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1.87L vax doses given to prisoners

State governments have so far administered 1,87,453 Covid-19 vaccination doses to prisoners lodged in jails. Uttar Pradesh with the administration of 27,019 doses leads the chart, followed by Maharashtra at 23,051, Bihar 18,358, Odisha 18,329 and Madhya Pradesh 15,806. TNS

Health Minister slams Opposition

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday slammed the Opposition in the LS for protesting while newly inducted MoS Bharati Pawar was making her first oral response in the Parliament. He said by not allowing her to speak, the Opposition MPs “insulted” an Adivasi (tribal) woman. TNS

99.7% NREGA wages through e-transfer

As much as 99.7 per cent payment of MGNREGA wages have been made through e-transfer. This was informed to the RS by Union Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. TNS

Sub judice, says govt on Pegasus

The government on Friday said the Pegasus matter was sub judice and would be taken up in court. “They only went to the SC on the issue,” said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. TNS

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