14 Feb, 23:32 (IST)

Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian scientists were close to creating vaccines for cancer that could soon be available to patients. 

14 Feb, 22:48 (IST)

Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGS Varaha made a significant port call at Maputo Port, Mozambique, on February 14 as a part of the ongoing strategic overseas deployment to East Africa, marking a pivotal milestone in the ongoing diplomatic maritime engagements.

14 Feb, 21:46 (IST)

The Supreme Court will deliver on Thursday its verdict on pleas challenging the validity of the electoral bonds scheme. In November last year, a 5-judge Constitution Bench headed by CJI D.Y. Chandrachud and comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai, JB Pardiwala, and Manoj Misra had reserved its verdict in the matter after hearing the arguments for three days in a row. The petitioners before the apex court had argued that the Electoral Bond scheme violates the citizen's fundamental right to information under Article 19 (1) and it enables backdoor lobbying and promotes corruption and eliminates level playing field for political parties in Opposition.

14 Feb, 21:05 (IST)

A special session of the Maharashtra Legislature will be held February 20 (Tuesday) to discuss the various issues related to reservation for the Maratha community, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced here on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Shinde, as per his commitment made in December 2023 on the same in the Assembly and to the Maratha community last month.

14 Feb, 19:47 (IST)

The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Qazi Faez Isa, has sought assurance from the Attorney General that the Pakistan Army will only work on defence-related matters and not run any business, a media report said. The Chief Justice sought the assurance during the hearing of a petition filed against commercial activities being carried out on military land, Geo News reported. During the hearing, CJP Isa said the army was conducting business and had set up marriage halls on military lands. He then sought assurance from the Attorney General Mansoor Usman Awan that the army would remain the “protector”, and not do any business, Geo News reported.

14 Feb, 19:07 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple, the first-ever Hindu stone temple in Abu Dhabi.PM Modi Inaugurates BAPS Temple

14 Feb, 18:11 (IST)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a circular for the Class 10 and 12 board exams 2024, which are scheduled to begin on February 15. The circular contains important instructions and guidelines for the students, parents, and schools regarding the conduct of the exams. According to the circular, students are advised to reach the exam centre by 10 am, as the entry will be closed at 10:15 am.

14 Feb, 17:35 (IST)

A huge fire erupted at Patna Medical College and Hospital storeroom in Bihar on Wednesday evening. According to the news agency ANI, an operation is underway to douse the fire.Fire at Patna Hospital

14 Feb, 16:21 (IST)

In a strategic move to bolster its path-breaking green energy initiatives, Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), the world's first airport fully powered by solar energy, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) for setting up a green hydrogen plant in the premises of Cochin Airport.

14 Feb, 15:29 (IST)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has requested the Madras High Court to consider a speedy trial in the job-for-cash scam case against Tamil Nadu DMK leader and former minister V. Senthil Balaji. The ED in its affidavit before Justice Anand Venkatesh said that the former minister was intentionally stalling the commencement of the trial in the money laundering case. The premier investigating agency urged the court to order a speedy trial instead of accepting the plea to grant bail before the completion of the trial.

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New Delhi, February 14: In the face of protesting farmers' march towards the nation's capital, Rahul Gandhi pledged on Tuesday to provide a legally binding guarantee of the minimum support price for crops, in accordance with the Swaminathan Commission findings, should the Congress party be elected to power in 2024. Leading the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Chhattisgarh, Rahul Gandhi, referred to the day as "historic" and stated that the move to provide MSP a legal guarantee will transform the lives of 15 crore farmer households.

At the 'Ahlan Modi' event in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Tuesday, February 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora and said that he had been to the Gulf nation to see his family and that he had carried with him the scent of their birthplace. Speaking to the Indian diaspora at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, PM Modi declared that he was carrying the message of 140 crore Indians to people who were born on Indian soil: India is proud of them, and they are the pride of Bharat. PM Modi arrived in UAE on February 13 for a two-day visit, the key highlight of which is the inauguration of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

Following reports of widespread sexual assaults on women in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas in West Bengal, a clash broke out between police and BJP workers as they marched towards the Superintendent of Police (SP) office in Basirhat on Tuesday. In response to the BJP's planned agitation, prohibitory orders were imposed earlier today in the area surrounding the Basirhat office of the SP in West Bengal, according to PTI.

On Tuesday, reports stated that Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to present her candidature for the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Wednesday. She will travel to Jaipur to file the paperwork with the help of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and her son Rahul Gandhi. The 77-year-old politician has been a member of the Lok Sabha since 1999, but this would be his first time in the Rajya Sabha. She will be succeeding former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is retiring from Rajya Sabha.

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has been freed from suspension, effective immediately, according to a Tuesday announcement from United World Wrestling (UWW). "On August 23, of last year, UWW temporarily suspended the WFI since the Indian organisation had not conducted an election by the deadline. According to a statement released by the organisation, "The UWW Disciplinary Chamber determined that it had adequate justification to impose the provisional suspension on the body because the circumstances in the federation persisted for at least six months."