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Narendra Modi government, Adar Poonawalla refute reports about no Covid-19 vaccine orders

NEW DELHI: Debunking news reports that India has not placed fresh orders for Covid vaccines with the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat BioTech since March, the Union government on Monday said such reports are completely incorrect and are not based on facts. The media reports suggested that the last order placed with the […]

Supreme Court asks Narendra Modi government to explain rationale of different price slabs for Covid-19 shots

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday took note of different prices of COVID-19 vaccines for Centre (Narendra Modi government), states and the private hospitals and asked the central government to explain to it the rationale and basis behind such a pricing policy. The top court, hearing a suo motu case related to ‘distribution of […]

Narendra Modi government will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccine free to states

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government’s (Government of India’s) procurement price of both the COVID-19 vaccines remains Rs 150 per dose and the Centre will continue to provide totally free to states, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Replying to Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, Ministry of Health said in a tweet “#Unite2FightCorona It […]

Modi government proposes to suspend farm laws for 1.5 years, set up panel for solution;next meeting on January 22

NEW DELHI: Yielding some ground to end the nearly two-month-long protest by thousands of farmers on the national capital borders, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday (January 20) proposed to suspend the three contentious farm laws for 1-1.5 years and set up a joint committee to find an amicable solution in the interest of the […]

Record construction of 534 km of national highways in one week

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has created a record by constructing 534 km of National Highways (NHs) in the last week commencing 8 January. The Ministry has constructed 8,169 km of National Highways (NHs) from April 2020 to 15 January 2021 in the current financial year 2020-21, i.e. with a […]

Rahul Gandhi seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers

NEW DELHI: Asking people to join the farmers’ “satyagraha” against the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke out in support of the ongoing protests and against rising fuel prices in the country. The Congress is observing the day as Kisan Adhikar Divas and will take out protest marches in all state capitals. […]

Budget session of Parliament from January 29

NEW DELHI: The Budget session of Parliament will begin on January 29 with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of both the Houses and the Union Budget will be presented on February 1. A communication from the Lok Sabha Secretariat said on Thursday that the session would conclude on April […]

Modi government should scrap new farm laws: Shiv Sena

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the sentiments of protesting farmers and scrap new controversial farm laws, and said he will “grow bigger” in stature by doing so. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ also accused the Centre of trying to end the farmers’ protest […]

Supreme Court agriculture panel members are pro-govt, won’t appear before it: Farmer unions

NEW DELHI: Farmer unions protesting against the new agriculture-marketing laws Tuesday disapproved of the Supreme Court-appointed committee to break the deadlock over the acts, and said they will not appear before the panel and continue their agitation. Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border here, Union leaders claimed the members of committee formed by the […]

First Covishield consignment leaves Serum Institute for 13 locations

NEW DELHI: A decisive phase in India’s fight against coronavirus began in the wee hours on Tuesday as the first consignment of Covishield vaccines left Serum Institute of India for Pune airport, four days ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive launch. Three temperature-controlled trucks rolled out of the Serum Institute gates shortly before 5 am […]

Narendra Modi government wants Serum Institute to lower price of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Neha Arora & Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (government of India) has been negotiating with the Serum Institute of India to bring down the price of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, people close to the matter said, delaying the roll-out of the country’s immunisation programme. India’s drug regulator has approved emergency use of the […]

Extremely disappointed with negotiation between government and farmers: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday said it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations are going on between the Centre (Narendra Modi or government of India ) and the farmers on the new farm laws, against which several farmer organisations are staging protest at Delhi borders. “What is going on? States are rebelling against […]

Additional borrowing permission of Rs 16,728 crore granted to 5 states

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi government (Centre) has granted permission for additional mobilise additional financial resources to the tune of Rs 16,728 crore through open market borrowings to five states. The permission has been granted as the state have so far completed the stipulated reforms in the ease of doing business. These states are Andhra Pradesh, […]

Narendra Modi government must indemnify vaccine makers against all lawsuits: Adar Poonawalla

NEW DELHI: Vaccine manufacturers need to have protection against all lawsuits for their vaccines especially during a pandemic, Serum Institute of India (SII) Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla has said. He also said that the vaccine makers are going to propose this to the government, while speaking at a virtual panel on the challenges of […]

Narendra Modi government should not hoard mines: Naveen Jindal

NEW DELHI: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd Chairman Naveen Jindal on Wednesday said the Union government (Narendra Modi government) should not “hoard” mines and create artificial scarcity, putting up only a few blocks for auction. He said India being a very competitive market, such scarcity leads to intense bidding and unsustainable valuation. “Government has taken […]

Tamil Nadu government seeks Rs 3,758 crore as ‘Nivar’ relief from Narendra Modi government

CHENNAI:The Tamil Nadu government has asked the Narendra Modi government (Centre) to provide a financial assistance of Rs 3,758 crore for relief and restoration work in the cyclone ‘Nivar’-ravaged districts of the state. The sum is the estimated loss to human lives in terms of compensation, property, cattle and installations and infrastructure of various government […]

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