Top news stories – Everything you need to know on: May 4 2021

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India total cases
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274,411
India deaths
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21,174,076
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India Covid 19 Stats:

24,965,463
Total cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 10:41 am
21,174,076
Recovered
Updated on May 17, 2021 10:41 am
3,516,976
Active
Updated on May 17, 2021 10:41 am
274,411
Total deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 10:41 am

Brazilian variant of virus AstraZeneca vaccines to India , post-poll violence. Plus other top 41 news stories you need to know on May 4.

Top News# 1 JP Nadda to return to Bengal; BJP to hold nationwide dharna against post-poll violence:

Videos of attacks on a BJP office with burning bamboo sticks and roof tiles amid chaos in the premises have been shared by the party. BJP claimed at least six of its workers and supporters including a woman was killed in attacks led by the TMC. © republic. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 2 #Nandigram Official Said Recounting Order May Risk Life: Mamata Banerjee:

Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com and get news updates from India and around the world. © ndtv. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 3 ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi can no longer handle the situation in the country’, says Maharashtra Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik.:

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday demanded a health emergency in the country in the wake of continued spread of coronavirus and rising number of patients. © the_hindu. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 4 After denying any oxygen shortage, the Yogi Adityanath government is focusing on hiding the spiralling Covid deaths by covering up crematories and banning pictures of the burning pyres that are now circulating worldwide.:

High plastic and cloth banners have been put up all along the pavement railings on the only open side of Rajghat, the lone cremation ground in the chief minister’s hometown of Gorakhpur, blocking view of the pyres and the long queues of bodies. © ttindia. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 5 In any other country death in a hospital due to lack of oxygen or unavailability of a ventilator would be cause of a multi-million dollar malpractice lawsuit.

We, in the lap and the land of the gods, are content to talk about ‘kismet’.:

And if that was not shocking enough – in the teeth of millions of people infected and at least two heads of prominent Akhadhas dying of COVID – that same state had started to advertise the Char Dham Yatra till the Uttarakhand high court intervention called a halt to the campaign. © thewire_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 6 Disband Present Election Commission, Probe Actions Of Members: Congress:

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Top News# 7 Lt. Gen. Madhuri Kanitkar, who is the third woman to become a three-star general in the armed forces, is working round the clock to strategise and monitor steps to provide relief to COVID-19 patients.:

Spending nearly 16 hours at work, she, while thanking her husband for moral support, reasoned out her visits to COVID care centres, saying I am trying to get to the ground not to look at the machines only but the man behind the machines and as always taught in the Army, I want to lead them from the front. At the centre she told members of her team who tested positive for the virus: You see I am a paediatrician and a paediatrician does not grow beyond 15 years. © the_hindu. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 8 #PatCummins changed his decision to donate to #PMCARES fund and instead directed the $50,000 amount pledged for COVID-19 victims, to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal.:

I encourage my fellow IPL players — and anyone else around the world who has been touched by India’s passion and generosity — to contribute. © TheQuint. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 9 The Congress has won 18 of the 25 seats allocated to it in the alliance led by DMK.:

Also, in the Kanyakumari Lok-Sabha bye-election, Congress candidate Vijay Vasanth defeated Pon Radhakrishnan by a margin of more than one lakh votes. © IndianExpress. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 10 BJP announces nationwide dharna on May 5 against TMC’s post poll violence
#BengalViolence #TMC:

Also, in view of the post election situation in West Bengal and attack on BJP workers, party chief JP Nadda is likely to visit the state on Tuesday, Kailash Vijayvargiya has informed. © indiatvnews. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 11 Delhi Airport Handled 25 Flights Carrying 300 Tonnes Covid Relief Cargo:

The daily COVID-19 cases in India showed a slight dip on Monday, with 3,68,147 new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours. © ndtv. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 12 Over 30 Buddhist families in Rohi Pimpalgaon village in Modkhed taluka of Nanded district have faced social boycott for close to a week for raising slogans in praise of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in the village. | @sukanyashantha reports:

“As soon as the incident was brought to our notice, the district administration sent a team to the village. © thewire_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 13 When asked about criticisms over shortages in vaccines, Poonawalla said that the government, not the Serum Institute, was responsible for policy decisions.:

Poonawalla further said that he did not boost the vaccine production capacity because “there were no orders” and the company did not think it needed to produce more than 1 billion, or 100 crore, doses in a year. © scroll_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 14 The BJP has ensured Mamata Banerjee’s victory is seen as an epic story of a determined woman who has halted the national juggernaut, fighting the power of money, the call of communalism, the PM, the Union home minister and even the Election Commission.:

The BJP and its Sangh affiliates had worked on caste and identity to establish a base in this region and the TMC had to depend on I-PAC feedback in each of these constituencies. © thewire_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 15 Union Minister Jairam Ramesh asked the government how Gujarat managed to administer most vaccines in the age group of 18 to 44 years after the drive for this age group was rolled out on May 1.:

Addressing an online press conference, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said the party that wanted to make India Congress-free would now strive to make the country corona free. © the_hindu. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 16 Pat Cummins aborts $50k donation to PM-CARES amid online pressure; picks other COVID fund:

From live updates and scores to team news, commentary, schedule, controversies, match reactions, reports, analysis, statistics, polls, previews and more, find it all in the IPL 2021 section on Republic World. © republic. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 17 “We are deeply concerned by the critical COVID-19 situation in India, and our hearts go out to you, your loved ones and all the people of India,” says Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla:

Global pharma major Pfizer is sending its medicines worth $70 million (over ₹510 crore), from its distribution centres in the U.S., Europe and Asia, that have been identified as part of India’s COVID-19 treatment protocol, the company’s Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said on May 3. © the_hindu. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 18 Post-poll violence in #Bengal: Centre seeks report, #BJP targets #MamataBanerjee
#BengalElections2021 #BengalViolence:

The Home Ministry in a letter to the West Bengal Chief Secretary has asked him to submit a detailed report on the violence that broke out in parts of the state on Sunday evening even as trends and results from the Assembly election were pouring in. © indiatvnews. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 19 Delhi’s 1st Covid Centre With Oxygen Plant At Commonwealth Games Village:

Amid the shortage of medical oxygen across the country due to a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, Delhi has got its first COVID care centre with its own oxygen plant at the Commonwealth Games village Sports complex. © ndtv. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 20 Update: No such consignment is pending with custom authorities, tweets Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs on reports regarding pendency of 3000 #oxygen concentrators with Indian Customs.:

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Top News# 21 #BillGates And #MelindaGates Announce Divorce After 27 Years Of Marriage:

The split comes following the high-profile divorce of Bezos, whose ex-wife took the name MacKenzie Scott and promptly began giving away billions to various causes without setting up a conventional foundation. © ndtv. May 4 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 22 The BJP’s loss in Bengal is a big boost to the farmers’ protest, as SKM leaders campaigned against them.

BKU Doaba president Manjit Singh Rai, who campaigned against the BJP in Bengal, said that farmers are celebrating the Modi government’s loss.:

Jalandhar: At around 2 pm on Sunday, when the Trinamool Congress (TMC) was clearly inching towards a victory in West Bengal and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was confined to below the 100 mark, farmers from Punjab and Haryana were the first ones to react to the electoral battle in this part of northern India. © thewire_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 23 EDITORIAL | The scale of the Trinamul Congress’s victory was not predicted by any exit poll, which means that the intensity of Bengal’s rejection of the Bharatiya Janata Party was never gauged:

It did not even condemn the alleged gunning down of four voters by the Central Industrial Security Forces at Sitalkuchi. © ttindia. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 24 #WestBengalPolls | #MamataBanerjee led her party to one of its biggest political victories in the past three decades by single-handedly stopping the BJP juggernaut in Bengal, paving the way for her return as CM for a third consecutive term.:

The experiment of the Samyukta Morcha where Left and Congress had allied with the Indian Secular Front (ISF) was completely ignored by the voters and trends indicate that there may not be a Left or Congress MLA in the Assembly. © the_hindu. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 25 Modi govt accused the Indian Youth Congress of giving away “unsolicited” oxygen cylinders to the Philippine embassy for “cheap publicity”, only to end up with egg on its face when the New Zealand high commission made a public request for oxygen to the IYC:

The Narendra Modi government on Sunday accused the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) of giving away “unsolicited” oxygen cylinders to the Philippine embassy for “cheap publicity”, only to end up with egg on its face when the New Zealand high commission made a public request for oxygen to the IYC — the youth wing of the Congress. © ttindia. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 26 How come the Election Commission reverse the Nandigram result after formally announcing it? We will move court, said a miffed Banerjee.:

According to the final results announced by the Election Commission, the TMC romped home in West Bengal, pocketing 213 of the 292 assembly seats that went to polls and secured a third straight term in office. © IndianExpress. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 27 Top Cop Rashmi Shukla who alleged Maha postings racket moves HC against action by MVA govt:

As per the letter, Shukla informed  Jaiswal that she had received complaints of a network of brokers- individuals with political connections ensuring desired postings for police officers in an exchange for massive monetary compensation. © republic. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 28 Babul Supriyo calls out TMC’s ‘history of political violence’ after Asansol incident:

The 294-seat Assembly battle has been close as the BJP aimed to break the final Bengal frontier.  © republic. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 29 #AdarPoonawalla Should File Complaint Over Threats: Maharashtra Minister:

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Top News# 30 “Everywhere there is one result but at one place it is different. Then suddenly the server went slowly for four hours, and then, there was load-shedding for 40 minutes. They have changed many things, including machines,” she alleged.:

“Look at the situation — the RO says there is a threat on his life if he orders a re-counting,” she said, as she asked a journalist to read out.  © the_hindu. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 31 The BJP, with its one-size-fits-all strategy, did not fully grasp the essence of ‘Bengaliness’, which is as alien from the Hindutva as can possibly be imagined in a country dominated by Hindus. | @bombaywallah writes:

In such an environment of exceptionalism, it was ambitious, if not foolhardy for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to try and win the state by pushing its Hindutva agenda and not appreciating what it is to be a Bengali. © thewire_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 32 Farmers celebrated the BJP’s defeat Delhi’s Singhu and Tikri borders.

This was because leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers’ unions, had held ‘No vote to BJP’ rallies in West Bengal to protest against the three farm laws.:

Jalandhar: At around 2 pm on Sunday, when the Trinamool Congress (TMC) was clearly inching towards a victory in West Bengal and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was confined to below the 100 mark, farmers from Punjab and Haryana were the first ones to react to the electoral battle in this part of northern India. © thewire_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 33 Pfizer In Talks With India Over Expedited Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine:

Pfizer is in discussions with the Indian government seeking an expedited approval pathway for its COVID-19 vaccine, its CEO Albert Bourla said on LinkedIn on Monday, announcing a donation of medicines worth more than $70 million. © ndtv. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 34 Mamata Banerjee, in her first news conference after sweeping the elections on Sunday, demanded free Covid vaccination for all by the Centre.:

She said several political leaders from across the country had congratulated her on the results and she would get back to each one of them personally. © ttindia. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 35 Prime Minister @narendramodi reviews #Covid related initiatives by the Indian Navy

Details: @indiannavy:

He informed the PM that the Indian Navy has reached out to all state administrations and have offered help in terms of hospital beds, transportation and other such things. © DDNewslive. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 36 BJP’s Chandana Bauri wins in #Saltora:

Bauri and her husband received Rs 60,000 in 2020 under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana to construct a pucca house. © indiatvnews. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 37 The new buzzword is that the system’ has failed. Who is this system’? Who runs the system’? It’s just a ploy to avoid admitting responsibility, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in an exclusive interview to PTI.:

New Delhi: In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with PTI, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the entire world is shaken by the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in India and there are queues everywhere, whether for oxygen cylinders, for life-saving medicines, for hospital beds and even outside crematoriums. © thewire_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 38 #Ethereum breaks past $3,000 to quadruple in value in 2021

#ExpressBiz:

Venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz is looking to raise a new fund of as much as $1 billion to invest in cryptocurrencies and crypto start-ups, the Financial Times reported on Friday, underlining interest in the sector. © IndianExpress. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 39 The resounding defeat of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah brand of politics in Bengal has come as a shock to the BJP amid signs of discontent within some party lobbies.:

The resounding defeat of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah brand of politics in Bengal has come as a shock to the BJP amid signs of discontent within some party lobbies. © ttindia. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 40 #WestBengalElection | Spine Is Straight: Mamata Banerjee On Bengal Voters After Poll Victory:

Bengal’s soon-to-be three-time Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who pulled off a stupendous victory yesterday in face of an all-out fight by the BJP, today declared that the party, which rules at the Centre, is not shahenshah (emperor) and the people of Bengal have put them in their place. © ndtv. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 41 The Australian government, for the first time in history, recently imposed a ban on its citizens from returning home, if they have spent time in India up to 14 days before flying back.:

Mr. Morrison said that the ban was under a continual review and “this only needs to be there in place for as long as it needs to be there to keep Australians safe.” © the_hindu. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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