Breaking News LIVE Updates April 8, 2021: As COVID-19 cases in India hit a record high lending urgency to scale up vaccination, the Centre on Wednesday allowed the jabs at workplaces with about 100 eligible beneficiaries from April 11 and rejected as baseless allegations of shortage of the injection by Maharashtra and some other non-BJP ruled states. The central government also wrote to Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi governments flagging below-par inoculation of eligible beneficiaries, including healthcare workers, after they demanded that vaccination be opened to all. India recorded 1,12,389 new cases on Wednesday, according to a PTI tally, taking the overall count to 1,29,14,174. The single-day rise in coronavirus cases breached the one-lakh mark for the third time in four days. India saw a record daily rise on Tuesday, with over 1.15 lakh new infections. Also Read - These States May go Under Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Spike | Full List

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  • 11:14 PM IST

    37 doctors of Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital test positive for COVID19: Hospital sources

  • 11:14 PM IST
    At least 11 passengers and three railway officials at patna junction have tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Thursday.
  • 10:47 PM IST

    We’ve formed special cell to trace & isolate primary contacts of COVID patients within 48 hours. We’ve asked RWA to sanitise common areas, advise residents to get themselves tested after travelling & inform authority about any symptomatic case: Dy Commissioner, Gurugram

  • 10:47 PM IST

    Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has taken Dawood Ibrahim aide Danish Chikna alias Danish Merchant into custody. He is part of the Chinku Pathan module. NCB has seized drugs during raids conducted in Mumbai, Thane and other places: NCB

  • 10:46 PM IST
    Delhi Government orders increase in total number of beds reserved for COVID19 patients from presently 1000 to 1500 at Lok Nayak Hospital and from 500 to 1000 at GTB Hospital
  • 10:46 PM IST

    IGP Kashmir today chaired a security meeting with the senior officers of Srinagar, Budgam, Bandipora & Ganderbal Dists on the upcoming Amarnath Yatra. He directed officers to maintain strict surveillance, select strategic locations where drones can be used &CCTVs can be installed

  • 9:15 PM IST

    Election Commission of India issues notice to BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari for violation of model code of conduct over a speech delivered by him on 29th March, asks him to give an explanation in 24 hours

  • 9:05 PM IST

    Only urgent procedures or surgeries to be taken up in various operation theatres of AIIMS with effect from 10th April, Saturday, in view of COVID19 prevention and control: AIIMS, Delhi

  • 7:27 PM IST
    Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tests positive for COVID19. He had taken the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine on March 3.
  • 7:27 PM IST

    CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas brought to Bijapur after being released by naxals