Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Covid-19 vaccination was being done for free at government hospitals. PM Modi was addressing Janaushadhi Diwas celebrations via video conferencing. “We are proud of our scientists for we now have ‘Made in India’ vaccine for us and the rest of the world. Covid-19 vaccination is being done for free at government hospitals in India. Covid-19 vaccine costs Rs 250 in private hospitals which is the cheapest in world. Even I got my first dose of Covid-19.” PM Modi added, “1.5 lakh health and wellness centre are being made in villages out of which 50,000 have already started functioning. These centres will be equipped to tackle serious health issues.” Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong. The event took place via video conferencing on March 07. While addressing the event, PM Modi said, "Today, we have 'Made in India' vaccines for our country and for the world. COVID-19 vaccination is being done for free at government hospitals and at the cost of Rs 250 at private hospitals. I have also taken the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine."
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on March 07 reported single-day spike of 18,711 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 100 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,57,756. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,12,10,799 which include 1,84,523 active infections. More than 1,08,68,520 people have recovered from the virus with 14,392 new discharges in last 24 hours. Till date the total vaccination is 2,09,22,344. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 7,37,830 samples were tested on March 06. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till March 06 are 22,14,30,507.
The Delhi Police arrested two key accused from Jammu for their alleged involvement in the violence at the Red Fort during the farmers’ tractor parade on January 26. Jammu and Kashmir United Kisan Front president, Mohinder Singh is a resident of Chatha area of Jammu and Mandeep Singh is a resident of Gole Gujral, Jammu. The duo was taken into custody by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Feb 22 night and immediately shifted to New Delhi for questioning. They were apprehended with the support of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. “As per the information received, both the accused are active participants and key conspirators in the riot at Red Fort,” Delhi Police Additional PRO Anil Mittal said. Thousands of protesters clashed with the police during the tractor parade called by farmer unions on January 26. Several protestors stormed Delhi’s Red Fort & hoisted flags from its ramparts. Watch the full video for more.
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Wreath laying ceremony of J-K Police personnel SgCt Mohammad Yousuf and Constable Sohail Ahmed was held in Srinagar on February 19. Both police personnel lost their lives in an attack by terrorists in Srinagar's Barzulla today. Several officers were present to pay their last tribute.
Jammu and Kashmir Police is organising a recruitment drive in Kathua district. The rally was conducted to recruit Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Kathua. Over 2,800 candidates including 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. The five-day recruitment drive commenced on February 16. Around 25% of the applicants are female. Speaking to media, Kathua SSP, Shailendra Kumar Mishra said, "2,836 candidates including around 500 women have applied for 89 vacancies. The five-day recruitment drive started on Monday."
The Indian Army 93rd field regiment has organised a painting competition in JandK's Poonch on February 22. The students from around 12 different schools had participated in the competition. They thanked the Indian Army to provide them a platform to showcase their talent. The event was organised at Hari Memorial Modern Public Academy by the Kamsar Army Camp. The prize distribution ceremony was also held after the painting competition got over.
Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said that drug racket in valley is supported and sponsored by Pakistan. He said, "Punjab and J-K are easy targets for drug smuggling because of border proximity. Drug racket is supported and sponsored by Pakistan. BSF has recovered 66 kg drugs in Jammu's Arnia sector." In Kashmir, areas like Kupwara, Poonch, Baramulla, Samba are active zones of drugs, he added.
Locals of Jhalas village in Poonch district took up mushroom farming with the help of Agriculture department's techniques in a bid to improve their livelihood and inculcate new farming methods. To expand beyond conventional farming method, the Government of India is encouraging the community to adopt new farming techniques. The agriculture department of Poonch also have mushroom production center for the farmers in Jhalas. Mushroom farming is known as one of the most profitable that can be started in less space.