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09 Mar 2021Bihar
Bihar: Dead medical officer transferred, government says action taken
A medical officer in Bihar was transferred to another district in the Health Department even though he had died a month ago, the opposition told the state legislature on Tuesday.
09 Mar 2021Directorate General of Civil Aviation
COVID-19 vaccination: DGCA issues guidelines for pilots, cabin crew
Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued a series of guidelines on Tuesday to be followed by pilots and crew members after they get vaccinated against COVID-19.
09 Mar 2021Delhi High Court
Delhi HC slams flight passengers for not wearing masks properly
The Delhi High Court has taken strong note of an alarming situation of passengers not properly wearing masks in flights and issued guidelines to all domestic airlines and DGCA for strict compliance, including penal action for offenders and periodical checks of the aircraft on Monday.
09 Mar 2021Karnataka
Karnataka marching toward becoming a COVID-19 free state: Health Minister
Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar on Tuesday said the state will become COVID-19 free state with more than 10 lakh vaccinations having been done so far.
09 Mar 2021Punjab
ED raids Punjab MLA Khaira, others in money-laundering case
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the premises of rebel AAP MLA from Punjab Sukhpal Singh Khaira, his family members in Delhi, and some jailed convicts on Tuesday in a money-laundering case linked to the 2015 Fazilka (Punjab) narcotics trafficking case and a fake passport racket, officials said.
09 Mar 2021Coronavirus
Over 20 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in a day
More than 20 lakh people were inoculated against coronavirus on March 8, the highest in a day so far, taking the total number of vaccine doses administered in the country to over 2.3 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
09 Mar 2021Kolkata
Kolkata fire: Doctors mull DNA test to identify some bodies
The bodies of some of the nine people who were killed in the fire at a multi-storeyed building in Kolkata's Strand Road area are so badly burnt that they could not be identified, following which doctors are mulling DNA tests to ascertain their identity, officials said on Tuesday.
09 Mar 2021Gujarat
Gujarat: Seven jailed for harassing lioness in Gir forest
A court in Gir, Somnath district of Gujarat convicted seven people, including three tourists from Ahmedabad, and awarded different jail terms for harassing a lioness in Gir forest in 2018.
09 Mar 2021Narendra Modi
'Maitri Setu': Modi, Sheikh Hasina inaugurate India-Bangladesh bridge
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated the 'Maitri Setu' between India and Bangladesh through video conferencing.
09 Mar 2021Rajasthan
Rajasthan may exhaust COVID-19 vaccines by tomorrow; seeks Centre's help
Rajasthan is expected to run out of vaccines for COVID-19 if the central government does not step in to assist immediately, the state government has said.
09 Mar 2021Pune
Expert: One year on, prevention key to stem COVID-19 spread
One year after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Maharashtra, use of masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene, and vaccination remain the key tools to contain coronavirus spread, says an expert.
09 Mar 2021Jharkhand
Jharkhand: Missing woman's body found chopped into pieces
A 45-year-old woman's body, chopped into six pieces, was found buried in the bank of a river in Pakur district of Jharkhand on Monday, police said.
09 Mar 2021Mathura
Women's Day: Widows of Vrindavan vaccinated against COVID-19
Two dozen widows at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district got vaccinated against COVID-19 on International Women's Day on Monday, according to a non-government organization (NGO).
09 Mar 2021Maharashtra
Weekend lockdown imposed in Nashik as COVID-19 cases rise
The Nashik district administration has imposed a weekend lockdown along with several restrictions starting today keeping in mind the rising coronavirus cases there.
09 Mar 2021Uttar Pradesh
UP: Man arrested for forcing wife to convert after marriage
A Muslim man has been arrested in Gorakhpur for allegedly marrying a woman by hiding his identity and then trying to force her to undergo a religious conversion, police said on Monday.
09 Mar 2021India
One-sided discussion: India condemns UK lawmakers' debate on farmers' stir
The Indian High Commission in London has objected to a debate among a handful of United Kingdom lawmakers on the "safety of farmers" and "press freedom."
09 Mar 2021Kolkata
Kolkata: Nine, including firemen, killed in fire; CM visits spot
A massive fire in a high-rise building, that houses the offices of Eastern Railways, in Kolkata's Strand Road claimed the lives of nine people, including four fire department personnel.
09 Mar 2021Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.24 million with 15K+ new cases
India on Monday reported more than 15,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.24 million cases.
08 Mar 2021Mukesh Ambani
Thackeray smells 'something fishy' as NIA probes Ambani bomb scare
As the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the investigation into the explosives-laden vehicle parked near billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai home recently, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that there was "something fishy" about the central agency's involvement.
08 Mar 2021Karnataka
Women's Day: Karnataka CM proposes six-month child care leave
On the occasion of International Women's Day on Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced a proposal to provide six-month child-care leave to government women employees, and the up-gradation of Anganwadis situated in Bengaluru and other cities into creches for the benefit of working women.
08 Mar 2021Uttar Pradesh
Muzaffarnagar: Pregnant woman found hanging under mysterious circumstances
A pregnant woman was found hanging at her home in Muzaffarnagar under mysterious circumstances, police said on Monday.
MP Assembly clears anti-conversion Bill with 10-year imprisonment
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed the Freedom of Religion Bill 2021, which aims to check religious conversions through marriage or any other fraudulent means in the state.
08 Mar 2021Chief Justice of India
Completely misreported, says CJI Bobde on 'marry rape victim' remark
Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Monday defended his controversial remarks made at a hearing of a rape case last week.
08 Mar 2021Mumbai
Maharashtra: Man beaten to death on suspicion of being thief
Police has arrested four persons for allegedly killing a 24-year-old man on suspicion of being a thief in Maharashtra, an official said.
08 Mar 2021Shiv Sena
Ban dating app for extra-marital affairs survey, says Sena MLC
Shiv Sena MLC Maneesha Kayande on Monday demanded a ban on a French dating app that had carried out an extra-marital affairs survey among Indian women.
On Women's Day, Rajya Sabha MPs call for equal representation
On the occasion of International Women's Day today (March 8), several women Members of Parliament (MPs) spoke in the Rajya Sabha to discuss and highlight the need for the empowerment and safety of women in India.
08 Mar 2021Lucknow
Lucknow: Cold-storage owner booked over gas-chamber explosion
An FIR has been registered against the owner of a cold storage unit after two laborers were killed following an explosion in a gas chamber two days ago, officials said on Monday.
Batla House encounter: Ariz Khan convicted for killing police inspector
A Delhi court on Monday convicted Ariz Khan alias Junaid, accused in the 2008 Batla House encounter, for the killing of police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma.
08 Mar 2021Manohar Lal Khattar
Bhagavad Gita holds the key to all the problems: Khattar
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday talked about how Bhagavad Gita holds the key to remove all problems of the world. He was inaugurating a part of the Gita Museum built at the Gita Gyan Sansthanam Centre in Kurukshetra.
08 Mar 2021Budget Session
Rajya Sabha adjourned after Congress demands discussion on fuel prices
The second half of Parliament's Budget Session began on a heated note today as the Opposition led by Congress demanded a discussion on the rise in fuel prices, leading to the adjournment of the House until 1 pm.
Farmers' protest: Key Delhi borders stay closed; traffic diverted
Several borders of Delhi connecting it to the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh stayed closed for vehicular movement either fully or partially today, as thousands of farmers from across the country continued to protest against central government's three new farm laws for over a 100 days there.
08 Mar 2021Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.22 million with 18K+ new cases
India on Sunday reported more than 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.22 million cases.
07 Mar 2021Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India reports biggest surge in infections in 2 months
India on Sunday reported over 18,700 fresh coronavirus infections, marking a 59-day high.
06 Mar 2021Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
'Test, track, and treat': Centre to states/UTs reporting COVID-19 surge
Eight states and Union Territories—that have been recording a sharp rise in the daily COVID-19 cases—were on Saturday directed by the Centre to return to the "test, track, and treat" strategy.
06 Mar 2021Uttar Pradesh
UP: 5 killed, over 25 injured in Aligarh bus accident
In a tragic incident, five people lost their lives while more than 25 were injured as two buses, run by the Haryana Roadways, collided in the Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
06 Mar 2021Uttar Pradesh
UP: Child Rights body to probe 3-year-old's death outside hospital
A day after a three-year-old girl died outside a private hospital in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, the national child rights organization has stepped in to investigate the matter.
06 Mar 2021Jammu And Kashmir
Jammu: Three booked for duping man of Rs. 1.92 crore
Three persons, including a woman, were booked on Saturday by the Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police for allegedly duping a man of Rs. 1.92 crore on the pretext of selling him a house in a posh area in Jammu, officials said.
06 Mar 2021West Bengal
Six BJP activists injured in bomb blast in Bengal
Six BJP activists were injured, two of them critically, in an alleged bomb attack by the rival TMC workers in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Saturday.
06 Mar 2021Madhya Pradesh
MP: Two killed in brawl at BJP MLA's birthday bash
Two persons attending the birthday bash of a BJP MLA in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district were killed over some dispute, police said on Saturday.
06 Mar 2021Jalandhar
UP: Kidnapped three-year-old girl rescued from Punjab
A three-year-old girl, who was kidnapped from a locality in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, was rescued from Punjab's Jalandhar, police said on Saturday.