Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Kisan Shakti has power to wipe out BJP: Sukhbir Singh Badal

NAWANSHAHR: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Kisan Shakti had the power to wipe out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even as he maintained the centre was not sincere towards the farmers and asserted that the three member committee formed by the apex court could not play any constructive role in resolving the crisis following the central government’s refusal to repeal the three Agricultural laws.

Eluru-like mysterious illness cases emerge in AP's Pulla village

PULLA: Bringing back memories of December's mysterious illness in Andhra Pradesh's Eluru in West Godavari district, Pulla village has seen 24 such cases of convulsions till 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Leaking national secret to journalist is a criminal act: Rahul

NEW DELHI; Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that leaking sensitive information related to the national secret of a planned attack to a journalist is a "criminal act" and persons behind this should be put in prison.

Dunzo raises Rs 293 cr in Series E from Google, Lightbox

BENGALURU: Homegrown hyperlocal delivery platform Dunzo on Tuesday said it has raised $40 million (approximately Rs 293 crore) in its Series E funding round with participation from new and existing investors, including Google, Lightbox, Evolvence, Hana Financial Investment, LGT Lightstone Aspada, and Alteria, among others.

2nd edition of India Innovation Index to be launched on Wednesday

NEW DELHI: The NITI Aayog is set to release on Wednesday the second edition of the India Innovation Index 2020 that seeks to rank the states and Union Territories (UTs) based on their relative performance of supporting innovation.

UP: 18 rescued after boat capsizes in Ganga river

MIRZAPUR: At least 18 people were rescued after a boat capsized in the Ganga river near the Ram Gaya Ghat here on Tuesday.

14 Rajasthan migrants mowed down by speeding truck in Gujarat

GANDHI NAGAR: At least 14 migrant labourers hailing from Rajasthan were mowed down and six others injured by a speeding dumper truck in Gujarat's Surat in the wee hours of Tuesday, police said.

Learn innovation, industry from Kerala: Goa CM to farmers

PANAJI: Lamenting the lack of innovation and interest in agriculture in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday urged the local farmers to seek inspiration from Kerala's jackfruit farmers.

Relieved to finally see daylight after car accident: Shripad Naik

PANAJI: More than a week after being hospitalised following a road accident, Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik gave his first statement to the media on Tuesday and said he was relieved to finally see daylight.

Akhilesh ready for seat adjustment with uncle Shivpal

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has now said that he is open to further discussions with estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav's Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL) for adjustments on seats for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

HC seeks response on plea for more compensation to riot-affected

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on a plea for hike in compensation to victims of riots in north-east Delhi in February 2020.

Avoid Covaxin in case of allergies, fever: Bharat Biotech

HYDERABAD: Bharat Biotech, makers of India's first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19, has advised people not to take 'Covaxin' if they have allergies, fever, bleeding disorder, are on blood thinners, immune-compromised, or are on medicines that affect immune system.

Realme C12 smartphone's 4GB RAM variant now in India

NEW DELHI: Realme on Tuesday launched a new variant of its entry-level smartphone Realme C12 with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM for Rs 9,999 in India.

Netaji's birthday to be marked as 'Parakram Diwas' every year: Govt

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Culture on Tuesday said that the government has decided to celebrate the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose that falls on January 23 as 'Parakram Diwas' from now on every year.

Telangana's Covid recovery rate crosses 98%

HYDERABAD: The Covid-19 recovery rate in Telangana has crossed 98 per cent as the state continued to see more recoveries than new cases.

Roadies Revolution winner Hamid Barkzi on ever Bigg Boss chance

NEW DELHI:Hamid Barkzi has just won the 17th edition of Roadies Revolution and he says he would definitely try to participate in the popular reality show Bigg Boss.

3 booked for rape-murder of Dalit girl in UP

MOHABA: Three persons have been booked for allegedly raping and killing a Dalit girl, whose body was found hanging from a tree.

90-year-old woman thrashed by daughter-in-law

AGRA: A 90-year-old woman, Maya Devi, was allegedly beaten up by her daughter-in-law, 60, with a broom in the Bah area because the old woman went out of the house without informing her.

After 2-day halt, vaccination drive to resume in Maha from Tuesday

MUMBAI: After a two-day break, the Covid-19 vaccination drive will resume for four days all over Maharashtra starting Tuesday, officials said here on Monday.

5 held for peddling corrosion as temple attack in Andhra

ONGLE: The police in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole district on Monday arrested five persons from different parts of the state for falsely propagating corrosion damage as temple attack on various social media platforms.

Covid effect: UK shoot of Neena Gupta-Kalki Koechlin's 'Goldfish' postponed

LONDON: The UK shoot of the Neena Gupta and Kalki Koechlin-starrer international project, Goldfish, has been postponed owing to the emerging new Covid strain in that country. The film, also starring Rajit Kapur, was scheduled to go on floors this month in London.

Is friction increasing between Scindia and Tomar in Madhya Pradesh?

GWALIOR: Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia played a major role in the BJP coming back to power in Madhya Pradesh, but due to the increasing activity of Scindia in the Gwalior-Chambal region it is fast turning into a political storm. There are also indications that the relationship between Scindia and Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has turned sour.

Mamata to contest from Suvendu's 'home turf' Nandigram

KOLKATA: In an open challenge to her once confidante and ex-minister Suvendu Adhikari, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that she will contest the upcoming state Assembly elections from the Nandigram seat.

We will not quarrel, but celebrate R-Day: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait

GHAZIPUR: The farmers protesting against the new Central farm laws have announced a 'Tractor March' on Republic Day. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard the petition of the Delhi Police on the issue. The apex court said it is for the Delhi Police to decide whether it would allow the farmers to enter Delhi or not.

Bird flu to hit Jan sales, unlikely to cull poultry profitability this fiscal: Crisil

NEW DELHI: The avian flu outbreak in India could pare poultry sales by a third this month, but if the history of upward price correction after every avian flu outbreak is any indication, the industry will bounce back in quick time with profitability intact for the full fiscal, rating agency Crisil said on Monday.

Vijayan slams KSRTC MD not to issue public comments on corporation

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has come down heavily on Managing Director of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, Biju Prabhakar, and asked him not to issue public statements against officials and employees arbitrarily.

Trapped Chinese miners send note to rescuers

BEIJING: Miners trapped for over a week following a blast at a mine China's Shandong province, have sent a note to rescuers shedding light on the situation below.

CRPF's 'Rakshita' for insurgency-hit areas

NEW DELHI: From Monday onwards, 'Rakshita' -- a bike ambulance developed indigenously -- will save lives of injured CRPF personnel deputed in remote and inhospitable areas like the Maoist-hit states or insurgency affected Northeast regions of the country.

'Niti Aayog must include rummy, skill games in draft policy'

PANAJI:Niti Aayog's guidelines for fantasy sports should cover the entire gamut of online skill-based games, including rummy, which accounts for 50 per cent of the overall industry revenues, a stakeholder body, The Online Rummy Federation (TORF) has suggested.

4th Test: Rain ends Day 4 early, India need 324 more to win

BRISBANE:India will need 324 runs more, with all their wickets intact, when they come out to bat on Tuesday to win the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.

Rajini's party members are 'free' to join any outfit

CHENNAI: With three of its District Secretaries and couple of other officials joined DMK on Sunday, Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) on Monday said its members are free to join any political party of their choice after submitting their resignation.

What 2021 looks like for wellness travel

NEW DELHI: Holistic well-being, focused on nutrition and rejuvenation is being talked about more than ever. The global hospitality industry has seen a renewed interest in wellness tourism. Travellers are seeking out health and wellness retreats to build their immunity. According to a report by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is slated to grow at an average annual rate of 7.5 per cent by 2022.

Total to acquire 20% stake in Adani Green Energy

AHEMDABAAD:Deepening its strategic alliance in India's sustainable energy space, French energy major Total proposes to acquire 20 per cent minority interest in Adani Green Energy Ltd.

Goa to form panel to identify new IIT campus site: CM

PANAJI: Following the relocation of the IIT-Goa campus amid protests, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday announced that his government may soon appoint a committee to identify a new site for setting up of a campus for the elite technology institute.

Sensex down 250 points; auto, metal stocks plunge

MUMBAI:The key Indian equity indices traded on a negative note on Monday morning with the BSE Sensex falling over 250 points.

UK invites PM Modi for G7 summit

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by his UK counterpart Boris Johnson to attend the G7 summit in the UK as a guest in June this year.

Ready for any alternative to law repeal demand, Tomar to farmers

NEW DELHI: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again appealed to the farmers unions to suggest ways to resolve the deadlock over the agrarian reforms implemented by the Modi government.

Tejashwi writes to Nitish on worsening law and order in Bihar

PATNA: Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday wrote a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seeking a reply about the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

Naveen Patnaik, Arvind Kejriwal are high performing CMs

NEW DELHI: The latest IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey shows that non-NDA and non-Congress ruled states have posted the best satisfaction numbers.

BJP Chief Ministers are the least popular

NEW DELHI: Seven out of the 10 most popular Chief Ministers are from the Opposition parties, while seven out of the 10 worst performing Chief Ministers are from the BJP/NDA camp, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.

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