Friday, 28 January, 2022
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India ready to engage with Pakistan on expanding list of pilgrimage sites, mode of travel: MEA

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said once the Covid restrictions are lifted, discussion can be expected on expanding the list of pilgrimage sites under the 1974 protocol.

Bharat Biotech gets DCGI’s nod to conduct ​clinical trials of intranasal Covid vaccine BBV154

The dosage form of the vaccine is liquid, containing 0.5ml/per dose for the intranasal route of administration. The trials will take place at nine different sites of the country.

Navjot Sidhu abandoned our mother, ended ‘everything for sake of money’, sister claims

Suman Toor, who claims to be Navjot Sidhu's sister and is based in the US, called the politician a 'cruel person' and said their mother died at the Delhi railway station in 1989.

Jaishankar tests positive for Covid, urges close contacts to take ‘suitable precautions’

External Affairs Minister tweeted about his health after taking part in a virtual event with French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian earlier in the day.

Neeraj Chopra to be awarded with Param Vishisht Seva ​Medal on Republic Day

Subedar Neeraj Chopra of 4 Rajputana Rifles created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in a track and field event.

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking SIT probe into Tripura communal violence on 31 January

Tripura govt has vehemently opposed the plea seeking an investigation by an SIT, saying the so-called 'public-spirited persons' were silent when violence erupted in Bengal last year.

Covid can end in 2022 if international community takes comprehensive actions, WHO chief says

WHO's Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus emphasised on the need to learn lessons from the current situation and develop new solutions, and not to wait until the pandemic is over.

Punjab & Haryana HC rejects Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia’s bail plea in drugs case

The SAD leader was booked by Punjab Police under the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act on the basis of a 2018 report submitted by the anti-drug Special Task Force.

Delhi Police arrest 27-year-old for molesting PhD student on JNU campus

According to the police, the incident occurred around 11.45 pm on 17 January. The drunk man stopped the girl at a secluded place on campus during her jog and allegedly molested her.

Beijing-based journalist ‘disappears’ after WeChat post on illegally built villas in Chengdu

On 17 January, Song Yangbiao said that most illegally built villas in Chengdu are commercial houses constructed by the owners of private enterprises on arable land.

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YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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