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Jan 17, 2022 01:47 PM IST
UP assembly polls: Akhilesh calls for ‘Ann Sankalp’, promises MSP, interest-free loans, loans and pensions for farmers
“As we just took Ann Sankalp, prompted by farmers issues, we announced that on forming the government, MSP will be implemented on all crops and will clear all dues to cane farmers within 15 days…And for this if we need to constitute Farmers’ Revolving Fund, then we will form it to ensure timely payments to farmers,” Akhilesh Yadav said.
“Also the SP government will make provision for interest-free loans, insurance, and pension for farmers,” he added, noting that these promises will be added in SP’s manifesto along with the already promised free power to farmers for irrigation.
Jan 17, 2022 01:37 PM IST
ECI allows authorised media persons to cast votes through postal ballots
The Election Commission of India has allowed journalists authorized by ECI to cast their votes through postal ballot facility, the commission said in a letter to Chief Electoral Office, Uttarakhand pic.twitter.com/oV029BdAtl
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2022
Jan 17, 2022 01:36 PM IST
‘BJP campaigning door-to-door for 5 days,’ says Chhattisgarh CM Bhagel, fumes over FIR for alleged poll violation
“Why was the FIR only against me? How will election campaign happen like this? Why was there no FIR against BJP’s election campaign in Amroha? EC’s biasness is visible at the beginning itself… The election commission should give a demo on how to do election campaigning. We will do it exactly like that. BJP has been campaigning door-to-door for 5 days in Amroha, why are there no actions on that? I campaigned only y’day. EC should be fair,” Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Bhagel lashes out at Election Commission over alleged poll violation.
Jan 17, 2022 12:33 PM IST
AAP to announce name of Punjab CM candidate tomorrow at 12 noon, says Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal said that the name of Punjab CM candidate will be announced tomorrow at 12pm.
Jan 17, 2022 11:46 AM IST
100% Delhi population vaccinated with 1st dose, 80% with both shots: Satyendar Jain
Delhi to report around 14,000-15,000 cases today, much less than yesterday. Around 2.85 crore doses have been administered in Delhi; 100 per cent eligible population inoculated with 1st dose, 80 per cent with 2nd dose, and 1.28 lakh people received precautionary dose, says Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.
Jan 17, 2022 11:07 AM IST
PM Modi condoles Padma Shri Shanti Devi’s death, says ‘ will be remembered as voice for the poor’
“Shanti Devi Ji will be remembered as a voice of the poor and underprivileged. She worked selflessly to remove suffering and create a healthier as well as just society. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and countless admirers. Om Shanti,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A social worker and Padma Shri awardee, Shanti Devi passed away on Sunday night at her residence in Gunupur, Rayagada district of Odisha.
Jan 17, 2022 10:12 AM IST
Will work for Congress, form govt in Uttarakhand: Expelled BJP minister Harak Singh Rawat
“Congress Party will form government in Uttarakhand. I will work for Congress party,” said the expelled Uttarakhand BJP Minister Harak Singh Rawat, speaking to news agency ANI.
Jan 17, 2022 09:08 AM IST
India’s Covid-19 tally drops slightly with 258,089 cases, deaths up by 385
India registered a slight drop in daily Covid-19 tally. A total of 258,089 fresh cases recorded today, while the death count rises marginally with 385 fatalities. Active cases stand at over 1.65 million.
Jan 17, 2022 08:43 AM IST
Massive fire at cloth factory in Bhiwandi, property worth crores gutted in blaze
Property worth crores gutted in a massive fire that broke out in a closed cloth factory last night in Kazi compound, Bhiwandi. Cause behind fire not yet clear; fire brigades reached the spot at earliest. No casualties reported yet, said Thane Municipal Corporation.
Jan 17, 2022 08:42 AM IST
UK police arrest 2 teenagers in South Manchester in connection with Texas synagogue attack, reports AFP
UK police arrest two teenagers in South Manchester over Texas synagogue attack.
Jan 17, 2022 06:58 AM IST
Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj dies at 83, announces relative
Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away, news agency ANI reported citing a relative. It is being said that he had a massive heart attack. He was 83.
Jan 17, 2022 06:41 AM IST
Two teenagers held in connection with Texas synagogue attack
Officers of UK’s Counter Terrorism Policing have made two arrests in relation to the Texas synagogue attack. Two teenagers were detained in South Manchester on Sunday evening, the police said.
Jan 17, 2022 05:38 AM IST
BJP’s final list of candidates for Goa polls to be announced on January 19
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who arrived at the Goa airport early on Monday after meeting BJP leaders in the national capital said that the final list of candidates for the assembly elections will be announced on January 19.
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LJP leader Rajendra Prasad Singh returns to BJP
Rajendra Prasad Singh’ return to the BJP has come amid growing differences among NDA constituents in Bihar over liquor prohibition.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 01:38 PM IST
Kumbhalgarh, Todgarh sanctuaries unsuitable for viable tiger populations: NTCA
The report said the proposed tiger reserve is an isolated patch of forest with no connectivity with Ranthambhore, which has the only tiger source population in the state
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:07 PM IST
AIIMS Patna to go ahead with MBBS exam despite state-run colleges deferring it
AIIMS Patna director has said that the institute will conduct the MBBS examination as per schedule, following all Covid-appropriate behaviour
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 12:55 PM IST
Padma Shri Shanti Devi dies at 88; PM Modi, Odisha CM extend condolences
PM Modi remembered Shanti Devi as “a voice of the poor and underprivileged”, while Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik noted her contribution to social work as “invaluable”.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Former Goa Congress MLA Reginaldo Lourenco quits Trinamool Congress
Congress leader Michael Lobo, who joined the party recently, called on Reginaldo Lourenco to rejoin the Congress.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 11:36 AM IST
West Bengal biodiversity board attempts to bring back traditional crop varieties
The West Bengal Biodiversity Board (WBBB) has prepared People’s Biodiversity Registers containing comprehensive account of local bio-resources along with related traditional knowledge and practices of the area. Efforts are now on to come up with at least five ‘seed banks’ across the state.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:38 AM IST
UK Sikhs push back against anti-India forces, pass resolution thanking PM Modi
PM Modi lauded contributions made by Sikh Gurus while addressing an events in Gujarat last month. Earlier in January, he announced that December 26 will be celebrated as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ from 2022. This will be a tribute to the bravery and martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, said PM Modi.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 09:24 AM IST
Ahmedabad airport to remain shut for 9 hours daily till May 31. Here’s why
- As many as 52 flights have been rescheduled till May 31 this year due to the recarpeting work, airport officials said.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 08:42 AM IST
Cold to severe cold conditions likely in parts of northwest India
R K Jenamani, senior scientist, National Weather Forecasting Centre, said low clouds and fog were leading to less sunshine and have brought down day temperatures
Published on Jan 17, 2022 08:33 AM IST
‘Ghazipur haul part of a 24-bomb Pak shipment’
According to top Delhi Police investigators who asked not to be named, the Ghazipur device was a tiffin bomb with three kilograms of RDX as the core charge and ammonium nitrate as a secondary charge.
Published on Jan 17, 2022 07:56 AM IST
1st S-400 unit to be ready by April, 4 others by 2023
All the five units of the S-400 system, which can take down a hostile aircraft or missile at a range between 40km and 400km, are expected to be operational by next year.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 07:55 AM IST