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For a developed Assam, it is very necessary that Assam is made free from floods. In our ‘Sankalp Patra’, we have promised to make Assam flood-free in next 5 years

– Union Home Minister & BJP leader Amit Shah in Chirang, Assam

Amit Shah in Assam

Rahul Baba is in Assam as a tourist nowadays. He says Badruddin Ajmal is Assam’s identity. You tell me if Ajmal is Assam’s identity or Bhupen Hazarika, Upendra Nath & Shankar Dev. Black Mountain Badruddin Ajmal can’t be Assam’s identity: Union HM & BJP leader Amit Shah in Chirang

Total 800 companies of security forces will be deployed for the second phase of West Bengal Elections 2021, scheduled to be held on 1st April

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in good health, lawyer says after video meeting

Reports AFP

Ajaz Khan is arrested for his connection with Batata Gang: NCB officials

The 4.5 grams of Alprozol tablets were recovered by chance during his house search but he is mainly arrested for his association with Batata Gang: Narcotics Contro Bureau (NCB) officials

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to campaign in Tamil Nadu on 3rd April

She will visit Sriperumbudur where her father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. She will campaign in Kanyakumari district: Sources

Optional postal ballot facility extended by EC to senior citizens above 80 years of age

West Bengal: Former cricketer and BJP candidate from Moyna, Ashok Dinda gets Y+ security

He was attacked by unidentified people in Moyna yesterday.

Gearing up for phase II

TCL brings AC with Vitamin C filter in India

Consumer electronics company TCL on Wednesday said it has come up with a new AC with Vitamin C filter to provide people with an extra layer of protection, as millions stay home for work and online learning in the pandemic.

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI court discharges last three accused police officials including Tarun Barot and GS Singhal

Politics in Kerala has become violent, driven by tension due to policies of LDF: Priyanka Gandhi

We propose to set up a peace and harmony dept to ensure that this kind of tension, political murders don’t continue to happen, and politics of anger and hate is challenged: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Chalakudy

Pakistani terrorist of Laskar-e Taiba sentenced to ten years of rigorous imprisonment by a special NIA court in LeT conspiracy case on March 26

The case pertains to a larger conspiracy hatched by LeT to commit terror attacks in India: NIA

Taxi services at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru disturbed

  • Passengers are requested to use the BMTC bus service for travel to and from the airport or make their own travel arrangements: Kempegowda International Airport
  • A radio taxi driver attempted suicide by setting himself on fire at Kempegowda International Airport yesterday. He died at the Victoria Hospital last night: CK Baba, DCP Bengaluru-Northeast Division

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has undergone an emergency endoscopy for the removal of a stone from his bile duct; his condition is improving: Doctor at Breach Candy Hospital

Congress has given 5 guarantees to voters of Assam: Rahul Gandhi

We aren’t BJP, we fulfil our promises. Tea garden workers must remember our guarantee of Rs 365 per day minimum wage: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Maharashtra: Police Inspector Milind Madhukar Kathe has been appointed the head of Crime Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Police

The CIU was being headed by Sachin Waze when an explosive-laden car was recovered near Mukesh Ambani’s house. Waze is in NIA custody now.

Foxconn warns components shortage to last till next year

Apple supplier and the world’s biggest contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn has claimed that the ongoing global shortage for electronic components will last until at least 2022.

Rahul Gandhi visits Kamakhya Temple

In Hinduism & Sikhism, ‘halal’ meat is prohibited. So we approved a proposal, making it mandatory for all restaurants, dhabas & meat shops in North Delhi Municipal Corporation to put up posters stating whether they serve/sell ‘halal’ or ‘jhatka’ meat

– Mayor Jai Prakash

A court in Delhi asks Delhi Police to file a reply at the earliest on a bail application by Jan 26 violence accused Deep Sidhu

District judge to take up the matter at 2 pm today to decide which court will further hear the case.

Delhi: A fire broke out in the ICU ward of Safdarjung Hospital early morning today

Around 50 patients shifted to other wards in the hospital, no casualty reported; fire doused now

Rupee falls 20 paise to 73.58 against US dollar in early trade

Explosive materials including 78 gelatin sticks were recovered from Gundna area of Doda, Jammu and Kashmir yesterday

One person has been arrested: White Knight Corps, Indian Army

Delhi: Fire breaks out at a readymade garments factory in Raghupura Part-2, Gandhinagar

Fire tenders rushed to the spot

Kolkata: Fire breaks out on 4th floor of a high-rise building on Strand Road

11 fire tenders rushed to the spot

Rainforest destruction up 12% in 2020: Global Forest Watch

  • An area of pristine rainforest the size of the Netherlands was burned or hacked down in 2020, as the destruction of tropical forests accelerated despite a global economic slowdown, research shows.
  • The worst losses were in Brazil, Global Forest Watch reports

Maharashtra: NCB takes actor Ajaz Khan for a medical check-up before producing him before a court in Mumbai for remand

“Only 4 sleeping pills were found at my home. My wife has suffered a miscarriage & is using these pills as antidepressants,” he says.

Sensex tumbles 383.06 pts to 49,753.52 in opening session

Nifty drops 102.45 pts to 14,742.65

Delhi: Two people killed, two injured after a truck ran over footpath in Kashmiri Gate area early morning today

Rights report highlights unlawful killings and forced disappearance of Baloch activists in Pakistan

In its 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights, the US State Department has highlighted significant human rights issues in Pakistan, including unlawful or arbitrary killings by the government and forced disappearance of Pashtun, Sindhi and Baloch human rights activists.

Election Commission of India directs Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal to transfer Bichitra Bikas Roy, CI Mahishadal, Purba Medinipur

“He shall not be posted in any election duty till completion of polls,” it says.

China launches new Earth observation satellite

  • China sent a new Earth observation satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 6.45 a.m. on Wednesday (Beijing time).
  • The satellite, Gaofen-12 02, was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered its planned orbit successfully, Xinhua news agency reported.

West Bengal: Police busted an illegal arms manufacturing unit and arrested two persons at a village in Naihati area of North 24 Parganas yesterday

“Two arms, some unfinished arms & ammunition have been seized,” said Amarnath, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1).

US advises citizens against travelling to Myanmar amid unrest

  • The US has advised its citizens not to go to Myanmar and raised its travel advisory for the country to level 4 amid a deteriorating situation.
  • In an advisory on Tuesday, the US Department of State said it had ordered all non-emergency government employees and their family members to leave the South-East Asian country “due to Covid-19 as well as areas of civil unrest and armed violence”, DPA news agency reported.

Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed Sriwijaya Air jet

Indonesia’s transport ministry said on Wednesday it had recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off on Jan. 9, killing all 62 people on board.

China factory activity rises as economic recovery broadens

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a key gauge of manufacturing activity grew more than expected to 51.9 — from 50.6 in February — according to the National Bureau of Statistics, with production accelerating after the holiday lull and major economies abroad recovering from coronavirus slowdowns as well.

US enterprises should make use of the state ecosystem: Karnataka Deputy CM

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana, who also holds the Electronics and IT portfolio, called on American businessmen and industry players to expand their activities in the state by taking advantage of the supportive measures.

NCB has arrested Actor Ajaz Khan, after 8 hours of interrogation in connection with a drug case: Narcotics Control Bureau

West Bengal assembly election: EC directs transfer of Haldia SDPO

The Election Commission has directed the transfer of Barun Baidya, current Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Haldia and posted Uttam Mitra WBPS to this post with immediate effect.

Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Calicut International Airport seized 187 grams of silver-coated gold worth around Rs 9 lakhs concealed in a wristwatch & trolley bag from a passenger yesterday: AlU

Sharad Pawar doing well after operation: Maharashtra Health Minister

  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar is doing well after an operation, informed Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday.
  • “Sharad Pawar ji is doing well after the operation. Stone has been removed from the gallbladder successfully. It was done through endoscopy,” Tope told reporters.

BJP writes to West Bengal CEO, accuses Mamata of threatening party leaders, workers, sympathisers

  • West Bengal BJP wrote to the state’s Chief Electoral Officer, complaining against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and demanding action against her.
  • The state BJP said, “On 29th March while addressing a public rally in Nandigram she was heard openly threatening BJP workers, leaders and sympathizers to beware after 2nd May. (i.e. the day of counting)”.

China ramping up efforts to promote Mandarin in Xinjiang

China is ramping up efforts to promote Mandarin language education and to Sinicise Islam in Xinjiang, despite the growing international outcry over its policies against Uyghurs in the province.

Biden administration declares Chinese actions in Xinjiang as ‘genocide’

Amid escalating tensions with Beijing, the Biden administration on Tuesday (local time) declared Chinese actions against the Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang as ‘genocide’.

Pinarayi Vijayan govt’s agenda is to sell state assets to corporates: Priyanka Gandhi

“The people of Kerala are the real gold of the state. But the CM is busy smuggling gold and giving out fishing contracts to foreign companies. They’re pursuing a corporate manifesto. Their agenda is to sell state assets to corporates,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said in Karunagappalli while campaigning ahead of the assembly election in Kerala.