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News18 Evening Digest: Twitter 'Denies Access' to IT Minister, Maha Tightens Curbs After Delta+ Death & Other Top Stories

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (PTI/File)

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (PTI/File)

These are the top stories we are covering this evening: Twitter Temporarily 'Denies Access' to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad; Maharashtra's Stricter Unlocking Norms After 1st Delta+ Death; CBSE to Hold Optional Exams in August, Says Education Minister; Serum Institute Begins Production of Novavax's Covid Vaccine 'Covovax'; Nurse Giving 'Empty Jab' to Man in Bihar's Covid-19 Vaccine Center Stirs Row; Salman Khan Opens up on Owning Mistakes While Discussing Kabir Bedi's Autobiography

Twitter Temporarily ‘Denies Access’ to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s Account; Allows After ‘Warning’

Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad was today reportedly denied access to his own account on Twitter for almost an hour, government sources said. Though the Twitter account of the Minister was visible for public viewing, Twitter did not permit anyone authorized to access this account to log in or make any post, they added. READ MORE

Maharashtra’s Stricter Unlocking Norms After 1st Delta+ Death; More Curbs in Pune, Thane

With Covid-19’s newest mutant Delta Plus claiming its first victim - an 80-year-old woman from Ratnagiri - the Maharashtra government has decided to make unlocking rules stricter. The state currently has 20 more active Delta Plus variant cases. READ MORE

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Salman Khan Opens up on Owning Mistakes While Discussing Kabir Bedi’s Autobiography

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