Breaking News, Latest Updates Highlights of March 21
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah will today release the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) poll manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal. Shah will also address a rally in Kanthi before releasing the party's poll manifesto.
Here are the highlights March 21:
15:35 pm: BSF has foiled an attempt of a Pakistan intruder after his suspicious movement was detected ahead of the fence in Indian territory in the Bikaner area. After the intruder didn't stop despite a warning, the troops shot him dead: Border Security Force
14:51 pm: BJP Parliamentary Party meeting scheduled to be held in the Parliament on March 23.
14:00 pm: Just In: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tested positive for COVID19 on March 19. He was admitted to AIIMS COVID Centre for observation on March 20. He is stable: Delhi AIIMS
13:37 pm: One Pakistani national was apprehended at around 2:00 am today at International Border in Samba sector, J&K: Border Security Force (BSF)
13:04 pm: Health Secy Rajesh Bhushan has written to Uttarakhand Chief Secretary strongly highlighting the concerns raised by the high-level central team in its visit to Uttarakhand and about the need for stringent measures to control the spread of COVID19 during Kumbh Mela, says Centre.
Health Secretary also noted that as per the report of the Central Team, 10-20 pilgrims and 10-20 locals are being reported positive every day. The State has been informed that daily testing numbers reported in Haridwar are not enough, it added.
13:03 pm: Anil Deshmukh should resign immediately. The main issue is that of an explosive-laden vehicle being found near the residence of an industrialist. I request the Central Government to intervene. The State government cannot investigate this matter: MNS chief Raj Thackeray
13:02 pm: PM Modi will launch ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign on World Water Day on 22nd March at 12:30pm via video conferencing. The campaign will be implemented from 22nd March to 30th November: Prime Minister's Office
11:43 am: Just In: India win silver medal in men's 10m air rifle team event at ISSF Shooting World Cup
11:24 am: Karnataka | BJP cannot have this CM (BS Yediyurappa) in the next elections. The CM has to be changed to keep BJP alive in the State. The CM will surely be changed: BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal
11:02 am: The letter (Param Bir Singh's letter to CM) is a reaction after Maharashtra Chief Minister and Home Minister decided to take a tough stand. There is no question of replacing Maharashtra Home Minister, says Maharashtra Minister and State NCP President Jayant Patil.
10:44 am: Two persons detained, in connection with Mansukh Hiren death case: Maharashtra ATS
10:43 am: 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit 77 km southeast of Mokokchung, Nagaland at 1006 hours: National Center for Seismology
9:54 am: India reports 43,846 new COVID19 cases, 22,956 recoveries and 197 deaths in the last 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry.
Total cases: 1,15,99,130
Total recoveries: 1,11,30,288
Active cases: 3,09,087
Death toll: 1,59,755
Total vaccination: 4,46,03,841
9:21 am: Punjab: Social distancing norms flouted at Sabzi Mandi Walla in Amritsar. 195 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in Amritsar district yesterday, as per the State government. Night curfew is imposed in the district from 9pm to 5am.
8:49 am: Two more Indian shooters have tested positive for COVID-19 at the ISSF Shooting World Cup. They have been shifted to the hospital: National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) official
8:27 am: One COVID19 case reported in Mizoram in the last 24 hours; case tally at 4,447, active cases at 15: State Health Department
7:51 am: A speeding Mercedes car killed three people in Punjab's Mohali yesterday. The driver of the car arrested by police.
7:20 am: The air quality in Gujarat's Ahmedabad has turned 'very poor', says System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research.
7:19 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to release BJP's poll manifesto for West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 today.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma