States Take a Jab at Centre but Data Reveals No Shortage of Covid Vaccines
In the thick of a fresh Covid-19 blowout in the country, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, etc, have been complaining about a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines. The statistics released by union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday— and vaccine availability and consumption data in many states that is not yet in the public domain— however, shows the problem may lie in the management of the inoculation process rather than the availability of doses, as he has pointed out.
No Need for Lockdown, Well-equipped to Fight Covid-19: PM Modi Holds Meet With CMs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the country does not need a lockdown to tackle the COVID-19 menace anymore as it has the infrastructure required to deal with the pandemic. Addressing a meeting of the chief ministers on the current situation of the coronavirus, he said, “Earlier we did not have the infrastructure to deal with the pandemic and we had to use lockdown as a tool…but today we do not need a lockdown.”
Journalists, Mediators Taken 15 Km Inside Forest: The Drama Surrounding CoBRA Jawan’s Release
Almost 120 hours after CRPF (CoBRA battalion) jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas was held captive by Maoists following a gunfight at Bijapur-Sukma border on last Saturday, a group of mediators accompanied by some local journalists freed Manhas on Thursday deep in the same forest area where the gunfight had taken place.
Varanasi Court Orders ASI Probe into Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque Dispute
A Varanasi Court on Thursday gave its approval for survey of Kashi Vishwanath temple and Gyanvapi Mosque complex by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). In his order, a senior civil judge of the fast track court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to get examined the disputed premises by a five-member team of the Archaeological Survey of India at its expense. The court also stipulated that at least two members of the five-member team of eminent archaeologists should be from the minority community, Rastogi said.
‘TMC Romeos Will be in Jail’, Says Yogi, Promising Anti-Romeo Squads in Bengal if BJP Wins
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party will create UP-like “anti-Romeo squads” in West Bengal to protect women, reigniting a controversy over the groups that several politicians and activists have accused of thuggery and invasion of private spaces. All “Romeos” from Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress will be put behind bars, the BJP leader also said at an election rally in Hooghly district.
Encounter Breaks Out in J&K’s Nowbugh Tral Day After 3 Militants Killed, 2 Jawans Injured in Shopian
Security forces carried out an encounter for the second day in a row in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowbugh Tral area of Awantipora on Friday. Heavy exchange of firing broke out from both sides after a comparative lull night. Firing picked up as the daylight broke. On Thursday evening, three militants were killed and two security force personnel were injured in an encounter with militants in South Kashmir’s Shopian town, police said.