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PM interacts with Chief Ministers of the North-Eastern states on the COVID-19 situation

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today interacted with Chief Ministers of the North-Eastern states on the COVID-19 situation. The interaction was attended by the Chief Ministers of Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Assam. The Chief Ministers thanked the Prime Minister for timely action in handling the Covid pandemic. They appreciated his special care and concern for the North-East States. Apart from the Chief Ministers, Union Ministers for Home, Defence, Health, DONER and other Ministers were present during the interaction.

Union Home Ministry Requests CBI to Inquire into the Deaths of Ms Rosy Sangma and Shri Samuel Sangma

The Union Home Ministry has requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to inquire into the case of the deaths of Ms Rosy Sangma and Shri Samuel Sangma.

The Taliban on Tuesday warned Turkey against extending its troop presence in Afghanistan when US-led forces leave the country, insisting the decision was “reprehensible”.

The top vaccine official for Tennessee says she’s worried for her state after she was fired following an argument over-vaccinating children against coronavirus
Tweeted CNN

Amid a high test positivity rate in the Northeast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting Chief Ministers of the eight Northeastern states to discuss the Covid-19 situation. As many as 37 out of the 58 districts that reported a positivity rate higher than 10 per cent between July 5 and July 11 were from the Northeast.

Indian Express reports.

Covid-19 Update:

Cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 38 cr landmark

Cumulative recoveries cross the 3 cr mark; recovery rate stands at 96.02%

More than 38.86 cr vaccine doses provided to States/UTs

Nepal: Sher Bahadur Deuba will take oath as the new Prime Minister of the country today.

Iraq: At least 44 people were killed and 67 were injured at the coronavirus hospital fire; preliminary reports indicate that the fire started when an oxygen tank exploded.

At least 41 people died in a hospital fire in Iraq, believed to have started when oxygen tanks exploded in an ICU treating Covid patients, doctor says, CNN tweeted.

Vaccine maker Johnson & Johnson confirmed it’s talking to the US FDA about an increased risk of a rare neurological complication among people who received its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine
Tweeted CNN

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