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Feb 02, 2022 05:37 PM IST
‘UP wants to end negative politics’: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said that the people of Uttar Pradesh wanted to end negative politics and start moving forward, reports ANI.
“UP public wants to end negative politics and start moving forward. This is a sugarcane region and farmers want a timely and increased subsidy, so they trust SP-RLD. Our alliance is true and will remove liars from government,” he said.
Feb 02, 2022 05:22 PM IST
Govt not responsible for loss incurred by investors in private crypto: Finance secretary
People investing in private crypto should understand that it does not have the authorisation of govt. There is no guarantee whether your investment will be successful or not, one may suffer losses and govt is not responsible for this: Finance Secretary TV Somanathan
— ANI (@ANI) February 2, 2022
Finance secretary TV Somanathan said that private cryptocurrencies will never become legal tender in India and the government is not responsible for losses, if any, incurred by investors in such private digital assets, reports ANI.
Feb 02, 2022 04:32 PM IST
‘We have done what we have said’: Rajnath Singh in Pilibhit
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, during a poll campaign speech in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, said that the BJP has kept its promises, reports ANI.
“We have done what we have said whether it is article 370 or Ram Temple. We not only do development but also keep our cultural heritage alive. Today the size of our economy is over 3 trillion,” Singh said.
Feb 02, 2022 03:49 PM IST
NCP releases list of 24 star campaigners for Goa assembly polls
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) released a list of 24 star campaigners for the upcoming Goa assembly polls, reports ANI.
Feb 02, 2022 03:06 PM IST
Mayawati warns BSP supporters of ‘opinion and exit polls by media’
The supporters of the BSP should remain vigilant against the opinion and exit polls ahead of the state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, party leader Mayawati said.
She also accused the media of being casteist.
Feb 02, 2022 03:03 PM IST
‘BJP casteist, capitalist; divides society in name of religion’: Mayawati
Mayawati, during her speech, also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party for being “casteist and capitalist”. She said that the party divided people in the name of religion.
She accused the BJP of promoting private sector, preventing the benefits of reservation to the Dalits and also for increased crimes against backward sections of the society.
Feb 02, 2022 03:00 PM IST
Mayawati slams rival parties in poll speech, urges people to vote for BSP
BSP leader Mayawati said urged the people to vote for her party in the upcoming elections and the other major parties in the fray.
She alleged that the Congress doesn’t think about Dalits or women apart from election times while during Samajwadi Party’s regime, Dalits faced harassment.
Feb 02, 2022 02:42 PM IST
Mayawati begins BSP’s campaign for UP Assembly elections from Agra
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has begun campaigning for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Addressing a public meet in Agra, Mayawati said even thought the BSP could not win any seat amongst nine Assembly seats of Agra district in the last elections held in 2017, the party had won 6 out of nine seats in 2007 and 2012 Assembly elections in the district.
“Sixty percent of dalits in Agra are jatav who has remained solid vote bank of BSP unlike non jatav dalit vote who remain divided,” she added.
Feb 02, 2022 02:14 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee re-elected unopposed as TMC chairperson, says party’s secretary-general Partha Chatterjee
Mamata Banerjee re-elected TMC chairperson unopposed: party secretary general Partha Chatterjee
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) February 2, 2022
Feb 02, 2022 11:54 AM IST
Budget focused on modernising agriculture, development in villages
The budget also focused on modernizing Indian agriculture with a focus on organic farming. This will make farming more lucrative. Kisan drones and other machinery will be made available to the farmers at reasonable prices.
The budget also focused on the development of villages at the border. NCC Centres will be brought in at schools situated at the border, the Prime Minister said. Read more
Feb 02, 2022 11:30 AM IST
Budget has provisions to take India in direction of modernity: PM Modi
“It is very important for us to make a self-reliant & modern India. This Budget has several important provisions to take India forward in the direction of modernity. India’s economy is expanding continuously due to the decisions taken in the last 7 years,” says PM Modi.
Feb 02, 2022 11:23 AM IST
PM Modi addresses BJP workers day after Budget, says India will observe a new world order in post-Covid society
There is a possibility of a new world order post-COVID pandemic. Today, the world’s perspective of looking at India has changed a lot. Now, the world wants to see a stronger India, says PM Narendra Modi while speaking on Union Budget 2022.
Feb 02, 2022 10:40 AM IST
Watch: Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya rides bicycle to Parliament
Feb 02, 2022 10:18 AM IST
Rajya Sabha observes silence to pay tribute to those who lost lives in Malaysia, Tonga
Rajya Sabha Members observe silence in the memory of the people who lost their lives in heavy rainfall in Malaysia and volcanic eruption in Tonga.
Feb 02, 2022 09:59 AM IST
Zydus begins supply of its 3-dose Covid vaccine ZyCov-D to Centre
Zydus has started supplies of its three-dose COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D to Govt of India. The pharmaceutical company is also planning to make the vaccine available in the private market, the company issued a statement.
Feb 02, 2022 09:21 AM IST
India logs 1,61,386 new Covid-19 cases, positivity drops under 10%
India recorded a total of 1,61,386 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Active case count dropped to 3.90 per cent, while the daily positivity rate stood at 9.26 per cent.
The number of deaths due to Covid-19 mounted to 1,733.
Feb 02, 2022 09:03 AM IST
CPI(M) Rajya Sabha floor leader Elamaram Kareem gives notice, demands discussion on Pegasus
CPI(M) floor leader in Rajya Sabha Elamaram Kareem has given notice under rule 267 to suspend the business and discuss the Pegasus issue amid recent reports revealing Government of India’s engagement with Israeli firm NSO and purchase of the spyware.
Feb 02, 2022 09:00 AM IST
CPI MP Binoy Viswam gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha
CPI Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam has given suspension of business notice under rule 267 demanding discussion on Pegasus spyware, reports news agency ANI.
Feb 02, 2022 08:59 AM IST
Parliament Budget session: Rahul Gandhi to be first to speak after President’s address
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is likely to be the first speaker in the debate on motion of thanks to the President’s address on Wednesday in Lok Sabha.
According to ANI sources, 12 hours have been allotted to opposition parties to express their reply to the Presidential address during the motion of thanks in Lok Sabha. Congress has been allotted one hour out of the total 12 hours of opposition parties.
Feb 02, 2022 08:42 AM IST
Jinnah Tower in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district painted in Tricolour
The Jinnah Tower in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur has been painted in tricolour and arrangements will be made to hoist the national flag near it. The decision came after a controversy over its name. On January 26, Hindu Vahini activists tried to unfurl the national flag on the tower.
“On the request of various groups, it was decided to decorate the tower with the tricolour and to construct a pole to hoist the national flag near the tower,” said Guntur East MLA Mohammed Musthafa, speaking to news agency ANI.
Feb 02, 2022 08:19 AM IST
Delhi air quality remains ‘very poor’, overall AQI 343
Air quality in Delhi remains in ‘very poor’ category with overall AQI at 343, in Noida (UP) in ‘very poor’ category with overall AQI at 358 & in Gurugram (Haryana) in ‘very poor’ category with overall AQI at 313, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Feb 02, 2022 07:06 AM IST
‘More like a manifesto’: Aaditya Thackeray on Union Budget
“This budget looks more like a manifesto, In this budget mostly announcements are made & it will be important to see the outcome. Many cities are announced to be built as smart cities but no timeline has been given,” says Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on the Union Budget 2022.
Feb 02, 2022 07:04 AM IST
‘Unconditional apology’: Hindustani Bhau in court over student riots
“We have tendered an unconditional apology in court. Our cause was right, we had come to support the students. Unfortunately, it was misused and it turned into a riot. We will cooperate in the police investigation,” said Mahesh Mulya, advocate of Vikas Fhatak alias Hindustani Bhau.
Phatak has been sent to police custody by the court till February 4.
Dharavi Police arrested one more accused, Iqrar Khan Vakhar Khan. FIR under IPC Sec 353, 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty), 427, 109, 114(Abettor present when offence committed), 143(unlawful assembly), 145, 146 (rioting), 149, 188, 269, 270.
Feb 02, 2022 06:24 AM IST
UP polls: PM Modi to address BJP workers of 403 assemblies today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers of all 403 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh on “Atmanirbhar” (self-reliant) economy at 11am today.
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Union minister Anurag Thakur hit back at RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary who stirred a controversy when he claimed that Amit Shah has been sending feelers to his partymen promising to make them stars like Hema Malini.
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 05:26 PM IST
Tamil Nadu (11.6%), Maharashtra (11.2%), Andhra Pradesh (10.4%), Uttar Pradesh (8%) and Gujarat (7.6%) have the highest number of wetlands in the country
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 04:54 PM IST
The police on Tuesday extended the prohibitory orders on flying aerial objects, including drones, on the RSS headquarters and other vital installations in the city till March 31.
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 04:30 PM IST
- As many as 4,83,60,117 teenagers have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19 in India, of which, 11,28,099 have received both shots. Notably, India began vaccinating people aged above 15 from January 3 onwards.
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 03:53 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
Hindustani Bhau will be cooperating with the police investigation into the riotous gathering of students in Mumbai and Nagpur, who were ‘instigated’ by Hindustani Bhau’s YouTube video.
Published on Feb 02, 2022 03:40 PM IST
The Union Budget was short on welfare, some analysts say. It skipped direct measures to bring relief to the middle-class and the poor, as millions struggle to regain incomes lost due to the pandemic
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 04:35 PM IST
The Union Budget has been appreciated across multiple quarters, said the Prime Minister, adding that the policies are aimed at expanding the central government’s vision in the last seven years.
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 12:17 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
ZyCoV-D, which was cleared by the DCGI in August last year, is a needle-less vaccine, and will be administered in three doses.
Published on Feb 02, 2022 10:21 AM IST
The higher education regulator has issued a public notice seeking feedback on the draft from stakeholders by February 11
Published on Feb 02, 2022 10:15 AM IST