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amar jawan jyoti: Amar Jawan Jyoti not being extinguished, being merged with flame at National War Memorial: Government sources | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Several political leaders including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have questioned the Central Government's intent in shutting the Eternal Flame at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in the national capital and instead of putting a permanent one at the National War Memorial. The Government sources on Friday said that a lot of misinformation is being spread with regards to the same and it clarified that the flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti is not being extinguished. It is being merged with the flame at the National War Memorial, the sources said. It said that the flame at Amar jawan Jyoti paid tributes to the martyrs of 1971 and other wars however none of the names who made that supreme sacrifice for the country were present there. "It was an odd thing to see that the flame at Amar Jaw...
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Republic Day 2022: Goods Carriers To Be Banned In Delhi. Check The Diversion Routes Here

Delhi Republic Day Traffic: Everyone waits throughout the year for the Republic Day parade on January 26 in the national capital. Preparations for the parade are carried out with great enthusiasm. To that there is no hinderance during celebration, Police have started making security arrangements before January 26. On the other hand, entry of goods carriers coming to Delhi from Gautam Budh Nagar will be restricted and their route will be diverted. However this will be done for just four days. When will the goods carrier vehicles be diverted-Delhi Traffic Police informed that the route will be diverted from 10 pm on January 22, the day when Republic Day parade rehearsal will take place, till the end of the program on January 23. Goods carrier vehicles entering the state o...
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China fines 7-Eleven chain for marking Taiwan as independent nation on its website – Times of India

BEIJING: Beijing has fined the retail chain 7-Eleven for recognising Taiwan as an independent nation on its website. According to reports, Tokyo-based Seven & i Holdings owned convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, has been fined 150,000 yuan (USD 23,500) by the Chinese authorities, Just Earth News reported. Beijing claims full sovereignty over Taiwan, a democracy of almost 24 million people located off the southeastern coast of mainland China, despite the fact that the two sides have been governed separately for more than seven decades. Many popular corporations operating in China have on previous occasions removed any mention of Taiwan as a separate nation state from their websites, and on certain occasions even tendered official apologies after depicting the Chinese map without featu...
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World worse now due to Covid, climate, conflict, says UN chief

As he starts his second term as UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere — but unlike US President Joe Biden he thinks Russia will not invade Ukraine. Guterres said in an interview with The Associated Press that the appeal for peace he issued on his first day in the UN’s top job on Jan 1, 2017 and his priorities in his first term of trying to prevent conflicts and tackle global inequalities, the Covid-19 crisis and a warming planet haven’t changed. “The secretary-general of the UN has no power,” Guterres said. “We can have influence. I can persuade. I can mediate, but I have no power.” Before he b...
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Veteran Express journalist Dinkar Raikar passes away

Senior journalist Dinkar Raikar who had a long association with The Indian Express group and later the Lokmat Group passed away on Friday morning. He was 79. Raikar, who had been ailing for a few days, was undergoing treatment at the Nanavati Hospital for dengue and Covid. He had recovered from dengue. On Thursday night, his RT-PCR test also returned negative. However, he had trouble breathing due to an infection in the lungs. He breathed his last at 3 am on Friday.   Expressing his condolences at the death, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said, “Raikar always valued ethics, which is an integral aspect of journalism. With a rich field experience of 50 years, he always displayed a modern outlook. He was a great guide to the next generation.” Starting his career with The Indian Expres...
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modi: PM Modi greets people of Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura on Statehood Day | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura on their statehood day and praised them for their "vibrant contributions" to the country's development. The three states were formed on this day 50 years back in 1972 with the enactment of North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971. Greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Days. These states are making vibrant… https://t.co/R93Tq1uu01— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1642733958000"Greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Days. These states are making vibrant contributions to India's development. Praying for their constant progress," Modi tweeted. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.cal...
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microsoft: Sony makes Call of Duty ‘request’ to Microsoft

Japanese technology giant Sony, which saw its stock tanked after Microsoft acquired gaming company Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, said it expects Satya Nadella-run tech giant to ensure that games like Call of Duty (CoD) remain available across platforms including its own Playstation gaming consoles.In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, Sony Group said: "that Microsoft will abide by contractual agreements and continue to ensure Activision games are multiplatform."Call of Duty (CoD) is hugely popular across Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation gaming consoles.Sony has a CoD deal in place with Activision for more than five years."PlayStation is the new home of Call of Duty," former PlayStation CEO Andrew House had said during Sony's E3 press briefing.According to Sony, 'Call of D...
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China’s daily local confirmed Covid cases fall to nearly two-month low – Times of India

BEIJING: China reported on Friday the lowest daily tally of local confirmed Covid-19 cases in nearly two months, after a national strategy to quickly curb flare-ups forced worst-hit cities to lock down affected communities and cut business activity. China reported 23 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms for Thursday, official data showed, down from 43 a day earlier. This marks the fourth consecutive day of decline in local symptomatic cases, with the lowest daily case load since Nov. 29. The central province Henan and the northern city of Tianjin, two areas that have detected most of China's local cases in the past 10 days, each reported fewer than 10 local confirmed infections for Thursday. The capital, Beijing, reported five, a slightly up from three a day earli...
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UP Election 2022 | 20 Lakh Govt Jobs, Increase In Education Budget: Congress’ Youth Manifesto

New Delhi: With Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election less than a month away, the Congress party launched its Youth manifesto for the youth population of the state. The manifesto was announced by Priyanka Gandhi in a press conference where senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Randeep Surjewala were also present. “PM Modi's 2014 Vision Failed, Youth Of UP Need New Vision,” said Rahul Gandhi in the press conference.  With this youth manifesto, the Congress party aims to connect with the young voters of the state and made promises like 20 lakh government jobs for the youth and an increase in the education budget for the state, if elected to power. Priyanka also addressed the issue of exam paper leak and said that strict action will be taken against it if Congr...
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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 125th Birth Anniversary: PM Modi To Unveil Hologram Statue

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s hologram statue at the India Gate on his 125th birth anniversary on January 23. Prime Minister Modi said that Netaji’s hologram statue would be present at the same place till the grand statue is completed. “Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary,” he tweeted. Prime Minister Modi said Netaji’s grand statue will be installed at the India Gate, adding this would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him. “At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand sta...
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kashmir: Lashkar terrorist arrested in Kashmir’s Budgam district | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday arrested an active terrorist affiliated with Lashkar-i-Taiba in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. In a statement, the Jammu and Kashmir police said that they arrested an active terrorist of outfit LeT and recovered arms, ammunition and other incriminating materials from his possession. Police said acting on specific information regarding the presence of a terrorist in Chadoora area of Budgam district, police along with the Army's 53 RR and 181 Battalion and CRPF launched a search operation in Gamander area of Chadoora. During the search operation, an active terrorist affiliated with LeT was arrested. He has been identified as Jehangir Ahmad Naikoo, a resident of Memandar village in Shopian, he said. One pistol, two pistol magazines, 16 pistol rounds and oth...
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Statue of Subhash Chandra Bose to be installed at India Gate, says PM Modi

Ahead of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his statue will be installed at India Gate to honour his contribution to the independence movement. Until the installation is completed, a hologram of Netaji will be projected at the site of the statue, the prime minister said. “I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary,” he tweeted. “At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate,” PM Modi tweeted on Friday. “This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him.” Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be p...
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Haryana: Former home guard shoots wife, dies by suicide

In a fit of rage, a former home guard allegedly shot at his wife and after admitting her to a hospital, reportedly used the same gun and died by suicide in Nuh Thursday night. The police said the woman is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi. According to the police, the incident was reported around 8:30 pm when Junaid, a former home guard, and his wife Alia were at their rented home in Nuh city. The police said Junaid’s brother Mufeed, who had been staying with them for two days, was also present at the time of the incident. Bijender Singh, station house officer (SHO) of City Nuh police station, said, “Around 8 pm, Junaid had an argument with his wife following which, he allegedly shot at her with a country-made gun.” “Junaid and Mufeed rushed Alia to the government medical ...
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Big Message For Us In Sardar Patel’s Efforts For Somnath Temple Renovation: PM Modi In Gujarat

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a new Circuit House near the Somnath Temple in Gujarat on Friday via video conferencing. After the inauguration, PM Modi addressed the event talking about the benefits of the new circuit house. The Prime Minister also shared some pictures of the circuit house on Twitter informing about the inauguration on Thursday. Also Read | Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura Making Vibrant Contributions: PM Modi Congratulates On 50 Yrs Of Statehood Here are some highlights of PM Modi's speech: Speaking about the features of the newly inaugurated circuit house, PM Modi said that this building has been designed in such a way that people staying here will also get 'Sea View'. That is, when people sit here in their rooms peacefully, they...
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Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura Making Vibrant Contributions: PM Modi On 50 Yrs Of Statehood

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura on their statehood day and praised the states for their "vibrant contributions" to the development of the nation. "Greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura on their Statehood Days. These states are making vibrant contributions to India's development. Praying for their constant progress," Modi tweeted. Greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Days. These states are making vibrant contributions to India’s development. Praying for their constant progress. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 21, 2022 Expressing happiness over the development in Manipur, the PM said, "Manipur deserves peace. I...
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archana: I have come to break Draupadi’s curse: Archana Gautam | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: She is bold and beautiful, and successful. That she is a Dalit, only adds that bit of hurt, and grit, to her persona. “Actress Hema Malini is an MP from the neighbouring temple town of Mathura. Did these Hindu leaders/sadhus question her election candidature like they are slamming mine?” asks an incredulous Archana Gautam. Since the day Congress announced Archana as it’s candidate for the Hastinapur seat, the little-known model and movie actor has been inundated by a coarse avalanche of her bikini-clad pictures on social media. As if on cue, the religious seers raised a red flag over “such a woman’s” suitability to fight elections from the holy town of Mahabharat mythology. But with stigma and struggle part of her hardscrabble upbringing in the deeply feudal western UP, Archa...
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Assembly elections: Heavyweights fall back on home turfs to pack in a stronger punch | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: With SP chief Akhilesh Yadav set to contest from party pocket borough Karhal in Mainpuri, the upcoming UP assembly election is witnessing a marked trend of heavyweights heading back to their political backyards not just to win a seat, but also use it as a vantage point to influence a bigger constituency in the region. This became evident in case of BJP and SP, which have turned the elections into a bipolar contest amidst BSP chief Mayawati making it clear that she would not contest and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi maintaining a discreet silence on joining the poll fray. The trend caught up with BJP announcing the candidature of CM Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur (urban) and deputy CM Keshav Maurya from Sirathu (Kaushambi) more than a week ago. While Yogi had been a...
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bjp: Assembly elections: BJP leaves out Parrikar’s son, 2 ministers in Goa first list | India News – Times of India

PANAJI: BJP on Thursday announced its first list of 34 candidates for Goa, dropping three sitting MLAs including two ministers but retaining a former minister who had quit over allegations of sex scandal. The party also refused to give the Panaji ticket to former chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal, which his father held from 1994 till his demise in March 2019. Instead, BJP went with Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, the sitting MLA and one of the 10 Congress defectors who joined the Pramod Sawant government in July 2019. Sawant has been declared as a candidate from Sankhli, a constituency that he has been representing since 2012. “Utpal Parrikar or Manohar Parrikar’s family is our family. They are very close to us. We had given two other options to Utpal from where he could contest...
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Delhi CM Kejriwal Writes To L-G To End Weekend Curfew, Suggests To Remove Odd-Even System

New Delhi: A day after Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the peak of the third wave is likely over in the national capital, now Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal has sent a recommendation to Lt Gov to end the weekend curfew.  In the proposal, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also asked to remove the odd-even system in the markets & to allow private offices to operate at 50% capacity. On Thursday, Satyendar Jain interacted with the reporters and told that it seems that the peak of the third COVID-19 wave has gone past in the national capital, even as he cautioned that the city is not out of the danger zone yet.Jain said Delhi saw a record surge in the number of daily Covid cases recently with over 28,000 cases registered in a day and the positivity rate too had gone b...
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2.5k farm suicides in 11 months of 2021 in Maharashtra: RTI reply | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Distress among farmers in the state pushed 2,498 of them to end their lives in the 11-month period from January to November 2021. In 2020, 2,547 debt-ridden farmers had committed suicide. Data from the state revenue department shows that despite loan waiver schemes of the government, farmers continue to commit suicide for inability to repay loans. Region-wise Aurangabad saw 804 suicides in the 11-month period in 2021 and Nagpur division reported 309 cases. Konkan division had no suicides in the last two years. “Even after several loan waivers and multiple other schemes for farmers, the suicide rate has seen no major reduction as 2,547 farmers committed suicide in 2020 while 2,498 ended their lives in 11 months from Jan to Nov 2021,” said Jeetendra Ghadge, RTI activist who sought...