Breaking News LIVE, February 16:
Kiran Bedi was on Tuesday removed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Governor of Telangana, has been given additional charge as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry till a permanent replacement will be announced.
“Kiran Bedi ceases to hold the post of Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry,” news agency PTI quoted a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson as saying.
12:38 PM | 2nd Test, Day 4: India (329 and 286) beat England (134 and 164) by 317 runs to level four-match series at 1-1
10:15 AM| A total of 11 bodies recovered from Tapovan tunnel in Joshimath of Chamoli district so far; 58 bodies in total. 146 more bodies yet to be found.
Bollywood actor Sandeep Nahar died by suicide on Monday evening in Mumbai after posting a video and a “suicide note” on Facebook in which he purportedly blamed his wife and also mentioned “politics” he faced in the film industry, according to the reports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a webinar for consultation on the roadmap for effective implementation of Union Budget 2021-22 in the infrastructure sector today at 4 pm. A PMO release said the webinar will witness the participation of more than 200 panelists including representatives of major financial institutions and funds, concessionaires and contractors, consultants, and subject matter experts.
India’s tally of coronavirus cases reached 1,09,25,710 with 9,121 new infections being reported on Tuesday, while the daily deaths were recorded below 100 for the tenth time this month, as per the Union Health Ministry data.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization on Monday approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, in a boost for poorer countries where millions of doses are set to be distributed. While inoculation drives have been gaining pace, with nearly 172 million vaccine doses given worldwide, most of the jabs have so far gone to richer countries.