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  • Follow COVID-19 rules or face lockdown: Mumbai Mayor warns citizens again Feb 20, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Follow COVID-19 rules or face lockdown: Mumbai Mayor warns citizens again

    The warning comes as Maharashtra reported over 6,000 coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day.

  • PM Narendra Modi catches fleeting view of India-England second Test, shares picture Feb 14, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi catches fleeting view of India-England second Test, shares picture

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted an aerial image of the stadium that was captured from inside his flight, as he travelled from Chennai to Kochi on February 14.

  • Agra farmer gets Jeevan Raksha Padak for saving 20 lives Feb 13, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    Agra farmer gets Jeevan Raksha Padak for saving 20 lives

    Nihal SIngh, a 27-year-old farmer from Agra, saved the lives of 20 passengers who were on board a Uttar Pradesh roadways bus that fell into a narrow drain in July 2019.

  • UP Police books Google's Sundar Pichai, others over 'defamatory' video; removes names from FIR later Feb 12, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    UP Police books Google's Sundar Pichai, others over 'defamatory' video; removes names from FIR later

    The names of Pichai and three other Google top officials were removed after they were found “not involved” in the case, a police official privy to the probe told PTI over the phone.

  • Russian news agency reports death toll of Chinese soldiers at 45 during Galwan Valley clash in 2020 Feb 11, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Russian news agency reports death toll of Chinese soldiers at 45 during Galwan Valley clash in 2020

    However, China has till date, not revealed the number of casualties its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) suffered. It's been more than nine months since the clash took place and China time and again has refused to comment on the exact number of lives lost.

  • Rahul Gandhi appeals to youth to join Congress' social media 'army of truth' Feb 08, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi appeals to youth to join Congress' social media 'army of truth'

    The video ends with a helpline number and the handles of dedicated social media pages for people to join the initiative by the Congress party.

  • Uttarakhand flood | 125 people missing, compensation of Rs 4 lakh for kin of dead: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Feb 07, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Uttarakhand flood | 125 people missing, compensation of Rs 4 lakh for kin of dead: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat

    Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the government's priority right now was to save lives, and experts could assert the reason behind the glacier outburst later.

  • Uttarakhand flood | Flash flood brings back memories of 2013 deluge, scores missing; here's a look at rescue ops Feb 07, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    Uttarakhand flood | Flash flood brings back memories of 2013 deluge, scores missing; here's a look at rescue ops

    A flood occurred in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district after a glacial burst caused an avalanche. Five locals, including shepherds with their 180 sheep and goats were swept away in the flash flood. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said around 125 people were missing, but the number could be higher. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and other agencies are carrying out rescue operations on a war footing in the affected areas. Take a look.

  • Twitter India, South Asia public policy head Mahima Kaul resigns Feb 07, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Twitter India, South Asia public policy head Mahima Kaul resigns

    The resignation comes at a time when Twitter has been facing backlash from the Indian government for 'violating Indian law'.

  • India developing seven more COVID vaccines: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Feb 06, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    India developing seven more COVID vaccines: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

    The Centre does not have any immediate plan to make the vaccines available in the open market and a decision will be taken as the situation demands. The COVID-19 inoculation process for people aged above 50 will start in March

  • Farmers respond to police's 'iron nails' with flowers; see pictures Feb 06, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    Farmers respond to police's 'iron nails' with flowers; see pictures

    Farmers at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border have started planting flower saplings along a road stretch, saying it was their response to 'iron nails' fixed in the area by the police. Stringent security measures like multi-layered barricading, concertina wires, had come up along with iron nails cemented on roads around the protest site in the wake of the January 26 violence in Delhi.

  • India completes record of 20 crore COVID-19 tests till date: Health ministry Feb 06, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    India completes record of 20 crore COVID-19 tests till date: Health ministry

    The country has so far carried out 20,06,72,589 tests, out of which about 7.4 lakh tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

  • Nine rounds of military talks held with Chinese; no visible expression on ground: S Jaishankar Feb 06, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    Nine rounds of military talks held with Chinese; no visible expression on ground: S Jaishankar

    Jaishankar said he and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held parleys with their counterparts of China last year in Moscow and agreed that they should disengage in some parts.

  • Union Budget 2021: Income Tax Appellate Tribunal to go 'faceless', says FM Sitharaman Feb 01, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Income Tax Appellate Tribunal to go 'faceless', says FM Sitharaman

    Income Tax Appellate Tribunal will go faceless, which basically means that all procedures shall now be carried out electronically.

  • Serum Institute of India fire | No harm to Covishield, extent of damage more than Rs 1,000 crore, says CEO Adar Poonawalla Jan 22, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Serum Institute of India fire | No harm to Covishield, extent of damage more than Rs 1,000 crore, says CEO Adar Poonawalla

    On January 21, five people lost their lives in the fire that broke out at the Special Economic Zone at the Manjri plant of SII. However, the fire had had no impact on the production of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, said CEO Adar Poonawalla.

  • Popular Bhajan Singer Narendra Chanchal passes away, PM Modi offers condolences Jan 22, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Popular Bhajan Singer Narendra Chanchal passes away, PM Modi offers condolences

    Apart from performing at live events for a large part of his career, Narendra Chanchal’s songs like 'Chalo Bulava Aaya Hai' from Avtaar and 'Beshak Mandir Masjid Todo' from Bobby became immensely popular. He also won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Singer for Bobby.

  • Former AIADMK leader Sasikala tests positive for COVID-19, shifted to ICU at Victoria Hospital Jan 21, 2021 11:12 PM IST

    Former AIADMK leader Sasikala tests positive for COVID-19, shifted to ICU at Victoria Hospital

    The leader was rushed to Bowring hospital on January 20 after complaining of fever and breathlessness. Later on January 21, she was admitted to Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru.

  • Serum Institute of India Fire | Vaccine maker promises Rs 25 lakh compensation to the kin of dead Jan 21, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Serum Institute of India Fire | Vaccine maker promises Rs 25 lakh compensation to the kin of dead

    Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman and Managing Director of SII offered his condolences to the mourning families and assured them about the compensation amount in addition to the mandated amount as per the norms.

  • PM Modi to visit Kolkata on 23 January to inaugurate celebrations of 'Parakram Diwas' Jan 21, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    PM Modi to visit Kolkata on 23 January to inaugurate celebrations of 'Parakram Diwas'

    The BJP government announced that every year 23 January will be observed as 'Parakram Diwas' to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

  • Sasikala rushed to hospital after she suffers breathing problems, condition now stable Jan 20, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    Sasikala rushed to hospital after she suffers breathing problems, condition now stable

    The Bowring Hospital has now clarified that her condition is stable with supportive measures, antibiotics, and oxygen. She will be further evaluated and monitored.

  • Indian Govt seeks withdrawal of WhatsApp's new policy: All you need to know Jan 19, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Indian Govt seeks withdrawal of WhatsApp's new policy: All you need to know

    The government was specifically unhappy with the 'all or nothing' approach that the company took when it did not give its users a choice to opt-out from accepting the privacy policy but still use the app.

  • Adani Group signs concession agreements with AAI for developing three airports Jan 19, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    Adani Group signs concession agreements with AAI for developing three airports

    The Centre had in February 2019 privatised six major airports of the country — Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati.

  • Belagavi border row | You are not just a Shiv Sena activist, you are also a CM: Siddaramaiah tells Uddhav Thackeray Jan 18, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Belagavi border row | You are not just a Shiv Sena activist, you are also a CM: Siddaramaiah tells Uddhav Thackeray

    The border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka over districts of Belagavi, Karwat & Nipani has been a bone of contention for over 70 years now.

  • Senior journalist Nidhi Razdan falls prey to phishing attack, says Harvard job offer was fake Jan 15, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Senior journalist Nidhi Razdan falls prey to phishing attack, says Harvard job offer was fake

    A few months back, Nidhi Razdan had announced her exit from NDTV and shared on social media that she would be taking up the position of Associate Professor of Journalism at Harvard University.

  • India to treat homegrown COVID-19 vaccine same as AstraZeneca's Jan 14, 2021 10:36 PM IST

    India to treat homegrown COVID-19 vaccine same as AstraZeneca's

    “No vaccine is a backup to the other - both vaccines are equally important, both vaccines are hugely immunogenic,” said Vinod K. Paul, who heads a government panel on vaccine strategy.

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