Kerala

Covid-19: India reports 33,376 new cases, 308 deaths in 24 hours

73 crore vaccine doses of Covid-19 administered so far New Delhi: India witnessed a drop in the daily number of Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. The country reported 33,376 new cases in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 308 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. With...

Kannur University in Kerala includes Savarkar, Golwalkar in curriculum; triggers row

Higher education minister R Bindu seeks explanation from Kannur University VC Kannur: The inclusion of Vir Savarkar and MS Golwalkar in the syllabus for students of MA at Kannur University has triggered a major row, with the government being accused of attempting to saffronize education. According to a report, the inclusion of the text in...

Covid-19: India reports 31,222 cases, 290 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The daily figure of Covid-19 cases across the country saw a drop with 31,222 persons testing positive for the infection in 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday morning. As many as 290 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The active caseload of Covid-19 is 3.92 lakh, while over 3.22...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Kerala facing Nipah threat

At a time when the COVID-19 virus is wreaking havoc in Kerala, another virus Nipah has raised concerns for the state as well as the Centre. Notably, a 12-year-old boy reportedly died due to the Nipah virus in the southern state’s Kozhikode district, which has been confirmed after the boy’s samples were sent to Pune’s...

Covid-19: India reports 46,759 cases, 509 deaths

New Delhi: While the vaccination figures have surged in the country, the daily number of new cases of Covid-19 in India, too, has increased. The country reported 46,759 fresh cases of infection in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 509 patients succumbed to the infection during this period....

This state in India reported the maximum breakthrough COVID-19 infections

India has registered over 87,000 cases of breakthrough COVID-19 infections and 46% of these breakthrough cases have been reported from the southern state of Kerala. Notably, these 87,000 people had contracted the deadly viral infection even after taking the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a news channel reported citing health ministry sources. The development...

IMA warns Kerala govt to refrain from easing COVID restrictions for Bakrid, threatens to move court—Here’s why

The Kerala government has been warned by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) against easing COVID-19 safety guidelines for the Eid-al-Adha celebrations citing the threat of an impending third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, the Kerala government has declared the easing of the COVID restrictions for three days starting Sunday due to the Bakrid celebrations...

PM asks Maharashtra, Kerala and 4 other states to intensify fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with the chief ministers of six states—Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and Karnataka—regarding the COVID-19 situation prevalent in these states. Notably, these six states accounted for over 80 per cent of the total cases reported in the country in July, with some of them...

Centre raises concern over crowding, COVID inappropriate behaviour at tourist hotspots

At a time when the threat of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic looms large, the overcrowding at tourist hotspots across the country with the easing of lockdowns has raised the concerns of the Union government. Notably, visuals from several tourist places have gone viral on social media where the crowd can be seen...

Centre sends teams to six states witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases

The Union government has sent high-level multi-disciplinary public health teams to six states that are reporting a surge in COVID-19 cases. The teams have been sent to Odisha, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala and Chhattisgarh to assist the state administrations in combating and containing the spread of the deadly virus. The development comes at a...

Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Kerala CM second time in a row

After ensuring a historic second successive term for the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the recently-concluded state assembly polls, Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday was sworn in as the chief minister of Kerala. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Arif Mohammad Khan in a brief ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact,...

BJP leads in Assam, Puducherry; losing Bengal. Here are the latest trends

The BJP, despite its efforts to woo the voters in the West Bengal Assembly elections, has failed to combat the counternarrative of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party the Trinamool Congress. While the TMC is leading in over 200 seats out of the 292 seats, BJP’s lead is limited to 77 seats....