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Farmers protest: Talks end in stalemate, Centre’s proposal rejected

The talk between the Centre and the farmers on agriculture laws ended once again in a stalemate on Friday. This is the eleventh time that the two sides are meeting. Farmers have refused to accept the center’s latest proposal – to put the controversial laws on hold for a year-and-a-half. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar...

Man crosses border to avoid getting beaten up by lover’s family, lands in Pakistani jail

A 20-year-old youth of the border district of Barmer is languishing in a Pakistani jail in the Sindh province. The Border Security Force (BSF) found out that the missing youth from Bijrar village in the border district of Barmer is in the Pakistani jail for the past 78 days. Gemra Ram Meghwal, a Dalit fled from...

Social media users criticising the Bihar govt may face police action

The Bihar government has issued an order directing action against social media users who publish offensive posts against the government. The Economic Offences Wing, the agency in-charge of cybercrimes in Bihar, has asked all state departments to report any wrong, defamatory post against ministers, MPs and MLAs, as well as government officials. Letter to state...

CBI books Cambridge Analytica, GSR for illegal data harvesting

In what could be the first criminal investigation launched against a company and its representatives by India for illegal data harvest, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked UK-based Global Science Research (GSR) Limited and Cambridge Analytica (CA) for Facebook data theft and privacy violation of social media users. Notably, GSR and CA have...

At least 8 dead in explosion in Karnataka, probe ordered

In an unfortunate incident, at least eight people lost their lives in an explosion in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Thursday night. Notably, the explosion happened in a truck carrying explosives meant for mining and it was so strong that it sent shockwaves in the nearby areas, shattering window panes and resulting in cracks in houses...

14,545 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in India, 10.43 lakh people vaccinated

The health ministry on Friday informed that 14,545 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.06 crore. The ministry also informed that 10.43 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 2.37...

PM Modi to visit Bengal on Jan 23 to commemorate Parakram Diwas

Ahead of the election in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kolkata on Saturday to celebrate the 125the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. PM Modi will also address the Parakram Diwas celebrations. After his Kolkata visit, the PM will head to Assam’s Sivisagar and distribute over one lakh land allotment certificates....

Broad gauge line connecting Ahmedabad-Udaipur to be ready by mid-2021

The broad gauge line connecting Ahmedabad and Udaipur is likely to be ready by mid-2021. Notably, the crucial project so far has missed several deadlines due to multiple factors. In the first phase, Ahmedabad-Himmatnagar broad gauge work has been completed and even trains were operated on this route. Recently track laying work was completed on...

Update: Fire in Serum Institute premises in Pune kills 5

In an unfortunate development, five people lost their lives in the fire that broke out at Pune’s Serum Institute of India. Notably, the deceased were reportedly working in the under-construction building in SII premises where the fire broke at around 2.45 pm. The news was broke by SII chief Adar Poonawalla. He said, “We have...

Massive fire in Serum Institute premises, vaccines safe

A massive fire broke out at around 2.45 pm at a plant owned by the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune’s Manjri area. Apart from 10 fire engines, a team of the National Disaster Response Force is at the site to douse the flames. The unfortunate incident took place at an under-construction building at...

Sensex crosses 50k-mark for the first time, profit-booking drags it down

The Indian stock markets are on a roll for the past few weeks, with the BSE benchmark index, S&P BSE Sensex, on Thursday creating history by crossing the 50,000-mark. It is being seen as a major development and an indicator of the positive market sentiments globally since the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the global economy last...

PM Modi, MPs & MLAs above 50 to get COVID-19 vaccine in second phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and MPs and MLAs above 50 years are likely to be vaccinated in the second phase of India’s vaccination drive against COVID-19. The vaccination campaign was launched on January 16 and healthcare workers and all frontline workers are going to be vaccinated under phase 1 of the drive. According to the...