All MLAs will move towards Delhi on tractors to support farmers: Punjab AAP.

The Punjab Aam Aadmi Party said that all their MLAs would move towards Delhi on tractors from Shambu at Punjab-Haryana border on January 25 to support the tractor parade of farmers."All MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party will move towards Delhi on Jan 25 on tractors from Shambu at Punjab-Haryana border to support the tractor parade of farmers," the state party unit said as quoted by news agency ANI.For the tractor march, the Delhi police has approved total routes spanning up to 170 km, of which over 100 falls...

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Armed pirates attack Turkish ship off West Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15.

Armed pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them, officials said Sunday as Turkey sought to recover the captured crew.The Liberian-flagged M/V Mozart was sailing from Lagos, Nigeria, to Cape Town in South Africa when it was attacked Saturday morning 100 nautical miles (185 kilometers) northwest of the island nation of Sao Tome and Principe.Turkey’s Maritime Directorate said the crew initially locked themselves in a safe area but the pirates...

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‘When you march on Rajpath…’: PM Modi talks to participants of R-Day parade.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with the NCC cadets and artists who will perform in the Republic Day parade this Tuesday and said India's parade pays tribute to the country's Constitution, which "brings alive the world's largest democracy".Lauding the spirit of various cadets and artists who have prepared with zeal and fervour to perform in Tuesday's parade, PM Modi said, "Coronavirus has really changed a lot. Masks, corona tests and social distancing (Do Gaz ki Doori) have now become...

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Kaja Kallas to become first woman Prime Minister of Estonia.

Estonia’s two biggest political parties say they have clinched a deal to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal earlier this month.The party councils of the the opposition, center-right Reform Party and the ruling. left-leaning Center Party were expected on Sunday to vote in favor of joining a Cabinet headed by Reform’s prime minister-designate and chairwoman...

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Vaccines may work less well on Covid-19 variants, UK’s heath minister warns.

The UK’s heath minister warned that coronavirus vaccines may be less effective against new variants of the disease, such as those found in South Africa and Brazil, which justifies stricter border controls.“We don’t know the degree of that,” Matt Hancock said in an interview on Sky News on Sunday, commenting on the extent of any potential reduced efficacy of the vaccines. “In the meantime, we’ve got to have a precautionary principle that says let’s not bring these new variants back to the UK.”Hancock’s...

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World Economic Forum: PM Modi, Xi Jinping to attend ‘virtual’ Davos.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping will be among the top world leaders who will participate in the six-day online Davos agenda summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The summit, which is scheduled to be held between January 24 and 29, will witness discussions around the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccination drives.Here’s everything you need to know about the Davos summit of the World Economic Forum:1. French president Emmanuel Macron, German chancellor Angela Merkel,...

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Centre committed to empowering women: Harsh Vardhan.

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday tweeted that the Department of Science and Technology is furthering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'women-led India' through Vigyan Jyoti.On the National Girl Child Day, the Minister listed the achievements and initiatives of the government in empowering the girl child in a series of tweets."To attract 'DeshKiBeti' into STEM fields, we have started Vigyan Jyoti - School Component which is adding value in STEM education...

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Only Modi-led BJP can rid Assam of terrorism and intruders: Amit Shah.

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can rid Assam of corruption, terrorism and pollution under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Shah was addressing a rally in Assam's Kokrajhar."If Assam has to be made corruption-free, intruder-free, terrorism-free and pollution-free, then only BJP can do so under the leadership of Modi," Shah said."Form the NDA government in Assam with an absolute majority in the upcoming election and ensure the development...

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Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide.

Over a thousand protesters gathered in Jerusalem on Saturday for weekly demonstrations demanding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu step down over corruption charges, as smaller protests were staged at intersections and bridges across the country.Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three cases involving billionaire associates and media moguls. He denies wrongdoing, but the protesters say he cannot run the country properly while under indictment.The protests...

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Countries seek doses of SII’s Covishiled after concerns over Chinese vaccine.

Several countries that have been offered or purchased Chinese Covid-19 vaccines, including Brazil and Cambodia, have turned to India for supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions about the efficacy of some Chinese jabs.India is receiving numerous requests for vaccines, both as grant assistance and commercial supplies, and these have increased since New Delhi rolled out nearly five million doses of Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India, for seven countries...

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