Low-intensity earthquake hits Ghaziabad

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A low-intensity earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale hit the national capital region late evening on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences’s National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake, with a depth of five kilometres, hit Ghaziabad area in Uttar Pradesh at 19:03 pm. No casualties or damage […]

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SEBI debars host of CNBC Awaaz show

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Hemant Ghai, an anchor with CNBC TV 18, has been debarred by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) from trading in stock markets and offering investment advice. Madhabi Puri Buch, wholetime member, SEBI, passed an interim order on Wednesday in the case of CNBC Awaaz show “Stock 20-20”, […]

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J&K police arrests 2 LeT associates

Srinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir Police have arrested two associates of proscribed terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba from Bulbul Bagh in Barzulla area of Srinagar district, officials said on Wednesday. The arrested terrorist associates have been identified as Muzaffar Jan, a resident of old Barzulla, Srinagar and Abass Shafi Najar, a resident of Natipora, Srinagar. […]

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Maha Congress’ new social media dept to combat BJP propaganda

Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday announced the setting up of a 428-strong Social Media Department (SMD) to combat and thwart the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s “propaganda army”, officials said here. The SMD team of 428 office-bearers, including 29 women, comprises a 10-member Core Committee, 48 District Presidents, 252 Assembly Presidents and […]

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Muslims need higher education: Madani

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind President Arshad Madani has emphasised the need for higher education for the Muslim community and said the current situation in the country can only be countered through education. “The kind of religious and ideological war that has now started in the whole country cannot be countered with any […]

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Jacqueline Fernandez enjoys bike ride

Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez thoroughly enjoyed herself during a bike ride, and on Wednesday took to Instagram Stories to share how much she enjoyed riding a bike. Jaqueline shared a video of herself enjoying the bike ride, and wrote: “That’s it. I am changing my mode of transport to bike.” Meanwhile, on […]

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Estonian PM submits resignation to Prez

Tallinn, Jan 13 (IANS) Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Wednesday submitted his resignation to the President Kersti Kaljulaid. “Today, I made a decision to resign as Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia in the current situation,” Ratas said in a Facebook post. “This decision was made in consultations with the board of the […]

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BSF seizes 12 kg narcotic substance in Punjab

Chandigarh, Jan 13 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday seized 12 kg of a narcotic substance, suspected to be heroin, in the Amritsar Sector along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab. The contraband was concealed in an approximately 13-foot-long PVC pipe in the area falling under the jurisdiction of BSF’s 88th Battalion. The BSF […]

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Infosys logs 16.6% growth in Q3 net profit

Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) IT major Infosys on Wednesday reported a 16.6 per cent year-on-year growth in its consolidated net profit for October-December period at Rs 5,197 crore. Its net profit during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal (FY2019-20) stood at Rs 4,457 crore. The company reported a revenue of Rs 25,927 crore during […]

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Grenade attack on CRPF party in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) Militants hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party in the city on Wednesday but it exploded without causing any injury or damage, police said. The attack occurred in Rainawari area. “The grenade exploded on the road without causing any damage. The area is being searched to trace […]

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MP hooch tragedy: Morena Collector, SP removed

Bhopal, Jan 13 (IANS) The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has made its intent clear to act tough following the deaths of 16 persons in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district due to consumption of spurious liquor. During a meeting with officials, Chouhan ordered the removal of the Morena Collector and the district Superintendent of Police. The Chief […]

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Deeper democracy in Kazakhstan will strengthen bond with India: Envoy (IANS Special)

By Aarti Tikoo SinghNew Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Kazakhstan is India’s biggest economic partner in Central Asia and a crucial strategic partner. In an interview with IANS, Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to India, Yerlan Alimbayev, explains the significance of the recently-held parliamentary elections and political reforms in his country and how it will strengthen the bilateral relationship […]

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Naidu burns Andhra govt orders in Bhogi bonfire

Amaravati, Jan 13 (IANS) Giving a political twist to ‘Sankranti’ festivities, TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday burned copies of some Andhra Pradesh government orders in a ‘Bhogi’ bonfire. “Naidu participated in ‘Bhogi’ event at Paritala in Krishna district. He joined the locals who burned draconian, anti-people, and anti-farmers orders issued by the Jagan […]

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2nd consignment of Covid vaccine reaches Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) A day after the arrival of the first consignment of Covishield, Odisha received a supply of another Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday. The state received as many as 20,000 doses of indigenously developed Covaxin. A special plane carrying Covaxin from Hyderabad arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here, an official said. […]

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Indigo Airlines manager shot dead in Patna

Patna, Jan 13 (IANS) A 40-year-old Indigo Airlines station manager, Rupesh Kumar Singh, was allegedly shot dead by criminals near the Shastri Nagar police station area of state capital Patna. The police has formed a team to nab the killers. A police official on Wednesday said Singh was entering his Kusumvila apartment in Punaichak on […]

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‘Amazon Academy’ launched to aid students with JEE preparations

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Amazon India on Wednesday announced launch of ‘Amazon Academy’ to help students preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for entrance to engineering colleges. In a statement, Amazon India said that the online preparation offering will equip students with in-depth knowledge and practice routines required for the JEE, through curated […]

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AC Milan into Coppa Italia quarters

Rome, Jan 13 (IANS) AC Milan have booked a spot in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, eliminating Torino 5-4 on penalties. Tuesday’s match was the second in back-to-back fixtures between the two sides, as Milan had beaten Torino 2-0 in Serie A last week at the San Siro. With talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to the starting […]

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Unblocked, with Mallika Sarabhai

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The lockdown might have proven to be a bizarre time for her considering she has not been home or in any one place for this long since she was 14-year-old. However, the suffocation did not stop Mallika Sarabhai – dancer, actor and social activist (“they are all part […]

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US scrambles to speed up Covid-19 shots

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Jan 13 (IANS) Alarmed by a sluggish coronavirus vaccine rollout, US health agencies announced a string of changes to expand supply, loosen eligibility guidelines and open more locations for people to get shots in arms as the pandemic continues to rage. As of January 11, the US government had distributed about […]

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S. African ICASA warns against 5G Covid-19 conspiracy theory

Johannesburg, Jan 13 (IANS) The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has warned people not to fall prey to the myths that link Covid-19 spreading to 5G. “We all need to rely on scientifically-based evidence and refrain from these baseless theories,” said ICASA chairperson Keabetswe Modimoeng in a statement released on Monday, urging people […]

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