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    India's 'critical' populace to secure COVID vaccine

    New Delhi, Dec 1: The Centre on Tuesday said there may not be a need to vaccinate the country's entire population against COVID-19 if a critical mass of people are given a shot to break the chain of virus transmission, and made it clear it had never spoken about inoculating everyone. The Centre also asserted that an "adverse event" allegedly suffered by a participant in the...

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    'Recovery of tunnels, drones proof of Pak hostility towards India'

    New Delhi, Dec 1: The recovery of underground tunnels and drones along the India-Pakistan border is "proof" of the hostility of the neighbouring country towards India, Union minister Nityanand Rai said on Tuesday. Addressing the troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) during its 56th raising day event here, he said there is an atmosphere of "uncertainty"...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    BSF officer killed in ceasefire violation by Pak

    Jammu, Dec 1: A sub-inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed on Tuesday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. In November, 15 people, including nine security personnel, were killed in multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in various sectors in the Union Territory.

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Farmers' protests: Unions reject Govt offer to set up committee

    New Delhi, Dec 1: The government on Tuesday suggested setting up a committee to look into issues raised by farmers protesting against new farm laws, but it was rejected by representatives of 35 agitating organisations during their marathon meeting with three union ministers that ended without any resolution. The meeting at Vigyan Bhawan remained inconclusive and the government has...

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    Navy test-fires BrahMos missile

    New Delhi, Dec 1: A naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from a stealth destroyer of the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday as part of a series of trials of the weapon, officials said. A similar test firing of the missile was conducted by the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea six weeks back. "The BrahMos anti-ship missile was successfully launched by INS...

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    MakeMyTrip targets holiday travellers with new package

    NEW DELHI: Targeting travellers who want a safety assured vacation around the Christmas holiday season, online travel major MakeMyTrip on Tuesday introduced a new travel concept called "Special Bubble Holidays", starting with Goa. This specially curated package will include prior Covid-testing, sanitised cabs for transfers, charter flights with middle row vacant and luxury stays...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Covaxin trial to begin in Bengaluru hospital on Wednesday

    BEGALURU: The Phase-III clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine (Covaxin) being developed by Bharat Biotech would begin at the privately-run Vydehi multi-specialty hospital here from Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday. "The ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) has permitted our hospital to conduct the third phase trial for Covaxin developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Govt's talks with BKU over, to continue in Dec 3 meeting

    NEW DELHI: Hours after meeting farmers' representatives on Tuesday, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar held a second round of talks with the leaders of the Bhartiya Kisan Union-Tikait group, and it was decided to continue the talks in Thursday's meeting between the government and the farmers. The talks, which began at 7 p.m. at the Union Agriculture Ministry, were...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Meghalaya COVID update: 112 deaths ; 11094 get cured

    SHILLONG: With one more death being reported due to COVID19 in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in Meghalaya so far has risen to 112 while 65 new cases were detected in the state during the period as against recovery of 158 more persons. The number of active cases in the state as on date is 669 while the state has reported recovery of 11094 patients in total till date.

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Anshul Gupta new NFR general manager

    GUWAHATI: Anshul Gupta, an officer of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers from UPSC's 1984 batch, took charge as general manager of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Tuesday, an official statement issued here said. Gupta was serving as the additional member (signal), Railway Board, New Delhi prior to the appointment. Earlier, he served the railways as the additional general manager, West Central...

    • 14 hrs ago

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