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Armed With College Degrees, They Are Working As Drain Cleaners Near Mumbai

Armed With College Degrees, They Are Working As Drain Cleaners Near Mumbai

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Thane

Lack of jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some young men who have college degrees to work as "nullah'' (drain) cleaners in the Mumbra area near Thane.

Bengal Finance Minister Says Centre "Forced On Us" GST On Covid Items

Bengal Finance Minister Says Centre "Forced On Us" GST On Covid Items

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

West Bengal Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra said his opposition to taxing items related to the Covid pandemic was ignored and muzzled today at the GST Council. Union Minister Anurag Thakur denied the charge.

MK Stalin Seeks Meet With PM Modi To Discuss Major Tamil Nadu Issues

MK Stalin Seeks Meet With PM Modi To Discuss Major Tamil Nadu Issues

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday said he has sought a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17 to discuss major state-related issues with him.

Applied For Licence In US, Says Bharat Biotech's American Partner

Applied For Licence In US, Says Bharat Biotech's American Partner

Asian News International | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech on Saturday said that it will be carrying out clinical trials in the US to support the marketing application for Covaxin in the country.

"Courtesy Call": BJP's Rajib Banerjee Meets Trinamool Leader Amid Rumours Of Return

"Courtesy Call": BJP's Rajib Banerjee Meets Trinamool Leader Amid Rumours Of Return

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Kolkata

A day after Mukul Roy joined Trinamool Congress leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former West Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee, who had joined the BJP only months before the assembly elections, met Trinamool leader Kunal Ghosh today.

Jharkhand Reports Only One Fresh Covid Death, 291 New Cases

Jharkhand Reports Only One Fresh Covid Death, 291 New Cases

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Ranchi

Jharkhand recorded only one single-day COVID-19 death and 291 fresh cases, a health bulletin said on Saturday.

Watch: Mumbai Man's Narrow Escape In Bid To Board Moving Train, Thanks To Rail Staff

Watch: Mumbai Man's Narrow Escape In Bid To Board Moving Train, Thanks To Rail Staff

Reported by Sunil Kumar Singh, Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Saturday June 12, 2021, Mumbai

A passenger trying to board a moving train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai narrowly escaped a mishap, thanks to a Railway guard and a Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel.

"Unsound Analysis": Centre On Report That India Covid Deaths 7 Times More

"Unsound Analysis": Centre On Report That India Covid Deaths 7 Times More

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

India today refuted a report which claimed that its Covid deaths could be "five-to-seven times" higher than the official number, saying the assessment is based on extrapolation of data without any epidemiological evidence.

"Symptoms Gone In A Day": Doctor On Antibody Cocktail To 40 In Hyderabad

"Symptoms Gone In A Day": Doctor On Antibody Cocktail To 40 In Hyderabad

Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Shatabdi Chowdhury | Saturday June 12, 2021, Hyderabad

As many as 40 Covid patients have taken a single-dose drug cocktail of monoclonal antibodies at Hyderabad's Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. "In 24 hours, they recovered from clinical symptoms like fever, malaise etc," said top doctor.

"Aims Holistic Development": PM Modi On Aspirational Districts Programme

"Aims Holistic Development": PM Modi On Aspirational Districts Programme

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, New Delhi

India's Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) aims to ensure inclusive and all-round development in areas across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.

Maharashtra Reports 10,697 Covid Cases, Daily Positivity Rate At 4.79%

Maharashtra Reports 10,697 Covid Cases, Daily Positivity Rate At 4.79%

Reported by Puja Bharadwaj | Saturday June 12, 2021, Mumbai

Maharashtra reported 10,697 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The state also reported 360 deaths in the last 48 hours and 121 last week.

3-Year-Old Hyderabad Boy Needed Rs 16 Crore Injection. How People Helped

3-Year-Old Hyderabad Boy Needed Rs 16 Crore Injection. How People Helped

Written by Uma Sudhir | Saturday June 12, 2021, Hyderabad

Thousands of people came together online to save the life of a three-year-old boy in Hyderabad, Telangana, by helping him get an injection worth Rs 16 crore to treat a rare genetic disorder.

Allies Should Get Respectable Share In Union Government: Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

Allies Should Get Respectable Share In Union Government: Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United), the second largest constituent of the BJP-led NDA, on Saturday asserted that alliance partners ought to have a "respectable" share in the Union council of ministers.

Bikaner To Be First City In Country To Start Door-To-Door Vaccination

Bikaner To Be First City In Country To Start Door-To-Door Vaccination

Written by Harsha Kumari Singh , Edited by Saikat Kumar Bose | Saturday June 12, 2021, Jaipur

Bikaner in Rajasthan is set to become the first city in the country to launch a door-to-door Covid vaccination drive.

UN Chief Extends Support To India's Patent Waiver Initiative For Covid Products

UN Chief Extends Support To India's Patent Waiver Initiative For Covid Products

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 12, 2021, United Nations

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has extended support to India and South Africa's initiative at the WTO to waive intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines and products.