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Lucknow, Mar 21: Eleven Bangladeshi Tablighi Jamaat members, who were arrested from here for flouting visa norms and put in a government travel blacklist, have left the country after a Lucknow court allowed them go on completing their punishment, police said Sunday. Superintendent of Police Ram Badan Singh said they left Saturday on a bus from Bhadohi with a police team accompanying them, and will

New Delhi, Mar 21: A recent order by the National Blood Transfusion Council has said that a person cannot donate blood for the next 28 days after taking the last dose of Covid-19 vaccine. As approved in the 30th meeting of the governing body of the NBTC held on February 17, the deferral criteria for blood donation post-Covid-19 vaccine was finalised as "28 days post-vaccination deferral after the

Kolkata, Mar 21: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday made a big announcement while releasing the West Bengal poll manifesto. Shah said that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be implemented in the state in the first Cabinet. He also said that refugees staying there for 70 years will be given citizenship, and also each refugee family will be provided Rs 10,000 per year for five years.

New Delhi, Mar 21: The Serum Institute of India (SII) has told Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco that further supplies of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be delayed due to surging demand at home and as it works through a capacity expansion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The news comes as India, the world's biggest vaccine maker, is being criticised domestically

China has the strongest military force in the world while India stands at number four, according to a study released on Sunday by the defence website Military Direct. "The USA, despite their enormous military budgets, comes in 2nd place with 74 points, followed by Russia with 69, India at 61 and then France with 58. The UK just about makes the Top 10, coming in 9th place with a score of 43," said

Mumbai, Mar 20: Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, who was recently transferred from the top post, has alleged that Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had asked suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crore for him every month. Param Bir Singh has made these allegations in a letter written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. In his letter

Mumbai, Mar 20: Maharashtra on Saturday witnessed an exponential jump in Covid-19 cases with the state reporting over 27,000 cases in a single day. This is the biggest spike Maharashtra has ever reported in 24 hours. On Saturday, Maharashtra recorded 27,126 new cases and 92 deaths taking the progressive total to 24,49,147 and 53,300, respectively. The active cases in the state now stand at 1,91

Kolkata, Mar 20: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday slammed the BJP, branding it as the "biggest extortionist" in the world, which should never be allowed to rule the state. Banerjee, speaking at an election rally at Haldia in East Midnapore district, also accused the saffron party of orchestrating riots, killing people and torturing Dalit girls. "BJP is the biggest 'tolabaz'

New Delhi, Mar 20: India and the US focused on expanding their military engagement during a meeting today between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the US Secretary of Defence, General Lloyd Austin, a joint statement said today. The talks included wide-ranging defence cooperation, information-sharing in emerging areas, and mutual logistical support, the statement said. "We focused on expanding

New Delhi, Mar 20: Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin praised India's growing ties with "like-minded partners" as he held talks in New Delhi Saturday that were expected to be dominated by shared alarm about China. India is a vital US partner in the Asia-Pacific region and Austin's two-day trip is New Delhi's first face-to-face meeting with President Joe Biden's administration. It follows talks between