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Poll-bound Manipur has 3rd-lowest vaccination rate of any state — 52% fully jabbed at best

State officials say low vaccination rate partly attributable to discrepancies in data about population, leading to inaccurate govt targets, but admit vaccination needs improvement.

Why Nitish’s JD(U) and BJP are compelled to stay in ‘unhappy marriage’, despite public sniping

Nitish seems to be facing more opposition from the BJP than he is from rival parties, on a multitude of issues, and not much of it is being kept under wraps by either side.

States can’t veto Delhi request for IAS officers, Modi govt proposes & sparks a row

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has already written a letter of protest to PM Modi against proposed amendments to IAS (Cadre) Rules. Other Opposition-ruled states could follow.

In Alipurduar, the bridal ‘palki’ is now an oxygen-equipped lifesaver for far-flung villages

Started a month ago by Alipurduar DM SK Meena, ‘ambulance service’ serves 11 villages located at a height of 4,600 ft in a core area of north Bengal’s Buxa Tiger Reserve.

TB now officially a Covid comorbidity, disease compromises lungs that virus also targets

The latest clinical management guidelines, released Monday, include seven categories of people who are at 'high risk' of severe Covid or mortality because of it. These include TB patients.

Before civic polls, Uddhav govt plans Rs 16.5-cr ad blitz ‘to promote 2 years’ achievements’

Publicity campaign comes ahead 10 civic body polls, including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, and Nashik. Official says govt didn't do much on 2nd anniversary in November, doing it now.

Coming to Central Vista: New PMO in Dholpur sandstone inside Rs 1,200-cr Executive Enclave

The Central Public Works Department will soon issue bids for the construction of the enclave, which will also house Cabinet Secretariat & National Security Council Secretariat.

Covid risk low during dip in flowing river, salty sea — what Bengal told HC on Ganga Sagar Mela

Bengal cites argument to explain why it is not in favour of Ganga Sagar Mela being cancelled. Virologist says 'factors like wind speed or salinity have no role in transmission of virus'.

‘Futile to die for duty’: Most dead anganwadis’ kin haven’t got Rs 50L relief UP govt promised

UP govt announced Rs 50 lakh compensation in May 2021 for 72 anganwadi workers who died while on Covid duty. Only 12 families have received funds so far, says govt official.

Masks & distancing don’t matter at Ganga Sagar mela, but ‘1 Covid case’ found in 3 lakh pilgrims

As lakhs took dips in Ganga during India’s second-largest pilgrimage, West Bengal officials claimed all Covid protocols were being followed amid a spurt in cases in the state.

On Camera

YourTurn

Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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