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13 Jan 2021Vaccine
Centre defers national Pulse Polio vaccination drive until further notice
The Centre has announced that the national Pulse Polio vaccination drive has been deferred in view of the upcoming, large-scale COVID-19 immunization program across the country.
13 Jan 2021Maharashtra
Rape accused Maharashtra minister cries conspiracy; BJP demands action
Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde has been accused of rape, a charge he denied saying he was in a consensual relationship with the accuser's sister and that they were blackmailing him.
13 Jan 2021Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Indians won't get option to choose between Covishield and COVAXIN
The government won't allow beneficiaries to choose between two coronavirus vaccines, that were granted the emergency use approval this month, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan declared on Tuesday.
13 Jan 2021Supreme Court Of India
Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee
The Supreme Court's Tuesday verdict of putting a stay on the implementation of farm laws was appreciated by protesting Farmers but the four-member committee was not since it is "pro-government."
12 Jan 2021Narendra Modi
Indians would prefer local travel in post-pandemic phase: Venkaiah Naidu
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the country's tourism sector will get a boost in the post-pandemic phase as most of the Indians would prefer to "travel local."
12 Jan 2021Tripura
Man murders wife, mother-in-law, mutilates bodies in front of children
In a shocking incident, a man allegedly murdered his wife and mother-in-law in Tripura on Monday before chopping their bodies in front of his two children. He then attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance.
12 Jan 2021India
Relocated tiger flees from Rajaji Tiger Reserve
A tiger translocated recently to the Rajaji Tiger Reserve has fled from its Motichoor range creating panic among people living in the periphery of the forest area.
12 Jan 2021Supreme Court Of India
Big blow for Centre: SC stays implementation of farm laws
Handing over a huge blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of three farm laws that triggered a massive farmers' agitation.
12 Jan 2021Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh: Woman gang-raped, rod inserted in private parts
The central state of Madhya Pradesh has been jolted by two rape incidents, both equally horrifying and gut-wrenching.
12 Jan 2021Pune
First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune
The first consignment of Covishield vaccines reached Delhi from Pune on Tuesday, four days ahead of the launch of a nationwide drive against the coronavirus.
12 Jan 2021Supreme Court Of India
Centre wants SC to stop farmers' tractor rally on R-Day
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre has appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the tractor rally of farmers, planned for Republic Day, saying the proposed march will trigger a massive law and order problem.
12 Jan 2021Goa
Union Minister Shripad Naik injured, wife, aide killed in accident
Minister of State for Defense Shripad Naik was injured while his wife, Vijaya, and a close aide, Deepak Dube, died in a car crash late on Monday. Reports said the SUV they were traveling in met with an accident in Hosakambi village, Ankola taluk, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka.
12 Jan 2021India
Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.48 million with 12K+ new cases
India on Monday reported over 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike since mid-June last year.
11 Jan 2021Narendra Modi
Centre will sponsor vaccination of healthcare, frontline workers: PM Modi
In his first interaction with chief ministers of all states after India approved two vaccines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the federal government will sponsor the vaccination of three crore healthcare and frontline workers.
11 Jan 2021Narendra Modi
Rs. 200 per vaccine dose: SII receives government's purchase order
The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has received the purchase order for COVID-19 vaccines from the central government, officials said on Monday.
11 Jan 2021Nagpur
Explosion in equipment could have triggered fire that killed newborns
The fire that took the lives of 10 newborn children on Saturday could have been sparked by an explosion in one of the radiant warmers kept at the Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of Bhandara District General Hospital, Maharashtra, officials involved with the probe have indicated.
11 Jan 2021Ram Nath Kovind
No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report
India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.
11 Jan 2021Delhi High Court
HC allows 28 week pregnancy termination based on AIIMS report
The Delhi High Court, on Monday, allowed a woman's plea to terminate her 28-week pregnancy after a medical board constituted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said her fetus can be aborted as it suffered from anencephaly, a condition where the skull bone is not formed and was incompatible with life.
11 Jan 2021Haryana
Delhi, eight other states confirm bird flu, key meeting today
Delhi has become the ninth state to confirm bird flu, sparking worries among authorities, and prompting the decision to close Sanjay Lake for visitors.
11 Jan 2021Supreme Court Of India
You stay farm laws or we will: SC slams Centre
Hearing a bunch of pleas linked to the ongoing farmers' protest, the Supreme Court on Monday said it was disappointed with how the government handled the matter.
11 Jan 2021Nirmala Sitharaman
COVID-19: Budget documents will not be printed this year
For the first time since 1947, the Union Budget documents will not be printed this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
11 Jan 2021Maharashtra
Hospital fire: Couple loses fourth child after three stillborn kids
The sorrow of the Bhanarkar couple has been immeasurable as their daughter born last week, after 14 years of marriage and three stillborn children, died in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Saturday in the Special Newborn Care Unit of a four-story hospital in Maharashtra's Bhandara district.
11 Jan 2021Vaccine
Vaccine transport from SII to start from January 11/12
With the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India set to roll out on January 16, transportation of the Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India's facility in Pune, is likely to start from the evening of January 11 or January 12, sources involved in logistics planning said on Sunday.
11 Jan 2021India
PM Modi to meet CMs today, discuss coronavirus vaccine roll-out
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a virtual meeting with chief ministers of all states and discuss the coronavirus vaccine roll-out, making this interaction crucial as India prepares to inoculate citizens from January 16.
11 Jan 2021India
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.46 million with 16K+ new cases
India on Sunday reported 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.46 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.4%.
10 Jan 2021Ministry Of External Affairs
Suriname's Indian-origin President to be Republic Day chief guest: Report
The President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will reportedly be the chief guest at India's Republic Day event later this month.
10 Jan 2021India
Delhi identifies 89 sites for COVID-19 vaccination drive: Health Minister
The Delhi government has identified 89 sites for the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday.
10 Jan 2021Punjab
40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests
A 40-year-old farmer from Punjab allegedly died by suicide at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border, the epicenter of the ongoing farmers' protests.
Man dies as rope around neck turns fatal during sex
A 30-year-old man died in Nagpur on Friday allegedly due to suffocation after a rope tied around his neck during sex with a woman proved to be fatal, the local police said.
09 Jan 2021Madhya Pradesh
Days after participating in vaccine trial, man dies in Bhopal
A 42-year-old volunteer named Deepak Marawi, from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh died nearly ten days after he participated in the clinical trial for COVAXIN held at a private hospital, its vice-chancellor said on Saturday.
Coronavirus vaccination drive to begin on January 16, says government
The coronavirus vaccination drive in India will be started on January 16, 2021, marking a significant turning point in the ongoing pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives across the country.
09 Jan 2021Indian Army
Ladakh: Chinese soldier captured by army on LAC's Indian side
The Indian Army on Saturday said a Chinese soldier has been apprehended on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh.
09 Jan 2021Jammu And Kashmir
Fresh snowfall in Kashmir; air traffic at Srinagar Airport affected
Srinagar and some other parts of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Saturday, affecting flight operations at the airport, even as the minimum temperature dropped across the Valley.
09 Jan 2021Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Airport: Chaos over revised COVID-19 rules for UK returnees
As India-UK flights resumed on Friday, chaos ensued at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after last-minute revisions to COVID-19 testing and isolation rules were made for passengers arriving from the UK.
09 Jan 2021Maharashtra
Maharashtra: Major fire at hospital kills 10 babies, seven rescued
In a terrible incident, ten newborn children died of suffocation after a fire broke out in a Maharashtra hospital; seven others were rescued.
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.43 million with 18K+ new cases
India on Friday reported more than 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.43 million cases.
08 Jan 2021Farmers Protest
Government meets farmers: No headway after eighth round of talks
The eighth round of talks between the government and protesting Farmers on Friday failed to resolve the intense agitation that has been continuing for over a month.
08 Jan 2021Uttar Pradesh
UP: Three arrested for killing endangered Gangetic dolphin
Days after a Gangetic dolphin was beaten to death in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, three men have been arrested for the crime.
08 Jan 2021Bihar
Bihar: 22 school students who tested COVID-positive now test negative
All 22 students at a Bihar school who had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier on Friday have now tested negative, an official told the news agency ANI.
08 Jan 2021Jammu And Kashmir
Srinagar-Jammu Highway cleared of snow; stranded vehicles allowed to ply
Vehicles stranded on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway were allowed to ply toward their destinations on Friday as the arterial road was cleared after remaining closed for five days due to heavy snowfall.