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NEET-PG deferred amid covid spike, new date to be announced later

NEW DELHI, April 16 -- Union health minister Harsh Vardhan announced on Thursday it was postponing the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (postgraduate) - for entry into medical colleges - that wa... Read More


Umar Khalid gets bail in riots case

India, April 16 -- A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to former JNU student union leader Umar Khalid in connection with the riots that broke out in Khajuri Khas area of north-east Delhi in Februar... Read More


Burning issue: Tin walls set up to block view of Baikunth Dham

LUCKNOW, April 16 -- Tin sheets have been installed by the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) as a cover to block the view of the Baikunth Dham (Bhainsakund) cremation site in Lucknow. Citizens alleg... Read More


Cremation sites in Kanpur work overtime, 35 new platforms set up

KANPUR, April 16 -- Thirty-five new temporary platforms have been set up on the 20-km Bithoor-Sidhnath Ghat stretch along river Ganga to cremate bodies that are piling up at Bhagwatdas, Bhaironghat an... Read More


Cremations, burials rise amid Covid-19 surge

PRAYAGRAJ, April 16 -- Amidst the Covid surge, mismanagement and delays at cremation grounds are coming to fore in Prayagraj. Be it Rasoolabad and Daraganj ghats located within the city limits or Sha... Read More


KGMU, Balrampur Hosp to be dedicated Covid facilities

LUCKNOW, April 16 -- The King George's Medical University (KGMU) and Balrampur Hospital will be converted into dedicated Covid facilities, the state government decided on Thursday. After the governme... Read More


104 more die, UP sees highest single-day spike of 22,439 cases

LUCKNOW, April 16 -- Uttar Pradesh on Thursday reported 22,439 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic while 104 more people succumbed to the virus, taking t... Read More


5,183 fresh cases, 26 deaths in Lko

LUCKNOW, April 16 -- As many as 26 more people lost their battle against Covid in the state capital, taking the fatality count to 1,410 on Thursday. A (non-PG) resident doctor at the KGMU was among th... Read More


CM for action against hospitals declining Covid patients

Lucknow, April 16 -- Taking strong exception to reports of reluctance and dilly-dallying of certain hospitals in admitting Covid-19 patients, chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered that a case und... Read More


Min offers MLA fund to open Covid test centres in Lko wards

LUCKNOW, April 16 -- In a letter to the Lucknow district magistrate on Thursday, state law minister Brijesh Pathak offered his MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) fund for the establishment of centres... Read More