1. Children between the ages of 15 to 18 will be vaccinated from Jan 3, 2022.
2. Healthcare and frontline workers will be provided with "precautionary doses" from January 10, 2022.
3. People above 60 years of age who have co-morbidities can avail of 'precaution dose' of COVID vaccine on doctor's advise from Jan 10, 2022.
"Those with comorbidities and above 60 years of age on the recommendation of their doctors will be eligible for precaution doses from January 10, 2022, onwards", said PM Narendra Modi.
#BREAKING | Citizens above 60 years of age with co-morbidities will have the option of precaution dose of the vaccine on the advice of their doctor. This will also be available from January 10: PM Modi— Republic (@republic) December 25, 2021
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to provide COVID vaccines for kids aged between 15 to 18 years. It will begin from January 3, 2022
"India has 18 lakh isolation beds, 5 lakh oxygen supported beds, 1.40 lakh ICU beds, 90,000 pediatric ICU & non-ICU beds. We have more than 3,000 working PSA oxygen plants, 4 lakh oxygen cylinders have been distributed throughout the nation", PM Modi said.
DCGI approves Bharat Biotech jab for kids between the age of 12 to 18 years.
"I want to say to Delhi CM to spend less money on advertisements and give dues of Rs 13,000 crore to the municipal corporations... In our government's work culture, we do what we say" said Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.
"In other work cultures (Delhi govt) whether you do work or not, just give advertisements, photos, and interviews on TV. The time has come for the Delhi public to decide as to support which work culture", he added.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of Indore Metro Line & 16 Metro Stations. CM Chouhan said, "Metro will be established in a ring shape starting & ending at the Indore Airport with 16 stations in between, as a part of a Rs 7,500 crore scheme".
Uttarakhand Minister Harak Rawat meets CM Pushkar Singh Dhami to discuss his demands. It is learned that Rawat was in a rift with the Chief Minister over “government inaction” for a medical college that he had proposed to be established in Kotdwar.
Navjot Singh Sidhu openly insults the Punjab Police says, "Police will wet their pants".
An undated video clip of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi threatening U.P police of consequences for allegedly oppressing Muslims had gone viral earlier. In the video, Owaisi was heard saying that Uttar Pradesh police will face the wrath of Allah for oppressing the Muslims of the state and that neither PM Modi nor CM Yogi will save them.
Kerala reports one more case of Omicron from the Kannur district, taking the total tally of the state to 38, Kerala Health Minister Veena George informed.
"State govt should do something about it (farmer suicides) instead of blaming. The Centre is working to double farmers' income. State should also take responsibility to stop suicides", said Union Agriculture Minister Narendra S Tomar.
Assam government announced that a night curfew will be in force from 11.30 PM to 6 AM. The new guideline will be effective from tomorrow, Dec 26, across Assam. It is to be noted that the curfew is not applicable on Dec 31.
"A new 'Samyukta Samaj Morcha' is formed for contesting Punjab Assembly elections. 22 unions have taken this decision. We need to change the system and want to appeal to people to support this morcha", informed Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal in Chandigarh.
The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled a smuggling bid in Punjab. Recovered several packets of heroin.
In a major development concerning the Ludhiana court blast, two more are arrested. An explosion occurred at a Ludhiana court on Thursday at around 12:25 PM, killing one and injuring 6.
Two terrorists neutralized in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in the Hardumir Tral area, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar informed.
Harbhajan Singh speaks to Republic about his memorable moments in his cricket career. He had announced retirement from all forms of competitive cricket on December 24 via a social media post and a video that he shared on his official YouTube channel.
#EXCLUSIVE | Cricketer Harbhajan Singh speaks to Republic after announcing retirement from all formats of the game, speaks about his memorable moments and future plans— Republic (@republic) December 25, 2021
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Digvijaya Singh, infamous for his contentious statements has yet again whisked a controversy over 'Hinduism vs Hindutva'.
An encounter has broken out between security forces and terrorists in Avantipora, Tral. Two terrorists have been trapped. The joint operation is underway.
After the officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued an invitation to Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to visit India, it is now speculated that PM Deuba is expected to visit India in early January next year. As per the reports of ANI, a top official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Nepali Prime Minister Deuba has been formally invited to visit and that this would be his second trip to another country. The official also stated that he will most likely travel to India in the first few weeks of January in the next year.
In a massive development in the Ludhiana court blast, Gagandeep Singh, a former policeman who was identified as the one killed in the explosion has been confirmed to be the bomber behind the major explosion in the Ludhiana district court. Punjab DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya on Saturday, confirmed the same while speaking to Republic TV. The DGP also said that the deceased suspect was part of organised crime and has possible links with pro-Khalistan groups.
In a major development concerning the Ludhiana court blast, a female constable has been arrested who had links to the prime suspect. An explosion occurred at a Ludhiana court on Thursday at around 12:25 PM, killing one and injuring 6.
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday chaired a high-level meeting in which it was decided to continue support to the domestic industry for the production of P&K fertilizers, Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry informed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Gurudwara Lakhpat in Gujarat on the occasion of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Prakash Purab. PM Modi talked about the great Sikh Gurus who fought for the country.
#BREAKING | "The way our Gurudwaras served people in the difficult times of COVID-19, it is a symbol of Guru Granth Sahib's grace and his ideals": PM Modi on Gurpurab celebrations.— Republic (@republic) December 25, 2021
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Punjab DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya informed that the deceased person, former policeman Gagandeep Singh was carrying the explosion.
Ludhiana Court Blast Case | The deceased person, former policeman Gagandeep Singh was carrying the explosion. He was dismissed from service in 2019 and spent two years in jail following his arrest in a drug-trafficking case: Punjab DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya pic.twitter.com/wmaGR3qrWL— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2021
Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the nation on Good Governance Day from Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
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Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists neutralized in the encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists in the Chowgam area of Shopian, informed IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists neutralized in the encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists in the Chowgam area of Shopian. One terrorist was involved in grenade firing & killing of civilians. Another terrorist had joined recently: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar pic.twitter.com/Ek2UwIYGFD— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2021
Yesterday the Congress leader had a meeting with top leadership at Rahul Gandhi's residence.
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The Union Health Ministry has decided to deploy multi-disciplinary Central teams to 10 identified States some of which are either reporting an increasing number of Omicron & COVID19 cases or a slow vaccination pace.
"...A decision has been taken to deploy multi-disciplinary Central teams to 10 identified States some of which are either reporting an increasing number of #Omicron & COVID19 cases or slow vaccination pace...," says Union Health Ministry in an official statement— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2021