Uttar Pradesh votes in 6th phase today

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3 March, 2022

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Uttar Pradesh votes in 6th phase today

Polling for the sixth and penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Thursday will seal the fate of 676 candidates, including chief minister Yogi Adityanath, in 57 constituencies spread across 10 eastern UP districts. HT

Belarus: Polish border guards beat up around 100 Indian students

Belarus claimed on Wednesday that Polish border guards beat up around 100 Indian students and turned them back into Ukraine following which they were placed in a refugee camp in Romania. Deccan Herald

Covid-19 vaccines are not mandatory

Covid-19 vaccines are not mandatory, not even for children, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai, however, asked additional solicitor-general Aishwarya Bhati to come out with details to rebut allegations that vaccines were being administered forcibly to people, including schoolchildren. Telegraph

United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to reprimand Russia

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reprimand Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and demanded that Moscow stop fighting and withdraw its military forces, news agency Reuters reported. The move aims to diplomatically isolate Russia at the world body. Indian Express

All Indian nationals in Kharkiv urged to leave 

Mr. Modi spoke to President Putin hours after the Indian embassy in Ukraine issued an “urgent advisory” for all Indian nationals in the war-torn eastern city of Kharkiv and urged them to leave by early evening. Before that, the newly appointed ambassador of Russia to India assured that Moscow is considering a humanitarian corridor for foreign nationals stuck in Kharkiv as the Russian forces continue an intense military campaign in the area.. Hindu


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