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Updated on Feb 27, 2022 11:42 PM IST
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Feb 27, 2022 11:18 PM IST
Boy, who fell in borewell in MP, dies of suffocation
Seven-year-old boy, who fell into a borewell in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh district, has died of suffocation, ANI reported. “He was brought to the hospital but was declared dead. Police have been informed for postmortem procedure,” Ashok Barona, Damoh block medical officer was quoted as saying.
Feb 27, 2022 11:17 PM IST
Vinod Kambli arrested for drunk and rash driving
Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli was arrested by the Bandra police in Mumbai on Sunday after he rammed his car with a parked one, and the compound wall of his building in the area. He was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Feb 27, 2022 07:49 PM IST
Girls should marry after getting proper education, but marriage age might not help, says RSS women wing
Women wing of RSS says girls should marry after getting proper education, but suggests ‘imposing’ marriage age might not produce desired results, PTI reported.
Feb 27, 2022 05:45 PM IST
High-level probe ordered in Mumbai power grid failure: Minister
Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Rawat said on Sunday that a high-level inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident of power grid failure in south Mumbai, according to ANI. “Appropriate action will be taken against those found guilty in the inquiry,” he added.
Feb 27, 2022 04:08 PM IST
Ghulam Nabi Azad’s nephew joins BJP in Jammu
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s nephew Mubashir Azad joined BJP in Jammu on Sunday. He said he was “influenced” by PM Narendra Modi’s “developmental works at the ground level,” according to PTI.
Feb 27, 2022 03:49 PM IST
Odisha adds 251 new Covid cases, lowest single-day surge this year
Odisha on Sunday added 251 new cases, which pushed the caseload to 12,84,867, according to the state health department’s bulletin. Sunday’s case count has been the lowest since the beginning of this year.
Feb 27, 2022 03:25 PM IST
12,000 displaced due to floods in northern Malaysia
As many as 12,000 people have been displaced because of floods in Malaysia’s northern states. The government has said that authorities are being mobilised to evacuate victims.
Feb 27, 2022 02:55 PM IST
Ukraine crisis: Jharkhand CM writes to PM Modi, lists state residents who are stranded
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, mentioning details about the state’s resident who are stranded in Ukraine.
Feb 27, 2022 02:36 PM IST
Uttarakhand polls: Police summon 4 army personnel for tampering postal ballots
The Pithoragarh police on Sunday summoned four army personnel for allegedly tampering with the postal ballots in an army centre in Jammu. This comes after former senior congress leader and former Uttarakhand chief Harish Rawat shared the video online.
I am making a small video viral for everyone’s information, in this how one person is ticking all votes in one centre of the army and even doing the same signature of all the people, See a sample of that, will the election commission want to take cognizance of it?” Rawat said on Tuesday.
Feb 27, 2022 02:15 PM IST
Sanjay Raut renews attack on Centre over I-T raids on Sena corporator
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday renewed his attack on the Union government over the income tax raids carried out at party corporator Yashwant Jadhav’s premises.
Feb 27, 2022 02:14 PM IST
Finland to close airspace to Russian airplanes
The Finnish government announced on Sunday that it is closing its airspace to Russian airplanes after Moscow’s full-scale invasion in Ukraine.
Feb 27, 2022 11:54 AM IST
Fourth ‘Operation Ganga’ flight leaves for Delhi from Bucharest”
“Fourth ‘Operation Ganga’ flight is wheels up from Bucharest. 198 Indian nationals are coming back to Delhi,” tweeted external affairs minister S Jaishankar
Feb 27, 2022 10:34 AM IST
Trains services hit in Mumbai due to power cuts, 1st major outage since Oct 2020
Local train services in Mumbai has been severely impacted due to a major power outage since October 2020. Railways officials said that the entire Churchgate to Andheri corridor was disrupted as no train was operating since 9.42am. An electricity grid failure has put much of Mumbai without power. Read more…
Feb 27, 2022 10:32 AM IST
BJP chief’s Twitter account hacked, crypto donations sought for Russia, Ukraine
The Twitter account of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Jagat Prakash Nadda was hacked on Sunday morning, with several tweets asking for donations in cryptocurrency to help Russia and Ukraine. Read more…
Feb 27, 2022 09:56 AM IST
Seoul identifies projectile fired by North Korea as ballistic missile
North Korea fired a ballistic missile Sunday, Seoul said, resuming a weapons-testing blitz while the world focuses on Ukraine, reported news agency AFP.
Feb 27, 2022 09:08 AM IST
India adds 10,273 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
India on Sunday continued a downward trend in its daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after 10,273 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 4,29,16,117, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard. The active cases in the country dropped below the 1,20,000 and stand at 1,11,472.
Feb 27, 2022 08:27 AM IST
PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ broadcast today
The 86th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will be broadcast at 11am. It will be aired on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News and mobile app.
Feb 27, 2022 06:47 AM IST
Australia arrive in Pakistan for first cricket tour in 24 years
The Australian cricket team arrived in Pakistan for the first tour in 24 years. Australia have had not visited Pakistan since 1998 because of security concerns.
U.P. assembly elections a contest between dynasts, nationalists: PM Modi
In an apparent reference to the Samajwadi Party, Modi alleged that as the country celebrated three years of the Balakot air strike on February 26, the “dynasts” sought proof of it.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 11:34 PM IST
Afspa to job creation in focus as Manipur votes in Phase 1 today
The demand for repealing Afspa, which empowers security forces operating in “disturbed areas” to search, seize, to arrest without warrant, and to use firearms on mere suspicion with impunity, has reignited in insurgency-affected Manipur following the December 4-5 violence in Nagaland.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 11:33 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh records 56% turnout in Phase 5
The final turnout figure, that is likely to be made available on Monday is likely to remain the lowest of all the previous phases, each of which recorded above 60% voter participation.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 11:33 PM IST
Congress resumes Mekedatu padayatra, prepares ground for 2023 assembly polls
The Congress was forced to end the Padayatra themed “namma neeru-namma hakku” (our water, our right) on January 13 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, four days after it began in Kanakpura Taluka and traversed through at least 10-12 assembly constituencies to mobilise support with Mekedatu as the platform.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 11:11 PM IST
Students express relief on return, some share concern for those left behind
“We came through Romania. People there prepared home-cooked meals for us. Until we left Lviv, the situation was normal, but it seemed quite uncertain,” A student, who arrived at the Delhi airport via a special flight on Sunday said.
Updated on Feb 27, 2022 11:03 PM IST
Loss of lives in Ukraine unacceptable, dialogue only option, says Harsh Shringla
India had so far refrained from criticising Russia’s actions in Ukraine. However, the statement made by India’s envoy to the UN while explaining the abstention in the vote on Saturday was more critical of Moscow’s role in the conflict.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 10:45 PM IST
Gas chamber of democracy: Dhankhar after civic poll violence; BJP calls a bandh
The BJP wrote to the state election commission, which conducted the polls, demanding that polls in all 108 civic bodies be declared null and void. The government and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) denied all allegations of large-scale violence and described the incidents as “isolated”.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 10:04 PM IST
Prashant Kishor meets KCR, begins spade work for TRS for polls in 2023
Prashant Kishor, along with a couple of his close confidants, toured parts of Siddipet district including the chief minister’s constituency Gajwel, to get feedback from the people on the performance of the TRS government in the state.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 09:40 PM IST
India steps up evacuation, shares concerns about safety of nationals with Russia, Ukraine
India’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva also spoke to the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, which is set to commence operations in Ukraine, to assist Indian nationals and escort them out of conflict zones.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 09:10 PM IST
Cooking oil prices to rise amid Russia-Ukraine war? Here’s what we know so far
- India is the world’s largest buyer of sunflower oil and Ukraine is its biggest seller, followed by Russia and Argentina.
Published on Feb 27, 2022 08:39 PM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi