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Vaccine hesitancy falling but digital divide is bigger deterrent for vaccination in rural areas: Survey | India News – Times of India
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Vaccine hesitancy falling but digital divide is bigger deterrent for vaccination in rural areas: Survey | India News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The pandemic’s second wave which spread from big cities into smaller towns and villages and its resultant impact on life and livelihood has made more Indians, specifically those in smaller towns and rural areas, shed their reluctance over Covid vaccination, a survey released on Monday showed. However, the pace of vaccination across the country was hampered with the majority of the rural population complaining about lack of knowledge to register on the CoWIN portal or they did not know how to register for the vaccine itself. The good news is that India is slowly shedding vaccine hesitancy. As many as 78% of Indians in large towns were “extremely willing to take vaccines” as of May over 62% in March, Boston Consulting Group’s Covid- 19 Consumer Sentiment Survey said. And 74% Indi...
Rajasthan: Pilot’s Close Aide Accuses Gehlot Govt Of Phone Tapping, BJP Calls It ‘Undeclared Emergency’
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Rajasthan: Pilot’s Close Aide Accuses Gehlot Govt Of Phone Tapping, BJP Calls It ‘Undeclared Emergency’

Jaipur: While Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot is in New Delhi to meet the party leadership on demands that he says have remained unresolved months after he was promised a solution, the rift between the supporters of Pilot and CM Ashok Gehlot seems to be widening again.Congress MLA from Chaksu in Rajasthan's Dausa district, Ved Prakash Solanki said 'many officials' told him that the phones of legislators were being tapped. There are also efforts underway to "trap" MLAs, alleged Solanki.Also Read|Bikaner To Become First City In India To Begin Door-To-Door Covid-19 Vaccination Drive; Know DetailsSolanki is considered to be close to Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot.Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia has also launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Ashok ...
Rajasthan Congress MLA Hemaram Choudhary meets Sachin Pilot
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Rajasthan Congress MLA Hemaram Choudhary meets Sachin Pilot

Congress MLA Hemaram Choudhary, who had sent his resignation to the Rajasthan assembly speaker, met former deputy CM Sachin Pilot at the latter’s residence here on Friday. The MLA from Barmer’s Gudhamalani constituency was among 19 legislators who had rebelled against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot under Pilot’s leadership last year. Choudhary, considered close to Pilot, said he has listened to his heart and decided to resign. I resigned after listening to my heart. People may appeal to me to withdraw the decision, but it is for me to decide, he told reporters. It was his first visit to Jaipur after sending his resignation letter to assembly Speaker C P Joshi on May 18. Choudhary had said that he was anguished over some issues, therefore, sent the resignation letter. He is sa...
‘May Have Spoken To Sachin Tendulkar’: Sachin Pilot Busts BJP’s Claim Of Him Joining Saffron Party
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‘May Have Spoken To Sachin Tendulkar’: Sachin Pilot Busts BJP’s Claim Of Him Joining Saffron Party

Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress Leader Sachin Pilot on Friday hit back at the claims made by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Rita Bahuguna Joshi that the disgruntled leader will “soon join the saffron party”. Rubbishing the BJP leader's comment that he was next after his former colleague Jitin Prasada crossed over to the BJP, Pilot said "She may have spoken to Sachin Tendulkar and not me." "Rita Bahuguna Joshi said she has spoken to Sachin. She might have spoken to Sachin Tendulkar. She doesn't have the courage to speak to me," the Congress leader said. ALSO READ | Major Jolt To Congress, G23 Dissenter Jitin Prasada Joins BJPPilot's remarks came in response to the claims made by Joshi who on Thursday evening told a national news channel that "Sachin will also join the BJP ...
1,000:854: Women get left behind in Covid-19 vaccination drive | India News – Times of India
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1,000:854: Women get left behind in Covid-19 vaccination drive | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: For every 1,000 men vaccinated in India so far, only 854 women have received the shot. This gender skew could have been attributed to there being fewer women than men in the adult population. However, the skew in vaccination in most states is much worse than in the adult population. Kerala and Chhattisgarh are the only states where more women than men have been vaccinated. In Chhattisgarh, the sex ratio of the adult population is 1,013 women for every 1,000 men, but in the vaccinated population, the proportion of women is even higher — 1,045 women for every 1,000 men. Though Kerala has the highest proportion of women in the vaccinated population (52.2% or 1,087 for every 1,000 men), this is less than the sex ratio of adult population, which is 1,126. Women’s lack of agency, i...
‘Vasundhra missing’ posters surface in Jhalawar, promise rewards for information on her whereabouts | India News – Times of India
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‘Vasundhra missing’ posters surface in Jhalawar, promise rewards for information on her whereabouts | India News – Times of India

KOTA: Posters proclaiming BJP leader Vasundhraja Raje and her MP son Dushyant Singh "missing" appeared on Thursday morning in the twin cities of Jhalawar and Jhalarapatnam, their home turf, near here. Former chief minister Raje is an MLA from the Jhalrapatan assembly segment in Rajasthan while her son Dushyant Singh is a BJP MP from the Jhalawar-Baran Lok Sabha constituency of the state. The posters captioned ‘Search for Missing' carried pictures of the two BJP leaders and read, “Where have both of you gone, leaving residents of entire Jhalawar district alone in these critical corona times?” “Don't be afraid, come back home,” they read and go on to say mockingly, “People What's there of the people? They will forget it in a day or two.” The posters went on to promise “attractive rewards”...
Population of farm labourers is higher than that of cultivators in over half of India’s districts: Report | India News – Times of India
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Population of farm labourers is higher than that of cultivators in over half of India’s districts: Report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Farmer protests in India have registered an almost five-fold increase since 2017, said the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in its new report that also factored in the ongoing protests against the three central farm laws around Delhi borders. The report also shows that the population of farm labourers has outstripped that of cultivators in 52% of the country’s districts. The number of major farm protests increased from 34 across 15 states in 2017 to 165 protests across 22 states and Union Territories in 2021, the CSE’s compendium of statistics on key issues of development shows. Farmer protests’ figures, mainly compiled from different media reports till May, show that the majority of the protests in 2020 and 2021 were directly or indirectly related to the ongoing agit...
Rajasthan Govt Eases Covid Restrictions In State; Check What’s Open, What’s Shut
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Rajasthan Govt Eases Covid Restrictions In State; Check What’s Open, What’s Shut

Jaipur: In view of the decline in coronavirus cases, the Rajasthan government on Monday eased the Covid-19 restrictions in the state.As per the modified guidelines, the curfew will remain in force between 5 p.m. on Friday and 5 a.m. on Monday and between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. (night curfew) on weekdays.The government offices have been allowed to open with 50% staff from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All private offices have been asked to open with 50% staff till 4 p.m. while following the Covid protocol.The offices have been asked to close with immediate effect for 72 hours in case any employee tests positive for Covid-19.The roadways and private buses have been given permission to operate from June 10. However, the restrictions will continue on the buses plying within the city.T...
‘Mop-up’ drive to ensure jabs for health workers who missed out | India News – Times of India
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‘Mop-up’ drive to ensure jabs for health workers who missed out | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Concerned over some states still lagging in ensuring vaccine coverage for healthcare workers despite being accorded top priority when India’s vaccination drive began on January 16, the Centre is working with states to plug the crucial gap in the fight against Covid-19. A review of the vaccination drive in the wake of the new policy where states and private hospitals have been allowed to procure vaccines showed targets for healthcare workers hadn’t been met even as the Centre continues to provide shots for this category and the 45-plus age group. The coverage is uneven with Rajasthan still to inoculate 13% of its healthcare workers, but that is much better than Punjab which has covered only 65%. Chhattisgarh has inoculated 88% of its health workers, which is better than the na...
In black fungus wards in Rajasthan, many end up losing vision amid injection shortage, rising patient numbers
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In black fungus wards in Rajasthan, many end up losing vision amid injection shortage, rising patient numbers

Fifty-nine-year-old Hasina Bano lost vision in both her eyes within just a month. Her hands latch on to her two sons, Mohammed Sajid and Oman Ansari, as they help her into a wheelchair inside the ward designated for mucormycosis patients at the government MBS hospital in Kota district. “Black fungus ho gaya tha inhe (She was diagnosed with black fungus). My mother had tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of April. She gradually tested negative but complained of pain in the face… Eventually, she lost vision in both her eyes,” says Ansari, who is still in disbelief over how fast the illness escalated. “… Till now, in over 12 days, she could be administered only four injections of Amphotericin B due to shortage,” says Sajid. Last month, Rajasthan declared mucormycosis an ep...
कोरोना से माता-पिता की मौत, कई के डेथ सर्टिफिकेट में मृत्यु का कारण नहीं लिखा वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर
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कोरोना से माता-पिता की मौत, कई के डेथ सर्टिफिकेट में मृत्यु का कारण नहीं लिखा वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

राजस्थान में कोरोना के कारण 500 से ज्यादा बच्चे अनाथ हो गए हैं लेकिन विडंबना यह है कि कई मामलों में माता-पिता के डेथ सर्टिफिकेट में मौत का कारण लिखा ही नहीं है. कई ऐसे बच्चे हैं जिनकी उम्र 18 साल से ज्यादा है और वे कॉलेज में हैं. सवाल यह है कि ऐसे बच्चे अनाथ की श्रेणी में आएंगे या नहीं? इन सभी बच्चों को मदद की जरूरत है. Source link ...
राजस्थान में स्वास्थ्य केंद्रों में बिना इस्तेमाल किए फेंकी जा रही वैक्सीन वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर
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राजस्थान में स्वास्थ्य केंद्रों में बिना इस्तेमाल किए फेंकी जा रही वैक्सीन वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

राजस्थान में वैक्सीन वायल की बर्बादी को लेकर अब बवाल खड़ा हो गया है. राज्य का दवा है कि वैक्सीन की बर्बादी सिर्फ दो से तीन प्रतिशत है, लेकिन हाल ही में आई खबरों से लगता है कि प्राथमिक स्वस्थ्य केंद्रों में वैक्सीन बिना इस्तेमाल किए ही फेंकी जा रही है. भाजपा ने भी राजस्थान की अशोक गहलोत सरकार पर आरोप लगाया है कि यहां बड़ी मात्रा में वैक्सीन की डोज बर्बाद हो रही हैं. Source link ...
In A First, Petrol Price Breaches Rs 100-Mark In Mumbai; Check Latest City Rates Here
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In A First, Petrol Price Breaches Rs 100-Mark In Mumbai; Check Latest City Rates Here

Mumbai: Petrol price breached Rs 100 mark In Mumbai on Saturday, retailing at Rs 100.19 per litre whereas diesel was priced at Rs 92.17 per litre.  According to Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) data, Petrol price was hiked up to 26 paise while the price of diesel went up around 30 paise across metros.ALSO READ | Downward Trend In Daily Covid Infections Continues As India Reports 1.73 Lakh New Cases At 45-Day LowFuel rates were hiked on Saturday again taking the petrol price in the financial capital above Rs 100 per litre for the first time. Petrol in India's financial capital currently costs Rs 100.19 per litre whereas diesel was priced at Rs 92.17 per litre. This is the 15th hike in fuel prices since May 4 which have pushed petrol and diesel rates to record-high levels ...
Northeast may be next Covid hotspot | India News – Times of India
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Northeast may be next Covid hotspot | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The north-east could be poised to become the next target of the ongoing second wave of Covid, according to a forecasting tool based on data till May 21. Development Data Lab, a research organisation working on open data, and a team led by University of Chicago’s Prof Anup Malani calculates the reproductive rate (Rt) for the Covid-19 outbreak each day. This is a measure of how many people an infected person is likely to infect in a community. The calculations show that the Rt value is greater than 1 for all northeastern states. An Rt of 1.36, the latest value for Tripura, means 100 cases could increase to over 5,000 in two weeks while an Rt of 0.89 (the value for Karnataka) could reduce 100 cases to 22 in the same period. Of course, if the values change in the interim the scen...
Over 19.84 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far: Government | India News – Times of India
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Over 19.84 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far: Government | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 19.84 crore, the Union health ministry said on Monday. It said 12,52,320 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received their first dose of Covid vaccine on Monday and cumulatively 1,18,81,337 people across 37 states and UTs have received it since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive on May 1. Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have administered the first dose of Covid vaccine to more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group, it said. The total number of vaccine doses administered across the country so far stands at 19,84,43,550, the ministry said. The beneficiaries include 97,78,142 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 67,18,515 HCWs who have taken...
Covid-19 is mutating, our strategy to fight it should also be dynamic, innovative: PM Modi | India News – Times of India
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Covid-19 is mutating, our strategy to fight it should also be dynamic, innovative: PM Modi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that as our strategy to deal with Covid-19 should be dynamic, innovative and constantly upgraded just as the virus mutates. "Be it the last pandemics or this one, every epidemic has taught us one thing- constant change in our ways of dealing with epidemics, constant innovation is very important. It is expert in virus mutation, in changing the format, so our methods and strategies should also be dynamic," said the PM during an interaction with district magistrates (DM) and field officials. The PM also asked the officials to draw on their fieldwork and their experiences to come up with effective and practical policies for the fight against the virus. "The strategy of vaccination is also being pushed forward by incorporating suggesti...
PM Narendra Modi To Hold Key Meeting With 54 DMs Of 10 States On May 20 To Review COVID Situation
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PM Narendra Modi To Hold Key Meeting With 54 DMs Of 10 States On May 20 To Review COVID Situation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an important series of meetings with District Magistrates of the states and to begin the same, he will interact with 54 DMs of 10 states on May 20.The meeting scheduled to happen on May 20 at 11 AM will have PM Modi take stock of the COVID situation from these officials.ALSO READ | 65 Different Organizations & Groups Appeal Centre To Divert Central Vista Funds Towards COVID AidIn a move to tackle the COVID situation in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will directly interact with 54 District Magistrates of 10 states on May 20.The states to be part of the first virtual meeting will include Maharashtra, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Odisha.As per inputs,...
Rajasthan govt will consider importing COVID-19 vaccines: Gehlot
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Rajasthan govt will consider importing COVID-19 vaccines: Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said his government will consider importing COVID-19 vaccines to ensure that people in the state are inoculated against the viral disease at the earliest. Speaking at a high-level meeting held to review the COVID-19 situation in the state, the chief minister stressed the need to accelerate the pace of vaccination to stem the spread of the pandemic and bring down the fatality rate. Gehlot said all options should be considered to ensure the availability of vaccines in the state. The state government will also consider importing vaccines as there is a need to inoculate the state’s residents against COVID-19 at the earliest, he said. The chief minister also directed officials to conduct special campaigns to generate awareness ab...
India’s Covid caseload hits 2 crore; 50 lakh rise in just 15 days | India News – Times of India
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India’s Covid caseload hits 2 crore; 50 lakh rise in just 15 days | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India has become the second country in the world after the US to record more than 2 crore Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The caseload crossed the grim milestone on Monday, a day after the country's Covid-related deaths again climbed to the third spot in the world overtaking the toll in Mexico. The country reported 3,55,998 new cases on Monday, taking the overall case count past the 2 crore mark to 2,02,74,921, as per TOI's Covid database. Only the US, with more than 3.3 crore cases so far, has recorded a higher count. Brazil is in third spot with fewer than 1.5 crore cases. So massive has been the second wave of infections that the country recorded a fourth of all cases till date — nearly half a crore — in the last 15 days alone. Over two successive weeks en...