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Representational image of a mass Covid-19 funeral at a crematorium | Photo: ANI

Haryana’s crematoria need more wood, so govt allows forest dept to continue tree-felling

Haryana govt has put tree-felling in a list of activities permitted during the lockdown imposed to slow down the surging Covid-19 wave, which has been extended till 17 May.
Representational image of wheat sacks at a warehouse | ANI

Punjab and Haryana set to surpass wheat procurement targets with days to spare

As of 9 May, Punjab has procured 128.66 LMT of wheat while Haryana has so far secured 80.76 LMT. The procurement season will last until 15 May in Punjab and 25 May in Haryana. 
Farmer's leader Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border during a protest against farm law, on 21 April 2021.

Haryana Police books BKU leader Rakesh Tikait, 12 others for violating Section 144

Rakesh Tikait and some other leaders of the farmers' union were booked after they held a 'kisan mazdoor maha panchayat' near Ambala Cantt in Haryana Saturday.
Covid vaccination underway in Gurugram | Representational image | ANI

Haryana announces week-long lockdown from 3 May

On Saturday, Haryana had registered 125 Covid fatalities, taking the death toll in the state to 4,341, while 13,588 fresh infections pushed the tally to 5,01,566.
Relatives of Covid patients wait to refill cylinders with medical oxygen, in Gurugram on 25 April 2021 | PTI | Representational image

Haryana recalls 5 IAS officers from training as Covid cases surge, sets up oxygen control room

The officers, posted as deputy commissioners, were on 40-day induction training, at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, which was until 14 May.
Covid vaccination underway in Gurugram | Representational image | ANI

3 days before vaccinations open for the 18+, states are still scrambling to get doses

Maharashtra is yet to make up its mind on what & how much to procure while other states such as Karnataka & Rajasthan are waiting for the Centre to clarify on procurement.
Relatives of Covid patients wait to refill cylinders with medical oxygen, in Gurugram on 25 April 2021 | PTI | Representational image

4 Covid patients die in hospital in Haryana’s Rewari allegedly due to oxygen shortage

Hospital authorities denied the allegations, saying the patients were critically ill. However, an official said oxygen supply was limited. A probe has been ordered into the matter.
File image of Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala (seated) of the JJP with ally BJP's CM Manohar Lal Khattar | Photo: ANI

Haryana chief secy wants lockdown in Gurugram & Faridabad, Dushyant agrees but Khattar says no

In his recommendation, Haryana Chief Secretary Vijay Vardhan said if the recent uptick of Covid cases in Gurugram & Faridabad continued, their health infrastructure could collapse.
Snapshot of CCTV footage that shows the thief who stole vaccine from the Civil Hospital in Jind, Haryana | Photo by special arrangement

Thief who returned stolen vaccines left Rs 50,000 in cash untouched, instead took RTI files

Police investigating the robbery say the files are RTI documents that are in public domain, which makes the entire case that much more puzzling to them.
Police stand guard outside Air Liquide in Panipat, Haryana | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Day after halting supply, cops now stationed at Panipat oxygen plant to ensure no disruptions

Haryana’s Chief Minister said he was monitoring the supply of oxygen from the plant after hospitals in Delhi complained of shortages.

On Camera

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2021 | Twitter @BJP4India

India’s vaccine diplomacy is falling apart. Why PM Modi can’t convince EU to waive patents

While Modi waxed eloquent on India-EU trade talks, European leaders were unhappy at US for supporting Delhi's demand to waive Covid vaccine patents.

India’s petrol, diesel demand expected to be better than 2020 despite second Covid wave

While a raft of bearish calls predicting even worse demand this month has emerged after fuel consumption plunged in April, a closer look reveals marked differences from last year.

Defence

Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Gen Rawat and Lt Gen Anil Puri | ThePrint

With formal appointments in, this is how the Department of Military Affairs will function

With uniformed officers being given joint secretary ranks, all files will no longer need to be moved to the Secretary of Dept of Military Affairs for decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.