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New Delhi Updated on: January 20, 2021 23:06 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 96.6 million, including  2,065,624 fatalities. As many as  69,269,968 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on the coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine.

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  • 8:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Primary classes to reopen at Punjab schools from Jan 27

    The Punjab School Education Department on Wednesday announced to restart primary classes at all schools from January 27.

  • 8:11 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    'It’s a new day in America,' tweets Joe Biden before US inauguration

  • 8:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    PM Modi to address convocation of Assam's Tezpur University

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the convocation of Assam's Tezpur University on Friday through video conferencing, the Prime Minister's Office said.

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

  • 7:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Centre's 10th round of talks with protesting farmer unions ends; Next meeting on January 22

    The government on Wednesday proposed to suspend the three contentious farm laws for one and half years and set up a joint committee to discuss the Acts to end the stalemate, but farmer leaders did not immediately accept the proposal and said they will revert after their internal consultations.

    The next meeting has been scheduled for January 22, a day after the farmer unions hold their internal discussions on Thursday, farmer leaders said after the 10th round of talks ended at Vigyan Bhawan here after nearly five hours of talks, including two breaks.

  • 7:05 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Trump leaves White House, last time as president

    Donald Trump has left the White House for the final time as president.

  • 5:57 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar, Governor Phagu Chauhan visit Patna Sahib Gurudwara

  • 5:41 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Karnataka: DK Shivkumar, Siddaramaiah and other party leaders detained in Bengaluru

  • 5:00 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Haryana: Schools to reopen for Classes 6 to 8 from February first week

    Schools in Haryana will reopen for Classes 6 to 8 from the first week of February, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Wednesday. READ MORE

  • 4:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    West Bengal: Ranjan Banerjee, senior Vice-President of Aditya Birla Group, joins BJP in Kolkata

  • 4:11 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Joe Biden nominates transgender woman as assistant health secretary of US: report

    President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Rachel Levine, currently Pennsylvania’s top health official, as the next Assistant Health Secretary of the US, a move that could make her the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate.

    Describing the nomination of Levine for the post as historic, Biden said she would lead his administration’s health efforts amidst the pandemic.

    The announcement makes Levine, a 64-year-old pediatrician, to be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

  • 1:50 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Punjab: Farmers assemble at Harike Pattan in Tarn Taran district ahead of tractor rally on R-Day

  • 1:29 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    India's active Covid-19 caseload falls below2-lakh mark

  • 1:18 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    UP: 3 criminals arrested after encounter with police in Pratapgarh; constable injured

    Three criminals were arrested here after they opened fire at a police party and injured a constable, leading to a gunfight between the two sides, officials said on Wednesday. A police team was checking an area near the Ramlila Maidan in the city on Tuesday night after receiving an input about the presence of miscreants there when it was fired upon, Superintendent of Police (SP) Shiv Hari Meena said.

    Constable Krishnakant (24) suffered an injury, following which the police team opened retaliatory fire, Meena said, adding three miscreants were injured in the police action.

    The injured were taken to the district hospital for treatment, and an investigation is underway, the SP said. Three countrymade pistols were seized from the criminals, he added.

  • 1:02 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi: Statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Parliament House complex relocated due to ongoing construction work

  • 12:57 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    PM releases Rs 2,691 crore for 6.1 lakh PMAY-G beneficiaries in UP

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released financial assistance of Rs 2,691 crore to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

    Modi released the assistance via video conference.Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were present on the occasion.

    The assistance includes release of first installment to 5.30 lakh beneficiaries and second installment to 80,000 beneficiaries who have already availed of the first installment of assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G).

  • 12:33 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Three killed in road accident in UP

    Three people were killed in a collision between two dumpers near Nahdora village here, police said on Wednesday. The accident took place late on Tuesday evening, SHO, Kabrai, Dipak Kumar Pandey, said.

    Those killed included drivers of both the dumpers, Mahesh (36), Upendra (30) and cleaner of one of the vehicles, Chandrabhan (35). The bodies have been sent for postmortem.

  • 12:02 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Sex racket busted in Mumbai; 8 models rescued, 3 persons held

    Police have busted a high-profile flesh trade racket at a plush hotel in Mumbai and rescued eight models from there, an official said on Wednesday. Acting on a specific information, the police''s Crime Intelligence Unit conducted a raid on the hotel located near the Juhu beach in western suburbs on Tuesday, he said.

    During the raid, the police rescued eight models who were being forced into prostitution, the official said. The police also arrested three persons for allegedly pushing the models into flesh trade, he said.

  • 12:01 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    President Kovind pays tributes to Guru Gobind Singh on birth anniversary

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday paid tributes on the auspicious occasion of Guru Gobind Singh's 'Parkash Purab', saying his life has been inspiring for humanity, propagating equality and inclusiveness. Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, was a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher.

    “My humble tributes on the auspicious occasion of Guru Gobind Singh ji's Parkash Purab. His life has been inspiring for humanity, propagating equality & inclusiveness. He was not just a spiritual ideal but a warrior who stood by principles even in the face of supreme sacrifice,” Kovind tweeted.

  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi: Troops of Indian Navy rehearsed at Rajpath earlier this morning

  • 10:45 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Extremely anguishing: PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs to the kin of Jalpaiguri accident deceased

  • 9:03 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    PM Modi pays tribute to Guru Gobind Singh on Parkash Purab

  • 8:57 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi: NDA meeting to be held on 30th January

    A meeting of NDA (National Democratic Alliance) to be held on 30th January in Delhi, ahead of Budget Session of the Parliament.

  • 8:07 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    13 trains running late due to low visibility: CPRO, Northern Railway

    13 trains running late on 20th January, due to low visibility caused by fog, said Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Northern Railway (NR)

  • 8:06 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    2 security personnel killed, another injured in terror attack in northwest Pakistan

    At least two security personnel were killed and one injured when unknown terrorists riding a bike opened fire at a Security Forces Road Protection team in northwest Pakistan late Tuesday night, local police said.

    The incident occurred in the jurisdiction of Gomal police station in Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering the South Waziristan tribal district.

  • 8:04 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    West Bengal: 13 killed in an accident in Jalpaiguri's Dhupguri city

  • 8:03 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi: Devotees offer prayers at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on 'Prakash Purab'

    Devotees offer prayers at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi on 'Prakash Purab' of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru.