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No one can be forced to get vaccinated: Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: No individual can be forced to get vaccinated, the Supreme Court said in a ruling Monday.

Citing rising Covid in China, India brushes aside talk of tourist visas for Chinese nationals

New Delhi/UNI: India on Thursday brushed aside the issue of tourist visas for Chinese nationals, saying it was not the proper time to discuss the resumption of visas for Chinese nationals in view of the rising Covid cases in China.

PM Modi set to review Covid-19 situation with CMs ahead of festivals

New Delhi/UNI: Amid growing cases of Covid-19 in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually interact with Chief Ministers and health officials on Wednesday to take stock of the emerging situation in the country.

PM Modi to interact with CMs to review COVID-19 situation tomorrow

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with state chief ministers to review the Covid-19 situation at 12 noon on Wednesday.

India cancels tourist visas for Chinese nationals in a tit-for-tat move

New Delhi: The global airlines body International Air Transport Association (IATA) has told its member carriers that the Indian tourist visas issued to Chinese nationals are no longer valid, media reports said.

India hands over vaccine Thailand under Quad Vaccine Partnership

New Delhi: Under the Quad’s flagship Vaccine Partnership, a consignment of COVID vaccines was handed over jointly by the Ambassador of India, Suchitra Durai, Ambassador of Australia, Allan McKinnon, Ambassador of Japan, Nashida Kazuya and the Chargé d'Affaires of the United States of America, James Wayman to the the Kingdom of Thailand.

Airlines operated over 3 lakh Vande Bharat flights, carried 3.15 cr passengers: Centre

New Delhi: Domestic airlines such as Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet together carried 3.15 crore passengers under Vande Bharat Mission launched after Covid pandemic hit the world in early 2020 forcing suspension of regular international flights.

Rahul Gandhi says India lost 40 lakh people due to COVID-19, accuses Narendra Modi govt of hiding real figures

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said 40 lakh people died in India due to Covid 19 and accused the government of hiding the real figures.

BRICS countries agree to strengthen collaboration

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: The BRICS sherpas have agreed to further strengthen solidarity and cooperation to address multiple challenges the globe currently facing, including the Covid-19 pandemic and economic recovery.

23 students from four schools in Noida test Covid-19 positive in last 3 days

New Delhi/IBNS: Twenty three students from four schools in Uttar Pradesh's Noida, a neighbour of the national capital Delhi, tested positive for coronavirus in the last three days, media reports said.

Himachal Pradesh lifts Covid restrictions

Shimla/UNI: Taking note of the present Covid-19 situation in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Friday decided to lift the Disaster Management Act.

Delhi to do away with fine for not wearing masks in public places, say reports

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the lifting of anti-COVID-19 restrictions in Maharashtra and West Bengal, Delhi is mulling over doing away with the fine for not wearing masks at public places, reports said.

Maharashtra lifts all anti-COVID-19 restrictions

Mumbai/IBNS: Maharashtra, which was the worst COVID-19 affected state, on Thursday lifted all restrictions which were in place to curb the spread of the virus.

West Bengal revokes all anti-COVID-19 restrictions in view of decline in cases

Kolkata/IBNS: In view of the decline in the number of positive coronavirus cases, the West Bengal government on Thursday revoked all anti-COVID-19 restrictions in the state.

Need for greater emphasis on BIMSTEC regional security in view of Ukraine situation: Modi

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine developments have made it more important to give greater emphasis to the BIMSTEC regional security and partnership.