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  • Amid slow vaccine deliveries, desperate EU nations hunt for more Feb 27, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Amid slow vaccine deliveries, desperate EU nations hunt for more

    The European Commission has made it clear that EU countries should not be cutting separate deals with the same pharmaceutical companies that it has negotiated contracts with for the whole bloc.

  • 'Congress getting weak': Kapil Sibal, other 'G-23' leaders' tough talk from Jammu Feb 27, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    'Congress getting weak': Kapil Sibal, other 'G-23' leaders' tough talk from Jammu

    Former Congress MP Raj Babbar said the G-23 group - an informal reference to the 23 senior Congress leaders who had marked their dissent over the party's functioning in a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi last year - is committed to the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and has the sole agenda of strengthening the Congress.

  • Jamal Khashoggi's murder: Here's all you need to know Feb 27, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    Jamal Khashoggi's murder: Here's all you need to know

    Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in 2018 during a visit to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Toll in Uttarakhand calamity rises to 72 Feb 27, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Toll in Uttarakhand calamity rises to 72

    The 72nd body was recovered late on Friday evening, Chamoli's Disaster Management Officer N K Joshi said on Saturday.

  • Pakistan ready to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue with India: Imran Khan Feb 27, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Pakistan ready to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue with India: Imran Khan

    In his first comments since the militaries of India and Pakistan jointly announced on Thursday that they have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors, Khan said, "The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India."

  • Indo-Pakistan ceasefire along LoC will have no bearing on counter-terrorism operations in J&K: Army Feb 27, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Indo-Pakistan ceasefire along LoC will have no bearing on counter-terrorism operations in J&K: Army

    He said the northern command, which looks after the security of the twin union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, remained on the highest alert and made possible what was believed impossible by the bravery, grit and determination of its personnel in the face of challenging situations along the border.

  • AG declines consent to initiate contempt proceedings against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi Feb 27, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    AG declines consent to initiate contempt proceedings against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

    Activist Saket Gokhale had sought consent, a condition precedent for initiating criminal contempt proceedings, of the top-most law officer to initiate the case against the former CJI who had reportedly said at an event that the judiciary is "ramshackled" and it is quite unlikely for a person to get a timely verdict.

  • Cabinet secretary to hold review meeting with 8 states, UTs showing rise in COVID-19 cases Feb 27, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Cabinet secretary to hold review meeting with 8 states, UTs showing rise in COVID-19 cases

    The states showing a surge are Telangana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal.

  • Narendra Modi at The India Toy Fair 2021: Use things that can be recycled, PM appeals to toymakers Feb 27, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Narendra Modi at The India Toy Fair 2021: Use things that can be recycled, PM appeals to toymakers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the way 'reuse' and 'recycling' had been a part of the Indian lifestyle, it was also seen in India’s toy-making.

  • 'Hunar Haat' playing key role in making 'Vocal for Local' campaign a mass movement: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Feb 27, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    'Hunar Haat' playing key role in making 'Vocal for Local' campaign a mass movement: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Addressing media persons at the 'Hunar Haat' being held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, the Minority Affairs Minister said more than 12 lakh people have visited the 'Hunar Haat' which opened on February 20.

  • Govt sets 50 lakh users threshold to define 'significant social media intermediary' under IT rules Feb 27, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    Govt sets 50 lakh users threshold to define 'significant social media intermediary' under IT rules

    The new rules, announced earlier this week, require ''significant social media intermediaries'' to follow additional due diligence, including the appointment of a chief compliance officer, nodal contact person and resident grievance officer. All three officials will have to reside in India.

  • Online impersonation case: Hrithik Roshan appears before police to record statement against Kangana Ranaut Feb 27, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Online impersonation case: Hrithik Roshan appears before police to record statement against Kangana Ranaut

    Hrithik Roshan reached the commissioner's office in south Mumbai around 11.45 am, he said. "The actor appeared before the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) officials," he added.

  • Centre's social media rules are dictatorial: Maharashtra minister Feb 27, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    Centre's social media rules are dictatorial: Maharashtra minister

    The Minister of State for IT Satej Patil also said these regulations need to be opposed strongly as they infringe the privacy of individuals and free speech given by the Constitution.

  • COVID-19 vaccination phase 2: Eligible beneficiaries, how to register, documents required and more Feb 27, 2021 12:11 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination phase 2: Eligible beneficiaries, how to register, documents required and more

    India is ready for phase two of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine from March 1 for free at government facilities.

  • Domestic flight tickets to get cheaper for those who travel light Feb 27, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    Domestic flight tickets to get cheaper for those who travel light

    As per the current rules, passengers are permitted to carry up to 7 kilograms of cabin baggage and 15 kilograms of check-in luggage.

  • Night curfew in 4 Gujarat cities gets another 15-day extension Feb 27, 2021 11:37 AM IST

    Night curfew in 4 Gujarat cities gets another 15-day extension

    The ongoing night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot, was to end on February 28.

  • US imposes sanctions, visa bans on Saudis for journalist Khashoggi's killing Feb 27, 2021 11:31 AM IST

    US imposes sanctions, visa bans on Saudis for journalist Khashoggi's killing

    Biden administration officials say the decisions on sanctions and visa bans will send a clear message about how the United States wants to see the future US-Saudi relationship.

  • US owes India $216 billion as American debt soars to $29 trillion: Lawmaker Feb 27, 2021 11:11 AM IST

    US owes India $216 billion as American debt soars to $29 trillion: Lawmaker

    In 2020, the US national debt was USD 23.4 trillion, that was USD 72,309 in debt per person.

  • Maharashtra board exams for Classes 12, 10 to begin on April 23, 29 Feb 27, 2021 11:02 AM IST

    Maharashtra board exams for Classes 12, 10 to begin on April 23, 29

    While the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam will be conducted between April 23 and May 21, the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam will be held between April 29 and May 20, Ashok Bhosale, secretary of theMaharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) said.

  • Countdown begins for ISRO's first mission in 2021, Brazil's Amazonia-1 on board Feb 27, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    Countdown begins for ISRO's first mission in 2021, Brazil's Amazonia-1 on board

    Subject to weather conditions, the blastoff is scheduled at 10.24 hours from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, where countdown commenced at 08.54 hours on Saturday for the PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 mission.

  • Coronavirus update: India records 16,488 new COVID-19 cases, 113 deaths in last 24 hours Feb 27, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India records 16,488 new COVID-19 cases, 113 deaths in last 24 hours

    A total of 16,488 infections were reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 1,56,938 with 113 new fatalities, showed the data updated at 8 am on Saturday.

  • Colleges & universities in Mizoram to reopen from March 1 Feb 27, 2021 10:19 AM IST

    Colleges & universities in Mizoram to reopen from March 1

    A meeting of Education and Health department officials chaired by Higher and Technical Education Minister Dr R Lalthangliana on Friday decided to reopen colleges, universities and higher educational institutions from March 1, the statement said.

  • 1MDB scandal: Malaysian bank AmBank to pay $699 million as settlement Feb 27, 2021 09:42 AM IST

    1MDB scandal: Malaysian bank AmBank to pay $699 million as settlement

    The payment by AMMB Holdings Bhd is for "all outstanding claims and actions in relation to the AmBank Group's involvement in the 1MDB matter," Malaysia's finance ministry said.

  • Gelatin sticks for explosives: Terror angle not ruled out in Mukesh Ambani threat case Feb 27, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    Gelatin sticks for explosives: Terror angle not ruled out in Mukesh Ambani threat case

    The National Investigation Agency has recorded the statement of a businessman Hiren Mansukh, the owner of the vehicle.

  • DGCA extends suspension of international commercial passenger flights till March 31 Feb 27, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    DGCA extends suspension of international commercial passenger flights till March 31

    Scheduled international flight operations were suspended from March 23 last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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