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Feb 22, 2022 08:44 PM IST
Election commission lifts 50% cap on political rallies and roadshows
Amid a dip in Covid-19 cases, the Election commission 50% cap on political rallies and roadshows.
Feb 22, 2022 08:19 PM IST
On Bajrang Dal activist’s murder in K’taka, BJP MP cites Kerala model
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Tejasvi Surya on Tuesday said that he visited Bajrang Dal activist Harsha’s family adding growing Islamic fundamentalism in Karnataka claimed a victim.
Feb 22, 2022 07:36 PM IST
DDMA meeting to be held on Friday, decision on easing Covid curbs likely to be taken up
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will chair a meeting on 25th February ( Friday). The meeting comes amid an improvement in the Covid-19 pandemic situation, reports ANI.
Feb 22, 2022 06:59 PM IST
Kerala adds 5,691 new Covid cases, 10 deaths
Kerala reported 5,691 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active caseload stood at 53,597, reports ANI.
Feb 22, 2022 06:23 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh govt lifts all restrictions imposed due to Covid-19
Feb 22, 2022 06:16 PM IST
Karnataka Bajrang Dal activist murder: Curfew extended in Shivamogga for two more days
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure will remain in place in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district till two more days. Read more
Feb 22, 2022 05:38 PM IST
Karnataka Bajrang Dal activist murder: 6 arrested, 12 being questioned
The police have detained six persons into custody, while twelve are being interrogated in the murder of a 28-year-old Bajrang Dal activist in Karnataka, reports ANI.
Feb 22, 2022 05:25 PM IST
Karnataka High Court adjourns the hearing for tomorrow
Karnataka High Court adjourns the hearing for tomorrow.
Feb 22, 2022 04:11 PM IST
‘Human dignity involves liberty, which involves choice to wear or not to wear’: AG
Feb 22, 2022 03:38 PM IST
There is no restriction on wearing hijab on campus, it is only in the classroom and during class hours: Karnataka AG
Feb 22, 2022 02:58 PM IST
PM CARES for Children Scheme extended till February 28, 2022
The ministry of women and child development has extended the PM Cares for Children Scheme till 28th February, 2022. Read more
Feb 22, 2022 02:49 PM IST
Hijab Row: Karnataka High court resumes hearing
Karnataka High Court begins hearing on various petitions challenging the ban on hijab in educational institutes in the state, reports ANI.
Feb 22, 2022 02:05 PM IST
Eshwarappa violated Section 144, led procession to take Bajrang Dal activist’s body home, claims Siddaramaiah
Feb 22, 2022 01:51 PM IST
India in favour of international peace: Rajnath on Ukraine crisis
“India wants a solution through talks, and peace to be established. I am sure a solution will emerge following talks between Russian President Putin and US President Biden. India is in favour of maintaining international peace,” says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Ukraine crisis.
Feb 22, 2022 01:43 PM IST
All accused in Shivamogga incident identified, process on to nab them: Police
“All accused have been identified. Teams are outside as well as inside Shivamogga district. So, work is going on & we are on the verge of completing the detection and arresting the accused persons,” says Pratap Reddy, Additional DGP, Karnataka on Bajrang Dal activist Harsha murder case.
Feb 22, 2022 12:49 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh: 7 workers charred to death in blast at Una factory, 12 others suffer burns
Seven workers charred to death in a blast at a factory in Bathu industrial area of Una. Around 12 suffered burn injuries and brought to a hospital in Una. Fire department personnel and officials present at the spot. Details awaited, reports ANI.
Feb 22, 2022 12:14 PM IST
Centre blocks apps, website, social media accounts linked to banned ‘Sikhs For Justice’ organisation
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has ordered a ban on apps, website, and social media accounts linked to foreign-based “Punjab Politics TV” having close links with Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), an organization that has been declared unlawful under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
Relying on intelligence inputs that the channel was attempting to use online media to disturb public order during the ongoing State Assembly Elections, the Ministry used emergency powers under the IT Rules on 18th February to block the digital media resources of “Punjab Politics TV”.
Feb 22, 2022 12:06 PM IST
Mumbai ex top cop Param Bir Singh gets relief from Supreme Court till March 9, Maharashtra told to hold probe in all cases
The Supreme Court has asked Maharashtra to stay its investigation into all cases against Param Bir Singh till March 9 when it will take a call on Singh’s petition to transfer all cases to CBI. The state agreed to do so and the statement was recorded by the Court in its order.
Feb 22, 2022 11:53 AM IST
PM Modi announces ₹2 lakh ex gratia to kin of those killed in Uttarakhand accident, ₹50,000 for those injured
PM Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to the accident. The injured are being given ₹50,000.
Feb 22, 2022 11:40 AM IST
Supreme Court to hear plea tomorrow seeking cancellation of physical exams for Class 10 and 12, reports ANI
Supreme Court is expected to hear tomorrow a plea seeking cancellation of physical exams for Class X and XII to be conducted by all State Boards, CBSE, ICSE and National Institute of Open Schooling, reported news agency ANI.
Feb 22, 2022 11:39 AM IST
Congress behind murder of Bajrang Dal activist in Shivamogga: BJP MLA
“Congress is behind the murder of Harsha. He was killed because of DK Shivakumar, BK Hariprasad & other Congress leaders. I urge Home minister to hand over the case to NIA. I will give the compensation of ₹5 lakh to the family,” said MP Renukacharya, BJP MLA from Karnataka’s Honnali.
Feb 22, 2022 11:11 AM IST
Supreme Court to hear Pegasus case on Feb 25 on Centre’s request, reports ANI
Supreme Court has adjourned the Pegasus case for February 25 after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Centre, sought adjournment saying he will be busy in a part-heard matter on February 23.
Feb 22, 2022 10:54 AM IST
At least 11 dead in road accident in Uttarakhand
At least eleven people, who were returning from a wedding, died on Tuesday morning in an accident in Uttarakhand. Two others were injured. Read more
Feb 22, 2022 09:57 AM IST
4 more persons arrested in connection to Raj Kundra pornography case
Four more persons including a casting director arrested, from Versova and Borivali areas in connection to the Raj Kundra pornography case, said Mumbai Police Crime Branch.
Feb 22, 2022 08:53 AM IST
India records 13,405 Covid cases, 235 deaths; active count drops below 2 lakh
India registered a 16 per cent drop in daily cases since yesterday with 13,405 new infections of the coronavirus disease.
Feb 22, 2022 08:39 AM IST
PM Modi to address rallies in Manipur, UP today ahead of polls
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election rallies in Imphal, Manipur and Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh today. Uttar Pradesh will head for the fourth phase of elections tomorrow (February 23), while Manipur will go to polls in a single phase of February 27.
Feb 22, 2022 08:10 AM IST
India emphasises on international peace, security, calls for ‘utmost restraint’ at UNSC meet
“We strongly emphasize the vital need for all sides to maintain international peace and security by exercising the utmost restraint and intensifying diplomatic efforts to ensure that a mutually amicable solution is arrived at the earliest,” says India at UNSC meet on Ukraine.
“Safety and security of civilians essential. More than 20,000 Indian students& nationals live&study in different parts of Ukraine, incl in its border areas. The well-being of Indians is of priority to us,” said India’s permanent representative to the UN TS Tirumurti
Feb 22, 2022 07:55 AM IST
Cancel criminal charges on Patidars or will hold protest: Hardik Patel to govt
“If there is no action on govt’s behalf (on withdrawal of pending criminal cases lodged against Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti members during 2015 Patidar reservation agitation) before March 23, a statewide agitation will be held,” says Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel.
Feb 22, 2022 06:37 AM IST
India to make statement on Ukraine at UNSC emergency meeting
The UNSC meet over Ukraine will now be an ‘open’ meeting, a senior official said. India will also make a statement at the meeting.
Feb 22, 2022 06:28 AM IST
Air India to operate first of three flights to Ukraine today
Air India is set to operate three flights to Ukraine, starting today. The flights have been scheduled for February 22, 24 and 26 as part of India’s evacuation plan from Ukraine.
Last week, the The ministry of external affairs (MEA) set up a control room to provide information and assistance to the Indian nationals in Ukraine. The Indian embassy in Ukraine has also set up a 24-hour helpline for Indians in the eastern European nation.
Tejasvi Surya blames Kerala model of terror for Bajrang Dal activist’s killing
- Karnataka Bajrang Dal activist’s death: BJP MP Tejasvi Surya said he had urged Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai and the Shivamogga SP to not only register cases of murder, but consider it as a case of terror.
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 08:55 PM IST
Workers who made you ministers can also unseat you: Rahul to Congress ministers
The ministers working in isolation would be ‘unacceptable’, Rahul Gandhi said while addressing the top leaders of the Jharkhand Congress.
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 08:50 PM IST
Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh lifts all restrictions as cases drop
The statement further cautioned citizens against becoming careless during the upcoming festivals of Holi, Rangpanchami and others.
Published on Feb 22, 2022 08:27 PM IST
Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami
Manipur will become important centre for East Asia: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Manipur would become an important centre for East Asia with the completion of the highway connecting Myanmar and Thailand.
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 08:08 PM IST
TN urban local body polls: Stalin says DMK win validates ‘Dravidian model’ rule
- Tamil Nadu urban election results 2022: The chief minister said the poll outcome is a validation of the nine months of hard work. The DMK is all set to a clear victory in the elections.
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 07:33 PM IST
India despatches wheat for Afghanistan via Pak. Thank you, says Afghan envoy
Afghan ambassador Farid Mamundzay said India’s pledge to send 50,000 tonnes of wheat is “one of the largest food contributions done by any country to support Afghanistan in this difficult hour”.
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 07:01 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee seeks PM Modi’s help to check erosion by River Ganga
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider the decision of withdrawal of the extended jurisdiction of Farakka Barrage Project Authority (FBPA) for the purpose of undertaking anti-erosion and river bank protection work.
Published on Feb 22, 2022 06:31 PM IST
India’s helping hand to Afghanistan, sends 1st shipment of 2.5k tonnes of wheat
In October last year, the Union government sent a proposal to Pakistan seeking transit of sending wheat to Afghanistan’s people and received a positive response from Islamabad on November 24.
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 06:03 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi
Centre extends PM CARES for Children Scheme till February 28
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the PM CARES for Children Scheme on May 29 last year with the aim to support children who lost their parents or legal guardian due to Covid-19.
Published on Feb 22, 2022 05:41 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi
Tamil Nadu urban local body polls: DMK set for clear win, BJP seeks repolling
Tamil Nadu urban local body Election 2022: Polls were conducted in a single phase for 12,838 posts.
Published on Feb 22, 2022 05:09 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi