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28 Feb 2021India
#MannkiBaat: Aatmanirbhar Bharat is national spirit, says Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 74th edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.
28 Feb 2021Brazil
ISRO launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 satellites; first launch of 2021
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday launched the primary satellite Amazonia-1 of Brazil along with 18 co-passenger satellites.
27 Feb 2021India
Here's how you can register to get vaccinated against COVID-19
India is all set to begin the second phase of its coronavirus vaccination program under which citizens above the age of 60 years and those above 45 but with comorbidities will receive vaccine doses.
27 Feb 2021COVID-19
Cabinet Secretary reviews spike in COVID-19 cases in 8 states
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a high-level meeting on Saturday to review the recent spike in COVID-19 positive cases in eight states and Union Territories.
27 Feb 2021Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccination: Private hospitals can't charge more than Rs. 250/shot
Private hospitals and healthcare facilities participating in the second phase of the country's COVID-19 vaccination drive will be allowed to charge up to Rs. 250 per shot from the beneficiaries, said the Health Ministry on Saturday.
27 Feb 2021Narendra Modi
Use less plastic, more eco-friendly material: PM to toy manufacturers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday exhorted toy manufacturers to use less plastic and more eco-friendly and recyclable material in a bid to increase the share of the domestic industry in the global market.
27 Feb 2021Pune
Pune becomes India's second worst-hit city by COVID-19 after Delhi
Overtaking Bengaluru, Pune has once again emerged as the Indian city with the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases after a nearly four-month gap due to the recent spike in the coronavirus infections there.
27 Feb 2021Union Health Ministry
COVID-19: Cabinet Secretary to hold review meeting with eight states
The Cabinet Secretary will chair a high-level review meeting on Saturday with eight states and union territories exhibiting a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry said.
27 Feb 2021Jammu And Kashmir
Kashmir: Fresh snowfall reported, cold wave-like conditions return
Fresh snowfall in Kashmir on Saturday brought back cold wave-like conditions in the Valley where the day temperature for the past week was several degrees higher than normal for this time of the year, officials said.
27 Feb 2021India
Restrictions on international passenger flights extended until March 31
The prevailing restrictions on international passenger flights have been extended until March 31, India's aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a statement issued on Friday.
27 Feb 2021Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh: Woman allegedly gang-raped, set on fire in Sitapur
In a horrific incident, a woman has been allegedly gang-raped by a father-son duo and later set on fire in the Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
27 Feb 2021Gujarat
Night curfew extended in four Gujarat cities for fifteen days
In view of the recent spike in coronavirus cases, the Gujarat government extended the night curfew in four major cities of the state by another 15 days. The ongoing night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot, was to end on February 28.
27 Feb 2021Rajasthan
Rajasthan: Sub-inspector suspended for sacrificing goat at family function
A sub-inspector from Kota district in Rajasthan was suspended on Friday with disciplinary action initiated against him in nearby Baran district after a video of him sacrificing a goat was criticized on social media, officials said.
27 Feb 2021Yogi Adityanath
India has one DNA and it's Hindu, says RSS leader
Senior RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale on Friday said there is only one "DNA in Bharat" and that is "Hindu."
27 Feb 2021Vaccine
Private hospitals to charge for COVID-19 vaccine: Details here
As India prepares to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 years with comorbidities against COVID-19 from March 1, the Centre on Friday said private hospitals would charge up to Rs. 100 for vaccine administration.
27 Feb 2021Andhra Pradesh
Andhra shocker: Parents sell daughter to fund her sibling's treatment
In a shocking incident, a daily wager couple in Andhra Pradesh allegedly sold their minor daughter for Rs. 10,000 to arrange funds for the medical treatment of their elder daughter (16), who is suffering from respiratory disease, reports TOI.
27 Feb 2021Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.07 million with 16K+ new cases
India on Friday reported more than 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.07 million cases.
DGCA allows cheaper domestic flights for those without baggage
Domestic flight operators are allowed to offer concessions on ticket fares to passengers traveling without baggage, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said in a circular.
Munawar Faruqui case: Co-accused Nalin Yadav, Sadakat Khan granted bail
The Madhya Pradesh High Court today granted interim bail to Nalin Yadav and Sadakat Khan, who were last month arrested along with comedian Munawar Faruqui in a case registered against them for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during a comic show in Indore.
26 Feb 2021al Qaeda
Chargesheet filed against 11 terrorists for planning attacks in India
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against 11 al-Qaeda terrorists for allegedly planning to carry out attacks in India on the instructions of their Pakistan and Bangladesh-based handlers.
26 Feb 2021Ministry Of Home Affairs
Existing COVID-19 guidelines to continue till March 31: MHA
The Home Ministry on Friday said the existing COVID-19 guidelines will remain in force till March 31.
26 Feb 2021Greater Noida
Five held for looting cigarettes worth Rs. 14 lakh
Five people, including two juveniles, allegedly involved in the loot of cigarettes worth Rs. 14 lakh from a private company in Greater Noida have been nabbed following a gunfight with police, the officials said on Friday.
26 Feb 2021Odisha
15-feet whale shark released into the deep sea in Odisha
Local fishermen, villagers, and the forest department, on Thursday, released a 15-feet long whale shark, weighing 1500 kgs, into the Bay of Bengal after it came to the net line, officials said on Friday.
26 Feb 2021Nirav Modi
Arthur Road jail readies special cell to lodge Nirav Modi
With a UK court ruling in favor of extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering in Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case, Mumbai's Arthur Road jail has kept a special cell ready to lodge him, an official said on Friday.
26 Feb 2021Madhya Pradesh
Night curfew will be reimposed in MP if required: CM
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said if required a night curfew will be reimposed in the state to curb the COVID-19 spread and urged people not to travel to Maharashtra which has witnessed a sharp rise in cases in the last two weeks.
Two years of Balakot air strike: How the operation unfolded
Around 4 am on this day in 2019, the then Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa made a telephone call to National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on a special RAX number - an ultra-secure fixed-line network.
26 Feb 2021Bharat Bandh
Bharat Bandh today against GST, fuel price hike
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has given a clarion call for a Bharat Bandh on Friday, February 26, to protest against the rise in fuel prices, the new E-way Bill, and Goods and Services Tax (GST).
26 Feb 2021Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.06 million with 15K+ new cases
India on Thursday reported more than 15,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.06 million cases.
25 Feb 2021COVAXIN
Are you eligible for COVID-19 vaccination? Should you get it?
India is scheduled to begin the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccination drive from March 1.
'Only man and woman make family': Centre opposes same-sex marriages
The central government on Thursday opposed a batch of petitions seeking the recognition and registration of same-sex marriages in India.
India and Pakistan agree to cease firing along LoC
In a major development, India and Pakistan have agreed to observe the agreement and cease firing alone the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors with effect from February 24 midnight, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday.
25 Feb 2021Supreme Court Of India
Ignoring merit in public job selection violation of Constitution: SC
Selections to public employment should be on the basis of merit and appointing people with lesser merit ignoring those who have secured more marks would be in violation of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court said.
25 Feb 2021London
Nirav Modi can be extradited to India: UK court
A United Kingdom court on Thursday ruled that fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi can be extradited to India, stating that he has a "case to answer for in India."
Maharashtra: Over 200 students, teachers test COVID-19 positive at hostel
Amid a worrying spike in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, a major cluster has emerged from the state.
25 Feb 2021Nirav Modi
UK court to decide on Nirav Modi's extradition today
A court in the United Kingdom (UK) will decide today whether beleaguered diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, must be extradited to India or not.
COVID-19 vaccination second phase: How to self-register
The second phase of India's coronavirus vaccination drive, which is set to begin from March 1, will be supported by the Co-WIN 2.0 app.
25 Feb 2021Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.04 million with 17K+ new cases
India on Wednesday reported more than 17,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.04 million cases.
24 Feb 2021Uttar Pradesh
Set on fire after gang rape attempt failed, alleges girl
A college student who was found without clothes and severely burnt lying along a national highway in Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh has claimed she was set on fire after a failed attempt to gang-rape her, police said on Wednesday.
24 Feb 2021Uttar Pradesh
COVID-19: Teachers, staff of two schools test positive in Prayagraj
Amid a worrying spike in coronavirus cases in several states across the country, the city of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh reported 19 new infections on Tuesday.
24 Feb 2021Kerala
Rahul Gandhi turns fisherman, casts net. What did he catch?
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday turned seafarer and pulled the net with a local fisherman in the high sea in Kollam to get a taste of their life and understand their issues.