Prabhavati Khedkar, a centenarian, was vaccinated against Covid-19 on March 6. She was given the first jab at the BKC jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai. The inoculation coincided with her 100th birthday. Officials helped her cut a cake to mark the occasion. By March 7 morning, India had administered over 2.09 crore vaccines. Watch the full video for more.
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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 during a public rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on March 07 mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Ravan remark. "A lot has been said about me. Sometimes Ravan, sometimes devil, sometimes goon, Didi, why so angry?," said PM Modi.
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said farmers' union will go to Kolkata on March 13 to speak to farmers as "Govt has gone to the state". "Govt has gone to Kolkata so we will also go there on 13th March to speak with farmers," said BKU leader Rakesh Tikait. Prime Minister Modi is currently in West Bengal to address public gathering ahead of elections. Farmers protest against farm laws is going on since November, last year.
Actor Mithun Chakraborty after joining BJP said that he will join the campaign of the party which is about to begin from March 12th. "The campaign will begin on 12th March. I will join. If you have watched Fatakeshto (film series), you would know," he said. Chakraborty added that, he wants to make a glorious West Bengal like Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Mithun Chakraborty joined BJP ahead of assembly elections in West Bengal. The state will go to polls on March 27th.
The second phase of India's covid vaccine drive is receiving an enthusiastic response. However, if you are hesitant about the vaccine since you are on medication or recently recovered from some serious illness or even Covid-19 for that matter, you may have some questions that we address in this video.
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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 03. Pramod Sawant took the Covishield jab at PHC Sankhali. CM further urged people to come forward and get vaccinated to eradicate the spread of COVID-19 from Goa. He said, "I appeal to all those eligible to come forward and get vaccinated. This will help us to eradicate COVID-19 from Goa."
India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Saint Lucia on March 01. 'Made in India' vaccines was received by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia. India provided 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the island nation Saint Lucia. The consignment of coronavirus vaccine reached under India's 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The 40,000 doses of 'Made in India' coronavirus vaccines also arrived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It was received by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on March 01. They received Serum Institute of India (SII)'s Covishield doses today. Earlier, India supplied COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh under the 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme involves inoculation of those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. The process for registration involves entry of mobile number and identity card details on the government's dedicated Co-win platform. India currently has 2 vaccines in use - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Watch the full video for more.
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Mumbai's Karachi Bakery shut shop months after being attacked by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over its name. MNS leader Haji Saif Shaikh had sent a legal notice in Nov 2020 to owner of the Bakery. Shaikh had asked him to remove ‘Karachi’ from the name. MNS leaders also protested in front of the shop in Bandra in November. “Patriots will never buy anything when they see the name ‘Karachi’. We made it clear that we only had problem with the name not the bakery,” said Shaikh. A Twitter handle, MNCDF Bombay, refuted the MNS Haji Saif Shaikh’s claim. The handle said that Karachi bakery shut its store due to lack of business. Karachi Bakery, a Hyderabad-based chain, is run by a Sindhi Hindu migrant family. They family moved to India after experiencing violence by pro-Pakistan elements. The bakery has shops across several cities including Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru etc. Watch the full video for more.
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An ex-serviceman, who was a star medal awardee during the India-China war, now drives an autorickshaw in Hyderabad for a living. Sheikh Abdul Kareem, participated in the India-China war and was posted in Lahaul area. He has now urged the government to provide a house to ex-servicemen who fought to defend the country. ‘Despite winning a good service medal, I have not even received any sort of pension or any financial support from the government. I also request the central government to financially support ex-servicemen who are in need of help,’ Kareem said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ex-Army personnel and star medal awardee drives auto rickshaw on Hyderabad streets to earn his bread and butter. Sheik Abdul Kareem received a special award for his contribution in the1971 Indo-China war. During Indira Gandhi reign due to surplus of army personnel, several were removed from their postings. The 71-year-old served in the army for 9 years but now is homeless and is fighting daily for a living. Kareem requested the government for financial support in the form of pension and shelter.
A 100-year-old woman on her birth anniversary received first COVID-19 vaccine. Not just she received COVID-19 vaccine shot, she also celebrated birthday with healthcare workers at BKC Jumbo vaccination..