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Indian Military Needs To Be Developed As "Future Force": PM Narendra Modi

Indian Military Needs To Be Developed As "Future Force": PM Narendra Modi

ANI | Sunday March 07, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the "resolute dedication" shown by the Indian armed forces over the past year, in the context of the "challenging situation on the northern border" and while facing the coronavirus pandemic.

Beat Up Officials With Sticks If They Don't Listen: Giriraj Singh

Beat Up Officials With Sticks If They Don't Listen: Giriraj Singh

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, Begusarai (Bihar)

Union minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday advised the people of his Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar to "beat up with bamboo sticks" those officials who appeared insensitive to their concerns.

104-Year-Old Man, Born Before Spanish Flu Outbreak, Gets First Covid Jab

104-Year-Old Man, Born Before Spanish Flu Outbreak, Gets First Covid Jab

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, New Delhi

A man born a few months before the outbreak of the Spanish Flu in 1918 received his first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at a private facility here, hospital authorities said on Saturday.

"Free At Last": Poet Varavara Rao, 81, Released After Last Month's Bail

"Free At Last": Poet Varavara Rao, 81, Released After Last Month's Bail

Sunday March 07, 2021, New Delhi

Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, walked out of the Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital late Saturday after being granted bail for six months by the Bombay High Court on medical grounds last month.

Tamil Nadu Bus Conductor Plants 3 Lakh Saplings In 30 Years, Wins Praise

Tamil Nadu Bus Conductor Plants 3 Lakh Saplings In 30 Years, Wins Praise

ANI | Saturday March 06, 2021, Chennai

A bus conductor in Tamil Nadu, who has planted over 3 lakh saplings in the last 30 years using his own money, is garnering appreciation on social media.

Congress Announces Candidates For 40 Seats For Assam Election

Congress Announces Candidates For 40 Seats For Assam Election

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Debanish Achom | Saturday March 06, 2021, Guwahati

The Congress in Assam has announced the names of its candidates for 40 seats in the first of the three-phase election. The party has allowed all its MLAs to recontest in the Upper Assam region, which will vote on March 27.

Over 2.06 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses Administered In India So Far: Centre

Over 2.06 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses Administered In India So Far: Centre

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, New Delhi

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 2.06 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

DMK To Allot 25 Seats To Ally Congress For Tamil Nadu Election: Sources

DMK To Allot 25 Seats To Ally Congress For Tamil Nadu Election: Sources

Reported by Arvind Gunasekar, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday March 06, 2021, New Delhi

The DMK has decided to allot 25 seats to ally Congress for next month's elections in Tamil Nadu, sources told NDTV on Saturday. The party will also give one Rajya Sabha seat to the Congress, they said.

Pandemic Fatigue Likely Led To Rise In Maharashtra's Covid Cases: Centre

Pandemic Fatigue Likely Led To Rise In Maharashtra's Covid Cases: Centre

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, New Delhi

The surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra could be due to lack of fear of the disease among people and pandemic fatigue, the Centre said today while asking the state to not let its guard down.

Harish Rawat Pulls Autorickshaw With Rope To Protest Fuel Price Hike

Harish Rawat Pulls Autorickshaw With Rope To Protest Fuel Price Hike

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Dehradun

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Saturday pulled an autorickshaw with a rope from the Congress Bhawan to Gandhi Park in Dehradun in protest against the hike in prices of fuel and LPG cylinder.

Congress Releases First List Of 13 Candidates For West Bengal Elections

Congress Releases First List Of 13 Candidates For West Bengal Elections

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday March 06, 2021, Kolkata

The Congress on Saturday released its first list of candidates for West Bengal elections starting later this month, naming 13 contenders for the first two of the eight-phase polls.

Maharashtra Reports Over 10,000 Covid Cases For Second Consecutive Day

Maharashtra Reports Over 10,000 Covid Cases For Second Consecutive Day

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Mumbai

With the addition of more than 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases on the second consecutive day on Saturday, Maharashtra's tally crossed the 22 lakh-mark and reached 22,08,586, the state Health department said, adding that the last one lakh cases were reported in just 13 days owing to fresh outbreaks in Vidarbha, Mumbai and Pune.

Centre Gives Nod For Vaccination Of Army Veterans, Dependents At Service Hospitals

Centre Gives Nod For Vaccination Of Army Veterans, Dependents At Service Hospitals

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, New Delhi

The Union Health Ministry has approved administration of COVID-19 vaccine to dependents of armed forces personnel as well as veterans in service hospitals, the Indian Army said today.

Centre Ready To Amend New Farm Laws, Says Agriculture Minister

Centre Ready To Amend New Farm Laws, Says Agriculture Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, New Delhi

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today said the government is ready to amend three new farm laws to respect the sentiments of protesting farmers, even as he attacked opposition parties for doing politics on this issue at the cost of agriculture economy and by hurting farmers' interest.

Night Curfew Imposed In 4 Punjab Districts Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Night Curfew Imposed In 4 Punjab Districts Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Chandigarh

A night curfew was imposed in Punjab's four districts from Saturday to tackle a recent surge in coronavirus cases.