Covid-19 vaccine to be free across country
As India gears up for the coronavirus vaccine, speculations are rife regarding who will foot the bill for the inoculation of 130 crore Indians. Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who was visiting the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi to review the Covid-19 vaccine dry run, said the vaccine would be free for ‘the entire country’.
26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan
Mumbai attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on Saturday in Pakistan on terror-financing charges, according to an official statement, amidst growing international pressure on Islamabad to bring to justice terrorists roaming free in the country.
Sourav Ganguly undergoes angioplasty, fully conscious now
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and veteran cricketer Sourav Ganguly underwent angioplasty on Saturday after suffering “chest discomfort at his home gym”. The hospital said there were two blockages for which he will be treated. He will be monitored for 24 hours.
Five players, including Rohit Sharma, isolated from team
Five India Test players, including vice-captain Rohit Sharma, rising opener Shubman Gill and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, have been put in isolation and an investigation launched into a possible breach of the bio-security protocol by them, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.
PM Modi’s high approval rating a matter of pride for all Indians
Noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approval rating is the highest among world leaders in a survey conducted by a US data firm, BJP president J.P. Nadda on Saturday attributed it as a testimony to his able leadership and a matter of pride for all Indians.
Britain Opts for Mix-and-Match Covid Vaccinations
Amid a sputtering vaccine rollout and fears of a new and potentially more transmissible variant of the coronavirus, Britain has quietly updated its vaccination playbook to allow for a mix-and-match vaccine regimen.
850 academicians throw weight behind govt on new agriculture reforms
More than 850 academicians from across the country have supported the new reforms brought in by the Union government in the agriculture sector. The government passed three contentious bills aimed at reforming the farm sector in the Monsoon session of Parliament.
Amit Shah to visit Bengal for 2 days from Jan 30
Union home minister Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to West Bengal that is likely to start on January 30, sources said. During the visit, Amit Shah will address a public rally in North 24 Parganas district. This will be Shah’s second two-day visit to the poll-bound state in as many months.
Elon Musk sells 3 more homes in LA, plans move to Texas
Elon Musk, the world’s second richest person with a net worth of $167 billion, appears to be making good on his promise to “own no house”: The Tesla billionaire has sold three more of his homes, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
Karnataka to carry out Covid-19 vaccine dry run in 5 districts
Karnataka carried out a Covid-19 vaccine dry run in five districts, including Bengaluru Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Mysuru and Shivamogga, on Saturday.