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New Delhi, May 16 (PTI) These are the top stories at 1 pm: NATION DEL11 IMD-CYCLONE Tauktae intensifies into 'very severe cyclonic storm', yellow alert issued for Gujarat coast: IMD New Delhi: Cyclone Tauktae has intensified into a 'very severe cyclonic storm' and is approaching the Gujarat coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

BOM1 MH-CYCLONE-MUMBAI Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai civic body moves 580 COVID-19 patients Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation shifted 580 patients from Covid care centres in the city as a precautionary measure after India Meteorological Department warned that Cyclone Tauktae is likely to pass close to the city, a BMC official said on Sunday.

BOM7 GA-CYCLONE-POWER Cyclone Tauktae: Strong winds, rain in Goa; power supply hit Panaji: Gusty winds and heavy rains lashed several parts of Goa on Sunday morning due to cyclonic storm Tauktae, uprooting electric poles and affecting power supply in many parts of the coastal state, officials said.

DEL5 VIRUS-LD CASES India records 3.11 lakh fresh cases of COVID-19, 4,077 fatalities in single day New Delhi: With 3.11 lakh fresh coronavirus infections, India saw the lowest rise in daily COVID-19 cases after a gap of 25 days, while the death toll rose to 2,70,284 with 4,077 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

DEL10 DL-VIRUS-LOCKDOWN COVID-19: Lockdown extended in Delhi by another week New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced extension of the ongoing lockdown by one more week in the national capital to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

CAL1 WB-LOCKDOWN-SITUATION Streets empty, shops closed as 15-day lockdown comes into force in Bengal Kolkata: Streets were largely empty in the metropolis and elsewhere in West Bengal on Sunday as the 15-day COVID 19-induced lockdown came into effect in the state, with just a few vehicles seen ferrying essential items during the day.

BOM8 MH-VIRUS-2NDLD SATAV Congress MP Rajeev Satav dies after recovering from COVID-19 Pune: Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Satav died on Sunday, days after recovering from the coronavirus infection, hospital sources said.

BOM3 GA-HOSPITAL-OXYGEN Oxygen supply streamlining at Goa hospital: Health minister Panaji: The oxygen supply at the Goa Medical College and Hospital was getting streamlined following commissioning of a new tank of the life-saving gas at the facility, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Sunday.

MDS1 KL-VIRUS-TRIBALS When 'self-lockdown' helps tribals of Idukki to beat COVID-19 Lekshmi Gopalakrishnan Idukki: Confining himself to his forest hamlet isolating from the outside world seems to be a non-issue for Rajesh, a tribal youth living in Oonjampara, a settlement located over five kms away from Marayur here.

LEGAL LGD 1 DL-HC-VIRUS-ISOLATION CENTRES PIL in HC seeks COVID-19 isolation centres for poor, children New Delhi: A PIL in the Delhi High Court has urged it to direct the Centre and Delhi government to set up isolation centres equipped with medical facilities for the poor and children at government schools in the national capital.

BUSINESS DEL6 BIZ-PETROL-PRICE-HIKE Petrol, diesel price hiked again; petrol price nears Rs 99 in Mumbai New Delhi: Petrol price on Sunday was increased by 24 paise per litre and diesel by 27 paise, pushing rates across the country to record highs and that of petrol in Mumbai to near Rs 99 a litre.

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