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    Congress faults vaccination policy as regressive on 5 counts

    Our Bureau New DelhiThe Congress on Tuesday welcomed the positive changes made in the vaccine policy on Monday, but faulted it on 5 counts as "regressive, inequitable and callous", stressing the Centre finally acknowledged the problem of vaccine shortage and other deficiencies in its policy.

    • 3 hrs ago
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    SC sets rules for ad-hoc HC judge appointment

    New DelhiSetting up of more Covid hospitals, using emergency powers and bringing in retired personnel are some of the measures discussed during a preparedness review meeting led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday.The Indian government has roped in the armed forces to tackle the surging Covid cases in the country.

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    Kerala High Court rejects sacked minister KT Jaleel's plea against Lokayukta

    Thiruvananthapuram: Controversial higher education minister K T Jaleel, who had to resign after the Lokayukta found him guilty of nepotism and breach of his oath of office, suffered another setback when the Kerala High Court even refused to entertain his writ petition challenging the watchdog's order.

    • 5 hrs ago
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    West Bengal: Suburban train services hit after 90 drivers, guards test positive for COVID-19

    Kolkata: Once again several local trains got cancelled from both Howrah and Sealdah divisions after around 90 drivers, guards tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, several local trains got cancelled from Sealdah and 50 trains were cancelled from the Howrah division putting pressure on other local trains and making social distancing almost impossible...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, slams him for not cooperating ahead of the polls

    Kolkata: A day after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the vaccines will be available in the open market, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to the PM slamming him for not cooperating ahead of the polls."I am informed that the central government has announced the much-delayed universal vaccine policy on April 19, which...

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    COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh: With 163 deaths, fatality count crosses 10,000-mark

    Lucknow: With 163 new deaths, the fatality count crossed the grim landmark of 10,000 in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in March last year, while active cases continued to surge with 29,754 people testing positive in the last 24 hours across the state.Tuesday's figure was close to the highest single-day death toll of 167 on Monday...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Scale up production capacity; Govt will provide all possible help: PM Modi tells vaccine manufacturers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged vaccine manufacturers to continuously scale up their production capacity to inoculate all Indians in the shortest possible time. Interacting with vaccine manufacturers from across the country via video conferencing, Modi said the private sector will play an even more active role in the vaccination...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath govt slams Arvind Kejriwal for deliberately leaving thousands of migrant labourers at state borders

    Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath government slammed the Arvind Kejriwal government for deliberately leaving hundreds of thousands of migrant labourers at the Uttar Pradesh borders before imposing lockdown in Delhi.The Cabinet minister Dr Siddharth Nath Singh said that the Kejriwal government has not learnt any lessons from...

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    Lockdown should be the last resort, focus on creating micro-containment zones: PM Modi to States, UTs

    In an address to the nation on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the States and Union Territories to consider lockdown as the last resort and instead focus creating on micro containment zones. "I urge the States to consider lockdowns only as the last option and focus creating on micro containment zones," said PM...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 in India: PM Modi urges states to impose lockdown only as last resort

    PM Modi to address the nation at 8.45 pm todayvar embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players = Object.keys(embedId);players.forEach(function(key) {var ids = embedId[key];switch (key) {case "jw":ids.forEach(function(id) {if (id != vid) {var player = jwplayer(id);if (player.getState() === "playing") {player.pause();}}});break;case...

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