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China to pump in more vaccines as Sri Lanka widens coverage

The move takes the total vaccines gifted by China to Sri Lanka to 2.7 million doses. COLOMBO: China will gift Sri Lanka an additional 1.6 million doses of Sinopharm, the country’s Embassy here has said, while the island nation expands it Covid-19 vaccine coverage, with the aim of welcoming tourists and urgently boosting revenue-inflow. The […]

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Dutch leader says easing lockdown was ‘error of judgment’

Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government scrapped most remaining restrictions just over three weeks ago amid declining infection numbers and hospital admissions. The Dutch leader apologised Monday for what he called ‘an error of judgment’ in relaxing the Netherlands’ coronavirus lockdown, a move that has led to a sharp surge in infections. Caretaker Prime Minister […]

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Top news of the day: Nepal’s apex court orders appointment of Deuba as Prime Minister; 323 Lok Sabha MPs and 205 Rajya Sabha MPs fully vaccinated, says Om Birla, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Nepal’s apex court orders appointment of Deuba as Prime Minister; reinstates dissolved lower house In a landmark verdict, Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday directed President Bidya Devi Bhandari to appoint Nepali Congress chief Sher Bahadur Deuba as prime minister by Tuesday and reinstated the dissolved House […]

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Lockdown will remain: CM

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said COVID-19 regulations would endure for some more time. Nevertheless, the State could ill afford to extend the lockdown indefinitely. Kerala has to walk a tight rope between protecting life and livelihood. Hence, the government will ease restrictions in a phased manner. Further relaxations will be in lockstep with […]

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Top news of the day: Thaawarchand Gehlot appointed as Karnataka Governor; Twitter gets two days to come up with timeline for appointing Grievance Officer, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot appointed as Governor of Karnataka In a clear indication of an impending cabinet reshuffle, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot, has been appointed as the new Governor of Karnataka among key gubernatorial changes and new appointments. Delhi HC gives Twitter […]