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The Kremlin on Wednesday denied responsibility for a cyberattack on Ukraine a day earlier that hit the websites of the country’s defence ministry and armed forces as well as two state banks

We have been informed of the visit of the Income Tax team to our office and also of their meeting with some personnel. Huawei is confident our operations in India is firmly compliant with all laws and regulations, says Huawei

  • We will approach related Government departments for more information and fully cooperate as per the rules and regulations and follow the right procedure, adds Huawei

Control Rooms in the Embassy as well as in the Ministry of External Affairs are being setup to respond to queries of Indian nationals in Ukraine and their families in India: Sources

MoRTH has proposed that every goods carriage vehicle, carrying dangerous or hazardous goods, shall be equipped with or fitted with a vehicle tracking system device, as per Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) 140.

Nursery schools across Tamil Nadu reopen amidst declining Covid-19 cases

  • Nursery schools across Tamil Nadu reopened on Wednesday after a long gap of two years, amidst a sharp decline in coronavirus positive cases, and with the government insisting that face masks are not mandatory for kindergarten children.Teachers welcomed the students with balloons, chocolates and flowers on day one to help them cope up with a new environment. Several schools which have been conducting online classes, too, shifted to the physical mode today.

MoRTH has made mandatory a safety harness and crash helmet for children below 4 years being carried on a two-wheeler with a restricted speed limit of 40 kmph.

Embassy of India in Kyiv issued advisory on Feb 15 for Indians in Ukraine. Embassy continues to monitor developments. We’re aware that many Indian students are presently in Ukraine & their families are anxious about their wards, particularly about getting flights to India, says embassy, according to sources.

  • Discussions are underway with civil aviation authorities and various airlines on how to increase number of flights between India and Ukraine. Control Rooms in Embassy as well as in MEA are being setup to respond to queries of Indian nationals in Ukraine and their families in India, according to sources

Income Tax Department conducting searches at Chinese telecom company Huawei as part of a tax evasion investigation. Raids are going at the company’s premises in Delhi, Gurugram, and Bengaluru in Karnataka since yesterday, reports ANI.

  • IT sleuths are looking at the financial documents, account books, and Huawei’s Indian businesses and overseas transactions.
  • Last year Income Tax Dept had conducted searches against Chinese mobile communication and handset manufacturing companies like Xiaomi and Oppo and claimed to have detected alleged unaccounted income worth over Rs 6,500 crore due to violation of the Indian tax law and regulations.

BJP’s Karhal candidate SP Singh Baghel gets Z category security

UGC says the results for UGC-NET December 2020 and June 2021 exams will be declared in a day or two

International flights were first suspended in March 2020 after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to tackle the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

India currently has a bilateral air bubble arrangement for the operation of special international passenger flights with 28 countries, including Sri Lanka, the UK, and the USA.

Earlier in January this year, India had extended the suspension on international flights from and to India till February 28 in view of rising coronavirus cases across the world.

Govt reportedly considering resuming regular international flights by March-April

Anup Jalota offers condolence, says Bappi Lahiri was a ‘trend setter’

‘Alvida Bappida’: Mika Singh, Armaan Malik mourn demise of Bappi Lahiri

  • Rapper Mika Singh on his social media handle wrote: “Chalte chalte, mere yeh Geet yaad rakhna.. Kabhi Alvida na Kehna ..The Legend, God of dance numbers, the great composer and singer who has given a huge number of songs to the industry my all time favourite @bappilahiri_official_ has sadly passed away leaving us with his most beautiful music and memories. He will be in our hearts forever..”I was fortunate enough to do so many shows with him and sing live together.. this was my tribute to the Legend. May God bless his soul, rest in eternal peace. Om Shanti.”
  • Armaan Malik also took to his Instagram and posted recalling his last meeting with him. “Met him last on 28th June,2021..we were recording for a Bengali song together. Who knew that it would be our last meeting..life so damn unpredictable.”

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Bappi Lahiri had collaborated with international artistes like Samantha Fox, Boy George, Snoop Dogg, MC Hammer, Akon and more

Bappi Lahiri once said that actor Ranveer Singh could probably play his younger version in his biopic

Despite illness, Bappi Da used to joke, make us laugh: Singer’s relative Mahendra Verma

I wish you joy wherever you go Bappi da because that’s what you brought to the world through your music and your being. Love always, Bidda (as you’d so endearingly call me)

– Vidya Balan

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur on Bappi Lahiri

Yaad as raha hai tera pyaar’, I would always sing my favourite song whenever I met Bappi Da. My condolences to his family.

– Jackie Shroff

Bollywood celebrities express grief over Bappi Lahiri’s demise

  • Taking to her Instagram Stories, actor Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a black and white picture of Lahari smiling and remembered him with one of his most iconic songs. “Yaar bina chain kahan Re,” she wrote adding, “RIP King,” with heartbroken emoticons.
  • Actor Kangana Ranaut also shared a tribute post of Lahiri’s demise on her IG story and wrote, “Heart breaking,” along with heartbroken emoticons.
  • Vicky Kaushal shared a picture of Lahiri on his IG story in which the late legend could be seen hugging his portable keyboard (musical instrument). Alongside the picture, he wrote, “Thank you for your melodies Bappi Da! RIP.”

Sonam Kapoor mourns Bappi Lahiri’s demise

Days after the shock loss of Lata Didi, another musical maestro passes away. RIP Bappi Lahiri the Disco King himself. Memorable music like ‘PugGhungroo’, ‘ChalteChalte’, ‘DiscoDancer’ will play on forever. You will be missed Bappi Da. Condolences to the family

– Bollywood star Suniel Shetty

Kajol, mother Tanuja arrive at Bappi Lahiri’s home to offer condolences

Before arriving at the residence, Kajol penned an emotional note on social media in memory of Bappi Lahiri. “Today we lost the disco king, Bappi Da you were not only an amazing music composer and singer but also a beautiful and happy soul. End of an Era. May your soul rest in peace,” she wrote.

Bappi Lahiri was an Indian Rockstar: music composer Sajid Khan

“I don’t know how to tell you how close we were to Bappi da. 90 percent of his songs would have been done by my father. Bappi da’s shows were arranged by my father. My father was like a right hand musician for him. My brother, Wajid used to assist him,” music composer Sajid Khan was quoted as saying by Times of India.The music composer also revealed that their first salary came from Bappi Lahiri. It was Rs 750 which he had paid to his brother Wajid Khan

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled the demise of singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, saying it was a big loss for the world of music.

“Received the sad news of famous singer and musician Bappi Lahiri’s demise. The passing away of Bappi da is a big loss for the world of music. May god rest the departed soul at his feet and provide strength to his relatives and admirers to bear this loss,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Alka Yagnik visits Bappi Lahiri’s residence to pay her last respects

Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of legendary singer and music composer Bappi Lahiri. A boy from our North Bengal, he rose to all-India fame and success by the dint of his sheer talent and hard work, and made us proud by his musical contributions.

– West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Alisha Chinai pays tribute to Bappi Lahiri

“The King is no more! Music for Me will Never be the Same Without Bappida! Nothing makes me sadder to know that my Mentor is Gone forever… We Had the Greatest Bollywood Hits together I will miss him terribly and he will be greatly missed by his fans all over… May his Soul Rest In Peace,” she wrote in a social media post

Bappi Lahiri passes away: ‘Big loss to the film industry,’ says Madhur Bhandarkar

Today we lost another gem from the music industry… Bappi Da, your voice was the reason for millions to dance, including me. Thank you for all the happiness you brought through your music. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Om Shanti.

– Actor Akshay Kumar

Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi condoles Bappi Lahiri’s death

Taking to Twitter, Chiranjeevi wrote, “Rest in Peace, Bappi da!'” and posted a note in which he had penned his heartfelt condolence message.

The True King Of Pop. Bappi Daa, there was and will never be anyone like you. Thank you for making our youth Rocking. My deepest condolences with the entire family and his millions of fans who truly love him

– Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh

Bappi da was a genuine person, a great lover of food. He spoke to everyone with love, he would never speak ill of anyone or raise his voice at anyone. He was very dependable, you could always count on him.

– Singer Anuradha Paudwal

Anupam Kher mourns the loss of Bappi Lahiri

Yaad rahega aapka pyaar aur sangeet.. RIP Bappi Da

– Farhan Akhtar

Bappi Da was an exemplary human being. He used to laugh a lot and he loved feeding people. He had a big heart. His entire family was like him. For me, he stood out from the rest because his music had simplicity and newness. He introduced a lot of new music instruments. He gave opportunities to a lot of new singers as a music director. The fact that he gave us so many musical gems speaks volumes about him and his work.

– Kumar Sanu on Bappi Lahiri

Bappi Lahiri’s son, Bappa expected to arrive home at 2 am.

Bappi Lahiri’s mortal remains brought to his Juhu home.

Bappi Lahiri’s family, in an official statement, has said that the funeral will take place after the arrival of his son Bappa from the US tomorrow

Shri Bappi Lahiri was a matchless singer-composer. His songs found popularity not only in India but abroad. His diverse range included youthful as well as soulful melodies. His memorable songs will continue to delight listeners for long time. Condolences to his family and fans.

– President Ram Nath Kovind

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma says State Govt will launch a portal to invite suggestions for change of names of cities, towns & villages “which are contrary to our civilisation, culture & derogatory to any caste or community”

Heartbroken by the demise of The legendary Bappi Lahiri Ji; truly a big loss. My condolences to his family and fans. Your music will live on forever sir

– Actor Bhumi Pednekar

Shocked and saddened to hear about the demise of legendary music composer – singer Bappi Lahiri ji… Deepest condolences to his family… Om Shanti : Taran Adarsh, Movie Critic

Bappi Lahiri was suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea & recurrent chest infection. He was hospitalised in Criticare Hospital, Juhu for 29 days with this. He recovered well & was discharged home on Feb 15: His doctor Dr Deepak Namjoshi

However, after a day at home, his health again deteriorated & he was brought back to Criticare hospital in a critical state & succumbed to his illness at about 11.45 pm. He suffered from Covid infection last year. He had OSA for the last 1 year: Dr Deepak Namjoshi

India reports 30,615 fresh COVID cases (11% higher than yesterday’s numbers), 82,988 recoveries, and 514 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • Active case: 3,70,240
  • Daily positivity rate: 2.45%
  • Total recoveries: 4,18,43,446
  • Total vaccination: 173.86 crore doses

18 dead in storms near Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro: AFP

PM Narendra Modi to address rallies in Punjab’s Pathankot, Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur today

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will visit Mumbai today to present ‘Assam Baibhav’ award to the former chairman of Tata Sons Ratan Naval Tata.

Bappi Da was so endearing in person. But, his music had an edge. He introduced a more contemporary style to Hindi film music with Chalte Chalte, Suraksha & Disco Dancer. Shanti Dada You will be missed

– Ajay Devgn

PM Modi expresses condolences on the demise of singer-composer Bappi Lahiri

India’s daily Covid-19 cases rise by 30,615, reach total of 42.72 million: Union Health Ministry

Saddened by the passing away of iconic Bengali singer, Gitashree Sandhya Mukhopadhyay Ji. Her death is a huge loss to the world of music. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

Pained to learn about the passing away of legendary singer & composer, Bappi Lahiri Ji. His demise leaves a big void in the world of Indian music. Bappi Da will be remembered for his versatile singing and lively nature: Home Minister Amit Shah

Deeply saddened by the demise of renowned musician Bappi Lahiri. He decorated many songs with his tunes. He had a fine and deep understanding of music: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Man of incredible melody and talent: Hansal Mehta on Bappi Lahiri

Sad news of the passing away of legendary musician Bappi Lahiri ji. He will be fondly remembered for his mesmerising musical compositions which are loved by people of all ages. My condolences to the family

– Cricketer Yuvraj Singh

Shocked to hear about the demise of rockstar: Ashoke Pandit, Filmmaker

Lahiri had been admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday and his family called for a doctor to visit their home. He was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight

– Dr Deepak Namjoshi, Director, CritiCare Hospital

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