Bullet Train Project: 7 cos willing to construct underground station at BKC (Ld)

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) At least seven Indian companies have shown interest for the construction of the underground station at the BKC in Mumbai for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor during the pre-bidding stage, officials said on Sunday. A National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) official told IANS, “Seven Indian […]

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AirAsia India commences Bhubaneswar-Pune flight

Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) AirAsia India commenced Bhubaneswar to Pune direct flight operation from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here on Sunday. Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera flagged off the flight operation. The minister said it would boost the tourism sector and help in growing economy in the state. The flight will operate every […]

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Maid found dead in Gurugram

Gurugram, Jan 24 (IANS) A 21-year-old maid was found dead at her hutment near the Sector-52 area in Gurugram, police said on Sunday. According to the police, the deceased was identified as Nisha who is a native of Madhya Pradesh and used to work as a maid. She lived with her family in a slum […]

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Aviation industry professionals to be considered for vaccinations (IANS Exclusive)

By Rohit VaidNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) India’s civil aviation industry professionals will be considered for anti-Covid vaccination during the second stage of the national inoculation drive. The industry has played a crucial role in evacuation of millions and re-connecting supply chains to ferry essentials during the pandemic period. The sector is considered as crucial […]

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Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park reopens

Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district reopened on Sunday after the conclusion of the annual census of estuarine crocodiles. The national park was closed for tourists and visitors from January 15 to January 23 to facilitate the annual crocodile census, said a forest official. Bhitarkanika is said to have 70 […]

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All iPhone 13 models to come with sensor-shift camera stabilisation

San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to bring sensor-shift optical image stabilisation to the entire iPhone 13 lineup. According to industry sources, next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 would all come with sensor-shift stabilisation technology, reports DigiTimes. The Cupertino-based tech giant first introduced sensor-shift stabilization on the […]

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I wish Lalu Prasad a speedy recovery: Nitish

Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday wished opposition RJD supremo Lalu Prasad a speedy recovery after the latter’s health deteriorated and he was shifted to New Delhi’s AIIMS. Nitish Kumar said he wants Lalu to get healthy soon and wished him well. After attending the birth anniversary celebrations of former […]

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Beijing issues alert for heavy air pollution

Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Beijing has issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution that took effect from Sunday, local authorities said. A series of measures will be taken from Sunday, including the suspension of a number of outdoor construction operations, and halting or restricting production by manufacturing companies, according to the municipal air pollution […]

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Telangana’s Covid count drops below 200

Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Telangana’s daily Covid count dropped below 200 while the state continued to report more recoveries than new positive cases, health officials said on Sunday. The state logged 197 new cases and reported one death during the last 24 hours. The state’s cumulative tally rose to 2,93,253 while the death toll moved […]

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Pakistan to get 5G by 2022-23: Report

Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The Pakistan government is developing a comprehensive roadmap aimed at making 5G internet services commercially available to consumers in 2022-23, a media report said on Sunday. In an annual report, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said the roadmap is targeted at auctioning “spectrum for 5G services in fiscal year 2023”, The […]

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3 injured in Kabul blast

Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) Three civilians were injured as a blast struck a vehicle in Kabul on Sunday, a police spokesman said. “The blast occurred at 8.12 a.m. local time in Police District 8 injuring three civilians,” the spokesman told Xinhua news agency. The official did not provide more details, saying investigation is underway. The […]

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Instant loan apps scam, the Chinese link

By Mohammed ShafeeqHyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) A month after the Telangana Police began the crackdown on illegal instant loan apps following suicide by five persons, the investigation showed a deeper Chinese link to the scam. After taking at least four Chinese nationals into custody for running the illegal apps, the police is now probing the […]

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AIIMS: After Lancet’s study hesitation in taking Covaxin jab shouldn’t exist

Sumit SaxenaNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) After the Lancet study, the raging controversy over the efficacy of Covaxin, India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, should not exist and the fear associated with the vaccination drive should also be put to rest, said Subhasis Panda, Deputy Director (administration), AIIMS, here. Panda, currently on central deputation, is the […]

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Int’l working group reiterates backing for Libyan ceasefire deal

Tripoli, Jan 24 (IANS) The International Follow-Up Committee for Libya Security Working Group has reiterated their full and continued commitment to the implementation of the war-torn country’s ceasefire agreement. “They reiterated their commitment to facilitating the work of the 5+5 JMC (Joint Military Commission), through enhanced cooperation and their continued support to the political process,” […]

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African nations urged to enhance Covid surveillance measures

Addis Ababa, Jan 24 (IANS) The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) ha warned countries to continue enhancing their surveillance measures against the Covid-19 pandemic amid the rapid spike fresh cases across the continent. “All member states should continue to enhance their surveillance to include Covid-19 and severe acute respiratory infections, which […]

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Microsoft to integrate Teams across SAP solutions

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Enterprise application software provider SAP and Microsoft have announced to integrate video conference and collaboration platform Teams with SAPs intelligent suite of solutions. The companies also expanded an existing partnership to accelerate the adoption of SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure. SAP S/4HANA is a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP) system […]

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Andy Murray opts out of Australian Open

London, Jan 24 (IANS) Five-time champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open grand slam tournament beginning February 8. Murray had been granted a wildcard to play in the tournament’s main draw but he tested positive for Covid-19 last week shortly before he was due to fly to Melbourne. The 33-year-old was asymptomatic, […]

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Turkey launches fifth indigenous frigate

Ankara, Jan 24 (IANS) Turkey has launched its fifth indigenous frigate produced as part of the MILGEM project, a national warship program. Istanbul Frigate F-515 was designed with national resources, and over 75 per cent of its systems are of indigenous manufacture, according to the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries. The 113-meter-long frigate would perform […]

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Panic buttons at road intersections in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Lucknow Police Commissionerate will soon install panic buttons at several intersections in the Uttar Pradesh capital city to assist people in case of any emergency. These buttons will also be installed near pink toilets being constructed under the Safe City Mission. The project has already been implemented in Agra and […]

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Bullet Train Project: 7 cos willing to construct undersea tunnel

By Anand SinghNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) At least seven Indian companies have shown interest for the construction of the undersea tunnel for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor during the pre-bidding stage, officials said on Sunday. A National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) official told IANS, “Seven Indian companies had participated […]

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Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)

BY NEERAJ DHANKHERHere is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for January 25-31 ARIES This week you will be concerned about money matters. You will look at ways to increase your income and seek financial security. Guard against impulsive spending as you may regret it later. During the middle […]

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Russia logs 20,921 new Covid-19 cases

Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) Russia registered 20,921 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 21,513 a day earlier, the country’s Covid-19 response centre said Saturday. The national tally has thus increased to 36,98,273 with 68,971 deaths and 31,09,315 recoveries, the centre said. Moscow, Russia’s worst-hit region, reported 2,668 new cases, down from […]

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Portugal’s Covid-19 deaths top 10,000

Lisbon, Jan 24 (IANS) Covid-19 deaths in Portugal passed the 10,000 mark Saturday after a record 274 fatalities were counted in the past 24 hours, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). Saturday also saw the country’s daily infections hitting a new high at 15,333. To date, Portugal has recorded 10,194 deaths and 6,24,469 cases, […]

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