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UP: Two minor cousins found dead in field; another critical

18 Feb 2021

UP: Two minor cousins found dead in field; another critical

Two teenaged Dalit girls were found dead in a field in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao last evening, and a third girl found with them is in a critical condition in the hospital, the police confirmed today.

Guidelines issued for international travelers as new coronavirus strains emerge

18 Feb 2021

Guidelines issued for international travelers as new coronavirus strains emerge

The Indian government has issued fresh guidelines for all incoming international passengers, in wake of new coronavirus strains surfacing in the country.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.95 million with 12K+ new cases

18 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.95 million with 12K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported more than 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.95 million cases.

Why are coronavirus infections rising in Maharashtra again?

17 Feb 2021

Why are coronavirus infections rising in Maharashtra again?

The COVID-19 situation in the state of Maharashtra has worsened over the past weeks. The state, which already has the highest number of cases in India, is now reporting one of the highest positivity rates in infections.

UGC wants university students to write the "cow science" exam

17 Feb 2021

UGC wants university students to write the "cow science" exam

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged all the universities across India to encourage their students to take the 'Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination,' an upcoming national-level voluntary examination aimed at testing people's knowledge of gau vigyan or "cow science."

Many cities now want low-cost Metro Lite, Metro Neo: Report

17 Feb 2021

Many cities now want low-cost Metro Lite, Metro Neo: Report

Several cities in India are reportedly considering cheaper alternatives to the Metro rail.

Devotee donates four-kilogram gold, three-kilogram silver to Jagannath Puri Temple

17 Feb 2021

Devotee donates four-kilogram gold, three-kilogram silver to Jagannath Puri Temple

A devotee of Lord Jagannath has donated over four-kilogram gold and three-kilogram silver jewelry for the trinity - Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Jagannath, on the occasion of Shree Panchami, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) said.

Rigidity okay with compassionate motive: Dalai Lama to Indian Police

17 Feb 2021

Rigidity okay with compassionate motive: Dalai Lama to Indian Police

The Dalai Lama on Wednesday said it is okay for police to be rigid on their job as long as the motivation of their action is larger good. He was giving a talk on Empathy and Compassion in Policing at the request of the Indian Police Foundation.

#MeToo: Priya Ramani acquitted in MJ Akbar's defamation case

17 Feb 2021

#MeToo: Priya Ramani acquitted in MJ Akbar's defamation case

A Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted former journalist Priya Ramani in a defamation suit filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar.

Indian Army releases visuals of disengagement process with China

17 Feb 2021

Indian Army releases visuals of disengagement process with China

The Indian Army on Tuesday released videos and photographs showing thinning down of troops and dismantling of bunkers, camps, and other facilities by the Chinese military in the areas around the Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh in line with the agreed disengagement process between the two sides.

Murder suspect breaks through Noida hospital window, nabbed again

17 Feb 2021

Murder suspect breaks through Noida hospital window, nabbed again

A suspect in the kidnapping and murder of a four-year-old boy on Tuesday escaped from a hospital in Noida where he was taken for treatment after suffering injuries in a gunfight with police, the officials said.

Child with killer disease gets new lease on life

17 Feb 2021

Child with killer disease gets new lease on life

14-month-old Fatima faced a bleak future afflicted with a killer muscular disorder, but a Rs. 16 crore "revolutionary" gene therapy she underwent after winning a lottery has given her a new lease on life.

'Toolkit' case: Nikita Jacob granted transit bail for 3 weeks

17 Feb 2021

'Toolkit' case: Nikita Jacob granted transit bail for 3 weeks

Mumbai lawyer and climate activist Nikita Jacob, who is an accused in the "toolkit" case, has been granted three weeks' relief on her transit anticipatory bail plea.

Bus accident: Last minute route change; bravery by one family

17 Feb 2021

Bus accident: Last minute route change; bravery by one family

A last-minute route diversion due to a heavy traffic jam proved fatal for most passengers of a private bus in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday even as tales of bravery and the human instinct to help those in distress emerged from the tragedy.

R-Day violence: Accused, who swung swords at Red Fort, arrested

17 Feb 2021

R-Day violence: Accused, who swung swords at Red Fort, arrested

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested Maninder Singh, a 30-year-old protester from Delhi's Pitampura in connection with the violence that had erupted in the National Capital this Republic Day (January 26).

Uttarakhand disaster: Sludge, water entered lungs of those who died

17 Feb 2021

Uttarakhand disaster: Sludge, water entered lungs of those who died

Chamoli Chief Medical Officer GS Rana revealed on Tuesday that all those who died in the Uttarakhand glacial disaster suffered serious bodily injuries, with sludge and water also entering their lungs.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.93 million with 11K+ new cases

17 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.93 million with 11K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported more than 11,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.93 million cases.

'Toolkit' case: Disha Ravi allowed access to family, lawyer

16 Feb 2021

'Toolkit' case: Disha Ravi allowed access to family, lawyer

A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed arrested activist Disha Ravi access to her family and a lawyer while she remains in police custody.

Mumbai: 10-12% rise in COVID-19 cases; BMC warns strict measures

16 Feb 2021

Mumbai: 10-12% rise in COVID-19 cases; BMC warns strict measures

Mumbai's civic body - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) - has decided to keep its jumbo COVID-19 care centers open till March 31 and has also warned of stricter measures to keep the virus' cases in check.

South African, Brazilian COVID-19 variants detected in India: Government

16 Feb 2021

South African, Brazilian COVID-19 variants detected in India: Government

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava on Tuesday said that four COVID-19 cases involving the South African variant of the virus have been detected in India.

After party, 105 residents of Bengaluru complex test COVID-19 positive

16 Feb 2021

After party, 105 residents of Bengaluru complex test COVID-19 positive

As many as 105 residents of an apartment complex in Bengaluru's Bommanahalli locality have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few days, according to the city's civic body - Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

Patna: School principal sentenced to death for raping 11-year-old student

16 Feb 2021

Patna: School principal sentenced to death for raping 11-year-old student

A private school principal in Patna has been given death sentence by a court for raping an 11-year-old student of the institute, while another teacher of that school and a co-accused in the case was awarded life imprisonment for conniving with him.

Court rejects deportation plea of eight Pakistanis in drug case

16 Feb 2021

Court rejects deportation plea of eight Pakistanis in drug case

A special court in Mumbai has rejected the deportation plea of eight Pakistani nationals, who were nabbed by the Indian Coast Guard off the Gujarat coast with a boat allegedly carrying over 200 kg of heroin in 2015.

PIL to include judicial staff in vaccine priority list: Details

16 Feb 2021

PIL to include judicial staff in vaccine priority list: Details

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking inclusion of judges, judicial staff, and lawyers in the priority category for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Indian-origin Preeti Sinha to lead UN Capital Development Fund

16 Feb 2021

Indian-origin Preeti Sinha to lead UN Capital Development Fund

The UN Capital Development Fund has appointed Indian-origin investment and development banker Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary, whose focus will be on providing micro-finance assistance to women, youth, small and medium-sized enterprises in under-served communities.

West Bengal: Scheme to provide meals at Rs. 5 launched

16 Feb 2021

West Bengal: Scheme to provide meals at Rs. 5 launched

Ahead of the assembly elections in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday virtually launched the "Maa" scheme under which her government would provide a meal at a nominal cost of Rs. 5 mainly to poor people.

MP: Bus falls into canal; 32 dead, more feared drowned

16 Feb 2021

MP: Bus falls into canal; 32 dead, more feared drowned

At least 32 people have reportedly died after a bus fell off a bridge into a canal in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

16 Feb 2021

Six elephants dead in 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

After six elephants died in just 14 days at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha's Kalahandi district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday asked the authorities to take immediate measures to stop the fatalities.

FASTag now mandatory: Cost, documents, and how to recharge it

16 Feb 2021

FASTag now mandatory: Cost, documents, and how to recharge it

Starting today, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made it compulsory for all vehicle owners to use FASTag for the payment of fees at toll plazas.

MP: Woman shamed, forced to carry relative on shoulders

16 Feb 2021

MP: Woman shamed, forced to carry relative on shoulders

A tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh's Guna district was shamed, beaten up, and forced to walk for three kilometers while carrying a member of her husband's family on her shoulders.

Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob, and Shantanu created toolkit: Delhi Police

16 Feb 2021

Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob, and Shantanu created toolkit: Delhi Police

Activist Disha Ravi had joined hands with a Mumbai-based lawyer, Nikita Jacob, and an engineer Shantanu to create the "toolkit" supporting the farmers' agitation, the Delhi Police said on Monday about the case that has garnered attention.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.92 million with 9K+ new cases

16 Feb 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.92 million with 9K+ new cases

India on Monday reported more than 9,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.92 million cases.

Twitter probes Haryana Minister Anil Vij's Disha Ravi tweet

15 Feb 2021

Twitter probes Haryana Minister Anil Vij's Disha Ravi tweet

Twitter on Monday took notice of a tweet posted by Haryana Minister Anil Vij against arrested activist Disha Ravi.

Kerala journalist, arrested on way to Hathras, granted 5-day bail

15 Feb 2021

Kerala journalist, arrested on way to Hathras, granted 5-day bail

Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh last October, has been granted bail by the Supreme Court for five days to visit his ailing mother.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani tests COVID-19 positive, condition stable

15 Feb 2021

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani tests COVID-19 positive, condition stable

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has tested coronavirus positive and his condition is stable, a hospital in Ahemdabad where Rupani is admitted after he fainted in a rally said.

Rhea's case against one of Sushant's sisters holds: Bombay HC

15 Feb 2021

Rhea's case against one of Sushant's sisters holds: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Monday quashed a First Information Report (FIR) filed against Meetu Singh, one of the sisters of late film actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

PM Modi condoles death of 16 laborers in Maharashtra's Jalgaon

15 Feb 2021

PM Modi condoles death of 16 laborers in Maharashtra's Jalgaon

Sixteen persons were killed after a truck overturned in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, the police said on Monday.

Abrogation of Article 370 improved law-and-order situation: Top CRPF officer

15 Feb 2021

Abrogation of Article 370 improved law-and-order situation: Top CRPF officer

The law-and-order situation in Kashmir has improved a lot since the abrogation of Article 370 provisions, a top CRPF officer said on Sunday.

Supreme Court slaps Facebook, WhatsApp with notice over privacy policy

15 Feb 2021

Supreme Court slaps Facebook, WhatsApp with notice over privacy policy

The Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to Facebook and WhatsApp over the ongoing privacy policy concerns. The move comes after the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had issued a notice to the social media giant on the issue.

Gujarat to bring law against love jihad: CM Vijay Rupani

15 Feb 2021

Gujarat to bring law against love jihad: CM Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday said his government will soon bring a strict law against love jihad in the state.