Top news stories – Everything you need to know on: May 1 2021

24,965,463
India total cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 5:27 pm
274,411
India deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 5:27 pm
21,174,076
India total recovered
Updated on May 17, 2021 5:27 pm
3,516,976
India total active cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 5:27 pm

India Covid 19 Stats:

24,965,463
Total cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 5:27 pm
21,174,076
Recovered
Updated on May 17, 2021 5:27 pm
3,516,976
Active
Updated on May 17, 2021 5:27 pm
274,411
Total deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 5:27 pm

Mumbai man, on wife’s request, sells her jewellery; gives free oxygen to COVID patients. Plus other top 30 news stories you need to know on May 1.

Top News# 1 She was 8 months pregnant, was ‘forced’ into UP poll duty that killed ‘135 teachers’

@jyotiyadaav reports for ThePrint:

They all should be booked for criminal negligence,” Deepak said in a choked voice, adding how difficult it is for him now to come to terms with the loss of his unborn child and wife. © ThePrintIndia. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 2 Senior journalist Rohit Sardana passes away after contracting COVID-19:

The death toll increased to 2,08,330 with 3,498  daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 3 Senior journalist #RohitSardana passes away due to heart attack; #PMModi, others express grief:

Sardana, who was presently with Hindi news channel AajTak, had earned a special place in the media industry due to apt presentation of facts in his shows. © indiatvnews. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 4 Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Kiren Rijiju and the media fraternity offered condolences to the family of #RohitSardana:

Sardana, 41, who was an executive editor and TV news anchor with the Aaj Tak channel of the India Today Group, is survived by his wife, two daughters, and parents. © IndianExpress. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 5 Actor #SonuSood gets emotional when the family of a woman he got airlifted for treatment calls him an ‘angel’:

In a promo shared online, Sonu Sood was moved to tears during his episode on Dance Deewane, after he was shown a video wherein the family of a woman he helped thanked him. © TheQuint. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 6 A BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh criticised the state government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, saying CM Yogi Adityanath’s experiment to control the pandemic with the help of the bureaucracy has “failed”.:

Uttar Pradesh: BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Bairia constituency Surendra Singh on Friday criticised the state government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, saying Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s experiment to control the pandemic with the help of the bureaucracy has “failed”. © thewire_in. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 7 BJP MP Rakesh Sinha demanded the imposition of President’s rule in #Delhi, accusing the Arvind Kejriwal government of leaving people unsafe in the wake of the grim #coronavirus situation.:

The capital’s condition sends out a message to the entire world. © the_hindu. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 8 Mumbai man, on wife’s request, sells her jewellery; gives free oxygen to COVID patients:

The story of Pascal shows that you do not really need to be born with a silver spoon, but sure need a heart of gold to help. © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 9 Mumbai man, on wife’s request, sells her jewellery; gives free oxygen to COVID patients:

The story of Pascal shows that you do not really need to be born with a silver spoon, but sure need a heart of gold to help. © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 10 #BREAKING | The first batch of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to arrive in India tomorrow. Tune in to watch updates here -:

Election News © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 11 “The scarcity of medical oxygen has become the reason for the death of many patients in every part of the country against the fact that several projects for installing the oxygen are still pending with the Union government for clearance.:

Hitting out at the prime minister for passing the buck of its failure on the private medical sector and state governments, Dr Dahiya told the daily: “Even on the issue of farmers’ agitation against farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not act in a responsible manner and let the presence of huge gathering of farmers allowed without solving their issues, causing a serious threat of COVID spread. © thewire_in. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 12 France Detects First Case Of Indian #Covid Variant: Health Agency:

We have identified that it was the Indian variant from someone who had returned from India, Benoit Elleboode, director of an agency in the southwestern department of Nouvelle-Aquitaine told BFMTV and CNews televisions two days after Health Minister Olivier Veron said that no case of the variant of Indian origin had been detected in mainlFirst Case Of Indian Covid Variant Detected In Franceand France. © ndtv. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 13 Covid-19: India receives second shipment of medical supplies from US:

#JustArrived from @USAID to India: the 1st batch of life-saving medical supplies containing oxygen cylinders genero… https://t.co/jHmHPtxPrW © timesofindia. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 14 Octogenarian RSS worker’s sacrifice & death reflects Maharashtra’s healthcare system: HC:

The Bombay High Court on Thursday pulled up the Maharashtra Government over its failure in handling the COVID-19 situation and the shortage of beds, anti-viral drug Remdesivir and life-saving oxygen. © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 15 ‘Shooter Dadi’ Chandro Tomar passes away after battle with COVID-19, tributes pour in:

‘Devastated’ by the sad news, Bhumi shared her pride and honour to have stepped into her shoes and played her role in the film. © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 16 #InPhotos | Visuals of smoke rising in the air, as bodies are cremated en masse, emerge from #Delhi, as the country grapples with a horrific second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Grieving relatives and workers, all clad in PPE kits are seen in the images performing last rites. © TheQuint. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 17 An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA in Delhi, Shoaib Iqbal, has requested the high court to impose president’s rule in the union territory, saying he is being unable to help anyone during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.:

We also believe that Delhi should now be under the Centre’s control and there should be President’s rule as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is not being able to manage the situation,” Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana said. © thewire_in. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 18 AAP MLA urges HC to impose President’s rule in Delhi; BJP questions CM Kejriwal’s efforts:

As per the latest reports from MoHFW, in the past 24 hours, 24,235 new cases,  29,287 fresh recoveries and 395 deaths have been reported. © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 19 Senior Advocate Harish Salve QC pays a touching tribute to Soli Sorabjee – veteran jurist, Padma Vibhushan awardee and former A-G of India – who passed away today at the age of 91:

Election News © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 20 First #Covid Relief Aid From US Arrives, India Deeply Appreciates Gift:

In a tweet, the US Embassy shared pictures of the supplies and said: The first of several emergency COVID-19 relief shipments from the United States has arrived in India! © ndtv. May 1 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 21 The #NarendraModi government must deliver or quit, #CPIM General Secretary #SitaramYechury said, amidst virulent second wave of #COVID19 pandemic with a high mortality rate due to failing medical infrastructure.:

Even if one individual is left unvaccinated, it could lead to mutation of the virus bringing on a deadlier version. © the_hindu. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 22 The Twitter handle aims is to offer a platform for individuals to request beds in private and government hospitals, when needed for COVID-19 patients.:

Those seeking beds may also use the hashtag #BedsForTN to maximise reach and filter messages, a release has said. © the_hindu. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 23 The Supreme Court has said that citizens who are using social media to amplify their COVID-19-related concerns and requirements should not face any backlash from the police.:

At a recent meeting, Adityanath asked senior administrative and police officials to “crack down” on hospitals that discharge patients on the grounds of a shortage of oxygen or “complain” about shortages to the media. © thewire_in. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 24 “My mother will die if you take away her oxygen cylinder.”

The mother of a young man – seen in a viral video pleading with UP police to not confiscate oxygen cylinder that some men are seen carting towards a van – passed away hours after video was shot.:

The mother of a young man – seen in a viral video pleading with Uttar Pradesh police to not confiscate an oxygen cylinder that some men under their escort are seen carting towards a van – passed away hours after the video was shot. © thewire_in. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 25 The Uttar Pradesh police threatened to file a case against a youngster in Amethi because he sought oxygen for his maternal grandfather. @khanumarfa explains this situation and more in detail in this video.:

The Uttar Pradesh police threatened to file a case against a youngster in Amethi because he sought oxygen for his maternal grandfather. © thewire_in. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 26 #BREAKING | Apollo Hospitals to launch vaccination drive for 18-44 age group from May 1. Tune in for details here -:

Election News © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 27 Russia Produces First Batch Of #CovidVaccine For Animals:

Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com and get news updates from India and around the world. © ndtv. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 28 Most scientists — including several identified by Department of Science and Technology and NITI Aayog to develop new prediction models for India — do not have access to these data,” their petition noted.:

“Many scientists have been trying to get data on comorbidities and blood analysis of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, without success,” the letter noted. © the_hindu. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 29 Veteran sharpshooter #ChandroTomar died of Covid-19 at Meerut medical college on Friday.
#ShooterDadi #ITCard #COVID19India
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The overall caseload in India has mounted to 1,87,62,976, and the nationwide toll to 2,08,330. © IndiaToday. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 30 ‘Will miss Soli Sorabjee as I miss my father’: Harish Salve’s warm tribute to a legal icon:

He was a strong advocate of freedom of speech and had defended freedom of the press in many landmark cases in the Supreme Court. © republic. Apr 30 2021 Reported Here.


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