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Jammu and Kashmir: Advisor Bhatnagar kickstarts vaccination in Kashmir

 Srinagar: On the occasion of e-launch of massive Covid-19 vaccination drive across the country by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today kick started the Covid-19 Vaccination drive in Kashmir at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura by giving first shot of COVISHIELD vaccine to Director SKIMS Prof A.G Ahanger.

India fights COVID-19: 17,072 beneficiaries vaccinated in 6 States on Day 2

New Delhi: India has vaccinated the highest number of persons on the first day under its COVID19 vaccination program, the world’s largest such exercise.

Jammu and Kashmir: Director SKIMS takes first shot

Srinagar: Dr A G Ahanger, Director SKIMS, was the first health care worker to take the Covid-19 vaccine shot in Kashmir, and one among the 2000 on Saturday. Advisor to LG, Rajiv R Bhatnagar, along with other senior officials of the health department and district administration inaugurated the vaccination drive for Kashmir division at SKIMS Soura today.

India fights COVID-19: Active cases dip below 2 percent for first time

New Delhi: For the first time, India’s share of Active Cases within the total Positive Cases has shrunk below 2 percent (1.98) percent.

Bangladesh reports 23 new COVID-19 deaths 

Dhaka: Bangladesh recorded 23 COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Himachal Pradesh: Bird Flu outbreak at Pong Dam appears contain

Shimla/UNI: The outbreak of avian influenza at Pong Dam Wildlife Life Sanctuary among migratory birds in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh “appears to be contained” with a sharp decline in bird mortalities for the past five days.

Cycles and other NMT will help reduce pollution and boost urban mobility in Kolkata, say experts

Kolkata/IBNS: Bengal Clean Air Network under SwitchON Foundation recently organised a stakeholder consultation on sustainable urban mobility in Kolkata.

Delhi resident doctors prefer Covishield over indigenous Covaxin in Covid-19 vaccination drive

New Delhi/IBNS: Within hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the resident doctors of Delhi on Saturday preferred to be inoculated with Oxford vaccine, named Covishield in India, over the indigenous Covaxin.

Vaccination programme begins in AP in presence of CM

Vijayawada, Jan 16 (UNI) The COVID-19 vaccination programme in Andhra Pradesh was launched in the Government General Hospital (GGH) here on Saturday and the first vaccination was administered to a sanitation worker in the presence of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

BJP workers, leaders should get first doze of Covid vaccine: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Jan 16 (UNI) Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while welcoming the start of coronavirus vaccination drive in the country, has demanded that workers and leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party should get the dose first.

Need to exercise caution even after getting vaccinated: Gehlot

Jaipur, Jan 16 (UNI) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said even after getting vaccinated, there is need to exercise caution to eradicate novel coronavirus.

Covid vaccination drive begins in Goa

Panaji, Jan 16 (UNI) The nationwide launch of COVID vaccine was held on Saturday via Video Conference by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant virtually attended the launch at the Covid Vaccination Block in Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim.

India's active caseload drops to merely 2 percent of total cases

New Delhi: India’s total Active COVID-19 Caseload (2,11,033) further slump to account for just 2% of the total positive cases.

COVID-19: 93K doses of vaccine to be administered to frontline warriors in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla/UNI: As Premier Narendra Modi virtually launched nationwide covid-19 vaccination drive from Delhi on Saturday, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that in the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination, 93,000 doses would be administered to the front line warriors including health care workers of the state.

Covid-19 vaccination drive starts in Assam

Guwahati/UNI: The Covid-19 vaccination drive started in Assam on Saturday along with other parts of the country.