India recorded 1,52,879 fresh cases in the biggest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic, taking the country's Covid tally reached over 1.33 crore cases.
''Tika Utsav'', a vaccination drive between April 11 and 14, marks the beginning of the second big war on COVID-19.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested the centre to remove age restrictions on vaccination, stressing that over 10,000 cases reported in Delhi in 24 hours is a worrisome situation.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called the firing by the Central Industrial Security Forces outside a Cooch Behar polling booth on Saturday a genocide.
The United States has sought to dial down differences with India on the passage of a US warship through India's Exclusive Economic Zone in the Arabian Sea, which had taken place without New Delhi's permission on April 7.
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