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Man wearing PPE kit robs jewellery store
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Man wearing PPE kit robs jewellery store

A jewellery showroom operating in Southeast Delhi’s Kalkaji was burgled by a man who wore a personal protective equipment (PPE) kit to the heist. The man barged into the store from the roof after jumping from an adjoining building with the help of a rope. Police saw CCTV footage of the incident and discovered that he arrived at 9.40 pm and fled at 3.50 am with jewellery worth around Rs 6 crore. DCP (southeast) RP Meena said they came to know about the incident at 11 am on Wednesday after the manager of the showroom informed SHO (Kalkaji). “The burglary took place in the showroom of Anjali Jewellers. One person can be seen in the CCTV but the total members involved are not clear. The amount has not been disclosed by the owner so far.” The showroom is located in Block H. On W...
Draw of lots for parking space in Vasant Kunj
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Draw of lots for parking space in Vasant Kunj

To ensure there is no altercation among residents because of parking of vehicles, DDA for the first time conducted a draw for 1,267 parking spaces to be distributed among the same number of houses in Vasant Kunj. The draw of lots, which took place for the first time for parking, was for 587 open parking, 105 stilt parking and 575 basement parking spots. The parking spaces were to be distributed among the 416 Higher Income Group (HIG), 579 Middle Income Group (MIG) and 219 Lower Income Group flats. Senior officials at DDA said stilt parking remained the most sought after, followed by basement and open parking. However, residents did not have the option of giving a preference, except for those falling under the specially-abled quota, who were given preference in stilt parking...
Socio-economic survey of 1.02 crore people: 10% of Delhi children between 6 and 17 out of school
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Socio-economic survey of 1.02 crore people: 10% of Delhi children between 6 and 17 out of school

Almost 10% of children aged between 6 and 17 have either dropped out, discontinued or never attended school — most of them reportedly on account of financial strain — according to the Delhi government’s socio-economic survey covering 1.02 crore people. The survey, conducted between November 2018 and November 2019, was finalised in November 2020. Of 22,70,497 children between the ages 6 to 17 surveyed, it was found that 2,21,694 were not attending school. Of these, 1,31,584 had reported that they had attended school before —meaning that they either dropped out or discontinued their education. The remaining 90,110 reported that they have never been to school. Following The Indian Express report summarising the findings of the survey last week, Delhi education officials of the...
Put labour codes on hold and restart talks: Trade unions to govt | India News – Times of India
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Put labour codes on hold and restart talks: Trade unions to govt | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Central trade unions on Wednesday demanded that all four labour codes should be put on hold and discussions with the CTUs on each of the four Labour Code should start afresh and "in the true spirit of bipartite and tripartite consultations". In a statement on Wednesday after a consultative meeting with officials of the labour ministry, the CTU’s dismissed the interaction as "not a consultation but a farce". They also raised a protest against the government for not convening the Indian labour conference for the past 5 years. "Government is not serious either on bipartite discussions or tripartite discussions in accordance with the ILO conventions. Government is rushing to push the implementation of all these codes under pressure from the corporate and employers’ organisations,...
Jamia teachers irked by periodic review move
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Jamia teachers irked by periodic review move

Teachers of Jamia Millia Islamia will now be subjected to a “periodic review” of performances to determine whether their employment should continue or if they should be retired “prematurely” in accordance with the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, the university has said in an order. The move has drawn criticism from the Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA), which said the CCS Rules were not applicable to university teachers and demanded that the order be withdrawn. The office order was marked to all deans of faculties, heads of departments, directors of centres and all senior administrative officials including chief proctor, dean of students’ welfare, controller of examinations, among others. A meeting of the JTA was called on Wednesday to discuss the order. “The ...
Parliament work on, Gandhi statue moved temporarily
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Parliament work on, Gandhi statue moved temporarily

The 16-feet bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi sitting cross-legged in a moment of meditation, sculpted by Ram Sutar and unveiled in 1993 by the then President of India Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma, was temporarily placed at Gate number 3 of the Parliament from Gate number 1 on Tuesday, and shall be relocated again after the construction of the new Parliament is completed to a “prominent location”. “Once the construction work for the new Parliament is over, it shall again be relocated to a prominent position,” said a spokesperson of the ministry of housing and urban affairs. “The statue was moved on Tuesday and is currently at Gate 3 of the Parliament,” said an official from the Rajya Sabha secretariat. The statue was sculpted by Sutar (95), who has also designed the Statue of Unit...
Delhi HC: Must follow due process before declaring someone proclaimed offender
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Delhi HC: Must follow due process before declaring someone proclaimed offender

THE DELHI High Court has said it is necessary to ensure that legal processes regarding Proclaimed Offenders and attachment of their property are not issued in a routine manner and directed the Delhi Police Commissioner as well as the CBI Director to form an Internal Committee to formulate suggestions with respect to the issue. Justice J R Midha, in an order, said the report of the Committee be filed within a period of four weeks. Till September 2019, as per records of Delhi Police, there were 26,532 proclaimed offenders in Delhi — 3,826 had been arrested, prosecution was launched against 1,601 and properties of 28 were attached. Justice Midha said the court is of the view that declaring a person as a Proclaimed Offender leads to a serious offence under Section 174A, punisha...
Restaurants must display jhatka and halal distinction, South MCD rules
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Restaurants must display jhatka and halal distinction, South MCD rules

Making it mandatory for restaurants and shops to display whether they serve ‘jhatka’ or ‘halal’ meat, and a road named after late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, were among proposals passed by South Delhi Municipal Corporation house on Wednesday. In ‘jhatka’, an animal is slaughtered in one go, while in the ‘’halal’, it bleeds out after cutting a vein. “There are thousands of restaurants in 104 wards of four zones falling under South Delhi Municipal Corporation. Out of these, meat is served in about 90 per cent of restaurants but it is not mentioned whether the meat being served by the restaurants is ‘halal’ or ‘jhatka’,” said the resolution passed by the SDMC house. Similarly, meat shops also do not make the distinction, it said. The resolution further states, “According to Hi...
From Alia Bhatt to Kareena Kapoor Khan: Bollywood beauties step out in style in pretty striped co-ord sets  | The Times of India
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From Alia Bhatt to Kareena Kapoor Khan: Bollywood beauties step out in style in pretty striped co-ord sets | The Times of India

Dressing up has always been the biggest flex for Bollywood celebrities. From casual outfits to red carpet looks, our Bollywood beauties have never failed to impress us all. Not just that, their fashion sense also provides their fans with some classy fashion inspiration. Whether it's for a date night look or a wedding guest look, you can pick all style inspo from our very stunning Indian actresses. Today, we're specifically focusing on causal and simple striped co-ord sets that look absolutely fuss-free and stylish all at the same time. Source link
In heated West Bengal battle, a new boiling point: shrine head will announce political front today
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In heated West Bengal battle, a new boiling point: shrine head will announce political front today

A house located in Taltolla in Furfura Sharif (Hooghly district), with placards hanging on one side over a protest against the new farm laws, the Hathras gangrape and the recent attack on a convoy of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, has emerged as one of the theatres in the political change sweeping West Bengal. The house belongs to Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui, the 34-year-old head of the second-most prominent Sufi mazar or shrine in the country after Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan, who is set to make a formal announcement on Thursday announcing a political front to contest the state Assembly elections for the first time. “We will have an alliance of 10 parties, and we will contest 60 to 80 seats where we have a good chance of winning,” Siddiqui tells The Indian Express on the ...
SC rules out review of Aadhaar order, with one dissent: on money Bill
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SC rules out review of Aadhaar order, with one dissent: on money Bill

The Supreme Court has dismissed petitions seeking a review of its 2018 judgment upholding the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act, with Justice D Y Chandrachud dissenting saying the Court should wait till a larger Bench decides the question of certification of a Bill as money Bill before deciding the review petitions. The Aadhaar Bill had been certified by the government as a money Bill, enabling it to get it cleared without getting the assent of a majority in the Rajya Sabha. A five-judge Bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra had upheld the Aadhaar Act in a 4:1 ruling on September 26, 2018. The January 11 order was given by a five-judge Bench, comprising apart from Justice Chandrachud, Justices A M Khanwilkar, Ashok Bhushan, Abdul Nazeer and B R Gavai. The ...
Two snipped scenes in Tandav mark govt’s entry into OTT space
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Two snipped scenes in Tandav mark govt’s entry into OTT space

On Tuesday, Tandav became the first web series streaming on a major OTT platform to edit its content after direct intervention from the government. Two scenes regarding which complaints had been made and were mentioned in an FIR filed in Lucknow have now been edited out. It was also the first such intervention by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry since OTT platforms and news on digital platforms came under its purview on November 11, 2020. Before that, no ministry had direct oversight over them. The I&B Ministry summoned Amazon Prime and the show’s makers for an explanation even before the first FIR was filed against it, in Lucknow on Sunday night. Since then, several other FIRs have been filed against Tandav, in UP, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The complaina...
Banks red-flag: Loans to street vendors in pandemic turning NPAs
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Banks red-flag: Loans to street vendors in pandemic turning NPAs

After being nudged by municipalities to step up loan disbursements under the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) programme, banks are writing back to report that many of these collateral-free loans are turning into non-performing assets (NPAs). Some banks are asking local authorities — who pushed for these loans — to help recover them. Launched in June to help vendors amid the pandemic, the PM SVANidhi scheme is a micro-credit facility that provides street vendors a collateral-free loan of Rs 10,000 at concessional rates of an estimated 7.25%. On timely or early repayment of the loan, an interest subsidy at 7% per annum is credited to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer on a six-monthly basis. Despite this interest subvention – ...
As DC turns page on Trump, Delhi works on reopening chapter
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As DC turns page on Trump, Delhi works on reopening chapter

PROMISING to “repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” Joseph Biden, sworn in as the 46th President of the United States Wednesday, signalled he was turning a troubled page on the Trump era. For the establishment in New Delhi, along with Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu — who was attending the inaugural — the task is cut out. Sandhu’s predecessors in Washington, External Affairs minister S Jaishankar and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, all are banking on their significant experience of dealing with Washington DC’s Beltway politics – and its key interlocutors. Sandhu has had two earlier stints —responsible for liaison with the US Congress from 1997 to 2000 as First Secretary (Political); Deputy Chief of Mission from July 2013 to ...
Centre blinks: Let us keep Farm laws on hold for 18 months, form joint panel
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Centre blinks: Let us keep Farm laws on hold for 18 months, form joint panel

In a significant initiative to end farmer protests over the new agriculture laws, which moved from Punjab to the gates of Delhi last November, the Centre Wednesday offered to keep the laws in abeyance for 18 months. With farmer unions refusing to appear before a Supreme Court-appointed committee of experts, the Centre, during talks with the unions, offered to form a joint committee of government and farmer representatives to address grievances. It proposed that the laws be kept in abeyance for a year-and-a-half or till such time that the proposed committee submits a report. The two sides agreed to meet again on Friday. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who has been leading the government delegation at the talks, said: “We expect to move towards a solution on ...
India vs Australia: India have left me with egg on my face, says Vaughan after wrong prediction | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs Australia: India have left me with egg on my face, says Vaughan after wrong prediction | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Wednesday said he was left with egg on his face after his prediction of an Australian whitewash of India in the just-concluded Test series went horribly wrong. Vaughan had earlier predicted that India would be whitewashed 4-0 in the Test series after the visitors lost the first Test in Adelaide by eight wickets following a dramatic collapse where they were bowled out for their lowest-ever Test score of 36. However, a battered and bruised India recovered from that loss and on Tuesday claimed a three wicket win in the fourth Test at the Gabba to win the series 2-1. "India looked shot after that match and with all the selection issues they had, even India's most one-eyed fans would not have predicted a comeback. Well, they have left me with...
First time, farmers don’t reject offer: Will discuss
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First time, farmers don’t reject offer: Will discuss

For the first time since they brought their protest against the new agriculture laws from Punjab to the borders of Delhi, leaders of farmer unions, while not giving up their demand for repeal of the laws, did not reject the Centre’s offer to keep the laws in abeyance for 18 months. They agreed to discuss the offer Thursday and return to the talks table Friday. Kulwant Singh Sandhu, general secretary of Jamhoori Kisan Sabha who participated in the talks Wednesday, said: “For a change, today’s meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere… we hardly had a confrontation with the Union Ministers. There was a very important development in the tenth round. The ministers made a proposal of not implementing the farm laws for a period ranging from 18 to 24 months. Minister Som Prakash sa...
Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th US President, Read His Full Speech Here
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Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th US President, Read His Full Speech Here

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46 President of the US on January 20.The theme for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration was “America United”, an issue that’s long been a central focus for Biden, but one that’s taken on added weight in the wake of the violence at the US Capitol last week.Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans,This is America's day.This is democracy's day.A day of history and hope.Of renewal and resolve.Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge.Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause, the cause of democracy.The will of the people has been heard an...
Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Mata Prasad Dies At 95
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Former Arunachal Pradesh Governor Mata Prasad Dies At 95

Mata Prasad was appointed as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh in 1993.Lucknow: Former Arunanchal Pradesh Governor Mata Prasad died following multi-organ failure at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) here on Wednesday. He was 95 years old.He was admitted to the hospital last evening after being transferred from a private hospital, an official said.Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu deeply mourned the death of Mata Prasad.In a condolence message, he said: "My condolences on sad demise of former Governor of Arunachal Shri #MataPrasad Ji. In his demise, the country has lost a dedicated and sincere administrator. I pray Lord Buddha for strength to his family to bear the loss. Prayers for the departed soul. Om Shanti!".Mata Prasad served as minister in t...
Biden-Harris Sworn In: On Day 1, US President Signs 15 Orders To Reverse Trump’s Policies; Check Major Ones Here
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Biden-Harris Sworn In: On Day 1, US President Signs 15 Orders To Reverse Trump’s Policies; Check Major Ones Here

Biden-Harris Sworn In: Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States along with Kamala Harris being sworn in as the Vice President of the States on Wednesday, as the nations together watched the inauguration ceremony amidst unprecedented security at the same Capitol Hill which had witnessed America’s greatest horror as Trump supporters led a mob attack days ago.Biden pledged to unite the country and calling on Americans to end the "uncivil war" that has fractured the deeply polarised nation.  In his speech that lasted for 21 minutes, Biden praised Americans for rising to the challenge and reclaiming democracy.Harris Scripts History As First Woman VP Of US:Kamala Harris was also sworn in as America's first woman Vice President in a time-honoured ceremony on the steps ...