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Feb 19, 2021 07:49 AM IST Daybreak

Mask Refuseniks on Radar, Those in Home Quarantine to Sport Stamps: BMC Tightens Curbs as Maharashtra Reports Over 5,000 Fresh Cases
Apart from a strict weekend clampdown in two Vidarbha districts, fresh curbs have also been announced for Mumbai as Maharashtra reported a 75-day high in fresh infections on Thursday. As per the new rules, if five or more Covid-19 patients are found in a building, it will be sealed. Maharashtra on Thursday evening recorded 5,427 new Covid-19 cases. Of these, 736 cases were reported from Mumbai.

I Have Given Mamata Banerjee a Message by Leaving That She Should Correct Herself, Says Dinesh Trivedi
The first thing Dinesh Trivedi had to do when he resigned as the Rajya Sabha member from the TMC was to change his Twitter password. The party, he claims, disabled his Twitter handle which carried the TMC name in his bio and he had to change the password to reactivate it. But this is not all. He is waiting and will soon join the BJP and for now isn’t keen on giving up West Bengal for a seat. But that’s for later, he says, when the results of Bengal are out.

IPL Auction 2021: A Tendulkar Back In IPL, Will Play For Mumbai Indians
Arjun Tendulkar, the son of the great Sachin Tendulkar, was bought by the Mumbai Indians at his base price of Rs 20 lakh. Tendulkar was expected to be picked by the franchise his father represented from 2008 till 2013. Arjun is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium fast bowler who played two matches for Mumbai in the recently concluded 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Arjun raised his stakes by hammering a 31-ball 77 and then returning with 3-41 for MIG Cricket Club in the 73rd Police Invitation Shield tournament earlier in February.

Maharashtra Congress Threatens to Halt Shoots of Amitabh, Akshay for Silence on Fuel Prices
Questioning the silence of Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar over the fuel price hike, Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday threatened to stop the shootings and screening of their films in the state. Speaking to CNN-News18, Patole reminded that both Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar had criticised the fuel price surge during the Manmohan Singh-led government in UPA regime.

Rail Roko: Security Tightened, Police Deployed as Farmers Block Rail Tracks Across States
Farmers on Thursday sat on railway tracks at many places in Punjab, Haryana and other states as part of the 'rail roko' protest against the farm laws. Members of Bharatiya Kisan Union shower flower petals on police personnel and offered sweets to them during farmers the protest. The police have appealed to the BKU members to end their agitation, according to reports. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) last week had announced the nationwide rail blockade to press for its demand to repeal the legislations and had said that the agitation will be from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Toolkit Case: Disha Ravi Moves Delhi HC to Restrain Police from Leaking Probe Material to Media
Climate activist Disha Ravi, arrested for alleged involvement in sharing a toolkit backing the ongoing farmers' protest, moved the Delhi High Court on Thursday seeking to restrain police from leaking to the media any probe material in relation to the FIR lodged against her. The petition, which is listed before Justice Prathiba M Singh, also seeks to restrain the media from publishing the content or extract of any private chats, including those on WhatsApp, between her and third parties.

France Passes Anti-radicalism Bill That Strengthen Supervision of Mosques, Schools
Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday a bill that would strengthen oversight of mosques, schools and sports clubs to safeguard France from radical Islamists and ensure respect for French values one of President Emmanuel Macron’s landmark projects. The vote in the lower house was the first critical hurdle for the legislation that has been long in the making after two weeks of intense debate. The bill passed 347 to 151 with 65 abstentions.