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Wednesday, January 27, 2021No one should do politics over violence: Fadnavis on farmers' protest on Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 27: Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said no one should do politics over violence that broke out during the farmers' protest in the national capital on Republic Day as the matter is about the nation.

Speaking to PTI, Fadnavis condemned the violence and said farm leaders leading the protest should introspect why such violence took place.

The tra


Wednesday, January 27, 2021India records lowest daily Covid-19 death in eight months

NEW DELHI: India has crossed a crucial milestone in its fight against the global pandemic. The daily new cases have touched a new low. With a sustained, pro-active and calibrated strategy of the Centre based on ‘whole of government’ and ‘whole of society’ approach, the daily new cases have seen a consistent decline.

This has ensured a steady fall in daily fatalities too. The country has record


Wednesday, January 27, 2021FinMin releases Rs 12,351.5 cr to states for providing grants to Rural Local Bodies

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Finance has released an amount of 12,351.5 crore rupees to 18 states for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies. This is the 2nd instalment of basic grants released in the financial year 2020-21. The grant has been released to 18 states who have provided the Utilisation Certificate for the first instalment and on the recommendation of the Panchayati Raj Ministry.
The g


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Delhiites wake up to chilly morning

New Delhi, Jan 27: People in the National Capital woke up to a chilly morning on Wednesday as Safdarjung weather stations recorded a minimum temperature of 5.4 degrees Celsius.

Around 0830 hrs, Palam and Safdarjung recorded 6.6℃ and 5.4℃ temperatures, respectively, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Meanwhile, Delhi's overall air quality continues in the 'very poor' cat


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Commuters face hardships due to traffic restrictions on key routes in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 27: Commuters on Wednesday faced hardships in reaching their destinations due to traffic restrictions on key routes in the national capital, a day after violence broke out during farmers' tractor parade in the city.

The Delhi Traffic Police on Twitter said the traffic movement is heavy due to closure of four lanes on Kalindi Kunj and Noida stretches.

Meanwhile, the traffic mo


Wednesday, January 27, 2021COVID-19 vaccination drive: 5,671 more healthcare workers receive jabs in last 24 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 27: A total of 5,671 people were vaccinated in 194 sessions in the past 24 hours across the country, taking the total number of such beneficiaries to 20,29,480 in 36,572 sessions so far, Union Health Ministry informed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, India recorded 12,689 new cases, pushing the country's COVID-19 tally to 1,06,89,527.

Besides, the country also recorded 137 fatalities


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Farmers' tractor rally: Plea in SC seeks inquiry commission to look into violence on R-Day

New Delhi, Jan 27: A plea was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court seeking setting up of a commission, headed by a retired apex court judge, to inquire the violence during the protesting farmers' tractor rally in the national capital on the Republic Day.

The plea has also sought direction to the concerned authority to lodge First Information Report (FIR) under relevant penal provisions aga


Wednesday, January 27, 202122 FIRs filed in Delhi tractor rally violence; 86 cops injured

New Delhi: A total of 22 FIRs have been filed by the Delhi Police so far in connection with the violence witnessed during a farmers’ tractor rally on the Republic Day, officials said on Wednesday.

The FIRs were registered under Sections dealing with riots, damage to public property and assault on public servants with deadly weapons.

The police have begun analysing video footage available to


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Indian republic turns 72; States, UTs rejoice

New Delhi: India celebrated 72nd Republic Day which much fervour and zeal on Tuesday with the grand annual parade presenting a total of 32 tableaux - 17 of various states and UTs, nine of ministries and six from the defence arm on Rajpath here.

Other states of the country, too, celebrated the occasion in their own unique style.

The celebration in union territory Delhi started with CM Arvind


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Anti-farm law protest turns violent on R-Day; protestors plant religious flag at Red Fort

New Delhi: Republic Day celebration in the National Capital was marred by violence as thousands of farmers protesting against agriculture reforms breached the security cordon at the borders and clashed with police in an failed attempt to reach historic Rajpath for their tractor parade.

At least one person died while scores were injured.

However, hundreds of protestors managed to enter the R


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Cold wave intensifies in North India

JAMMU: Biting cold conditions intensified in parts of Rajasthan, with Mount Abu being recorded as the coldest place in the state at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, officials said.

Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Churu, Vanasthali, Pilani, Dabok, Chittorgarh recorded minimum temperatures of 2, 2.8, 2.9, 3


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Rafale aircraft makes debut on R-Day flypast

New Delhi, Jan 26: The newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft featured for the first time in India's Republic Day flypast as it carried out the 'Brahmastra' formation alone and was part of the 'Eklavya' formation with four other fighter jets.
The fighter jet conducted Eklavya formation by flying at a height of around 300 meter along with two Jagaur and two MIG-29 aircraft. The five jets resemble


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Indians abroad celebrate Republic Day amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Beijing/Singapore, Jan 26 The Indian diaspora in China and Singapore on Tuesday celebrated the 72nd Republic Day in a restricted manner, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misri unfurled the national flag at the Indian embassy where the celebrations were restricted to officials of the mission and their families in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the Chine


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure

Jammu, Jan 26 The US-Chinese trade war isn't going away under President Joe Biden.
Biden won't confront Beijing right away, economists say, because he wants to focus on the coronavirus and the economy.

However, Biden looks set to renew pressure over trade and technology grievances that prompted President Donald Trump to hike tariffs on Chinese imports in 2017.

Negotiators might tone down T


Tuesday, January 26, 2021Police lathicharge farmers at Chintamani Chowk

New Delhi, Jan 26 Police lathicharged farmers at Chintamani Chowk in Shadara as some tractors taking part in the rally tried to deviate from the scheduled route and enter Delhi, on Tuesday.
The rally was scheduled to head towards Apsara Border but some of the tractors pushed through a police barricade at Chintamani Chowk. This prompted lathicharge by the police who tried to push back the farmers


Tuesday, January 26, 2021PM Modi dons special turban from Jamnagar at 72nd Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore a special turban from Gujarat's Jamnagar at the 72nd Republic Day parade at Rajpath, continuing his tradition of donning unique headgears.
The halari paghdi (royal turban) in shades of red with yellow dots was gifted to the PM by royal family of Jamnagar.

Jamnagar MP Poonaben Maadam tweeted that the traditional 'halari paghdi' represents th


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Efficacy of vaccine: MHA for penal action against rumour mongers

NEW DELHI: Union Home Ministry on Monday asked States to take penal action against rumour mongers indulging in spreading misinformation regarding the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine.

Faced with the problem of circulation of rumours about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, the Centre asked the states to check the spread of such misinformation and advised them to take penal action against those


Tuesday, January 26, 2021India and China agree to push for early disengagement

New Delhi: India and China have agreed to push for an early disengagement of troops and resolved to continue "effective efforts" to stabilise and control the situation in eastern Ladakh at their ninth round of military talks on the border row, a joint press statement said on Monday.

The statement issued here by the defence ministry said the two sides agreed that the meeting was "positive, prac


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 India faced 'expansionist move' on its borders but valiant soldiers foiled it: Prez

Hails Indian Covid vaccine, farm laws

New Delhi: In an oblique reference to China over the border standoff in Ladakh, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said India faced 'an expansionist move' on its borders, but the country's valiant soldiers foiled it.

'The past year was a time of adversity, and it came from many fronts. We faced an expansionist move on our borders but our valiant soldiers foiled it. To achieve this objective,


Monday, January 25, 2021CRPF man martyred in Pulwama attack gets President's police medal for gallantry

NEW DELHI: CRPF Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Mohan Lal who "chased and fired" at an explosives-laden car that rammed into a force bus in Pulwama in which 40 troops onboard in 2019 were martyred, have been decorated with the highest police medal for gallantry on the eve of the Republic Day on Monday.
A total of 207 police bravery medals were declared by the Union government apart from 89 Preside


Monday, January 25, 2021Altaf Bukhari meets Prime Minister Modi

Restoration of Statehood, age relaxation for UPSC aspirants, 4G internet, return of Pandits, employment policy raised in the meeting

NEW DELHI, January 24: Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday evening met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and presented a memorandum highlighting the pressing demands of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting that lasted almost for an hour was held in a very cordial atmosphere. Bukhari expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for tackling the COVID pandemic


Monday, January 25, 202130 CBI officials get President's Police Medals

New Delhi, Jan 25 : 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.

Six CBI officers bagged the President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service, while 24 others got the Police Medals for Meritorious Service.

Those awarded for disti


Monday, January 25, 2021No coercive action against those challenging Roshni Act judgement: SC told

New Delhi, Jan 25: The Jammu and Kashmir administration told the Supreme Court on Monday that it would continue with the assurance that no coercive action would be taken against those persons who have approached the top court against the high court verdict of scrapping the Roshni Act of 2001.

A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose was informed by Solicitor General Tusha


Monday, January 25, 2021Modi the person "through which" Balakot information went to Arnab, alleges Rahul in TN

Karur (TN), Jan 25: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the "person through which" prior information on India's air strikes in Balakot in Pakistan in 2019 was made available to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.

The Congress MP, however, did not provide evidence to back up his claim. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) also did not immediately r


Monday, January 25, 2021Over 16,15,000 people administered Covid-19 vaccines in country so far

NEW DELHI: A total of over 16 lakh 15 thousand people have been administered Covid-19 vaccines in the country so far. The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said that more than 33 thousand people have been inoculated in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the country's COVID-19 recovery rate reached 96.83 per cent with the total recovery of more than 13 thousand patients in the last 24 hours. The M


Monday, January 25, 2021Prez hails EC for conducting safe polls in Bihar, J&K, Ladakh last year during Covid-19 pandemic

New Delhi, Jan 25: Praising the Election Commission of India for conducting successful and safe elections in Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh last year during the Covid-19 pandemic,

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said it is an extraordinary achievement of the country's democracy.

Mr Kovind, who virtually graced and addressed the 11th National Voters' Day celebrations, being organise


Monday, January 25, 2021National Voters Day occasion to appreciate EC's remarkable contribution: PM

New Delhi, Jan 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said National Voters Day is an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the Election Commission to strengthen the country's democratic fabric.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, 'National Voters Day is an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the EC to strengthen our democratic fabric and ensure smooth con


Monday, January 25, 2021PM to share his thoughts in 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on Jan 31

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in the country and abroad in the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio on 31st of this month. It will be the 73rd episode of the monthly radio programme. In a tweet, Mr Modi urged people to share inspiring anecdotes for the programme. Prime Minister said, he will be referring to some of them in the programme too.



Monday, January 25, 2021'Youth must be made aware of voter registration'

New Delhi, Jan 25: On the occasion of 11th National Voters Day (NVD), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday emphasised on the need to spread awareness and ensure voter registration, especially among youth.

In a tweet, Modi said, "National Voters Day is an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the EC to strengthen our democratic fabric and ensure smooth conduct of elections."


Monday, January 25, 2021India reports 13K new #Covid19 cases, 131 deaths

NEW DELHI: With 13,203 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Monday continued its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,67,736, health officials said.

For the past 18 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections. Also, the death toll remained below 300-mark for the past 28 days.

On January 19, India ha


Monday, January 25, 2021 Prez to address nation today on eve of 72nd R-Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation on Monday on the eve of the 72nd Republic Day.

The address will be broadcast from 1900 hrs on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Sunday.

Broadcast of the address in Hindi an


Monday, January 25, 2021CBSE restructures affiliation system, goes entirely digital

JAMMU: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is restructuring the affiliation system for schools and making the process completely digital and based on data analytics with least human intervention, officials said.
The new system, which will come into effect from March 1, has been restructured as per various recommendations for systemic reforms laid down in the new National Education Po


Monday, January 25, 2021Art 370 abrogation blow to insurgency: Amit Shah

JAMMU: Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that abrogation of Article 370 and 35A has effectively ended insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing first Bodoland Territorial Region Accord day celebrations in Kokrajhar in Assam, the Home Minister said, “in Jammu and Kashmir, we abrogated Article 370 and Article 35(A) to end insurgency once and for all with many doubting that it will lead to m


Monday, January 25, 2021Ninth round of talks on Ladakh standoff

NEW DELHI: After a gap of over two-and-half months, the Indian and Chinese armies on Sunday held another round of Corps Commander-level talks with an aim to move forward on disengagement of troops from all friction points in eastern Ladakh, sources said.
The ninth round of high-level military talks began at around 10 am at Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC


Sunday, January 24, 2021Violent phase of terrorism ended in J&K, NE: Shah

Guwahati, Jan 24: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that to fulfil the Prime Minister's dream for a new India and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', the violent phase of terrorism had ended and a peace and development era has begun in the entire Northeastern region and Jammu and Kasmir.

Addressing a gathering in western Assam's Kokrajhar, bordering West Bengal, Shah said that with the repeal of


Sunday, January 24, 2021Eleventh National Voters' Day to be celebrated on Jan 25

New Delhi, Jan 24: Election Commission of India is celebrating eleventh National Voters' Day on January 25 and the theme for this year's National Voters' Day is 'Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed'.

President Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the national function being organised here by the Election Commission of India.

The event will be held here at the Asho


Sunday, January 24, 2021Fresh avalanche warning for upper reaches in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar, Jan 24: In view of the fresh snowfall during the past 24 hours, avalanche warning has been issued for upper reaches in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Officials said that Media Danger (MD) avalanche warning has been issued for upper reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar in Jammu region.

They said similar warning has also been issued for Anantnag, Kulgam in south Kash


Sunday, January 24, 2021Fire breaks out at Akashwani Bhawan

New Delhi, Jan 24: A fire broke out on the first floor of the Akashwani Bhawan at Sansad Marg, here on Sunday.

A fire service official said that the incident happened in the wee hours of Sunday. Total eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

According to the official, the fire had broken out on the first floor of the Akashwani Bhawan in an electric equipment.

No loss


Sunday, January 24, 2021Over 15 lakh people vaccinated so far in country; COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 96.83 per cent

NEW DELHI: A total number of 15 lakh 82 thousand 201 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccines in the country so far. The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said that more than one lakh 91 thousand people have been inoculated with Covid-19 doses in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the country's COVID-19 recovery rate reached 96.83 per cent with the total recovery of more than 15 thousand pa


Sunday, January 24, 2021National Girl Child Day: PM Modi salutes Desh Ki Beti and accomplishments in various fields

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today saluted Desh Ki Beti and the accomplishments in various fields on National Girl Child Day.

In a series of tweets, Mr Modi said the Central Government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity.

He said today is also a day to specially


Sunday, January 24, 2021COVID-19: India records 14,849 fresh cases, 155 more fatalities

New Delhi, Jan 24: India's COVID-19 caseload has gone up to 1,06,54,533 with 14,849 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, while the number of recoveries has surged to 1,03,16,786, according to the health ministry.

The death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 1,53,339 with 155 more fatalities, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of peop


Sunday, January 24, 2021Strong India following Netaji's footsteps, from LOC to LAC: PM

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose would have been proud to see that the country has become strong and is following his footsteps from the Line of Control (LoC) to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, while the LAC separates India and China.
Bose would have also been proud that the gov


Sunday, January 24, 2021BSF detects 150-mtr long tunnel on IB, ‘dug from Pakistani side’: IG Jamwal

Jammu: After another tunnel was detected in the Pansar area of Jammu and Kashmir by the Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday, BSF Inspector-General (IG) NS Jamwal alleged Pakistan of digging the tunnel from the zero-line.
“Pakistan has dug the tunnel from the zero-line. The tunnel was detected between the Border Outposts (BOPs) on Pakistan’s side Abhiyal Dogra and Kingre-De-Kothe, Sakargarh.


Sunday, January 24, 2021Union Budget will be paperless; FM launches App

New Delhi: For the first time, the Union Budget will be delivered in a goodpaperless form.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Budget in Parliament for the financial year 2021-2022 on February 1.
The finance minister on Saturday launched the “Union Budget Mobile App” for hassle-free access of Budget documents by Members of Parliament (MPs) and the general public using the simpl


Sunday, January 24, 2021WHO Chief Thanks India, PM Modi

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation has thanked India for “continued support” in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. India has been sending vaccines to countries in the South Asian neighbourhood and to others like Brazil and Morocco. South Africa will also get the vaccine soon.
“Thank you #India and Prime Minister @narendramodi for your continued support to the global #COVID19 response


Sunday, January 24, 2021Active cases drop to 68 in Ladakh

Leh: The active COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory of Ladakh dropped to 68 after recovery of five more patients, officials said on Saturday.
Ladakh had recorded 128 a total of 128 COVID-related deaths among a total of 9,673 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in March last year.
"Five patients were discharged after successful treatment in Leh, taking the number of recovered cases in Lad


Sunday, January 24, 2021Restrictions on high-speed internet again challenged in Apex Court

New Delhi: An association of 3,800 private schools of Jammu and Kashmir has moved Supreme Court challenging the order of the Central government restricting internet speed in Jammu and Kashmir to 2G as violative of Article 14, 19 and 21 of the Indian Constitution.
The petition by Private Schools Association of J&K has sought restoration of 4G mobile internet services in J&K stating that it was co


Sunday, January 24, 2021If China can be aggressive at LAC, so can we: IAF Chief

Jodhpur: Amid the threat of China getting aggressive on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the coming months, Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said India too can be aggressive if Beijing tries to get aggressive.
Addressing a press conference here on the sidelines of IAF and the French Air and Space Force's bilateral exercise 'Desert Knight-21', Bhadauria


Saturday, January 23, 2021Modi assures Brazil Prez of strengthening ties in healthcare sector

New Delhi: The Prime Minister gave the assurance while replying to Bolsonaro's tweet in which he thanked Modi for dispatching two million doses of India made coronavirus vaccines to Brazil.

"The honour is ours, President @jairbolsonaro to be a trusted partner of Brazil in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic together. We will continue to strengthen our cooperation on healthcare," Modi tweeted.


Saturday, January 23, 2021Country's COVID-19 recovery rate reaches to 96.82 per cent

NEW DELHI: A total number of 13 lakh 90 thousand 592 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccines in the country so far. The Health and Family Welfare Ministry informed that more than three lakh 47 thousand people have been inoculated with Covid-19 doses in the six thousand 241 sessions within 24 hours. The Ministry said, Karnataka stands at top position with over one lakh 84 thousand jabs fol


Saturday, January 23, 2021India, China to hold 9th round of talks to resolve border dispute

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese militaries will hold a ninth round of talks aimed at resolving the border disputes in Eastern Ladakh after a deadlock prevailed since the last negotiations in November 2020, sources said.

The latest "Corps Commander level meet is likely to take place in the next few days, probably in a day or two", the sources, adding contours of the dialogue were being worked out


Saturday, January 23, 2021Full dress rehearsal for R-Day Parade being held in national capital

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Republic Day-2021 celebrations in the National Capital, the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade will be held at Rajpath today. The parade rehearsal will start at 9.50 AM from Vijay Chowk and will proceed to the National Stadium.

The parade will pass through Rajpath, Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, C-Hexagon to National Stadium. Delhi Police has made elaborate


Saturday, January 23, 2021India reports 14K new Covid-19 cases, 152 deaths

NEW DELHI: With 14,256 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,39,684, the health officials said.

For the past 16 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections even as the toll remained below 300-mark for just short of a month.

On January 1


Saturday, January 23, 2021PM leads nation in paying tributes to Netaji

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 120th birth anniversary and saluted his valour during the freedom struggle.

"I salute Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. His valour played a major role in freeing India from colonialism," Modi said after paying homage to India's iconic leader in parliament.


Saturday, January 23, 2021Centre confirms Avian Influenza in crows in J&K

Authorities lift ban on import of poultry in UT

Srinagar: The Central government on Friday confirmed Avian Influenza in Crows in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the statement of Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying as of 22nd January, Avian Influenza for Crow/Migratory and Wild Birds have been confirmed in 11 states which include Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar


Friday, January 22, 2021PM asks students to take inspiration from Indian cricket team

Guwahati, Jan 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that students need to take inspiration from the Indian cricket team who despite being inexperienced and injured won against Australia one of the strongest team in the world.

Addressing students and faculty at the 18th convocation of Tezpur University in Assam in a virtual conference, Mr Modi said the young team was inexperienced and inj


Friday, January 22, 2021Tractors line up in Delhi ahead of #farmersparade on R-Day

New Delhi, Jan 22: The farmers stir against the three contentious farm laws is expected to reach its zenith with the #FarmersParade alongside the Republic Day parade on January 26 when they wish to showcase the might of the "kisan" along with the "jawans". For this they have been lining up tractors here sent from Punjab and other states in huge trolleys.

The farm agitation entered the 58th day


Friday, January 22, 2021J&K prisoners to be shifted to Agra jail

SRINAGAR: About 21 prisoners from Jammu and Kashmir, presently lodged in various jails of Uttar Pradesh, have been shifted to the high-security Agra jail.
This is being done on the orders of the Union Home Ministry (MHA). The prisoners being shifted now are believed to be separatists, of which 10 are associated with Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
These inmates were booked under Public S


Friday, January 22, 2021Six labourers were killed in a explosives near shivamogga

Shivamogga Jan 22: In a tragic incident at least six persons killed and several others injured an explosion of a truckload of explosives, suspected to be meant for mining, killed at least in the district late last Thursday night.

Police said on Friday the victims were reportedly transporting the explosives meant for mining when the incident happened. The vehicle was badly mangled and the bodie


Friday, January 22, 2021India records 14K new Covid cases, recoveries cross 1.02 cr

NEW DELHI: With 14,545 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Friday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,25,428, the health officials said.

For the past 15 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections even as the toll remained below 300-mark for the past 25 days.

On January 19, Indi


Friday, January 22, 2021Rajnath confers Raksha Mantri Padak to NCC cadets

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh conferred the Raksha Mantri Padak and Commendation Cards to the cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) for their exemplary performance and devotion to duty, at an impressive 'Investiture Ceremony', held here at Delhi Cantonment.

During his visit to NCC Republic Day Camp 2021, he awarded 'Raksha Mantri Padak' to Senior Under Officer (SUO) Prashant Kumar T


Friday, January 22, 2021ATM guard among two murdered in Jammu incidents

Jammu: A security guard of an ATM booth was among the two persons who were murdered in separate incidents on Thursday in City area, police here said.

Police said that late evening on Thursday, some unknown assailants murdered the security guard namely Raju Sharma, son of Gulu Ram Sharma of New Plot, Prem Nagar, Jammu inside ATM at Sector Ni 13, Nanak Nagar area.

"The attackers had tied the


Friday, January 22, 2021 PM Modi condoles the death of labourers death

Shivamogga, Jan 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has condoled the loss of lives in an incident of a stone quarry blast, which took place at the outskirts of the city last night, in which eight people had been killed and several others sustained injuries.

The Prime minister in a Twitter message had stated that "Pained by the loss of lives in Shivamogga. Condolences to the bereaved families".


Friday, January 22, 2021‘Desert Knight’ shows ability of IAF pilots to quickly adapt to new fighter jets: Gen Rawat

Rajasthan: Observing that the Indo-French war games have showcased the ability of Indian Air Force pilots to quickly adapt to new combat aircraft fleets like the Rafales, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Thursday said the Indian Air Force is in league with top air forces in the world.
Having flown in an Airbus-330 Multirole Tanker Transport Aircraft at the exercise venue, the seniormost


Friday, January 22, 2021Covid jab for PM, CMs, in Phase II

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take the Covid-19 vaccine shot in the Phase-II of the inoculation drive when it will be administered to those above 50 years of age and people with co-morbidities, sources informed on Thursday.
The PM has launched the Covid-19 vaccination programme across the nation via video conferencing on Saturday. He applauded the country’s scientists an


Friday, January 22, 2021India to face higher security challenges in line with rising stature, influence: Army Chief

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Thursday said India will face increasingly higher security challenges in tune with its rising stature and it must enhance indigenous defence capabilities to maintain strategic influence and freedom of action as external dependence for weapons creates vulnerabilities in times of crisis.
In an address at a seminar on Army-industry partnership, Gen Naravane