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Feb 01, 2022 11:29 PM IST
More than 167.21 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far
More than 167.21 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.
Feb 01, 2022 10:38 PM IST
Karnataka reports 14,366 new Covid cases; positivity rate 13.45%
Karnatak on Tuesday recorded 14,366 new Covid-19 cases. The positivity rate stood at 13.45%. The state also reported 58 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Feb 01, 2022 10:09 PM IST
BJP releases list of candidates for UP polls
The Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP) on Tuesday released a list of candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Rajeshwar Singh has been fielded from Sarojin Nagar, instead of Swati Singh, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women’s Welfare who earlier had the constituency.
Feb 01, 2022 09:20 PM IST
Mizoram logs its highest single-day spike of 2,531 new Covid cases
Mizoram on Tuesday registered its highest single-day spike of 2,531 new Covid -19 cases. The state’s fresh fatalities count stood at 612 with four new fatalities while taking the active case count to 12,768.
Feb 01, 2022 09:12 PM IST
Congress releases list of star Campaigners for the second phase of UP polls
The Congress on Tuesday released the list of star campaigners for the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to be held on February 14. The list of campaigners includes Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Sachin Pilot, among others.
Feb 01, 2022 08:40 PM IST
CBI questioned personal assistant of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee for nearly 8 hours in cattle and coal smuggling case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned Sumit Roy, the personal assistant of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee for about eight hours & 30 minutes in connection with the cattle and coal smuggling case.
Feb 01, 2022 07:46 PM IST
Maharashtra logs 14,372 fresh Covid cases, Mumbai accounts for 803
Maharashtra on Tuesday reported as many as 14,372 fresh Covid-19 cases, of which, Mumbai accounted for 803. The state’s fresh fatalities count stood at 94, according to the state health bulletin data.
Feb 01, 2022 07:40 PM IST
Congress won’t field candidate against Akhilesh Yadav in UP’s Karhal Assembly seat
In a surprising move, the Congress on Tuesday stopped its candidate from filing her nomination for Karhal assembly seat, in Mainpuri district, from where Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav is a candidate. Tuesday was the last date for filing nomination for the seat.
Feb 01, 2022 07:28 PM IST
Delhi’s daily Covid case count drops to 2,683, positivity at 5.09%
Delhi’s Covid tally on Tuesday further dipped with 2,683 fresh cases. The city’s active caseload currently stands at 16,548, down from Monday’s 21,490, according to the health bulletin data.
Feb 01, 2022 07:03 PM IST
Mumbai lifts night curfew; eases restrictions on restaurants, theatres
Mumbai has lifted the night curfew and eased curbs on restaurants and theatres in view of declining cases of Covid-19.
“Local tourist spots to remain open as per normal timing. Weekly Bazzars to remain open as per normal timing,” reads the order.
Feb 01, 2022 06:20 PM IST
Trai recommendation on 5G spectrum by March: Telecom minister
Telecom minister Ashwani Vaishnaw said that Trai’s recommendation on 5G spectrum is expected to come by March. The spectrum auction will then be held for the rollout of the next-generation service.
Feb 01, 2022 04:30 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi’s Goa visit postponed to February 4
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to poll-bound Goa for the election campaign on February 2 has been postponed to February 4.
Feb 01, 2022 03:57 PM IST
Election Commission appoints 15 special observers for poll-bound states
The Election Commission of India has appointed 15 special observers for the coming Assembly elections of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh 2022. The ECI said that the special observers will oversee the entire poll process as “eyes and ears of the Commission on the ground to ensure free, fair and voter friendly elections.”
Feb 01, 2022 03:32 PM IST
UP polls: ‘You were sleeping when people were killed in riots,’ Yogi takes pot shots at Akhilesh
“He (SP chief Akhilesh Yadav) is roaming around with a ‘lal potli’, saying he has taken a resolution. You can’t take any resolution because you were sleeping when people were being killed in riots here,” says Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, addressing a gathering in Meerut.
Feb 01, 2022 03:14 PM IST
Congress releases list of 4 candidates for UP elections
Congress has released a list of four candidates for the coming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The list includes two male and two female candidates.
Feb 01, 2022 01:47 PM IST
Amarjeet Tikka, Congress leader from Punjab, resigns from party
Punjab Congress leader and Punjab Medium Industry Development Board Chairman, Amarjeet Singh Tikka tenders his resignation from the party & all party posts.
Feb 01, 2022 11:02 AM IST
Budget 2022: Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla kicks off Parliament session
The Parliament has gathered for the first day of the Budget 2022 session, kicked off by speaker Om Birla. Nirmala Sitharaman begins her speech. Follow more updates
Feb 01, 2022 10:59 AM IST
Supreme Court sets aside Delhi HC orders on Future Group vs Amazon dispute
Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside all previous orders of the Delhi High Court in Future Vs Amazon dispute. SC asked the Delhi high court to decide all issues on merits afresh.
The Delhi high court had passed adverse orders against Future in February and March 2021, ordering attachment of properties of Kishore Biyani and other promoters of the Future Group.
Feb 01, 2022 10:52 AM IST
Platform tickets at Pune railway stations reduced from ₹50 to ₹10
Normal sale of platform tickets resumes at Pune railway station. With effect from Feb 1, the platform tickets will be available at ₹10 per person. The cost was earlier raised to ₹50 to deter unnecessary crowding at the railway station amid the Covid-19 pandemic, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 01, 2022 10:33 AM IST
Aviation turbine fuel price hiked by a steep 8.5% to record levels
Aviation turbine fuel price hiked by a steep 8.5% to record levels.
Feb 01, 2022 10:33 AM IST
Watch: Indian Coast Guard releases video on 46th Raising Day
The @IndiaCoastGuard, 4th largest in the world, with 158 ships and 70 aircraft in its inventory, likely to achieve targeted force levels of 200 surface platforms and 80 aircraft by 2025 is celebrating its 46th Raising Day, today. pic.twitter.com/yQ5omvXgAq
— A. Bharat Bhushan Babu (@SpokespersonMoD) February 1, 2022
Feb 01, 2022 10:26 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for cabinet meet ahead of Budget
Feb 01, 2022 09:46 AM IST
New Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Manoj Pande accorded Guard of Honour
Lt Gen Manoj Pande, the new Vice Chief of Army, was accorded Guard of Honour at South Block.
Feb 01, 2022 09:45 AM IST
Sitharaman, MoS finance called on President Kovind ahead of Budget session
Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance along with Ministers of State for Finance, Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Shri Pankaj Chaudhary, and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, called on President Ram Nath Kovind before presenting the Union Budget 2022-23. Follow more updates here
Feb 01, 2022 09:25 AM IST
Schools in Pune reopen for classes 1-10
Maharashtra | Schools reopen for classes 1-10 in Pune. Visuals from Dyanganga English Medium School.
“We are excited to be back; can have face-to-face conversations now,” says Ananya, student pic.twitter.com/lipXfHwigF
— ANI (@ANI) February 1, 2022
Schools reopen for classes 1-10 in Pune. “We are excited to be back; can have face-to-face conversations now,” says a student at Dyanganga English Medium School, speaking to news agency ANI.
Feb 01, 2022 09:03 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 tally drops below 2 lakh; nation logs 167,059 new cases, 1192 deaths
India recorded 167,059 new Covid-19 cases and 1,192 deaths today. The country’s positivity rate dropped to 11.6 per cent.
Feb 01, 2022 08:42 AM IST
Budget 2022: Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at finance ministry
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at the Ministry of Finance ahead of the Budget 2022 today in Parliament. Follow more updates here
Feb 01, 2022 08:13 AM IST
Social media influencer ‘Hindustani Bhau’ arrested for allegedly instigating students to protest in Dharavi
Social media influencer Vikas Fhatak, also known as ‘Hindustani Bhau’, was arrested by Dharavi police in connection with students’ protest in Dharavi yesterday over their demand for online exams for classes 10th and 12th, in view of Covid-19.
‘Hindustani Bhau’, Fhatak, had uploaded a video of him on Instagram allegedly instigating students. An FIR was registered against Fhatak and others under multiple sections of IPC (including that for rioting), Maharashtra Police Act, Disaster Management Act and Maharashtra Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.
Feb 01, 2022 07:38 AM IST
Foggy morning in Delhi, air quality remains ‘very poor’
Air quality in Delhi remains in ‘very poor’ category with overall AQI at 321, in Noida (UP) in ‘very poor’ category with overall AQI at 354 & in Gurugram (Haryana) in ‘poor’ category with overall AQI at 232, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
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Published on Feb 01, 2022 10:57 PM IST
The Supreme Court opened the doors of the National Defence Academy to women in a landmark verdict in October 2021. The academy is set to induct its first batch of women cadets in June 2022.
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 09:25 PM IST
The National People’s Party (NPP) on Tuesday announced its second list of candidates for the upcoming Manipur assembly elections, while the Janata Dal (United) and the Shiv Sena declared their first lists.
Published on Feb 01, 2022 08:38 PM IST
The night curfew will be imposed from 10 pm to 5 pm till February 10, according to the Tripura government’s revised Covid-19 notification. Earlier, it was in effect from 8 pm to 5 am.
Published on Feb 01, 2022 08:07 PM IST
- Siddiqui died last year during an assignment in Afghanistan.
Published on Feb 01, 2022 07:59 PM IST
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- Vaishnaw’s statement came hours after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that spectrum auctions will be carried out this year, while presenting the Union budget for the 2022-23 fiscal.
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 08:04 PM IST
MUMBAI: Moved by the plight of school girls from a village in Satara having to row a boat across Koyna dam to reach their school, the Bombay high court has directed the state government to take measures to provide all possible assistance to make their journey less adventurous
Published on Feb 01, 2022 06:21 PM IST
Lt General Manoj Pande has commanded an engineer brigade in the western theatre, infantry brigade along LoC, a mountain division in the Ladakh sector and a corps in the North-east.
Published on Feb 01, 2022 05:43 PM IST
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Published on Feb 01, 2022 05:02 PM IST
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