Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms are being advised to stay at home in quarantine, yet the number of critical patients is so high that many hospitals are running out of Covid beds. There are thousands grappling with bed shortage, and now the oxygen supply crisis has doubled the woes of all and sundry.
Chaos unfolded at the Vijay Vallabh COVID care hospital in Maharashtra's Virar after a major fire broke out in the hospital in the wee hours of Friday. At least 14 Covid patients including 6 women who were in the ICU during the incident perished in the flames. While some 90 patients were admitted to the hospital at the time of the incident, their friends and family members kept waiting outside the hospital worried about their health update. Distressing visuals of people mourning the loss of their loved ones have come to the fore.
India is, unfortunately, witnessing a rerun of last year’s events. Migrant workers have started returning to their home states fearing another lockdown. Hundreds and thousands of migrants were seen flocking back to the native places after enforcement of curfew and lockdown in some states to curtail the spread of Covid-19. However, addressing the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged migrant workers to stay where they are. The PM assured them that their livelihood will not be affected by the pandemic and that they will soon be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Massive awareness and strict enforcement drives are continuing across Odisha during night curfew in a bid to contain the rapid spread of coronavirus in the State. In the wake of an unprecedented spike in Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government has announced a weekend shutdown at all the urban areas across the State, from April 24, 2021.
With the situation across India worsening amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Archaeology Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday decided to shut all its monuments, museums, and protected sites till May 15 as a precautionary measure. In the order, ASI stated that due to prevailing Covid situation, it has been decided to close all the Centrally Protected Monuments, Sites and Museums under Archaeological Survey of India till May 15, 2021 until further orders.
After having lost five wickets for just 42, nobody believed Rajasthan Royals (RR) would be able to chase the target of 148 and beat Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Match-7 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. However, David Miller (62) and this IPL season's big-buy Chris Morris made sure they get their team over the line. Morris' match-winning performance of 36 included 4 big sixes.
From Bunny to Arya, Allu Arjun made numerous memorable characters come alive on the big screen in his career spanning over 18 years. As South’s superstar Allu turns 38 today, his fans are leaving no stones unturned in making the day special for their stylish matinee idol. The Tollywood star isn’t the image of how the audience perceives a quintessential hero should look. No six-pack abs or pastel skin, when the actor debuted he was just like any other boy next door. Then how did Allu turn into this larger-than-life star who is also looked up to as a trendsetter across the nation?
With over millions of species breathing on earth, the world celebrates Wildlife Day today, March 3, to raise awareness of global flora and fauna. There are many rare and extoic animals that can be found only in India. Wildlife plays an important role for the earth, as it scientifically balances the environment and ensures harmonious co-existence among beings. Indian wildlife sanctuaries are home to rare, beautiful and elusive species of animals that can be found only in our country. From lion-tailed macaque in the Western Ghats of India to Sangai, subspecies of brow-antlered deer that holds cultural significance in Manipur, here are some wildlife sanctuaries worth visiting, curated by Booking.com curates to bring you a little closer to the beautiful species.
Streets in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra wore a deserted look following the imposition of Section 144 in the entire state by the state government in view of rising Covid-19 cases.
Hailstorm, rain, and thunder lashed Puruna Cuttack area under Harbhanga block in the district reportedly causing widespread damage to vegetation and houses in the region.
Airports have now become new runways and all the celebrities try to put forward their best foot forward and try to take their airport look to the next level. Here are some of the best airport styles of Bollywood actress Rashmika Mandanna, Ananya Panday, Kiara Advani & Nora Fatehi.
A portion of an under-construction bridge in the Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi collapsed late on Monday night. As per preliminary information of the Delhi Fire Services, one labourer was trapped under the collapsed section of the under-construction bridge, and his body was taken out of the debris during rescue operation.
Tightening screws on the enforcement of Covid-19 norms in the State, Odisha police continued its strict enforcement drive against the Covid-19 norm violators. According to police sources, surveillance has been intensified in market places, malls, schools, colleges and other educational institutions. Some people have been penalised for violating the guidelines in market places too. Special emphasis is laid on the enforcement of mask use and maintenance of social distancing norms. Odisha Police has appealed people to maintain all Covid-19 norms including wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing.
Put into bat in the 6th match of IPL 2021, RCB managed just 149 on the board, in what looked a paltry score at the end of 20 overs. However, a fantastic effort by Kohli's bowlers pulled off a stunning jailbreak and they eventually won the match by 6 runs.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is sitting on a dharna alone in the heart of the city, in front of Gandhi statue. She is reportedly protesting the decision of the Election Commission to ban her from campaigning for 24 hours.