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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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Daily Horoscope, January 29, 2023: Read your daily horoscope predictions here – Times of India

Read your daily horoscope predictions for January 29, 2023, prepared by our astrologer after carefully studying the positions of the sun, moon, and various stars.Aries: Today, you may be happy and may have mental peace. You are likely to be busy with friends and family. You may enjoy your domestic life, bonding with the spouse may likely be increased, which may maintain domestic harmony. There may be a new partnership in the business. New innovations may help your business to grow. ALSO READ: Weekly Horoscope 22-28 January 2023 for all Zodiac SignsTaurus: Today you may begin your day with positive thinking. you may be in the winning positions from your opponents and hidden enemies. your work may be praised by your seniors and may get some new responsibilities in terms of promotions. Stu...
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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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Weekly Horoscope, January 29 to February 4, 2023: Read astrological predictions – Times of India

AriesIn this week, you may feel boring, you may likely to observe some negativity around you, you're suggested to keep patience before creating any necessary call. you may seemingly to face some obstacles at work, things won't be in check. Sudden issues can cause you to short tempered. it's suggested to hold over projects regarding real estate, Production Plants and machinery related projects. you're also suggested to drive safe. From 1st February onward, you may see some light .There will likely to some improvement within the untidy things. Students can keep patience in their study.Last few days of the week , you may be blessed by positive planets , you may be able to come out from untidy things. you may take interest in spiritualism, which is able to offer you some inner strength. you...
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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...
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India land of opportunities, PM says in BJP’s Rajasthan outreach | India News – Times of India

BHILWARA India is a land of opportunities, PM Narendra Modi said Saturday in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district and reassured the state's farmers and the Gujjar community at large of his government's support.Speaking at a public event organised to mark the 1,111th birth anniversary of Gujjar deity Bhagwan Devnarayan in Malaseri Doongri village near Asind, the PM urged people to stay united and make nation stronger because "the entire world is looking at us with high hopes.""The manner in which India has shown its might and capabilities to the world has brought pride to this land. India airs its views on the world platform fearlessly and we are reducing our dependence on other nations," he told a large gathering of Gujjar community members from Rajasthan, MP and Gujarat.The PM said his govern...
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Beware of attempts to divide India: PM Modi at NCC rally | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Warning that attempts were being made to divide the country on one pretext or the other, PM Modi on Saturday exhorted the youth to be vigilant against such fissiparous activities with 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' as their guiding ideal.Addressing the NCC Republic Day rally here, the PM said the 'mantra of unity' is the only way for India to achieve great heights, while asserting that divisive efforts will never succeed.The ongoing era is not just 'amrit kaal' for India but for all the youth in the country who represent the 'amrit generation', and when 100 years of Independence are celebrated in 2047, it will be they who will be at the summit of success and create a developed and self-reliant India, PM Modi said in his address at the annual NCC Republic Day rally here. "Severa...
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AIADMK will contest on its own in Erode (East), says Sengottaiyan

K.A. Sengottaiyan. File photo The AIADMK will contest on its own in the by-election to the Erode (East) Assembly constituency. Party interim general secretary Edappadi K. Palaniswami will soon announce the parties in the alliance, former AIADMK Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan said on Saturday. Addressing the media here, he said Tamils across the world were waiting for the results of the bypoll. “Just like the byelection to the Dindigul Lok Sabha constituency was a turning point for former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran, the AIADMK’s massive victory in the Erode bypoll would be a turning point for Mr. Palaniswami,” he said.Mr. Sengottaiyan said the party would contest on its own, and Mr. Palaniswami would soon announce the names of the parties in the AIADMK-led alliance. Many talked ab...
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Kharge flags ‘security lapses’ in Rahul yatra’s J&K leg, seeks Shah’s ‘personal intervention’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over "unfortunate security lapse" during 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Kashmir, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday wrote to home minister Amit Shah urging his personal intervention to ensure proper arrangements for Rahul Gandhi's security.Kharge told Shah, "We are expecting a huge gathering to join the yatra over the next two days and also the function that will be held on 30th January at Srinagar. Many senior Congress leaders and leaders of other political parties are attending the culmination function."He added, "I shall be grateful if you could personally intervene in matter and advise officials concerned to provide adequate security till the culmination of the yatra and the function on 30th January at Srinagar."The senior leader told Shah that c...
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So far, no talks about Prakash Ambedkar’s VBA: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar. File photo | Photo Credit: PTI  Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that so far, no talks were held among the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) constituents — NCP, Congress and the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena — about taking Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) onboard. He said the MVA constituents will contest the upcoming by-elections together.“No talks were held regarding Prakash Ambedkar’s VBA ahead of the elections. We do not know what is going on between the two parties (Shiv Sena and VBA). We will not discuss anything over it,” Mr. Pawar said in Kolhapur.  The NCP didn’t hold any talks with Mr. Ambedkar.  “There is no such proposal before us,” he said.His comments came days after the Uddhav Thacke...
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Union Budget 2023: PLI, R&D tops wishlist of hardware companies – Times of India

Budget for 2023-24 is scheduled to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1. The government is likely to extend fiscal incentives new industries in the forthcoming budget as it looks to expand production linked incentive (PLI) scheme to cover more high-employment potential sectors. The scheme aims to make domestic manufacturing globally competitive and create global champions in manufacturing. It is specifically designed to boost domestic manufacturing in sunrise and strategic sectors, curb cheaper imports and reduce import bills and improve cost competitiveness of domestically manufactured goods. Little surprising that PLI scheme finds mention in wishlist of all hardware and accessory makers in the country.Amit Khatri, Co-founder, NoiseIndia is emerging as one ...