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Here are the Highlights of February 17:

1:20 pm: There were reasons that IT industry couldn't get benefits from large domestic market of India. Due to, this digital divide kept widening in India. In a manner of speaking it was 'Diya tale andhera'. Policies of our govt reflect how we changed this approach in past few years: PM

1:10 pm; At a time when every sector was affected due to Corona, you achieved a 2% growth. It's commendable if India's IT industry adds 4 bn dollars to its revenue at a time when suspicions of de-growth were being cast: PM at NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum, via video conferencing

1:00 pm: Supreme Court says that it is adjourning for two weeks, the batch of petitions challenging the Ordinance passed by Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand prohibiting religious conversion for marriages.

12:45 pm: There was a time when we were dependent on other nations even for the smallpox vaccine. Now we are providing made in India Corona vaccines to several countries. The solutions India gave during Corona, are an inspiration to the entire world: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

12:30 pm: It's a time when world is looking at India with greater hope & expectations than before. However tough may be the challenge, we should not think of ourselves as weak or move away fearing challenges. During COVID, our science & technology not only proved itself but also evolved:PM

10:50 am: BMC to review the increase in #COVID19 cases in Mumbai. If the cases continue to rise and people ignore COVID norms and regulations, then BMC will not hesitate in taking a strong measure within the next 10 days: Suresh Kakani, Additional Municipal Commissioner, BMC

10:45 am: Envoys from 24 nations -Chile, Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, EU, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Bangladesh, Malawi, Eritrea, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan- are part of the delegation visiting J&K

10:40 am: Jammu and Kashmir: A suspicious material found at Manjakote near Rajouri, vehicular movement halted. More details awaited.

10:30 am: Rajasthan: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu admitted to a hospital after he complained of restlessness, discomfort in knees and other ailments. Asaram Bapu is serving life imprisonment in Jodhpur Central Jail in a rape case.

10:20 am: Mumbai: Armaan Jain reaches Enforcement Directorate (ED) office. He has been summoned by ED in an alleged money laundering case.

10:10 am: 2558 passengers in Mumbai penalised between 1st to 14th February for not wearing masks, in a joint drive of BMC and Mumbai division of Railway. A total penalty of Rs 3,28,500 collected from them: Western Railway CPRO

10:00 am: India reports 11,610 new #COVID19 cases, 11,833 discharges, and 100 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry Total cases: 1,09,37,320 Total discharges: 1,06,44,858 Death toll: 1,55,913 Active cases: 1,36,549 Total Vaccination: 89,99,230

9:45 am: Sidhi bus accident: Death toll rises to 50, says DM Sidhi, Ravindra Kumar Choudhary. A bus fell into a canal in Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh yesterday after the driver lost control over it.

9:30 am: BMC writes to Maitri Park Society, Chembur instructing them to restrict entry of outsiders, strictly implement measures like thermal screening, ensure strict quarantine guidelines to be followed for 14 days by family of any positive case, symptomatic people to be tested

9:20 am: The Indian delegation briefed the Russian side on India’s priorities during its UNSC tenure. Both sides agreed to work closely together on key issues on the UNSC agenda, in keeping with the special and privileged strategic partnership: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

9:10 am: India and Russia held bilateral consultations on UNSC issues yesterday in Moscow at the DG level. Both sides appreciated intensive on-going bilateral contacts on UN issues, including with respect to wide range of issues on the UNSC agenda: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

9:00 am: A most wanted person in Red Fort violence case, Maninder Singh, arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell near Pitam Pura yesterday. Two swords recovered from his house in Swaroop Nagar. Further interrogation of the accused is underway: Delhi Police

8:50 am: I thank Govt of India for a lifetime experience in serving Puducherry as its Lt Governor. I also thank all who worked with me closely. I can say with deep sense of satisfaction that during this tenure 'Team Raj Nivas' diligently worked to serve larger public interest: Kiran Bedi

8:40 am: 103 people at SNN Raj Lakeview apartment in Bommanahalli, Bengaluru tested positive for #COVID19. They had organised a program at the apartment and tested positive in the COVID test they underwent later. 96 of the 103 people are above the age of 60: BBMP Commissioner

8:25 am: 40 out of the 210 students studying at Manjushree College of Nursing in Bengaluru have tested positive for #COVID19: N Manjunath Prasad, BBMP Commissioner

8:10 am: A layer of dense fog envelops Delhi this morning, leading to decreased visibility. Visuals from near Singhu border. Current temperature in the national capital is 12.6 degree Celsius.

8:00 am: Petrol and diesel prices increase by 25 paise each in Delhi to stand at Rs 89.54/litre and Rs 79.95/litre respectively.

7:45 am: Gangster Gajanan Marne and 8 of his associates have been booked and arrested by police in Kothrud, Pune for taking out a large procession after his release from the jail in a murder case on Monday: Police

7:35 am: Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'very poor' category with overall AQI standing at 332, as per System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research

7:20 am: Jammu and Kashmir: Department of Horticulture organised a machinery fair in Srinagar yesterday. "Different kinds of agricultural machinery like tractors, power tillers, and spray pumps are being provided to farmers at 50% subsidy," Srinagar officer CL Sharma said.

7:10 am: Agitating farmers paid floral tribute to farmer leader Chhotu Ram on his birth anniversary &gave roses to commuters at Shambhu on Punjab-Haryana border y'day. "By giving roses, we want to send a message to govt that we love this country as much as anyone else does," a farmer said

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan