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Amid the raging protests over the three contentious farm laws, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will today visit Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor and Meerut to meet farmers and address the 'Kisan Mahapanchayats' there. The Congress leader had also visited Saharanpur on February 10 and meet the farmers protesting against the three laws.

Here are the highlights February 15:

14:54 pm: This year, we have increased the budget by 30 per cent of Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences put together for 2021-22 as compared to the revised estimate of 2020-21, says Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

Rs 50,000 crore over 5 years allocated for National Research Foundation. A Deep Ocean Mission to be launched with a budget outlay of more than Rs 4,000 crore. For better synergies among R&D institutions, umbrella structures to be set up in 9 cities, he added.

14:16 pm: BREAKING: NCLAT rules that management of Delhi Gymkhana Club to be conducted by an Administrator to be nominated by the Union of India. Also directs that acceptance of new membership or fee or any enhancement thereof till disposal of waitlist applications be kept on hold.

14:00 pm: Centre is committed to state's welfare. International partnerships can make a difference to the development of a state. Both Japanese Ambassador and I spoke of many projects in Assam and look forward to see them fructify in the coming years, says EAM S Jaishankar in Assam.

13:41 pm: Science and Tech Departmen announces changes to India’s mapping policy specifically for Indian companies. What's readily available globally doesn't need to be restricted in India so geospatial data that used to be restricted will now be freely available in India, says Ministry of Science and Technology.

Our corporations and innovators are no longer subject to restrictions nor do they require prior approvals before they collect, generate, prepare, disseminate, store, publish, update digital Geospatial Data and Maps within the territory of India, it added.

12:53 pm: BREAKING: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani tests positive for COVID-19. He has been admitted to a hospital, reports ANI.

12:29 pm: The rate of WPI (Wholesale Price Index) inflation stood at 2.03 per cent for the month of January 2021 as compared to 1.22 per cent in December 2020, says Centre.

12:00 pm: Supreme Court issues notice to Facebook and WhatsApp, seeking their response on a plea challenging WhatsApp's latest privacy policy which was introduced in January this year in India. Matter posted for hearing, four weeks later, reports ANI.

11:58 am: The variety of duties Delhi Police has to undertake, no other Police force in India has to tackle as much. If a foreign power wants to send message via nefarious activities, Delhi is the focal point and Delhi Police remains active for that as well: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

11:23 am: Just In: Union Cabinet meeting to be held on Wednesday, reports ANI

10:47 am: Non-bailable warrants issued against Nikita Jacob and Shantanu. The two are involved in the toolkit matter: Delhi Police

10:11 am: Uttarakhand Floods | A total of 8 bodies have been recovered from here (Tapovan tunnel) so far. Operation is still underway, we are working 24/7. 7 bodies have been recovered in Raini, so a total of 15 bodies have been recovered from the two work sites, says NDRF Deputy Commandant Aditya Pratap Singh.

9:40 am: India reports 11,649 new COVID-19 cases, 9,489 discharges, and 90 deaths in the last 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry

Total cases: 1,09,16,589

Total discharges: 1,06,21,220

Death toll: 1,55,732

Active cases: 1,39,637

Total Vaccination: 82,85,295

9:40 am: Sensex soars 524.61 points, currently at 52,068.91. Nifty up by 138.80 points, currently at 15,302.10.

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8:57 am: Also Read -- 16 labourers killed, several injured as truck overturns in Maharashtra's Jalgaon

8:15 am: Uttarakhand Floods | A total of 53 bodies recovered so far. Rescue operation underway at the Tapovan Tunnel in Joshimath, says State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).

7:45 am: Mumbai's air quality improves to 'moderate' from 'poor' category; air quality in Delhi continues to remain in 'very poor' category: System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research

7:40 am: Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices at Rs 88.99 per litre (increase by Rs 0.26) and Rs 79.35 per litre (increase by Rs 0.29) respectively today.

7:35 am: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to hold Kisan Mahapanchayats in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor and Meerut today.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma