Political activities are set to become hectic with the Election Commission announcing the poll schedule for five assemblies of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry. The BJP and the Congress are the two main parties which are contesting in all the five assemblies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda besides other party leaders have already started campaigning and so has Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on behalf of his party.
India registered a single-day spike of over 16,000 Covid-19 cases for the third day in a row on Saturday, pushing the infection tally to 1,10,79,979, while the recoveries surged to 1,07,63,451, according to health ministry data. A total of 16,488 novel coronavirus cases were reported in a day, while the death toll rose to 1,56,938 with 113 new fatalities, showed the data updated at 8 am on Saturday.
The stage is set in Tamil Nadu for a do-or-die battle between AIADMK member and outgoing CM Edappadi K Palaniswami (better known as EPS) and DMK president M K Stalin. For the first two years of his tenure, it was life on tenterhooks for EPS as AMMK functionary T T V Dhinakaran unleashed sustained attacks, pulling the rug from under the chief minister’s feet by wooing AIADMK MLAs.
In 2016, BJP had won only 64 of the 824 seats in the fray. It has little to lose this time. For Congress, it's a matter of survival, but regional parties are the ones to watch out for.
Pizza Hut has issued a refund to a customer who was disappointed by the pizzas she received. A Stomp contributor alerted Stomp to a complaint on Facebook by the customer who said she had ordered two regular-sized pizzas. She was disappointed when the pizzas arrived «smaller» than expected. She wrote that the pizzas are supposed to be nine inches in diameter but alleged that the ones she received were six inches. She added: «And what's with the oversized crust pizza???» In response to a Stomp query, a pizza spokesman said: «We are sorry to hear that on this occasion our customer did not receive the same standard of pizzas that they have come to know and love from Pizza Hut. »Upon speaking to the customer, we quickly refunded the order and have spoken to the restaurant team to ensure that customers continue to receive great tasting pizza, and that everyone enjoys their slice of simple."
A few visitors to MacRitchie Nature Trail witnessed the spectacular sight of a king cobra swinging from a tree branch on Sunday afternoon (Feb 21). Stomp contributor Masnashzreen shared with Stomp a video of the snake swinging and dangling from a tree that he took at about 3.52pm. He told Stomp that he made sure to keep a safe distance while taking the video even though there were other visitors who got closer to take photos and videos of the reptile. In the video, people are heard exclaiming in awe. «Adult king cobras are three to four metres-long on average so I made sure I was at a safe distance to experience it face-to-face while taking the video as it is the world's longest venomous snake,» he said. «I feel that hikers and joggers will be extra cautious in this environment where we don't know what is waiting for us. »I'm lucky enough to experience this creature as usually, I would see it on the TV or on the web, but this time I got to see it with my own eyes. «Am I considered lucky? I guess so.»
SINGAPORE - A Briton who breached his stay-home notice (SHN) and sneaked out of his room at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore to meet his then-fiancee was sentenced on Friday (Feb 26) to two weeks' jail and a fine of $1,000. Nigel Skea, 52, had left his room on the 14th storey to meet Agatha Maghesh Eyamalai, who was staying in a room on the 27th storey of the same hotel. She was not serving an SHN at the time. The 39-year-old Singaporean woman was sentenced on Friday to one week's jail after pleading guilty to an offence under the Infectious Diseases Act. They were married here last November. Skea had on Feb 15 admitted to an offence under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act and another under the Infectious Diseases Act. He was issued with an SHN after arriving at Changi Airport on Sept 20 last year. The Briton texted Agatha the details and she reserved a room at the hotel in Marina Bay. After checking in the same day, she sent him a text. Shortly before 1am on Sept 21, Skea left his room without wearing a mask.
February 26, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - The official Sudan News Agency «SUNA» Friday published two letters of the former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in which he affirmed that there is no border dispute with Sudan after accusing Ethiopian «shufta» or bandits of causing troubles with the neighbouring country. After the eruption of the border standoff last year, the Amhara dominated government in Addis Ababa angered Sudanese officials when they spoke about the border demarcation (...) - News / Ethiopia, FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday demanding that all warring parties immediately institute a “sustained humanitarian pause” to enable the unhindered delivery of COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination of millions of people in conflict areas.
The Joe Biden administration is reportedly set to charge White House correspondents $170 a pop for daily coronavirus tests, stoking anger among reporters, some noting the move could cost struggling newsrooms thousands per week. Read Full Article at RT.com
Two French bulldogs have been safely returned to pop star Lady Gaga after robbers stole the animals at gunpoint from her dog walker, who was shot in the struggle, according to LA police. Read Full Article at RT.com
Foreign Ministry said it had followed report submitted to Congress regarding 'heinous' crime.
Dans la soirée de ce vendredi 26 février, ils seront 35 Polynésiens à partir pour la métropole avec comme objectif : devenir gendarme. Parmi eux, 31 femmes dont Leilanie et Maunakea.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pictured last March on Budget Day will announce the creation of the new Taxpayer Protection Taskforce will have 1,265 staff based at HMRC.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans to incentivise lenders to give mortgages to first time buyers, and current homeowners, with just 5 per cent deposits to buy properties worth up to £600,000.
Yesterday her mother, Tracey, 56, revealed that she and Ellie, 34, are back on speaking terms and that she is 'very excited' to meet her new grandchild
Boris Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds tried to damage the careers of Britain's top two female civil servants by manoeuvring against them and making offensive remarks.
Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dog walker, were recovered unharmed Friday on Friday evening.
A group of health professionals is urging the Alberta government not to ease COVID-19 restrictions next week and to instead toughen measures for bars, restaurants and pubs.
An employee of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA) appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Candia Carette-George today charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis. Charmaine Marie Lewis of Scotts Head pleaded not guilty... The post Port officer charged with drug related offenses appeared first on Dominica News Online.
Kieron Graham of Bena Ravine, Canefield, is now on remand at the Dominica State Prison following a charge of attempted murder of his mother, Claudia Degallerie. Graham was brought before the Magistrate court today where the charge was read to... The post Canefield man charged with attempted murder of his mother appeared first on Dominica News Online.
Public schools in Boston, Massachusetts are suspending new enrollment in an advanced study program citing concerns over “inequities” that supposedly emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to be more “antiracist.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Dozens of injuries and arrests reported as police charge on protesters and open fire in Mandalay and Yangon on Friday.
Dans la soirée de ce vendredi 26 février, ils seront 35 Polynésiens à partir pour la Métropole avec comme objectif : devenir gendarme. Parmi eux, 31 femmes dont Leilanie et Maunakea. Rencontre.
Spider-Man star Tom Holland was grappling with an angry Twitter storm in India on Friday in a case of mistaken cyber identity.
AMC Entertainment Holdings has approved millions in bonuses to its top executives and eligible employees as a means to preserve stockholder value during the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater operator said.
Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods is recovering and in "good spirits" after he received successful follow-up procedures on injuries sustained this week in a car accident, according to a statement posted to his Twitter account on Friday.
Russia’s representative Stepan Kuzmenkov stressed that work on resolutions and meetings on situations in various countries were often times aimed not at building dialogue based on mutual respect but «at putting political pressure» on certain UN member states
The US intelligence community continues to investigate the SolarWinds hack, assuming that «an advanced persistent threat actor, likely of Russian origin, was responsible»
Earlier Head of the EU delegation to Moldova Peter Michalko’s has criticized the activities of the Moldovan Coordination Council for Television and Radio Broadcasts
SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it had reached a settlement with WeWork's special committee and the company's co-founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, putting to rest a legal battle dating back to 2019.