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Cong workers protest against Azad for praising Modi

Cong workers protest against Azad for praising Modi

Jammu, March 2 (IANS) The Congress workers on Tuesday staged a protest against senior leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in Jammu for praising Prime Minister Narindra Modi.Holding party flags in their hands they raised slogans against Azad and burnt his effigy.They said his praise for...

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Voices against dissenters rising in Congress

Voices against dissenters rising in Congress

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The first voice against senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has been raised in his hometurf in Jammu with scores of party workers raising slogans against him, even burning his effigy.The Congress has called J&K state President Ghulam Ahmed Meer to Delhi to discuss the s...

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Delhi air quality 'moderate'

Delhi air quality 'moderate'

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital improved to 'moderate' category on Tuesday, but is likely to deteriorate due to an increase in mineral dust contribution in the coming days.Delhi's air quality index stood at 165 micrograms per cubic meter at noon. AQI within the limi...

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EU to introduce health passport system

EU to introduce health passport system

Brussels, March 2 (IANS) The European Commission's Vice President Margaritis Schinas said that it is set to introduce a Digital Green Pass that will enable the continent's safe opening "while preserving the sacrifices done so far".Addressing an online press conference following an informal meeting o...

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Jio partners Firework for video 'stories'

Jio partners Firework for video 'stories'

Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Reliance Jio has roped in Silicon Valley-based short video platform Firework to offer vertical video "stories" to its over 100 million KaiOS users in India, the two companies said on Tuesday.Jio has embraced Firework's "stories" and made it available to the KaiOS users under t...

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US official resigns amid power outage criticism

US official resigns amid power outage criticism

Houston, March 2 (IANS) DeAnn Walker, Chairperson of the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) which that regulates the state's electric, telecommunications, and water and sewer utilities, has resigned amid criticism over power outages.The Texas Tribune reported on Monday that Walker provided a resi...

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London tightens emissions standards for heavy vehicles

London tightens emissions standards for heavy vehicles

London, March 2 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that buses, coaches and heavy trucks will have to pay 300 pounds a day ($418) to enter Greater London if they do not meet low emission levels.Starting Monday, Khan introduced tighter London-wide emissions standards for heavy vehicles, repo...

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Delhi Assembly Budget session to begin from March 8

Delhi Assembly Budget session to begin from March 8

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly's Budget session for 2021-22 will kick start from March 8, sources told IANS.The session will end on March 16.The Budget this year will likely focus on green Delhi, EV policy, basic infrastructure of health and increasing number of public transport.The AA...

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1st African-American sworn in as Secy of Senate

1st African-American sworn in as Secy of Senate

Washington, March 2 (IANS) Sonceria "Ann" Berry, the first African-American and eighth woman to serve as Secretary of the US Senate, has been sworn in."We begin this week on a joyful note welcoming an upstanding individual to serve as the new Secretary of the Senate," Xinhua news agency quoted Senat...

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Fuel price hike: UP lawyer wants to ride horse to work

Fuel price hike: UP lawyer wants to ride horse to work

Varanasi, March 2 (IANS) In an interesting incident, a lawyer in Varanasi has sought admission in the horse riding training school being run by the mounted police unit.In his application to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), the lawyer Dr. Harish Chandra Maurya said that he has to cover a di...

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