Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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CM Kejriwal To Provide Free Vaccine In Delhi If Centre Fails

Citing concerns for people who may not afford COVID-19 vaccine, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 13 said the vaccine would be free for the people of Delhi. Kejriwal stated earlier he had already requested the Union to provide free vaccines to all as everybody cannot afford it. Moreover, putting down the rumours about the vaccine's inefficacy, he appealed to people to show up for the vaccination.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 06:49 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Covid-19 Vaccine, Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi, Centre

Courtesy: India Today

Farmers' representatives

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Farmers Thank Supreme Court But Reject Idea Of Committee For Resolution

Calling the Centre's attitude as "stubborn", the protesting farmers have refused to take part in a committee suggested by the Supreme Court for the issues' resolution. However, they thanked the apex court for halting the implementation of the Centre's three farm laws for the time being. Earlier, the three-judge bench headed by CJI SA Bobde on January 11 had criticized the government and asked to break the impasse by creating a committee.

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 10:26 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Supreme Court, Centre, Farmers' Protest, Farm Bill

Courtesy: The Telegraph

Centre farmer talks

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No Breakthrough Between Farmers, Centre; Talks Rescheduled To Jan 15

The deadlock between farmers and government has been extended further as the eighth round of talks went inconclusive. While the government did not show any sign to revoke the laws, the farmer’s representative asked the leverage of states passing their own laws. Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said government can only consider if farmers give other option than repealing laws. Reportedly, the next round talks have been scheduled to January 15.… read-more

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 07:07 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Centre, Farm Bill, Narendra Singh Tomar

Courtesy: NDTV

Supreme Court

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SC Draws Farmer Protest Parallel To Tablighi Jamaat; Warns Centre

Hearing a plea related to the Tablighi Jamaat event, the Supreme Court on January 7 warned Centre over the probability of similar consequences in the farmers' protest. Fearing the rise of Covid-19 cases, the top court asked the Solicitor General regarding safety provisions against COVID-19 and has directed to submit a report on developments to pacify the protests. Moreover, CJI SA Bobde said, “It is not that everything (pandemic) is over.”… read-more

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 06:26 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Supreme Court, Covid-19, Centre, Tablighi Jamaat , Farmers' Protest

Courtesy: News18

Movie Theatre Occupancy Decision

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Centre Directs TN Govt To Scrap Permit For 100% Theatre Occupancy

Asking the Tamil Nadu government to strictly abide by the guidelines, the Home Ministry has sent a letter to the state opposing 100% occupancy of theatres. The letter, citing COVID-19 restrictions extended till January 31, has asked the state to scrap the complete allowance and work on 50% occupancy. Earlier, the Tamil Nadu government had permitted 100% occupancy after requests from various film stars to increase footfall in theatres before… read-more

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 08:18 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Theatres, Centre, Covid-19, Pongal, COVID-19 restrictions

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational image

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Kerala: Centre To Send Expert Team To Review Surging COVID-19 Cases

Amidst increasing COVID-19 cases in Kerala, the Centre has decided to send a high-level expert team to assist the state. Led by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Director Dr SK Singh, the team will monitor the public health interventions of the state’s COVID-19 management. Reportedly, the team will reach Kerala on January 8. Besides, the Health Ministry stated, “Kerala has been reporting very high daily new COVID-19 cases”.

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 07:01 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Kerala, Central Government, Centre, Covid-19

Courtesy: Livemint

Meeting between farmers and centre

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8th Round Farmer-Centre Talks Inconclusive; Next Talks On January 8

The eighth round talks between farmers' representative and Centre on January 4 has yet again failed to break the impasse. The talks were inconclusive as the farmers' representatives stuck to their demand for repealing the laws, while the government persuaded to discuss the issues. Meanwhile, the farmer unions' representatives, stated that the protest would continue until the laws are revoked. The next meeting is scheduled for January 8.

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 07:11 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Farm Bill, Centre, Nationwide Protest

Courtesy: ABP Live

Doctors fighting Covid-19

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SC Directs Centre To Offer Breaks To Doctors On Covid-19 Duties

Supreme Court's bench lead by Justice Ashok Bhushan on December 15 suggested Attorney General Tushar Mehta of granting a break to doctors working on COVID-19 duties. The bench had expressed their concern about doctors' mental health as they were working for at least eight months. Moreover, the bench opined that long schedule for doctors would be "painful". Abiding the direction, the Attorney General has promised the Apex of offering breaks.… read-more

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 03:33 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Covid-19, Doctors, Supreme Court, Centre

Centre drafted new proposal; Farmers still stand against.

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Govt Moots Draft To Assure MSP; Farmers Insist To Repeal Law

Day after the farmer leaders' met with Amit Shah, Centre has mooted a proposal saying that the government is ready to assure MSP in written. The government has acknowledged at least seven proposals of farmers and has agreed to regulate the mandi system. The proposal also included amendments like levying equal taxes for mandis as well as private players. However, farmers have declined the proposal and insisted on revoking laws.

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 07:02 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Farmers, protest, Centre, Draft, MSP, Amit Shah

Covid-19 corruption cases

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Centre's PRAGATI Portal Receives 40,000 COVID Corruption Complaints

A separate portal set up by the Centre to deal with COVID-19 irregularities has reportedly received around 40,000 corruption complaints. The corruption cases included fund embezzlements, bribery and harassments by government authorities. However, out of the total 167,000 COVID-related grievances received so far, over 150,000 have been resolved. The grievance were recorded on multi-modal platform PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely… read-more

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 12:30 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Covid-19, Central Government, corruption, Centre, Administration, PRAGATI

Courtesy: Hindustan Times