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PM Modi greets people on statehood days of Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya
"Statehood day greetings to the people of Manipur, India is proud of its contribution to national development," he tweeted, adding that the state is a powerhouse of innovation and sporting talent.

Tripura govt approves proposal to provide free sanitary napkins to schoolgirls
A total of 1,68,252 students shall be covered under this new scheme called 'Kishori Suchita Abhiyan'. This will involve an investment of Rs 3,61,63,248 from the state's exchequer during a period of three years.

Farmers welcome govt's proposal to keep agricultural laws on hold
Farmer leader Shivkumar Kakka, who has been a part of all the 10 meetings held with the government at Vigyan Bhawan here so far, said: "We do not trust the committee, but the government has offered to put the laws on hold... It is definitely a matter to consider. We will discuss this and eventually try to form an opinion."

After Uri, everyone knew Army would respond strongly, says BJP
The BJP’s national spokesman Gaurav Bhatia said the Congress should resist making false allegations and work to strengthen the country. He was reacting to the allegations made by senior Congress leaders that sensitive information was shared with television anchor Arnab Goswami and that there should be an inquiry into it.

Former UPA ministers demand probe, action against Arnab Goswami
The former UPA government’s defence minister AK Antony, home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, external affairs minister Salman Khurshid, along with leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Wednesday, accused top Union ministers of having 'violated the Official Secrets Act (OSA)'.

Centre offers to put farm laws on hold for 1-1.5 years
The farmers said they needed to discuss the proposal and assess the general sentiment. “Our stand is for the repeal of the laws,” farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal told. “The government came up with a fresh proposal to suspend the laws for a year to 1.5 years and even mentioned once a period of two years, and giving an affidavit to the Supreme Court on the same.”

40% people in Delhi-NCR reluctant to get vaccinated: NCAER
The telephonic survey of 3,168 respondents found that 20% of NCR residents were certain that they would not take the vaccine, 15% were unsure and 4% said they would not take it as they were already infected by the virus.

BREAKING: PM Narendra Modi to get Covid-19 vaccine shot in second stage of vaccination
PM Narendra Modi will be administered the Covid-19 vaccine in the second stage of the ongoing mass vaccination drive in the country. Sources said that the PM and all other chief ministers will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine vials will not be wasted in case of absenteeism, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan claimed that no vial of COVID-19 vaccine is wasted in case of absenteeism and that the doses are allotted to another beneficiary. Vardhan said no vial of COVID-19 vaccine or session is waste
RRB NTPC Phase 3 exam notification out, check updates at
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is conducting exams in Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) and the RRB NTPC Phase 3 CBT exam dates have been announced. The exam date notice can be downloaded from the official site of regiona
Farmer leaders to hold `internal meet` to decide on Govt’s offer to suspend three farm laws for over a year to end protest
Farmer leaders will hold internal meet to discuss Govt’s offer to suspend three farm laws for over a year to end their protest. Centre had on Wednesday proposed to suspend the three contentious farm laws for one and half years dur
COVID-19: After Bhutan, Maldives, India to export vaccines to Nepal, Bangladesh today
The consignment of COVID-19 vaccines, containing Serum Institute of India`s `Covishield' arrived at Mumbai`s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport early Thursday morning. As part of its Neighbourhood First Policy, Indi
PM Narendra Modi congratulates US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, says `look forward to strengthening India-US ties`
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris took oath as first woman Vice President in a historic but scaled-down ceremony under the unprecedented security umbrella of thousands of security
Names of 20 Galwan Martyrs to be inscribed on national war memorial
The names of 20 Indian Army personnel, who were killed while valiantly fighting Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, were inscribed on the National War Memorial ahead of the Republic Day. The Indian
V K Sasikala`s health deteriorates in Bengaluru prison, admitted to hospital
V K Sasikala, late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's aide, was admitted to a Bowring Hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka after her health deteriorated in the Parappana Agrahara Prison. Sasikala is suffering from high fever a
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These two Black designers designed US Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration dress
Kamala Harris made history on January 20 by becoming the first woman, the first Indian-American, and the first Black Vice-President of the US.

Watch, Ajinkya Rahane gets joyous welcome after conquering Australia in style
Ajinkya Rahane displayed brilliant captaincy as the Indian cricket team won back-to-back Test series in Australia with a memorable win in Brisbane.

Who is Amanda Gorman? All about youngest poet in US history at Joe Biden-Kamala Harris inauguration ceremony
22-year-old, Gorman, a Los Angeles resident, joined the ranks of previous inaugural poets Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, with a power-packed performance.

Ravindra Jadeja reportedly to miss England Test series after thumb injury rules him out for six weeks
Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the left thumb by a Mitchell Starc bouncer in Sydney and that has ruled him out for the entire England series.

PM Modi to get COVID-19 vaccine shot in second phase
Along with the PM, other leaders aged over 50 years will also be vaccinated. This will include the chief ministers as well.

NASA chief steps down after Joe Biden assumes office
Biden is expected to pick a woman the fill the role, which has been occupied by men since the agency's founding in 1958.

India vs England Tests in Chennai to see fans? BCCI requesting Tamil Nadu government to allow 50 percent capacity
The BCCI is requesting the Tamil Nadu government to allow 50 percent crowd attendance for Test matches that will be played between India and England.

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Thu Jan 21 2021  British Pound Sterling 99.8004
Thu Jan 21 2021  Canadian Dollar 57.8035
Thu Jan 21 2021  European Euro 88.4956
Thu Jan 21 2021  United States Dollar 72.9395

Pent up demand, fall in prices to drive gold this year: WGC
Mimic strong growth seen in 2010, following the sharpest dip in gold demand in 2009 due to global financial crisis

Spot gold likely to retreat towards $1,833
Spot gold may retreat towards a support at $1,833, as it faces a resistance at $1,861per ounce.The resistance is identified as the 114.6% projection

Gold ETFs attract Rs 6,657 crore inflow in 2020
Gold with its safe-haven appeal emerged as one of the best performing asset classes

Gold bonds priced at ?5,104/ gm: RBI
The nominal value of bonds under the ‘Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme 2020-21 - Series X’ works out to ?5,104 per gram of gold against ?5,000 in the

Gold to retain its glitter in the New Year
While digital gold caught investors’ fancy, physical gold too ruled high

Sovereign Gold Bond scheme opens today
Issue price fixed at ?5,000 per gram

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Joe Biden names Indian-American Rohit Chopra to helm consumer finance body
US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named Indian-American Rohit Chopra as the head of a federal agency tasked with protecting the interests of consumers financials.

Hindu-American community donates over 1.3 lakh kg food to needy during Diwali
The food drive, a collective effort of cultural and religious communities, yoga institutions, and numerous other organisations rooted in the Dharmic value, has been recognised by many states, cities and local governments, a community release issued said.

Eminent Indian-American physician Ajay Lodha passes away due to COVID-19 complications
Lodha, former president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), battled COVID for the last eight months at Cleveland Clinic and breathed his last on November 21. He was 58.

Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US
American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot Gerson announced the names of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the US on Sunday. The four Indian-American students include Swathi R Srinivasan, Vijayasundaram Ramasamy, Garima P Desai and Savarni Sanka.

Jill Biden's policy director, Mala Adiga, has roots in Udupi
She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won theMan Booker prize in 2008.

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady
Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden's 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

Indian-American uses Bollywood music to spread message of Biden and Harris during US polls
Slogans like- "America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho", "Trump Hatao America Bachao", "Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao" and "Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do"- were also released in 14 Indian languages.

Indian-American doctor identifies possible COVID-19 treatment
The researchers detailed how the inflammatory cell death signaling pathway worked, which led to potential therapies to disrupt the process.

Proposal for Outer Ring Road in Kallakurichi gains momentum
The project, once completed, will help address traffic congestion on the Kachirapalayam Road

Kannur farmer, Alappuzha samiti win top agri honours
State farm awards to be presented on February 14

PM Modi, CMs to take COVID-19 jab in second phase of vaccination
The second phase is meant for those over 50 years of age

Three BJP activists arrested for raising ‘goli maro...’ slogan in Bengal
Three BJP activists, including its Hooghly district youth wing chief Suresh Sahu, have been arrested for allegedly raising ‘goli maro...’ (shoot the

Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for vaccine in Philippines
Bharat Biotech submitted on Thursday an application for the emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines, Food and Drug Administration c

Coronavirus live: Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for vaccine in Philippines
Over 7.86 lakh people in India have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the health ministry. There have been four deaths among those

Editors Guild slams Gujarat court for arrest warrant against Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
In a statement, it called the action against the senior journalist as an ‘attempt to use intimidatory tactics by powerful corporate houses against journalists to prevent media scrutiny’.

‘CM trying to divert people’s attention from temple attacks’
TDP State president K. Atchannaidu has accused Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy of trying to divert people’s attention from the spate of attacks

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Body Of Priest Found In Lucknow Temple Premises: Police
The body of an octogenarian priest was found in a temple in Lucknow with injuries on his head on Wednesday, police said.
China Sanctions On Trump Officials "Unproductive": Biden Administration
China's move to sanction former Trump administration officials was "unproductive and cynical", a spokeswoman for President Joe Biden's National Security Council said on Wednesday, urging Americans...
US' "Toughest" Period As Covid Deaths Cross World War II Troop Casualties
New US President Joe Biden warned the worst of the pandemic is still to come, as the number of American coronavirus deaths surpassed the country's troop fatalities in World War II.
Five Team India Members Land In Mumbai, Advised Home Quarantine
Five members of the Indian cricket team arrived in Mumbai from their Australia tour on Thursday morning and they have been advised to remain in seven-day home quarantine, officials said.
Sara Ali Khan Holiday Feast In Maldives Featured Fries, Crabs And What Not, See Pic
Sara Ali Khan posted a few Instagram stories on Wednesday that is sure to make you drool.
On Camera, Man In PPE Steals Gold Worth Rs 13 Crore In Delhi
In a bizarre case of theft, a man wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) kit sneaked into a jewellery showroom in Delhi and allegedly stole 25 kg of gold worth Rs 13 crore, police said. He has...
Nahak Motors Launches Made-in-India E-Cycles
Nahak Motors has launched 100 per cent made-in-India electric bicycles, with prices starting at Rs. 27,000.
Revealed: The Mystery Woman In Pulkit Samrat's Post Is...
"Goofy, fun and gorgeous! Can you guess who my co-star is," Pulkit asked in his caption
Sikkim State Lottery Result: Dear Precious Morning Lottery First Prize Winner to Take Home Rs 50 Lakhs
Sikkim Dear Precious Morning lottery result for January 21 will be declared at 11:55 AM on the official Sikkim State Lotteries website at or Lottery Sambad website at

News18 Afternoon Digest: PM Modi and CMs Likely to be Vaccinated Against Covid-19 in Round 2, Sensex Hits 50,000-mark on Global Cues
Here are the Stories We are Covering this Afternoon: Joe Biden's Bible, Sitting Bernie Sanders, Where is Barron Trump? Best Memes From US Inauguration, Sister Announces Scholarship of Rs 25.5 Lakh on Sushant Singh Rajput's Birth Anniversary, Covid Diplomacy: Why India's Supply of Vaccines to Nepal, Bangladesh is Strategically Relevant, Joe Biden Rolls Back Trump Policies on Wall, Visitors from Muslim-majority Nations, Rejoins Paris Accord, Market at Record High, Sensex Hits 50,000-mark on Global Cues, Reliance, Bajaj Auto Top Gainers, No End to Yediyurappa's Woes After Cabinet Rejig as Seniors Unhappy With Portfolios Threaten to Quit, PM Modi and CMs Likely to be Vaccinated Against Covid-19 in Round 2, Netas Above 50 will be Next: Sources.

HC Rejects Sood's Plea Against Illegal Construction Notice
The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal and an interim application filed by Bollywood actor Sonu Sood against a BMC notice over alleged illegal construction carried out by him at his residential building in Juhu area of Mumbai. Justice Prithviraj Chavan, while dismissing the actor's appeal and application, said, "Law helps only those who are diligent." Sood's lawyer Amogh Singh sought a time of 10 weeks to comply with the notice issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in October last year, and requested the HC to direct the civic body to not initiate demolition action.

In a Blow to Amazon's Effort to Block Contract, SEBI Clears Reliance-Future's Rs 24,000-Crore Deal
Amazon has also dragged Future before a Singapore arbitrator, which passed an interim order in October saying the Reliance deal should be halted. Future says that order is not binding on it.

Ajay Devgn Begins Shoot For His Next 'Thank God'
Bollywood star Ajay Devgn on Thursday said that shooting has started for his next film titled "Thank God". The slice-of-life comedy is being directed by Indra Kumar, known for for comedy film series like "Masti" and "Dhamaal".

Joe Biden’s Speech Writer Vinay Reddy is the Pride And Joy of This Remote Telangana Village
Vinay Reddy has his roots in Pothireddypeta, where his father hailed from and his grandfather was village sarpanch.

Lord Krishna and Ram Lalla’s Ties Go Stronger: Udupi Sculptor to Build Chariot for Ayodhya Ram Mandir
Lakshmiranaya Acharya earlier readied chariot for Kukke Subrahmanya temple, Dharmasthala temple, Puttur Mahalingeshwara temple, etc.

Bharat Biotech Applies to Conduct Covaxin Trials in Bangladesh After Restricted Use in India
If allowed to go ahead, this would be the first trial of any coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh and could give the densely-populated country of more than 160 million faster access to the shot for mass use.

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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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