The telecom spectrum auctioning began on March 01 after four years and Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that only three bidders, i.e, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Idea Limited and Reliance Jio Infocomm have participated this year. He said, "The winning bid till 6 pm today was Rs 77,146 crores. The auction will resume tomorrow. There were three participants i.e, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Idea Limited and Reliance Jio Infocomm this year while in 2016, there were 7 bidders. The bidding took place for spectrum in 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2300 MHz. The participants (just three this year) didn't bid for 700 and 2500 MHz."
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that his Cabinet colleagues had decided to pay for Covid-19 vaccine. The announcement came on the day that India expanded the inoculation drive to include those aged above 60 years, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar were among those vaccinated on Day 1 of Phase 2. Watch the full video for more.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the residence of her nephew Abhishek Banerjee ahead of the CBI questioning his wife in the coal pilferage case. Meanwhile, the BJP mocked the Trinamool Congress and said that they are scared worried about the CBI notice. BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said that the CBI acts on the basis of evidence it finds and if they have done nothing wrong, there is no reason for them to worry. He further claimed that the CBI notices are not linked to the upcoming polls in the state. ‘I agree that elections are around the corner, but because of the elections, the investigation should not be stopped. The scam should be unearthed and culprits should be punished,’ Ghosh said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team arrived at the residence of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata on February 23. CBI summoned Abhishek's wife Rujira on February 22. Rujira is expected to answer CBI's queries today in alleged connection with the coal scam case. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier visited the residence of his nephew and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata today.
South Wales Police are dealing with a "serious" incident involving "a number of casualties" in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The incident happened in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at around noon and ambulance crews are also in attendance. A cordon has been erected around a takeaway restaurant called the Blue Sky on Baglan Street in the village of Ynyswen, with a small white tent outside the premises. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he is “very pleased that the NHS staff have been carved out of the pay freeze”. The government has proposed giving healthcare workers a pay rise of just 1%, whilst other public sector workers such as teachers and police will see their pay frozen this year. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Pope Francis has landed in Iraq, marking the first papal visit to the country in history.
Francis’ aim is to urge the country's Christians to help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution. Report by Chanda. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The government is facing a furious backlash after calling for NHS staff in England to be restricted to a pay rise of just 1%.
Ministers defended the proposal at a time when the economy was under "huge pressure" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
But health service unions said the proposed award as a "kick in the teeth" for staff who had given "absolutely everything" over the past year to keep the public safe.
The Royal College of Nursing, the UK’s largest nursing union, is to set up a £35 million industrial action fund in response to the government’s proposal. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
An individual infected with the Brazil variant of coronavirus has been found, Public Health England has confirmed. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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