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India logs 2,876 fresh Covid-19 cases, 98 deaths
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India logs 2,876 fresh Covid-19 cases, 98 deaths

India's active caseload has declined to 32,811 today. Active cases constitute 0.08 per cent of the country's total positive cases. New Delhi, March 16: India registered 2,876 fresh Covid-19 infections in last 24 hours, a marginal rise from 2,568 cases reported on the previous day, Union Health ministry said on Wednesday. In the same period, 98 deaths have also been reported, taking the total number of deaths to 5,16,072. Meanwhile, following a continuous downward trend, India's active caseload has declined to 32,811 today. Active cases constitute 0.08 per cent of the country's total positive cases. A total of 3,884 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic is now ...
COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12-14 starts today
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COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12-14 starts today

New Delhi, Mar 16: The inoculation of children in the age group of 12 to 14 years against COVID-19 started on Wednesday with Corbevax vaccine. Besides, the government has also decided to waive the condition of comorbidity for those above 60 years in order to receive the precaution dose. "Taking the COVID-19 vaccination campaign forward, under the ' #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine' campaign led by PM @NarendraModi ji, the COVID vaccination of children in the age group of 12-14 has started from today. All people of 60+ age will also be able to get precaution dose from today. Let's secure the country together, get the vaccine," Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted. Two doses of Biological E's intramuscular vaccine Corbevax would be administered to the beneficiar...
PM Says “Conspiracy”, “Campaign To Discredit” Film ‘The Kashmir Files’
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PM Says “Conspiracy”, “Campaign To Discredit” Film ‘The Kashmir Files’

New Delhi : In the latest endorsement for Director Vivek Agnihotri's hotly-debated movie 'The Kashmir Files,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that such films "reveal the truth" and claimed that there has been a "conspiracy" to discredit it. Speaking at the BJP parliamentary party meeting in Delhi, PM Modi took a swipe at the critics of the films and said that they are furious because the recently-released movie is foregrounding the truth that was deliberately kept hidden. "The entire Jamaat (gang) that raised the flag of freedom of expression has been furious for 5-6 days. Instead of reviewing the film on the basis of facts and art, there's a conspiracy to discredit it," he said. The movie, directed and written by Vivek Agnihotri, depicts the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from th...
Hijab Row Verdict Today, Gatherings Banned In Bengaluru: 10 Points
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Hijab Row Verdict Today, Gatherings Banned In Bengaluru: 10 Points

Hijab ban verdict: The controversy over the hijab erupted in Karnataka late last year as students at a school in Udupi refused to remove headscarves. New Delhi: The Karnataka High Court will today give its verdict on the Hijab ban issue. Hijab, or headscarves worn by Muslims, became a flashpoint when students were not allowed to enter classrooms before removing them. 5 students challenged the ban in court. Ahead of the verdict, Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra met Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at his residence to brief him on the security and police department. The court is expected to deliver the verdict at around 10:30 am. The state government has banned large gatherings for a week in state capital Bengaluru "to maintain public peace and order". Mangalore too has bann...
Over 656 tons biomedical waste generated daily during Covid: Govt
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Over 656 tons biomedical waste generated daily during Covid: Govt

Further, about 84.61 TPD of incremental Covid-19 biomedical waste was generated between May 2020 to February 2022. New Delhi, March 14: About 656 tons per day (TPD) of biomedical waste was generated across the country in 2020, out of which 590 TPD was collected and treated by common biomedical waste treatment facilities, the Parliament was told on Monday.   Further, about 84.61 TPD of incremental Covid-19 biomedical waste was generated between May 2020 to February 2022 from healthcare facilities, quarantine centres/camps, sample collection centres, laboratories, home care/ home isolations centres engaged in treatment, diagnosis and quarantine of Covid-19 infected or suspected patients, Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey told the Lok Sabha in a wr...