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  • Mar 03, 2022 05:40 AM IST

    West Bengal adds zero Covid-19 deaths for first time in weeks

    West Bengal on Wednesday saw no death due to Covid-19 for the first time in weeks and the state’s toll remain unchanged at 21,178. Meanwhile, 153 people were detected as Covid-19 positive on Wednesday and the total number of cases have climbed to 20,15,406. 

  • Mar 03, 2022 05:31 AM IST

    PM Modi to address post-budget webinar on ‘Make in India for the World’ today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday address the post budget seminar on ‘Make in India for the World’. 

    “The objective of the webinar is to sustain the momentum of Union Budget 2022 by synergizing efforts with all stakeholders on various initiatives taken for boosting manufacturing, increasing exports and strengthening the MSMEs,” the commerce ministry said on Wednesday. 


Breaking news: PM Modi to address post-budget webinar today

Breaking news updates March 3, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.



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Updated on Mar 03, 2022 05:40 AM IST


‘Sophisticated trickery’: Govt rebuts Lancet study on children affected by pandemic

The study, published in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, estimated that over 5.2 million children globally, and 1.9 million in India, experienced death of a parent or caregiver due to Covid-19.



NThe women and children development said the Lancet study on children impacted due to loss of a parent or caregiver due to Covid-19, have no correlation with ground reality in India as reflected from field findings (Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
NThe women and children development said the Lancet study on children impacted due to loss of a parent or caregiver due to Covid-19, have no correlation with ground reality in India as reflected from field findings (Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

Published on Mar 03, 2022 01:41 AM IST


Four die of suffocation while cleaning septic tank near Pune

The incident took place at a residential building in Kadam Wak Wasti area of Loni Kalbhor around on the outskirts of Pune city at 11.30 am



Four people died of suffocation while cleaning a septic tank in Maharashtra’s Pune district. (Representational image)
Four people died of suffocation while cleaning a septic tank in Maharashtra’s Pune district. (Representational image)

Published on Mar 03, 2022 01:12 AM IST


Supreme Court gives Centre 2 days to allay concerns on kids’ vaccination

The petition also said that data from various countries where children in the concerned age group were inoculated showed greater incidence of myocarditis (heart inflammation) due to mRNA vaccines.



A healthcare worker inoculates a teenager with a dose of COVAXIN against COVID-19 disease during a vaccination drive, at a school, in Nagaon. (ANI)
A healthcare worker inoculates a teenager with a dose of COVAXIN against COVID-19 disease during a vaccination drive, at a school, in Nagaon. (ANI)

Published on Mar 03, 2022 01:09 AM IST


Novelist Madhu Kankariya wins 2021 Bihari Puraskar for book ‘Hum Yahan The’

The Bihari Puraskar is one of the three literary awards instituted by the foundation in 1991. Named after the famous poet Bihari, the award for Rajasthani authors carries a cash prize of 2.5 lakh, a plaque and a citation.



Madhu Kankariya’s novel ‘Hum Yahan The’ is based on the struggles of the tribal people in Jharkhand
Madhu Kankariya’s novel ‘Hum Yahan The’ is based on the struggles of the tribal people in Jharkhand

Published on Mar 03, 2022 01:04 AM IST

ByMalavika Murali, New Delhi


Congress padayatra for Mekedatu project to conclude today

The Congress’ ‘padayatra’ (foot march), demanding implementation of the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river in Karnataka, continued for the fourth day on Wednesday



The padayatra today covers a distance of 16.7 km to reach Mekrhi Circle in the city from near Jayadeva Junction. (PTI)
The padayatra today covers a distance of 16.7 km to reach Mekrhi Circle in the city from near Jayadeva Junction. (PTI)

Published on Mar 03, 2022 01:02 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru


Karnataka seer demands boycott of Muslim vendors

A video of Rishikumar Swami, a seer of Arsikere-based Kalika Mutt, administering an oath to the family of Harsha Jingade alias Harsha Hindu, the Bajrang Dal worker murdered in Shivamogga in February, asking them to boycott Muslim businesses has surfaced on social media. HT could not independently verify the video



No case has been registered against the seer, a senior police official has confirmed. (Getty Images/Representative use)
No case has been registered against the seer, a senior police official has confirmed. (Getty Images/Representative use)

Updated on Mar 03, 2022 01:02 AM IST

ByHT Correspondent, Bengaluru


India still ‘partly free’ in Freedom House report

In the case of India, the report said the country had “suffered a series of setbacks to political rights and civil liberties” and it had “showed no signs of reversing course, as notable opposition figures faced arrest and surveillance”.



The harassment of journalists, non-governmental organisations and other government critics has “increased significantly”, while Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis “remain economically and socially marginalised”, the Freedom House report said. (Archive)
The harassment of journalists, non-governmental organisations and other government critics has “increased significantly”, while Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis “remain economically and socially marginalised”, the Freedom House report said. (Archive)

Updated on Mar 03, 2022 04:37 AM IST


Communal clash in Kalaburagi, 167 booked

The situation remained tense on Tuesday after a march led by Union Minister Bhagwanth Khuba to offer puja to a Shivalinga allegedly located in the Hazrat Ladle Mashaikh Dargah premises resulted in stone-pelting



The police have extended prohibitory orders in the city till March 5, and the search for the accused is on. (PTI)
The police have extended prohibitory orders in the city till March 5, and the search for the accused is on. (PTI)

Published on Mar 03, 2022 12:59 AM IST


Actor held for comments on HC judge: Police called for deporting Kumar earlier, letter shows

Kumar was arrested last Tuesday for his alleged derogatory comments on a Karnataka high court judge and later released on bail after two days of judicial custody.



On August 7, 2021, Bengaluru police had sent a letter to Karnataka DG & IGP Praveen Sood and Karnataka chief secretary P Ravi Kumar, recommending the actor’s deportation. (Agencies/Representative use)
On August 7, 2021, Bengaluru police had sent a letter to Karnataka DG & IGP Praveen Sood and Karnataka chief secretary P Ravi Kumar, recommending the actor’s deportation. (Agencies/Representative use)

Published on Mar 03, 2022 12:59 AM IST


148 aircraft to display IAF power at Vayu Shakti on March 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest for the event this time, officials familiar with the matter said. ‘Vayu Shakti’ is IAF’s biggest exercise and is held every three years to showcase India’s air power.



Indian Air Force fighters performs during the Vayu Shakti 2019 in Pokhran, Rajasthan, on February 16, 2019. (HT photo)
Indian Air Force fighters performs during the Vayu Shakti 2019 in Pokhran, Rajasthan, on February 16, 2019. (HT photo)

Updated on Mar 03, 2022 12:58 AM IST


Student killed in ukraine:Naveen’s mother urges govt to bring back body

Naveen, a fourth-year medical student at Kharkiv National Medical University was killed on Tuesday when he stepped out of his apartment and went to a nearby supermarket to buy some provisions for himself and those bunked with him.



Locals pay floral tribute to Naveen Shekharappa, a final year medical student, who was killed in Russian shelling in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, at Chalageri village, in Haveri on Wednesday. (PTI)
Locals pay floral tribute to Naveen Shekharappa, a final year medical student, who was killed in Russian shelling in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, at Chalageri village, in Haveri on Wednesday. (PTI)

Published on Mar 03, 2022 12:58 AM IST

BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

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