Morning Digest: Centre to retain GST on oxygen concentrators, former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed injured in explosion in Male, and more

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Stalin retains veterans, adds 15 new faces in T.N. Cabinet

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Ma Subramanian given charge of fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Centre to retain GST on oxygen concentrators

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Delhi High Court pushes back, saying that the government should review its resistance at such a time

Coronavirus | Over 3 weeks, deaths due to COVID-19 doubles in U.P.

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Many smaller and relatively rural centres also see rise in toll

Veteran Telugu playback singer G. Anand succumbs to COVID-19

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Born in Srikakulam district of AP, 67-year-old Anand started his career in Chennai and made a name in the Telugu film industry after the death of Ghantasala

Kerala Assembly Elections | Sabarimala did not become an electoral issue

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Development and government performance mattered more to the electorate.

Congress Parliamentary Party to meet on May 7 amid questions of lack of poll post-mortem

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‘Pandemic should not be used to cover up leadership’s failure to address organisational issues’

Coronavirus | Lack of income causing anxiety in rural Kerala

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Workers in rural Kerala are badly hit.

Doctors’ associations call for a lockdown

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‘Health infrastructure is overwhelmed’

Actor Pandu, who designed the symbol and flag of AIADMK dies

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Pandu had acted in several movies

Coronavirus | Stress, fear and the healing touch in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor

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Early detection, strict home isolation key to fight pandemic, says official

Coronavirus | Hospitals in interior Telangana play fast and loose with bills after deaths

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Many private hospitals charging huge amounts, say kin.

Coronavirus | India records more than 4.14 lakh new cases, over 3,900 fatalities on May 6, 2021

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Approximately one in five persons tested in India are COVID-19 positive.

India expresses concern over attack on Maldivian leader Nasheed

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Mr. Nasheed was injured in an explosion in Maldivian capital Male on Thursday evening

Kerala Assembly Elections | Not ready for a third force

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There seems to be little desire for an alternative to the LDF and UDF

Kerala Assembly Elections | Votes for tackling the coronavirus

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Effective COVID-19 management worked in favour of the LDF.

Kerala Assembly Elections | Social demographics shaped the elections

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The LDF consolidated support among the social groups which generally vote for it.

Assam BJP dissolves minority cell post polls

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Move comes after all its candidates lost

7,000 medical students to be roped in

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About 7,000 medical students studying in various courses will be roped in to provide tele-consultation services to those who undergo home isolation af

30 trains through Kerala cancelled

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Poor patronage, Statewide lockdown cited as reasons

Protect 69% reservation in Tamil Nadu, urges AIADMK

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Plea follows SC judgment on Maratha quota issue

MNM vice-president, top office-bearers quit

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Kamal hits back, terms Mahendran’s move as ‘a weed removing itself’

‘Priority is putting an end to COVID-19’

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‘Will achieve through Stalin’s leadership’

Kerala Assembly Elections | How the Left Front bucked a decades-old trend in Kerala

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Welfare measures, the Pinarayi factor and good governance helped the LDF overcome allegations of corruption

‘Miyon ka Bara’ station in Jodhpur renamed Mahesh Nagar

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The name of the village was changes in August 2018

Punjab Cong. MPs to meet Shah, Harsh Vardhan on oxygen shortage

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The State needs 300 metric tonnes daily but receiving only about 195 MT, says party MP

Arrange uninterrupted oxygen supply: Stalin

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CM-designate holds talks with officials

CM-designate renames departments

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Chief Minister-designate M.K. Stalin has changed the names of various departments to reflect the dynamic changes that have taken place globally and to

We will stand by the new govt., say industry captains

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Stalin taking over at a challenging time: Madras Chamber

Vijayabaskar tests positive for COVID-19

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Former Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.In a Twitter post, he said he had isolated himself on testing positive

195 more fatalities take State’s toll to 14,974

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24,898 infections recorded; Chennai adds 6,678 cases; Tamil Nadu receives another one lakh doses of Covishield

‘Watch the swearing-in from home’

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DMK president M.K. Stalin, who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Friday, called upon partymen to watch the ceremony on televisio

Musician Comagan dead

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He featured in hugely popular Ovvoru Pookalume song in Chearan’s movie

Centre should take immediate call on supplying oxygen to State: HC

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Health Secretary says issue requires urgent attention as Tamil Nadu is running out of oxygen

‘Exempt GST on vaccine’

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday demanded suitable sharing of various cess and surcharges on petrol, diesel and liquor, which were exc

Expert sounds caution on CBSE syllabus

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Andhra Pradesh Teachers’ Federation State former president and All India Federation of Educational Associations’ Council member Sannasetti Rajasekhar

Over ₹15 cr. collected from COVID violators in Odisha

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Over 500 arrested, 21K vehicles seized

Punjab appoints nodal officers for tax exemption on imported COVID relief items

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State allocates ₹10 cr. to departments of health, education, social security, women, among others, for helping the needy through involvement of NGOs

95% of oxygen supported beds in T.N. occupied, govt. tells HC

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Lockdown may bring down the numbers considerably, says Radhakrishnan

Tea estate shut in Assam after 198 test positive

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Lockdown in Meghalaya, including Shillong, till May 10

BJP for third-party probe into deaths in Anantapur govt. hospitals

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‘Truth may not come out in inquiry by local officers’

‘Vaccine vendors paid in advance’

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Govt. tells HC it is awaiting supplies to begin inoculating those above 18 years

Death toll zooms in weeks in 15 U.P. districts

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Several backward and rural districts bear the brunt of second COVID-19 wave

‘Take action against second wave on a war-footing’

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The Villupuram unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has urged the district administration to take action on a war-footing to overcome the un

Research team from Ganga Hospital bags international award

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The Spine research team of Coimbatore-based Ganga Hospital has bagged the prestigious North American Spine Society's award for the third consecutive y

Cuddalore records three deaths, 366 new cases

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Cuddalore district reported three more COVID-19 deaths and 366 new cases on Thursday, taking the district’s tally to 32,198.Two women, aged 30 and 60

780 litres of illicit arrack seized, couple held

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The Prohibition Enforcement Wing (PEW) police on late Wednesday arrested a couple from Karipalayam near Marakkanam and seized 780 litres of illicit ar

Coronavirus | Paucity of doses puts the brakes on vaccination in Maharashtra

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Mumbai civic body to set up at least one drive-in vaccination centres in every administrative zone.

Pvt. hospitals face action for misuse of oxygen, Remdesivir

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Govt. audit exposes lapses in some COVID-designated private facilities in East Godavari

Man gets two different results for COVID-19 test

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One message says he is ‘positive’, the other ‘negative’

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Stalin retains veterans, adds 15 new faces in T.N. Cabinet

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Ma Subramanian given charge of fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Centre to retain GST on oxygen concentrators

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Delhi High Court pushes back, saying that the government should review its resistance at such a time

Coronavirus | Over 3 weeks, deaths due to COVID-19 doubles in U.P.

In 4 hours

Many smaller and relatively rural centres also see rise in toll

Veteran Telugu playback singer G. Anand succumbs to COVID-19

In 4 hours

Born in Srikakulam district of AP, 67-year-old Anand started his career in Chennai and made a name in the Telugu film industry after the death of Ghantasala

Kerala Assembly Elections | Sabarimala did not become an electoral issue

In 5 hours

Development and government performance mattered more to the electorate.

Congress Parliamentary Party to meet on May 7 amid questions of lack of poll post-mortem

In 5 hours

‘Pandemic should not be used to cover up leadership’s failure to address organisational issues’

Coronavirus | Lack of income causing anxiety in rural Kerala

In 5 hours

Workers in rural Kerala are badly hit.

Doctors’ associations call for a lockdown

In 5 hours

‘Health infrastructure is overwhelmed’

Actor Pandu, who designed the symbol and flag of AIADMK dies

In 5 hours

Pandu had acted in several movies

Coronavirus | Stress, fear and the healing touch in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor

In 5 hours

Early detection, strict home isolation key to fight pandemic, says official

Coronavirus | Hospitals in interior Telangana play fast and loose with bills after deaths

In 5 hours

Many private hospitals charging huge amounts, say kin.

Coronavirus | India records more than 4.14 lakh new cases, over 3,900 fatalities on May 6, 2021

In 5 hours

Approximately one in five persons tested in India are COVID-19 positive.

India expresses concern over attack on Maldivian leader Nasheed

In 5 hours

Mr. Nasheed was injured in an explosion in Maldivian capital Male on Thursday evening

Kerala Assembly Elections | Not ready for a third force

In 5 hours

There seems to be little desire for an alternative to the LDF and UDF

Kerala Assembly Elections | Votes for tackling the coronavirus

In 5 hours

Effective COVID-19 management worked in favour of the LDF.