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Why Mention PM's Name 10 Times? Kamal Nath's Dig At Madhya Pradesh Governor's Speech

Why Mention PM's Name 10 Times? Kamal Nath's Dig At Madhya Pradesh Governor's Speech

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

Taking potshots at the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, Leader of Opposition Kamal Nath on Wednesday asked what was the fear that led to the mention of Prime Minister Narendra PM Modi's name "10 times" in the Governors address to the Assembly.

Latest News Live Updates: India Announces Expansion Of Vaccination Drive Amid Rise In Covid Cases

Latest News Live Updates: India Announces Expansion Of Vaccination Drive Amid Rise In Covid Cases

Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

The government has asked states to speed up vaccinations for healthcare and frontline workers. From March 1, India will start vaccinating people above 60 and those older than 45 with health conditions free of charge in about 10,000 government hospitals and for a fee in more than 20,000 private facilities, the government said.

India Begins BRICS Chairship With Inaugural 3-Day-Long Sherpas' Meeting

India Begins BRICS Chairship With Inaugural 3-Day-Long Sherpas' Meeting

ANI | Thursday February 25, 2021, New Delhi

India kicked off its BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Chairship with the inaugural three-day-long Sherpas' meeting, said Anurag Srivastava, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson on Wednesday.

Srinagar-Leh National Highway To Be Reopened For Regulated Traffic From Feb 28

Srinagar-Leh National Highway To Be Reopened For Regulated Traffic From Feb 28

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

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday announced that the Srinagar-Leh national highway will be reopened for vehicular traffic on February 28, officials said.

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.

IAF Chief Inducted Into 'Mirpur Hall of Fame' At Bangladesh Defence College

IAF Chief Inducted Into 'Mirpur Hall of Fame' At Bangladesh Defence College

ANI | Wednesday February 24, 2021, Dhaka

Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria, who is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh, on Wednesday, was inducted into the 'Mirpur Hall of Fame' at Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Dhaka.

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.