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COVID-19 vaccine vials will not be wasted in case of absenteeism, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan | India News

New Delhi: The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday issued a clarification that no vial of COVID-19 vaccine is wasted in case of absenteeism and that the doses are allotted to another beneficiary. Taking to Twitter, Vardhan dispelled misconceptions and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccination drive. In response to Congress leader P Chidambaram’s tweet, showing concern asking about the ...

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RRB NTPC Phase 3 exam notification out, check updates at rrbcdg.gov.in | India News

New Delhi: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is conducting exams in Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) and the RRB NTPC Phase 3 CBT exam dates have been announced.  The Phase 3 of Computer Based Test, CBT 1 will be held from January 31 to February 12, 2021.  The exam date notice can be downloaded from the official site of regional RRBs. A ...

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Farmer leaders to hold ‘internal meet’ to decide on Govt’s offer to suspend three farm laws for over a year to end protest | India News

New Delhi: Farmer union leaders will meet on Thursday to decide on Centre’s latest offer to suspend the three controversial farm laws for over a year to end the ongoing protest in the national capital, which has now entered its 57th day. Notably, the Centre had on Wednesday proposed to suspend the three contentious farm laws for one and half ...

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COVID-19: After Bhutan, Maldives, India to export vaccines to Nepal, Bangladesh today | India News

New Delhi: After Bhutan and Maldives, India is now set to dispatch Indian made COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal and Bangladesh. Nearly, 10 lakh doses will be dispatched to Kathmandu and 20 lakh to Dhaka on Thursday. As part of its Neighbourhood First Policy, India had announced a vaccine rollout for Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday. The consignment of ...

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PM Narendra Modi congratulates US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, says ‘look forward to strengthening India-US ties’ | World News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden for being sworn in as the President of the United States and said he was committed to working with him to take the India-US partnership to even greater heights. PM Modi also congratulated Kamala Harris on being sworn-in as Vice President of America.  READ | Joe Biden becomes 46th US President, Kamala ...

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Names of 20 Galwan Martyrs to be inscribed on national war memorial | India News

New Delhi: The names of 20 Indian Army personnel, who were killed while valiantly fighting Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, were inscribed on the National War Memorial ahead of the Republic Day, official sources said on Wednesday (January 20). Col B Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar regiment, was among ...

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Centre ready to suspend agri laws for over a year, farmers to consider proposal; next meeting on January 22 | India News

The Centre on Wednesday proposed to suspend the three contentious farm laws for one and half years during which solution “can be reached with mutual dialogue” to end the stalemate. However, farmer leaders did not immediately accept the proposal and said they will revert after their internal consultations. “The government was keen to reach a final decision in today’s meeting ...

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Gift from a ‘trusted friend’, says Bhutan’s PM Dr Lotay Tshering after receiving Indian COVID-19 vaccines | India News

New Delhi: Bhutan on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) became the first country to receive “Made in India” COVID-19 vaccines with an Indian Air Force’s AN32 landing in the country with 1,50,000 doses of it.  Following the delivery, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering while receiving the vaccine expressed that it is a gift from a ‘trusted friend’ who has been ...

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CBSE Class 10, 12 board exams, JEE Main and NEET 2021: Big announcement on syllabus, eligibility criteria and latest updates | India News

As concerns of students and teachers over CBSE Class 10, 12 Board exams 2021 rises, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ this week made several major announcements. Addressing a webinar with students and faculty of the Kendriya Vidyalaya across the country, the Education Minister addressed the queries of the students. Pokhriyal asserted that the questions of the exams will be ...

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V K Sasikala’s health deteriorates in Bengaluru prison, admitted to hospital | India News

Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s aide V K Sasikala was on Wednesday admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka after her health deteriorated in the Parappana Agrahara Prison. Sasikala, who is suffering from high fever and shortness of breath, was brought to the Bowring Hospital in Bengaluru. She complained of fever and difficulty in breathing since Tuesday night. ...

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West Bengal assembly election: TMC’s senior leader Arindam Bhattacharya, Aditya Birla Group VP join BJP | India News

New Delhi: In another blow to Trinamool Congress (TMC), senior leader Arindam Bhattacharya on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), months ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections. Arindam Bhattacharya joined the saffron party in the presence of senior BJP leaders at its headquarters in New Delhi. Bhattacharya who was elected as a Member of Legislative ...

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NSA Ajit Doval turns 75; here’s how Twitterati wishes him on his Diamond jubilee | India News

New Delhi: National security Adviser (NSA), Ajit Doval completes 75 years on Wednesday (January 20). Ajit Doval was born in the year 1945. Ajit Doval is 1968-batch Indian Police Service (IPS- retired) officer. He joined the service in the Kerala cadre as the Kottayam ASP. He had an impressive career in the Intelligence Bureau, where he served as the director ...

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Ahead of Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, Indian Railways renames Howrah-Kalka Mail as ‘Netaji Express’ | India News

New Delhi: Ahead of iconic freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, the Indian Railways on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) renamed the Howrah-Kalka Mail as the ‘Netaji Express’. “Indian Railways is happy to announce the naming of 12311/12312 Howrah-Kalka Express as ‘Netaji Express’, said the Ministry of Railways. It added, “Netaji’s prakram had put India on the express route of ...

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Thousand doses of Covishield vaccine found ‘frozen’ in Assam’s Silchar, probe ordered | India News

SILCHAR: Around 1,000 doses of anti-COVID vaccine ‘Covishield’ were found “frozen” in storage at a government hospital in the Silchar district of Assam. The incident was reported at Silchar Medical College College Hospital (SMCH), one of the premier medical facilities based in the Barak Valley region in Assam. According to reports, around 100 vials which cumulatively contained 1,000 doses of ...

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Supreme Court asks Centre to withdraw plea against farmers’ tractor march on Republic Day january 26 | India News

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) asked the Centre to withdraw its plea against the proposed tractor march by protesting farmer unions on Republic Day and reiterated that it will not pass orders against the protest rally. The top court said the decision has to be taken by the Centre and Delhi Police. The farmers, staging ...

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China’s plan to construct villages close to Indian border concerns security agencies | India News

Tibet was annexed by Chinese troops more than 60 years ago and China continues its brutal occupation of the region till this day. To create an “impenetrable security barrier” between occupied Tibet and the outside world, China has adopted a strategy of creating “Border Defence Villages”. As per reports, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cadres are stationed in these villages to ...

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SBI PO exams 2020-21: Prelims result declared, check how to download from website sbi.co.in | India News

SBI The State Bank of India (SBI) announced the results for SBI PO Prelims 2021 examinations. The exams for bank PO were conducted by the State Bank of India on January 4, 5, and 6. The candidates who had appeared for SBI PO Prelims 2021 exam can check their result on SBI official website sbi.co.in. Here’s how to check and download ...

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ITBP’s crack K9 commandos, Belgian Malinois to secure Rajpath on Republic Day | India News

New Delhi: ITBP`s K9 team, which includes dogs like Belgian Malinois, have been given the task to secure Rajpath and India Gate area for the Republic Day Parade. This has been done after Delhi Police requested ITBP to deploy its crack K9 team for deployment to sanitise and secure the area around India Gate and Rajpath. These dogs are trained ...

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ITBP’s crack K9 commandos, Belgian Malinois dogs to secure Rajpath on Republic Day | India News

New Delhi: ITBP`s K9 team, which includes dogs like Belgian Malinois, have been given the task to secure Rajpath and India Gate area for the Republic Day Parade. This has been done after Delhi Police requested ITBP to deploy its crack K9 team for deployment to sanitise and secure the area around India Gate and Rajpath. These dogs are trained ...

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COVID-19: CDSCO panel recommends trials for Bharat Biotech’s nasal vaccine, govt says could be a ‘game changer’ | India News

New Delhi: An expert panel of the drug regulator CDSCO recommended granting permission for conducting phase 1 clinical trials of an intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, officials said on Tuesday.  The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech is being touted as a game changer in the fight against novel coronavirus infection. Just one drop of vaccine in each of the nostrils is sufficient and ...

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DNA Special: How wrong side driving is causing road accidents after private airline pilot’s death on Dwarka Expressway | India News

NEW DELHI: In a tragic incident, a private airline pilot died after being hit by a truck coming from the wrong side on the Dwarka Expressway near Chintals Corporate Park. The tragic incident occurred on Sunday night.  According to police, the incident took place around 12.20 am when 38-year-old pilot Anmol Verma was returning from the airport to his residence ...

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Gujarat renames dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’, CM Vijay Rupani gives this reason | India News

Gujarat The Gujarat Government on Tuesday decided to rename the popular dragon fruit as “Kamalam”.  Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said as the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus. “The State government has decided rename dragon fruit. As the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus, hence dragon fruit shall be renamed as Kamalam,” said Rupani.  Source link

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No respite from cold as winter chill persists in north India, IMD issues alert for Delhi | India News

New Delhi: A large swathe of North India will continue to reel under the intense cold wave conditions coupled dense fog and low visibility in the isolated pockets in the days to come. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cold wave and extreme weather conditions will prevail across northern India in the days to come. The weather office has ...

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Farmers, Centre to hold 10th round of talks today; BKU says ‘will no move till farm laws are repealed’ | India News

New Delhi: On behalf of thousands of farmers protesting against Centre’s three controversial farm laws, farmer union leaders and the central government will hold the tenth round of talks on Wednesday to resolve all issues, including the continuance of the MSP system. The central government had earlier postponed the 10th round of scheduled talks with the protesting farmers` representatives to ...

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Farmers, Centre to hold 10th round of talks today; BKU says ‘will not move till farm laws are repealed’ | India News

New Delhi: On behalf of thousands of farmers protesting against Centre’s three controversial farm laws, farmer union leaders and the central government will hold the tenth round of talks on Wednesday to resolve all issues, including the continuance of the MSP system. The central government had earlier postponed the 10th round of scheduled talks with the protesting farmers` representatives to ...

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COVID-19: India-made vaccines dispatched from Mumbai as gift to Bhutan | India News

Mumbai: The first consignment of India-made COVID-19 vaccine `Covishield’ was dispatched from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai to Thimphu, Bhutan on Wednesday morning. As per the government, a consignment containing 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield will reach Thimphu today at around 11 am. This makes Bhutan the first country to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India ...

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PM Narendra Modi to release financial assistance to over 6 lakh beneficiaries in UP under PMAY-G today | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) on Wednesday. The event will take place around 12 noon via video conferencing. Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also ...

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PM Narendra Modi releases financial assistance to over 6 lakh beneficiaries in UP under PMAY-G | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh, under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) via video conferencing.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases financial assistance of around Rs 2691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh, under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin ...

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India, France and Japan strategic triangle strongly backs Indo-Pacific vision | India News

New Delhi: In growing convergences between India, France and Japan’s “strategic triangle”, all the three countries have strongly backed the Indo-Pacific vision which has increasingly gained currency within democratic nations of the region and around the world. Speaking at a virtual event, India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla said, “India, France and Japan are leading stakeholders in the region and with ...

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Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Inauguration: Special puja, firecrackers and sweet distribution planned at Harris’ ancestral village | India News

Chennai: As America anxiously gears up for the Inauguration of 46th President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris on Wednesday, natives of Tamil Nadu’s Thulasenthirapuram-Painganaadu are also making preparations. This village in the Tiruvarur district is the ancestral home of Kamala Harris’ maternal family. While the inauguration ceremony is scheduled after 10 pm (IST), the village will commence their celebrations ...

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DNA Exclusive: 20 Indo-Americans in Joe Biden’s team, India is becoming soft power in US politics? | India News

78-year-old Joe Biden will become the new and oldest president of the United States on Wednesday. The team of Joe Biden includes 20 Indian-American people and this is by far the largest number of Indians in the team of any US President. It can also be called India’s growing soft power in American politics. Let us give you a quick ...

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Training of Indian military specialists for S-400 air defence systems to begin in Russia; check details | India News

New Delhi: Russia will soon begin the training of Indian military specialists for the S-400 air defence systems. The first batch of the air defence system will reach India by end of 2021.  Ahead of the departure, Russian envoy to India Nikolay Kudahsev hosted the Indian group and termed the agreement on S-400 supplies as one of the “flagship initiatives” ...

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Kiren Rijiju gets additional charge of Ministry of AYUSH | India News

New Delhi: The Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports (Independent Charge) and Minister of State, Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) got additional charge of the Ministry of AYUSH till the treatment of the Union Minister Shripad Y Naik, who met an accident on January 11. An official statement said, “The President of India, as ...

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Madhya Pradesh hooch tragedy: Two more die, toll jumps to 26 | India News

New Delhi: Two more people have died on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) after consuming spurious liquor in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district, taking the death toll to 26.  Satish, 32, from Rancholi village, died during treatment in Gwalior, while, Ugra Singh, 34, resident of Rajasthan, died on the way to Gwalior. Earlier on January 17, the main accused, Mukesh Kirar, was ...

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PM Narendra Modi to release financial assistance of around Rs 2691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in this state; check details | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release financial assistance of around Rs 2691 crores to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) on Wednesday (January 20, 2021),  The Prime Minister Office announced that it will be done via video conferencing at 12 noon and Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and ...

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India to gift COVID-19 vaccines to these six countries in first tranche; export starts on Wednesday | India News

New Delhi: India on Tuesday confirmed that it will begin the export of COVID-19 vaccines from January 20 (Wednesday) with the first tranche being gifted to six neighbours. These countries are Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Maldives, and Seychelles. The vaccines will reach Bhutan at around 11 am local time on Wednesday with 150,000 doses and the Maldives at around 2 ...

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Highest wordwide! India vaccinated over two lakh people on Day 1 of COVID-19 vaccination drive, says Centre | India News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) said that India vaccinated the highest number of people across the world on the first day of the COVID-19 vaccination.  The official figures on Day 1 of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drive were recorded at 2,07,229, said Secretary, Ministry of Health. He added that ...

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Highest worldwide! India vaccinated over two lakh people on Day 1 of COVID-19 vaccination drive, says Centre | India News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) said that India vaccinated the highest number of people across the world on the first day of the COVID-19 vaccination.  The official figures on Day 1 of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drive were recorded at 2,07,229, said Secretary, Ministry of Health. India has vaccinated ...

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Subsidy on food served in Parliament canteens ends? Here’s what Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla says | India News

Food served in Parliament canteens for Members of Parliament (MPs) and others will become costlier as a subsidy given for it has been stopped, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Tuesday. While Birla did not specify the financial implications of the move, sources told news agency PTI that the Lok Sabha Secretariat can annually save more than Rs 8 ...

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Gupkar alliance faces major setback as Sajad Lone quits, cites this shocking reason | India News

In a major setback to the People`s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), People’s Conference chairperson Sajad Lone on Tuesday announced his party’s exit from the opposition alliance over the recent District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The PAGD is a seven-party conglomerate. READ | DNA Exclusive: India’s minorities is its strength and Jammu and Kashmir’s DDC election ...

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Supreme Court appointed Committee on Farm Laws holds first meeting, discusses roadmap of activities | India News

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Committee on Farm Laws held its first meeting on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) and discussed the roadmap of the activities. According to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, the members discussed the roadmap of activities for the Committee for two months to prepare their recommendations after discussion with farmers, farmers’ bodies, farmers’ unions ...

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SC-appointed panel meets for 1st time, decides to hold discussion with farmers pro and against farm laws | India News

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Committee on Farm Laws held its first meeting on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) and discussed the roadmap of the activities. According to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, the members discussed the roadmap of activities for the Committee for two months to prepare their recommendations after discussion with farmers, farmers’ bodies, farmers’ unions ...

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SC-appointed panel meets for 1st time, decides to hold discussion with farmers pro and against agri laws | India News

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Committee on Farm Laws held its first meeting on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) and decided to hold a discussion with farmers pro and against the agri laws.  According to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, the members also discussed the roadmap of activities for the Committee for two months to prepare their recommendations ...

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Railway official bribery case: CBI recovers Rs 2.04 crore in fresh raids taking total amount to Rs 4.43 crore | India News

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) recovered approximately Rs 2.04 crore during further searches conducted in an on-going investigation of a bribery case related to a senior railway official. Over Rs 4.43 crore has been recovered so far from the senior officers of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). The probe agency said that ...

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This country maldives will receive India’s COVID-19 vaccine first; know details | India News

New Delhi: The Maldives will become the first country to receive the Indian COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. The Indian Ocean Island country will receive Oxford Astrazeneca’s Covishield vaccine produced by Serum Institute of India. The Maldives government has given all regulatory approvals and permissions. READ | First India funded project of 2021 inaugurated in the Maldives; several more lined up The ...

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Education Ministry’s big decision on JEE Main 2021, NEET 2021 syllabus, eligibility criteria; check details | India News

As confusion over the syllabus of JEE Main and NEET continues, the Ministry of Education on Tuesday clarified on the matter. It stated that the syllabus of JEE Main and NEET will remain unchanged for 2021 and continue as that of the previous year. However, unlike previous years, this year the candidates will have options to answer the questions in ...

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Desert Knight-21: Rafale fighters to be part of Indo-French air exercise | India News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) announced that the newly inducted Rafale fighter jets are going to be part of the bilateral air exercise ‘Desert Knight-21’ between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force. The Rafale fighters jets will be part of the IAF and French Air and Space Force (Armée ...

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Ex-Desert Knight-21: Rafale fighters to be part of Indo-French air exercise | India News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) announced that the newly inducted Rafale fighter jets are going to be part of the bilateral air exercise ‘Desert Knight-21’ between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force. The Rafale fighters jets will be part of the IAF and French Air and Space Force (Armée ...

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Overjoyed at success of Indian Cricket Team, says PM Narendra Modi after India retains Border-Gavaskar Trophy | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) congratulated the Indian Cricket Team for their success in Australia. Minutes after India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, PM Modi tweeted, “We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout.” “So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit ...

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IT Ministry writes to WhatsApp, directs it to withdraw new privacy policy | India News

New Delhi: In a strongly worded letter to Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has expressed its “strong concerns” on the new privacy changes and asked the instant messaging app to “respect the date security of Indian users”.  The IT Ministry, in the letter to CEO Will Cathcart, asked Whatsapp to withdraw the proposed policy, ...

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Bharat Biotech makes big announcement, reveals who should avoid COVID-19 vaccine | India News

Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech’s factsheet on COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, has advised pregnant or breastfeeding women, besides people with high fever or bleeding disorders, not to take the antidote. The vaccine maker in the factsheet on Covaxin, posted in its website, said the clinical efficacy of the vaccine is yet to be established and is being studied in Phase 3 clinical trial ...

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Chabahar port anchor of expansion of economic ties with Iran: India | India News

New Delhi: Even as India supplied cranes to Iran for the Chabahar project, it termed the project the “anchor” for expansion of “economic and mutual relations” with Tehran. India over the weekend supplied a consignment of 2 140-ton Mobile Harbour Cranes (MGC) for Chabahar that will strengthen the cargo handling capacity of the port.  Union Minister of Ports and Shipping ...

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At 10K, India records lowest Covid-19 cases since June, overall tally touches 1,05,81,837 | India News

New Delhi: Continuing its low streak of fresh daily cases, India on Tuesday recorded 10,064 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the lowest single-day spike in seven months. With this, the overall tally of Covid-19 cases touched 1,05,81,837, according to the Union Health Ministry. India had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year for the first ...

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Pioneer in Cancer care Dr. V Shanta passes away at 93 | India News

Dr. V Shanta, one of the most recognizable names in the Indian medical fraternity and the Chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute, breathed her last during the wee hours of Tuesday, at a private hospital in Chennai. She was admitted to the hospital, following complaints of chest pain on Monday night. Doctors attempted at angio procedure to revive her, however ...

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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday to be celebrated as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year: Govt | India News

Kolkata: In a significant development, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre has decided to celebrate the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year. The announcement was made by the Union Ministry of Culture, which said, “To honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation. The GoI has decided to dedicate ...

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Republic Day 2021: With Bangladesh in focus, IAF’s Vintage Dakota to do fly past at parade | India News

With Bangladesh in focus, a vintage Indian Air Force (IAF) Dakota will do a fly-past at India’s Republic Day parade on January 26th. The Dakota will be part of the Rudra formation along with 2 MI 171V. Dakotas had played a key role in Bangladesh’s war of liberation in 1971 and was used to airdrop troops. In fact, Bangladesh’s air ...

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No ‘serious or severe’ adverse effect post COVID-19 vaccination so far: Health Ministry | India News

New Delhi: There has been “no case of serious or severe” adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) till date, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said dispelling fears and attempting to build confidence among the public regarding the pan-India exercise. The comments from the Ministry came on the third day of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on Monday. The comments came ...

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COVID-19 vaccine: 3,81,305 beneficiaries received vaccine, only 580 adverse events reported | India News

A total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have so far been vaccinated for coronavirus, even as 580 adverse events following immunization were reported in the country, the Union health ministry said on Monday. Addressing a press briefing, Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary in the ministry, said 1,48,266 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 25 states and Union territories till 5 pm on Monday. “A total ...

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15 dead, 6 injured after truck runs over labourers sleeping on footpath in Gujarat’s Surat, PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia | India News

SURAT: In a tragic incident, at least 15 people were killed and 6 others were seriously injured after a truck ran over them in Gujarat’s Surat in the wee hours of Tuesday. According to the reports, the tragic incident took place in Kosamba in the Surat district. Confirming the development, the police said, “At least 13 people died after they ...

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Budget 2021: Treat Delhi at par with Jammu & Kashmir in providing tax share, Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia to FM Sitharaman | India News

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday urged the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to treat Delhi at par with the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as regards providing share from Central Taxes and Central Assistance to Union Territories, and the Disaster Response Fund. During the pre-budget meeting with the finance ministers of all states, ...

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Neighbourhood first: India to gift Bangladesh 2 million doses of Covishield | India News

Dhaka/Delhi: India will give Bangladesh 2 million doses of COVISHIELD Indian vaccine produced by Serum Institute of India on 20th January.  COVISHIELD is an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and the gifted consignment will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Dhaka.  This is in the final planning stages even certain preparations have started in Dhaka. Bangladesh’s Director-General of the Department of Health, Prof. ...

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Discussed Indo-Pacific with ‘good friend’ S Jaishankar: Russian FM Lavrov; calls India ‘very close partner’ | India News

New Delhi: Speaking yet again on the Indo-Pacific vision, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday in response to a question recalled his conversation with his “good friend” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. He said during the talks, “Our Indian colleagues fully understand that some countries would like to use the Indo-Pacific concept in a manner which is not inclusive ...

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DNA Exclusive: Are OTT platforms using ‘hit formula’ of hurting religious sentiments, vulgarity for films and web series? | India News

Zee News brings its viewers news across genres and on their favourite show DNA, Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary speaks on several topics and explains them further. As a channel, we fully follow guidelines of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority regulating Television News and these guidelines apply to all news channels. However, no such rules apply to the OTT Platforms ...

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Agri laws protests: Talks between Centre and farmer leaders postponed to January 20 | India News

The next round of talks between the government and representatives of protesting farmers on controversial new farm laws was on Monday pushed back by a day to January 20, with the Centre saying both sides want to resolve the stalemate at the earliest but it was getting delayed due to involvement of people of other ideologies. The tenth round of talks ...

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Karnataka political leaders blast Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray over his statement on border issue | Karnataka News

Bengaluru: Protests erupted in parts of Karnataka on Monday including in the district headquarters city of Belagavi on Monday in a strong condemnation of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s statement on the sensitive border issue. Political leaders cutting across party lines came down heavily on Thackeray. “There is no question of giving even an inch of land from Karnataka to ...

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Karnataka health department employee dies after COVID-19 vaccine jab, officials say death not related | Karnataka News

Bengaluru: Two days after being administered the COVID-19 vaccine, a Karnataka health department employee died on Monday (January 18, 2021), which according to officials is not related to the vaccine. The official statement by the Karnataka Health Department said that Nagaraju, 43, resident of Ballari district, passed away due to massive heart attack. The statement said, “He was vaccinated on ...

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PM Narendra Modi named Somnath Temple trust chairman; second prime minister to hold post | India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday appointed the new chairman of the trust which manages the world-famous Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan town in Gujarat’s Gir-Somnath district, becoming the second PM to hold the post. PM Modi, one of the trustees of the Shree Somnath Trust, was elected to the top post unanimously, an office-bearer of the shrine management ...

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CBSE to hold online exams for classes 9, 11? Know fact here | India News

Schools across the country are being re-opened in a staggered manner after remaining closed for months in view of coronavirus pandemic. Students since March 2020 have been attending online classes. However, with the reopening of schools, students have been asking if the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will hold online exams as the pandemic continues. The students of classes ...

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TRP scam: NBA demands suspension of Republic TV’s ratings and IBF membership | India News

BARC The NBA said that it should be suspended till the case related to manipulation of ratings is pending in the court. Representational Image (Reuters) Source link

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Two newly inducted Rafale fighters to be part of Republic Day flypast for first time | India News

New Delhi: Two newly inducted Rafale fighter jets will part of 2021 Republic Day flypast in the national capital. This is the first time that these fighter jets will be part of the event.  They will be part of two different formations and the name of the mixed formation in which the first Rafale will take part is Eklavya. Interestingly, ...

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All India Sufi Sajjadashin Council delegation meets NSA Ajit Doval, discusses current threats posed to peace, harmony by radical forces | India News

New Delhi: A delegation of All India Sajjadanashin Council (AISSC) comprising of 20 Sajjada Nasheens of prominent shrines (Dargahs) of India on Monday (January 18, 2021) met the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and discussed the current threats posed to peace and harmony in the country by the radical forces. The delegation also highlighted that shrines have always played ...

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Haryana: Father held for raping minor daughter for 7 years, impregnating her several times | India News

New Delhi: In shocking news from Haryana, a father has been arrested for repeatedly raping his minor daughter for over 7 years and also impregnating her several times. The 17-year old girl has alleged that her father had been repeatedly sexually assaulting her and received death threats from him whenever she protested, according to a report by The Times of ...

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Education Minister makes big announcement on CBSE Class 10, 12 board exams 2021; check details | India News

As concerns of students and teachers over CBSE Class 10, 12 Board exams 2021 rises, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday made several major announcements. Addressing a webinar with students and faculty of the Kendriya Vidyalaya across the country, the education minister addressed the queries of the students. Pokhriyal asserted that the questions of the exams will be ...

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NBA ‘shocked’ to see WhatsApp messages exchanged between BARC India’s former CEO and Arnab Goswami; here’s what happened | India News

New Delhi: The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) on Monday (January 18, 2021) said that it is shocked to see hundreds of WhatsApp messages that have been exchanged between BARC India’s former CEO Partho Dasgupta and Arnab Goswami.  “These messages clearly establish collusion between the two in manipulating ratings to garner greater viewership numbers for Republic TV month after month by ...

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‘Shocked’ to see WhatsApp messages exchanged between BARC India’s former CEO and Arnab Goswami; NBA demands BARC makes a clear statement | India News

New Delhi: The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) on Monday (January 18, 2021) said that it is shocked to see hundreds of WhatsApp messages that have been exchanged between BARC India’s former CEO Partho Dasgupta and Arnab Goswami.  “These messages clearly establish collusion between the two in manipulating ratings to garner greater viewership numbers for Republic TV month after month by ...

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Centre responds to reports of China’s construction work along border areas with India | India News

The Centre on Monday said that the government keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security. Reacting to reports of China undertaking construction work along the border areas with India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that India “takes all the necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity”. An MEA official said, ...

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CGST Delhi arrests one for availing fake input tax credit of Rs 82.23 crore | India News

New Delhi: In the ongoing drive against availment of inadmissible ITC, officers of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi East unearthed a multi-layered network of fictitious firms being used to generate and pass on fake ITC. Through the use of extensive data analytics, officers identified and searched 21 premises between January 15, 2021, and January 17 that led ...

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CGST Delhi arrests one for availing fake input tax credit of over Rs 82 crore | India News

New Delhi: In the ongoing drive against availment of inadmissible ITC, officers of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi East unearthed a multi-layered network of fictitious firms being used to generate and pass on fake ITC. Through the use of extensive data analytics, officers identified and searched 21 premises between January 15, 2021, and January 17 that led ...

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Congress calls for 12-hour bandh in Tripura to protest attack on state party chief | India News

Agartala: Congress has called for a 12-hour state-bandh on January 19 to protest an attack on state party chief Pijush Kanti Biswas`s vehicle, which they alleged was done by Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) workers. The attack allegedly took place in front of Police at Bisalghar in Sepahijala District on Sunday. Congress also appealed to all the opposition parties, BJP ally ...

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India provides spares for air surveillance radar worth Lk Rs 200 Million to Sri Lanka | India News

As part of a high-level defense engagement with Sri Lanka, India earlier this month provided the country with 341 Indra Radar spares worth Lankan Rupees 200 million. The spares will be used to provide support to the 4 Indra MK-11 air surveillance radars gifted to India by Sri Lankan Air Force in 2011. Indra MK II radar is a mobile ...

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Smokers, vegetarians at lower risk of contracting COVID-19, CSIR survey shows | India News

New Delhi: Smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity indicating that they may be at a lesser risk of getting infected by coronavirus, according to a pan-India serosurvey conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in its nearly 40 institutes. The survey also found that those with blood group ‘O’ may be less susceptible to the ...

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Supreme Court won’t tell Delhi Police what to do: SC while hearing plea on farmer tractor rally | India News

Farmers protest The Supreme Court while hearing the application filed by Delhi Police seeking a direction to put an injunction on the proposed tractor rally on Republic Day in Delhi will hear the matter day after tomorrow. Source link

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Ahmedabad and Surat are receiving important gifts: PM Narendra Modi on launch of metro rail project | India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday performed the ‘bhoomi poojan’ of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project via video conferencing. “Today is a landmark day for two of Gujarat`s leading urban centres. The Bhoomi Poojan of Surat Metro and Phase-2 of the Ahmedabad Metro would take place at 10:30 am,” the Prime Minister tweeted informing about ...

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Ahead of Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal’s live interaction, students demand cancel exams or vaccinate us | India News

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will interact with students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in a live session on Twitter on Monday. After this announcement by the Education Minister, many students raised their concerns on giving exams this year due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic including calls for ‘cancelling the board exams’.  While there were some who refused to come to ...

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PM Narendra Modi to flag-off Ahmedabad and Surat metro projects | India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the ground-breaking ceremony for the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and the Surat Metro Rail Project via video-conferencing on Monday (January 18). The ceremony will start at 10:30 AM via video conferencing, informed the Prime Minister’s Office. “Today is a landmark day for two of Gujarat’s leading urban centres. The Bhoomi Poojan of Surat ...

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Parliamentary panel summons Facebook, Twitter officials on January 21 | India News

The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms. The schedule of meeting on the Lok Sabha website read: “Evidence of representatives of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and to hear the views of the representatives of Facebook and ...

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Farmers protest: Ahead of SC hearing, farmer leaders says will continue with ‘Kisan Tractor March’ on Jan 26 | India News

New Delhi: The farmer unions staging the sit in protest at Delhi remained firm on holding the tractor rally on January 26, Republic Day as scheduled and vowed to continue their stir till the three farm laws are revoked. While addressing a joint press conference at the Singhu border, union leader Yogendra Yadav said, “We will carry out a tractor parade on ...

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Agri laws protests: SC hearing on Monday; farmer leader says ‘prepared for sit-in till May 2024’ | India News

Agitating farmer unions on Sunday remained firm on holding a tractor rally on the Republic Day and vowed to continue their stir till the agri laws are repealed. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urged them to discuss alternatives to scrapping the legislation at the next meeting scheduled for January 19. READ | ‘Ready for alternative to agri laws repeal ...

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Over 2 lakh beneficiaries given COVID-19 vaccine so far; 447 cases of adverse effect reported: Centre | India News

A total of 2,24,301 beneficiaries have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine so far, out of which only 447 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) were reported, the Union Health Ministry said on day two of the nationwide vaccination drive on Sunday. Addressing a press briefing, the ministry’s Additional Secretary Manohar Agnani said out of the 447 adverse events following immunisation, only ...

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Surgical strike and airstrike in Pakistan under Narendra Modi-led govt eliminated terrorists there: Amit Shah | India News

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday stated that the Narendra Modi-led government conducted surgical strike and airstrike in Pakistan and eliminated terrorists there. Speaking in Karnataka’s Belagavi, he added that the surgical strikes carried out by India inside Pakistan after the terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama had given the public the confidence that the nation’s borders are safe ...

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Bribery case: CBI arrests railway official, recovers huge amount of cash after conducting raids at 21 locations | India News

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday (January 17, 2021) arrested a senior railway official in an alleged bribery case of Rs 1 crore.  The probe agency busted a racket on the allegations that some senior public functionaries of North Eastern Frontier Railways were involved in corrupt practices with private contractors for the on-going projects in the North ...

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Statue of Unity attracting more tourist than even Statue of Liberty: PM Narendra Modi | India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday informed that the Statue of Unity is attracting more tourist than even Statue of Liberty. More than 50 lakh visitor have come to see the Statue of Unity after it was dedicated to the nation and it is catching on after staying closed during the months affected by the coronavirus. It is estimated, as ...

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PM Narendra Modi to perform ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ of Ahmedabad, Surat Metro Rail Projects on January 18; check details | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project on Monday (January 18, 2021).  The ceremony will start at 10:30 AM via video conferencing, informed the Prime Minister’s Office. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Housing & ...

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Ready for alternative to agri laws repeal demand, says Centre to protesting farmers; agitators determined on Republic Day tractor march in Delhi | India News

Ahead of the tenth round of talks scheduled on January 19, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again urged the protesting farmer leaders to give up their “stubborn” stand on the new agriculture laws and come for a clause by clause discussion. “Now that the Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of these laws, then there is no ...

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Minor abducted, raped for four days in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria; 6 held | India News

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Shiv Sena takes major decision on West Bengal Assembly election; shares ‘much-awaited update’ | India News

Ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly election, the Shiv Sena on Sunday announced a major decision on the state assembly election. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut revealed the big decision of the party. Raut asserted that after discussion with Maharashtra Chief Minister and party supremo Uddhav Thackeray, the party has decided to contest the ...

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Nepal requests early provision of COVID-19 vaccines, India assures priority | India News

Nepal has lauded India over its vaccination drive saying that India is a frontrunner in starting vaccinating people against COVID-19 and this has given Kathmandu “great hope”. On January 15 (Friday), Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali had said that Nepal too will be availing these vaccines. “Today as we wait for the availability of Covid-19 vaccines, India is one of ...

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Doubling farmers income biggest priority of Narendra Modi govt, says Union Home Minister Amit Shah | India News

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that doubling farmers income was the biggest priority of the Narendra Modi government, adding that the three central farm laws would ensure manifold hike in their earnings. Since coming to power, the Modi government had increased the budget for the farm sector and also the minimum support price (MSP) for various crops, ...

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PUBG Mobile India relaunch date, FAU-G’s launch details: All you need to know | India News

New Delhi: As millions of PUBG Mobile fans are eagerly awaiting for the re-entry of the game in India, rumours are strong that PUBG Mobile India would re-enter in the country in the coming days.  According to a few media reports, PUBG can be relaunched between January second and third week. However, another media report said that there seems no ...

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CBSE Class 10, 12 Board exams 2021 date sheet release time, date and other updates; check here | India News

Students of Class 10 and Class 12 are eagerly waiting for the release of CBSE Class 10, 12 Board exams 2021 date sheet ever since Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced recently that CBSE Class 10, 12 board exams 2021 will be held from May 4 till June 10.  Though the CBSE is yet to make any official announcement regarding ...

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Mahesh Sharma, first MP to take COVID-19 vaccine jab, feeling fine after 24 hours | Noida News

Noida: Mahesh Sharma, the first MP to take the COVID-19 vaccine jab, on Sunday (January 17, 2021) said that he’s feeling fine even after 24 hours. “It’s been more than 24 hours now and I’ve got no problem or any kind of reaction,” Sharma told Zee News. He added that the COVID-19 vaccine is ‘completely safe’ and said that it’s ...

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Rail connectivity to Statue of Unity will benefit tourists, create job opportunities: PM Narendra Modi | India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that joining Kevadiya from all direction through railway connectivity is a memorable moment of pride for everyone. PM Modi was speaking after flagging off eight trains connecting different regions of the country to Kevadiya in Gujarat and inaugurating several railways related projects in the state, via video conferencing. The Prime Minister pointed out ...

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TRP scam: Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta admitted to Mumbai’s JJ Hospital | India News

Mumbai: Partho Dasgupta, a former CEO of TV ratings agency BARC who was arrested in the Television Rating Points (TRP) rigging case, has been admitted to the ICU of a hospital here after his sugar level shot up, officials said on Saturday. His daughter took to Twitter to allege that he was tortured in prison, and appealed to Prime Minister ...

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UK invites PM Narendra Modi for G-7 summit, Boris Johnson may visit India ahead of summit | India News

New Delhi: The United Kingdom has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the G7 summit to be held in the country’s Cornwall region in June, 2021.  Like India, Australia and South Korea too have been invited to what would be the G-7 summit’s first in-person meeting in two years. The annual G-7 gathering of leaders from ...

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Farmers protest: Supreme Court to hear Centre’s plea against proposed tractor rally on January 18 | India News

The Supreme Court on Monday is scheduled to hear that the Central government’s application seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor rally or any other kind of protest which sought to disrupt the gathering and celebrations of the Republic Day on January 26. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde will hear the application on ...

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Major bus accident on Agra-Lucknow expressway, one dead | India News

A Volvo passenger bus full of people was involved in a major accident on the Agra-Lucknow expressway on Saturday. The bus turned turtle and according to eye-witnesses at least one person has died and several other have got injured. The bus was travelling from Lucknow to Agra when the accident took place. The injured passengers are being treated in a ...

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Trains delayed as dense fog engulfs Delhi-NCR region, air quality remains poor | India News

Due to dense fog in Delhi and adjoining states on Sunday morning, around 26 trains travelling in and around the national capital were delayed. As per Northern Railways, Train number 04217–Prayagraj Sangam-Chandighar COVID special and Train number02397 — Gaya-New Delhi Special suffered a maximum delay of 3.45 hours. “Train number 02391–Shramjeevi Express (Rajgir to New Delhi), train no 02303– Howrah ...

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NIA to question farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa, Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu, others in SFJ case | India News

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been summoned farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa and Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu and 38 others for questioning on January 17 in a case related to Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). The Central agency has summoned around 40 people for questioning as witnesses in a case related to Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) under Section ...

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Home Minister Amit Shah to address public rally in Karnataka’s Bagalkot | India News

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to address a public rally at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) ground in Bagalkot district of Karnataka during the second day of his two-day visit to the state on Sunday. Shah will inaugurate the ethanol project of Kedarnath Sugar and Agro Products Limited at 11am in Karakalmatti Village of Bagalkot district. The Home ...

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COVID-19 vaccination drive halted in these states, here’s what happened | India News

New Delhi: India on Saturday undertook the biggest, nationwide COVID-19 innoculation drive and as many as 1,91,181 healthcare and frontline workers received the first dose.  The nationwide vaccination drive was carried out during 3,352 sessions by 16,755 specially trained personnel. Also, an additional 3,429 people from defence institutions of the Indian Army and the Indian Navy, too were immunised. However, vaccination ...

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PM Narendra Modi to flag off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity | India News

Aiming to facilitate seamless connectivity to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off eight trains connecting different regions of the country to Kevadiya on Sunday via video conferencing. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal will also be present on the occasion. The flagging off ceremony will be held at ...

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BSEB Class 12 admit card released: Check official website for latest updates | India News

New Delhi: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) released the BSEB Class 12 exam admit cards which can be download the Bihar Board admit cards 2021 from the official website seniorsecondary.biharboardonline.com by entering the school ID and password. The BSEB admit card 2021 will have details of the candidates appearing for the BSEB intermediate exams 2021. Details like their name, ...

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Nearly 2 lakh receive COVID-19 vaccine shots, adverse events reported from Delhi and Rajasthan | India News

New Delhi: India on Saturday successfully conducted the first day of the first phase of nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive, toutued as the world’s largest vaccination drive so far.  As many as 1,91,181 healthcare and frontline workers received the first dose. The vaccination drive was carried out by 16,755 personnel held across the country during 3,352 sessions. Apart from healthcare and frontline workers, ...

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Two Kashmiri-origin women in US President-elect Joe Biden’s team; know who they are | India News

Two Indian-American women, Sameera Fazili and Aisha Shah, have been named in the team of US President-elect Joe Biden so far. Kashmiri-origin Fazili’s parents wanted her to be a physician, but she was not quite in agreement. Fazili’s plans fructified on Friday when the Biden-Harris Transition named her as the deputy director of the National Economic Council at the White ...

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 strikes Jammu and Kashmir | India News

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, according to an official. But so far, there has been no report of any damage. At 10:01 pm, the earthquake struck. It took place at a latitude of 33.03 degrees north and a longitude of 75.93 degrees east — 93 km east of Katra. The depth of the earthquake ...

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PM Narendra Modi to perform ground-breaking ceremony for Ahmedabad, Surat metro projects on January 18 | India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the ground-breaking ceremony of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project on January 18. The event will take place at 10.30 am via video conferencing.  The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday said the metro projects will provide an environment-friendly mass rapid transit system to the two cities in Gujarat. Gujarat ...

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First India funded project of 2021 inaugurated in the Maldives; several more lined up | India News

New Delhi: Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday inaugurated the first India-funded grant project of 2021 in the capital Male. The project to upgrade the Ekuveni running track into a state-of-the-art synthetic nine-lane running track is the 8th Indian grant project of the country in the last 6 months.  Present on the occasion was India’s high commissioner Sunjay Sudhir. ...

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Robots will deliver essentials to COVID-19 patients in this state; check details | India News

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday (January 16) handed over two robots, to be used for delivering food and medicines to COVID-19 patients, to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh as a part of the COVID-19 infrastructure equipment grant. The remotely-controllable robotic vehicles are designed for use in isolation chambers of the quarantine facilities. The grant ...

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Made-in-India two vaccines, COVID-19 vaccination drive successfully conducted on Day 1, nearly 2 lakh get shots | India News

In a significant leap in India’s public health history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the COVID-19 vaccine drive in the country, the world’s largest vaccination drive so far. The first day of the massive countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program was conducted successfully. A total of 3,352 sessions were held wherein 1,91,181 beneficiaries were vaccinated as per the provisional reports. ...

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BJP govt will complete term and return to power with absolute majority in Karnataka: Amit Shah | Karnataka News

Bengaluru: Dismissing statements of some Congress leaders about the ruling BJP in Karnataka post-cabinet expansion, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday (January 16) said the government would not only complete its five-year term but return to power with an absolute majority. He said a lot of development work has been taking place in the state under the leadership of ...

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Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory ahead of Republic Day Parade rehearsal; check details | India News

The Delhi Traffic Police on Saturday issued an advisory about elaborate traffic arrangements and restrictions in place to facilitate the smooth conduct of rehearsals of Republic Day Parade, officials said. The rehearsals of Republic Day Parade will take place on January 17-21 from Vijay Chowk up to ‘C’ Hexagon, crossing on Rajpath, India Gate, they said. In order to facilitate ...

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India and Japan sign new agreement on IT, seek to increase cooperation in 5G, AI | India News

A new agreement on the Information technology (IT) sector that seeks to increase cooperation in 5G, Artificial intelligence (AI), and submarine cable network was on Saturday signed between Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs Takeda Ryota. The Japanese Minister during the signing of the agreement said, “I am convinced of the critical importance for Japan ...

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COVID-19 vaccine launch: Netizens laud PM Narendra Modi; ‘LargestVaccineDrive’ hashtag trends on Twitter | India News

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s COVID-19 vaccination programme, netizens on Saturday lauded the PM for the roll-out of the nationwide inoculation drive with the hashtag ‘LargestVaccineDrive’ trending on Twitter. Launching India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, PM Modi reassured the country that emergency use authorisation was given to two made in India vaccines only after scientists were convinced of ...

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Bird flu confirmed in brown fish owl found dead in Delhi zoo; check details | India News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Saturday (January 16, 2021) said that bird flu has been confirmed in a brown fish owl that was found dead in a Delhi zoo. According to them, the National Zoological Park (NZP) in Delhi witnessed the death of a brown fish owl in its captivity and the cloacal, tracheal ...

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Volunteered to get vaccinated as…: Here’s what Manish Kumar said after getting first COVID-19 jab in Delhi | India News

Manish Kumar is a 34-year-old machine operator at AIIMS and became the first person in Delhi to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He said that he had himself asked the hospital authorities to be vaccinated first as his colleagues chosen for the exercise were “scared” to get the jab. Kumar, whose mother Laxmi Rani also works at the hospital, said he ...

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Gradually heading towards victory against COVID-19, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan; warns against rumours about vaccines | India News

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that India is gradually heading towards victory against COVID-19. Addressing the health ministers of all states and UTs via video conferencing, Vardhan said, “We received success to an extent in our fight against COVID-19, in one year. The data in the last three to four months, our recovery and fatality rate indicate ...

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CBI suspends its inspector, stenographer involved in case of alleged bribery, writes to DoPT to take action against two DSPs | India News

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday (January 16, 2021) has suspended its inspector and stenographer involved in the case of alleged bribery and has also written to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to take action against the two deputy superintendents of police involved. This comes two days after CBI booked these four personnel for ...

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CBI suspends its inspector, stenographer involved in alleged bribery case; here’s what happened so far | India News

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday (January 16, 2021) has suspended its inspector and stenographer involved in the case of alleged bribery and has also written to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to take action against the two deputy superintendents of police involved. This comes two days after CBI booked these four personnel for ...

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As COVID-19 vaccine drive starts, here’s full list of documents needed for registration | India News

As India on Saturday launched the world’s largest vaccination drive against the coronavirus pandemic, we bring you the full list of documents needed for registration. The COVID-19 vaccination drive showed the light at the end of a 10-month tunnel that upended millions of lives and livelihoods.  According to the government, the shots will be offered first to an estimated one ...

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Prarambh: This is the century of digital revolution and new-age innovation, says PM Narendra Modi at Startup India International Summit | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (January 16, 2021) said that this is the century of the digital revolution and a new-age innovation. PM Modi during his address at the ‘Prarambh: Startup India International Summit’ said, “This century is the century of the digital revolution and new-age innovation. This century is also called the century of Asia. Therefore, ...

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India fought most successful war against coronavirus in world under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership: Amit Shah | India News

New Delhi: Hours after the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive was kicked off in India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday (January 16, 2021) said that India has fought the most successful war against coronavirus in the world under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership. Amit Shah said that the COVID-19 vaccination has started and that India succeeded because of everyone’s ...

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Bengaluru becomes fastest-growing tech hub on planet since 2016, says report | Bengaluru News

New Delhi: Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru has topped the charts of a fastest-growing technology hub in the world since 2016. This was revealed in research in London on Thursday (January 14). Bengaluru is followed by European cities including London, Munich, Berlin, Paris and Mumbai has secured the sixth position in this list. The data was collected by dealroom.co and was analysed ...

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BJP releases list of 6 more candidates for UP MLC elections; names Shahnawaz Hussain its MLC candidate from Bihar | India News

Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday (January 16, 2021) released the list of six more candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections. The list included Kunwar Manvendra Singh, Govind Narayan Shukla, Salil Bishnoi, Ashwini Tyagi, Dharmveer Prajapati, and Surendra Chaudhary. BJP also named former Union minister and BJP’s national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain as the MLC ...

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COVID-19 UK strain cases rises to 116 in India | India News

New Delhi: The total number of persons infected with the UK strain of COVID-19 has reached 116 in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday (January 16). “The total number of persons found infected with the new UK variant genome is 116,” the Health Ministry said. Two new cases have been found positive with the COVID-19 UK strain ...

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World’s largest COVID-19 vaccine drive celebrates Make in India at scale that is unparalleled: PM Narendra Modi; here are top highlights | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (January 16, 2021) launched the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccine drive and said that it celebrates Make in India at a scale that is unparalleled. Prime Minister Modi launched the pan India rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination drive via video conferencing and expressed that this trust in Indian vaccine expertise and Indian vaccine ...

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Historic and memorable day, says Ravi Shankar Prasad on world’s largest vaccine drive against COVID-19 | India News

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday described the launch of the vaccination drive as “historic and a memorable day.” Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, he said that India becomes Aatmanirbhar (self-reliant) in the fight against COVID-19.  READ | COVID-19 vaccines ‘Sanjivani’ in fight against pandemic: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan He also lauded the inspiring leadership of Prime Minister Narendra ...

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COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech to pay compensation if Covaxin causes side effects | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech, which has received a government purchase order for the supply of 55 lakh doses of Covaxin, a COVID-19 vaccine, said the company will pay compensation to recipients in case of any serious adverse effects experienced after receiving the antidote. In the consent form to be signed by the vaccine recipients, Bharat Biotech said, “In case of any ...

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India-Nepal relations offer limitless potential: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | India News

New Delhi: Relations between India and Nepal offer limitless potential, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said after meeting Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali here on Saturday (January 16).  Gyawali, accompanied by Nepalese Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal, arrived here on Thursday on a three-day visit. On Friday, he held wide-ranging talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar covering the entire ...

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SII CEO Adar Poonawalla gets Covishield jab, shares special message for PM Modi | India News

New Delhi: The CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII) Adar Poonawalla on Saturday recived his COVID-19 vaccine shot and he took the chance to wish Prime Minister Narendra Modi all the success for the nationwide vaccination rollout.  Taking to twitter Poonawalla wrote: “I wish India and Sri Narendra Modi ji great success in launching the world`s largest COVID vaccination roll-out. ...

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COVID-19 vaccines ‘Sanjivani’ in fight against pandemic: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan | India News

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday described the COVID-19 vaccines as ‘Sanjivani’ in the fight against the infectious disease as he urged people not to pay heed to hearsay and instead believe in experts and scientists. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the world’s largest vaccination programme covering the entire length and breadth of the country and urged ...

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‘Digital India’ made travel industry stand out, says Autoforsure founder Sarthak Sharma | India News

COVID-19 outbreak has displayed unusual circumstances before the fragile tourism and travelling industry. The highly infectious novel coronavirus remains to stop the sector and puts tough questions about its present and future survival. The study critically addresses prominent strains in the light of the existing arguments from the literature and reflects on implications for the decision-makers. The study’s significant assumptions ...

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PM Narendra Modi gets emotional as he launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive – WATCH | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (January 16) got emotional as he launched India’s coronavirus vaccination drive – the largest in the world –  via video conference.  Addressing the nation ahead of the launch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the made-in-India vaccines being rolled out will ensure a “decisive victory” for the country over the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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Bird flu scare: Over 2000 birds to be culled in 2 districts of Maharashtra | India News

Aurangabad: Samples of dead hens found in two villages in Parbhani and Beed districts, both in Marathwada region, of Maharashtra have tested positive for bird flu, following which culling of over 2,000 birds is being carried out on Saturday (January 16), officials said. These samples were taken from Kupta village in Selu tehsil of Parbhani district and from Lokhandi Sawargaon ...

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Meet the first person to get COVID-19 vaccine shot at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital | India News

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi kick started its COVIV-19 vaccination drive on Saturday (January 16), the first person to recieve the vaccine jab was Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker. The first vaccine dose was administered in the presence of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. WATCH: Delhi: A sanitation worker becomes the first ...

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PM Narendra Modi launches COVID-19 vaccination drive, cautions Indians on propaganda against two ‘Made in India’ vaccines | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (January 16, 2021) launched India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive and asserted that the made-in-India vaccines being rolled out will ensure a “decisive victory” for the country over the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the nation ahead of the launch, PM Modi reminded people that two doses of vaccine are very important and asked them to ...

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As India launches world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive, know who will get the first dose | India News

NEW DELHI: India is set to witness a historic moment on Saturday (January 16, 2021) with the commencement of the most-awaited vaccination drive against the dreaded coronavirus disease, with over three lakh people to be inoculated with doses of either of the two vaccines – Covaxin or Covishield. The world`s biggest vaccination drive comes almost a year after the first ...

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Health Ministry answers all queries as India kicks off world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, check full details | India News

New Delhi: As India commences the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive on Saturday (January 16), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) took to Twitter to quell people’s doubts and concerns regarding the vaccination program, vaccine rollout, eligibility etc. #CoronaVirusUpdates: We have addressed your queries. Refer to this thread for authenticated and real response on #COVIDVaccination. For more information ...

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Dense fog delays several flights, trains to and from Delhi | India News

New Delhi: Delhi on Saturday witnessed dense fog that resulted in the delay of 24 trains traveling in and around the national capital, and at least four flights to/from the Indira Gandhi International airport have been delayed. At least one flight has been canceled. Delhi airport authority stated that due to dense fog, only CAT IIIA and CATIII B compliant ...

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US, India friction grows over purchase of S-400 air defence system from Russia, New Delhi unlikely to get any waiver from Washington | India News

NEW DELHI: The United States has told India it is unlikely to get a waiver on its planned acquisition of Russian S-400 air defence systems, raising the risk of sanctions similar to those imposed on Turkey for buying that equipment, people aware of the matter said. The Trump administration has been telling the Indians to drop the $5.5 billion deal ...

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WhatsApp postpones privacy update plan amid rising concerns | India News

Washington: Amid rising concerns over its privacy policy, WhatsApp has announced that it has postponed its planned privacy update, which will give users more time to review the policy and accept the terms of the Facebook-owned messaging app. The decision to postpone the privacy update has been taken due to “misinformation causing concern” among people, the company said. “We`re now ...

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WhatsApp takes THIS BIG step amid growing concerns over its privacy update plan | India News

Washington: Amid rising concerns over its privacy policy, WhatsApp has announced that it has postponed its planned privacy update, which will give users more time to review the policy and accept the terms of the Facebook-owned messaging app. The decision to postpone the privacy update has been taken due to “misinformation causing concern” among people, the company said. “We`re now ...

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PM Narendra Modi to launch world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination programme in India today | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag-off the first phase of the pan-India roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination drive – world’s largest vaccination drive – on Saturday (January 16, 2021) at 10:30 AM via video conferencing. The world’s largest vaccination programme will begin at a total of 3006 session sites across all States/UTs, which will be connected virtually ...

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DNA Exclusive: Sighu border in farmers’ stir emerges as a propaganda center for Khalistan? | India News

New Delhi: Over 50-day-long farmers’ agitation on Delhi’s Singhu border again came out with some posters that raised questions over the entry of some elements taking advantage of the ongoing movement. Zee News on Friday (January 15) found the posters of terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale on some vehicles in one part of the protest ground. The óccurance of posters of ...

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Amazon launches its TV lineup; check introductory offer | India News

New Delhi: Amazon India has recently launched its TV lineup in the Indian consumer electronics markets.  The e-commerce giant has launched four variants of its smart TV segment.  TVs offered from Amazon are available in 32 inches, 43 inches, 50 inches and 55 inches of screen size. TVs are priced from Rs 13,999. Amazon’s TV lineup will be based on ...

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PM Narendra Modi to flag off India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive in less than 12 hours; Centre reviews preparedness | India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first phase of the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive on Saturday (January 16) at 10.30 am via video conferencing. The coronavirus vaccination program will cover the entire length and breadth of the country, with a total of 3006 session sites across all States and UTs which will be connected virtually ...

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No change in position on Gorkha recruitment in Indian Army: Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali | India News

New Delhi: In the backdrop of the reports of a rethink on Nepal’s Gorkha recruitment policy, Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Friday said that so far there has not been any change in Kathmandu’s position.  In response to a question in Delhi, the Nepal FM said, “So far as the Gorkha recruitment in the Indian Army is concerned, ...

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Kerala Budget: LDF govt makes hefty allocations for higher education, employment, and digital economy; check details | India News

Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF government in poll-bound Kerala presented a welfare-oriented budget on Friday, hiking social welfare pensions, revising the salary of government employees, and giving relief for farmers. It also made hefty allocations for higher education, employment, and the digital economy. Though Finance minister Thomas Isaac took a record three hours 18 minutes to read out the budget for 2021-22 ...

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Cybercrime unit in Delhi busts trans-national malware and fraud syndicate, arrests 12 | India News

New Delhi: The Cyber Crime Unit (CyPAD), of Delhi Police, took note of various WhatsApp messages getting circulated, wherein the recipients were being induced and enticed to download an App through the link given in the WhatsApp messages. The inducement was regarding daily commission earning of up to Rs.3000 in less than 30 minutes of time spent on the App. ...

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COVID-19 vaccine, border issue discussed during India, Nepal talks | India News

New Delhi: In one of the key developments in India-Nepal ties, the foreign ministers of both the countries sat for the sixth round of joint commission meeting that took place in the national capital. The meeting saw the key focus being on COVID-19 vaccines, the border issue, and connectivity. On the vaccine, India assured that Nepal’s requirement will be a ...

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CBI conducts searches in on-going cases of bank fraud involving Rs 340 crore | India News

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case on a complaint from State Bank of India against a private company (borrower company) based at Delhi/Noida and others including its CMD & unknown public servants/persons for causing an alleged loss of Rs. 219.81 crore(approx) to State Bank of India. It was alleged in the complaint that the accused, M/s Naftogaz India ...

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Don’t stop Punjab farmers Kesari tractor rally on January 26: Sikhs for Justice threatens CJI SA Bobde | India News

In a shocking development, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) on Friday has issued a statement threatening the Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde, the chief judge of the Supreme Court (SC) over the ongoing farmers’ protests. In a statement accessed by Zee News, SFJ General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has said, “Do Not Stop Punjab Farmers Kesari Tractor Rally On ...

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Apple India Store offers Rs 5000 cashback and no-cost EMI; check details | India News

New Delhi: Apple Store India, the company`s online shop on Friday announced a new cashback and no-cost EMI offer on Friday (January 15). Starting January 21, consumers can avail a cashback of Rs 5,000 on orders above Rs 44,900 in India as well as a no-cost EMI offer up to six months on Apple products. According to Apple`s website, the ...

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We don’t compare ties, says Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali on ties with India and China | India News

New Delhi: Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, who is in Delhi, on Friday said that Kathmandu believes in good relations with both New Delhi and Beijing and is keen to use its geography as an opportunity. In response to a question during his only public meet during a three-day visit, Gyawali said, “Nepal has always maintained good relations with ...

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Deadlock continues, next round of talks on January 19 as Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says, ‘We are positive to reach a solution through talks’ | India News

New Delhi: The ninth round of talks between the Centre and the farmer leaders remained inconclusive on Friday (January 15), as protesting farmer unions stuck to their demand for repeal of the three farm laws. The two sides, however, decided to meet again on January 19 at 12 pm to resolve the issue. After the end of the meeting that ...

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IBPS PO Prelims Result 2020 declared: Here’s how to download result | India News

IBPS PO Prelims 2020 result: The result for the PO Prelims Exam 2020 has been released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The result will be available on the official website from January 14 to January 20, 2021. READ | IBPS PO Prelims Result 2020 declared, check result here The candidates who appeared for the Prelims Exam (IBPS PO ...

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IBPS PO Prelims Result 2020 declared, check result here | India News

IBPS released PO Prelims 2020 result: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the result for the PO Prelims Exam 2020. The candidates who appeared for the Prelims Exam (IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2020) can check their result by visiting the IBPS official website: ibps.in. The result will be available on the official website from January 14-20, 2021. ...

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams reporters over questions on law and order situation in state | India News

  New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday (January 15) expressed outrage after being grilled by the reporters on the wake of the killing of Rupesh Kumar Singh, a manager with IndiGo airlines, by unidentified assailants. The CM was responding to questions on  law and order in the state by the reporters.  Nitish also lambasted the media and ...

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If we don’t stop this now, it will continue to happen in other sectors too, says Rahul Gandhi on new farm laws | India News

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Friday (January 15) that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not respect farmers and wants to tire out those protesting against the Centre’s new agri laws. He also said that the talks that are being held with the protesting farmer leaders are part of the government’s delaying tactics. Farmers will not relent till ...

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TMC MP Satabdi Roy hints at problems with party, may take decision on Saturday | India News

Amid an ongoing exodus from the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Birbhum MP Satabdi Roy on Friday hinted that she is having problems with the ruling party in West Bengal and may take a “decision” on Saturday. In an exclusive phone interview to Zee News, the actor-turned-politician claimed that she is not being informed about party events in her constituency. She also ...

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SSC CHSL 2019-2020 result for Tier 1 to be declared today, check ssc.nic.in for updates | Education News

New Delhi: The Staff Selection Commision (SSC) will declare its Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Tier 1 exam result Friday (January 15).  Candidates who appeared for the examinations will be able to check their SSC CHSL result 2019 online at the official website https://ssc.nic.in. How to check SSC CHSL 2019 Result: * Visit the official website ssc.nic.in * On the ...

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Union Minister Shripad Naik’s condition ‘improving’, says Goa CM Pramod Sawant; PM Modi dials him | India News

Panaji: The health condition of Union minister Shripad Naik, recuperating at a hospital here after getting injured in a road accident, has improved a lot and he has shifted to “normal diet”, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday. Naik was admitted to the government-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) near here on Monday night after he was ...

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AK Sharma, PM Narendra Modi’s close aide, named BJP’s MLC candidate in UP | India News

New Delhi: Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma, considered close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Friday (January 15) named BJP’s candidate for the upcoming legislative council polls in Uttar Pradesh. Sharma had joined the BJP on Thursday (January 14), days after he opted for voluntary retirement from the IAS. There is a strong possibility that Sharma after his ...

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Centre must scrap farm laws, give legal guarantee on MSP, says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait as 9th round of talks begin | India News

NEW DELHI: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday said that the Centre must scrap the three contentious farms laws and give a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and its continuation in future. “Government needs to devise a plan to scrap the three laws and give a legal guarantee for the MSP,” BKU Spokesperson Rakesh ...

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Sacrifices of Galwan bravehearts won’t go in vain: Indian Army Chief Gen Naravane | India News

New Delhi: Paying homage to 20 Indian soldiers who died in Galwan valley due to aggressive actions by the Chinese army, Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Friday (January 15) said that their “sacrifice..wont go in vain”. He was speaking at the annual army day parade. The death of 20 Indian soldiers at Line of actual control (LAC) was ...

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President Ramnath Kovind donates Rs 500100 for construction of Ram Temple | India News

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind met with a delegation of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust on Friday who had come to seek the President’s contribution for the construction to the Ram Temple. In a stunning gesture, Kovind gave a cheque of Rs 5 lakh and 100 from his personal account.  The delegation comprised VHP’s international working president Alok ...

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Farm bills can potentially be India’s significant step forward in agriculture reforms: IMF | India News

Washington: The IMF believes the farm bills passed by the Indian government have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms, but a social safety net is needed to protect those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to the new system, a spokesperson of the global lender said. Gerry Rice, Director of Communications at the ...

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Strong, brave and resolute: PM Narendra Modi greets Indian soldiers on Army Day 2021 | India News

Indian Army Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted soldiers on Army Day and lauded the Indian Army, saying it is ‘strong, brave and resolute.’ In a tweet, he said Indian soldiers have made the country proud as he wished them on behalf of the people. Source link

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India’s first indigenous 9 mm machine pistol co-developed by DRDO, Army: Defence Ministry | India News

India India’s first indigenous 9 mm machine pistol has been jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. Source link

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India concerned over attacks on Afghan journalists, says MEA | India News

New Delhi: India has expressed its “deep concern” at the targeted assassination of Afghan journalists and civil society members, calling it “contrary to the spirit of the peace process”. In response to a question at the weekly presser by the spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava said, “The targeted killing of journalists and civil society members, aimed at suppressing ...

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Army Day 2021: From its significance to history, know why this day is celebrated on January 15 every year | India News

New Delhi: Today India celebrates its 73rd Army Day, all Army Command headquarters celebrate Army Day to commemorate the country’s soldiers.  On this day in 1949 the Indian army got its first Indian chief in Lt Gen KM Carriappa who took over the command from General Francis Butcher, the last British commander-in-chief of India.  The bravery awards and Sena medals ...

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Protesting farmers, Centre to hold 9th round of talks today; BKU seeks support from SC panel | India News

New Delhi: Farmer union leaders will hold the 9th round of talks with the Centre on Friday (January 15, 2021) hoping for an early resolution of all concerning the farmers, who had been protesting against Centre’s three farm laws for nearly two months now. Krantikari Kisan Union chief Darshan Pal had on Thursday confirmed that they will take part in ...

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Children suffering in Yemen should move world’s conscience, says India at UNSC | India News

New Delhi: At the United Nations Security Council, India on Thursday highlighted the plight of Yemenis, especially children who have be impacted by the ongoing famine in the west Asian nation. India’s envoy to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti said, “The plight of millions of Yemenis facing, inter alia, severe food insecurity, as well as children suffering malnourishment, are immediate ...

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COVID-19: Centre notifies dos and don’ts before mega vaccination drive on January 16 | India News

New Delhi: As India gets ready for the mega vaccination drive to begin from January 16, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare shared a fact sheet about the vaccines listing out guidelines and issuinf an advisory on whom should be vaccinated and in what circumstances one can be excluded.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick start India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive ...

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Indian vaccines to kickstart Brazilian vaccination program? MEA says this | India News

New Delhi: A plane carrying two million doses of Covishield will leave for the country from Mumbai on Friday evening in response to the request of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for Indian vaccines. The vaccine, Covishield (AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine) produced by India’s Serum Institute of India, will help kick start Brazil’s vaccination program next week. Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs, ...

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Indian mission in London invites UK MPs to get authentic information as minorities, Kashmir raised in Parliament | India News

New Delhi: The Indian High Commission in the United Kingdom on Thursday invited “Members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom to consult with the High Commission anytime” on all “India-related issues of interest to them in order to have up-to-date, authentic and factual information about India”. In two consecutive statements, the Indian High Commission asked the UK Parliamentarian to ...

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Thuglak Editor S Gurumurthy hints at Sasikala’s inclusion in AIADMK-BJP alliance | India News

Chennai: Thugalk Editor S Gurumurthy has hinted that Sasikala, a jailed aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, would be a part of the AIADMK-BJP alliance in Tamil Nadu. He said this in the context that, when an alliance was coming together with the intention of defeating the DMK, they (AIADMK-BJP alliance) should accept all elements.  Responding to a question from ...

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COVID-19 vaccines’ interchangeability not permitted, pregnant and lactating women shouldn’t be administered shot: Centre’s guidelines | India News

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday issued detailed guidelines stating the precautions and contraindications for COVID-19 vaccination. In a letter to all states and union territories, the ministry highlighted that the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines is not permitted. It also added that pregnant and lactating women should not be administered the shots as they have not been part of any ...

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DNA Exclusive: Who will decide the fate of farmers’ stir? Parliament, Supreme Court or Khalistani wing in Canada? | India News

New Delhi: The ongoing farmers’ protests on Delhi borders witnessed a new twist on Thursday (January 14) as Bhartiya Kisan Union’s national president Bhupinder Singh Mann recused himself from the four-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court to resolve the deadlock between farmers and the Centre over the new agri-marketing laws. Mann’s announcement came on a day when his organisation’s ...

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No boundary talks during Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali’s visit as India sends out subtle message | India News

New Delhi: In a subtle message ahead of the Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali’s visit to India for the India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on Friday, Delhi has made it clear that boundary issues will not be discussed. Gyawali arrived in the national capital on Thursday on a three-day visit during which he will co-chair the JCM with External ...

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Child pornography case: CBI team and AIIMS doctors reach Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot; medical tests of minor victims start | India News

In the latest development to the case related to child pornography in Uttar Pradesh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday took major action. A team of five specialist doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) along with the CBI team from Delhi reached Chitrakoot on Thursday. They are conducting health tests at the Urban Primary Health ...

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CBI books 4 personnel under corruption charges in bank fraud probe, search operations continue | India News

New Delhi: The CBI has booked its four personnel, including two deputy superintendents of police, for allegedly receiving a bribe to compromise on the investigation against companies accused of bank fraud, and started a search operation on Thursday (January 14) morning at its training academy in Ghaziabad and 13 other locations, officials said. The agency did not give out many details ...

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Covaxin only for those above 18 years, not for children: Dr Krishna Ella | India News

New Delhi: Bharat Biotech along with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology has developed Covaxin against the coronavirus. The indigenous vaccine is developed and manufactured at Bharat Biotech’s Biosafety Level-3 biocontainment facility.  Covaxin along with Covishield are the vaccines which have been approved for emergency use. Bharat Biotech’s Chairman and Managing Director Dr Krishna Ella ...

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Tamil Nadu is the land of oldest language, saints, culture, says JP Nadda | India News

Chennai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda on Thursday (January 14) hailed Tamil Nadu as a state where he saw cooperative federalism working well and where the Central government’s schemes were benefiting the lesser fortunate sections.  JP Nadda was in Chennai to attend the `Namma Ooru Pongal Vizha’ (our city’s Pongal festival), organized by the state BJP unit, as ...

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Tamil Nadu is the land of oldest language, saints, and culture, says BJP President JP Nadda | India News

Chennai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda on Thursday (January 14) hailed Tamil Nadu as a state where he saw cooperative federalism working well and where the Central government’s schemes were benefiting the lesser fortunate sections.  JP Nadda was in Chennai to attend the `Namma Ooru Pongal Vizha’ (our city’s Pongal festival), organized by the state BJP unit, as ...

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Air India’s direct non-stop service between Chicago and Hyderabad; all you need to know | India News

In a bid to bring India and the US closer, Air India has commenced its first-ever non-stop services between Hyderabad and Chicago. This comes close on the heels of the launch of the non-stop Bengaluru-San Francisco service. The flight AI 108 from Chicago to Hyderabad will operate on Wednesdays. The first flight left Chicago on time at 2130 hrs (Local ...

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PM Narendra Modi eulogises Sun on Makar Sankranti, pens poem in Gujarati | India News

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has penned a poem singing glory of the Sun on Makar Sankranti, which says “today is the day to pay respect to the one relentless mover who travels without taking any break for the welfare of all”. Modi tweeted the poem written in Gujarati, his mother tongue, after extending greetings to people on Makar Sankranti ...

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PM Narendra Modi to launch world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 | India News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16, at 10:30 am via video conferencing. It will be the world’s largest vaccination programme covering the entire length and breadth of the country, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).  “A total of 3006 session sites across all States and UTs ...

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Bengaluru Metro Phase-2 inaugurated to enable faster commute and smart mobility options | India News

New Delhi: Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa inaugurated the six-km long southern extension line under Phase-2 of ‘Namma Metro’ from Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute Metro stations by flagging off the train in Bengaluru on Thursday (January 14). The inauguration of the Metro extension line and the FOBs today is ...

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No foreign guest at 2021 Republic Day announces MEA; first time in 55 years | India News

New Delhi: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no foreign guest will be present at the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2021, something that has been one of the highlights of the annual event celebrating the country’s diversity at the heart of Delhi. READ | Republic Day 2021: No shoulder to shoulder march-past by NSG commandos this year Announcing the development, ...

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Tejas far better, advanced than Chinese and Pakistan joint venture JF-17 fighter: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria | India News

New Delhi: After the government approved the largest indigenous defence procurement deal worth about Rs 48,000 crores to buy 83 LCA Tejas Mark1A fighter jets, IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria on Thursday (January 14) said that it is a huge step for IAF capability building.  The IAF chief told ANI, “It is also a big boost to our indigenous industry. It ...

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We don’t want war but if anyone wants to hurt India’s self-esteem we will give befitting reply: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | India News

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday stated that India doesn’t want a war but if anyone wants to hurt the self-esteem of the nation then our soldiers will giving a befitting reply. Speaking on Armed Forces Veterans Day in Bengaluru, Singh said, “We don’t want war, but if anyone wants to hurt our self-esteem, then our soldiers are capable ...

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COVID-19 vaccination in Delhi will take place at 81 locations from January 16: CM Arvind Kejriwal | India News

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday (January 14) informed that COVID-19 vaccination that is scheduled to start on Saturday (January 16) will be done across 81 locations in the national capital. Arvind Kejriwal said this after chairing a high-level meeting with the officials from the Health Department to review preparations under the Delhi government`s COVID-19 vaccination roll-out ...

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India maintains capacity to counter border provocations by China, says declassified White House document | India News

New Delhi: The White House on Thursday (January 14) released a declassified document asserting that India has the capacity to counter border provocations by China. The document, which runs into 10 pages, was recently declassified in part by US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. Now posted on the White House website, the outgoing Trump administration’s ‘The Framework’ recognises that a ...

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SSC multi-tasking staff 2021 recruitment notification released; check ssc.nic.in for details | India News

New Delhi: The Staff Service Commission will be releasing notification for the recruitment of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) 2020 on Saturday (February 2). The interested candidates can visit the official website of the Staff Service Commission https://ssc.nic.in. to get more details. According to the annual calendar, as the notification is released, candidates will be able to apply online by visiting the official ...

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Breaking: Bhupinder Singh Mann receiving threats from Canada after recusing himself from Supreme Court-appointed panel | India News

New Delhi: Bhupinder Singh Mann, one of four experts nominated by the Supreme Court for negotiations with farmers protesting against the farm laws, is learned to be receiving threats from Canada after recusing himself from SC-appointed panel  Bhupinder Singh Mann on Thursday announced to withdraw his name from the Supreme Court-appointed panel. He quit the panel saying he wanted to ...

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India raises with WHO inaccurate depiction of nation’s map; calls for immediate removal | India News

New Delhi: India has strongly raised the issue of the inaccurate depiction of Indian map showing union territories of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Ladakh separately by the World Health organisation (WHO). The matter was raised by Indian envoy to United Nations in Geneva, Indramani Pandey, with WHO DG Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. In the letter, the top Indian ...

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Delhi HC allows spa centres to resume, urges to follow COVID-19 protocol | India News

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday (January 14, 2021) granted relief to spa center owners in the capital by allowing them to reopen their services. The spa centers have been permitted to resume on the condition that strict COVID-19 protocol will be followed. Two applications were filed in the Delhi High Court by spa centre owners of the ...

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Bhupinder Singh Mann, one of four experts nominated by SC for talks with farmers, quits | India News

NEW DELHI: Bhupinder Singh Mann, one of four experts nominated by the Supreme Court for negotiations with farmers protesting against the farm laws, withdraw his name from the panel on Thursday. The apex court had on Tuesday named four agriculturists to the panel: Ashok Gulati, agricultural economist; Bhupinder Singh Mann, President, Bhartiya Kisan Union-Mann; Anil Ghanwat, President, Shetkari Sangathan; and ...

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Republic Day 2021: No shoulder to shoulder march-past by NSG commandos this year | India News

New Delhi: By the time you decide to leave your bed on lazy winter mornings, National Security Guard (NSG) commandos rehearsing for the Republic Day Parade finish their practice and start gearing up for the next session of training. NSG commandos sweat for at least 5 hours to give a flawless marching past on Republic day at Rajpath, which is ...

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BKU leader Rakesh Tikait defies SC order, says ‘you will see a big tractor rally on January 26’ if farm laws not repealed | India News

NEW DELHI: Farmer union leader Rakesh Tikait has once again warned that the farmers will continue their protest against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws and threatened to take out a big tractor rally alongside the Republic Day Parade on January 26 if their demands are not met. “Farmers will continue their protest against the farm laws until they are repealed. ...

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