Breaking News LIVE: Climate activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested by the Delhi Police in Bengaluru in connection with the controversial ‘Toolkit’ case, on Tuesday received bail on furnishing a bail bond with two surety to the tune of Rs 1 lakh. Earlier today, the Delhi Police grilled all three activists – Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk – accused of instigating the Republic Day violence. Also Read - American Chef Cooks Mouth Watering Indian Food For Son-in-Law's Birthday
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 1.10 crore with 14,199 new infections while the number of active cases increased for the fifth consecutive day and went past 1.5 lakh after a gap of 17 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data. Also Read - Ahead of West Bengal Assembly Polls, PM Modi to Address Rally at Kolkata’s Brigade Ground Today
According to the health ministry, the surge in active cases is due to a spike in the number of daily infections in Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. Also Read - Punjab: Night Curfew Imposed in Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala | What’s Open, What’s Shut?
The Karnataka government clarified that it had not imposed any restrictions on inter-state travel, but has mandated RT-PCR certificates not older than 72 hours for those arriving in the state from neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra.
Restrictions have been set in place in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district till March 7 in view of a recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur today. He will address the 66th Convocation of the IIT, via video conferencing.
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