Author Archives: Asmat Khan

Parliament proceedings updates | Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 p.m.

For the past two days, both Houses of Parliament have failed to function amidst protests from Opposition members, who’ve demanded a debate on the frequent hike in fuel prices and on farmers’ issues. Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice after protests by the Opposition over the Chairman’s rejection of their request for discussion of farmers’ agitation. Lok Sabha too was adjourned ...

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COVID-19 | 86.25% new cases in Six States: Health Ministry

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 11,141, followed by Kerala with 2,100 and Punjab with 1,043 new infections, the Ministry said. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the six States that cumulatively account for 86.25% of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Monday. Maharashtra ...

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Coronavirus live updates | Don’t waste the hope that vaccines bring, warns WHO

As many as 18,327 new COVID-19 cases and 108 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Health ministry said today. You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at the national and State levels here. A list of State Helpline numbers is available as well. Here are the latest updates: Karnataka Make vaccine ...

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SOPs for Maharashtra COVID-19 care centres by March 31: Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said a doctor who allegedly tried to molest a woman patient at a COVID-19 care centre in Aurangabad has been removed from service, and SOPs for such facilities will be issued by this month-end. The incident took place earlier this week and the issue was raised by BJP MLA Manisha Chaudhary in ...

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Coronavirus live updates | March 2, 2021

Twenty-five lakh potential beneficiaries had registered on the Co-Win portal on Monday, the first day of the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination covering those over 60 and people with specified comorbidities over the age of 45, the Union Health Ministry said. You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at the national and State levels here. A list of ...

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Mann ki Baat | PM Modi calls for 100-day water conservation campaign

Not learning Tamil is a regret, says PM when asked if there is anything he has not been able to accomplish. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there was a need to start conserving water right away and that the Jal Shakti Ministry would be launching a 100-day “catch the rain” campaign soon. Mr. Modi was speaking during his ...

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HP Budget Session: Governor cuts short address to Assembly amid uproar by Congress members

The Congress members alleged that contents of the address were “a bundle of lies”. Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya could read only the last line of his address to the Assembly in the opening day of the Budget Session on Friday amid a ruckus by members of the opposition Congress. As soon as the House assembled at 11 a.m., the ...

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Sri Lankan foreign minister appeals for rejection of UN rights body resolution

The minister described the impending resolution as unsubstantiated and a “pure political move” against Sri Lanka A top Sri Lankan minister has made a fervent appeal to the member states of the UNHRC to reject the impending resolution on the island nation’s human rights accountability and reconciliation, terming it a “pure political move” against the country. Addressing a UN Human ...

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Coronavirus live updates | Maharashtra Minister Chhagan Bhujbal tests positive for COVID-19

The Centre has written to States — Kerala, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and J&K — which are witnessing a daily surge in the number of daily COVID-19 cases directing an increase in proportion of RT-PCR tests while ensuring that those testing negative with Rapid Antigen be retested by RT-PCR. You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at ...

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Talent is Indian but product is not, says PM Modi on Google at NITI Aayog meet

Speaking at the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday emphasised there was a need to further strengthen start-ups and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. Also read: New education policy key to making of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, says PM “We recently liberalised geospatial data. If we could have done ...

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