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Poet Varavara Rao, 81, Released After Last Month’s Bail



Varavara Rao had been in custody since August 28, 2018, awaiting trial.

New Delhi:

Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over two years within the Koregaon-Bhima case, walked out of the Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital late Saturday after being granted bail for six months by the Bombay High Court on medical grounds final month.

He was present process therapy on the hospital the place was admitted by the Maharashtra authorities following the excessive court docket’s intervention. His lawyer Indira Jaisingh posted a photograph of the poet-activist on Twitter.

Mr Rao has been requested by the court docket to stay in Mumbai and be out there for investigation each time wanted. He can even should submit his passport earlier than the NIA (National Investigation Agency) court docket, and he has been forbidden to ascertain any contact along with his co-accused within the case. He has to submit a private bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the identical quantity.

He had been in custody since August 28, 2018, awaiting trial within the case.

The excessive court docket on February 22 mentioned if it didn’t grant Mr Rao medical bail, it might be abdicating its obligation to guard the ideas of human rights and a citizen’s basic rights to life and well being.

“We are relieved. It is a big relief for us. Because for the last 2.5 years, no one was getting even a small relief in this case. This is the first relief in the BK (Bhima-Koregaon) case. We are very happy but the condition is there that we have to be in Mumbai. We have to think about that and plan. We will talk to the lawyers,” Mr Rao’s daughter Pavani mentioned.

Last month, Indira Jaising highlighted his poor well being situation earlier than the Bombay High Court, saying that of the 365 days since final February, he spent 149 days in hospital. She urged the court docket to let Mr Rao out of Maharashtra’s Taloja jail the place he’s lodged as an undertrial and to allow him to go dwelling and keep along with his household in Hyderabad.

The case, being probed by the National Investigation Agency, includes allegations of provocative speeches made on the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017, which the police claimed led to violence the subsequent day close to the Koregaon-Bhima conflict memorial.

Varavara Rao and 9 different activists have been accused of plotting the violence with Maoists. Mr Rao, who headed “Veerasam”, an affiliation of revolutionary writers, has strongly denied the cost.

DMK To Allot 25 Seats To Ally Congress For Tamil Nadu Election: Sources



The Tamil Nadu meeting election might be held in a single part on April 6.

New Delhi:

The DMK has determined to allot 25 seats to ally Congress for subsequent month’s elections in Tamil Nadu, sources informed NDTV on Saturday. The social gathering will even give one Rajya Sabha seat to the Congress, they stated.

According to sources, the deal was finalised after the Congress management in Delhi acquired in contact with the DMK’s high management in Chennai on Saturday night.

With little bargaining energy within the state, Tamil Nadu Congress chief KS Alagiri had stated this week the “ball is the DMK’s court” when it got here to seat-sharing for the elections.

There have been a number of rounds of talks between the 2 sides on a seat-sharing pact whereas Congress chief Rahul Gandhi made a number of journeys to the state to marketing campaign for the polls.

In the 2016 meeting polls, the Congress was allotted 41 seats and it had received seven of them.

“The ball is in their (DMK’s) court. Hence, it is the DMK which has to decide (seat-sharing),” Mr Alagiri had stated when requested about what number of seats his social gathering had requested.

Replying to a query, he denied the Congress had made a “climb-down” on the variety of seats it sought from the DMK.

The DMK, hoping to return to energy after being in opposition for 10 years, has allotted three seats to the Indian Union Muslim League and two to Manithaneya Makkal Katchi.

The social gathering’s determination on the Congress comes a day after its rival AIADMK allotted 20 seats to the BJP.

The Tamil Nadu meeting election might be held in a single part on April 6 and the counting of votes might be executed on May 2.

Tamil Nadu will see a contest principally between the ruling AIADMK and opposition DMK whereas many will even hold their eyes peeled for the way actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s new social gathering Makkal Needhi Maiam fares.

This is the primary election after the demise of two iconic leaders J Jayalalithaa of the AIADMK and M Karunanidhi of the DMK.

Delhi To Have Its Own School Education Board, Says Arvind Kejriwal

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Betrayed People Of Bengal, Says Trinamool Congress On Dinesh Trivedi Joining BJP



Dinesh Trivedi joined BJP at its headquarters in New Delhi within the presence of celebration chief JP Nadda.


Slamming its former Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi for switching over to the BJP, the Trinamool Congress on Saturday stated he’s “ungrateful” and has backstabbed the ruling celebration in West Bengal forward of the meeting polls.

Mr Trivedi give up from the higher House of Parliament final month, saying he was feeling suffocated within the Trinamool Congress and was unable to bear varied incidents which might be occurring within the state.

Earlier within the day, he joined the BJP at its headquarters in New Delhi within the presence of saffron celebration president JP Nadda.

Reacting to the event, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Mr Ghosh stated, “For the last so many years, he (Mr Trivedi) did not say anything. Now, just before the state assembly polls, he has made complaints about the party. He is ungrateful and has betrayed people of the state.”

“He held several posts of the party and was entrusted with many responsibilities. At a time when he should repay the Trinamool Congress, he has backstabbed it,” Mr Ghosh stated.

Mr Trivedi was as soon as a detailed confidant of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and was her alternative for holding the essential railway ministry portfolio within the Union Cabinet in the course of the UPA authorities.

Echoing Mr Ghosh, Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Sougata Roy stated, “People like Trivedi enjoy power during their tenure and leave a party at the time of elections.”

Several TMC leaders have give up the celebration in latest months to hitch the BJP because the saffron celebration mounts an aggressive all-out marketing campaign to finish Ms Banerjee’s 10-year-old reign within the state.

Apart from Mr Trivedi, two former state ministers – Suvendu Adhikari and Rajib Banerjee – had give up the Trinamool Congress and converted to the BJP not too long ago.

Since the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 19 TMC MLAs and a Lok Sabha MP of the celebration had joined the BJP.

Elections to 294 meeting seats in West Bengal will probably be held in eight phases, starting on March 27. Votes will probably be counted on May 2.

Trinamool Congress Leaders Break Down In Tears After Being Dropped, Protests In Few Areas



Several Trinamool Congress leaders voiced their anguish towards the occasion. (Representational)


Several Trinamool Congress leaders voiced their anguish towards the occasion after they had been denied nomination for the West Bengal meeting elections with protests being held at just a few locations.

Four-time Satgachia MLA Sonali Guha, as soon as a detailed affiliate of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, burst into tears after studying that she was denied a ticket this time.

“May God give Mamata-didi good sense and counsel, I have been with her from the beginning,” stated Ms Guha, the previous deputy speaker of the state meeting.

Former TMC MLA Arabul Islam, a strongman from Bhangar in South 24 Parganas district, broke down in tears as he stated that those that have liked the occasion with their coronary heart have been ignored.

“I will do whatever the local people want me to do,” he stated about his future plans, as a few of his supporters burnt tyres and put up roadblocks within the space in protest.

Supporters of Rafiqur Rahaman, the sitting TMC MLA of Amdanga in North 24 Parganas, blocked the freeway within the space after his title didn’t seem within the checklist.

A bit of the Trinamool Congress’s Siliguri management additionally took exception to Omprakash Mishra, a Kolkata resident, being made a candidate from the north Bengal city.

TMC chief Nantu Pal stated that the individuals wouldn’t help “an outsider”.

India Test-Fires Missile Powered By Advanced Ramjet Technology



DRDO test-fired the strong gasoline ducted ramjet (SDFR) missile off the coast of Odisha

New Delhi:

A missile with a novel propulsion system was efficiently test-fired off the coast of Odisha by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at this time. In a press release, the DRDO stated it efficiently test-fired the missile primarily based on strong gasoline ducted ramjet (SFDR) know-how from the Integrated Test Range Chandipur.

“All the subsystems, including the booster motor and nozzle-less motor, performed as expected. During the test, many new technologies were proven, including solid fuel based ducted ramjet technology,” the DRDO stated within the assertion.

The SFDR know-how offers a giant benefit to the defence analysis physique in creating long-range air-to-air missiles.

“At present, such technology is available only with a handful of countries in the world. During the test, air launch scenario was simulated using a booster motor. Subsequently, the nozzle-less booster accelerated it to the required Mach number for ramjet operation,” the DRDO stated.

“DRDO successfully conducted flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology today at around 1030 hrs from ITR Chandipur. All the subsystems including the ground booster motor performed as per expectation,” the DRDO tweeted.

The efficiency of the missile was monitored utilizing knowledge captured by electro optical, radar and telemetry devices on the take a look at vary, which confirmed profitable demonstration of the mission goals, the DRDO stated.

The launch was monitored by senior scientists of DRDO labs, together with Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Research Centre Imarat, and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the scientists at DRDO, Indian Air Force and the trade on the profitable flight take a look at of the SFDR missile.

AIADMK Allots 20 Seats To BJP



The ruling AIADMK has allotted 20 seats to its ally Bharatiya Janata Party.

The ruling AIADMK has allotted 20 seats to its ally Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming Tamil Nadu meeting elections.

Earlier within the day, AIADMK introduced its first listing of six candidates that included high leaders together with Chief Minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Mr Palaniswami will contest the election from Edappadi constituency, whereas Mr Panneerselvam will contest from Bodinayakanur.

Tamil Nadu meeting elections can be held in a single section on April 6 and the counting of votes can be carried out on May 2.

Polls can be held for 234 seats in Tamil Nadu with the Congress-DMK and BJP-AIADMK alliance being the key teams contesting in opposition to one another.

India vs England 4th Test, Day 2 Live Cricket Score: Rishabh Pant Leads India Rescue Act With Gritty Fifty

IND vs ENG Live: Rishabh Pant celebrates his half-century throughout Day 2 of the 4th Test.© BCCI

Currently six wickets down, India are edging nearer to England’s first innings rating on Day 2 of the fourth and last Test match, on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Rishabh Pant is at the moment unbeaten and has additionally registered a half-century. He is at the moment constructing a gentle partnership with Washington Sundar. Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma misplaced their wickets after the Lunch break to Jack Leach and Ben Stokes respectively. Opener Rohit additionally missed out on a half-century. Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have been dismissed earlier than Lunch, by Leach and James Anderson respectively. Stokes additionally took the essential wicket of Virat Kohli earlier than Lunch. Earlier on Day 1, India scored 24 for one in response to England’s first innings rating of 205. The hosts misplaced the wicket of Shubman Gill, who fell to a supply by Anderson. Before the Indian innings, England batsmen have been subjected to a different trial by spin they usually could not fairly discover their approach out of the online. Axar Patel picked up 4 wickets and Ashwin took three as England endured one other collapse to bundle out for a sub-par rating on what seems to be like wicket to bat on. Stokes top-scored for England with 55 runs. (LIVE SCORECARD)

4th Test, Day 2 Live Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

  • March05202115:31 (IST)

    One run

    Sundar smacks this supply by Root in entrance of sq. to succeed in a half-century partnership. It can be essentially the most on this Test match!

  • March05202115:26 (IST)

    FOUR! IND: 195/6

    A poor supply by Leach and Pant smacks it away to the leg-side boundary for a 4!

    India path by 10 runs.

  • March05202115:24 (IST)

    One run

    Leach tosses it full, and Sundar reaches for it, sending it vast of midwicket for a single.

  • March05202115:21 (IST)

    One run

    Sundar guides this supply by Root, off the backfoot. It goes in direction of backward sq. leg for a single.

  • March05202115:17 (IST)

    One run, Rishabh Pant reaches his half-century!

    Leach tosses it up, and Pant glances it right down to long-on for a single. He additionally reaches his seventh Test fifty.

  • March05202115:13 (IST)

    Two runs, IND: 185/6

    Root tosses it in, and Sundar goes on the backfoot to information it in direction of midwicket for 2 runs.

    India path by 20 runs.

  • March05202115:09 (IST)

    One run

    Leach tosses it on center stump and Sundar guides it to long-on for a single.

  • March05202115:06 (IST)

    One run

    Root tosses it full, on center. Sundar drives it in direction of mid-off for a single.

  • March05202115:00 (IST)

    One run

    Leach tosses it brief, and Pant guides it by means of midwicket for a single.

  • March05202114:55 (IST)


    Bess tosses it up, exterior off. Sundar waits leg-side and smacks it over brief cowl for a 4!

  • March05202114:54 (IST)


    Bess tosses a low full toss, and Sundar guides it to mid-off. Pant desires a single and units off, however Sundar sends him again. Pant places in a dive and will get damage on the shoulder by the direct hit on the non-striker’s finish.

  • March05202114:51 (IST)

    One run

    Bess tosses a low full toss, on center. Pant hits it to mid-on for a single.

  • March05202114:49 (IST)


    Root tosses it, exterior off. Its dipping and spins previous the entrance foot of Sundar, and in addition previous his exterior edge. Foakes whips the bails off. But he was nicely inside.

    Beautiful supply by Root.

  • March05202114:47 (IST)

    One run

    Root tosses it brief, in center. Pant guides it by means of backward sq. leg for a single.

  • March05202114:45 (IST)


    Bess tosses it brief, exterior off. Pant carves it by means of the covers and locations it nicely for a 4!

  • March05202114:44 (IST)


    Bess actually wants to search out his footing. Another full toss from him, and Sundar slams it to deep midwicket for a 4!

  • March05202114:42 (IST)

    One run, IND: 155/6

    Sundar glances this supply by Root in direction of sweeper cowl for a single.

    After 63 overs, India are 155 for six.

  • March05202114:41 (IST)

    One run, India path by 51 runs

    Root tosses it up, exterior off. Pant goes on the entrance foot to drive it to the duvet for a single.

    India path by 51 runs with 4 wickets in hand.

  • March05202114:38 (IST)

    The motion resumes!

    Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar to renew batting for India. Joe Root to renew with the ball for England.

  • March05202114:16 (IST)

    No run, IND: 153/6 | Tea

    Bess tosses it up, and Sundar leaves it alone.

    After 62 overs, India are 153 for six. Its Tea time now!

  • March05202114:14 (IST)


    Bess tosses it up, and Pant fails to attach. It hits his pad. Umpire does not give out however England assessment. There was no bat concerned and it was hitting the stumps. The umpire’s on-field name stands.


  • March05202114:10 (IST)

    Two runs, India cross the 150-run mark!

    Root tosses it towards leg. Pant glances it behind sq. for 2 runs.

  • March05202114:07 (IST)

    One run

    Bess tosses it brief and vast. Sundar cuts it to deep cowl for a single.

  • March05202114:04 (IST)

    No run

    Leach tosses it full, wider. Sundar drives it again to the spinner.

  • March05202114:00 (IST)

    OUT! R Ashwin c Ollie Pope b Jack Leach 13 (32)


    Leach tosses it on leg stump, and Ashwin tried to ship it to the leg facet. But he edges it to Pope at brief midwicket for a catch.

    In walks, Washington Sundar.

  • March05202113:55 (IST)


    A very good supply by Stokes, and Ashwin hits it in direction of sq. leg. Bairstow under-arms it into the stumps, Pant manages to succeed in with a dive. The assessment reveals he reached on time. One run.

  • March05202113:50 (IST)


    Leach tosses it brief, and Pant goes again to drive it with ease by means of vast long-off.

  • March05202113:47 (IST)

    One run

    Leach tosses it up, exterior off. Pant smacks it to midwicket for a single.

  • March05202113:45 (IST)

    One run

    Back of a size by Stokes, from around the wicket. Pant guides it down to 3rd man for a single.

  • March05202113:41 (IST)

    One run

    Leach tosses it up, and Pant hits it with the spin, behind sq. for a single.

  • March05202113:37 (IST)

    No run, IND 135/5

    Stokes bowls supply, exterior off. Ashwin leaves it alone.

    After 54 overs, India are 135 for 5.

  • March05202113:35 (IST)


    Stokes sends a full size supply, and Ashwin hits it over the slip area. Was fairly uncertain and bought fortunate. FOUR!

  • March05202113:29 (IST)

    No run

    Leach tosses it up, and Ashwin goes again in his crease to hit it into the off-side.

  • March05202113:23 (IST)


    A juicy full toss by Stokes, little vast. Ashwin smacks it by means of level for a straightforward 4!

  • March05202113:21 (IST)

    One run

    Round the wicket by Stokes, into the pads of Pant. He carves it into the hole at midwicket for a single.

  • March05202113:18 (IST)

    Two runs

    Root tosses it up, exterior off. Ashwin hits it by means of level for a single.

  • March05202113:13 (IST)

    OUT! Rohit Sharma lbw b Ben Stokes 49 (144)


    He sends size ball, exterior off. It beats Rohit’s inside edge and hits him within the again eg. Rohit evaluations it, and ball tracker reveals it could have hit the bails. Enough to assist the on-field resolution.

    Ashwin to bat subsequent for India.

  • March05202113:03 (IST)


    Root tosses it up, and Pant goes down the pitch, and lofts it approach over long-off for a smashing six.

  • March05202113:02 (IST)

    Two runs

    Pant reverse sweeps this supply by Root, by means of level. Two runs.

  • March05202112:58 (IST)


    A full supply by Anderson, vast of off. Pant smacks it between level and covers for a 4!

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16,838 New Coronavirus Infections In India, 113 Deaths In Last 24 Hours



According to well being ministry, a complete of 1,80,05,503 folks have been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 thus far.

New Delhi:

India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,11,73,761 with 16,838 contemporary instances reported in a day, whereas the variety of sufferers who’ve recuperated from the illness has surged to 1,08,39,894, the Union well being ministry stated on Friday.

The loss of life depend as a result of viral illness has gone as much as 1,57,548 within the nation with 113 extra fatalities, the ministry’s knowledge up to date at eight am confirmed.

The variety of energetic COVID-19 instances has elevated to 1,76,319, accounting for 1.58 per cent of the whole caseload, in line with the info.

The quantity of people that have recuperated from the illness has gone as much as 1,08,39,894, which interprets to a nationwide COVID-19 restoration price of 97.01 per cent, whereas the case fatality price stands at 1.41 per cent.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 final yr, the 30-lakh mark on August 23, the 40-lakh mark on September 5 and the 50-lakh mark on September 16.

It went previous 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 21,99,40,742 samples have thus far been examined for the viral illness within the nation, together with 7,61,834 on Thursday.

New Zealand Tsunami And Earthquake Today: Tsunami Waves Observed After Powerful Pacific Quakes: US Monitor



The Tsunami waves have been noticed following a cluster of highly effective South Pacific earthquakes.

Evacuations from coastal areas have been ordered in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu Friday as tsunami waves have been noticed following a cluster of highly effective South Pacific earthquakes, authorities stated.

“Tsunami waves have been observed,” the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center stated, revealing ocean gauges had picked up small waves close to the Tonga capital Nuku’alofa measuring about three centimetres (1.three inches).

Tsunamis grow to be extra highly effective as they journey throughout the ocean and the centre has warned some areas together with Vanuatu and the French territory of New Caledonia may very well be hit by waves of as much as three metres after three main quakes, the biggest at 8.1 magnitude.

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