New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 PM: NATION DEL26 CAB-VACCINE Vaccine for all above age of 45 years from April 1: Govt New Delhi: From April 1, all people above 45 years of age are entitled to get COVID-19 vaccine, Union minster Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. DEL12 WATER-INDOPAK Talks between Indus Commissioners of India, Pakistan underway New Delhi: A host of issues under the Indus Waters Treaty, including Pakistan's objections to the design of Indian hydropower projects on Chenab river, are likely to be discussed between the Indus Commissioners of the two countries as part of their annual meeting underway here Tuesday.
DEL11 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 active caseload rises to 3,45,377 New Delhi: India recorded 40,715 coronavirus cases in a day, taking the nationwide infection tally to 1,16,86,796, while the active caseload at 3,45,377 registered an increase for the 13th day in a row, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.
DEL44 VIRUS-VACCINATION In highest single-day vaccination, over 32.53 lakh COVID-19 doses administered on March 22 New Delhi: More than 32.53 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on Monday, the highest single-day vaccination so far, taking the total number of people inoculated to over 4.8 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
DEL37 PB-COVID-2NDLD STRAIN 81 pc of 401 Punjab samples show UK variant, Amarinder asks PM to widen vaccine ambit Chandigarh: Eighty-one per cent of the 401 samples sent by the government for genome sequencing have tested positive for the UK variant of COVID-19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday, asking the Centre to widen the vaccination net to cover those younger than 60.
BOM5 MP-LD ACCIDENT MP: 12 women among 13 killed in autorickshaw-bus collision Gwalior: Twelve women and a man were killed after the auto-rickshaw carrying them collided with a speeding bus in Old Chawni area in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday morning, police said.
CAL18 AS-BJP-LD MANIFESTO CAA will be implemented 'in time'; Cong fooling people by saying it will not allow Act in Assam: Nadda Guwahati: BJP President J P Nadda on Tuesday asserted that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been passed by the Parliament and will be implemented 'in time'.
DEL28 LSQ-CAA-RULES Time to frame CAA rules extended by Parliament New Delhi: The government has been granted time till April 9 by Lok Sabha and July 9 by Rajya Sabha to frame rules under the citizenship law.
MDS6 KL-POLLS-RAHUL NYAY will be 'tested' in Kerala if Cong-led UDF is voted to power: Rahul Kottayam: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who has been pushing for Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) -- a proposed minimum income guarantee scheme, on Tuesday promised people in poll bound Kerala that the scheme will be 'tested' in the southern state if the party-led UDF is voted to power.
CAL17 WB-POLL-MAMATA BJP govt closing down central concerns; PM's 'factory of lies' alone will remain: Mamata Para (WB): Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the Centre is selling off government concerns and only Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'factory of lies' will remain.
DEL15 VIRUS-DOUBLING TIME-CASES SURGE Doubling time of cases decreases from 504.4 days to 202.3 days New Delhi: The doubling time of COVID-19 cases in India has decreased from 504.4 days on March 1 to 202.3 days on March 23, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, highlighting that six states have reported a surge in daily new cases and together account for 80.90 per cent of the new infections reported in a day.
DEL23 LOCKDOWN-ANNIVERSARY-LD RECALL Gurgaon lab technician recalls 'uncertain' days and frantic pace of work during COVID lockdown New Delhi: As the world around him remained locked in homes amid uncertainty and fear over the novel coronavirus, 37-year-old Ananta Kumar Saha would wake up every morning, wrap himself in a PPE kit and go door to door to collect swab samples and ferry them to labs for testing. By Kunal Dutt LEGAL LGD7 SC-LD MORATORIUM No compound or penal interest be charged from borrowers during loan moratorium period: SC New Delhi: In a relief to borrowers, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed that no compound or penal interest be charged during the six-month loan moratorium period announced last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount already charged shall be refunded, credited or adjusted.
LGD6 SC-OTT PLATFORMS SC stays proceedings pending in HCs on pleas to regulate OTT platforms New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday stayed proceedings pending before several high courts across the country on pleas related to regulation of over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
FOREIGN FGN49 UNHRC-LANKA UNHRC adopts resolution against Sri Lanka's rights record Geneva: The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka's rights record, in a setback to Colombo, which made determined efforts to garner international support ahead of the voting.
FGN29 US-RANA-LD EXTRADITION Biden admin urges US court to certify India's request to extradite Tahawwur Rana Washington: The Biden administration has urged a federal court in Los Angeles to certify India's request to extradite fugitive Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, sought for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, saying he meets all the criteria required for the handover. By Lalit K Jha. PTI HDA