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‘Segregation of COVID-19 waste must to avoid further contamination’

PTI New Delhi The National Green Tribunal Tuesday said that segregation of COVID-19 waste from others is a must to avoid further contamination adversely affecting public health. Generation of COVID-19 related biomedical waste in the country is about 101 Metric Tonnes per day, noted a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel. It said scientific management of such …

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Indian medical experts welcome Oxford trial results for COVID vaccine

PTI New Delhi Medical experts in India have hailed the results of Oxford University’s early-stage human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, with some saying it’s the “most scientifically done” among all such exercises, while others expressing hope that the final trials will“bear fruit”. From clinicians to pathology experts, doctors in the country feel the Oxford trials have been the “most …

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Pilot offered me crores to join BJP: Gehlot loyalist

PTI Jaipur/New Delhi The Ashok Gehlot camp on Monday sharpened its attack on Sachin Pilot, with the Rajasthan Chief Minister calling him “useless” and another loyalist alleging that the dissident Congress leader himself offered him crores to switch sides. Pilot reacted sharply, saying he will take the MLA to court. Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat confirmed he has received a …

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Godhan Nyay Yojana to fetch farmers good earning: Baghel

PTI New Delhi Chhattisgarh farmers will be able to earn Rs 12,000 annually, double the amount under the Centre’s PM-Kisan scheme, by selling cow dung to the state government as part of ‘’Godhan Nyay Yojana” launched on Monday, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said.                  Under the ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’, the state government will procure cow dung at Rs 2 …

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JU depts be allowed to set their own parameters: Teachers’ body

PTI Kolkata Asserting there should not be a uniform policy to decide the merit of candidates, a teachers’ body in Jadavpur University (JU) on Monday demanded that departments in arts and science faculties be allowed to set their own parameters for admitting students to undergraduate courses. As class 12 examination results have been declared, the institute must decide on policies, …

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Court allows 121 foreigners from 2 countries to walk free with fine

PTI New Delhi A Delhi court Monday allowed 121 people from Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh to walk free on payment of Rs 5,000 each, after they accepted mild charges under the plea bargain process, related to various violations including visa norms while attending Tablighi Jamaat event here during the COVID-19 lockdown. Metropolitan Magistrate Jitendra Pratap Singh allowed 79 Bangladeshi nationals to …

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43 hospitals across 11 states covered by AIIMS video consultation programme: Health Ministry

PTI New Delhi Having covered 43 hospitals across 11 states this month, the AIIMS Delhi tele-consultation guidance programme for state doctors on COVID clinical management would reach out to ICU doctors at smaller healthcare facilities in the coming weeks, the Health Ministry saidon Monday. To strengthen the government’s efforts to reduce COVID mortality, the AIIMS Delhi had started the ‘e-ICU’ …

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Family of 3 killed, 6 injured in cloudburst in Uttarakhand

PTI Pithoragarh A family of three was killed and six others injured as a cloudburst hit two adjacent villages in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district on Monday, officials said. Eleven people are also reported missing, they said. Sher Singh, his wife Govindi Devi and daughter Kumari Mamta were killed after their house in Gaila Pattharkot village caved in due to heavy rains …

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Seven Indian pharma players race to develop COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi: At least seven Indian pharma companies are working to develop a vaccine against coronavirus as they join global efforts to find a preventive to check the spread of the deadly virus that has already infected more than 14 million globally. Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute, Zydus Cadila, Panacea Biotec, Indian Immunologicals, Mynvax and Biological E are among the domestic …

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Close to 39,000 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 10.77 lakh

New Delhi: With 38,902 new cases reported in past 24 hours India’s total coronavirus cases on Sunday reached 10,77,618. With 543 deaths the toll stood at 26,816, Health Ministry data said. Karnataka is the new hotspot state nearing 60,000 cases, as Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state, with 3,00,937 cases and 11,596 casualties. It crossed the 3-lakh-mark on Saturday with Mumbai …

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