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

Naryan Dabhalkar

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 🇮🇳🙏🌏

Narendra Modi - Vladimir Putin

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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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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US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard slams oppression of Hindus in Bangladesh

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, who represents the state of Hawaii, drew attention to the oppression of Bengali Hindus today and in the past. This was on the 50th anniversary of the horrific genocide by the Pakistani army as they tried to control East Pakistan. Issues like this are constantly downplayed in the interests of not evoking group disharmony in the world’s largest democracy. Indications are that this only distorts history and encourages violent groups to double their efforts. The ran for Presidential office in 2020 on the Democratic ticket but dropped out in March of that year. She and has been deployed in the US Army to Iraq during her military career, She put out a video message on social media (below): “March 25th, 1971 was the beginning of a systematic targeting of Hindus in Bangladesh by the Pakistani military. It began …

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Prince Philip dies, aged 99 – 9th April, 99th day of the year..🧐

Prince Philip Gayatri Devi

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II’s husband passed away on Friday. He was 99. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” the Buckingham Palace tweeted. Buckingham Palace said that further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join people around the world in mourning his loss, the Palace said.Earlier, the Palace had said that Prince was being treated for a pre-existing heart condition. Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99. On this sorrowful occasion, let us look back at #PrincePhilip's life and his connection with a much sought-after Indian fruit, Alphonso mangoes.— Deccan Herald (@DeccanHerald) April 9, 2021 Prime …

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Kumbh Mela 2021 – largest religious gathering in full swing

Devotees during ganga aarti Uttarakhand, April 04 (ANI): Devotees during Ganga Aarti ahead of the Second Shahi Snan in Kumbh Mela, at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

The British used to fear the spiritual gathering as a source of pride, meaning and potential sedition against their rule and strategies of division. Hindu devotees attend evening prayers on the banks of the Ganges River during the religious Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar, India. Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty Images Tulasi Srinivas, Emerson College Massive crowds are expected to gather at India’s northern city of Haridwar throughout April 2021 for the religious festival of Kumbh Mela, despite the country’s grappling with a COVID-19 surge. The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage held every 12 years at sacred tirthas, or river-ford sites, along the Ganges River in India. This year the government expects over a million pilgrims a day to bathe in the sacred river. Over 5 million people are expected per day on the most auspicious days – April 12, …

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Indian origin OCI cardholders no longer need to carry old passports for India travel


New Delhi [India], March 30 (ANI): People of Indian origin and Indian diaspora having overseas citizens of India card (OCI) are now not required to carry their old, expired passports for travel to India, as required earlier, the Embassy of India in Paris said on Tuesday. According to the Embassy of India in Paris, the Overseas Citizens of India (India OCI) card is required to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years. “OCI card is required to be re-issued once on acquiring a new passport after completing 50 years of age,” the Embassy said. “The requirement of carrying old and new passports along with the OCI card has been done away with. Henceforth, an OCI cardholder travelling on the strength of the existing OCI Card bearing old passport …

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