Fri, Mar 05, 2021

  • The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 1.90 crore with 10,34,672 vaccine jabs being given till Friday evening, the Union Health Ministry said.
    Cumulative number of COVID vaccine doses given crosses 1.90 cr: Govt
    The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated and vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) starting from February 2.The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people above 60 years and those aged 45 and above with specified comorbid conditions. Total 10,34,672 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm on Friday, the forty-ninth day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. Out of which, 8,25,537 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 2,09,135 HCWs and FLWs received the second dose of vaccine as per the provisional report, the ministry said, adding that final reports would be completed for the day by late night.A total of 8,25,537 beneficiaries include 5,00,942 people aged over 60 years and 77,325 individuals aged between 45-60 with...
  • 101-yr-old woman takes vaccine shot in Delhi 101-yr-old woman takes vaccine shot in Delhi

    Boosting the morale of those who are still sceptical about getting the vaccine shot against Covid-19, a 101-year-old woman on Friday received her first vaccine dose at a municipal hospital here,...

  • We expect China to work towards disengagement in remaining areas: India on Ladakh standoff We expect China to work towards disengagement in remaining areas: India on Ladakh standoff

    India on Friday said it expects China to work with it through existing bilateral consultation mechanisms between their diplomats and military commanders to ensure early completion of the disengagement...

  • SC: New OTT rules lack teeth, no mechanism to screen content SC: New OTT rules lack teeth, no mechanism to screen content

    The Supreme Court said on Friday that the government's new rules for OTT platforms have no teeth, as there is no provision for prosecution of those who do not abide by these rules .

  • ED summons ex-Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti on March 15 ED summons ex-Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti on March 15

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed for questioning on March 15 in connection with a...

  • We Are Going Strong: Farmer Leaders As Protest Enters 100th Day We Are Going Strong: Farmer Leaders As Protest Enters 100th Day

    Despite several rounds of talks between the government and the farmer unions, the two sides have failed to reach an agreement, and the farmers have refused to budge until the three laws are repealed.

  • Lifestyle, Open Air May Have Kept Coronavirus At Bay In Villages: Naidu Lifestyle, Open Air May Have Kept Coronavirus At Bay In Villages: Naidu

    India's ancient vastu (architecture) rules put stress on air circulation and sunlight but in urban areas we are not doing it and can get affected by coronavirus, Naidu said.

  • Opposition did politics over COVID vaccine: BJP Opposition did politics over COVID vaccine: BJP

    Keeping up its attack on the Opposition over the COVID-19 vaccine issue, the BJP on Friday said all that its rivals, especially the Congress, have contributed to the matter is politics and confusion...

  • Owner of SUV which caused explosives scare near Ambani's house found dead Owner of SUV which caused explosives scare near Ambani's house found dead

    Hiren Mansukh, owner of the vehicle with explosives which had been found parked near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence last week, was found dead in a creek in neighboring Thane on Friday, police...

  • Give probe into car found near Ambani's house to NIA: Fadnavis Give probe into car found near Ambani's house to NIA: Fadnavis

    BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday demanded that the probe into the explosives-laden car found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai be handed over to the National Investigation...