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"Happy To Share...": Amarinder Singh Confirms Prashant Kishor Tie-Up

"Happy To Share...": Amarinder Singh Confirms Prashant Kishor Tie-Up

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Monday March 01, 2021, Chandigarh

Four years after helping the Congress secure a big win in Assembly elections, Prashant Kishor has returned to Punjab, signing on as "principal advisor" to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who tweeted to say the two would "work for the betterment of the people of Punjab"

2 Charged For Culpable Homicide After Wall Collapse In UP

2 Charged For Culpable Homicide After Wall Collapse In UP

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, Mahoba

Two persons were booked Monday for culpable homicide in connection with the death of three labourers in an incident of wall collapse here last night, police said.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Takes First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine In Chennai

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Takes First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine In Chennai

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, New Delhi

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Government Medical College in Chennai and appealed to all those eligible to get themselves vaccinated.

V Narayanasamy Threatens To File Defamation Case Against Amit Shah

V Narayanasamy Threatens To File Defamation Case Against Amit Shah

ANI | Monday March 01, 2021, Puducherry

Former Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday threatened to file a defamation lawsuit against Union Home Minister Amit Shah after the latter accused him of misappropriating Rs 15,000 crore sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the union territory.

Maharashtra Can Cut Taxes, Reduce Fuel Prices: BJP's Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Can Cut Taxes, Reduce Fuel Prices: BJP's Devendra Fadnavis

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, Mumbai

Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said the MVA government in the state was misleading people on fuel price hikes as it can cut taxes and provide relief.

2 Drown As Boat Overturns In Maharashtra Rivulet While Clicking Selfie

2 Drown As Boat Overturns In Maharashtra Rivulet While Clicking Selfie

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, Pune

A 39-year-old man and his son drowned after their boat overturned in a rivulet in Solapur district of Maharashtra while they were trying to take a selfie, police said on Monday.

Over 1 Million Registrations On CoWin For Phase 2 Vaccinations: 10 Points

Over 1 Million Registrations On CoWin For Phase 2 Vaccinations: 10 Points

Reported by Sukirti Dwivedi, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Monday March 01, 2021, New Delhi

Over a million people had registered on the government's CoWin portal by 1 pm today to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in the second phase of the country's inoculation drive. While the first phase of the vaccination campaign targeted healthcare and other frontline workers, the second phase that began today aims to inoculate those above 60 years of age and those above 45 with comorbidities. Today's launch saw top political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, getting their doses. India still reportedly has the second-highest number of cases after the US at 1.1 crore. In the past 24 hours alone, it reported 16,752 new infections as cases have spiked over the recent days in states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab.

Drunk Man Beats Wife To Death With Leather Belt, Arrested: Rajasthan Cops

Drunk Man Beats Wife To Death With Leather Belt, Arrested: Rajasthan Cops

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, Kota

The Jhalawar police have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly beating his wife to death, an official said on Monday.

Supreme Court Judges To Be Vaccinated From Tomorrow

Supreme Court Judges To Be Vaccinated From Tomorrow

Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Debanish Achom | Monday March 01, 2021, New Delhi

Judges of the Supreme Court will get COVID-19 vaccine shots from tomorrow. Those eligible for the vaccine in the drive starting tomorrow also includes the families of the judges and retired judges.

Asaduddin Owaisi's Party To Contest Assembly Elections In Tamil Nadu

Asaduddin Owaisi's Party To Contest Assembly Elections In Tamil Nadu

ANI | Monday March 01, 2021, Hyderabad

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) will contest Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, informed party Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday.

Want To Finish Seat Sharing With Left Soon: Congress's Adhir Chowdhury

Want To Finish Seat Sharing With Left Soon: Congress's Adhir Chowdhury

ANI | Monday March 01, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday said there was no direct negotiation with Indian Secular Front (ISF) yet and they want to finish seat-sharing matter with Left at the soonest.

Rahul Gandhi Takes Up "Push-Up" Challenge In Tamil Nadu. Watch

Rahul Gandhi Takes Up "Push-Up" Challenge In Tamil Nadu. Watch

Edited by Swati Bhasin | Monday March 01, 2021, New Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in Tamil Nadu ahead of the state elections, is trying to connect with locals with his fierce poll speeches, one-on-one interactions and also an apparent demonstration of his physical strength.

Bengal BJP Leader's Aide Arrested In Connection With Kolkata Drug Seizure Case

Bengal BJP Leader's Aide Arrested In Connection With Kolkata Drug Seizure Case

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, Kolkata

An aide of BJP leader Rakesh Singh has been arrested in connection with the New Alipore drug seizure case, a senior police officer said onMonday.

Manpreet Vohra Appointed India's High Commissioner To Australia

Manpreet Vohra Appointed India's High Commissioner To Australia

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, New Delhi

Senior diplomat Manpreet Vohra has been appointed as India's next High Commissioner to Australia, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday.

Plea In Supreme Court Against Poll Body Over Eight-Phase Bengal Polls

Plea In Supreme Court Against Poll Body Over Eight-Phase Bengal Polls

Press Trust of India | Monday March 01, 2021, New Delhi

A plea challenging the Election Commission's decision to conduct assembly elections over eight phases in West Bengal was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday.