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    Uttarakhand schools to reopen for classes 6-12 from August 1

    PTI, Schools in Uttarakhand, which have remained closed because of the Covid pandemic for a long time, will resume classes for the students of classes 6 to 12 from August 1. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday, Cabinet Minister and state government's spokesman Subodh Uniyal said. The cabinet also decided to...

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    Antony Blinken arrives in India for talks dominated by Afghan turmoil, China

    AFP, Top US diplomat Antony Blinken arrived Tuesday in India for talks dominated by turmoil in Afghanistan and common worries about China, while also touching on New Delhi's rights record. Blinken, in his first India visit as secretary of state, was due to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Wednesday before flying to...

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    SC for extending PM-CARES scheme to all children affected during Covid-19 pandemic

    Ashish Tripathi, The Supreme Court on Tuesday said a scheme framed by the Centre under the PM-CARES Fund for taking care of children orphaned due to Covid-19 should also consider children who lost their one or both parents during the pandemic period. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose said the order passed by the court covered all children who...

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    Villagers clash over Covid vaccination in UP, 5 hurt

    PTI, Five people, including a doctor, were injured when a clash broke out between two groups over COVID-19 vaccination in the Sukhpura area here, police said on Tuesday. A vaccination camp was organised in Karanai village on Monday afternoon and a huge crowd of villagers had gathered for the inoculation when two groups clashed over who would get the jab first, they said. A scuffle broke out...

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    INLD chief Chautala bats for third front, will meet Nitish Kumar on August 1

    PTI, INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala on Tuesday said he will start contacting opposition leaders soon to forge a "third front" at the national level and also reveals plans to have a lunch meeting with BJP ally and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Asserting that the biggest need today is to get rid of the "anti-people" and "anti-farmer" government at...

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    Maharashtra floods: Deputy CM Ajit Pawar moots construction of flyovers on Mumbai-Bengaluru highway

    PTI, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said he will speak to Union minister Nitin Gadkari about the possibility of building flyovers on the Mumbai-Bengaluru national highway stretch passing through Kolhapur for uninterrupted vehicular movement during flooding. Pawar, who was in Kolhapur to review the flood situation in the...

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    Parliament passes Marine Aids to Navigation Bill

    PTI, Parliament on Tuesday passed a Bill that will replace an over nine-decade-old law governing lighthouses and provide a fresh framework to establish and manage vessel traffic services. Rajya Sabha gave its nod to the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021, which also changes the use of the term marine aids to navigation, amid continuing protests by the opposition members over the Pegasus snooping...

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    India expects about 15 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses in August

    Reuters, The Centre expects to have around 15 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses in August, Vinod Kumar Paul, who heads a government panel on vaccines, told a news conference on Tuesday. India will meet its target of supplying more than half a billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to states by the end of this month, the health ministry had said earlier in the day. var embedId = {jw: [],yt:...

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    IMF cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 9.5% for FY22

    PTI, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecast for India to 9.5 per cent for the fiscal year to March 31, 2022, as the onset of a severe second Covid-19 wave cut into recovery momentum. This forecast for 2021-22 is lower than the 12.5 per cent growth in GDP that IMF had projected in April before the second wave took a grip. For 2022-23, IMF expects...

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    Biological E expects to launch Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax by Sept end: Report

    DH Web Desk, Biological E is expecting to launch its Covid-19 vaccine called Corbevax by the end of September in India, as per ANI sources. The Hyderabad-based company has already started Corbevox's Phase 3 clinical trials. Even before the pre-clinical stage Phase 3 studies started for this Covid-19 vaccine, the centre has already booked it, the report said. Health...

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