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Who shouldn't take COVAXIN? Maker Bharat Biotech issues fact-sheet

19 Jan 2021

Who shouldn't take COVAXIN? Maker Bharat Biotech issues fact-sheet

Two days after India started its coronavirus vaccination program, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech released guidelines revealing who should receive shots of COVAXIN.

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

19 Jan 2021

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

Fifteen migrant laborers from Rajasthan sleeping by the roadside in Gujarat's Surat district died on Tuesday after a truck ran over them.

Meeting discusses possible export of India's coronavirus vaccines: Sources

19 Jan 2021

Meeting discusses possible export of India's coronavirus vaccines: Sources

A multi-ministerial meeting on Monday discussed various aspects of India's possible export of COVID-19 vaccines in view of requests from an increasing number of countries to procure the vaccines, people familiar with the development said.

Republic, Times Now's reportage in SSR case 'contemptuous': Bombay HC

19 Jan 2021

Republic, Times Now's reportage in SSR case 'contemptuous': Bombay HC

In its 251-page-long verdict related to media trial in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Bombay High Court on Monday observed that news channels Republic TV and Times Now ran a vicious campaign, donning the hats of "the investigator, the prosecutor as well as the judge."

3.8 lakh inoculated, two deaths not associated with vaccine: Government

19 Jan 2021

3.8 lakh inoculated, two deaths not associated with vaccine: Government

On Monday, the Union Health Ministry said that the number of people who have been inoculated since Saturday, when the world's largest coronavirus vaccination drive started, stands at 3,81,305.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

19 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

India on Monday reported a little under 10,000 fresh cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections since early June last year.

This year's R-Day flypast to feature first woman fighter pilot

18 Jan 2021

This year's R-Day flypast to feature first woman fighter pilot

Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will become the first woman fighter pilot to participate in the Republic Day parade this year on January 26, officials said on Monday.

Reports of Chinese village in Arunachal; India on 'constant watch'

18 Jan 2021

Reports of Chinese village in Arunachal; India on 'constant watch'

India is keeping a "constant watch" on all developments having a bearing on national security, the central government said on Monday amid reports of fresh Chinese construction activity in Arunachal Pradesh.

Work underway on over 1,000 kilometer metro network: PM Modi

18 Jan 2021

Work underway on over 1,000 kilometer metro network: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said work is in progress on over 1,000 km long metro rail network in 27 cities in India.

Two bogies of a passenger train derail in Lucknow

18 Jan 2021

Two bogies of a passenger train derail in Lucknow

Two bogies of a passenger train on its way from Amritsar to Jaynagar in Bihar derailed in Lucknow on Monday morning. No casualties were reported.

Healthcare worker's death in UP not linked to vaccine: Official

18 Jan 2021

Healthcare worker's death in UP not linked to vaccine: Official

A healthcare worker in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad died on Sunday evening, nearly 24 hours after he received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Dhannipur Mosque Project to begin on January 26 in Ayodhya

18 Jan 2021

Dhannipur Mosque Project to begin on January 26 in Ayodhya

The Dhannipur Mosque Project, which includes a hospital, a museum, a library, a community kitchen, an Indo-Islamic Cultural Research Center, a publication house, besides a mosque, will formally begin in Ayodhya on January 26.

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

18 Jan 2021

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that Delhi Police should decide whether protesting farmers must be allowed to enter the national capital on Republic Day with hundreds of tractors or not, as it adjourned the matter for Wednesday, January 20.

COVID-19 shot: UP Police lodges FIR after misleading pamphlets appear

18 Jan 2021

COVID-19 shot: UP Police lodges FIR after misleading pamphlets appear

A spate of pamphlets urging people of a particular community against taking anti-COVID-19 vaccine shots and spreading rumors about their ingredients surfaced in Bareilly on Sunday, prompting police to lodge an FIR against unknown miscreants.

Will be peaceful: Farmers refuse to call off tractor march

18 Jan 2021

Will be peaceful: Farmers refuse to call off tractor march

Farmers, protesting against three agrarian laws, refused to call off the Republic Day tractor march while assuring that it will be peaceful.

17,000+ vaccinated in six states on day two: Health Ministry

18 Jan 2021

17,000+ vaccinated in six states on day two: Health Ministry

Across six states — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, and Tamil Nadu — more than 17,000 people got the first dose of coronavirus vaccine on the second day of the inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry said last evening.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.57 million with 14K new cases

18 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.57 million with 14K new cases

India on Sunday reported nearly 14,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.57 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.57%.

MP: 13-year-old gang-raped thrice by 9 men in 5 days

17 Jan 2021

MP: 13-year-old gang-raped thrice by 9 men in 5 days

In a horrifying incident, nine men allegedly gang-raped a teenaged girl in five days in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, the police said.

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

17 Jan 2021

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

The COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) platform suffered several glitches on the first day of India's vaccination drive.

UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India

17 Jan 2021

UK PM invites Modi for G7; to visit India

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to attend the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Meet India's frontline workers who received first COVID-19 vaccine shots

17 Jan 2021

Meet India's frontline workers who received first COVID-19 vaccine shots

On Saturday, India launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive, inoculating 1.91 lakh people on the first day alone.

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

16 Jan 2021

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.

India's coronavirus vaccination drive: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria gets inoculated

16 Jan 2021

India's coronavirus vaccination drive: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria gets inoculated

Dr. Randeep Guleria, the Director of New Delhi's prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Saturday received a vaccine shot against the novel coronavirus on live television, soon after India kicked off its massive inoculating drive to end the raging pandemic.

Vaccination drive: PM gets emotional while remembering 'fallen corona warriors'

16 Jan 2021

Vaccination drive: PM gets emotional while remembering 'fallen corona warriors'

As he launched the world's largest vaccination drive on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi struggled to hold back his emotions remembering the corona warriors who laid their lives in the line of duty. The vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers is "our tribute to them," he added.

Sleeves up India! PM Modi launches coronavirus vaccination drive

16 Jan 2021

Sleeves up India! PM Modi launches coronavirus vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India's coronavirus vaccination drive, paving the path for the immunization of three lakh healthcare workers at over 3,000 sites across the nation.

With vaccination drive today, India inching closer to ending pandemic

16 Jan 2021

With vaccination drive today, India inching closer to ending pandemic

Nearly two weeks after two vaccines were given the emergency use authorization, India will begin administering doses of coronavirus vaccine to its citizens, joining the list of countries where lakhs have been immunized.

TRP scam: WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami, ex-BARC CEO leaked

15 Jan 2021

TRP scam: WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami, ex-BARC CEO leaked

The Mumbai Police, which is probing the alleged TRP (Television Rating Points) scam, has reportedly released alleged WhatsApp chats between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and ex-CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta.

President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

15 Jan 2021

President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday donated an amount of Rs. 5,00,100 in his personal capacity toward the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

Didn't get Harvard offer, fell for phishing: Journalist Nidhi Razdan

15 Jan 2021

Didn't get Harvard offer, fell for phishing: Journalist Nidhi Razdan

Well-known journalist Nidhi Razdan claimed on Friday that she fell victim to a sophisticated cyber-attack that made her believe that she has been offered a job by Harvard University.

India's new COVID-19 cases among the lowest in the world

15 Jan 2021

India's new COVID-19 cases among the lowest in the world

India recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases per million population in the last seven days which is one of the lowest in the world when compared with countries like the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, Brazil, France, and Italy, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Konch sexual abuse case: Nine more victims identified

15 Jan 2021

Konch sexual abuse case: Nine more victims identified

The UP Police has identified nine more victims, including seven minors, on the basis of data recovered from a laptop and other devices seized from an expelled BJP office-bearer arrested on charges of sexually exploiting two children, an official informed on Friday.

TRP case: No coercive action against Arnab till January 29

15 Jan 2021

TRP case: No coercive action against Arnab till January 29

The Mumbai Police told the Bombay High Court on Friday that it will not take any coercive action till January 29 against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and other employees of ARG Outlier Media Pvt. Ltd. in the alleged fake TRP scam case.

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

15 Jan 2021

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

In a tragic piece of news, 10 women, who were going to Goa for a vacation, and their driver, were killed in a road accident on Friday in Karnataka's Dharwad district. Six people were injured and are recuperating at KIMS Hospital in Hubballi.

Drone operations feature for first time at Army Day parade

15 Jan 2021

Drone operations feature for first time at Army Day parade

The Indian Army, for the first time, demonstrated its drone services at the Army Day parade in Cariappa Ground, Delhi on Friday. Around 75 drones carried out mock kamikaze attacks and first-aid delivery exercises.

PMC Bank scam: Raut's wife repaid money after being summoned

15 Jan 2021

PMC Bank scam: Raut's wife repaid money after being summoned

Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, repaid Rs. 55 lakh that she took as an "interest-free" loan from the wife of an accused in the PMC Bank scam after she was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Bharatpur hooch tragedy: Seven dead, five battling for life

15 Jan 2021

Bharatpur hooch tragedy: Seven dead, five battling for life

Three more people, taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in Bharatpur, died in a hospital, raising the number of the death toll to seven and prompting the government to suspend several officials for their failure to check the production and sale of the fatal brew.

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

15 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

As the scale of Indian elections and the coronavirus vaccination drive, starting from tomorrow, are comparable, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the Election Commission to share electoral roll data, a plea which the polling body accepted.

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

15 Jan 2021

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

The farmers and Centre will hold the ninth round of talks today at 12 PM, for the first time since the Supreme Court put a stay on the implementation of three laws that triggered a massive protest.

Before vaccination drive, Centre explains dos and don'ts to states

15 Jan 2021

Before vaccination drive, Centre explains dos and don'ts to states

Just as India is readying itself for the massive coronavirus vaccination drive, the federal government explained to the states what they should do and what not, to ensure the entire process is seamless.