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News18 Daybreak | BMC Wants to Target 1 Lakh Covid Shots a Day, But Awaits Centre’s Nod; Nandigram Chooses Between Mamata and Suvendu on April 1

A health worker wearing protective gear takes swab sample of a visitor for COVID-19 tests, at a mall in Mumbai, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (PTI)

A health worker wearing protective gear takes swab sample of a visitor for COVID-19 tests, at a mall in Mumbai, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (PTI)

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Overwhelmed BMC Wants to Target 1 Lakh Covid Shots a Day, But Awaits Centre’s Nod for Door-to-door Drive

One lakh vaccinations per day is Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) new target in its fight against COVID-19, but it still awaits a nod from the Centre. “Ten days ago, a team of Centre had held a COVID-19 review meeting. The CM was also there. I had requested them to allow door-to-door vaccinations so we can achieve 1 lakh target easily,” BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal told CNN-News18.

EC Sends Notice to DMK’s A Raja for Lewd Remarks Against TN CM Palaniswami, His Mother

The Election Commission has sought a reply from DMK leader A Raja for his alleged personal criticism of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his mother which stirred a massive controversy in the poll-bound state, even forcing the senior leader to tender an unconditional apology after the CM was reduced to tears at a public event last week. Raja has been asked to explain his remarks by 6 pm tomorrow, failing which the poll body will “take a decision”.

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Delhi Among Top 10 Worst-affected Covid Districts, Situation ‘Severe’, Warns Health Ministry

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IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant Confirmed as Delhi Capitals Captain in Shreyas Iyer’s Absence

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first published:March 31, 2021, 07:33 IST