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  • All party meeting scheduled for April 18 to discuss Covid scenario in K'taka postponed
  • Kejriwal appeals to people to follow "weekend curfew"
  • Polling in Tirupati Lok Sabha byelection in progress, 17 8 pc voting recorded till 1100 hours
  • Indian embassy in US mourns loss of eight lives in Indianapolis shooting
  • 31 54 pc turnout till 1130 hours in Bengal; BJP polling agent dies
  • PM Modi condole actor Vivek's death
  • Telangana logs 4,446 fresh COVID-19 cases, 12 fatalities until Friday night
  • Former K'taka CM Kumaraswamy tests COVID positive
  • 12 9 pc voting in first two hours in Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly bypoll
  • PM Modi urges Bengal voters to participate in large number for 5th phase polling to 45 seats
  • PK Dhumal blasts those opposing vaccination
  • EC seeks report of polling agent death in Kamarhati booth; Clashes break out at Bidhanagar and Santipur
  • Bodies of three fishermen recovered, six still missing
  • PM urges Saints to make Kumbh Mela symbolic
  • Polling agent dies of cardiac arrest in booth, 16 15 per vote poll in first two hrs
India
Govt approves increase in Remdesivir production, reduction in prices

Govt approves increase in Remdesivir production, reduction in prices

14 Apr 2021 | 6:35 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) The Central government has approved an increase in production and supply and reduction in prices of anti-viral drug Remdesivir, being used in treating Covid-infected patients, an official release said here on Wednesday.

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Kejriwal advocates for vaccination of journalists

Kejriwal advocates for vaccination of journalists

14 Apr 2021 | 6:28 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked the Centre to open Covid-19 vaccines for the journalists as they are reporting from most adverse situations.

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CBSE exams for grade X cancelled, XII deferred amid surge in Corona

CBSE exams for grade X cancelled, XII deferred amid surge in Corona

14 Apr 2021 | 6:09 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday cancelled grade X exams and postponed grade XII exams amid alarming rise in Corona cases.

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Indian Navy pressed into search and rescue operation for missing fishermen off Mangalore coast

Indian Navy pressed into search and rescue operation for missing fishermen off Mangalore coast

14 Apr 2021 | 5:32 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Indian Navy has deployed its surface and air assets for the Search and Rescue (SAR) of missing fishermen at sea off the coast of Mangalore, a Navy official said here on Wednesday.

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CBSE board exams for grade XII deferred,  X cancelled

CBSE board exams for grade XII deferred, X cancelled

14 Apr 2021 | 4:59 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) The Union Ministry of Education on Wednesday postponed Class XIIth CBSE board examination and cancelled Class Xth exams in view of COVID-19 situation, closure of schools and safety and the well-being of the students.

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UNI NEWS DIGEST AT 1500 HRS FOR APRIL 14, 2021

14 Apr 2021 | 3:18 PM

New Delhi:CBSE cancels Xth Board exams, XII exams postponed (DI12)
:India records 1,84,372 nCoV cases in 24 hrs (DI1)
:Yogi Adityanath tests COVID-19 positive (DI9)
:EX-UP CM Akhilesh Yadav tests COVID '+'ve (DI7)
Mathabhanga:Those responsible for Cooch Behar killings to be tracked and ‘brought to book’ : Mamata (CA22)
Mumbai:Anil Deshmukh appears before CBI (BY3)
Bengaluru:Covid-19: Curfew may continue in K'taka after Apr 20, says CM(MS6)
Mangaluru:Boat Tragedy: Bodies of 3 missing fishermen recovered (MS5)
Paris:IEA upgrades oil demand growth forecast for 2021 by 230,000 barrels a day (DF8)
Dubai:ICC Men's Rankings: Babar dethrones Kohli to become No 1 ODI batsman (SPD3)
Toronto:Canada will not ‘hesitate’ to change AstraZeneca vaccine licensing if more issues emerge (FN4)
UNI GK PS1518.

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Kejriwal welcomes CBSE's decision to cancel class Xth exams, postpone XIIth exams

Kejriwal welcomes CBSE's decision to cancel class Xth exams, postpone XIIth exams

14 Apr 2021 | 3:17 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday welcomed CBSE's decision to cancel class 10 board exams and postpone class 12 exams amid Covid-19 surge, saying it will provide a great relief to lakhs of students and their parents.

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CBSE cancels Xth Board exams, XII exams postponed

CBSE cancels Xth Board exams, XII exams postponed

14 Apr 2021 | 3:16 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday announced cancellation of Class Xth board exams, while postponing class XIIth exams in view of Corona surge.

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Yogi Adityanath  tests COVID-19 positive

Yogi Adityanath tests COVID-19 positive

14 Apr 2021 | 2:20 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14(UN) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating.
"On showing initial symptoms of the virus, I got my Covid-19 test done and my report has come positive. I am in self-isolation and fully following the consultation of physicians. I am doing all tasks virtually," the CM said in a tweet in Hindi.

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CBSE CANCELS XTH BOARD EXAMS, POSTPONES 12TH

14 Apr 2021 | 2:14 PM

UNI SB SV 1411.

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First they laugh at you, then you win: Rahul as Centre allows foreign-made COVID-19 jabs

First they laugh at you, then you win: Rahul as Centre allows foreign-made COVID-19 jabs

14 Apr 2021 | 2:08 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) A day after the Centre cleared the way for foreign-made vaccines to contain the spread of Covid-19 on his suggestion, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a jibe at the government for first scoffing at his proposal and then accepting it.

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EX-UP CM Akhilesh Yadav tests COVID '+'ve

EX-UP CM Akhilesh Yadav tests COVID '+'ve

14 Apr 2021 | 1:47 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus
“My Covid-19 test report has just come up as ‘positive’,” he tweeted.

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India's COVID-19 vaccinations cross 11 cr doses

India's COVID-19 vaccinations cross 11 cr doses

14 Apr 2021 | 1:40 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 11 crore on Wednesday on the fourth day of the 'Tika Utsav', the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here.

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Half of women in 57 countries denied bodily autonomy: UN Report

Half of women in 57 countries denied bodily autonomy: UN Report

14 Apr 2021 | 1:05 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, according to a data from 57 countries, the UN Fund for Population Activities said Wednesday in a flagship report.

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CBSE board exams: PM to hold meeting with Education Minister, senior officials

CBSE board exams: PM to hold meeting with Education Minister, senior officials

14 Apr 2021 | 12:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Amid demand to cancel CBSE board exams in view of Corona surge,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting on Wednesday with Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' and senior officials to discuss the issue of the board exams, sources said.

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