity to Facebook on a long-term agreement using environmental attribute certificates, or carbon credits. Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on April 15, announced that the company's operations will now run by renewable energy… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 07:56 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Facebook, Renewable Energy, Mark Zuckerberg, Karnataka

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Manoj Sinha, Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Jammu and Kashmir Govt Postpones Darbar Move Amid COVID-19 Second Wave

Owing to the increasing COVID-19 cases in the Jammu and Kashmir Union territory, the government has postponed the Darbar move- a century-old practice of biannual shift of governance from Srinagar to Jammu. Moreover, the Lt Governor of J&K announced that the Secretariat will be functional in both Srinagar and Jammu ensuring smooth governance. The decision will eliminate the risk of travel and ensure safety, he added.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 07:31 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, Coronavirus, Government Employees

Courtesy: News18