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6.2 Magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit 66 km North Northwest of Bukittinggi, Indonesia today at 07:09 am: United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Pleasant weather, snowfall & light rain in North India

Fresh spell of snowfall early morning blankets Narkanda area of Shimla district. The Kashmir Valley too is experiencing heavy snowfall since Wednesday. Delhi & NCR regions are also likely to experience light showers in the next two days.

Anti-war protests in Russia-1,000s detained

Thousands in Russia protested against the Ukraine war today. The police detained hundreds of protesters on Thursday. They also detained over 1,700 people gathered in the former imperial capital Saint Petersburg, where many were detained by masked police officers. The anti war protests have gathered steam in Russia even as protests were reported from dozens on Russian cities according to an independent monitor report.

PM Modi speaks to President Putin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for an immediate cessation of violence during his telephonic conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin today. He also called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue, said a statement from his office.

PM Modi expected to speak to Russian President Putin tonight-Sources

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to discuss the economic impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis. The Prime Minister is also expected to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis, according to sources.

Ukraine crisis- All possible measures of evacuation being explored: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh assured that all possible measure to bring back Indian citizens were being explored. He also hoped that peace would prevail. With a very volatile situation in Ukraine, the MEA is taking a number of steps to facilitate 20,000 Indian citizens in Ukraine and their families. The Indian government has expanded the Control Room set up at MEA to function 24X7. The MEA also said that in view of closure of Ukrainian air space, schedule of special flights stands cancelled. Alternative arrangements are being made for evacuation of Indian nationals.

Sensex ends 2,702 points lower at 54,530, Nifty below 16,300

Sensex crashes 2,702 points to close at 54,530 after Russia invades Ukraine; Nifty ends below 16,300. Nifty Pharma index shed 3.7 percent dragged by the Strides Pharma Science, Cadila Healthcare, Granules India.

Former Punjab Minister & SAD General Secretary Bikram Singh Majithia sent to judicial custody

Shiromani Akali Dal leader, former Punjab Chief Minister and brother-in-law of Sukhbir Singh Badal has been sent to Judicial Custody till March-8 by a Mohali Court. Majithia has been booked under the relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, on the allegations of his alleged involvement in a drug racket in the state.

SC dismisses plea challenging Bombay HC order on movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawad’

Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging Bombay HC order which rejected petition seeking injunction against Bollywood movie Gangubai Kathiawadi. Petition was filed by a man, who claimed to be adopted son of Gangubai Kathiawadi. Several cases have been filed against the movie seeking to halt its release. Gangubai Kathaiwadi is based on the real-life sex worker who rose to political prominence in the neighbourhood of Kamathipura in Mumbai.

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik’s sister Dr. Saeeda Khan stopped outside ED office

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik's sister Dr. Saeeda Khan stopped outside ED office. Special PMLA court has sent Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik to Enforcement Directorate custody till 3rd March, in connection with Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case.

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