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Nancy Pelosi seeks speakership with slim margin in new Congress – world news

The new US Congress opened Sunday with Nancy Pelosi seeking the speakership for what could be the last time, relying on a slimmer Democratic majority and with the progressive and moderate wings of her party both clamoring for a new generation of leadership. Neither flank of the Democratic Party offered an alternative to Pelosi, and the party will need to ...

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Bihar health dept seeks police aid to locate missing UK returnees to check new Covid-19 strain – india news

The Bihar health department has sought police help to track down some “missing” returnees from the United Kingdom to test them for the new strain of coronavirus. The decision to seek police help was taken after state health officials could not trace 45 passengers, who could not be reached on the contact numbers and addresses provided through the ministry of ...

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India seeks ‘urgent, time-bound’ assistance for 39 sailor stuck in Chinese waters – world news

India on Friday called for “urgent, practical and time-bound” assistance to 39 stranded Indian sailors on board two ships in Chinese waters considering the “grave” humanitarian situation developing in the vessels. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Indian bulk cargo vessel MV Jag Anand has been on anchorage near Jingtang port in Hebei province of China since ...

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US vice president Mike Pence seeks dismissal of suit aiming to overturn election – world news

The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a last-gasp lawsuit led by a House Republican that seeks to give Vice President Mike Pence the power to overturn the results of the presidential election won by Joe Biden when Congress formally counts the Electoral College votes next week. Pence, as president of the Senate, will oversee the Wednesday ...

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Covid-19 vaccine updates: India likely to decide on first vaccine this week, South Korea seeks Moderna’s candidate – world news

Vaccinations against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are currently underway in many countries with several others, too, preparing to start their immunisation drives. Thus far, most countries have given emergency use authorisation (EUA) to the vaccine candidate of either Pfizer Inc-BioNTech SE or Moderna, or both. Several other candidates, like Oxford University-AstraZeneca’s, meanwhile, are either close to being approved or are ...

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Ashwini Kumar Choubey seeks CM Nitish Kumar’s help to end strike of Bihar’s junior doctors – india news

Agitating junior doctors of government medical colleges of Bihar received a shot in the arm on Friday when Union minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey said that he would seek chief minister Nitish Kumar’s intervention to resolve the issues leading to the strike. Choubey was in Patna to inaugurate the two-day national seminar organised by the Government Ayurveda ...

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Uttarakhand seeks approval for riverbed mining in forest area – india news

The Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation ( UFDC) has sought clearance of forest area measuring 628.8 hectare (ha) for the renewal of sand and boulder mining in the state’s Song and Jakhan rivers in Dehradun district. In 2009, the union environment ministry had granted forest clearance to UFDC to mine over 1,325 ha of forest land in Dehradun district for ten ...

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Goa CM seeks to allay fears surrounding track-doubling project – india news

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday sought to allay fears surrounding a railway track-doubling project that is facing opposition, saying that environment will not be damaged during its implementation. He also launched a veiled attack on the people opposing the project and said there was no scope for “negative, divisive and anti-national forces” in the state. He was addressing ...

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EC seeks action on 4 for unaccounted cash during 2019 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections – india news

The Election Commission ordered Madhya Pradesh chief election officer on Wednesday to lodge a criminal case against four bureaucrats for their alleged role in the use of black money during the 2019 assembly elections in the state. The bureaucrats include IPS officers Sushobhan Banerjee, Sanjay and V Madhu Kumar and state police officer Arun Mishra. “(The) Commission deliberated upon a ...

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Pfizer seeks emergency use authorisation for Covid-19 vaccine in India – india news

Pfizer India has become the first pharmaceutical firm to seek from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) an emergency use authorisation for its Covid-19 vaccine in the country, after its parent company secured such clearance in the UK and Bahrain. The firm, in its application submitted to the drug regulator, has sought permission to import the vaccine for sale ...

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