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US cardiologist provides medical facilities to farmers protesting at Delhi’s Tikri border
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US cardiologist provides medical facilities to farmers protesting at Delhi’s Tikri border

Amid the ongoing farmers protest against the Central agri laws at Delhi borders, American cardiologist Dr. Swaiman Singh has decided to put his return to New Jersey on hold and has been camping at Tikri border for the past 3 months providing free medical checkup and medicine to protestors. The doctor runs the only super speciality hospital in Tikri that holds medical camps and distributes medicines for free. Swaiman Singh told ANI, "We give service to everyone, not just farmers. Locals, policemen, and CRPF men also come here to get treatment. On average 4,000 to 6,000 people get treated at our camp in 24 hours. The camp works till night. This is the only super speciality hospital in Tikri". He said, "I used to set up medical camps here every year, We treat people over a period of ti...
Nepal’s PM to receive Covid-19 vaccine today
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Nepal’s PM to receive Covid-19 vaccine today

Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is set to receive the vaccine against COVID-19 on Sunday in order to begin the second phase of the inoculation drive in the Himalayan Nation. According to Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi, Oli will receive the first dose of his COVID-19 vaccine at the Teaching Hospital at 10 AM (Local Time). "Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will start the second phase of the vaccination campaign from Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj at 10 am today receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, Nepal will receive 348,000 doses through Covax," Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi confirmed ANI. Oli,69, has a history of comorbidities and underwent a kidney transplant in 2020. Along with the Prime Minister, the head of other constitutional bodies also...
Second part of Parliament’s Budget Session to commence from Monday
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Second part of Parliament’s Budget Session to commence from Monday

The second part of the Budget Session of Parliament will commence from Monday with all COVID-19 precautionary measures in place. The Budget Session of Parliament, which commenced with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind on January 29, concluded on February 29. The Union budget was tabled in the Parliament by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1. The Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm while Lok Sabha will function between 4 pm to 10 pm. The second part of the session will conclude April 8, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had informed. The Lok Sabha clocked 99.5 per cent productivity during the first phase of the two-part Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Secretariat said. Birla informed that during the first part of the Budget Session 2021, Lok ...
5 members of family found dead in Chhattisgarh’s Durg
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5 members of family found dead in Chhattisgarh’s Durg

Five members of a family were found dead in the Durg district. Prima facie, it seems to be suicide, said the police. "Bodies of five members of a family found in Durg. The case appears to be a suicide. We have also recovered a note. Further investigation is being done," Vivekanand Sinha, IG Durg Range told reporters. The incident has created panic in the area. The forensic team has been sent to the spot. The police is investigating the case from all possible angles.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 27 electrical substations
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UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 27 electrical substations

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday inaugurated 27 sub-stations developed at a cost of Rs 1,920 by Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) through video conferencing. Congratulating the UP Energy Department at the inauguration event, Adityanath said that it had succeeded in strengthening the trust of the common man by promoting a better work culture. "Power Corporation has achieved very good success in the state in ensuring power supply amid the lockdown," he said. "The power corporation has worked towards making arrangements for distribution of electricity within the state to every citizen, supply of electricity to district headquarters for 23 to 24 hours, 20 to 21 hours power supply to tehsil headquarters, 17 to 18 hours power supply to rural areas and ...
Nitin Gadkari receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Nagpur
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Nitin Gadkari receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Nagpur

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and his wife Kanchan Gadkari on Saturday took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) Nagpur. Gadkari said that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appealed to people to come forward for vaccination. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi and appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated. Several other union ministers, including Amit Shah, S Jaishakar, Jitendra Singh, and politicians have also received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the second phase of the world's largest vaccination drive. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on J...
5 member Hindu family killed in Pakistan
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5 member Hindu family killed in Pakistan

Pakistan's Hindu community is in shock following the killing of a five-member family in mysterious circumstances in Pakistan on Friday. The members of the family were found dead with their throats slit with some sharp-edged weapon in their house in Abu Dhabi Colony, Chak No 135-P, 15-kilometre away from Rahim Yar Khan city, reported The News International. Police have recovered murder weapons including a knife and an axe. Social activist Birbal Das in Rahim Yar Khan told The News International that Ram Chand was a Meghwal Hindu and he was 35-36 years old. He was running a tailoring shop for a long time. He was a peaceful man and living a happy life, and the incident was quite shocking for everyone.
Farmers protest: Govt torturing ‘annadata’, says Rahul Gandhi
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Farmers protest: Govt torturing ‘annadata’, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday once again criticised the Centre over the controversial farm laws, alleging that the government is torturing the farmers, who are fighting for their rights. "Nails have been laid at the Delhi borders for sons of those who sacrifice their lives on the borders of the country. 'Annadata' ask for their rights, government tortures!" Gandhi tweeted in Hindi. Last month, the Delhi Police had cemented nails near barricades at Ghazipur (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh) and Tikri (Delhi-Haryana) borders. Barbed wire and cement barricades were also planted on the roads to restrict the movement of the protesting farmers. Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm la...
Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Sundar left stranded on 96 as hosts take 160-run lead
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Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Sundar left stranded on 96 as hosts take 160-run lead

Bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar on Saturday missed out on what would have been a well-deserved maiden hundred, remaining unbeaten on 96 while he saw his batting partners fall at the other end as India was bowled out for 365 in their first innings on Day Three of the fourth Test against England here at the Narendra Modi Stadium. With the efforts of Sundar and Rishabh Pant (101), India has managed to take a lead of 160 runs and England would now be looking to provide rear-guard action in order to delay the inevitable. Resuming Day Three at 294/7, overnight batters Sundar and Axar Patel saw off the first hour with ease and the duo scored runs at a brisk pace, piling on further misery on the tired England bowlers. The first hour saw India scoring 50 runs. Both the batters extend...
India reports 18,327 fresh Covid-19 infections, 108 deaths in last 24 hours
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India reports 18,327 fresh Covid-19 infections, 108 deaths in last 24 hours

As many as 18,327 new COVID-19 cases and 108 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, the union health ministry informed on Saturday. The country's overall COVID-19 cases tally has reached 1,11,92,088, including 1,80,304 active cases while the death toll has mounted to 1,57,656. A total of 22,06,92,677 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to March 5, 2021, of these, 7,51,935 samples were tested on Friday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). According to the health ministry, a total of 1,94,97,704 people have been vaccinated against coronavirus so far. India commenced its second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 with comorbidities against the coronavirus from March 1.
Six BJP workers injured in bombing incident in West Bengal
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Six BJP workers injured in bombing incident in West Bengal

Six Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were seriously injured in an alleged crude bomb blast in Rampur village of South 24 Parganas district late Friday night. The injured were brought to Canning Subdivision Hospital for treatment. The injured BJP workers alleged that the bomb was hurled at them by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers when they were returning from a wedding. The police has started an investigation into the incident. Incidents of political violence have been regularly making headlines in poll-bound West Bengal. The elections for 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal will begin on March 27. The state is going to witness eight-phase Assembly polls this year.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan to face vote of confidence today
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan to face vote of confidence today

After Imran Khan's candidate Abdul Hafeez Shaikh lost to the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) nominee Yousuf Raza Gillani in Senate elections, the Pakistani Prime Minister announced to seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly on Saturday. Imran is not the first Pakistani Prime Minister to face a vote of confidence in the National Assembly. In fact, under the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, all prime ministers of Pakistan, from 1985 to 2008, received a vote of confidence from the National Assembly. These included the late Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif, Mir Zafarullah Jamali, Chaudhry Shujaat, Shaukat Aziz, and Yousuf Raza Gilani, reported Geo News. But Imran Khan is also the second in the history of Pakistan who has sought a 'voluntary' vote of confidence. Prior t...
PM Modi to address Combined Commanders’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia today
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PM Modi to address Combined Commanders’ Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the top commanders of the three defence forces at the Combined Commanders' Conference at Kevadia in Gujarat on Saturday. "The Combined Commanders' Conference 2021 is scheduled to be held at Kevadia in Gujarat. The Prime Minister would be addressing the top commanders of the Indian Army, Air Force and the Navy at the event and is expected to give directions to the defence forces for being prepared for the challenges in the near and distant future," government sources had earlier told. The Commanders' Conference is attended by the Commander-in-Chief rank officers of the three services and the tri-services organisations such as the Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters, Strategic Forces Command and the Port Blair-based Andaman and Nicobar Comman...
PM Modi expresses solidarity with Sweden knife attack victims
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PM Modi expresses solidarity with Sweden knife attack victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed solidarity with the people of Sweden in wake of the violent attacks that took place on Wednesday wherein as many as eight people were injured. "I express solidarity to the people of Sweden, on behalf of all Indian citizens, over the violent attack that took place the day before yesterday in Sweden. We hope that the injured recover soon," the Prime Minister said during an India-Sweden virtual summit alongside his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven. As many as eight people have been injured in a knife attack in southern Sweden on Wednesday (local time). According to a report by Anadolu Agency, the attacker, identified as a 20-year-old male by the Jonkoping county police department, was shot and wounded by police in the Vetlanda locality,...
IMA cadets get into a scuffle with each other
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IMA cadets get into a scuffle with each other

Foreign and Indian cadets allegedly got into a scuffle at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Wednesday night. According to a statement issued by the officials of the academy, an inquiry has been ordered in the matter. It is alleged that a few gentlemen cadets (GCs) got into a physical fight after a heated argument. While the fight started between a few GCs, it drew attention when many others also got involved. It is not clear as to what precipitated the fight or which foreign and Indian GCs were involved. According to a statement issued by the authorities of IMA on Thursday, “a case of scuffle involving gentlemen cadets undergoing pre-commission training at Indian Military Academy occurred on the night of March 3.” “The case is being investigated and followed-up as per ...