News highlights: Covaxin shows 81% efficacy in interim phase-3 trials

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  • 21:55

    In a statement, VK Sasikala says she is quitting public life. She has asked the AIADMK cadre to stand united and ensure DMK is defeated in forthcoming Assembly elections.

  • 20:52

    Policybazaar.com IPO in 12-15 months; parent firm gets capital boost from Bay Capital

    Leading online insurance policy aggregator Policybazaar.com has got a capital boost from investment management firm Bay Capital, ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) in the next 12-15 months.

    Bay Capital, which manages money on behalf of institutions and endowments from the US and the Europe, has infused an undisclosed sum into the parent company PB Fintech of Policybazaar.com. (PTI)

  • 19:39

    A hideout of proscribed outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was busted anddestroyed in the forest area of Seer/Pastoona in Awantipora a joint operation of police and the Army,Jammu and Kashmir Police said.

  • 18:46

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces to rename Khandwa Medical College after late Lok Sabha MP Nandkumar Singh.

  • 18:15

    Central Election Committee of the BJP will meet in New Delhi tomorrow. PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, BJP chief JP Nadda, BL Santosh and other senior party leaders will participate in the meeting. (ANI)

  • 17:47

    Assam government orders to promote students of Class 1to Class 9to next higher classes; next academic session to start from April 1.

  • 17:11

    JUST IN | Covaxin shows 81 per centefficacy in interim phase-3 trial results. The trials were conducted on 25,800 subjects.

  • 16:56

    External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to visit Dhaka tomorrow, will meet Bangladesh PM and the Foreign Minister

  • 16:30
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  • 15:56

    Market close

    Sensex soars 1,147.76 points to end at 51,444.65; Nifty rallies 326.50 points to 15,245.60

  • 15:10

    Nearly 2.5 lakh youth in Rajasthan availed unemployment allowance since 2019: Govt

    The Rajasthan government has paid Rs 842.40 crore as unemployment allowance to 2,49,433 eligible youth under the Chief Minister Yuva Sambal Yojana since 2019.

    Out of the total number of eligible unemployed youth, 1,81,286 candidates belong to general and other backward class (OBC) category, 37,234 of SC and 30,913 of ST category respectively, the government said on Wednesday in a reply to an unstarred question raised by BJP legislator Satish Poonia in the House.

  • 15:02

    Russia says new Western sanctions 'absolutely unacceptable'

  • 14:59

    Integrated Exercise 'Rudra Kavach' carried out between mechanized columns & Rudra Attack Helicopter Squadron; all mission parameters achieved: Western Command, Indian Army

  • 14:31

    Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Fiji for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and Allied Sectors. This MoU will come into effect on the date of its signing and will remain in force for a period of 5 years.

  • 14:07

    Ramesh Jarkiholi's resignation has been accepted by Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and sent to Governor for approval.

  • 13:54

    Major and Medium Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi resigns after he was allegedly caught up in a sex scandal CD released yesterday.

  • 13:51

    A meeting of Assam BJP's core group to be held later today in Delhi. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma & other BJP leaders will meet party's national president JP Nadda ahead of the Central Election Committee meet.

  • 13:24

    Explosion near Covid-19 test centre in Netherlands: Police

  • 12:55

    Income Tax raids underway at the properties of film director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu in Mumbai: Income Tax Department

  • 12:49

    People gather in huge numbers at a Covid-19 vaccination facility in Nagpur

    "There're flaws in NMC's arrangements. No social distancing as both registered and non-registered people are waiting. Registered lot must be given preference", says a person waiting for inoculation.

  • 12:48

    10 rockets hit Iraq base hosting US troops

  • 11:52

    Expressing views different from government's opinion not seditious, says SC as it dismisses plea against Farooq Abdullah.

  • 11:29

    Karnataka Congress starts 'Jana Dhwani' campaign, to cover 100 assembly constituencies of the state

    "Padayatras to be held in all 100 Assembly seats to highlight people's issues & failures of BJP govt at State & Centre," says Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar.

  • 11:19

    The people of Delhi have expressed their confidence in us. They are fed up with BJP and this election is an indication of that. In the 2022 Delhi municipal polls, BJP will be wiped out: Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Delhi MCD bypoll results

  • 10:17

    Rupee gains 16 paise to 73.21 against US dollar in early trade.

  • 10:14

    DMK to release its manifesto for April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly election on March 11. Party chief M K Stalin says the manifesto will be the "hero" of the polls.

  • 10:12

    On Feb 28, father had filed 13-yr-old daughter's missing complaint, alleging that a man named Harendra had kidnapped her. Yesterday, victim's body was recovered from accused's house and around 7:30 today, we arrested him from Himachal Pradesh, says Santosh Kumar Singh, SSP, Bulandshahr.

    During investigation, the accused confessed that the girl had come to his house to drink water, and that's when he attempted to rape her. When she cried for help, he killed her and buried the body in his house premises, he added.

  • 09:49

    I have no idea about it, nor has there been any discussion in the meeting: BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh when asked whether former cricketer Sourav Ganguly will be joining BJP during PM Modi's March 7 rally at Brigade Ground in West Bengal

  • 09:39

    India reports 14,989 new Covid-19 cases, 13,123 discharges and 98 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

    Total cases: 1,11,39,516
    Total discharges: 1,08,12,044
    Death toll: 1,57,346
    Active cases: 1,70,126

    Total vaccination: 1,56,20,749

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  • 09:28

    Sensex gains 381 points, currently at 50,678; Nifty at 15,039

  • 09:13

    PM Modi to address session on education, skill development for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' today

  • 08:53

    60-year-old mentally unstable man in Bulandshahr attacked wife and three daughters with a hammer, last night. Wife and two daughters died on the spot, while one daughter admitted to hospital in critical condition. Accused fled the scene, probe on, says Santosh Kumar Singh, SSP.

  • 08:29

    Internet has been restored in Myanmar from 9 am local time after the 17th night in a row of shutdowns imposed by the military junta

  • 08:28

    Covid-19: Texas lifts state's mask mandate, business restrictions

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the most sweeping rollback of coronavirus restrictions of any US state on Tuesday, saying that most businesses may open at full capacity next week and lifting the mask mandate.

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  • 07:16

    Three female media workers shot dead in Afghanistan

    Three female media workers have been shot and killed in Afghanistan, their TV network said, in what appeared to be the latest targeted killing to rock the country. Journalists, religious scholars, activists and judges have all been victims of a recent wave of political assassinations, forcing many into hiding -- with some fleeing the country.

  • 07:16

    US military wages war on extremism in its own ranks

    Nearly two months after some active service personnel and veterans took part in the deadly attack on the US Capitol, the United States military has begun to tackle extremism within its ranks -- but the fight promises to be a difficult one, by the very admission of its leaders.

  • 07:16

    Emergency was a mistake: Rahul Gandhi

    Terming the Emergency that was imposed by former prime minister Indira Gandhi a "mistake", Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said what happened during that period was "wrong", but it was fundamentally different from the current scenario as the Congress at no point attempted to capture the country's institutional framework.

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  • 07:15

    Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi courts controversy after sexual harassment charge

    Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi landed thick in the middle of a controversy Tuesday after a social activist approached the police accusing him of sexually harassing a woman on the pretext of getting her a government job.

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