India added a record 3,32,730 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the country's infection tally to 1,62,63,695. As India continued to record a huge number of new infections, hospitals in the national capital and other major cities complained of 'dangerously low' levels of oxygen that is needed for critically ill patients. People losing loved ones in Delhi are turning to makeshift facilities that are undertaking mass burials and cremations as crematoriums come under pressure. (FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES ON COVID)
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan reported 75.01 per cent of the new COVID-19 cases registered in a day.
India's cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,36,48,159 with 1,93,279 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours.
(Eds: With more inputs, reax) Kolkata, Jun 18 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's counsel Friday wrote to the secretary of the Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, seeking reassignment of her petition challenging the election of BJP's Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram, to another bench.
With a decline in the number of active cases, many states and UTs have started relaxing restrictions. I would like to highlight that the decision to impose or ease restrictions has to be taken, based on the assessment of the situation at the ground level, Union Home Secretary said.
Against a projected population of almost 39 lakh as on date, only 2.12 lakh jabs have been given in Raebareli. Considering that 1.81 lakh of them are first doses, only about 4.6% of the district’s population has got jabbed so far.
Football superstar Neymar was pivotal for Brazil in their 4-0 win over Peru in the Copa America.The Group A encounter saw Neymar add to his goals tally by scoring in the 68th minute.Neymar, who is the second-highest scorer for Brazil, is getting closer towards legendary Pele's record.Brazil won their second successive game.Here are further details on the same.
A 42-year-old man from Jhajjar district in Haryana died due to burn injuries he had sustained earlier this week near the farmers' protest site at Tikri border. His family alleges that four men associated with the protest had set him on fire, while the farmers' association said the man killed himself over personal conflicts. Police has arrested one accused and further probe is underway.