India Meteorological Department (Bhubaneswar) Director, HR Biswas said that hot weather conditions prevailing in Bhubaneswar and in some districts of Odisha. He said that Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded highest temperature for February 27. "Bhubaneswar's airport area recorded 40.6 degree Celsius which is highest in Odisha and it may be highest in India," he said.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the International Women's Day celebrations held at the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi on March 08. EAM also addressed the guests during the event. "As far as the role of women diplomats is concerned, Ministry of External Affairs has come a long way. 209 women officers constitute a quarter of Indian Foreign Service, out of which 22 are High Commissioners and Ambassadors across the world," said EAM.
With the arrest of two drug suppliers namely Sonu and Dinesh, the team of Narcotics Cell of Crime Branch, Delhi has busted two supply chains of the contraband heroin clandestinely active in the area of Uttam Nagar and Majnu Ka Tilla, Delhi. 570 grams of heroin worth Rs 60 lakhs were seized from their possession. According to the statement, accused Sonu studied till class second and started selling illicit liquor and gradually started selling heroin for quick money. He has been previously involved in 8 cases. Accused Dinesh was trapped in a bad company and started committing crimes and got involved in two cases of robbery and theft. In due course of time, he started consuming heroin and started selling heroin to feed his addiction. He has been also previously involved in 3 cases. The Crime Branch has seized heroin of 300 grams and 270 grams from both the accused in two separate raids.
Thousands of women joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday to mark International Women's Day, demanding the scrapping of new laws that open up agriculture produce markets to private buyers. Libby Hogan reports.
While speaking to media in the national capital on March 08, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat spoke on the current political crisis in the state. CM Rawat said, "I don't know what you (media) are saying but I have sought time from the national party leadership. I will go to meet them when they would call me."
The first ski mountaineering games for women was organised at Gulamarg. JandK offers perfect conditions for skiing. The game was organized for the promotion of adventure sports as well as adventure tourism. Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir (ATOK) in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council organized the sporting event. Adventure enthusiasts from Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand participated in the game.
Indian police have detained more than 150 Rohingya refugees found living illegally in the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir and a process has begun to deport them back to Myanmar, two officials said on Sunday. Olivia Chan reports.
National School of Drama (NSD) Chairman Paresh Rawal on March 06 expressed hopes of the prestigious drama school's branch opening soon in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the region offers rich culture, and if an NSD starts functioning there, the Kashmiri youths, both boys and girls, will get a motive in their lives. The BJP MP, while praising the NSD, said had he been an alumnus, he would have been a better actor.
Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir will soon get the first hi-tech multi-level car parking facility for which the construction is going on. The project is being executed by Housing and Urban Development Dept Kashmir under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. Locals lauded the step taken by Jammu and Kashmir administration as it will ease the traffic conjunctions in the town. Earlier, there was no car parking facility in the town which resulted in heavy traffic jams here.
The '69th Senior National Volleyball (Men and Women) Championships' started at Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium in Bhubaneswar on March 05. Over 1200 volleyball players (both men and women) are participating in the tournament from 28 states and 8 Union Territories. For the first time, players from Union Territory Ladakh also participated in the championships. The Championships are being held under the aegis of the parent body Volleyball Federation of India (VFI). The tournament started on Mar 05 and will end on Mar 11.
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Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine in Dharamshala on Saturday. He received the dose at Zonal Hospital at around 7:10 am. He was kept under observation for about half an hour. The Dalai Lama's office thanked the Government of India and the Himachal Pradesh dispensation for facilitating the first dose of the vaccine for the spiritual leader.
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on March 04. Several ministers have taken their first jab of COVID-19 vaccine in past few days. The second phase of vaccination against coronavirus began on March 01, which covers people above the age of 60 years and those above the age of 45 years with comorbidities.
154 monks have been tested COVID-19 positive in Gyuto Tantric Monastery in Himachal Pradesh's Sidhbari. A total of 330 monks have been tested so far. The monastery has been declared as 'containment zone'. Kangra CMO Dr GD Gupta said, "Following initial cases on Feb 23rd, 330 monks tested so far for COVID-19 and 154 of them tested positive at Gyuto Tantric Monastery, Sidhbari. One monk in critical condition shifted to Tanda Medical College, others in isolation in the monastery itself. Monks who have been home-isolated, had travelled from Karnataka and Delhi during new year celebrations."
On being asked about IPL excluding Mohali as match venue in the upcoming season, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said, "I have written to them (BCCI) saying if they can have a match in Mumbai, which has had 9,000 cases per day, then what's wrong with Mohali. We will take the necessary precautions." He also spoke three farm laws and said, "Government of India has to take these laws." IPL 14 will start from April 09, 2021 in Chennai between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Thousands of women farmers held protest marches and delivered speeches at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur protest sites at Delhi's borders on International Women's Day. Noting that women contribute significantly to the country's farming sector, the organisers have laid out elaborate plans to let women farmers manage the stage, arrange food and security and share tales of their struggles on the occasion. Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at the Delhi border points for over 100 days, demanding the repeal of farm laws and a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for their crops. Watch the full video for more details.
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North India continues to shiver as experts say parts of the region will continue to face cold wave in the coming days. The Shesh Netra Lake in Badrinath was frozen in some parts as snowfall enveloped..
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