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New Delhi Updated on: February 20, 2021 23:43 IST
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  • 10:35 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    COVID-19 test mandatory for incoming travellers at Srinagar airport

    Strengthening the preventive measures against COVID-19 in the wake of the rising cases in some states of the country, authorities in Kashmir on Saturday ordered that inbound travellers will not be allowed to leave the airport until their test report is received.

  • 7:28 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Tamil Nadu: Rajnath Singh to address BJYM convention in Salem on Feb 21

  • 6:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Ghana to vaccinate 20m people against Covid-19 from March

    Ghana will begin to vaccinate some 20 million persons against Covid-19 from the first week of March, said Kwame Amponsa-Akyianu, Ghana's program manager for the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) on Friday. 

  • 6:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    CET on July 7 and 8: Karnataka Deputy CM

    The Common Entrance Test (CET) for professional courses by Karnataka Examination Authority will be conducted on July 7 and 8, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said on Saturday.

  • 5:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    India's first Digital Varsity comes up in Kerala

    Kerala took a major step forward in its progress towards a knowledge society with the inauguration of the country's first Digital University, based in Technocity at Mangalapuram near Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday.

    Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presided over the function, where Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology(KUDSIT), unveiled the varsity plaque.

  • 4:30 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    S Jaishankar arrives in Maldives on two-day visit

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived here in the Maldivian capital on Saturday on a two-day visit during which he will call on President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, hold talks with several other political leaders in the country and review the entire gamut of bilateral ties.

  • 3:00 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    PM Modi to visit Assam, West Bengal on February 22

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam and West Bengal on February 22. He'll dedicate to the nation important projects of the oil and gas sector in an event organized in Dhemaji, Assam. Later, he will dedicate the nation and inaugurate several railway projects in Hooghly, West Bengal.

  • 2:19 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    MNM chief Kamal Haasan met actor Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai

    Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan met actor Rajinikanth at his residence at Poes Garden in Chennai, Tamil Nadu today.

  • 2:17 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks on fuel price hike

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on fuel price hikes in a press conference. She said, "It's a vexatious issue in which no answer except for fall in fuel price will convince anyone. Both Centre and State should talk to bring down retail fuel price at a reasonable level for consumers..."

  • 2:16 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    RT-PCR negative report mandatory for those coming from Kerala, Maharashtra to Karnataka

    On average, 4000-5000 cases being reported in Kerala and 5000-6000 in Maharashtra daily. We share borders with them. So, we issued circulars. Unless we see RT-PCR negative certificates from those coming from these states they won't be permitted to enter Karnataka, said Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar.

    "We have not found any South African strain or Brazilian strain (of COVID-19). All that we have found is the UK strain, only in those passengers who travelled from the UK to Bengaluru. We have not allowed it to spread in the society," he added.

  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Fire breaks out at factory in Narela

    A fire broke out at a factory in north Delhi's Narela Industrial area on Saturday, officials said. Fire Department officials said they received information regarding the incident at 12.05 pm.

    Seven to eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot, they said, adding that the blaze was brought under control. Further details are awaited.

  • 1:09 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Onion prices reach Rs 4500 per quintal in Nashik's Lasalgaon Mandi

    Onion prices reach Rs 4500 per quintal in Nashik's Lasalgaon Mandi, Maharashtra. "Onion prices rising due to rains. They are expected to go up in the coming days. Today's rate ranged between Rs 3500 to Rs 4500 per quintal", said a trader.

  • 1:07 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Maharashtra: Fire breaks out at manufacturing factory in Sanaswadi area of Pune

    Fire breaks out at a manufacturing factory in the Sanaswadi area of Pune district, Maharashtra. Six fire tenders rushed to the spot. No casualties or injuries reported so far. Fire fighting operations underway. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

  • 12:13 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Delhi CM Kejriwal to hold meeting with farmer leaders tomorrow

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meeting with farmer leaders tomorrow at the Vidhan Sabha. Farm laws and other issues related to the farmers to be taken up in the meeting. 

  • 11:55 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Nitin Gadkari approves major projects in Andhra Pradesh

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari approves 6 Lane Kantakapalle-Sabbavaram sector of NH-130-CD worth Rs 824.29 crore Raipur-Visakhapatnam Economics Corridor and development of 6 Lane Korlam-Kantakapalle sector of NH-130-CD worth Rs 772.70 crore under Raipur-Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor in Andhra Pradesh. 

  • 11:42 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    PM Modi chairs 6th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog

    PM Narendra Modi chaired the 6th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog via video conferencing. Here are some highlights from the meeting:

    • The Foundation of India's development is that the Centre and States work together and head towards a certain direction and make cooperative federalism even more meaningful. Not only this, we have to try to bring competitive, cooperative federalism not only among states but also districts.
    • In the COVID period we saw how the Centre and States worked together, the nation succeeded and a good image of India was built before the entire world. Today, when we are going to complete 75 years of independence, this Governing Council meet becomes even more significant. 
    • In the past few yrs, we saw that the opening of bank accounts, increase in vaccination and health facilities, free electricity connection, free gas connection to empower the poor has reflected a phenomenal change in their lives. 
    • The positive response received for this year's Budget has expressed the mood of the nation. The country has made up its mind that it wants to progress rapidly and doesn't want to lose time. The youth is playing a major role in setting the mood of the nation. 
  • 9:51 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    India Gate disappears into a layer of dense fog.

  • 9:51 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    India reports 13,993 new COVID-19 cases

    India reported 13,993 new COVID-19 cases, 10,307 discharges, and 101 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry 

    • Total cases: 1,09,77,387
    • Total discharges: 1,06,78,048
    • Death toll: 1,56,212 
    • Active cases: 1,43,127
    • Total Vaccination: 1,07,15,204
  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Military commanders of India, China to hold 10th round of talks at Moldo border point

    India and China to hold 10th round of Corps Commander level talks at Moldo on the Chinese side of LAC at 10 am today to discuss disengagement from other friction points, including Gogra, Hot Springs and Depsang plains, said Indian Army Sources

  • 9:39 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    PM Modi greets people of Arunachal, Mizoram on statehood days

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their statehood days and heaped praise on their culture and traditions.

    "Greetings to the wonderful people of Arunachal Pradesh on the special occasion of their Statehood Day. The people of this state are known for their culture, courage and strong commitment to India's development. May Arunachal Pradesh keep scaling new heights of progress," Modi tweeted. 

    "Best wishes to my sisters and brothers of Mizoram on their Statehood Day. The entire nation is proud of the great Mizo culture. The people of Mizoram are known for their kindness and commitment towards living in harmony with nature. Praying for the state's continuous growth," he said in another tweet.

  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi: India Gate disappears into a layer of dense fog

  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Telangana: Vice Prez M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates 'Pediatric Rare Genetic Disorders Laboratory'

  • 6:25 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Petrol and diesel prices increase in Delhi

    Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi stand at Rs 90.58 per litre (increase by 39 paise) and Rs 80.97 per litre (increase by 37 paise), respectively.

  • 6:24 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Myanmar

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hit Myanmar at 5:31 am today, as per National Center for Seismology.

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