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LIVE: Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 1,900

3 min read Last Updated : Feb 06 2023 | 8:37 PM IST

A fresh earthquake of 7.6 magnitude hits Turkey and Syria. Earlier in the day a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 1,900 people, ANI reported.

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to fix hearing on Tuesday a plea against the appointment of Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri as a judge of the Madras High Court.

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Russia to deliver third regiment of S-400 missile systems to India soon: Envoy

Russia will soon complete the supplies of the third regiment of the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to India as both sides are committed to the contract, Russian Ambassador Denis Alipov said on Monday.
"It will be completed in the very near future...Both sides are committed to complete the whole contract and we certainly will do that. Nothing prevents that," Alipov said,the PTI reported

6:37 PM Feb 23

New Zealand's foreign affairs minister to meet Jaishankar during 4-day India visit

6:06 PM Feb 23

Turkey earthquake tremors felt in Greenland, says Danish geological institute

5:24 PM Feb 23

PM Modi inaugurates HAL's Helicopter Factory in Tumakuru, unveils Light Utility Helicopter

PM Modi inaugurates the Helicopter Factory of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and unveils Light Utility Helicopter in Tumakuru. 
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and CM Basavaraj Bommai present on the occasion.

4:14 PM Feb 23

Turkish president raises quake death toll to 912, bringing combined death toll in Turkey, Syria to over 1,300

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 1,300 people.
Hundreds were still believed to be trapped under rubble, and the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the area.
On both sides of the border, residents jolted out of sleep by the pre-dawn quake rushed outside on a cold, rainy and snowy winter night, as buildings were flattened and strong aftershocks continued.

3:43 PM Feb 23

Use of bulldozers should be measure of last resort, not first: Omar Abdullah

2:47 PM Feb 23

NDRF, Medical Teams to assist Turkey in rescue operations: PMO

Medical Teams are also being readied with trained doctors and paramedics with essential medicines. Relief material will be dispatched in coordination with the Government of Turkey and Indian Embassy in Ankara and Consulate General office in Istanbul: PMO

2:14 PM Feb 23

Hillary Clinton announces 50 million dollar Global Climate Resilience Fund

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday announced a Global Climate Resilience Fund of 50 million dollars for women to fight climate change.
The fund will empower women and communities to fight climate change and help provide new livelihood resources and education, she said addressing salt pan workers near Kuda village in Gujarat's Surendranagar district.

2:09 PM Feb 23

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day to meet at 11 am tomorrow

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day to meet at 11 am tomorrow, 7th February following a ruckus by Opposition parties over the #Adani row.

1:46 PM Feb 23

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as Oppn seeks discussion on fraud allegations against Adani

The pre-lunch proceedings of the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 2 pm on Monday as opposition parties insisted that allegations of fraud against the Adani Group be taken up in the House.
Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar did not accept 10 notices given by various leaders of opposition parties to suspend the listed business of the day and take up the issue raised by them.

1:24 PM Feb 23

PM Modi urges global investors to explore Indian energy sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged global investors to explore investment opportunities in the country's energy sector, saying India is the most opportune place at present.
Modi in his inaugural address at the India Energy Week 2023 said the Budget (for 2023-34) has provided Rs 10 lakh crore for capital expenditure, which will give a boost to green hydrogen, solar power and road sectors.

12:57 PM Feb 23

Delhi mayor elections cancelled for third time amid ruckus by AAP, BJP

The election for the MCD mayor post was cancelled for the third time on Monday amid a ruckus by AAP and BJP members. 

Ten councillors nominated by LG V K Saxena were allowed to vote in the election, which was seen as a setback by AAP members, reports Indian Express

12:47 PM Feb 23

Budget a 'silent strike' on poor by Modi govt, says Congress' Sonia Gandhi

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said Union Budget 2023-24 is a "silent strike" on the poor by the Modi government and hits at the heart of all far-reaching rights-based legislation enacted during the UPA rule.
In an opinion piece in The Indian Express, Gandhi also made an apparent reference to the allegations against the Adani Group, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers are resorting to loud chants of 'vishwa guru' and 'Amrit Kaal', even as "financial scandals" erupt over his "favourite and favoured businessman".

12:40 PM Feb 23

Indonesia president warns regulator to boost supervision after Adani rout

Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged on Monday his country's financial regulator to strengthen supervision on capital markets in the wake of the crisis at India's Adani Group.
Speaking in an annual financial services authority meeting, Widodo pointed to the depreciation of the rupee and capital outflows from India after the meltdown in stock market values of Adani Group companies. In order to prevent these things happening in Indonesia, Jokowi, as he is widely known, warned about the negative impact of stock manipulation.

12:35 PM Feb 23

MCD House adjourned without electing mayor for third time in a month

The municipal House failed to elect a mayor for the third time in a month after ruckus erupted over the nominated members being allowed to vote in the election to the post. "Municipal House in Delhi adjourned till next date," Presiding Officer Satya Sharma said.

Soon after the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House assembled around 11:30 am, after a delay of half an hour, Sharma announced that elections to the posts of mayor, deputy mayor and Standing Committee members will be held simultaneously.

12:05 PM Feb 23

Telangana state Budget pegs Rs 2.9 trillion expenditure for 2023-24

Telangana Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Monday introduced the State Budget in the Assembly with any expenditure outlay of Rs 2,90,396 crore for 2023-24.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's brainchild Dalit Bandhu scheme was allotted Rs Rs 17,700 crore. The scheme provides financial assistance at the rate of Rs 10 lakh per beneficiary to take up any business of his or her choice.

11:57 AM Feb 23

Anguished by the loss of lives & damage of property due to earthquake in Turkey: PM Modi

Anguished by the loss of lives & damage of property due to earthquake in Turkey. Condolences to bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. India stands in solidarity with people of Turkey & is ready to offer all possible assistance to cope with this tragedy: PM Modi
"We are ready to provide all possible help to the earthquake-affected people," said Prime Minister Modi at the India Energy Week 2023 event, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

11:50 AM Feb 23

Prime Minister Modi attends the India Energy Week 2023 event, in Bengaluru

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri, Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and CM Basavaraj Bommai are also present at the event.

11:38 AM Feb 23

Congress leaders in Bengaluru protest against Adani Row; demands JPC probe

Karnataka| Congress agitates against Adani Row in Bengaluru & demands JPC (Joint Parliamentary Committee) probe

11:12 AM Feb 23

CJI D Y Chandrachud administers oath of office to five new SC judges

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Monday administered oath of office to five new judges of the Supreme Court. The five judges -- Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, P V Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Manoj Misra -- were administered the oath during a swearing-in ceremony held in the Supreme Court premises.

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First Published: Feb 06 2023 | 7:58 AM IST

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