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Here are the highlights of March 31:

1:00 pm: A minor fire incident occurred in Medicine ward 11(HDU) today morning probably due to high voltage fluctuations & a short circuit. All patients admitted in HDU & ward were evacuated. There was no loss of life. The fire was controlled immediately: VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi

12:40 pm: CRPF to provide security to former cricketer and BJP candidate from Moyna, Ashok Dinda who has been granted Y+ security.

12:25 pm: West Bengal: Former cricketer and BJP candidate from Moyna, Ashok Dinda gets Y+ security. He was attacked by unidentified people in Moyna yesterday.

12:10 pm: Ajaz Khan is arrested for his connection with Batata Gang. The 4.5 grams of Alprozol tablets were recovered by chance during his house search but he is mainly arrested for his association with Batata Gang: Narcotics Contro Bureau (NCB) officials

11:35 am: Ishrat Jahan encounter case: CBI court discharges last three accused police officials including Tarun Barot and GS Singhal

11:15 am: Former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader HD Devegowda and his wife Chennamma have tested positive for #COVID19

11:00 am: From today, we're going to increase testing to over 80,000 tests daily. Yesterday, govt issued an order for increasing 220 beds in ICU wards in private hospitals for COVID patients. There is just 25% occupancy in private & govt hospitals in Delhi: State Health Min Satyendra Jain

10:50 am: In Hinduism & Sikhism, 'halal' meat is prohibited. So we approved a proposal, making it mandatory for all restaurants, dhabas & meat shops in North Delhi Municipal Corporation to put up posters stating whether they serve/sell 'halal' or 'jhatka' meat: Mayor Jai Prakash

10:35 am: A court in Delhi asks Delhi Police to file a reply at the earliest on a bail application by Jan 26 violence accused Deep Sidhu; district judge to take up the matter at 2 pm today to decide which court will further hear the case.

10:25 am: Meeting of Subject Expert Committee to be held today to deliberate on emergency use authorisation application of Russian vaccine Sputnik V The vaccine manufacturers in India, Dr Reddy's, have already submitted the safety and immunogenicity data of the third phase trials

10:15 am: Explosive materials including 78 gelatin sticks were recovered from Gundna area of Doda, Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. One person has been arrested: White Knight Corps, Indian Army

10:00 am: We believe that peace would be best achieved if there is an understanding within & around Afghanistan. We also believe that there needs to be good faith negotiations & that we should remain true to principles of 'Heart of Asia': EAM S Jaishankar in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

9:45 am: Delhi: Fire breaks out at a readymade garments factory in Raghupura Part-2, Gandhinagar; fire tenders rushed to the spot

9:30 am: India reports 53,480 new #COVID19 cases, 41,280 discharges, and 354 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry Total cases: 1,21,49,335 Total recoveries: 1,14,34,301 Active cases: 5,52,566 Death toll: 1,62,468 Total vaccination: 6,30,54,353

9:15 am: Maharashtra: NCB takes actor Ajaz Khan for a medical check-up before producing him before a court in Mumbai for remand. "Only 4 sleeping pills were found at my home. My wife has suffered a miscarriage & is using these pills as antidepressants," he says.

9:00 am: Delhi: Two people killed, two injured after a truck ran over footpath in Kashmiri Gate area early morning today

8:30 am: Election Commission of India directs Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal to transfer Bichitra Bikas Roy, CI Mahishadal, Purba Medinipur. "He shall not be posted in any election duty till completion of polls," it says.

8;10 am; West Bengal: Police busted an illegal arms manufacturing unit and arrested two persons at a village in Naihati area of North 24 Parganas yesterday. "Two arms, some unfinished arms & ammunition have been seized," said Amarnath, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1).

7:55 am: We're using a different approach to contain COVID19 spread in Nashik. We are issuing a ticket of Rs 5 per person to enter market area for an hour. It's an attempt to save the city from entering lockdown: Deepak Pandey, Commissioner of Police, Nashik City

7:40 am: After running some tests, we decided to perform the surgery on him (Sharad Pawar) today as there were some complications. We will be deciding on the removal of his Gallbladder later. Currently, he is under observation: Amit Maydeo, Doctor

7:25 am: Sharad Pawar ji is doing well after the operation. Stone has been removed from the Gallbladder successfully: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

7:15 am: Lockdown which was to be imposed from March 31 in Aurangabad, has now been cancelled. We had submitted a proposal regarding lockdown to the government. Revised guidelines will be presented soon: Sunil Chavan, District Collector, Aurangabad

7:00 am: We've given 61 million doses of vaccine to Indians & provided 64 million doses to 84 countries. These are either gifted or are contractual or given through COVAX facility that has been created to help all countries internationally by WHO: Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan