23 April, 2021


In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


Anyone above 45 can get the ­Covid ­vaccine from April 1. The Centre ­announced expansion of the inoculation drive amid a surge in cases. Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu account for 80.90 per cent of 40,715 cases reported on March 23, taking the all-India tally to nearly 1.17 crore. India’s active caseload is rising after touching its lowest in mid-February.

Dattatreya Hosabale, 65, has replaced 73-year-old Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi as Sarkaryawah or general secretary­—No. 2 in the RSS. Karnataka-born Hosabale joined the Sangh in 1968, initially with the ABVP. RSS leaders Ram Lal and Ram Madhav, who were deputed to the BJP, returned to their parent organisation.

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