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Only 2 States Sent Data On Covid Deaths Due To Lack Of Oxygen: Centre

Only 2 States Sent Data On Covid Deaths Due To Lack Of Oxygen: Centre

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, New Delhi

The government had sought data from states and Union Territories on deaths of Covid patients due to oxygen shortage during the second wave and only Punjab and Arunachal Pradesh responded, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

12 Suspected Omicron Cases In Delhi Hospital, Results Not Out

12 Suspected Omicron Cases In Delhi Hospital, Results Not Out

Reported by Parimal Kumar, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday December 03, 2021, New Delhi

12 suspected cases of Omicron have been admitted to hospitals in Delhi after they arrived on international flights over the past three days. Their samples have been sent for genome testing to confirm whether they are infected with the Omicron strain.

Over 3 Lakh Children Went Missing Since 2015, 2.7 Lakh Rescued: Union Minister

Over 3 Lakh Children Went Missing Since 2015, 2.7 Lakh Rescued: Union Minister

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, New Delhi

Over three lakh children went missing in the past six years and around 2.7 lakh were rescued, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani informed parliament today.

Rajya Sabha Reserves Call On Allowing Bill To Amend Constitution Preamble

Rajya Sabha Reserves Call On Allowing Bill To Amend Constitution Preamble

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, New Delhi

Opposition MPs today stalled the introduction of a private member's bill by BJP MP K J Alphons that seeks to amend the preamble of the Constitution.

Expert Team Will Decide On Vaccination For Children, Booster Dose: Health Minister

Expert Team Will Decide On Vaccination For Children, Booster Dose: Health Minister

Asian News International | Friday December 03, 2021, New Delhi

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday that the government will go by scientific advice to decide on vaccination for children and about giving "booster dose" against COVID-19.

Jayesh Salgaonkar, Former Goa Forward Party MLA, Joins BJP

Jayesh Salgaonkar, Former Goa Forward Party MLA, Joins BJP

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, Panaji

Former Goa Forward Party (GFP) legislator Jayesh Salgaonkar joined the ruling BJP on Friday ahead of the next year's Goa Assembly elections.

Pak Agrees To Let India Transport Wheat, Life-Saving Drugs To Afghanistan

Pak Agrees To Let India Transport Wheat, Life-Saving Drugs To Afghanistan

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, Islamabad

Pakistan on Friday agreed to let India transport 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat and life-saving drugs as humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan on Afghan trucks through the Wagah border crossing, after a row erupted between the two coun

"If It Crosses Critical Point...": Karnataka Expert's Warning On Omicron

"If It Crosses Critical Point...": Karnataka Expert's Warning On Omicron

Written by Maya Sharma | Friday December 03, 2021, Bengaluru

Following the detection of two cases of Covid's Omicron variant in Karnataka, there is concern over what the state government can and should do next.

Anti-Drug Agency Wants To Take Over Top 5 Cases From Police: Maharashtra Minister

Anti-Drug Agency Wants To Take Over Top 5 Cases From Police: Maharashtra Minister

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, Mumbai

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik today said the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has asked the state police's Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) to transfer its "top five cases" to the central agency, and questioned the Union government's intentions.

Former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi Comes Out With No-Holds-Barred Memoir

Former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi Comes Out With No-Holds-Barred Memoir

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, New Delhi

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, in his book, tells the dramatic story of his life and work including the extraordinary events that took place during his tenure as a judge in the Supreme Court and subsequently the Chief Justice of India.

Omicron Patient "Escaped", Karnataka Tracking 10 "Missing" Passengers

Omicron Patient "Escaped", Karnataka Tracking 10 "Missing" Passengers

Reported by Nehal Kidwai, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday December 03, 2021

One of the two men found positive for Omicron in Karnataka "escaped" after taking a Covid negative certificate from a private lab, the state government said today.

Mukesh Ambani Backs Data Privacy, Cryptocurrency Bills, Calls Data The "New Oil"

Mukesh Ambani Backs Data Privacy, Cryptocurrency Bills, Calls Data The "New Oil"

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, New Delhi

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani today backed the proposed data privacy and cryptocurrency bills, saying India is putting in place the most forward-looking policies and regulations.

"Lying, Unwilling To Compensate Farmers": Rahul Gandhi Slams Government

"Lying, Unwilling To Compensate Farmers": Rahul Gandhi Slams Government

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Friday December 03, 2021

The centre is "lying" and "unwilling to compensate" the families of 700+ farmers who died during the months-long protest against the farm laws, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said Friday evening, after Parliament was told there is no data on the deaths.

Jaipur Family Of 9 Tests Positive, Some Just Arrived From South Africa

Jaipur Family Of 9 Tests Positive, Some Just Arrived From South Africa

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, Jaipur

Nine members of a family in Jaipur tested positive for COVID-19, days after four of them returned from South Africa, putting the Health Department on alert amid concerns over the "Omicron" variant of the infection.

Centre Considering Scientific Evidence On Vaccination Of Children: Minister

Centre Considering Scientific Evidence On Vaccination Of Children: Minister

Press Trust of India | Friday December 03, 2021, New Delhi

The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid and the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation are considering scientific evidences related to vaccination of children between 12 to 17 years, the Lok Sabha was told.