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India begins nationwide vaccination drive against coronavirus today

Billed as the world's largest vaccination program, the drive aims to inoculate an estimated 3 crore healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase.

India & China in close communication to ensure complete disengagement along LAC, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava says communication is taking place through diplomatic & military channels to decide on the next senior commanders’ meeting.

J&K Police arrest 23 people in connection with cyber fraud, hacking

Multiple raids were carried out across Srinagar after an FIR on the reports of cyber frauds and hacking was registered at Cyber Police Station.

Indian students enrolled in Chinese universities denied permission to return

The Indian Embassy said that in light of resurgence of Covid cases in China, authorities have reinforced controls and restrictions on travel and entry into the country.

India ready to save humanity with two ‘Made in India’ Covid vaccines, says PM Modi

Speaking at the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, Modi lauded the Indian diaspora's contribution during the pandemic & thanked them for their contribution to PM Cares Fund.

India reports 18,177 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, deaths at 217

The total number of active Covid cases in India now stands at 2,47,220. So far, 99,27,310 recoveries have been reported, according to health ministry data.

Covid vaccination drive based on election process, planned to poll booth level, says govt

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that over 96,000 vaccinators have been trained for the Covid immunisation drive so far.

Karnataka govt working to help farmers double their income, says CM Yediyurappa

Yediyurappa said the govt is committed to maintaining the lead as 'Horticulture State' by providing support to research, extension and other infrastructure facilities.
(Representational image) During the vaccination dry run in Delhi on 2 January| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Dry run for Covid-19 vaccination conducted across all states & UTs in India on Saturday

In a meeting on Friday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that just like elections, each member of the Covid vaccination team should be trained responsibly.

Jaishankar arrives in Qatar on first visit, to ‘strengthen bilateral relationship’

During the visit, the External Affairs Minister will hold talks with his counterpart on bilateral issues as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

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A resident receives a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine at a senior citizen care home in Premnitz, Germany | Photo: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz | Bloomberg

Herd immunity could be closer than we think, vaccines must end isolation

Evidence is compelling that a robust and rapid vaccination campaign could render Covid less of a threat than seasonal flu through building herd immunity.
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Why bankrupt DHFL’s ordinary FD holders will lose more money than banks that supported it

DHFL’s committee of creditors has approved Piramal Capital’s offer of around Rs 37,000 crore for the company, which has a debt of nearly Rs 85,000 crore.

Defence

File image of the Dakota vintage aircraft of the IAF | Twitter | @IAF_MCC

This R-Day, catch a glimpse of IAF’s vintage Dakota that ‘saved Srinagar’ in 1947-48 war

The aircraft, which participated in the 1971 war too but began to be phased out soon after, will be flanked by two Mi-17-1V at the flypast in a Rudra formation — a first for the Dakota.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.