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Morarji Desai Birth Anniversary: Lesser-known facts about the Former PM

His tenure as Prime Minister from 1977 to 1979 marked a crucial period in India's political history, as he became the first non-Congress Prime Minister to lead the nation

22 February,2024 02:24 PM IST | mid-day online correspondent
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Governor suspends Nagpur University Vice Chancellor after several complaints

Dr Chaudhari was appointed the VC of Nagpur University in August 2020, and his tenure has been full of controversies

22 February,2024 02:21 PM IST | mid-day online correspondent
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Jayalalithaa birth anniversary: Interesting facts about Former Tamil Nadu CM

Born in 1948 in Melukote, Mysore State (now Karnataka), Jayalalithaa's journey from a young actress to a revered political figure is nothing short of remarkable

22 February,2024 02:18 PM IST | mid-day online correspondent
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Murder of democracy: Congress slams Modi govt over X's statement

Tagging a statement issued by X's Global Government Affairs team, Congress general secy Jairam Ramesh said, "Murder Of Democracy in India".

22 February,2024 02:07 PM IST | PTI
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Union Govt decides to continue women safety scheme till 2025-26

The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the "Safety of Women" scheme at a cost of Rs 1,179.72 crore from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

22 February,2024 02:06 PM IST | PTI
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Cane price hike shows govt committed to its pledge for farmers' welfare: PM Modi

This will benefit crores of sugarcane farmers, PM Modi said in a series of posts on X, highlighting several decisions taken by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday

22 February,2024 01:16 PM IST | mid-day online correspondent
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Excise policy case: ED issues fresh summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal has been asked to depose on February 26 and record his statement in the excise policy linked money laundering case

22 February,2024 12:59 PM IST | mid-day online correspondent
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Farmer leaders to hold meeting to discuss situation at Punjab-Haryana borders

Farmer leaders put the march on hold for two days on Wednesday after a protester was killed and about 12 police personnel were injured

22 February,2024 12:42 PM IST | mid-day online correspondent
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SC refuses to pass any direction on setting up community kitchens

SC observed that the National Food Security Act and other welfare schemes are already being implemented by the Centre and states

22 February,2024 12:19 PM IST | mid-day online correspondent
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Social media site X decides to withhold accounts after orders from Indian govt

The writ plea challenging Indian govt's orders remains pending & impacted users have been notified as per company policies, said Global Government Affairs of X.

22 February,2024 11:44 AM IST | ANI
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BJP releases documentary highlighting alleged land grab, women's exploitation

The documentary has several Sandeshkhali women speaking of the crimes they were subjected to.

22 February,2024 11:44 AM IST | PTI
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Bihar achieves just 51.78 pc of mining revenue collection target till Feb 14

Officials have achieved only Rs 1,896.43 crore of the Rs 3,662.39 crore revenue target from the mining sector till Feb 14, 2024.

22 February,2024 10:02 AM IST | PTI
Despite PM Modi's 'guarantees', farmers are committing suicide: Sharad Pawar

Despite PM Modi's 'guarantees', farmers are committing suicide: Sharad Pawar

Addressing NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) workers at a conclave at Manchar in Ambegaon tehsil, the home turf of Maharashtra Cabinet minister Dilip Walse Patil in Pune district, the former Union agriculture minister painted a grim picture of the farm sector

22 February,2024 08:58 AM IST | Pune | mid-day online correspondent
Assam govt tables bill aimed at eradicating non-scientific healing practices

Assam govt tables bill aimed at eradicating non-scientific healing practices

On behalf of the Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma who also holds the Home and Political Department, Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pijush Hazarika tabled the bill in the state assembly

22 February,2024 08:50 AM IST | Guwahati | ANI
Farmers' protest: Opposition leaders target Centre over death of youth in Punjab

Farmers' protest: Opposition leaders target Centre over death of youth in Punjab

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said that he was saddened by the death of a young farmer on the Punjab-Haryana border and asserted that stringent action would be taken against those responsible for it

22 February,2024 08:40 AM IST | Punjab | ANI
Karnataka govt sets age limit for sale of cigarettes to 21

Karnataka govt sets age limit for sale of cigarettes to 21

"Earlier, the age limit for sale of cigarettes was fixed at 18 years, now the age limit has been increased to 21 years," he said

22 February,2024 08:35 AM IST | Bengaluru | ANI
Does BJP pay income tax?: Ajay Maken

Does BJP pay income tax?: Ajay Maken

He continued to ask that why is the Congress Party facing an unprecedented demand of Rs 210 crores?

22 February,2024 07:36 AM IST | New Delhi | ANI
Sikh IPS officer insulted, BJP should apologise: AAP

Sikh IPS officer insulted, BJP should apologise: AAP

There was no immediate reaction from the BJP to Rai’s comments.

22 February,2024 07:30 AM IST | New Delhi | Agencies
Bihar: Nine killed in tempo-truck collision; PM, CM condole deaths

Bihar: Nine killed in tempo-truck collision; PM, CM condole deaths

Nine people returning from a wedding were killed and five others were injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a tempo in Bihar's Lakhisarai

21 February,2024 10:35 PM IST | Patna | PTI
Delhi Chalo stir: Farmer killed, 12 cops injured in clashes

Delhi Chalo stir: Farmer killed, 12 cops injured in clashes

A farmer was killed and about 12 police personnel were injured in clashes between security personnel and protesting farmers at Punjab-Haryana border

21 February,2024 10:26 PM IST | Chandigarh | PTI
CBI summons BRS's Kavitha next week in Delhi excise policy scam case

CBI summons BRS's Kavitha next week in Delhi excise policy scam case

The CBI has summoned former Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and BRS legislator K Kavitha in connection with the Delhi excise policy scam

21 February,2024 10:22 PM IST | New Delhi | PTI
Raisina Dialogue 2024: EAM Jaishankar's straight talk at UN over UNSC Reforms

    Raisina Dialogue 2024: EAM Jaishankar's straight talk at UN over UNSC Reforms

    India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar attended the Raisina Dialogue on February 22. EAM speaking at a session titled ‘A Tapestry of Truths: Can the Two Hemispheres Agree? The minister pointed over reforms needed in the UN. Jaishankar said when we have four times the members it’s common sense that we can't continue the same way

    22 February,2024 01:24 PM IST
    King says 'reduced to tears' by good wishes from public since cancer diagnosis

    King says 'reduced to tears' by good wishes from public since cancer diagnosis

    While the 75-year-old head of state remains absent from public engagements, he has said he intends to continue to perform his state duties

    22 February,2024 08:45 AM IST | London | AP

    Taekwondo instructor kills boy, his family

    Kwang Kyung Yoo is the owner of the Lion’s Taekwondo and Martial Arts Academy and known to his students as Master Lion

    22 February,2024 07:41 AM IST | Melbourne | Agencies

    Fighting rages on in Gaza’s Khan Yunis and Zeitoun areas

    Forces directed strikes on Hamas weapons storage facilities, other terror infra

    22 February,2024 07:39 AM IST | Tel Aviv | Agencies
    Board exams 2024: Handling the exam stress

    Board exams 2024: Handling the exam stress

    As March, April, and May approach, students across the country gear up for the challenging months ahead, bracing themselves for the intense pressure that comes with academic exams. With academic goals at the forefront of their minds, students are hunkering down, locking themselves away to minimize distractions and maximize study time.

    14 February,2024 02:44 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

    Vasant Panchami 2024: Significance and stories behind the festival

    Vasant Panchami, also known as Basant Panchami, is a celebration of the Spring's arrival. It is Observed on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Hindu month Magha

    13 February,2024 10:23 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

    Sushma Swaraj Birth Anniversary: India's first female External Affairs Minister

    Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, born on February 14, 1952, in Ambala, Haryana, is celebrated for her remarkable contributions to the nation

    13 February,2024 08:28 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
    Seeing India through its PM’s lens

    Seeing India through its PM’s lens

    Why journalist Neerja Chowdhury tells you all that you don’t wanna know about How Prime Ministers Decide!

    21 February,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
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    20 February,2024 04:32 AM IST | Mumbai | C Y Gopinath
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