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Feb 03, 2022 06:44 PM IST
Delhi reports 2,668 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hrs
Delhi saw its daily Covid-19 tally decline slightly on the day with 2,668 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. Also 13 more succumbed to their illness. So far 1,838,647 cases and 25,932 deaths have been reported in the national capital.
Daily positivity rate was at 4.3% and the active caseload stood at 13,630.
Feb 03, 2022 06:39 PM IST
‘ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi removed from battlefiled’, says Biden
Last night at my direction, U.S. military forces successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation. Thanks to the bravery of our Armed Forces, we have removed from the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi — the leader of ISIS.
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 3, 2022
“Last night at my direction, U.S. military forces successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation. Thanks to the bravery of our Armed Forces, we have removed from the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi — the leader of ISIS,” US President Joe Biden said.
Feb 03, 2022 06:08 PM IST
AIMIM chief Owaisi says gunshots fired on vehicle
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said that three or four people fired four rounds of gunshots on the vehicle he was travelling near Chhajarsi toll plaza while heading to Delhi from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, reports ANI.
Feb 03, 2022 05:49 PM IST
TN guv Ravi returns state’s bill seeking NEET exemption, says against interest of students
Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi returned the state’s bill seeking exemption from the NEET examination, saying that the Bill is against interests of the students specially the rural and economically poor students of the State.
Feb 03, 2022 05:37 PM IST
‘I will be with Rahul Gandhi on Feb 6’, says Punjab CM Channi
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi said that he would be present with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on February 6 when the party’s CM candidate will be announced, reports ANI.
Feb 03, 2022 05:12 PM IST
India won’t attend Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony over Galwan soldier torch-bearer
India won’t attend Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony as China makes Galwan soldier torch-bearer of the event, MEA said in a briefing.
Feb 03, 2022 04:47 PM IST
Centre seeks to defer hearing on pleas for criminalising marital rape
The central government has sought to defer hearing on pleas for criminalising marital rape. It has filed an additional affidavit, saying it needs time to conduct effective consultation process.
Feb 03, 2022 04:38 PM IST
65 pc of adolescents aged 15-18 years have been administered first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: Govt
The government on Thursday asserted that 65 per cent of adolescents aged (15-18 years) have been administered the first dose of Covid -19 vaccine.
Feb 03, 2022 04:28 PM IST
Centre says most states and UTs, barring Kerala & Mizoram, reporting decline in Covid positivity rate
The government on Thursday said, “thirty-four states, Union territories including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu are recording a decline in Covid positivity rate”.
Feb 03, 2022 03:54 PM IST
SC adjourns hearing on Punjab Cong chief Sidhu’s road rage case to Feb 25
The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing on a 1998 road rage case against Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu to February 25. Read more
Feb 03, 2022 03:48 PM IST
BJP and its ideology taking India towards danger: Rahul Gandhi in Raipur
Rahul Gandhi on his long day visit to Chhattisgarh said that “BJP and its ideology are taking India towards danger; biggest threat is of that party dividing country”.
Feb 03, 2022 03:08 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow (February 4)
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day, and will resume again tomorrow (February 4).
Feb 03, 2022 02:45 PM IST
Schools in Bihar to reopen very soon, says education minister
Bihar education minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary on Thursday said that the department “wants to reopen the schools in Bihar,” ANI reported. “The decision will be taken based on the health department’s assessment of the Covid situation in the state,” he added.
Feb 03, 2022 02:40 PM IST
Former EAM Natwar Singh hits back at Rahul’s Pak-China remark
Former EAM Natwar Singh on Thursday hit back at Rahul Gandhi’s Pakistan-China remark. “I’m surprised that nobody from the government’s side got up to remind Rahul Gandhi that what he has said is not completely accurate. China and Pakistan have been close allies since the 1960s. It started in his great grandfather’s time, who took the Kashmir issue to the United Nations,” he told news agency ANI. Read more here.
Feb 03, 2022 01:41 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi to be in Punjab on February 6, Congress’ chief minister candidate announcement expected
The Congress is likely to declare its chief ministerial candidate for Punjab on February 6, days before the assembly election in the state, news agency PTI reported. This will put an end to the suspense whether the current incumbent Charanjit Singh Channi or state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will be the face of the Grand Old Party. Read More
Feb 03, 2022 01:34 PM IST
Keshav Prasad Maurya file nomination from Sirathu
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya filed his nomination papers from Sirathu assembly constituency seat of Kaushambi district on Thursday.
Feb 03, 2022 01:02 PM IST
Party with ‘vision’: Kejriwal’s vote appeal in Goa
“The current Goa government is embroiled in scams. MLAs are corrupt. Ministers involved in labour scam, job scam… AAP has a vision for the state’s development. While Congress, BJP have no agenda…For the first time, an honest party is coming into the state,” says AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal.
Feb 03, 2022 12:34 PM IST
Facebook’s total user base declines for the first time in 17 years: Report
Facebook has seen a number of controversies in recent years. But now, the company which was recently brought under new parent Meta, is witnessing a decline in its user base. This has happened for the first time in Facebook’s 17 years of existence that its user base has actually gone down. Read More
Feb 03, 2022 11:11 AM IST
SC refuses to postpone GATE ’22 exams, says delaying it may lead to ‘chaos and uncertainty’
Supreme Court refuses to postpone Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering exam, 2022 (GATE 2022) in view of the third wave of Covid-19, saying postponement of the exam will create “chaos and uncertainty” among students
Feb 03, 2022 11:01 AM IST
Major robbery in Mumbai: Armed men steal ₹1 crore from courier service office
Four men barged into the office of an Angadia, specialised courier services for transporting gold, diamonds, and cash, in Mumbai’s Mulund (West) on Wednesday and robbed ₹1 crore at gun point. They locked the office owner and his two employees from outside and fled in a car. Read More
Feb 03, 2022 10:19 AM IST
On Rahul Gandhi’s ‘China-Pakistan are closer’ remarks, US says ‘won’t endorse’
A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in his Parliament speech that China and Pakistan are closer because of the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said he “won’t endorse” those remarks. Read More
Feb 03, 2022 09:06 AM IST
India logs 172,433 new Covid-19 cases, daily tally 6.84% higher than yesterday
India on Thursday recorded 172,433 new Covid-19 cases, 6.84% higher than yesterday.
Feb 03, 2022 09:02 AM IST
Mercury dips in Delhi as rains return
Feb 03, 2022 08:25 AM IST
When will Covid-19 end? Is Omicron the last strain? Here’s what experts say
The Omicron variant of coronavirus wreaked havoc across the world. The heavily mutated strain, after being discovered in November, rapidly spread across the globe, increasing hospitalisations and pushing the already stretched healthcare systems to limits in various countries. Read More
Feb 03, 2022 07:52 AM IST
Winter storm packing snow, freezing rain moves across US
8A major winter storm with millions of Americans in its path brought a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow to the central US on Wednesday as airlines canceled thousands of flights, officials urged residents to stay off roads and schools closed campuses.
Feb 03, 2022 07:27 AM IST
IMD forecasts light rains over Delhi-NCR
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and wind speed of 20-30 kmph would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of entire Delhi and NCR (Hindon, Loni Dehat, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram) during the next two hours says IMD in daily weather bulletin.
Feb 03, 2022 07:10 AM IST
Joe Biden orders nearly 3,000 US troops to Eastern Europe to counter Russia
The United States will send nearly 3,000 extra troops to Poland and Romania to shield Eastern Europe from a potential spillover from the crisis over the massing of Russian troops near Ukraine, US officials said on Wednesday. Read More
Feb 03, 2022 06:41 AM IST
Yellow alert for heavy snowfall in Himachal, extreme cold in next 48 hours: IMD
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert, warning of heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh. The alert includes popular tourist destinations like Chamba, Spiti, Kullu and Shimla.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation a 216-feet tall “statue of equality” which commemorates the 11th-century bhakti saint Sri Ramanujacharya, who promoted the idea of equality in all aspects of living, including faith, caste and creed.
Published on Feb 03, 2022 06:38 PM IST
On Wednesday, Qi Fabao, a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) regiment commander who was honoured after he suffered a head injury in the Galwan Valley clash in June 2020, was chosen by authorities to carry the Winter Olympics torch in a relay in Beijing.
Published on Feb 03, 2022 06:32 PM IST
BJD MP, Sasmit Patra said the government has been following a deferential policy in procurement of grains. He said while the government has purchased food stock from Karnataka, it has yet to buy the 22 lakh metric tonne of parboiled rice from Odisha.
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 06:11 PM IST
In its new affidavit, the Centre argued for giving the government time to hold consultations, insisting the absence of such a process by the executive and legislature “may result in some injustice to one section or other”.
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 05:50 PM IST
- The MP from West Bengal’s Krishnanagar constituency is famous for taking on the saffron unit’s leaders, and speak unabashedly. Her speech will come a day after the scathing attack on the BJP-led Centre by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Published on Feb 03, 2022 05:48 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
Considering the social impact, intimate family relations and the court not having the privilege of being fully aware of ground realities, decision merely based upon the arguments of a few lawyers may not serve the ends of justice, the Centre said
Published on Feb 03, 2022 05:41 PM IST
On November 3, Assam had sought 3 months’ time from SC’s central empowered committees to remove encroachments and constructions from the 9 animal corridors of Kaziranga National Park.
Published on Feb 03, 2022 05:11 PM IST
Forest officials in Assam said a large area was cleared and called it a fresh attempt to encroach the state’s land
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 05:28 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha
The education ministry said states can decide whether schools are required to take consent of students’ parents for attending physical classes, while group activities would have to be done following SOPs.
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:53 PM IST
Houston Space Centre -Astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr. and Edgar D. Mitchell, ghostly figures in an alien world, walked on the surface of the moon today, after a bull’s-eye landing that came within minutes of being cancelled by false computer signals
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:52 PM IST
The Supreme Court has extended Simaranjit Singh Bains’s arrest shield by another week as it waits for Punjab government to file a detailed affidavit on FIRs filed against the woman who accused him of rape
Updated on Feb 03, 2022 04:42 PM IST