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Maharashtra Reports Over 10,000 Covid Cases For Second Consecutive Day

Maharashtra Reports Over 10,000 Covid Cases For Second Consecutive Day

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Mumbai

With the addition of more than 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases on the second consecutive day on Saturday, Maharashtra's tally crossed the 22 lakh-mark and reached 22,08,586, the state Health department said, adding that the last one lakh cases were reported in just 13 days owing to fresh outbreaks in Vidarbha, Mumbai and Pune.

Centre Gives Nod For Vaccination Of Army Veterans, Dependents At Service Hospitals

Centre Gives Nod For Vaccination Of Army Veterans, Dependents At Service Hospitals

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, New Delhi

The Union Health Ministry has approved administration of COVID-19 vaccine to dependents of armed forces personnel as well as veterans in service hospitals, the Indian Army said today.

Centre Ready To Amend New Farm Laws, Says Agriculture Minister

Centre Ready To Amend New Farm Laws, Says Agriculture Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, New Delhi

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today said the government is ready to amend three new farm laws to respect the sentiments of protesting farmers, even as he attacked opposition parties for doing politics on this issue at the cost of agriculture economy and by hurting farmers' interest.

Night Curfew Imposed In 4 Punjab Districts Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Night Curfew Imposed In 4 Punjab Districts Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Chandigarh

A night curfew was imposed in Punjab's four districts from Saturday to tackle a recent surge in coronavirus cases.

BJP Sends Two Senior Leaders To Uttarakhand For Discussions

BJP Sends Two Senior Leaders To Uttarakhand For Discussions

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today dispatched two central leaders to Uttarakhand amid indications that a section of state party leaders are unhappy with Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Madhya Pradesh Man Gets Life In Jail For Rape, Flees From Court: Police

Madhya Pradesh Man Gets Life In Jail For Rape, Flees From Court: Police

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Rajgarh

A 23-year man escaped from a court in Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh moments after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a paralysed and mentally unwell minor, an official said on Saturday.

Nepal Cops Hand Over Body Of Indian Killed In Firing: Police

Nepal Cops Hand Over Body Of Indian Killed In Firing: Police

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Pilibhit

The body of the young man allegedly killed in firing by the Nepalese Police was handed over to Indian officials after several rounds of talks following which his family performed the last rites, officials said today.

Air Quality ''Poor'' In Ghaziabad, "Moderate" In Noida, Faridabad

Air Quality ''Poor'' In Ghaziabad, "Moderate" In Noida, Faridabad

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Noida

The air quality was recorded in the "poor" category in Ghaziabad and Greater Noida and in the "moderate" zone in Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon, according to data issued by a government agency on Saturday.

Bhaskar Menon, Music Legend And Ex NDTV Director, Dies In US

Bhaskar Menon, Music Legend And Ex NDTV Director, Dies In US

NDTV News Desk | Saturday March 06, 2021

Bhaskar Menon, acknowledged as a legend in the music business, died on March 4 at his house in Beverly Hills. He was 86.

Former Cricketer Ashoke Dinda Is BJP's Candidate From Bengal's Moyna

Former Cricketer Ashoke Dinda Is BJP's Candidate From Bengal's Moyna

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday March 06, 2021, Kolkata

Former cricketer Ashoke Dinda, who joined the BJP last month, will be its candidate from the Moyna constituency in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district for the state elections starting this month, the party announced on Saturday.

Sushmita Dev Didn't Resign Over Seat-Sharing Talks: Assam Congress

Sushmita Dev Didn't Resign Over Seat-Sharing Talks: Assam Congress

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Saturday March 06, 2021, Guwahati

The Congress today denied reports of Sushmita Dev resigning from the party after she reportedly walked out of a meeting on seat-sharing for the state election.

Bengal Elections 2021: Full List Of BJP Candidates

Bengal Elections 2021: Full List Of BJP Candidates

Edited by Ridhima Shukla, with inputs from agencies | Saturday March 06, 2021

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its first list of 57 candidates for the West Bengal assembly elections and fielded Suvendu Adhikari from his home turf of Nandigram, from where Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already announced her candidature.

Free Entry For Women At Lucknow's Historical Monuments On Women's Day

Free Entry For Women At Lucknow's Historical Monuments On Women's Day

ANI | Saturday March 06, 2021, Lucknow

The District Magistrate of Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on Saturday announced that women will be given free entry at the historical monuments in the district on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8.

Air France Emergency Landing Over "Disruptive" Indian Passenger: Report

Air France Emergency Landing Over "Disruptive" Indian Passenger: Report

Reuters | Saturday March 06, 2021, Sofia

An Air France flight en route from Paris to New Delhi made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria on Friday at about 5 pm (1500 GMT) because of a disruptive passenger, Bulgarian officials said on Saturday.

BJP Win In Local Bodies Polls Biggest In 61 Years, Says Gujarat Chief Minister

BJP Win In Local Bodies Polls Biggest In 61 Years, Says Gujarat Chief Minister

Press Trust of India | Saturday March 06, 2021, Gandhinagar

After the BJP's victories in the civic corporation and local bodies polls held recently in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said 90 per cent of the state's geographical area was now represented by the party.