The United States on Saturday confirmed the first death due to coronavirus outbreak in the northwest state of Washington.

Sasikala Pushpa, an expelled lawmaker of the AIADMK, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.

Delhi Police: 13 cases registered against accounts operating from different platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. for posting provocative content. Several social media accounts and web links involved in circulation of unlawful, offensive content have been suspended.

Class 10 and 12 CBSE exams will be held as scheduled from 2 March onwards in  Northeast Delhi also. Board has filed affidavit in Delhi High Court and has directed Delhi Police and Delhi government to ensure safety of students and render all help to conduct exams in these areas.

The United States and the Taliban inked a historic peace deal in Qatar capital Doha on Saturday with the intent of bringing long-time normalcy and peace in war-torn Afghanistan.

Afghan-US joint declaration: US will reduce the number of US military forces in Afghanistan to 8,600 & implement other commitments in the US-Taliban agreement within 135 days of the announcement of this joint declaration and the US-Taliban agreement.

A fire broke out at an oil warehouse located in Madhavaram area of state capital Chennai. Four fire tenders have been pressed in to douse off the flames. No injuries were reported so far.

With nine more coronavirus deaths reported by Iran, the overall death toll due to the COVID-19 virus has jumped to 43 in the nation.

Schools in Northeast Delhi to remain closed till March 7. They were shut earlier this week after riots broke out in the city.Update by PTI

A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court to pronounce its order on Monday on whether petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 be referred to a larger bench.

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New Delhi, February 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot today. The Bundelkhand Expressway will supplement nodes of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the government in February 2018, said a press release by the Prime Minister's Office. PM Modi will also launch 10,000 Farmers Producer Organisations all over the country.

A peace deal between the United States and Taliban will be signed today in Doha. Envoys of around 30 countries including India are expected to participate in the signing of the peace deal. India's Ambassador to Qatar, P Kumaran, is likely to attend the historic ceremony. This will be the first time New Delhi will be officially represented at an event involving the Taliban. Notably, India did not recognise the Taliban government when the terrorist group was in power between 1996 and 2001.

An operation was underway to rescue three labourers who are feared trapped in a stone mine in Markundi area in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district. The labourers got trapped after a portion of the stone mine in the Obra mining area collapsed. Three other labourers were rescued and taken to the hospital in critical condition.