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Delimitation to restart in four NE states

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The decks have been cleared for the resumption of the delimitation exercise in four Northeastern states. The central government on Friday cancelled its earlier notifications which deferred delimitation in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh due to security issues. The delimitation exercise will redraw the[Read More…]

Israeli agency to produce vaccine for COVID-19 in 8-10 weeks

Kiryat Shmona, Feb 29 (IANS) Israeli researchers at Migal-Galilee Research Institute have announced that they have achieved a scientific breakthrough that will lead to the rapid creation of a vaccine against Coronavirus in the coming weeks. The institute announced the development of an vaccine against avian coronavirus Infectious Bronchitis Virus[Read More…]

‘IOC monitoring coronavirus situation closely with WHO’

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said that it is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and monitoring the developments in the outbreak of the coronavirus. The epidemic, which has affected thousands across the globe and caused several disruption in the qualification calendar[Read More…]

J&K govt remits stamp duty on documents for fresh loans

Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) In a major relief to traders, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered remitting of stamp duty on documents for fresh/additional loan for borrowers whose accounts have been restructured due to the unprecedented situation in the Valley since August 5 last year following the abrogation[Read More…]

Major fire at Paris railway station, people evacuated

Paris, Feb 29 (IANS) A large fire broke out at a major Paris train station on Friday, with reports that firefighters were being preventing from extinguishing it, reports said. The Gare de Lyon station is being evacuated, said police with footage showing scooters and other vehicles on fire, the BBC[Read More…]

Congress, Left bring out rallies against Delhi violence

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress and Left parties on Friday brought out rallies in and around Kolkata to protest against the violence in Delhi and calling for restoration of peace. Demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the arson in Delhi disturbances that left 43 dead[Read More…]

Dalit youth’s death in police custody rocks Raj Assembly

Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal and Leader of Opposition Gulabchand Kataria on Friday had a debate in the Assembly over the death of a 25-year-old Dalit youth Jitendra Khateek in police custody on Thursday. Dhariwal informed the House during the Zero Hour that Barmer Superintendent[Read More…]

India’s 370 mn youth will drive its future: Ratan Tata

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Friday called for focus and investment in education and the well-being of millions of Indian youth, who will drive the country’s future to ensure the goal of $5 trillion economy by 2024. In his address at an event[Read More…]

Mamata-Shah have tacit understanding: Left, Congress

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday drew flak from the state’s opposition Left parties and the Congress for her visit to Bhubaneshwar for the Eastern Regional Council Meeting attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan[Read More…]

Gehlot announces compensation for Bundi accident victims

Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday visited Kota to extend his condolences to the bereaved families who lost their relatives after a bus fell into the Mez river in Bundi recently, and said that Kota divisional commissioner is probing the issue and a detailed report[Read More…]

Congress delegation visits northeast Delhi (Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Congress’ five-member delegation, set up by interim President Sonia Gandhi to file a report on Delhi violence, visited the GTB hospital and interacted with victims admitted to the hospital and their families. The deadly clashes in northeast Delhi, after a clash between opponents and[Read More…]

I-League: Chennai City beat Indian Arrows 2-0

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Riding on goals by Fito Miranda and Katsumi Yusa, Chennai City beat Indian Arrows 2-0 in an I-League contest at the Cooperage Stadium here on Friday. With this win, Chennai City will now go third in the points table with 19 points from 14 games. Indian[Read More…]

Gold falls for fourth day on profit booking

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Gold prices fell for the fourth straight day on Friday as investors booked profit after the precious metal logged record high earlier in the week. On the MCX, gold futures for delivery in April slipped Rs 665 to Rs 41,730 per 10 gm while silver futures[Read More…]

Goa govt warns HoDs against delay in responding to court notices

Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) Fined heavily by courts for not filing affidavits and delays in submitting responses to ongoing litigations, the Goa government on Friday directed HoDs of government departments to act promptly to legal notices, failing which action would be taken against heads of departments (HoDs) for causing delay.[Read More…]

Ajay Tyagi to get six-month extension as SEBI Chairman

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government is learnt to have extended SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi’s term by another six months. There was no official notification on the extension so far but it is expected shortly. Tyagi’s term ends on Saturday. Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty, Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti[Read More…]

India’s forex reserves inch up to $476 bn

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) India’s foreign exchange reserves were flat with a slight rise of $29 million during the week ended February 21. According to the RBI’s weekly statistical supplement, the overall forex reserves, which are already at a record high, increased to $476.12 billion from $476.09 billion reported for[Read More…]

Telangana ministers eat chicken to allay COVID-19 fears

Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least three Telangana ministers joined people in eating chicken and egg at a fair organised by the poultry industry here on Friday to allay apprehensions that consuming chicken and egg may lead to coronavirus. With the poultry business taking a hit due to rumours over[Read More…]

‘Organisational issues used to deny women Navy officers equality’

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Gender-based classification is always justified by governments all over the world with “inane explanations”, and they will do anything to justify their discriminatory behaviour, counsel for women officers seeking permanent commissions in the Indian Navy and Air Force told the Supreme Court on Friday. Aishwarya[Read More…]

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