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Internet, SMS services suspended in Lucknow for 45 hrs



Lucknow: Assessing the law and order situation during upcoming demonstrations against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens, the Uttar Pradesh administration has suspended internet and messaging system in Lucknow for next 45 hours from 3 p.m. on Thursday.

“SMS and Whatsapp and social media systems like Facebook, Youtube may be used extensively for transmission of information like pictures, videos and text that have potential to inflame passions and thus exacerbate the law and order situation,” said Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, in an order.

The cities that are facing a complete internet shutdown include Lucknow, Bareilly, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj, Sambhal, Meerut, Mau and Kanpur.

Awasthi also said that to prevent possible misuse of social media and internet to disturb the peace and tranquility to maintain normalcy in the city, he has ordered suspension of SMS and internet services.

“I hereby promulgate, under provision of Section 5 part II of Indian Telegraph Act 1985 and Temporary suspension of Telecom Services Rules 2017, to suspend the telecom services (SMS and internet services) for next 45 hours from 3 p.m. in the afternoon on Thursday,” he said in the order.

Earlier in the day, protests against the CAA led to unprecedented violence in Lucknow where protesters pelted stones at the police, setting vehicles on fire and ransacking a police outpost. The police in return fired tear gas shells and carried out baton charges to disperse the mob.

One man was killed in alleged police firing.


PM Narendra Modi got the first dose of Corona vaccine at AIIMS, New Dellhi




Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the first dose of Coronavirus Vaccine at the AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi. PM Modi gave this information on the social media platform. He tweeted, ‘I took my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. It is notable how our doctors and scientists have worked to strengthen the global fight against the corona epidemic. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine, they must take it. Come, let us together make India COVID-19 free. ‘ PM Modi has installed Bharat Biotech’s ‘Kovaxin’ vaccine. Let me tell you that the vaccine named Kovaxin has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology.

Sister P. Niveda, who gave the corona vaccine to PM Modi, said, ‘PM Modi has been given the first dose of COVAXIN of Bharat Biotech. The second dose will be given 28 days later. During the vaccination, PM Modi asked where we are from. After getting vaccinated, he said,  “Is it done already? Didn’t even feel it”.

Puducherry’s sister P. Niveda gave COVAXIN (Bharat Biotech) vaccine to PM Modi. Apart from Sister Niveda, another nurse from Kerala Rosamma Anil is also seen in the picture. AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria was also present on the occasion. PM Modi has given a befitting reply to many oppositions by applying the Corona vaccine. Darius, the leader of several opposition parties, was questioning the Corona vaccine made in India. Many leaders have even said that Prime Minister Modi should get the Corona vaccine first, then we will install it. All such leaders have now been answered by PM Modi. Also, by getting PM Modi’s corona vaccine, people will also have increased faith in the corona vaccine.

As per the vaccination campaign against Coronavirus in India, common people are getting vaccinated from today. The general public will include people over 60 years of age and those with serious illnesses over 45 years of age. Registration on Co-Win 2.0 portal (Co-WIN 2.0) as well as Arogya Setu will start at 9 am today. In such a situation, rapid vaccination will be done in the country

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