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Govt shown shocking sensitivity, arrogance on farmers issue: Sonia Gandhi

India | Jan 22, 2021, 01:08 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi said that the Congress position on the issue of the farm laws has been clear from the very beginning. She said that the party has rejected them categorically because they will destroy the foundations of food security.

TMC exodus continues: Forest minister Rajib Banerjee quits,

TMC exodus continues: Mamata's minister Rajib Banerjee quits, may join BJP

Elections | Jan 22, 2021, 01:05 PM IST

In a big jolt to West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, TMC's Rajib Banerjee resigned from his office as Forest Minister on Friday, ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly election. Rajib Banerjee was in charge of the forest department in the Bengal government.

Islamabad can't hide behind UN resolution: India hits out Pakistan over Hindu temple vandalism

Islamabad can't hide behind UN resolution: India hits out at Pakistan over Hindu temple vandalism

World | Jan 22, 2021, 12:42 PM IST

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution on 'Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites.

Uttarakhand cuts COVID tests' costs

Uttarakhand cuts COVID tests' costs. Check new prices of RT-PCR, RAT

India | Jan 22, 2021, 12:02 PM IST

Uttarakhand government on Friday announced that the costs of Covid-19 tests -- RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests have been reduced for the public.

Haridwar girl Srishti Goswami set to become Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on January 24

One-Day CM: Haridwar girl Srishti Goswami set to become Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on January 24

India | Jan 22, 2021, 11:38 AM IST

To mark National Girl Child Day on January 24, Haridwar-based teenage girl Shristi Goswami will become the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day.

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Bengal polls 2021: BSF refutes TMC's charge of threatening voters in border areas

Elections | Jan 22, 2021, 11:21 AM IST

The Trinamool Congress has accused the Border Security Force of threatening people in the border areas of West Bengal to cast their votes in favour of the BJP in the upcoming April-May Assembly elections.

Bomb hoax outside Noida hospital triggers panic; suspicious device not explosive, say police

Bomb-like device found outside hospital in Noida, area cordoned off

India | Jan 22, 2021, 12:49 PM IST

As per reports, a suspicious package was found on the road outside a hospital in Noida’s Sector 63, following which the police and bomb squad rushed to the spot. The device was later found removed from the area, police said.

PM Modi to address 18th Convocation of Tezpur University in

PM Modi addresses 18th Convocation of Tezpur University in Assam

India | Jan 22, 2021, 10:59 AM IST

Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will also be present on the occasion.

Srishti Goswami to become one day CM of Uttarakhand

News | Jan 22, 2021, 11:49 AM IST

To mark National Girl Child Day on January 24, Haridwar-based teenage girl Shristi Goswami will become the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day. She will administer from the summer capital of the state -- Gairsain and will review various schemes run by the Trivender Singh Rawat government. These schemes include Atal Ayushman Scheme, Smart City project, Homestay Scheme by the tourism department, and other development projects.

IT raids jewellery, realty groups in Jaipur, unearths Rs 1,400 cr unaccounted transactions

IT raids jewellery, realty groups in Jaipur, unearths Rs 1,400 cr unaccounted transactions

India | Jan 22, 2021, 10:14 AM IST

Describing the alleged tax evasion modus operandi deployed by one of the raided entity, a developer and coloniser in Rajasthan's capital Jaipur, the CBDT said "complete details" of unaccounted transactions of this group for the last 6-7 years were "hidden" in the basement of the main business premise.

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Serum Institute fire: 5 dead, vaccine major to pay Rs 25 lakh compensation; Uddhav to visit today

India | Jan 22, 2021, 10:05 AM IST

Five persons suffocated to death as a major fire broke out in an under-construction building of the Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday afternoon.

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Centre-farmers talks underway at Vigyan Bhawan day after unions reject offer to pause agri laws

India | Jan 22, 2021, 01:05 PM IST

The three farm laws have already been stayed by the Supreme Court on January 11 till further orders, The court also formed a committee of experts to resolve the deadlock.

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9.8 crore Covid cases in world: Over 21 lakh dead, more than 7 crore recovered

World | Jan 22, 2021, 09:27 AM IST

With over 9.8 crore COVID-19 cases globally, the total number of fatalities due to coronavirus reached 21 lakh-mark on Friday. 

Fire breaks out in building at Delhi's ITO area

Fire breaks out at building in Delhi's ITO area

India | Jan 22, 2021, 12:42 PM IST

A massive fire broke out in a building in the ITO area of Delhi on Friday.

Road safety month awareness camp organises in J&K's Poonch

News | Jan 22, 2021, 09:09 AM IST

Road safety month awareness camp has been organised in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The '32nd National Road Safety Month-2021' was organised by the Motor Vehicles Department in Jhalas area of Poonch. The transport authorities properly provided the awareness about driving rules and road safety.

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CWC meeting today: Top Congress leaders to finalise schedule for Congress president's election

India | Jan 22, 2021, 08:42 AM IST

Several Congress leaders are demanding a full-time and active party president and an organisational overhaul since the paty's loss in 2019 general elections.   

PM Modi to interact with COVID vaccination drive beneficiaries in Varanasi today

PM Modi to interact with COVID vaccination drive beneficiaries in Varanasi today

India | Jan 22, 2021, 08:13 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with beneficiaries and vaccinators of the COVID vaccination drive in Varanasi on Friday through video conferencing.

Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad election result

Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad election 2021 results to be declared today

Elections | Jan 22, 2021, 08:10 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad 2021 results: Counting of votes for members of the panchayat samitis and zila parishads in Himachal Pradesh will take place on Friday. 

Karnataka: Major explosion kills 10, jolts Shivamogga, neighbouring districts

Karnataka: Huge dynamite blast at quarry kills 8 in Shivamogga, triggers earthquake-like tremors

India | Jan 22, 2021, 10:21 AM IST

Shikaripura, 290 km from Bengaluru, is the home constituency of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa. According to the police, no one was able to reach the site of explosion.

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Breaking News January 22 LIVE: Top Headlines This Hour

World | Jan 22, 2021, 12:52 PM IST

Get all the latest news on coronavirus cases, news on the vaccine, business, politics, science, education, and much more in India and worldwide.

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Loud sound heard in Karnataka's Shivamogga

India | Jan 21, 2021, 11:24 PM IST

A loud sound has been heard in and around Shivamogga in Karnataka, news agency ANI reported Thursday night. The said incident took place at around 10.20 pm.

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Lalu Yadav's health update: Infection in lungs, condition stable, says RIMS Director

India | Jan 21, 2021, 11:01 PM IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's health is stable. RIMS Director, Dr Kameshwar Prasad on Thursday said that there's an infection in the lungs.

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Actor Rudranil Ghosh, once considered close to Mamata, fuels speculation about joining BJP

India | Jan 21, 2021, 10:16 PM IST

The actor had reportedly met Suvendu Adhikari and actor Rimjhim Mitra, who is already with the BJP.

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VK Sasikala tests positive for coronavirus, health being monitored

India | Jan 21, 2021, 09:59 PM IST

Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's close aide VK Sasikala, who has been admitted to Bengaluru's Bowring Government Hospital after she complained about breathlessness, fever and back pain, has tested positive for coronavirus.

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Serum Institute fire tragedy: 5 killed, 'anguished', says PM Modi; Covishield facility safe

India | Jan 21, 2021, 09:18 PM IST

Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to each family who have lost their loved ones in the fire incident today.

Meet Sheetal Agrawal, a medical clowns who cheers-up migrants in shelter homes

News | Jan 21, 2021, 08:38 PM IST

There is a saying that laughter is the best medicine Sheetal Agrawal, a medical clown has up with a unique way to cheer up people and make the mood lighter in the midst of all this anxiety.

Farmers turn down Govt's offer of putting farm laws on

Farmers turn down Govt's offer of putting farm laws on hold, firm on taking out Jan 26 tractor march

India | Jan 21, 2021, 08:50 PM IST

Protesting farmers on Thursday rejected the government's proposal to suspend the three contentious farm laws for one year. They remained adamant on the repeal of the agriculture reforms.

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PM Modi to distribute 1.06 lakh land pattas in Sivasagar, Assam on Jan 23

India | Jan 21, 2021, 09:14 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute over 1 lakh land 'pattas' (allotment certificates) in Sivasagar, Assam on Saturday, January 23.

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Serum Institute fire: Anguished by loss of lives, pray for earliest recovery of injured, PM says

India | Jan 21, 2021, 08:05 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives in the Serum Institute fire incident today.

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'Want to be kingmaker': More headache for Mamata as Furfura Sharif cleric floats party

Politics | Jan 21, 2021, 07:18 PM IST

Mamata's challenges are certain to increase manifold with influential cleric of Furfura Sharif Dargah in Hooghly district floating his own party. 

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Delhi traffic advisory for Republic Day parade full dress rehearsal on Jan 23

India | Jan 21, 2021, 06:54 PM IST

Ahead of the Republic Day 2021 celebrations in the national capital, there will be a Full Dress Rehearsal on January 23, 2021. The parade rehearsal will start at 9:50 AM on 23.01.2021 from Vijay Chowk and will proceed to National Stadium.

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Strong earthquake rocks Philippines

World | Jan 21, 2021, 08:06 PM IST

A strong earthquake rattled Philippines on Thursday. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hit 210 km South East of Pondaguitan, Philippines, at 12:23 UTC (5:53 pm IST).

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5 dead in fire at Serum Institute's under construction unit in Pune, 'distressing', says Poonawalla

India | Jan 21, 2021, 07:55 PM IST

At least five people have died in a major fire that engulfed a building at the Pune-based vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday. The deceased include five men and one woman.

PM Modi to interact with beneficiaries, vaccinators in

PM Modi to interact with beneficiaries, vaccinators in Varanasi on Friday

India | Jan 21, 2021, 05:23 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with beneficiaries and vaccinators of the ongoing Covid vaccination drive in Varanasi on Friday, January 22. He will join in via video conferencing at 1:15 PM. The participants in the interaction will share their first-hand experience of vaccination.  

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'Tejashwi Yadav speaking DM sahab': RJD leader's phone call to top Patna official goes viral

India | Jan 21, 2021, 06:19 PM IST

Tejashwi had gone to meet the protesting teachers on Wednesday evening. He was told that the teachers were denied permission to stage a sit-in at their planned venue.

Maharashtra Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Govt releases dates.

Maharashtra Class 10, 12 Board Exams: Govt releases dates. Check details

Education | Jan 21, 2021, 05:06 PM IST

Board examinations in Maharashtra will be conducted in the month of April-May, state's school education minister Varsha Gaikwad announced on Thursday.