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Gangaur 2021: Today Is Gangaur, Know All About The Festival

Gangaur 2021: Today Is Gangaur, Know All About The Festival

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Thursday April 15, 2021

Gangaur 2021: A colourful festival, Gangaur is being celebrated today. Gangaur is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is celebrated by women in Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

India Sees Over 2 Lakh Covid Cases, Record Daily High: 10 Points

India Sees Over 2 Lakh Covid Cases, Record Daily High: 10 Points

Edited by Shylaja Varma | Thursday April 15, 2021, New Delhi

India added over two lakh new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, an unprecedented figure, to take its toll to over 1.4 crore. India has been the world's worst-hit country since April 2, forcing states scrambling to impose curbs to control the virus.

Mumbai Couple, Acquitted In 2019 Qatar Drugs Case, Returns Home

Mumbai Couple, Acquitted In 2019 Qatar Drugs Case, Returns Home

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 15, 2021, Mumbai

Mumbai-based couple Oniba and Sharique Qureshi - sentenced to 10 years in jail in a drug case in Qatar in 2019 - returned to the city on Thursday with their daughter.

"China Increasingly Becoming A Near-Peer Competitor": Top US Intel Officer

"China Increasingly Becoming A Near-Peer Competitor": Top US Intel Officer

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 15, 2021, Washington

China is increasingly becoming a near-peer competitor of the US, posing challenges in multiple domains, while pushing to revise global norms in ways that favour the authoritarian Chinese system, a top American intelligence officer has told lawmakers.

Senior Chhattisgarh Health Officer Dies Of Covid; 14,000 Cases In State

Senior Chhattisgarh Health Officer Dies Of Covid; 14,000 Cases In State

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 15, 2021, Raipur

Chhattisgarh on Wednesday reported 14,250 new COVID-19 cases and 120 more deaths, taking the infection count to 4,86,244 and the toll to 5,307, a health official said.

Pohela Boishakh 2021: Google Doodle Commemorates Pohela Boishakh Today

Pohela Boishakh 2021: Google Doodle Commemorates Pohela Boishakh Today

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Thursday April 15, 2021

Poila Boishakh 2021: Today is Poila Boishakh. Google Doodle commemorated Pohela Boishak, the first day of the Bengali calendar. Bengalis across the world greet each other saying Shubho Nabo Barsho.

UP Rural Polls Begin Amid Covid Surge, 3 Crore Eligible To Vote On Day-1

UP Rural Polls Begin Amid Covid Surge, 3 Crore Eligible To Vote On Day-1

Written by Alok Pandey | Thursday April 15, 2021, Lucknow

Despite Uttar Pradesh's Covid numbers surging to record highs in the second wave of the pandemic, the state has begun a massive electoral exercise this morning with a four-phased panchayat election kicking off from 18 of the state's 75 districts. Amo

Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Pause Continues After Experts Defer Vote

Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Pause Continues After Experts Defer Vote

Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 15, 2021, Washington, United States

A pause on all US vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson Covid shot will continue for at least another week after members of a government-convened expert panel said Wednesday they needed more time to assess its possible links to a clotting disorder.

CPI(M) Not To Hold Big Rallies Amid Covid Surge In West Bengal

CPI(M) Not To Hold Big Rallies Amid Covid Surge In West Bengal

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Aman Dwivedi | Thursday April 15, 2021

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday decided not to organise big rallies for the remaining phases of the state election and only resort to door-to-door and social media campaign due to the surge in Covid cases in the state.

Shubho Nabo Barsho: PM Modi Tweets On Poila Boishakh Today

Shubho Nabo Barsho: PM Modi Tweets On Poila Boishakh Today

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Thursday April 15, 2021

Poila Boishakh 2021: PM Modi tweeted Shubho Nabo Barsho on Bengali New Year today. The Bengali year 1428 begins on Pohela Boishakh 2021

Ponzi Scheme Mastermind, Sentenced To 150 Years, Dies In US Prison

Ponzi Scheme Mastermind, Sentenced To 150 Years, Dies In US Prison

Emily Langer,The Washington Post | Thursday April 15, 2021

Bernard L. Madoff, who died April 14 at 82, was the mastermind of perhaps the largest Ponzi scheme in history, a reviled symbol of Wall Street greed and, once, one of the most sought-after stockbrokers in high finance.

Coronavirus India Live Updates: 2,00,739 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India In Biggest-Ever One-Day Spike

Coronavirus India Live Updates: 2,00,739 Fresh Coronavirus Cases In India In Biggest-Ever One-Day Spike

Thursday April 15, 2021, New Delhi

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,40,74,564 with 2,00,739 new infections, while the recoveries have surged to 1,24,29,564, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

Bengal Poll Body Chief Calls Meet To Ensure Covid Protocols During Campaign

Bengal Poll Body Chief Calls Meet To Ensure Covid Protocols During Campaign

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 15, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal chief electoral officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab Wednesday called an all party meeting on April 16 following the Calcutta High Court direction to the Chief Electoral Officer .

Trinamool MPs Meet Election Commission, List Its "Shortcomings" During Polls

Trinamool MPs Meet Election Commission, List Its "Shortcomings" During Polls

Press Trust of India | Thursday April 15, 2021, New Delhi

Stepping up its criticism of the Election Commission, a delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs on Wednesday met its officials and submitted a memorandum alleging shortcomings of the apex poll body during the assembly polls in West Bengal.

"Time To End Forever War": Joe Biden To Begin US Afghanistan Exit On May 1

"Time To End Forever War": Joe Biden To Begin US Afghanistan Exit On May 1

Reuters | Thursday April 15, 2021

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America's longest war, rejecting calls for US forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation's grinding internal conflict.