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Day: January 26, 2021

India welcomes announcement of elections in Palestine, calls for free and fair polls | India News – Times of India
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India welcomes announcement of elections in Palestine, calls for free and fair polls | India News – Times of India

NEW YORK: India on Tuesday welcomed the announcement of legislative, presidential and national council elections in Palestine that will be held later this year and also urged all parties to take necessary steps to ensure free and fair elections. During the Open Debate in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on 'The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question', TS Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative, lauded the peaceful efforts to "two-State solution, through direct negotiations between the two parties". He said, "India welcomes the announcement of convening legislative, presidential and national council elections later this year in Palestine and urges all parties to take necessary further steps to ensure that these elections are held fulfilling the dem...
Night before, how Deep Sidhu, others seized Singhu stage
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Night before, how Deep Sidhu, others seized Singhu stage

“Our route, Ring Road”. The call to break away from the designated routes, many farm leaders said, was given by some fringe elements, who took over the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) stage at the Singhu border for hours on Monday night. For about six hours, from 6 pm to midnight, a group of youths hijacked the stage to oppose the route agreed upon between SKM leaders and Delhi Police. Their protest was webcast live on some Punjabi web channels as well as some individual social media accounts. Initially, it was some unknown faces, demanding that SKM leaders come on the stage and answer their questions regarding the route decided for the tractor parade. But later, some known faces, like Lakhbir Singh Sidhana alias Lakha Sidhana (40), gangster-turned-politician and president of t...
Daughters killed, accused parents, all held extreme religious beliefs: Andhra Police
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Daughters killed, accused parents, all held extreme religious beliefs: Andhra Police

On Tuesday morning, when V Padmaja, principal of Masterminds IIT Talent School in Madanapalli town of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, was brought in for a coronavirus test to the taluk hospital — ahead of her arrest for allegedly murdering her two daughters — she was incoherent. “Corona did not come from China… it came from Shiva. I am Shiva and corona will be gone by March,” she said as medical staff attempted to get a nasal swab for an RT-PCR test. Padmaja and her husband Dr V Purushotham Naidu, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Vice Principal at the Government Degree College in Madanapalli, have been arrested for allegedly bludgeoning their two daughters,  Alekhya, 25, and Sai Divya, 22, to death with dumbbells at their home in Teachers’ Colony area on January 24...
Police raised red flags, but call taken to let in tractors
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Police raised red flags, but call taken to let in tractors

Concerns  that the tractor parade could go off course were expressed during a series of meetings held in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over the past few days, sources told The Indian Express. However, despite the Delhi Police’s reservations, a political call was taken to allow the rally rather than letting the farmers take a “more confrontationist” stand. On Tuesday, as a section of protesters stormed the Red Fort, Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with top officials of the MHA, Delhi Police and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) at his residence. At the meeting, which began around 4.30 pm and continued for one-and-a-half hours, Shah reviewed the security arrangements and discussed the next course of action to defuse the tension. A decision was taken to deploy additiona...
ETimes Paparazzi Diaries: Newlyweds Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal return home; Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani zoom around town – Times of India
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ETimes Paparazzi Diaries: Newlyweds Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal return home; Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani zoom around town – Times of India

Despite the Republic day holiday, it was a busy day for our B-town stars. While Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Disha Patani got busy at the studios, it was Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal who stole all the attention on their return home after their wedding. Here are the best photos from ETimes’ paparazzi diaries of the day... Varun Dhawan and his wife, Natasha Dalal could not hold back the blush as they sailed back to reality from their fairytale wedding in Alibaug. From the golf-cart to a speed boat, into their waiting car and finally, in the comfort of their home, it was an adventurous start to Varun and Natasha’s happy ever after. Photo: Nilesh Wairkar, Jayesh GhotkarAfter hitting the high notes with ‘Casanova’, Tiger Shroff found himself back at the recording studios, but this time ar...
Farm leaders slam violence: Movement hit, peace our power
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Farm leaders slam violence: Movement hit, peace our power

After two months of peaceful protests on Delhi’s borders and 11 rounds of negotiations with the Central government, as the Republic Day tractor parade spiralled into chaos Tuesday, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a united front of the protesting farmers, and other farmer leaders dissociated themselves from the violence and strongly condemned the incidents. “We condemn and regret the undesirable and unacceptable events that have taken place and dissociate ourselves from those indulging in such acts. Despite all our efforts, some organisations and individuals have violated the route and indulged in condemnable acts. Anti-social elements have infiltrated our otherwise peaceful movement. We have always held that peace is our biggest strength, and that any violation would hurt the mo...
Question mark over farm talks, protest leaders on backfoot
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Question mark over farm talks, protest leaders on backfoot

Over the last two months, the farmers’ unions had worked strenuously to ensure that their protest against the Centre’s new farm laws remained free of any law-and-order incidents. That their counter to critics who called them names — from Naxals to Khalistanis — was peaceful protests. However, the violence in the national capital on Republic Day, a crowd breaking away to storm Red Fort, has given the Government an opportunity to press its case that the agitation involves not just farmers but hardline elements as well. It is expected to underline this in what is expected to be a fractious Budget session of Parliament. That its offer of keeping the new laws on hold was rejected by the unions and this was followed by Tuesday’s violence. The Government will also use the fact tha...
Farmers’ protests turn violent: 27-year-old dead, family didn’t know was in Delhi
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Farmers’ protests turn violent: 27-year-old dead, family didn’t know was in Delhi

Navreet Singh, 27, who died on Tuesday during the protests in Delhi, had recently returned from Australia where he was studying. Officials said his family had no idea that he had joined the protesters at the Capital’s borders. Several farmers from Bilaspur area of Rampur had travelled to Delhi for the protests, and Navreet, a resident of Dibdiba village in the district, joined the agitation three days ago, officials said. He died when the tractor he was in overturned at ITO in Central Delhi. A senior Delhi Police officer said, “Some farmers were driving rashly in an attempt to hit us. We saw the tractor hitting the barricades. Our personnel went to rescue him, but a group of agitated farmers stopped them… It is suspected he died because of the accident.” The protesters wer...
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Aparajith stars as Tamil Nadu make semis | Cricket News – Times of India
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Aparajith stars as Tamil Nadu make semis | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Baba Aparajith had very little to do with the willow – managing just 8 runs in the lone innings he batted --- during the league phase of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s. However, the 26-year-old came to the party with an unbeaten knock of 52 that helped Tamil Nadu beat Himachal Pradesh by five wickets in the quarterfinals at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Aparajith's unfinished sixth wicket stand of 75 from 32 deliveries with Shahrukh Khan (40 n.o, 5x4, 2x6) helped TN chase down 136 with 13 balls to spare. The other crucial contribution for TN came from medium-pacer Sonu Yadav (3 for 14) in the first half of the clash. A modest target set by Himachal proved to be a big test for TN. Himachal's medium-pacer Vaibhav Arora (3-30) struck thrice in his first two overs to leave...
Farmers’ Tractor March: UN Secretary Gen Guterres Calls For Non-Violence, Says ‘Respect Peaceful Protests’
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Farmers’ Tractor March: UN Secretary Gen Guterres Calls For Non-Violence, Says ‘Respect Peaceful Protests’

New Delhi: Reacting to the protests that broke out in Delhi on Tuesday, January 26th 2021, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for non-violence and for respecting peaceful protests. According to IANS reports, on Tuesday his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said "As we say (in) many of these cases, I think it's important to respect peaceful protests, freedom of assembly and non-violence," in a reply to a question about the Delhi violence during the protests.ALSO READ: Delhi Police Appeals To Farmer Unions To Help Maintain PeaceIt was all chaotic as pandemonium ensued in the national capital after protesting farmers clashed with police at several places and entered Red Fort hoisting their flag. Things went south when hundreds of farmers participating in the tractor rally, on th...
ISL: NorthEast United break ATK Mohun Bagan fort for 2-1 win | Football News – Times of India
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ISL: NorthEast United break ATK Mohun Bagan fort for 2-1 win | Football News – Times of India

Federico Gallego has been the go-to man for NorthEast United FC for the most of two seasons. And on Tuesday, the Uruguayan curled in a superb shot from outside the box to earn the Highlanders their second successive victory in the Indian Super League by beating ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 at Fatorda Stadium in Goa. It was a winning debut for Khalid Jamil, who could be on the sidelines as the head coach for the first time after completing his quarantine, and saw his team climb a rung to fifth place on the league table with 18 points from 13 matches. ATK MB, however, rued the chance to close in on the six-point gap with leaders Mumbai City but are still a chief contender for the playoff spot. After a scrappy first half that saw both teams trying to find their rhythm and working for a breakthrough...
IOC wants ‘safe and secure’ Tokyo Games, outlines vaccine stance | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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IOC wants ‘safe and secure’ Tokyo Games, outlines vaccine stance | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it was determined "safe and secure" Tokyo Games would go ahead and that while it urged participants to be vaccinated, that was only part of its Covid-19 "toolbox". The statement from the IOC came on the eve of its executive board meeting on Wednesday when Tokyo will be on the agenda. The Games were originally scheduled for last summer but were postponed in the face of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The IOC and Japanese organisers rescheduled the Games for July 23 to August 8 this year. After the last executive board meeting, the IOC released a statement on December 12, the same day the Pfizer vaccine was approved in the United States, expressing "full commitment" to staging the Games. Since then, the emergence of...
Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma arrive in Chennai for England Tests | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma arrive in Chennai for England Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Indian team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, senior batsman Rohit Sharma and pacer Shardul Thakur arrived on Tuesday for the first two Tests against England. Rahane, Rohit and Thakur flew in from Mumbai and headed to the hotel where members of the two teams will be put up as part of the bio-bubble, the Indian squad's local liaison officer said. The other Indian players, including skipper Virat Kohli, are expected to reach Chennai in batches on Wednesday. While some England players like Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Moeen Ali are already in the city, the others will be arriving on Wednesday. Skipper Joe Root will be among the players to reach Chennai from Sri Lanka, where England won the Test series 2-0 on Monday. The players of the two teams will undergo six-day quarantine in the bi...
Andaman public transport goes green with NTPC e-buses | India News – Times of India
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Andaman public transport goes green with NTPC e-buses | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Andaman & Nicobar Island’s public transport system went green on Tuesday with a fleet of electric buses provided by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a subsidiary of state-run generation utility NTPC. NVVN is executing turnkey project of supplying 40 e-buses and charging stations as part of the union territory administration’s move to reduce pollution. L-G D K Joshi flagged off the fleet of e-buses, NTPC said in a statement. In the first phase, NVVN will provide 20 air-conditioned electric buses of nine metres each. Apart from deployment of electric buses, NTPC and Andaman administration are also collaborating for setting up public charging infrastructure in the archipelago. NVVN has also emerged as the successful bidder for providing a turnkey solution for 90 electric bus...
We need to be at top of our game to beat India, says England coach Silverwood | Cricket News – Times of India
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We need to be at top of our game to beat India, says England coach Silverwood | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: The series win in Australia shows India will be a "difficult" team to beat and England will have to be at the top of their game to outwit the hosts in the upcoming four-match Test series, coach Chris Silverwood said on Tuesday. An injury-hit India had notched up an incredible come-from-behind 2-1 win over Australia after losing the opening Test at Adelaide, where they were bowled out for a record low score of 36. "The one thing Australia has shown is India will be a difficult team to beat. It's a great challenge for us," Silverwood said during a virtual press conference. England will play four Tests against India beginning in Chennai on February 5, followed by five T20Is and three ODIs. "Do I think we can beat them? Yes. I always take the positive side of things - I think we can ...
Mushtaq Ali: Impressive Punjab knocks out defending champion Karnataka, TN beat HP
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Mushtaq Ali: Impressive Punjab knocks out defending champion Karnataka, TN beat HP

Punjab knocked defending champions Karnataka out from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with their bowlers setting up a comfortable nine-wicket win in the first quarter-final, here on Tuesday. In the second quarter-final, Tamil Nadu defeated Himachal Pradesh by five wickets to seal their semi-final spot. Punjab first dismissed Karnataka for meagre 87 and then overhauled the target in 12.4 overs in what turned out to be a lopsided contest at the Sardar Patel stadium. Pacers Siddharth Kaul (3/15) and Sandeep Sharma (2/17) ran through the Karnataka top-order after they were sent in to bat. Karnataka was reeling at 26 for three, after openers Karun Nair (12) and Devdutt Padikkal (11) fell cheaply. Pavan Deshpande (0) was dismissed off his second ball, as Mayank Markande took a diving...
Race walker Reshma Patel shatters national U-20 record
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Race walker Reshma Patel shatters national U-20 record

Uttarakhand athlete Reshma Patel marked her 10000m race walk debut with a national U-20 record en route to winning a gold medal to showcase her talent here on Tuesday. The 16-year-old Patel clocked 48 minutes 25.90 seconds in the event on the second day of the National Federation Cup Junior U-20 Athletics Championships at the TT Nagar Stadium here. She improved upon Priyanka Goswami’s earlier national record time of 49:16.51 set in 2014. Tamil Nadu’s national U-20 champion Jeswin Aldrin recorded a personal best of 7.51m with his opening effort to win long jump gold. Bhupendra Singh (Haryana) was second with 7.44m. Kolhapur athlete Vikas Anand Khodke broke the meet record in the 110m hurdles, clocking 14.00 seconds in the final, winning by two-hundredths of a second from Usa...
Race walker Reshma Patel shatters national U-20 record | More sports News – Times of India
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Race walker Reshma Patel shatters national U-20 record | More sports News – Times of India

BHOPAL: Uttarakhand athlete Reshma Patel marked her 10000m race walk debut with a national U-20 record en route to winning a gold medal to showcase her talent on Tuesday. The 16-year-old Patel clocked 48 minutes 25.90 seconds in the event on the second day of the National Federation Cup Junior U-20 Athletics Championships at the TT Nagar Stadium. She improved upon Priyanka Goswami's earlier national record time of 49:16.51 set in 2014. Tamil Nadu's national U-20 champion Jeswin Aldrin recorded a personal best of 7.51m with his opening effort to win long jump gold. Bhupendra Singh (Haryana) was second with 7.44m. Kolhapur athlete Vikas Anand Khodke broke the meet record in the 110m hurdles, clocking 14.00 seconds in the final, winning by two-hundredths of a second from Usaid Khan of Utta...
Exposure to PM 2.5 raises anaemia risk in kids under 5: IIT-Delhi study
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Exposure to PM 2.5 raises anaemia risk in kids under 5: IIT-Delhi study

A study conducted by IIT-Delhi has found that extended periods of exposure to PM 2.5 can lead to anaemia among children under the age of 5 years. The study, titled ‘The Association Between Ambient PM 2.5 Exposure and Anaemia Outcomes Among Children Under Five Years of Age in India’, published in the journal Environmental Epidemiology, has found that for every 10 micrograms per meter cube increase in PM2.5 levels exposure, there is a decrease of 0.07 grams per dL in average haemoglobin levels. This is the first study to have been carried out in India, where an association between exposure to PM 2.5 and anaemia in children under the age of 5 years in India has been examined and established, even as numerous other studies have looked at other detrimental health impacts of part...
CA tells ICC it couldn’t identify those who racially abused Indian players: Report | Cricket News – Times of India
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CA tells ICC it couldn’t identify those who racially abused Indian players: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia has told the ICC that it was unable to identify spectators who racially abused Indian players during the Sydney Test and the six who were ejected from the stands were not the real culprits, a media report stated on Tuesday. 'The Age' reported that the CA investigators "have cleared the six men ejected from their seats during the Sydney Test of racially abusing Mohammed Siraj." CA has sent the findings to the ICC after a probe. The ICC had given the body 14 days to lodge a report. "CA, which is awaiting a final report from NSW Police, is satisfied that the six men who were walked out of the lower tier of the Clive Churchill and Brewongle stand by police on the fourth afternoon of the Test did not make remarks of a racial nature to players," the newspaper said. "...