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60 institutions to be affiliated to Atal University

60 institutions to be affiliated to Atal University

Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) As many as 60 government and private medical colleges will be affiliated to the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University (ABVMU) which will be ready by the end of 2021.So far, the consent letters have been given to as many as 11 medical colleges and 60 nursing colleges.Accordi...

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Delhi court upholds magistrate order against BJP leaders in criminal defamation case filed by Minister Imran Hussain

Delhi court upholds magistrate order against BJP leaders in criminal defamation case filed by Minister Imran Hussain

New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): A sessions court has dismissed the plea by two Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Kapil Mishra challenging magistrate order in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Environment Minister Imran Hussain for allegedly leveling false allegat...

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Cong slams Centre for allowing 'sale' of Covid vaccine by pvt hospitals (Ld)

Cong slams Centre for allowing 'sale' of Covid vaccine by pvt hospitals (Ld)

Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday questioned the Centre's move to allow private hospital charge people Rs.250/ for the Covid-19 vaccine dosage, the Phase-2 of which was launched nationwide on March 1.A person aged above 45 with co-morbidities or over 60-years...

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Gujarat local body polls: BJP leading 1,636 seats, Congress on 625

Gujarat local body polls: BJP leading 1,636 seats, Congress on 625

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], March 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on 1,636 seats, Congress on 625 and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on 16 seats as the counting of votes for Gujarat local body election is underway.As per the latest trends till 2 pm, out of 4,772 seats in 231 taluka pancha...

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Nitish Kumar flags off 12 electric buses in Bihar

Nitish Kumar flags off 12 electric buses in Bihar

Patna, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to maintain an eco-friendly environment, the Bihar government has commissioned 12 electric low-floor buses in the state.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flagged off these buses on Monday. Besides, 70 more luxury and semi-luxury buses were also rolled out over the road...

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'Andhra aims for 10% share in India's overall exports'

'Andhra aims for 10% share in India's overall exports'

Amaravati/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said that the state is aiming for a 10 per cent share in the overall India's exports basket by 2030.Participating virtually in the Maritime India Summit 2021, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra M...

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Gujarat local body polls: BJP could better than 2015 (Ld)

Gujarat local body polls: BJP could better than 2015 (Ld)

Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) As the counting of votes through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for local body elections in Tehsil, district and Municipalities in Gujarat gathered momentum on Tuesday, the trending figures indicate that the BJP may better its performance in the 2015 local bodies elect...

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TRP scam: Bombay HC grants bail to ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta

TRP scam: Bombay HC grants bail to ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 2 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Partho Dasgupta, former Chief executive officer (CEO) of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), accused of involvement in the alleged Television Rating Points (TRP) scam.Dasgupta was granted bail o...

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Kamal Haasan receives COVID-19 vaccine shot

Kamal Haasan receives COVID-19 vaccine shot

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India[, March 2 (ANI): Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan has received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the second day of the nationwide inoculation drive of persons above 60 years at Chennai on Tuesday."I was vaccinated against coronavirus at Sri R...

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President Kovind expresses condolences over Nand Singh Chauhan's death

President Kovind expresses condolences over Nand Singh Chauhan's death

New Delhi [India], March 2 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday condoled the demise of Lok Sabha MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan and said he was a skilled organiser, popular public servant and an eloquent speaker."I am saddened to learn about the demise of Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, MP from K...

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