H3N2 virus LIVE Updates: Assam reports its first case of H3N2 virus

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Maharashtra farmers march

Discussion held on all issues. 40-50% of issues have been resolved and the rest will be resolved after meeting with CM, Dy CM tomorrow: Maharashtra Minister Atul Save after meeting protesting farmers’ delegation.

Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nomination to be Ambassador to India confirmed by US Senate

The Senate voted 52-42 advancing Garcetti’s nomination to be US Ambassador to India.

4 Australian tourists kept under observation at hospital in Jaipur as precautionary measure after they test positive for coronavirus: Officials

2024 elections

BJP’s minority morcha launches year-long Muslim outreach programme with focus on Muslim-dominated districts in UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala and Telangana.

There are 32 patients admitted in Mumbai, out of which 4 are admitted with H3N2 and 28 with H1N1

All of these patients are currently in stable condition: BMC.

HSBC offers Gift City option to Indian startups looking to transfer funds from Silicon Valley Bank

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey demands constitution of special parliamentary committee to inquire into Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s “contemptuous” remarks and consider if he should be expelled from House

Delhi CM Kejriwal says people will get uninterrupted water supply during summer, asks officials to minimise wastage, curb supply chain problems

Plea seeking formation of National Commission for Men moved in Supreme Court

Delhi CM Kejriwal says people will get uninterrupted water supply during summer, asks officials to minimise wastage, curb supply chain problems

On 14 March, in the morning, the Russian airspace control systems detected an American MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle flying over the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula in the direction of the state border of the Russian Federation: Russian Defence Ministry

Fighter jets of the air defence force on duty scrambled to identify the intruder. As a result of quick manoeuvring around 9.30 a.m. (Moscow time), the MQ-9 drone went into an unguided flight with a loss of altitude and collided with the water surface. The Russian aircraft did not use on-board weapons, did not come into contact with the unmanned aerial vehicle, and returned safely to their home airfield.

Maharashtra farmers march

State ministers Dada Bhuse and Atul Save met the farmers’ delegation.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav moves Delhi High Court seeking stays/quashing of summons issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in connection with the land-for-job scam case

US oil contract WTI widens losses, plunges 5%

Bangladesh Visa Information Centre set up at Kolkata railway station in West Bengal

Khalistani supporters force Brisbane’s Indian Consulate to close down

Lt Gen Daljit Singh has been appointed as the new Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services by the government

An alumnus of the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, he is a well-known paediatrician and neonatologist of the country: Defence officials.

18 cases of H3N2 were reported in the state in January, 6 cases were reported in February and no case has been reported so far in the month of March: Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann writes to the Governor of Punjab to allow the re-allocation of portfolios of Cabinet ministers

Defence Ministry introduces bill in Lok Sabha to empower joint force commanders

A fire broke out at Cyber Crime Police Station in Rohini Sector 17, Delhi today

5 fire tenders were sent to the spot. Some documents and office records gutted in fire: Delhi Fire Service.

Russian authorities say they will try to recover debris of US drone brought down after encounter with Russian jets

Exercise Khanjar 2023 underway in Kyrgyzstan involving the Indian Special Forces and Kyrgyz Army: Indian Army

WPL 2023

Royal Challengers Bangalore win toss, opt to field against UP Warriorz.

Opening ceremony of the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships underway at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex

The tournament is scheduled to be held from March 15 to 25.

Russian authorities say they will try to recover debris of U.S. drone brought down after encounter with Russian jets

Myanmar’s military junta kills 29 at a monastery in southern Shan State

US stocks fall sharply, following Europe lower, as selloff in Credit Suisse spurs fresh worries over banks; Dow down 525

Four members of Bambiha gang were caught with illegal sophisticated weapons

Can’t say Punjab singers are on target but a member of Lucky Patial gang from Canada called one of nabbed accused to get weapons from J&K. All angles are under matter of investigation: SP.

CGST & Central Excise Commissionerate, Raigad busts a fake ITC racket of Rs 19.07 Crores & arrested the Director of Passion Play India Pvt. Ltd, Kharghar

Two arrested accused remanded to judicial custody for 14 days by the Judicial Magistrate, Panvel.

Uddhav Thackeray faction leader and former Maharashtra health minister Deepak Sawant joins Eknath Shinde-led group

Mamata Banerjee likely to visit Delhi to meet opposition parties, may skip Congress leaders

Maharashtra govt introduced Mahatma Jyotibha Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana in 865 villages which belong to Karnataka as per Mahajan Commission report: Siddaramaiah

As Maha govt wants to introduce health schemes in villages which’s with us,then question arises if Govt of India is dead?

UK Treasury chief Jeremy Hunt predicts the country will not enter technical recession this year

UDF workers marched towards PWD minister’s office in Cheruvannur alleging his supporters are threatening officers and municipal authority. Police used water cannons to disperse the protestors

Congress Lok Sabha MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla raising the issue of “Government-sponsored disruption in the House.”

Enforcement Directorate initiated probe in Kerala gold smuggling case on basis of NIA’s FIR: Nityanand Rai

HSBC has announced the acquisition of the UK arm of Silicon Valley bank

In India, HSBC is a large banker with startups. They were concerned. In India, we have offered them foreign currency account through GIFT city.

Ready to ensure students only have to focus on exam and not glitches: UGC chief Jagadesh Kumar on plans for second edition of CUET-UG

‘One Earth, One Health’ vision can become reality when countries don’t think of only themselves: Health Minister

CUET’s merger with JEE, NEET will be announced two years in advance: UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar

A meeting regarding H3N2 will be held tomorrow in the presence of CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis: Maharashtra Health Minister Tanaji Sawant

Extra computers, centres will be kept ready as part of plan B in case of any technical issue in CUET: UGC chief Jagadesh Kumar

CUET-UG schedule compressed to 10 days instead of over a month to reduce errors in normalisation of scores: UGC chief Jagadesh Kumar

Women Reservation Bill is very special because it will give women the opportunity to speak & put forward their opinion in Parliament: BRS MLC K Kavitha

This will help empowerment of women in all other sectors, so it is essential.

CDS Gen Anil Chauhan inaugurated a 2-day workshop on ‘Human Factors Engineering in Military Platforms’ in Delhi today

The workshop has been organised by Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, a Delhi-based laboratory of DRDO. In his address, the CDS emphasised on the need for incorporation of the Human Factors Engineering (HFE) right at the stage of qualitative requirements and designs to make indigenous weapons suitable for soldiers. He called for creating a synergistic approach and policy framework for the implementation of the HFE through the involvement of Integrated Defence Staff taking into consideration both long-drawn battles and short-duration special operations: Ministry of Defence.

Over 11 lakh registrations for cuet-ug so far, applications expected to exceed last year’s 14 lakh mark: ugc chief Jagadesh Kumar

Cuet-ug will be conducted in three shifts this year instead of two: ugc chairman Jagadesh Kumar to pti

In Kerala the attack on two BJP workers in Palakkad is an assault on democracy & freedom of expression: V Muraleedharan, MoS External Affairs

CPM claims freedom of expression but denies it to BJP workers, & RSS workers in the state where they are in power.

436 CAPF personnel committed suicide in last three years: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

Maharashtra was not shaped by Modi ji but by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: Uddhav Thackeray

The 3 pillars of Democracy have collapsed. Media has Lotus in their hand instead of pen. Only hope left is Judiciary & Supreme Court. Judiciary won’t let the downfall of justice happen.

NIA chargesheets 15th accused in communal violence in West Bengal’s Ekbalpore

One case of H3N2 has been found in Assam as on March 15: Health dept Assam

Lahore High Court stops police operation at Zaman Park till 10am tomorrow

Hours after a day-long escalation continued between PTI supporters and law enforcement agencies outside former prime minister Imran residence, Lahore High Court stopped police operation at Zaman Park till 10am tomorrow: Pakistan’s Dawn News

CISF earned Rs 325.67 cr for providing security services

CISF earned Rs 325.67 cr for providing security services to private sector undertakings during last three years, reports PTI citing govt.

It’s time India takes lead in realising ‘one earth, one health’ vision with holistic policy-making environment and align it with philosophy of ‘vasudhaiva kutumbakam’

– Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

K Kavitha is fighting for 33% reservation for Gender Discrimination & on another side, she is fighting for gender discretion which is contradictory. I request K Kavitha ask her father for a 33% reservation in his cabinet & then do a circus in Delhi

– Arvind Dharmapuri, BJP MP

Rupee update

Rupee falls 22 paise to 82.59 (provisional) against US dollar

Markets update

Sensex falls 344.29 points to end at 57,555.90; nifty declines by 71.15 points to close at 16,972.15

Shiv Sena symbol issue

Election Commission files reply in SC on plea challenging EC’s decision. EC justifies its decision to allot the symbol to the Shinde camp and says it was a well-reasoned order and covers all the issues raised by the Uddhav camp. EC said it has passed the order as quasi-judicial capacity.