Rajya Sabha

BJP: Why pick Aug 16, Muslim League’s Direct Action Day? | India News

NEW DELHI: Reacting to TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s announcement on Wednesday that August 16 will be celebrated as “Khela Diwas”, BJP questioned the selection of the day, equating it with the Muslim League’s Direct Action Day, which began on that day in 1946, and the ‘Great Calcutta Killings’. “Interesting Mamata Banerjee …

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Priyanka Gandhi slams Centre over ‘no deaths’ due to oxygen shortage statement | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday attacked the Centre over its statement that there were no deaths due to lack of oxygen during the Covid second wave, alleging that the fatalities happened because the government increased oxygen exports in the pandemic year and did not arrange tankers to transport it. The Centre …

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Govt hits back after opposition attack on Covid management | India News

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed an emotive discussion on the pandemic during which 26 members from 21 parties dwelled on the devastating second wave amid apprehensions of an impending third wave. While the opposition accused the government of not being prepared for the second wave, the treasury benches countered the charges, citing timelines …

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India may be first to get DNA vax for Covid: Mandaviya | India News

NEW DELHI: After a politically charged discussion on the Covid-19 situation in the Rajya Sabha, new health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that vaccine supplies were improving and goals will be met even as he reiterated that the government is very clear that there should be no politics in the ongoing crisis. Assuaging fears over inadequate …

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Pegasus fracas stalls LS but impasse ends in RS with discussion on Covid | India News

NEW DELHI: The opposition plans to stall all other proceedings in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday and take up the Pegasus snooping issue against the government went for a toss when Congress agreed to take up a discussion on Covid and Trinamool Congress and other opposition parties went along. The government found a way to end …

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No deaths due to lack of oxygen reported by states: Centre | India News

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday told Parliament that there were no deaths due to lack of oxygen specifically reported by states and UTs during the second wave of Covid-19. The response drew strong reactions, particularly on social media, given the crisis of medical oxygen during the second wave. But health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted …

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PM Modi lauds Hardeep Singh Puri’s RS speech on Covid pandemic | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri for his speech in Rajya Sabha in which he lucidly explained issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. “My colleague Shri Hardeep Singh Puri Ji has made several important points in his Rajya Sabha speech today. He lucidly explains a wide range …

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Four Covid vaccine candidates in human trial stage, one in pre-clinical stage: Govt | India News

NEW DELHI: Four Covid-19 vaccine candidates are at different stages of human trials, while one, developed by Genique Life Sciences, is in the advanced pre-clinical stage, science and technology minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Singh said Cadila Healthcare Ltd’s DNA-based vaccine candidate is …

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Opposition’s plans to stall Rajya Sabha over Pegasus fails | India News

NEW DELHI: The Opposition’s plans to stall all other proceedings in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday and take up the Pegasus snooping issue against the government, went for a toss, when Congress agreed to take up a discussion on Covid and Trinamool Congress and other opposition party leaders went along to with the discussion on the …

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