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    UP govt rushes state plane to Ahmedabad to fetch Remdesivir injections

    Lucknow: With the state facing an acute shortage of life saving Remdesivir injection, the Uttar Pradesh government sent a special plane to Ahmedabad with a medical team to fetch 25,000 doses of this injection which are expected to reach the state capital by Wednesday evening."The state government is working with full commitment to provide better health services to the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Bangladesh: Former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru dies of COVID

    Dhaka: Bangladesh erstwhile Law Minister Abdul Matin Khasru, who was tested positive for COVID-19 last month, passed away at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), here on Wednesday. He was 70.Deputy Attorney General A M Amin Uddin Manik confirmed it. Talking to UNI, Deputy Attorney General said he breathed his last at 1650 hrs.The Supreme Court Bar Association newly-elected president...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Harvest season, fear of lockdown causes workers' exodus

    New Delhi: Bus terminals and railway stations that offer transportation to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have witnessed an increasing footfall during the past few days.While such rush at this time of the year is to be expected as this is the harvest season and also the marriage season, this year's rush may be more than usual, as many workers have started to make a go for their home towns and...

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    Pakistan to ban Islamist TLP party after deadly clashes

    Pakistan has moved to ban a hard-line party after two police officers were killed in protests following the arrest of the group's leader, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said on Wednesday.The Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) party, which has widely denounced perceived acts of blasphemy against Islam, has organized three days of protests in which more than 100 police officers have been...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    40-yr-old Covid recovered man jumps to death in front of Express train in Thane

    Thane: A 40-year-old engineer who had just recovered from Covid recently, allegedly committed suicide by leaping in front of an Express train near Dombivili railway station.The victim, resident of Azde village in Dombivili town of the district, committed suicide by jumping in front of the Konark Express on Monday, the Railway police at Dombivili said on Wednesday.His...

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    High voltage campaign ends for 5th phase of assembly election in Bengal

    Kolkata: With ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) facing its toughest challenge to retain power for the third successive term, a high voltage campaign for the fifth phase of West Bengal assembly poll ended Wednesday evening for fortyfive constituencies in six districts. Bengal has witnessed several high-voltage elections, but the style of campaigning has never been such noisy,...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    India's electric mobility sector recovers post its COVID-19 slump

    Kolkata: India's electric mobility sector is on a steady road to recovery, post a lockdown-induced dip in sales.The sector registered nearly 1.35 lakh EVs in FY21, according to CEEW Centre for Energy Finance's (CEEW-CEF) electric mobility dashboard. The updated dashboard released today highlighted that electric vehicle (EV) registrations formed 0.88 per cent of all...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Govt approves increase in Remdesivir production, reduction in prices

    New Delhi: The Central government has approved an increase in production and supply and reduction in prices of anti-viral drug Remdesivir, being used in treating Covid-infected patients, an official release said here on Wednesday.As per the release, Mansukh Mandaviya, Chemicals & Fertilisers minister has reviewed the availability of Remdesivir and in a meeting with...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Afghan Parliament Speaker believes foreign troops pullout may lead to civil war

    Moscow: The speaker of the lower chamber of the Afghan parliament, Rahman Rahmani, expressed the belief on Wednesday that foreign troops withdrawal from the country could lead to a civil war."With the current situation, the conditions for the withdrawal of foreign troops are not fair ... The withdrawal of foreign forces in the current situation would worsen the...

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    Former Zimbabwe captain Streak banned for 8 years under ICC anti-corruption code

    Dubai: Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been banned from all cricket for eight years for breaching International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption code, the governing body said on Wednesday. The 47-year-old cricketer accepted five charges levelled against him for his role as the coach of Zimbabwe between 2016-2018 and as the coach of various...

    • 11 hrs ago

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