SC terms Covid-19 situation 'national emergency', agrees to hear Vedanta plea of free oxygen supply

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The Supreme Court Thursday termed the Covid-19 situation as almost a "national emergency" while agreeing to hear Vedanta's plea for opening of its Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu on the ground that it would produce thousand tonnes of oxygen and give it free of cost to treat patients.

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Published on April 21, 2021 -  01:31
Oxygen cylinders looted at Damoh hospital in MP
Amid worsening COVID situation in the country, oxygen cylinders were looted by some people at Damoh District Hospital in Madhya Pradesh. The incident happened on April 20. "We've been told that as soon as Oxygen truck came, people looted cylinders even when the hospital has adequate Oxygen supply. We're identifying these people and filing cases," said District Collector of Damoh, Tarun Rathi to media persons.

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Vedanta Limited

Indian multinational mining company
"The oxygen supplied is of 98.6% purity and has received the necessary medical-grade certifications.
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Tamil Nadu

State in southern India
AirAsia continued to extend free cancellation and rescheduling for flights to and from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.
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Cyclone Tauktae tore through coastal Karnataka and Goa on Sunday, with eight people dead and 300 houses damaged in Karnataka — even as hundreds were evacuated..
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