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MHA taking various steps to reduce overcrowding in prisons: Ajay Mishra

New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been taking various initiatives to address the issue of undertrial prisoners and overcrowding in prisons, said Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra on Tuesday.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Mishra said, as on December 31, 2019, as against the available capacity of 4,03,739, there were 4,78,600 prisoners in the jails of the country, with a national occupancy rate of 118.5 per cent.
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Cong demands lifting of weekend curfew in Delhi

20 Jan 2022 | 1:05 AM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Amid decline in cases of Covid-19 in Delhi, the Congress on Wednesday demanded the lifting of the weekend curfew in the national capital, which was enforced to contain the spread of virus.

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Five bodies found in a house in Old Seemapuri

20 Jan 2022 | 12:36 AM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Five bodies were found in a house in Old Seemapuri area here on Wednesday.

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Central drug authority recommends regular marketing approval of Covishield, Covaxin

20 Jan 2022 | 12:22 AM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) under the Central Drug Regulatory Authority recommended upgrading the status of Covid-19 vaccines Covishield and Covaxin from restricted emergency use to regular marketing authorisation with certain conditions, the Central Drugs Standard and Control Organisation (CDSCO) said on Wednesday.

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SC reserves order on suspension of 12 BJP MLAs from Maharashtra Assembly

20 Jan 2022 | 12:07 AM

New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the petition filed by 12 BJP MLAs from Maharashtra, challenging the Legislative Assembly's July 2021 decision to suspend them for one year for their disorderly conduct in the House.

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BRICS Sherpas hold first meeting of 2022 under Beijing's Chairship

BRICS Sherpas hold first meeting of 2022 under Beijing's Chairship

19 Jan 2022 | 11:59 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Sherpas from the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held their first meeting of 2022 under the chairship of China.

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