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    West Bengal: Fire breaks out at a colony in Baghbazar area of Kolkata, eight fire tenders present at the spot

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    Earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on the Richter scale occurred 37
    km north-northeast of Noida, UP at 1903 hours: National Centre for Seismology

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    Bihar: A girl was allegedly raped in Madhubani district’s Harlakhi police station limits today. One accused has been arrested, say police

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    The vaccine that India has developed (Covaxin) presents to the immune system a wide array of antigens, so the immunity which will be produced after vaccination is expected to address the mutants as well: Dr Samiran Panda, Scientist G & Head of ECD division, ICMR

  • 6:33 PM IST

    A Srinagar-Delhi flight today was held back at Srinagar after it came in close contact with the snow accumulated adjacent to the taxi-way. Aircraft is held at Srinagar for further inspections: IndiGo airlines

  • 5:39 PM IST

    238 birds died in the state today, samples sent for testing. Total 2,096 bird deaths reported in the state from 8 January till now: Animal Husbandry Department, Maharashtra

  • 5:05 PM IST

    North Delhi Municipal Corp & South Delhi Municipal Corp
    put a ban on sale, purchase, processing & packaging of chicken across their
    jurisdiction from immediate effect. All hotels & restaurants directed to
    not serve poultry meat, related products & dishes made with eggs

  • 4:08 PM IST

    Bengaluru: Umesh Katti, Arvind Limbavali and Murugesh Nirani take oath as Karnataka cabinet ministers

  • 2:56 PM IST

    While the records of children coming to school be maintained, the same should not be used for attendance purpose as sending the child to school is completely optional for parents: Government of Delhi.

New Delhi: As coronavirus vaccines begin to be dispatched, all eyes are on the rollout plan that will start from Saturday. The government has so far approved two vaccines – Covishield, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, and Covaxin, which has been developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech together with the Indian Council of Medical Research. Also Read - 17,072 More Health Workers Get Jabs on Day 2: Govt to Meet Pharma Majors Over Vaccine Drive Today

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court rapped the Centre over the plight of farmers and suspended the implementation of the contentious three new farm laws. The top court also constituted a four-member panel of agri experts to resolve the deadlock between their leaders and the Centre. However, farmer unions made it clear that they will not call off their protests until the three laws enacted in September are repealed. Also Read - Farmers Prepared To Protest Till May 2024: BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

On the other hand, avian influenza or bird flu has spread to at least 11 states now and Uttarakhand became the latest state to implement a ban on the import of chicken and eggs. Prices of poultry products nosedived as vendors face threat over its sale. The demand for chickens and chicken products has decreased by more than 70 per cent while prices have dropped by nearly 50 per cent. Also Read - No New UK Coronavirus Strain Reported in Past 24 Hours in India: Health Ministry