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Latest News LIVE: Erstwhile Congress government in Pudhucherry did "petty politics" on implementing Central government schemes, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah in poll-bound Puducherry's Karaikkal on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people to start a 100-day 'Catch the Rain' campaign to conserve water ahead of the summer. Addressing the country in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', the Prime Minister said "this is the best time to think about water conservation in the summer months ahead".

India's Polar rocket PSLV C-51 carrying Amazonia-1 of Brazil and 18 other satellites took off from this spaceport on Sunday, in the first mission of the year for ISRO. At the end of a nearly 26-hour countdown, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 lifted off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), over 100 km from Chennai, at around 10.24 am.
 
Meanwhile, the voting is underway for by-elections in five municipal corporation wards of Delhi. The MCD polls are underway in five wards -Ward No 32N, (Rohini-C), Ward No 62N, (Shalimar Bagh North) in North Delhi and Ward No 02-E (Trilokpuri), Ward No 08-E (Kalyanpuri) and Ward No 41-E (Chauhan Bangar) in East Delhi.

Polling is currently underway for civic polls on 88 seats in Gujarat's Vadodara district along with 34 zila panchayat seats and 168 taluka panchayat seats. Voting began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. 



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9:00 PM

Have information that 18 died in Myanmar crackdown: UN human rights office

The UN Human Rights Office says it has received credible information that a crackdown Sunday on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar has left at least 18 people dead and over 30 wounded.
 

Deaths reportedly occurred as a result of live ammunition fired into crowds in Yangon, Dawei, Mandalay, Myeik, Bago and Pokokku, it said in a statement, referring to several cities in Myanmar. Tear gas was also reportedly used in various locations as well as flash-bang and stun grenades. Read more
8:36 PM

Hand luggage-only fare: Up to 15% cheaper for flyers, airlines benefit too

Indian airlines are devising new fare structures where travelling without check-in baggage may turn out to be 10-15 per cent cheaper. Last week, aviation regulator DGCA allowed airlines to unbundle services including check-in baggage, meaning airlines can charge for them extra.
 
 
Currently, it is compulsory for airlines to provide at least 15 kg of luggage. Unbundling, or dividing the product or service into separate elements and selling them each at a different price, is a profit maximisation strategy mainly aimed at segmenting the market and attracting the price-sensitive customer. Read more
8:17 PM

We have a clear stand that everyone must get justice: Maharashtra CM

7:31 PM

Govt extends due date for filing GST annual returns for FY20 till Mar 31

Government has decided to further extend the due date for furnishing of GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C for the financial year 2019-20 to 31.03.2021 with the approval of Election Commission of India: Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, according to ANI
7:10 PM

We are seeing petrol-diesel century now: Uddhav Thackeray

7:09 PM

Congress was involved in scam of Rs 12 trn & DMK was in alliance all time: Amit Shah

6:47 PM

Jaish-ul-Hind behind explosives-laden SUV near Ambani's house: Police

An organisation named Jaish-ul-Hind has claimed the responsibility of placing an explosives-laden SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house in south Mumbai, police said on Sunday. A senior police official said that all possible angles were being investigated in this connection.
 

The outfit claimed the responsibility by posting a message on social messaging app Telegram, which went viral on social media and came to the notice of Mumbai police, the official said. Read more
6:22 PM

Want Congress to be strong and unite to fight the divisive forces of the country: Farooq Abdullah

5:55 PM

JNU issues notification for reopening of campus in phased manner

5:39 PM

Vinesh Phogat wins gold medal in the women’s 53 kg beating 2017 World Champion

5:17 PM

Mamata's new Bengal a mixed bag as 'paribartan' has come in bits and pieces

4:41 PM

Maharashtra Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod linked to a woman's suicide resigns

Maharashtra minister Sanjay Rathod, facing flak from the opposition BJP after being linked to a woman's death, on Sunday resigned from the state cabinet, according to PTI. Rathod made the announcement after submitting his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who is also the president of his Shiv Sena party. "There has been a lot of dirty politics over the issue of the woman's death," Rathod told reporters, adding he has quit the ministry so that the truth can come out.


Rathod, who holds the forest portfolio, was facing allegations of complicity in the death of Puja Chavan (23), a resident of Beed district, who was found dead in Pune on February 8, apparently after falling off from the building in which she lived. Talking to reporters after meeting the chief minister at his official residenceVarsha, Rathod said he had resigned to facilitate a free and fair probe. "Attempts were made to tarnish my image and destroy my reputation I had built after 30 years of socialwork. I was saying that let the probe happen before taking any decision. But the opposition threatened to disrupt the budget session," Rathod said, as PTI.

4:24 PM

MCD bypolls: 32.25% voters turnout till 1:30 PM; 38.85% at Kalyanpuri

A turnout of over 32 per cent was registered in the first six hours of voting for the bypolls to five municipal wards in Delhi on Sunday, the first electoral exercise being conducted in the national capital amid the coronavirus pandemic., according to PTI The results of these bye-elections are likely to have an impact on the big-ticket 2022 Delhi civic polls.
 

Polling began at 7:30 AM amid tight security arrangements and it will end at 5:30 PM. By 1:30 PM, the overall turnout across the five wards was 32.25 per cent, with Kalyanpuri ward recording the maximum 38.85 per cent, as per data shared by a senior official of the State Election Commission in Delhi said, as per PTI. According to the State Election Commission, around 2.42 lakh people are eligible to cast their votes in two wards under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and three wards under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).
 

The main contenders are the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the BJP and the Congress. All of them have expressed confidence that they will emerge victorious in the bypolls, being held under strict COVID protocols.
4:19 PM

Maharashtra Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod tenders his resignation

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rathod tenders his resignation as Maharashtra Minister, according to ANI
4:08 PM

Snow avalanche occurred at Sonamarg today near Army convoy ground

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First Published: Feb 28 2021 | 7:43 AM IST

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