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    India has never been coy about raising human rights issues with the US, contrary to the perception that this is a one-way conversation with New Delhi always on the defensive.

    The Union government had announced that the precaution dose of anti-COVID19 vaccines will be available to everyone aged above 18 years at the private vaccination centres beginning April 10. “ We have to focus again on those people who are marginalized who are left out of that kind of growth and in a democracy, a complicated one like mine, and I would say, yours as well. It is really important for leaders, not just in government but in the private sector, to recognise that in a world where we are swimming in information, everybody knows where they stand now.” The study led by Dr Rajeev Jayadevan, co-chairman of the Indian Medical Association's national task force on coronavirus, said that 45 per cent of the vaccinated people who did not take a precautionary dose reported Covid in the third wave. online casino reviews india China suspended scientific cooperation after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Russian Academy of Sciences president Alexander Sergeev. ET has learnt Russia has reached out to India for collaboration in specific sectors following Beijing's move. ​​​After a rise in infections over the last three days, the daily cases in the metropolis have witnessed a dip, while the city reported the second casualty of the month. The city had on Wednesday reported 73 new COVID-19 cases and zero fatalities. On Saturday, the city recorded 1,520 COVID-19 cases and one death due to the disease, while the positivity rate stood at 5.10 per cent. On Friday, it saw 1,607 COVID-19 cases and two deaths with a positivity rate of 5.28 per cent. The national capital logged 1,490 COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Thursday and the positivity rate was at 4.62 per cent. 'Age is no bar for learning', BJD MLA Angada Kanhar has proved it right. 58-year-old Kanhar appeared for Class 10th exam on April 29 in Phulbani. He was among 5.8 lakh students who appeared for examin... Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, will be on a three-day visit to Gujarat starting Monday, during which he would take part in a few events along with Prim... Munshi was in Tripura recently and met chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and attended the function of laying the foundation stone for Kamalpur (India) - Kurmaghat (in Moulvibazar district of Bangladesh) "Border Haat" in eastern Tripura., "The government has arranged an adequate number of hospital beds, medical oxygen and medicines although hospitalisations are very low," government officials told news agency PTI as they held a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).​
    Modi had written a congratulatory letter after Imran Khan was elected PM in 2018 too. However, Khan's government never addressed cross-border terror, apart from launching a personal attack on Modi and the BJP
    The book, which is yet to be launched, focusses on the achievements of the Modi government since 2014. It is being published by Development Leaders' Alliance (DLA) founded by young entrepreneur Sankalp Shukla.

    While the British PM was effusive in his praise for the Mahatma, during the freedom struggle such praise for Gandhi from Britain's ruling class was rare. Winston Churchill famously called Gandhi a "half- naked fakir" as the latter opposed sending Indian soldiers to fight for Britain in the Second World War and launched the Quit India movement in 1942.

    In a major outreach to the northeast region, the Centre had announced reduction of the disturbed areas imposed under the AFSPA in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur from April 1, after decades.

    During the phone call last Friday, the Prime Minister reiterated Vietnam’s importance as an important pillar of India’s Act East Policy and Indo-Pacific Vision and had in depth dialogue on the South China Sea situation where China is upping the ante. The Prime Minister also requested for greater facilitation of market access for India’s pharma and agri-products in Vietnam.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-18 07:07:15 )