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Encounter
Three Militants Killed In Encounter With Security Forces In J-K's Anantnag

Two more terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter at Vailoo, Kokernag in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, taking the toll of terrorists killed in the encounter to three, officials said.

COVAXIN
COVID-19 Fight: Bharat Biotech Begins Covaxin Supplies To 14 States

Bharat Biotech has started direct supplies of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to 14 states.

Financial Aid Provided For Covaxin, Covishield Trials, Not R&D: Centre To SC
Financial Aid Provided For Covaxin, Covishield Trials, Not R&D: Centre To SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that no governmental aid, assistance or grant was made either for research or development of either Covaxin or Covishield vaccines but some financial assistance was given for conducting clinical trials.

COVID19: Govt Relaxes Procurement Norms Of Medical Supplies
COVID19: Govt Relaxes Procurement Norms Of Medical Supplies

The government has made sweeping changes in the way departments procure medical supplies, including allowing procurement of the same item at different rates.

CWC Postpones Elections For Congress President Due To COVID
CWC Postpones Elections For Congress President Due To COVID

The Congress Working Committee on Monday decided to postpone the presidential polls of the party due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Hospitals Directed No COVID Patient Be Refused Admission For Lack Of Valid ID: Centre To SC
Hospitals Directed No COVID Patient Be Refused Admission For Lack Of Valid ID: Centre To SC

All central and state government hospitals managing COVID patients have been directed to ensure that no patient is refused admission due to lack of a valid identity card and a positive test report for coronavirus, the Centre has told the Supreme Court.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sharma
Himanta Biswa Sarma Sworn-In As 15th Assam CM

Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Monday sworn-in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam, a day after he was named as the leader of the newly-elected BJP legislators in the state.

Remdesivir
3L Remdesivir, Other Foreign Medical Aid Dispatched To States: Govt

Global aid comprising of over 6,000 Oxygen concentrators, cylinders, generation plants and more than three lakh Remdesivir vials have been dispatched to states and UTs in their fight against Covid-19, Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

Covid Vaccine
States To Receive Over 9 Lakh Fresh Vaccine Doses Within Next 3 Days: Centre

Over one crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, which will receive over 9 lakh additional doses within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

Supreme Court
Centre To SC On Vax Policy: No Judicial Interference Needed, Trust Wisdom Of Executive

In a late night affidavit submitted in the Supreme Court, the Centre defended its Covid vaccination policy, which has been criticised for differential pricing, shortage of doses, and slow rollout.