A total of 1,43,01,266 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across India. The country also reported 16,752 new COVID-19 cases and 11,718 discharges on Feb 28. With new infections, the COVID tally of the country stood at 1,10,96,731 while, active cases stand at 1,64,511. With 113 deaths in last 24 hours, death toll rose to 1,57,051.
Polling underway for civic polls for 88 seats in Vadodara on February 28. People also queued up to vote for polls to 34 Zila panchayat seats and 168 taluka panchayat seats. Precautionary measures for COVID-19 being followed.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on February 25 informed that Government of India in liaison with the authorities of United Kingdom for early extradition of fugitive economic offender Nirav Modi who has been ordered by a local court to be extradited to India. West Minister magistrate court in London had pronounced that Nirav Modi be extradited to stand trial in India. Anurag Srivastava said, "They have dismissed his mental health concerns and the judge has observed that Nirav Modi has conspired to destroy evidence and intimidate witnesses. Now since the magistrate court has recommended Nirav Modi's extradition to the UK Home Secretary." The Indian businessman had fled the country in early 2018 as the news of Punjab National Bank scam worth around Rs 14,000 crore surfaced.
PM Modi said at an event in Puducherry today that the Government of India has made several efforts to improve connectivity to give farmers a better market for produce; A Delhi court on Thursday granted protection from arrest to Shantanu Muluk in the toolkit case till March 9; As many as 229 covid-19 cases have emerged from a single hostel in a school in Maharashtra's Washim district. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on February 22 said Government of India's clear focus is on 'Ease of Doing Business' in order to encourage foreign OEMs to set up manufacturing units in India. "GoI has brought many reforms in last 6 years. There is a clear focus of the government on 'Ease of Doing Business' to encourage foreign OEMs, to set up manufacturing units in India, develop joint ventures and promote private participation in defence sector," said Defence Minister.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Director-General Dr Shekhar Mande on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on country's COVID vaccine program expressed confidence. "It gives us confidence when the country's highest office says that we are capable of delivering vaccines to the people. I think there is enthusiasm now amongst all the healthcare workers and scientists that we can do it," said CSIR Director-General Dr Shekhar Mande
Ahead of the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami. Gandhi alleged that the Centre is trying to control Tamil Nadu via a remote. While addressing a gathering, he said, “I fall asleep at night in 30 seconds as I'm not afraid of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. How long does Tamil Nadu CM take? He can't sleep at night as he isn't honest. Since he's dishonest he can't stand up against Mr Modi who thinks he can control people of Tamil Nadu because the Chief Minister is corrupt.” Gandhi added, “Mr Modi thinks Tamil Nadu is like his television, he can pick up remote and do whatever he wants. He can put the volume up and CM will talk louder and vice versa. He thinks he can control people of Tamil Nadu, but people are going to remove the battery from the remote and throw it away.” Watch the full video for more.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at the Chennai airport on February 28. He will attend the public and organisational programmes in Tamil Nadu. Ahead of the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Amit Shah will be campaigning in several cities of the state.