NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.com/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR State News Delhi govt files FIR against four airlines for not checking negative RT-PCR report http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414543 STA Delhi Government has filed FIR against four airlines for not checking negative RT-PCR report from each passenger coming from Maharashtra. K'taka plans to provide 25 lakh tap water connections to rural households by March 2022 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414542 STA Karnataka has planned to provide 25 lakh tap water connections to rural households by March next year under Jal Jeevan Mission. West Bengal govt forms 4-member Task Force on augmentation of covid beds in private hospitals http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414540 STA The West Bengal government forms a 4-member Task Force on augmentation of covid beds in private hospitals and nursing homes to mitigate the surging impact of covid19 cases in the state. Kejriwal requests Centre to reserve 7,000 beds in Delhi's central health care facilities for covid patients http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414539 STA Amid surge in COVID cases in the National Capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Central government to reserve 7 thousand beds in Delhi Hospitals managed by the Centre. Punjab Govt adds 79 new private hospitals in list of tertiary care centers at 5 districts http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414537 STA Punjab Government has added 79 new private hospitals to the list of tertiary care centers for providing COVID-19 treatment in the 5 most-affected districts of the state and these hospitals have started providing services to Covid19 patients. Corona cases start to decrease slightly in small cities; Over 11 thousand new Covid cases detected in Madhya Pradesh http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414523 STA In Madhya Pradesh, except for big cities, the pace of corona has started to decrease slightly. West Bengal: Campaigning for 6th phase of assembly elections ends tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414534 STA The election campaign for the sixth phase of West Bengal election has reached a crescendo as political leaders try to cover as many constituencies as possible before the public campaign ends tomorrow evening. Delhi reports over 25 thousand 500 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; Test positivity rate increases to nearly 30 per cent http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414530 STA Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that 25 thousand 500 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi and positivity rate has increased to nearly 30 per cent in 24 hours. Kerala imposes fresh restrictions to curb Covid-19 spread; 13,835 new cases reported in last 24 hrs http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414532 STA In Kerala, as Covid cases continue to surge, the State has imposed new curbs to contain the spread of infection. Govt to depute 25 doctors, 75 paramedics at DRDO's Covid hospital in Gujarat http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414531 STA The center has decided to depute 25 doctors and 75 paramedical staff from Central Armed Police Forces CAPF at the upcoming 900-bed COVID hospital of DRDO in Gujarat. 17,489 new Covid cases reported in Karnataka in last 24 hrs http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414528 STA In Karnataka, a record number of 17,489 new Covid cases were reported yesterday. Over 2 lakh 36 thousand beneficiaries vaccinated with COVID vaccine doses in last 24 hours in Maharashtra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414527 STA Amidst rising Covid 19 cases in Maharashtra, the state is conducting vaccination drive in full swing. West Bengal reports highest single day spike of over seven thousand seven hundred corona cases http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414506 STA West Bengal reported the highest single day spike of 7 thousand 7 hundred and 13 covid cases yesterday as the total covid-19 cases crossed 6 lakhs 51 thousand with 34 fresh fatalities. Delhi Government makes mandatory 14 day home quarantine for those visited Kumbh Mela http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414510 STA Delhi Government has made home quarantine of 14 days mandatory for the residents of national capital who visited the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. Chhattisgarh records 16,083 new coronavirus cases http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414522 STA Chhattisgarh recorded the biggest daily surge in Covid cases in a single day with 16,083 new cases yesterday. Rahul Gandhi cancels all rallies in West Bengal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414521 STA Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has cancelled all his public rallies in West Bengal in view of the prevailing Covid situation. Telangana reports over five thousand fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414517 STA Telangana reported record number of over Five thousand fresh COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours. 15 more persons succumbed to COVID-19 and other comorbidities taking the total death toll in the state to over 18 hundred. Ladakh: All educational institutes closed in Leh till April 30 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414511 STA In Ladakh, District Magistrate of Leh has ordered closure of all educational institutions till 30th of this month. 4 killed in fire accident in Chhattisgarh's Raipur http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414508 STA In Chhattisgarh, 4 people were killed in a fire at Rajdhani Hospital in Raipur yesterday. The fire was caused by a short circuit and all victims were Covid patients. Madhya Pradesh: Lockdown extended in several districts till April 26 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414507 STA In Madhya Pradesh, the lockdown has been extended to April 26 in several districts including Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam, Rajgarh. UP Govt to treat presumptive covid patients as corona positive patients http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414505 STA In Uttar Pradesh, presumptive covid patients will be treated as covid positive and their treatment will be done accordingly. 42 fresh Covid cases reported in Andaman & Nicobar Islands http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414503 STA A record of 42 fresh cases of Covid-19 reported in Andaman and Nicobar Islands yesterday. This includes 11 airport arrivals and 31 contacts. DRDO to reopen its Covid Hospital in Delhi Cantt today http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414471 STA Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will reopen its Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital in Delhi Cantt today. Mumbai: Only vehicles with colour-coded stickers to be allowed on roads http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414499 STA Mumbai Police has issued a fresh set of guidelines for those travelling by their vehicles. The move is aimed at containing novel coronavirus in Maharastra and state government's 'break the chain' efforts. Bihar records highest ever single day Coronavirus cases with 7,870 new infections http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414498 STA Bihar recorded its highest number of single-day cases with Seven thousand 870 more people testing positive and 51 dying of the virus in the past 24 hours. West Bengal Assembly Elections: Campaigning reaches feverish pitch; 306 candidates in fray http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414497 STA Campaigning for the sixth phase of assembly elections in West Bengal has reached its feverish pitch. Delhi reports highest single-day spike of 24,375 Covid-19 cases http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414495 STA National Capital Delhi yesterday reported 24 thousand 375 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike in the till date. Gujarat govt asks Kumbh Mela returnees to self-isolate, undergo Covid-19 test http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414493 STA In Gujarat, the people coming back from the Kumbh Mela will be tested for Covid19 infections and isolated. Chhattisgarh: Lockdown extended in 5 districts to prevent spread of Corona http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414494 STA In Chhattisgarh, the lockdown period has been extended in five districts including Raipur to prevent the spread of corona infection. West Bengal campaigning revolves around Sitalkuchi audio tape http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414489 STA The campaigning for the next three phases of assembly elections in West Bengal revolved around the alleged audio tape regarding the Sitalkuchi incident throughout the day today. 25.61 LMT wheat procured within just one week period in Punjab http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414488 STA In Punjab, as many as 29.65 LMT of Wheat arrived so far in mandis across the state of which 25.61 LMT that is 86.37 percent has been procured within a period of just one week starting from April 10 amid challange of Covid-19 pandemic. Around 6,000 beds with oxygen facility to be added in Delhi in 2 to 4 days: CM Arvind Kejriwal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414469 STA Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriawal has said that around six thousand beds with oxygen facility will be added in the national capital in 2 to 4 days for the treatment of patients infected with COVID-19. Nagaland reports 32 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414487 STA Nagaland continues to report surge in the number of COVID cases. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan talks to Maharashtra CM, reassures adequate supply of medical oxygen http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414486 STA Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and reassured of adequate and uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen. Three LeT terrorists arrested in J&K by security forces http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414485 STA In Jammu and Kashmir, Budgam Police along with 53 Rashtriya Rifles have arrested three terrorist associates linked with terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba. Mumbai police to implement a colour coding system to curb vehicular traffic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414484 STA In order to curb vehicular traffic on road, Mumbai police has decided to implement a colour coding system. Maharashtra got to relax fortnightly random RTPCR tests mandated for various service persons http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414483 STA The Maharashtra government has decided to relax the fortnightly random RTPCR tests which was mandated for household helps, hotel and restaurant staffers, industrial workers and e-commerce delivery persons. J&K LG to share his thoughts with via radio programme "Awaam Ki Awaaz" http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414482 STA In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lietenant Governor Manoj Sinha will share his thoughts through the first episode of the monthly Radio Broadcast titled "Awaam Ki Awaaz" tomorrow at 11.00 am. Polling for 5th Phase of Assembly Elections in West Bengal, by-polls in other states underway http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414425 STA In the poll-bound West Bengal, polling for the Fifth Phase of Assembly Elections is progressing smoothly. 1,48,288 persons get vaccine against COVID-19 in Puducherry http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414479 STA In the Union Territory of Puducherry, 1,48,288 persons were inoculated so far. 78.36% polling recorded in 5th phase of Assembly Elections in West Bengal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414478 STA Election Commission has said that 78.36 per cent polling has been recorded in the 5th phase of Assembly Elections in West Bengal held today. Kerala reports 13,835 fresh COVID-19 cases; 27 more death http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414477 STA Kerala continue to report spike in Covid cases as it confirms 13,835 cases today. Delhi Police Commissioner visits various parts of city to take stock of execution of Weekend Curfew http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414472 STA Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava, visited various parts of Delhi today to take stock of the execution of Weekend Curfew orders. All-party meetings held in Patna to discuss Covid-19 situation in Bihar http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414470 STA In Bihar, an all-party meeting was today held in Patna to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the state. Jharkhand HC grants bail to RJD president Lalu Prasad in Dumka treasury case http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414467 STA The Jharkhand High Court today granted bail to RJD president Lalu Prasad in Dumka treasury case of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, paving way for his release from jail. Delhi under weekend curfew in view of spike in COVID 19 cases http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414445 STA Delhi is under weekend curfew in view of the surge in COVID 19 cases in the national capital. Centre in active contact with Maharashtra Govt assisting with supply of Remdesivir: MoS Mansukh Mandaviya http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414462 STA Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya has said that Centre has been in active contact with officers of Maharashtra Government and is assisting with supply of Remdesivir in every manner. Sonia Gandhi demands to reduce Covid-19 immunization age limit to 25 years http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414460 STA Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed concern over the rapid rise of Covid-19 cases in the country. She has demanded to reduce Covid-19 immunization age limit to 25 years. Maha Surveillance Officer says double mutation of Covid-19 responsible for fuelling transmission in state http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414458 STA DR. Pradip Awate, State Surveillance Officer has said that double mutations of Covid-19 are responsible for fuelling the transmission in some areas of Maharashtra. Jharkhand: Polling underway for Madhupur by-election http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414429 STA In Jharkhand, 53.67 percent voting has been done in the Madhupur by-election that began from early 7 in the morning at 487 polling booths in the Assembly constituency. Noted Tamil actor Vivek passes away in Chennai http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414437 STA Famous Tamil film actor and Padma Sri awardee Vivek passed away in Chennai this morning. He was admitted at a private hospital yesterday following a massive heart attack. UP govt decides to establish 10 oxygen plants for unabated supply of oxygen to hospitals http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414454 STA With the growing number of covid patients day by day in state, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to establish 10 oxygen plants for unabated supply of oxygen to the hospitals. Bihar: All-party meeting underway in Patna to discuss Covid-19 situation http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414432 STA In Bihar an all-party meeting is underway in Patna to discuss the Covid-19 situation. This meeting is chaired by Governor Phagu Chauhan. Delhi Govt appoints Senior Officers to supervise all Government and Private Hospitals http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414453 STA Delhi Government has appointed Senior Officers to supervise all Government and Private Hospitals of the national capital to ensure the needy gets adequate level of COVID Care. Telangana reports over 4,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414447 STA In Telangana, surge in the number of COVID cases continued in the state. The state has reported record number of Four thousand, Four hundred, Forty-Six fresh cases during the past 24 hours. Odisha CM wants covid-19 vaccines in open market http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414450 STA Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is in favour of making covid-19 vaccines available in the open market. 15 thousand new Corona positive patients identified in Chhattisgarh http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414444 STA In Chhattisgarh, about 15 thousand new Covid positive patients have been identified during last 24 hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh mounted to 5,16,412. 245 new positive cases reported in Ladakh http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414438 STA Covid situation in Ladakh is turning grim as the number active cases increasing by each passing day. Gujarat administered over one crore doses of vaccine against Covid-19 across State till date http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414436 STA Gujarat has administered over one crore doses of vaccine against Covid-19 across the State till date. Maharashtra CM directs BMC to make test reports available in time http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414435 STA Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to make the test reports available in time. Lockdown extended to 20 districts in Chhattisgarh to contain Covid Spike http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414428 STA In order to curb the increasing pace of corona infection in Chhattisgarh, total lockdown has been imposed in twenty districts, while in the Dantewada district of tribal Bastar division lockdown will be imposed from 18th April. EC curtails campaign time for remaining 3 phases of West Bengal assembly elections in view of Pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414430 STA In view of rising cases of COVID-19, Election Commission has curtailed the campaign timing for the remaining three phases of West Bengal assembly elections. Maharashtra reports highest single-day spike of 63,729 Covid-19 cases http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414427 STA Maharashtra reported a spike of 63,729 fresh Covid cases and 45,335 patients were discharged post-recovery in the lat 24 hours. Delhi registers 19,486 new Covid cases, 141 deaths http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414426 STA A total of 19 thousand 486 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported in Delhi during the last 24 hours. In the same period, 12 thousand 649 people recovered and 141 deaths were reported in the city. EC curtails campaign period for remaining phases of polls in West Bengal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414405 STA In view of rising cases of COVID-19, Election Commission has curtailed the campaign period for remaining three phases of West Bengal assembly elections. Himachal CM reviews current status of Covid-19 in state http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414421 STA Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday chaired a high level meeting in Shimla to review the current status of Covid-19 in the state and took stock of various arrangements. Over 76,000 beneficiaries vaccinated with COVID vaccine doses in last 24 hours in Delhi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414420 STA More than 76 thousand beneficiaries have been vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours in Delhi. With this so far, more than 24 lakh 50 thousand vaccine doses have been administered. Two candidates of Sanyukta Morcha in West Bengal lost their lives due to Covid http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414418 STA Two candidates of the Sanyukta Morcha in poll bound West Bengal have lost their lives due to Covid. COVID cases cross 37-lakh mark in Maharashtra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414417 STA Reporting a spike of 63,729 fresh cases, Maharashtra’s tally of coronavirus cases has crossed the mark of 37 lakh. EC issues notice to Sujata Mondal Khan for her alleged derogatory remarks against SC community http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414416 STA The Election Commission on Friday issued a notice to TMC leader Sujata Mondal Khan for her alleged derogatory remarks against the Scheduled Caste community. Elaborate arrangements in place for polling in 5th Phase of Elections in West Bengal tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414358 STA In the poll-bound West Bengal, all necessary preparations have been made for the Fifth Phase polling of Assembly Elections to be held tomorrow. The polling will be from 7.00 A.M. to 6.30 P.M. Delhi Police Commissioner directs all DCP to strictly enforce weekend curfew in Delhi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414415 STA Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava has directed all the Deputy Commissioner of Police to strictly enforce weekend curfew in the national capital. Lt Governor takes comprehensive review of the various CVPPPL projects in J&K http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414414 STA The upcoming power projects in Jammu & Kashmir will generate 3094 MW at the cost of an estimated cost of 23000 crore rupees. 31 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Manipur http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414413 STA In Manipur, 31 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the past twenty-four hours thus raising the active cases to 165. Among the new cases, 29 persons are from the general population while 2 are personnel from the Central Armed Police Force. Weekend curfew imposed in Delhi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414412 STA Amid rising cases of COVID-19, the weekend curfew has been imposed in the national capital. It will come into force from 10 PM tonight till 5 AM on Monday. 7,000 new covid cases reported in West Bengal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414411 STA In poll bound West Bengal, nearly 7 thousand new covid cases have been reported the day before the fifth phase of assembly elections. 16 seats of North 24 Parganas will go for polls tomorrow along with 29 seats of five more districts. Nagaland govt holds consultative meeting to deliberate on proper modalities & systems to achieve objective of RIIN http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414368 STA Nagaland government on Friday held a consultative meeting with all the Tribal Hohos and civil organisations to deliberate on proper modalities and systems to achieve the objective of the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland, RIIN. Remdesivir supply will be streamlined in Maharashtra in a few days: Maharashtra Minister Rajendra Shingane http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414408 STA Maharashtra’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Minister Rajendra Shingane said that Remdesivir supply will be streamlined in state in a few days. Nagaland reports 22 new cases of COVID-19 positive http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414407 STA Nagaland reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 positive on Friday, taking the total caseload to 12,504. Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted that Dimapur have reported 15 new cases, Kohima with 4, Mokokchung- 2, and 1 in Longleng. Weekend lockdown imposed in Chandigarh from Friday till Monday morning http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414404 STA In the wake of rising cases of Covid 19 and tracing of UK strain in the Union Territory Chandigarh has enforced weekend lockdown starting from 10:00 PM today till 05:00 AM on Monday. EC holds all party meeting in West Bengal to discuss election campaign during pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414402 STA The Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal Dr. Aariz Aftab had called an all party meeting on Friday in Kolkata to discuss the election campaign-related matters during the Covid-19 pandemic. NE region to emerge as business destination of entire Indian subcontinent in Post-COVID era: Dr Jitendra Singh http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414401 STA Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Post-COVID economy of India will look for unexplored potentials and under such circumstances, the hitherto lesser utilised resources from lesser projected regions will assume an important role. Kerala continues to report very high surge in COVID cases with 10,031 fresh cases http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414400 STA Kerala continues to report very high surge in Covid cases as it confirms 10,031 cases on Friday. This is for the first time that the State is reporting over 10000 covid cases in a day. 1,30,564 persons inoculated in Puducherry http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414398 STA In the Union Territory of Puducherry a total number of 1,30,564 Persons inoculated till date, including 29,726 health care workers, 17,253 Front line staffs and 93,232 general public. West Bengal Election: Polling tomorrow for 5th-phase election http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414397 STA West Bengal goes for its fifth phase of election tomorrow as political heavy weights campaigned on Friday in the constituencies going to the polls in the sixth phase. Union Home minister Amit Shah held a series of road shows, public meetings and town hall meetings today. All preparations made to conduct 5th phase of polls in 3 districts of North Bengal tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414378 STA All preparations have been made to conduct 5th phase of polls in the 3 districts of North Bengal tomorrow. COVID-19: More than 3 lakh 69 thousand people vaccinated in Maharashtra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414373 STA Amidst rising Covid 19 cases in Maharashtra, the state is conducting vaccination drive on a war footing. More than 3 lakh 69 thousand people were vaccinated in the state yesterday which included front line and health care workers and people above 45 years of age. West Bengal: Top leaders from BJP and TMC hit campaign trail for 6th phase election today http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414371 STA As the curtains are drawn on the public campaign of the fifth phase of assembly election to be held in West Bengal tomorrow, top leaders from BJP and TMC hit the campaign trail for the sixth phase election today. Uttar Pradesh govt announces complete closure on every Sunday in entire state http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414365 STA Uttar Pradesh government has announced complete closure on every Sunday in the entire state. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Yogi AdityaNath after reviewing the covid situation in state with senior officers. 4,333 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Punjab http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414370 STA In Punjab, during last 24 hours 4,333 persons were tested positive for Covid 19 and 51 have lost their lives due to this infection. Punjab Health department said 2478 Covid patients have been cured during last 24 hours. Mass covid testing campaign underway in Kerala as state govt targets to conduct 2.5 lakh tests in two days http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414366 STA In Kerala, mass covid testing campaign is going on ,as the State Government targets to conduct 2.5 lakh Covid tests in two days. AIR Correspondent reports that district administration in all the 14 districts is coordinating the mass testing drive across the State. Essential Services Maintenance Act invoked in Chhattisgarh amidst surge in COVID cases http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414342 STA Amidst the rapidly surging Covid crisis, Chhattisgarh Government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA). Stage set to conduct 5th phase of polls in 3 districts of Northern part of West Bengal tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414363 STA Stage has been set to conduct the 5th phase of polls in the 3 districts of Northern part of West Bengal tomorrow. 3,840 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported in Telangana http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414360 STA In Telangana, the surge in the number of COVID cases continues unabated in the state. The state has reported Three thousand, Eight hundred Forty fresh cases during the past 24 hours. 15,256 new Corona positive patients identified in Chhattisgarh http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414359 STA In Chhattisgarh, the number of corona infected patients has crossed five lakh mark. Yesterday, 15,256 new Corona positive patients have been identified in the state. More than 61,500 fresh cases of COVID-19 recorded in Maharashtra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414356 STA Maharashtra is witnessing an alarming rise of COVID-19 cases. The state yesterday recorded more than 61,500 fresh cases taking the tally of current active cases to 6 lakh 20 thousand 60. 6,133 positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Bihar http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414355 STA In Bihar, positive cases of COVID-19 is increasing rapidly. Six thousand 133 cases were reported yesterday. This is the highest number in a single day. Telangana govt cancels SSC exams; postpones Intermediate board examinations http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414354 STA Telangana government has cancelled Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations and postponed the Intermediate (Class 12) board examinations due to prevailing pandemic situation in the state. Gujarat govt orders 100 per cent use of all oxygen produced in state for health sector http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414352 STA Gujarat government has ordered 100 per cent use of all oxygen produced in the state for the health sector. This was announced by the Chief Minister Vijay Rupani last evening. Madhya Pradesh: Efforts being made on war footing to prevent Corona infection http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414351 STA In Madhya Pradesh, efforts are being made to prevent Corona infection on war footing. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has thanked the central government for supplying oxygen to the state. Preparations underway to conduct polls in 3 districts of North Bengal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414348 STA Preparations are being made to smoothly conduct the 5th phase of polls in the 3 districts of North Bengal tomorrow. 1 seat at Kalimpong, 5 seats at Darjeeling and 7 seats in Jalpaiguri district will go to polls in this phase. EC to hold all party meeting in West Bengal to discuss election campaign during pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414346 STA Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal Dr. Aariz Aftab has called an all party meeting in Kolkata today to discuss the election campaign related matters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Night Curfew imposed in urban areas of entire Odisha from tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414344 STA In Odisha, all urban areas will be under night curfew from tomorrow. While the ten border districts will face night curfew from 6 in the evening to 5 in the morning, urban centres of the rest twenty districts will have curfew from 9 pm to 5 am. Himachal Pradesh: NIT Hamirpur asks students to vacate hostels as 19 test positive for COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414340 STA In Himachal Pradesh, 19 students have been found covid positive at National Institute of technology (NIT) in Hamirpur district following which authorities have asked the students to vacate hostel in order to contain further infection. 16,699 new cases of Corona virus infection reported in Delhi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414338 STA A total of 16 thousand 699 new confirmed cases of Corona virus infection were reported in Delhi during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to over 7 lakh 84 thousand. EC bans BJP West Bengal Chief Dilip Ghosh from campaigning for 24 hours http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414335 STA Election Commission has banned BJP West Bengal Chief Dilip Ghosh from campaigning for 24 hours starting 7 PM today over his controversial remarks on the Sitalkuchi violence incident. J&K govt defers upcoming Darbar Move in view of COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414305 STA In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, taking note of the alarming surge in COVID-19 cases, the Government today decided to defer the summer Darbar Move 2021 and reinforce its resources towards the containment of the pandemic. First day of Janata Curfew evokes mixed response in Maharashtra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414333 STA The first day of Janata Curfew evoked a mixed response in Maharashtra. Mumbai’s civic body takes over Trident and Intercontinental Hotels to accommodate patients with no or mild symptoms http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414330 STA Amid rising numbers of coronavirus infections in Mumbai, the city’s civic body has taken over Trident and Intercontinental Hotels to accommodate patients with no or mild symptoms. Nagaland registers 42 new COVID-19 cases http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414329 STA Nagaland today registered 42 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s caseload to 12,482. Odisha: Night Curfew across urban areas of all 30 districts with effect from Thursday http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414327 STA The Government of Odisha has declared night curfew across the urban areas of all the 30 districts with effect from tomorrow. MCGM to appoint coordinating officers who will ensure continuous supply of medical oxygen to hospitals http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414325 STA Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai will soon appoint six coordinating officers who will be tasked to ensure continuous and unhindered supply of medical oxygen to hospitals across Mumbai as per their need. Punjab CM orders strict enforcement of Covid appropriate protocol http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414322 STA Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, today ordered strict enforcement of Covid appropriate protocol to prevent any super spread events, along with an increase in daily vaccination doses to 2 lakh, and a special control room to be set up for effective in-person monitoring of home isolation Manipur: 18 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in past 24 hours http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414319 STA In Manipur, 18 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the past twenty four hours thus raising the active cases to 141. Manipur High Court declares Okram Henray's election null and void http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414318 STA In one of the landmark judgments Manipur High Court declared election of Okram Henray who won in the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly 2017 from Wangkhei assembly constituency null and void. Voting for 1st phase of Panchayat elections concluded peacefully in UP http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414255 STA Voting for the first phase of Panchayat elections concluded peacefully in 18 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Delhi High Court allows 50 people to offer namaz at Nizamuddin Markaz http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414299 STA Delhi High Court has today allowed 50 people to offer namaz at Nizamuddin Markaz five times a day at the first floor of the building during Ramzan. Class 10 and 12 board exams postponed by several State Govts http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414316 STA The High School and the Intermediate examinations of the Uttar Pradesh Board, Asia’s largest education board, has been postponed again. Weekend curfew to be imposed in Delhi from tomorrow night http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414284 STA Amid rising cases of COVID-19, the weekend curfew has been imposed in the national capital. It will be effective from 10 PM this Friday till 5 AM on Monday. MP govt postpones Board exams for Class 10 and 12 in wake of Covid-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=414313 STA In Madhya Pradesh, the state government has postponed the Board exams for Class 10th and 12th in the wake of worsening Covid-19 situation. The exams were scheduled to be held from April 30.