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In Chhattisgarh, ITBP teacher in 'smart' class, student of local lingo (IANS Exclusive)
Raipur, Jan 17 (IANS) Simultaneously protecting the high-altitude India-China border and curbing anti-government activities in Maoist-affected states, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police's (ITBP) new incarnation in Chhattisgarh -- a 'smart' teacher for local school children and a student to learn Halbi language from them -- is visible since beginning of 2021.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Education,Defence/Security
Odisha approves Rs 903 crore action plan for afforestation
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) The state-level Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) in Odisha has approved the annual action plan of 2021-22 with a total outlay of around Rs 903.39 crore, said an official on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Thailand Open: Marin, Axelsen win singles titles
Bangkok, Jan 17 (IANS) Spanish Olympic champion Carolina Marin and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen won the women's and men's singles titles, respectively, at the Thailand Open Super 1000 badminton tournament in Bangkok on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Ready for any alternative to law repeal demand, Tomar to farmers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again appealed to the farmers unions to suggest ways to resolve the deadlock over the agrarian reforms implemented by the Modi government.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
East Bengal, Chennaiyin searching for wins (Match Preview 63)
Margao (Goa), Jan 17 (IANS) Both Chennaiyin and East Bengal have proven themselves to be tough teams to beat thus far in the Indian Super League (ISL). However, wins have been difficult to come by for both teams and they would be hoping to come on top when they face each other at the Fatorda Stadium on Monday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Apple MacBook Pro 2021 to feature new design without Touch Bar: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple MacBook Pro 2021 models will have a flat-edged design and there will be no-touch bar this time.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
PM flags off 8 trains to Statue of Unity in Gujarat (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Kevadiya, via video-conferencing.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tim Paine gets trolled for DRS gaffes
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Australia made a few bizarre review calls on the fourth day of the fourth Test against India which has led to captain Tim Paine coping with some criticism on social media.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Cong calls Tripura shutdown to protest attack on state chief
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Tripura's opposition Congress has called a 12 hour shutdown on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on state party President Pijush Biswas by the "BJP goons".
2021-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tom Hardy breaks lockdown rules?
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy seems to have broken lockdown rules as he was recently seen leaving a gym.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Yediyurappa equates Amit Shah with Sardar Patel
Bagalkot, Jan 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday equated Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, country's first Deputy Prime Minister after India achieved independence and formed its own government at the Centre.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
ATS raids three places in UP, five in Delhi in fraud case
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The UP Police's Anti-Terrorist Squad carried out search operations at three places in the state and five places in Delhi after financial fraud was detected in which transactions worth lakhs were done from banks in Delhi without using an ATM card, an official said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI arrests Railway officer in Rs 1 cr bribery case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CBI has nabbed a senior railway engineering service officer of 1985 batch along with two others in an alleged bribery case of Rs 1 crore, sources said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi govt to develop Gorakhpur as hub of garment industry
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced to develop Gorakhpur into a garment industry hub that would give impetus to garment industries in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Third peak of corona in Delhi almost down now: Minister
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday that the third peak of coronavirus had almost come down as positivity rate had dipped to 0.42 per cent a day earlier.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nitish Kumar woos NRIs to invest in Bihar
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to attract Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) of Bihar origin, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held talks through video conference with members of the Bihar-Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA).
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Diaspora,Politics
UK invites PM Modi for G7 summit
New Delhi/London, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by his UK counterpart Boris Johnson to attend the G7 summit in the UK as a guest in June this year.
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Statue of Unity attracting more tourist than even Statue of Liberty: PM
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that Kevadiya in Gujarat is no longer just a small block in some remote area, it has come up as a one of the biggest tourist destinations of the world and Statue of Unity situated in the region is attracting more tourist than even Statue of Liberty, a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor within New York City in the US.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Xiaomi releases list of 27 devices scheduled to get MIUI 12.5
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi's next version of in-house Android-based skin MIUI 12.5 will be released to 27 select devices via OTA update.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Sanskrit emerges as 5th most widely used language in Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The use of regional languages during Rajya Sabha proceedings has increased more than five times and parliamentarians spoke in 10 of the 22 scheduled languages for the first time during 2018-20 with Sanskrit emerging as the fifth most widely used Indian language in the Upper House.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Huawei to open its biggest flagship store in Saudi Arabia'
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is planning to build its largest store outside China in Saudi Arabia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
NIA notices to supporters of farmers' stir: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Punjab Cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday slammed the Union government over notices by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to the farmers and those lending support to the farmers' protest.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
You are wrong: British player tells her doctors with Oz Open q'fication
Canberra, Jan 17 (IANS) When Francesca Jones was young, she was told by doctors that she could not play tennis. Now, the 20-year-old Brit has qualified for the Australian Open in Melbourne slated to begin next month.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
FBI probing if foreign actors funded Capitol riots: Report
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe to find out if any foreign actors, including governments and groups, funded the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6, according to a news report published on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Farm laws to increase farmers' income, asserts Amit Shah
Bagalkot (Karnataka), Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the three farm laws enacted by the Centre recently would enable farmers to increase their income manifold, as they will be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country to anyone for the highest price.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
US woman charged over Capitol riots
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A woman from the US state of Missouri, who was seen with a fractured sign belonging to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the January 6 Capitol riots, has been charged, according to court documents.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
BJP seeks Andhra DGP's removal for blaming it for temple attacks
Visakhapatnam, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit has reacted strongly to Director General of Police Gautam Sawang's statement blaming the BJP leaders for a series of attacks on temples in the state and demanded his removal.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Driver killed as car falls from under-construction overbridge
Gurugram, Jan 17 (IANS) A dense fog claimed another life in Gurugram as a car driver failed to see the road ahead and fell down from an under-construction railway overbridge (ROB), police said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How professionals are taking Odisha art to new heights
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) As three cars of tourists make their way into the heritage crafts village of Raghurajpur in Odisha's Puri district which is famous worldwide for its 'Pattachitra' art, the villagers display anxious looks.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Expert claims 'Covid Tongue' on the rise, WHO yet to confirm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) An epidemiologist at King's College, London has claimed that there is an increase in the number of Covid patients suffering from uncomfortable mouth symptoms like oral ulcers - not yet listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the Covid-19 symptoms.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Our plan was to hang in there to tire Australia bowlers: Thakur
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday kept calm and ignored the on-field chatter to frustrate a tiring Australian bowling line-up to add 123 for the seventh wicket and reduce the first-innings deficit in the fourth and final Test at the Gabba.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bihar DGP claims crime rate lesser than previous DGP's term
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Facing criticism over the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar, state DGP S.K. Singhal claimed that the situation now is better than during previous DGP Gupteshwar Pandey's tenure.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rapper Bow Wow defends himself after packed club performance amid Covid
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Rapper Bow Wow was recently slammed by netizens for giving a packed club performance during the pandemic. He says he wore a mask until he got on the microphone, and that he does not want people to think he does not care.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
T10 perfect advert to bring new audiences to cricket, says Shoaib Malik
Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik believes T10 cricket format is a perfect advert to attract new fans to the game.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Death toll in Indonesian landslides reach 31
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The death toll due to the landslides in Indonesia's West Java province has risen to 31, the National Search and Rescue Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cong alleges govt procuring Covid vax at inflated prices
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday questioned the procurement of Covid vaccines, alleging that the government has procured the vaccines at inflated prices despite the manufacturers claiming they would supply the vaccines without seeking profit.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK finance chief warns of unemployment rate spike
Hong Kong, Jan 17 (IANS) Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong government, said here on Sunday that the unemployment rate in the city will climb further as businesses and workers are still struggling amid the raging Covid-19 epidemic.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Will budget be the tipping point? (Market Watch)
Markets continued their upward movement but not without their corrections and sharp intraday moves as well. On three of the five trading days we saw markets slipping into the red or negative territory and then recovering to close higher. This also led to sharp movements between the high and the low of the day.
2021-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Road Safety Month to be inaugurated on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) National Road Safety Month is all set to be inaugurated on Monday to create awareness about road safety and reduce road accidents in India.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
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2021-01-17
Category: International, China,National
China to become world's largest IoT market in 2024: Report
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China will surpass the US to become the world's largest Internet of Things (IoT) market in 2024.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Cong leader in Uttarakhand begins donation drive for Ram temple
New Delhi/Dehradun, Jan 17 (IANS) As the donation drive for the construction of a new Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh got underway, former Uttarakhand Minister and Congress leader Navprabhat on Sunday appealed to the people to contribute money for the shrine's construction.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9mn kids
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to administer polio vaccines to 9.9 million children under the age of five.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India rises to the occasion in world war to defeat Covid-19
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India has risen to the occasion in the war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic by not only launching the worlds biggest inoculation campaign in the country but also with the production of affordable and easy-to-handle vaccines for which demand is pouring in from Latin America, Africa, Asia and some east European countries.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bio-aesthetic points: A new approach to fight off ageing
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Aging of skin comprises of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The intrinsic factors are genetic. The extrinsic factors include sun exposure, pollution, unhealthy diet, inadequate sleep, stress, lack of exercise, poor lifestyle, pollution and imbalance of hormones. Skin loses its firmness and elasticity due to these factors.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
103-yr-old casts vote in Himachal panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) Braving extreme cold, Shyam Saran Negi - believed to be India's oldest voter at 103 years of age, who also participated in the 1951-52 general election which was the country's first - cast his ballot on Sunday at Kalpa in the high Himalayas in the first phase of Panchayati Raj polls in Himachal Pradesh.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
4th Test: Thakur-Sundar rearguard keeps India in the game
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) A brilliant batting partnership between Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday made sure India remained in the game after the end of Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ryan Reynolds message to cancer-stricken 11-year-old 'Deadpool' fan
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds has sent a video with encouraging words to a young Deadpool fan, who is suffering from cancer.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PM pays tributes to MGR on birth anniversary
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to late Tamil film icon and Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran or 'MGR' on his 104th birth anniversary.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corona pandemic affected people psychologically as well: Expert (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A US-based doctor has asserted that the coronavirus pandemic has affected people psychologically a lot, especially those who tested positive and remained in isolation for a long period.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine