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Live News updates:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke in Rajya Sabha today. In reply to the President's inaugural address of the Budget Session, PM Modi spoke about the government's policies and how the country handled the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting will begin today and the outcome would be announced on February 10. The meeting was postponed by a day in view of Maharashtra declaring public holiday on February 7 to mourn death of Bharat Ratna legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Meanwhile, BJP has issued a whip to its Rajya Sabha members to remain present in the House today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reply on the Motion of Thanks to the president's address to a joint sitting of Parliament in the Upper House.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address his first virtual rally for the Punjab Assembly polls.

Kerala reported 22,524 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, which raised the caseload to 6,293,907, with a test positivity of 28.62 per cent. The state also reported 860 deaths, which raised the total fatalities to 59,115.
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Govt gives highest importance to protection of women at workplace: Centre

The government gives highest importance to the protection of women at workplace, including women in film industry, the Centre said on Tuesday.
 
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur gave the reply while responding to a query on exploitation of women in cinema in the Lok Sabha.
 
"Government of India gives highest importance to the protection of women and girls and also takes steps to address the issue of their safety and security," he said.
 
The government has also enacted 'the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 to provide safe environment at workplace for women, including women in film industry, he said.
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Centre giving priority to farming sector to double farmers' income, reduce cultivation cost: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that the Centre is giving priority to the farming sector to ensure that the income of farmers double and the cost of cultivation gets reduced.
 
Addressing his first rally for poll-bound Punjab, which he did virtually for assembly segments of Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib, he said the state's agriculture has always lend strength to the country.
 
The central government is giving priority to the agriculture sector so that farmers' income doubles and their cost of cultivation gets reduced, Modi said. Punjab's agriculture has always lend strength to India, but what did the outfits which remained at the centre of power in the state give to Punjab farmers? he asked. He said these outfits have no roadmap to pull farmers out of debt or for improving soil health.
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Delhi reports 1,114 new Covid cases

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Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM Modi

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West Bengal reports 736 new Covid cases

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PM Modi is putting India at risk: Rahul

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BJP is going to lose in Uttar Pradesh: Lalu

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Mumbai reports fewer than 500 COVID-19 cases for second straight day, one death

Mumbai reported 447 new COVID-19 cases and only one fresh fatality on Tuesday, as per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin.
 
The tally of infections jumped to 10,52,176 and death toll to 16,667.
 
Mumbai logged fewer than 500 cases on the second day in a row. A day before, the city had reported 356 cases and five fatalities.
 
Mumbai on Tuesday also registered the lowest number of fatalities since January 2 this year when no death on account of the pandemic had been recorded in the city.
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Karnataka reports 4,452 new Covid cases

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Shah at millennium birth anniversary celebrations of Bhakti Saint Sri Ramanujacharya in Hyderabad

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Schools in Haryana will reopen from Feb 10 for classes 1 to 9

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PM Modi didn't answer my questions, says Rahul

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Kerala reports 29,471 new Covid cases

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BJP committed to make Uttarakhand an 'ideal and developed' state: Rajnath Singh

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Special commemorative stamp in memory of Lata Mangeshkar on anvil

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All students must follow the dress code: Pralhad Joshi

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Karnataka hijab row: HC hearing to continue tomorrow

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Channi's nephew Bhupinder S Honey to remain in ED custody till 11th Feb

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Amid hijab row, all schools and colleges in Karnataka shut for 3 days

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Over 50 mn have received the first dose of Covid vaccine: Mandaviya

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First Published: Feb 08 2022 | 7:13 AM IST

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