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Economic Times | 15 Jan, 2021 | 11.31PM IST
News live: Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden's inauguration
Trump had already announced that he would not be attending Biden's inauguration - breaking tradition - after spending months making baseless allegations of voter fraud in an attempt to delegitimize Biden's presidency.
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US sanctions six pro-China officials over Hong Kong crackdown
Ayodhya: Prez, VP, CMs contribute towards Ram Temple construction
President Ram Nath Kovind contributed over Rs 5 lakh for the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya as the nationwide drive to collect donations kicked off today.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's family have already contributed over Rs 5 lakh for the construction of the temple.
The state govt is formulating plans to open Film City in the state for which land spanning across an area of 50 to 100 acres has been finalised
- ML Khattar, Haryana CM
Walmart head of US online business to step down
Delhi govt decides that all government offices of NCT of Delhi/ Autonomous Bodies/ PSUs/ Corporations/ Local Bodies will function to the extent of 100% staff strength with immediate effect
Dense fog in Delhi
Delhi: Dense fog engulf parts of national capital; visuals from Krishna Menon Marg area https://t.co/457snTJjBb
Stage set for roll-out of world's biggest vaccination drive against COVID on Saturday
Eyes on Nancy Pelosi as Trump impeachment trial timing up in the air
GMR, Adani and 8 others submit RFQs for redevelopment of CSMT railway station in Mumbai
There'll be consequences on farm protests
- Sharad Pawar warns Centre
Ajay Piramal wins the most contested bankruptcy bid for Dewan Housing Finance Ltd
6.3 crore domestic passengers travelled by air last year, 56.29% lower as compared to 2019: DGCA
'Spend as much as you can,' IMF head urges governments worldwide
Policymakers worldwide should embrace more spending to help revive their stuttering economies, the head of the International Monetary Fund said.
EU's Pfizer vaccine deliveries to be delayed for next 3-4 weeks
Deliveries of the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to EU nations will be delayed in the coming weeks because of works at the US pharma firm's plant in Belgium, Germany's health ministry said.
382 birds found dead across the state yesterday. Total 2,378 birds found dead in the state from Jan 8 till now: Maha Govt
West Bengal will surely drown in Ganga if BJP comes to power in state as all programmes, projects of Centre have typically flopped, bearing no results
US troop levels cut to 2,500 each in Afghanistan and Iraq
Economy likely to contract up to 7.5% this fiscal, may see 9-11% growth in FY22: Arvind Virmani
The Indian economy is likely to contract in the range of 5-7.5% this fiscal but will see a growth of 9 to 11% in FY 2021-22, former chief economic adviser Arvind Virmani said.
Addressing a virtual event organised by industry body PHDCCI, Virmani said in the upcoming Budget, the government should come up with policies to accelerate India's economic growth.
Huawei to open its biggest flagship store outside China in Riyadh
Schools in BMC to remain closed
All schools in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation limits to remain closed till further orders, says BMC. #Mumbai https://t.co/ZQiddNVX1D
Air India starts Chicago-Hyderabad-Chicago weekly flight
The first Air India non-stop flight to Hyderabad from Chicago landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Airport officials and AI employees welcomed flight AI-108 with 237 passengers and 16 crew members,a press release from GMR group which manages the airport said.
I-T department search and survey operations
Income Tax Department carried out search and survey operations on 13th January on persons/entities engaged in the business of hotels, real estate, automobile, financing and wholesale trading of fruits etc at Kolkata: CBDT
So far, concealment of income amounting to more than Rs 450 crores has been detected. The assessee has made an admission of undisclosed income amounting to Rs 105 crores. Search action has resulted in the seizure of unaccounted cash of Rs 1.58 crores. Investigation is on: CBDT
Another recession looms for UK economy as lockdowns bite
The British economy looks set to fall back into recession after official figures on Friday showed that it shrank by 2.6% month-on-month in November, when much of the country was in a second coronavirus lockdown.
The Office for National Statistics said that as a result of the fall, the economy is 8.5% smaller than its pre-pandemic peak. When the pandemic struck last spring, the economy contracted by up to a fifth over the first half of the year, before a summer easing of restrictions saw the economy recover a chunk of those losses.
Rahul Gandhi's statements are laughed at within his own party; Congress manifesto itself promised these reforms
- Narendra Singh Tomar
Solution can emerge from Govt-farmers talks as well as from SC-appointed panel's deliberations; We want protest to end at earliest: Tomar
India is set to begin the world's biggest vaccination drive tomorrow. This is the beginning of the end of COVID. Both indigenously manufactured vaccines given emergency use approval after scientific scrutiny: Dr Harsh Vardhan
The govt will present its side before the committee constituted by the Supreme Court when asked
- Narendra Singh Tomar
Aero India show preparations: Rajnath Singh meets BS Yediyurappa
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru and held a review meeting… https://t.co/aGPoDD4amC
Discussions took place over three farm laws in cordial atmosphere, but couldn't reach decisive stage
- Narendra Singh Tomar
Centre-farmers talks remain inconclusive, next round on January 19
Protesting farmer unions stuck to their demand for a complete repeal of three contentious farm laws at their ninth round of talks with three central ministers but while the government asked them to be more flexible in their approach and expressed willingness for necessary amendments, as the two sides decided to meet again on January 19.
Defence Minister unveils India's first indigenously developed driverless metro car
Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 37, topples buildings
A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island Friday, killing at least 37 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said, as they warned there were people still trapped beneath rubble.
Hundreds were also injured when the 6.2-magnitude quake struck in the early hours, triggering panic among the terrified residents of the island, which was hit by a huge quake and tsunami two and a half years ago that killed thousands.
Delhi Police detains Congress MPs Ravneet Singh Bittu, Gurjeet Singh Aujla and a Congress MLA who have been protesting against Centre's Farm Laws at Jantar Mantar
Bhupinder Singh Hooda, several other Haryana Congress leaders detained during march to Raj Bhawan
Several Haryana Congress leaders, including former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, marched towards the Raj Bhawan to protest against the Centre's farm laws and hike in fuel prices, but were detained by the police.
The Congress had planned to gherao the residence of the Haryana Governor as part of a nationwide protest call.
Police put up barricades to stop the protesters from moving towards the Raj Bhawan.
Rupee slips 3 paise to settle at 73.07 (provisional) against US dollar
Nepal approves use of AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine manufactured in India, reports Reuters quoting Nepal Govt
India took 'very decisive' steps to deal with coronavirus pandemic: IMF chief
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has praised India for taking "very decisive" steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences and asked the country to do more this year to support an accelerated transformation of the economy.
Participating in a global media roundtable on Thursday, the chief of the International Monetary Fund predicted a less bad outlook for India in the upcoming World Economic Update due to the steps taken by it.
The ongoing meeting discussing three agricultural laws between Union Govt and farmers did not come to a resolution before the lunch break. The MSP Guarantee act will be discussed after the break
Subhra Kundu, wife of Rose Valley Group chief Gautam Kundu, arrested by CBI in connection with chit fund scam: Sources
5th Session of Seventeenth Lok Sabha will commence on 29th January and the Union Budget will be presented on 1st February
Bharatiya Janata Party asks its Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the Parliament during the Budget session.
Minimum temperature very likely to fall by 2-4 degree Celsius in northwest India: IMD
"Due to the prevalence of dry north/north-westerly winds, minimum temperatures very likely to fall by two-four degree Celsius over most parts of northwest India during next 2 days," it said.
PM Modi doesn't respect farmers and wants to tire out those protesting against Centre's agriculture laws
- Rahul Gandhi at Jantar Mantar
Talks with unions part of govt's delaying tactic, but farmers won't relent and PM Modi has to take back farm laws
- Cong leader Rahul Gandhi
On 14th January, BSF troops killed one Pakistani intruder who crossed the border and entered into Indian territory in Gurdaspur sector
- Border Security Force (BSF)
PIA plane 'held back' by Malaysian authorities over UK court case
An aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has held back by a local court in Malaysia taking one-sided decision pertaining to a legal dispute between PIA and another party pending in a UK court. Alternate arrangements for passengers' travel have been finalized: PIA
Goa: After meeting locals, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announces to drop the plan for the establishment of a new IIT campus at Sel-Malauli in Sattari Taluka
The three (farm) laws have been brought to finish the farmers: Rahul Gandhi
The three (farm) laws have been brought to finish the farmers. If we don't stop this now, it will continue to happen in other sectors too. Narendra Modi does not respect the farmers. The farmers will neither deter nor fear: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi
Delhi: The talks between farmer leaders and the government at Vigyan Bhawan temporarily halted for the lunch break
French motorcyclist Pierre Cherpin dies after Dakar Rally fall
French motorcyclist Pierre Cherpin has died from his injuries after a fall during the Dakar Rally, becoming the notoriously perilous race's first fatality this year, organisers said on Friday.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meet party MPs who are protesting against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar
I am very proud of what our farmers are doing and I fully support the farmers and I will continue to stand with them
- Rahul Gandhi
Union Minister Shripad Naik's health improving: Goa CM Dr Pramod Sawant
Congress protests against farm laws
Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with party workers head towards Raj Niwas, Civ… https://t.co/E1VAS3ykGL