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Top news of the day: COVID-19 vaccine registration only on Co-WIN portal, says Health Ministry; LPG price hiked again, domestic cylinder to cost ₹25 more, and more

COVID-19 vaccine registration only on Co-WIN portal, says Health Ministry

India on Monday opened registration and started the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination that aims to cover people above 60 and those above 45 with specified co-morbid conditions.

Supreme Court judges not allowed to choose COVID-19 vaccine: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry on Monday clarified that Supreme Court judges will not be allowed to choose the COVID vaccine for inoculation, and that the process will be done entirely through the Co-Win System.

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PM Modi takes first jab of COVAXIN against COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi early on March 1 morning took the first shot of COVAXIN, the Indian-researched and produced COVID-19 vaccine (produced by Bharat Biotech) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence.

LPG price hiked again, domestic cylinder to cost ₹25 more

Cooking gas cylinders used by households turned dearer on March 1, with national oil marketing companies increasing the price of 14.2 kg liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) refill by ₹25 each.

Food processing revolution overdue for several decades: PM Modi

The time has come to increase the private sector participation in all areas of agricultural research and development as well as in the food processing space, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a webinar on Monday on budget announcements for the farm sector, he said a food processing revolution was now overdue for several decades.

Rights forum seeks proper legal aid for those left out of NRC

A human rights organisation has approached the Gauhati High Court seeking proper legal aid for those left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu detained at Tirupati airport, stages sit-in protest

Former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) national President N. Chandrababu Naidu was denied permission from entering the city and detained at the Renigunta airport here on March 1 as he arrived.

Too much ‘moaning and groaning’ about Motera pitch: Viv Richards slams critics of Indian tracks

West Indian batting legend Viv Richards is not amused with past and present English cricketers "moaning and groaning" about the spin-friendly pitches in India and said the visitors did not prepare well for the challenge.

Vijender Singh's next pro bout on rooftop deck of casino ship in Goa

Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh's next bout, his first since November 2019, against a yet-to-be-announced opponent will take place in Goa on the rooftop deck of a docked ship on March 19.

Amidst heightened border tension, Chinese hackers targeted India’s power through malware: U.S. firm

Amidst the tense border tension between India and China, a Chinese government-linked group of hackers targeted India’s critical power grid system through malware, a U.S. company has claimed in its latest study, raising suspicion whether last year’s massive power outage in Mumbai was a result of the online intrusion.

Above normal summer temperatures likely across country except south, central India: IMD

Day temperatures are likely to be above normal in north, northeast, parts of east and west India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on March 1 in its summer forecast for March to May. However, it has forecast a likelihood of below normal temperatures in south and adjoining central India.

'We are not part of it,' says Veerappa Moily, distancing himself from ‘G-23’ Jammu meet

Distancing himself from the Jammu meet of G-23 leaders, senior Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily on March 1 virtually expressed concern over internal differences in the party spilling out into the open, and backed Rahul Gandhi’s return as president of the outfit.

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