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Representational image for death due to Covid-19 | File photo: PTI

Kin of those who died by suicide in 30 days after Covid diagnosis to get ex-gratia: Centre

A two-judge SC bench was informed by the Modi govt that a Covid patient, who continued to be hospitalised beyond 30 days but died will also be treated as a Covid fatality.
The Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint file photo

NDMA recommends Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to kin of Covid victims, Modi govt informs SC

The monetary assistance will be provided only if the cause of death is certified as Covid as per the guidelines issued by the Union health ministry and ICMR, the Centre says.
Representational image for death due to Covid-19 | File photo: PTI

Covid death after 30 days in hospital will also be eligible for compensation: New guidelines

SC had asked for these guidelines on 30 June, saying compensation was a must under Disaster Management Act, and pulled up Centre last week for delaying them.
A health worker takes a nasal sample for Covid-19 testing at a Regional Hospital in Kullu district, on 3 September 2021 | PTI

India registers 219 Covid deaths in last 24 hours, lowest daily fatalities in 167 days

The active cases have declined to 4,04,874 comprising 1.23% of the total infections while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.44%, the health ministry said.
File photo of the Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC pulls up Centre over delay in framing guidelines for issuing Covid death certificates

The bench comprising Justices M R Shah and Aniruddha Bose told that by the time the Modi govt frame the guidelines, the third phase of Covid will also be over.
A health worker takes swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 testing at Dadar railway station in Mumbai on 26 July 2021| PTI

India registers 42,909 new Covid cases, 380 deaths in last 24 hours

The number of active cases has increased to 3,76,324 and comprise 1.15% of total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.51%, the health ministry said.
A Covid patient being taken in an ambulance in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

54 Gujarat municipalities had 16,000 excess deaths during pandemic, US scientists report

The excess death estimate for the March 2020-April 2021 period is nearly 60% higher than Gujarat’s total Covid death toll of 10,080.
File photo of commuters wearing protective face masks while boarding and exiting a train at Saint-Lazare metro railway station in Paris, France. | Photographer: Cyril Marcilhacy | Bloomberg

Covid pandemic — New South Wales in ‘worst ever’ situation, child hospitalisations rise in US

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Representational image | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Over 20,000 OBC, SC families lost their sole earning member to Covid, Andhra tops list

The data is part of surveys conducted by the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation and the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation. 
File photo of people waiting to refill their medical oxygen cylinders for Covid patients at an oxygen refilling factory in New Delhi | R Raveendran | ANI

13 states reply to Modi govt query on oxygen deaths, only 1 reports ‘suspected deaths’

Govt says in some states such as Himachal, UP and Punjab the R-value is going up. Also, 37 districts are currently reporting increasing daily trend in Covid infections, of which 11 are in Kerala.

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File photo of Subhash Chandra | Twitter /@SubhashZEE

How media mogul Subhash Chandra managed to beat a US activist fund & hold on to Zee

Sony is merging with Zee. It will control the larger empire & infuse an additional $1.4 bn of cash into it. But the combined entity will be presided over by Punit Goenka, Chandra’s son.
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Data hegemony by digital companies may lead to attention economy: CCI chief Ashok Gupta

Gupta noted that in an 'attention economy', big tech players work to capture users’ attention, build profiles of their choices and habits, then sell those profiles to advertisers.


Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attends the conference of the Chiefs of General Staff of the SCO member states in Russia's Orenburg, on 23 September 2021 | ANI photo

CDS Bipin Rawat attends SCO military exercise in Russia’s Orenburg

The exercise has provided an opportunity to the armed forces of the SCO nations to train in counter-terrorism operations in a multinational and joint environment, officials said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.