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India begins world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination programme

India begins world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination programme

India has begun the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme, which aims to protect more than 1.3 billion people from the disease.

Millions of doses of two approved vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin - have been shipped across the country, reports BBC. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive, saying health workers will be given the jab first.

India has recorded the second-highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world after the United States.

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Biden names Bangladeshi-American to key White House position

Biden names Bangladeshi-American to key White House position

United States President-elect Joe Biden has named Bangladeshi-American Zayn Siddique to a key position in the office of the White ...Details»

Coronavirus : Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package

Coronavirus : Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package

President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9tn (£1.4tn) stimulus plan for the coronavirus-sapped US economy before he takes office next ...Details»

Trump, first lady Melania test Covid-19 positive

Trump, first lady Melania test Covid-19 positive

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive ...Details»

All 32 accused acquitted in Babri Masjid demolition case

All 32 accused acquitted in Babri Masjid demolition case

In the Babri Masjid demolition case, a special CBI court of India on Wednesday said the demolition was not pre-planned ...Details»

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah no more

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah no more

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has passed away. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a hospital in ...Details»

Airstrikes on Taliban base kill 12 civilians, Afghan officials says

Airstrikes on Taliban base kill 12 civilians, Afghan officials says

At least 12 civilians were killed and more than 10 others injured on Saturday in twin airstrikes on a Taliban ...Details»

Home Minister Amit Shah admitted to hospital again

Home Minister Amit Shah admitted to hospital again

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS last night, nearly two weeks after he was discharged from ...Details»

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee passed away at the age of 84 in Delhi, reports NDTV. The former President of ...Details»

Russia approves world`s first coronavirus vaccine

Russia approves world`s first coronavirus vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow's Gamaleya Institute has registered the world's first Covid-19 vaccine for use. He said ...Details»