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Shillong couple's hunger strike against attacks on non-tribals
Shillong, Jan 24 (IANS) A middle-aged couple from Shillong on Sunday started their 'indefinite hunger strike till death' in protest against the alleged atrocities committed against the people belonging to non-tribal communities in Meghalaya.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Shah thanks Modi for unveiling hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for unveiling the hologram statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the India Gate in the national capital.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kuwaiti FM extends suggestions to Lebanese Prez on rebuilding trust
Beirut, Jan 24 (IANS) Visiting Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah has said that his country has made suggestions to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on how Lebanon might rebuild confidence with the Gulf states.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Diplomacy,Politics
Iran says UN voting right "naturally" restored after paying off membership arrears
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iran has regained its right to vote at the UN General Assembly after its membership dues to the organisation were paid by South Korea with frozen Iranian funds, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations announced.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Somali Army kills 6 al-Shabab militants in central region
Mogadishu, Jan 24 (IANS) Somali National Army (SNA)'s special forces, Gorgor, killed six al-Shabab militants and foiled a car bomb attack at a military base in Guriel town in Galgudud region in central Somalia, officials have said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Terrorism
One killed in Hungarian hospital fire
Budapest, Jan 24 (IANS) A fire at Hungary's St. Imre hospital has killed one person and caused two others to suffer from smoke inhalation, authorities have said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Hungary,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 killed, 16 injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 16 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during a recent spell of heavy rains in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Burkina Faso govt denies Army takeover after barracks gunfire
Ouagadougou, Jan 24 (IANS) Burkina Faso's government has confirmed gunfire in some barracks but denied the information on social media about the Army takeover.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Politics
Fauci optimistic Omicron cases to peak in February
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Anthony Fauci, top US infectious disease expert, has said he is confident that most states in the country will reach a peak of Omicron infection cases by mid-February.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Suspected al-Shabab suspects burn down 8 trucks in Kenya
Lamu (Kenya), Jan 24 (IANS) Estimated eight construction vehicles and equipment were set ablaze by suspected al-Shabab militants at 29 km from Hindi Town in the coastal Kenyan county of Lamu, a government official said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Terrorism
Nightclub fire kills at least 16 in Cameroonian capital city
Yaounde, Jan 24 (IANS) A fire in a nightclub in Cameroon's capital city of Yaounde has killed at least 16 people, the country's Communication Minister, Rene Emmanuel Sadi has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Cameroon,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Armenian President resigns citing insufficient constitutional authorisation
Yerevan, Jan 24 (IANS) Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has announced his resignation, citing the lack of constitutional power for him to solve domestic and foreign policy problems.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Armenia,Politics
Battle for UP: BJP plans to connect with 12 Cr voters
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The BJP in Uttar Pradesh is going full steam on its ambitious plan to visit four crore houses of beneficiaries of the Central and state schemes under its 'Har ghar BJP' plan. The party aims at connecting with 12 crore voters through this.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Battle for UP: SP, allies face seat sharing trouble
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party's alliance seems to be running into rough weather over the issue of seat allotment.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Battle for UP: Bulandshar accused in the fray as independent
Bulandshahr (UP), Jan 24 (IANS) Yogesh Raj, an accused in the 2018 mob violence in Bulandshahr that led to the killing of two people, including an on-duty police inspector, is contesting the Syana Assembly seat in Bulandshahr as an independent candidate.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Number of discouraged workers in S.Korea hits new high
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The number of discouraged workers in South Korea touched a fresh all-time high in 2021 due to a weak job market amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, government data showed on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Seoul closely monitoring N.Korea's nuke, missile activities
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Monday that it is closely monitoring North Korea's nuclear and missile activities after Pyongyang hinted last week at lifting its self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Raj Guv Kalraj Mishra's Twitter account hacked, later restored
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra's official Twitter handle @kalrajmishra was hacked for almost three hours, confirmed police officials on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Battle for UP: Woman Minister's alleged audio goes viral
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Swati Singh, a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, is in news again. This time it is because of an audio recording that has gone viral on social media.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Heavy snowfall in Turkey disrupts flights, road traffic
Ankara, Jan 24 (IANS) Heavy snowfall across Turkey, including the main cities of Istanbul and Ankara, have disrupted flight services and road traffic, while meteorologists have warned that the cold spell could last until the end of next week.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
S.Korean central bank completes 1st phase of mock test of digital currency
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bank of Korea (BOK) said on Monday that it has successfully completed its first phase of a two-step mock test of the feasibility of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as it is reviewing whether to introduce the potential new form of money.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Amarinder resolves to empower girls
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) On the National Girl Child Day, former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday resolved to empower the girls by giving them education, freedom and equal space.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Israel approves $716mn plan to plant 450,000 trees due to climate change
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of climate change, Israel has launched a national plan to plant 450,000 trees across the country, according to a joint statement issued the Ministries of Environmental Protection and Agriculture and Rural Development.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
36 MMTS trains cancelled in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) has cancelled 36 MMTS trains in Hyderabad on Monday due to operational reasons and maintenance activity.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Charleston,National,Politics
S.Korean military to bolster coronavirus testing capacity
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea's military plans to beef up its Covid-19 testing capacity amid the emergence of the omicron variant as the dominant strain in the country, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
K'taka govt revokes rule making Kannada lang mandatory for UG courses
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Karnataka government has rolled back the decision of making Kannada language mandatory for Undergraduate students.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
VCK asks TN govt to bring legislation against hate speech
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The VCK, a coalition partner of the ruling DMK, has called upon the government to enact a legislation against hate speech in the next Assembly session.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Libya opens illegal immigrants' reception centre for women, kids
Tripoli, Jan 24 (IANS) The Libyan Foreign Ministry has announced the opening an illegal immigrants' reception centre in capital Tripoli specifically for women and children.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Israel approves new hi-tech R&D fund with UAE
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) The Israeli Cabinet has approved the launching of an Israeli-Emirati industrial research and development fund (R&D), the Foreign Ministry said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Libyan Parliament urged to set 'new path' for polls
Tripoli, Jan 24 (IANS) A senior UN official has called on the members of Libyan House of Representatives, or Parliament, to set a "new path" for the general elections in the country.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Internal rift within JD-U widens in run-up to UP polls
Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) After failing to stitch an alliance with BJP in Uttar Pradesh, the top leadership of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has started targeting Union Minister R.C.P. Singh.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
About 70 arrested in Brussels protest against Covid curbs
Brussels, Jan 24 (IANS) About 70 people were arrested during a protest in Brussels against the Belgian government's restrictions against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Israel approves state probe into German submarine procurement
Tel Aviv, Jan 24 (IANS) Israel's cabinet has decided to launch a state investigation into the procurement of submarines and other vessels from Germany amid corruption allegations involving confidants of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sri Lankan govt to auction boats seized from TN fishermen
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The fisheries and aquatic department of Sri Lanka will be auctioning 105 fishing boats seized from Tamil Nadu fishermen over the years. The department has already issued advertisements in newspapers in the island nation calling for bidders to participate in the auction.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Battle for UP: BJP slams Akhilesh over Pak remark, seeks apology
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The BJP has mounted a blistering attack on Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav for his statement in which he reportedly said that it is China and not Pakistan which is India's real enemy.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Thousands march in Washington against Covid vax mandates
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Thousands of Americans from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. for a march against Covid-19 vaccine mandates and other pandemic restrictions, as people were frustrated and fatigued by the recent surge in cases and the overall health crisis.
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Double engine govt' slogan hints at dictatorship: Yashwant Sinha
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) The BJP's call to voters to cast ballot in favour of a 'double engine governmen't in poll-bound states, indicates a dictatorial tendency within the ruling party, Trinamool Congress vice president Yashwant Sinha said here on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
169 sinkholes formed in Seoul over past 7 yrs
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) A total of 169 sinkholes formed in Seoul over the past seven years, amid a recent spate of cases of land subsidence on roads and other public places, the metropolitan government said on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Battle for UP: This village says no to BJP leaders
Shamli (UP), Jan 24 (IANS) The after-effects of the farmers' agitation have yet not worn off.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
In 'Naya J&K,' Panchayats new power centers; common man biggest beneficiary
New Delhi/Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) Soon after scrapping of J&K's special status and dividing it into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019, the Centre sanctioned Rs 1,200 crore to empower Panchayats and lay a foundation of "Naya Jammu and Kashmir". And since then there has been no looking back. Panchayats have emerged as new power centers with common man being the biggest beneficiary.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NCP welcomes Thackeray at national level to fight BJP
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that Shiv Sena has wasted 25 years with BJP, the NCP which is an alliance partner in the state, has welcomed him to the national secular front and said he would be helpful in fighting the BJP.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Govt accords immense priority to empowering girl child: PM
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that his government accords immense priority to empowering the girl child and strengthening Nari Shakti.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Burkina Faso imposes nationwide curfew after unrest
Ouagadougou, Jan 24 (IANS) A nationwide curfew was imposed in Burkina Faso following reports of gunfire in some barracks, according to a decree signed by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Burkina Faso,Politics
Gadkari's comment on challenges in TN road projects surprising: Stalin
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has said that the state government has put its best foot forward to support the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) projects and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's statement on challenges is surprising.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kin of US embassy staff in Ukraine asked to leave over Russian threat
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The US Department of State has ordered the departure of eligible family members of staffers at the from American Embassy in Kiev due to the "continued threat of Russian military action".
2022-01-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Ae Mere Watan Ke...' in R-Day gala: Pradeep's kin feel hurt, but honoured
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Rashtra Kavi Pradeep's evergreen soulful patriotic song, 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon... (O Folks of My Motherland)' will now eject the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi's cherished Christian hymn, the iconic 'Abide With Me' for the Republic Day festivities ending with the Beating The Retreat ceremony this year.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana to permanently solve drinking water problem in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The government of Telangana plans to bring the Godavari river water to Hyderabad from Kondapochamma Sagar and Mallanna Sagar reservoirs to permanently solve drinking water problem in Greater Hyderabad and surrounding municipalities.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Charleston,National,Politics
S.Koreans urged to refrain from travelling during Lunar New Year
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on Monday asked people to refrain from travelling during the Lunar New Year holiday, as the highly transmissible Omicron variant continues to spread unabated.
2022-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Battle for UP: BJP announces one more candidate
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The BJP on Monday released its fifth list of one candidate for upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ice-wall coolant leaks from Japan's Fukushima nuke plant
Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has confirmed that four tonnes of coolant had leaked from two storage tanks, local media reported on Monday.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Japan,Politics