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India Slams Pak For Misusing International Platforms For "Baseless" Propaganda

India Slams Pak For Misusing International Platforms For "Baseless" Propaganda

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 25, 2021, Geneva

India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for misusing international platforms for "baseless and malicious propaganda" against it and said Islamabad would do well to put its own house in order, before venturing to point a finger at New Delhi.

Cops Cancel Asaduddin Owaisi's Kolkata Rally Ahead Of Polls: Party Leader

Cops Cancel Asaduddin Owaisi's Kolkata Rally Ahead Of Polls: Party Leader

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Thursday February 25, 2021, Kolkata

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's Kolkata rally - to kickstart the campaign for Bengal elections due in April-May - has been cancelled after the police refused permission, party leader Zameerul Hasan was quoted by news agency PTI on Wednesday night

"It's A Sign Modi Will Soon Be Ex-PM": Bhupesh Baghel On Stadium renaming

"It's A Sign Modi Will Soon Be Ex-PM": Bhupesh Baghel On Stadium renaming

ANI | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said the renaming of Motera stadium reflects a tradition followed by BJP, which had done something similar during the tenure of late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Former Indian Cricketer Ashok Dinda Joins BJP

Former Indian Cricketer Ashok Dinda Joins BJP

ANI | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Kolkata

Former Indian cricketer Ashok Dinda on Wednesday joined Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Kolkata.

5 People Arrested, 2 Cops Suspended In Connection With Karnataka Quarry Blast

5 People Arrested, 2 Cops Suspended In Connection With Karnataka Quarry Blast

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Bengaluru

Five people have been arrested in connection with the blast at a quarry in Chikkaballapura in which six people were killed, officials said.

Bengal Makes Negative Covid Report Mandatory For Arrivals From 4 States

Bengal Makes Negative Covid Report Mandatory For Arrivals From 4 States

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Kolkata

Amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana, the West Bengal government on Wednesday made it mandatory for passengers travelling in flights from these states to produce negative COVID-19 reports.

PM Modi Reviews Projects Worth Rs 44, 545 Crore In "Pragati" Meeting

PM Modi Reviews Projects Worth Rs 44, 545 Crore In "Pragati" Meeting

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 24, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday reviewed projects worth Rs 44,545 crore in 12 states as he chaired the 36th ''Pragati'' meeting.

Assam Extends "Disturbed Area" Status For Another Six Months

Assam Extends "Disturbed Area" Status For Another Six Months

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Guwahati

The Assam government has extended the existing "disturbed area" status of the state for another six months from February 27 under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

Are Vaccines Working Against New Strains? AIIMS Director Explains

Are Vaccines Working Against New Strains? AIIMS Director Explains

ANI | Wednesday February 24, 2021, New Delhi

With two new strains of Covid-19, one each from the UK and Brazil, confirmed in a number of states, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Wednesday said that vaccines will be able to control the spread of coronavirus and lessen the mortality rate.

UP Can't Seek Mukhtar Ansari's Custody Under Article 32: Punjab In Top Court

UP Can't Seek Mukhtar Ansari's Custody Under Article 32: Punjab In Top Court

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 24, 2021, New Delhi

Only a "citizen" can move Supreme Court under Article 32 to claim fundamental rights and a state cannot invoke this provision, the Punjab government has told the Supreme Court while seeking dismissal of plea filed by Uttar Pradesh government seeking custody of gangster Mukhtar Ansari.

BJP Leader Vijay Sampla Takes Charge As Scheduled Castes Commission Chief

BJP Leader Vijay Sampla Takes Charge As Scheduled Castes Commission Chief

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 24, 2021, New Delhi

Former Union minister Vijay Sampla took charge as the chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) today and said he would adopt a "three-tier priority to resolve all the issues being faced by the Dalit community".

Over 1.23 Crore Healthcare, Frontline Workers Vaccinated Against Covid: Centre

Over 1.23 Crore Healthcare, Frontline Workers Vaccinated Against Covid: Centre

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 24, 2021, New Delhi

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.23 crore in the country, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

More Than 8,000 New Covid Cases Reported In Maharashtra After 4 Months

More Than 8,000 New Covid Cases Reported In Maharashtra After 4 Months

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Mumbai

Maharashtra on Wednesday witnessed a significant rise in coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infections coming to light in a single day after a gap of over four months, health officials said.

Herd Immunity By Natural Infection Very Difficult, Says AIIMS Director

Herd Immunity By Natural Infection Very Difficult, Says AIIMS Director

ANI | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Kolkata

Sero surveillance data has shown that only around 20 to 25 per cent of individuals across the country have positive antibodies, so herd immunity by natural infection is very difficult to achieve, according to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director Randeep Guleria.

How To Get Coronavirus Vaccine From Monday If You Are Over 45

How To Get Coronavirus Vaccine From Monday If You Are Over 45

Reported by Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday February 24, 2021, New Delhi

A signed medical certificate - with details of the illness - will be required of people who are over 45 and looking to get the coronavirus vaccination in the second phase, sources said Wednesday night