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Updated on Feb 08, 2022 08:51 PM IST
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Feb 08, 2022 08:51 PM IST
Maharashtra sees 6,107 fresh Covid-19 infections
Mumbai’s daily Covid tally on Tuesday rose marginally with 447 new cases. Maharashtra’s count of fresh infections stood at 6,107.
Feb 08, 2022 07:27 PM IST
Delhi adds 1,114 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 2.28%
Delhi has reported 1,114 new cases of the Covid-19 infection in the past 24 hours, with the positivity rate further dipping to 2.28 per cent.
Feb 08, 2022 04:59 PM IST
Army says 7 personnel, struck by Arunachal Pradesh avalanche, dead
The Army on Tuesday confirmed the seven personnel, struck by Arunachal Pradesh avalanche, are dead.
“Seven Army personnel who were struck by avalanche in high altitude area of Kameng Sector in Arunachal Pradesh on 6 Feb have been confirmed dead, their bodies retrieved from the avalanche site,” the Indian Army said.
Feb 08, 2022 04:33 PM IST
Karnataka schools, colleges shut for 3 days amid Hijab row
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has ordered the closure of all high schools and colleges in the state for the next three days amid the ongoing hijab row.
Feb 08, 2022 04:27 PM IST
Over 5 crore teens in 15-18 age group have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: Mansukh Mandaviya
Over 5 crore youngsters in the 15-18 age group have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine till now, news agency ANI quoted Union health minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya as saying.
Feb 08, 2022 03:51 PM IST
Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala gives adjournment motion notice over Hijab row
Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kerala Hibi Eden has given adjournment motion notice in the House over the ongoing Hijab row in Karnataka, reports news agency ANI.
Feb 08, 2022 03:09 PM IST
Writ petition filed against WB governor Jagdeep Dhankar in Calcutta High Court
A writ petition has been filed in Calcutta High Court against West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar by an advocate Ramaprashad Sarkar, seeking his immediate removal from the post, reports news agency ANI.
The matter will be heard on February 11 (Friday).
Feb 08, 2022 01:23 PM IST
Mumbai to unlock by February end announces city mayor Kishori Pednekar
Mumbai’s city mayor Kishori Pednekar on Tuesday proclaimed about unlocking of Mumbai by February end and said, “there is good news for Mumbaikars. Mumbai will be unlocked by the end of this month. We have made up our minds, but it is essential for the people to wear masks and observe social distancing”.
Feb 08, 2022 01:12 PM IST
Bill against NEET exam unanimously passed in Tamil Nadu Assembly
The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed the Bill against National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) through a voice vote.
Feb 08, 2022 12:00 PM IST
Gujarat court convicts 49 accused, acquits 28 others in Ahmedabad serial blasts case
A Gujarat court acquits 10 out of the 77 accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blast case, according to news agency ANI.
Feb 08, 2022 11:23 AM IST
Kerala HC upholds I&B ministry’s order to revoke Malayalam news channel’s license over security concerns
The Kerala High Court stayed the order of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry which revoked the licence of Malayalam news channel ‘MediaOne’ citing security concerns.
Feb 08, 2022 10:51 AM IST
Karnataka: Hijab vs saffron protest erupts in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College
#WATCH | Protests erupt at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College in Udupi as students wearing hijab & another group of students wearing saffron stoles-headgears raise slogans on college campus.
Karnataka HC to hear a plea today against hijab ban in several junior colleges of state. pic.twitter.com/f65loUWFLP
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2022
A protest has erupted at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College in Udupi as students wearing hijab & another group of students wearing saffron stoles-headgears raise slogans on the college campus.
Feb 08, 2022 10:21 AM IST
Two Tripura MLAs, who had resigned from assembly and quit BJP, join Congress
Sudip Roy Barman and Ashish Kumar Saha join Congress. They had quit BJP and resigned from their MLA posts of Tripura Assembly yesterday, reports news agency ANI.
Feb 08, 2022 09:31 AM IST
ED summons Swapna Suresh, prime accused in Kerala gold smuggling case
The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Swapna Suresh, prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, asking her to appear at the Kochi office tomorrow
Feb 08, 2022 09:22 AM IST
India adds 67,597 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1,188 deaths in last 24 hours
India on Tuesday reported 67,597 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1,188 deaths in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate dips to 5.02% from 7.25%
Feb 08, 2022 09:10 AM IST
Karnataka CM Bommai chairs meeting over inter-State river water disputes.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai holds a meeting with state ministers, officers, and lawyers over inter-State river water disputes, according to news agency ANI.
Feb 08, 2022 08:16 AM IST
SC to resume hearing on petition seeking NEET exam postponement
Supreme Court to resume its hearing today on a petition filed by MBBS students regarding postponement of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate (NEET PG 2022) exam and extension of the deadline of completion of internship.
Feb 08, 2022 08:02 AM IST
Number theory: Why this round of state elections is crucial for the BJP?
When election results are declared on the March 10, the interpretations of the BJP’s success or lack of in these elections, will not just be confined to these state-specific results. Read More
Feb 08, 2022 06:58 AM IST
Trucker protest ‘has to stop’: Canada PM Trudeau in parliament
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the trucker protest taking place in Ottawa must come to an end, citing disruptions it has caused to the economy and the local residents.
Feb 08, 2022 06:25 AM IST
UP election: Amit Shah to release BJP manifesto today in Lucknow
Union home minister Amit Shah will release Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on Tuesday in Lucknow. Read More
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Number of candidates with serious criminal cases doubling every 5 years in Goa: ADR
An analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) reveals that Goa has witnessed the number of candidates with serious criminal cases doubling every five years from two in 2007 to four in 2012 to eight in 2017 to now 18 in 2022.
Published on Feb 08, 2022 08:46 PM IST
Delhi reports 1,114 new Covid-19 cases, daily positivity rate at 2.28%
The active caseload currently stood at 6,908, according to a bulletin from the city’s health department. On Monday, it was at 7,885 and, on Sunday, it was at 8,869.
Published on Feb 08, 2022 08:32 PM IST
Assam scribe assaulted for questioning cops not wearing helmet; video surfaces
The police department immediately took action against the constables and also apologised to the journalist.
Updated on Feb 08, 2022 08:02 PM IST
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India summons S Korean envoy on Hyundai tweet in Pak, says it’s ‘unacceptable’
The Indian ambassador in Seoul contacted the Hyundai headquarters on Sunday and sought an explanation over social media posts by Hyundai Pakistan. On Monday, the external affairs ministry summoned the envoy in Delhi to lodge strong protest over the matter.
Updated on Feb 08, 2022 06:53 PM IST
Liquor prohibition: Nitish calls for greater surveillance through drones, boats
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said that the recent hooch incidents in the state were all the more reason to crackdown on unscrupulous elements who were playing with the lives of people by supplying spurious liquor.
Published on Feb 08, 2022 06:22 PM IST
Vaccine for teens: Nearly 6 crore youths from 15-18 yrs got first shot
“Congratulations to youth power. More than 5 crore youth in the age group of 15-18 got the first dose of the vaccine. Young India is fighting the pandemic with full vigour. Great going, my young friends!” Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.
Published on Feb 08, 2022 05:43 PM IST
Record 98 lakh metric tonnes of paddy procured in 2021-22: Chhattisgarh govt
The paddy procurement this year is the highest since the Chhattisgarh state’s formation in 2000, officials claimed.
Published on Feb 08, 2022 05:27 PM IST
Punjab court extends ED custody of CM Channi’s nephew till Feb 11
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh was arrested last week in illegal mining case
Published on Feb 08, 2022 04:36 PM IST
Hijab not part of uniform, should be banned in MP: school education minister
The Madhya Pradesh school education minister’s statement comes at a time the hijab controversy continues to grip Karnataka’s Udupi district.
Updated on Feb 08, 2022 04:28 PM IST