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Updated on Feb 01, 2022 03:57 PM IST
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Feb 01, 2022 03:57 PM IST
Election Commission appoints 15 special observers for poll-bound states
The Election Commission of India has appointed 15 special observers for the coming Assembly elections of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh 2022. The ECI said that the special observers will oversee the entire poll process as “eyes and ears of the Commission on the ground to ensure free, fair and voter friendly elections.”
Feb 01, 2022 03:32 PM IST
UP polls: ‘You were sleeping when people were killed in riots,’ Yogi takes pot shots at Akhilesh
“He (SP chief Akhilesh Yadav) is roaming around with a ‘lal potli’, saying he has taken a resolution. You can’t take any resolution because you were sleeping when people were being killed in riots here,” says Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, addressing a gathering in Meerut.
Feb 01, 2022 03:14 PM IST
Congress releases list of 4 candidates for UP elections
Congress has released a list of four candidates for the coming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The list includes two male and two female candidates.
Feb 01, 2022 01:47 PM IST
Amarjeet Tikka, Congress leader from Punjab, resigns from party
Punjab Congress leader and Punjab Medium Industry Development Board Chairman, Amarjeet Singh Tikka tenders his resignation from the party & all party posts.
Feb 01, 2022 11:02 AM IST
Budget 2022: Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla kicks off Parliament session
The Parliament has gathered for the first day of the Budget 2022 session, kicked off by speaker Om Birla. Nirmala Sitharaman begins her speech. Follow more updates
Feb 01, 2022 10:59 AM IST
Supreme Court sets aside Delhi HC orders on Future Group vs Amazon dispute
Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside all previous orders of the Delhi High Court in Future Vs Amazon dispute. SC asked the Delhi high court to decide all issues on merits afresh.
The Delhi high court had passed adverse orders against Future in February and March 2021, ordering attachment of properties of Kishore Biyani and other promoters of the Future Group.
Feb 01, 2022 10:52 AM IST
Platform tickets at Pune railway stations reduced from ₹50 to ₹10
Normal sale of platform tickets resumes at Pune railway station. With effect from Feb 1, the platform tickets will be available at ₹10 per person. The cost was earlier raised to ₹50 to deter unnecessary crowding at the railway station amid the Covid-19 pandemic, news agency ANI reported.
Feb 01, 2022 10:33 AM IST
Aviation turbine fuel price hiked by a steep 8.5% to record levels
Aviation turbine fuel price hiked by a steep 8.5% to record levels.
Feb 01, 2022 10:33 AM IST
Watch: Indian Coast Guard releases video on 46th Raising Day
The @IndiaCoastGuard, 4th largest in the world, with 158 ships and 70 aircraft in its inventory, likely to achieve targeted force levels of 200 surface platforms and 80 aircraft by 2025 is celebrating its 46th Raising Day, today. pic.twitter.com/yQ5omvXgAq
— A. Bharat Bhushan Babu (@SpokespersonMoD) February 1, 2022
Feb 01, 2022 10:26 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for cabinet meet ahead of Budget
Feb 01, 2022 09:46 AM IST
New Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Manoj Pande accorded Guard of Honour
Lt Gen Manoj Pande, the new Vice Chief of Army, was accorded Guard of Honour at South Block.
Feb 01, 2022 09:45 AM IST
Sitharaman, MoS finance called on President Kovind ahead of Budget session
Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance along with Ministers of State for Finance, Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Shri Pankaj Chaudhary, and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, called on President Ram Nath Kovind before presenting the Union Budget 2022-23. Follow more updates here
Feb 01, 2022 09:25 AM IST
Schools in Pune reopen for classes 1-10
Maharashtra | Schools reopen for classes 1-10 in Pune. Visuals from Dyanganga English Medium School.
“We are excited to be back; can have face-to-face conversations now,” says Ananya, student pic.twitter.com/lipXfHwigF
— ANI (@ANI) February 1, 2022
Schools reopen for classes 1-10 in Pune. “We are excited to be back; can have face-to-face conversations now,” says a student at Dyanganga English Medium School, speaking to news agency ANI.
Feb 01, 2022 09:03 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 tally drops below 2 lakh; nation logs 167,059 new cases, 1192 deaths
India recorded 167,059 new Covid-19 cases and 1,192 deaths today. The country’s positivity rate dropped to 11.6 per cent.
Feb 01, 2022 08:42 AM IST
Budget 2022: Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at finance ministry
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at the Ministry of Finance ahead of the Budget 2022 today in Parliament. Follow more updates here
Feb 01, 2022 08:13 AM IST
Social media influencer ‘Hindustani Bhau’ arrested for allegedly instigating students to protest in Dharavi
Social media influencer Vikas Fhatak, also known as ‘Hindustani Bhau’, was arrested by Dharavi police in connection with students’ protest in Dharavi yesterday over their demand for online exams for classes 10th and 12th, in view of Covid-19.
‘Hindustani Bhau’, Fhatak, had uploaded a video of him on Instagram allegedly instigating students. An FIR was registered against Fhatak and others under multiple sections of IPC (including that for rioting), Maharashtra Police Act, Disaster Management Act and Maharashtra Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.
Feb 01, 2022 07:38 AM IST
Foggy morning in Delhi, air quality remains ‘very poor’
Air quality in Delhi remains in ‘very poor’ category with overall AQI at 321, in Noida (UP) in ‘very poor’ category with overall AQI at 354 & in Gurugram (Haryana) in ‘poor’ category with overall AQI at 232, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
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Bangalore Talkies: Reflecting on the march past
In the days leading up to Republic Day or Independence Day, life in school was punctuated by the sound of the drum, the waving of the flag and the yelling of the teacher
Published on Feb 01, 2022 02:13 PM IST
Budget 2022: Govt pushes for use of biomass in coal-fired thermal power plants
The scheme – SAMARTH (Sustainable Agrarian Mission on use of Agro Residue in Thermal Power Plants – has already taken off in about 40 of the 180 coal-fired power plants in the country
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 01:56 PM IST
Budget 2022: National highways network to be expanded by 25,000km
The country’s national highways will be expanded by 25,000km in 2022-23 under the Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti National Master Plan for Multi-modal Connectivity.
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 01:51 PM IST
Budget 2022: Sitharaman announces setting up of digital university
Citing learning loss caused by the closure of schools for around two years in view of the pandemic, Sitharaman also announced the expansion of the “One Class, One TV Channel” initiative
Published on Feb 01, 2022 12:57 PM IST
Budget 2022: Special mobility zones and battery-swapping policy for EVs soon
The government will soon come up with a battery-swapping policy and develop ‘special mobility zones’ for electric vehicles (EVs), Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in her Budget 2022 speech.
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 12:45 PM IST
Budget 2022: Credit line scheme for small firms extended
The guaranteed cover will be expanded by ₹50,000 crores to a total of ₹5 lakh crore with the latest focus on sectors such as hospitality
Published on Feb 01, 2022 12:22 PM IST
Nalanda hooch tragedy: Proclamation notices put up on absconders’ houses
Non-bailable warrants were issued to the accused. The police said that the next step will be the attachment of their properties.
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 12:21 PM IST
Budget ’22: India to hold 5G spectrum auctions this year, says finance minister
It will facilitate a rollout of the next-generation telecoms service by private telecom providers within next year, that is, the financial year (FY) ’23, she added.
Published on Feb 01, 2022 12:08 PM IST
Govt’s paperless drive: Nirmala Sitharaman reads out Budget from a tablet, again
Parliament has also sought to reduce the use of paper in its functioning and the Lok Sabha secretariat last month asked its branches to furnish quarterly reports on its economic use
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 12:04 PM IST