Remembering the modern-day genocide

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Holocaust Remembrance Day highlights the efforts of the national community to respond to , said the Reconciliation, Return & Rehabilitation, a body of the Kashmiri Pandit Migrants, on Tuesday. Observed each year on January 19, the Kashmiri Pandits body paid tributes in the memory of victims and reaffirmed their […]

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WEF announces dates, theme for Davos Agenda 2021

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced that its Davos Agenda event would take place virtually from January 25-29 under the theme “A Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust”. On Monday, the Geneva-based forum said it would bring together the world’s foremost leaders to address the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges […]

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Newborn found abandoned in UP temple

Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 19 (IANS) A newborn baby girl was found wrapped inside a plastic bag in a temple premises in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh amid a severe cold wave condition. The baby was found on Sunday when a sweeper was cleaning the temple premises in Mohammadabad village in Tundla. The plastic bag […]

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‘I am the butterfly, unfiltered’

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) While watching Harvey Weinsteins story on television, who was convicted of multiple sex offenses, she began to imagine how the people of the subcontinent would react if such a news broke out centering around a person from this part of the world. Bill Clintons affair with Monica Lewinsky […]

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K’taka’s anti-cow slaughter law comes into effect (Lead)

Udupi (Karnataka), Jan 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday announced the state’s anti-Cow slaughter Act has come into effect after offering ‘Go Pooja’ on the penultimate day on nine-day long Brahmakalashostva rituals at Karamaballi Sri Venkatramana Temple in Karamballi. The Chief Minister took part in an elaborate Mangalarati of the chief deity […]

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NIMHANS doctor on Sputnik vaccine advisory board

Moscow/New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russias sovereign wealth fund) and the National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamaleya (Gamaleya Centre) has announced the creation of an international scientific advisory board for the Sputnik V vaccine — the worlds first registered vaccine against coronavirus. Leading scientists […]

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UK’s new avatar

By Asad MirzaPost-Brexit strategy poses great challenges for the UK; to redefine its internal and external policies besides handling the worsening pandemic situation calls for pragmatism in a large dose. Now that the UK has left the European Union (EU) and has lost the shelter of the bloc’s single market and customs union at a […]

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PM flags off 8 trains to Statue of Unity in Gujarat (Ld)

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadiya, via video-conferencing. The trains will connect Kevadiya to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar. These trains will facilitate seamless […]

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India offers disaster relief training, capacity building to Nepal

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India is ready to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training and capacity building to Nepal as both countries make attempts to improve strained bilateral relations. The decision on providing assistance and training was taken during Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali’s meeting with Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in […]

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Bihu, Makar Sankranti celebrated in NE states

Agartala/Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the northeastern states on Thursday celebrate Bihu and Makar Sankranti, both harvest festivals, with traditional fervour and enthusiasm. Lakhs of cheerful men, women and children in traditional attires took part in the Bihu and Makar Sankranti celebrations, mostly in five of the eight northeastern states — Assam, […]

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CDs used to blackmail Yediyurappa shot by his grandchildren: Rebel BJP leader

Kudalasangama (Karnataka), Jan 14 (IANS) Continuing his tirade against Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, rebel BJP leader and former Union minister Basanagouda Patil Yatnal claimed on Thursday that Yediyurappa’s grandchildren were ‘recording CDs’ to blackmail him and get their illegal works done through him. Yatnal is leading an agitation along with Panchamasali Lingayat Matha seer […]

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First time in 53 yrs, ‘invisible salutation’ at iconic K’taka temple

Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) The annual spectacle of ‘Surya Majjana’ or ‘Suryabhisheka’ (Sun Ablution) that was to occur in Bengaluru’s famous centuries-old Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple did not occur this time as cloudy weather set in just 20 minutes before the scheduled timing between 5:20 pm to 5:27 p.m. on Thursday. Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple’s chief priest, […]

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Chennithala demands Kerala academy chief’s resignation

Thiruvananathapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday demanded the resignation of Kerala State Chalachithra Academy Chairman Kamal and demanded a detailed investigation into his actions as head of the organisation. The Congress leader also said that a government employee getting salary from the state exchequer must behave and act above political […]

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PMKVY 3.0 to be launched on Friday

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) will be launched on Friday in 600 districts across India. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), this phase will focus on new-age and Covid-related skills. Skill India Mission PMKVY 3.0 envisages training of eight lakh […]

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Tripura, Manipur, Sikkim receive Covid-19 vaccines too

Agartala/Imphal/Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) After Assam and Meghalaya, three more northeastern states – Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim – on Wednesday saw Covid-19 vaccines reach them for the first round of immunisation, officials said. While Assam received the second consignment of Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday after the first delivery on Tuesday, Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim received […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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