Coronavirus: 1,778 people in the age group of 30-44 were vaccinated in Mumbai on the first day of the special vaccination campaign

Coronavirus: 1,778 people in the age group of 30-44 were vaccinated in Mumbai on the first day of the special vaccination campaign

On the first day of the Special Vaccination Campaign, a total of 1,778 people in the age group of 30-44 were vaccinated against Kovid-19 in Mumbai on Saturday. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said in a release that these people were vaccinated in 10 centers with doses supplied by the Maharashtra government. Dr. Archana Patil, Director, Maharashtra Health Services said that the statewide data of people in this category who have been vaccinated during the day would be available by Sunday. Officials said the state government is focusing on immunization in the age group of 30-44 as most of the professionals and earning members of the family belong to this age group.

At the same time, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar appealed to the people not to dilute their defense measures against Kovid-19 in view of the possible third wave of the corona virus epidemic. Pawar told the people that they should refrain from visiting tourist places in the present scenario, even though restrictions have been relaxed. He said people need to take the warnings about the third wave seriously.

'If people continue to move out of the district then...'

Pawar was talking to reporters after holding a meeting with officials to review the situation of coronavirus in Pune district. He also said that if people continue to move out of the district for the purpose of tourism, the administration will have no other option but to impose a 15-day quarantine system on such people after their return home.

Malls allowed to reopen with 50 percent capacity

In Nashik district, which comes under the second level category of the Maharashtra government's five-tier 'Unlock' scheme, the local administration has given some relaxation in restrictions. The administration has decided to allow reopening of malls with 50 per cent capacity on working days from June 21. However, considering the past experiences of overcrowding and several other facts, the administration has decided to continue with the third level of restrictions. Malls will be allowed to open from 7 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday.


The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center has no plans to have a neutral agency like the CBI probe the recent clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border , but is trying to resolve the dispute peacefully at the earliest. Two top government officials said that the central government does not want to take any such decision which will worsen the situation.

He said that the central government wants a peaceful solution to the current border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in constant touch with both the Chief Ministers- Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam) and Zoramthanga (Mizoram). Zoramthanga also tweeted, "I still hope for an amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram tension from the Center."

He also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim in his tweet. At the same time, the Chief Minister of Assam said in his tweet, "Our main objective is to keep the spirit of the Northeast alive. What happened on the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both the states. The border dispute can be resolved only through discussion.

The clash took place on 26 July

Asked whether the probe into the July 26 clash was likely to be handed over to a neutral agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), both the top government officials said no decision has been taken in this regard yet. Five Assam policemen and a civilian were killed and more than 50 people were injured in the clash. Apart from this, neither state of Assam or Mizoram has made any formal request for a neutral agency to conduct an inquiry, he said.

One of these officials said, "Both the state governments are cooperating and the central government is confident that there will be no more clashes on the border." FIRs have been registered against political leaders, police and civil administration officials. Both the government officials mentioned the steps taken to reduce tension along the Assam-Mizoram border.

On July 28, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

The Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of both the states participated in a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on July 28 in which it was decided to deploy a neutral force (CRPF) at the conflict site. Earlier, the two chief secretaries had met in a bilateral meeting in Delhi. After this, the central government issued an advisory to both the states asking them to maintain peace on the inter-state border. Both officials said the July 26 violence was a "sporadic" incident and such incidents are unlikely to happen again in future.