Four top militants held in Tripura

Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) Four top terrorists belonging to Assam and Tripura were arrested on Tuesday by the security forces in Tripura and a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from their possession, the police said. A police officer said that acting on a tip-off, the security forces arrested the four dreaded extremists […]

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Electric car maker Tesla setting up R&D centre in Bengaluru: CM

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (IANS) World’s leading electric car maker Tesla is setting up its research and development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru to commence its India operations soon, said Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday. “Karnataka will lead India’s journey towards Green Mobility. Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Tesla will soon start its operations in India with […]

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Electric car maker Tesla setting up R&D centre in Bengaluru: CM

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (IANS) World’s leading electric car maker Tesla is setting up its research and development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru to commence its India operations soon, said Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday. “Karnataka will lead India’s journey towards Green Mobility. Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Tesla will soon start its operations in India with […]

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Samsung introduces new Exynos mobile AP for premium devices

Seoul, Jan 12 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled its new mobile application processor (AP) for premium smartphones that boasts upgraded performance and energy-efficiency. The Exynos 2100 is Samsung’s first high-end mobile AP with a 5G modem manufactured on an advanced 5-nanometer extreme ultraviolet (EUV) process technology to provide better solutions to gaming and multitasking […]

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Recoveries outnumber new Covid cases in Andhra

Amaravati, Jan 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has registered 197 new Covid cases, increasing the state’s tally to 8.85 lakh, even as 234 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber fresh infections on Tuesday. Krishna district accounted for the highest number of cases at 49, followed by Chittoor (32), Guntur (31), East Godavari (19), Visakhapatnam […]

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Airlines swing into action as vaccine transport commences across the country (Roundup)

By Rohit VaidNew Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The country’s civil aviation sector swung into action on Tuesday for providing expeditious logistical support to the roll-out of India’s mega anti-Covid vaccination drive. Accordingly, the operation conducted seamlessly all across the country commenced from Pune, the base of Serum Institute of India, manufacturers of the Covishield vaccine. […]

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Covid-19 vaccines reach Assam, Meghalaya

By Sujit ChakrabortyGuwahati/Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) The much-awaited Covid-19 vaccine reached two northeastern states — Assam and Meghalaya — as the special flights from Pune delivered the doses to 11 other locations across the country on Tuesday. The first phase of Covid-19 vaccination will start across the country on January 16. Union Civil Aviation Minister […]

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Bharat Biotech inks deal to supply Covaxin to Brazil

Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Bharat Biotech on Tuesday announced it has signed an agreement with Precisa Medicamentos for the supplies of its Covid vaccine ‘Covaxin’ to Brazil. A team from Precisa Medicamentos visited the Bharat Biotech facility here last week to discuss potential export possibilities of Covaxin, India’s first indigenous vaccine for Covid. The team […]

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Minor girl gang-raped in Ranchi

Ranchi, Jan 12 (IANS) A 13-year-old girl was gang-rapped by two persons in Ranchi, the police said on Tuesday. The minor girl had gone to a shop to buy some goods on Monday evening when two persons allegedly abducted and gang-rapped her. On Tuesday morning, the culprits left her in front of her house, following […]

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Haryana CM launches govt job portal

Chandigarh, Jan 12 (IANS) In a major relief to aspirants of government jobs, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday launched ‘One Time Registration Portal’ for Group C and D category posts and non-gazetted teaching posts in government departments. Also, the Chief Minister announced a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to be conducted by the […]

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Gujarat receives 2,76,000 doses of Covishield

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) The first batch of 2,76,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine reached the Sardar Patel international airport in Ahmedabad on Tuesday from the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune. The first batch of Covishield vaccines was received by Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who flagged off the refrigerated vans for various […]

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Samsung introduces first-ever water purifier

Seoul, Jan 12 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Tuesday introduced its first-ever water purifier as the tech giant enters the fast-growing home water purifier market amid the pandemic-induced stay-at-home trend. Samsung unveiled the BESPOKE water purifier that is highlighted by space-efficient design and easy care features at its media event for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) […]

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Punjab gets first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Chandigarh, Jan 12 (IANS) The first consignment of 2.04 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, arrived in Punjab by air on Tuesday, officials said. The vaccine landed at the Chandigarh airport. It will be dispatched to various districts in specially-fabricated vehicles on Wednesday. Punjab Principal Secretary, Health and […]

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Air strike: Airlines swing into action as vaccine transport commences all India

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The country’s civil aviation sector swung into action on Tuesday for providing the expeditious logistical support to the roll-out of India’s mega anti-Covid vaccination drive. Accordingly, nine flights operated by various domestic airlines ferried 56.5 lakh doses from Pune to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, […]

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SP launches ‘Yuva Ghera’ youth campaign in UP

Lucknow, Jan 12 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party launched its youth connect campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. During the campaign called ‘Yuva Ghera’, party leaders and workers will hold discussions with the youth on issues like education becoming costlier, unemployment, closing factories, retrenchment and job losses. The […]

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Four bus passengers electrocuted in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) At least four passengers, including a woman, were electrocuted while 10 others received injuries after their bus came in contact with a power transmission line in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district, police said on Tuesday. According to the police, the private bus carrying about 50 passengers fell into a pit while overtaking […]

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US Capitol Police probing officers over riot

Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Capitol Police (USCP) has confirmed that it was investigating some officers over their actions during the January 6 riot at the Capitol building staged by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. In a statement issued on Monday, Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said: “The Department has been actively […]

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Fans forget social distancing to advance-book tickets of Vijay and Vijay Sethupati’s next

Coimbatore, Jan 12 (IANS) Tamil cinema’s ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay comes together with ‘Makkal Selvan’ Vijay Sethupathi in the highly-anticipated film Master, and fans eager to advance-book tickets are clearly in the mood to relax social distancing norms, going by pictures doing the rounds. Film trade analyst Komal Nahta on Tuesday tweeted photographs of the crowd outside […]

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Himachal Guv hopes Covid vax reaches everyone

Amaravati, Jan 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, currently on a visit to Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday expressed hope that the coronavirus vaccine will reach all people in the country for a healthy life for everybody. “We will win over coronavirus, this is a happy development. This vaccine, Covaxin, should reach all the people […]

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Yogi govt to launch anti-land mafia App

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 12 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has developed an anti-land mafia software called ‘Dhara’. The software will help in the prevention of duplication of revenue records, which will prevent manipulation of records by officers. Based on GIS, the software will include all the land of gram samaj, ponds, grasslands, green-belt, including […]

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‘US move to designate Houthis as terrorists may have repercussions’

United Nations, Jan 12 (IANS) The US government’s decision to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi militia, as terrorists is likely to have serious repercussions, a UN spokesperson said. “It’s clear that the decision is likely to have serious humanitarian and political repercussions,” Xinhua news agency quoted Stephane Dujarric, spokesman […]

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Germany imposes stricter Covid-19 measures nationwide

Berlin, Jan 12 (IANS) As Covid-19 incidences and death rates remain on a high level in Germany, stricter contact restrictions would take effect nationwide until at least the end of January, the government announced. Some of Germany’s federal states already introduced over the weekend stricter rules that Chancellor Angela Merkel and the minister-presidents agreed on […]

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Recoveries outnumber new Covid cases in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (IANS) With 797 patients discharged in a day, recoveries outnumbered 496 new Covid cases in Karnataka, according to the state health bulletin. “Recoveries increased to 9,06,548, with 797 discharged during the day, while 496 new cases took the southern state’s Covid tally to 9,28,055, including 9,344 active cases,” said the state health […]

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Sri Saradapeetham to offer food, hold medical camps in Kumbh Mela

Dehradun/Visakhapatnam, Jan 11 (IANS) Swamy Swatmanandendra Saraswati, a monk at the Visakha Sri Saradapeetham (SSP), met Uttarakhand chief secretary Om Prakash on Monday to offer the Visakhapatnam-based spiritual centre’s services for the forthcoming Kumbh Mela on Monday. “SSP made elaborate arrangements for the pilgrims going to Haridwar for the Kumbh Mela,” said a statement from […]

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