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Terrorist groups and their handlers trying to shift focus from Kashmir valley to Jammu region, says Union Minister Jitendra SinghLockdown and restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC have been imposed in some parts of Maharashtra. Officers didn’t give us permission to hold meetings due to rising cases of COVID-19, that is why we couldn’t go there.

– BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

Former AP CM, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu write to PM Modi, requesting to stop privatization of RINL

Former Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu writes to PM Narendra Modi, requesting to stop the priva… https://t.co/JpfNd1Hbrz

— ANI (@ANI) 1613842454000Five more bodies recovered from debris of dam at Tapovan in Chamoli district

Five more bodies have been recovered from debris of the dam at Tapovan in Chamoli district. With this, a total of 67 bodies have been recovered so far, said Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar.

West Bengal: BJP workers allegedly damaged a TMC office in Minakha area of BasirhatTMC workers allegedly hurled bombs and attacked BJP’s ‘Paribartan Yatra’ in Basirhat

West Bengal: TMC workers allegedly hurled bombs & attacked BJP's 'Paribartan Yatra' in Basirhat, North 24 Parganas.… https://t.co/gVwVrv5acx

— ANI (@ANI) 1613841463000Experts call rise in Covid cases in few states ‘Stochastic spread’

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Saturday that a few states are witnessing an uptick in the number of new Covid-19 cases reported daily for the last one week.

Convoy of cars led by West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh attacked in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, triggering scuffle between activists of saffron party and ruling Trinamool Congress: PoliceCentral Delhi tax officials arrest a person for illegal manufacturing of gutkha with a liability of around Rs 5.9 croresAt NITI Aayog meeting today, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel requested for the approval of setting up of Cargo Hub in Raipur & to provide port facilities for the promotion of export & development of industries in the state.

– Chhattisgarh government

PM Modi to address a meeting of BJP’s national functionaries in New Delhi tomorrow10th round of Corps commander level talks between India and China underway at Moldo on the Chinese side of LAC, as per Indian Army sourcesBritain reports 10,406 new COVID-19 cases, first vaccine doses pass 17 millionUttarakhand glacier tragedy: 3 more bodies recovered from hydel project site, toll rises to 65BJP challenges West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to announce she will contest state election only from Nandigram if she is confident of her victory

TMC hits backs, asks saffron party to first name its chief ministerial candidate

Indian cricket team squad for upcoming five-match T20I series against England

BCCI announces squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against England to be played at Sardar Patel Stadium,… https://t.co/WAYSCsi7pW

— ANI (@ANI) 1613834382000A court in Delhi today ordered the release of passports of 35 Tablighi Jamaat members who were acquitted in the Nizamuddin Markaz caseMahila Congress workers holding protest over LGP gas price rise

Goa: Mahila Congress workers held a protest over LGP gas price rise, in Panaji earlier today. https://t.co/yjSlp57Gmi

— ANI (@ANI) 1613833460000Maharashtra reports 6,281 new Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra reported 6,281 new COVID-19 cases, 2,567 discharges, and 40 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department.

PM pointed out that the next census will be first & most remarkable digitalised census of the country. This is where India will set up an example for other countries. 2021 census will be fully digitised & will create a digital system.

– NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

Jammu and Kashmir records 68 fresh COVID-19 casesDefence Minister Rajnath Singh to address Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) convention in Salem, Tamil Nadu tomorrowMyanmar army opened fire on anti-coup protesters and Red Cross Vehicles today in MandalayDetailed survey of lake formed in upper reaches of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli

After a detailed survey of the lake formed in the upper reaches of Uttarakhand's Chamoli, ITBP & DRDO teams returne… https://t.co/vyhnjex0oY

— ANI (@ANI) 1613829994000India’s fight against COVID-19 has seen a united front, which is a perfect example of Cooperative Federalism & PM Modi expressed the importance of moving forward in the same spirit, as ‘Team India’.

– NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

Nobody spoke about the farm laws during today’s meeting, says Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar on NITI Aayog governing council meeting chaired by PM ModiDelhi records 152 fresh cases of COVID-19, while one fatality takes death toll to 10,898: Health Bulletin1,08,38,323 total Covid vaccinations conducted till Feb 20 6pm

1,08,38,323 total COVID vaccinations conducted till Feb 20, 6pm. Of which, 72,26,653 healthcare workers have been vaccinated. The first dose has been given to a total 63,52,713 and the second dose has been given to 8,73,940 beneficiaries, as per Union Health Ministry.

At NITI Aayog meeting, 6 items were in focus — making India a manufacturing powerhouse, reimagining agriculture, improving physical infrastructure, accelerating human resource development, service delivery at grassroots level, & health & nutrition.

– NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

The Sixth GCM came at a time where the nation is emerging from the challenges posed by COVID-19. The forum saw key decision-makers charting out a way forward for the country to move forward.

– NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

Air India Express flight hits electric pole while landing at Vijayawada International Airport

Andhra Pradesh: An Air India Express flight hits an electric pole while landing at Vijayawada International Airport… https://t.co/PzgvMyl61c

— ANI (@ANI) 1613827328000Karnataka makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for passengers arriving from MaharashtraTamil Nadu government issues an order to withdraw 308 cases registered against 26,460 people in connection with the Jallikattu protests in 201725,000 CAPF personnel earmarked for polls in 4 states, 1 UTNITI Aayog meet: TN urges Centre to declare Godavari-Cauvery river link plan a national projectRussia says detected first case of H5N8 avian flu transmission to humansDuring NITI Aayog governing council meeting chaired by PM Modi today, Bihar CM said that the rate of electricity supplied by the Centre should be the same across the country. He said that a policy should be framed for ‘one nation, one rate’.Republic Day violence

Delhi Police release photos of 20 more people who were allegedly involved in the violence at Red Fort on January 26… https://t.co/fofgn08nIv

— ANI (@ANI) 1613823458000During NITI Aayog governing council meeting today, Karnataka CM requested PM Modi to declare Upper Bhadra Project & Upper Krishna Project as national projects. It was also requested to approve 6 proposals worth Rs 6,673 crores under modernisation of canals project.

– Karnataka govt

India offers $40 million Line of Credit to boost sports infrastructure in Maldives: EAM S JaishankarI didn’t speak against Akshay Kumar & Amitabh Bachchan but against their work. They’re not real heroes. If they were, they would’ve stood beside people during their sufferings. If they want to continue being ‘kagaz ke sher’, then we don’t have any problem.

– Maharashtra Congress chief

Maldives FM Abdulla Shahid on meeting with EAM Jaishankar

Neighbours, partners, and friends! A productive meeting with External Affairs Minister @DrSJaishankar. The pro… https://t.co/OXHTfsKqvd

— Abdulla Shahid (@abdulla_shahid) 1613820452000Over 200 million vaccine doses administered globallyBMC seals 1305 buildings after Mumbai logs 2749 new COVID-19 casesEAM Jaishankar holds talks with Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid in Male

“Deeply appreciate our close cooperation during Covid. Agreed to look beyond at post-pandemic economic recovery,” the EAM says. He also hands over 100,000 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid and Health Minister Ahmed Naseem in Male.

Toolkit case: Delhi’s Patiala House Court reserves order for Tuesday on Disha Ravi’s bail applicationIf state & Central govts set up manufacturing hubs, give tax breaks & all necessary facilities to manufacturers especially to medium & small industries so that they can make products cheaper than China, then it’ll create jobs & we can leave China behind in manufacturing

– Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog

We didn’t focus on manufacturing in last 70 years. Our country is lagging behind in manufacturing. The way Chinese products are replacing India products, it is necessary that we aggressively pursue manufacturing.

– Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog

Goa industry seeks public procurement policy in state budget

“We request that a Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) should be introduced in line with Central Government Policy making it mandatory for all Government Departments/Undertakings to purchase a minimum of 20 per cent of their annual purchase of products and services from MSEs, the memorandum reads.

Over 200 million vaccine doses administered globally

Some 45 percent of the injections took places in countries belonging to the wealthy G7 club, whose members promised Friday to share doses more fairly with worse-off countries.

Karnataka notice on rising cases

Karnataka government issues a circular in view of rising cases of COVID-19 in neighbouring Maharashtra. "A negative… https://t.co/CRPznBYuqh

— ANI (@ANI) 1613817735000AIIMS chief calls for PPP for large-scale rollout of vaccination

Terming the recent drop in COVID-19 cases in the country as a “small window of opportunity”, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Saturday called for a public-private partnership (PPP) for rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme at a large scale.

Mehbooba calls for dialogue with Pakistan

A day after three policemen were killed in militant incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday asked the Centre to start a dialogue with Pakistan and also engage the local public to ensure there is no violence in the union territory.

Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady in Australian Open final for 4th Grand Slam titlePM Modi will visit Assam & West Bengal on 22nd February

He’ll dedicate to the nation important projects of the oil & gas sector in an event organized in Dhemaji, Assam. Later, he will dedicate to the nation and inaugurate several railway projects in Hooghly, West Bengal

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday announced a reduction in the maximum fare for travel in the Chennai Metro rail by Rs 20, thus bringing down the fare for full length travel to Rs 50 from the present Rs 70.Nitin Gadkari approves 5 highway projects

The Union Minister approved a proposal to construct a 6 Lane Kantakapalle-Sabbavaram section of NH-130-CD worth Rs 824.29 crores and the development of a 6 Lane Korlam-Kantakapalle section of NH-130-CD worth Rs 772.70 crores,” the office of the Minister tweeted.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman speaks on fuel price hike

“It’s a vexatious issue in which no answer except for fall in fuel price will convince anyone. Both Centre & State should talk to bring down retail fuel price at a reasonable level for consumers…”

Ahead of International Mother Language Day tomorrow, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu writes to MPs urging them to contribute towards promotion of Indian languagesNot allowed new Covid strain to spread: Karnataka Health Minister

We have not found any South African strain or Brazilian strain of COVID-19. All that we have found is the UK strain, only in those passengers who travelled from the UK to Bengaluru. We have not allowed it to spread in the society: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

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