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Court Grants Customs 7-Day Additional Custody of Ex-Vijayan Aide M Sivasankar

A local court on Tuesday allowed a Customs plea, seeking seven-day extension of the custody of M Sivasankar, arrested by the central agency in connection with the gold smuggling case. Considering the plea, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic Offences) court granted Customs his custody till December 7. In its plea, the Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate on …

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India on Trudeau’s Support to Farmers’ Protest

FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau In a terse message, the ministry further added that ‘it is also best that diplomatic conversations are not misrepresented for political purposes’. PTI Last Updated: December 01, 2020, 15:31 IST FOLLOW US ON: India on Tuesday strongly reacted to comments by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other …

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Serum Institute Denies Side Effect Claims Raised by Chennai Volunteer

After a Chennai-based man claimed that he suffered neurological and psychological side effects after taking Covishield Covid-19 vaccine during the human trials, Serum Institute of India has once again asserted on Tuesday that the Covishield vaccine is safe and immunogenic and the company has followed all the requisite regulatory and ethical processes diligently, before going …

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Who Will Administer You Anti-Covid Shots? Centre Fine Tunes Vaccination Drive Strategy

The government, in an ambitious target, aims to inoculate at least 30 crore people against Covid-19 by the first half of 2021. The Centre has directed states to build up a data base of vaccinators and update their details on the coVIN or the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network to support the vaccination drive. A letter …

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Trudeau Backs Farmers, Says Situation ‘Concerning’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo) On Tuesday, farmers entered the sixth consecutive day of protests braving water cannons, tear gas, police barricades, the pandemic, and winters. News18.com Last Updated: December 01, 2020, 12:33 IST FOLLOW …

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What is the RT-PCR Test? How Much will You have to Pay for Getting the Test Done?

A Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction, commonly known as RT-PCR test, is the most effective test for detecting COVID-19 virus in human cells. In the RT-PCR test, a small amount of DNA is taken and specific sequences of the genetic material are amplified to diagnose acute infection. The RT-PCR test can detect the acute infection, however, …

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Indian National Gets 20-year Jail for Running Call Centers That Defrauded US Citizens

US court Monday sentenced an Indian national to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in operating and funding India-based call centers that defrauded American people of millions of dollars between 2013 and 2016. Hitesh Madhubhai Patel (44) of Ahmedabad was sentenced by US District Judge for the …

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News18 Daybreak | Centre Invites Protesting Farmers for Next Round of Talks, Moderna Says Its Covid-19 Vaccine Over 94% Efficient and Other Stories You Need to Watch Out For

Citing Cold Weather and Covid-19, Centre Invites Protesting Farmers for Next Round of Talks Today Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said protesting farmers have been invited for talks again on Tuesday. It had earlier been decided that the next round of discussion would take place on December 3, but they have been moved forward …

Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Farmers to Hold Talks with Centre Today as Stir Continues for 6th Day, Some Unions May Skip Meet; Tikri, Singhu Borders Still Shut

Farmers to Hold Talks with Centre Today as Stir Continues for 6th Day, Some Unions May Skip Meet; Tikri, Singhu Borders Still Shut

The farmer’s scheduled meeting with the agriculture minister came a day after the protesting farmers rejected the Centre’s offer to start talks as soon as they move to Burari and continued to stay put Singhu and Tikri borders of the national capital. “Keeping in view the cold and COVID-19, we have invited leaders of farmer …

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Delhi Breathed More Polluted Air in November This Year Than 2019

The national capital witnessed more polluted November this year than in 2019, largely due to lesser precipitation and large-scale stubble burning. The city also recorded nine “severe” air days this November, the maximum number in the month in four years. The 30-day average AQI in November stood at 328, in the very poor category, while …

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All India Taxi Union Threatens to Go on Strike if Demands of Agitating Farmers Not Met Within 2 Days

Image for representation. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) “If government does not take these laws back in two days, then we will remove our vehicles from the roads. We request all drivers across India to stop their vehicles from December 3,” Bhullar said. PTI New Delhi Last Updated: November 30, 2020, 23:14 IST FOLLOW US ON: The …

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Gap Between Covid-19 Recoveries and Active Cases Steadily Increasing, Says Health Ministry

A total of 45,333 new COVID-19 recoveries has been registered across the country in a span of 24 hours as against 38,772 new infections reported during the same period, leading to a net reduction of 6,561 cases from the active caseload, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. The total recoveries have surged to 88,47,600. …

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All SCO Member Nations Barring India Reaffirm Support to China’s OBOR Project

Barring India, all other member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Monday reaffirmed their support to China’s ambitious ‘One Belt and One Road’ (OBOR) project during a virtual meeting of the influential grouping. India has been severely critical of the mega project as the USD 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which …