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Covid vaccine not responsible for heart attacks, says Union Health Minister

Mar 02, 2024

Covid vaccines are not responsible for heart attacks, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, while citing a study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Lok Sabha polls: Delhi MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Ramesh Bidhuri dropped in BJP first list

Mar 02, 2024

BJP's sitting MP from South Delhi, Ramesh Bidhuri, and Meenakshi Lekhi, MP from New Delhi, were omitted from the party's initial candidate list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Lok Sabha 2024: PM Modi to contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, Rajnath Singh from Lucknow; first list out

Mar 02, 2024

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the first list of candidates ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 today (March 2).

Cochin Customs, Gold Smuggling, Cochin International Airport, Smuggling Crackdown, Ingesting Gold, Injecting Gold

Kerela: Cochin customs seizes 797 grams of gold, three arrested

Mar 02, 2024

Cochin Customs have seized 797 grams of gold and arrested three individuals in a recent smuggling crackdown at Cochin International Airport. The smugglers employed unique methods such as ingesting and injecting gold to evade security measures.

 Ship from China to Pakistan stopped in Mumbai; Indian agencies suspect nuke link to consignment

Ship from China to Pakistan stopped in Mumbai; Indian agencies suspect nuke link to consignment

Mar 02, 2024

The intercepted consignment, featuring a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine manufactured by an Italian company, underwent scrutiny during the operation.

Nitish Kumar's promise to PM Modi: Won't go here and there

Mar 02, 2024

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today made a promise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will stay with the BJP-led NDA from now and "not go here and there".

BJP's Jayant Sinha follows Gautam Gambhir, opts out of Lok Sabha polls

BJP's Jayant Sinha follows Gautam Gambhir, opts out of Lok Sabha polls

Mar 02, 2024

In a statement issued on March 2, Sinha stated, "I have requested JP Nadda to relieve me of my direct electoral duties so that I can focus my efforts on combating global climate change in Bharat and around the world. Of course, I will continue to work with the party on economic and governance issues."

Asaduddin Owaisi slams Uniform Civil Code implementation in Uttarakhand

Mar 02, 2024

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed the government over the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) implementation in Uttarakhand, also reiterating that the benefits of family tax rebate should also be extended to the Muslim community.

PM Modi's jibe at Mamata government: TMC means ‘Tu, Main aur Corruption’

Mar 02, 2024

Launching a scathing attack on the ruling TMC over corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday set a target for the state BJP to win all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.

Agra: Relatives insert pen into rectum of specially abled boy, hospitalised

Mar 02, 2024

Later, on February 25, Vishnu was transferred to Pathak Hospital in Basai Mandi. An operation was conducted on the boy a day later, following which a pen was taken out of the teenager's body.

ECI warns political parties against unfair practices in upcoming Lok Sabha elections

Mar 02, 2024

The Election Commission of India on March 1 warned political parties and political leaders to not use money and muscle power or any other unfair means during elections.

 Karnataka CM on Bengaluru bombing: Suspect wore mask, set timer and exploded device

Karnataka CM on Bengaluru bombing: Suspect wore mask, set timer and exploded device

Mar 02, 2024

Speaking to the press, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah disclosed chilling details of the incident, stating that the perpetrator, disguised in a mask and cap, arrived at the scene via a public bus.

India has officially eliminated 'extreme poverty', says US report

Mar 02, 2024

India has successfully eradicated 'extreme poverty', according to a report by American think tank, Brookings. The report, penned by Surjit Bhalla and Karan Bhasin, attributes this achievement to a sharp drop in the headcount poverty ratio and a significant rise in household consumption.

Jharkhand: Spanish woman gangraped in Dumka, 3 detained

Mar 02, 2024

The Spanish traveller and her spouse were taking a grand tour of Asia.

Google, Matrimony Apps, Play Store, Fee Dispute, Indian Startups, Supreme Court

Google removes matrimony apps from Indian startups on play store over fee dispute

Mar 02, 2024

Google has removed matrimony apps from Indian startups from its Play Store following a dispute over service fee payments. The move has ignited concerns among Indian startup firms.

Delhi wakes up to light rain as several parts of national capital witnesses sudden change in weather

Mar 02, 2024

Delhi experienced a sudden shift in weather with light rain on Saturday morning. Areas such as Greater Kailash, India Gate, RK Puram, and Janpath were observed to have light showers.

Sharad Pawar faction of NCP slams Centre, Shinde govt over semiconductor units in Assam, Gujarat

Mar 01, 2024

The Nationalist Congress Party-Sharadchandra Pawar on Friday targeted the BJP-led Centre and Maharashtra government over the three semiconductor units that are to be set up in Gujarat and Assam.

PM Modi does not get time to visit Manipur but goes to Lakshadweep: TMC

Mar 01, 2024

The Trinamool Congress on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not find time to visit ethnic strife-hit Manipur but goes to Lakshadweep for snorkelling and Gujarat for scuba diving.

Defence Ministry signs five capital acquisition contracts worth over Rs 39,000 crore

Mar 01, 2024

The Ministry of Defence today signed five major capital acquisition contracts worth a total of Rs 39,125.39 crore as part of the ministry's Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

Election Commission warns political parties to follow model code of conduct for upcoming Lok Sabha polls

Mar 01, 2024

The Election Commission of India has issued further advisory to all political parties to maintain decorum and utmost restraint in public campaigning and raise the level of election campaigning to "issue"-based debate.

PM targets TMC over Sandeshkhali incident, asks women to take ‘revenge’ with votes

Mar 01, 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today claimed that Trinamool MP Sheikh Shahjahan, who faces allegations of sexual assault and land-grabbing, was arrested solely due to the pressure exerted by the BJP on the authorities.