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File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | ANI

Delhi govt to give free ration to card holders for 2 months, financial aid to auto drivers

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal clarified that this does not mean the lockdown imposed in the national capital will last for two months.

Delhi yet to receive vaccine doses, do not queue up outside centres, says Arvind Kejriwal

In the next 1-2 days, around 3 lakh Covishield vaccines will be received and the drive for vaccinating people above 18 years will commence, Kejriwal said during an online briefing.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had their last 'reconciliation meeting' in March | Photo: ANI

Sidhu an opportunist, met Kejriwal, is likely to join AAP — Punjab CM Amarinder’s fresh attack

CM Amarinder Singh told a Punjabi channel it is clear Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Patiala against him in the next year’s polls. Sidhu is yet to respond to the fresh attack.

Modi govt pulls up Delhi over oxygen supply chaos, dip in daily testing, other Covid logistics

AAP govt was slammed in a review chaired by P.K. Mishra, principal secretary to PM, which was attended by Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and other officials of both govts.
The trains carrying the oxygen tankers | Twitter/@RailMinIndia

Delhi govt to import 18 cryogenic tankers from Bangkok, 21 oxygen plants from France

In light of the shortage of medical oxygen during the Covid crisis in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the situation has improved significantly in the last two days.
A woman getting Covid vaccine shot

Free Covid vaccine for those above 18 years in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi chief minister said Covid vaccines should have one price and appealed to the Centre to bring down the price.
Closed shops at Vikas Marg, during weekend lockdown imposed in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases across the country, in New Delhi, Saturday, 17 April, 2021. | PTI

Delhi lockdown extended until 3 May, CM Kejriwal says Covid situation still severe

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said positivity rate has been as high as 36% in last few days, will have to watch situation for a few more days.

‘Available resources proving inadequate’ — Kejriwal requests CMs to provide oxygen to Delhi

Taking to Twitter, the Delhi CM said he is writing to all his counterparts as despite the Central govt's help the resources weren't enough.
Screengrab of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with chief ministers including Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal draws flak for broadcasting ‘private conversation’ from PM Modi meeting with states

The Delhi Chief Minister's Office said it regrets the incident but underlined that the central govt never sent any instruction stating such interaction cannot be shared live.

Oxygen shortage may lead to big tragedy: Arvind Kejriwal warns during PM meet

In a meeting chaired by PM Modi on the Covid situation, Kejriwal suggested Centre govt should take over all oxygen plants through the Army.

On Camera

Western press critical of Modi, so why is G-7 inviting him to UK summit?

Despite Modi’s hubris in declaring victory on the virus, the world recognises that the prime minister remains the tallest leader on the national landscape.
IDBI Bnak

Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment, transfer of management control in IDBI Bank

According to the statement, the extent of respective shareholding to be divested by govt & LIC will be decided at the time of structuring of transaction in consultation with RBI.

Defence

Representational image of a healthcare worker handling an oxygen cylinder | Photo: ThePrint

Delhi govt reduces Base Hospital’s oxygen allocation, Army says no need to panic

Due to shortage, less than 1 MT oxygen could be allocated to Base Hospital in Delhi Monday. Army has requested MoD for additional allocation & is also making arrangements on its own.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Mayday, Mayday — How Modi govt led India into a perfect storm

Triumphalism, premature declaration of victory meant no one checked if India had enough vaccines, oxygen, remdesivir, bringing us back to a crisis where we need foreign aid after four decades.