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Government facilities in Delhi out of free Covid booster, says CoWIN app

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also recently held a mock drill on Tuesday across the country in the Government hospitals and institutions to assess and examine how prepared the health infrastructure is to tackle Covid situation if time comes.

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Reports have emerged from Delhi that free Covid booster vaccines are unavailable in the Government Centres whereas the paid booster vaccines are available in private hospitals. The unavailability of free booster vaccines in Delhi comes in the wake of Government issued protocol to practice Covid precautionary measures that include taking booster vaccines.

The booster doses at private institutions are priced at 386.25 Rs and are reportedly available for the next few days, however it is also reported that even the private paid booster vaccines are large in numbers.

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It is to be noted that booster doses were made free for people who were 60 in the Delhi Government facilities.

The precautionary measures were advised by the Government and the health ministry in light of the Covid surge in China. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also recently held a mock drill on Tuesday across the country in the Government hospitals and institutions to assess and examine how prepared the health infrastructure is to tackle Covid situation if time comes.

According to reports, the searches on the CoWIN portal showed that there was no availability of the Covid booster jab in North and North East Delhi. However, there was scarce availability of booster shots available in Central Delhi private hospitals and even the East and South Delhi region had some slots for booster shots but all of them were in private hospitals.

According to reports, the LNJP hospital in Delhi also showed unavailability of Covid booster dose.

Percentage of people who took the booster doses stands at 30 per cent in India, however, more than 90 percent of people have administered both the covid doses according to reports. The Government of India has been actively urging the people to take precautionary measures and have also instructed all the states to be vigil and track down cases by doing genome sequencing.

The caseload in the last one week in the country stood at an average of 200 cases, however, the Government has been raising alarm due to China’s deteriorating situation in the country.

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Dalit student accuses Noida police of assaulting him, forcing him to drink urine

The student alleged that he was thrashed inside the Sector Beta 2 police station in Gautam Buddh Nagar district’s Greater Noida Area.

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A second year BA LLB student from the Dalit community alleged that he was assaulted by police in Greater Noida and was also forced to drink urine by the policemen. The student further alleged that he was thrashed inside the Sector Beta 2 police station in Gautam Buddh Nagar district’s Greater Noida Area.


Furthermore, the student alleged that he was falsely implicated in an extortion case after he tipped off the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police about a sex racket being run from a spa and massage centre. He narrated that a woman who was running the sex racket was sent to jail from Sector 49 police station in Noida. Later, the woman and her husband, who was his friend implicated him in a false case of extortion.


Giving an account of his assault by the Noida police, the LLB student said that he was held in a room on the upper deck of the building and was thrashed to an extent where he started bleeding. He mentioned that he urged the policemen that he had undergone a fistula operation. Later, when he asked for water to drink, he was given urine in a pot from the bathroom and was forced to drink it.


He added, he was picked up by the police on November 18, last year from outside the SNG Plaza in Greater Noida. He was picked up by the police around 1:30 pm but was put into custody after 5 pm.


The student further asserted that he has met several officers with his requests, however his case is being delayed. He urged that the matter should be probed impartially adding that if he have done anything wrong, then he should be charged. Nevertheless, he said that he have proof and evidence to prove his case and he will seek for justice.

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Punjab Chief minister Bhagwant Maan announces construction of new modern jail in Ludhiana, no phones will be allowed inside, prisoners trials will undertake within complex itself

The central government will provide a funding of Rs 100 crore for this project.

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Punjab Chief minister Bhagwant Maan announces construction of new modern jail in Ludhiana, no phones will be allowed inside, prisoners trials will undertake within complex itself

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced state’s first ever high security digital jail will be constructed in Gorasia village in Ludhiana.

The central government will provide a funding of Rs 100 crore for this project. The main feature of this jail would be, no telephone or mobile will be operational inside it, also the prisoners trials will be done inside the jail complex itself. The Courtroom trials will take place  at the ground floor of the jail.

Hence, the prisoners will not have to be taken to the Court for trials. This will help in saving time and energy of the police in transporting the prisoner’s from the jail to the Court.

A modern jail office will be constructed in Mohali. It will be constructed in Sector 68 in an area of 50 acres of land. Mann made new appointment letters to the newly appointed Jail wardens near Ludhiana for hearing of cases of criminals in the jail complex, so that they should not be moved out of jail for this purpose.

The CM said all efforts are being made and the government is leaving no stone unturned in the modernisation of the police force. He said new reforms are being introduced to tackle cyber crime in Punjab. Mann said, high tech jammers and other equipment are being installed installed in jails to stop any usage of mobile phones and telephones from inside the prison.

He added, anti-drone technology is introduced in Punjab Police to check drone infiltration from across the border. He said, it is a matter of great pride that Punjab Police is considered the best police force in the country. He said great efforts are being made to transform the police stations. Further added, a number of infrastructural developments and resources are being added to the police department like weapons and vehicles.

Mann said 351 new posts will be created in the jail department. A special women’s jail will also be constructed in Punjab.

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Justice MN Venkatachaliah to launch India Legal App tomorrow

The India Legal App will be launched by former Chief Justice of India Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, who is also the Chief Patron of India Legal magazine,  in Bengaluru. Several legal luminaries of the country will attend the event online in a webinar.

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The India Legal Research Foundation will on Saturday, June 10, launch the much-awaited multilingual India Legal App, a path-breaking legal helpline that allows every citizen of India to access high calibre legal help from the safety of her/his home at the touch of a button.

The India Legal App will be launched by former Chief Justice of India Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, who is also the Chief Patron of India Legal magazine,  in Bengaluru. Several legal luminaries of the country will attend the event online in a webinar.

Former Chief Justice of India Justice U.U. Lalit, Attorney General R. Venkataramani, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, Senior Advocate and Balaji Foundation Chairperson Pradeep Rai, National Law University Delhi Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) GS Bajpai, Former IIM Bangalore Dean Prof Trilochan Sastry, Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association President Manoj K. Mishra and India Legal Editor-in-Chief Inderjit Badhwar will take part in the webinar. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube on the India Legal and APN News accounts.

The India Legal App intends to change the way legal aid is made available to the people. The app gives ease of access, as a person can have a jargon-free discussion on complex matters with lawyers.

The complete assurance of privacy and easy payment methods is certain to make the legal experience of people very different from interminable hassles they may have heard about.

The app can be used in 6 Indian languages,  including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali and Punjabi.  

The app is also useful in times of distress as a person sensing trouble or threat can contact a legal ‘friend’ till the time the police arrives.

Lawyers associated with the India Legal App assure to help people 24×7, ready to guide them through extremely tough situations, wherever they are in the country.

The India Legal App is an embodiment of trust and faith. Any individual can install this app on their mobile and directly communicate with a lawyer.

Slowly, this facility will extend to even those without mobile phones. They can avail of this service through their nearest common service centres, or Jan Suvidha Kendra/Setu/e-Seva Kendra/Pragya Kendra.

The service will be available at a reasonable cost, which can then also be paid at that service centre.

The India Legal App services include:

  • 1. Free legal advice over the phone.
  • 2. Payment of a specified amount for legal advice through audio and video calls.
  • 3. Payment of a specified amount for document preparation.
  • 4. Payment of annual membership fees to receive legal services.

Additionally, the India Legal App provides legal information and related videos to ensure users of the India Legal App are well-informed about legal matters.

India Legal is a respected politico-legal weekly magazine (both print and online) in the country, with complete professional journalistic and expert inputs. Its readers include lawyers, law firms and those related to the judiciary and justice system.

The India Legal Research Foundation (ILRF) is a non-profit organisation equipped with senior lawyers and devoted to bring justice to those who deserve it, but cannot afford it. ILRF provides free legal aid to the deserving and people in need.

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