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How India Flipped Its Vaccine Fortunes

How India Flipped Its Vaccine Fortunes

Reuters | Tuesday September 21, 2021

Vaccination in India: Government officials say they are confident of fully immunizing nearly all adults by December.

Probe Agency NIA Searches 7 J&K Sites In Explosives Recovery Case: Report

Probe Agency NIA Searches 7 J&K Sites In Explosives Recovery Case: Report

Asian News International | Tuesday September 21, 2021, Jammu

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out searches at seven locations in Kashmir valley in connection with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) recovery in Jammu on June 27 this year, said sources.

On UK Vaccine Policy Row, Government Warns Of "Reciprocal Measures"

On UK Vaccine Policy Row, Government Warns Of "Reciprocal Measures"

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Tuesday September 21, 2021, New Delhi

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said India has the right to take reciprocal action if the matter of the UK not recognising Covishield as a legitimate Covid vaccine. He called that country's new travel rules "discriminatory".

Industrialist Gautam Adani Calls For Global Unity In Managing Climate Crisis

Industrialist Gautam Adani Calls For Global Unity In Managing Climate Crisis

Asian News International | Tuesday September 21, 2021, New Delhi

Billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani on Tuesday called for implications of COVID-19 in India, the relevance of country's democratic system for doing business and the need for global unity in managing climate crisis.

Covishield Only India-Made Vaccine Cleared For Travel To US For Now

Covishield Only India-Made Vaccine Cleared For Travel To US For Now

Edited by Shylaja Varma | Tuesday September 21, 2021, New Delhi

The United States will reopen in November to all air passengers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus. India is among the 33 countries from where fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter.

NDA Being Prepped For Women Cadets, Exams From May: Centre To Supreme Court

NDA Being Prepped For Women Cadets, Exams From May: Centre To Supreme Court

Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Tuesday September 21, 2021, New Delhi

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is being prepared for the admission of women candidates and they can sit for the entrance exam from May 2022 onwards, the government said Tuesday afternoon.

Taxmen Search Textile Firm's Delhi, Punjab, Bengal Offices

Taxmen Search Textile Firm's Delhi, Punjab, Bengal Offices

Asian News International | Tuesday September 21, 2021, New Delhi

The Income Tax department has carried out a search and seizure operation on a leading business house of India involved in the manufacture of textile and filament yarn having corporate offices in Delhi, Punjab and Kolkata, said Ministry of Finance.

BJP Will End Culture Of Post-Poll Violence In Bengal: New State Unit Chief

BJP Will End Culture Of Post-Poll Violence In Bengal: New State Unit Chief

Asian News International | Tuesday September 21, 2021, Kolkata

Newly appointed president of BJP's West Bengal unit, Sukanta Majumdar on Tuesday assured that the party would end the culture of post-poll violence in the state.

"In Line Of Duty": Navjot Sidhu's Post Features New Punjab Chief Minister

"In Line Of Duty": Navjot Sidhu's Post Features New Punjab Chief Minister

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 21, 2021, Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his two deputies and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took a chartered flight to Delhi today to discuss the expansion of the new Cabinet with the party's central leadership, sources said.

Over 81.85 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses Administered In India So Far

Over 81.85 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses Administered In India So Far

Asian News International | Tuesday September 21, 2021, New Delhi

With the administration of 96,46,778 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 81.85 crore (81,85,13,827) as per provisional reports till 7 am on Tuesday, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

12 Objections By Finance Ministry To New E-Commerce Rules: Report

12 Objections By Finance Ministry To New E-Commerce Rules: Report

Reuters | Tuesday September 21, 2021, New Delhi

India's plan to tighten rules on its fast-growing e-commerce market has run into internal government dissent, memos reviewed by Reuters show, with the Ministry of Finance describing some proposals as "excessive" and "without economic rationale".

Biden-Modi Bilateral Meet Will Focus On Situation In Afghanistan: Report

Biden-Modi Bilateral Meet Will Focus On Situation In Afghanistan: Report

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 21, 2021, Washington

The meeting between Joe Biden and PM Modi on Friday will strengthen the US-India strategic ties and allow the leaders to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and how the two countries can work together to fight terrorism, a White House official said.

2 Army Pilots Killed In Helicopter Crash In J&K's Udhampur

2 Army Pilots Killed In Helicopter Crash In J&K's Udhampur

Reported by Nazir Masoodi, Edited by Ridhima Shukla | Tuesday September 21, 2021

Two pilots were killed after an army helicopter crashed on the hills near Patnitop in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

Businessman Raj Kundra Leaves Jail 2 Months After Arrest In Porn Case

Businessman Raj Kundra Leaves Jail 2 Months After Arrest In Porn Case

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 21, 2021, Mumbai

Businessman Raj Kundra today walked out of a Mumbai jail, a day after a magistrate court here granted bail to the key accused in a pornographic films case in which he was arrested two months ago.

Sukanta Majumdar, First-Time MP, Is New Bengal BJP Chief

Sukanta Majumdar, First-Time MP, Is New Bengal BJP Chief

Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Tuesday September 21, 2021, New Delhi

Sukanta Majumdar, a first-time MP, has been appointed chief of BJP's Bengal unit, replacing Dilip Ghosh, who has been given a role in Delhi in the middle of an exodus by party leaders to the ruling Trinamool.