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Ahead of release from jail, Sasikala tests Covid positive
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's key aide V.K. Sasikala, who is on the verge of finishing her jail term for corruption, tested Covid positive on Thursday night.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
35,851 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,57,813
Gandhinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) A total of 35,851 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 12,487 on Thursday, even as 471 new cases took the state's coronavirus tally to 2,57,813 cases, while one death in the past 24 hours mounted Gujarat's Covid death toll to 4,372.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
AITA Championship: Anirudh upsets 6th seed, reaches semis
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Telangana's Tarun Anirudh sent the sixth seed Bharat Kumaran of Tamil Nadu enroute to the semi-finals of the Rs.1 lakh prize money AITA Tennis Championship being held at the at the PBI-CSE Tennis Academy, Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, here on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Andhra reports 139 more Covid cases, no fatalities
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported 139 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 8.86 lakh, while 254 more patients recovered from the virus.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra colleges warned not to collect excess fees
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) In wake of some students and parents complaining about excess fees being collected by private intermediate colleges in Andhra Pradesh, state regulatory body, the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), on Thursday warned their managements to refrain and reduce fees by 30 per cent as ordered earlier.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
Telangana to implement 10 per cent quota for EWS
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Telangana government has decided to implement 10 per cent reservation to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the state, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Minor cabinet reshuffle brews resentment in K'taka
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) At least four allegedly disgruntled ministers -- K. Sudhakar, J.C. Madhuswamy, K. Gopalaiah and M.T.B. Nagaraj -- reportedly skipped the first cabinet meeting convened by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday after effecting minor cabinet reshuffle and allocating portfolios to seven newly inducted legislators into his team.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rahane, Natarajan, Thakur receive hero's welcome (2nd lead)
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane, T. Natarajan and Shardul Thakur were among the cricketers who received a hero's welcome on reaching their native places on their return from Australia on Thursday. While around 5,000 people received fast bowler Natarajan in Chinnappampatti village in Tamil Nadu and carried him on a tastefully decorated chariot, Rahane's society members laid out a red carpet for him in Matunga, Mumbai.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Jammu-Srinagar Highway to remain closed on Friday
Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar Highway will remain closed on Friday for maintenance operations, an official statement said.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
NIA makes one more arrest in Pantheerankavu Maoist case
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Vijith Vijayan of Wayand in the infamous Pantheerankavu Maoist case.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 labourers killed in Telangana road accident
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) At least seven people, including six women, were killed and 13 others injured when an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling was crushed under a truck in Telangana's Nalgonda district on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid vaccination: No severe AEFI cases reported in NE states
Guwahati/Agartala, Jan 21 (IANS) No serious or severe cases of Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) have reported from any of the eight northeastern states since the Covid-19 vaccination drive started on January 16, officials said on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Is Telangana set to hand over mantle to son KCR Jr?
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Has Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao decided to anoint his son and cabinet minister K.T. Rama Rao as the Chief Minister? Remarks by few ministers and MLAs during the last couple of days have given credence to the buzz in the political circles.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
YSRCP's Pothula Suneetha elected MLC sans contest
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSRCP candidate Pothula Suneetha was elected, without any contest, to the Legislative Council on Thursday to fill up a casual vacancy.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Odisha reports two serious AEFI cases
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Two cases of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in Odisha as two healthcare workers were hospitalised after administration of Covid-19 vaccine, the state Health Department said on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Average flat size increases in top cities in 2020: Report
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In a major trend reversal in the post-Covid world, the demand for bigger homes has increased across the top cities of India.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
The legend of Netaji on screen
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The legend of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, his life and persona, even death, never ceases to amaze filmmakers. Various facets of his life have been explored on screens big and small over the decades, many more are waiting to be told.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Bruised and battered', Pujara stood tall -- again
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) While almost all the Indian fans and pundits have been drooling over the exuberance and fearless brand of cricket displayed by the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill in India's historic win in the fourth and final Test in Brisbane, the contribution of the new 'Wall' -- Cheteshwar Pujara.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Uthappa traded by Rajasthan Royals to Chennai Super Kings
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Batsman Robin Uthappa has been traded to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an all cash deal, the latter announced on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Two held for cheating 70-yr-old in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi police have arrested two persons for cheating a 70-year-old woman in the Sabzi Mandi area in North Delhi.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farmers have woken up, when will you wake up: Cong to PM
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to wake up after the farmers rejected the government's proposal to suspend the three farm laws for one and half years.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alwar third district in Rajasthan to get Sainik School
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) After Chittorgarh and Jhunjhunu, Alwar will be the third district in Rajasthan to have Sainik School in its vicinity as chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday allotted free of cost land for the project in Haldina village of Malakheda tehsil here.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Education,Politics
Our lives more important than elections: Andhra govt employees
Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh High Court's green signal to conduct the rural local bodies elections drew an immediate response from the government employees associations, who highlighted that their lives are more important than the elections amid the Coronavirus pandemic on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Final round of national racing c'ship starts Jan 21
Coimbatore, Jan 21 (IANS) Twelve races will be held across two categories in the final round of the National Racing Championship which will be held from January 21 to 24 at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya celebrate 49th Statehood Day
Agartala/Imphal/Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on Thursday separately celebrated their 49th Statehood Day through numerous colourful functions.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Indian realty witness PE investments of $4,068 mn in 2020: Report
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The real estate sector in India attracted private equity investments of around $4,068 million involving 21 deals in 2020, said a Knight Frank India report.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BuyUcoin hack: Key data of 3.25 lakh Indian users leaked (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In yet another data breach involving an Indian firm, sensitive data of nearly 3.25 lakh users of Delhi-NCR based global cryptocurrency exchange and wallet, BuyUcoin, has allegedly been exposed on the Dark Web.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Bengaluru police nabs 2 drug peddlers, seize LSD strips valued Rs 1.39 crore from them
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) The Bengaluru police busted an interstate drug peddling racket by arresting two persons and recovering 9310 LSD strips valued about Rs 1.39 crore and cash Rs 27.50 lakh from them on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Early setbacks made him mentally tough, says Pujara's father
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara's mental toughness comes from the setbacks he got early in his life and the fact that he understood that only big, long knocks will matter if he has to make an impression from a small centre, says father Arvind Pujara.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NSE named world's largest derivatives exchange for 2020
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) has emerged as the world's largest derivatives exchange in 2020 in terms of the number of contracts traded, according to data maintained by Futures Industry Association (FIA), a derivatives trade body.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Govt formulating new action plan, Chinese telecom giants could be out of game (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE could be potentially out of the game in India with the government set to begin formulating an action plan on the implementation of 'National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector'on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Odisha govt finalises draft plan for Konark temple heritage zone
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) After Jagannath and Lingaraj temples, the world-famous Konark Temple is set for a facelift as the Odisha government on Thursday finalised the draft plan for development of Konark heritage zone.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
SC junks UP plea challenging bail to Azam Khan, kin in forgery case
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain three separate pleas by the Uttar Pradesh government against the bail granted to Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, his wife and son for allegedly forging birth certificates.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid vaccine acceptance in Telangana drops to 57 per cent
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Covid vaccine acceptance rate among targeted beneficiaries in Telangana slumped to 57 per cent on Thursday, the fourth day of vaccination in the state.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Amit Sadh: Sitting on a wheelchair no less a challenge
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh says sitting on a wheelchair for his role in the upcoming web series Jeet Ki Zid made him realise the struggle of people who live with such a reality in life.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Barring another Covid wave, the worst is behind India: RBI
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Reserve Bank on Thursday said barring the visitation of another wave of coronavirus, the worst is behind India, as recent high frequency indicators suggest a strong recovery.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nearly 10 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated so far
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Nearly ten lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated till now, with no death following immunisation reported on Thursday, the Union health Ministry said.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Shikara' actress Sadia Khateeb: Being an outsider I have to be choosy
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Sadia Khateeb, who made her Bollywood debut with Shikara last year, says she is taking extra care while choosing her next projects as she belongs to a non-film background and does not have a mentor in the film industry.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Companies have to pay GST on remuneration of Independent Directors
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A company is liable to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) on remunerations paid to Independent Directors on a reverse charge basis.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Traffic curbs for R-Day dress rehearsal on Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In connection with the Republic Day celebrations, there will be a full dress rehearsal on January 23 (Saturday). The parade will start at 9.50 a.m. from Vijay Chowk and will proceed to the National Stadium. There will be elaborate traffic arrangements and restrictions in place for the smooth conduct of the parade, Delhi police said.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Michael Jackson inspired Abhishek Sharma's new music video
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhishek Sharma has attempted music video production with the quirky number, When it's all over, which depicts the life after Covid-19. The song released on Thursday.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
OTT has not taken over the market share of TV: 'Balika Vadhu' fame Avinash Mukherjee
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Avinash Mukherjee, who rose to fame at an early age playing young Jagya in the show Balika Vadhu, feels that no matter how popular OTT gets, it will never overpower the charisma of television.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vaccine hesitancy quite high in Delhi-NCR, reveals survey
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) According to a survey conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), about 20 per cent respondents are certain about not taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TN Guv to decide on pardon to Rajiv Gandhi assassin soon, SC told
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In a major development, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the Tamil Nadu Governor will decide, in three-four days, on the state government's recommendation to release A.G. Perarivalan, one of the convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Title logo of Kichcha Sudeepa's Vikrant Rona to be launched at Burj Khalifa
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) The title logo of Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeepa's multilingual upcoming film, Vikrant Rona, will see a grand launch at Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 31.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian soldier killed in Pak firing in J&K's Poonch
Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) An Indian Army NCO was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control at Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch on Thursday, officials said.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
I want to carry forward confidence gained in Australia: Speedster Siraj
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Fresh from his impressive performance during his debut Test series in Australia, fast bowler Mohammed Siraj on Thursday said he wants to carry forward the confidence he gained Down Under and maintain consistency.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
NIA arrests Tamil Nadu jihadi gang terror suspect
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested a terrorist belonging to jihadi gang named 'Shahadat is our Goal' in connection with the alleged 'Tamil Nadu jihad' case.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SJTA seeks Covid-19 vaccination for servitors, families
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday requested the Odisha health department for Covid-19 vaccination of servitors and their families as they are now being exposed to the devotees entering the shrine for 'darshan' at the famed Jagannath temple in Puri.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Researcher shares Netaji's Great Escape route
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) In 1941, 44-year-old Subhas Chandra Bose was under house arrest with the police guarding the entire area outside his Elgin Road residence in south Kolkata.
2021-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics