Farmers may enter Gurugram in next few days

Gurugram, Jan 3 (IANS) Three days after a group of farmers protesting against the new farm laws broke through barricades at the Harayana-Rajasthan border and entered Rewari district in Haryana, a group of agitating farmers probably from Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan made another attempt to move towards the national Capital on Sunday evening. This led […]

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Bharat Biotech gets permission to manufacture ‘Covaxin’ for sale (Lead)

By Aakanksha KhajuriaNew Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Central Licensing Authority on Sunday granted permission to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to manufacture ‘Covaxin’ for sale and distribution, after the indigenous coronavirus vaccine received regulatory approval for emergency use. “The Central Licensing Authority has granted permission to Bharat Biotech International Ltd to manufacture for sale of the […]

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Tibetan exiles vote to elect next PM

Dharamsala, Jan 3 (IANS) Tibetan exiles across the world on Sunday voted to elect their new ‘Sikyong’ or Prime Minister as well as members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile based here in this northern hill town in Himachal Pradesh. Long queues of men and women were seen in the morning at nine polling centres in this […]

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Bharat Biotech gets permission to manufacture ‘Covaxin’ for sale

By Aakanksha KhajuriaNew Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Central Licensing Authority on Saturday granted permission to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to manufacture ‘Covaxin’ for sale and distribution, after the indigenous coronavirus vaccine received regulatory approval for emergency use. “The Central Licensing Authority has granted permission to Bharat Biotech International Ltd to manufacture for sale of the […]

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Kavitha urges Centre to honour Savitribai Phule

Hyderabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Telangana Legislative Council member K. Kavitha on Sunday urged Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani to honour social reformer Savitribai Phule, wife of social activist Jyotirao Phule, by establishing a chair in a university. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader made the request on the occasion of 190th […]

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Xiaomi Mi 11 gets an A+ from DisplayMate, with perfect colour accuracy

Beijing, Jan 3 (IANS) DisplayMate has claimed that Xiaomi’s recently launched flagship smartphone ‘Mi 11’ features an excellent display with a final score of A+, the highest in the DM ranking system. DisplayMate is an industry-standard for optimising, calibrating, testing, evaluating and comparing all types of displays, monitors and projectors. DisplayMate said, “Based on our […]

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Odisha to reopen colleges, varsities from Jan 11

Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday announced reopening of all the degree colleges and universities from January 11. The higher education department has announced the commencement of classroom teaching for the final year undergraduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) students, for the academic year 2020-21. The department said that the decision for […]

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Centre invites EoIs for 26% stake sale in BEML

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The government has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the strategic sale of 26 per cent stake in BEML. BEML is a ‘Miniratna’ Category-1 Public Sector Undertaking, under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence (MoD). The government currently holds 54.03 per cent stake in it. “GoI proposes to disinvest […]

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2 held for issuing fake RTA tax slips

Gurugram, Jan 3 (IANS) A team of the Regional Transport Authority, Gurugram have arrested two persons who were allegedly issuing fake tax slips of the RTA to drivers, an official said on Sunday. The fraudsters were overpowered by the RTA team near Ambience Mall and later handed over to the DLF Phase-3 police station on […]

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KTR congratulates Bharat Biotech on Covaxin approval

Hyderabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Telangana Minister for Industry and Information Technology K.T. Rama Rao on Sunday congratulated Bharat Biotech after its Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ received emergency use approval from the drug regulator. Rama Rao congratulated the Hyderabad-based company’s Chairman and Managing Director Dr Krishna Ella, Joint Managing Director Suchitra Ella and the entire team of […]

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PICK OF THE WEEK (Jan 3)

Birla Corporation — BuyRecommendation by Anand Rathi Share and Stock Brokers With 15.5m-ton cement capacity across north, central and east India, Birla Corp is aiming at 25m-ton cement capacity by FY25. The ongoing expansion will keep leverage high; we believe, however, that its net debt would be in check with greater profitability on various cost-optimisation […]

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11 coal mine workers shot dead in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Eleven workers at a coal mine were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, officials said on Sunday. The gunmen abducted the workers late Saturday night from Bolan district and killed them later after taking they were taken to another area, Xinhua news agency quoted Deputy Commissioner Murad Kasi […]

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Nine killed in California head-on collision

San Francisco, Jan 3 (IANS) Nine people, including seven children, were killed in a severe head-on collision on Highway 33 in California, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said Saturday. Ina statement on Saturday, CHP Central Division Cpt. Kevin Clays said the accident occurred at about 8 p.m. on January 1, when a Dodge travelling southbound […]

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Covishield roll out in coming weeks

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India (SII) said on Sunday that the Covishield, India’s first Covid-19 vaccine will roll out in the coming weeks. Poonawalla said SII risks on stockpiling the vaccine have paid off. His statement came minutes after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) announced the […]

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60 militants killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand

Kabul, Jan 3 (IANS) At least 60 militants have been killed and several others injured in clashes and airstrikes in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province, the army said on Sunday. On Saturday, Taliban shadow district chief of Helmand, Mullah Shafiullah alias Mawlawi Nazim, and his five associated were killed in airstrikes in surrounding areas of the […]

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US Covid-19 deaths top 350,000: Johns Hopkins University

Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) The US has hit another grim milestone as the country’s overall coronavirus deaths have surpassed the 350,000 mark, according to Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the country’s overall death toll currently stood at 349,933, while […]

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DCGI approves Serum, Bharat Biotech vaccine for emergency use (Ld)

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Eleven months after the first case of deadly coronavirus was detected in India, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G. Somani on Sunday approved Serum Institute of India’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine and Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ for emergency use, paving way for its roll-out and administration to millions. “After adequate examination, the […]

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Brazil registers 314 new Covid-19 deaths

Brasilia, Jan 3 (IANS) Brazil has registered 314 new coronavirus fatalities, which increased the country’s overall death toll to 195,725, the Ministry of Health said. Besides the new fatalities, the country on Saturday reported 15,827 new cases, bringing the number of the total infections to 7,716,405, Xinhua news agency reported. Brazil currently accounts for the […]

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The Hollywood biggies roster of 2021

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) When it comes to Hollywood, 2021 is going to be a year of superheroes, reboots and follow-ups on the big screen — and, of course, James Bond. The Hollywood calendar of the year comes packed with big blockbusters including Scarlett Johansson’s solo superhero outing “Black Widow”, the/-+ Dwayne Johnson adventure […]

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Iran warns against ‘hostile moves’ on Soleimani’s death anniversary

Tehran, Jan 3 (IANS) Several Iranian political and military officials issued warnings over possible hostile movements against Tehran as the country marked the first death anniversary of Qasem Soleimani, the former commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). “New intelligence from Iraq indicate that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting attacks against […]

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NY Covid-19 hospitalisations down to 7,814, positivity rate 7.45%: Cuomo

New York, Jan 3 (IANS) The total coronavirus hospitalisations stood at 7,814 in New York state in the last 24 hours, down from 7,886 the previous day, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. On Saturday, Cuomo once warned that a post-holiday spike of Covid-19 hospitalisations was expected, because people would usually travel and gather during this […]

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Paul Westphal, NBA Hall of Famer, passes away

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Basketball icon Paul Westphal has died at the age of 70, National Basketball Association (NBA) has informed. Westphal enjoyed a 12-year career with the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and New York Knicks. His career was highlighted by an NBA title in 1974 with the Celtics, five All-Star selections […]

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Greece further extends coronavirus lockdown

Athens, Jan 3 (IANS) Greece will further extend the current nationwide lockdown to January 11 in order to address the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, a government spokesman has announced. The second lockdown in Greece amidst the pandemic started on November 7, 2020, and was initially scheduled to end on November […]

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Terrorism affected 161 police districts in India in 2019 (IANS Exclusive)

By Rajnish SinghNew Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Despite the Central government’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy against terrorism, the decade-long menace affected 161 police districts across the country, especially Maoist-hit states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, terror-hit Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states in 2019. The inputs were recently submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs […]

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Earning Support: Hopes of healthy Q3 results, vaccine rollout to lift equities (Market Outlook)

By Rohit VaidMumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Expectations of healthy quarterly results along with FII inflows’ supportive global cues and developments over fast anti-Covid vaccine rollout will power the accelerated rise in Indian equities at least in the near future. Accordingly, a positive earning outlook on many sectors will sustain investors’ interest in the market. Besides, […]

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AAP to contest polls in 4 states

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) After storming to power in a comprehensive fashion in Delhi and making its presence felt in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) now wants to establish its foothold in other states, and to that, the party has devised a strategy to highlight the issues related to schools, health, electricity, water […]

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Two of burglar gang from UP nabbed in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 3 (IANS) The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police arrested two members of a notorious inter-state burglar gang from Uttar Pradesh and recovered four kg of jewellery worth about Rs 2.5 crore, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner told reporters here on Saturday. With their arrest, the Bengaluru police claimed to have solved 40 burglary cases […]

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