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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Latest live news updates: Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 28 people and wounding 73 others. No one immediately took responsibility for the attack.

In a major incident, five people died when a big fire broke out today inside the sprawling complex of the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine maker, in Pune.

Meanwhile, bird flu cases have been confirmed in poultry birds in a few more districts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. So far, avian influenza in poultry has been confirmed in six states -- Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.

On the political front, Kerala Assembly rejected a resolution moved against Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan by the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF). Before the Assembly rejected the resolution, the opposition UDF staged a walkout immediately after the reply by the Speaker. 

The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of and for today, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms.

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First Published: Thu, January 21 2021. 07:53 IST