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CBI court issues arrest warrant against TMC youth leader
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
A special CBI court at Asansol 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..


Barricading, tear gassing by Delhi Police incited protestors during R-Day tractor march: Digvijaya Singh
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 5:43:16 PM IST
Congress party on Wednesday alleged that the violence during the farmers' tractor march on Republic Day in the national capital was due to barricading on the pre-agreed route as well as tear-gassing and lathi charging by Delhi Police. ... read..


COVID-19: Karnataka revises discharge policy
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 27, 2021 5:43:10 PM IST
As the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving, the Government of India (GoI) and the Karnataka government have revised discharge policy from time to time based on recent scientific evidence about the virus. ... read..


200M students, educators rely on our education products: Nadella
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Driven by video conferencing platform Teams, more than 200 million students and educators worldwide now rely on Microsoft education products for remote learning, CEO Satya Nadella has stressed. ... read..


2 soldiers injured in Kashmir terror attack
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Two soldiers were injured after terrorists attacked an army patrolling party in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. ... read..


22 FIRs filed in Delhi tractor rally violence; 86 cops injured
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
A total of 22 FIRs have been filed by the Delhi Police so far in connection with the violence witnessed during a farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


Kerala HC grants bail to approver in actor attack case
Kochi (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 5:13:07 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Vipin Lal, who is an approver in the actor attack case. ... read..


Exercise-based cardiac rehab added to stroke recovery improved strength, cardiac endurance
Dallas | January 27, 2021 5:13:05 PM IST
Stroke survivors who completed a cardiac rehabilitation program focused on aerobic exercise, currently not prescribed to stroke survivors, significantly improved their ability to transition from sitting to standing, and how far they could walk during a si ... read..


1 in 2 Indians afraid of online dating: Report
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:08 PM IST
Most Indians feel secure while ordering food online but close of half of those surveyed were afraid of their online activities when it comes to dating, a new report revealed on Wednesday. ... read..


Indian players were racially abused at SCG, confirms Cricket Australia
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:08 PM IST
Cricket Australia on Wednesday confirmed that Indian players were subjected to racial abuse by a section of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) crowd during the third drawn Test of the recently-concluded Border Gavaskar series. ... read..


64% believe climate change a global emergency: Int'l survey
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:08 PM IST
Sixty-four per cent of the people who participated in a survey in 50 countries across the world believe that climate change is a "global emergency", despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Sensex down nearly 400 points
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:08 PM IST
The key Indian equities declined on Wednesday morning with the BSE Sensex losing nearly 400 points, coming down from the 48,000-mark. ... read..


Farmers' rally violence, a 'deep-rooted' conspiracy: Samyukt Kisan Morcha
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 4:43:11 PM IST
Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Wednesday condemned the violence during the farmers' tractor rally and said that yesterday's events were a deep-rooted conspiracy against the peaceful and strong farmers' struggle and had exposed and isolated the anti-farmer forces ... read..


West Bengal: BJP leader Suresh Shaw, two others granted bail
Chandannagar (West Bengal) | January 27, 2021 4:43:07 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha President of Hooghly district, Suresh Shaw and two workers of the party were granted bail by Chandannagore Court on Wednesday. ... read..


Twitter suspends over 550 accounts after violence during farmers' Republic Day tractor rally
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 4:43:06 PM IST
Twitter on Wednesday suspended over 550 accounts from its platform in connection with the violence during the farmers' tractor rally in the national capital on the 72nd Republic Day. ... read..


Abhay Chautala steps down from Haryana Assembly over new farm laws, Speaker accepts resignation
Chandigarh | January 27, 2021 4:43:04 PM IST
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) legislator Abhay Singh Chautala on Wednesday resigned from Haryana Assembly over the new farm laws. ... read..


Citing Mahatma, Rahul Gandhi urges Centre to repeal farm laws 'immediately'
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 4:43:03 PM IST
A day after the violence during the farmers' tractor rally in different parts of the national capital, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday urged the Central government to 'immediately' repeal the three agriculture sector laws passed during the last ... read..


YouTube paid $30B to creators, artists in last 3 years: CEO
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Google-owned YouTube has paid more than $30 billion to creators, artists, and media companies in the last three years, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki. ... read..


Acid attack on UP couple user of black magic
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
A middle-aged couple in Pratapgarh district were attacked with acid while they were sleeping in their house. ... read..


JD(U) to go alone in 2022 UP Assembly polls
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The Janata Dal (United) has decided to contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls independently. ... read..


UP BJP MLA announces resignation over farmer unrest
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from the Meerapur Assembly seat in Muzaffarnagar, Avtar Singh Bhadana, has announced his resignation from the party protesting against the Centre's stand on the three farm laws. ... read..


Microsoft surpasses $5B in gaming revenue for 1st time: Nadella
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Microsoft has surpassed $5 billion in gaming revenue for the first time in the quarter that ended on December 31, CEO Satya Nadella has revealed. ... read..


Odisha health workers receive 1.77 lakhs COVID-19 vaccination shots so far
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | January 27, 2021 4:13:12 PM IST
Odisha administered 1,77,000 COVID-19 vaccination shots to frontline health workers so far, Bijay Panigrahi, State Director Health and Family Welfare said here on Wednesday. ... read..


Cold wave to continue in J&K, Ladakh amid dry spell
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:07 PM IST
Minimum temperatures improved across the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday although the mercury continued to remain below freezing point as the weather office said dry weather would continue during the next four days till Sunday. ... read..


In a first, farmers sell produce at 'Hunar Haat' in UP
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:07 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government's commitment to increase the income of farmers has reaped results as farmers are now coming forward through the Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) and selling out produce at the ongoing 'Hunar Haat' in Lucknow. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi encourages school girls in Kerala's Vandoor to become independent
Vandoor (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 3:43:31 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, while inaugurating the new building and gate of Vandoor government girls higher secondary school, motivated the students to thrive and survive on their own. ... read..


Lt-General CP Mohanty to take over as next Army vice-chief on Feb 1
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 3:43:29 PM IST
Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty will take over as the new vice-chief of Army staff on February 1. ... read..


FIR to be registered in Red Fort vandalism incident, says Tourism Minister
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 3:43:28 PM IST
Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel who visited the Red Fort to take stock of the damage by agitating farmers during the tractor rally, on Wednesday said that he has directed officials to register an FIR regarding the vandalism immediately. ... read..


Govt may increase customs duty on certain components in Union Budget 2021: Sources
By Shailesh Yadav

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 3:43:26 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government's eighth budget on February 1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and under the unprecedented economic crisis triggered by it. This time, the Central Government ... read..


Uddhav Thackeray lashes out at K'taka over naming of Belgaum region, threatens to make it part of Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 27, 2021 3:43:23 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday accused the Karnataka government of deliberately changing the name of the disputed Belagavi district to 'Belgaum' while the matter is in court, and threatened to make it a part of Maharashtra. ... read..


Delhi Police FIR names BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, others for Jan 26 violence
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 3:43:20 PM IST
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait is among the farmer leaders who have been named in the FIR filed by Delhi Police, for the violence that broke out in various parts of the national capital during the farmers' tractor rally on Tuesday. ... read..


Delhi Police will address media at 4pm about farmers' tractor rally violence: Javadekar
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 3:43:17 PM IST
Delhi Police will hold a press briefing on Wednesday at 4pm where all questions regarding the violence that occurred during the farmers' tractor rally yesterday will be answered, informed Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. ... read..


Akhilesh to hold caste census if voted to power
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Shifting the focus, once again, to caste politics, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has said that a caste census would be held in Uttar Pradesh if his party comes to power in 2022. ... read..


Twitter's full tweet archive now free for academic researchers
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Twitter has allowed third-party academic researchers free access to the full history of public conversation via the full-archive search endpoint, which was previously limited to paid premium or enterprise customers. ... read..


Man held in UP for raping minor, forcing conversion
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl, making obscene videos of her and attempting to pressurize the minor into religious conversion for marriage. ... read..


Stray bull gores man to death in UP
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
A man was gored to death by a stray bull in the Barramau village in Pilibhit. ... read..


Democrats fight off challenge to Trump trial, may lack votes to convict
New York | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Five Republicans joined Democrats to fight off a challenge to the impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump voting down a fellow-Republican's attempt to block it, but the vote also showed that the attempt to convict him could fail. ... read..


1.24 kg gold seized at Kozhikode Airport
Kozhikode (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 3:13:25 PM IST
The Air Intelligence Unit has seized 1.24 kilograms of gold worth Rs 53 lakhs from two passengers at Kozhikode International Airport, informed the Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive), Kochi on Wednesday. ... read..


'Wait and see', says TTV Dhinakaran on Sasikala's release affecting TN political spectrum
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 27, 2021 3:13:23 PM IST
Responding to if former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala's release will change the political spectrum of Tamil Nadu, her nephew and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran on Wednesday said 'wait and ... read..


India's daily COVID-19 recoveries outnumber new cases in last 20 days
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 3:13:22 PM IST
The daily coronavirus recovered cases in India have been continuing to outnumber daily new cases since the last 20 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said here on Wednesday. ... read..


Gujarat schools to reopen from Feb 1 for classes 9, 11
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | January 27, 2021 3:13:14 PM IST
Schools in Gujarat to be reopened from February 1 for Classes 9 and 11 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said on Wednesday. ... read..


CCEA approves MSP of copra at Rs 10,335 per quintal, says Javadekar
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 3:13:09 PM IST
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of copra at 10,335 rupees per quintal which is an increase of 375 rupees over 2020 rates for 2021 season.Addressing med ... read..


Ministry of Finance grants Rs 12,351 cr to rural local bodies
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 3:13:08 PM IST
The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance on Wednesday released an amount of Rs 12,351.5 crore to 18 States for providing grants to the rural local bodies (RLBs). ... read..


BKU leader accuses Deep Sidhu of misleading farmers
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Haryana's farmer leader and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) state president Gurnam Singh Chaduni has accused Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu of misleading farmers. ... read..


Sad to see clashes in Delhi: British MP Dhesi
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
In reaction to the farmers' protest on Republic Day in Delhi, British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has said it was sad to see scenes of clashes between some protesters and police. ... read..


Kerala Solar Panel Scam: Mallelil Sreedharan Nair demands CBI probe
Kochi (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 2:43:36 PM IST
In the ongoing investigation in the 2013 Kerala Solar Panel Scam case, Mallelil Sreedharan Nair, the plaintiff of the case on Wednesday demanded the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take up the matter. ... read..


SC stays Bombay HC 'skin-to-skin order' for acquittal of POCSO accused
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 2:43:24 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the order of the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court where it had acquitted an accused saying that groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protecti ... read..


BJP leader Azfar Shamsi shot at in Bihar, one held
Jamalpur (Bihar) | January 27, 2021 2:43:11 PM IST
Azfar Shamsi, spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party's state unit, shot at by criminals, near Jamalpur College, Jamalpur on Wednesday. ... read..


Kerala HC notices to Virat Kohli, other brand ambassadors of online card games
Kochi (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 2:43:09 PM IST
Kerala High Court has sent notices to Indian Cricket team Captain Virat Kohli, South Indian actor Tamannaah Bhatia and Malayalam actor Aju Varghese, who are the brand ambassadors of online rummy games. ... read..


200 detained in connection with farmers' tractor rally violence in Delhi
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 2:13:22 PM IST
Delhi Police has detained 200 people in connection with the violence that broke out in various parts of the national capital during the farmers' tractor rally in the city on Tuesday. ... read..


Demand for electric blankets rises as temperature dips in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 27, 2021 2:13:11 PM IST
As the minimum temperature in Kashmir valley continues to remain below zero degrees, many people are opting for electric blankets to keep themselves warm. ... read..


Covaxin effective on UK virus strain of COVID-19: ICMR
By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 2:13:08 PM IST
An Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study on Covaxin shows a comparable neutralization activity of the vaccinated individuals against UK-variant strain. ... read..


Delhi HC reserves order on Deepak Puri's plea to travel abroad
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 2:13:05 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved the order on an application moved by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) challenging the trial court order granting permission to businessman Deepak Puri to travel abroad for treatment of his mouth cancer. ... read..


Biden, Putin speak over phone on arms control, Ukraine
Washington | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed arms control and other issues during their first phone conversation, said the White House. ... read..


Huge relief for spouses of H1B workers, Biden nixes Trump plan to kill H4 work permits (Ld)
New York | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
"Withdrawn". A single word on a thick bureaucratic file on the seventh day of the Biden administration delivered a huge win for spouses of workers on H1B visas in the US who spent the last four years worried sick that their work authorisations would be ki ... read..


High alert in four districts in Uttarakhand following violence in Delhi during farmers' 'tractor rally'
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | January 27, 2021 1:43:13 PM IST
Four districts of Uttarakhand have been put on high alert in the wake of the violent incidents in Delhi during tractor march by farmers on Republic Day, said Director General of Police Ashok Kumar on Tuesday. ... read..


Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea filed by 2006 Mumbai train blast convict
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 1:43:09 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Centre on a plea filed by 2006 Mumbai train blast case convict, who has challenged the Central Information Commission (CIC) order. ... read..


Telangana governor felicitates Col Santosh Babu's wife
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:05 PM IST
Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday has felicitated Santoshi, widow of Colonel Santosh Babu, a day after he was posthumously conferred with Maha Vir Chakra, the second highest gallantry award. ... read..


21 prisoners released for good conduct from Indore jail on Republic Day
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 1:13:27 PM IST
On the occasion of Republic Day, 21 prisoners on Tuesday were released from the Central Jail in Indore due to their good conduct, after they tested negative for COVID-19. All of them were serving life sentences in murder cases. ... read..


Four Army jawans injured in grenade attack by terrorists in J-K's Kulgam
Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 27, 2021 1:13:25 PM IST
Four soldiers sustained splinter injuries after terrorists lobbed a grenade on the Indian Army's road opening party in the Shamshipura area of Khanabal in Kulgam districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. ... read..


Tamil Nadu CM unveils former CM Jayalalithaa's memorial at Marina Beach
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | January 27, 2021 1:13:23 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Wednesday unveiled a memorial built for former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at the Marina Beach in Chennai. ... read..


Ahead of budget session, RS chairman calls meeting of floor leaders on Jan 31
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 1:13:20 PM IST
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has called a meeting of the floor leaders of the Upper House at his residence on January 31 ahead of the budget session of Parliament. ... read..


Telangana reports 147 new COVID cases, 1 death
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 27, 2021 1:13:18 PM IST
Telangana reported 147 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 2,93,737. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi reaches Kozhikode airport to begin his two-day Wayanad visit
Wayanad (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 1:13:11 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived at Kozhikode airport on Wednesday to begin his two-day visit to Wayanad. ... read..


204 additional suburban services in Mumbai from Jan 29
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 27, 2021 12:43:16 PM IST
The Indian Railways will run 204 additional suburban services in Mumbai from January 29, said Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday. ... read..


Section 144 imposed in Agartala Municipal Corporation area
Agartala (Tripura) | January 27, 2021 12:43:09 PM IST
Restrictions under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) have been imposed in the Agartala Municipal Corporation area due to ongoing agitation of the Joint Movement Committee of 10323 (a group of terminated teachers). ... read..


Farmers protest: Doubts raised over actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu's political affiliation
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 12:43:07 PM IST
After the videos went viral on social media showing actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu handed over a flag to a man to hoist on the ramparts of the Red Fort on the Republic Day during farmers' tractor rally, farmer leaders on Wednesday raised doubts over his ... read..


Incentive scheme for unanimously elected gram panchayats in Andhra
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 12:13:25 PM IST
The Government of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday decided to give wide publicity on the incentive scheme announced by the state for unanimously elected gram panchayats. ... read..


Three army jawans injured in a terrorist attack in J-K's Kulgam
Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 27, 2021 12:13:21 PM IST
Three army jawans injured in a terrorist attack in Kulgam district on Wednesday, according to police. ... read..


1 dead, 2 injured after TRT machine fails at Ambernath-Badlapur track in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 27, 2021 12:13:20 PM IST
One contractual labourer died and two labourers were injured after a Track Relaying Train (TRT) machine failed between the Ambernath-Badlapur track during maintenance on Wednesday, said Central Railway. ... read..


Delhi Police Commissioner holds security review meeting after violence during tractor rally
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 12:43:11 PM IST
A meeting of the Delhi Commissioner of Police with senior police officers is currently underway to review the security situation in the aftermath of Tuesday's violence that broke out amid farmers' tractor rally, informed Delhi Police on Wednesday. ... read..


Sasikala released from prison after serving 4 years in disproportionate assets case
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 27, 2021 12:13:14 PM IST
After spending four years in jail in connection with a disproportionate assets case, former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala has been released from the Central Prison, Bengaluru on Wednesday. ... read..


India reports 12,689 new COVID-19 cases, 137 deaths
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 11:43:20 AM IST
India reported 12,689 new COVID-19 cases, 13,320 discharges and 137 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday. ... read..


BJP mainly responsible for violence during farmers' tractor rally in Delhi: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 11:43:13 AM IST
A day after violence which broke out during the farmers' tractor rally in various parts of Delhi, Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is mainly responsible ... read..


Rajya Sabha's BAC to hold meeting on Jan 29 ahead of budget session
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 11:13:14 AM IST
A meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Rajya Sabha will be held on January 29, ahead of the budget session of the Parliament. ... read..


Punjab businesswoman Rajni Bector named for Padma Shri award
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 11:13:07 AM IST
Rajni Bector, who is known for starting Mrs Bector's Cremica, a popular food brand, is among the 102 people named for the prestigious Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind. ... read..


Eight killed, four injured in road mishap in Rajasthan's Tonk
Tonk (Rajasthan) | January 27, 2021 11:13:04 AM IST
Eight people of a family were killed while four were injured after a vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a truck in Rajasthan's Tonk on early Wednesday. ... read..


BKU distances itself from violence, Red Fort incident during farmers' tractor rally
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 11:13:03 AM IST
Bhartiya Kisan Union Rakesh spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday distanced himself from the violence and Red Fort incident during farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day, stating that those who created violence and unfurled flags at the fort will ha ... read..


Mamata govt to table resolution against new farm laws during Assembly session tomorrow
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 27, 2021 10:43:10 AM IST
The Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal will table a resolution during an Assembly session on Thursday, demanding the withdrawal of new farm laws. ... read..


'Still feel like a child eager to learn music', says Gurbani singer Kartar Singh after inclusion in Padma Shri awardees list
Ludhiana (Punjab) | January 27, 2021 10:43:05 AM IST
After his name was announced in the list of Padma awardees yesterday, popular Gurbani singer Kartar Singh on Wednesday said that he feels elated to know that he will receive a Padma Shri award. ... read..


Business Advisory Committee to hold meeting on Jan 29 ahead of budget session
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 10:43:02 AM IST
A meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Rajya Sabha will be held on January 29, ahead of the budget session of the Parliament. ... read..


Mayawati condemns violence by protesting farmers, urges Centre to repeal agri laws
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 10:13:11 AM IST
Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday condemned the violence during the farmers' protest in the national capital on Republic Day and said that the Central government must take this incident very seriously. She appealed to the Central G ... read..


22 FIRs filed in connection with farmers' tractor rally violence, over 100 Delhi Police personnel injured
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 10:13:03 AM IST
With another FIR being registered at the IP Police Station in connection with the violence which broke out during yesterday's farmers' tractor rally at ITO in the national capital, the total number of FIRs rose to 22, said the Delhi Police on Wednesday. ... read..


Delhi's air quality in 'very poor' category
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:09 AM IST
The citizens of Delhi woke up to a foggy morning with reduced visibility as the air quality continued to remain in 'very poor' category on Wednesday. ... read..


Security heightened at Red Fort, Singhu border post farmers' tractor rally violence
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:08 AM IST
A day after the violence broke out during a tractor rally in various parts of the national capital, security has been heightened at the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border), where farmers have been protesting against agricultural laws for over two months. ... read..


Union Cabinet meeting to be held today via video conferencing
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:07 AM IST
Meeting of the Union Cabinet is scheduled to be held on Wednesday via video conferencing. ... read..


Ghazipur Mandi, NH-9 and NH-24 closed for traffic: Delhi Traffic Police
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:04 AM IST
Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday issued an advisory after traffic was affected in several parts of the national capital following the violence which broke out yesterday during the farmers' tractor rally. ... read..


Andaman LG flags off electric buses to curb pollution
Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) | January 27, 2021 9:13:19 AM IST
In a move to curb air pollution on the island, Retired Admiral D K Joshi, the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on Tuesday flagged-off a fleet of electric buses. ... read..


We are working to connect whole country through tourism, culture, says LS Speaker
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:13:12 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday said that India has become a centre of attraction for international tourists and efforts are underway to connect the whole country through tourism and culture. ... read..


SC to hear women Army officers' plea over non-implementation of its order to grant permanent commission
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:08 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a plea filed by 17 women officers from the Indian Army alleging that the Army has not yet granted the Permanent Commission (PC) to even 50 per cent of women officers despite the top court's judgment regarding the s ... read..


Delhi Police registers 15 FIRs in connection with violence during farmers' tractor rally
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:07 AM IST
As many as 15 FIRs have been registered by Delhi Police in connection with the violence which broke out during the farmers' tractor rally in the national capital on Tuesday. ... read..


Andhra couple held for killing daughters in occult ritual
Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 8:43:05 AM IST
Madanapalle police on Tuesday arrested the superstitious parents who had killed their own daughters on Sunday in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district. ... read..


Entry at Jama Masjid, Lal Quila metro stations closed
New Delhi | January 27, 2021 8:43:04 AM IST
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on Wednesday that entry and exit to Lal Quila metro station and entry at Jama Masjid metro station have been closed. ... read..


Minor girl raped in Bhopal by accused who met her through social media
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 7:13:04 AM IST
A minor girl was allegedly raped by a man who met her through social media in Bhopal. ... read..


Guterres calls for non-violence, respecting peaceful protests
United Nations | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
In reaction to the Republic Day farmer protest developments in Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for non-violence and for respecting peaceful protests. ... read..


'Restart Meghalaya Mission' to boost economy: Governor
Shillong | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Tuesday that the 'Restart Meghalaya Mission' (RMM) of the state government has earmarked Rs 14,515 crore for various developmental and business activities over the next three years, which will boost the economy o ... read..


Sasikala to be released from Bengaluru prison on Wednesday
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's close aide, V.K. Sasikala will complete her four year prison term for corruption on Wednesday but having tested Covid positive on January 20, she may have to continue her treatment in a Bengaluru hospital. ... read..


65-year-old woman freed from Pakistani jail, returns to Aurangabad
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) | January 27, 2021 6:13:03 AM IST
65-year-old Hasina Begum who had gone to Pakistan 18 years ago to meet her husband's relatives but landed up in a Pakistani jail after she lost her passport, returned to India on Tuesday after Aurangabad police filed a report on the matter. ... read..


Andhra woman who killed her daughters continues to be unstable
Madanapalle (Andhra Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The superstitious mother of two girls, whom she and her husband had murdered as part of eccentric rituals with a hope to resurrect them later, continued to be in an unstable condition on Tuesday. ... read..


KCR wants work on his dream Secretariat project to be speeded up
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday directed the engineers working on construction of new building for the state Secretariat to speed up the work. ... read..


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