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  • Buying a phone from customs is like getting only a box because there is no guarantee of getting it.
  • If you are lucky enough then you have chances that the product is yours.
  • If you get any technical issues after use then you can't go to the company and claim a guarantee or warranty on the product.
  • Even if the product is out of warranty, then also you can't just take your product to the company for repair as it is not a registered product for sale.
  • So you need to get your product repaired in some local repair shops.
  • If you buy a product from customs then you will not get a genuine copy of the invoice.
  • Without invoice/ bill you are not the genuine/ original buyer.
  • You also need to pay customs duty/ taxes on phones buying from customs.

Is buying phones from customs illegal? If I buy one, is there any chance that I will be tracked?


We are in the "end game" of the Covid-19 pandemic in India and to succeed at this stage, politics should be kept out of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, Union health minister Harsh said on Sunday.

We are in the "end game of the Covid-19 pandemic in India" and to succeed at this stage, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said, politics should be kept out of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.

He said people should trust the science behind vaccines and ensure that their near and dear ones get vaccinated on time.

Speaking at the Delhi Medical Association's (DMAs) 62nd Annual Delhi State Medical Conference (MEDICON 2021) in collaboration with Dharamshila Narayana Hospital on Sunday, Vardhan said over 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine shots have been administered so far and the vaccination rate has been increased to 15 lakhs per day.

"Unlike most other countries, we have a steady supply of Covid-19 vaccines that are safe with proven immunogenicity and efficacy. Based on the initial results, these Made in India vaccines have shown some of the lowest adverse events following immunization (AEFI) anywhere in the world," he said.

Vardhan asserted that today children in the entire world need to be vaccinated against poliomyelitis only because Pakistan and Afghanistan failed to eradicate this disease from their respective countries, the statement said.

"Similarly, India cannot be safe from Covid-19 if the rest of the world continues to be unsafe, which is why it is essential to curb Covid-19 vaccine nationalism.

"If poor and underdeveloped countries continue to harbor the novel coronavirus, we shall not be able to ensure safety for all. A fair and equitable distribution of the vaccine is the biggest need of the hour," he said.

The government has already involved private players in Covid-19 vaccination, and if hospitals want, they can conduct vaccination 24x7, the minister said.

"My request to everyone is that just like people embraced Jan Andolan for Covid-19 appropriate behavior'', they should embrace Jan Andolan for Covid-19 vaccination and get all Covid-19 vaccine shots whenever they are eligible," he said.

Delhi Medical Association (DMA) honored Vardhan for his contribution to the medical fraternity and outstanding service and exemplary work during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers, not just in this room, but across India, rose to the occasion and sacrificed not only their time with family but also their own mental, physical and emotional health for this beloved nation, Vardhan said.

We are in the endgame of Covid-19 pandemic in India: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan


COVID-19 Crisis India: The court said the viral disease has a low mortality and those who have a low immunity will eventually die but the problem comes when people who could be saved are also dying. "The mortality rate needs to be reduced."

New Delhi: 

The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre about the preparedness to deal with the expected COVID-19 second wave peak in mid-May, terming the massive rise in cases as a "Tsunami", and warned it will "hang" any person who tries to obstruct oxygen supplies to hospitals.

Talking tough, a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, said this during a special hearing on a holiday on the issue of mounting oxygen crisis in various hospitals in Delhi.

The court said the viral disease has low mortality and those who have a low immunity will eventually die but the problem comes when people who could be saved are also dying. "The mortality rate needs to be reduced."

Referring to a study by a team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, the court noted its assessment that the peak of this Covid wave will come in mid-May.

"We are calling it a wave, it is actually a Tsunami," the court said, and asked the Centre about the preparedness in terms of infrastructure, hospitals, medical staff, medicines, vaccines and oxygen as on date for the peak.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, said there might be a rapid rise in the number of cases in May and June and the country needs to be ready for the worst.

He said the Prime Minister and others are working on it and have decided to import oxygen and are also exploring the remotest possibility of generating oxygen from wherever it is possible.

The court was hearing submissions by the counsel for Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Jaipur Golden Hospital, Batra Hospital and Saroj Super Speciality Hospital here over shortage of oxygen for treating seriously-ill Covid patients.

"We will hang that man. We will not spare anyone," the court said while telling the Delhi government to give one instance of any official at the central, state or local administration obstructing the pickup of oxygen supplies.

The court told the Delhi government to inform the Centre also about such officials of the local administration so that it could take action against them.

It also asked the Centre when the 480 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen per day allocated for Delhi would see the light of the day.

"You (Centre) had assured us (on April 21) that 480 MT per day will reach Delhi. Tell us when will it come? The 480 MT per day is still to see the light of the day."

The query came after the Delhi government said it was getting only 380 MT oxygen per day over the past few days and it received only around 300 MT on Friday.\


"We're Calling It A Wave, It Is A Tsunami": Delhi High Court On COVID-19 Crisis

Donald Trump is supporting a new Republican group aiming to combat 

Democratic fundraising network Democracy Alliance in a move that could further cement the former president's influence over his party.

America Alliance will seek annual dues from its donors, according to The New York Times. The group intends to give $100,000 to candidates who win the approval of the organization.

Michael Glassner, who served as a chief operating officer of former President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, has been asked to become CEO of America Alliance. 

"For years Republicans have been at a fundraising disadvantage, but now thanks to Save America, Make America Great Again PAC, America Alliance, our fine party committees and all of our other supporting groups we're going to beat the Democrats at their own game," Trump said in a statement on Friday.

America Alliance will recommend making contributions to groups allied with the former president. This may include Trump's own super PAC and a new PAC currently being planned.

Trump's involvement with the new group will likely add to speculation about his intentions for the next presidential election. He's remained vocal on issues through press statements and occasionally posting on social media site Gab or through messaging platform Telegram.

On Friday, Trump took aim at Democrats in Arizona for their attempt to delay an audit of 2.1 million ballots from the state's Maricopa County that were cast during the 2020 election.

Will Donald Trump Run Again? Ex-President Backs New Donor Group, Accuses Arizona Democrats


            Relatives wait next to a Covid-19 patient laying on a stretcher in a hospital complex for admission in New Delhi, India on Saturday. — AFP

Politicians, journalists and citizens across Pakistan expressed support and offered prayers for people in India where the second wave of the pandemic has taken a heavy a toll on the public as the country’s health infrastructure struggles to cope up.

On Saturday, #PakistanstandswithIndia and #Indianeedoxygen remained the top trends on Twitter for the second day as a record number of infections and deaths due to the novel coronavirus created an alarming situation in the neighboring country.

In the past 24 hours, India reported 2,624 deaths — a new daily record — as well as more than 340,000 new cases. The country's deaths since the start of the pandemic rose to nearly 190,000 while its total cases reached 16.5 million, second only to the United States.

Over the last few days, Twitter has been flooded with Indians sharing harrowing stories of the struggle they faced while trying to find hospital beds and oxygen for their loved ones.

Mainstream media has also covered the desperate situation in several Indian cities where many have died waiting in line to get medical attention as hospitals have reached capacity and medical oxygen remains in short supply. Dozens of Covid positive critical patients have died in the Indian capital alone after hospitals ran out of oxygen.

Reports suggest crematoriums in Delhi have run out of space, forcing people to wait for hours, even days along with the bodies of their loved ones to ensure their final rites are carried out.

Reacting to the situation, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed Pakistan's solidarity with India, saying: "Our prayers for a speedy recovery go to all those suffering from the pandemic in our neighborhood & the world."

The premier said, "We must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together."

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi too expressed his support to people in India amid the intensifying second wave which he said had hit the South Asian region hard.

"On behalf of the people of Pakistan, I extend our heartfelt sympathies to the affected families in #India," he tweeted.

Qureshi said the pandemic was a reminder that "humanitarian issues require responses beyond political consideration", adding that Pakistan continued to work with Saarc (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) to increase cooperation to tackle Covid-19.


Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said prayers of Pakistani citizens were with the people of India, adding: "May God be kind and may these difficult times get over soon."


Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said it was "painful" to see the suffering of Indian people as they grappled with the coronavirus and oxygen shortages.

"We are all in this struggle to stem the massive surge of the deadly third wave. Unfortunate that many in West have sought to only seal their borders rather than help," she added, apparently referring to countries like the United Kingdom and Canada that have temporarily banned flights from India. 

Faisal Edhi offers help

A day earlier, Faisal Edhi, son of renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he expressed his concern on the Covid-19 crisis underway in India and offered his help in confronting the epidemic.

"We are very sorry to hear about the exceptionally heavy impact that the pandemic has had on your country, where a tremendous number of people are suffering immensely," said Faisal in his letter.

He said the Edhi Foundation sympathized with India during this difficult time and offered help in the form of "a fleet of 50 ambulances along with our services to assist you in addressing, and further circumventing, the current health conditions".

Faisal personally offered to lead and manage the humanitarian team from his organization, said the letter.

It added that the Edhi Foundation understood the gravity of the situation and "we wish to lend you our full support, without any inconvenience to you, which is why we will arrange all the necessary supplies that our team needs to assist the people of India."


'Pakistan stands with India': Outpouring of empathy in Pakistan as India faces the worst of pandemic