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Will continue our fight and work for people, says Mamata on TMC’s 23rd Foundation Day

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that she will continue to fight and work for the people. Banerjee, the chief of Trinamool Congress (TMC), said this at her party’s 23rd Foundation Day. Notably, TMC is credited for uprooting the Left Front from Bengal that ruled for 34 years in the state. Mamata...

WHO clears Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

At a time when the majority of the countries in the world are yet to approve a vaccine for COVID-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has given its nod to the jab developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. The development essentially means that low-income countries may soon get access to the ‘costly’ vaccine that is already...

20,035 COVID-19 cases, 256 deaths reported in a day in India

The health ministry on Friday informed that 20,035 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.02 crore. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

States, UTs to conduct dry runs on Jan 2 ahead of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Before the actual rollout of the vaccine anytime soon, the Centre has directed all states and Union Territories to carry out a dry run for COVID-19 vaccination on January 2. The dry run will be conducted to test the planning and implementation of the vaccination process by the authorities. The test run will be conducted...

Fresh tussle between Rajasthan government & Governor over farm bills likely in New Year

The New Year will witness fresh confrontations between the Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The Rajasthan Cabinet which met on Wednesday decided to launch a state-wide agitation against the Centre on the issue of the Centre’s farm bills. Gehlot and the members of the Cabinet have expressed their displeasure on the...

Kerala Assembly passes resolution against farm laws, BJP lawmaker supports it

A resolution demanding the scrapping of the three farm laws brought by the Centre was unanimously passed by the Kerala Assembly on Thursday. The Assembly held that the new farm laws were in favour of corporate and against farmers’ interests. Notably, a special session of the Assembly was convened for the purpose. The resolution was...

Century-old Hindu temple damaged, set on fire by mob in Pakistan

A century-old Hindu temple in northwestern Pakistan was attacked and set on fire by a mob on Thursday. The incident led to the Hindu community in the Muslim-majority country condemning the issue. Hindus are the largest non-Muslim majority in Pakistan, which gained independence from British rule in 1947, when the subcontinent was partitioned into Muslim-majority...

Experts committee scrutinising COVID-19 vaccine candidates to meet on Jan 1

A committee of the Indian regulator that is scrutinising the emergency use applications of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers will reassemble on January 1 for deliberations on the issue. The committee had earlier met on Wednesday to consider the applications made by Serum Institute of India for the AstraZeneca and Oxford University vaccine, and another vaccine of...

More people in India found infected with mutated coronavirus strain from UK

The tally of people infected with the new strain of coronavirus first detected in the UK is on the rise in India. Five fresh cases of the new strain of coronavirus have been detected in India. Following the surge, the total tally of people who returned from the UK and were found infected with the...

21,822 COVID-19 cases, 299 deaths registered in a day in India

The health ministry on Thursday informed that 21,822 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.02 crore. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

Rajasthan: Former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin escapes unhurt in road accident

Former India’s skipper Mohammed Azharuddin had a miraculous escape as the car he was travelling turned turtle and got badly smashed. The incident happened on Wednesday when Azharuddin was travelling from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur to spend the New Year at the Ranthambore tiger reserve. He had come from Hyderabad by flight along with three...

Kapil Gurjar, who fired in the air at Shaheen Bagh, joins BJP

Kapil Gurjar, who fired shots in the air in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area in February during the protest against the Centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), on Wednesday joined the BJP. Notably, Shaheen Bagh was the epicentre of the anti-CAA protest and Kapil Gurjar had fired two rounds in the air at the protest site. After...