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Covid-19: India reports 22,431 new cases, 318 deaths

New Delhi: The number of new cases of Covid-19 in India once again rose above the mark of 20,000. The country reported 22,431 fresh cases in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday morning.As many as 318 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the death toll to 4,49,856. The active...

Covid-19: India reports 3,998 deaths in 24 hours, 42k cases

New Delhi: India reported 42,015 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours ending Wednesday morning, as per the health ministry. However, the number of deaths has seen a spike. A total of 3,998 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, which is the highest single-day toll in at least a month. The active caseload...

Pregnant woman dies in ambulance after 13-hour hunt for a hospital bed

An eight-month pregnant woman died in an ambulance after a frantic 13-hour hospital hunt failed to find her a bed as over half-a-dozen facilities denied her treatment, her family claimed on Saturday. Neelam, 30, and her husband Vijender Singh, 30, knocked the doors of eight hospitals, including government ones, before she died in the ambulance...

Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee no more

Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, known for his middle-of-the-road cinema and films such as Chhoti Si Baat and Rajnigandha, died on Thursday from age related health issues. He was 93. Basu died in his sleep at his Santacruz residence. “He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the morning. He wasn’t keeping well for quite some...

Sexagenarian doctor dies due to coronavirus, infection source yet to be traced

A 62-year-old doctor, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in Indore on Thursday, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh to 22, an official said. Indore’s chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Dr Praveen Jadia, said that the victim, who was a general physician, breathed his last at...

COVID-19: Gujarat reports one more death, cases increase to 146

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Gujarat on Monday increased to 146 after 18 fresh cases of the virus were reported from the state in the last 24-hour. One more death was reported from Vadodara till 8 pm on Monday that took the death toll due to the virus in Gujarat to 12....
55-year-old man dies while trying to escape hospital’s isolation ward using bed sheets

55-year-old man dies while trying to escape hospital’s isolation ward using bed sheets

A 55-year-old man from Panipat in Haryana, a suspected case of coronavirus, died in an attempt to escape from the sixth-floor isolation ward of a hospital. The man fell from a window of Kalpana Chawla Medical College in Karnal at around 4 am on Monday. He had fashioned a rope using bedsheets and plastic packets...

COVID-19: UK records 500-plus deaths for the first time in 24-hours

Britain reported 563 daily coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, the first time the national toll has exceeded 500, bringing the total fatalities to 2,352, according to official figures. “As of 5 pm (1600 GMT) on 31 March, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,352 have sadly died,” the health ministry said...

First coronavirus death reported from Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, Gujarat’s toll reaches 2

Within four days of a 67-year-old businesswoman from Surat succumbing to coronavirus without any foreign travel history, the deadly virus has claimed one more life in the state after an 85-year-old woman died due to coronavirus. Now, the total death toll in the state due to coronavirus has gone up to two, whereas the virus...

Finally, Nirbhaya convicts hanged!

Seven years after a young medical student was gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus in Delhi, a crime that shocked India, four of her killers were hanged at 5.30 am on Friday. The pre-dawn execution took place less than two hours after the Supreme Court dismissed the final petition of the convicts. In the...

India reports fourth death due to coronavirus

India on Thursday recorded the fourth death due to the deadly coronavirus epidemic in the country. Notably, a 70-year-old man, who returned from Germany via Italy a fortnight ago and died in a hospital in Punjab due to severe chest pain, has been found to be positive for novel coronavirus, senior officials said The man...