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HC sets aside order extending term of UP Sunni Waqf Board; wants new elected body to take charge by Feb end
India Army's Dhruv chopper crashed in Lakhanpur area (of Kathua) at about 7:15 pm today. Two pilots of the chopper were reportedly injured and are being treated in a hospital: OP Bhagat, Deputy Commissioner of Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir
Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, Singer S P Balasubramaniam (posthumously), Sand artist Sudarshan Sahoo, Archaeologist BB Lal awarded Padma Vibhushan.
List of 102 recipients of Padma Shri award
Col. B Santosh Babu to posthumously get wartime medal Maha Vir Chakra
Amazon moves Delhi HC; seeks arrest of Kishore Biyani, stopping of Reliance deal
- Amazon has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking detention of Future Group founders, including CEO Kishore Biyani, and seizure of their assets as it sought to block Future Group from selling retail assets to Reliance Industries.
- In the petition, Amazon sought enforcement of the Singapore arbitrator's ruling in October against its partner Future's Rs 24,713 crore deal with Reliance.
- Amazon sought the Biyani family to be directed to "disclose their assets, including movable and immovable property" and the same be attached.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal unveils Ashoka Pillar on Delhi assembly premises
In the continuation of admirable humanitarian gesture & bilateral bonhomie, India will soon send 500,000 doses of vaccine to Afghanistan.
- Tahir Qadiry, Afghanistan's Chargé d'Affaires
Andhra Pradesh reports 56 new COVID-19 cases, & 141 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
PM Narendra Modi at Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
A helicopter force-lands in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. More details awaited: PRO Defence, Jammu
Breaking: Army chopper crashed in Kathua, both pilots critically injured
Maharashtra reports 1,842 new COVID-19 cases, 3,080 discharges, and 30 deaths today
President Kovind takes veiled dig at China in R-Day address
Economic reforms continue apace & supplemented by long-pending reforms in areas of labour & agriculture through legislation. Path to reform at initial stages may cause misapprehensions. However, it's beyond doubt that govt remains singularly devoted to farmers’ welfare.
- President Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind in his message to the nation:
India is gaining recognition as "pharmacy of the world" as we aim to cater to all those who need the vaccines: President Kovind
Atmanirbhar Bharat has offered newer opportunities to our youth population and has managed to give a boost to startup culture, indigenous industries including MSMEs: President Kovind
Our farmers, soldiers and scientists deserve special appreciation and a grateful nation greets them on this auspicious occasion of the Republic Day: President Ram Nath Kovind
From freezing cold at Siachen & Galwan valley in Ladakh with temperatures as low as -50 to -60°C to scorching heat in Jaisalmer with temperatures as high as 50°C – on land, in the skies & at the vast coastal areas – our warriors are vigilant every moment.
- President Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the nation:
Apart from food security, the jawans have put up a brave front on borders in inclement weather to ensure safety and national security: President Ram Nath Kovind
With a duty of feeding a population of millions, the farmers have done an incredible job despite the pandemic.
- President Kovind
Today is a significant day for all Indians. Today our constitution came into force that was framed by our greatest leaders.
- President Ram Nath Kovind
3,361 fresh COVID19 cases reported in Kerala today.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi holds a roadshow in Dindigul.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Chennai Bench of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal virtually
Akash-NG missile successfully launched, achieves 'textbook precision', says DRDO
The Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile was successfully launched by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday and intercepted the target with 'textbook precision'.
Farmers tractor rally: Hundreds of women to drive tractors, make their presence count
- In a show of strength, hundreds of women are expected to drive tractors at 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on Republic Day, as a large number of farmers opposing the new agriculture laws will enter the national capital under a high security cover.
- Social activist Zeba Khan said women will be participating in the tractor rally shoulder to shoulder with their fellow male farmers.
Pakistan to approve Russian Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari approves a proposal to levy a 'Green Tax' on old vehicles which are polluting the environment. Proposal will now go to the states for consultation before it is formally notified.
- Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Transport vehicles older than 8 years could be charged Green Tax at the time of renewal of fitness certificate, at the rate of 10% to 25% of road tax: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Indian Railways is now running total 1,138 Mail/Express including Festival Express trains per day in different zones in spite of Covid challenges. Currently, a total of 4,807 suburban train services are operating per day in different zones: Ministry of Railways
EU urges dialogue in Venezuela to set up new elections
Traffic police asks commuters to avoid routes affected by farmers' tractor rally
The Delhi Traffic Police on Monday asked commuters to avoid the routes where protesting farmers will hold their tractor rally or 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on Republic Day.
Russia registers 19,290 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
West Bengal polls: SC dismisses plea seeking to ensure free-fair elections, protection to opposition leader
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking to ensure free and fair assembly elections in West Bengal this year. The petition also sought protection to the opposition leaders in the state.
DRDO conducted successful maiden launch of Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile
Akash-NG is a new generation Surface-to-Air Missile meant for use by IAF with an aim of intercepting high maneuvering aerial threats.
Anyone can express dissent if they disagree. When we saw that some farmers, although their no. isn't very high, were protesting against (farm) laws, we thought that we must find a solution via dialogue, & we still hope that issue will be resolved
- Agriculture Minister Tomar
We are now tearing the memo that was meant to be to the Governor. If he can give time to Kangana Ranaut but can't give it to us, then he doesn't have the prestige to be the governor
- Ajit Nawale, State general secretary of All Indian Kisan Sabha
The protest will end soon
- Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar when asked when will the farmers' agitation get over
They (farmers) could have chosen any other day instead of January 26 but they have announced now. Conducting rally peacefully without any accident would be the concern for farmers as well as police administration
- Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Kangana Ranaut sedition case: Bombay High Court posts the matter for hearing on 15th February
Delhi: Group of people gathers at Connaught Place in solidarity with protesting farmers
You are going to Raj Bhavan to meet the Governor. Maharashtra has never seen such a Governor before. He has the time to meet Kangana (Ranaut) but not the farmers. It was the moral responsibility of the Governor to come here & meet you
- NCP chief Sharad Pawar
Biden wants federal govt to buy more American products: Official
Our border troops committed to maintaining peace in China-Indian border region. China urges India to meet China halfway&refrain from any unilateral actions that may exacerbate border situation,take practical actions to maintain peace in border areas
- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson
Maharashtra: Agitators protesting the new farm laws moving towards the Raj Bhavan (Governor's House) in Mumbai, stopped by the police
Braving cold weather, farmers from Punjab, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh are agitating for the last 60 days. Has the PM enquired about them? Do these farmers belong to Pakistan?
- NCP chief Sharad Pawar addressing farmers' rally in Mumbai in support of farmers protesting in Delhi
Sensex tanks 531 points to close at 48,348 in highly volatile trade
Nifty ends below 14,250
26th Jan: Interstate buses and local buses will be suspended in Delhi
Due to the tractor rally of farmers, interstate buses and local buses will not be operational from Anand Vihar ISBT from 6 am to 6 pm on 26th January. Interstate buses plying from here will run from Sarai Kale Khan: Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
After discussions with farmer leaders, we have mutually agreed on 3 routes for the tractor rally (on Jan 26). We (police & farmer leaders) have visited the routes. There are some anti-national elements who can create disruption & we're careful about that
- Delhi CP SN Shrivastava
Galwan valley hero Col Santosh Babu to be posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra on Republic Day
Maha Vir Chakra is the second highest military decoration in India, after the Param Vir Chakra.
With regard to reports in certain sections of media on withdrawal of old series of ₹100, ₹10 & ₹5 banknotes from circulation in near future, it is clarified that this is incorrect
Bombay HC refuses to grant bail to Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, who is accused in case of money laundering
Amazon petitions in Delhi High Court to halt Future’s sale to Reliance. Amazon seeks to implement arbitration decision.
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Supreme Court refuses to interfere with State Election Commission’s Decision to hold panchayat elections
- A Division Bench of AP High Court held that the order dated 08.01.2021 issued by the APSEC notifying the election schedule for the local bodies need not be interfered with as the facts and circumstances of the case does not warrant suspension of the order.
- Andhra Pradesh moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of AP High Court.
- SC says elections have been held in more difficult circumstances.
Had to face taunts, insult in presence of PM Modi at Victoria Memorial event
- Mamata Banerjee
As on 2 pm today, Karnataka has safely vaccinated 2,06,577 healthcare workers with COVID-19 vaccine
State Health Department
We requested Delhi Police officials again but no mid-ground was found. We've asked them to speak with their seniors & if they agree to our routes, it will be good. We will hold the tractor parade at the routes decided earlier
- SS Pandher, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee