Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary Jayanath Colombage, in exclusive interview to India Today, said he expected?India's support ahead of next week's UNHRC sessions on the island nation's rights and accountability record.
Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday was detained at the Tirupati airport as he was denied permission from entering the city.?
The BJP alleged that a party worker and his 85-year-old mother were beaten up by Trinamool Congress supporters in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. The TMC denied the allegation and claimed that the woman's face was swollen due to a pre-existing disease.
An 85-year-old woman and her son, Gopal Majumdar, were allegedly thrashed by miscreants who barged into their house in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Saturday. Gopal Majumdar, who was allegedly thrashed over his affiliation with the BJP, has claimed that the miscreants were from the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). However, he said he could not identify the culprits as they were wearing masks and "thinks" they were from TMC. The TMC has rubbished the allegation claiming the saffron party is only trying to make a false narrative ahead of the assembly polls in the state to tarnish the ruling party's image. For more, watch the full video.
India commenced the second phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive on Monday, under which people above 60 years and those with comorbities between 45-59 years of age would get vaccinated. The registration process opened on the Co-WIN 2.0 portal at 9 am today for citizens to get vaccinated. India Today explains the process of registration on Co-WIN portal. For more, watch the full detained video.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday endorsed the provisions taken for the agriculture sector in Budget 2021-22 and reiterated that the government was working for the small and medium-level farmers. PM Modi also said without the small and medium-level farmers, "India cannot grow". For more, watch the full speech.
Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly N Chandrababu Naidu staged a sit-in protest inside the arrival lounge of the Tirupati airport at Renigunta on Monday as police sought to detain him and prevent his entry into the temple town. The Telugu Desam Party chief picked up an argument with the police officials and demanded to know why he was being prevented from going to Tirupati and Chittoor.
The government had announced on Wednesday last that everyone above 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities will be able to get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1 for free at government facilities and for a charge at many private hospitals. Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal -"http://www.cowin.gov.in"www.cowin.gov.in or through other IT applications such as Aarogya Setu. There is also a?walk-in?provision for the beneficiaries to get themselves registered at the nearby session site to get? vaccinated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people of the country to get vaccinated. For more, watch the full show.
Six states -Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh - have report a spurt in the number of coronavirus cases in the last few day. The daily tally of virus cases were above 16,000 for the third time in this week. The latest tally comes after a month. To discuss this, India Today in an exclusive interview spoke to vaccine researcher to Dr Gagandeep Kang. For more, watch the full video.
India on Monday began the next phase of mass vaccination by vaccinating those aged 60 years and above. Even those above the age of 45 years will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccines. So, How should you go about it? Read to find out. Registering is the first step and can be done in three ways: Self-registration: You can download Co-WIN 2.0 portal or register through Aarogya Setu app after February 28, the government is currently updating the platform from Co-WIN 1.0 to Co-WIN 2.0. Once you download the app, you will be able to see all nearby government and private hospitals serving as Covid-19 vaccination centres along with date and time of the available schedules at those centres.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered a coronavirus vaccine dose at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. PM Narendra Modi tweeted on Monday morning to say that he took a Covid-19 vaccine shot at AIIMS hospital in the national capital. The prime minister was given the coronavirus vaccine shot by a nurse named P Niveda on Monday. For more, watch the exclusive video of PM being jabbed.
People above 60 years and those with comorbities, 45 years and above, can now get first shots of coronavirus vaccine in India. The country began its second phase of coronavirus vaccination drive today. Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Aarogya Setu. For more, watch the full show First Up.