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India to hold six meetings on scientific cooperation under its G20 presidency this year | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India during its G20 presidency will hold one mega ministerial summit on science in Mumbai and five other meetings on different aspects of technological progress and challenges in different cities this year under the Research and Innovation Initiative Gathering (RIIG) -- an important part of the country's science engagements in the group of developed and emerging economies. The RIIG aims to address the challenges of achieving socio-economic equity through research and innovation. It proposes the establishment of a G20 working group on research, innovation, and equity, which would bring together leading economic powers to address these challenges."The RIIG will serve as a platform to share ideas and create new partnerships to elevate research & innovation as a tool to achi...
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Goa Opposition Seeks CM Sawant’s Resignation Over Shah’s Remark On Mahadayi River Dispute

New Delhi: Opposition parties in Goa demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday following Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement that the Mahadayi river water dispute between Karnataka and the coastal state had been settled, reported PTI. For several years, the two states have been at odds over the sharing of river water, and Goa has frequently accused Karnataka of acting unilaterally by disregarding pacts. "Truth always Prevails, God is Great! Home Minister's statement in Belgavi makes it clear that Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant avoided including Opposition MLA's in the Delegation which met Home Minister Amit Shah to give consent to the conspiracy to betray Goans and kill Mother Mahadayi," former chief minister of Goa, Churchill Alemao ...
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Tibetan refugees caught between China, Nepal: Report – Times of India

KATHMANDU: Tibetans hesitate to settle in Nepal due to the discrimination they face from the state. Tibetan refugees in Nepal are caught between China and the Nepali state, both of which are determined to prevent them from crossing the border, EPardafas reported.It also has implications for refugees wanting to come to India.According to the EPardafas report, there has been a considerable drop in the arrival of Tibetans in Nepal. It used to average 2,000 annually till 2008. Since then, the figure has gone down to 200 a year. An estimated 4,000 to 9,000 Tibetan refugees in Nepal, up to 75 per cent of the population, today lack identification cards.Tibetans therefore cannot apply for professional jobs or travel freely due to the absence of proper documentation. This leaves the already vuln...
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GPSSB Junior Clerk exam cancelled after question paper leaked; one suspect detained

Representational file image | Photo Credit: G. Ramakrishna The Junior Clerk recruitment exam, scheduled for today, was cancelled in Gujarat after the question paper was leaked. Vadodara Police has arrested one person with leaked question paper.The exam was scheduled to be held for 1,181 vacancies in which over nine lakh candidates were to appear. “The junior clerk (administrative/accounting) exam was to be conducted in different districts between 11 am and 12 noon on January 29. As per the information received from the police early Sunday morning, they detained a suspect and upon his interrogation seized a copy of the question paper from his possession,” the State panchayat exam board said in a statement.The Gujarat Panchayat Service Selection Board decided to “postpone” the exam in th...
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Airports Authority of India encouraging local artisans through AVSAR scheme | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: With an aim to promote India's rich culture, art and crafts, the Airport Authority of India has taken the initiative to allot space to self-help groups at its airports for selling and showcasing the locally produced goods.This step has been taken in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to encourage the talent of women artisans and craftsmen and provide them with the right opportunities. The name of this scheme is - "AVSAR", Airport as a Venue for Skilled Artisans of the Region.Several operational airports have set aside 100-200 square feet for the stalls where Self Help Groups get access for up to 15 days.Domestic and international passengers are supporting regional handicrafts men, artisans, and women by purchasing local goods right at the airports. About 27 ai...
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Google Doodle game celebrates the joys of bubble tea – Times of India

Google, the tech giant, is featuring an interactive doodle game on its homepage today to celebrate bubble tea. It is also known as boba tea or pearl milk tea. This drink showcases indigenous Formosan Mountain Dog as well as a crew of familiar doodle characters! Bubble tea, originated from Taiwan, has gained global popularity over the years and it was officially announced as a new emoji in 2020, as per the Google blog page. This drink, which was once just a local delicacy, has become a worldwide sensation in recent decades. Honeydew, matcha, raspberry, mocha - no matter the flavor, the addition of chewy bubbles, made from fruit jelly or tapioca, is a must.This Taiwanese drink started as a local treat and has exploded in popularity over the last few decades. Bubble tea has its origins in ...
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‘Why not Christian nationalist?’ EAM takes dig at foreign media | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday reprimanded foreign newspapers for reserving adjectives like "Hindu nationalist" for the Indian government."If you read foreign newspapers, they use words like Hindu nationalist government. In America or Europe, they won't say Christian nationalist... these adjectives are reserved for us. They don't understand that this country is ready to do more with the world and not less with the world," the minister said."If you look at the last nine years, there is no doubt that government and politics of the day are more nationalistic...I don't think there is anything to be apologetic about it. The same nationalist people have helped countries abroad and moved forward in disaster situations in other countries," he further said. ANI!(fu...
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Beating Retreat: Mega Drone Show To Enthrall Viewers Today — Know Traffic Restrictions

New Delhi: The Beating Retreat ceremony that marks the formal end of Republic Day celebrations will be held on Sunday which will witness tunes based on Indian classical music, including a magnificent drone show. The Delhi Police has also issued a traffic advisory on various routes ahead of the ceremony to be held at Vijay Chowk. India celebrated its 74th Republic Day on Friday. The Beating Retreat ceremony will be graced by President Droupadi Murmu, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will also attend the ceremony. ALSO READ: Will Approach Military, Not Chinese Ambassador For Info: EAM Jaishankar Takes A Dig At Rahul Gandhi Biggest Drone Show The country's ‘biggest drone show’ comprising 3,500 indig...
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In 10 days, police seize nearly 700 sedative injections from various areas in Visakhapatnam

Police Commissioner Ch. Srikanth showing the 50 LSD blots which were seized from five drug peddlers by the Anti-Narcotic Cell under IV Town Police Station limits in Visakhapatnam. | Photo Credit: V. Raju On January 18, the Duvvada police had conducted raids on a scrap shop and arrested three persons who were found in possession of Pentazocine Lactate Injections (sedative injections). The accused were reportedly selling the injections to the youth after procuring them from Kharagpur in West Bengal. The police have seized nearly 35 injections and a number of syringes. Again on January 23, officials from Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) of Gopalapatnam had arrested four persons while they were allegedly found selling the sedative injections to the youth after procuring them from several...
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Indian space industry body ties up with US consulate, IIT to set up Indo-Pacific working group | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: To promote international collaboration and scientific research innovation in space technology, Indian Space Association (ISpA), a premier industry body of space companies, has partnered with IIT Madras and US Consulate General, Chennai, to announce the formation of a working group of associations of India, the US, Japan and Australia.The working group, which has been named Association of Space Entrepreneurs in the Indo-Pacific (ASEIP), will include one leading association from the four countries where ISpA will be the founding member from India. The ASEIP will be responsible to bring together stakeholders and associations in the space technology sector to mentor and support emerging entrants to the industry internationally. It will also explore ways to optimize business oppor...
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IMF spots breach of Rs 2tn in Pakistan budgetary estimates – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Ahead of its crucial talks with the cash-strapped Pakistan government, the IMF has found an over Rs 2,000 billion (Rs 2 trillion) breach in budgetary estimates for 2022-23 in its initial assessment that might result in escalating the budget deficit and primary deficit targets with a massive margin.Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials are scheduled to kick-start parleys from Tuesday for accomplishing the ninth review under the Extended Fund Facility during which the fiscal slippages and reconciliation of figures will be the major topic of discussion. The review would lead to the release of the next tranche of funds to Pakistan which has been pending since September. According to sources quoted by The News, the IMF is currently asking Pakistani authoriti...
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Breaking News LIVE — Explosion At Military Plant In Iran’s Isfahan An ‘Unsuccessful’ Drone Atta

Breaking News LIVE: Hello and welcome to ABP Live. Follow ABP Live's blog to get the latest developments, breaking news, latest updates, and other developing stories across the country and abroad. UN General Assembly President's 3-day India Visit Starts Today Csaba Korosi, President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), will arrive in India on Sunday for a three-day visit during which he is expected to discuss various global challenges with his Indian counterparts. The trip will be Korosi's first bilateral visit to any country since assuming the UNGA presidency in September 2022, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Korosi is scheduled to attend the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony at New Delhi's historic Vijay Chowk. The president of the United Nations Ge...
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Appropriate age for motherhood is 22 to 30 years, says Assam CM | India News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday urged women to attain motherhood at the "appropriate age" of 22 to 30 years, and vowed to arrest "thousands of men" who married young girls and had physical relationships with their wives before the latter attained the age of 14.Police on Friday arrested four people, including a 25-year-old groom, two of his family members and an Imam, in connection with a child marriage in lower Assam's Barpeta district. This was the first such arrest after the state cabinet gave its nod to police to act against men who have married girls below 14 years and arrest them under the Pocso Act. Those found marrying girls in the 14-18 age group will be booked under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.Sarma asserted that his government would deal firm...
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Educated youth leading use of e-cigarettes, finds study | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Educated youth are driving the vaping habit in the country more than two years after e-cigarettes were banned here, according to a newly published medical study.The study, published in the 'Journal of Preventive Medicine', was conducted by the George Institute for Global Health, Delhi, after interviewing more than 800 Indians. "Despite a ban in the country, educated youth are among those who most used e-cigarettes," said a release from the institute.E-cigarettes are available through online stores and even some local vendors, said a doctor from Mumbai. E-cigarettes essentially contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance found in tobacco cigarettes as well. Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a cancer surgeon from Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, who has worked towards the ban, said,...
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BJP names 48 for Tripura seats, keeps ally IPFT | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tripura's governing BJP on Saturday named candidates for 48 out of the 60 assembly seats, including junior Union minister Pratima Bhoumik, and decided to retain present ally IPFT that will contest in five of the remaining 12 seats.The announcement about IPFT, made in Agartala late on Saturday by CM Manik Saha, dealt a blow to TIPRA Motha, the other tribal-based party led by royal scion Pradyot Debbarman. Motha had earlier approached IPFT for a merger. Both parties want a separate state for the native tribes of the state. Nominations for the February 16 polls must be filed by January 30."We formed an alliance with IPFT in 2018 through a common minimum programme, won and formed the government. During the five years of the coalition government, IPFT-BJP jointly worked for the de...
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Cops lodge FIR over religious slogan raised in AMU on R-Day | India News – Times of India

AGRA: Police in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday registered an FIR over a religious slogan allegedly raised inside the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus during a Republic Day event on Thursday. The slogan was allegedly raised by a student dressed in a National Cadet Corps (NCC) uniform soon after the national flag was unfurled. Taking cognisance of a purported video of the event, the varsity's administration after conducting an inquiry, suspended a BA first-year student on Friday.SP (Aligarh city), Kuldeep Singh Gunawat, said, "A case has been registered under sections 153-B (remarks likely to cause disharmony, or feeling of enmity or hatred or ill-will) and 505 (mischief) of the Indian Penal Code on Saturday. The video clip in question has been sent for forensic tests. Further action wil...
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Blast at Iran military plant caused by drone attack: State media

An explosion at a military plant in Iran's central city of Isfahan was caused by a drone attack, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, August 29, 2023, citing the Defence Ministry."One of (the drones) was hit by the ... air defence and the other two were caught in defence traps and blew up. Fortunately, this unsuccessful attack did not cause any loss of life and caused minor damage to the workshop's roof," the Ministry said in a statement carried by the state news agency IRNA. Source link
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President Ibrahim Solih wins Maldivian Democratic Party presidential primary, gets ticket – Times of India

MALE: Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih won the presidential primary election of the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) on Saturday, reported avas.mv.This is the first time in the Maldives' history that a sitting president has run in a re-election primary.President Solih faced off against the party's President and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, and has received 19,096 votes so far, compared to Nasheed's 12,005 votes. President Solih received 61 per cent of the votes cast, according to avas.mv.During his campaign, President Solih stated that the MDP would have a future in Maldives politics by collaborating with other parties.He has repeatedly stated that he will form a coalition with other parties, which he refers to as the "winning formula," in order to continue the MDP's rule...
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Centre set to integrate forensic probe with justice system: Shah | India News – Times of India

DHARWAD: Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre will integrate forensic science-based investigation with the justice system to increase the conviction rate which is around 50% currently."The criminal world is changing at a rapid pace, whether it's related to fake currency, hawala transactions, border infiltration, narcotics, cybercrime, or crime against women, and criminals have moved far ahead of police. Unless forensic science is the basis of investigation, we will not be able to punish all culprits in court,'' he said after laying the foundation stone for the ninth off-campus facility of the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU).Shah said the conviction rate in Canada is 62%, Israel 93%, UK 80% and the US 90%. "We cannot lag behind in this. If we have to set...