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Shallow fog observed in Delhi, visibility at 500 m

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New Delhi [India], February 15 (ANI): People in Delhi woke up to a shallow fog, with the minimum temperature settling at 10 degrees Celsius on Monday, the India Meteorological Department said.
The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 29 degrees Celsius.
According to IMD, visibility of 500 meters was recorded at Delhi’s Safdarjung area at 5:30 am today.
The weather forecasting agency observed dense to very dense fog is observed in many pockets over Punjab, the moderate fog was observed in some pockets over North West Rajasthan and Kutch, and the shallow fog observed was in isolated pockets over Saurashtra, Delhi, West Utter Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
“Visibility (less than 1000 meters) recorded at 5:30 am on February 15: Amritsar, Patiala, and Ambala – 25 meters each. Ganganagar and Nalia – 200 meters each. Delhi Safdarjung, Bareilly and Kailashahar – 500,” the weather forecasting agency said in its Monday bulletin. (ANI)

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BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya meets actor Mithun Chakraborty

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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], March 7 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met actor Mithun Chakraborty in Kolkata on Saturday amid speculations that he may be joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Brigade rally in Kolkata.
The Central Observer of BJP for West Bengal, Vijayvargiya met Chakraborty at the latter’s residence in Belgachia.
On speculations of the actor joining BJP Vijayvargiya had earlier said, “I have spoken with him (Mithun Chakraborty) over the telephone, he’s going to come today. I’ll be able to make a comment only after a detailed discussion with him.”
Chakraborty, 70, was a Rajya Sabha MP for the TMC for two years, before resigning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold the first rally in West Bengal on March 7 after the announcement of the assembly poll schedule. The rally will be held at the Brigade Parade ground in Kolkata.
According to party sources, many folk artists have been invited to perform at the event.
The elections for the 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal will begin on March 27. The state is going to witness eight-phase Assembly polls this year.
West Bengal is likely to witness a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the BJP in the fray. (ANI)

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Slain IndiGo manager’s widow writes to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, demands CBI inquiry

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Patna (Bihar) [India], March 7 (ANI): The widow of IndiGo station manager Rupesh Kumar Singh, who was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne men in Patna on January 12, has written to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar urging for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the case.
Singh was shot in Punaichak area under Shastri Nagar police station area in Patna on January 12. He later succumbed to his injuries.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said that a special team had been formed to probe the murder and assured that strict action will be taken against the culprits.
Patna police on February 3 arrested one person identified as Rituraj and claimed he had shot Singh as revenge for a road rage incident in which he was thrashed by the slain airline manager in November last year.
The family had been demanding a CBI inquiry into the case soon after police cited the road rage motive behind the murder.
Earlier in February, Nandeshwar Singh, brother of the slain manager had said that Patna SSP Upendra Kumar Sharma met the family and assured that Nitu Singh, widow of Rupesh Singh will be provided with security. (ANI)

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India crosses 2 crore mark in cumulative Covid-19 doses

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New Delhi [India], March 7 (ANI): The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 2.06 crore on Saturday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 this year and vaccination of the Frontline Workers (FLWs) started on February 2, 2021.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1, for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.
A total of 2,06,62,073 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 7 pm on March 6, the Union Health Ministry said in a release.
According to the Health Ministry, these include 69,72,859HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 35,22,671HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 65,02,869FLWs (1st dose), 1,97,853FLWs (2nd dose), 4,60,782beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 30,05,039beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities.
A total of 11,64,422vaccine doses were given till 7 pm today, the fiftieth day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination.
Out of which 9,44,919beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 2,19,503HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine as per the provisional report. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight, Health Ministry added. (ANI)

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Tarun Tejpal case: Hotel CCTV footage will demolish prosecution, says defence lawyer

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Panaji (Goa) [India], March 7 (ANI): Hotel CCTV footage will demolish the arguments of the prosecution in the rape case filed against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, defence lawyer Rajeev Gomes said on Saturday.
Speaking to ANI outside the trial court in Mapusa town in North Goa, Gomes said that there were several lacunae in the police investigation, which have been pointed out in written and oral arguments before the court.
Tejpal, a veteran journalist who was accused of sexual assault by a female colleague in November 2013 was arrested on November 30, 2013. He is currently out on bail.
Last week, the Bombay High Court had dismissed that hotel CCTV footage will demolish prosecution, says defence lawyer in his plea seeking postponement of the hearing till December on the grounds that his lawyer was busy with another matter.
On September 29, 2017, the Goa court had charged him under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code, including rape, sexual harassment, and wrongful confinement. He, however, pleaded not guilty.
Following the framing of charges, Tejpal had moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the charges levelled against him. In August, the top court refused to quash the charges and directed the trial to be concluded within six months. (ANI)

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NSD looking forward to opening a regional centre in Jammu and Kashmir, chairman Paresh Rawal

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New Delhi [India], March 7 (ANI): Chairman of the National School of Drama (NSD) Paresh Rawal said that the country’s prestigious theatre training school is looking forward to opening new centres in the county soon, including one in Jammu and Kashmir.
While talking to ANI, Rawal said, “I believe that NSD should be extended to centres, it should be opened everywhere in North, West, East and South. So that boys who are like me, who are not from NSD should get a chance and as I said if I was in NSD then I would have been better than what I am today.”
He added that recently a request had been received from the Lieutenant Governor of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha for opening a centre there.
“This will soon be discussed with NSD society members and the government. Hopefully, we will have a concrete plan to do it soon. In fact, we are keen to set up centres in the states of Gujarat, West Bengal, and Maharashtra,” Rawal added.
“Kashmiri boys and girls want to do something. I want to open NSD in Kashmir soon. I am very excited about that,” Rawal said.
The chairman also said that the government is actively considering giving the Institute of National Importance tag to NSD, which will further strengthen the institute by enabling it to award degrees, introduce new courses like playwriting, costume designing, property making etc, and also open up new centres.
“We are talking to the Government of India to expedite the matter. Also, the proposal of re-development of the existing NSD campus is under consideration. The issue was brought to light in a meeting with Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri last week,” added Rawal. (ANI)

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Jatiya Parishad, Raijor Dal to decide who forms next government in Assam says Rasel Hussain

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Guwahati (Assam) [India] March 7 (ANI): Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Raijor Dal said that this time it along with alliance partner Assam Jatiya Parishad will decide on who will form the new government in the state.
Raijor Dal has teamed up with the Assam Jatiya Parishad to fight the upcoming Assam assembly polls together.
“BJP is going to lose the election along with alliance partner Asom Gana Parishad (AGP). People of Assam want to get rid of them. The BJP government lied about CAA, NRC, and the public has decided to remove them from power. I assure you that,” Rasel Hussain, Vice President, Raijor Dal said on Saturday.
On Friday the Raijor Dal announced that its president, jailed activist Akhil Gogoi will contest the upcoming elections from Sibsagar constituency in Upper Assam. The party also announced the list of 17 candidates it is fielding for the first two phases of the three-phase elections in the state which begins on March 27.
He further said, “This time the regional alliance of Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal will decide who will form government in the state after this election.
“Akhil Gogoi is the only person in the northeast since independence who will contest election from jail. Sonowal government had accused Gogoi of false cases and kept him in jail for the past 15 months,” he claimed.
Hussain said that their only target is to defeat BJP, “We are not contesting against Mahagathbandhan and that’s why we are only contesting on 17 seats in the first two phases,” he added.
Gogoi, a peasant leader has been in jail since December 2019 in connection with a National Investigation Agency (NIA) case for his role in the anti-CAA protests in Assam. He was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Raijor Dal was launched as a political outfit in October last year in Guwahati.
In the first phase, Raijor Dal will contest in 12 out of the 47 seats where the first phase election is scheduled for March 27. In the second phase elections on April 1, it has named candidates for six out of 39 seats. Assam will go to the polls in three phases beginning March 27.
The BJP had scripted history in Assam in the last assembly polls and won an absolute majority with its allies, defeating Congress which had been in power in the state for 15 years. It had bagged 60 seats, AGP 14, and BPF 12 seats in the last assembly polls. (ANI)

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