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Feb 19, 2022 10:31 PM IST
All members of SP patriarch Mulayam Yadav’s family to cast votes at Saifai’s booth number 239 tomorrow
All members of Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family will cast their votes at booth number 239 in Saifai tomorrow for the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, reported ANI.
Feb 19, 2022 09:43 PM IST
6 killed in alleged collision between passenger bus and car in Bihar
As many as six people allegedly died and several injured in a collision between a passenger bus and a car near Nuaon on NH-84 in Bihar, reported ANI. The injured were sent to a nearby hospital.
Feb 19, 2022 08:53 PM IST
Maharashtra logs 1,635 new Covid cases, Mumbai’s tally dips to 201
Maharashtra on Saturday reported yet another dip in fresh Covid-19 cases after 1,635 people were found positive with the virus. Mumbai too reported a drop with 201 infections.
Feb 19, 2022 08:08 PM IST
Germany asks its citizens to leave Ukraine ‘urgently’
Germany has asked its citizens to leave Ukraine ‘urgently’, AFP reported citing an official. This comes amid the Russia-Ukraine tensions.
Feb 19, 2022 07:02 PM IST
Delhi logs 635 new Covid cases, fresh deaths drop to two
Delhi on Saturday reported a slight rise in daily Covid caseload after 635 infections were confirmed, up from 607 on Friday. The city logged two deaths, and the case positivity rate further dropped to 1.13%, according to the health bulletin data.
Feb 19, 2022 06:52 PM IST
Covaxin to be evaluated as vaccine candidate in US: Bharat Biotech
Bharat Biotech said on Saturday in a statement that Covaxin will be evaluated as a Covid-19 vaccine candidate in the United States. It added that US-based biopharma firm Ocugen is co-developing Covaxin as vaccine candidate for the nation.
Feb 19, 2022 06:07 PM IST
Centre gives Kumar Vishwas Y category security cover with the CRPF
Ex-AAP leader Kumar Vishwas gets Y-category security cover amid row over his ‘separatist’ allegation against Arvind Kejriwal, reports ANI.
Feb 19, 2022 05:12 PM IST
Russia launches hypersonic missiles as part of nuclear drills amid Ukraine tensions
Russia launches hypersonic missiles as part of nuclear drills amid Ukraine tensions. In a statement, Kremlin said that the annual exercises featured launches of Kinzhal and Tsirkon hypersonic missiles and a number of other weapons. The country hit sea and land-based targets as part of the strategic nuclear exercises overseen by President Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported.
Feb 19, 2022 04:41 PM IST
‘Surprising’: Nitish Kumar on rolling back of Bhojpuri, Magahi languages in Jharkhand’s Bokaro and Dhanbad districts
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar says he finds it “surprising” that the Jharkhand government has rolled back Bhojpuri and Magahi as the regional languages of Bokaro and Dhanbad districts. “Bhojpuri is spoken in UP too. Bihar-Jharkhand was one. It (language) is for all. I find this surprising. If someone is doing this, I don’t think it is being done in the state’s interest. I don’t know why is this being done,” he told ANI.
Feb 19, 2022 04:15 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: BCCI announces squad for Test and T20I series
The BCCI on Saturday announced the squad for Test and T20I series against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma has been named as India’s new Test captain, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have been dropped.
Feb 19, 2022 03:42 PM IST
Ration is good, govt must make people stand on their feet with education and employment: Priyanka in Rae Bareli
Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Saturday that “it’s good” that the BJP regime in Uttar Pradesh is providing the citizens of the state with ration, but they should “make people stand on their feet, with education and employment”. “We want to bring a law that will suspend officials who don’t file an FIR within 15 days of harassment complaint by a woman,” she added at a public rally in Rae Bareli.
Feb 19, 2022 03:07 PM IST
CJI Ramana, SC judges along with family visit Mughal Gardens
Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana and Judges of Supreme Court along with their family members visited Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi earlier in the day at the invitation of President Ramnath Kovind and the First Lady Savita Kovind.
Feb 19, 2022 02:37 PM IST
Explosions could be heard in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk: Report
Multiple explosions could heard on Saturday morning in eastern Ukraine’s separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, Reuters reported citing a witness. The origin of the explosions was not clear, the report added.
Feb 19, 2022 01:49 PM IST
UP govt lifts night curfew amid decline in Covid cases
Feb 19, 2022 01:39 PM IST
Watch: BJP poll worker hassles hijab-clad woman in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai, asked to leave booth
A Muslim woman in hijab was hassled by a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while entering a polling booth during the local body elections in Tamil Nadu on Saturday. She later managed to exercise her franchise after police and members of other political parties intervened. Read more
Feb 19, 2022 01:08 PM IST
Man jumps off perimeter, heads towards runway at Mumbai airport; caught
An intruder has been caught by airport police at Mumbai. He jumped off the perimeter wall and started to run towards the runway when the CISF personnel on duty caught him. Mumbai officials say that he was caught within seconds after he jumped from the Kurla side of the runway. The man has been handed over to the airport police for investigation.
Feb 19, 2022 11:40 AM IST
Delhi Police recovers bike, suspects link with IED recovered from Ghazipur flower market in Jan
The Special Cell of Delhi Police has recovered a bike, which was stolen in 2020, parked in the parking lot of Dilshad Garden metro station, which, they suspect, was used to take the IED recovered at Ghazipur flower market last month, reported ANI.
Feb 19, 2022 10:46 AM IST
Hijab row: 10 girls booked for violating Section 144, staging protest in Karnataka’s Tumkur
Police have registered an FIR against at least 10 girls for violating prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of CrPC by staging a protest against the hijab rule outside Girls Empress Govt PU College in Tumkur, Karnataka, on February 17, under Sections 143, 145, 188 and 149 of IPC.
Feb 19, 2022 10:16 AM IST
Fire at Bihar’s Madhubani railway station doused; no casualties
The fire in the empty carriages of Swatantra Senani Superfast Express train at Madhubani railway station was doused at 9:50am, news agency ANI reported quoting East Central Railway CPRO. There were no casualties in the incident, the railways said.
Feb 19, 2022 10:12 AM IST
Fire breaks out at Bihar’s Madhubani railway station
Feb 19, 2022 08:51 AM IST
India reports decline in daily infections with 22,270 new cases, 325 deaths in last 24 hours
India registered a further decline in daily infections with 22,270 new cases and 325 deaths in last 24 hours. Active cases stood at 2,53,739, accounting for 0.59 per cent of the total infections.
Feb 19, 2022 07:43 AM IST
Jharkhand govt rolls back Bhojpuri, Magahi as regional languages
Feb 19, 2022 06:28 AM IST
President Kovind to visit Odisha today
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh from February 19 to February 22. He is expected to be in Puri, Odisha today.
US to evaluate Covaxin as vaccine candidate
- Covaxin was India’s first homegrown vaccine against Covid-19. It is now being given to teens in the 15-18 age group.
Published on Feb 19, 2022 10:04 PM IST
Congress demands implementation of Koshiyari panel suggestions for OROP policy
The Koshiyari Committee, headed by BJP leader Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, had defined OROP as a uniform pension for all armed forces personnel retiring in the same rank and with the same years of service irrespective of their date of retirement. The committee recommended annual revision under OROP.
Published on Feb 19, 2022 09:37 PM IST
Assam CM asks Centre to ban PFI for ‘radicalisation, not because of hijab issue’
- Last week, Assam chief minister Himata Biswa Sarma said that Muslim women do not need “hijab, but education”, and also called the Congress party for sponsoring “political Islam”.
Updated on Feb 19, 2022 09:30 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi
In Karnataka, Congress to resume Mekedatu rally from February 27
The Congress rally, had been planned to take on the ruling BJP, in an attempt to put pressure on the government to implement the Mekedatu project. The project involves constructing a balancing reservoir at Mekedatu to regulate the flow of water to Tamil Nadu and also proposes a 400 MW hydroelectricity plant.
Updated on Feb 19, 2022 08:48 PM IST
After Manmohan Singh’s appeal to Punjab voters, Amit Shah targets him in UP
- Union home minister Amit Shah said if the BJP regains power in Uttar Pradesh, it will give a cylinder to every household in the state during Holi and Diwali. He also promised to make electricity free for farmers for the next five years, and give a scooty to all girls who pass class 12.
Published on Feb 19, 2022 07:16 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi
Narayan Rane alleges irregularities in Thackeray’s bungalow, rakes up SSR case
The Shiv Sena said it would ask home minister Dilip Walse Patil to probe the alleged criminal cases against Union minister Narayan Rane
Updated on Feb 19, 2022 05:35 PM IST
PM Modi launches 100 Kisan drones in unique farm blitz
PM Modi’s government has been pushing for greater private investments in the farm sector, which contributes 21% to the country’s GDP. But farmers in several states have been protesting to demand a legal guarantee for minimum prices of their produce.
Published on Feb 19, 2022 05:15 PM IST