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Tigress Avni Killed Per Court Order: Supreme Court Refuses Contempt Action

Tigress Avni Killed Per Court Order: Supreme Court Refuses Contempt Action

Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

A contempt petition against Maharashtra forest officials for killing a tigress in 2018 was withdrawn today by the petitioner - an animal rights activist - after the Supreme Court refused to take action against them, stressing that the "man-eater" was killed as per the top court's orders.

In Mukesh Ambani Security Scare, An Abandoned Car, And Now, Threat Letter

In Mukesh Ambani Security Scare, An Abandoned Car, And Now, Threat Letter

Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday February 26, 2021, Mumbai

The car found with explosives near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai home was stolen and had a handwritten letter addressed to the Reliance chairman and Neeta Ambani inside it, the city's police said today.

Nodeep Kaur, Dalit Labour Activist Arrested For Delhi Border Protest, Gets Bail

Nodeep Kaur, Dalit Labour Activist Arrested For Delhi Border Protest, Gets Bail

Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Friday February 26, 2021, Chandigarh

Dalit labour activist Nodeep Kaur, who arrested on January 12 from a labourers' protest at Kundli border point, was today granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in an attempt to murder case. She has been lodged in a Karnal jail in Haryana. Ms Kaur had accused the police of sexual assault under custody, but the allegation was denied by authorities.

Election Commission To Announce Poll Dates For 5 States At 4:30 PM

Election Commission To Announce Poll Dates For 5 States At 4:30 PM

Reported by A Vaidyanathan,J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

Election Commission will announce poll dates for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry later today.

Bharat Bandh Today LIVE Updates: Traders Protest Against GST, Fuel Price Hike, E-Way Bill

Bharat Bandh Today LIVE Updates: Traders Protest Against GST, Fuel Price Hike, E-Way Bill

Edited by Nonika Sharma | Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

A nationwide shutdown has been called by top traders' body - the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) - over rising fuel prices, the Goods and Services Tax and the new e-Way bill, a permit associated with the movement of goods. Around 40,000 trade associations have extended their support to the shutdown call, protesters have said.

India Records 16,577 Fresh Covid Infections, 120 Deaths

India Records 16,577 Fresh Covid Infections, 120 Deaths

Press Trust of India | Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

India recorded its single-day increase in coronavirus cases above 16,000 for the second consecutive day as the infection tally rose to 1,10,63,491, while the recoveries have surged to 1,07,50,680, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Friday.

S Jaishankar's 75-Minute Call With Chinese Minister After Disengagement

S Jaishankar's 75-Minute Call With Chinese Minister After Disengagement

ANI | Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar discussed the situation along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh andissues related to overall India-China relations, with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during a telephonic conversation that lasted for 75 minutes.

Arvind Kejriwal's Thanksgiving Roadshow In Surat As AAP Enters Gujarat

Arvind Kejriwal's Thanksgiving Roadshow In Surat As AAP Enters Gujarat

Reported by Sohit Rakesh Mishra, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday February 26, 2021, Surat, Gujarat

Arvind Kejriwal arrived in Gujarat's Surat today for a thanksgiving roadshow after his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) scored seats in civic body polls in its debut, denting the Congress.

How India Is Beating China At Its Own Game In Vaccine Diplomacy

How India Is Beating China At Its Own Game In Vaccine Diplomacy

Iain Marlow, Archana Chaudhary, Kari Lindberg, Bloomberg | Friday February 26, 2021

India's huge capacity to make coronavirus vaccines is helping the country take on China in the battle to gain political influence across the developing world.

GDP Data Today: As India Looks Set To Exit Recession, Virus Spike Worry

GDP Data Today: As India Looks Set To Exit Recession, Virus Spike Worry

Vrishti Beniwal, Bloomberg | Friday February 26, 2021

As India's economic fortunes stand at the cusp of a turnaround, a spike in coronavirus cases across its key business centers risks undoing some of the gains.

100 Gelatin Sticks, 350 Detonators Seized From Train Passenger In Kerala

100 Gelatin Sticks, 350 Detonators Seized From Train Passenger In Kerala

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Friday February 26, 2021, Kozhikode

More than 100 gelatin sticks and 350 detonators were seized from a train passenger in Kerala at the Kozhikode Railway Station, officials said.

Bharat Bandh: Nationwide Shutdown Against Fuel Price Hike, Goods And Services Tax

Bharat Bandh: Nationwide Shutdown Against Fuel Price Hike, Goods And Services Tax

Edited by Swati Bhasin | Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

A nationwide shutdown has been called by top traders' body - the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) - over rising fuel prices, the Goods and Services Tax and the new e-Way bill, a permit associated with the movement of goods.

Brazil To Buy 20 Million COVID-19 Vaccines From India's Bharat Biotech

Brazil To Buy 20 Million COVID-19 Vaccines From India's Bharat Biotech

Reuters | Friday February 26, 2021, Brasilia

Brazil's Health Ministry on Thursday signed a contract to purchase 20 million doses of Covaxin, the COVID-19 vaccine made by India's Bharat Biotech, for delivery between March and May.

PM Modi To Address 33rd Convocation Of Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University Today

PM Modi To Address 33rd Convocation Of Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University Today

ANI | Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 33rd Convocation of the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University on February 26, 2021 at 11 AM, via video conferencing.

Latest News Live Updates: 16,577 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Latest News Live Updates: 16,577 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Friday February 26, 2021, New Delhi

India recorded its single-day increase in coronavirus cases above 16,000 for the second consecutive day as the infection tally rose to 1,10,63,491, while the recoveries have surged to 1,07,50,680, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Friday.