The Himachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party sought reports from the members of the party to assess the government's efforts in battling the pandemic and plan of action for bypolls.
Two labs and a company were booked for allegedly issuing fake test reports to meet the daily testing quota of 50,000 tests set by the Uttarakhand High Court.
On Tuesday, the state recorded 228 new cases of coronavirus, and 38 people succumbed to the virus. The positivity rate was 8.01 per cent, and the recovery rate stood at 98.33 per cent.
MLA Embalam R Selvam from the Manavely constituency was sworn in today. With this, he became the first time legislator to be elected unopposed as Speaker of the Puducherry Assembly.
Cyclone Yaas has converted into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and likely to make landfall by noon on May 26. NDRF teams are on standby for relief and rescue operations.
Earlier, Himanta Biswa Sarma made the headlines for making a controversial comment when he said minority community in his state should adopt a "decent family planning policy".
Singh was admitted to a hospital in Chandigarh after he tested positive for Covid for the first time. Singh returned home in Shimla on April 30 from the Chandigarh hospital after having recovered.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Rajeev Arora said the state has already finished two rounds of sero surveys, the first in August 2020 while the second was conducted in October.
Anyone needing an oxygen concentrator can register through the Odisha Covid Dashboard portal, and once the booking is accepted, the concentrator will be delivered to the address on verification of ID proof.
The IMD had on Wednesday warned that isolated extremely heavy rainfalls are very likely over Odisha on June 11 and 12 which may lead to flooding of roads, water logging in lowlying areas, among other challenges.
The state government had floated the tender to procure 3.8 crore Covid vaccines for inoculating people between 18 and 44 years of age, and have received two bids in response.
For inter-state and inter-district movement in private vehicles, e-passes will be mandatory, but for within the district, no e-passes will be required.
Inner garments, some cash and one cap were recovered from the spot. A case has been registered at the Jorhat police station in this connection and the duo has been booked under section 376 IPC.
The test positivity rate (TPR) has gone below five per cent in many western Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh but districts such as Sundergarh and Bargarh registered TPR at 7.5 per cent.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also added that he met with BJP chief Jagat Prakash Nadda to talk about different issues concerned within the organisation and the state government.
The Odisha government had earlier announced free vaccination for people in the age group of 18 years to 44 years after the Centre allowed the states to take responsibility for 25 per cent of the country's population.
Rakesh Tikait alleged the Centre wants to shift the farmers' agitation from Delhi's borders to Haryana's Rohtak-Jind belt. This "ploy" will not be allowed to succeed, he added.
Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, also the Chief Administrator of Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, was posted as Gurgaon Municipal Corporation's commissioner.
The effects of the third wave will depend on three things: vaccination among people, mutation of the virus, adherence to Covid protocols by people, said a senior official.