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Expect “lengthy” coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

The committee “highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic”, the WHO said in a statement, and warned of the risk of “response fatigue” given the socio-economic pressures on countries. The panel gathered Friday for the fourth time over the coronavirus crisis, half a year on from its January …

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Govt constitutes committee to suggest laws against Mob Lynching

Government is concerned at the incidents of violence by mobs in some parts of the country. Government has already condemned such incidents and made its stand clear in the Parliament that it is committed to upholding the rule of law and adopting effective measures to curb such incidents. As per …

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Probe committee visits Varanasi flyover collapse site

In Uttar Pradesh, at least 15 people have died and several trapped after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed near the Varanasi Cantt railway station last evening. Union Health Minister J P Nadda has directed health secretary to be in close touch with health officials of Uttar Pradesh. Secretary …

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Rajya Sabha Committee to mull changes in Procedures

Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu appointed a committee to revise the rules and procedure of conduct of business in the upper House of Parliament. The two-member committee will be headed by former Rajya Sabha Secretary General V.K. Agnihotri, while S.R. Dhaleta, a former Joint Secretary in …

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Rajya Sabha Committee to revise guidelines for conduct in House

The two-member committee will be headed by former Rajya Sabha Secretary General V.K. Agnihotri, while S.R. Dhaleta, a former Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, would serve as a member.  Although the committee would have a holistic relook at the rules, the provisions dealing with the …

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