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When the vaccination drive took off at 204 centres across West Bengal, problems were encountered with the CoWIN app(Agencies)

Vaccination hits a hurdle in Bengal as Co-WIN app develops glitches on 1st day

By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:16 PM IST
  • The app was not opening. We had to log in and log out several times. It was also too slow, said an official.
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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan shows a dose of Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday as the first phase of vaccination begins across the country. (ANI Photo)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan shows a dose of Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday as the first phase of vaccination begins across the country. (ANI Photo)

Health minister deflects Congress' criticism over Covid-19 vaccine with photos

Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Manish Tewari had also said that the vaccines were being allowed to be used without the mandatory Phase 3 trials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive.
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Devoleena Bhattacharjee was a contestant on Bigg Boss earlier.(Instagram)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee was a contestant on Bigg Boss earlier.(Instagram)

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas says Devoleena won't be his proxy, hints she may enter soon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Clarifying that neither Rashami Desai, nor Devoleena Bhattacharjee were approached to play his proxy, Vikas Gupta wished Devoleena all the best, in case she enters the show.
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Virus clusters also have been found in Beijing and the provinces of Heilongjiang and Liaoning in the northeast and Sichuan in the southwest. (Representative image)(REUTERS)
Virus clusters also have been found in Beijing and the provinces of Heilongjiang and Liaoning in the northeast and Sichuan in the southwest. (Representative image)(REUTERS)

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in Covid-19 cases

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:09 PM IST
The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
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French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said out of 18 places of worship under special surveillance nine have been closed.(AFP)
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said out of 18 places of worship under special surveillance nine have been closed.(AFP)

France closes 9 places of worship under campaign against Islamic extremism

ANI, Paris
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Three of the closed facilities is reported to be located in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis near Paris.
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Partho Dasgupta, the former chief executive officer of BARC India, was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam by crime branch of the Mumbai Police on December 24 last year.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Partho Dasgupta, the former chief executive officer of BARC India, was arrested in the alleged TRP rigging scam by crime branch of the Mumbai Police on December 24 last year.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

TRP scam: Ex-CEO of BARC hospitalised

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Dasgupta, a diabetic, was rushed to the hospital from the Taloja Central Prison in Navi Mumbai in the early hours of Saturday after his blood sugar levels went up on Friday midnight.
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Vehicles cross a wooden plank cable suspension bridge over the Indus river in Gilgit.(Reuters file)
Vehicles cross a wooden plank cable suspension bridge over the Indus river in Gilgit.(Reuters file)

Massive violence erupts in PoJK over road being built by China

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:59 PM IST
PoJK was already in chaos since the Imran Khan-led government made it the fifth province of Pakistan.
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Yadav assured his family that since PM Narendra Modi has guaranteed the safety of Covid-19 vaccine, there was nothing to worry.(HT Photo)
Yadav assured his family that since PM Narendra Modi has guaranteed the safety of Covid-19 vaccine, there was nothing to worry.(HT Photo)

A security guard and a sanitation worker first to get Covid-19 vaccine in MP

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:58 PM IST
  • Yadav has shown through for his commitment while managing the crowd of patients and visitors at the hospital without taking a single leave since March 2020, said a hospital official
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A health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker at the Dr. R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India launched one of the world�s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on Saturday, setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the wide spread of infections across a nation of more than 1.3 billion people. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
A health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a health worker at the Dr. R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India launched one of the world�s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on Saturday, setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the wide spread of infections across a nation of more than 1.3 billion people. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

1,300 to get Covid-19 vaccination on the first day

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Kerala has received 43,50,00 vials of the vaccine for the first phase of the vaccination.
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Kimchi, kombucha demand on rise amid buyer's lockdown craze for fermented food(Twitter/SeanWal49402031/thefoodbabe)
Kimchi, kombucha demand on rise amid buyer's lockdown craze for fermented food(Twitter/SeanWal49402031/thefoodbabe)

Kimchi, kombucha demand on rise amid buyer's lockdown craze for fermented food

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:54 PM IST
A sudden spike in demand for fermented health products like kombucha and kimchi has appeared as the behavioural side effects of the pandemic and the lockdowns it spawned
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