January 22, 2021 08:04 (IST)
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TMC accuses BSF of influencing, threatening voters, complains to Election Commission | Pune: 5 killed in fire at Serum Institute's under-construction facility | India's Covid-19 cases cross 1.06 crore with over 15,000 new infections | Rahul Gandhi to kickstart Congress' election campaign in Tamil Nadu on Jan 23-25 | Manipur: Schools, colleges from Class 9 to re-open on Jan 27

Several feared dead, buildings damaged in blast at stone mining quarry in Karnataka's Shivamogga district

Shivamogga/IBNS: Several people are feared dead in a blast in stone mining quarry in Karnataka's Shivamogga district, police have said, reported media.

UP Congress plans distribution of Priyanka Gandhi-themed table calendars, after her prolonged absence

 Lucknow/UNI/IBNS: The senior Congress leaders in Uttar Pradesh had planned an outreach programme with Priyanka Gandhi to fill the gap created by her absence  from all organisational activities last year to strengthen the party base and boost the morale of the workers ahead of Assembly elections scheduled in the beginning of next year.

Farmer's unions reject Govt's proposal to put farm laws on hold for 1-1.5 yrs

New Delhi/UNI: A day after Centre proposed to put the farm laws on hold for a period of one to one-and-a-half years, protesting farmer unions on Thursday rejected the proposal and reiterated their demand for a full repeal of three farm laws.

Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala tests Covid-19 positive

Bengaluru/IBNS: Expelled AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala has tested positive for coronavirus and shifted to a COVID-19 intensive care unit, media reports said on Thursday.

Twitter executives grilled on blocking Amit Shah account at parliamentary panel meet

New Delhi/IBNS: Executives from Facebook and Twitter, who appeared before a parliamentary committee on Thursday, were grilled heavily on why they blocked the accounts of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in November.

Neighbourhood First: India sends COVID-19 vaccine to Bhutan

Thimphu:  The Government of India has provided 150,000 doses of the ‘Made In India’ vaccine to the Royal Government of Bhutan as a testimony to the 'special relationship and uniquely close friendship' between India and Bhutan.

Fire breaks out again at Serum Institute's under-construction building hours after 5 die

Pune/IBNS: A second fire broke out at the Serum Institute of India (SII)'s under-construction building after the massive blaze that claimed five lives at the vaccine developer's Pune facility on Thursday.

Campaign For Uyghurs congratulates Joe Biden administration

Washington: The Campaign For Uyghurs (CFU) has congratulated US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the administration as they took oath on Wednesday.

India officially hands over 20 lakh COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh as a gift

Dhaka/UNI: India officially handed over 20 lakh vaccines for Novel Coronavirus to Bangladesh as a gift on Thursday.

Canadian Hindus protest killing of Kashmiri pandits in 1990s

Ontario: The members of Indo-Canadian Kashmir Forum and Hindu Forum Canada recently hosted a LED truck advertising campaign in the country to mark the Kashmiri Hindu genocide incident of the 90sD

R-Day: Assam govt decides to remit sentences against certain categories of prisoners

Guwahati/IBNS: In commemoration of the ensuing Republic Day, 2021, the Assam Government has decided to remit sentences against certain categories of prisoners who have been convicted by the courts (other than court-martial).

Chabahar Port operation: India delivers 1st batch of heavy cranes

New Delhi: Showing New Delhi's commitment towards developing the strategic connectivity project that can provide access to markets in Central Asia, the Indian government has delivered a consignment of heavy equipment, including cranes, for further development of Iran’s Chabahar port, media reports said.

Ahead of Bengal polls, Furfura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui floats his own political party

Kolkata/IBNS: Few months ahead of the West Bengal assembly election, Pirzada of Furfura Sharif shrine, Abbas Siddiqui, on Thursday launched his new political party- Indian Secular Front (ISF), adding a new angle to the political battle for the state's minority vote-bank.

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli thanks India for sending one million doses of COVID vaccine

Kathmandu: Nepal PM KP Oli has thanked the Indian government for grant of one million doses of COVID vaccine to Nepal at the moment when the Narendra Modi-led government is rolling out vaccination for its own people.

Maldives thanks India for sending a consignment of 100,000 doses of Covershield

Male: Maldives has thanked Indian for sending  a consignment of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines which it will need to fight COVID-19 pandemic in the nation.