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Challans to make car cover costlier, trial soon in NCR | India News - Times of India

Challans to make car cover costlier, trial soon in NCR | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the insurance regulator planning a “traffic violation premium” to rein in errant drivers, a year-long pilot project would be launched soon in Delhi linking vehicle insurance premiums to traffic violations committed in the last two years. To begin with, the vehicle owners of Delhi and adjoining areas in the NCR would be the first ones to pay the additional premium while renewing…


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Covid-19: States kick off awareness blitz to tackle vaccine hesitancy | India News

Covid-19: States kick off awareness blitz to tackle vaccine hesitancy | India News

NEW DELHI: Several states and cities launched an awareness blitz on Wednesday to inject confidence in healthcare workers about Covid-19 vaccines and drive up turnouts, which have been lower than expected at inoculation centres, and particularly low in some, since the first phase of the immunisation campaign began on January 16. Increasingly, vaccine recipients are being drafted in to help counter…


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Supreme Court rejects Aadhaar review plea in 4:1 verdict | India News

Supreme Court rejects Aadhaar review plea in 4:1 verdict | India News

NEW DELHI: A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court by majority of 4:1 has dismissed a petition seeking re-examination of its 2018 verdict by which the Aadhaar Act was declared valid and constitutional. The review petitions were considered by a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and B R Gavai in chamber on January 11 and the order was uploaded on the…

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New chapter of US democracy, says Rahul Gandhi | India News - Times of India

New chapter of US democracy, says Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated Joe Biden after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the US on Wednesday. Gandhi also congratulated Indian-origin Kamal Harris after she took oath as the 49th vice president of the US, creating history as the first female, first Black and first Indian-American to do so.

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New chapter of US democracy, says Rahul Gandhi | India News

New chapter of US democracy, says Rahul Gandhi | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated Joe Biden after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the US on Wednesday. Gandhi also congratulated Indian-origin Kamal Harris after she took oath as the 49th vice president of the US, creating history as the first female, first Black and first Indian-American to do so.

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Govt introduces new feature in Co-WIN for better coverage of beneficiaries per session | India News

Govt introduces new feature in Co-WIN for better coverage of beneficiaries per session | India News

NEW DELHI: To ensure better coverage of beneficiaries per session and full utilization of resources, the government has introduced a new feature in Co-WIN software that will allow pre-registered beneficiaries to be added in a session over and above the scheduled ones, health ministry said on Wednesday. Other enhancements on the software application – that forms the back bone for implementation…

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Total 7.86 lakh healthcare workers got Covid-19 vaccine jabs till Wednesday: Centre | India News

Total 7.86 lakh healthcare workers got Covid-19 vaccine jabs till Wednesday: Centre | India News

NEW DELHI: A total of 7.86 lakh healthcare workers have received Covid-19 vaccine jabs till the evening of the fifth day of the nationwide immunisation drive, according to a provisional report of the Union health ministry on Wednesday. It also said that on Wednesday, 1,12,007 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 pm across 20 states and Union Territories, while adding the final report would be…

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Media independence cannot be curtailed, newspapers going through era of degeneration: Mamata | India News - Times of India

Media independence cannot be curtailed, newspapers going through era of degeneration: Mamata | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Claiming that the newspaper industry is going through an era of “degeneration”, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee asserted on Wednesday that independence of media should not be curtailed. Banerjee sought to know if a democracy would be able to function the way it should, if newspapers are not allowed to write freely. “Media independence cannot be curtailed… The newspaper…

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Experts question govt vaccine purchase price, say it’s higher | India News - Times of India

Experts question govt vaccine purchase price, say it’s higher | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: As the Covid-19 vaccine completes its journey from laboratory to hospital, its pricing is being questioned. Public health activists and industry experts to whom TOI spoke said the government’s purchases of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech’s vaccines were “overpriced”. The proposed MRP of Rs 1,000 per dose of the vaccine in the private market has also raised eyebrows. The…

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PM Modi’s trusted ex-official all set to hitch BJP in UP | India News

PM Modi’s trusted ex-official all set to hitch BJP in UP | India News

LUCKNOW: PM Narendra Modi’s trusted bureaucrat AK Sharma, who took voluntary retirement as MSME secretary, is all set to hitch BJP in Lucknow on Thursday. It is being speculated ever because the resignation of the 1988 batch IAS officer was authorized on Monday that he is perhaps one of many BJP candidates within the vidhan parishad polls within the state, experiences Subhash Mishra. A…

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NCB arrests Maha min’s son-in-law in drugs case | India News

NCB arrests Maha min’s son-in-law in drugs case | India News

MUMBAI: In ongoing probes into a drug bust involving a British national, the NCB on Wednesday arrested Sameer Khan, son-in-law of NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra’s minority affairs and skill development minister Nawab Malik. NCB officials said Khan was a drug abuser and had also invested amounts running into lakhs in arrested British national Karan Sajani’s drug trafficking business. NCB said it…

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Google News: This photographer shows us how the long-term effects of covid-19 are being studied at a hospital in Rome - Washington Post
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Made to wait for over a year to convert, Gujarat man moves HC | India News - Times of India

Made to wait for over a year to convert, Gujarat man moves HC | India News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: A 32-year-old Hindu man wanting to convert to Islam has moved the Gujarat HC for redress after being kept waiting more than a year for permission to change his religion, as mandated by the state’s anti-conversion law. Jignesh Patel, a marketing executive based in south Gujarat’s Bharuch, said in his petition that the district collector had withheld permission for him to officially…

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Govt misleading country, Supreme Court on farms laws: Congress | India News

Govt misleading country, Supreme Court on farms laws: Congress | India News

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of misleading the country and the Supreme Court by claiming that pre-legislative consultations were held prior to the passage of the three farm laws and claimed this amounted to contempt of court. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi at a press conference alleged that the government changed its stand from “having no information” on…

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Meet Tamils’ expectations on equality, peace: India to Lanka | India News - Times of India

Meet Tamils’ expectations on equality, peace: India to Lanka | India News – Times of India

COLOMBO / NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday called on Sri Lanka to meet the expectations of its minority Tamil community for equality, justice, peace and dignity within a united country for its “own interest” as part of the reconciliation process. During a joint media interaction with his counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena, foreign minister S Jaishankar underlined India’s backing for Lanka’s…

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‘Importers’ against new toy rules: Goyal | India News - Times of India

‘Importers’ against new toy rules: Goyal | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the government‘s mandatory standard certification criteria for toys sold in India were facing maximum objection from those local players who were mainly importers. Addressing a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) event, Goyal said that several objections had been raised and those who opposed were “importers in the garb of…

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SC confirms IIT admission for teen whose ‘online error’ cost him seat | India News - Times of India

SC confirms IIT admission for teen whose ‘online error’ cost him seat | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed the admission of 18-year-old Siddhant Batra to IIT-Bombay for the undergraduate bachelor of technology (BTech) course in electrical engineering on his plea that he had lost his seat to an “apparent mistake” while opting to withdraw only from further rounds during the online admission process. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheswari…

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Talks a chance to explain laws: Goyal | India News - Times of India

Talks a chance to explain laws: Goyal | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said he looks at the ongoing discussions with farmer unions as less of a problem and more of an opportunity to explain the benefits of the new laws to them and the country. Addressing the 74th foundation day of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Goyal said there are always different points of view to look at things as he cited the example of the…

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