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Western countries step up pressure on Myanmar junta as protesters defy warnings

  • The European Union said it is considering sanctions on Myanmar while the United States penalised two more generals for links to the military coup, as Western countries sought to press the junta to avoid a violent crackdown after weeks of protests.
  • Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing called for energy to be put into reviving the ailing economy, state media reported, a day after a general strike shut businesses and huge crowds gathered despite a warning from authorities that confrontation could get people killed.

Bharti Airtel and Qualcomm to collaborate for 5G in India

Reports ET Now

DMK and Congress MLAs staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu Assembly today during the presentation of the interim budget by Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam

Malaysian court orders halt to Myanmar migrant deportation: Lawyer

BSP president Mayawati attacks BJP govt over rising fuel prices, terms rationale of raising funds through this for public welfare “totally unfair”

CBI team arrives at the residence of TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata

Abhishek’s wife, Rujira, is expected to answer CBI’s queries today in connection with the coal scam case.

Gujarat Civic Polls: Aam Aadmi Party opens its account, wins a ward in Surat

Mumbai: Gangster Ravi Pujari will be produced before Mumbai Sessions Court in 2016 Gajali restaurant firing, today

Disha Ravi brought to Delhi Police Cyber Cell office

Maharashtra: 479 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 5 more deaths

MHA has extended the deployment of the Rapid Action Force due to farmers’ agitation to maintain law and order duties in Uttar Pradesh till 26th February

Time to take accessibility, affordability in healthcare to next level for which use of modern technology is being increased

– PM Modi

SC defers the hearing for two weeks, on the plea of the CBI seeking its direction to interrogate former Police Commissioner of Kolkata, Rajeev Kumar, in its custody, for his alleged involvement in the Saradha scam case

Gujarat local body polls update

  • As per initial trends, BJP is leading in Jamjodhpur, Thaltej, Vastrapur, Asarwa, Saijpur, Nava Vadaj & Navrangpura wards
  • Congress leads in Dariapur & Chandkheda wards
  • AIMIM is leading in Behrampura
  • BJP is leading in 58 seats & Congress in 8 seats

Bharat Forge receives order from Indian Army for protected vehicles

Reports Reuters

Investment in healthcare also focuses on bringing in employment opportunities

– PM Modi

Centre is not only investing in healthcare but making sure that such facilities are made available in remote areas too

– PM Modi

We aim to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) from the country by 2025. Wearing masks, early diagnosis and treatment are also important in its prevention

– PM Modi

PM: To keep India healthy, we’re working on 4 main things

  • prevention of illness & promotion of wellness
  • healthcare access to all
  • building health infrastructure
  • increase in quality and quantity of healthcare professionals, to work in a focused manner

We have to be prepared for the increasing demand for the ‘Made in India’ vaccines

– PM Modi during a webinar on budget implementation relating to Health Sector

Today, the world’s trust in India’s health sector is at a new high

– PM Modi

26 January violence accused Deep Sidhu to be produced before the court at the end of his custody

Reports ET Bureau

At least 20 workers injured after fire breaks out following loud blast in chemical factory in Gujarat’s Bharuch district: Police

COVID19 pandemic has taught us a lesson to be prepared to fight similar challenges in future

– PM Modi during a webinar on budget implementation relating to Health Sector

The budget allocated for the health sector now is extraordinary. It shows our commitment towards this sector

– PM Modi

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to review the COVID19 situation in the state with health experts and senior officers today

Due to rise in COVID19 cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, MP & Chhattisgarh, travellers from these states, to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand

“Travellers from these 5 States to undergo testing at State borders, railway station & Dehradun airport,” says Dehradun DM.

Rupee surges 16 paise to 72.33 against US dollar in early trade

India reports 10,584 new COVID19 cases, 13,255 discharges, and 78 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • Total cases: 1,10,16,434
  • Total discharges: 1,07,12,665
  • Death toll: 1,56,463
  • Active cases: 1,47,306
  • Total Vaccination: 1,17,45,552

Six people killed in collission between car and fuel tanker in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore: Police

The death of 6 people near Hirenagavalli village, Chikkaballapur, due to a gelatin blast is shocking. District incharge minister and senior officials instructed to conduct a thorough probe and take stern action against the culprits

– Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

PM Modi on the loss of 6 lives in quarry blast in Chikkaballapur

Rajnath Singh to start his Bengal campaign on Friday

To amplify the BJP’s campaign and give a boost to its ongoing Poribortan in the State, defence minister Rajnath Singh will head to Bengal on Friday and address a public meeting in Balurghat in the border district of Dakshin Dinajpur.

Canadian MPs vote to label Beijing’s treatment of Uighur minority as genocide

Reports AFP

Facebook to restore Australia news pages: Government

Reports AFP

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to hold a meeting today with BMC Commissioner and officials, to review the COVID19 situation

Sensex jumps 260.39 points to 50,004.71 in opening session; Nifty advances 81.50 points to 14,757.20

Karnataka: 5 killed in quarry blast in Hirenagavalli, Chikkaballapur last night

Dr K Sudhakar, Chikkaballapura Dist in-charge, who visited the spot says, “Shocked by the incident. These are illegally held explosives. Strict action will be taken.”

17,500 people fined for not wearing a mask in public places in Mumbai in the last 3 days. The fine for not wearing a mask is Rs 200: Mumbai Police

A prominent farmer leader from Jammu was taken into custody by the Delhi Police here for his alleged involvement in the violence during farmers’ tractor parade against the new agri laws in the national capital on Republic Day

Bihar: Six people dead, three injured in a collision between a truck and an SUV car on National Highway 31 in Katihar’s Kursela

Priyanka Gandhi to address a Kisan Panchayat in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, today

Gujarat local body poll counting today

Nagaland reduces tax on petrol

  • Nagaland has slashed rate of tax on petrol & other motor spirits reduced from 29.80% to 25% per litre or from Rs 18.26 to Rs 16.04 per litre
  • Tax rate for diesel reduced from Rs 11.08 to Rs 10.51 per litre or 17.50% to 16.50& per litre
  • West Bengal, Rajasthan, Assam and Meghalaya have recently slashed taxes on petrol, diesel also

India has allowed Pakistan PM Imran Khan‘s aircraft to use Indian airspace, he is travelling to Sri Lanka: ANI

UK bans non-essential international travel till at least May 17

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again

  • Petrol and diesel prices hiked by 25 and 35 paise respectively in Delhi
  • Petrol now costs Rs 90.83 per litre while diesel retails at Rs 81.32 per litre in the national capital

United States has designated two additional officials connected to the coup in Burma: US State Department

PM Narendra Modi will today inaugurate Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur & will address the 66th Convocation of the IIT, via video conferencing

US stands with people of Burma who demand restoration of democratically elected government. Today’s designations are another step to promote accountability for military leaders who perpetrate violence&attempt to suppress the will of people

– US State Secretary Blinken

UK records another 10,641 coronavirus cases, 178 deaths

It’s an unfathomable number: Joe Biden

We have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow…We have to resist viewing each life as a statistic or a blur

– Joe Biden after US crossed 5 lakh Covid death toll mark

According to Johns Hopkins University, as many as 28,174,133 people have detected positive for COVID-19 in the USA. The death toll in the country stands at 500,071

The United States’ Covid death has surpassed the grim milestone of 5 lakh mark