BREAKING NEWS Jan 14 Updates: Just two days are left for the Coronavirus vaccination drive to begin in India. While Serum Insitute rolled out its vaccine the day before yesterday, Bharat Biotech on Wednesday shipped its first batch of homegrown vaccine from Hyderabad to Delhi. The Central government had on Wednesday said that 1.65 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines have been allocated to the states and Union Territories for health care workers, without any discrimination.Also Read - 8 Tallest Statues in India That Should be on The Bucket List of Any Avid Traveller

Meanwhile, as per orders from the Delhi government, omelette fry, juicy chicken tikkas and other non-vegetarian items will not be available in shops and restaurants in large parts of the capital as the civic authorities have imposed a temporary ban on sale and storage of poultry or processed chicken meat in view of the bird flu situation. Also Read - After Cities, Omicron COVID Cases Likely To Go Up In Villages: Experts

Further, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had yesterday called to raise the minimum age of marriage for women from the current 18 years to 21 years. This came months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government will soon take a decision on revising the minimum age of marriage for girls after it receives report from the committee set up for this. Also Read - Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Tests COVID Positive For Second Time

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  • 9:17 PM IST

    Comparative factsheet for COVID19 vaccines (Covishield & Covaxin) has been prepared for recordkeeping purposes. Comparison parameters will incl vaccine platform, physical specifications, dosage, cold chain storage requirements, & minor Adverse Events Following Immunisation: MoHFW

  • 8:02 PM IST

    Fifth Session of Seventeenth Lok Sabha will commence on 29th Jan. The Session is likely to conclude on 8th April. The President will address both Houses of Parliament assembled together at 11.00am on 29th Jan. Union Budget will be presented at 11am 1st Feb: Lok Sabha Secretariat

  • 6:55 PM IST

    It is too early to make specific comments on the aspect of India’s export of the COVID vaccine to other countries as we are still in the stage of domestic production and distribution and making assessments here: Anurag Srivastava, MEA Spokesperson

  • 6:08 PM IST

    A plea has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking direction for an injunction against the updated privacy policy by WhatsApp with immediate effect.

  • 5:15 PM IST

    Delhi High Court has allowed the opening of spas in Delhi with appropriate safe guards. Court has also directed the spa owners to conduct the COVID19 test of their staff every two weeks.

  • 4:57 PM IST

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda arrives in Chennai, to attend BJP’s Pongal event today.

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    Himachal Pradesh: Business trudges on in Shimla amid bird flu scare as state govt stops entry of poultry from other states. “Business reduced by 30%. But we support the government. People still are eating chicken, but just less,” says a local shopkeeper
  • 4:28 PM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with startups and address ‘Prarambh: Startup India International Summit’ on 16th January at 5 PM, via video conferencing

  • 4:27 PM IST

    I believe once a soldier, always a soldier. The society draws inspiration from the veterans of the armed forces. They have an important role to play in the society: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing at the Veterans Day event at IAF HQ Training Command, Bengaluru