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Taiwan reports two new cases of novel coronavirus

Taipei, Jan 25 (IANS) Two individuals were confirmed to be infected by the novel coronavirus that caused pneumonia, raising the total confirmed cases in Taiwan to three, the island’s epidemic monitoring agency said on Friday. The two new cases were a woman from the Chinese mainland and a man from[Read More…]

US equities trade lower as travel stocks lead losses

New York, Jan 25 (IANS) US stocks traded lower on Friday as travel stocks led the losses. At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 133.94 points, or 0.46 per cent, to 29,026.15. The S&P 500 was down 22.44 points, or 0.67 per cent, to 3,303.10. The Nasdaq Composite Index[Read More…]

At least two die in Houston explosion

Houston, Jan 25 (IANS) At least two people were confirmed dead in the large explosion at an industrial facility in the US city of Houston early Friday morning, according to Houston police. Chief of the Houston Police Department Art Acevedo warned that people planning to loot homes in the neighbourhoods[Read More…]

Modi creating a Hindu nationalist state: Soros

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) American billionaire philanthropist George Soros said on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is creating a Hindu nationalist state. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) retreat in Davos, Switzerland, Soros said the biggest and most frightening setback in India came from nationalism. “Nationalism, far[Read More…]

MP BJP leader held for objectionable remark against Collector

Bhopal, Jan 25 (IANS) BJP leader and former state minister Badrilal Yadav, who made objectionable remarks against Rajgarh Collector Nidhi Nivedita, was arrested on Friday. He was later released on bail against a personal bond of Rs 20,000. While addressing a gathering in Biaora in Rajgarh district on Wednesday, Yadav[Read More…]

2G internet to be restored across J&K from Sat (Lead)

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a major decision by the Jammu & Kashmir government, 2G internet services will be thrown open across all the 20 districts in the Union Territory effective Saturday. This is the biggest breakthrough in internet connectivity in the region since August 5 last year when[Read More…]

Prostitute killed in Bengaluru for refusing unprotected sex

Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) A security guard has been arrested for allegedly killing a prostitute here for refusing to have unprotected sex with him recently, police said on Friday. “Though the incident occurred on January 11, it came to light after 12 days when the victim’s son filed a complaint[Read More…]

Italy vows to help Iraq boost security, economic growth

Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Friday pledged his country’s support to help Iraq combat terrorism and also that Italian businesses would aid the oil-rich Middle Eastern country to boost its economy. During talks here on Friday with Iraq’s President Barham Salih, Di Maio and[Read More…]

Eng vs SA 4th Test: England 192/4 on rain-hit Day 1

Johannesburg, Jan 24 (IANS) England openers Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley posted a 107-run partnership before South Africa bowlers made inroads on a rain hit first day of the fourth Test between the two sides at the Wanderers here on Friday. After the first session was washed out, England won[Read More…]

DDCA dissolves League Committee, announces new convenor

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association on Friday announced that it had dissolved its league committee and announced the chairman and convenor of the new committee. While Naresh Kumar Sharma remains chairman, Pradeep Agarwal has been announced as convenor in place of Mahesh Bhati. “The[Read More…]

Restricted internet to be restored across J&K from Sat

Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) There is good news for Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Republic Day as 2G mobile data services will be restored in all the 20 districts of J&K from Saturday. All post-paid and prepaid mobile subscribers will get 2G internet access. According to reports, internet access will[Read More…]

Congress names 12 VPs, 34 General Secys of Kerala unit (Lead)

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday reconstituted the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, naming 12 Vice Presidents, 34 leaders General Secretaries and the Treasurer, as part of the ongoing reshuffle of several state units. The Congress high command finally released its first list of 47[Read More…]

Two suspected Coronavirus patients in Mumbai test negative (Lead)

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons, who arrived here from China, were placed under isolation for medical observations for suspected exposure to Coronavirus, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation officials said on Friday. However, later, the Union Health Ministry announced that both have tested negative. Besides, two other suspected cases — one each[Read More…]

Baby dies in Bengal after eunuchs dance with it

Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) A one-and-a-half month-old baby died allegedly after three eunuchs broke into a jig carrying the child in Jhargram of West Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Friday, police said. Three eunuchs were arrested following a complaint lodged by the child’s parents in Binpur police station. The child,[Read More…]

Outrush of illegal Bangladeshi migrants goes up

Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) The outrush of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from India to their native land has gone up over the past one month, BSF officials said on Friday in the backdrop of the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. According to a top officer of the paramilitary force, the[Read More…]

U-19 World Cup: India record third win on the bounce

Bloemfontein (South Africa), Jan 24 (IANS) India maintained their 100 per cent record thus far in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup with a 44-run win over New Zealand on Friday in Bloemfontein. India reached 103/0 in 21 overs before rains called for a temporary halt to the proceedings. They[Read More…]

Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway to start soon: Gadkari

Gurugram, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said on Friday the Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway would start soon and it would pass from Sohna in Gurugram district. He said with the construction of the highway, development of several areas in Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh[Read More…]

15 mn children in Mideast, North Africa not in school: UN

Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) A total 15 million children in the crises-hit Middle East and North Africa region are not attending school, a figure that is expected to reach 20 million by 2030, the United Nations cultural organisation UNESCO and World Food Programme said. “The magnitude of people on the[Read More…]

TV actress Sejal Sharma commits suicide

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) TV actress Sejal Sharma committed suicide on Friday. She was known for her role of Simmy Khosla in the show “Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji”. “Yes, this is true. I am shocked to hear the news. It’s very difficult for me to believe as I had[Read More…]

Congress to read out Preamble on Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress party members on Republic Day will hold functions at the assembly level and read out the Preamble to the Constitution and reiterate the oath enshrined in its letter and spirit, a top party leader said on Friday. In a statement, Congress General Secretary[Read More…]

EC orders FIR against Kapil Mishra over ‘Mini-Pak’ remark

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Hours after former Delhi Minister and BJP candidate from Model Town constituency Kapil Mishra submitted his response to the poll panel over his tweets and statements comparing the February 8 Assembly polls to a match between India and Pakistan on the national capital’s streets and[Read More…]

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