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Mumbai Police issues prohibitory orders under Section 144 to contain Covid spread

The order is part of the Maharashtra govt’s curfew- like restrictions on public movement over the next 15 days across the state.

Ambedkar had proposed Sanskrit as national language, knew what people wanted: CJI Bobde

Speaking at the inauguration of Maharashtra National Law University, Bobde said Ambedkar proposed Sanskrit as official language since he understood political and social issues.

Over 10,000 new Covid-19 cases, 40 deaths reported in Karnataka Sunday

The Bengaluru urban area alone reported 7,584 Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths. Over 2,600 patients were discharged across Karnataka Sunday.
TMC candidate Rabindra Nath Ghosh, wearing a helmet for safety, interacts with security personnel during 4th phase of West Bengal polls, in Cooch Behar | PTI

Another 71 CAPF companies sent to West Bengal amid poll-related violence

Till now, a total of 1,000 companies were earmarked for the conduct of elections in the state that has 294 assembly seats.
The Gyanvapi Mosque is built allegedly on the remains of a previous iteration of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi | Photo: Commons

Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute petitioner gets security post death threat

Harihar Pandey has been provided security on the orders of Police Commissioner A Satish Ganesh and the case is being investigated, a police officer said.
Army chief General M.M. Naravane addresses press on 12 January in New Delhi | ThePrint photo

Army Chief Gen Naravane meets Bangladesh army officers days after PM Modi’s visit

This year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh and the latter’s liberation from Pakistan.

ECI orders repolling in four polling booths in Assam on 20 April

The ECI order said that repolling will be held at Ratabari contituency's polling station after an EVM was found in a car belonging to the wife of a BJP candidate.
File photo of Congress president Sonia Gandhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt exported Covid-19 vaccine, allowed shortage in India — Sonia Gandhi hits out at Centre

At a meeting of Congress-ruled states to review the Covid-19 situation, Sonia Gandhi said public gatherings, including poll rallies, should be cancelled.
A health worker conducts Covid-19 test in Srinagar on 6 April 2021 | PTI Photo

India records 1.45 lakh fresh Covid cases, active cases breach 10-lakh mark after 6 months

India's Covid-19 tally has climbed to 1,32,05,926, recoveries stand at 1,19,90,859, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.28 per cent.

Polling begins for 44 seats in fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections

Tight security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful voting, with 789 companies of CAPF being deployed to guard 15,940 polling stations.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

India shouldn’t hope for too much from upcoming Turkey meet on Afghanistan

Thanks to US’ intervention, India will have a seat at the 10-day Istanbul conference beginning 24 April.
Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of web services at Amazon.com Inc., speaks during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.| Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Amazon’s future CEO firm on India expansion amid protests by local vendors

Speaking to partners and customers in India, Andy Jassy announced a $250 million venture fund for startups working on innovations for small businesses, agriculture and health care solutions.

Defence

CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.