While speaking to media in Bengaluru on March 04, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Karnataka Legislative Assembly and former Karnataka chief minister, Siddaramaiah condemned suspension of Congress MLA BK Sangamesh in Karnataka Assembly. Siddaramaiah said, "It is totally illegal, undemocratic, arbitrary, dictatorial attitude."
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Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on demands for reservations by several communities said a 3-member high-level committee will be formed to look into the matter. "We've appointed a high-level committee to look into all reports, demands for reservation by communities, increase in 50% constitutional provision, Supreme Court judgements and legal framework -how to go ahead with demands and give social justice to the people," said Karnataka Home Minister. Basavaraj Bommai added, "So a 3-member high level committee has been appointed. It will be headed by a retired High Court judge who will be its Chairman. There will be one administrator and one person who will be well versed in social science."
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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Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, 'COVAXIN' has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of 80.6% in its Phase 3 clinical trial. "Today is an important day for us, country and Indian science. COVAXIN has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of around 80.6% in its Phase 3 clinical trial. The trials involved 25,800 subjects, the largest ever conducted in India, in partnership with ICMR," Bharat Biotech chairman Dr Krishna Ella.
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.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on March 2 took the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Hyderabad. Reddy, after taking the vaccination waited in the waiting room. Reddy will take another shot of the vaccination after two weeks. Many ministers and chief ministers are expected to take vaccination in this phase of vaccination drive. On March 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi. On March 1, the country has opened immunization for those above 60 years of age and those over 45 who have co-morbidities.
Reports say filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Tapsee Pannu are facing tax raids in Mumbai. Tax officials are carrying out searches at properties in Mumbai and Pune this morning. Several production houses are being searched at nearly 20 locations in the 2 cities.
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