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Feb 12, 2022 05:43 PM IST
Industrialist Rahul Bajaj to be cremated with full state honours, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
Industrialist Rahul Bajaj will be cremated with full state honours, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said.
Feb 12, 2022 04:42 PM IST
Industrialist and Padma Shri awardee Rahul Bajaj passes away
यशस्वी उद्योजक, समाजसेवी और बजाज के पूर्व चेयरमैन राहुल बजाज जी को मेरी भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि। पद्म भूषण से सम्मानित राहुल जी से मेरे अनेक वर्षों से व्यक्तिगत संबंध रहे हैं।
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) February 12, 2022
Industrialist and Padma Bhushan awardee Rahul Bajaj passed away on Saturday at the age of 83 at a private hospital in Pune.
Feb 12, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Navjot Singh Sidhu denies infighting in Punjab Congress
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu denied any infighting within the party’s state unit, reports ANI.
“Where is the internal infighting in Congress? Rahul Gandhi has given a decision and we all have welcomed it. No one has any issue with the high command’s decision,” he said.
Feb 12, 2022 04:09 PM IST
Covid-19: Tamil Nadu extends restrictions till Mar 2, allows primary classes to reopen
Tamil Nadu extended Covid-19 related restrictions till March 2 while allowing kindergarten and play schools to reopen. The ban on gatherings would continue and maximum attendance has been capped at 200 for marriages and related events and at 100 for deaths and funerals.
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Feb 12, 2022 03:13 PM IST
BJP, allies release manifesto for Punjab polls
BJP-Punjab Lok Congress-Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) alliance releases manifesto for Punjab Assembly elections, in Jalandhar.
“Punjab is a very sensitive border state & it is important for the state to have people in power who themselves are stable,” says Union Minister HS Puri pic.twitter.com/A5nuT7ydJI
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2022
The Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies in Punjab – Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) – release their manifesto for the Punjab Assembly polls in Jalandhar, reports ANI.
Feb 12, 2022 03:07 PM IST
Russia to reduce diplomatic staff in Ukraine, reports AFP
Russia said that it would cut back on its diplomatic staff in Ukraine, reports AFP.
Feb 12, 2022 01:22 PM IST
Hijab row: Karnataka suspends classes for pre-university students
Karnataka government suspends classes for pre-university students in the state from 12th to 15th February 2022, the state primary and secondary education department announced.
Feb 12, 2022 12:29 PM IST
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar prorogues state Assembly from Feb 12
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar prorogues the State Legislative Assembly with effect from 12th February 2022.
Feb 12, 2022 12:03 PM IST
Punjab polls: AAP CM face Bhagwat Singh Mann holds roadshow in Dhuri
Aam Aadmi Party’s chief ministerial candidate for Punjab Bhagwant Singh Mann holds a roadshow in Dhuri.
Feb 12, 2022 11:11 AM IST
‘Motivated comments on internal issues not welcome’: MEA issues statement on hijab row
“A matter regarding dress code in some educational institutions in Karnataka is under judicial examination by Karnataka High Court…Motivated comments our internal issues aren’t welcome,” MEA issues a statement on comments by some countries on dress code in some educational institutions in Karnataka.
Feb 12, 2022 10:15 AM IST
US set to evacuate embassy in Ukraine ahead of possible Russian invasion, reports AP citing officials
The United States has asked its citizens to leave Ukraine in the next 48 hours and is all set to evacuate the US embassy in the country ahead of possible invasion by Russia, reported news agency AP citing officials.
Feb 12, 2022 10:01 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir: 3 terrorists arrested in Sopore district
Three active Al-Badr terrorists were arrested in Dangiwacha area of Sopore District by police; arms and ammunition recovered.
Feb 12, 2022 09:06 AM IST
India reports 50,407 new Covid cases, 804 deaths in 24 hours
India reported a slight dip in coronavirus infections with 50,407 new Covid-19 cases and 804 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Feb 12, 2022 07:51 AM IST
Polling begins for municipal corporation election in West Bengal
Feb 12, 2022 07:07 AM IST
West Bengal civic polls: Preparations underway, voting to begin shortly
Feb 12, 2022 06:12 AM IST
Earthquake of 4.1 magnitude strikes near Uttarkashi
An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter Scale occurred around 05:03:34 IST, today at 39km east of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, stated the National Centre of Seismology.
Feb 12, 2022 06:01 AM IST
Low intensity bomb goes off outside NPP worker’s house in Manipur
A low-intensity bomb went off in front of the residence of a worker of the National People’s Party (NPP) in the Imphal East district of Manipur around 8pm on Friday. No casualties have been reported.
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Mamata holds emergency TMC meeting as tension simmers, Abhishek in attendance
Earlier in the day, some of the senior leaders and ministers held a meeting among themselves before heading for Mamata’s Kalighat residence.
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 05:25 PM IST
Reported by Joydeep Thakur | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
Veteran industrialist, Padma Bhushan awardee Rahul Bajaj passes away in Pune
Rahul Bajaj was a Rajya Sabha Member from 2006 to 2010. Bajaj was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award, in 2001. Bajaj Auto was known as the affordable scooter which increased mobility among Indians during the 1980s.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 05:10 PM IST
India to showcase Tejas at Singapore air show, tap export potential
The Tejas’s participation in the Singapore air show comes in the backdrop of India taking steps to transform itself from one of the world’s biggest weapons importers into an export powerhouse.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 04:27 PM IST
Burqa like chastity belt of dark ages, uniform civil code must: Taslima Nasreen
Author Taslima Nasreen said a burqa/hijab have to be worn only when choices are taken away. “Just like political Islam, burqa/hijab is also political today,” she said, adding right to religion is not above the right to education.
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 04:23 PM IST
WATCH: Bhopal man saves woman trapped under moving train
The incident took place on February 5 but came to light when a video went viral on social media in the last few days.
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 02:55 PM IST
Arunachal avalanche: Wreath laying ceremony of seven soldiers held at Tezpur
The mortal remains have been taken by service aircraft to Pathankot and Jammu and further will be taken by road to their native places in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and J&K.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 02:20 PM IST
India rejects foreign criticism over headscarf row in Karnataka schools
India’ reaction has come within hours after the US ambassador at large for international religious freedom, Rashad Hussain, criticised the Karnataka government over the ongoing hijab row in the state.
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 01:28 PM IST
Afternoon brief: India, Australia repel China’s bitter criticism of Quad
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Published on Feb 12, 2022 01:02 PM IST
CRPF assistant commandant killed in encounter with Maoists in Bastar’s Bijapur
Another CRPF personnel has sustained injuries in the encounter. The combing operation is still underway, said superintendent of police, Bijapur.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 12:55 PM IST
India, Australia push back against China’s bitter criticism of Quad
Australia’s Marise Payne by his side, India’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar said China’s repeated criticism of the members of the Quad “doesn’t make us less credible” and underlined that Quad’s record and actions are clear.
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 12:38 PM IST
MP: Muslim student forced to write apology for wearing burqa, hijab in college
The college’s principal in-charge said the student came to the campus by wearing burqa and hijab for the first time to unnecessarily create a controversy.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 12:37 PM IST
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