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U.K. Home Department clears extradition of Nirav Modi

“The Secretary of State for the U.K.’s Home Department, Priti Patel, has approved Mr. Nirav Modi’s extradition,” said a CBI official. The accused now has the legal recourse of approaching the U.K. High Court, within 14 days, to seek permission for moving an appeal against the Secretary of State’s decision.

Coronavirus | Modi calls for increased production of medical-grade oxygen

The PMO said that an overview of district-level situation in these States was presented to the Prime Minister.

Coronavirus | Union Ministries, PSUs told to make beds available for COVID-19 management

The Union Health Ministry has advised Central Ministries and their PSUs to dedicate their hospital beds for COVID-19 management in States/ UTs and to ensure that details of such dedicated hospitals/blocks be provided to the public.

Coronavirus | Yediyurappa tests COVID-19 positive for the second time

The first time he tested positive for COVID-19 was in August 2020. Mr. Yediyurappa has also received one vaccination dose against COVID-19.

Coronavirus | A 15-day-old infant dies of COVID-19 at Surat hospital

The infant was born with the infection on April 1, as her mother had also contracted the disease, said Dinesh Navadiya, the trustee of Diamond Hospital said.

West Bengal Assembly Elections | BJP says it is against clubbing of poll dates

BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta, who represented the party in the meeting, said the party does not want any step that would affect the “democratic spirit”.

Met office forecasts normal monsoon

Except for parts of east and northeastern India, many parts of the country are expected to get even ‘above normal’ rainfall.

Actor Vivekh continues to be critical, on ECMO support

Health Secretary, SIMS doctors claim cardiac event has no link with COVID-19 vaccine.

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown

A Hong Kong court has sent five leading pro-democracy advocates, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, to up to 18 months in prison for organising a march during the 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an overwhelming crackdown from Beijing.

8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before apparently taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said, in the latest in a spate of mass shootings in the United States after a relative lull during the pandemic.

Coronavirus | SII CEO appeals to U.S. seeking lifting of embargo on export of raw material for vaccine

The appeal comes when World Health Organisation has urged countries in South-East Asia Region to apply all tools to prevent further infections and save lives.

Coronavirus | India remains badly placed to tackle COVID-19 spread, says Fitch Solutions

"The significant inefficiency, dysfunctioning, and acute shortage of the healthcare delivery systems in the public sector do not match up with the growing needs of the population," it noted.

IPL 2021 | Sunrisers fret over right combination against formidable Mumbai

To make matters worse, the nature of the Chennai track is not great news for the David Warner-led ‘Orange Army’ that failed to chase down a total which was less than 150.

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