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Rajasthan: Protest against farm laws affects train movement

The impact of Rail Roko, the nationwide agitation against the farm laws, was witnessed in six districts of Rajasthan. In Jaipur, the agitators squatted on the railway track at the Jagatpura suburban railway station. The agitators also assembled at another suburban station, Gandhi Nagar, but the police cleared the crowd after the protestors stopped a...

Chandra Shekhar Aazad, 5 others of Indian-origin feature in TIME’s list of 100 emerging leaders

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad and five other people of Indian-origin have made it to the TIME magazine’s yearly list of 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future. The list titled “TIME 100 next 2021” was released Wednesday by the magazine. The profile of Azad published by the magazine reads, “Chandra Shekhar Aazad,...

South Africa asks SII to take back 1M COVID-19 vaccines

With the vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford providing minimal protection against the mutant variant of COVID-19 dominant in South Africa, the country has asked the Serum Institute of India (SII) to take back one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine supplied by it. Earlier this week, South Africa also said...

12,881 fresh COVID-19 cases, 94.22 lakh people vaccinated so far

The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.09 crore. The ministry also informed that over 94.22 lakh people have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 4.22 lakh people were vaccinated on Wednesday. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September...

Will Congress field Vaibhav Gehlot in Rajasthan bypolls?

The bye-election for the four vacant Vidhan Sabha seats in Rajasthan is likely to witness a number of aspirants from both the Congress and the BJP seeking a party ticket. The elections are due in Sahara, Sujangarh, Rajsamand and Vallabhnagar. Barring Sujangarh—a seat that was won by the Congress, all other seats are general category...

Court acquits Priya Ramani in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

In a major relief for journalist Priya Ramani, a court in Delhi on Wednesday acquitted her in connection with a defamation suit filed against her by former Union minister MJ Akbar. When the #metoo campaign was at its peak, Ramani had alleged MJ Akbar of sexually harassing her in 1994. This led to Akbar filing...

BCCI announces team for last two Tests against England

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the team for the last two Test matches against England. The last two matches will be played in Motera stadium in Ahmedabad. While the third Test will be played from Feb 24 to 28, the last Test will be played from March 4-8. The...

Toolkit Case: HC grants transit bail to Nikita Jacob

Lawyer and environmental activist Nikita Jacob, who is sought by the Delhi Police in the toolkit case, has been granted three weeks transit bail by the Bombay High Court. The court said that in case of an arrest, Nikita will have to be released on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 and a surety of...

Whatever was done was a sacred duty, says Kiran Bedi after removal from Puducherry

Hours after her sacking as the Lt Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, a former IPS officer, has thanked the Centre for a lifetime experience in serving Puducherry as its Lt Governor. Kiran Bedi also said, “Whatever was done, was a sacred duty, fulfilling my constitutional and moral responsibilities.” She also said that Puducherry has a...

11,610 fresh COVID-19 cases, 89.99 lakh people vaccinated so far

The health ministry on Wednesday informed that 11,610 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.09 crore. The ministry also informed that over 89.99 lakh people have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 2.76...

BREAKING: Kiran Bedi removed as Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry

Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry has been removed from the post. The Rashtrapati Bhavan in a statement on Tuesday night said Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Governor of Telangana, will discharge the functions of the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry until a new appointment is made. “The President has directed that Dr. Kiran Bedi shall cease to hold...

45 dead as bus falls into canal in Madhya Pradesh

In an unfortunate incident, 45 people were killed on Tuesday after the bus they were travelling in fell off a bridge into a canal in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district. Out of the 45 people who lost their lives, 20 are women. Notably, the bus was carrying 54 passengers when its driver lost control of the...