13 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India recorded a single-day rise of 2,34,692 cases and 1,341 fatalities on Friday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • PM Modi reviewed the preparedness of public health response to COVID-19 situation
  • He said that necessary measures must be taken to ramp up the availability of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients
  • "Use of Remdesivir, other medicines must follow approved medical guidelines," he said

17 hours ago.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Sadhus during the second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) at Har Ki Pouri, during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar, Monday, April 12, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • PM Modi had requested to keep the religious event "symbolic"
  • The request came amid an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases across the country
  • "This is the end of Kumbh from June Akhada," the seer tweeted

22 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Covid-19 second wave: Thermal screening being done at a railway station in Jharkhand. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • India on Friday recorded 2,34,692 new COVID-19 cases
  • In less than a week, the country has recorded 10 lakh new cases
  • Fears of violation of COVID protocols at Kumbh Mela has sparked nationwide concern

22 hours ago.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Devotees gather to offer prayers during Ganga aarti at Kumbh Mela, at Haridwar's Har ki Pouri on April 13. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A total of 12 Akhadas are participating in the Shahi snan
  • Earlier on Saturday, PM Modi had requested devotees to observe Kumbh symbolically
  • Hundreds of devotees have tested positive for COVID-19 in Haridwar so far

1 day ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Narendra Modi spoke to Swami Avdheshanand of the Juna Akhada. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • PM Narendra Modi said that if the Kumbh Mela is kept "symbolic", it will strengthen the fight against the COVID crisis
  • In a response, Swami Avdheshanand has requested the devotees to not come for snan in large numbers
  • The head of one of the 13 akhadas participating in the Kumbh Mela has died of COVID-19 

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with governors and LGs of all states and UTs. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • PM Modi said the feeling of "janbhagidari" (people's participation) needed to encouraged
  • India is witnessing a steep rise in COVID infections with over 1.5 lakh coronavirus cases being reported everyday
  • He said the government is committed to ensuring adequate availability of vaccines

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India has said it desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Tensions between India and Pakistan remain a concern, according to a US intelligence report
  • India has said it wants an environment free of terror, hostility and violence
  • The US intelligence report said a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely

4 days ago.Barasat, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at an election rally at Barasat, in North 24 Parganas. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Mamata Banerjee said she is a street fighter and won't be cowed down by the "intimidation tactics" of the BJP
  • EC had barred her from campaigning for 24 hours
  • The West Bengal CM sat on a 3.5- hour long dharna against the EC's decision

5 days ago.Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Amit Shah participated in a roadshow at Siliguri, the largest city in North Bengal, in the evening.(Photo credit: PTI)

  • Amit Shah claimed that more than 130 BJP workers have been killed in West Bengal
  • Shah said that the Banerjee government was responsible for the death of Gorkhas
  • The Union Home Minister promised that the Bagdogra airport will be turned into an international facility

5 days ago.Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
Prime Minister said that the CM was only talking about 'Modi, Modi, Modi'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • "Didi o didi, if you want to unload your anger, I am here," PM Modi said
  • The PM has often used 'Didi o didi' to address West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
  • The phase five of the 8-phase West Bengal assembly election will be held on April 17