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India Records 1.07 Lakh Covid Cases in Single Day for First Time, Vardhan Blames Lax Attitude for Surge

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan chaired a detailed review of COVID-19 cases, vaccination status and challenges being faced by the states in management of coronavirus.
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Sergey Lavrov Says Production of Indian Vaccine in Russia Can’t be Ruled Out

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia has close cooperation with India on vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
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IAF Battles Forest Blazes in Uttarakhand, 75 New Fires Reported

The IAF’s MI-17 helicopters moved to the Kirti Nagar forest division of Tehri district to control the fires.
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Covid-19 Surge: Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh States of Maximum Concern, Says Centre

At a press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra is concerning because of its share in the total number of cases as well as in total deaths.
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Attorney General KK Venugopal Has Quarantined Himself, Law Officer Informs Supreme Court

A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, hearing a PIL pertaining to the Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican, was told by Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati that the top law officer was unavailable on Tuesday.
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Maoists Say Missing Jawan in Their Custody, Urge Govt to Name Mediators for His Safe Release

Stating they too have lost at least five of their members in the gunbattle, the Maoists said “they were compelled to retaliate to save their land, pride and lives”.
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US Climate Envoy John Kerry Says India Getting Job Done, ‘Pushing the Curve’

Kerry is on a fourday visit to India, from April 5 to April 8, during which he will meet representatives from the Union government, the private sector and NGOs.
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Strong Immune Response, No Safety Concerns: Scotland’s Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Results

The vaccine was found to be safe and generally well tolerated, with no safety concerns identified by an independent data safety monitoring board.
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Delhi Sees Highest Single-day Spike of 5,100 Covid-19 Cases, Death Toll Reaches 11,113

The case positivity rate stands at 4.93 per cent amid a massive surge in coronavirus cases in the last few weeks.