B’desh revokes freedom fighter status of Mujib killer, 51 others

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has cancelled freedom fighter certificates of 52 persons, including Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s fugitive killer Risaldar (suspended) Moslehuddin Khan, Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozammel Huq said on Sunday. A gazette notification was issued on January 5 cancelling their certificates, Huq told IANS, adding that […]

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Govt proposes pre-packaged insolvency resolution framework under IBC

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has proposed a pre-packaged insolvency resolution framework under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The ministry has sought comments on the recommendations of sub-committee of the Insolvency Law Committee by January 22. Government constituted the sub-committee in June last year to prepare a detailed scheme […]

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Punjab CM slams AAP for defrauding farmers

Chandigarh, Jan 10 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of once again backstabbing and defrauding the agitating Punjab farmers by making hollow claims of providing legal assistance to them to fight cases against actress Kangana Ranaut and certain other BJP leaders, including Union minister Raosaheb Danve. Reacting […]

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CTET exams to be held after 200 day delay, exam centres to be located nearby

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Adopting the principle of ‘Safety first, exams later’ during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to conduct the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) examination on January 31, and allot candidates examination centres located near their houses. The candidates across the country appearing for […]

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Esha Deol’s Instagram account restored

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Bollywood actress Esha Deol warned netizens about clicking on random links without verification after her hacked Instagram account was restored on Sunday evening. Esha shared a note on her verified Instagram account on Sunday evening announcing that her hacked account has been restored and at the same time warned netizens about […]

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Odisha CM declares assets worth Rs 64.98 crore

Bhubaneswar, Jan 10 (IANS) Odisha’s five-time Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik owned movable and immovable properties worth Rs 64.98 crore as of March 31 last year. As per the property declaration statement, the Chief Minister has seven bank accounts in various locations including New Delhi, Bhubaneswar and his home constituency Hinjilikut in Ganjam district. Patnaik has […]

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Minor pregnant rape survivor dies in UP hospital

Bareilly, Jan 10 (IANS) A 15-year-old rape survivor who was seven months pregnant died of pregnancy-related complications here at the district hospital, officials said on Sunday. Additional Director and Superintendent in-charge of the hospital, Subodh Sharma said the girl was brought to the hospital in a serious condition last week and her health deteriorated further. […]

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A heart connect

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, Jan 10 (IANSlife) At one point, you must have wondered, why does a husband or a wife always wear their wedding band or engagement ring on one particular finger and why not the other ones? Chaitanya V Cotha, Executive Director at 150 years C Krishniah Chetty Group Of Jewellers helps us […]

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2021 Vacay Goals:

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, Jan 10 (IANSlife) While most of 2020 was spent scrolling through our Instagram feed, posting #TravelThrowback pictures and satiating our wanderlust through social media, 2021 brings with it an opportunity to pack our bags and finally plan that much-needed break. Popular personalities such as Milind Soman, Lisa Mishra, Rohan Shreshta and […]

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Yogi govt to bring new urban tenancy laws

Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) In order to safeguard the rights of both the landlord and the tenant, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to bring out a legislation which will prevent a dispute between the two parties in the future. The draft ordinance titled ‘Uttar Pradesh Regulation of Urban Premises Tenancy Ordinance, 2021’ has been […]

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KLF Bhava Samvada hosts author Sandeep Bamzai on ‘Princestan’

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Kalinga Literary Festival’s virtual platform KLF Bhava Samvad hosted author Sandeep Bamzai who conversed on his latest book ‘Princestan’. The session took place with moderator Pallavi Rebbapragada, a journalist. Beginning with the session, Pallavi said, “Gandhi in 2nd round table conference told that ‘You shouldn’t toe the British line and […]

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Fortified rice to fight malnutrition in UP

Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative to ensure food and nutritional security, the Yogi Adityanath government has taken up a project to distribute fortified rice through the public distribution system in Uttar Pradesh. The fortified rice will added food and nutritional supplements and sufficient quantity of iron, zinc, vitamins A and B, Vitamin […]

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4 killed in US shooting rampage

Chicago, Jan 10 (IANS) At least four people were killed and two others severely injured in a shooting rampage in the US state of Illinois, a media report said, adding the suspect was shot and killed by the police. The NBC Chicago report said the first shooting took place at a pharmacy in Chicago on […]

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AMU student shot dead

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 10 (IANS) A student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been shot dead, police said on Sunday. The deceased Atif, a second-year BA student, was returning home on a two-wheeler with his friend late on Saturday night in the Quarsi police circle area, when the assailants opened fire. Atif fell […]

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Protesting farmers try to disrupt Haryana CM’s event, face teargas shells

Karnal (Haryana), Jan 10 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s home constituency Karnal on Sunday with the police firing teargas shells and using water cannons to disperse farmers, who had gathered there to oppose the holding of ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ aimed at highlighting the benefits of the three Central farm laws. Heavy […]

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Embrace green spaces, shut screens to keep lockdown blues at bay

London, Jan 10 (IANS) If you want to beat lockdown and social distancing blues, head to green spaces and switch off TV, computer and smartphone as this will dramatically improve your mental health, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin, as several countries including the UK impose fresh restrictions amid surge in Covid numbers. Being outdoors, […]

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Blast kills 3 in Kabul

Kabul, Jan 10 (IANS) At least three people were killed and another person was injured in a blast in Kabul on Sunday, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian said. The blast, according to the official, took place at 8.30 a.m. in Police District 8, Xinhua news agency reported. Arian said that the victims included Zia […]

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Esha Deol’s Instagram account hacked

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Bollywood actress Esha Deol is the latest celebrity to fall victim of cyber fraud, which has been targeting B-Towners for the past one month. Esha revealed on Twitter on Sunday that her Instagram account has been hacked. “This morning my official Instagram account imeshadeol got Hacked, so please don’t reply to […]

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Pick of the week (Jan 10)

Dabur India – BuyRecommendation by Edelweiss Financial Services In CY21 too, Dabur would remain a strong volume growth story considering: i) addition of new consumers to Health portfolio in the wake of the pandemic; ii) worst is behind for Fruit Juices and other segments impacted by the lockdown; and iii) an impressive innovation funnel (PET […]

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Aus Covid vaccine ad campaign to target ‘community concerns’

Canberra, Jan 10 (IANS) Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Sunday that the government would target young women, migrants and indigenous Australians with its coronavirus vaccine advertising campaign. Hunt said that the A$24 million campaign, which will be rolled out weeks before vaccinations begin in mid-February, would be “a very detailed information program”, reports […]

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11 killed, 14 missing in Indonesia landslides

Jakarta, Jan 10 (IANS) Eleven people were killed, 17 injured and 14 others were reported missing as landslides struck Indonesia’s West Java province, a senior disaster agency official said on Sunday. Heavy downpours triggered the landslides at Cihanjuan village of Sumedang district at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, burying eight people, head of Emergency Unit […]

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India now looks to build strategic gas reserve

By Subhash NarayanNew Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) After oil, India may now build strategic reserve of natural gas to further strengthen the country’s energy security and shield itself from supply disruptions and frequent price fluctuations coming from perennial political risks in the prime energy supplying countries in the Middle East and Africa. The reserve will […]

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Big Bollywood heroes go bad on screen

By Natalia NingthoujamNew Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Be it Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Kajol or Priyanka Chopra, the audience have loved their heroes turn bad in films. On their part, Bollywood biggies have loved exploring the dark side on screen, too. “When you have leading heroes playing negative characters, they have their own fan […]

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4 UP officers demoted as peon, watchman

Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Yogi Adityanath government has demoted four additional district information officers to their parent posting as a peon, watchman and cinema operator-cum-communication assistants. The move was made after their promotions were found to be illegal. Narsingh, who was posted as additional district information officer in Bareilly, has […]

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Fog and frost affect normal life in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 10 (IANS) Fog and frost on Sunday affected the pedestrian and vehicular movement in Jammu and Kashmir as the weather office said there would be improvement as the day advances. “Yesterday’s circulation still persists, but it will move away from J&K as the day advances”, an official of the local meteorological (MeT) department […]

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‘Vikalp’ to assist UP school children

Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) The basic education department in Uttar Pradesh has initiated an Open Education Resource (OER) platform that will take technology enabled learning to the next level and will assist teachers, parents and students with the simplified and localized content. Developed with the help of HCL Foundation, the platform ‘Vikalp’ caters to the […]

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Iraq warns of reimposing curfew

Baghdad, Jan 10 (IANS) The Iraqi Ministry of Health has warned of reimposing a nationwide curfew if there was an increase in new coronavirus infections due to the non-compliance of citizens with the protective measures. Health teams have spotted non-compliance and resumption of social customs such as shaking hands, hugging, and kissing like situation before […]

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Bhim Army joins Rajbhar alliance for UP polls

Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) The Bhim Army will be joining the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha, a conglomeration of smaller parties led by the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), chief Om Prakash Rajbhar. Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar met Om Prakash Rajbhar on Saturday and agreed to contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh as part […]

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Nasal Covid vaccine can be potential gamechanger: Experts

By Aakanksha KhajuriaNew Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Public health experts believe that intranasal vaccines for coronavirus, administered through nose rather than muscles, can be a potential gamechanger in Indias fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The nasal vaccine is different from two intramuscular vaccines which recently got approval, as it is non-invasive, needle-free, doesn’t require trained […]

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India has a strong framework of Intelligence (Column: Spy’s Eye)

BY D.C. PATHAKIn a democratic state, Intelligence directly helps the political executive in exercising the sovereign power of securing the nation and its people against external and internal threats. In this context, Intelligence is reliable information about an impending ‘open’ attack of the enemy or a ‘covert’ offensive on our territory planned by an adversary. […]

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Macro-data to drive equities, Q3 results to give directions

By Rohit VaidMumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Macro-economic data points along with expectations of healthy quarterly results and developments surrounding the rollout of anti-Covid vaccine are expected to give further imputes to the current market rally. However, observers cited that even volatility on account of profit booking will likely trigger in bottom fishing, thereby reigniting the […]

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