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Latest News Live Updates: India "Stands Out" In Vaccine Policy, Says IMF's Gita Gopinath

Latest News Live Updates: India "Stands Out" In Vaccine Policy, Says IMF's Gita Gopinath

Tuesday March 09, 2021

India has been at the forefront in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and "really stands out" in terms of its vaccine policy, Chief Economist of the IMF Gita Gopinath said on Monday, as she hailed the country for playing a very important role during the crisis by manufacturing and shipping the COVID-19 vaccines to several nations.

"Will Reach Parliament On Lakhs Of Tractors If Needed": Rakesh Tikait

"Will Reach Parliament On Lakhs Of Tractors If Needed": Rakesh Tikait

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 09, 2021, Sheopur (MP)

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Singh Tikait on Monday said that lakhs of farmers in their tractors wouldreach Parliament to seek repeal of the three new farm laws if needed.

4 Child Sexual Abuse Victims Denied Justice Everyday In India: Study

4 Child Sexual Abuse Victims Denied Justice Everyday In India: Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 09, 2021, New Delhi

Everyday four child victims of sexual offences are denied justice due to closure of their cases by police because of insufficient evidence, according to a new study.

Kamal Haasan's Party To Fight In 154 Seats In Tamil Nadu, Rest For 2 Allies

Kamal Haasan's Party To Fight In 154 Seats In Tamil Nadu, Rest For 2 Allies

Edited by Aman Dwivedi | Tuesday March 09, 2021, Chennai

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MKM) on Monday announced contesting on 154 out of 234 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

Tigeress Avni's Offspring Found Post Injuries In Forest Fight: Police

Tigeress Avni's Offspring Found Post Injuries In Forest Fight: Police

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 09, 2021, Nagpur

An offspring of tigress Avni, which had been put down earlier after killing several people, had to be retrieved from the jungle following injuries in an internecine fight on Monday, having been released in the wild on Friday, forest officials from Pench Tiger Reserve said.

Indian Coast Guard Prevents Drugs Transfer In Lakshadweep Sea

Indian Coast Guard Prevents Drugs Transfer In Lakshadweep Sea

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 09, 2021, Thiruvananthapuram

The Indian Coast Guard prevented the transhipment of around 260 kg of narcotics worth Rs 2,100 crore in the Lakshadweep Sea, an official statement said on Monday.

Not Campaigning In Upcoming West Bengal Polls: Farooq Abdullah

Not Campaigning In Upcoming West Bengal Polls: Farooq Abdullah

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 09, 2021, Srinagar

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday said he does not have time to campaign for the Trinamool Congress in the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections.

39 Run Away From Women's Shelter Home, 4 Missing: Punjab Police

39 Run Away From Women's Shelter Home, 4 Missing: Punjab Police

Written by Mohammed Ghazali | Tuesday March 09, 2021, Chandigarh

Thirty-nine girls and some women ran away from a government-run shelter home in Punjab's Jalandhar. While 35 were brought back to the facility safely, four were missing, officials said.

Suspension Of 10 Akali MLAs Over Disruption Of Punjab Assembly Proceedings Revoked

Suspension Of 10 Akali MLAs Over Disruption Of Punjab Assembly Proceedings Revoked

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 09, 2021, Chandigarh

Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana K P Singh on Monday revoked the suspension of 10 Shiromani Akali Dal legislators who were suspended for disrupting the proceedings of the House on Friday.

Election Commission Removes Cop After Trinamool Makes His Wife Candidate

Election Commission Removes Cop After Trinamool Makes His Wife Candidate

Press Trust of India | Monday March 08, 2021, Kolkata

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday removed Superintendent of Police of Howrah (Rural) Soumya Roy after his wife became a candidate of the ruling Trinamool Congress for the assembly elections in West Bengal, an official said.

Punjab To Provide Free Travel For Women Across State On Government Buses

Punjab To Provide Free Travel For Women Across State On Government Buses

ANI | Monday March 08, 2021, Punjab

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that the Punjab government has brought a change in the state budget on this international women's day, which allows travel-free services for women across the state on all Government buses.

Women Affected Disproportionately By Covid Pandemic: IMF's Gita Gopinath

Women Affected Disproportionately By Covid Pandemic: IMF's Gita Gopinath

Press Trust of India | Monday March 08, 2021, United Nations, United States

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to roll back years of hard-won economic and social gains for women and as nations struggle to grow their economies, tapping into the huge potential of women is clearly a "win-win" for both women's empowerment and inclusive global economic growth, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund Gita Gopinath said on Monday.

Jailed Activist Akhil Gogoi Files Nomination For Assam Polls

Jailed Activist Akhil Gogoi Files Nomination For Assam Polls

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Monday March 08, 2021, Guwahati

Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi on Monday formally submitted nomination papers for the Sivasagar and Mariani Assembly constituencies from the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).

Covaxin's Production Capacity 150 Million Doses A Year: Centre

Covaxin's Production Capacity 150 Million Doses A Year: Centre

Press Trust of India | Monday March 08, 2021, New Delhi

The estimated manufacturing capacity of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, is 70-100 million doses per month, while the indigenously developed Covaxin has a planned production capacity of 150 million doses per year, the Department of Biotechnology told a parliamentary panel.

Twitter User Seeks Pune Top Cop's Help In Asking Out Woman. His Reply

Twitter User Seeks Pune Top Cop's Help In Asking Out Woman. His Reply

Press Trust of India | Monday March 08, 2021, Pune

A person who requested the Pune Police Commissioner to "do something" and convince his friend to accept his love proposal got a "no means no" lesson from the top cop during a Twitter interaction on Monday.