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Feb 12, 2022 10:51 PM IST
Biden, Putin end hour-long call on Ukraine, reports AFP
Feb 12, 2022 09:56 PM IST
Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin begin high-stakes call on Ukraine, reports AP
US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have begun their closely watched call on Ukraine as the US warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine may be imminent, reports AP.
Feb 12, 2022 09:09 PM IST
Delhi reports 920 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths in last 24 hrs
Delhi reported 920 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours as the total caseload there reached 18,50,516 and the death toll climbed to 26,060. Daily positivity rate was at 1.68% and the city also has 4,331 active cases.
Feb 12, 2022 07:43 PM IST
Maharashtra logs 4,359 new Covid-19 cases, 32 deaths in last 24 hrs
Maharashtra saw 4,359 new Covid-19 cases and 32 fatalities in the last 24 hours pushing the state’s caseload to 78,39,447 and the death toll to 1,43,387.
Feb 12, 2022 07:40 PM IST
Bihar to lift all Covid related curbs from Feb 14, CM Nitish Kumar says
कोरोना संक्रमण की वर्तमान स्थिति की आज समीक्षा की गई। कोरोना संक्रमण में लगातार आ रही कमी को देखते हुए 14 फरवरी से अगले आदेश तक सभी प्रकार के प्रतिबंधों को हटा लिया गया है। (1/3)
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) February 12, 2022
All Covid-19 curbs will be revoked from February 14 in the state of Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar announced.
Feb 12, 2022 07:37 PM IST
TMC constitutes 19-member national working committee
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has constituted a national working committee with 19 members including party leaders Abhishek Banerjee, Amit Mitra, Partha Chatterjee, Yashwant Sinha, and Firhad Hakim, reports ANI citing senior leader Partha Chatterjee.
Feb 12, 2022 07:35 PM IST
Mumbai reports 349 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths
With 349 new Covid-19 cases and three more deaths, Mumbai’s total caseload so far reached 10,53,762 cases and the death toll climbed to 16,682, data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) showed. The city has 2,925 active cases.
Feb 12, 2022 07:24 PM IST
Election Commission allows foot marches in poll-bound states in accordance with guidelines of respective SDMAs
The Election Commission of India allowed foot marches in the five poll-bound states with limited number of persons as mandated by the SDMAs in the respective states.
Feb 12, 2022 06:59 PM IST
Himanta Sarma continues attack against Rahul Gandhi, calls him ‘modern day Jinnah’
…So, I am saying the ghost of Jinnah has entered into Rahul Gandhi, I said this in Uttrakhand, Rahul Gandhi’s language is similar to that of Jinnah before 1947. In a way, Rahul Gandhi is modern-day Jinnah: Assam CM & BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma pic.twitter.com/nyMzZgBTC8
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2022
Feb 12, 2022 05:43 PM IST
Industrialist Rahul Bajaj to be cremated with full state honours, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
Industrialist Rahul Bajaj will be cremated with full state honours, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said.
Feb 12, 2022 04:42 PM IST
Industrialist and Padma Shri awardee Rahul Bajaj passes away
यशस्वी उद्योजक, समाजसेवी और बजाज के पूर्व चेयरमैन राहुल बजाज जी को मेरी भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि। पद्म भूषण से सम्मानित राहुल जी से मेरे अनेक वर्षों से व्यक्तिगत संबंध रहे हैं।
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) February 12, 2022
Industrialist and Padma Bhushan awardee Rahul Bajaj passed away on Saturday at the age of 83 at a private hospital in Pune.
Feb 12, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Navjot Singh Sidhu denies infighting in Punjab Congress
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu denied any infighting within the party’s state unit, reports ANI.
“Where is the internal infighting in Congress? Rahul Gandhi has given a decision and we all have welcomed it. No one has any issue with the high command’s decision,” he said.
Feb 12, 2022 04:09 PM IST
Covid-19: Tamil Nadu extends restrictions till Mar 2, allows primary classes to reopen
Tamil Nadu extended Covid-19 related restrictions till March 2 while allowing kindergarten and play schools to reopen. The ban on gatherings would continue and maximum attendance has been capped at 200 for marriages and related events and at 100 for deaths and funerals.
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Feb 12, 2022 03:13 PM IST
BJP, allies release manifesto for Punjab polls
BJP-Punjab Lok Congress-Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) alliance releases manifesto for Punjab Assembly elections, in Jalandhar.
“Punjab is a very sensitive border state & it is important for the state to have people in power who themselves are stable,” says Union Minister HS Puri pic.twitter.com/A5nuT7ydJI
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2022
The Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies in Punjab – Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) – release their manifesto for the Punjab Assembly polls in Jalandhar, reports ANI.
Feb 12, 2022 03:07 PM IST
Russia to reduce diplomatic staff in Ukraine, reports AFP
Russia said that it would cut back on its diplomatic staff in Ukraine, reports AFP.
Feb 12, 2022 01:22 PM IST
Hijab row: Karnataka suspends classes for pre-university students
Karnataka government suspends classes for pre-university students in the state from 12th to 15th February 2022, the state primary and secondary education department announced.
Feb 12, 2022 12:29 PM IST
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar prorogues state Assembly from Feb 12
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar prorogues the State Legislative Assembly with effect from 12th February 2022.
Feb 12, 2022 12:03 PM IST
Punjab polls: AAP CM face Bhagwat Singh Mann holds roadshow in Dhuri
Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate for Punjab Bhagwant Singh Mann holds a roadshow in Dhuri.
Feb 12, 2022 11:11 AM IST
‘Motivated comments on internal issues not welcome’: MEA issues statement on hijab row
“A matter regarding dress code in some educational institutions in Karnataka is under judicial examination by Karnataka High Court…Motivated comments our internal issues aren’t welcome,” MEA issues a statement on comments by some countries on dress code in some educational institutions in Karnataka.
Feb 12, 2022 10:15 AM IST
US set to evacuate embassy in Ukraine ahead of possible Russian invasion, reports AP citing officials
The United States has asked its citizens to leave Ukraine in the next 48 hours and is all set to evacuate the US embassy in the country ahead of possible invasion by Russia, reported news agency AP citing officials.
Feb 12, 2022 10:01 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir: 3 terrorists arrested in Sopore district
Three active Al-Badr terrorists were arrested in Dangiwacha area of Sopore District by police; arms and ammunition recovered.
Feb 12, 2022 09:06 AM IST
India reports 50,407 new Covid cases, 804 deaths in 24 hours
India reported a slight dip in coronavirus infections with 50,407 new Covid-19 cases and 804 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Feb 12, 2022 07:51 AM IST
Polling begins for municipal corporation election in West Bengal
Feb 12, 2022 07:07 AM IST
West Bengal civic polls: Preparations underway, voting to begin shortly
Feb 12, 2022 06:12 AM IST
Earthquake of 4.1 magnitude strikes near Uttarkashi
An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter Scale occurred around 05:03:34 IST, today at 39km east of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, stated the National Centre of Seismology.
Feb 12, 2022 06:01 AM IST
Low intensity bomb goes off outside NPP worker’s house in Manipur
A low-intensity bomb went off in front of the residence of a worker of the National People’s Party (NPP) in the Imphal East district of Manipur around 8pm on Friday. No casualties have been reported.
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Taking a dig at the majority-minority divide, KCR pointed out that no country would prosper if the people were divided on religious lines.
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 11:14 PM IST
Locals alleged that on Friday the headmaster of the school had told the students to wear the school uniform instead of burqas. On Saturday morning, more than a hundred villagers surrounded the school and demanded that the headmaster be handed over to them.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 10:21 PM IST
Prominent names which were there in the previous list but have been dropped from the new list released on Saturday include TMC MPs Derek O Brien and Saugata Roy. The 2017-list included Suvendu Adhikari. He joined the BJP in December 2020 ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly polls.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 09:32 PM IST
“I said this in Uttrakhand, Rahul Gandhi’s language is similar to that of Jinnah before 1947. In a way, Rahul Gandhi is modern-day Jinnah,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 08:40 PM IST
After scouring the ocean for hours this week, the NCB and Indian Navy ship noticed two boats outside India’s EEZ, which is 200 nautical miles from the coast.
The tweet, however, triggered confusion on whether it was the fallout out of the strained relation between the Governor and the Mamata Banerjee-led administration.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 06:56 PM IST
ABG Shipyard Ltd is the flagship company of the ABG Group and is engaged in the business of shipbuilding and ship-repair and is a major player in the Indian ship building industry. Its yards are located in Dahej and Surat in Gujarat.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 05:53 PM IST
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that Covid-19 vaccination for children from 5 to 15 will be rolled out as soon as the Centre receives recommendations from experts.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 05:48 PM IST
Earlier in the day, some of the senior leaders and ministers held a meeting among themselves before heading for Mamata’s Kalighat residence.
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 09:36 PM IST
Reported by Joydeep Thakur | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
Rahul Bajaj was a Rajya Sabha Member from 2006 to 2010. Bajaj was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award, in 2001. Bajaj Auto was known as the affordable scooter which increased mobility among Indians during the 1980s.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 05:10 PM IST