Fire at Kolkata’s Eastern Railway office building leaves 7 dead; Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 10L ex-gratia – India News , Firstpost

The deceased include four firefighters, one assistant sub-inspector posted at the Hare Street police station and one RPF personnel, the state govt said Representational image. AFP Kolkata: At least seven people were killed in an inferno in a multi-storeyed New Koilaghat building on Strand Road which houses the zonal offices of Eastern and South […]

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COVID-19 inoculation: SII seeks Centre’s intervention over US law hampering import of vaccine raw materials – India News , Firstpost

In a letter, SII that said the US has invoked the Defence Production Act, causing difficulties in importing products like cell culture medias, raw material, single-use tubing assemblies and some specialty chemicals (edited) Representational image. AP New Delhi: Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, has sought the Centre’s intervention […]

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JEE Main 2021: NTA releases Feb exam results at jeemain.nta.nic.in; Ramesh Pokhriyal congratulates students – India News , Firstpost

Students who pass the JEE Main 2021 exam will be eligible for admissions to the BTech courses in engineering colleges across the country. Representational Image. Wikimedia Commons JEE Main 2021: The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Monday released the results of the JEE Main February 2021 exam at its official website jeemain.nta.nic.in. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted […]

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Maratha quota: SC seeks response from all states on 50% reservation cap, next hearing on 15 March – India News , Firstpost

The top court will examine the question of interpretation of the 102nd amendment to the Constitution dealing with reservation to a particular community, named in the list prepared by the president The Centre on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court that its 2018 verdict decriminalising colonial-era offence of adultery under the IPC be not made applicable […]

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No interference in press functioning, Centre tells LS as UK parliament prepares to debate press freedom in India – India News , Firstpost

The debate in UK parliament comes after a petition from Maidenhead Liberal Democrats councillor Gurch Singh, whose roots are in Ludhiana File image of Prakash Javadekar. PTI The government does not interfere in the functioning of the press, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha in a written reply on […]

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Maharashtra Budget 2021: Govt announces 1% concession in stamp duty for women, increases tax on liquor – India News , Firstpost

The pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the state’s economy, said Ajit Pawar, informing that the tax revenue as per the revised estimates for 2020-21 is expected to be Rs 2,18,263 crore File image of Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. News18 Mumbai: The Maharashtra government’s budget for 2021-22, presented on International Women’s Day, offered […]

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Madya Pradesh Assembly passes anti-conversion bill by voice vote; hefty fines, 10 years imprisonment for offenders – India News , Firstpost

The bill replaced the ordinance that was promulgated in Jan 2021. The state govt said 23 cases were registered under the ordinance within a month of implementation File image of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. PTI Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed by voice vote a bill that checks religious conversions through marriage or by any […]

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