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3 Navy Personnel Killed in Explosion on INS Ranvir

New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI): Three Navy personnel were killed in an explosion onboard the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Ranvir at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday, an official statement said. “In an unfortunate incident today at Naval Dockyard Mumbai, three naval personnel succumbed to injuries caused by an explosion in an internal compartment […]

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Curtailed Attendance, Mandatory Vaccination to Mark this Year’s R-Day Parade

New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI): The number of people allowed to attend the Republic Day parade this year is likely to be curtailed to approximately 5,000-8,000 due to the Covid-19 situation, with seats reserved for construction workers, frontline health workers and others, senior officials of the Defence ministry said on Tuesday. Only double vaccinated adults […]

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Centre Flags Decline in Covid Testing, Asks States to Enhance It

New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI): Flagging a decline in the number of Covid-19 tests in many states and Union Territories, the Centre has asked them to enhance testing so that an effective track of the spread of the pandemic can be kept and immediate citizen-centric action can be initiated. In a letter to states and […]

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UP Court Rejects Bail Plea of SP MLA Nahid Hasan

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Jan 18 (PTI): A special court in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Samajwadi Party MLA Nahid Hasan, arrested last week in a case under the stringent Gangsters Act. Hasan, who was arrested on January 15, has filed his nomination from the Kairana assembly constituency on a Samajwadi […]

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Tableau Row: Rajnath Tries to Smooth Mamata’s Ruffled Feathers, TMC not Amused

Kolkata, Jan 18 (PTI): As the rejection of West Bengal’s tableau for the Republic Day parade snowballed into a major row, Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday wrote to chief minister Mamata Banerjee informing her that the CPWD’s float for the occasion pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary but […]

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PM Interacts with BJP Workers in Varanasi Through NaMo App

Varanasi (UP), Jan 18 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held an interaction with BJP workers of his Varanasi parliamentary constituency, exhorted them to vigorously conduct a micro-donation campaign with the aim to connect with people ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election and reaffirmed the party’s commitment to development. Restoration of the Kashi […]

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Court Denies Bail to Ex-Maha Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in Money Laundering Case

Mumbai, Jan 18 (PTI): A special court here on Tuesday rejected a plea filed by former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh seeking ‘default bail’ in an alleged money laundering case. Deshmukh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on November 2, 2021, and is currently in judicial custody. In his application, the NCP leader had […]

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Vikram Dev Dutt Appointed Air India Chief, Manish Kumar Gupta is New Vice Chairman of DDA

New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI): Senior bureaucrat Vikram Dev Dutt has been appointed as the chairman & managing director of Air India Ltd as part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre on Tuesday. Dutt, a 1993-batch IAS officer of AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre, is at present principal […]

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Four Naxals Killed in Two Encounters in Chhattisgarh

Greyhounds jawan injured   Raipur, Jan 18 (PTI): Four naxals including two women were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district and along the state’s border with Telangana on Tuesday morning, police said here. A woman rebel who was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head was […]

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Go for Test for TB, Other Conditions if Cough Persists for More than 2-3 Weeks: Revised Clinical Guidance for Covid Patients

New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI): The Union health ministry has advised Covid patients to go for tests for tuberculosis and other conditions if cough persists for more than two-three weeks. The revised ‘Clinical Guidance for Management of Adult Covid-19 Patients’ issued by AIIMS, ICMR-COVID-19 National Task Force and Joint Monitoring Group (DGHS) under the health […]