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LIVE: Mulayam Singh Yadav, Zakir Hussain, among 106 Padma Award recipients

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Zakir Hussain, KM Birla and Sudha Murty are among 106 Padma Award recipients this year. The government announced the names on the eve of the 74th Republic Day.

Future Retail Ltd on Wednesday announced that its executive chairman Kishore Biyani has resigned. "The resignation letter of Mr. Kishore Biyani shall be placed before the Committee of Creditors, as per the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 read with rules and regulations framed thereunder.

When we celebrate Republic Day, we celebrate what we have achieved, together, as a nation, says President Droupadi Murmu in an address to the nation on the eve of 74th Republic Day

Left-affiliated Students' Federation of India (SFI) Wednesday announced it will screen the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Jamia Millia Islamia campus at 6 pm. The university administration, however, said no permission has been sought for the screening of the documentary and "we will not allow" it. 

India pacer Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday became number one bowler in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers, a testament to his rapid rise in international cricket. Siraj went past New Zealand's Trent Boult and Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood to become the top-ranked ODI bowler for the very first time.

Supreme Court grants interim bail for eight weeks to Ashish Mishra in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case with conditions. Supreme Court directs Ashish Mishra to inform the concerned court about his location. Supreme Court also clarifies that any attempt by Ashish Mishra or his family to influence witnesses and try to delay the trial may lead to cancel of his bail.

Congress veteran AK Antony's son Anil K Antony has quit the party alleging "intolerant calls to retract a tweet", a day after he criticized a controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I have resigned from my roles in the Congress. Intolerant calls to retract a tweet, by those fighting for free speech. I refused. @facebook wall of hate/abuses by ones supporting a trek to promote love! Hypocrisy thy name is! Life goes on," he wrote on Twitter as he shared his resignation letter.

In the wake of multiple untoward incidents on its flights, Air India has modified its in-flight alcohol service policy wherein cabin crew have beentold to tactfully refuse further serving of alcohol if needed. According to the revised policy, 'Alcoholic beverages must be served in an appropriate and safe manner. This also includes refusing to serve alcohol (further) to the guests." Air India said in a statement on Tuesday.


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3 injured in powerful blast in Manipur's Ukhrul town a day before Republic Day celebrations

At least three people were injured, including one seriously, in an explosion in Ukrul town in Manipur on Wednesday, a day before the Republic Day celebrations, police said. The incident took place at Gandhi Chowk in the town in the evening.
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Supreme Court illuminated in tricolour on the eve of Republic Day

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President Murmu on the eve of 74th Republic Day

  • India has been among fastest-growing major economies. This has been made possible by timely& pro-active interventions from Govt. ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative, has evoked great response among people at large. There've also been sector-specific incentive schemes
  • Women’s empowerment and gender equality are no longer mere slogans, as we have made great progress towards these ideals in recent years. I have no doubt in my mind that women are the ones who will do the most to shape tomorrow’s India
  • The Gaganyaan program to carry Indian astronauts into the space is under progress. This will be India’s maiden human space flight
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G20 presidency is an opportunity to promote democracy: President Murmu

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3 people injured in an explosion in Manipur's Ukhrul, say police

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President Droupadi Murmu's Address to the Nation on the eve of the 74th Republic Day

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R-Day celebrations: Multi-layer security cover in Delhi

A multi-layer security cover has been put in place ahead of Republic Day celebrations in the national capital to thwart any untoward incident, officials said.Police have stepped up anti-sabotage checks, verification drives and patrolling.Around 6,000 security personnel will be deployed and a total of 24 help desks will be set up in the New Delhi district for those who will attend the celebrations, the officials said.
 
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First Made-in-India COVID-19 nasal vaccine to eb launched tomorrow

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya will launch 'iNCOVACC', the world's first made-in-India nasal vaccine on Thursday, official sources said. According to the sources to ANI, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's Intranasal heterologous booster dose is likely to be available in the market by February first week. Recently, Bharat Biotech announced iNCOVACC® (BBV154) as a booster dose in the country.
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Delhi Police detains protesters sloganeering outside Jamia University

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DGCA amends Civil Aviation Requirement

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has amended its Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) for passengers who are unable to board due to denied boarding, cancellation of flights and delays in flights. The amendment will allow the passenger, who is downgraded involuntarily and is carried in a class lower than that for which the ticket is purchased, to be reimbursed by the airline as follows: For Domestic Sector: 75% of the cost of ticket including taxes. For International Sector: 30 per cent of the cost of ticket including taxes for flights of 1,500 km or less. 50 per cent of the cost of ticket including taxes for flights between 1,500km to 3,500km. 75 per cent of the cost of ticket including taxes for flights more than 3,500km, said DGCA.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with NCC cadets, NSS volunteers

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Anil Antony's views on BBC documentary "immature," says Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday rejected the views of Anil Antony, son of party colleague and former defence minister A K Antony, on a controversial BBC documentary on Gujarat riots and termed as "immature" his argument that it was an infringement into India's sovereignty.
 
Anil had tweeted on Tuesday that placing the views of the British broadcaster over Indian institutions would undermine the sovereignty of the nation. He has since resigned from all posts he was holding in the Congress party, citing "intolerant calls" and "abuses" over the matter.
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Four students detained for allegedly creating a ruckus outside Jamia over screening of BBC series

Four students have been detained for allegedly creating a ruckus outside Jamia Milia Islamia University over the screening of the BBC documentary today, said Delhi Police
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Prez Murmu approves conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards– 2022 on 43 persons

President Droupadi Murmu has approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards– 2022 on 43 persons which includes Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 7, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 8 and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 28 persons. Four awardees are posthumous.
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SFI plans screening of BBC's Modi documentary at Jamia campus, university says 'will not allow'

Left-affiliated Students' Federation of India (SFI) Wednesday announced it will screen the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Jamia Millia Islamia campus at 6 pm.

The university administration, however, said no permission has been sought for the screening of the documentary and "we will not allow" it.

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Congress files plaint against BJP Prez Nadda, Karnataka CM, after MLA's Rs 6,000 per vote remark

The Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the police against BJP national President J P Nadda, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi levelling allegations of offering bribes to woo voters in the ensuing assembly polls in the state.
 
State Congress President D K Shivakumar, legislature party leader Siddaramaiah who are signatories of the complaint have requested the police to register a case and conduct an inquiry.
 
The complaint comes following an alleged announcement of Rs 6,000 per vote in the assembly elections due in May, by Gokak BJP MLA Jarkiholi.
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All security measures in place for Bharat Jodo Yatra along Srinagar-Jammu highway: CRPF

Security forces are on alert and have put in place all measures along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for the safety of Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra, officials said on Wednesday, a day before it is scheduled to reach Kashmir.

CRPF Deputy Inspector General (Operations), South Kashmir, Alok Avasthi said the force is anyway always on alert.

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EC revises polling date to Feb 26 for two bypoll seats in Maharashtra

The Election Commission (EC) has "revised" the date of polling, from February 27 to February 26, for bypolls in two assembly seats of Maharashtra's Pune district after it was informed about the dates clashing with scheduled class 12 and graduation exams there.
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Chopper carrying Sri Sri Ravi Shankar makes emergency landing in TN

A helicopter carrying Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and three others made an emergency landing at the Ukiniyin tribal hamlet in Tamil Nadu's Erode district on Wednesday.

The spiritual leader was travelling to Tirupur from Bengaluru.

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BJP govt trying to 'cover up' PSI scam in Karnataka: Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Wednesday accused the ruling BJP in Karnataka of attempting to 'cover up' the Police Sub-Inspector recruitment scam in which already an ADGP rank officer has been arrested.

The grand old party said the prime accused in the case, R D Patil has written to the Lokayukta alleging that the investigating officer of the scam had demanded Rs 3 crore to shut the case and already Rs 76 lakh has been paid.

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First Published: Jan 25 2023 | 10:05 AM IST

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