Hijab Row News Live Updates: Karnataka High Court bars all students from wearing saffron shawls (Bhagwa), scarfs, hijab, religious flags or the like in classroom

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Karnataka HC also makes it clear the order on Hijab was confined to such of the institutions wherein the College Development Committees have prescribed the student dress code or uniform

Hijab Row

Karnataka high court bars all students regardless of their religion or faith from wearing saffron shawls (Bhagwa), scarfs, hijab, religious flags or the like within the classroom, until further orders.

We request the State Government and all other stakeholders to reopen the educational institutions and allow the students to return to the classes at the earliest

– Karnataka High Court on hijab row

Two jawans of CoBRA battalion got injured in IED blast in Bulbul-Peshrar area where a joint team of Jharkhand Police & CRPF destroyed Maoist camp.

Both have been evacuated by helicopter. An extensive operation has been launched in the area: Jharkhand Police

Prez inaugurates Durbar Hall

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 14th March 2022 as the first part of the Budget Session 2022 concludes today

Sitharaman says there is no slowdown or recession in India, cites estimated 9.2 per cent GDP growth in current fiscal

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Airtel’s users reported outage for 5-10 minutes across India

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I will tax (cryptocurrency) because it is our soverign right

– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha

Taxing cryptocurrency does not mean we are legalising it: FM Sitharaman

Breached the 6% tolerance limit for inflation on 6 occasions since 2014; inflation management is robust

– FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Rs 73,000 cr provided for rural employment guarantee scheme MNREGA, will give more if demand comes

– FM Sitharaman in budget reply in RS

Fertiliser subsidy rose from budgeted Rs 79,530 cr for FY22 to Rs 1.4 lakh cr in revised estimates; shows govt receptive to needs: FM

Hijab row: SC says it will protect constitutional rights of every citizen & take up pleas at appropriate time

We are on track to support the production of an additional 1 billion vaccine doses in India: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne at the 4th Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Melbourne

India saw the worst inflation between 2010 and 2014

Sitharaman says the study cited by opposition on MSMEs says 67 per cent MSMEs were shut, but temporarily

Hijab row: Supreme Court refuses to give an urgent hearing on plea challenging interim order of Karnataka High Court.

  • Supreme Court says it will take up the matter at an appropriate time
  • Supreme Court says it is watching what is happening in Karnataka and in the hearing before the High Court. Supreme Court asks lawyers to not make it a national-level issue and it will interfere at an appropriate time

FM clarifies the difference in GDP numbers in economic survey and budget; says there is no cause of worry

The difference was due to different sources of data

Rs 7.5 lakh cr spending will create jobs; job creation not limited to 60 lakh jobs from productivity linked incentive plan for 14 sectors

– FM Sitharaman

Indian economy suffered biggest contraction because of pandemic…Indian economy suffered Rs 9.57 lakh cr loss due to pandemic, compared to a loss of Rs 2.12 lakh cr in global meltdown in 2008-09: FM

Inflation was 9.1% during lesser financial crisis of 2008-09, while it is at 6.2% during pandemic that has bigger impact on eco: FM

Coming 25 years are going to be important for India. No wonder we’re calling it Amrit Kaal. If we don’t have a vision for India at 100, we’ll suffer similarly as first 70 years, when 65 years were with Congress that had no vision except supporting, building & benefitting one family

– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Stable, sustainable recovery important motive for Budget 2022-23: FM Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha

Bringing in drones as an instrument or as a very effective tool for improving and modernising India’s agriculture. When you bring in drone, it has got several adaptations: FM Nirmala Sitharaman in Rajya Sabha

We went in for a Budget which would stand for continuity, which will be bringing in stability to the economy and predictability in taxation and also a vision for India at 100

– Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in Rajya Sabha

BharatPe has a huge amount of cash in bank, existing investors continue to back co; don’t need to raise capital in foreseeable future: CEO

Guidance which comes from PM Gati Shakti was essentially as we needed to bring in greater synergy, greater complementarity between various infrastructure spending that we’re undertaking because it’s not to say that infrastructure spending never happened in this country

– FM Sitharaman

External auditor’s interim report on governance review in BharatPe likely in a couple of weeks: CEO Suhail Sameer tells employees in a letter

Rupee slumps 31 paise to 75.46 against US dollar in early trade

74.78 cr total Covid19 tests conducted so far; 14,91,678 tests conducted in the last 24 hours: Union Health Ministry

Jab Update

171.79 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far in India

Minimum temperature in Delhi below normal at 8.2 degrees Celsius, air quality in the moderate category at 187 at 9 am

Thane district of Maharashtra reported 261 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its overall tally to 7,06,72

India reports 58,077 fresh COVID19 cases, 1,50,407 recoveries and 657 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • Active cases: 6,97,802 (1.64%)
  • Death toll: 5,07,177
  • Daily positivity rate: 3.89%
  • Total vaccination: 1,71,79,51,432

Sensex slumps 611.54 pts to 58,314.49 in opening session; Nifty declines 168.95 pts to 17,436.90.

EAM Dr S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 4th Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Melbourne, Australia

We can now affirm that the Quad as a grouping has delivered over 500 million vaccines over our commitment in the region. Across Indo-Pacific, those partnerships are very, very important

– Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne in Melbourne

CPI(M) MP John Brittas has given a suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s statement on Kerala, West Bengal, & Jammu & Kashmir

11 pc jump in cyber crime in 2020, NCRB data in Home Panel report

EAM at Quad meet

China reports 56 new local COVID-19 casesChina reports 56 new local COVID-19 casesChina reports 56 new local COVID-19 cases

Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh to address election meetings in Ghansali, Karnaprayag and Narendranagar assembly constituencies today.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to hold a bilateral meeting with EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Melbourne, Australia today.

Secretary Blinken is on travel to Australia, Fiji & Hawaii from Feb 7-13, while EAM Jaishankar is in Melbourne for QUAD Foreign Ministers meet.

7 new COVID-19 cases in Andamans, tally rises to 9,958

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to reply in Rajya Sabha on Budget, likely around 11.30 am today.

Meghalaya to ease Covid curbs from today

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Delhi: Mughal Gardens to open for public from February 12 to March 16

Russia’s daily COVID-19 infections near 200,000 for 1st time

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One dead after portion of a high rise collapses in Gurugram

  • A portion of the roof of the sixth floor of D tower of Chintels Paradiso housing complex in Gurugram’s Sector 109 has collapsed.
  • Total 3 trapped, of which 1 woman from 2nd floor dead. Of the remaining two, woman on the 1st floor still not spotted

US President Joe Biden warns American citizens in Ukraine to ‘leave now’: AFP

SC to hear plea on quota in private sector jobs today

The Supreme Court will hear today the appeal of the Haryana government challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court order granting an interim stay on its law providing 75 per cent quota in private sector jobs for residents of the state.

President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate the newly-constructed Darbar Hall at Maharashtra’s Raj Bhavan in south Mumbai today

India and West Indies will lock horns in the third and final ODI at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium today

Tripura govt to impose night curfew from today

  • Tripura government has imposed a night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am from February 11 to 20 with an aim to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
  • The state government in its order released on Wednesday under which cinemas, spas and gyms will be allowed to operate with 50 per cent capacity. The order stated that restaurants are allowed to open till 10 pm with 50 per cent.

Delhi High Court to hear pleas over Future Retail Ltd’s Rs 24,731 crore merger deal with Reliance Retail today

Quad foreign ministers to meet today, S Jaishankar to participate

Australian foreign minister said she was looking forward to welcoming her counterparts from India, the US and Japan to “discuss our positive and ambitious agenda in support of a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific”.

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