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Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Anjani Mahajan made the observation while rejecting a closure report filed by the CBI, which had claimed that it could not complete the investigation into a case of alleged forgery because the journalists who published and aired the alleged forged documents refused to disclose the source they received it from.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday told BharatPe's former Managing Director Ashneer Grover to file an undertaking in a week's time in connection with a suit filed by the fintech company's co-founder Bhavik Koladiya along with an interim application, restraining Grover from creating any third party rights in respect of the shares.

Punjab Congress leader and former state finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal joined the BJP here on Wednesday. Badal joined the party at the BJP headquarters in the presence of various leaders, including Union Minister Piyush Goyal. Earlier in his resignation letter to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Badal said he was "disillusioned" by the party.

Online sources such as Wikipedia are based on a crowd sourced and user generated editing model that is not completely dependable and can promote misleading information, the Supreme Court has said. The bench said it acknowledged the utility of the platforms that provide free access to knowledge across the globe but also cautioned against using such sources for legal dispute resolution

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India emerged protector of world's future under PM Modi: BJP resolution

The political resolution passed by the BJP national executive has showered encomiums on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him the "supreme and the most popular leader of not only the country but also of the world" and asserting that India has emerged as a "protector of the world's future" under his leadership.

India getting chairmanship of prestigious international organisations like G20 and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) under Modi's leadership has scripted "new chapters" in the country's history, it said.
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Maharashtra positioned as gateway to India: CM Shinde to foreign investors

In a strong pitch to foreign investors, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has said that his state is a 'Gateway to India' that promises a stable and booming economy.

Speaking to PTI during his two-day visit here for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013, Shinde said he met a large number of business and government leaders from across the world and they were convinced with the state's growth story. 
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PM Modi to inaugurate, lay foundation of development projects in Karnataka, Maharashtra tomorrow

In line with the Centre's thrust on infrastructure development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Karnataka and Thursday to lay foundation stones and inaugurate various developmental projects, reports ANI
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Auto Expo 2023 ends with record turnout of over 636k visitors: SIAM

India's flagship motor show Auto Expo 2023 has concluded with a record turnout of over 6.36 lakh visitors, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers said on Wednesday.

The biennial auto show, originally scheduled to be held in 2022 was postponed to this year due to COVID-19 and it witnessed five global launches, and launching and unveiling of 75 products.
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Nitish voices displeasure over Bihar 'not getting special status', takes veiled dig at PM Modi

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took an indirect dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi while voicing displeasure over the Centre's "refusal" to grant special category status to the state.

In a free-wheeling conversation with journalists at Buxar district, which he toured as part of his state-wide mass outreach programme 'Samadhan Yatra', Kumar referred to Modi, formerly his Gujarat counterpart, coming from "a rich state" while accusing the latter of "being oblivious of the needs of poor provinces".
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Indian toy brand Namasthe World inks distribution pact with Rowan’s, Hamley’s

Hyderabad-based children’s toy & gaming brand Namasthe World has inked a deal with Rowan’s and Hamley’s as the official distribution partners, reports Economic Times
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Congress condemns attack on its Tripura in-charge, urges EC to hold violence-free polls

The Congress has condemned an attack on its Tripura in-charge, Ajoy Kumar, during a bike rally in the poll-bound state on Wednesday and urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure a fair and violence-free Assembly election in the state.

The Tripura Assembly polls are slated to be held on February 16.
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Traffic advisory issued ahead of Republic Day rehearsals in Delhi

In view of upcoming Republic Day rehearsals on January 18, 20 and 21, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory, suggesting alternate routes for commuters.

"In view of #RepublicDay Parade rehearsals on Jan 18th, 20th and 21st, traffic restrictions will be effective on Kartavyapath from 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM. Commuters are requested to avoid the mentioned routes and plan their journey accordingly," traffic police tweeted.
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Hansraj College's student group plans to protest over non-veg food ban

 A group of students affiliated to the Students' Federation of India (SFI) has called for a protest at Delhi University's Hansraj College against the "discontinuation" of non-vegetarian food at the institution and alleged attempts at "saffronising the campus", reports NDTV
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Nadda on two-day visit to Bengal, first since extension as BJP president

J P Nadda will arrive in Kolkata on Wednesday night for a two-day visit to West Bengal, the first since his extension as the BJP president.

Nadda's term was extended till June next year during the party's national executive meeting on Tuesday.
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Khel Mahakumbh: Young players in rural areas have got opportunities, says CM Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the 'Saansad Khel Mahakumbh', an initiative for the youth to showcase their sporting talent, has provided opportunities to young players in the rural areas.

Adityanath also said that his government is providing necessary sports infrastructure for young talents by constructing playgrounds in the 58,000 gram panchayats.
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FinMin deliberates steps taken to deal with cyber security issues

The Finance Ministry on Wednesday deliberated on steps being taken to mitigate the threats of cyber security in the financial segment amid the growing digitisation of the sector.

The symposium titled Financial Services Cyber Security (FINSCY) was organised by the Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Secretary Vivek Joshi inaugurated it, an official statement said.
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R-Day Parade: 32,000 tickets to be sold online, contingent from Egypt to participate

The Republic Day celebrations this year will take place on the revamped Central Vista avenue, and the government has put 32,000 tickets on sale online for the masses, defence ministry officials said on Wednesday.

For the first time, all official invites for the ceremonial event will be sent online, they said. This will be the first Republic Day celebrations hosted at the ceremonial boulevard after Rajpath was renamed to 'Kartavya Path' last year.
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Govt proposes slew of changes to insolvency law

The government on Wednesday proposed a slew of changes to the insolvency law, including fast-tracking the process and expanding the scope of pre-packaged framework.

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), which came into force in 2016, provides for a market-linked and time-bound resolution of stressed assets. The Code has already undergone various amendments.
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KCR projects Pan-India image with meet, key opposition leaders on board

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao took the first step towards building a non-Congress Opposition Front today with the maiden meet of his party since it went national. Bharat Rashtra Samiti's meet in Hyderabad's Khammam town was attended by Aam Admi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Kerala Chief Minister, CPM's Pinarayi Vijayan, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and CPI's D Raja
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BJP has started counting its days: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav

Taking a dig at the Prime Minister Modi's comment in the national executive meeting that there are only 400 days left for the 2024 elections, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said here on Wednesday that the ruling BJP has started counting its days and would not last a day more in power.
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Geopolitical instability raises threat of 'catastrophic' cyberattack in two years: WEF report

Cybersecurity is increasingly influencing how and where businesses invest and a vast majority believe that global geopolitical instability is likely to lead to a catastrophic cyberattack in the next two years.

According to a report released here on Wednesday by the World Economic Forum at its Annual Meeting 2023, half of the companies surveyed feel the current landscape is making them re-evaluate the countries in which their organisation does business.
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PM Modi has replaced politics of privileged with prominence to people: Naqvi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has replaced the "politics of the privileged" with "prominence to people", senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday, a day after Modi asked the party members to reach out to every section of the society, including minorities.

The prime minister has defeated the "deceit of appeasement politics" with the determination towards development with dignity, Naqvi said.
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IL 38 aircraft of Indian Navy to fly first and last time over Kartvya Path on Republic Day

After completing 44 glorious years of service to the nation, IL 38 aircraft of the Indian Navy will be flying over the Kartvya Path for the first and last time on Republic Day this year.

The Republic Day fly-past will comprise 45 Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft, one from the Indian Navy and four helicopters from the Indian Army, said Wing Commander Indranil Nandi.
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US, India's absence in regional trade deals will make China to up its role in trade

The absence of the US and India from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region's major trade agreements is likely to limit their ability to reap economic benefits while China will increase its role as the regional focus for trade, said Moody's Investors Service in a report.

"While APAC trade has flourished under the auspices of a rules-based international order, the inception of major regional trade agreements and the absence of the US and India from these accords will increase China's centrality to regional trade," Moody's said.

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 8:23 AM IST

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