Kerala govt urges Centre to release more Covid-19 vaccine doses
Sunday, 21 February 2021 () The Kerala government has asked the Centre to release more doses of Covid-19 vaccine to the state and sought permission for health workers, who missed the opportunity, to register again to receive the shot.
Congress Leader KC Venugopal assured that the party is totally prepared for the upcoming assembly elections. "Congress is totally prepared for elections. We will appeal to the people for change, for good governance. Alliance for Assam has been finalised. In Kerala and West Bengal, the alliance is almost finalized. In Tamil Nadu, talks are underway on alliance," he said.
Railway Protection Force seized large quantities of explosives from a woman in Kerala. The woman, nabbed at Kozhikode Railway Station, was travelling in a train from Chennai. Explosives, seized during a search by RPF, included 117 gelatin sticks and 350 detonators. Ramani, a native of Tiruvannamalai, was heading to Thalassery by Chennai-Mangaluru express. Security officials informed that Ramani said the explosives were meant for digging wells. RPF has intensified searches in trains ahead of assembly elections in Kerala. RPF has taken Ramani into custody, registered a case in connection with the incident. RPF said that the case will be handed over to state police for detailed investigation.
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Alex Salmond has said there is a failure of leadership in Scotland as he attacked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
In his opening statement to a Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government's unlawful investigation of sexual harassment claims made against him, Scotland's former first minister accused his successor Ms Sturgeon of using a Covid press conference to "effectively question the result of a jury".
Mr Salmond is testifying on the botched government investigation which was found to be "tainted by apparent bias" by the court.
He was acquitted of 13 charges of sexual assault in a criminal trial, and he successfully challenged the lawfulness of the government investigation.
The current Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there was no conspiracy against Mr Salmond, and she is due to appear before the committee to give evidence next week. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
[NFA] The COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Britain should continue to prioritize people by age rather than occupation, the chair of Britain's vaccine advice committee said on Friday. Lauren Anthony reports.