Free diagnostic services to urban poor in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) In another move to provide free healthcare facilities to poor in urban areas, the Telangana government on Friday launched eight Telangana Diagnostics mini hubs in Greater Hyderabad. Officials said Telangana Diagnostics is a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide quality diagnostic and imaging services free of cost to the public. Municipal Administration and […]

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Tejashwi flays Nitish for circular against anti-government social media posts

Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has criticised a new circular released by the Nitish Kumar government which directs the law enforcement authorities to take action against derogatory remarks on social media against government officials and public representatives. Yadav said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has forgotten that Bihar is […]

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2.28 lakh people vaccinated on Day 7, 267 adverse events reported

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India on Friday inoculated as many as 2,28,563 healthcare and frontline workers, taking the toll of total beneficiaries who have been vaccinated to 12,72,097. “The Covid-19 vaccination programme was conducted successfully on the seventh day of the countrywide massive exercise. The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated has surpassed 12.7 […]

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Four die in illegal mining in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) Four persons engaged in illegal mining died on Friday morning as mica mines caved in Jharkhand’s Koderma district. The incident occurred at the Foolwariya jungle, following which two bodies have been recovered from the mine this afternoon, the police said. According to police, a rescue operation is underway to extract the […]

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Nadda unveils Lord Ram’s statue in party office

Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party president J.P. Nadda on Friday unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Lord Ram in the party’s state headquarters here. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, state in-charge Radha Mohan Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya and state party president Swatantra Dev Singh were present on the occasion. A party functionary said […]

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Gujarat govt to abolish police RR Cell

Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday announced that the Rapid Response (RR) Cell of the state police will be abolished. Active since 1995, the RR Cell’s chief task was to keep a tab on the functionings of organised crime in the state. “We have decided to abolish the RR cell […]

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Hasina thanks Modi for Covid-19 vaccine

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending 20 lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to assist the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus. “I’m thanking Prime Minister Modi for sending the vaccine as a gift, I do expect that Bangladesh […]

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Andhra colleges warned not to collect excess fees

Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) In wake of some students and parents complaining about excess fees being collected by private intermediate colleges in Andhra Pradesh, state regulatory body, the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), on Thursday warned their managements to refrain and reduce fees by 30 per cent as ordered earlier. “All the private unaided junior […]

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Minor cabinet reshuffle brews resentment in K’taka

Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) At least four allegedly disgruntled ministers — K. Sudhakar, J.C. Madhuswamy, K. Gopalaiah and M.T.B. Nagaraj — reportedly skipped the first cabinet meeting convened by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday after effecting minor cabinet reshuffle and allocating portfolios to seven newly inducted legislators into his team. It came as […]

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Jammu-Srinagar Highway to remain closed on Friday

Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar Highway will remain closed on Friday for maintenance operations, an official statement said. “Tomorrow on 22-01-2021, no vehicular movement shall be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in view of maintenance/repairing of the road,” traffic police said in a statement. After remaining closed for a week due to the collapse […]

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7 labourers killed in Telangana road accident

Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) At least seven people, including six women, were killed and 13 others injured when an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling was crushed under a truck in Telangana’s Nalgonda district on Thursday. The accident occurred at at Angandipet Stage of P.A. Pally mandal when the auto-rickshaw, while trying to prevent hitting […]

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YSRCP’s Pothula Suneetha elected MLC sans contest

Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSRCP candidate Pothula Suneetha was elected, without any contest, to the Legislative Council on Thursday to fill up a casual vacancy. “The returning officer and Deputy Secretary to the state legislature has declared Pothula Suneetha, YSRCP as duly elected uncontested,” said a statement from the chief electoral officer’s […]

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Odisha reports two serious AEFI cases

Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Two cases of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in Odisha as two healthcare workers were hospitalised after administration of Covid-19 vaccine, the state Health Department said on Thursday. Both the healthcare workers are now stable. A 27-year-old staff nurse in Bargarh district had taken the vaccine on January […]

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Researcher shares Netaji’s Great Escape route

By Soudhriti BhabaniKolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) In 1941, 44-year-old Subhas Chandra Bose was under house arrest with the police guarding the entire area outside his Elgin Road residence in south Kolkata. According to noted Netaji researcher Jayanta Chowdhury, the black German Wanderer sedan which Bose rode for his great escape on January 16, 1941 rolled […]

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Australian envoy calls on Punjab, Haryana CMs

Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Australia’s High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell on Thursday called on Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana here to explore cooperation in agriculture, water and education. “Valuable insights from Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-ji on his key priorities for Haryana and opportunities for greater Australia-Haryana cooperation in agribusiness, water and education,” […]

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Seers back Covid vaccination drive in MP

Bhopal, Jan 21 (IANS) In an effort to make the Covid-19 vaccination drive a huge success in Madhya Pradesh, several religious leaders and eminent personalities across the state have launched a ‘Jan Jagriti Abhiyan’ to raise awareness for maximum participation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16 launched India’s coronavirus vaccination drive via video conference. […]

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Nadda arrives to a warm welcome in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) BJP president J.P. Nadda was given a warm welcome at Lucknow airport when he arrived here on a two-day visit. Nadda’s visit was re-scheduled and he arrived about six hours late on Thursday evening. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief ministers, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, along with over a […]

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49.35 kg banned stimulant drug seized by NCB, two held

Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) In a joint operation with its counterparts in Chennai zone, Narcotics Control Bureau’s Bengaluru Zone officials on Thursday busted a drugs racket by arresting two persons and seizing 49.5 kg banned stimulant chemical Ephedrine. The contraband was concealed in electric commercial sandwich-makers and other electrical accessories, a statement by Bengaluru NCB […]

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Congress to distribute Priyanka calendar in UP

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Congress is preparing to distribute nearly 10 lakh calendars of party’s General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, across every village and city of the state. According to the party sources, the 12-page table top calendar has a photograph of Priyanka on every page. It encapsulates her journey since she […]

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Priest bludgeoned to death in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) An 85-year-old priest of a Shiva temple was brutally bludgeoned to death in Shivpur village on the outskirts of the Uttar Pradesh capital. The blood-soaked body of the priest, Fakire Das, was found inside his hut on the temple premises on Wednesday. His assailants appeared to have used a brick to […]

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Start work on multimodal logistics hub: Chautala

Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday gave directions to start construction of northern India’s largest integrated multimodal logistics hub, to be constructed in the state’s Mahendragarh district. Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Industries and Commerce Department, took stock of the proposed construction work to be undertaken. With […]

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6,815 more test corona positive in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) As many as 6,815 new coronavirus cases were detected in Kerala on Wednesday after tests on 61,532 samples, with the state’s test positivity rate touching 11.08 per cent. In all, 7,364 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals across Kerala on Wednesday. A total of 69,691 persons are still under treatment […]

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Another Trinamool legislator jumps ship to BJP in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress legislator from the Shantipur Assembly constituency in Nadia district, Arindam Bhattacharya, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. He joined the saffron brigade at the party’s headquarters in Delhi after holding a meeting with BJP national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. “Our dream is to create […]

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Centre urged to set up vax testing lab in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Telangana’s Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao has urged Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to establish a vaccine testing and certification laboratory and government medical store depot in Hyderabad. In a letter to the Union minister, Rama Rao demanded establishment of a vaccine testing and certification laboratory on the lines of Central […]

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The most beautiful lakes in Switzerland

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) Switzerland is known as the home of the mountains but did you know that Switzerland also has more than 1,500 lakes and water bodies! Almost all Swiss cities are located on the shores of lakes. Whether it’s the altitude, the crystal-clear water or the beauty of the surrounding […]

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Next wet spell likely in J&K, Ladakh from Friday

Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) Minimum temperatures remained several notches below the freezing point in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Wednesday as the weather office forecast another wet spell beginning on January 22. “Another Western Disturbance of moderate intensity is most likely to affect J&K and Ladakh during 22nd night to 24th with main activity […]

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Terrorist, associate arrested in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police in Anantnag have arrested an active terrorist and a terrorist associate, both linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM, and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said on Tuesday. Police said acting on a specific information regarding planning of killing a policeman and weapon snatching […]

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15,223 more beneficiaries vaccinated in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) Of the 32,205 beneficiaries targetted for vaccination against coronavirus across Karnataka on Tuesday, only 15,223 took the shot, the state Health Department said. “With 15,223 healthcare warriors taking the jab across the southern state, 47 per cent of the target was achieved during the day,” said the department in a statement. […]

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Expert panel recommends Phase 1 trial of nasal Covid-19 vaccine (IANS Exclusive, Lead)

By Aakanksha KhajuriaNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Tuesday recommended Bharat Biotech’s intranasal vaccine for coronavirus for phase 1 clinical trials. The final call will now be taken by the Drugs Controller General of India. Days after getting the Drugs Controller General […]

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‘LeT, JeM, China to be focus of India-US security cooperation in years to come’

By Sumit Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan-based terror groups and Chinese aggression will be the focus of India-US security cooperation in the years to come, according to a study by a US-based think tank. “Much of the engagement is presumed to focus on shared counterterrorism interests, particularly the operations of transnational terrorist groups […]

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Kaleswaram has redrawn irrigation map of Telangana: KCR

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed happiness over completion of the Kaleswaram project and said that it has redrawn the irrigation map of the state. With water being pumped uninterruptedly as planned, he congratulated the Water Resources Department officials, implementation agencies and officials from other departments for their efforts […]

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Integrated cell-cum-gene therapy facility unveiled in B’luru

Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Immuneel Therapeutics Ltd, co-founded by Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, unveiled its integrated cell-and-gene therapy development and manufacturing facility at Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City on the outskirts of this tech city on Monday. “The research-led integrated facility has a hi-tech lab, CGMP-complaint manufacturing suites for cell and gene therapies to treat cancer […]

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Kerala reports 3,346 fresh Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Kerala on Monday reported 3,346 new Covid-19 cases, said state’s Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, adding that the test positivity rate now stands at 10.11 per cent. As many as 68,399 people are under treatment in various facilities across the state. Ernakulam has the highest number with 574 cases, while Kasargod with […]

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JP Nadda to visit Lucknow on Jan 21-22

Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda will arrive in Lucknow on January 21 on a two-day visit. During his visit, Nadda will interact with the state leadership and also members of the government. BJP sources said that the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle could also be discussed during the party chief’s visit. Speculation […]

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Sushant case coverage: ‘Media trial’ obstructs justice, says Bombay HC (Ld)

Mumbai, Jan. Jan 18 (IANS) In a significant verdict having ramifications on the Indian media, the Bombay High Court on Monday said that ‘media trial’ impacts investigations, violates laws, obstructs administration of justice besides amounting to a contempt of the court. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G. S. Kulkarni gave […]

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