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Thousands turn out for Vienna anti-lockdown protest – Times of India
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Thousands turn out for Vienna anti-lockdown protest – Times of India

VIENNA: Thousands turned out Saturday for the latest protest in Vienna against coronavirus restrictions and several arrests were made for breaching public order laws and Covid regulations, police said. Many of the protesters did not wear masks or observe social distancing as they made their way through the centre of the Austrian capital to a park where the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) had called a rally. Austria eased its latest lockdown last month and reopened schools, shops and museums. But the demonstrators voiced opposition to the restrictions still in place, including the closure of restaurants and cafes as well as the tests that school pupils must take to attend in-person lessons. "When measures are taken which lead to nearly a million people finding themselves unemployed or on ...
Delhi Third In The List Of States With Most Contaminated Sites; Odisha Tops
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Delhi Third In The List Of States With Most Contaminated Sites; Odisha Tops

New Delhi: Central Pollution Control Board recent data states that Delhi stands third on the list of states and Union territories with most contaminated sites. Odisha tops the list and Uttar Pradesh is second. There are 112 sites in India contaminated by toxic and hazardous substances. Besides, there are 168 sites that may be contaminated but require investigation and confirmation, as per the CPCB. Odisha has 23 contaminated sites, Uttar Pradesh has 21 and Delhi has 11.  ALSO READ: Centre Approves COVID-19 Vaccination For Indian Army Veterans, Dependents Of Armed Forces PersonnelThe 11 sites including industrial sites like Jhilmil, Wazirpur, New Friends Colony, Dilshad Garden and Lawrence Road and landfill sites like Bhalswa and Ghazipur. Also, there are 12 "probably contaminated sites"...
Singing a lullaby can help you recover from Covid-19
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Singing a lullaby can help you recover from Covid-19

The novel coronavirus | Pixabay Text Size: A- A+ An opera company in the UK is encouraging people recovering from COVID-19 to sing lullabies to help them manage breathlessness and anxiety. The English National Opera’s ENO Breathe programme uses singing techniques to assist patients in their recovery. It’s delivered entirely online, in collaboration with teams from London-based Imperial College Healthcare, which is part of the country’s National Health Service. Over six weekly group workshops, the initiative aims to empower sufferers of long COVID – those who can experience the effects of COVID-19 for weeks or months after the initial illness – by teaching them how to self-manage their symptoms. We're excite...
PM Modi to dedicate 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra in Shillong today | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi to dedicate 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra in Shillong today | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Janaushadhi Diwas celebrations and dedicate the 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong on Sunday via video conferencing. "Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong during the event," Prime Minister's Office said in a press release. He will interact with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana and also give awards to stakeholders by recognizing their excellent work. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D V Sadananda Gowda will also be present on the occasion. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana's initiative endeavours to provide quality medicines at ...
Tamil Nadu elections: Congress gets 25 seats in DMK alliance, talks with CPM on
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Tamil Nadu elections: Congress gets 25 seats in DMK alliance, talks with CPM on

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday allotted 25 Assembly seats and the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency to the Congress, after a week-long deadlock in negotiations between the allies ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections. A formal pact was signed by DMK chief M K Stalin and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief K S Alagiri at the DMK’s headquarters in Chennai, ‘Anna Arivalayam’, on Sunday. Alagiri after signing the agreement, said it was a significant day for the party as unity of secular forces was the most important factor in the current political situation in India. “Our alliance holds great significance at a time when BJP is spreading its ideology like an epidemic. What they (BJP) did in Puducherry was the same, by sending a Lt. Governor to interrupt and ...
PM Modi urges people to buy affordable medicines from Janaushadhi Kendras
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PM Modi urges people to buy affordable medicines from Janaushadhi Kendras

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to buy medicines from Janaushadhi Kendras at an affordable cost. The Prime Minister’s remarks came while he was addressing Janaushadhi Diwas celebrations and interacting with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana through video conferencing. “Medicines are expensive, that’s why we have PM ‘Jan Aushadhi ‘ yojana for the poor which saves their money. Rs 9,000 crores of money has been saved by the poor because they got medicines at lower prices. Some people who do not buy medicines due to expensive cost is now purchasing medicines. I urge people to buy medicines at an...
New protests in Spain over the jailing of rapper’s backers
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New protests in Spain over the jailing of rapper’s backers

Several hundred protesters marched Saturday in Barcelona against a Spanish government crackdown following a violent outcry over the imprisonment of Pablo Hasl, an anti-establishment artist. Saturday’s march took place amid a heavy police presence, winding through several avenues of the Catalan regional capital. Protesters walked behind a banner that called for the release of Hasl and his jailed supporters. The rapper is serving nine months for inciting terrorism  he has praised two now-defunct armed groups responsible for killing over 900 people in Spain  and for refusing to pay a fine for insulting Spain’s former king. His arrest on Feb. 16 triggered a mix of peaceful and violent protests that have at times ended in the looting of shops in several cities. The case has also...
JEE Main 2021 Results Likely To Be Out Today, Key Points To Keep In Mind
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JEE Main 2021 Results Likely To Be Out Today, Key Points To Keep In Mind

JEE Main 2021 Results: The National Testing Agency is likely to announce the result for JEE Main 2021 February Session today. Candidates can check the results by visiting the official website - jeemain.nta.nic.in. NTA will also declare the percentile rank or NTA Score of the candidate.About 6.05 lakh candidates have appeared for the JEE Main 2021 February session, rest of the while 22 lakh candidates who registered for the examination will appear in March, April and May sessions. ALSO READ: UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 Exam Date Announced! Check Notification, Direct Link To ApplyNTA will declare percentile rank in 8 decimal places but it will not announce JEE Main Rank today. The agency will announce the ranks after calculating the performance of the rest sessions, that is, March, A...
Pope, top Iraq cleric hold historic meeting – Times of India
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Pope, top Iraq cleric hold historic meeting – Times of India

UR (IRAQ): Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shia cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence on Saturday, urging Muslims in the Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said religious authorities have a role in protecting Iraq’s Christians, and that Christians should live in peace and enjoy the same rights as other Iraqis. The Vatican said Francis thanked al-Sistani for having “raised his voice in defence of the weakest and most persecuted” during some of the most violent times in Iraq’s history. Al-Sistani, 90, is one of the most senior clerics in Shia Islam and his political interventions have helped shape present-day Iraq. The 84-year-old pontiff arrived in Najaf an...
26 years after she was raped, son convinces woman to seek justice | India News – Times of India
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26 years after she was raped, son convinces woman to seek justice | India News – Times of India

BAREILLY: For two years, she was gang-raped in the house she lived in by two brothers the family knew. She was 12 then. When she got pregnant a year later, her family found out but she had to give up the baby. Now, she has been reunited with her son and it was he who convinced her to seek justice. Twenty-six years on, an FIR has been filed and the men who violated her have been booked. “It was 1994. I lived in Shahjahanpur with my sister. She taught at a private school and my brother-inlaw was a government employee,” the rape survivor told TOI. Then one day, two acquaintances of the family dropped in. “Naki Hasan and his brother Guddu. They raped me and, when I tried to resist, threatened to kill me. For two years, they gang-raped me repeatedly.” In 1995, I got pregnant and I told my si...
The world needs syringes. This Indian company jumped in to make 5,900/minute
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The world needs syringes. This Indian company jumped in to make 5,900/minute

Written by Karan Deep Singh In late November, an urgent email popped up in the inbox of Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices, one of the world’s largest syringe makers. It was from UNICEF, the United Nations agency for children, and it was desperately seeking syringes. Not just any would do. These syringes must be smaller than usual. They had to break if used a second time, to prevent spreading disease through accidental recycling. Most important, UNICEF needed them in vast quantities. Now. “I thought, ‘No issues,’” said Rajiv Nath, the company’s managing director, who has sunk millions of dollars into preparing his syringe factories for the vaccination onslaught. “We could deliver it possibly faster than anybody else.” As countries jostle to secure enough vaccine doses...
US Senate Approves $1.9 Trillion Relief Package To Revive Country’s Economy
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US Senate Approves $1.9 Trillion Relief Package To Revive Country’s Economy

New Delhi: The US Senate on Saturday voted to approve a $1.9 trillion relief package by 50 votes to 49 in a party line vote. President Joe Biden vows will revive the country's pandemic-stricken economy. According to an AFP report, Biden said in his address from the White House, "I promised the American people help was on the way," after the plan was approved along strict party lines. Adding to which he said, "Today, I can say we've taken one more giant step forward in delivering on that promise.""It obviously wasn't easy. It wasn't always pretty. But it was so desperately needed."ALSO READ: Pak PM Imran Khan Wins Litmus Test, Proves Vote Of ConfidenceThe legislation would send out $1,400 stimulus checks to most Americans and allocates $350 billion to state and local governments and $130...
Protesters back on Myanmar streets after night raids by security forces
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Protesters back on Myanmar streets after night raids by security forces

Tens of thousands of people came out on the streets in Myanmar on Sunday to demonstrate against last month’s coup despite overnight raids by security forces in the main city Yangon to crack down on protest leaders. The biggest protest was in Myanmar’s second city of Mandalay, local media said. Protests were also held in Yangon, in Kale near the Indian border, and in Dawei, a coastal city in the south. There were no reports of violence. The Southeast Asian country has been plunged into turmoil since the military overthrew and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1. Daily demonstrations and strikes have choked business and paralysed administration and the United Nations says security forces have killed more than 50 people. Into the early hours of Sunday, residents...
Congress announces first list of 13 candidates for West Bengal assembly elections
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Congress announces first list of 13 candidates for West Bengal assembly elections

Representational image | Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi/Kolkata: The Congress on Saturday announced its first list of 13 candidates for the West Bengal assembly elections. According to the list, four-time MLA and deputy leader of the Congress Legislature Party, Nepal Mahato, has been fielded from Baghmundi constituency in Purulia district. However, neither the Congress nor the Left Front has announced any name for the Nandigram seat in Purba Medinipur district, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is pitted against former cabinet colleague and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. Speculations are rife that the Congress and the Left Front will leave the seat for their alliance partner, the A...
Ex-cricket mates in rival dressing rooms | India News – Times of India
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Ex-cricket mates in rival dressing rooms | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: They have combined well for years to lead Bengal to prominence on the cricket field. Even off the field, Manoj Tiwary and Ashok Dinda have remained the best of friends. But this assembly election will see them in rival camps with Tiwary fighting for the Shibpur assembly constituency seat as a TMC candidate, while Dinda has been named the BJP candidate for Moyna constituency in East Midnapore. “Yes this will be something different,” Dinda told TOI. “Except local club cricket and IPL, I don’t remember playing against each other,” he added. But the pacer feels fighting for votes will not harm their personal relationship. “Politics and friendship are different. Jersey colours do not make you a different person,” Dinda, who retired from cricket last month, said. Tiwary thanked Benga...
MG George Death Case: Delhi Police Deny Foul Play In Death Caused By Falling From Fourth Floor Of Delhi Residence
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MG George Death Case: Delhi Police Deny Foul Play In Death Caused By Falling From Fourth Floor Of Delhi Residence

New Delhi: Muthoot Group chairman MG George died because of injuries sustaining after falling from the fourth floor. He had passed away in the national capital on Friday evening at the age of 72.Delhi Police informed that on Friday night, MG George was brought to Fortis Escort Hospital in an injured condition where he died during treatment.ALSO READ | Breaking News LIVE: PM Modi's Mega Bengal Rally Today, Mithun Chakraborty Likely To Join BJP At 12 NoonWhen police reached the spot, it was learnt that MG George had fallen from the fourth floor of his house situated East of Kailash, due to which he was seriously injured.DCP South East RP Meena says that the police have collected the MLC report of MG George and also visited the scene of the incident and the crime team also went there.So fa...
Assembly Elections 2021 Live Updates: PM Modi to hold mega rally in Bengal; Amit Shah tours Tamil Nadu, Kerala today
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Assembly Elections 2021 Live Updates: PM Modi to hold mega rally in Bengal; Amit Shah tours Tamil Nadu, Kerala today

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and former state minister-turned-BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. (File Photo) Over the years, West Bengal and the country have learned not to underestimate Mamata Banerjee. A fiery leader in disarming sari and chappals, she took lathis and more to do the impossible and topple the Left Front in the state. A decade hence, Mamata finds herself in the same spot, and the country is again watching. Does the two-time Chief Minister still have the fight in her to stop another opponent, far mightier, over the course of an election spread out longer than a month, aiming for what no longer seems impossible? If the Trinamool supremo retains power, she would join the handful of political leaders in the country to have defeated the Narendra Modi-led BJP, ceme...
Robert Vadra is now an ‘aam aadmi’ Khan Market protester. With a Land Cruiser on standby
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Robert Vadra is now an ‘aam aadmi’ Khan Market protester. With a Land Cruiser on standby

File photo of Robert Vadra | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint Text Size: A- A+ There was a time when Robert Vadra could do nothing right. For a decade, everything he touched turned into gold, but then came a time when the mere association of his name turned everything to dust. Just ask the Gandhi dynasty. So, he went on to become the genial WhatsApp uncle sending good morning messages. But that was just a brief palette cleanser phase. He’s back again. In the past year, he fed lockdown-affected migrant workers, protested soaring fuel prices, and articulated his desh ki chinta. You would think he was eyeing a political role. But his social media presence is just too garden-variety. Come to think of it, the ...
Breaking News LIVE: PM Modi’s Mega Bengal Rally Today, Mithun Chakraborty Likely To Join BJP At 12 Noon
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Breaking News LIVE: PM Modi’s Mega Bengal Rally Today, Mithun Chakraborty Likely To Join BJP At 12 Noon

Breaking News LIVE: PM Modi's Mega Bengal Rally Today, Mithun Chakraborty Likely To Join BJPHomeNewsWelcome to the ABP News LIVE for Sunday, March 7, 2021: It's an important day in the West Bengal Election 2021 campaign period as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address a major rally in Kolkata's historic parade ground today. Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty is expected to share the stage with him. On the other hand, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold against the rising gas prices a march in North Bengal today.File Photo Source link