BJP's Babul Supriyo announces exit from politics, says will also resign as MP
BJP MP & former Union minister Babul Supriyo has announced his decision to quits politics. In a post on his official Facebook page, Supriyo wrote, "Goodbye. I'm not going to any political party. TMC, Congress, CPI(M) nobody has called me, I'm not going anywhere...One need not be in politics to do social work."
Sputnik V vaccine production in India to go fully on stream in September: RDIF
The production of Sputnik V in India is expected to come fully on stream in September. "Production in India is expected to come fully onstream in September and RDIF expects India to become a major production hub for the Sputnik V vaccine with such companies as Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest vaccine producer, Gland Pharma, Hetero Biopharma, Panacea Biotec, Stelis Biopharma, Virchow Biotech and Morepen Laboratories working to produce the vaccine," a statement issued by RDIF read.
Districts with over 10% Covid positivity need to consider strict curbs: Centre
Districts reporting a Covid-19 positivity rate of over 10 per cent in the last few weeks need to consider strict restrictions to prevent or curtail people's movement and crowding, the Centre told 10 states witnessing an upsurge in infections and positivity. Highlighting that 46 districts are showing more than 10 per cent positivity rate while another 53 are showing positivity between five and 10 per cent, the Centre has urged the states to ramp up their testing for detection of Covid-19.
Assam, Nagaland to withdraw state security personnel to reduce border tensions
Assam and Nagaland have agreed to "move back" their security personnel from the current location to their base camps in a bid to reduce tensions at the border, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Twitter.
Centre to provide 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses to Karnataka for August: CM Bommai
Newly-appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said the Centre has agreed to increase the monthly supply of Covid-19 vaccines to the state, from 63-64 lakh doses to 1 crore doses for the month of August, amid rising cases. "I asked for more (Covid) vaccination supply to the state. He (Mandaviya) has promised to help in the maximum way.
BJP using 'e-Ravanas' on social media to spread propaganda and hatred: Akhilesh Yadav
The BJP is using “e-Ravanas” on social media to spread “propaganda and hatred” ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged on Saturday while underlining the perils of fake news on virtual platforms.
Centre releases 15 per cent amount under Covid emergency response package to states
The Centre has released 15 per cent of the amount under the Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness (ECRP-II) Package to the states to improve health infrastructure, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday. He said an amount of Rs 1,827.8 crore has been sent to the states and Union territories. The amount constitutes 15 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 12,185 crore under the package.
Change negative perception of police among people: PM to IPS probationers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told Indian Police Service probationers that the spirit of 'Nation First, Always First' should be reflected in every action of theirs and they should also work towards changing the negative perception of the force among people. He urged the IPS probationers to keep national interest in mind and have a national perspective while taking decisions when they are in the field.