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The Burari house where 11 members of a family were found hanging on the morning of 1 July 2018 | Bismee Taskin | ThePrint

Scary to neighbours, home to families — Burari house fights horror tag 2 yrs after 11 deaths

The 3-storey house in Delhi's Burari where 11 members of a family committed suicide in 2018 is now inhabited by two families. Ground floor houses a diagnostic lab.
A health worker preparing to administer Covid vaccine at a hospital in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

52 adverse events after Covid vaccine reported in Delhi on first day of immunisation drive

One AIIMS health worker reported to be a severe AEFI case. He was hospitalised after receiving a Covaxin shot. However, Union ministry maintained there was no hospitalisation case.
A health worker administering a Covid-19 vaccine shot at a hospital in New Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Hospital chiefs take lead on Covid vaccine drive launch, no major plaints from first recipients

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s massive Covid-19 vaccination programme Saturday. First recipients urge others to take the vaccine jab.
A worker at Ghazipur poultry market in New Delhi on 9 January 2021 | PTI Photo

Delhi’s Ghazipur poultry market to be opened after samples test negative for bird flu

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also gave directions to withdraw the orders restricting trade and import of chicken stocks.
Students in a classroom in Ranchi | Representational image | ANI Photo

Delhi schools allowed to open for Class 10, 12 from 18 Jan, students to get parents’ nod

The order has been given to conduct activities related to pre-board preparations and practical work. However, physical attendance is not compulsory.

Will provide Covid vaccine free if Centre fails to do so, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal told reporters Wednesday that he has already appealed to the Centre for ensuring free vaccination in the country as many people may not be able to afford the shot.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a virtual all-party meeting Friday | Photo: Twitter | @ANI

PM Modi to launch Covid vaccination drive with two-way live webcast on 16 January

The Union Ministry of Health is tight-lipped about the launch, states are busy making preparations for the programme as India prepares to start the Covid vaccination drive.
Representational image. | A poultry worker sits idle with empty cages at the Ghazipur market after reports of bird flu, in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

‘They have all been killed’ — Bird flu spells tragedy for poultry farmers after Covid hit

Bird flu cases in 9 states & UTs means chicken farmers, who were barely starting to recover from Covid impact, are having to cull large numbers of stock a second time in 12 months.
Representational image. | Protesting farmers at the Singhu border amid freezing weather. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Freezing winter cut short Tamil Nadu farm protest, but our hearts in Delhi, leader says

The group joined protests against new farm laws at Singhu border last month but left after 2 weeks. The same group had protested in 2017 at Jantar Mantar with skulls.
Workers at a wholesale poultry market after it was closed for 10 days as a preventive measure against the spread of bird flu, at Ghazipur in New Delhi Sunday. | Photo: ANI

Delhi confirms bird flu cases, 9th on list of outbreak-affected regions

Apart from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana have confirmed bird flu cases.

On Camera

Navalny stands alone in his epic battle with Putin

What’s been happening to Alexey Navalny has its own highly predictable logic — the logic of a contest of wills between him & Vladimir Putin.

Success of India’s indigenous nuclear reactor at Kakrapar seen boosting clean energy goal

The 700 MW reactor of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is India’s largest domestically-built nuclear reactor and NPCIL connected it to the grid last week.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of the cantonment in Agra. | Photo: ANI

The problem with cantonment boards and why Army doesn’t want them abolished

PMO is reported to have sought comments from all cantonment boards on abolition of cantts. Army not happy with proposal, while civilians complain against restrictions.

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.