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Today our focus will be on the coronavirus pandemic. With coronavirus cases crossing the grim mark of 1 crore in India, the Centre has prepared its plan to roll out a vaccine and will conduct a dry run in four states next week. The Centre had earlier said that a coronavirus vaccine can be launched in January next year.

Here are the highlights of December 26:

16:05 pm: During Manmohan Singh's government in 2013-14, farmers were paid Rs 1,310 for 1 quintal paddy. Modi government increased it to Rs 1,815 per quintal. He has directly transferred Rs 53,680 crores into accounts of farmers of Odisha: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

16:04 pm: The leaders who joined BJP thought that they would be heard when BJP would come to power. Now they want to leave BJP because their works weren't done. Some leaders from Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad have wished to return. They will soon be welcomed: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

16:03 pm: Preparation for Kumbh 2021 has not started yet and we aren't satisfied. We've given a memorandum to Mela Adhikari to organise the fair. I've also invited Uttarakhand CM and other officials to inspect the preparation on January 1: Akhara Parishad chief Mahant Narendra Giri

15:34 pm: By signing the Bodoland Territorial Region agreement, the Modi govt has initiated the process of establishing peace in Assam. Bodo youths who had taken up arms have now joined the mainstream: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

15:04 pm: In Assam, there was a period of movements. Many agitations were launched over different issues in which hundreds of youths were killed. The peace of Assam was disturbed and the developed was halted: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

What is the way forward? Development is the only way forward. Development is happening and will happen further but ideological change is also needed and that can't happen only through development: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

14:55 pm: BJP believes that India can not achieve greatness until the culture and language of states are strengthened. India's culture and arts are incomplete without Assamese culture and arts: Union Home Amit Shah

14:55 pm: Congress didn't do anything for the birthplace of Acharya Sankardev whose contributions gave recognition to Assam's history, drama writing, arts and poetry. But BJP believes in strengthening of language, culture, arts of the states: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

14:48 pm: Puducherry reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and one death today, taking active cases to 355 and death toll to 630. A total of 36,962 patients have recovered so far: Puducherry Health Department

14:07 pm: Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari calls new session of National Assembly, the upper House of Nepal Parliament from January 1: Nepal President's Office

13:30 pm: Border shelling has always been a matter of concern. The work on the construction of bunkers in borders areas including Samba, Poonch and Kathua is being done at a fast pace: PM Modi

13:09 pm: There was a time, we were a part of the Jammu and Kashmir government but we broke the alliance. Our issue was that panchayat elections should be held and people be given their due rights to choose their representatives: PM Modi

13:08 pm: Jammu and Kashmir has won Mahatma Gandhi's vision of 'gram swaraj': PM Modi

13:08 pm: The people of J&K have voted for strengthening democracy in Jammu and Kashmir. People of all walks of life came out and voted for development in DDC elections: PM Modi

12:22 pm: Shopian encounter update: One more unidentified terrorist neutralised. Two 2 terrorists neutralised, so far. Search underway: Kashmir Zone Police

11:47 am: Shopian encounter update: One unidentified terrorist neutralised; Operation underway, says Kashmir Zone Police

11:09 am: India reports less than 30,000 daily new cases continuously for the last 13 days while daily recoveries outnumber daily new cases successively since last 29 days: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

11:09 am: Total recovered cases are nearing 97.5 lakh making India's cumulative recoveries highest in the world. Recovery rate at 95.78% today. India’s present active caseload of 2,81,667 consists of 2.77% of India’s total positive cases: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

10:42 am: Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves MP Freedom of Religion Bill 2020 in a special meeting chaired by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. "Under new Bill, forcing religious conversion on someone will attract 1-5 years of imprisonment and a minimum Rs 25,000 fine," says state minister Narottam Mishra.

10:09 am: With 22,272 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases rise to 1,01,69,118. With 251 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,47,343. Total active cases at 2,81,667. Total discharged cases at 97,40,108 with 22,274 new discharges in the last 24 hours: Health Ministry

9:31 am: Total number of samples tested up to 25th December is 16,71,59,289 including 8,53,527 samples tested yesterday: ICMR

9:31 am: Three people wounded in an explosion in Pul-e-Sokhta area in Kabul’s PD6 area in Afghanistan: TOLOnews

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8:45 am: Magnetic bomb explosion in Chaman-e Huzori area of Kabul; no casualties reported: Afghanistan media

8:01 am: Coronavirus Vaccination: Centre gears up for roll out of COVID vaccine, to conduct dry run in 4 states next week

8:01 am: Rahul Gandhi suddenly said you'll have to withdraw farm laws. I am giving him open challenge for a debate, whether the laws are good, in the interest of farmers or not. I am giving challenge to Rahul Gandhi and DMK to debate, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

7:43 am: Jammu and Kashmir: Two army jawans dead and one injured after wall of a barrack collapsed in Machhedi of Kathua, reports ANI.

7:40 am: Delhi: One dead and two rescued after a fire that broke out at a mask manufacturing unit in Mayapuri, reports ANI.

7:38 am: The Centre had on Friday said that it will conduct a dry run in four states next week to check preparations for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in the country.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma