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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Bailable warrant against Kangana for not answering summons in Akhtar defamation complaint

March 2, 2021 2:35:50 am

As per law, Ranaut can either challenge the court's order summoning her or appear before it and deny the charges made against her.

West Bengal elections: Congress to contest 92 seats, says won’t spare from its quota

March 2, 2021 2:32:34 am

State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also made it clear that if any other political party joins the alliance, then seats would not be given to them from the Congress’s share.

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Over 7,000 senior citizens, comorbid people get dose in Maharashtra

March 2, 2021 2:29:52 am

Blaming the delay in activation of CoWIN software, which ranged from half an hour to over six hours in a few centres, state officials said the poor vaccination count on Monday was because vaccination could not be started until a recipient was verified on the software.

7 held for providing shelter to Dubey, links with weapons used by him: Special Task Force

March 2, 2021 2:04:40 am

The Kanpur unit of the STF claimed to have recovered arms and ammunition looted by Dubey and his associates.

2 Rohingya Muslims held for illegally staying in India: Anti Terrorist Squad

March 2, 2021 1:23:50 am

Those arrested have been identified as Mohammad Farooque alias Hasan Mohammad and Shahid alias Sahil Mohammad, said Additional Director General, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar.

You produce children, why should government pay for their education: UP MLA to women

March 2, 2021 12:55:12 am

The remarks were allegedly made when a group of women approached Auraiya MLA Ramesh Diwakar for fee waiver in private schools during a public interaction in his constituency on Sunday.

UP Assembly nod for Bill to penalise property defacement

March 2, 2021 3:26:50 am

Bill to penalise defacement passed in Assembly.

Tamil Nadu: DMDK demands ‘treatment on par with other allies’ from AIADMK

March 1, 2021 10:55:03 pm

According to sources, while the DMDK high is refusing to settle for less than 20 seats, the AIADMK is ready to offer them a maximum of 11 for the upcoming Assembly elections.

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Assembly Elections wrap, March 1: Alliance churning in Bengal; Priyanka attacks BJP on CAA in Assam; and more

March 1, 2021 11:03:25 pm

Here are all the important poll-related updates you need to know today.

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HM Amit Shah takes 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

March 1, 2021 10:32:37 pm

Doctors from the Medanta hospital administered the vaccine to Shah, a Home Ministry official said.

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Delhi riots: HC dissatisfied over police’s vigilance inquiry report over media leak

March 1, 2021 10:15:33 pm

The court was informed by the police that it had sent the complete case file to the Delhi government and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Cut money charge: Narayanasamy threatens to sue Amit Shah, asks him to prove or apologise

March 1, 2021 10:11:23 pm

At a public rally in Karaikkal, an enclave of Puducherry on Sunday, Shah said over the years, the Centre had granted around Rs 15,000 crore funds to the UT and asked if the money had reached the people in the villages there, to which the audience responded in the negative.

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Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers SII, Bharat Biotech, says security firm

March 1, 2021 9:55:45 pm

Rivals China and India have both sold or gifted COVID-19 shots to many countries. India produces more than 60% of all vaccines sold in the world.

Heat wave, hot days and warm nights over Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, UP: IMD

March 1, 2021 9:54:56 pm

Day temperatures over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha sub-divisions of Maharashtra, along with Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, however, are likely to remain anywhere about 0.5 degree below normal.


IIMC announces winners of 5th IFFCO IIMCAA Awards; Saroj Singh bags highest winning amount

March 1, 2021 10:30:29 pm

This year, the Alumni Association also felicitated the Golden Jubilee (1970-71) and Silver Jubilee (1995-96) batches.

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Nirmala Sitharaman’s remarks on KIIFB ‘utter foolishness’, says Kerala minister TM Thomas Isaac

March 1, 2021 9:11:02 pm

KIIFB was constituted by the government as a Body Corporate financial institution in Kerala to mobilise funds for infrastructure development from outside the state revenue.

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Kerala Covid wrap: More recoveries than fresh cases; border restrictions may trigger price rise in northern districts

March 1, 2021 9:26:53 pm

The test positivity rate came down to 4.21%, the lowest in at least four months. A total of 45,995 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. 


News publishers should get 85% of ad revenue from Google, other tech giants: Indian Newspaper Society official

March 1, 2021 8:45:32 pm

While speaking at a programme held on Rajya Sabha TV to discuss the ongoing tussle between Google and news outlets, Mathew said more transparency was needed about the revenue that publishers of news content receive.

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Politicians known to be thick-skinned, do you plan to use special needle: PM Modi to nurses before vaccination

March 1, 2021 6:49:18 pm

The Prime Minister also posted a picture of himself taking the first dose of the vaccine with a smile on his face.

Tejashwi meets Mamata, to support TMC in Bengal

March 2, 2021 2:37:37 am

Emerging from a meeting with Banerjee at the state secretariat, Yadav said that the first priority of his party was to stop the BJP's progress in West Bengal.

Are you willing to marry her, SC asks man accused of raping girl, grants protection from arrest

March 1, 2021 10:16:48 pm

When the hearing commenced, the bench also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, asked the accused "Are you willing to marry her."

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Delhi HC grants time to Centre to examine WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

March 1, 2021 6:10:39 pm

The court was hearing a petition by a lawyer against the new privacy policy of Facebook-owned WhatsApp on the ground that it violates users right to privacy under the Constitution.

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Amarinder Singh appoints Prashant Kishor as his principal advisor

March 2, 2021 3:02:01 am

Amarinder broke the news via a tweet that said: “Happy to share that @PrashantKishor has joined me as my principal advisor. Look forward to working together for the betterment of the people of Punjab!”

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Lessons being learnt from NSE tech glitch, says FM Sitharaman

March 2, 2021 4:00:22 am

Addressing the 45th Civil Accounts Day, she said the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) will have to adapt and keep pace with changing technology to keep government account transparent.

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Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily distances himself from ‘G-23’ Jammu meet

March 1, 2021 5:35:44 pm

Referring to the rally on Saturday at Jammu by some of the ‘G-23’ leaders ostensibly to felicitate Ghulam Nabi Azad on his retirement from the Rajya Sabha, seen as a “show of strength”, Moily said it has been misread as a meeting of dissidents.