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Akali Dal condemns violence in Delhi
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday condemned the incidents of violence in Delhi as some farmers entered into the city and clashed with the police, saying the party stands for peace and communal harmony and believes in democratic values.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Missed train from Delhi, get full ticket refund: Northern Railway
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In view of the violent clashes across several parts of the national capital during the farmers' tractor rally on Tuesday, the Northern Railway said that the passengers who cannot reach stations are requested to apply for full refund of all trains departing from all the stations in Delhi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
High omega-3 levels in blood may reduce death risk due to Covid
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) People with higher omega-3 levels in their blood may have a reduced risk of death from Covid-19 infection, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Big B, Salman share Republic Day greetings
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan wished fans on Tuesday on the occasion of Republic Day. While Salman tweeted about love and unity, Big B shared a glimpse of his new hi-tech mask on Instagram along with his wishes.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Talented dogs can grasp new words after hearing them: Study
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Ever wondered if pooches can learn new words? Yes, say researchers as they have found that talented dogs may have the ability to grasp new words after hearing them only four times.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
High alert in Haryana after violence in Delhi
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Terming the violence during Tuesday's tractor rally in the national capital as unacceptable, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ordered high alert in the state.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National
IMF projects Indian economy to be fastest-growing next financial year at 11.5%
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects India's economy to bounce back by 11.5 per cent in the next financial year, making it the fastest-growing major economy, and attributed it to the effect of easing of lockdown measures last year.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,National
Peaceful rally in Hyderabad to show solidarity with farmers
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) A rally organised here on Tuesday to show solidarity with protesting farmers in New Delhi passed off peacefully.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Violent protesters endangered lives, legal action to follow: Delhi Police
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Tuesday said legal action would be taken against violent protesters who not only violated mutually agreed guidelines with the police but also went on a rampage and damaged property on Delhi streets amid the farmers' protests.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Maidaan' vs 'RRR' clash: Exhibitors will suffer, says Boney Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Even as cinemas are fully to become profitable ventures once again in the post-lockdown scenario, two of the biggest releases this year are already lined up for a box office clash that could dent prospects of an already suffering the film trade. The much-hyped RRR and Maidaan have both been confirmed for an October 13 release this year.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi-NCR to get major arts centre
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi-NCR region is all set to get a major new cultural centre for the arts, a space that will encourage experimentation, research, education, residences, and performances of all kinds including visual, performing, and culinary arts.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
20 injured cops, farmers being treated at Lok Nayak after clashes
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A total of 20 people, comprising both policemen and farmers, are being treated at the Lok Nayak Hospital following clashes near the ITO crossing in central Delhi on Tuesday as some farmers deviated from the route of their tractor rally and drove into the city, officials said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
TCS' brand value up by $1.4bn, highest in IT services in 2020
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) The brand value of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) grew by $1.4 billion in 2020 over the prior year which is the highest absolute growth among the 25 companies assessed in a pandemic-hit year, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
1st Test: Pak reeling at 33/4 after dismissing SA for 220
Karachi, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistan were reduced to 33/4 in reply to South Africa's 220 at stumps on Day 1 of the first Test here on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Climate litigations spiked in recent years, says UN body
Nairobi, Jan 26 (IANS) Climate litigation cases have spiked in recent years, making the courtroom increasingly relevant to efforts to address climate change around the world, an UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
229 officials held as Assam govt aims for corruption-free state: Guv
Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday said 229 government officials have been arrested on charges of corruption since 2016 as part of the move to make the state corruption free.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Jared Leto shares rock climbing pics, fans are loving it
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Jared Leto went mountain climbing and asked his fans if anyone else was in the mood for some time outdoors.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Violence by certain elements in Delhi unacceptable: Punjab CM (Ld)
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Terming the violence perpetrated by certain elements during Tuesday's tractor rally in the national capital as unacceptable, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged all the genuine farmers to immediately vacate Delhi and return to the borders, where they had been protesting peacefully for the past two months.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Conducive policies required for growth of altnernate energy'
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Centre needs to provide a conducive policy environment to encourage the private sector's participation in the alternate energy segment to support the sector's growth, said Karanraj Chaudri, Advisor, Social Impact Investments at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for India and South-Asia.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala, Jamshedpur looking to break into top four (Match Preview 73)
Bambolim (Goa), Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur have a chance at inching closer to a top-four spot when they face each other on Wednesday in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Neha Dhupia joins Vidyut Jammwal in 'Sanak'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia on Tuesday confirmed joining action star Vidyut Jammwal and debutante Rukmini Maitra in the upcoming action thriller, Sanak.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1 in 4 were hesitant to visit emergency care for their child in US
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Nearly one in four families had said that they would be unlikely to bring their child to the emergency ward if they had an emergency condition during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey reveals.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sobhita Dhulipala and the art of 'wasting' life
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Cancellation of a recent shoot made actress Sobhita Dhulipala realise what wasting her life could actually mean.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Peaceful farmers' rally in Gurugram on R-Day
Gurugram, Jan 26 (IANS) Over 300 tractors, SUV vehicles and motorcycles clogged the Delhi-Jaipur expressway (NH-48) near the NSG campus on Tuesday as hundreds of farmers from different states protesting against the Centre's new farm laws streamed into Gurugram on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
223 more villages to get 24-hr power supply: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) While taking a significant step towards fulfilling promise to make available round-the-clock power supply in villages, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced to include 223 more villages in the Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon scheme.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Low-key Beating Retreat at Attari border
Amritsar, Jan 26 (IANS) India's Republic Day ceremonies on Tuesday on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah international border near Amritsar in Punjab were held in the absence of spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Traffic goes for a toss as farmers choke roads in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as protesting farmers swarmed the Red Fort during a 'tractor rally' here on Republic Day amid police attempts to block them from marching towards central Delhi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
S. Korean retail investors' Tesla holdings top $10bn
Seoul, Jan 26 (IANS) South Korean retail investors' holdings of shares in electric vehicle leader Tesla Motors Inc soared nearly 32 per cent this year to cross the $10 billion mark.
2021-01-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Padma Shri a huge honour, says Silicon valley star Sridhar Vembu
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Tech tycoon Sridhar Vembu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of software development firm Zoho Corporation, who is one of the Padma Shri awardees announced by the government of India, said that he felt honoured and humbled after receiving one of the highest civilian awards in the country.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
This year, Mumbai's famed Christmas tree celebrates R-Day too
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) This year, India's tallest natural growing, 55-year-old and 69-foot-tall Christmas tree has become a 'shining beacon of hope' for humanity facing the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, in memory of a nurse who nurtured it for decades.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Flaming petrol prices to fuel CNG vehicles adoption: Report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Elevated prices of petrol due to a steep increase in taxes in the recent past is set to increase the adoption of compressed natural gas (CNG)-driven vehicles, Crisil Research said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vacate Delhi, return to borders, Punjab CM tells farmers
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Perturbed over the "shocking scenes" of violence in the national capital, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday appealed to the farmers to vacate Delhi and return to the borders.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NRI booked for 'abusive' post against Kerala BJP leader's kin
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Tuesday registered a case against Non-Resident Indian Ajinas, working as a physical trainer in Qatar, following a complaint by BJP state President K Surendran that he had posted abusive content against his daughter on a social media platform.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Politics
Abhay Deol-starrer '1962: The War In The Hills' to premiere on Feb 26
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) The Abhay Deol-starrer '1962: The War In The Hills', which is a series inspired by true events, will launch on February 26. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the series will take viewers back to November 1962, to narrate an untold story of valour.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Light pollution could increase preterm birth: Study
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Light pollution, based on a direct measure of skyglow, could increase the likelihood of preterm birth, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Oil and Gas sector leads profit pool, says MOFSL report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The oil and gas sector has emerged as one of the largest contributor to the overall profit or dividend pool, said Motilal Oswal Financial Services in a report.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amit Shah calls emergency meeting following farmers' violence
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday called an emergency meeting at his residence over the violence that rocked parts of the national capital during the farmers' Republic Day parade.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Pavitra Rishta' director Kushal Zaveri on new web series 'Crashh'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Kushal Zaveri, who directed the late Sushant Singh-starrer TV show Pavitra Rishta, is currently working on his upcoming web series Crashh. He says the best part about the series is you know the story from start to end.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
After clashes with police, farmers swarm Red Fort, hoist pennant (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Protesting farmers on Tuesday swarmed the Red Fort in New Delhi during a 'tractor rally' here on the Republic Day even as police tried to prevent them from driving towards central Delhi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kangana: Indians supporting farmers' protests are 'terrorists', should be jailed
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday said all Indians who were supporting the ongoing farmers protest are terrorists.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Internet services stopped after violence during tractor march
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) As the farmers' protest turned violent during their tractor march in the national capital, Internet services in some of the locations in the city were stopped on Tuesday following the government's instruction to manage the situation.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imminent cabinet formation unlikely in Lebanon: Expert
Beirut, Jan 26 (IANS) A Lebanese expert has said that an imminent government formation in the country is unlikely despite the dire need for a cabinet capable of gaining the international community's confidence and saving the country from its economic and financial collapse.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Aanjjan Srivastav: Through RK Laxman I found brilliance in subtlety of acting
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Aanjjan Srivastav recalled his first encounter with RK Laxman on the sixth death anniversary of the legendary cartoonist.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GDP growth for FY21 seen at minus 8%: FICCI Survey
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India's GDP is likely to contract by 8 per cent in the current financial year, according to the FICCI's Economic Outlook Survey.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apple adds 'Time to Walk' audio feature to Fitness+
Cupertino (California), Jan 26 (IANS) Apple has unveiled 'Time to Walk', an inspiring new audio walking experience on Apple Watch for Fitness+ subscribers to encourage users to walk more often.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Opposition leaders condemn violence during tractor parade
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In the wake of clashes between police and protesting farmers in Delhi on Tuesday as the tractor rally burst into the city, opposition parties condemned the violence and called for calm.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab beat Karnataka to enter Mushtaq Ali T20 semis
Ahmedabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Punjab defeated Karnataka by nine wickets in a Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 quarter-final here at the Motera on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Kriti Sanon's sunbathing gives major holiday vibes
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon is making the most of her Republic Day holiday on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK Covid-19 deaths top 100,000
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Since the onset of the still raging coronavirus pandemic in the UK, the country's Covid-19 death toll has topped the grim milestone of 100,000 mark on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
We are following set routes, not responsible for violence: SKM Leaders
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Farmer leaders under the ageis of Samyukta Kisan Morcha protesting against the three Central farm laws said on Tuesday that farmers of 32 unions from Punjab were following the routes for the tractor rally defined by the Delhi Police and they did not break the law and order.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farmers' protest: Metro Grey, Green lines completely shut
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) After closing all the stations on the Green line at noon on Tuesday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has now shuttered all stations on the Grey line as well, in the wake of the farmers' tractor rally running amok in the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Salma Hayek joins the 'Bernie Sanders' viral meme bandwagon
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Salma Hayek has joined the viral meme fest on US Senator Bernie Sanders posting Instagram pictures where she is seen playing in the snow with her owl and her dogs.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajeev Khandelwal: Caste-based discrimination still exists
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says the younger generation is breaking out of socially imbalanced norms but caste-based discrimination continue to exist. It is something, the actor says, makes his new teleplay, Court Martial, relevant.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taapsee Pannu shares process of making a 'random video'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu on Tuesday shared the step-by-step process of making a random video and it is hilarious.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Newlyweds Varun-Natasha return to Mumbai from Alibaug
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Newlywed Bollywood couple Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal returned to Mumbai from Alibaug on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mizoram first state to declare sports as an industry: Governor
Aizawl, Jan 26 (IANS) Mizoram was the first state in India to declare sports as an industry in June 2020, said Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Pakistan urges FATF for grey list removal
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistan has asked the global watchdog on money laundering and terror financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to remove the country from the grey list, after it claimed to have seen the exposure of Indian propaganda by the European Union (EU) DisinfoLab.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
After clashes with police, farmers swarm Red Fort, hoist pennant (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Protesting farmers on Tuesday swarmed the Red Fort during a 'tractor rally' on Republic Day amid police attempts to block them from proceeding towards central Delhi, barged into the 17th century monument, climbed up the ramparts and waved farmer union flags and banners and even hoisted a pennant.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Realme Watch 2 specifications revealed ahead of launch
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Realme upcoming Watch 2 specifications and images have surfaced on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website, revealing details of the smartwatch ahead of launch.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Happy childhood may lower drink, drug risk among teens
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) If your teenage child has memories of a happy childhood, they are less likely to indulge in drinking or substance abuse and enjoy learning, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
K'taka farmers hold tractor rally, situation peaceful
Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the central farm laws in Delhi, farmers in Karnataka held a tractor rally in Bengaluru on Republic Day. Similar rallies were held in all the district headquarters across the state.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Italian PM to resign amid pandemic criticism
Rome, Jan 26 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday confirmed to his Cabinet that he would tender his resignation following widespread criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Patriotic fervour marks Republic Day celebrations in T'gana
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked 72nd Republic Day celebrations in Telangana on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PM dons special 'Pagdi' gifted by Jamnagar royal family on R-Day (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sported a special red 'Pagdi' (turban) gifted by the royal family of Jamnagar, on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Elizabeth Hurley goes topless in the snow
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Hurley is heating things up in the snow with her new racy topless pictures on social media.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israel halts all flights
Tel Aviv, Jan 26 (IANS) Israel on Tuesday closed its international airport to all flights as a one-week measure aimed at stopping the new coronavirus variants from entering the country.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Harry Potter' series in works? Streaming platform isn't confirming
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) The world of Harry Potter might head to the streaming realm soon, with a live-action series in early development.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TDP leader diverts rejected Ramateertham donation to Ayodhya
Amaravati, Jan 26 (IANS) Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Union Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju diverted his rejected donation for Ramateertham to Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Tibetan administration greets India on R-Day
Dharamsala, Jan 26 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Tuesday congratulated India and its people on the 72nd anniversary of Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Islamabad perceives Biden as pro-Pak, but with China angle striking a balance may not be easy
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) With US President Joe Biden reversing several measures put in place by the former Donald Trump administration within hours of taking charge of the White House, Pakistan is hoping to reset its equation with Washington. According to Dawn, the Pakistan based newspaper, Islamabad has already initiated the process of re-charting "the contours of the bilateral ties with the US without compromising the future of CPEC" and the close relations it shared with China.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lalu's condition is stable, recovering gradually: AIIMS doctor
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The health of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad who was admitted to AIIMS after a lung infection, is gradually improving, Dr Rakesh Yadav, who is supervising the team looking after him, told IANS.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-WH Press Secretary to run for Arkansas Governor
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced her candidacy for the post of Arkansas state Governor in 2022.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
India won't be bullied, pick your best team: Hussain to England
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has urged the Joe Root-led side to pick his best team and not to take the Indian team lightly in the upcoming four-match Test series.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
A Timeline: How things turned violent in Delhi on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Farmers, who were seen as friendly and peaceful for more than 60 days as they waited for government to accept their terms, suddenly left behind a trail of vandalism, violence, holliganism as they hoisted their flags at the 17th century iconic Red Fort after running amok through the capital clashing with the police personnel in several parts of the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar erred in shutting down mines in 2012: Goa minister
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar erred in temporarily closing down the mining sector in 2012, Goa's Ports Minister and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
China, New Zealand sign free trade deal upgrade protocol
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) China and New Zealand on Tuesday signed a protocol on upgrading their 12-year-old free trade agreement (FTA), which is expected to bring more benefits to the peoples of the two countries.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Politics
Apple faces $73mn lawsuit in Europe over throttling iPhones
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Apple has been sued once again in Europe, this time seeking $73 million in damages over intentionally throttling older iPhones that affected the battery performance.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha celebrates R-Day with patriotic fervour amid Covid protocols (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Celebrations to mark India's 72nd Republic Day witnessed patriotic fervour amid Covid protocols and a pleasant chill in the morning air across Maharashtra on Tuesday, officials said here.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
R-Day celebrated in Himachal amid chill (Ld)
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with gaiety despite a sunny but chilly morning.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa may tone down Carnival festivities amid Covid-19
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Goa is likely to tone down its Carnival festivities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Tuesday. The Carnival will be held on February 13 this year.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nepali climbers reach Kathmandu after scaling K2 for 1st time
Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) A team of 10 Nepali climbers who recently became the first to scale K2, the second highest peak of the world, during the winter season, received a hero's welcome when they arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India's 2020 GDP contraction estimated at 9.6% (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India's economy is estimated to have contracted by 9.6 per cent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung Display develops low-power OLED panel for smartphones
Seoul, Jan 26 (IANS) Samsung Display a major display maker in South Korea, said Tuesday it has developed a low-power consumption organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel for smartphones.
2021-01-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
AP marching ahead with emphasis on education, health care: Guv
Amaravati, Jan 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan said the state is marching ahead with emphasis on education, health care, agriculture and welfare, on Tuesday at the 72nd Republic Day celebrations.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Andhra violin maestro Rama Swamy oldest among Padma awardees
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Oldest among all the Padma awardees, Andhra Pradesh's 94-year-old internationally acclaimed violin maestro Rama Swamy Annavarapu has been honoured with the Padma Shri award on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Grindr app fined $11.7mn for illegally sharing user information
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The Norwegian Data Protection Authority on Tuesday fined US-based Grindr, the world's largest social networking app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, with $11.7 million for illegally sharing use information with advertisers.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chhattisgarh tableau brings folk glimpse to Rajpath
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The tableau of Chhattisgarh, which was displayed during the parade at Rajpath on Tuesday, gave an enchanting glimpse of the state's traditional and folk musical instruments.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM dons turban at Republic Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi donned a red turban during the Republic Day parade while the other dignitaries in the government and leaders across parties were also present during the function.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
HAM-based models better suited for growth of water sector: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Concession model framework for water sectors are better at addressing project risks and will lead to higher investments in this field, India Ratings and Research said in a report.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Agri-NBFCs seek parity with banks, want inclusion in govt subsidy schemes
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen Agri-NBFCs and help it become a significant contributor in financing the entire value chain of agriculture, the government may consider including these financial institutions in all state supported subsidy schemes and programmes.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Budget: Tough balancing act for govt, says Report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Budget 2021-22 may see the trade-off to become more acute between stimulating growth, and maintaining fiscal rectitude, Kotak Institutional Equities said in a pre-budget note.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP: Villager mauled to death by tiger in Pilibhit
Pilibhit (UP), Jan 26 (IANS) A 50-year-old villager was mauled to death by a tiger at Hajara village in Puranpur tehsil in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
RBI's proposed NBFC norms ignore key credit issues: Moody's
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) proposed stricter norms for non-banking financial companies (NBFC) support strong balance sheets but do not address the issues of funding and liquidity, the key credit weaknesses of the sector, said a report by Moody's Investors Service.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New chapter opens in Afghanistan-US ties: Ghani
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that a new chapter has opened in the relations between Washington and Kabul, adding that the US sees the South Asian nation as a fundamental partner.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Priyanka: Fascinating to understand importance of women in leadership
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is celebrating the women who helped in drafting the Indian Constitution, and says it has been enlightening to understand the importance of women in leadership.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Despite vaccination drive, people must follow safety measures: Arunachal Guv
Itanagar, Jan 26 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) B. D. Mishra (Retd) on Tuesday urged the people to maintain the Covid-19 safety measures despite the vaccination drive.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
UP to get its first sports university in Meerut
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will soon have its first sports university in Meerut after the state cabinet approved the State Sports University Bill 2021 draft. The university will aim at providing best infrastructure practices and services to athletes.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
HC seeks response on personal bond sought by DM from Sitapur farmers
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan 26 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to clarify under what circumstances an exorbitant amount of personal bond and sureties have been sought from Sitapur farmers.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kim Kardashian flaunts her curves in all-black ensemble
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian flaunts a tiny waist in an all black ensemble on social media. 
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul denounces violence, demands withdrawal of farm laws
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) After clashes broke out between the agitating farmers and the police in Delhi during the tractor march, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday denounced the violence.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Merck stops development of two potential Covid-19 vaccines
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co announced that it is discontinuing development of its Covid-19 vaccine candidates -- V590 and V591 -- after they failed to generate immune responses as compared to a natural infection or existing vaccines in the early trial.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Steps to resolve Naga issue not yet fructified: Nagaland Guv
Kohima, Jan 26 (IANS) Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi on Tuesday said that the Centre's several political initiatives to resolve the Naga issue could not be fructified in the last 24 years due to the unrealistic intransigence of some people who are unwilling to forsake the politics by gun.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Canadian Sikh MP Ramesh Sangha out of Trudeau's party
Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Ramesh Sangha, the Sikh MP from the Toronto area, has been thrown out of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party for criticizing fellow MP Navdeep Bains, who recently resigned as the countrys industry minister to spend more time with his family.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Vax visa: Global protocol in works to reopen international travel (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Global parlays on additional safety measures required for reopening of international flight operations are underway.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
After violent clashes with police, farmers swarm Red Fort
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In unexpected developments, hundreds of protesting farmers swarmed the historic Red Fort on Tuesday as their 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' turned violent at several places in the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Akshay Kumar launches mobile game FAU-G on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Tuesday took to social media to announce the launch of the mobile action game Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G) on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
RBI proposals to restrict land financing by NBFCs: Report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank's proposals on restricting specific real estate funding by NBFCs will significantly affect land financing by them, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said in a report.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Make in India boost, oil cess may be halved
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The government may give a 'Make in India' push to oil and gas explorers, as it is considering a proposal to almost halve cess on domestic crude oil to encourage exploration activity and allow Covid-hit oil producers to protect their margins.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab CM kicks off Rs 213 crore projects for Patiala
Patiala, Jan 26 (IANS) Augmenting his government's efforts to ensure the holistic development of the state and to harness its optimum tourism potential, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday virtually kicked off a slew of development projects worth Rs 213.37 crore as a gift to the residents of Patiala heritage city on the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Farmers' tractor rally: Gurugram police block NH-48 near NSG campus
Gurugram, Jan 26 (IANS) In view of the farmers' tractor rally, the Gurugram Police erected concrete barriers and containers on both sides of the Delhi-Jaipur expressway (NH-48) near the NSG campus to stop the farmers from entering the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Demi Lovato bags a comedy series about food issues
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato will star in a comedy series, which is about friends with food issues. 
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Various Delhi Metro stations shut as farmers turn rogue
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday closed the entry and exit gates of various metro stations on the yellow, green, violet and blue lines in wake of the farmers' tractor rally running amok in the heart of the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Farmers' tractor rally turns violent near ITO, police resort to lathi charge (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Dramatic scenes were witnessed on Tuesday after the agitating farmers clashed with the Delhi Police near ITO intersection in central Delhi, with the police firing the tear gas shells and resorting to lathi charge to disperse the farmers.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashwin, Sundar, Kuldeep may be India's spinners for 1st Test vs Eng
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In December 2016, when England last travelled to India for a Test series, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin combined to capture 54 of the 93 English wickets to fall as the team romped to a 4-0 series win in the five-Test series.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Maintain peace, don't take law in your hands: Delhi Police to farmers
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) As the farmers' protest turned violent and thousands of agitators entered the national capital, the Delhi Police appealed to them to maintain peace.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Farmers throng ITO, try to move to Rajpath amid tear-gas shells
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers riding tractors thronged the ITO area in New Delhi after breaking through police barricades and faced tear-gas shells fired by police which tried to prevent them from moving towards India Gate and Rajpath in central Delhi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's youngest state becoming strongest: Telangana Guv
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) India's youngest state Telangana, with new schemes, new initiatives, innovations and a successful record, is emerging as the country's strongest state, said Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
R-Day: States, Ministries showcase social, economic progress
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The tableaux that rolled down on the Rajpath in New Delhi during celebrations of the 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday reflected India's cultural diversity and social and economic progress.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IMA rings caution as Covid surges throughout Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the umbrella body of Medical doctors has warned the state government to take extreme caution and increase the number of daily Covid tests as the situation may get further out of hands.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
ISL: East Bengal sign Subrata Paul from Hyderabad FC on loan
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) SC East Bengal on Tuesday announced the signing of seasoned India goalkeeper Subrata Paul on loan from Hyderabad FC for the remainder of the Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Budget FY22: Realtors expect subvention scheme, wider definition of affordable housing
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) As the housing market revives from the lows hit last year, developers expect more measures in the upcoming budget to boost demand in the real estate sector.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
R-Day celebrations: India displays military might, diversity (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India's military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress were displayed during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations at the majestic Rajpath in New Delhi on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
J'khand CM unfurls tricolour at 72nd R-Day (Ld)
Ranchi, Jan 26 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren unfurled the tricolour at Dumka district on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday with much excitement and patriotic fervour.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Amrita Puri: Tough to balance visibility with quality work
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Amrita Puri's debut Bollywood role in the 2010 release Aisha got her noticed, and although she has been applauded for her performances in films like Kai Po Che! and Judgementall Hai Kya since then, she has largely remains underrated.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Entertainment in T10 format higher than T20, says Johnson Charles
Abu Dhabi, Jan 26 (IANS) West Indies' wicketkeeper-batsman Johnson Charles, who will be playing in the upcoming season of the Abu Dhabi T10 league, believes the entertainment element in T10 format is higher than that of T20.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Doordarshan steps in to expand India's outreach to the Caribbean
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India is reaching out to the Caribbean, in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modis focused outreach to the Indian diaspora across the globe.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Why Indo-Pacific pioneer Shinzo Abe deserves the Padma Vibhushan
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Indias decision to bestow the Padma Vibhushan, the countrys second highest civilian award on Shinzo Abe, is a befitting acknowledgement by the Narendra Modi administration of the former Japanese Prime Ministers unique role in elevating Japan-India ties to an unprecedented strategic level.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
4 Raj students awarded Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) Of the 32 children awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar for their exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, four students jail from Rajasthan.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
R-Day celebrated in Himachal amid chill
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with gaiety despite a sunny but chilly morning.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Pak oppn backs out from talks with govt
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) The Pakistan opposition backed out from a scheduled meeting with the Imran Khan-led government, which was expected to lower the current rife between the two sides, but instead widened the gap, a media report said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
K'taka a role model in tackling corona pandemic: Guv
Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala said on Tuesday that the southern state had emerged as a 'role model' for its fight against Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sony new 'Compact' Xperia to challenge iPhone 12 mini: Report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Sony is reportedly planning to launch a member of the premium 'Compact' line of phones in 2021 with a 5.5-inch Xperia model to compete with the iPhone 12 mini.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Divisive forces trying to mislead youth, farmers: Goa CM
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Divisive forces are at work to mislead the youth and farmers of the country, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said in his Republic Day speech on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Farmers open multiple fronts as violence marks tractor rally
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Chaos and ruckus was reported from various parts of the border areas of Delhi on Tuesday as the protesting farmers entered the national capital defying the agreement of the scheduled time of tractor rally and creating multiple fronts at Karnal Bypass, Mukarba Chowk, Transport Nagar, Akshardham, Gazipur and Tikri border.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CWI announces schedule for regional Super50 Cup tournament
St John's (Antigua), Jan 26 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced the fixtures for the rescheduled Super50 Cup to be played in Antigua in February.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Indian R-Day celebrations in UAE go virtual for 1st time
Abu Dhabi, Jan 26 (IANS) In the wake of the raging coronavirus pandemic, India's 72nd Republic Day celebrations in the country's missions across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday took place in a virtual format for the first time ever.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Steepest 35-paise hike in petrol, diesel prices on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices witnessed the steepest single-day hike in several months on the Republic Day on Tuesday as oil marketing companies raised the prices of the two auto fuels by 35 paise per litre.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Guv pats Maha govt's back for rising up to Covid challenges
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday lavished praises on the Maha Aghadi government for its efforts to control the Covid-19 pandemic that first made appearance in Pune in March 2020.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Over 450 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast in a week
Tripoli, Jan 26 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that more than 450 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast in the past week.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
10 workers trapped as landslides hit Indonesian coal mine
Jakarta, Jan 26 (IANS) Ten workers have been trapped underground as landslides struck a coal mine in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province, a senior disaster official said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
N Korean hackers targeting cybersecurity community: Google
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Google has identified a North Korean government hacking group that is targeting members of the cyber-security community engaging in vulnerability research.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan leads R-Day celebrations in MP
Bhopal, Jan 26 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday unfurled the tricolour at the SAF ground in Rewa district on the occasion of the country's 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
US Senate panel backs Blinken as Secretary of State
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has voted to approve President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tony Jaa: For me, Hanuman is a superhero
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Tony Jaa is a big fan of Bollywood action films, and considers Lord Hanuman a superhero. The martial arts superstar says that given a chance, he would like to bring the character of the Indian mythological world alive on the big screen.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
'Rise in prostate-related urinary problems during winter session'
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as prostate gland enlargement is a common condition that older men tend to suffer more during those chilly months. Lifestyle modifications like not opting for fluids at night and medications can help one get that much-needed relief from the symptoms, says a noted urologist.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Art enables recognition of other cultures: Artists behind Indian-Singaporean mural
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) Putting at its centre respect for the environment and passion for cross-cultural oneness, one of Singapore's tallest murals - the recently-unveiled 'Dancing in Unison' - borrows from the iconic imagery of both India's Gond art and Singapore's contemporary art.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Alexa can now act on hunches to turn off lights, more
San Francisco, Jan 26 (IANS) Amazon has rolled out a new feature called "hunches" that allows Alexa to proactively complete tasks around the house, such as turning off lights, based on your habits and frequent requests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Patriotic fervour marks Republic Day celebrations in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 26 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked the celebrations on the 72nd Republic Day in Jharkhand on Tuesday, with Governor Draupadi Murmu hoisting the tricolour at Morbabadi ground in Ranchi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
5,000 National Guard troops to remain in Washington till March
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) More than 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington, D.C. through mid-March amid security concerns, acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley said.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Process for mosque construction begins in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Jan 26 (IANS) The process for starting the construction of a mosque in the Dhannipur village in Ayodhya began on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Illingworth to become 1st neutral umpire in Tests since Covid-19 pandemic
Dhaka, Jan 26 (IANS) Richard Illingworth will become the first neutral umpire to officiate in a Test match since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic when he officiates in the upcoming first Test of the two-match series between Bangladesh and West Indies.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Police fires tear-gas shells on farmers at two places in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Delhi Police fired tear-gas shells on a section of farmers near Akshardham temple and Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar here on Tuesday as they entered Delhi ahead of their planned 'Kisan Gantantra Parade'.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Janet Yellen confirmed as 1st female US Treasury Secy (Ld)
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US Senate has voted to approve President Joe Biden's nomination of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to be the next Treasury Secretary, making her the first woman to hold the post.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
My heart goes with farmers on R-Day: Punjab CM
Patiala (Punjab), Jan 26 (IANS) Asserting that his heart was with the farmers amid the Republic Day celebrations, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the Centre had deliberately kept Punjab out of the high-powered committee initially as they knew that the voices of protest would rise from here.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
California lifts regional stay-at-home order (Ld)
San Francisco, Jan 26 (IANS) California, one of the hardest-hit states in the US by the raging Covid-19 pandemic, has lifted all regional stay-at-home orders, public health officials announced.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Kannada star Kiccha Sudeep roped in as fragrance brand ambassador
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) Kannada Superstar Kiccha Sudeep has signed as the new brand ambassador of men fragrance brand Denver. The actor will soon feature in a new TVC, released by the brand.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
3 South Africa Inspired Activities to Bond Over in 2021
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) The pandemic has normalised work-from-home and study-from-home scenarios, leading to increased face time between parents and children in the new year. While both parents and children benefit from this time together, it can be increasingly challenging to drum up tasks to keep children occupied and engaged, as parents seek to complete work-related tasks.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
China to build 30 'fully connected' 5G factories by 2023
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) China aims to build 30 "fully connected" 5G factories in 10 key industries by 2023, as the country has fast-tracked industrial Internet development through integration with 5G technologies.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Technology
India celebrates R-Day, Prez unfurls flag at Rajpath
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) As India celebrated its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the national flag and received the customary 21-gun salute at Rajpath.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
100 inmates launch new carpet collection
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) In a new initiative titled 'Freedom Manchaha' 100 inmates across Jaipur Central Jail, Bikaner Central Jail and Dausa Central Jail are being taught the art of carpet weaving.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
WHO official warns of continued Covid transmission after inoculation
Geneva, Jan 26 (IANS) A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official warned of the risk of continued transmission of the novel coronavirus even after large-scale vaccinations in the foreseeable future.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Air pollution may up sight loss risk
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Air pollution is linked to a heightened risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Cyclone Eloise kills 6, displaces 8,300 in Mozambique: UN
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) Preliminary reports have revealed that tropical cyclone Eloise has left at least six people dead, 12 injured and affected more than 176,000 people in Central Mozambique, according to the UN.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Tricolour tunes of various moods
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) As India celebrates 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday, it is time for a musical rewind, the Bollywood way.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's 72nd Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) The dictionary defines the word Republic "as a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law." On India's 72nd Republic Day we look back at the moments citizens of this country came together against all odds and all adversities, in what was possibly the worst year the world has ever seen.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Chirag Paswan thanks Modi for Padma Bhushan award to his late father
Patna, Jan 26 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi after former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was bestowed with the Padma Bhushan award.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
EU foreign policy chief to visit Russia in Feb
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will embark on a visit to Moscow next month ahead of a discussion on relations with Russia by the European Council in March.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Jerome Jayaratne appointed Sri Lanka manager for Windies tour
Colombo, Jan 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed Jerome Jayaratne as the 'National Team Manager' for the team's upcoming tour of West Indies.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sweden to cull 1.3mn chickens after bird flu hits farm
Stockholm, Jan 26 (IANS) Some 1.3 million chickens will be culled in Sweden's Kalmar county after a bird flu outbreak was reported at a poultry farm, according to a local media report.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Sweden,Health/Medicine
Farmers break barricades at Ghazipur, enter Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Agitating young emembers from the farmer protest groups on Tuesday broke the police barricades at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur border to enter the national capital, hours ahead of the their planned 'Kisan Gantantra Parade'.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farmers break through barricades at Singhu, Tikri ahead of time
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In violation of an agreement with authorities on the timing of the 'Tractor Rally' to be taken out after the Republic Day parade, a section of farmers at Singhu and Tikri borders on Tuesday morning broke through barricades and entered Delhi ahead of the agreed time.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Odisha celebrates 72nd Republic Day
Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (IANS) The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
PM leads nation in paying tributes to martyrs at National War Memorial
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the nation in paying tributes to the fallen soldiers by offering a wreath at the National War Memorial at the India Gate on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
APC chief Rashed appointed UNICEF's 1st national ambassador from UAE
Dubai, Jan 26 (IANS) Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) president Majid Rashed has been appointed as a United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) first national ambassador from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
People flock to UP village to see freak goat kid
Bijnor (UP), Jan 26 (IANS) A freak goat kid has become a major attraction for people living in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh as hundreds of them are thronging the house of an area villager to see the animal.`
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Spanish PM pledges renewed focus on jobs at virtual Davos Forum
Madrid, Jan 26 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told the World Economic Forum's (WEF) first virtual Davos Forum that he intends to improve employment prospects in his country.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Facebook to let researchers access election ad data from Feb 1
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Facebook will let researchers access, for the first time, the targeting information for more than 1.3 million social issue, electoral and political ads through the Facebook Open Research and Transparency (FORT) platform from February 1.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
'US Covid-19 cases, deaths increase with higher income inequality'
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) A new study has revealed that US counties with higher income inequality faced higher rates of Covid-19 infections and deaths in the first 200 days of the pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
PLO factions intend to form unified list in upcoming elections
Ramallah, Jan 26 (IANS) Several factions of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) have intended to form a unified list to compete in the elections scheduled for May 22, a top official said here.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Microsoft says Surface Pro 7 better than MacBook Pro in new ad
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Microsoft has shared a new ad on YouTube titled 'Microsoft Surface Pro 7: The Better Choice, mocking Apples popular MacBook Pro laptop.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
At 9K, India's lowest Covid spike in 7 months
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India on Tuesday recorded 9,102 fresh cases of coronavirus infections in last 24 hours, less than 10,000 cases for the first time in almost seven months, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,76,838, health officials said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BlackBerry, Baidu deepen partnership to power autonomous cars
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) BlackBerry has expanded its strategic partnership with China-based Baidu to power next-generation autonomous and connected cars.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Data of 533mn FB users being sold via Telegram bot
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In a fresh trouble for Facebook, phone numbers of 533 million users are currently being sold via a bot on encrypted messaging platform Telegram, which came from a Facebook vulnerability that was patched by the social network in 2019.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Iran warns to stop IAEA additional protocol inspections
Tehran, Jan 26 (IANS) Iran will stop inspections pertaining to the Additional Protocol of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if the parties to 2015 landmark nuclear deal do not adhere to their commitments, an official said here.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
1st Test: South Africa opt to bat against Pakistan
Karachi, Jan 26 (IANS) South Africa captain Quinton de Kock won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test of the two-match series beginning Tuesday at the National Stadium.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
UP Assembly session from Feb 16, Budget presentation on Feb 17
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) The Budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly will begin from February 16, with Finance Minister Suresh Khanna slated to present the 2021-22 Budget on February 17, official sources said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Facebook News now available for users in UK
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Facebook News is now available in the UK that features news from hundreds of leading national, local and lifestyle outlets.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Ethiopia-Sudan border clashes force UN to relocate refugee camps
Addis Ababa, Jan 26 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has disclosed its accelerating relocation of Ethiopian refugees from border camps to avoid fallout from persistent Ethiopia-Sudan border clashes.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
ITBP's R-Day march with Tricolour at 17,000 ft
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel braved inhospitable conditions in Ladakh on Tuesday when they marched with the national flag on the frozen water body at 17,000 feet above the sea level to celebrate Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Mercury improves across J&K
Srinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) Minimum temperatures improved across Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as the weather office forecast dry weather till the month end.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Poor air quality killed 4,000 people in London in 2019
London, Jan 26 (IANS) In 2019, around 4,000 deaths in London could be attributed to air pollution, with the highest number of fatalities recorded in the city's outer boroughs, according to a new study.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Guv Khan leads R-Day celebrations in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan unfurled the national flag at the Central stadium on Republic Day here on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sri Lanka reopens schools for higher grades
Colombo, Jan 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities reopened schools in the Western Province for senior grades after they were closed in October 2020 due to a resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hungary & Netherlands qualify for Olympics in women's water polo
Rome, Jan 26 (IANS) Hungary and the Netherlands have secured qualification for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics at the recently concluded FINA Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Apple appoints new hardware engineering head, rejigs top team
San Francisco, Jan 26 (IANS) In a biggest reshuffle in nearly a decade, Apple on Tuesday elevated John Ternus as SVP of hardware engineering as current hardware head Dan Riccio is transitioning to a new role at the company.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Allahabad HC sets aside extension of Sunni Waqf Board term
Prayagraj, Jan 26 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has set aside the state government order dated September 30, 2020, whereby the tenure of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board was extended for six months.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
It was huge honour & privilege to manage Chelsea: Lampard
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Frank Lampard, who has been sacked as Chelsea head coach, has said that it was a "huge honour and privilege" to manage the club, adding he is disappointed he was not given the time to take the Blues "to the next level".
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UK considers hotel quarantine amid Covid variants concerns: PM
London, Jan 26 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the government is mulling measures to require arrivals into the country to quarantine in hotels amid concerns over new coronavirus variants from abroad.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
For this boy, it is his 35th National Award in a row
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) Vyom Ahuja, a Class 7 student, holds 34 records at the age of 11. The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar is his 35th .
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
UP: Man dies after consuming poison during police raid
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 26 (IANS) A 44-year-old man allegedly consumed poison and died when the police raided his house here.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
32 devotees in Magh Mela test positive for Covid
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 26 (IANS) Thirty-two devotees staying in different camps at the ongoing Magh Mela, have tested positive for Covid-19. All are asymptomatic.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Twitter launches Birdwatch, asks users to fact-check tweets
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Twitter has launched a new community-based pilot programme called Birdwatch that allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading, and write notes that provide informative context.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Japan to conduct 'long overdue' mass Covid-19 testing
Tokyo, Jan 26 (IANS) The Japanese government is prepping to conduct mass Covid-19 testing which has been "long overdue", as the country's overall caseload has increased to 369,197, while the death toll stood at 5,207.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
5 killed as ambulance rams into truck in UP
Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 26 (IANS) At least five persons were killed when an ambulance rammed into a stationary truck in the Gopiganj area in Bhadohi district on Tuesday morning.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bigg Boss 14: Desperate tricks that have backfired
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) If ever there were a season when Bigg Boss went all wrong, it has to be the ongoing season 14. There is only one way the current season will be remembered in the history of the show -- season 14 will be recalled as one that never really had the script to regale, and also one of the most boring ever.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AFC cancels U-16, U-19 championships in 2021 due to Covid-19
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 26 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has decided to cancel a number of competitions, including AFC U-16 Championship Bahrain 2020 and the AFC U-19 Championship Uzbekistan 2020, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
House delivers Trump impeachment article to Senate (Ld)
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) A team from the US House of Representatives ceremoniously walked across the Capitol, along the path of the mayhem that rocked Congress on January 6, to the Senate chamber and presented the chargesheet accusing former President Donald Trump of inciting the deadly riots.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,International
Nirbhaya case officer among 38 Delhi Police cops awarded
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Thirty eight officers and men of the Delhi Police have been conferred with the Police Medal for their services. Of them, 17 have been awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), three get the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 18 get the Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US detects 1st case of Brazilian Covid-19 variant
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US has detected the first case of a new coronavirus variants which was first discovered in Brazil, according to authorities.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
House delivers Trump impeachment article to Senate
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has delivered an impeachment article against fDonald Trump to the Senate, charging the former president with inciting insurrection leading to the deadly January 6 Capitol riot.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,International
Global Covid-19 cases top 99.6mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 99.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.13 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Jai Hind', Modi wishes nation on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings to the citizens of India as the country marked its 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chinese mainland reports 69 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 82 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 69 locally transmitted and 13 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 13 new imported Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) The Chinese mainland reported 13 new imported Covid-19 cases Monday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 4,624.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Russia, US begin expert-level work on nuke treaty extension
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) Russia and the US have started expert-level work on the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Monday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
US Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury Secretary
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US Senate on Monday voted to approve President Joe Biden's nomination of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to be the next US Treasury Secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
France registers 445 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours
Paris, Jan 26 (IANS) France has reported 445 new Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 73,494, health authorities' data showed on Monday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
100mn Covid-19 cases worldwide expected this week: WHO chief
Geneva, Jan 26 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, said the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
California lifts regional stay-at-home order for all regions
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) California lifted all regional stay-at-home orders in the most populous state in the US, public health officials announced on Monday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Lagarde predicts recovery with high level of uncertainty
Frankfurt, Jan 26 (IANS) Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), said on Monday that 2021 could be a year of recovery, but that would most likely be accompanied by a "very high level of uncertainty" before achieving the transition to a "new economy".
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Denzil Washington on working with Rami Malek, Jared Leto
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Denzil Washington says he found working with actors Rami Malek and Jared Leto on film, The Little Things, fascinating and inspiring.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US extends travel restrictions to S.Africa due to Covid-19
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Joe Biden on Monday announced measures to ban most non-US citizens travelling from South Africa from entering the US, in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UN expects India's economy to recover by 7.3% this calendar year
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) The United Nations sees the Indian economy recovering by 7.3 per cent this calendar year after a coronavirus-driven fall of 9.6 per cent last year.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
AstraZeneca's reduced vaccine supply not acceptable: Commissioner
Brussels, Jan 26 (IANS) Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, stated on Monday that AstraZeneca's new schedule in which the company's supply of Covid-19 vaccine would fall short of expectation was unacceptable to the European Union (EU).
2021-01-26
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Geri Horner on why clothes are like Batman suit
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Singer Geri Horner feels dressing up the right way makes one feel braver, and hence feels clothes are like the Batman suit.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kate Hudson hides in bathroom from family
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson says she has taken to hiding in the bathroom to get some space, as staying at home with her family due to the pandemic has been challenging.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Spain reports 93,822 new coronavirus cases over weekend
Madrid, Jan 26 (IANS) Spain's Ministry of Health on Monday reported 93,822 new cases of Covid-19 and 767 deaths over the period from 14:00 local time on Friday to 14:00 on Monday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Spain,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 7,50,000
Ottawa, Jan 26 (IANS) Canada's Covid-19 cases surpassed 7,50,000 on Monday morning, with the total hitting 7,50,546, including 17,847 deaths, according to media reports.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Biden moves to repeal Trump's transgender military ban
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Joe Biden on Monday signed an executive order seeking to repeal his predecessor Donald Trump's ban on most transgender people serving in the military.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
Majority of over-80s in UK received coronavirus vaccine
London, Jan 26 (IANS) British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday that the majority of over-80s in Britain have received their first coronavirus vaccine dose.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Heart to heart at Tikri's Pind California
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A typical day for him starts at 5 a.m. and ends at 2 a.m. After all there are check-ups, looking after in-house patients, and media interviews. Not to mention, several celebrities who drop in for a quick hello.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Guterres hopes dialogue can dial down Sino-Indian border tensions
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) After reports of a confrontation between their troops along the border in the Sikkim region, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes that India and China can reduce tensions through dialogue, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,International
Yediyurappa reallocates portfolios second time in day
Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Hours after, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, has reshuffled his cabinet for the second time in a day on Monday and for the fourth time in the last five days and still he is struggling to douse disgruntlement among his partymen that has erupted since he inducted seven new ministers in his cabinet nine days ago.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Five padma awardees in Karnataka including B.M. Hegde, Kambara
Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Five distinguished personalities from Karnataka including veteran Physician, Administrator and motivational speaker Belle Monappa Hegde, popularly known as B.M. Hegde, has been conferred the Padma awards.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Telangana's Kanaka Raju who preserved tribal dance form gets Padma Shri
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Tribals in old Adilabad district of Telangana hailed Padma Shri award to Ghusadi dance master Kanaka Raju, who is the only Padma awardee from Telangana this year.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'First dogs' Champ and Major move into White House
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The 'first dogs' have entered the White House.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
JAP to hold tractor rally in Patna on R-Day
Patna, Jan 26 (IANS) Ahead of the scheduled tractor rally by the agitating farmers in the national capital on Republic Day, Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) led by its chief Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav announced to hold a tractor rally in Patna on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nation bows before Col Santosh Babu's supreme sacrifice: BJP
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Colonel B. Santosh Babu, who has been awarded Mahavir Chakra posthumously by the government on Monday, had laid down his life in the fight with Chinese troops in Ladakh.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Ex-Assam CM Gogoi among 15 from 6 NE states conferred Padma awards
Guwahati/Agartala, Jan 25 (IANS) On the eve of 72nd Republic Day, the government on Monday conferred the Padma Bhushan award posthumously to former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Padma Shri awards to 14 personalities from six of the eight northeastern states excluding Sikkim and Nagaland.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Tension at Singhu over tractor rally route
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Confusion and tension reigned supreme at the Singhu border late evening regarding the route for tractor rally on January 26.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Padma Shri for six sportspersons, legendary coach OM Nambiar
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian Union government on Monday named six sportspersons and retired coach O.M. Nambiar for the prestigious Padma Shri award for 2021. Interestingly, no cricketer has been chosen for the accolade this year.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
After BAO's killing, youth found mundered in Patna
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) Following the murder of a block agriculture officer (BAO) in Patna, a youth was killed in the state capital's Bairiya locality under the Gopalpur police station, leaving the area in shock.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six from Kerala conferred Padma awards
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) Six personalities from Kerala made to the list of Padma awardees from various fields. The Padma awardees included versatile singer K S Chithra, who has been conferred Padma Bhushan while Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodiri, O Madhavan Nambiar, Balan Pootheri, Dhananjaya Sudhakar and KK Ramachandra Pulavaar were conferred Padma Shri.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
UN chief urges donor countries, banks to increase climate finance
United Nations, Jan 25 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged donor countries and banks to significantly increase the volume and predictability of their finance for climate change adaptation and resilience.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Key minister summoned by Yediyurappa to resolve cabinet crisis
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Even as Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa struggles to contain the rumblings within the party over allocation of portfolios, newly-inducted ministers R. Shankar, M.T.B. Nagaraj and K.C. Narayan Gowda on Monday demanded on Monday that they needed to be in charge of their home districts - Haveri, Bengaluru Rural and Mandya, respectively.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kapany, father of fiber optics, conferred with Padma Vibhushan posthumously
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The government on Monday announced to confer the Padma Vibhushan award on Narinder Singh Kapany, who was known as the 'father of fiber optics', posthumously. The government also announced to confer the Padma Shri on Jagadish Chowdhury, who was known as 'Dom raja' in Uttar Pradesh, posthumously.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Diganth, Anwesha score upset wins in U-12 Talent Series
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Diganth M. and Anwesha Dhar scripted upset wins in the boys and girls categories respectively in the opening round of the KSLTA Talent Series on the Tattvam Junior Tennis Tour that began on Monday here at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
President's medals for 19 Karnataka police personnel
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) In recognition of their meritorious service, 19 police personnel, including one IPS officer from Karnataka were Monday conferred the President's medals on the eve of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
1,036 recoveries, 375 new Covid cases reported in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Reversing the trend, 1,036 patients recovered from the infection, while 375 new cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Tripura teachers' sit-in protest enters 50th day, 84 died of numerous causes
Agartala, Jan 25 (IANS) With one more teacher breathing his last on Monday, the number of deaths due to numerous reasons rose to 84 as the indefinite sit-in by thousands of Tripura government school teachers, who had lost their jobs following court verdicts, entered its 50th day on Monday, even though the state government is yet to hold any talks with them.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Tripura,National,Education,Politics
Windies need to play spin better, rotate strike: Simmons
Chattogram, Jan 25 (IANS) West Indies coach Phil Simmons has lamented his team's inability to play spin and rotate strike in ODIs after it succumbed to a 120-run defeat in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Afghanistan,Sports,Cricket
SC refuses to entertain PIL seeking free, fair Bengal polls
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the West Bengal government to ensure protection to opposition leaders as a prerequisite for free and fair Assembly election scheduled early this year.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Justice Sanjay Kumar chosen as Chief Justice of Manipur HC
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, has cleared the proposal for elevation of Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra reports 56 new Covid cases, tally reaches 8.87 lakh
Amaravati, Jan 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Monday reported 56 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 8.87 lakh, while 141 more patients recovered from the virus.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Gokulam Kerala steam past Neroca FC to move up in I-League
Kalyani, Jan 25 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC got back to winning ways as they defeated Neroca FC 4-1 to take their tally on the I-League table to six points at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium here on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
AP seeks Centre's guidance for achieving polls, vaccination goals
Amaravati, Jan 25 (IANS) As the Coronavirus vaccination plans of Andhra Pradesh government are set to be disrupted by the forthcoming panchayat elections, the state government wrote to the Union government for guidance on how to achieve polls and vaccination goals on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nripendra Misra among 10 Padma Bhushan recipents
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Retired IAS officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre, Nripendra Misra, who served as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from 2014 to 2019, is among the 10 Padma Bhushan awardees for 2021.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Highlander Deshorn confident of breaching Bagan wall (Match Preview 72)
Goa, Jan 25 (IANS) For NorthEast United, life in the Indian Super League (ISL) without Gerard Nus has been off to a rather positive start. Snapping a winless run against Jamshedpur FC propelled them all the way to fifth on the table. Now they face a much tougher test of their credentials when they take on ATK Mohun Bagan at the Fatorda Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mumbai blunder gifts late equaliser to Chennaiyin
Goa, Jan 25 (IANS) A terrible late error in the box by Ahmed Jahouh rewarded Chennai's perseverance and an improved second-half display as they held Mumbai City FC to a 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
England win 5 consecutive Tests abroad for 1st time in 107 yrs
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) England's six-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle was their fifth consecutive win overseas -- a first in 107 years. The last time they won five-plus Tests was between 1911 and 1914.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Kia Motors India sold 1 lakh units since July (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Kia Motors India has sold 1 lakh units since July 2020 in the domestic wholesale market.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UPL's Shroff, Lijjat Papad founder among 6 Padma winners from Maha
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Six prominent personalities from Maharashtra, including two inspiring women, have been named for this year's Padma awards, on the occasion of the country's Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Blueprint to be prepared for dispersing IT growth in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Monday directed officials to prepare a blueprint for the development of information technology in all areas around Hyderabad under the IT Grid policy.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
UPL Chief Shroff, 4 others get Padma awards for trade and industry
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Five persons from the field of trade and industry have been conferred the prestigious Padma awards for their contributions.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UPL chied, Lijjat Papad founder among 6 Padma winners from Maha
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Six prominent personalities from Maharashtra, including two inspiring women, have been named for this year's Padma awards, on the occasion of the country's Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Guidelines for tractor rally: No weapons, no provocative slogans
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The protesting farmers and the Delhi police have agreed to a lengthy list of guidelines to be strictly followed during the tractor rally on Republic day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
WB one of the most dynamic states of India: Moroccan Ambassador
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) In an in exclusive interview with IANS, Mohamed Maliki, Morocco's Ambassador to India, shared the vision behind opening an Honorary Consulate in West Bengal, consolidating bilateral ties with India in the years to come. Edited excerpts:
2021-01-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Galwan Valley heroes honoured with war time military decorations
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) All the 20 Indian Army bravehearts killed in action during the clash with Chinese People's Liberation Army troopers at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh last year have been honoured with war gallantry aawards posthumously on the eve of Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Seven sportspersons picked for Padma Shri
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Seven sportspersons were on Monday conferred the Padma Shri award. The awardees include no cricketer.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Punjab-Karnataka, Himachal-TN face off in Mushtaq Ali T20 quarters
Ahmedabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 quarter-finals will commence on Tuesday with Karnataka facing Punjab in the first quarter-final beginning noon.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Over 20,000 private healthcare workers in Telangana take vaccine
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Over 20,000 private healthcare workers in Telangana were administered Covid vaccine on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Posthumous Padma Vibhushan for SP Balasubramanyam, Padma Bhushan for Chithra
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Government announced the list of Padma Awardees, which are among the some of the highest civilian honour, on Republic Day eve.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC surprised at 60-year-old Salar Jung family succession suit
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday was taken by surprise after it came across the pendency of a succession suit filed in 1958 in connection with the division of property of the erstwhile Hyderabad princely state's Prime Minister, Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III, who died on March 2, 1949.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Six from Odisha to receive Padma awards
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) As many as six personalities from Odisha will receive Padma awards for their notable contributions towards the welfare of society.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Ram Vilas, Tarun Gogoi, Keshubhai Patel conferred with Padma Bhushan posthumously
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The government on Monday conferred the Padma Bhushan award posthumously on former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel .
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
92,122 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,59,487
Gandhinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) A total of 92,122 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 13,803 on Monday, even as 390 new cases took the state's coronavirus tally to 2,59,487, while three deaths in the past 24 hours mounted Gujarat's Covid death toll to 4,379.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Railways approved 115 mail, express trains in Jan
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In the month of January, the Indian Railways approved to operate 115 more express and mail trains, taking the total number of operational trains to 1,138.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe among 119 Padma winners for 2021
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is among 119 recipients whom the government on Monday selected for Padma awards--one of the highest civilian awards in the country.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra to proceed with rural local body polls
Amaravati, Jan 25 (IANS) With the Supreme Court dismissing Andhra Pradesh government's petition to defer the rural local body polls, the state government on Monday decided to proceed with the elections.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Foreign fund outflows, profit booking pull equity markets lower (Intro Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Foreign fund outflows, along with profit booking, pulled the Indian benchmark equity indices lower for the third straight session on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
L&T's Q3 consolidated net profit up 4.9%
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Monday reported a 4.9 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Alien birds threaten Himalayan biodiversity: Researchers
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Alien birds are spreading across southeast Asia and could reach India -- either due to escaping captivity or after being intentionally released, researchers with the University College London (UCL) warned on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal unveils Ashoka Pillar at Delhi assembly
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled the Ashoka Pillar at Delhi Assembly on Monday. While addressing a gathering on this occasion, Kejriwal stated that the Ashoka Chakra was adopted as national symbol of India on January 26, 1950 and installing it in the Vidhan Sabha will remind Ministers and MLAs (Member of Legislative Assembly) the values of India as a democracy and a republic.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moderna working on Covid-19 booster shot to fight new variant
New York, Jan 25 (IANS) While the two-dose regimen of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be protective against emerging strains detected to date, the company on Monday said it is also working on a Covid-19 booster shot to protect against a new variant first identified in South Africa.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
6 NIA officials awarded President's Police Medals
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Six National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials on Monday have been conferred with the President's Police Medals for distinguished service and meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day 2021.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan host South Africa for first time in 13 years
Karachi, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan will host South Africa in a Test match at home for the first time in 13 years when their two-Test series commences here on Tuesday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Kia Motors India sells 1 lakh units since July
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Kia Motors India has sold 1 lakh units since July 2020 in the domestic wholesale market.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bangladesh beat WI 3-0 in ODIs, jump to 2nd in Super League table
Chattogram, Jan 25 (IANS) Bangladesh defeated West Indies by 120 runs in the third One-day International (ODI) here on Monday to win the three-match series 3-0 and climbed to second spot on the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League. This series is part of the qualification process for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, to be held in India.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Afghanistan,Sports,Cricket
Centre set to permanently ban 59 Chinese apps
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Union Government has decided permanently ban 59 Chinese mobile applications including TikTok.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gurugram's civil defence department gets President's medal
Gurugram, Jan 25 (IANS) For the first time in the history of Haryana, the President's Civil Service Medal has been awarded to Gurugram's Civil Defence Department. The award will be received by Chief Warden Mohit Sharma, on behalf of the department.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Gurugram to livestream R-Day event on YouTube
Gurugram, Jan 25 (IANS) The Gurugram district administration has decided to livestream the Republic Day district level program on YouTube in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the district administration officials said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Rithvik Dhanjani to feature in cover video of Juggy D. classic
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Rithvik Dhanjani, who is also a show host and dancer, features in the cover video of the classic Juggy D track, Mere dil vich hum tum.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2 pilots injured as Army chopper crash-lands
Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) Two pilots were injured after an Army Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) crash-landed inside a defence area on Monday evening in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Under pressure Yediyurappa reallocates portfolios third time to disgruntled ministers
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa has done a cabinet reshuffle for the third time in the last five days and is still struggling to douse disgruntlement among his partymen since he inducted seven new ministers in his cabinet nine days ago.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Venue check: India have good Test record against England in Chennai
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium 'Chepauk', which will host the first two Tests of the upcoming four-match series against England, has been a happy hunting ground for the host India.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sonakshi Sinha 'can't wait' to feature in a meme
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) At a time when almost all of Bollywood seems obsessed with circulating US senator Bernie Sanders' memes, actress Sonakshi Sinha has expressed that she can't wait to feature in a meme. On Monday, Sonakshi shared a photograph of herself staring at the mirror with her hands covering her cheeks.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
It will be a disastrous electoral year for BJP in 3 states: Trinamool
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have an electorally disastrous year in 2021 in at leas three states, the Trinamool Congress said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
32 children selected for PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) On the eve of 72nd Republic Day, the Central government on Monday announced to confer Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) to 32 children from across the country with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shilpa Shetty's yoga tip to beat stress
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress and yoga enthusiastic Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday suggested the right yoga to bust stress, and improve core strength and flexibility of the hip joints and legs.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B'luru police deny permission for tractor rally by farmers
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Farmers would not be allowed to enter the city on tractors from outside on Tuesday for their protest rally against the three central farm laws, a top police official said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National
AAP behind attack on Congress lawmakers: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the attack on a state Congress MP and an MLA at the Singhu border was not the handiwork of peacefully protesting farmers but of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers, whose only agenda was to weaken the farmers' fight by creating trouble at the behest of the BJP.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Over 310 UDAN air routes operatilonalised till date
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India has till date operationalised 311 air routes under the regional connectivity scheme 'Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik' or RCS-UDAN.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hyderabad's Hussain Sagar gets a facelift
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Hussain Sagar, the most popular hangout place in Hyderabad, is getting a major face lift.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Transport ministry nod to levying 'Green Tax' on polluting vehicles
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said his department has approved a proposal to levy "Green Tax" on old vehicles that are polluting the environment.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Defence/Security
IIT-Delhi to come up with many big inventions soon: Director
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, counted among the best educational institutions, is soon going to dedicate several new innovations to the nation. IIT-Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao tells in an exclusive interview to IANS how the institute has endeavoured to fight coronavirus pandemic and what the situation vis-a-vis job placements and new courses in the IIT is. Excerpts:
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Bengali star Rukmini Maitra to debut in B'wood in Vidyut Jammwal-starrer 'Sanak'
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bengal actress Rukmini Maitra is all set to make her Bollywood debut. She will feature opposite action star Vidyut Jammwal in the forthcoming action-thriller Sanak.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Farmers told of Governor's unavailability: Maha Raj Bhavan
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The Maharashtra Raj Bhavan said that the Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha (SSKM) leaders were informed that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari would be unavailable to meet the farmers' delegation on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Right vote is powerful instrument in people's hands: AP Guv
Amaravati, Jan 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan on Monday said that the right to vote, which is a powerful instrument in the hands of people and makes them sentinels of the noble tradition of democracy, should not be exercised just mechanically.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
English cricketers will have to look after each other in India: Root
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root on Monday said that the upcoming series against India would challenge them as their period away from home and inside a bio-bubble will keep increasing with every passing day, and they will have to stick together.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
FDI flow into India grows 13% in 2020
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into India rose 13 per cent in 2020, backed by investments into the digital sector, said a report by the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kangana says Manikarnika is most successful Indian film in Japan
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday celebrated the completion of two years of release of her period drama Manikarnika. She claimed it was the most successful Indian film in Japan.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
4 from northeast to receive Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, Jan 25 (IANS) Four children of four northeastern states -- Assam, Manipur, Sikkim and Tripura -- have been chosen for this year's Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) for their exceptional abilities and outstanding feat in different fields, officials said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
England close in on Australia in World Test Championship final race
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) The World Test Championship (WTC) final race is hotting up with fourth-placed England moving within 0.5 percentage points (PCT) of third-placed Australia. India are on top of the table with 71.7 percentage points, followed by New Zealand on 70.0 per cent.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Manish B. Tiwary slams Childrens Film Society for leaving his film in lurch
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Manish B. Tiwary has slammed the Childrens Film Society of India (CFSI) for allegedly dumping his film, Chidiakhana. Tiwary claims he is now entangled in a lengthy battle to secure a release for the film.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Johnson launches coalition to tackle climate change impacts
London, Jan 25 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday launched the Adaptation Action Coalition, a new international coalition to tackle the impacts of climate change.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
ED raids multiple locations of realtor Omkar Group in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) swooped down on multiple locations of Mumbai realtor Omkar Group in Mumbai and its officials Babulal Verma and Kamal Kishore Gupta in connection with an alleged money laundering case, officials said here on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Franklin Templeton case: SC says objection to e-voting contentious, will deal first
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it will first deal with the "contentious" issue of the objection to the e-voting process for winding up Franklin Templeton's six mutual fund schemes, and of distribution of money to the unitholders.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nearly 20L beneficiaries vaccinated, highest in K'taka
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India has inoculated nearly 20 lakh healthcare and frontline workers, with Karnataka vaccinating the most number of beneficiaries in the last 10 days since the commencement of the nationwide vaccination drive.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maanvi Gagroo: Docu-film 'Cheer Haran' explores sociopolitical fabric of Haryana
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Maanvi Gagroo unveiled the motion poster of Cheer Haran saying the upcoming film explores the sociopolitical fabric of Haryana.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jammu-Srinagar Highway to open for stranded vehicles on Tuesday
Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will be opened on Tuesday just to facilitate the movement of vehicles stranded between Ramban and Jawahar Tunnel towards Kashmir, officials said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Bullet train project: L&T-IHI Infrastructure systems wins contract for 28 steel bridges
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has awarded a contract for procurement and fabrication of 28 steel bridges to L&T-IHI Infrastructure Systems consortium worth Rs 1,390 crore for crossing over railway lines, rivers, highways, roads and other structures for the ambitious 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor, officials said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RJD slams Nitish government for BAO's murder
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) Following the murder of a block agriculture officer (BAO) named Ajay Kumar in Patna, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday slammed the Nitish Kumar-led government for being unable to prevent frequent criminal acts in the state.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
President hails farmers, scientists and soldiers on R-Day eve
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) On the eve of Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity, outlined in the Preamble of the Constitution, are sacred to everybody in the nation.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rakul Preet shares her sunshine mantra
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh spreads sunshine mood in her new Instagram image, and urges everyone to follow their dreams.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala govt recommends solar scam case to CBI, objects to probe in Life Mission scam
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A day after recommending a CBI probe in the solar scam case, ahead of Assembly polls scheduled later this year, the Kerala government in the Supreme Court on Monday vehemently objected to the CBI probe ordered by the Centre in the Life Mission scam, where the state government is in the dock.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mrunal Thakur says shooting in Kashmir for first time 'was surreal'
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Mrunal Thakur, who recently shot with singer Guru Randhawa for his latest music video in Kashmir, is smitten by the beauty of the place.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Red-hot Root looking to extend batting form to India
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root's ability to rack up big scores like he did in Sri Lanka in the just-concluded Test series will be key for England to put up a fight against India in the four-Test series starting next month. He scored 426 in two Tests in Sri Lanka at 106.50, with two centuries -- 228 in first Test and 186 in second Test.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Amit Sadh: Try to live the life of character in all roles
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh has opened up on his new web series Jeet Ki Zid, saying he didn't need a second thought to decide on taking up the role.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Remo DSouza post angioplasty: Dancing my way to recovery
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Remo DSouza, who was admitted to hospital recently after suffering cardiac problems, on Monday revealed that he is dancing his way to recovery.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Govt may offer relief to NRIs/foreign visitors over residency status
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The government proposes to offer relief to individuals who have been facing difficulty with the status of their residency in India under the provisions of the Income Tax Act due to the lockdown and suspension of international flights.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
India, China agree to push for early disengagement at disputed border
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India and China have agreed to push for an early disengagement of the frontline troops at disputed border areas across Line of Actual Control, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Foreign fund outflows, profit booking pull equity markets lower (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Foreign fund outflows, along with profit booking, pulled the Indian benchmark equity indices lower for the third straight session on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TV actor Manish Verma goes on without cheat day for new show
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Manish Verma has been working hard on his physique for his role in the new TV show, Teri Meri Ek Jindri. To ensure he stays fit, he says he has no cheat day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Annup Sonii: Films and shows are not dictated by marketing team as earlier
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Annup Sonii says he is making a conscious effort to increasingly shift to projects on OTT platforms. The audience for the digital space is growing, and it is also a perfect medium for actors like him to prove their versatility.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Govt's good governance stronger than ever: VP's R-Day eve wish
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Extending wishes to people on the eve of Republic Day, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said our democracy is vibrant and our commitment to good governance and transparency is stronger than "ever before".
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine works against new variants
New York, Jan 25 (IANS) US-based drugmaker Moderna on Monday said its Covid-19 vaccine retains neutralising activity against emerging variants first identified in the UK and South Africa.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Kerala Health Minister seeks better, local public health to fight epidemics
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja says that improving the public health system and increasing the number of Primary Health Centres is the best way to contain contagious diseases like coronavirus.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Altaf Bukhari meets PM, asks for restoration of J&K statehood
Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) In a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari reiterated the demand for the restoration of statehood of Jammu & Kashmir, the party said in a statement on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
NIA files supplementary chargesheet against 2 terror accused
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a supplementary chargesheet against two terrorists, Sidhikhul Aslam and Muhammad Polakkanni, in connection with its probe into the ISIS Omar Al-Hindi module case for planning attacks in south India, officials said.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Congress forms panels for Assam assembly polls
New Jan 25 (IANS) The Congress has formed a number of committees for the upcoming assembly polls in Assam. The committees formed by the party include the election committee, manifesto committee, management committee, coordination committee, campaign committee and media committee.
2021-01-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Samsung heir Lee won't appeal ruling in bribery case (Ld)
Seoul, Jan 25 (IANS) Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong and the prosecution said Monday that they will not appeal last week's appeals court ruling that sentenced him to two and a half year in prison in a retrial of a high-profile bribery case.
2021-01-25
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
38% Indian women working in tech industry prefer WFH: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Almost 38 per cent Indian women working in a tech or IT industry prefer working at home to working in the office, says a new survey.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Doorstep delivery of subsidised ration in Delhi from March
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that people of Delhi will start receiving subsidised ration (food grains) at their doorstep from March this year.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tiger Shroff shares behind the scenes video of second single 'Casanova'
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff treated his fans with a behind-the-scenes video of his latest single, Casanova.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala reports 3,361 Covid cases, 17 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) After testing 30,903 samples, Kerala on Monday reported 3,361 Covid 19 cases, while 5,606 people recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, as per a release issued by the office of state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Navyman's daughter among 5 in Maha to get PM Bal Shakti award
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Kaamya Karthikeyan, the teenaged daughter of an Indian Navy Commander S. Karthikeyan, has been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Shakti Puraskar, 2021, an official said here on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Features,Human Interest/Society
Congress to welcome farmers' tractor rally in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Congress in Delhi will welcome the farmers' tractor rally on January 26 on the rally route to pledge solidarity with the farmers demanding the repeal of the three farm laws. The Congress workers have been asked by the party to welcome the rally on various points in the capital.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches trailer of Fauji Calling
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the trailer of the upcoming film Fauji Calling on Monday, at his residence in the Capital. The event took place on Republic Day eve and was attended by the cast of the lead film, Sharman Joshi and Bidita Bagh, and director Aaryaan Saxena.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Innovators come up with 3D masks, touch-free devices in Raj
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) Necessity is the mother of invention and coronavirus pandemic threw up a challenge to innovators to come up with new medical items and devices to tackle the spread of the dreaded virus and other diseases in Rajasthan in the past few months.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Delhi's first doctor hit by Covid elated after taking vaccine jab
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a sigh of relief, the first frontline healthcare worker in the national capital to suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic in March beamed with joy after receiving the first shot of Covishield vaccine on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Kaabil' turns 4: Yami Gautam recalls role as one that threw her 'out of comfort zone'
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kaabil was released four years ago on this day and actress Yami Gautam, who played the female lead in the revenge drama, says the role helped her to the creative horizon.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google workers form global alliance to fight workplace issues
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) In a bid to hold Alphabet accountable on issues like inequality, gender discrimination and workplace harassment, Google workers across the world have formed a global union alliance called Alpha Global, The Verge reported on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gauahar Khan, Zaid Darbar's marriage is one month old, actress pens mushy note
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress-model Gauahar Khan on Monday posted an Instagram note celebrating one month of marriage with Zaid Darbar, thanking him for being her best friend and her partner in her life.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress has high hopes with DMK in Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Congress is pinning its hopes on the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, where it will contest in alliance with the DMK, with former party president Rahul Gandhi making a trip to the southern state twice in 10 days and is expected to visit the state again in February.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Willing to quit, seek safe and graceful exit, Nagaland Lokayukta to SC
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Nagaland Lokayukta, Justice (retd) Uma Nath Singh, has told the Supreme Court that he seeks a safe and graceful exit from the state as one of the conditions for his resignation.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bigg Boss 14: Rakhi Sawant's 'love' for Abhinav is too gimmicky to be true
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bigg Boss 14 contestant Rakhi Sawant is all set for her latest gimmick. She will give a glimpse of what she claims is her crazy love story with actor Abhinav Shukla by etching the words, I Love Abhinav, in red all over her body.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IPS officer probing extra-judicial killings in Manipur wins President's medal
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) For Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Mahesh Bhardwaj, it was hard to believe that he has been selected for the President's medal for the distinguished services, as he completed six years of President's medal for the Meritorious services this year.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
NABARD estimates Odisha's credit potential at Rs 1,10,735 cr
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has assessed a total credit requirement of Rs 1,10,735 crore for Odisha for the year 2021-22.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Andhra couple murders daughters to resurrect them
Madanapalle (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 25 (IANS) A highly superstitious teacher couple killed their two daughters, believing that they could be resurrected at Madanapalle in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Another 'Mahabharata' plays out as Goa tinkers with Lokayukta law
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) Months before demitting office, former Goa Lokayukta P.K. Mishra had invoked the Mahabharata, more specifically Kaurava stalwarts, while accusing the Goa government of trying to humiliate his office and ignoring his reports on corruption-related cases.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CBI officers who probed high profile cases get President's medal
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) CBI's Joint Director Sampat Meena, who is currently probing the alleged Hathras gang-rape case, and Joint Director Vineet Vinayak, who is handling the politically sensisitive Roshni Scam case in Jammu and Kashmir, have been awarded the President's medal for distinguished service on the occasion of Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Tractor rally: Raj traffic volunteers with green jackets, well-defined route
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) Rajasthan farmers are trying their best to maintain discipline during the proposed tractor rally in Delhi on January 26 to protest the new farm laws as detailed guidelines issued on Monday mention the well-defined route with specific markers which need to be followed by farmers to drive their tractors.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Kannada actress Jayashree Ramaiah commits 'suicide'
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Kannada actress Jayashree Ramaiah died by suicide on Monday at the Sandhya Kiran Old Age Home and Rehabilitation Centre on the city's outskirts, the police said.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
Covid-19 warnings on Twitter spread well before pandemic outbreak
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Even before the first cases of Covid-19 in Europe were announced at the end of January 2020, signals that something strange was happening were already circulating on Twitter, said a new study.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM kickstarts 'Girl Child Day' celebrations
Patiala, Jan 25 (IANS) In a major initiative for the empowerment of women, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday kickstarted the 'National Girl Child Day' celebrations with a message to the society to come forward to protect the life and liberty of girls.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Telangana boy awarded for developing smart wristband for Alzheimer's patients
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy from Telangana, who developed a smart wristband to monitor Alzheimer's patients, is one of the recipients of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021 announced on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha CM urges Union Ministers, HC judges to adopt schools
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday appealed two Union Ministers from the state, judges of Orissa High Court, all MPs and MLAs to adopt government schools under the Mo School initiative.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
Nubia's new phone to come with 120W fast charging: Report
Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) ZTE's Nubia is all set to launch its next-generation of gaming smartphone known as Red Magic 6 5G in China soon and now a new report has claimed that the phone may come with 120W fast charging.
2021-01-25
Category: International, China,Technology
Extra chance for UPSC aspirants disrupts level playing field: Govt
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Central government has told the Supreme Court that civil services aspirants who have exhausted all their attempts in the exams held in October last year should not be given an extra try.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala's Muhsin gets Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak posthumously
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Kerala's Muhammed Muhsin has been posthumously awarded the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, one of the three Jeevan Raksha Padak awards given to someone for saving the life of another person.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
England turn tables on Sri Lanka, win 2nd Test by 6 wickets
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) England defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test to seal the two-match series 2-0. Needing 164 to win, the English faltered when reduced to 89 for four. But opener Dominic Sibley and No. 6 Jos Buttler shared an unbeaten 75-run partnership for the fifth wicket to lead their team to victory.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Himachal CM gave big push to development: Nadda
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda said on Monday that the young team led by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has taken a big leap in the state's development, which many leaders across party lines had in the past initiated to change the state's landscape.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
2 T'gana cops to be awarded President's Police medal
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Hyderabad's Additional Commissioner of Police (ASP), Shikha Goel, and Inspector General of Police, N. Shiva Shankar Reddy, have been chosen for the President's Police Medal (PPM) for their distinguished service on the occasion of the Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Apple doubled its India smartphone market share in Q4 2020
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Riding on the stellar performance of iPhone 11 and XR, Apple for the first time doubled its smartphone market share in India to nearly 4 per cent in the festive quarter of 2020, a new report said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Recovering Fortunes: Yes Bank sees signs of reaching pre-Covid levels soon
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Private lender Yes Bank has witnessed internal as well as external indicators of fast-paced economic recovery leading to pre-Covid operational levels.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lalu seeks bail in Jharkhand High Court
Ranchi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's lawyer on Monday filed a reply in the Jharkhand High Court and sought bail for the RJD President.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Gurugram police on high alert amid farmer's agitation, R-day
Gurugram, Jan 25 (IANS) In the view of the farmers' protest and the Republic Day celebrations, the Gurugram police have stepped up security arrangements and special instructions have been given to the police force to keep a vigil on suspicious elements, senior Gurugram police official said.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security
Maha Governor has time for Kangana, not for kisan: Pawar (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor has time to meet Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, but not the thousands of "kisan brothers" who have assembled in Mumbai in huge numbers from all over the state, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said here on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
3 NE states to display their traditions on R-Day
Agartala/Guwahati/Itanagar, Jan 25 (IANS) Two northeastern states - Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura - will showcase their traditions, famed customary talents, art and craft while Assam will demonstrate its tea, one of the backbones of Indian economy, and wildlife, in this year's Republic Day parade in the national capital.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Tripura,National
Bollywood showers love on newlyweds Varun and Natasha
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities took to social media on Monday, to shower newly-weds Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal with love and best wishes for a new beginning. Varun and Natasha tied the knot on Sunday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Can't be part of ego battle between AP govt, SEC, says SC
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its anguish at the Andhra Pradesh government, as it junked its plea to postpone panchayat polls against the backdrop of Covid-19 vaccination drive.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tesla has better software, hardware than Waymo: Elon Musk
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Electric car-maker Tesla CEO Elon Musk has countered recent remarks by the head of Waymo, Google's self-driving unit that Tesla has taken a misguided approach to develop fully autonomous cars.
2021-01-25
Category: International, India,Technology
Women, kids affected by armed conflict rising steadily: Lancet
Toronto, Jan 25 (IANS) Women and children affected by armed conflict around the world has risen steadily since 2000, growing to at least 630 million in 2017, according to a new four-paper series published in the journal The Lancet.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Canada,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Bring Bill in Budget Session to repeal farm laws, demands Trinamool
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) With just five days to go for the Parliament's Budget Session to commence on January 29, the Trinamool Congress on Monday demanded the government to introduce a new Bill to repeal the three farm laws.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sanjay Leela Bhansali shares unseen footage as 'Padmaavat' turns 3
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali shared never-seen footage of his 2018 magnum opus Padmaavat on the social media page of his production house.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Awaiting Centre's instructions: AAP on 'free vaccine' promise
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Delhi government is awaiting instructions from the central government for the promise of providing free Covid-19 vaccines to all the residents of Delhi made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab Police to take action over fake news on petrol pumps' closure
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) The Punjab Police's Cyber Crime Cell on Monday started proceedings for legal action against rumour-mongers spreading news about closing petrol pumps to thwart the farmers' tractor rally.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pulkit Samrat ponders over self love in new post
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Pulkit Samrat has posted a selfie on Instagram that triggered thoughts of self love in him.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Adele's '21' turns 10, singer calls album 'old friend'
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Adele celebrated the decade-long success of her chart-topping album 21.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Padmaavat turns 3: Ranveer Singh looks back at tryst with dark side
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh explored the dark side through the role of Alauddin Khilji in the 2018 Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat, and says it was an unforgettable experience.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
K-pop super band BTS have 'surprise gifts' for fans
Seoul, Jan 25 (IANS) K-pop super band BTS will unveil BE (Essential Edition) next month, and have planned some more surprises for their teeming fan base, widely known as BTS ARMY.
2021-01-25
Category: International, South Korea,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Integrated weapons system design centre opened in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Vice-President M.Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Integrated Weapons System Design Centre at DRDO's APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex here on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Technology
946 personnel selected for Police Medals on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A total of 946 personnel have been selected for Police Medals on the Republic Day, with an ASI from CRPF and another from Jharkhand Police getting the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) posthumously.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Godzilla Vs. Kong' in Indian theatres on March 26
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The anticipated Hollywood creature feature Godzilla Vs. Kong has been confirmed for theatrical release in India on March 26. The film will release in India in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages, apart from the original English version.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
AP SEC revises election schedule, phase I polls on Feb 9
Amaravati, Jan 25 (IANS) In the light of the Supreme Court dismissing Andhra Pradesh government's appeal to defer rural local bodies elections and allegedly no arrangements being made by the district administrations, State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar revised the election schedule to make Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV polls as Phase I, Phase II and Phase III elections.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Yogi's visit a boon for this Ladakhi Pashmina trader
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) For Kunjang Dolma, a businesswoman from Ladakh, it was a moment of pride when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited her stall at the ongoing 'Hunar Haat' here.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Adventure tourist's death spoils tourism day fervour in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) The national tourism day is generally celebrated in a grand manner in Kerala as the state which is named as " God's Own Country" , has been pitching itself as a major tourist destination.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Odisha Dalit engg student works as NREGS worker to pay for college
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) A Dalit girl in Odisha has been working as a labourer under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) to pay for her pending dues in a private engineering college to get her diploma certificate.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society
SS Rajamouli's multistarrer 'RRR' in cinemas on October 13
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Filmmaker SS Rajamouli's much-hyped upcoming multistarrer RRR is set for a theatrical release on October 13, the cast and crew announced on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Twitter launches new emoji to celebrate Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) As Indians across the world gear up to celebrate the 72nd Republic Day, Twitter on Monday announced the launch of a specially dedicated emoji to mark this momentous occasion.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
England to start summer with two-Test series against Black Caps
London, Jan 25 (IANS) England will start their home international summer with a two-Test series against New Zealand beginning June 2, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bihar: R-Day tableaux to give message of online education
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) On Republic Day at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna, one would see a glimpse of Bihar's tourist places this year as well as a message of protection from the coronavirus pandemic and 'online education, the need of the hour'.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Politics
Maha Governor has time for Kangana, not for kisan: Pawar
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The Maharashtra Governor has time to meet Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, but not the thousands of "kisan brothers" who have assembled in Mumbai in huge numbers from all over the state, Nationalist Congress Party Sharad Pawar said here on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Security beefed up ahead of Republic Day in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) Security in Jammu and Kashmir was beefed up on Monday to ensure that the 72nd Republic Day functions pass off peacefully a day later in the union territory.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Worldwide IT spending to grow 6.2% in 2021: Gartner
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) After a decline in the pandemic-hit 2020, worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2021, an increase of 6.2 per cent from the previous year, according to the latest forecast by Gartner on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
ED attaches properties worth Rs 207cr in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached properties to the tune of Rs 207 crore of Disc Assets Lead India Limited, Eagles Eye Real Estates and Meadow Realtors, and the firms' key managerial persons in connection with its money laundering probe.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Graft accused Covid positive Raj IT officer found dead
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) Corruption accused Income Tax officer Vinay Kumar Mangala admitted in the Covid ward of RUHS Hospital in the Rajasthan capital was found dead on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 bodies retrieved from China gold mine
Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) A day after 11 trapped workers were rescued from a gold mine in China's Shandong province, authorities on Monday retrieved the bodies of the 10 other miners, while one was still reported to be missing.
2021-01-25
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CM congratulates PM Bala Puraskar awardees from Karnataka
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa took to Twitter to greet a first-year Pre-University (Class 11) student Rakesh Krishna K., and class 5 student Veer V. Kashyap for winning Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar this year.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Kotak Mahindra Bank logs 11% growth in Q3 net profit
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Kotak Mahindra Bank on Monday reported a 10.76 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit for the October-December quarter at Rs 2,601.67 crore.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Respect value of right to vote: President's Voters' Day message
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that people should always respect the value of the right to vote because it is not a simple right and people around the world have struggled a lot for this right.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Authorities pull up socks ahead of farmers' R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a bid to ensure no disturbance to the law and order situation, thousands of police personnel have been deployed ahead of the farmers' Republic Day tractor parade.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Why Chinese involvement in financial frauds in India is alarming
New Delhi, Jan 25 ( IANS ) Within a span of 15 days, two major financial fraud cases involving Chinese nationals have come to the forefront. Soon after the Delhi Police unearthed a transnational malware and fraud syndicate and arrested two Chinese women in a gang of 12 in multiple raids starting January 13, two Chinese have been caught by the UP ATS from Noida for fraudulent monetary transactions.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Australia temporarily suspends New Zealand travel bubble
Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday suspended the quarantine-free travel arrangement for travellers from New Zealand for a minimum of 72 hours in order to reduce the risk of a new Covid-19 variant from entering the community.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Mountbatten family collection to head to auction
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Over 350 objects from the 18th century home of the late Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten -- the eldest daughter of Britain's last Viceroy of India -- would go under the hammer at a Sotheby's auction on March 24. The objects span jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculpture, books, silver and ceramics, said the auction house.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
30 CBI officials get President's Police Medals
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) As many as 30 CBI officials have been awarded the President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service and Police Medals for Meritorious Service by President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Akhilesh's proposed office in Azamgarh leads to political slugfest
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 25 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party has purchased a 4,374 square metre plot in Azamgarh to set up the office for its national president Akhilesh Yadav, who also represents the Azamgarh parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
iPhone 13 may come with smaller notch, better cameras
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 series will reportedly feature a redesigned Face ID system that will allow for a smaller notch at the top of the screen.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Strict measures needed to reduce new Covid-19 strains: Scientists
London, Jan 25 (IANS) With new Covid-19 strains reported from several parts of the world giving fresh threats to the fight against the pandemic, a group of scientists is calling on governments to consider the continued use of strict control measures as the only way to reduce the evolution and spread of the new variants of the virus.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
New book on Ayodhya chronicles change in mood
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) Fear, apprehension and suspicion has finally been replaced with a sense of ease and excitement and Ayodhya, after the Supreme Court verdict - is now striding ahead with development.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Bushfire danger elevated as heatwave continues in Australia
Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) The scorching heatwave sweeping Australia's southeastern states continued on Monday, and the hot, dry and windy conditions raised the bushfire danger across the region.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Ryan Crouser breaks world indoor shot put record
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Olympic champion Ryan Crouser added 16 centimetres to the world indoor shot put record at the American Track League meeting recently held in Fayetteville, a city in northwest Arkansas.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Samsung heir won't appeal 2.5-year imprisonment ruling
Seoul, Jan 25 (IANS) Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung Group, has decided not to appeal the ruling that sentenced him to two and a half years in prison for corruption charges, including bribery, his lawyer announced on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Technology
SC no to UP plea to transfer anti-conversion law cases to itself
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea by the Uttar Pradesh government to transfer all petitions against the anti-conversion ordinance pending in the Allahabad High Court to itself.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Salma Hayek looks fiery hot in monokini post
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) At 54, age is just a number for Salma Hayek. The Hollywood star continues to grab 'em by the eyeballs' on social media, scorching in a fiery red monokini in her new Instagram post.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Call special session of Haryana Assembly: Cong
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) Congress is mulling all options to dislodge the Haryana government led by Manohar Lal Khattar, which is surviving on the support of the JJP and Independents in the assembly.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Qureshi urges Biden administration to engage with changed Pak, India
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the new administration of the US under President Joe Biden to engage with a changed Pakistan and India, stating that a lot has changed in the past four years.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Pichai commits $150mn for equitable access to Covid vaccines
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday pledged more than $150 million to promote vaccine education and ensure equitable distribution so that everyone can benefit from this triumph of scientific achievement, and quickly.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
13th Instalment of Rs 6K cr released to States to meet GST compensation shortfall
New Delhi, Jan. Jan 25 (IANS) The Ministry of Finance has released the 13th weekly instalment of Rs 6,000 crore to the states on Monday to meet the GST compensation shortfall.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
California Covid-19 vaccine recipient dies after inoculation
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) A person from the US state of California died hours after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, authorities said, adding that an investigation is underway.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
CII pushes for Digital Infra Fund with more Govt investment, for inclusive growth and employment
New Delhi, Jan. Jan 25 (IANS) In the run-up to the upcoming Union Budget, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has sought creation of 'Broadband Infrastructure Fund' towards building digital infrastructure.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Digital vaccine certificates could help int'l students return to Aus'
Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) Australian Education Minister Alan Tudge said on Monday that a digital vaccine certification system could pave the way for the return of international students to the country.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Kareena Kapoor supports yoga during pregnancy
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a post on her social media endorsing yoga during pregnancy. The actor, who is expecting her second child with actor husband Saif Ali Khan, shared a picture doing yoga in the post.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Varun Dhawan shares moments from Haldi ceremony
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) After a very private wedding the day before, actor Varun Dhawan on Monday shared glimpses of his Haldi ceremony on Instagram. 
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
3 killed in separate road accidents in Gurugram
Gurugram, Jan 25 (IANS) At least three persons including an employee of the fertilisers department have been killed in separate road accidents at different stretches of the city, the police said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years
Colombo, Jan 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala: IUML may field women candidates in Assembly polls
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian Union Muslim League, which has in its history fielded only one woman in Assembly elections back in 1996, may change its policy and field more women candidates in the 2021 Kerala polls.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Punjab CM appeals farmers to ensure peace in tractor rally
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) Even as he termed their Republic Day tractor rally a testimony to the celebration of the Indian Republic and its constitutional ethos, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to the farmers to ensure that the event remains peaceful, just as their anti-farm law protests have been so far.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Need for close cooperation between police & customs to combat illicit trade'
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) D.P. Dash, Former Principal Director-General, DRI and Former Chairman, Enforcement Committee, World Customs Organisation (WCO) and Think Tank Member, FICCI CASCADE has emphasized the need for close cooperation between police and customs organizations to combat the menace of illicit trade and take actions more appropriately.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
India U-16 team beat UAE 1-0 in football friendly
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Youngster Sohail struck the target in the 79th minute from Taison Singh's cross to help India U-16 football team register a 1-0 win over their UAE counterparts in a recent friendly match.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Australia Day protesters to face fines, arrest
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Protesters planning rallies against Australia Day risk breaching Covid-19 regulations and could result in fines and arrests, New South Wales (NSW) state officials warned on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Politics
SEC didn't bother about polls during TDP rule: AP employees
Amaravati, Jan 25 (IANS) Amid the all-out war between the Andhra Pradesh government and the State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar, government employees are proving to be yet another hostile party to the idea of conducting panchayat elections, as they allege that Kumar did not bother about rural local body polls when the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was in power.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'President unveiled Netaji's painting and not of any actor'
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday rejected the rumours being peddled on social media platforms that Subhas Chandra Bose's portrait unveiled by President Ram Nath Kovind on his 125th birth anniversary was that of actor Prasenjit Chatterjee, who portrayed Netaji in Srijit Mukherjee directorial Gumnaami.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab CM lays stone of Jallianwala Bagh memorial park
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone of the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial Park in Amritsar, with an emotional tribute to the unsung heroes and to their families from a poem recalling how "After years still, (we are) carrying the pain of martyrs".
2021-01-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pawar calls NCP's Kerala leaders to Delhi for reconciliation
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) A few months ahead of the Kerala Assembly elections this year, Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar is set to play the role of a peacemaker next month between the warring factions of the party's state unit.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pak, India engage in heated debate at UNGA over minority rights
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan and India engaged in a heated debate, filled with accusations against each other, over deteriorating minority rights in each others countries at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
2021-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Galaxy S21 sales tipped to hover around 2.4M units in S.Korea
Seoul, Jan 25 (IANS) Sales of Samsung's new smartphone line, the Galaxy S21, are expected to reach 2.4 million units this year in South Korea, a report showed Monday, as the tech giant tries to expand its presence against Apple's iPhone 12.
2021-01-25
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Zydus' drug shows promise in treating hypoxia in Covid patients
Ahmedabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Ahmedabad-headquartered global pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila on Monday said it has received positive results from clinical trial of its drug "Desidustat" in treating hypoxia in hospitalised Covid-19 patients in Mexico.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Gujarat,National
Goa govt making efforts to resume mining: Koshyari
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) The Goa government is making continuous efforts to resume mining in a systematic manner, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said on Monday, in his inaugural address to the state Legislative Assembly during the winter session.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa's Mopa airport to be commissioned by Aug 22: Guv
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) The upcoming Mopa greenfield airport in Goa is expected to be commissioned by August 2022, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Slain Rajasthan jail warden among R-Day medal recipient
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Rajasthan jail warden Sukhdas Swami, who was killed in 2019, has been named as the lone recipient of the Correctional Service Medal for Gallantry posthumously.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scotland's Josh Davey extends contract with Somerset till 2023
Somerset, Jan 25 (IANS) Scotland fast bowler Josh Davey has agreed a one-year contract extension with Somerset which will see him remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of the 2023 campaign.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
FAO warns of renewed desert locust invasion in Kenya, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Jan 25 (IANS) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that desert locust swarms are expected to descend on large parts of Ethiopia and Kenya in the coming weeks.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Ethiopia,Environment/Wildlife
Kejriwal unfurls Tricolour at Delhi Secretariat ahead of R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday unfurled the Tricolour at the Delhi Secretariat ahead of the 72nd Republic Day celebrations.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US to impose travel restriction on South Africa
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's administration will on Monday impose a ban on most non-American citizens from entering the country if they had recently travelled to South Africa, where a new Covid-19 strain has been detected.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,Politics
Repeal farm laws, new tradition should not start on R-Day: Mayawati
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday urged the Central government to withdraw the contentious farm laws and cautioned that no new tradition should be started on the Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
WFH norm creates tax challenges for SEZs, clarification expected in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Covid-induced work from home (WFH) norms at workplaces has presented special challenges even for the government to mould tax regulations that take note of the new norm.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Deepika celebrates 3 years of 'movie of a lifetime' Padmaavat
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone on Monday shared a video in Rani Padmaavati avatar on the third anniversary of her 2018 blockbuster Padmaavat. 
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka thanks fans for 'opening weekend' support to 'The White Tiger'
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas thanked fans for the positive response to her new release, The White Tiger, which had opened globally on OTT over the weekend.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India starts work on power project despite Pak's objections
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Despite Pakistans repeated objections over Indias intentions to construct a power project on the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi has decided to go ahead with the construction work of the project, maintaining that it does not violate terms of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT).
2021-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
KJo to Varun: My boy is all grown up, ready for this beautiful phase
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Karan Johar has penned a long note for the just-married Varun Dhawan, recalling when the Bollywood actor  faced the camera for him for the first time, the filmmaker  developed an immediate protective feeling of love and almost assuming the role of a parent.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sharad Kelkar: People are partying so don't know why they won't go to theatres
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Sharad Kelkar is surprised that the audience is still hesitant to return to the cinema theatres, although other areas of the hospitality and entertainment industry have started to open up, post Covid lockdown.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bill Gates receives first dose of Covid vax
San Francisco, Jan 25 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who has been a target of conspiracy theorists for his push for vaccinations, has received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Miley Cyrus to sing for healthcare workers at Super Bowl gig
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus is set to perform at a special Super Bowl LV pre-game concert, which will be held specifically for healthcare workers.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Korea's Kim earns thrilling one-shot win at The American Express
La Quinta (California), Jan 25 (IANS) Korea's Si Woo Kim claimed a dramatic one-shot victory over a fast-charging Patrick Cantlay at The American Express, earning his third PGA Tour title to end a four-year winless run.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Shikhar Dhawan's boat ride spells trouble for boatman
Varanasi, Jan 25 (IANS) Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan's boat ride on the Ganga river in Varanasi, has landed the boatman in trouble.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Betting Central,Cricket
Not afraid of CBI probe: Ex-Kerala CM Oommen Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy has said that the LDF government recommending a CBI inquiry against him and five other leaders in the solar sex scandal case is a clear case of political vendetta and added that he and his party colleagues are not afraid of the inquiry.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Trump worst president ever' banner flown near Mar-a-Lago
Miami, Jan 25 (IANS) A banner with with the words, "Trump worst President ever" was reportedly flown by a plane near the former US leader's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, according to a media report.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United States,International
Australia gives provisional approval to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Australia's medical regulator on Monday granted provisional approval to Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, making it the first Covid vaccine to receive regulatory approval in Australia.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,National
BJP MLA says Mamata belongs to 'demon culture'
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh has once again targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said she hails from a 'demon culture' and her DNA is 'defective'.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sonu Nigam meets Yogi after visiting Ayodhya
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) Well-known singer Sonu Nigam on Monday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the latter's official residence in Lucknow.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
'Farmers-wave' in Maha: Sena, NCP, Cong to protest
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi allies Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress will join the Samyukt Shetkari Kamgar Morcha (SSKM) Mumbai rally on Monday to oppose the three new farm laws, top organisers said here on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
B'desh Armed Forces to participate in India's R-Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) For the first time ever, a 122-member strong contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces will participate in the historic Republic Day celebrations. The contingent will march on Rajpath alongside their Indian counterparts.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Plea for tribunal on complaints against media: SC seeks Centre's reply
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Centre, Press Council of India and other respondents on a PIL seeking establishment of an independent media tribunal for complaints regarding the media houses filed by viewers.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Beant assassination case: SC gives last chance to govt to decide on Rajoana's plea
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday gave a last chance to the Centre to take a decision on mercy pleas filed on behalf of Balwant Singh Rajoana who was awarded the death penalty for the 1995 assassination of then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
How China shot itself in the foot over vaccine for Bangladesh
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Four days back Bangladesh received two million doses of vaccines from India as a gift. It is also sitting smug over a successful deal it signed with the Serum Institute of India (SII) late last year for a supply of 30 million coronavirus vaccines.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Android 12 may bring double tap on back gesture support
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In the initial releases of the Android 11 Developer Preview, it looked like Google was planning to add double-tap gesture support for Pixel phones and now, it appears the feature may arrive as part of Android 12.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
China's intrusion in Ladakh is rooted in Beijing's Middle Kingdom mentality: Lobsang Sangay
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Chinas intrusion into Ladakh is rooted in Beijings Middle Kingdom mentality and the five-finger strategy of Mao Zedong for the region, says Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Authority (CTA).
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
ED raids 10 locations of Omkar group in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday carried out raids at 10 locations in Mumbai linked to the Omkar Group builders and its officials Babulal Verma and Kamal Kishore Gupta in connection with a money laundering case.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Goa oppn MLAs wear black armbands, demand discussion on coal transport
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) Goa opposition MLAs wore black armbands and raised black placards on the inaugural day of the state legislative assembly, amid fears of increased coal transportation through Goa.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Govt's primary spending to grow 2nd lowest in two decades in FY22'
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) With constrained revenue position running well into next financial year and country's fiscal position under strain, the government would have no option but to limit its expenditure to come back on path of fiscal consolidation and reduce its heavily enlarged deficit.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian billionaires increased their wealth by 35% during Covid
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) As the pandemic severely hit the economy leaving millions out of job, the wealth of Indian billionaires increased by 35 per cent during the lockdown and by 90 per cent since 2009 to $422.9 billion, ranking India sixth after the US, China, Germany, Russia and France, a new report by Oxfam said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Downloading WhatsApp not mandatory: Delhi HC on new policy
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) While hearing a petition seeking direction for an injunction against the updated privacy policy by WhatsApp, the Delhi High Court on Monday emphasized that downloading the application is not mandatory and a person can choose not to download it.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Indian women's hockey team suffer 2-3 loss against Argentina 'B'
Buenos Aires, Jan 25 (IANS) India women's hockey team suffered a hard-fought 2-3 defeat against dominant Argentina 'B' in their latest encounter on the ongoing Argentina tour.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Fuel prices rise hold for 2nd consecutive day
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices remain unchanged on Monday after reaching new all-time high levels as oil marketing companies decided to take a pause, and wait and watch the situation before taking a call on further revision of auto fuel prices to bridge the widening under recovery.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Imaginative policymaking, 12-point agenda can restore economy post pandemic' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Indias revival in a post-pandemic world is not just about getting the economic policy right, but also about getting governance and national priorities right, political commentator and policy analyst Sanjaya Baru writes in "Beyond Coronaviruss Shadow - Mapping Indias Economic Resurgence".
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
One of the grittiest batters in the game, Pujara turns 33
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday turned 33 and his teammates, including Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin, led the pouring in of wishes for India's Test batting mainstay.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana sustains declining trend in Covid cases
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The declining trend in Covid-19 cases in Telangana continued as the state reported 148 new cases during the last 24 hours, health officials said on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
India at 72 (Opinion)
In the first year of the new decade, we'll mark the 75 years of our Independence and 72 years of India as a Republic, but there are many questions, which assail the common Indian.
2021-01-25
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
SC seeks response on appointment of chairperson for Law Commission
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the Law Ministry on a PIL seeking appointment of chairperson for Law Commission and its members for setting up 22nd Law Commission.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
S.Korea reports 437 more Covid-19 cases
Seoul, Jan 25 (IANS) South Korea reported 437 more coronavirus cases on Monday, raising the total number of infections to 75,521.
2021-01-25
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Indian, Chinese soldiers clash at Naku La, many injured
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed at Naku La in North Sikkim last week with many injuries reported, said a government source. The situation is said to be under control though as of now.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
HK lifts curbs from virus-stricken area as mandatory testing ends
Hong Kong, Jan 25 (IANS) Hong Kong has lifted restrictions from a coronavirus-stricken area in the Kowloon Peninsula after the mandatory Covid-19 screening for its residents was completed.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
Pak to mortgage park named after Fatima Jinnah
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan is considering mortgaging Islamabads biggest park to get a loan of around 500 billion PKR, a media report said.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aus volunteer firefighters to undergo virtual reality training
Canberra, Jan 25 (IANS) Australian volunteer firefighters will undergo a state-of-the-art virtual reality training to help them grow accustomed to a range of different emergency scenarios, officials announced on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Dress up in Tri-colour this Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANSlife) Republic day is around the corner and so is the end of winter fashion. So why not end it in style? Here are some fashion tips to help you look your best this Republic Day.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mukesh Ambani made Rs 90Cr/hr amid pandemic while 24% earned under Rs 3K/month: Oxfam
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Covid pandemic has led to a rise in inequality, and it would take an unskilled worker 10,000 years to make what Ambani made in an hour during the pandemic and three years to make what Mukesh Ambani made in a second.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
'Canada's fight against Covid-19 in critical stage'
Ottawa, Jan 25 (IANS) The fight against the novel coronavirus in Canada, which is currently under a second wave of the pandemic, is in a critical stage, the country's chief public health officer Theresa Tam said.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
OnePlus Buds Z limited edition launched in India
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) OnePlus on Monday launched a limited edition of its Buds Z in collaboration with Los Angeles-based artist and designer Steven Harrington, for Rs 3,699 in India.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BAFTA set to push Indians create world-class games
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) As India witnesses more and more game developers going mainstream, along with a thrust on creating a new gaming ecosystem in the country, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has taken up the cudgels to find and nurture talent in the field of gaming.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology