GFuture Course of Farmers’ Protests in Punjab in Doubt as State Issues Fresh Curbs on Gatherings From March 1
The future course of farmers’ protests in Punjab remains unclear as the state government on Tuesday announced fresh restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, authorising deputy commissioners to put in place night curfews from March 1. The move comes amid growing concern over an upswing in the number of coronavirus cases in the state.
BJP Sweeps Gujarat Municipal Corporation Polls; AAP, AIMIM Make Inroads With Congress on Backfoot
The BJP on Tuesday swept elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat by winning 483 out of 576 seats. The ruling party retained power in all the six municipal corporations in the state — Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar. The polls had been held on February 21.
‘Being Editor of Toolkit Not An Offence’: Delhi Court Grants Bail to Activist Disha Ravi
A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to climate change activist Disha Ravi, arrested in connection with allegedly being involved in sharing a “toolkit” on social media related to the farmers’ protest, terming the evidence produced by police as scanty and sketchy. The creation of a WhatsApp group or being the editor of an “innocuous Toolkit” is not an offence, said the court.
Centre Asks 5 States, Including Maharashtra & Punjab, to Expedite Covid Vaccination of Healthcare Workers
The Union health ministry on Tuesday asked Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh to expedite the vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers so as to confer immunity in the shortest possible time-frame in the wake of a rising trend of COVID-19 cases and positively rate in some districts.
Thousands Of Private School Teachers, Staff Stage Protest Against 30% Cut In School Fees In Bengaluru
Thousands of private school teachers, non-teaching staff and the school management members took to the streets on Tuesday as a mark of protest against the government order pertaining to reduction of fees. Striking associations claim that the fee reduction would have a cascading effect including their salaries.
Gautam Gambhir Makes His Stand Clear on Indo-Pak Cricket Ties, Ridicules Shahid Afridi
Member of Parliament and former star cricketer Gautam Gambhir has strongly opposed the idea of resumption of cricket between India and Pakistan until Islamabad stops cross-border terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir. The star of the 2007 T20 India-Pakistan World Cup Final and 2011 India-Sri Lanka Final, Gautam Gambhir, said, “Ultimately, cricket does not matter. The lives of our soldiers do.”
Kareena Kapoor Heads Home After Giving Birth, Taimur and Saif Ali Khan Accompany Her
Kareena Kapoor gave birth to a baby boy on February 21 in a Mumbai hospital. Saif thanked fans and well wishers for their love and said that Kareena and their new born son are “safe and healthy”. In an official statement Saif said, “We have been blessed with a baby boy. Mom and baby are safe and healthy. Thank you to our well wishers for their love and support.”