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India biggest buyer of COVID-19 vaccine with 1.6 billion doses, experts say this could cover 60% population

December 4, 2020 8:56:58 pm

India has purchased 500 million doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate, one billion from the US company Novavax and 100 million doses of the Sputnik V candidate from Russia's Gamaleya Research Institute, according to the US-based Duke University Global Health Innovation Center.

Lakshadweep Administrator Dineshwar Sharma passes away at 66

December 4, 2020 8:11:08 pm

Sources said Sharma was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on November 25 with complaints of heavy coughing and complications in his lungs.

Jharkhand HC pulls up Soren govt over claim of no starvation deaths in state

December 4, 2020 7:52:10 pm

A bench of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad was hearing a suo motu case after a letter was sent to the High Court on the death of three members of Bokaro family in a span of six months. At the last hearing, the court had asked the state to file an affidavit.

Kerala goes the Japanese way in raising micro-forests in tourist spots

December 4, 2020 8:27:38 pm

The successful experiment, one of the earliest in Kerala, has propelled the state's tourism department to raise similar micro-forests on the Miyawaki model at 22 tourism spots across 12 districts.

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Vijay Mallya’s assets worth nearly Rs 14 crore seized in France, says ED

December 4, 2020 7:10:44 pm

The ED said said the action was undertaken by French authorities "on the request of the Enforcement Directorate" and the property is located at 32 Avenue FOCH in France.

Maharashtra govt writes to Konkan to add Marathi

Use Marathi in signages, ads: Maharashtra govt to Konkan Railway

December 4, 2020 6:41:49 pm

Sources said the letter came following complaints that the three-language formula was allegedly not being followed strictly by the Konkan Railway.

COVID-like pandemics can pose threat to country’s internal security: Ghulam Nabi Azad

December 4, 2020 6:19:04 pm

Expressing hope that the country's pharma manufacturers in collaboration with the ICMR will get the final nod from the DCGI for a COVID-19 vaccine soon, he said that mechanisms for delivery of vaccine at the grassroots level should be ready.

Scholarship scam: Jharkhand High Court asks state to file detailed affidavit

December 4, 2020 3:45:06 pm

An investigation by The Indian Express had revealed how a nexus of middlemen, banking correspondents, school staff and government officials illegally diverted funds disbursed under the Centre's pre-matric scholarship for poor minority students.

Indian Navy an outstanding force: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

December 4, 2020 3:34:19 pm

In a tweet, Singh hailed the Indian Navy's professionalism and particularly mentioned its efforts to keep India's sea lanes safe.

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Beant Singh killing: SC asks Centre about delay in proposal to commute Rajoana’s death sentence

December 4, 2020 3:22:47 pm

The apex court noted that a letter was sent from the Ministry of Home Affairs to Punjab chief secretary on September 7 last year intimating that a proposal would be sent to the President to commute the death sentence of Rajoana.

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December 4, 2020 3:19:20 pm

Kerala Nirmal Lottery NR-201 Today Results: The Kerala state lottery department Friday announced the results of Kerala Nirmal Lottery NR-199. The first prize winner is ticket number NY-246268 which bagged a whopping Rs 70 lakh.

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Trudeau’s farmer remarks: India summons Canadian envoy, says could have ‘damaging impact on bilateral ties’

December 4, 2020 7:58:40 pm

Earlier this week, as Trudeau came out in support of the protesting farmers, India had responded sharply on Tuesday against “ill-informed comments” on the “internal affairs of a democratic country”.

Shivpal Yadav calls for SP alliance for 2022 assembly elections

Unfortunate, SP did not respond to my call for unity, says Shivpal

December 4, 2020 2:59:57 pm

A week ago, Shivpal Yadav, who had quit the Samajwadi Party ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections after differences with his nephew Akhilesh Yadav, said it would be his "first priority" to have an alliance with the Samajwadi Party to defeat the BJP in the 2022 Assembly polls.

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Farmers intensify stir, SP to hold Kisan Yatras

December 4, 2020 2:55:55 pm

BKU leaders demand setting up of farm commission to look into their issues

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Kerala Nirmal Lottery NR-201 Today Results: First prize is worth Rs 70 lakh!

December 4, 2020 2:51:06 pm

Kerala Nirmal Lottery NR 201 Today Results: While the first prize winner will bag a whopping Rs 70 lakh, the second and the third winners will get Rs 10 lakh and  Rs 1 lakh respectively.

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Farmers’ protests witness gender, age shift, all courtesy

December 4, 2020 3:24:22 pm

While there were big protests by farmers in 2017, 2018 and even before Lok Sabha polls in 2019, with even the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) protesting in Delhi several times with participation of farmers from Punjab, but such large scale participation of women and youth was not seen back then.

Bharuch: 31, including 7 women, booked for rioting outside agrochemical company

December 4, 2020 2:34:30 pm

Police lobbed teargas shells and charged lathis to disperse the villagers. Two FIRs have been filed at Dahej police station for rioting and violation of the Epidemic Disease Act and Disaster Management Act.

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From rooftop protests, to tractor rallies, to ‘Delhi Chalo’: A timeline of farmers’ movement

December 4, 2020 2:13:36 pm

The farmers' protests didn’t happen overnight. They had started protesting against agricultural laws in June, just a day after the ordinances were first introduced.

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Stubble burning has stopped but Delhi’s air pollution situation remains serious: Javadekar

December 4, 2020 2:00:20 pm

"Delhi government and all agencies concerned should swing into action as stubble burning has stopped now," Javadekar said.

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Nagrota terror attack case handed over to NIA

December 4, 2020 3:07:05 pm

Sources said the case has been handed over to NIA as it has cross-border implications and a federal agency would be better suited in a case where the hand of Pakistan is prima facie evident.

PPA's MLA Kardo Nyigyor suspended

People’s Party of Arunachal suspends its lone MLA

December 4, 2020 1:43:35 pm

PPA president Kahfa Bengia said the decision to suspend Nyigyor was taken after receiving proof of his indulgence in anti-party activities.

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Open to tie-up with Rajinikanth’s party: Tamil Nadu Deputy CM Panneerselvam

December 4, 2020 2:43:04 pm

AIADMK coordinator and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has hinted at a possible alliance with actor Rajinikanth who confirmed Thursday that his party will contest the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu.

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DSGMC sends legal notice to Kangana over ‘derogatory’ tweets against farmers

December 4, 2020 1:19:24 pm

Kangana Ranaut shared a tweet alleging that the 'Shaheen Bagh dadi' also joined the farmers' agitation over the new farm laws at various border points of the national capital.

Farmers refuse to move, say will intensify protest

How farmers turned their tractor-trolleys into makeshift camps for ‘Delhi siege’

December 4, 2020 12:47:37 pm

As temperature continues to drop, the farmers find the much-needed warmth to spend the night on the bed of their trolleys lined with layers of paddy straw brought from their fields.

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SC dismisses plea seeking appointment of govt nominees in trust for building mosque in Ayodhya

December 4, 2020 12:44:09 pm

The petition had said that apart from private individuals and members of state Sunni Board, the presence of central and state government representatives was essential to ensure proper management of the funds.