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    Ujjain: 'BJP worker has hijacked Covid hospital'

    Ujjain: A WhatsApp message of the 'shunted' in-charge of Government Madhav Nagar Hospital (GMNH), Dr Sanjeev Kumrawat, created a stir in the local politics in Ujjain.In the message, which got viral on Friday, he alleged that higher education minister and district Covid-19 in-charge, Mohan Yadav's representative Abhay Vishwakarma, has highjacked the Government Madhav Nagar Hospital....

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    Erosion of the credibility of institutions that are the sentinels of democracy is the death knell for the republic, writes Anil Singh

    The petulant prefect complains to the principal after being pulled up by the class teacher for playing favourites but is firmly put down. This analogy is for the Election Commission of India (ECI) petitioning the Supreme Court (SC) after receiving a tongue-lashing from the Madras high court for allowing political...

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    FPJ Edit: Vaccine patent waiver is a moral victory

    In a surprise move, the Biden administration has decided to back the proposal put forward by India and South Africa at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for a temporary waiver of intellectual property rights on vaccines developed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The proposal was mooted as a means to address the yawning gap in so-called 'vaccine equity' around the world, where some rich...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    More nuanced lockdowns are needed along with cash transfers, to emerge from the pandemic, writes Bharat Jhunjhunwala

    We are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea in respect of the imposition of lockdowns. According to a paper published by the Frankfurt School of Finance, not imposing a lockdown leads to higher numbers of deaths which, in turn, leads to lower economic growth. On the other hand, the imposition of a lockdown leads to a...

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    Coronavirus in Ujjain: 232 new patients found in city

    Ujjain: During the second wave of corona the district continues to record large number of corona cases. On Friday, 232 from city among 308 people in the district tested positive for corona. The tally is 15,377 and the toll is 154.On Thursday, 370 people tested positive for corona taking the tally to 15,069 in the district.

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Mumbai: Developers want governing bodies under RERA ambit

    The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) established to protect interest of homebuyers and develop trust among buyer and seller, has so far disposed of 65 per cent complaints it obtained from various stakeholders successfully.Interestingly, majority of these complaints obtained are about delay in handing over the possession of booked flats.

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Hema-Harish Murder Case: Artist Chintan moves SC for bail

    Artist Chintan Upadhyay facing trial for the murder of his estranged wife Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambani in 2015, has approached the apex court through a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the rejection of his bail plea by the Bombay HC last year and has said that the trial court has completely failed to follow the top court's direction of 2019 to expedite the trial...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Ujjain: India's vaccine policy may lead us into another wave, says Dr VK Mahadik

    Ujjain: The idea of vaccine basically originated hundreds of years ago in India. To ward off smallpox, people in ancient India used to inhale scrapping of scab of a diseased person. This was picked up by the Egyptians and was brought to France by the wife of a diplomat from Cairo. Unfortunately, we neglected our heritage and ended up foundling with our Covid vaccine.

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Mumbai: Dadar railway station to have 'family mall', more likely at other stations

    Dadar will be the railway station in Mumbai precincts which will have a shopping mall in the premises. The Western Railway has proposed this to come up on the foot over bridge for which contractor will be appointed soon. This will be called as a 'family mall' and expected to come up at other stations too.

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Ujjain: Corona rages despite Janta Curfew; 1,955 new cases logged in 6 days

    Ujjain: The second wave of corona continues to wreak havoc despite imposition of Janta Curfew in the district. However, the effect of the lockdown in Ujjain can be gauged from the fact that 1,955 new cases of corona were reported in just 6 days. On Thursday, out of 2,047 samples, 370 people that is 18 per cent, tested corona positive.

    • 2 hrs ago

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