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As Ministers Talk End Of Pandemic, A Strong Warning From Doctors' Body

As Ministers Talk End Of Pandemic, A Strong Warning From Doctors' Body

Reported by Sukirti Dwivedi, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Monday March 08, 2021, New Delhi

After statements by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan about nearing the "end of the pandemic", the Indian Medical Association has cautioned politicians and the government about invoking a "false sense of security".

Bengal's Jute, Assam's <i>Gamusa</i> On PM's #WomensDay Shopping List

Bengal's Jute, Assam's Gamusa On PM's #WomensDay Shopping List

Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Monday March 08, 2021

To encourage entrepreneurship among women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today shared on Twitter a list of traditional handicraft items from several states that he has bought online.

Madhya Pradesh Passes Freedom Of Religion Bill In Assembly

Madhya Pradesh Passes Freedom Of Religion Bill In Assembly

ANI | Monday March 08, 2021, Bhopal

The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 was passed in the Assembly on Monday.

"India Will Be Named After PM Modi One Day": Mamata Banerjee's Taunt

"India Will Be Named After PM Modi One Day": Mamata Banerjee's Taunt

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Monday March 08, 2021, Kolkata

Painting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a self-absorbed leader who renames stadiums after himself and has his photographs printed on coronavirus vaccination certificates, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the day is not far when the country will be renamed after him.

Punjab Covid Cases May Rise To 3,000 Per Day By Month-End: Official

Punjab Covid Cases May Rise To 3,000 Per Day By Month-End: Official

Reported by Mohammad Ghazali, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Monday March 08, 2021, Chandigarh

The upsurge in daily coronavirus cases in Punjab is the result of people not following anti-Covid protocols, a visiting central team told the state government in a meeting on Sunday.

Covid Situation "Alarming": Maharashtra Minister Says "Some Complacency"

Covid Situation "Alarming": Maharashtra Minister Says "Some Complacency"

Reported by Purva Chitnis, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday March 08, 2021, Mumbai

Days after a number of urban centres in the state began to impose restrictions on people's movement, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today said the Covid-19 situation was indeed alarming. He has warned that strict action may have to be taken once he talks to the Chief Minister, District Collectors, and Police Commissioners today. He even went to the extent of using the word "lockdown" for some districts, even though he qualified it with "if required".

Average Levels Of Pollutants In Delhi In 2020 Lowest In 7 Years: Survey

Average Levels Of Pollutants In Delhi In 2020 Lowest In 7 Years: Survey

Press Trust of India | Monday March 08, 2021, New Delhi

The average levels of various pollutants, including PM10, PM2.5 and nitrogen dioxide, in Delhi last year were the lowest since 2014, according to the Delhi Economic Survey report.

"Jyotiraditya Scindia Now BJP Backbencher, Could've Been...": Rahul Gandhi

"Jyotiraditya Scindia Now BJP Backbencher, Could've Been...": Rahul Gandhi

ANI | Monday March 08, 2021, New Delhi

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia could have become chief minister with the Congress but has become a backbencher in the BJP, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday.

Indian Warships Reach Bangladesh To Mark 50th Anniversary Of 1971 War

Indian Warships Reach Bangladesh To Mark 50th Anniversary Of 1971 War

ANI | Monday March 08, 2021, Dhaka

In the 50th year of Indian victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Liberation war, Indian Naval Ships arrived in port town of Mongla on Monday for a three-day visit to Bangladesh.

Bengal Polls: BJP's Suvendu Adhikari To File Nomination On March 12

Bengal Polls: BJP's Suvendu Adhikari To File Nomination On March 12

ANI | Monday March 08, 2021, Kolkata (West Bengal)

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari will file his nomination on March 12 for contesting West Bengal Assembly elections from Nandigram constituency, informed the party's media cell on Monday.

Parliament Budget Session May Conclude Before 1st Phase Of Assembly Polls

Parliament Budget Session May Conclude Before 1st Phase Of Assembly Polls

Press Trust of India | Monday March 08, 2021, New Delhi

The budget session of Parliament is likely to be cut short and may conclude before the first phase of elections on March 27, while the two Houses will resume their normal timing of 11 am onwards from Tuesday.

Language Needs To Be Gender-Sensitive: Nirmala Sitharaman On Women's Day

Language Needs To Be Gender-Sensitive: Nirmala Sitharaman On Women's Day

ANI | Monday March 08, 2021, New Delhi

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said nuanced discrimination, even in language, is often accepted and not objected to, due to its subtlety. She said that language needs to be gender-sensitive and wrong language shouldn't be encouraged.

Pregnant Woman Found Hanging In UP; Case Filed Against In-Laws: Police

Pregnant Woman Found Hanging In UP; Case Filed Against In-Laws: Police

Press Trust of India | Monday March 08, 2021, Muzaffarnagar

A 30-year-old pregnant woman was found hanging at her home here, police said on Monday.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister To Meet With BJP Chief Amid Removal Reports

Uttarakhand Chief Minister To Meet With BJP Chief Amid Removal Reports

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday March 08, 2021, New Delhi

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is in Delhi for a meeting with the BJP leadership amid reports that he may be replaced after being rated "below average" by his own party MLAs.

Rajasthan Sub-Inspector Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman For 3 Days

Rajasthan Sub-Inspector Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman For 3 Days

ANI | Monday March 08, 2021, Alwar

A sub-inspector has been arrested in Rajasthan's Alwar district for allegedly raping a woman for three days at the Kherli Police Station.