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Maharashtra: Tepid response to Covaxin, 54 pc recipients turn out for vaccine
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Maharashtra: Tepid response to Covaxin, 54 pc recipients turn out for vaccine

Covaxin saw a relatively poorer response than Covishield in turnout numbers during Saturday’s inoculation drive in Maharashtra. Of 600 people, 326 (54.3 per cent) turned up for their Covaxin shot, while Covishield noted 64.5 per cent turnout out of 27,900 registered beneficiaries. Mumbai saw the poorest turnout, with 39 beneficiaries for Covaxin at JJ Hospital. At least 100 beneficiaries were registered at the centre. In Solapur and Pune each, 60 people came to the Government Medical College for Covaxin shot out of 100 registered. Most were medical college staffers who received intimation on Friday night. In Solapur, District Health Officer Dr Shitalkumar Jadhav said the six Covaxin centres were prepared in the last two days and preparations were hasty. “We will see more pe...
Consent form for Covaxin assures compensation in case of adverse events | India News – Times of India
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Consent form for Covaxin assures compensation in case of adverse events | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Health workers who got their first shots of Covaxin at AIIMS on Saturday were made to sign a consent form that promised compensation in case of a "severe adverse event" related to the vaccine. Covaxin has demonstrated the ability to produce antibodies against Covid-19 in phase one and phase two trials. "However, the clinical efficacy is yet to be established and it is still being studied in phase 3 clinical trial," the form read. Hence, it is important to appreciate that receiving the vaccine does not mean that other precautions related to Covid-19 need not be followed, it said. Authorities said in case of any adverse event, the affected person will be provided medically-recognised standard of care in the government-designated hospitals. "The compensation for a serious advers...
23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, 13 were nursing home patients – Times of India
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23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, 13 were nursing home patients – Times of India

OSLO/ NORWAY: Twenty-three people died in Norway within days of receiving their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine with 13 of those deaths apparently related to the side effects of the shots, New York Post reported citing the health officials. All 13 were nursing home patients and at least 80 years old. Common reactions to the vaccine, including fever and nausea, "may have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients," New York Post quoted Sigurd Hortemo, chief physician at the Norwegian Medicines Agency, as saying in a statement on Friday. While officials aren't expressing serious concern, they are adjusting their guidance on who should receive the vaccine. More than 30,000 people in Norway have received the first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine since ...
Multi-Vehicle Pile-Up On Peripheral Expressway Due To Fog
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Multi-Vehicle Pile-Up On Peripheral Expressway Due To Fog

Four people suffered minor injuries during a multi-vehicle pile-up due to fog at EPE. (File Photo)Noida (UP): Four people suffered minor injuries during a multi-vehicle pile-up due to fog on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida on Saturday morning, police said.Nine vehicles, including some cars, got piled-up on the EPE in Kasna police station area in the morning due to reduced visibility amid dense fog, a police spokesperson said.Four people got minor injuries in the incident and were taken to hospital," the spokesperson added.A local police team had reached the incident spot and damaged vehicles were cleared off the road with the help of a crane to ensure normal traffic movement on the expressway, the official said.The Eastern Peripheral Expressway, ...
Pragmatic governor Armin Laschet elected to lead Merkel’s party – Times of India
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Pragmatic governor Armin Laschet elected to lead Merkel’s party – Times of India

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right party on Saturday chose Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany's most populous state, as its new leader- sending a signal of continuity months before an election in which voters will decide who becomes the new chancellor. Laschet defeated Friedrich Merz, a conservative and one-time Merkel rival, at an online convention of the Christian Democratic Union. Laschet won 521 votes to Merz's 466. A third candidate, prominent lawmaker Norbert Roettgen, was eliminated in a first round of voting. Saturday's vote isn't the final word on who will run as the center-right candidate for chancellor in Germany's Sept. 26 election, but Laschet will either run for chancellor or will have a big say in who does. Merkel, who has been chancellor since ...
Taliban praise continued US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan – Times of India
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Taliban praise continued US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan – Times of India

KABUL: The Taliban welcomed the latest withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan with the insurgents' spokesman Saturday calling the continued reduction of American forces a "good advancement" even as fighting raged across the war-weary country. The Taliban's statement came just hours after the Pentagon announced it had cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500, their lowest numbers during the nearly two decades of fighting. Washington struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year to begin withdrawing its troops in return for security guarantees from the militants and a commitment to peace talks with Kabul. Those talks are ongoing, but have stalled amid violence and allegations of slow progress. Meanwhile the Taliban has continued its lethal assaults on Afghan security forces and civi...
Jammu police file chargesheet against 11 members of LeT terror module
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Jammu police file chargesheet against 11 members of LeT terror module

File photo of a Jammu and Kashmir police meeting | Representational image Twitter: @ANI Text Size: A- A+ Jammu: Jammu police has filed a chargesheet against 11 members of a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module that was busted last year, an official spokesperson said on Saturday. The chargesheet against the arrested accused with nine hailing from Doda district of Jammu region and one each of Baramulla and Kupwara districts of north Kashmir, was filed in the Court of 3rd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu on Friday, the spokesperson said. He said the terror module was being operated on the directions of a Pakistan-based LeT handler Mohammad Amin alias Haroon , who was an active terrorist of the banned group operating in ...
Can Trump pardon himself? Would the courts reject the move? – Times of India
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Can Trump pardon himself? Would the courts reject the move? – Times of India

As he prepares to end a tumultuous four years as US president facing potential legal jeopardy, Donald Trump has discussed the possibility of pardoning himself, according to a source familiar with the matter. But there are questions about whether a president's broad executive clemency powers under the US Constitution would permit such action. The Justice Department has previously taken the view that the Constitution does not allow a sitting president to be indicted, but a former president enjoys no such protections. Here is an explanation of the potential constitutional problems with a self-pardon and why such action would not end Trump's legal jeopardy after his term ends on Wednesday. Is a self-pardon constitutional?There is no definitive answer to this question, and the Constitution d...
India Covid vaccination drive: Meet the frontline workers who got the first jabs on Day 1
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India Covid vaccination drive: Meet the frontline workers who got the first jabs on Day 1

Earlier this month, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) had given its nod to Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccine which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and the indigenously developed Covaxin from Bharat Biotech for ‘restricted emergency use’. The vaccine will first be administered to an estimated one crore healthcare workers, and around two crore frontline workers, and then to persons above 50 years of age, followed by persons younger than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities. Following the launch of the drive, Bharat Biotech, the manufacturer of Covaxin, said that the company will pay compensation to vaccine recipients in case of any serious adverse effects experienced after receiving the shot. In the consent form to be signed by the vaccine recipie...
India will export indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccines: Rajnath Singh | India News – Times of India
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India will export indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccines: Rajnath Singh | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: India would soon kick start the coronavirus vaccine export programme, defence minister Rajanth Singh announced on Saturday. Rajnath made the announcement after laying the foundation stone of a new Central Command Hospital in Lucknow. The program was attended by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane. "Two indigenous vaccines have been rolled out and four more to be introduced. We will inoculate everyone in order to boost confidence to fight against corona, and soon we will start exporting vaccines as there is growing demand for the vaccines. We believe in the concept of vasudhaiva kutumbakam (the whole world is one) as well as sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ sarve santu niramayaḥ ( May all sentient beings be at peace, may no one suffer from illne...
Astrazeneca Covid vaccine gets approval in Pakistan -health minister – Times of India
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Astrazeneca Covid vaccine gets approval in Pakistan -health minister – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Astrazeneca's Covid-19 vaccine has been granted approval for emergency use in Pakistan, the country's health minister said on Saturday, the first vaccine against the disease to be given the green light in the South Asian country. "DRAP granted emergency use authorisation to AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine," Pakistan's Health Minister Faisal Sultan told Reuters, referring to the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan. Pakistan is in the process of speaking to a number of vaccine makers, but this is the first local approval. Source link
Traders’ body files plea in SC seeking direction to roll back Whatsapp’s new privacy policy
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Traders’ body files plea in SC seeking direction to roll back Whatsapp’s new privacy policy

A person's WhatsApp data is stored on their device locally | Representational image | Tumisu | Pixabay Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to instant messaging platform WhatsApp to roll back its recently-launched new privacy policy on the ground that it is violative of laws and can impact the country’s security. The plea filed by the Confederation of All India Traders has also sought a direction to the Centre to intervene in the matter and frame guidelines to govern large technology-based companies such as WhatsApp Inc., Facebook Inc. and Facebook India Online Services Private Limited. The petition filed through advocate Vivek Narayan Sharma says the PI...
US re-designates LJ, LeT as foreign terrorist outfits – Times of India
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US re-designates LJ, LeT as foreign terrorist outfits – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in February, the United States has re-designated Pakistani terrorist groups as Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as foreign terrorist organisations. The designation of the Pakistani terror groups as foreign terrorist organisations by Washington comes just weeks before the Financial Action Task Force's meeting in February wherein the status of Islamabad in the grey list would be discussed. "The Department of State has amended the terrorist designations of Lashkar- i- Jhangvi (LJ) and ISIL Sinai Peninsula (ISIL-SP) to include additional aliases. These aliases have been added to LJ and ISIL-SP's designations as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and...
Indonesian Semeru volcano erupts, spews ash 5kms into sky
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Indonesian Semeru volcano erupts, spews ash 5kms into sky

A volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province erupted on Saturday, spewing ash and smoke as high as an estimated 5.6 kilometres into the sky, according to data from the geological agency at the country’s energy ministry. Indonesia has nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country, and while many show high levels of activity it can be weeks or even months before an eruption. The Semeru mountain erupted at just past 5 p.m. local time. Telah terjadi Awan Panas Guguran (APG) Gunung Semeru dengan jarak luncur kurang lebih 4,5 kilometer pada Sabtu (16/1) sore pukul 17.24 WIB. Selengkapnya: https://t.co/vT6EJRfYt0 #InfoBencanaBNPB pic.twitter.com/l3Q3501Bxo — BNPB Indonesia (@BNPB_Indonesia) January 16, 2021 Videos posted on social media showed grey ash clouds towering o...
India begins Covid ‘shots’ and Arnab Goswami’s WhatsApp ‘shock’
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India begins Covid ‘shots’ and Arnab Goswami’s WhatsApp ‘shock’

Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi Text Size: A- A+ The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately. In today’s featured cartoon, Kirtish Bhatt draws on India kicking off its nationwide immunisation drive against Covid-19 Saturday. Alok Nirantar | Sakal Media GroupAlok Nirantar pokes fun at Republic TV‘s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami after purported WhatsApp chats between the anchor and the former chief of the Broadcast Audience Research Council surfaced in Mumbai Police’s chargesheet in the TRP scandal case. Mahmud | Varthabharati.inMahmud’s take on the ongoing farmers’ protest and the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive....
India’s Covid vaccination drive: Over 1.9 lakh frontline workers get first jabs on Day 1
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India’s Covid vaccination drive: Over 1.9 lakh frontline workers get first jabs on Day 1

Nearly a year after India reported its first case of the novel coronavirus, which has so far sickened more than a crore people and killed more than 1.5 lakh, India on Saturday kicked off the world’s largest immunisation exercise against Covid-19. On Day 1, over 1.91 lakh beneficiaries from the three crore priority group comprising healthcare and frontline workers were given the first shots of Covid-19 vaccines as part of the first phase. No case of post-inoculation hospitalisation was reported, the Union Health Ministry said. Stating that the vaccination drive was successfully conducted on the first day, Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry Manohar Agnani said a total of 16,755 personnel were involved in organising 3,351 vaccination sessions. The 11 states and...
Delhi Police chief holds meet to review situation at farmers’ protest sites ahead of R-Day
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Delhi Police chief holds meet to review situation at farmers’ protest sites ahead of R-Day

Rally against farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi on 12 January | PTI Photo Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Ahead of Republic Day, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava on Saturday held a review meeting in which he also took stock of the arrangements at farmers’ agitation sites to maintain law and order, officials said. In the meeting held with senior officers, the police chief took stock of anti-terrorism measures as well as action taken against criminals involved in various cases, including burglary, violation of the Excise Act and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and gambling cases, they said. Shrivastava also reviewed pending cases under POCSO and crime against women, officials said...
Farmer union in SC: Remove remaining members of panel on agri laws, select new people | India News – Times of India
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Farmer union in SC: Remove remaining members of panel on agri laws, select new people | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A farmer union requested the Supreme Court on Saturday to remove the remaining three members of the committee it had set up to resolve the impasse over the three contentious farm laws, and select people who can do the job "on the basis of mutual harmony". The Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti said the principle of natural justice is going to be violated as those appointed to the four-member committee "have already supported these laws". In an affidavit, it also sought dismissal of a plea of the central government, filed though the Delhi Police, seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor march or any other kind of protest by farmers which seeks to disrupt the gathering and celebrations of Republic Day on January 26. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde had agreed to ...
Swiss set to approve AstraZeneca Covid vaccine this month – Times of India
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Swiss set to approve AstraZeneca Covid vaccine this month – Times of India

ZURICH: AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine could win Swiss regulatory approval as early as this month, the NZZ newspaper reported on Saturday, citing two unnamed sources. It said watchdog Swissmedic plans a meeting at the end of the month to sign off on the jab. It has already approved vaccines from Pfizer and partner BioNTech, and from Moderna. "If everything proceeds in an exemplary manner and we get the necessary data soon, the next approval decision can come very quickly," the paper cited a Swissmedic spokesman as saying without giving a date. Switzerland has ordered 15 million vaccine doses in total after setting aside 400 million Swiss francs ($449 million) for shots. High global demand and limited production means there is too little vaccine to go around, although the Swiss governmen...
Top 10 | ABP LIVE Evening Bulletin: Top News Headlines from 16 January 2021
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Top 10 | ABP LIVE Evening Bulletin: Top News Headlines from 16 January 2021

<p>ABP News bring you the top 10 headlines at Prime Time today. Read today’s round up of all important news updates from India and around the World here.</p><p>Here are the top news and stories in entertainment, sports, technology, gadgets genre from 16 January 2021"</p><ol><li class="uk-text-bold" style="text-align:justify;"><p><strong>Union Budget 2021: FM Source link