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AP govt assures safety for employees on poll duty
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 1:15:07 AM IST
Government employee associations in Andhra Pradesh have been assured by the state government of safety in the forthcoming panchayat elections. ... read..


Rajasthan BJP leader's purported obscene dance video goes viral
Jaipur | Thursday, 2021 1:15:07 AM IST
A purported video of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from the Mangrol village in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district has gone viral, wherein he is allegedly seen performing with a female dancer. ... read..


AstraZeneca to continue EU meet amid row over Covid vaccine supplies
Brussels | Thursday, 2021 1:15:07 AM IST
Amid bitter row over supplies of its Covid-19 vaccines to the European Union, AstraZeneca has reportedly denied a EU official's assertion that it had pulled out of talks to discuss Covid-19 vaccine supplies. ... read..


Tractor rally violence: Plea in HC seeks removal of Delhi top cop
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:07 AM IST
A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking removal of Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastava from his post and punishment for police officials who failed to discharge their duty in controlling the agitating farmers. ... read..


India's vaccine diplomacy: 500,000 Covishield doses to Lanka
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:07 AM IST
As a beneficiary of India's vaccine diplomacy, Sri Lanka will on Thursday receive a consignment of 500,000 doses of 'Covishield' vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). ... read..


R-Day violence: Delhi Police seeks answers from Sanyukt Kisan Morcha organiser
New Delhi | January 28, 2021 1:13:13 AM IST
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Chinmoy Biswal on Wednesday wrote to the organiser of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, Darshan Pal, urging him to answer why action should not be taken against him and his allies for breaking an agreement regarding the protest rou ... read..


No bullet injury, protester died after tractor overturned: UP Police
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) | January 28, 2021 12:43:05 AM IST
The postmortem of the protester who died during the tractor march in central Delhi shows that he died of injuries sustained when his vehicle overturned, Uttar Pradesh Police said on Wednesday. Delhi had witnessed violence and chaotic scenes during the t ... read..


Indore Municipal Corporation demolishes 'illegal properties' in PDS black marketing case
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | January 28, 2021 12:43:04 AM IST
Taking action on a case of black marketing of foodgrains supplied under Public Distribution System (PDS) during COVID-19 lockdown, the Municipal Corporation of Indore on Wednesday demolished "illegal properties" of Shyam Dave and Bharat Dave and others "f ... read..


Allahabad HC questions personal bonds sought from farmers
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Allahabad High Court has sought a response from the district administration in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur on the "exorbitant" amount of personal bonds and sureties sought from farmers, to prevent them from participating in the ongoing farm protests. ... read..


Three Mumbai jewellery shop heist accused held in Lucknow
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
In a major breakthrough, a joint team of the Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force and Mumbai Police have arrested three persons, accused of committing daylight robbery in a Mumbai jewellery showroom. ... read..


Scamster held for swindling Rs 1.34 cr from Minority Affairs Ministry
Jammu | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The J&K Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a West Bengal resident on charge of swindling Rs 1.34 crore from the Ministry of Minority Affairs. ... read..


AIKSCC convener V.M. Singh quits farmers' protest
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) convener V.M. Singh on Wednesday announced to quit the ongoing farmers' protest - the first leader to distance himself from the agitation as it entered the 63rd day. ... read..


Violence at Red Fort insult, says Amarinder
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Deploring the Republic Day violence in Delhi, especially at the Red Fort, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday termed it an insult to the nation and said it had brought shame to the country and weakened the farmers' agitation. ... read..


Bihar BJP Spokesperson shot at by 3 unidentified assailants in Munger
Patna | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Spokesperson Afzar Shamshi was shot at by three unidentified assailants from close range in Bihar's Munger district on Wednesday. ... read..


Andhra SEC misusing power, playing to Chandrababu Naidu's tune: YSRCP
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 11:43:16 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh government's advisor and YSRCP general secretary Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy on Wednesday accused State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar of misusing its power ahead of the Gram Panchayat Elections. ... read..


Class 9 Hyderabad student receives Bal Shakti Puraskar for smart wristband for elderly
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 27, 2021 11:43:12 PM IST
Hemesh Chadalavada, a Class 9 student from Hyderabad has been chosen this year as a recipient of the Bal Shakti Puraskar Award for his unique invention a smart wristband to monitor the elderly and disabled. ... read..


BJP seeks apology from Rahul Gandhi, alleges Congress instigated farmers on January 26
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 11:43:11 PM IST
BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday sought an apology from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, alleging that the opposition party had "instigated farmers" carrying out tractor parade in the national capital on January 26. The protest ... read..


Deputy CM Lakshman Savadi says Mumbai should be incorporated into Karnataka
Belagavi (Karnataka) | January 27, 2021 11:43:08 PM IST
Condemning the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray accusation that Karnataka deliberately changed the name of Belagavi district to 'Belgaum', Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Lakshman Savadi on Wednesday demanded that Mumbai be included as a part ... read..


Railway workers injured in bogie tank blast at Assam's Bongaigaon
Bongaigaon (Assam) | January 27, 2021 11:43:07 PM IST
Two railway workers were injured after a blast occurred in a bogie tank at the wagon workshop at New Bongaigaon on Wednesday. ... read..


Farmers in Delhi demanding to procure crops on MSP like in Chhattisgarh: Baghel
Kondagaon (Chhattisgarh) | January 27, 2021 11:43:04 PM IST
Protesting farmers in Delhi are demanding procurement of crops on minimum support price (MSP) like in Chattisgarh, said Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday. ... read..


R-Day violence: Plea in SC for probe by panel led by ex-Judge
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
A lawyer has moved the Supreme Court and urged it to set up a three-member commission headed by one of its former judges to probe the violence during the farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day in Delhi. ... read..


Won't contest in Kerala Assembly polls: State Cong chief
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President Mullappally Ramachandran said on Wednesday that he would not contest the Assembly elections slated to be held this year. ... read..


Haryana MLA Abhay Chautala resigns over farm agitation fall out
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The lone legislator of Haryana's Indian National Lok Dal Abhay Singh Chautala on Wednesday resigned from the Assembly over the three new farm laws and registration of cases against farmer leaders for the violence in Delhi on Republic Day. ... read..


Rs 1 lakh cr announced for strengthening agri-infrastructure, cold storage: Tomar
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 11:13:26 PM IST
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday informed that the Central government has set up a Rs 1 lakh crore fund under the "Aatmanirbhar package" to strengthen the crops storage infrastructure and reduce post-harvesting losses. ... read..


Two booked in Goa for organising bull fight
Pernem (Goa) | January 27, 2021 11:13:25 PM IST
An FIR has been registered against two people on Wednesday allegedly for organising bull fights at Dandoswada area here. ... read..


Delhi govt hospitals to resume OPDs, surgeries, other medical services
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 11:13:19 PM IST
As the national capital witnessing a fall in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Delhi health department has decided to resume OPDs (Outpatient Department), surgeries other medical services at all city government-run hospitals. ... read..


Ratan Tata, Amartya Sen, Anand Mahindra to address 'Kerala Looks Ahead' conference
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 11:13:15 PM IST
Industry leaders Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen are among an impressive line-up of speakers expected to share their insights and suggestions at 'Kerala Looks Ahead' (KLA) global meet. ... read..


Study on how fat loss accelerates facial ageing
Washington | January 27, 2021 11:13:13 PM IST
In a recent study, researchers try to understand how plastic surgeons treat the signs of facial ageing. ... read..


Advocate writes to SC to take suo moto cognisance of Delhi violence during farmers' R Day tractor rally
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 11:13:12 PM IST
A lawyer has written to the Chief Justice of India urging him to take suo moto cognisance of the incidents of violence during the farmers' tractor rally in the national capital on Republic Day. ... read..


RLDA invites bids for redeveloping Ernakulam railway station
Ernakulam | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited bids for the redevelopment of Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kerala on a PPP model as a part of Smart City Projects launched by the central government, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


Anti-social elements like Deep Sidhu damaged farmers' stir: SKM
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Anti-social elements like actor-turned-farmer activist Deep Sidhu and others, along with the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee played a role like a "torpedo" to sabotage the farmers' agitation, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said on Wednesday. ... read..


Four drown as boat capsizes in Assam, bodies recovered
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Four persons, including two children, drowned after a boat capsized in the Brahmaputra river in eastern Assam's Jorhat district, officials said on Wednesday. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered. ... read..


Kerala: Left Front gets into poll mode, to take out 'yatras' in Feb
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Wednesday said it will launch two 'yatras' and hold rallies, one from Kasaragod and the other from Ernakulam on February 13 and 14 respectively as part of its campaign for the coming Assembly elections. ... read..


ED attaches ex-SECL CMD's properties in money laundering case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 80 lakh of former Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (SECL) M. P. Dixit in connection with its money laundering probe. ... read..


FIR against Rakesh Tikait, other farmers leaders for Jan 26 violence
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi Police has named Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait beside other farmer leaders in the FIR over the violence that broke out in various parts of the national capital during the farmers' tractor rally on Tuesday. ... read..


Air Marshal TD Joseph honoured with 'Ati Vishisht Seva Medal'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 27, 2021 10:43:49 PM IST
Air Marshal TD Joseph, who is a Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) at Headquarters Training Command of Indian Air Force in Karnataka's Bengaluru has been bestowed 'Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM)' on the occasion of Republic Day 2021 for his meritorious servi ... read..


After Delhi violence, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) calls off 58-day protest at Chilla border
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 10:43:38 PM IST
After Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu), deciding to call off their 58-day protest at the Chilla border of Delhi-Noida, following violence during the farmers' Republic Day tractor rally, farmers were seen wrapping up their tents and preparing to return to the ... read..


PIL in Delhi HC seeks to remove people 'squatting under garb of farmers' agitation'
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 10:43:25 PM IST
A petition has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking to remove people "squatting under the garb of farmers' agitation" in the national capital and clear all the roads and public places. ... read..


BJP-JSP to meet Andhra Governor, request him to ensure free and fair Panchayat polls
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 10:43:16 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jana Sena Party (JSP) will meet and request Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan to ensure free and fair Gram Panchayat polls in the state. ... read..


Ahead of K'taka Legislative Council session, Yediyurappa holds meeting with BJP MLCs
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 27, 2021 10:43:15 PM IST
Ahead of the state Legislative Council session, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday held a meeting with BJP MLCs at his official residence. ... read..


Sasikala released from prison, but to be in hospital due to Covid
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa's close aide, V. K. Sasikala was released from Bengaluru's central prison -- Parappana Agrahara Central Jail -- on Wednesday after prison authorities completed the release formalities. ... read..


TikTok lays off several workers in India after permanent ban (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
China-based short video service TikTok that enjoyed nearly 120 million users in India before the ban amid plans to invest $1 billion, on Wednesday announced to scale down its 2,000-strong workforce in the country. ... read..


Tripura: Police used water cannon, tear gas to disperse teachers protesting near CM's residence
Agartala (Tripura) | January 27, 2021 10:13:22 PM IST
Several protesters were injured on Wednesday after the Tripura police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesting teachers who blocked roads in front of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Dev's offici ... read..


Apple reports making its best quarter earnings in India
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 10:13:21 PM IST
The American multinational technology company Apple on Wednesday (local time) reported that it has made its best quarter earnings in India by shipping more than 1.5 million iPhone units in the country. ... read..


Bird flu confirmed in Dera Bassi poultry farm
Mohali (Punjab) | January 27, 2021 10:13:19 PM IST
The ongoing avian influenza has been confirmed at a poultry farm in Punjab Dera Bassi, District Collector of Mohali informed on Wednesday. ... read..


J-K: 1 arrested for uploading fake application on govt scholarship portal
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 27, 2021 10:13:18 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch has arrested one person for uploading fake application forms on the Central government National Scholarship Portal for Merit Cum Means Scholarship under Minority Quota for students from the Valley. ... read..


19 arrested, 50 detained for R-Day violence: Delhi Police Commissioner
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 10:13:15 PM IST
Nineteen people have been so far arrested and over 25 criminal cases registered by Delhi Police in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers' tractor march on Tuesday, Police Commissioner (CP) SN Shrivastava said on Wednesday. ... read..


Haryana CM condemns violence during Tractor Rally in Delhi
Chandigarh (Haryana) | January 27, 2021 10:13:14 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday condemned the incident in Delhi especially on Red Fort yesterday on the occasion of Republic Day. ... read..


Fujifilm announces slimmed-down X-E4 mirrorless camera
Washington | January 27, 2021 10:13:12 PM IST
Fujifilm has announced the X-E4, which has the most compact interchangeable-lens camera in its X-series lineup. ... read..


PM Modi chairs 35th PRAGATI interaction; reviews 9 projects worth Rs 54,675 crore
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 10:13:11 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the meeting of 35th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for 'Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation' of policies involving Central and State governments. ... read..


Probe Abu Azmi's 'provocative' speech during farmers' protest, demands Maharashtra BJP leader
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 27, 2021 10:13:09 PM IST
Maharashtra BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding a probe against Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Azmi in connection with violence which took place in Delhi during farmers' tractor rally on January ... read..


Completion of Goa's Mopa airport by 2022; 54K trees cut: CM
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
More than 54,000 trees have been cut for the upcoming Mopa greenfield airport whose first phase is expected to be completed by 2022, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday. ... read..


Relationship with Amethi not political: Priyanka
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday addressed members of the nyay Panchayat in Amethi's Jamoh and underlined the need for strengthening the party organisation. ... read..


Tillari dam canal breach: Goa in touch with Maharashtra
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Engineers from Goa's Water Resources Department are in touch with their Maharashtran counterparts to mend a breach in a canal of the Tillari dam located in Kolhapur district, which has affected the water supply, Water Resources Minister Filipe Neri Rodrig ... read..


Kerala to hold conference on gender equality on Feb 11
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
The second edition of International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-II) would be held from February 11 to 13, Health, Social Justice and Women and Child Development Minister KK Shailaja said on Wednesday. ... read..


6,545 beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID-19 in Delhi today
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:20 PM IST
As many as 6,545 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 till 6 pm today across the national capital, said Delhi Government on Wednesday. ... read..


Tighter restrictions, police deployment to monitor protocol in Kerala as COVID-19 cases surge
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 9:43:18 PM IST
In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Kerala, the state government on Wednesday decided to impose tight restrictions and deploy police to monitor compliance with COVID-19 protocol. ... read..


Teachers association in West Bengal stages protest outside Assembly
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 27, 2021 9:43:16 PM IST
Demanding equal salary as that of permanent teachers, an association of teachers forum including part-time teachers staged a protest outside West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday. ... read..


Congress fuelled farmers' protest, wants to create unrest in country: Javadekar
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:13 PM IST
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday strongly condemned the violence during the tractor parade by farmers on Republic Day and accused Congress of fuelling the protests and trying to create unrest in the country. ... read..


19 arrested, 50 detained in R-Day violence: Delhi Police Commissioner
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:10 PM IST
Nineteen people have been so far arrested and over 25 criminal cases registered by Delhi Police in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers' tractor march on Tuesday, Police Commissioner (CP) SN Shrivastava said on Wednesday. ... read..


Opposition leaders to discuss joint strategy for budget session of Parliament
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:09 PM IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi is in touch with opposition leaders to discuss the joint strategy to take on the government during the budget session of Parliament on various issues, especially farm laws, sources said. ... read..


UP: FIR against 3 journos for 'mischievous' report
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
An FIR has been filed against three journalists in Kanpur Dehat district for alleged 'public mischief' and 'criminal intimidation'. ... read..


BJP, Janasena denounce Andhra govt's call for unanimous polls
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Even as the Andhra Pradesh government is encouraging unanimous elections declaring financial incentives up to Rs 20 lakh for gram panchayats, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its local ally Janasena denounced the move on Wednesday. ... read..


Shehnaaz Gill rings in birthday with Sidharth Shukla
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Punjabi singer-actress and Bigg Boss 13 contestant Shehnaaz Gill turns a year older on Wednesday, January 27. She had a close-knit midnight party to celebrate her birthday with rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Shukla and their families. ... read..


CBI court issues arrest warrant against TMC youth leader (Ld)
Kolkata/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
A special CBI court in Asansol in West Bengal has issued an arrest warrant against "absconding" TMC youth leader Vinay Kumar Mishra in a cross-border cow smuggling racket in West Bengal, sources said on Wednesday. ... read..


Over 23 lakhs beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID-19
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:13:10 PM IST
As many as 23,28,779 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 till 6 pm today across the country, including 2,99,299 people vaccinated today, said Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry on Wednesday. ... read..


Farmer unions postpone Feb 1 march to Parliament
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:13:06 PM IST
A day after violence in Delhi during their tractor march, the farmer unions protesting against farm laws have postponed their proposed march to parliament on February 1. ... read..


Sensex plunges 1,000 points, Nifty below 14,000 (Ld)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Indian stock market witnessed a freefall on Wednesday afternoon, with the BSE Sensex losing over 1,000 points. ... read..


Union Minister Prahlad visits Red Fort to assess 'damage'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A day after the violence and chaos at the Red Fort during the 'tractor rally' by farmers, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Prahlad Singh Patel visited the 17th century monument on Wednesday afternoon to assess the "damage". ... read..


Farmer leaders hold meeting, say violence damaged their cause
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The leaders of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) have strongly condemned the incidents of violence at Red Fort on Republic Day in the national capital by a mob of farmers, protesting against the three farm laws enacted last year. ... read..


Hamid Ansari memoirs: Depreciates PM's selective reference to his vast contributions
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
M. Hamid Ansari, after a long and distinguished career during which he served as India's envoy to five countries and as the Permanent Representative at the UN, served two terms as Vice President, a honour previously accorded only to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakri ... read..


Nadda to embark on 2-day visit to Tamil Nadu ahead of Assembly polls
By Kumar Gaurav

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:23 PM IST
Ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jagat Prakash Nadda will embark on a two-day visit to the state to review the party's poll preparedness. ... read..


Siddaramaiah visits Shivamogga blast site
Shivamogga (Karnataka) | January 27, 2021 8:43:22 PM IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday visited the quarry in Shivamogga's Hunasodu village where at least six people were killed after an explosion. ... read..


Violence unacceptable in democracy, says KJ Alphons over tractor rally in Delhi
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:21 PM IST
Former union minister and Rajya Sabha MP KJ Alphons slammed the Opposition for blaming the Central government over the violence which took place in Delhi during farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day and said that the incident is unacceptable in the democ ... read..


9 states confirm bird flu outbreak in poultry birds
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:17 PM IST
The central government on Wednesday stated that so far nine states have confirmed Bird Flu in poultry birds and 12 states have confirmed the virus in crow, migratory and wild birds. ... read..


NIA to probe Shaurya Chakra awardee Comrade Balwinder Sandhu's murder case
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:16 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said, it has taken up the investigation of Shaurya Chakra awardee Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu's murder case. ... read..


Police recover illegal weapons in Assam's Kokrajhar
Kokrajhar (Assam) | January 27, 2021 8:43:15 PM IST
The Police on Wednesday recovered illegal weapons from the Lahoti area here. ... read..


BJP MP condemns violence during farmers' protest, says Delhi Police capable of dealing with situation
By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:13 PM IST
BJP MP Lt General DP Vats (retired) on Wednesday condemned the violence during the tractor march by farmers in the national capital on Tuesday and said Delhi Police is capable of dealing with the situation. ... read..


Rajasthan: 90 urban local bodies to go to polls on Jan 28
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | January 27, 2021 8:43:12 PM IST
Elections to 90 urban local bodies in 20 districts of Rajasthan will be held on Thursday, said State Election Commission, Rajasthan. ... read..


Centre announces new Covid-19 guidelines effective Feb 1; permits relaxation for movie halls, swimming pools
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:08 PM IST
To consolidate the substantial gains that have been achieved against the spread of COVID-19, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines, which effective from February 1, allows activities outside containment zones. ... read..


Youth kidnapped from Lucknow
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
A 20-year-old youth from Amethi has been kidnapped from Sarojini Nagar area in Lucknow. ... read..


Tandav FIRs: SC says freedom of speech not absolute
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday orally observed that freedom of speech is not absolute during its hearing on pleas seeking stay on FIRs against actors and producers of Tandav web series on Amazon Prime. ... read..


Offline teaching for Classes 9, 11 in Gujarat from Feb 1
| Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Gujarat government on Wednesday decided to resume offline studies for Classes 9 and 11 in its schools from February 1. ... read..


India's smartphone shipments hit over 150 million units in 2020
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
India's smartphone shipments declined by a modest 4 per cent year-on-year (yoy) to reach over 150 million units in 2020, according to a new report on Wednesday. ... read..


It's no longer 'my way or highway' in UP (IANS Special)
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
If necessity is the mother of invention then creativity is the father of politics. ... read..


Violence at Red Fort an insult to nation, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh | January 27, 2021 7:43:24 PM IST
Deploring the Republic Day violence in Delhi, especially at the Red Fort, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday termed it an insult to the nation and said it had brought shame to the country and weakened farmers' agitation. ... read..


COVID failed to stop India's upsurge, FDI grew in double digits in 2020: Nadda
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 7:43:22 PM IST
BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda lauded the central government's effort to boost the country's economy and said the foreign direct investment (FDI) in India grew in double digits in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


4-day Martial Arts winter camp commences in jJ-K's Pahalgam today
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 27, 2021 7:43:18 PM IST
A four-day Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Unified Martial Arts (JKAUMA) winter camp commenced on Wednesday at Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam to promote healthy living through martial arts and raise awareness about ill-effects of drug addiction. ... read..


PM Modi to address NCC rally at Delhi's Cariappa Ground on Thursday
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 7:43:17 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the rally of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at Cariappa Ground in Delhi on Thursday. ... read..


Delhi reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, first time below 100 in nearly nine months
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 7:43:15 PM IST
Delhi reported 96 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the first time the city saw less than 100 cases in almost nine months. ... read..


PM to address World Economic Forum's Davos Dialogue tomorrow
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 7:43:14 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the World Economic Forum's Davos Dialogue on January 28 via video conferencing. ... read..


India needs improved military might to counter China's expansionist agenda: Punjab CM
Chandigarh | January 27, 2021 7:43:11 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that India needs clear policy and needs to improve its military might to counter China's expansionist agenda. ... read..


Delhi Police FIR on R-Day violence says farmers moved towards Central Delhi amid requests to maintain law, order
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 7:43:10 PM IST
Delhi Police on Wednesday held 37 farmer leaders including Medha Patkar, Buta Singh, Yogendra Yadav responsible for Tuesday's violence in the national capital during the farmers' Republic Day tractor rally. ... read..


'Why are you resisting?' HC asks Centre on EIA draft translation
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the central government why it is resisting an order of the court to translate the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in all vernacular languages. ... read..


SP, BSP demand repeal of 3 new farm laws
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A day after the violence in Delhi during the 'Tractor Rally' by protesting farmers, the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday hit out at the central government and again demanded the repeal of three new central farm laws. ... read..


SC stays Bombay HC's 'disturbing' skin-to-skin order
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Attorney General K.K. Venugopal on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Bombay High Court judgment acquitting a person under POCSO, after he pressed a girl's breast over the dress stating there was no skin-to-skin contact. ... read..


Gurugram police on alert after tractor rally violence in Delhi
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
In view of the violence witnessed in Delhi during a farmers' tractor parade on Republic day, Gurugram Police was on high alert on Wednesday. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi begins Kerala visit, meets Cong and IUML leaders
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday landed at the Kozhikode airport to begin his two-day visit to Kerala, and held closed-door meetings with Congress and IUML leaders. ... read..


Haryana govt to provide free books to Scheduled Castes students
Chandigarh | January 27, 2021 7:13:23 PM IST
Haryana Government will provide free books to the students belonging to Scheduled Castes who are studying in government colleges across the State. ... read..


SC stays defamation proceedings against BJP's Manoj Tiwari, Vijender Gupta
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 7:13:20 PM IST
Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the criminal defamation proceedings against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Manoj Tiwari and Vijender Gupta. ... read..


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