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Covid vaccine tracker: India and the world

Times of India 9 hours 44 minutes ago

Over 19 lakh healthcare workers across India have received shots of Covid-19 vaccine till January 25, the tenth day of the nationwide immunisation drive. According to the latest health ministry...
Covid-19 vaccinated people should also be cautious, immunity takes time to kick in: Expert
The country reported another high daily Covid-19 death toll of 1,348 this weekend
Tata In Talks To Launch Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine In India: Report
Tata Group's healthcare venture is said to have started initial discussions with Moderna Inc for a partnership to launch its COVID-19 vaccine in India, the Economic Times reported on Monday.
Tata in Talks to Launch Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine in India, May Team up with CSIR: Report
Tata could team up with the Indias Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to carry out clinical trials of Modernas vaccine candidate in India.
Lagging behind schedule, India's COVID-19 vaccination drives aren't going too well
Lagging behind schedule, India's COVID-19 vaccination drives aren't going too well
Tata in talks to launch Moderna vaccine in India
Tata Medical & Diagnostics, a newly formed subsidiary of Tata Sons, is said to have started initial discussions with US company Moderna for a partnership to launch its Covid-19 vaccine in India.
News18, First Post.com, Economic Times,
  

Republic Day 2021: Delhi Traffic Diversions And Security Measures

NDTV 8 hours 5 minutes ago

Republic Day 2021: Ahead of Republic Day, there is a multi-layer security cover in place in Delhi. Thousands of security personnel have been deployed at the Rajpath and other locations in the...
Delhi under heavy security cover for Republic Day, farmers' tractor parade
The unions claimed that around two lakh tractors are expected to participate in their parade which will move into the city from three border points --- Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur (UP Gate).
Republic Day 2021: Delhi Metro services to be partially reduced; 4 stations near Rajpath to be shut
Republic Day 2021: Delhi Metro services to be partially reduced; 4 stations near Rajpath to be shut
Republic Day 2021 Celebration: Know the Timings, Parking Details of Delhi Metro Services
The parade will start at 9:50 am from Vijay Chowk and the wreath-laying function at National War Memorial will take place at 9 am.
R-Day parade: Tractor trail to Delhi borders
Vehicles on Sunday touched bumper to bumper on all roads leading to Singhu-Kundli and Tikri Haryana-New Delhi borders to participate in the much publicised tractor march on Republic Day.
News18, Times of India,
  

Farmers, Delhi Police gear up for Republic Day tractor rally; unions announce Parliament march on 1 Feb

First Post.com 6 hours 45 minutes ago

Farmers, Delhi Police gear up for Republic Day tractor rally; unions announce Parliament march on 1 Feb
Avoid These Routes: Traffic Police On Republic Day Parade, Farmers' Rally
The Delhi Traffic Police tweeted information on the routes motorists must avoid in view of tight security arrangements made for the traditional Republic Day parade and farmers tractor rally on January...
Ahead of R-Day Tractor Parade, Farmer Unions Announce Plan to March Towards Parliament on Budget Day
Ahead of the tractor parade on Repblic Day, Darshan Pal of the Krantikari Kisan Union said the protesting farmers remain firm in their stand of repealing the three new farm laws and their agitation will continue till their demands are met.
Traffic police asks commuters to avoid routes affected by farmers' tractor rally
"Avoid taking NH44, GT-Karnal road and NH10 as these will remain affected due to the tractor rally," an official said at a press conference.
UP police on high alert for tractor rally
Uttar Pradesh police has sounded a high alert ahead of the January 26 farmers tractor rally in New Delhi and also Republic Day.
Economic Times, Times of India,
  

SC refuses to transfer PILs challenging new law

Times of India 13 hours 52 minutes ago

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to transfer to itself petitions filed in Allahabad high court challenging new law of Uttar Pradesh regulating religious conversions for the inter-faith marriages.
SC refuses to transfer to itself petitions in Allahabad HC challenging UP law on religious conversions
SC refuses to transfer to itself petitions in Allahabad HC challenging UP law on religious conversions
Challenge to law on religious conversions: SC refuses to transfer to itself cases from Allahabad HC
The bench said, "We have issued notice does not mean that the High Court cannot decide the issue".
UP's Plea Seeking To Transfer "Love Jihad" Petitions To Top Court Refused
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition filed by the Uttar Pradesh Government to transfer all the petitions against the anti-conversion ordinance from Allahabad High Court to...
Challenge to Law on Religious Conversions: SC Refuses to Transfer to Itself Cases from Allahabad HC
Senior advocate P S Narasimha, appearing for Uttar Pradesh government, said to avoid multiplicity of proceedings before the High Court and the top court, the transfer petition may be allowed.
NDTV, News18,
  

Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of insulting Netaji by raising 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans

First Post.com 11 hours 53 minutes ago

Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of insulting Netaji by raising 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans
Nobody should feel pain while chanting 'Jai Shri Ram': Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday declined to speak at an official programme to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata after "Jai Shri Ram" slogans were raised from the audience in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Nobody Should Feel Pain While Chanting 'Jai Shri Ram': Sanjay Raut
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' also said Banerjee should not have got upset when "Jai Shri Ram" slogans were raised by some people during the programme.
Mamata Banerjee Heckling: BJP Had Cornered Invites To Event, Say Sources
The Victoria Memorial incident, where BJP supporters shouted "Jai Shri Ram" just as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rose to speak on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary at an event with...
'Netaji event sloganeering at CM misogynistic
Trinamool Congress on Sunday dubbed the treatment meted out to chief minister Mamata Banerjee deeply misogynistic and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modis silence at the event meant to mark Netaji Subhas Chandra Boses 125th birth anniversary.
NDTV, Times of India,
  

No plan to withdraw 100, 10 and 5 banknotes from circulation: RBI

Hindu Business Line 10 hours 10 minutes ago

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on Monday, clarified that it has no plan to withdraw the old series of 100, 10 and 5 banknotes from circulation in
RBI refutes reports of withdrawal of old Rs 100 notes
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday refuted reports of withdrawal of old series of Rs 100, Rs 10 and Rs 5 currency notes. While announcing the issuance of new Rs 100 denomination banknotes with base colour lavender in July 2018, RBI had said banknotes in the denomination of Rs 100 issued by it in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
RBI refutes reports of withdrawal of old Rs 100, Rs 10, Rs 5 notes
While announcing the issuance of new Rs 100 denomination banknotes with base colour Lavender in July 2018, RBI had said banknotes in the denomination of Rs 100 issued by it in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender.
This is What RBI Has to Say About Old Rs100 Notes Going Out of Circulation by March
The Reserve Bank of India tweeted that reports of withdrawal of old series of Rs 100, Rs 10 and Rs 5 were incorrect.
No Plans of Withdrawing Old Rs 100 Notes, Says RBI
The central bank clarified in a twitter statement that media reports on withdrawal of old series of banknotes of Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 100 from circulation were incorrect
News18, NDTV,
  

NEFIS supports Farmers' Republic Day Parade

E Pao! 2 hours 43 minutes ago

North East Forum for International Solidarity NEFIS has expressed its support to the Farmers' Tractor Parade in Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day Source IT News
Volunteers to guard against rumour-mongering during tractor parade on R-Day
Farmers from several parts of Punjab and Haryana on Monday continued to head towards Delhi to join the tractor parade against the Centre's three new agriculture laws. With the arrival of more tractors, traffic on the Ambala-Delhi highway slowed down at many stretches.
Volunteers To Check Rumour-Mongers During R-Day Parade: Farmer Leaders
Ahead of farmers' tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day, Punjab farmer leaders on Monday said they have deployed volunteers to keep a vigil on rumour-mongers and have also asked protesters not to...
100 farmer leaders under house arrest in Agra
To prevent farmers from travelling to Delhi for the Republic Day tractor parade, more than 100 farmer leaders have been allegedly put under "house arrest" in Agra region on Sunday.
Farmers' Protest: Volunteers to Guard Against Rumour-mongering During R-Day Tractor Parade
Trained volunteers have been deputed to keep a vigil on rumour-mongers and any unfamiliar person who could disturb the rally, said Kokrikalan, exuding confidence that the parade would be peaceful.
Times of India, News18,
  

India, China Agree to Push for Early Disengagement at Disputed Border

News18 7 hours 17 minutes ago

The ministry stated that on January 24, the 9th round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting was held on the Chinese side of the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point. The two sides had a candid...
India & China say military talks were "positive"
BENGALURU: India and China said on Monday that the ninth round of talks between military commanders to resolve a months-long border confrontation in the Himalayan region of Ladakh had been "positive, practical and constructive." "The two sides agreed to push for an early disengagement of the frontline troops," a joint statement issued by India's defence ministry said. The nuclear-armed neighbours deployed thousands of troops in the remote snow deserts of Ladakh last summer when tensions flared after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in hand-to-hand combat. The Chinese suffered an undisclosed number of casualties.
LAC row: Talks with China positive, consensus on early disengagement, says Indian Army
The ninth round of talks between the Indian and Chinese armies to resolve the ongoing border standoff in eastern Ladakh was positive and the two sides have agreed for an early disengagement of troops, the Indian Army said in a statement. It said that both the sides have agreed that the latest round of meeting was "positive, practical and constructive".
India, China hold marathon military talks on disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh
Close to 100,000 Indian and Chinese troops are deployed in eastern Ladakh as both sides have been holding on to their ground
India, China Resume Military Talks After 2 Months, Round 9 Lasts 15 Hours
The ninth round of Corps Commander Level talks between India and China ended at 2:30 am on Monday.
Hindu Business Line, NDTV,
  

NCW to Challenge Bombay HC's Judgment on Groping Without 'Skin to Skin' Contact in SC

News18 10 hours ago

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgment passed on January 19, held that there must be "skin to skin contact with sexual intent" for an act to be...
NCPCR asks Maha govt to file appeal against Bombay HC judgment on sexual assault
In the January 19 judgment, the Bombay High Court said groping a minor's breast without "skin-to-skin contact" cannot be termed sexual assault as defined under the POCSO Act. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench held that there must be "skin to skin contact with sexual intent" for an act to be considered sexual assault.
Activists slam HC on 'sexual assault' judgement
Activists and child rights bodies have slammed the recent judgement of the Bombay high court that there is no sexual assault if there is no 'skin-to-skin' contact.
No Sex Assault Since No "Skin-To-Skin Contact": Court On Minor's Groping
Groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said.
Groping minors breast not sexual assault in absence of skin-to-skin contact, Bombay HC says in judgment
Groping minors breast not sexual assault in absence of skin-to-skin contact, Bombay HC says in judgment
NDTV, First Post.com,
  

'Believe in unity, not division': Yogi Adityanath dismisses possibility of splitting Uttar Pradesh

First Post.com 7 hours 54 minutes ago

'Believe in unity, not division': Yogi Adityanath dismisses possibility of splitting Uttar Pradesh
Believe In Uniting Not Dividing: Yogi Adityanath Rules Out UP Split Plan
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday virtually ruled out any plan for the division of the state, saying his government believes in uniting and not dividing.
'Believe in Uniting Not Dividing': CM Yogi Adityanath on Any Plan to Split UP
UP CM Yogi Adityanath claimed that the state government has created an investor-friendly environment in Uttar Pradesh, which has yielded positive results for the state.
Believe in uniting not dividing: Yogi Adityanath on any plan to split Uttar Pradesh
Adityanath on Monday said, "The people of Uttar Pradesh are proud of their history and the state has its own importance in the country. We believe in uniting not dividing."
Economic Times,
  

'Maharashtra governor has time for Kangana Ranaut, but not farmers': Sharad Pawar at Mumbai rally

First Post.com 11 hours 53 minutes ago

'Maharashtra governor has time for Kangana Ranaut, but not farmers': Sharad Pawar at Mumbai rally
'Maharashtra Governor Has Time To Meet Kangana, But Not Farmers': Sharad Pawar at Mumbai Rally
Pawar hit out at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for heading to Goa at a time when peasants from the state were to submit a memorandum to the latter against the farm laws.
Sharad Pawar warns govt, says farmers will 'destroy' new agri laws
Addressing a rally organised here to express solidarity with the farmers agitating near Delhi, Pawar hit out at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for heading to Goa at a time when peasants from the state were to submit a memorandum to the latter against the farm laws.
"Governor Has Time To Meet Kangana Ranaut But Not Farmers": Sharad Pawar
"Is Punjab Pakistan?" NCP chief Sharad Pawar asked a sea of farmers at Mumbai's Azad Maidan where they had gathered today in support of their comrades camped in protest in and around Delhi. Hailing...
NDTV,
  

Amazon moves Delhi High Court seeking attachment of Future Retail's assets

Hindu Business Line 8 hours 32 minutes ago

Amazon has filed a fresh petition in the Delhi High Court seeking the attachment of the assets of Future Retail and its directors. It has also appeale
Amazon seeks injunction to restrain Future Reliance deal
Reliance Retail, a unit of Reliance Industries, agreed to buy the retail assets of the Future Group on a slump sale basis for about Rs 25,000 crore, it was announced in August. Amazon, which owns a 49% stake in Future Coupons (FCPL), a Future Group holding company.
Amazon tries to block Future's asset sale to RIL
Amazon.com Inc has requested to block partner Future Groups $3.4 billion deal to sell its retail assets to Reliance Industries, in its latest attempt to derail the deal, a court filing seen by Reuters showed.
In New Move Against Future, Amazon Seeks Indian CEO's Detention
The dispute centres around Future's decision in August to sell its retail, wholesale, logistics and some other businesses to Reliance for $3.38 billion, including debt
NDTV,
  

National Voters Day 2021: PM Modi laud EC's role in 'strengthening democratic fabric'; theme and importance of day

First Post.com 19 hours 36 minutes ago

National Voters Day 2021: PM Modi laud EC's role in 'strengthening democratic fabric'; theme and importance of day
National Voters Day occasion to appreciate ECs remarkable contribution: PM
The National Voters Day is observed on January 25 to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission
PM Modi Appreciates Election Commission On National Voters Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the National Voters Day was an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the Election Commission to strengthen the country's democratic...
National Voters Day occasion to appreciate EC's remarkable contribution: PM Modi
The National Voters Day is observed on January 25 to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission.
Economic Times,
  

Pilot killed as Army chopper crash-lands in Kathua

Economic Times 7 hours 3 minutes ago

JAMMU: A pilot was killed after an advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Army made a crash-landing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Monday, officials said. The chopper, which...
Pilot Dead, Another Injured After Army Helicopter Crash-Lands In J&K
An Army pilot was killed after his helicopter crash-landed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Monday, officials said.
Army chopper crash-lands in J&K's Kathua, 2 pilots injured: Officials
An advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Army made a crash-landing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Monday, resulting in injuries to two pilots, officials said. Two pilots of the helicopter were injured in the incident, he said, adding that they were rushed to a military base hospital.
One Pilot Dead, Another Critical as Army's Dhruv Chopper Crash Lands in J&K's Kathua District
Two pilots who have received grievous injuries have been evacuated and rushed to Military Base Hospital nearby.
News18,
  

Shinzo Abe, late singer SP Balasubrahmanyam honoured with Padma Vibhushan; Gogoi, Paswan conferred Padma Bhushan

First Post.com 6 hours 11 minutes ago

Shinzo Abe, late singer SP Balasubrahmanyam honoured with Padma Vibhushan; Gogoi, Paswan conferred Padma Bhushan
Padma Awards: Shinzo Abe, Balasubramaniam awarded Padma Vibhushan among five others
The Padma Vibhushan was awarded to seven people, most notable being Shinzo Abe in the field of public affairs, and a posthumous award for SP Balasubramaniam in art.
Padma Awards 2021: Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubramaniam, Tarun Gogoi Among Recipients | Here's Full List
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and music legend SP Balasubramaniam among Padma Vibhushan winners this year, while former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and prominent Shia preacher Maulana Kalbe Sadiq will be honoured with Padma Bhushan.
Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubrahmanyam Among Padma Vibhushan Recipients
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and music legend SP Balasubrahmanyam have been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India, the government announced today....
NDTV,