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India administers a billion jabs: Thoughts from six people who steered world's largest vaccination drive
India

India administers a billion jabs: Thoughts from six people who steered world's largest vaccination drive

The countrywide vaccination programme was launched on 16 January by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim of covering all of India’s 944 million adults this year

Narendra Modi recalls Swami Vivekananda's Chicago speech, says it 'beautifully showcased' Indian culture
India

Narendra Modi recalls Swami Vivekananda's Chicago speech, says it 'beautifully showcased' Indian culture

Vivekananda's speech, which dwelt at length on Hinduism and Indian culture, had drawn all-round praise and remains resonant

Parliament's Monoon Session: Ask sharpest of questions, but allow govt to respond, PM tells Opposition
Politics

Parliament's Monoon Session: Ask sharpest of questions, but allow govt to respond, PM tells Opposition

Modi said the government is fully prepared to give the answers that the people of the country want and that he hoped that the Monsoon Session is productive and dedicated to meaningful discussion

Anti-terror laws should not be misused to quell dissent, says Justice DY Chandrachud
India

Anti-terror laws should not be misused to quell dissent, says Justice DY Chandrachud

The Supreme Court rule prompts it to 'address the challenges of the 21st century, ranging from the pandemic to the rise of intolerance', he added

Congress has capacity to fight UP polls without alliance with SP or BSP, says state unit chief
Politics

Congress has capacity to fight UP polls without alliance with SP or BSP, says state unit chief

Ajay Kumar Lallu said the Congress would fight Uttar Pradesh polls next year under Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's supervision and under her leadership, the party would make a comeback in the state after over three decades

World Sports Journalists Day 2021: Sportspersons, politicians extend wishes, appreciate sports journalists' work
Sports

World Sports Journalists Day 2021: Sportspersons, politicians extend wishes, appreciate sports journalists' work

The occassion marks the anniversary of the International Sports Press Association, which was established on 2 July 1924 at the Summer Olympics in Paris

UP Assembly Election: Samajwadi Party will form an alliance with small parties, says Akhilesh Yadav
Politics

UP Assembly Election: Samajwadi Party will form an alliance with small parties, says Akhilesh Yadav

Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also said that the people of Uttar Pradesh want change now, and they will vote for it in the UP Assembly Election 2022

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi urges people to shed vaccine hesitancy, not believe in rumours
India

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi urges people to shed vaccine hesitancy, not believe in rumours

Modi also hailed Milkha Singh's contribution to Indian sports and said he will always cherish his interactions with the athlete

Can't say Delhi 'exaggerated' oxygen needs four times: AIIMS' Randeep Guleria on interim report; all you need to know
India

Can't say Delhi 'exaggerated' oxygen needs four times: AIIMS' Randeep Guleria on interim report; all you need to know

AIIMS director Randeep Guleria who headed the SC panel report on Delhi's oxygen needs, said the report is an interim one, and "oxygen needs are dynamic and change from day to day"

COVID-19 impact: Experts in overseas education on how Indian students can navigate new challenges while applying
Lifestyle

COVID-19 impact: Experts in overseas education on how Indian students can navigate new challenges while applying

Study Abroad platforms that provide guidance, test prep and other essential services to students have been especially hard-pressed to rise to the practical challenges posed by COVID: closed borders or travel bans, slowdowns in visa appointments, cancelled exams, vaccination or quarantine requirements, and students’ understandable unease with online-only courses.

As COVID-19 fuelled shift to online learning, Indian students reflect on how their overseas education experience was impacted
Lifestyle

As COVID-19 fuelled shift to online learning, Indian students reflect on how their overseas education experience was impacted

As classes went online, social interactions ceased, and decisions about travel — whether for fieldwork or to one's home or institute — became fraught, Indian students enrolled at foreign universities had to look for new ways to cope.

Hindutva not a company, it comes from the heart, says Uddhav Thackeray
Politics

Hindutva not a company, it comes from the heart, says Uddhav Thackeray

Speaking on the occasion of Shiv Sena's foundation day, Thackeray said standing on one's own does not mean just fighting elections but fighting for rights.

Salman Khurshid slams G-23, says reform not achieved by questioning something one has 'taken advantage of'
Politics

Salman Khurshid slams G-23, says reform not achieved by questioning something one has 'taken advantage of'

Days after Moily stressed the need for a 'major surgery' on the Congress to make it electorally more competitive, Khurshid said these 'wonderful phrases' are not the answer

Opposition reacts to PM's speech: From Mamata's 'delayed decision' to Yechury's 'lot to be done', what politicos said
India

Opposition reacts to PM's speech: From Mamata's 'delayed decision' to Yechury's 'lot to be done', what politicos said

Meanwhile, a slew of BJP leaders including JP Nadda, Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani praised the prime minister's announcements and said the decisions showed the government's committment to the public

Punjab polls: SAD is open for alliance with anyone but BJP, Congress and AAP, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
Politics

Punjab polls: SAD is open for alliance with anyone but BJP, Congress and AAP, says Sukhbir Singh Badal

Badal's remarks have come at a time when the political temperature is rising in Punjab ahead of Assembly elections and the opposition has mounted a sharp attack on the Congress-led state government over 'vaccine profiteering'

Bombay HC asks why senior citizens can't get jabs at home if vaccine drives are allowed in housing societies
India

Bombay HC asks why senior citizens can't get jabs at home if vaccine drives are allowed in housing societies

The court made the observation while hearing a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre and state governments to start door-to-door vaccination for those who cannot step out of their homes and travel to vaccination centres

India needs national registry on 'Black Fungus' to streamline response, says health expert Anant Bhan
India

India needs national registry on 'Black Fungus' to streamline response, says health expert Anant Bhan

A national registry will enable policymakers to assess the real burden of the problem and very quickly try to address it, said the Bhopal-based researcher

Demand for 'freeing' temples for govt control is 'nonsense', says Tamil Nadu finance minister
India

Demand for 'freeing' temples for govt control is 'nonsense', says Tamil Nadu finance minister

In March, Jaggi Vasudev had launched a missed call campaign demanding that temples in Tamil Nadu should be freed from government control

Govt, administration and public, all dropped guard after first COVID-19 wave, says Mohan Bhagwat
India

Govt, administration and public, all dropped guard after first COVID-19 wave, says Mohan Bhagwat

Addressing a lecture series, the RSS chief said the country should stay united and work as a team in these testing times, instead of pointing fingers at each other

Bharat Biotech claims inability to provide vaccines to Delhi, alleges Manish Sisodia; accuses Centre of controlling supply
India

Bharat Biotech claims inability to provide vaccines to Delhi, alleges Manish Sisodia; accuses Centre of controlling supply

Supplies of Covaxin in Delhi are over and as a result, around 100 vaccination centres set up in 17 schools have been closed, Sisodia said