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PM Modi reviews vaccine work in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune to review coronavirus vaccine development work there. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said the day-long visit was aimed at getting a first-hand perspective of the preparations, challenges and roadmap in India's endeavour to vaccinate its citizens.

28 Nov 2020 8:10 pm
Disgruntled farmers refuse offer of alternate protest site, insist on reaching heart of capital

The large number of farmers, aggrieved over the three agriculture bills enacted by the government recently, reiterated that they would not accept the Delhi police's offer to hold their protest at the Sant Nirankari ground at Burari in north Delhi.

28 Nov 2020 8:10 pm
8 states, UTs reported 69 per cent of new Covid-19 cases in 24-hour span; tests per million cross 1 lakh

With 11,57,605 tests conducted in a span of 24 hours, India's cumulative tests have surged to 13.82 crore, while the number of tests per million population has crossed the 1-lakh mark and now stands at 1,00,159.7, the ministry said.

28 Nov 2020 5:11 pm
We have inputs of some unwanted elements in crowd: Haryana CM on Khalistani slogans in farmers' protest

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state has inputs of some unwanted elements raising pro-Khalistan slogans in the ongoing farmers' protests in and around the national capital. ..In videos they said 'jab Indira Gandhi ko ye kar sakte hain, to Modi ko kyu nahi kar sakte' (When it can be done to Indira Gandhi, why not Modi?), said the chief minister.

28 Nov 2020 4:10 pm
PM Modi should focus on strategy on Covid vaccine, instead of publicity: Congress

Addressing a press conference at the Delhi Congress office here, Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera said, The Prime Minister should be holding meetings to strategise and decide on how will the vaccines be allocated, how will it work and who will get them first. Khera said that he should be focusing on such things rather than doing publicity all the time.

28 Nov 2020 4:10 pm
Karnataka CM's political secretary hospitalised after 'suicide' attempt, stable

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's political secretary and relative N R Santosh who was hospitalised following an alleged suicide attempt is 'stable and cheerful', and maybe discharged in a day or two, doctors treating him said on Saturday. According to sources, Santosh is said to have attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills on Friday night.

28 Nov 2020 4:10 pm
Union minister of state for rural development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti tests positive for Covid-19

Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was shifted to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) from Lala Lajpat Rai's Neuro Science Centre Covid ICU ward hours after she tested positive for the coronavirus disease on late Friday night.

28 Nov 2020 3:10 pm
MARCOS deployed near Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh, naval commandos to get new boats soon

The idea behind the deployment of the MARCOS in Eastern Ladakh where Indian Air Force's Garud operatives and Indian Army's Para Special Forces is to enhance the integration of the three services and provide the naval commandos exposure to extreme cold weather conditions, government sources said.

28 Nov 2020 3:10 pm
Indians top the list of educated migrants in rich countries

OECD data reveals that there are around 120 million migrants living in OECD member countries. 30 to 35 per cent of these migrants are considered highly educated. For India, which topped the list as of 2015/16 with more than three million highly educated migrants in the OECD, the share of those considered of high education status was nearly 65 per cent.

28 Nov 2020 2:10 pm
PM Modi reaches Hyderabad to visit Bharat Biotech plant

PM Modi will be proceeding to Bharat Biotech's facility located at Genome valley, a life sciences cluster about 20 km from the AF base, officials said. Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, being developed byBharat Biotech in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology is now undergoing phase-3 trials. The vaccine is being developed and will be manufactured at Bharat Biotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) facility in Genome Valley in Hyderabad.

28 Nov 2020 2:10 pm
PM Modi concludes Zydus Biotech Park visit, next stop Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday concluded his visit to Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad after reviewing the development of Covid-19 vaccine candidate ZyCOV-D.

28 Nov 2020 1:10 pm
US announces reward of up to $5 million for information about 26/11 mastermind

Twelve years after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the United States has announced a reward of up to USD 5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba member Sajid Mir for his ole in the attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

28 Nov 2020 1:10 pm
Moradabad MP terms 'love jihad' political stunt, asks Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls their 'sisters'

Samajwadi Party (SP) MP from Moradabad ST Hasan has termed love Jihad a political stunt and asked Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls their sisters.

28 Nov 2020 12:10 pm
PM Modi speaks to Tamil Nadu CM, says Central teams to assist in Cyclone Nivar relief work

PM Modi expressed condolence on the loss of lives and prayed for a quick recovery of the injured. An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each would be given to the next of kin of the persons deceased and Rs. 50,000 each to the injured, from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, the PMO added.

28 Nov 2020 10:10 am
PM Modi to visit vaccine making units in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will embark on a three-city visit to personally review the vaccine development and manufacturing process. He will visit the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune (Maharashtra), the Prime Minister's Office said.

28 Nov 2020 10:10 am
PM Modi reaches Ahmedabad to review coronavirus vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed here on Saturday as part of his three-city visit to ireview coronavirus vaccine development work at facilities there, an official said. From the airport, Modi proceeded to pharma major Zydus Cadila's plant near Ahmedabad to get information about its vaccine development, the official said.

28 Nov 2020 10:10 am
Polling begins for first phase of DDC elections in J&K

Polling for the first phase of the first-ever elections to the District Development Councils (DDCs) in Jammu and Kashmir began on Saturday morning. Forty-three out of 280 constituencies in the Union Territory are going to polls in the first phase of DDC elections. The polling will end at 2 pm. Elections for the DDCs, which are being held in eight phases, will conclude on Dec 19.

28 Nov 2020 9:10 am
PM-Kisan data shows northeast & Kerala lead in bridging gender gap, Punjab has just 61 women beneficiaries

Government data on the Centres flagship scheme PM-Kisan, as per a RTI reply, shows that almost one-fourth of beneficiaries among landholder farmers in the country are women with northeastern states and Kerala taking lead in bridging the gap of gender disparities. In the dominant agricultural state Punjab, women beneficiaries account for the lowest percentage at 0.003%.

28 Nov 2020 8:59 am
7 days more on parole for Rajiv case convict

The Supreme Court on Friday extended parole of AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, by one more week to enable him to undergo medical treatment and asked Tamil Nadu government to provide police escort to him.

28 Nov 2020 6:10 am
Govt overlooking tribunals orders is disturbing: SC

Expressing concern over a disturbing trend of the government not implementing directions of tribunals and thus undermining their independence, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the setting up of an independent National Tribunals Commission to supervise appointments and functioning of tribunals.

28 Nov 2020 6:10 am
Karnataka puts Lingayat OBC plan on hold

The Karnataka cabinet on Friday deferred a decision on recommending the inclusion of Veerashaiva-Lingayat community in the Centres list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) after BJPs not-so-subtle message that the issue should be discussed in the party fora first to study its feasibility.

28 Nov 2020 6:10 am
25% of PM-Kisan beneficiaries are women: Govt data

Nearly one-fourth of beneficiaries under the PM Kisan scheme, launched last year and which was utilised during the lockdown to offer relief to agriculturists, are women, a surprising revelation that indicates that they are also land-holders as is required to receive benefits of the direct transfers from the central government.

28 Nov 2020 6:10 am
Gita as subject in schools: HC junks plea as vague

A Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court has dismissed a PIL petition, requesting the court to direct the Uttar Pradesh government and its education authorities that Bhagavad Gita be taught as one of the subjects to students of all classes in the overall interest of society.

28 Nov 2020 5:10 am