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Delhi's air quality index on Sunday remained in the 'very poor' category for the second consecutive day. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality index of the city was recorded at 312 this afternoon. However, the air quality is likely to improve from Tuesday onwards.

India defeated Australia by six wickets in the second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series in another three-day finish here on Sunday. Set a target of 115 after Australia were bowled out for 113 in their second innings, India completed the chase in 26.4 overs on the third day of the match. India were 14 for 1 at lunch.
Martin Foundation in association with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and Space Zone India launched the APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission-2023. Through this initiative, more than 5000 students from Grades VI to XII from different parts of the country, have been enabled to design and develop 150 PICO satellites.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Turkey on Sunday to view relief operations after a massive earthquake. Blinken will visit the Incirlik air base, through which aid is flowing, and then hold talks with senior Turkish officials in the capital Ankara, the US State Department announced.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will inaugurate the seven-day-long International Shivratri Fair on February 19 in Mandi, the District Commissioner said on Saturday. According to Arindam Chaudhary, the Mandi DM, and also Chairman of Mandi Shivratri Mela Committee, this year 215 hill gods have been invited to the fair, and 150 are expected to attend it.


10:42 PM

Corroded wires, welded suspenders behind Gujarat bridge tragedy: Report

The Gujarat government-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) has found in its preliminary probe that corrosion on nearly half of the wires on a cable and welding of old suspenders with new ones were some of the major faults that led to the collapse of the suspension bridge in Morbi last year in which 135 people were killed.
These findings are part of the 'Preliminary Report on Morbi Bridge Incident' submitted by the five-member SIT in December 2022. The report was recently shared with the Morbi Municipality by the state Urban Development Department.
Ajanta Manufacturing Limited (Oreva Group) was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the British-era suspension bridge on the Machchu river that collapsed on October 30 last year. The SIT had found several lapses in repairs, maintenance and operation of the bridge.
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We will spare no efforts to make life easier for the people of Ladakh: PM

9:28 PM

China mulling weapons for Russia in Ukraine war: US

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that China was considering providing weapons to Russia in its war against Ukraine, warning Beijing that any supplies would 'cause a serious problem.'
8:59 PM

Health and Wellness Centre provides facilities to pregnant women, children, elderlies in Gurugram

7:47 PM

Mob sets fire to buildings after violent clash between 2 groups over parking dispute in Jethuli village,Patna

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3.0 magnitude tremor hits western parts of Madhya Pradesh

A tremor of 3.0 magnitude hit some western districts of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday afternoon, but there was no report of any casualty and damage to property due to it.
5:46 PM

Celebrations of Shivaji Maharaj's birth anniversary in Agra Fort

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde will attend the celebrations to mark the 391st birth anniversary of the great Maratha warrior on Sunday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will attend the event virtually.
Shivaji Maharaj was born on February 19, 1630, at Shivneri Fort in Pune. The renowned Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's birthday is commemorated during the festival of Jayanti. The day's major objective is to honour the great warrior's contribution to the restoration of the Maratha Empire and to recognize his extensive legacy.
2:18 PM

Arunachal Pradesh hit by 3.8 magnitude earthquake, no immediate report of any injury

An earthquake of 3.8 magnitude hit the western part of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday afternoon, an official bulletin said.

A report by National Center for Seismology revealed that the latest quake was recorded at 12.12 pm, epicentered at West Kameng, near Bhutan border, at a depth of 10 km.

Tremors were felt in central-north Assam and eastern part of Bhutan.

2:13 PM

President Droupodi Murmu to arrive in Itanagar on Monday on a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh

President Droupodi Murmu will arrive here on Monday on a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

This will be her maiden visit to the northeastern state after becoming the President.

The president will arrive at the newly built Donyi Polo Airport at Hollongi, near here, from where she would board a chopper and land at Raj Bhavan helipad here, officials at the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.

1:25 PM

BJP President Nadda to tour poll-bound Karnataka on Feb 20 and 21

BJP National President J P Nadda will be on a two-day visit to poll bound Karnataka on February 20 and 21, and will take part in various activities and events, aimed at preparing and strengthening the party for Assembly elections likely by April or May.

Karnataka BJP General Secretary and MLC N Ravi Kumar in a statement said, Nadda, who will arrive in Mangaluru tonight, will be visiting parts of Udupi, Chikkamagaluru and Hassan districts during the next two days.

1:03 PM

Ranji Trophy 2022-23: Saurashtra thrash Bengal by 9 wickets to clinch title

Saurahstra produced a clinical performance to thrash Bengal by nine wickets in the final to win the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 title, here on Sunday.

This is Saurashtra's second Ranji Trophy title in the last three seasons and they proved why they are a force to reckon with in the domestic circuit.

Bengal, who gave away a big first innings lead of 230, were overnight 169/4 in their second innings, got bowled out for 241 on Sunday, giving Saurahstra a mere 12 runs' target.

12:35 PM

Brigadier (Retd) B D Mishra takes oath as second Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh

Brigadier (Retd) B D Mishra on Sunday was sworn-in as the second Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, replacing former IAS officer Radha Krishna Mathur who held the gubernatorial post for over 27 months after the region officially became a Union Territory in 2019.

The President of India appointed the 83-year-old Mishra as the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh after accepting the resignation of Mathur on February 12.

12:20 PM

Prime Minister Modi welcomes new batch of 12 cheetahs in Kuno National Park

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday welcomed the new batch of 12 cheetahs in Kuno National Park.

Earlier on Saturday, Indian Air Force's Mi-17 helicopters carrying the second batch of 12 Cheetah landed at their destination.

Quoting a tweet by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, the Prime Minister tweeted, "India's wildlife diversity receives a boost with this development."

11:55 AM

Congress to unveil agenda for 85th plenary session in Raipur today

Congress on Sunday will announce the agenda for its 85th plenary session which will begin from February 24 in Raipur.

It is anticipated that the much hyped CWC election will take place and the party will amend it's constitution to accommodate more members in the CWC

9:26 AM

Martin Foundation launches APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission-2023

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First Published: Feb 19 2023 | 9:23 AM IST

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