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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic


Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, marks 90th birthday on Zoom

March 02, 2021 10:30 pm

Putin, who has lamented the Soviet breakup, sent Gorbachev a congratulatory telegram, which was published on the Kremlin website.

People share 'March 2020 vs March 2021' memes to perfectly sum up one year of Covid-19 pandemic

March 03, 2021 9:55 am

Using moments from popular movies and TV shows, netizens summed up ‘March 2020 vs March 2021’, while presenting hilarious takes on the change that the pandemic brought to their lives.

Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis targets government over Covid management

March 02, 2021 6:44 pm

Fadnavis said the state failed to contain Covid-19 cases and registered itself as a leader in the pandemic.

How to optimise the vaccination drive

March 02, 2021 7:13 pm

Covid-19 vaccination: Addressing vaccine hesitancy, ramping up the manufacture, balancing export with domestic requirement and a glitch-free working of the Co-Win portal is crucial to the process.

Nitin Gadkari: Despite Covid, highway construction at a record of over 32 km a day

March 02, 2021 3:11 am

Gadkari said that when he took over the charge of the ministry, the highway building pace was just 2 km a day, with 406 stalled projects entailing an investment of Rs 3.85 lakh crore.

Pune: New cancer hospital, better health infra plan in PMC's Rs 8370 crore draft budget

March 02, 2021 12:05 am

Increase of Rs 856 crore as compared to previous budget of 2020-21.

Pune: As confusion prevails, SPPU semester exams likely to be delayed further

March 01, 2021 11:22 pm

On February 9, a special meeting of the Board of Examinations had approved online MCQ (multiple choice questions) exams for the first semester of first to final-year students.

Bombay HC allows Varavara Rao to deposit cash surety for release on bail

March 01, 2021 8:39 pm

The High Court on February 22 granted bail to Rao for six months on health grounds with strict conditions in the case being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Special drive against drug menace: Punjab Police arrests 392 people, files 283 cases

March 01, 2021 1:35 am

The week-long drive commenced on February 25.

Mumbai: Organisation of butchers to felicitate women who challenged community stereotypes

February 28, 2021 7:44 pm

One of those who will be felicitated is 24-year-old Afsha Farooq Qureshi, who became the first commercial pilot from her community.


This lamp village near Kolkata has not let artificial lights dim its shine

November 08, 2020 5:52 pm

Pottery work in this village has been going on for more than 200 years, with both Hindus and Muslims making earthen lamps for pujas.

Karwa Chauth 2020: Across the country, fasting women wait for moon

November 04, 2020 8:57 pm

A traditional Hindu festival, Karwa Chauth is the day women fast from sunrise to moon rise for their husbands’ longevity and safety.

Dussehra 2020: In pandemic, here's how the festival was celebrated in the country

October 26, 2020 4:02 pm

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Remembering Suresh Angadi, MoS Railways who succumbed to Covid-19

September 24, 2020 7:59 am

Suresh Angadi was a four-time BJP MP from Belagavi elected to Lok Sabha in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019. His political journey started with joining Bharatiya Janata Party in the year 1996 from Belagavi district in North Karnataka.

Visitors back at Taj Mahal as 'monument of love' reopens after 6 months

September 21, 2020 7:02 pm

According to ASI estimates, the Taj Mahal receives around 70-80 lakh visitors each year, including a large number of foreign tourists who are not likely to come till regular international flights resumes in the country.

Hilsa from Bangladesh brings cheer in West Bengal fish markets

September 16, 2020 6:25 pm

Bengali’s love for fish has been a common factor that binds it with people from across the border.

Farmers to students: 9 pictures of protests from across India

September 14, 2020 9:06 pm

Protests erupted in several states Monday over the farm ordinances promulgated by the Centre.

Kolkata Metro back on track after 5 months; here is how first day turned out

September 14, 2020 6:49 pm

Metro rail services in Kolkata resumed on Monday after a gap of more than five months. The regular services were suspended on March 23 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Monsoon Session of Parliament begins today amid Covid-19 protocols

September 14, 2020 3:47 pm

After a considerable delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 18-day monsoon session in Lok Sabha kicked off on Monday at 9 am. Minutes later, it was adjourned for an hour over the demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee.