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Don't think EC felt I said anything wrong: Parvesh Verma on removal from BJP's campaigners list

Don't think EC felt I said anything wrong: Parvesh Verma on removal from BJP's campaigners listBJP's West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma, who is in news these days for his controversial statements on January 29 reacted on Election Commission of India orders removal of Anurag Thakur and him from party's star campaigners list. He said that Election Commission didn't felt that he said anything wrong and he will reply tomorrow. "If any political party files complaint then EC gives a notice. I don't think EC felt that I said anything wrong. I'll give them a reply tomorrow," said Verma. EC found that Verma violated model code of conduct by giving hateful statements during a election campaign.


Donald Trump will visit Gujarat's Sabarmati Riverfront during his visit to India: CM Vijay Rupani

Donald Trump will visit Gujarat's Sabarmati Riverfront during his visit to India: CM Vijay RupaniWhile campaigning in Delhi over upcoming Assembly Elections, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on January 29 said that the President of the United States of America Donald Trump will visit the Sabarmati Riverfront in Gujarat during his visit to India in February.


Ind vs NZ T20I: Rohit Sharma expresses his excitement over playing Super Over for 1st time

Ind vs NZ T20I: Rohit Sharma expresses his excitement over playing Super Over for 1st timeIndian cricket team player Rohit Sharma addressed the media after winning India Vs New Zealand T20I. He said that this was his first Super Over. He said, "Super Over is always fun. This was my first Super Over, I have always been part but played for the first time. I had no idea how to start whether to take single or go for it. KL Rahul and I decided that we've to swing from the first ball". India won the third T20I match against New Zealand in Super Over.


Delhi Police takes Sharjeel Imam to Saket court

Delhi Police takes Sharjeel Imam to Saket courtJawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam is enroute to the Saket court by Delhi Police Crime branch on January 29. Sharjeel has sedition charges against him for his 'cut off Assam from India' remark. He was arrested by Delhi Police from his hometown Jehanabad on January 28.


CAA protests: 2 dead in WB's Murshidabad, 15 injured in Bihar's Sitamarhi

CAA protests: 2 dead in WB's Murshidabad, 15 injured in Bihar's SitamarhiCitizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens protests continued to hit India. At least two people died in WB's Murshidabad after clash broke out between supporters of pro and anti-CAA protests. The two deceased have been identified as Anirudh Biswas and Maqbool Sheikh. The protest took place on January 28. On the other hand, 15 people got injured in Bihar's Sitamarhi between two groups- one protesting against CAA and NRC and the other supporting it. Police personnel have been deployed in the area to control the situation.


Activist equates Indian Army to Pak Army during anti-CAA protest, says 'both kill their people'

Activist equates Indian Army to Pak Army during anti-CAA protest, says 'both kill their people'Several demonstrators staged protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Jan 29. They staged protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR). They held placards and tricolour during the protest. In the mid of the protest, activist Tapan Bose said, 'BJP said that Pakistan is our enemy every single time. Pakistan is not an enemy country, ruling class of India and Pakistan are alike. Our armies are alike too, their army kills their people and our army kills our people, there is no difference between them.'


IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: 'Men in Blue' arrives at Hamilton's Seddon Park

IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: 'Men in Blue' arrives at Hamilton's Seddon Park'Men in Blue'arrived at Seddon Park in Hamilton for 3rd T20 against New Zealand on Jan 29. India already won their first two T20 against Kiwis and looking for the next big win. Meanwhile, spectators are also reaching towards the stadium for witnessing the thrilling match. Indian fans were also seen chanting "Jeetega bhai jeetega, India jeetega". While speaking to ANI, few fans showed their excitement for the match. "India will once again win today. India will rock today as well," a fan told ANI. "I have lot of expectation today for Rohit Sharma. He will do well for the India. Hopefully we will win the 3rd T20 and white wash the series also for 5-0," another fans expressed his excitement.


Watch: Media manhandled by police at Patna Airport while Sharjeel was being taken to Delhi

Watch: Media manhandled by police at Patna Airport while Sharjeel was being taken to DelhiMedia manhandled by police at Patna Airport, while Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam was being taken to Delhi on transit remand on January 29. Four media personnel got injured in the incident which also included ANI's cameraperson. Imam was booked for sedition charges by police. Imam sparked controversy with his "cut off Assam from India" remark.


Committed to MEA's role in nation-building: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Committed to MEA's role in nation-building: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan ShringlaSenior Indian diplomat Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been appointed as new Foreign Secretary of India. He will take charge of office on January 29. Addressing the mediapersons, he said, "I am as committed to the ministry's role in nation-building as I was 36 years ago when I entered these portals as a young professional. I look forward to work under the guidance of Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister."


Name the place where you'll shoot me, ready to come: Owaisi challenges Anurag Thakur

Name the place where you'll shoot me, ready to come: Owaisi challenges Anurag ThakurWhile addressing a public meeting in Mumbai on January 28, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi spoke on Anurag Thakur's comment "Desh ke gaddaro ko, goli maro saalo ko". He said, "I challenge you Anurag Thakur, to specify a place in India where you will shoot me and I am ready to come." "Your statements will not create fear in my heart, because our mothers and sisters have come out in large numbers on roads and they have decided to save the country," Owaisi added. Anurag Thakur's comments were made during a public meeting in Delhi's Rithala assembly constituency on January 27. The Election Commission (EC) on January 28 has issued a show-cause notice to him for his comments during the ongoing Delhi election campaign.


CAA protests: Either follow Ambedkar's Constitution or tear and throw it away, says BJP MLA

CAA protests: Either follow Ambedkar's Constitution or tear and throw it away, says BJP MLASpeaking on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), BJP leader Narayan Tripathi said that either we should follow BR Ambedkar's Constitution or we should just tear and throw it away. BJP MLA Narayan Tripathi said, "We should either follow BR Ambedkar's Constitution or we should just tear and throw it away. The Constitution of India says that division can't be done on the basis of religion in our country, still the country is being divided".


Delhi Police takes transit remand of JNU student Sharjeel Imam

Delhi Police takes transit remand of JNU student Sharjeel ImamJNU student Sharjeel Imam, who was recently arrested by Delhi Police in Bihar's Jehanabad has been produced in front of the court on January 28. The Delhi Police are taking the transit remand from Bihar and also trying to bring him to Delhi from the shortest possible route. The JNU student had been booked for sedition by police. Imam stoked controversy with his "cut off Assam from India" remark. Jehanabad Police had detained Sharjeel's younger brother Muzammil Imam in the wee hours. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Sunday booked Sharjeel for his controversial speech that he allegedly made a few days ago.


Don't do anything that is not in nation's interest: Nitish on JNU student Sharjeel Imam's arrest

Don't do anything that is not in nation's interest: Nitish on JNU student Sharjeel Imam's arrestBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on January 28 reacted on JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who hails from Jahanabad arrested by Delhi police over his 'Assam cut off from India' remark. He said, "Nobody should do anything that is not in the interest of the nation. The accusations and the arrest, court will decide on the matter."


Govt contacting with Chinese authorities to bring back Indians from China: Harsh Vardhan

Govt contacting with Chinese authorities to bring back Indians from China: Harsh VardhanUnion Health Minister Harsh Vardhan talked about the Coronavirus and bring back Indians from China. He said that the government is contacting with Chinese authorities to bring back Indians from China. He said that once they are brought back to India, they will be kept in quarantine for 2 weeks and necessary medical facilities will be provided to them.


Coronavirus: Embassy is in contact with Chinese govt to evacuate Indians, says EAM

Coronavirus: Embassy is in contact with Chinese govt to evacuate Indians, says EAMExternal Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that Indian Embassy is in contact with the Chinese government. "Our Embassy is in contact with the Chinese government. We are trying to evacuate people, most of whom are students, from Wuhan city by sending a plane. Efforts are on, I can assure you that Govt of India is working on it and very soon some solution will be found," said EAM.


Congress is at war against Hindu community of India: Himanta Biswa

Congress is at war against Hindu community of India: Himanta BiswaAssam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Congress is at war against the Hindu community of India. He said, "If you look at the Congress' language, activities and their public statement, I have no hesitation in making the statement with lot of conviction that the Congress is now at war against Hindu community of this country." He also added, "In Guwahati at least, Popular Front of India (PFI) has actively associated themselves with the movement (anti CAA protests). We have seized certain documents from PFI's office that use symbolic language, we are trying to decode it."


JNU student Sharjeel Imam arrested in Jehanabad for 'cut off Assam from India' remark

JNU student Sharjeel Imam arrested in Jehanabad for 'cut off Assam from India' remarkSharjeel Imam, the JNU student on January 28 has been arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad by the Delhi Police. The JNU student had been booked for sedition by police. Imam stoked controversy with his "cut off Assam from India" remark. Jehanabad Police had detained Sharjeel's younger brother Muzammil Imam in the wee hours. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Sunday booked Sharjeel for his controversial speech that he allegedly made a few days ago.


Only India's youth can compete with China: Rahul Gandhi

Only India's youth can compete with China: Rahul GandhiCongress leader Rahul Gandhi addressed 'yuva aakrosh rally' in Rajasthan's Jaipur. Addressing the rally, Rahul Gandhi said, "Even today ask an 8-year-old, did demonetisation benefit you or harm you? Child will say harm. Earlier we were competing with China but now sadly, China has left us far behind. If there is anyone who can compete with China, it is India's youth."


Our armed forces don't need more than 7-10 days to defeat Pakistan: PM Modi

Our armed forces don't need more than 7-10 days to defeat Pakistan: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at Pakistan and said that our armed forces don't need more than 7-10 days to defeat them. "We know that our neighbouring country has lost 3 wars against us, our armed forces don't need more than 7-10 days to defeat them. They've been fighting proxy wars against India since decades. It claimed the lives of thousands of civilians, jawans," said PM Modi during NCC rally at Cariappa Parade Ground.


We're proud that India has young population but thinking should be young too: PM Modi

We're proud that India has young population but thinking should be young too: PM ModiAddressing the National Cadet Corps rally in the national capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that thinking of the country should be young as India has young population. "A country where youth is disciplined, has the power and determination, it can never be stopped on its path to development. India has a young population, we're proud of it but the thinking of the country should be young too,"said PM Modi during NCC rally at Cariappa Parade Ground.


Important for neighbours to unite in efforts to defeat terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Important for neighbours to unite in efforts to defeat terrorism: Rajnath SinghWhile addressing the audience at inaugural ceremony of '12th South Asia Conference - India's 'Neighbourhood First' Policy: Regional Perceptions', Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that it is important for neighbours to unite in efforts to defeat terrorism. He said, "On the security front, India is engaged in conversations with the neighbours with one exception, in order to develop a joint approach for regional peace and security. The true pathway to regional peace, security and prosperity lies in understanding each others' sensitivities and in following basic policies of non-interference in each others' internal affairs. It's important that we unite in our efforts to defeat terrorism. It is essential that terrorists and their ideological and financial networks are cut off and that they do not receive states' support. With the exception of one country frankly Pakistan, our region has adhere to principles. "


'Men in Blue' gears up to lock horns with Kiwis

'Men in Blue' gears up to lock horns with KiwisAfter winning two T20 matches in row, Men in Blue were seen gearing up ahead of 3rd T20. They were practicing at Seddon Park in New Zealand's Hamilton on January 28. Team India will play against New Zealand Team on January 29. T20 series between India and New Zealand is a five-match series, where Team India is leading by two matches. The 2nd T20 match was won by 7 wickets by India.


Working on mantra of 'per drop more crop': PM Modi at Global Potato Conclave

Working on mantra of 'per drop more crop': PM Modi at Global Potato ConclavePrime Minister Narendra Modi on January 28 addressed at Global Potato Conclave 2020 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat via video-conferencing. Addressing the conclave, PM Modi said, "It's good that Potato Conclave is being held out of Delhi. It's being held in Gujarat and this is important because this is the leading state in India, as far as potato production is concerned." He further added, "Work on scientific and technological approach is being done for irrigation. Working on the mantra of 'per drop more crop', micro irrigation is being focused upon."


CM Kejriwal hits out at BJP during roadshow in Delhi

CM Kejriwal hits out at BJP during roadshow in DelhiAhead of the third T20I against New Zealand, India batting coach Vikram Rathour on Tuesday said that the team management now knows what the core of the side will be for the upcoming T20 World Cup. He also added that he does not see many changes happening to the squad for the World cup later this year in Australia. "Adjustments will keep on going on. As soon as I am concerned we know what our core will be for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Don't see many changes happening to the World Cup squad," Rathour told reporters ahead of the third T20I. India and New Zealand will take on each other in the third T20I on January 29.


Requested govt to allocate adequate funds, adapt global practices: SIMA Secretary on Union Budget 2020

Requested govt to allocate adequate funds, adapt global practices: SIMA Secretary on Union Budget 2020The Union Budget 2020 has to be presented this week. Textile industry is expecting positive announcements in general budget. The textile industry is going through crisis since past 4 years. The textile industry demands to come out with technology mission on cotton. Secretary General of The Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA), K Selvaraju said, "MSP is not a sustainable solution, neither for the industry, nor for the farmers. We have the potential to increase our productivity to atleast 1000 kilos per hectare. We have requested the government to allocate adequate fund and adapt global practices." People in textile industry believe that current situation will change once the government brings clear policies. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget on February 01.


Equity indices flat, auto and financial majors gain marginally

Equity indices flat, auto and financial majors gain marginallyEquity benchmark indices were flat during early hours on Tuesday as investors globally grappled to assess the economic impact of China's new coronavirus. At 10:15 am, the BSE S&P Sensex was up by 21 points to 41,174 while the Nifty 50 edged lower by 3 points at 12,116. Sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were mixed with Nifty IT, FMCG and metal in the red. Among stocks, HDFC gained by 2.8 per cent to Rs 2,463 per share after reporting a four-fold jump in its Q3 net profit at Rs 8.372 crore due to the one-time gain from the merger of Bandhan Bank with Gruh Finance. The other prominent gainers were Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Hero MotoCorp, Mahindra and Mahindra and UPL. However, Power Grid Corporation, Nestle India, Vedanta, JSW Steel and Coal India were in the negative terrain.


There will be no problem due to CAA, NRC in Maharashtra: Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

There will be no problem due to CAA, NRC in Maharashtra: Deputy CM Ajit PawarWhile addressing a press conference in Pune on January 27, the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar spoke on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed all-India National Register of Citizens (NRC). He said, "States like Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have passed resolutions against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). They are ruled by one-party, unlike Maharashtra." "Our Chief Minister said there should be no problem for anyone in state due to CAA and National Register of Citizens (NRC), we are of this opinion," Ajit Pawar added.


Gambhir will be not part of CAC: Sourav Ganguly

Gambhir will be not part of CAC: Sourav GangulyBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly informed that the final match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in Mumbai.He also talked about new Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). He said that Gambhir will be not part of the Committee. It is said that Gambhir was one of the front-runners for the new CAC role.


If talks are held with Pak now, they will be on PoK only: Rajnath Singh

If talks are held with Pak now, they will be on PoK only: Rajnath SinghUnion Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 27 said that if talks are held with Pakistan now, they will be on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) only. He said, "People ask what will happen to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir? Parliament of India has already passed a resolution that it's a part of India. I've said it earlier too, J-K's work is done. If talks are held with Pak now, they will be on PoK only".


Govt invites interested bidders for strategic disinvestment of Air India: Hardeep Puri

Govt invites interested bidders for strategic disinvestment of Air India: Hardeep PuriCivil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on January 27 informed that the newly constituted Air India mechanism, headed by Home Minister, has approved to invite expression of interest from the interested bidders for a strategic disinvestment of Air India. Hardeep Singh Puri said, "Due to its accumulated debt of around Rs 60,000 crores, the financial position could be described as very fragile and Air India can only be described as being under a debt trap." "Employees dues with arrears will be paid by the Air India assets holding company before the closing of the proposed transaction," Hardeep Singh Puri further added in a press conference.


BR Ambedkar's great-grandson calls RSS a 'terrorist organisation', demands ban

BR Ambedkar's great-grandson calls RSS a 'terrorist organisation', demands banDr BR Ambedkar's great-grandson, Rajaratna Ambedkar, made series of accusation on RSS and called it a terrorist organisation. "I would said RSS is India's terrorist organisation, get it banned. A sadhvi sits beside Prime Minister and says that when Indian Army exhausted its arms and ammunition, RSS provided them that. How did RSS get that arms and ammunition?" said great-grandson of BR Ambedkar.


Indian Railways to run 100% on electricity by 2024: Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways to run 100% on electricity by 2024: Piyush GoyalUnion Railways Minister Piyush Goyal assured that 100% electrification of Indian Railways to be done by the year 2024. "By the year 2024, we expect the entire Indian Railways to be run on 100% electricity. It will be the first railway network in the world to be run on 100% electricity. By 2030, we plan to make the entire railway network a net-zero emission network," said Railway Minister while addressing India-Brazil business forum.


Indian Americans celebrate Republic Day outside embassy in Washington

Indian Americans celebrate Republic Day outside embassy in WashingtonEnthusiastic Indian Americans celebrated the 71st Republic Day outside the country's embassy in Washington DC with much fervour, even as a dozen pro-Khalistani supporters tried to dampen their spirit by raising anti-India slogans. While the diaspora celebrated the Republic Day, about 10-12 pro-Khalistani supporters present outside the embassy raised anti-India slogans and attempted to burn the tri-colour along with copies of the Indian Constitution. As per the US law, raising slogans and demonstrating against a country or any government is not unlawful. Pro Khalistani groups have misused this freedom for decades and have regularly attempted to embarrass Indian events in Washington. India's 71st Republic Day was celebrated in Washington, with Charge d'affaires at the Indian Embassy, Amit Kumar, unfurling the tricolour and reading out President Ram Nath Kovind's Republic Day address.


Men in Blue arrives in Hamilton to lock horns with Kiwis

Men in Blue arrives in Hamilton to lock horns with KiwisAfter winning 2nd T20 against New Zealand, Team India is all set to once again lock horns with Kiwis. Team India arrived in New Zealand's Hamilton on January 27. Captain Virat Kohli and Vice Captain Rohit Sharma were seen outside the hotel where their team would stay ahead of the match. Coach Ravi Shastri also accompanied them. T20 series between India and New Zealand is a five-match series, where Team India is leading by two matches. The 2nd T20 match was won by 7 wickets by India.


National capital continues to reel under cold waves

National capital continues to reel under cold wavesDelhi is continuously reeling under cold waves. The temperature has dropped down further to several degrees due to heavy snowfall in parts of North India. Pollution level is also not upto the mark here. Major pollutant PM 2.5, PM 10 was at 250 and 257 respectively, both in 'poor' category.


Credit goes to 'gau mata' for my Padma Shri: Bhajan singer Munna master

Credit goes to 'gau mata' for my Padma Shri: Bhajan singer Munna masterAhead of the Republic Day, the government has announced the list of 21 Padma Shri awardees for this year. One of the awardees includes a popular Muslim bhajan singer Munna Master. He belongs from a Muslim family of Bagaru in Rajasthan's Jaipur. He is carrying forward the family tradition of singing Ram-Krishna bhajans. While speaking to ANI, Munna Master said, "I haven't even thought that I will receive such kind of award. One should be faithful towards almighty because there is some power which is controlling all of us." "I would like to give credit to 'gau mata' (cow) for my award," he added. Munna Master has penned various Ram-Krishna bhajans and his book 'Shri Shyam Surabhi Vandana' is quite popular. In the Padma Shri awardee list, he is referred as the epitome of India's syncretism ethos who offers namaz, sings bhajans, knows Sanskrit and takes care of cows.


Such awards give encouragement to sports: PV Sindhu on named 'Padma Bhushan'

Such awards give encouragement to sports: PV Sindhu on named 'Padma Bhushan'The Government of India announced the Padma awards on January 25, a day before Republic Day. Shuttler PV Sindhu has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan award for excellence in the field of sports. She is the only Indian world champion in badminton. While speaking to ANI, PV Sindhu, said, "On evening of January 25, I got to know about my award and I am very much thankful to the ministry, Badminton Association of India (BAI), Sports Authority of India (SAI) and also the government of Andhra Pradesh. It's a very good encouragement to the sports and I am very much thankful." "These kinds of awards give us a lot of encouragement and a lot more," she added. 24-year-old Sindhu is among 16 persons named for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award. She is among the eight sportspersons who were named for the prestigious honour. PV Sindhu had won the Padma Shri award in 2015.


Air India distributes handmade seed flags to passengers to mark R-Day

Air India distributes handmade seed flags to passengers to mark R-DayNational airline Air India on Sunday distributed 30,000 handmade Indian flags to its passengers at Srinagar, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports to mark the 71st Republic Day. The airline also put up a hoarding at Srinagar's historic Lal Chowk, congratulating the people of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the first Republic Day after the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution. Air India Spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar told ANI, "Today our country is celebrating Republic Day. To show our love towards our country and its people, we decided to do this gesture. We are distributing the flags at major airports. We also put up a big hoarding at Lal Chowk in Sri Nagar, which is the heart of the Valley. We wished people happy Republic Day through this gesture, which is a first in Air India's history," he said here. People received the gesture warmly and lauded the effort made by Air India.


Scotland Friends of India holds protest in support of CAA in Edinburgh

Scotland Friends of India holds protest in support of CAA in EdinburghScotland Friends of India held a protest in Edinburgh on Republic Day in support of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The demonstrators held play cards reading 'we support minorities right to live with dignity'. The CAA grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.


Providing assistance to agencies probing Sharjeel Imam: Jehanabad SP

Providing assistance to agencies probing Sharjeel Imam: Jehanabad SPBihar Police is providing required assistance to agencies probing the case of JNU student Sharjeel Imam for his controversial 'cut off Assam from India' remark. "Agencies probing the case had asked for the support of the Bihar Police. We are providing them with the required assistance," said Jehanabad Superintendent of Police, Maneesh when being asked about the raid at residence of Sharjeel Imam, who has been booked for a controversial comment. Imam, who hails from Jahanabad has been slapped with charges of sedition and inciting enmity between communities under Sections 124A, 153A and 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).


Last 30 years have had a huge reduction in poverty in India: Abhijit Banerjee

Last 30 years have had a huge reduction in poverty in India: Abhijit BanerjeeNobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee addressed a session at Jaipur Literature Festival. He talked about current situation of economy and poverty in India. He said, "Last 30 years have had a huge reduction in poverty in India. Poverty was 40 per cent in 1990, and now, it is less than 20 per cent. Since the population has grown, it is an enormous reduction in the number of poor people." He further added, "We have been witnessing some good indicators for the Indian economy for the last two months. But I cannot say how long will they last as fresh data are coming in."


Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi congratulates Assam govt for hosting 3rd Khelo India Youth Games

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi congratulates Assam govt for hosting 3rd Khelo India Youth GamesPrime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the countrymen on his first edition of his radio show of 2020 on January 26. He congratulated government of Assam for successfully hosting third edition of Khelo India Youth Games in the state. The Prime Minister also congratulated the winners and participants of the games. PM Modi also informed that the Government has also decided to organise 'Khelo India University Games' every year on the lines of 'Khelo India Youth Games'. The maiden Khelo India University Games will be held in Odisha's Cuttack and Bhubaneswar from 22nd February to 1st March.


Republic Day celebrations held in Leh

Republic Day celebrations held in LehRepublic Day celebrations were held at Polo Ground in Leh. Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur received guard of honour. He also unfurled the national flag on the occasion. Lt Guv also addressed people on Republic Day. India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day today.


This award is for people of J-K: PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig on being conferred Padma Bhushan

This award is for people of J-K: PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig on being conferred Padma BhushanJammu and Kashmir PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig has been awarded Padma Bhushan. Speaking on the honour, Muzaffar Hussain Baig said, "This award has not been conferred upon me but it is for the people of Jammu and Kashmir." The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in India.


Some people are dividing country in name of protest: RS Dy Chairman

Some people are dividing country in name of protest: RS Dy ChairmanDeputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Harivansh Narayan Singh on India's current situation said that in the name of protest, some people are vandalising public property and also talking about dividing the country. He said, "In the name of protest, some people are vandalising public property and also talking about dividing the country. Such kind of protests is taking place here because it is a democratic country. What kind of 'Azadi' do they want?"


Watch: CRPF woman bikes showcases daredevilry at Republic Day parade

Watch: CRPF woman bikes showcases daredevilry at Republic Day paradeWomen bikers of Central Reserve Police Force named as 'CRPF Women Daredevils' showcased their daring stunts at India's 71st Republic Day parade. Leading the Daredevils was Inspector Seema Nag, who was seen saluting while standing atop of a moving motorcycle.


Republic Day 2020: BSP, BGB exchange sweets at Indo-Bangladesh border

Republic Day 2020: BSP, BGB exchange sweets at Indo-Bangladesh borderThe Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged sweets and greetings on the occasion of Indian Republic Day. The goodwill gesture occurred along the West Bengal Siliguri border. The Army officials shook hands and greeted each other. India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day.


Tricolor unfurls at Shaheen Bagh on Republic Day

Tricolor unfurls at Shaheen Bagh on Republic DayThe Indian national flag was unfurled by the protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh on the occasion of Republic Day. India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day. Protesters are protesting at Shaheen Bagh for over a month against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).


Ecstatic fans throng at Eden Park in Auckland ahead of India, New Zealand match

Ecstatic fans throng at Eden Park in Auckland ahead of India, New Zealand matchEcstatic cricket fans started gathering outside the Eden Park stadium in Auckland for the second match of five matches T20I series between India and New Zealand on Jan 26. India won by six-wicket in the first T20I match against New Zealand. Fans also chanted "Jeetega bhai jeetega India jeetega". While speaking to ANI, few fans show their excitement for the match. While speaking to ANI, a fan said, "I am expecting India to win again. In the last game they played really well. I am expecting the whole team do well." "After winning the series with Australia, team India is in super confidence. We are looking super exciting match for tonight," another fan told ANI. "We hope India will win today's match also like we did in last game. We are hoping India will win the entire five T20 match," fan expressed his excitement to ANI.


Republic Day 2020: Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu hoists national flag in Jammu

Republic Day 2020: Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu hoists national flag in JammuLieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu hoisted the national flag in Jammu on Republic Day on Jan 26. He also extended his wishes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion. India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day. Speaking at the event, Murmu said, "Last year was the year of a major change for the people of JandK. The abrogation of temporary provisions has driven away the financial and legal obstacles between JandK and other parts of the country. It has united JandK to the country in its true sense."


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