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Biden will continue with Trump's China policy: Kurien
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Fr Alexander Kurien was appointed as the Deputy Associate Administrator, a member of the US government Senior Executive Services (SES I), for the Office of Government-Wide Policy in September 2014. He is responsible for developing and implementing effective government-wide policies and guidance to provide a structured framework for agencies to achieve economical and effective management processes for government asset.
2021-01-20
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Politics
Start work on multimodal logistics hub: Chautala
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday gave directions to start construction of northern India's largest integrated multimodal logistics hub, to be constructed in the state's Mahendragarh district.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
RTI reply exposes Centre's 'lies' on farm laws: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) With an RTI response exposing the Centre's claim on the farm laws having been approved by the high-powered committee on agricultural reforms, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said it was now obvious that the Akalis and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been spreading lies at the behest of the Central government.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
China slams Trump for worsening ties, destroying many rules
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) Slamming the outgoing US President Donald Trump, state-run media outlet Global Times, citing Chinese experts, said on Wednesday that the changes that he has made to the China-US relations and international relations have been largely negative and destructive, and his governance has caused unprecedented and irreversible consequences.
2021-01-20
Category: International, China,Politics
Prominent J&K religious leaders call for deradicalisation
Jammu, Jan 20 (IANS) After a promising performance against prominent parties in the recent District Development Council (DDC) elections, the Jammu & Kashmir Nationalist People's Front is marching ahead to contribute more constructively to the state.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir,Politics
Centre plans E-portal to sell MSME products: Gadkari
Mumbai, Jan. Jan 20 (IANS) The Centre is working with State Bank of India to launch an E-portal on the lines of Amazon to facilitate Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises to sell their products, Transport & MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said here on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
After vaccine diplomacy, India rises to supply rice to the world
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India is rapidly turning out to be the most crucial supplier of rice in the world. Supply of the staple cereal from other major rice exporting economies including Thailand and Vietnam fell sharply in 2020, due to reduced production after floods and droughts ravaged those countries. Besides, compared to the Indian rice, the price of the grain supplied by Thailand and Vietnam is almost $100 to $150 higher per tonne.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India-WhatsApp letter game on amid data security concerns
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Another data privacy concern, another "strongly-worded" letter to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. At a time when countries are taking social media firms to task with heavy fines asking them for real-time actions, India is busy playing the letter game sans a strong personal data privacy law.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Tirupati should vote for TDP to teach Jagan Reddy a lesson'
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) State President and senior leader Kinjarapu Atchannaidu exhorted people in Tirupati to vote for his party to teach Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy a lesson.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Another Trinamool legislator jumps ship to BJP in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress legislator from the Shantipur Assembly constituency in Nadia district, Arindam Bhattacharya, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rajasthan's unemployment index touches record high
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The unemployment index of Rajasthan, as per the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) data, touched the highest ever rate of 28.2 per cent in January 2021, same as December 2020, which is four times higher than the country's average national unemployment rate of 7.3 per cent.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Jharkhand: BJP lodges FIR against 'Tandav' director, cast
Ranchi, Jan 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday lodged an FIR against the director and actors of web series 'Tandav' in Ranchi.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Centre urged to set up vax testing lab in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Telangana's Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao has urged Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to establish a vaccine testing and certification laboratory and government medical store depot in Hyderabad.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
CBI arrests its own DSP, Inspector in corruption case (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The CBI has arrested its own DSP RK Rishi, Inspector Kapil Dhankad and advocate Manohar Malik in connection with a corruption case, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Russia adds 21,152 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS) Russia confirmed 21,152 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the country's total to 36,33,952, the country's Covid-19 response centre said in a statement on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Meet this Chinese man with world's 'fastest hands'
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) Xia Yan (29) from Xi'an, the capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, is keen on time challenges.
2021-01-20
Category: International, China,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Humans used chopping tools half million years ago: Study
Jerusalem, Jan 20 (IANS) Israeli and Italian researchers have discovered that early humans about half a million years ago used stone chopping tools to break animal bones and consume the bone marrow, Tel Aviv University (TAU) in central Israel said on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Science/Tech
Beijing's GDP tops $558.5 billion in 2020
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) Beijing's GDP reached over 3.6 trillion yuan (about $558.5 billion) in 2020, up 1.2 per cent over the previous year at comparable prices, according to the Beijing Municipal Statistics Bureau.
2021-01-20
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Politics
Experts critical of White House after record Covid deaths
Washinton, Jan 20 (IANS) The Trump administration's incompetence in handling Covid-19 has drawn harsh criticism from the academia as the country's death toll from the disease topped another chilling mark of 4,00,000 on Tuesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Become serious about crimes in Bihar, Chirag tells CM
Patna, Jan 20 (IANS) In a remark that is likely to rile the ruling Janata Dal-United in Bihar, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan on Wednesday hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and advised him to "become serious about frequent crimes reported in Bihar".
2021-01-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Tripura CPI(M) MLAs protest against 'Jungle Raj in BJP rule'
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The opposition Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLAs on Wednesday staged a protest for the first time after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in Tripura in 2018. The left party staged the protest against the attacks on opposition parties, MLAs, MPs and other leaders.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
India sending one million Covid vaccines to Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) A total of one million Covid-19 vaccines will be delivered by India to Nepal which will land in Kathmandu on Thursday, said the Nepalese Health and Population Minister Hrydesh Tripathi on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Nepal,National,Politics
"I wonder if Prashant Kishor was born in Eden Gardens?": BJP Darjeeling MP Raju Bista
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) "I find it funny that the party that has outsourced their brains to Prashant Kishore is trying to label everyone else as 'outsiders'," said 35-year-old Raju Bista, BJP MP from Darjeeling, in an exclusive interview with IANS.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Imran kicks-off 3G/4G internet services in Waziristan
Waziristan (Pakistan), Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, during a visit to Wana, announced that 3G/4G internet services will become operational in Waziristan from Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Leaking classified info act of 'treason': Cong on Arnab chat
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Upping the ante against the government over journalist Arnab Goswami's purported social media chat leak, the Congress on Wednesday described it as an act of "treason" and demanded an immediate inquiry over leaking of such classified information about the Balakot air strikes.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
10th round of Govt-farmer talks begins seeking a solution
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The 10th round of dialogue between the government and farmers' representatives began on Wednesday here in the national capital amid expectations of a solution to end the deadlock as the protest by the farmers on the Delhi borders continued for the 56th day.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
One-third of Europeans do not trust Americans: Survey
Berlin, Jan 20 (IANS) Thirty-two per cent of Europeans no longer believed that Americans can be trusted after electing Donald Trump as President in 2016, according to a pan-European survey of over 15,000 people in 11 countries.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Dictatorship returning to Brazil, it appears, film projects stuck for funding: Filmmaker
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) It appears that dictatorship is coming to Brazil once again, according to Brazilian filmmaker Gustavo Galvao, who has also said that independent films which do not match the incumbent government's ideology are not funded anymore.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
YouTube extends suspension of Trump's channel for another week
San Francisco, Jan 20 (IANS) YouTube is extending the suspension of outgoing US President Donald Trump's channel with 2.79 million subscribers for at least another week, the media reported.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Ex-Arunachal Pradesh Governor Mata Prasad passes away
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Mata Prasad, passed away here in the wee hours of Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Retired IPS officer raises doubts over Rupesh murder probe in Bihar
Patna, Jan 20 (IANS) After opposition parties questioned the intentions of the Bihar police in the Rupesh Kumar Singh murder case, a senior retired IPS officer has raised doubts over the investigation and demanded a CBI inquiry into the case, monitored by the Supreme Court.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kerala Assembly polls likely in April: CEO
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Kerala's Chief Electoral Officer Tikkaram Meena has submitted a report to the Election Commission, recommending that the Kerala Assembly election be held by early or middle of April.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Bird flu reaches 32 districts in MP, emphasis on containing it
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) Bird flu is fast becoming a new problem in Madhya Pradesh, posing a major threat not only to the birds but the poultry business as well. It has been confirmed in crows and other wild birds in 32 out of the 52 state districts, while the infection has been reportedly found in poultry products in three districts.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP Councillor files defamation plaint against AAP leaders
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Councillor Chhail Bihari Goswami of the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation has filed a criminal defamation suit in a Delhi court against several Aam Aadmi Party leaders for alleged defamatory remarks.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cash-strapped Pakistan sinks into debt trap
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan would be worried as the countrys debt to GDP ratio has soared to 107 per cent prompting many economists to believe that the country is slipping into a debt trap.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Goa nod to amend Lokayukta law to make HC ex-Judges eligible
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) The state Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the Goa Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill to make retired High Court Judges also eligible for Lokayukta's post, which fell vacant after Justice PK Mishra retired on September 17, 2020.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
SC declines to entertain plea to stop tractor rally on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain an application by Centre through Delhi Police to stop protesting farmer unions from carrying out tractor rally into the Capital on Republic Day.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Raj Cong MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat passes away
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat passed away on Wednesday morning in Delhi due to a liver ailment. He is the fourth MLA from Rajasthan to have died in the last six months.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
British MP raises concern over NIA notices to farmers
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has raised the issue of National Investigation Agency (NIA) sending notices to a number of people who are associated with the farmers' stir in New Delhi.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Farm laws: CJI slams culture of 'branding', 'maligning' people
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) On the issue of farmer unions terming the Supreme Court-appointed committee as "pro-farm laws", Chief Justice S.A. Bobde on Wednesday made several critical observations, saying that "branding" people and "maligning" their reputation as some don't want them on the committee, has become a cultural thing.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Yogi turns to GeM to check corruption in UP
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has managed to check corruption within the government by mandating that all purchases by its departments and their subordinate institutions be made through the GeM portal.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
PM releases Rs 2,691 cr to 6.10 lakh UP residents under PMAY-G
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released financial aid of Rs 2,691 crore to 6.10 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G).
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
GKPD launches campaign to protect Kashmiri Pandit temples
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) has reiterated its commitment to lead the unified community campaign to protect the Kashmiri Pandit temples and shrines and support the passage of a legislative bill led by Prem Nath Bhat Memorial Trust.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha notifies revised fee structure for private schools
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Odisha government has notified a revised fee structure for aided and unaided private schools for the 2020-21 academic session in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Education,Politics
World's largest single-site solar plant in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Jan 20 (IANS) An hour's drive southeast of Abu Dhabi is the world's largest single-site solar plant. Located at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi, Noor Abu Dhabi (which means 'light' in Arabic) features 3.2 million solar panels. The clean, renewable energy produced here will power the daily lives of 90,000 families in the emirate.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Togo,Business/Economy,Politics,Technology
No US administration can ignore Pakistan: FM Qureshi
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Ahead of a change in the US administration, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the country cannot be ignored and strongly believes that no administration can ignore the country.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Declare health emergency in mysterious illness-hit Pulla: TDP
Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh opposition leader and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national general secretary Nara Lokesh on Wednesday demanded that the state government declare a health emergency in West Godavari district's Pulla village, where Eluru-like mysterious illness cases emerged in the past couple of days.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BSF seizes 2 kg 'heroin' on India-Pakistan border in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) The BSF on Wednesday seized two kg of contraband, suspected to be heroin, along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Ferozepur Sector.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Will fight CPI-M, Cong not even in race in Kerala: State BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) If the BJP leadership in Kerala is to be believed, the coming Assembly elections will see a battle between the party and the CPI-M whereas the Congress will not even be a contender for power in the southern state.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Gaming industry asks for NITI Aayog guidelines for all online skill games
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The online skill gaming industry has collectively recommended the NITI Aayog to set up a single self-regulatory body to standardise regulations governing the entire skill gaming industry.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics