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Makes me feel better: Man claims to have taken 12 COVID vaccine shots



While a fair section of the Indian population hasn’t yet taken the standard two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, a man from Bihar’s Madhepura claims to have taken 12 doses of the coronavirus vaccine adding that it makes him feel better.

The 84-year-old Brahmadeo Mandal, who lives in a village in Udakishanganj sub-division of Madhepura claimed that he got his 12th vaccine dose only a few days back and he did so because every dose made him “feel better.”

Mandal also claimed that his health has started to improve ever since he has started taking the vaccine and that he never fell ill after that.

“I never fell ill since I started taking the vaccine and my health has started to improve,” said Brahamdev.

“Every single dose has helped relieve my chronic back pain. I have never caught a cold since I took the first shot 11 months ago,” he added, reading out date, time and site of each jab scribbled on a piece of paper.

On being asked as to how he was able to get multiple doses with electronic registration and monitoring in place, the man said, “I have used my Aadhar card and my voter ID card on different occasions to get myself registered.”

Mandal is a retired postal department employee.

Oddly, Mandal is not in possession of any system-generated vaccination certificate for these.

Meanwhile, a probe has been ordered in the matter.

“Whether his claims are true or false is a matter of investigation. We will check the hospital records & take action against the persons involved in the matter if his claims are found to be true,” Dr Amarendra Pratap Shahi, Civil Surgeon, Madhepura told ANI.

He said that as per rules no person was supposed to be administered more than two doses.

“If his claim turns out to be true, officials concerned will face action. He may also end up facing the music for getting jabbed so many times knowingly and willingly,” said the civil surgeon.




Militancy incidents on decline in Pulwama, but local militant recruitment still up: GoC D P Pandey




General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that the southern district of Pulwama has indeed shown a decline in militancy-related incidents but the district continues to see local militant recruitment on the rise. He said that in the ensuing year, the army believes that Pulwama will see a further dip in local militant recruitment.
As per the news agency, the GoC was on a visit to the southern districts of Shopian and Pulwama on the eve of 73rd Republic Day. He met senior citizens and traders in these twin districts of South Kashmir.
Talking to media persons at Shopian, the GoC said that the people of Kashmir want peace and not militancy. “Militancy related incidents are declining and we believe they will further go down in the ongoing year,” he said.
The army officer said that if the number of militants and militancy-related incidents decline, it will provide more opportunities to local youth to make their future.
“Time has come when people have to choose the path of peace and stability,” he said, adding that the people of South Kashmir like those of north Kashmir have realized the effects of militancy.
The GoC said that the wrong narrative is being taught to children and wherever it happens, youth are bound to choose the wrong path “as it is the easy way out and just a glamour.”
“Youth are picking guns because of unemployment but the wrong path is being shown to them,” Pandey said. He said that the situation was getting better as people, especially youth have understood that taking the path of militancy was wrong.
He said that militancy-related incidents have declined in Pulwama but “local militant recruitment continues to be on the rise.” “We believe this (local militant recruitment) will also go down in the ongoing area,” the GoC said and sought people’s cooperating in bringing peace and development in southern districts of Kashmir
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge




A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.

An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.

Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.

An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.

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3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight




On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.

They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”

The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.

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27 Jan 2022, 5:27 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,371,500 Total Cases
491,729 Death Cases
37,677,328 Recovered Cases


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