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Yogi announces free vaccination for those above 18 years

Yogi announces free vaccination for those above 18 years

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will now offer the Covid vaccine free of cost from May 1, as India's vaccine net widens to include all people over the age of 18.The decision was taken late on Tuesday night at a virtual cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who last week t...

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Covid-19: Weekend lockdown imposed in UP, night curfew in all districts

Covid-19: Weekend lockdown imposed in UP, night curfew in all districts

Lucknow: In the light of the surge in COVID-19 cases across Uttar Pradesh, a weekend lockdown has been imposed, informed state Additional Chief Secretary Home Awanish K Awasthi on Tuesday.The lockdown will come into effect at 8 pm on Friday and will continue till 7 am on Monday.He also said that nig...

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PM urges vaccine manufacturers to scale up production capacity

PM urges vaccine manufacturers to scale up production capacity

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the vaccine manufacturers to continuously scale up the production capacity to vaccinate countrymen in the shortest possible time.Modi interacted with vaccine manufacturers from across the country via video conferencing. He applauded the vaccin...

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Maharashtra grocery shops to be open only from 7-11 am

Maharashtra grocery shops to be open only from 7-11 am

Mumbai: Grocery and food shops will remain open only between 7 am to 11 am till May 1, the Maharashtra government announced on Tuesday as part of its efforts to curb the alarming rise in coronavirus cases.The new restriction will come into effect from 8 pm on Tuesday and remain effective till 7 am o...

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Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms."After experiencing mild symptoms, I've just tested positive for COVID," the 50-year-old posted on Twitter."All those who've been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety proto...

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No lockdown in 5 UP cities: SC puts HC order on hold

No lockdown in 5 UP cities: SC puts HC order on hold

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Allahabad high court order directing the Uttar Pradesh Government to impose strict restrictions till April 26 in five cities amid the surge in COVID-19 cases.A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde passed the order after Solicitor General Tushar M...

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Prepare now for a third Covid-wave: Thackeray to India Inc

Prepare now for a third Covid-wave: Thackeray to India Inc

Mumbai: Warning of a possible "third wave of Covid-19", Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday appealed to India Inc. to make all-out preparations to counter it right now and ensure it doesn't hit the state's industry and economy.Urging the corporate houses and industrialists to col...

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Centre working with states to protect lives, livelihood: FM

Centre working with states to protect lives, livelihood: FM

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that the Centre is working together with states to protect lives and livelihoods.In a tweet, the Minister said that she has spoken to business leaders and took their view on industry-related matters."Spoke on telephone with each of the fo...

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Oxygen supply up by nearly 4 times from Feb to April

Oxygen supply up by nearly 4 times from Feb to April

New Delhi: The medical oxygen supply has been increased by nearly four times from 1,273 metric tonnes in a day in the last week of February to 4,739 metric tonnes in a day on April 17, government sources said on Tuesday.Amid concerns over the shortage of medical oxygen, as coronavirus cases grow acr...

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Auto drivers in Delhi struggle to survive amid weekend curfew

Auto drivers in Delhi struggle to survive amid weekend curfew

New Delhi: Auto-rickshaw drivers in the national capital struggled to find passengers during the weekend curfew, with only a few of them being lucky enough to find passengers at bus and railway stations as Delhiites adhered to the curfew.The roads in the national capital were mostly deserted and aut...

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