Top news of the day: Co-WIN launches new interface to show vaccination status; Income Tax department ‘surveys’ NewsClick, Newslaundry offices, and more

A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in Patna on September 10, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Coronavirus | Co-WIN launches new interface to show vaccination status

The new Application Programming Interface called ‘Know Your Customer’s/Client’s Vaccination Status’ (KYC-VS) will enable a verifying entity to know whether a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus, the Union Health Ministry said.

Income Tax department ‘surveys’ NewsClick, Newslaundry offices

The survey operations were carried out at the offices of the two digital media platforms located in South Delhi.

Bhabanipur bypoll | Mamata files nomination; BJP fields lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal

The Chief Minister is contesting bypoll from Bhabanipur as she lost polls from Nandigram Assembly seats to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari.

Rajnath holds ‘fruitful’ talks with Australian counterpart

The talks took place a day ahead of the inaugural ‘two-plus-two’ dialogue between foreign and defence ministers of India and Australia.

Analysis | Owaisi tries to dismantle Muslim-Yadav combination to make inroads in U.P.

The Muslim-Yadav combination is the bedrock of the Samajwadi Party’s traditional electoral arithmetic in Uttar Pradesh.

Modi’s visit to Raja Mahendra Pratap University | There is more to it than meets the eye, say observers

While the BJP is seeing the visit as honouring a freedom fighter who was ignored during the Congress rule, the Opposition sees it as an attempt of the BJP to appropriate an icon who is outside the Sangh universe.

India, U.S. agree to collaborate on emerging fuels

“The two sides announced the addition of a fifth Pillar on Emerging Fuels, which signals joint resolve to promote clean energy fuels,” a statement said.

Coronavirus | Sri Lanka extends lockdown amid persisting fourth wave

The decision to extend the “quarantine curfew” was taken at a virtual meeting on COVID-19 control chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a media release from the Presidential Media Division said.

Pakistan rejects reports alluding to its involvement in Panjshir Valley offensive

Some reports quoted a CENTCOM source saying that the Pakistani military was assisting the Taliban offensive in Panjshir with 27 helicopters full of Pakistani Special Forces backed up by drone strikes.

Industrial production grows 11.5% in July

The manufacturing sector’s output surged 10.5 % in July 2021.

Fifth Test between England and India cancelled, confirms ECB

After hours of speculation around the fifth test match after COVID-19 cases in Indian camp, England Cricket Board confirmed that the match has been cancelled.

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