Politics

Rapid antigen for Covid to cost only Rs 50 in Rajasthan: Official

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here. Support Our Journalism Source:…
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Delhi targets to set up 50,000 oxygenated, 12,000 ICU beds to tackle 3rd Covid wave

New Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) The Delhi government plans to have 50,000 oxygenated beds and 12,059 ICU beds for coronavirus patients in the city keeping into consideration the steep hike in the number of Covid infections. There are 16,180 oxygenated beds and 3,619 ICU beds in hospitals in Delhi at present. According to the government’s bed escalation plan, the number of oxygenated beds will be increased to 28,645 in the first phase, to 37,000 in the second phase and 50,000 in the third phase. The number of ICU beds will be increased to 8,041 in the first phase, to 10,594…
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Don’t shut renowned tourism sites amid COVID-19 surge, Aurangabad body tells Aaditya

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here. Support Our Journalism Source:…
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Actor Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika joins Cong in Punjab, could contest from Moga assembly seat

Chandigarh, Jan 10 (PTI) Actor-philanthropist Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood on Monday joined the Congress, with Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi batting for her candidature from Moga for the February 14 assembly polls, saying the party’s sitting legislator Harjot Kamal will be suitably adjusted. Malvika Sood’s joining the party will be a “game-changer”, said Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, who along with Channi, travelled to the Sood residence in Moga district for the joining in of the actor’s sister. “It is very rare that a party (state) chief and the chief minister both have gone to someone’s home…
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Door-to-door campaign from Tuesday, through ‘LED rath’ from Jan 14: UP BJP chief

Lucknow, Jan 10 (PTI) The BJP will undertake door-to-door campaign across the state from Tuesday to highlight the Uttar Pradesh government’s achievements, party state president Swatantra Dev Singh said. After the Makar Sankranti on January 14, the party will deploy “LED Raths” equipped with large TV screens to apprise voters of the government’s achievements in the state, he added. “After apprising the state’s every assembly constituency of the government’s achievement through Jan Vishwas Yatras, the BJP will start door to door campaign from Tuesday,” Singh told reporters here. “Under this campaign, party leaders and workers will reach out to people…
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Kashmir Press Club calls for immediate release of journalist Sajad Gul

Srinagar, Jan 10 (PTI) The Kashmir Press Club on Monday called for the immediate release of journalist Sajad Gul and urged authorities to allow him to pursue his media education and career in journalism. The Club, in a statement, said it was deeply disturbed by the arrest of Gul who, apart from contributing news reports for an online portal, is pursuing Masters in Convergent Journalism from the Central University of Kashmir. It urged the authorities to immediately drop the alleged charges against Gul for his journalistic work and said the FIR against him is purely aimed at criminalising the reportage…
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COVID-19: Noida’s active cases rise to 5,779, Ghaziabad’s to 4,614

Noida, Jan 10 (PTI) Gautam Buddh Nagar on Monday logged 1,223 new COVID-19 infections while its tally of active cases rose to 5,779, the highest for any district in Uttar Pradesh, official data showed. Neighbouring Ghaziabad’s active case tally reached 4,614 as it recorded 1,385 new infections, the data issued by the Uttar Pradesh health department for a 24-hour period showed. The two districts together account for over 30 per cent of the active cases of the coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh (33,946), according to official statistics. Since Sunday, 71 patients recovered from the disease in Gautam Buddh Nagar and 70…
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Minimal or no improvement in air pollution levels, Ghaziabad most polluted: NCAP report

New Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) Delhi and most of the other non-attainment cities under the Centre’s National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), launched exactly three years ago, have shown only a marginal improvement while some have recorded an increase in PM levels, said a new analysis released on Monday. NCAP was implemented across India in 2019 to reduce particulate matter (PM) levels in 132 cities by 20-30 per cent in 2024. The analysis by NCAP Tracker, a joint project by news portal ‘Carbon Copy’ and a Maharashtra-based start-up ‘Respirer Living Sciences’, designed to track India’s progress in achieving the clean air…
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COVID-19: Sinha launches booster dose drive in J-K

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here. Support Our Journalism Source:…
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NCM member says will take up constitutional safeguards for Ladakh issue with home minister

Leh, Jan 10 (PTI) Asserting that there is fear among people over constitutional safeguards for Ladakh, National Commission for Minorities (NCM) member Rinchen Lhamo on Monday said she will take up the issue with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. She also said the commission will ensure that all central schemes meant for minorities are implemented in letter and spirit in the Union Territory. “Rumours (about constitutional safeguards) were spread after Ladakh was made a Union Territory. Now people have fear about these safeguards,” Lhamo told a press conference here. She was on a maiden visit to the Union Territory after…
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