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BJP announces first list of 34 candidates for Punjab assembly polls | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its first list of 34 candidates for the Punjab assembly election. BJP national general secretary, Tarun Chugh while announcing the list said that the list has doctors, lawyers, sportspersons, farmers, youth, women, and former IAS officer. "Out of 34 candidates in the first list, 12 are from farmer families, 8 from the Scheduled Caste category and 13 are from the Sikh community," he said. The names include former minister Manoranjan Kalia, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, a sitting MLA who quit the Congress to join the party recently, Arvind Khanna and Kanwarveer Singh Tohra, the grandson of late Akali stalwart Gurcharan Singh Tohra. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri during the announcement slammed the Congress government in Punjab ...
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amar jawan jyoti: Amar Jawan Jyoti merged with eternal flame at National War Memorial | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Amar Jawan Jyoti or the “eternal flame” at the India Gate was extinguished after 50 years on Friday and merged with the flame at the adjoining National War Memorial. The ceremony was presided over by the Integrated Defence Staff chief Air Marshal Balabadhra Radha Krishna who merged the two flames. India Gate was constructed by the British in memory of 84,000 Indian soldiers killed fighting for the Empire in World War-I and the Afghan campaign. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, in turn, was built under its arch by the Indira Gandhi government to honour the 3,843 soldiers who died liberating Bangladesh in 1971. All national-level functions to pay homage to fallen soldiers, including the Republic Day and Independence Day, have been shifted from the Amar Jawan Jyoti to the National War M...
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prajakta: Leading content creator Prajakta Koli becomes UNDP India’s First Youth Climate Champion | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Young Indians are today become the leading voice to make the world more sustainable. Leading content creator and actor, Prajakta Koli, who embraces the moniker MostlySane, has become the first United Nations Development Programme India Youth Climate Champion. Upon being selected as the first India Youth Champion, an elated Prajakta says, "I am extremely humbled and honoured to have been entitled with this unique responsibility to champion a cause that is close to my heart. Apart from producing and participating in conversations about climate change, the young girl who has a connect with millions of Indians, understands that, "youth need to be torchbearers of revolution" to achieve a common shared goal of an empowered future. Koli, a youth icon, has been extensively known for ...
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bjp: Aparna Yadav will lose if fielded from Lucknow Cantt: BJP leader | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav’s sister-in-law Aparna Bisht Yadav, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on January 19, would lose the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh (UP) assembly election if she is fielded from Lucknow Cantonment (Cantt), a top BJP leader has claimed. Explaining the political dynamics of the Lucknow Cantt constituency, he told TOI on the condition of anonymity that the popular mood was against Aparna Yadav in the seat. “Firstly, she is being considered an outsider by the voters of Lucknow Cantt constituency. She contested the previous election on an SP ticket against BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi and lost,” he said. The senior leader further said the Lucknow Cantt constituency is dominated by the Brahmins while Aparna Yadav is a Bisht Rajput marr...
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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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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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Harbhajan Singh tests positive for Covid-19, under home quarantine

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has tested positive for Covid-19. He took to social media to share the news and requested those who came in contact with him to get tested as soon as possible. “I’ve tested positive for COVID with mild symptoms. I have quarantined myself at home and taking all the necessary precautions. I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest. Please be safe and take care,” he wrote on Friday morning. I’ve tested positive for COVID with mild symptoms. I have quarantined myself at home and taking all the necessary precautions.I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest. Please be safe and take care 🙏🙏 — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 21, 2022 Last Dec...
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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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IND vs SA 2nd ODI 2022 Live Score Updates: South Africa def. India to win the series

IND vs SA updates: India’s handling of allrounder Venkatesh Iyer raises eyebrows India's Venkatesh Iyer. (AP Photo)What’s the role of Venkatesh Iyer in the team? That’s one of the many puzzles floating around the Indian ODI team that plays a brand of outdated cricket. There are quite a few issues from the run-getting pace of the top order to lack of wicket-taking bowlers in the middle overs to lack of finishers but Iyer’s case is a good example as any to capture the confusion in the camp. The stand-in captain KL Rahul, and more so head coach Rahul Dravid, cannot absolve themselves of the mismanagement of the seam-bowling all-rounder who made his ODI debut on Wednesday. Absence of a seaming all-rounder in white-ball cricket has been the team’s biggest weakness of late, which got exposed...
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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: A look at India and all teams schedule

T20 World Cup 2022: Just like the last edition, India will be launching their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign against the arch-rival Pakistan on October 23 (Sunday) at Melbourne Cricket Ground. On Friday, the T20 World Cup schedule was revealed. India with teams like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa are placed in Group 2. The tournament is set to commence on October 16. The mega event will witness the participation of 12 teams in the finals of the tournament. This is the very first time that Australia have been given the opportunity to host a mega event. Group 1 is made up of teams like Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, England and two more teams will be joining from the qualifiers. Here are India’s fixtures in the 2022 T20 World Cup: Mark your 🗓️, set your ⏰ & get ...
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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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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...
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Tendency to tarnish India’s image must be shunned: PM Narendra Modi | India News – Times of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday targeted naysayers saying there is a tendency to tarnish India’s image, both within the country and internationally, and exhorted non-state actors to make an effort to change this "perception-building" while conveying the correct picture of the country to the world. Launching the "Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ke Ore" at a gathering of Brahma Kumaris, the PM said: “We cannot get away from this by saying that this is just politics. This is not politics, this is the question of our country. Today, when we are celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, it is also our responsibility that the world should know India properly.” The PM said organisations like the Brahma Kumaris, which have international presence, should convey the correct pictur...
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Centre plans Covid vaccine trial on lions, leopards | India News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: With novel coronavirus claiming the lives of two lions in a Chennai zoo, the Centre has decided to give a vaccine developed by ICAR-National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) in Hisar, Haryana, a shot. And, Sakkarbaug in Junagadh is one of the six zoos in the country where clinical trials will be conducted on lions and leopards. Sakkarbaug zoo, a nodal facility for lion breeding, houses more than 70 lions and 50 leopards. The trial will be conducted on 15 animals. The vaccine will be administered in two doses with a gap of 28 days. The animals will be observed for antibodies for nearly two months after the second dose. Zoo director Abhishek Kumar said the trials would begin once the Centre grants the final approval. Officials said the Centre directed ICAR-NRCE to develop a va...
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Railways’ earning from freight movement sees 24% increase | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The revenue of Indian Railways from freight transport has increased by 24% during the current financial year compared to the same period last year and it’s all set to be the highest ever by March end. Till Wednesday, the revenue from freight movement was close to Rs 1.12 lakh crore and going by the trend the total revenue from this segment is likely to touch Rs 1.4 lakh crore by March. During the 2020-21, the total revenue from freight movement was Rs 1.17 lakh crore. “We hope to end the year registering about 25% increase in revenue and the total freight movement by rail is likely to be around 1,300 million tonnes,” said a source. The increase in freight revenue is crucial for railways as this cross subsidises the passenger movement, which is loss making for the national tra...
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covid: ‘Masks not recommended for children 5 years & under’: Govt issues revised guidelines for kids | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Thursday issued revised Covid guidelines on use of drugs, masks for children amid Omicron scare in the country. These guidelines are dynamic, and will be reviewed and updated, on availability of new evidence, the ministry stated in the 'Revised Comprehensive Guidelines for Management of Covid-19 in Children and Adolescents (below 18 years)'. "The available data from other countries suggests that disease caused by the Omicron variant is less severe; however, there is need for a careful watch, as the current wave evolves," it added. Here are the revised guidelines:Drugs- Use of antivirals or monoclonal antibodies is not recommended for children less than 18 years of age, irrespective of the severity of infection. -According to the guidelines, Covid-...
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covid: Govt issues revised Covid guidelines on use of drugs, masks for children | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Use of antivirals or monoclonal antibodies is not recommended for those less than 18 years of age, irrespective of severity of Covid infection, and if steroids are used, they should be tapered over 10 to 14 days, subject to clinical improvement, the government said on Thursday. In the 'Revised Comprehensive Guidelines for Management of Covid-19 in Children and Adolescents (below 18 years)', the health ministry also said that masks are not recommended for children aged five years and below. Those aged 6-11 years may wear it depending on the ability of the child to use a mask safely and appropriately under direct supervision of parents, it said. Those aged 12 and above should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, the ministry said. The guidelines were reviewed by a g...
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Parliament must discuss situation on eastern Ladakh, eastern Arunachal Pradesh borders, says Congress MP Manish Tewari | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Congress MP Manish Tewari on Thursday said that Parliament must discuss the situation on the borders in eastern Ladakh and eastern Arunachal Pradesh when it meets on January 31. He added that Tapir Gao, Member of Parliament from East Arunachal Pradesh has bravely articulated his concern. "MP from Arunachal East, Tapir Gao is an MP of the ruling party BJP. He bravely articulated his concerns. It's important that when Parliament meets on January 31, govt should discuss the situation on the borders in eastern Ladakh & eastern Arunachal Pradesh," Tewari told ANI. Earlier on Wednesday, Gao claimed that a 17-year-old youth has been abducted from inside Indian territory. Gao claimed that the youth was 'abducted' on Tuesday from Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Siang district. He furth...