”Vaccinationalism” is self-defeating, says UN chief as global COVID deaths cross 2 million

United Nations, Jan 16 (PTI): As the world crossed a “heart-wrenching milestone” of two million deaths from COVID-19, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres lamented that the deadly impact of the pandemic has worsened due to the absence of a global coordinated effort and said that “vaccinationalism” by governments is “self-defeating” More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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India kicks off ‘world’s largest’ vaccination campaign

New Delhi (Reuters): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “world’s largest” vaccination campaign on Saturday as the populous nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, January 8th, 2021
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COVID-19: India reports 18,139 new cases, 234 more fatalities

New Delhi, Jan 8 (PTI): India”s daily new COVID-19 cases fell below 19,000 for the fifth time this month, taking the country”s caseload to 1,04,13,417, while the recoveries have surged to 1,00,37,398, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, January 8th, 2021
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2nd dry run for COVID vaccination rollout begins in Delhi; AIIMS, Safdarjung, Apollo among sites

New Delhi, Jan 8 (PTI): A second dry run for the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Delhi is being conducted across several districts of the national capital on Friday, officials said. Representative Image The districts More...

By Manisha Sen On Saturday, November 28th, 2020
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ED attaches assets worth over Rs 27 cr of former IAS officer

New Delhi, Nov 28 (PTI): Assets worth over Rs 27 crore of Chhattisgarh-based former IAS officer Babulal Agrawal have been attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the central probe agency said on Saturday. More...

By Manisha Sen On Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Uttarakhand Governor, Baby Rani Maurya, hospitalised with Covid-19

Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) [India], November 23 (ANI): Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya, who was diagnosed with Covid-19, has been admitted to AIIMS, Rishikesh, on Monday. Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya, More...

By Manish Sen On Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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33 officer trainees test positive at Mussoorie-based civil services training academy

New Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI): As many as 33 civil services officer trainees have tested positive for coronavirus at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie, prompting authorities More...

By Manisha Sen On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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ADG of UIDAI arrested for taking bribe in Delhi office

Jaipur, Oct 20 (PTI) An assistant director general of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in his office in Delhi, an Anti-Corruption More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Punjab Police raids ex-DGP Sumedh Saini’s house in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Aug 28 (PTI) A Punjab Police team raided the house of former state DGP Sumedh Singh Saini here in the early hours of Friday in a case related to the disappearance of a person after a terrorist attack More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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Surat: Two govt officials among four held in bribery case

Ahmedabad, Aug 26 (PTI) The Gujarat Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) apprehended a District Inspector Land Records (DILR) officer, a deputy mamlatdar and two middlemen in Surat for demanding and accepting a bribe of More...