! ! Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI ! PUNE ' " &) & "' '#$ % '#% & #! " 45-PLUS WITH comorbidities too to get Covid vaccine from March 1 The wait for vaccines is over for those above 60 years of age – the category that is disproportionately affected by Covid-19. They will be able to get the vaccine from March 1 for free at government facilities and for a charge at many private hospitals. (It is estimated that there are no less than 10 crore people in the country in this category). The government has also decided to prioritise ahead of other age groups those over 45 years with comorbidities. They too will be eligible for the jab from the even date, aforesaid though the government is . yet to define comorbidity The vaccine is likely to be %! ! $! ! ! $ ! , 548*38.&1 :&((.3* .7 348 on first-come, first serve basis; the vaccine price is likely to be capped at Rs 300 at private hospitals. The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of PM Narendra Modi, Information and Minister Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said at a media briefing here. Asked whether ministers and the prime minister, who fall in the 60 plus category, will get inoculated, 431= *<5*(8*) 84 56*:*38 .3+*(8.43 .8 &174 6*)9(*7 8-* 7*:*6.8= 4+ 8-* ).7*&7* Javadekar said those who want to take the jab will get it at the place of their choosing from March 1. The vaccine will be administered in 10,000 government medical facilities and also in over 20,000 private hospitals. Those charge for those who want to get vaccinated in private hospitals will be decided by the health ministry in the next threefour days. The discussions are on with the stakeholders regarding this. Asked if beneficiaries will be given the freedom of choice – whether they wish to take Covishield or COVAXIN – Javadekar gave a cryptic response, saying that India is proud to have two vaccines which are both ef. fective with proven efficacy Suneela Garg, an advisor to the ICMR, told a TV channel on Tuesday that as the vaccination drive expands to include the larger population, there will be segregation based on several criteria, Finance minister Jagdish Devda said in the House on Wednesday that the state government had borrowed Rs 23,000 crore in 11 months. Devda made the statement in reply to a question of Congress lawmaker Bala Bachchan. Devda said the state government had been getting financial aid from the Centre. Bachchan, however, said the Centre had not given compensation worth Rs 2,110 crore against Goods and Services Tax (GST). 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Beneficiaries above the age of 45 will have to upload and provide a certificate from a doctor to prove they have a specific . comorbidity Beneficiaries will have an option of choosing the date and location of their nearest vaccination site; an option to choose between public-run or private-run centres; and an option to update age; a digital certificate will be given to beneficiaries after the first dose of vaccination. " the Centre, Bachchan said. The state government had sent a letter to the Centre seeking funds five months ago, but did not give any reminder after that, the law-maker said. , In reply Devda said there had never been any problem between the Centre and state. Ours is a government of temples, assert ministers Minister for culture Usha Thakur and minister for higher education Mohon Yadav said in the House on Wednesday, “Ours is the government of temples.” The ministers made the statement in reply to a question raised by MLA Ravindra Singh Tomar about the restoration of temples in Dimni and Ambah. As ours is a government of temples, the lawmaker should not be overly worried about temples, the ministers said. Nath govt discriminated against BJP MLAs: CM Govt has no biz to be in biz, says Modi Cyber cell Bhopal has arrested M.tech gold medallist and two others for allegedly duping NEET aspirants on pretext of offering counselling for admissions in medical colleges and universities. The accused, including a woman, have so far duped 172 medical aspirants. The prime accused Arvind Kumar, aka Anand Rao, is an M.tech and a gold medallist . from Osmania University The other two accused - +) &* ( ( + * % #+ # (# )*+ %* ' ( $ $&+%* ( & *&&" + (&$ )*+ %*) &% '( * .* & &+%) ## % ) * +' +) ## %*( % #)& - )* ( * arrests were made following a complaint of an MP-based student. The trio had called him and a few others at a hotel located in MP Nagar a few months ago. The accused, promising a seat in Only C-ve persons will be given entry into state: Chouhan Only Covid negative people from Maharashtra would be allowed entry into the state, declared chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday He also di. rected administration to screen people coming from Maharashtra at the border. Worried over recent spurt in corona cases, the CM reviewed the situation in all districts through videoconferencing. Stressing on preventive steps, he said that masks, social distanc. ing would be mandatory repeated in Stressing washing of hands, he said negligence could be disastrous. He asked local administration of Balaghat, Seoni, Betul and other areas bordering Maharashtra to provide employment to local labourers in their villages under MNREGA so that they do not travel to the neighbouring state. He also ordered screening of people coming from Maharashtra at state border. Only Covid negative people would be allowed entry, he said. Fairs in Pachmarhi, Betul, Chhindwara and Bar- 411*(8467 -&:* '**3 ).6*(8*) 84 -41) 6.7.7 &3&,*2*38 6495 2**8.3, 84 8&0* (4643& 6*1&8*) )*(.7.437 4;*:*6 ,4:*632*38 34) ;491) '* 2&3)&846= +46 &3= 14(0)4;3 46 3.,-8 (96+*; 411*(8467 ;491) 1&93(- 2&77 &;&6*3*77 (&25&.,3 &,&.378 4643& 86&8*,= 4+ 404 !404 7-491) '* &)458*) 92'*6 4+ &(8.:* (&7*7 .3 43 8-* 78&8* 849(-*) $*)3*7)&= $-.1* 3*; (&7*7 ;*6* 6*5468*) )96.3, 8-* )&= 5&8.*387 6*(4:*6*) !-* 78&8* 7 547.8.:.8= 6&8* -&7 &174 !-* 6.7*3 84 46)*6*) 75*(.&1 56*(&98.437 .3 3)46* -45&1 *891 &'&1596 &3) --.3);&6& &2.) 6.7.3, (&7*7 wani have already been postponed due to increase in Corona cases. $ ( #! $ 60-yr clerk dies after 2nd C-jab A 60-year-old clerk of health department died here on Wednesday, a day after she received a second shot of corona vaccine. The deceased has been identified as Rajani Sen. Her death has created a stir as many believe that she may have died because of inoculation though her post-mortem is report awaited. CMHO Dr Anita Singare, who rushed to district hospital after knowing about Rajani’s death, said she died due to natural cause. “Post-mortem will ascertain actual cause of her death. We will take next step only after getting postmortem report,” she added. Rajani’s death has pressed the panic button among those who are set to get a second dose of vaccine. Though it might be a natural death, many here in the tribal predominant district are linking it with the jab. Few days back, nurse Namrata Chaure, 40, here had denied taking second dose of Covid vaccine as she complained of complications after the first dose. She was admitted to ICU after getting the first dose. She is the mother of twoyear-old twins and is the sole bread-earner of the . family and disinvestment will be used for public welfare measures, he said. He added the Budget has targeted monetising 100 government assets, which would create investment opportunities worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore. Modi further said that the new policy will go a step ahead from annual disinvestment target and will take a medium-term strategic approach and help in selection of individual companies. This will create a clear roadmap for investment, as per the PM. Observing that the government's role is to encourage business enterprises and not to become its owner, he said: "The govt has no business to be in business." ! 133 test +ve, 2 deaths in city As many as 133 patients tested positive out of 1139 sample reports received on . Wednesday Rate of positive patients was recorded at 11.68 percent which is recorded above the 10% after December 6, i.e. 80 days. Total number of positive patients reached 59,234. Two deaths were reported taking toll to 933, so far. According to the bulletin released by CMHO, reports of total samples received till Wednesday was 826974. As many as 998 samples were tested negative on . Wednesday Department collected 1196 more samples for testing including 1024 for RTPCR. As many as 803 patients are under treatment in various . hospitals of the city Total 57498 patients have been discharged so far. reMP on Wednesday ported 344 new cases, taking the tally to 2,60,313, state health officials said. M.Tech gold medallist, 2 aides duped 172 NEET aspirants Rakesh Pawar is an MBA graduate, while Anamika is a paramedical student. Police said the trio would contact the students after accessing their database from different sites and then offer them counselling under different packages ranging between Rs 5,000 and Rs 50,000. They would also give their valuable guidance for getting admission in colleges through backdoor. The prime accused Rao’s account details revealed that he invested Rs 26 lakh in policies and jewelleries. The $ Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the Kamal Nath-led Congress government had discriminated against the BJP legislators. He said the projects meant for the constituencies of the BJP lawmakers had been stopped. Chouhan made the statement in reply to a question in the House on Wednesday. ! MONETISE & MODERNISE IS OUR MOTTO: PM ON DISINVESTMENT Reiterating the government's commitment towards privatisation of PSUs and asset monetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the motto of his government is to "monetise and modernise". Addressing a webinar on the Budget announcements for Department of Investment and Public Asset Manthe (DIPAM), agement Prime Minister asked the private sector to come in support of the government's initiatives proposed in the Budget and help it prepare the roadmap for accelerated growth. Emphasising on the role of private sector, he said that the Budget also focused on the strong partnership between the private players and the Centre. "When the govt monetises, private sector comes in, along with investment and best global practices," he said. mobilised funds The through asset monetisation $ ! @ , the medical college, had taken Rs 2 lakh from the complainant. Similar offers were made before other aspirants.• Later, when the complainant failed to contact the trio, he approached cyber police and lodged a complaint. He gave police the details of the account in which he had deposited the amount. investigation, During when police scanned their bank details, they found records of as many as 172 transactions of different de- nominations. ASP Ankit Jaiswal said the accused are on police remand and their interrogation is on to get further details. The accused had also hired girls for contacting students through a call centre. They had had a website www.neetcounselling.com, through which they answered admission related queries, said the officer. Police have now formed a Whattsapp group of all the victims and urged them to find if there were more students cheated in similar manner.• +)!/+2* +4 3 - /!( * 4 . /$! "+-)!- . (,! .%3 2% '!/. 2$%(! .$2%* -!/0-*! 2%/$ "%!( 1% $ * - * .$2%* $ / ./0),. * % . . +-! /$-!! +* 4 +" /$! - !./ / -!* - + % / %0) %* $)! * -0*. -!.,! /%1!(4 $! $+./. -! $ *! 0* ! /!* +* 2%/$ +$%/ * &%*'4 -! . /- %(%*# 4 -0*. %* /$! "%-./ %**%*#. 2%/$ .!1!* 2% '!/. %* /$! # Sardar Patel Stadium renamed Narendra Modi Stadium Govt: Only Motera stadium renamed, complex has Sardar Patel name No stadium is named after a living person, not even after a living player. President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday set a precedent by inaugurating the Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad, which was hitherto known as Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium. Lest the renaming sends a wrong signal, President Kovind also laid the foundation stone of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave at the stadium which is spread over 63 acres of land with three entrances and has an Olympic-size swimming pool. ‘‘This stadium was conceptualised by PM Modi when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was president of the Gujarat Cricket Association at that time," President Kovind said in his address after the inauguration, putting the renaming in perspective. The Congress, however, responded to the renaming 2.) (43864:*67= 4:*6 (6.(0*8 78&).92 .3 9/&6&8 '*.3, 6*3&2*) &+8*6 4). 8-* ,4:*632*38 43 $*)3*7)&= 7&.) 8-* 3&2* (-&3,* .3:41:*7 431= 8-* 48*6& 78&).92 &3) 8-* *38.6* 754687 (4251*< (438.39*7 84 '* 3&2*) &+8*6 &6)&6 &8*1 . by criticising the BJP Taking a swipe, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet, "Beautiful how the truth reveals itself." Hailed by Home Minister Amit Shah as the world's biggest cricket ground, the stadium has a seating capacity of 1.32 lakh that can host two different games on the , same day but only half of it will be filled for the two Test matches against England because of the Covid pandemic. The stadium has 76 air-conditioned corporate boxes with a seating capacity of 25 each. The stadium also has a club house with 55 rooms, gymnasium, indoor practice pitches and food courts. ! 646 children died in Shahdol in one year, says minister Minister for health and famiPrabhuram welfare ly Choudhary has said that 646 children died in Shahdol in the past one year. He made the statement in the House on . Wednesday The minister’s reply came in the wake of a legislator, Satish Sikarwar’s inquiry about the number of deaths of children up to 10 years in the past two months. Choudhary said 40,000 children had been born in the Shahdol division in the past one year. About the recent deaths of newborns in the district hospital at Shahdol, the minister said teams of doctors from Jabalpur and Bhopal were sent to Shahdol. Choudhary said he, himself, had visited the hospital where children had died of pneumonia and other infectious diseases. The health facilities were not up to the mark in the division, he said, adding that a dental surgeon was appointed as civil surgeon. For that reason, there was a dispute between the doctors and the civil surgeon and the children had died, he said.