!" ! Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI PUNE ) " (+ ( ") )$& ' )$' ( ' The mass inoculation programme -- under which the entire adult population will be eligible from May one -- is faltering because of vaccine shortages, confusion and petty politics. To begin with, no state has received the 18+ Covid19 vaccine stock thus far and many of them have informed the Centre that they will not be able to start the drive in the third . phase from Saturday Opposition-ruled The states are accusing the Centre of mischief in announcing the vaccination drive in the 18-45 age group Vaccination for 18+ will not start from Saturday in state. Reason: Non-availability of Covid vaccines. In likelihood, vaccination will now start from May 3. However, vaccination for 45+ beneficiaries will continue. Health department has already suspended vaccination programme for two days-April 29 and April 30-to prepare for inoculation for 18+ beneficiaries. While reviews vaccination programme , through video conferencing on Thursday Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced free vaccination for all above from May 1, and even starting registration on the 18+. He said that vaccination would continue as per delivery of vaccines from manufacturing companies. He also advised against vaccination in hospitals to avoid infection. He called for setting up new centres for vaccination. So far, 80,66,980 doses have been administered. CoWIN website, but making no arrangements for supplies and putting the onus on the states to pro- cure the stock directly from the manufacturers. They allege that the Centre wants the states to cut a sorry figure, so that it can point out the vaccination drive was earlier proceeding without hiccups because it was being steered by the Union Health Min. istry Some states like Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Rajasthan have already gone on record that the vaccination of 18+ won't start from May 1 as they have got no vaccine. What is troubling is that the young are increasingly falling prey to the virus in its second coming. " LEFT COMBINE to retain Kerala; DMK-LED alliance to win in Tamil Nadu US asks its citizens to leave India - ) % $! '.$ ,! -2-.!( %- "%) %)# %. $ , !, .* *+! 1%.$ .$! -!- /! ,%-%)# *0% .* .$! -! *) 1 0! *" .$! + ) !(% .$! (!,% ) #*0!,)(!). $ - 0%-! %.) .%*) '- .* ,!./,) .* .$! $! !+ ,.(!). *" . .! %--/! .$! $%#$!-. '!0!' ., 0!' 0%-*,2 -&%)# %.%3!)- )*. .* ., 0!' .* ) % *, .* '! 0! - -**) %. %- - "! .* * -* MMS discharged from AIIMS *,(!, )(*$ ) +,%(! (%)%-.!, %)#$ 1 - *) $/,- 2 %- $ ,#! ",*( .$! '' ) % )-.%./.! *" ! % ' %!) !- $!,! 1$!,! $! 1 - (%..! ".!, .!-.%)# +*-%.%0! "*, */, !- '*-! .* .$! *)#,!-- '! !, - % $! 1 - *%)# "%)! ) ,!./,)! $*(! $/,- 2 ".!,)**) 76.07% voter turnout in WB• $! !%#$.$ ) "%) ' +$ -! *" !-. !)# ' --!( '2 +*''- 1 $!' +! !"/''2 1%.$ ) !-.%( .! 0*.!, ./,)*/. *" +!, !). .%'' +( *) *, %)# .* .$! $/,- 2 *''%)# "*, .$! ' -. +$ -! *" !-. !)# ' --!( '2 !'! .%*)- !# ) . ( ) *).%)/! .%'' +( Exit polls on Thursday forecast a tight contest between the incumbent Trinamool Congress and the BJP in the high-profile West Bengal assembly polls and put the saffron combine ahead in Assam, while projecting a win for the ruling Left alliance in Kerala and for the DMKled opposition in Tamil Nadu. The exit poll numbers were largely a setback for the Congress, which while falling short in Assam and Kerala may also lose its government in the union territory of Puducherry to the opposition alliance of AINRC-BJP-AIADMK. Exit polls were, however, divided in their forecast for the West Bengal polls, where the BJP ran a highoctane campaign in its bid to capture power in the state for the first time by ending Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's 10-year old reign. India Today-Axis My India predicted a neck-andneck contest in West Bengal, giving the BJP 134-160 and the TMC 130-156 seats. Republic-CNX polls gave the BJP a slight edge by protecting 138-148 seats for the party in the 294-seat assembly and 128-138 to the TMC. However, Times Now-C Voter predicted a clear majority for the TMC by pro- jecting 158 seats for the party and 115 for the BJP. Jan Ki Baat exit polls, a predicted however, strong majority for the BJP in West Bengal, giving it 162-185 seats, against 104121 to the ruling TMC. The TMC had won 211 seats in 2016 and the BJP only three in the 294-mem. ber West Bengal assembly The Left-Congress alliance was forecast to be further marginalized in the fiercely bipolar contest. In Assam, India TodayAxis My India predicted 7585 seats for the BJP-led combine in the 126-member assembly and 40-50 to the Congress-led opposition. Today's Chanakya predicted 61-79 seats for the saffron alliance and 47-65 for the Congress-led opposition in Assam. " No of discharged patients pips new cases for second consecutive day NO PASSENGER BUSES FROM UP TILL MAY 7 Vidisha reported 210 corona and 1,592 active cases while Dhar reported 259 corona and 1,539 active cases and Satna reported 227 corona cases with 1,442 active cases. Shivpuri reported 247 corona cases with 1,772 corowhile cases na Hoshangabad reported 205 corona cases with 1,308 active cases and Katni reported 209 corona cases with 1,131 active cases. Sehore reported 209 corona cases with 1,232 active cases while Jhabua reported 219 corona cases with 1,458 active cases. After stopping passenger buses from Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, now the state government banned entry of buses from UP till May 7. The decision was taken in view of recent hike in corona positive cases in these states. The government is keen to isolate the state to stop entry of Covid patients from other state. Transport commissioner on Thursday issued instructions barring entry of buses from UP. UP has witnessed a spurt in corona cases following Kumbh Mela and panchayat elections. " For the second consecutive day on Thursday, number of discharged patients pipped new cases as 13,363 people went home from hospitals. On Wednesday, the number of discharged patients stood at 14,156. During the day, 12,762 new cases were reported taking state's tally of active cases to 92,077. Around 59,388 samples were sent for testing and 438 of them were rejected. State's corona positive rate stood at 21.4% as infection tally went up to 5,50,927 and toll to 5,519 with 95 . new deaths during the day Indore reported 1,789 corona cases taking its tally to 1,09,029 and toll to 1,133. Bhopal tally stood at 88,060. Active cases in Indore now stand at 12,608 and 13,167 in Bhopal. Jabalpur reported 741 corona cases with 5,310 active cases while Gwalior reported 920 corona cases with 8,739 active cases. Sagar reported 279 corona and 1,932 active cases, while Rewa reported 348 corona and 2,324 active cases and Ratlam reported 296 corona and 1,723 active cases. FB ‘mistakenly' blocked posts calling for Modi to resign Facebook has claimed that it mistakenly blocked posts calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the alleged Covid-19 pandemic mismanagement, saying the company did not hide the posts at the behest of the government. Buzzfeed News first reported that Facebook temporarily hid posts with the hashtag or text #Resign- Modi because "some content in those posts goes against our Community Standards". The Facebook users who tried to view the hashtag saw a message saying that Facebook was temporarily hiding the posts in order to keep the community safe. In a statement given to The Verge late on Wednesday, Facebook said it has now restored the posts and the hashtag was blocked "by mistake". The company said that the Indian government did not ask to remove the hashtag. Facebook also said that the block was the result of some of the content that used the hashtag, "but did not specify what kind of content". Earlier this week, Twitter pulled down at least 50 tweets at the behest of the Indian government, that criticised the government for the poor handling of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The data available on Lumen database showed that the micro-blogging platform deleted more than 50 tweets that belonged to peo- , ple like Revanth Reddy an MP from Telangana; Moloy Ghatak, a West Bengal state minister; two filmmakers; an actor and others. A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement that when it receives a valid legal request, it reviews it under both the Twitter Rules and local law. "If the content violates Twitter's Rules, the content will be removed from the service.” " SC MAY END VACCINE PRICE WAR TODAY The Supreme Court may on Friday decide the price at which the Covid vaccines will be administered, ending the price war that saw Pune's Serum Institute of India (SII) on Wednesday lower its price from Rs 400 to Rs 300 per dose; this was followed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech reducing its vaccine price on Thursday from Rs 600 to Rs 400 per dose, both for supplies to the state governments. There are, however, many anomalies in the Centre's new vaccination policy declared 10 days ago on April 19 and they may be sorted out in the hearing at 12 noon before the Bench of Justices Dhananjaya V L Chandrachud, Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat . The threejudge bench has taken cognizance of a suo moto case registered by former Chief Justice Sharad Arvind . Bobde last Friday In the last hearing on April 27, the court had posed many queries and sought clarifications from the Centre. Besides supply of Oxygen, beds in hospitals and availability of essential drugs, including Remdesivir and Favipiravir, the Centre was asked to clarify on eight issues concerning vaccination. " %" $ '' * # $ ( & ! MP stands fourth in daily growth rate of C-cases AVERAGE DAILY growth rate of infection in last week was 2.7% Despite Covid-19 curfew in place, the daily coronavirus infection growth rate stood at an alarming 2.7 per cent in last one week in Madhya Pradesh making it the fourth state in the country with such a high rate of infection. A closer look at the centralized Covid-19 data revealed that in the last one week, the number of new infections has grown by an average of 2.7 per cent every day in Madhya Pradesh against the coun- try’s figure of 2.1 per cent. “Though it’s on 12th slot in the list of confirmed Covid19 cases, Madhya Pradesh stands at fourth position in the list of new infection growth rate. At least, last one week's figure reveals this grim picture,” said Anand Misra, registrar, Sri . Aurobindo University The data shows that Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand stand at first position with daily growth rate of 3.3 per cent followed by Bihar, Jharkhand and Rajasthan (3.2 per cent) and Gujarat (2.9 per cent). Madhya Pradesh shares fourth positions with Harayan. Maharashtra, which is on the top of the list of highest number of confirmed cases, saw number of new infections growing daily by an average of 1.5 per cent in last one week. "