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Indian players Shardul Thakur and Mohd Siraj celebrate after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. | PTI

‘Remarkable energy, passion visible throughout’ — PM Modi lauds Team India on Brisbane win

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also took to Twitter to applaud an injury-ravaged, young team's victory against all odds.

India begins Covid ‘shots’ and Arnab Goswami’s WhatsApp ‘shock’

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Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala to meet PM Modi to discuss farmers protest

Chautala, along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, met Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday to discuss the law and order situation in the state.

Centre’s ‘bulldozer’ on farmers, and ‘score-keeping’ under Modi government

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Modi to head panel to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

The committee will decide on the activities for a year-long commemoration, beginning on 23 January, 2021, a statement from the Ministry of Culture said.

India ready to save humanity with two ‘Made in India’ Covid vaccines, says PM Modi

Speaking at the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, Modi lauded the Indian diaspora's contribution during the pandemic & thanked them for their contribution to PM Cares Fund.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a virtual all-party meeting Friday | Photo: Twitter | @ANI

PM Modi to hold meeting with CMs on 11 January to discuss Covid situation, vaccine roll out

This will be Modi's first interaction with chief ministers following the recent approval of two coronavirus vaccines for restricted emergency use by India's drug regulator.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on her visit to New Delhi, India | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi briefs Germany’s Angela Merkel on Covid vaccine development in India

In a video-conference held Wednesday, Modi assured the German Chancellor of India's commitment to deploy its capacities for the benefit of the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the National Metrology Conclave via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Monday, 4 January, 2021. |

PM Modi announces ‘world’s biggest’ vaccination drive, lauds scientists for Indian vaccines

Addressing scientists at the National Metrology Conclave, Modi said it must be ensured that 'Made in India' products not only have global demand but also global acceptance.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on Covid-19, on 30 June, 2020 | PTI

Modi could visit Bengal next month to take part in Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary programmes

PM Modi’s visit to Bengal before the crucial state election is seen as a major boost to the party. However, BJP is yet to decided if PM will address any rally in January. 

On Camera

Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli (left, centre) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right, centre) with their respective delegations at a 2019 meeting in Kathmandu | Photo: ANI

Nepal’s NCP split came after visits of India’s top brass. China is worried

As soon as Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla completed his two-day visit to Nepal on 26 November, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe landed in Kathmandu.

Success of India’s indigenous nuclear reactor at Kakrapar seen boosting clean energy goal

The 700 MW reactor of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is India’s largest domestically-built nuclear reactor and NPCIL connected it to the grid last week.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet of the IAF getting refuelled mid-air | File image | Credit: IAF

IAF to deploy Rafale, Sukhoi, Mirage 2000 combat jets during Indo-French air exercise

The Indian Air Force said its deployment will also include IL-78 flight refuelling aircraft as well as airborne warning and control system.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.