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Prayagraj: Two criminals shot dead in an encounter with UP STF late last night in Arail
They were identified as Vakil Pandey and Amzad, who were involved in 2013 murder case of the then deputy jailer Anil Kumar Tyagi, at the behest of gangster Munna Bajrangi & Mukhtar Ansari.
Canada vaccine panel recommends 4 months between COVID doses
A national panel of vaccine experts in Canada recommended Wednesday that provinces extend the interval between the two doses of a COVID-19 shot to four months to quickly inoculate more people amid a shortage of doses in Canada.
Fed says U.S. recovery was modest in early 2021, job gains slow
The U.S. economic recovery continued at a modest pace over the first weeks of this year, with businesses optimistic about the months to come and demand for housing “robust,” but the job market only showing slow improvement, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday.
SC to hear women Army officers’ pleas on non-implementation of permanent commission order today
The top court earlier ordered that the permanent commission will apply to all women officers in the Indian Army in service, irrespective of their years of service. It also ordered that after the judgement of Delhi High Court, Centre should grant permanent commission to women officers.
Odisha: Fire continues to rage in Similipal National Park
State CM Naveen Patnaik has reviewed the situation and asked officials to take preventive measures to control it, as per Chief Minister’s Office.
Nearly 40 killed in violent day of protests against Myanmar coup: U.N. envoy
Thirty-eight people were killed in Myanmar as the military quelled protests in several towns and cities on Wednesday, the United Nations said, the most violent day since demonstrations against last month’s military coup first broke out.
Texas begins naming electricity firms overdue on winter crisis bills
Eight energy companies have failed to pay nearly $1 billion for power and services during February’s deadly power blackout in Texas, the state’s grid operator said this week, and the costs are likely to fall on consumers.
US police warn of ‘plot to breach’ Capitol on March 4
Citing sources, according to a report by CNN, the information provided by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warned of increased chatter among extremists, including members of the Three Percenters extremist group, discussing possible plots against the Capitol on March 4, a date that conspiracy theorists have focused on.
SpaceX rocket explodes after seemingly successful landing
It was the third straight flub involving the prototype of the Starship rocket, which SpaceX hopes one day to send to Mars. The last two test flights ended in crashes.
JP Nadda to announce alliance with AGP and BTR, says Assam BJP chief
BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda will announce an alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BTR for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam on Thursday, said BJP state chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass.
Brazil reports 2nd straight day of record Covid deaths
Brazil registered a record of Covid-19 deaths for the second straight day Wednesday, with 1,910 lives lost to the pandemic.
China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier
Germany to recommend AstraZeneca jab for over-65s: Merkel
Germany to start easing COVID-related restrictions from March 8: Merkel
The German authorities have agreed to begin easing coronavirus-related restrictions from March 8 in regions with low incidence of the disease, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters after COVID-19 consultations with heads of regions.
Spain’s COVID-19 deaths surpass 70,000, over 4 million vaccine doses administered
Spain’s total COVID-19 deaths surpassed 70,000 on Wednesday after the Ministry of Health reported that 446 people had lost their lives to the virus in the past 24 hours. The total number of deaths has now risen to 70,247 since the start of the pandemic.