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Feb 02, 2022 11:10 PM IST
Chhattisgarh records 2,764 new Covid cases, 14 more deaths
Chhattisgarh's Covid-19 tally climbed to 11,31,868 after 2,764 new cases were reported on Wednesday. As many as 14 patients died and the toll is at 13,883.
Feb 02, 2022 10:12 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer among multiple Covid positive players
Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer among multiple Covid-19 cases reported in Indian camp according to reports.
Feb 02, 2022 09:09 PM IST
Delhi sees 3,028 new Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths in last 24 hrs
Delhi reported 3,028 new Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours which pushed the national capital's total confirmed cases to 1,835,979 and the death toll to 25,919. The active caseload stood at 14,870.
Feb 02, 2022 09:07 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 18,067 new Covid-19 cases; 1,121 in Mumbai
With 18,067 new Covid-19 cases and 79 deaths, Maharashtra's total caseload reached 7,753,548 and the death toll climbed to 142,784. Mumbai added 1,121 infections and 10 fatalities to the state's tally.
So far, the capital city has reported 1,047,596 cases and 16,640 deaths.
Feb 02, 2022 08:28 PM IST
US to deploy 3,000 troops in eastern Europe, reports AFP
The US would deploy 3,000 troops to support NATO forces in eastern Europe, reports AFP.
Feb 02, 2022 07:51 PM IST
Congress releases list of star campaigners for Uttarakhand polls
Feb 02, 2022 07:14 PM IST
‘China has a clear plan, very serious threat to India’: Rahul Gandhi
“China has a very clear plan and the foundations of it have been put in place in Doklam. It is a very serious threat to the Indian nation,” said Rahul Gandhi.
“What you have done is you have brought China and Pakistan together,” he added.
Feb 02, 2022 07:10 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi demands apology from home minister
Rahul Gandhi demanded an apology from home minister Amit Shah over an alleged incident when a Congress delegation of politicians from Manipur went to meet him and were asked to take off their footwear. Gandhi also said Shah was wearing his.
“What does this mean? That person told me and sent me photo and I can show it to you. This is not the way to deal with the people of India,” he said.
Union minister Piyush Goyal called it a “very very ridiculous argument” against the home minister.
Feb 02, 2022 07:00 PM IST
Govt not listening to people's complaints, idea of ‘Shahenshah’ has come back: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi criticised the government for not listening to the people. He said that the idea of a `Shahenshah' has came back.
“People can keep complaining about NEET, you do not listen. Farmers can sit for a year but the king doesn't listen,” he said.
Feb 02, 2022 06:56 PM IST
To think India can be ruled with a stick is a ‘flawed vision’, says Rahul Gandhi
“India is a union of states which means you can't rule over a state. You have to have a conversation. You think you can suppress states but you have no idea what you are dealing with. You have no idea of history. You have an idea that India can be ruled with a stick but it's a flawed vision,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Feb 02, 2022 06:54 PM IST
84% people have gotten poorer due to Covid-19, GST: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi said that 84% people have gotten poorer due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and GST. “The impact of not helping poor during pandemic and gst is that 84% people have gotten poorer. UPA had taken people out of poverty , that's not our statistic,” he added.
“You sent 23 crore people back into poverty. You keep talking about Make in India but you have finished it off by finishing small and medium industries,” he also said.
Feb 02, 2022 06:51 PM IST
‘President’s address had nothing about unemployment': Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi said that President Ram Nath Kovind's address to Parliament's budget session had “nothing about unemployment and that's what the youth in India are worried about”.
“Three crore young have lost their jobs but you said nothing about them,” he said.
Feb 02, 2022 06:48 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi says ‘there are now two Indias’
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the President's address did not mention about three things. He said that there were now two Indias, one that is for the extremely rich.
Feb 02, 2022 06:20 PM IST
Kerala reports 52,199 new Covid-19 cases, active cases at 377,823
Kerala logged 52,199 new Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths in the last 24 hrs, reports ANI. The active caseload reached 377,823.
Feb 02, 2022 05:37 PM IST
‘UP wants to end negative politics’: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said that the people of Uttar Pradesh wanted to end negative politics and start moving forward, reports ANI.
“UP public wants to end negative politics and start moving forward. This is a sugarcane region and farmers want a timely and increased subsidy, so they trust SP-RLD. Our alliance is true and will remove liars from government,” he said.
Feb 02, 2022 05:22 PM IST
Govt not responsible for loss incurred by investors in private crypto: Finance secretary
Finance secretary TV Somanathan said that private cryptocurrencies will never become legal tender in India and the government is not responsible for losses, if any, incurred by investors in such private digital assets, reports ANI.
Feb 02, 2022 04:32 PM IST
‘We have done what we have said’: Rajnath Singh in Pilibhit
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, during a poll campaign speech in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, said that the BJP has kept its promises, reports ANI.
“We have done what we have said whether it is article 370 or Ram Temple. We not only do development but also keep our cultural heritage alive. Today the size of our economy is over 3 trillion,” Singh said.
Feb 02, 2022 03:49 PM IST
NCP releases list of 24 star campaigners for Goa assembly polls
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) released a list of 24 star campaigners for the upcoming Goa assembly polls, reports ANI.
Feb 02, 2022 03:06 PM IST
Mayawati warns BSP supporters of ‘opinion and exit polls by media'
The supporters of the BSP should remain vigilant against the opinion and exit polls ahead of the state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, party leader Mayawati said.
She also accused the media of being casteist.
Feb 02, 2022 03:03 PM IST
‘BJP casteist, capitalist; divides society in name of religion’: Mayawati
Mayawati, during her speech, also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party for being “casteist and capitalist”. She said that the party divided people in the name of religion.
She accused the BJP of promoting private sector, preventing the benefits of reservation to the Dalits and also for increased crimes against backward sections of the society.
Feb 02, 2022 03:00 PM IST
Mayawati slams rival parties in poll speech, urges people to vote for BSP
BSP leader Mayawati said urged the people to vote for her party in the upcoming elections and the other major parties in the fray.
She alleged that the Congress doesn't think about Dalits or women apart from election times while during Samajwadi Party's regime, Dalits faced harassment.
Feb 02, 2022 02:42 PM IST
Mayawati begins BSP's campaign for UP Assembly elections from Agra
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has begun campaigning for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Addressing a public meet in Agra, Mayawati said even thought the BSP could not win any seat amongst nine Assembly seats of Agra district in the last elections held in 2017, the party had won 6 out of nine seats in 2007 and 2012 Assembly elections in the district.
“Sixty percent of dalits in Agra are jatav who has remained solid vote bank of BSP unlike non jatav dalit vote who remain divided,” she added.
Feb 02, 2022 02:14 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee re-elected unopposed as TMC chairperson, says party's secretary-general Partha Chatterjee
Feb 02, 2022 11:54 AM IST
Budget focused on modernising agriculture, development in villages
The budget also focused on modernizing Indian agriculture with a focus on organic farming. This will make farming more lucrative. Kisan drones and other machinery will be made available to the farmers at reasonable prices.
The budget also focused on the development of villages at the border. NCC Centres will be brought in at schools situated at the border, the Prime Minister said. Read more
Feb 02, 2022 11:30 AM IST
Budget has provisions to take India in direction of modernity: PM Modi
“It is very important for us to make a self-reliant & modern India. This Budget has several important provisions to take India forward in the direction of modernity. India's economy is expanding continuously due to the decisions taken in the last 7 years,” says PM Modi.
Feb 02, 2022 11:23 AM IST
PM Modi addresses BJP workers day after Budget, says India will observe a new world order in post-Covid society
There is a possibility of a new world order post-COVID pandemic. Today, the world's perspective of looking at India has changed a lot. Now, the world wants to see a stronger India, says PM Narendra Modi while speaking on Union Budget 2022.
Feb 02, 2022 10:40 AM IST
Watch: Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya rides bicycle to Parliament
Feb 02, 2022 10:18 AM IST
Rajya Sabha observes silence to pay tribute to those who lost lives in Malaysia, Tonga
Rajya Sabha Members observe silence in the memory of the people who lost their lives in heavy rainfall in Malaysia and volcanic eruption in Tonga.
Feb 02, 2022 09:59 AM IST
Zydus begins supply of its 3-dose Covid vaccine ZyCov-D to Centre
Zydus has started supplies of its three-dose COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to Govt of India. The pharmaceutical company is also planning to make the vaccine available in the private market, the company issued a statement.
Feb 02, 2022 09:21 AM IST
India logs 1,61,386 new Covid-19 cases, positivity drops under 10%
India recorded a total of 1,61,386 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Active case count dropped to 3.90 per cent, while the daily positivity rate stood at 9.26 per cent.
The number of deaths due to Covid-19 mounted to 1,733.
Feb 02, 2022 09:03 AM IST
CPI(M) Rajya Sabha floor leader Elamaram Kareem gives notice, demands discussion on Pegasus
CPI(M) floor leader in Rajya Sabha Elamaram Kareem has given notice under rule 267 to suspend the business and discuss the Pegasus issue amid recent reports revealing Government of India's engagement with Israeli firm NSO and purchase of the spyware.
Feb 02, 2022 09:00 AM IST
CPI MP Binoy Viswam gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha
CPI Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam has given suspension of business notice under rule 267 demanding discussion on Pegasus spyware, reports news agency ANI.
Feb 02, 2022 08:59 AM IST
Parliament Budget session: Rahul Gandhi to be first to speak after President's address
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is likely to be the first speaker in the debate on motion of thanks to the President's address on Wednesday in Lok Sabha.
According to ANI sources, 12 hours have been allotted to opposition parties to express their reply to the Presidential address during the motion of thanks in Lok Sabha. Congress has been allotted one hour out of the total 12 hours of opposition parties.
Feb 02, 2022 08:42 AM IST
Jinnah Tower in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district painted in Tricolour
The Jinnah Tower in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur has been painted in tricolour and arrangements will be made to hoist the national flag near it. The decision came after a controversy over its name. On January 26, Hindu Vahini activists tried to unfurl the national flag on the tower.
"On the request of various groups, it was decided to decorate the tower with the tricolour and to construct a pole to hoist the national flag near the tower," said Guntur East MLA Mohammed Musthafa, speaking to news agency ANI.
Feb 02, 2022 08:19 AM IST
Delhi air quality remains ‘very poor’, overall AQI 343
Air quality in Delhi remains in 'very poor' category with overall AQI at 343, in Noida (UP) in 'very poor' category with overall AQI at 358 & in Gurugram (Haryana) in 'very poor' category with overall AQI at 313, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Feb 02, 2022 07:06 AM IST
‘More like a manifesto’: Aaditya Thackeray on Union Budget
“This budget looks more like a manifesto, In this budget mostly announcements are made & it will be important to see the outcome. Many cities are announced to be built as smart cities but no timeline has been given," says Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on the Union Budget 2022.
Feb 02, 2022 07:04 AM IST
‘Unconditional apology’: Hindustani Bhau in court over student riots
“We have tendered an unconditional apology in court. Our cause was right, we had come to support the students. Unfortunately, it was misused and it turned into a riot. We will cooperate in the police investigation,” said Mahesh Mulya, advocate of Vikas Fhatak alias Hindustani Bhau.
Phatak has been sent to police custody by the court till February 4.
Dharavi Police arrested one more accused, Iqrar Khan Vakhar Khan. FIR under IPC Sec 353, 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty), 427, 109, 114(Abettor present when offence committed), 143(unlawful assembly), 145, 146 (rioting), 149, 188, 269, 270.
Feb 02, 2022 06:24 AM IST
UP polls: PM Modi to address BJP workers of 403 assemblies today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers of all 403 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh on “Atmanirbhar” (self-reliant) economy at 11am today.