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Day after G-23 meet, Azad heaps praises on Modi

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 14:25
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said he likes leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi who are proud of their roots and noted that Modi speaks frankly about his past as a tea-seller.
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Sonam Wangchuk makes solar heated tent for soldiers

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 11:36
Innovator and educationist Sonam Wangchuk, the real life Phunsukh Wangdu of Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, has developed an eco-friendly solar heated tent that Army personnel can use in extremely cold places like Siachen and Galwan valley in the Ladakh region.
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India launches Brazilian satellite, 18 others

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 11:17
In the first dedicated mission of its commercial arm New Space India Limited (NSIL), the Indian Space Research Organisation on Sunday successfully launched Brazil's earth observation satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 other co-passengers, including five built by students, onboard a Polar rocket from the spaceport in Sriharikota.
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Modi regrets not learning 'oldest language' Tamil

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 11:09
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he regrets not being able to learn the world's oldest language Tamil during his long political innings as a chief minister and prime minister.
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Paper leak: Army cancels nationwide recruitment exam

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 10:59
The Army has cancelled an examination for pan-India recruitment of general duty personnel after paper was found to have been leaked, officials said on Sunday.
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Keep tractors ready for Delhi march: Tikait to farmers

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 10:39
Amid the ongoing protest against the new farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday asked the farmers to keep their tractors ready stating that they may have to reach the national capital anytime.
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Woman stabbed to death during robbery bid in Delhi

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 10:22
A 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death while resisting a chain-snatching bid in northwest Delhi's Adarsh Nagar area, police said on Sunday.
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Registration for Covid vaccination opens on March 1

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 10:10
The next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive for people above 60 years and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities will begin from March 1 and registration on the Co-WIN2.0 portal will open at 9 am on Monday.
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Covid curbs in Pune extended, curfew in Hingoli

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 09:38
The existing restrictions due to coronavirus in Pune district of Maharashtra were extended till March 14 on Sunday, an official said.
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Jaish-ul-Hind behind bomb scare near Ambani's house

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 08:41
An organisation named Jaish-ul-Hind has claimed the responsibility of placing an explosives-laden SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house in south Mumbai, police said on Sunday.
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Woman's death: Maha minister quits, BJP seeks FIR

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 08:20
Maharashtra minister Sanjay Rathod, facing flak from the opposition BJP after being linked to a woman's death, on Sunday resigned from the state cabinet.
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China rolls out first one-jab Covid vaccine: Report

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 07:56
China has given conditional approval for a single dose COVID-19 vaccine, touted to be a rival to Johnson and Johnson's one-jab shot cleared by the United States drug regulator on Sunday.
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School students in India discover 18 new asteroids

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 07:44
The International Astronomical Union (IAU), an organisation which assigns official names and designations to celestial bodies, has recently confirmed the discovery of 18 new asteroids by Indian students as part of a global science programme.
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Red Fort violence orchestrated by BJP: Kejriwal

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 06:50
Extending his support to the farmers agitating in the national capital against the three farm laws, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party workers of perpetrating the violence that took place on Republic Day at Red Fort during farmers' tractor rally.
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'Sindhu Netra' to monitor Chinese activities in IOR

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 06:36
In a boost for the country's surveillance capabilities to monitor activities of both military warships and merchant shipping in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), the 'Sindhu Netra' satellite developed by a team of young scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully deployed in space on Sunday.
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Modi a 'formidable enemy', will defeat him: Rahul

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 06:09
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'formidable enemy' who 'crushed' his opponents and vowed to send him to political oblivion by following the path of love and non-violence.
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Pakistan arrests 17 Indian fishermen

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 05:22
Pakistan has arrested 17 Indian fishermen and confiscated their three boats for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters.
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Rahul was on vacation: Shah on fisheries ministry

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 05:13
After repeated gaffe by Rahul Gandhi on no dedicated ministry to deal with the issues of fishermen, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Congress leader was on vacation when the National Democratic Alliance formed the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying in 2019.
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6 states showing surge in Covid cases: Centre

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 03:16
India's total number of active COVID-19 cases has reached 1,64,511, which comprises 1.48 per cent of the country's total infections, the Union health ministry said on Sunday highlighting six states that have shown a surge in new cases in a span of 24 hours.
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US approves Johnson and Johnson's Covid vaccine

Rediff News - Sun, 02/28/2021 - 00:50
The Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which works with one dose instead of two, got approval on Saturday, the third vaccine cleared in the country after emergency use authorisation (EUA) was given to two-dose shots from Pfizer and Moderna in December last year.
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