New Delhi, Feb 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 12.30 pm: NATION DEL16 PM-HEALTH BUDGET Govt working on four fronts to keep India healthy: PM New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is taking a holistic approach to healthcare in the country and is not just focused on treatment but also wellness.
DEL15 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19: India records 10,584 new cases New Delhi: India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,10,16,434 with 10,584 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 1.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
CAL4 WB-MAMATA-ABHISHEK Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visits Abhishek's residence ahead of CBI examination in coal theft case Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited the residence of TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee ahead of the CBI examination of his wife in the coal theft case.
DEL3 JK-LD FARMER-LEADER R-Day violence: Farmer leader among 2 arrested from Jammu by Delhi Police Jammu/New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested two people, including a prominent farmer leader, from Jammu for their alleged involvement in the violence at the Red Fort during the farmers’ tractor parade on January 26, officials said on Tuesday.
CAL5 WB-CBI-ABHISHEK CBI at Abhishek's residence to examine his wife in coal pilferage case Kolkata: A CBI team visited the residence of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Tuesday to examine his wife Rujira in the coal pilferage case, officials said.
MDS2 KA-LD BLAST Six killed while disposing of explosives meant for quarrying in K'taka; CM orders inquiry Chikkaballapur(KTK): Six people were killed when the gelatin sticks they were trying to dispose of exploded accidentally at a stone quarry site in a village here early on Tuesday, police said.
FOREIGN FGN26 VIRUS-US-3RDLD TOLL COVID-19: President Biden calls 500,000 death toll in US a 'heartbreaking milestone' Washington: The United States on Monday crossed a grim 'heartbreaking milestone' in its fight against COVID-19 as the death toll due to the disease crossed 500,000, a staggering figure that is more than the combined American casualties during World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. By Lalit K Jha FGN19 US-CHINA Relationship with China is one of 'strong competition': White House Washington: America's relationship with China is one of 'strong competition' and the Biden administration will work in close coordination with partners and allies to make sure that it is coming from a position of strength, the White House has said, a day after Beijing urged the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs and lift trade sanctions. By Lalit K Jha FGN14 US-INDIA-LD HEALTH US says it looks forward to 'overarching' MoU to enhance health cooperation with India Washington: The US has said it is looking forward to an 'overarching' memorandum of understanding to enhance health partnership with India and asserted that the cooperation between the two countries on COVID-19 builds on decades of successful collaboration in health and biomedical research. By Lalit K Jha.
FGN12 US-QUAD Biden admin views Quad as having essential momentum, important potential: Official Washington: The Biden administration views Quad -- an informal grouping of Australia, India, Japan and the US -- as having 'essential momentum and important potential', a senior official has said. By Lalit K Jha. PTI RHL