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Modi discusses COVID situation with 10 chief ministers

During yesterday’s meeting with Chief Ministers of flood-affected states, PM Modi raised concerns over rescue efforts amid the pandemic

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Indian Army gifts 10 ventilators to Nepali counterpart

The Indian Army has a long record of extending support to the Nepali Army as a first responder for humanitarian assistance and relief

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Survey: Majority of villagers happy with Modi govt’s fight against COVID-19

A Lokniti-Centre for Study of Developing Societies team analysed the data and designed the survey for the media platform, Gaon Connection

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Tirupati: 743 temple staff tested COVID positive since 11 June

As many as 743 staff of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) including including some priests of the Lord Venkateswara shrine at Tirumala have tested positive for COVID-19 and three have succumbed to the virus since 11 June, a top TTD official said on Sunday. Of the 743 infected, three employees succumbed to the dreaded contagion […]

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Mukherjee said that he has tested positive for the highly-infectious virus today while he was on a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure. He advised all the people who came in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested.  

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Fire at COVID care facility in Andhra Pradesh kills10

Andhra Pradesh government has announced Rs 50 lakhs ex gratia each to the families of those who lost their lives in the fire

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Schools will first resume senior classes on 1 September

State governments can tweak the time table of re-opening schools in the period 1 September — 14 November, following the Centre’s guidelines

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Bengaluru hospitals kill? Over 60% who died of COVID had been admitted 3 days post-symptom

Bengaluru recorded 1,029 COVID deaths till 31 July, nearly 65% of which in July occurred within 24 hours of hospitalisation of the patients

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COVID-19 vaccine won’t be allowed to cost more than Rs 226 a dose: Serum Institute

The ceiling price for the COVID vaccine is only for vaccines to be distributed to 92 countries under the Covax alliance (Gavi, CEPI & WHO)

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BMC exempts Bihar IPS Vinay Tiwari from quarantine

The BMC authorities have exempted Bihar-cadre IPS officer Vinay Tiwari from mandatory 14-day home quarantine by allowing him to return to Patna before Saturday. The decision was taken following a letter from the Bihar Police to facilitate Tiwari’s return to Patna for resuming his duty. Bihar Police’s letter came in the backdrop of the Nitish […]