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Pakistan allows over-flight of EU aid plane to India

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In a rare friendly gesture, Pakistan on Thursday allowed the over-flight of the European Union (EU) plane, delivering medical supplies to India to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Androulla Kaminara, the EU envoy to Pakistan thanked Islamabad for so swiftly and efficiently processing the request. “We would like to warmly thank Pakistan for so swiftly and efficiently processing the request for over-flight of EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid plane delivering humanitarian supplies to India. Global solidarity,” Ambassador Kaminara tweeted. Last week, Pakistan had offered relief and support to India in the wake of the current wave of COVID-19.“As a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of COVID19, Pakistan has officially offered relief and support to India, including ventilators, Bi PAP, digital X ray machines, PPEs and other related items. We believe …

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‘I’ve lived my life’: 85-year-old with COVID gives up hospital bed for younger patient, dies at home

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An 85-year-old COVID-19 patient, who voluntarily gave up his hospital bed in Nagpur to a younger patient on Saturday saying “I have lived my life”, died at his home on Tuesday. Narayan Dabhalkar was admitted to the Indira Gandhi government hospital in Nagpur after he tested positive a few days ago.  After much effort, he got a bed. It was then that he saw a woman looking for a bed to save her 40-year-old COVID-infected husband. The hospital authorities refused to admit him because there were no empty beds. Later, Dabhalkar saw her in tears and decided to vacate his bed for her husband.  While giving up his bed, he reportedly said, “I am 85. I have lived my life. Saving the life of a young man is more important. Their children are young…please give my bed to them.”  The …

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#PrayForIndia UPDATE: Modi calls for help and the world answers- US, Russia, France, WHO, UNICEF send aid 🇮🇳🙏🌏

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Russia sends oxygen concentrators, ventilators and 200,000 packs of medicines to India 🇷🇺 Russia has announced that it is sending over 22 tonnes of medical supplies including 20 oxygen production units, 75 ventilators, and 200,000 packs of medicines to India to deal with the COVID-19 second wave.The Russian Foreign Ministry said that two transport planes carrying medical supplies are already en route to India. The flights of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will deliver over 22 tonnes of necessary equipment, such as 20 oxygen production units, 75 lung ventilators, 150 medical monitors and 200,000 packs of medicine.“Russia sends oxygen concentrators, ventilators and 22 tonnes of medical supplies to India to help fight COVID19 and save lives. 2 transport planes are already en route,”‘ the ministry tweeted. The announcement by the Russian foreign ministry was made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and …

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Pray for India: Covid cases surge


The COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the country as India reported highest-ever spike of COVID-19 cases on Apr 25. 3,49,691 new COVID cases reported in last 24 hours and India’s COVID caseload now stands at 1,69,60,172. Currently, there are 26,82,751 active cases in the nation. With 2,767 new deaths, toll has mounted to 1,92,311. In last 24 hrs, 2,17,113 people have been discharged. So far, 14,09,16,417 COVID vaccine jabs have been inoculated. Read: India becomes the fastest nation to administer 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccineIts serious: Covid second wave knocking Bollywood, Kollywood – Katrina Kaif the latest casualty 😷

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What is the Quad group that India has joined with the US, Japan and Australia? 🇮🇳🇺🇸🇯🇵🇦🇺


The balance of power in the world has been affected by the expansion of China’s economy in the last twenty years. Geographic expansion follows economic and population growth, something we know well in Africa: first as colonialism, then as asset stripping. In an effort to contain this the countries on the periphery of China’s zone of influence, Japan, India and Australia, have banded together to form the Quad Group. They have partnered with the US, who is economically threatened, to lend their weight to the alliance Balance of power in the world and region China’s growth in a generation should not be a cause for concern in itself. In fact, it should be celebrated. They suffered servitude from the Western nations who kept them down – literally addicted to opium in the nineteenth century – in order to carry off …

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WATCH: Doctors perform operation on snake in India, leave it in stitches 🐍😲

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An injured snake was rescued and operated by surgeons in India’s eastern Mayurbhanj district on Saturday, April 17 2021. The Russell’s Viper snake that was trapped in a fishing net for 5-6 days was spotted by children after which it was rescued and its wound was stitched. “This snake was stuck in a net and its skin was torn. We gave him stitches over here so it is doing well. It will recover,” said a Veterinarian, Manas Kumar Dalbehera. “It is doing well. It will recover.” The snake was later released in the biosphere reserve of Similipal National Park. The Russell’s viper is one of the most dangerous snakes in Asia. It can be found in India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Java among other places. Read: #WATCH: Tamil Nadu man saves peacock from snake-infested wellTeacher Suspended For Performing Traditional Snake Dance

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Violent protests in Pakistan as PM Imran Khan plays the reverse-sweep on his decision

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Just days after banning the TLP party and locking up their leader, Imran Khan changed his mind as the party and its supporters created violence to force him to cave into the radicals. It is now likely that he will expel the French Ambassador and severe economic ties with the European powerhouse. The reason given for the violence was that French President Emmanual Macron defended the right of publications to republish cartoons of religious figures, in this case Mohammed. This was the reason given for the terrorist slaughter of Charlie Hebdo staff in France in 2015. In a range of related attacks, policemen, innocent civilians and Jews were singled out for murder, with a few hundred being killed in France and random European countries. France has required its citizens to leave France and take extra precautions. Giving in to the …

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Pakistan cricket win in T20i series with ball to spare, and Babar displaces Kohli at No. 1 🏏 🇵🇰

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Pakistan survived a collapse from 92/1 chasing 144, to squeak through with a ball to spare and win the series 3-1. South Africa’s brand new team did well to keep in the matches, but ultimately inexperience showed in the bowling and their own middle-order collapse for the Pakistan cricket win. They made rough going of it, scoring 92 for 1 off the first 9 overs, 37 for 5 off the next 9 and 20 for 1 off the final two. Pakistan captain Babar Azam is now the No.1-ranked ODI batsman, ending India captain Virat Kohli‘s long reign at the top of the charts. Babar’s match-winning 82-ball 94 in the third ODI against South Africa helped him gain 13 rating points to reach career-best 865 points. fter playing an unbeaten knock of 122 in the third T20I against South Africa, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has said …

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Babar, Rizwan script Pakistan’s highest successful T20I run chase, beat SA by 9 wickets 🏏 🇵🇰

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Pakistan complete their highest successful run-chase with 12 balls to spare against South Africa in the third game here on Wednesday. This thanks to Babar Azam’s stunning century and Mohammad Rizwan’s classy fifty. Pakistan T20I final score was 205/1. Pakistan defeated South Africa by nine wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match T20I series. The visiting captain struck 122 off just 59 balls (15 fours, 4 sixes) and shared a record 197-run opening partnership with vice-captain Rizwan, who ended unbeaten on 73 off 47 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes), as the tourists chased down 204 with two overs to spare. Earlier, half-centuries by the in-form Aiden Markram (63 off 31 balls, 6 fours, 4 sixes) and Janneman Malan (55 off 40 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes) provided South Africa with a strong start that put them on course …

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India becomes the fastest nation to administer 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

People wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at Poddar Hospital, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, April 6. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

In a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19, India has administered over 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines across the country, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday. With this, India has become the fastest in the world to administer that many vaccines in 85 days. As per the health ministry, it took the United States 85 days to administer 92.09 million doses, while China’s vaccination coverage was 61.42 million.As of 7:30 pm on Saturday, the 85th day of the nationwide COVID19 vaccination, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 10,12,84,282. “A series of pro-active, collaborative and coordinated steps taken by the Centre and the State governments along with the efficient clinical management has ensured that India has the lowest fatality rate in the world (1.28 per cent),” a statement said.The 10.12 crore …

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