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Rahul Gandhi Uses Hindi Idioms To Attack Centre After Raids On Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap

Rahul Gandhi Uses Hindi Idioms To Attack Centre After Raids On Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, New Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi used three popular Hindi idioms on Thursday to hit out at the government and accuse it of carrying out raids against those who are pro-farmers.

PM To Address Meet Of Military Leadership On Saturday; Jawans To Attend For 1st Time

PM To Address Meet Of Military Leadership On Saturday; Jawans To Attend For 1st Time

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conference of the county's top military leadership in Gujarat's Kevadia on Saturday, which will also see the participation of jawans and junior commissioned officers (JCOs) for the first time, senior officials said.

Give Priority In Treatment To Elders: Top Court Directs Private Hospitals

Give Priority In Treatment To Elders: Top Court Directs Private Hospitals

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed that elderly people be given priority in admission and treatment at private hospitals besides at government medical institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

India Downgraded To "Partly Free" In Report By US Think Tank

India Downgraded To "Partly Free" In Report By US Think Tank

Archana Chaudhary, Bloomberg | Thursday March 04, 2021

India was downgraded to "partly free" for the first time since 1997 in an annual ranking of democracies by the U.S.-government funded research group Freedom House, which cited worsening civil rights under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Don't Agree With 'Love Jihad' Term": Ally As BJP In Haryana Plans Law

"Don't Agree With 'Love Jihad' Term": Ally As BJP In Haryana Plans Law

Reported by Mohammed Ghazali, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday March 04, 2021, Chandigarh

As the BJP-led government in Haryana prepares to table legislation to check "love jihad", key ally and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala is not entirely on board and he has made it clear. In an interview to NDTV, he says he does not agree with the term "love jihad", used by the rightwing to describe what they call a ruse by Muslim men to reel in Hindu women and force them to convert.

Drugs Worth Rs 20 Lakh Seized In Manipur, 2 Arrested: Police

Drugs Worth Rs 20 Lakh Seized In Manipur, 2 Arrested: Police

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Imphal

Drugs worth Rs 20 lakhs were seized from Manipur's Imphal East district and two people were arrested, police said on Thursday.

"All Is Well": Arvind Kejriwal, Parents Get Vaccinated For Covid-19

"All Is Well": Arvind Kejriwal, Parents Get Vaccinated For Covid-19

Reported by Sukirti Dwivedi, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday March 04, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today got vaccinated at New Delhi's Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Hospital today three days after Phase II of India's nationwide Covid-19 inoculation drive began. He was administered Covishield. Mr Kejriwals parents Gobind Ram Kejriwal and Gita Devi, too, got vaccinated along with him.

Video: Architect Builds Jet-Shaped Vehicle, Names It 'Punjab Rafale'

Video: Architect Builds Jet-Shaped Vehicle, Names It 'Punjab Rafale'

Edited by Stela Dey | Thursday March 04, 2021, New Delhi

An architect in Punjab has designed a jet-shaped vehicle and named it 'Punjab Rafale'. Inspired by the Rafale fighter jets, the vehicle looks like an aircraft but cannot fly. It can run at a speed of 15 to 20 kmph and has been manufactured in Bathinda's Rama Mandi.

Taj Mahal Briefly Shut, Tourists Evacuated After Bomb Hoax

Taj Mahal Briefly Shut, Tourists Evacuated After Bomb Hoax

Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Shylaja Varma | Thursday March 04, 2021, Agra

The Taj Mahal in Agra was briefly shut and tourists evacuated this morning after Uttar Pradesh Police received a call about a bomb at the iconic monument. The call was made to the police helpline following which the police informed the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, who asked the visitors to vacate the premises of the iconic 17th-century monument.

Surge In Daily Covid Cases As India Records Over 17,000 New Infections

Surge In Daily Covid Cases As India Records Over 17,000 New Infections

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, New Delhi

The daily new cases of COVID-19 in India were recorded above 17,000 after a little over a month taking the total tally of cases to 1,11,56,923, while the recoveries surged to 1,08,26,075, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

Criminal Wanted In Murder Case Arrested In UP's Amethi: Police

Criminal Wanted In Murder Case Arrested In UP's Amethi: Police

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Amethi

A criminal wanted in a murder case was arrested following an encounter in this Uttar Pradesh district in the early hours of Thursday, police said.

Temple Trust Buys 7,285-Square Feet Land Near Ram Janmabhoomi Premises

Temple Trust Buys 7,285-Square Feet Land Near Ram Janmabhoomi Premises

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Ayodhya

The Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has purchased a 7,285 square feet land adjacent to the Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya, in accordance with its plan to expand the temple complex area to 107 acres from the present 70 acres, an official of the trust said on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu Election: As Kamal Haasan's MNM's Begins 2nd Phase Campaign, Is Congress Cosying Up

Tamil Nadu Election: As Kamal Haasan's MNM's Begins 2nd Phase Campaign, Is Congress Cosying Up

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday March 04, 2021, Chennai

Even going by Tamil Nadu's tradition of matinee-idols-turned leaders, Kamal Haasan, at 62, was a relatively late entrant to the political scene by February 2018. His Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), however, has perhaps been one of the earliest among all state or national-level parties to have entered campaign mode this poll season. It has now already launched the next phase of the drive. Something about him, his party, and its energy seems to be catching on, going by rumours that the Congress - its age-old alliance with the DMK swaying - is inching towards the fledgling outfit. It's all in the realm of speculation now, though.

BJP To Finalise Candidates For First Two Phases Of Bengal Polls Today

BJP To Finalise Candidates For First Two Phases Of Bengal Polls Today

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday said that the party's state unit has shortlisted on an average of 4-5 names per seat for the initial two phases of polling in the state and the list of candidates for those phases will be finalised on March 4.

CPM Says Senior Leader Attacked By "BJP Goons" In Tripura

CPM Says Senior Leader Attacked By "BJP Goons" In Tripura

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 04, 2021, Agartala

The opposition CPI(M) on Wednesday alleged that its Central Committee member Badal Chowdhury was attacked by "BJP-sheltered goons" in South Tripura district.