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Millets trade fair in Karnataka rakes Rs 107 cr business (Lead, correcting para five) (23:54)
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) The International Trade Fair on Organics & Millets held here since Friday generated Rs107 crore business, said Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda on Sunday.

Millets trade fair in Karnataka rakes Rs 107 cr business (23:46)
Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) The International Trade Fair on Organics & Millets held here since Friday generated Rs107 crore business, said Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda on Sunday.

Khandu inaugurates World War II Memorial Museum in Arunachal (23:32)
Nampong (Arunachal Pradesh), Jan 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday inaugurated the World War II Memorial Museum here in the state's Changlang district bordering Myanmar.

Congress has been India's main pillar of politics: Modi (Lead) (23:14)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Congress had been the "main pillar" that shaped India's political landscape and culture of all political parties in the country, asserting that by the phrase 'Congress-free India', he didn't mean the party's electoral rout.

Naveen Patnaik conferred 'Ideal Chief Minister' award (22:56)
Bhubaneswar/Pune, Jan 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was conferred the "Ideal Chief Minister" award by former President Pratibha Patil at Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad in Pune on Sunday.

Former Nagaland CM, Independent legislator to join BJP (22:12)
Kohima, Jan 21 (IANS) Independent legislator Jacob Zhimomi on Sunday resigned from the Nagaland assembly to join the BJP and contest the February 27 assembly polls on its ticket, while former Chief Minister K.L. Chishi will also be joining the party.

Some tried to derail demonetisation but nation saw it through: Modi (21:58) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said some "people" tried to sabotage "demonetisation" but the exercise was seen through successfully because the nation stood behind the decision.

IGNOU announces start of admission to Ph.D., M.Phil. (21:56)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Sunday invited applications for admission in M.Phil. and Ph.D. to register for entrance test which will be held on March 4.

Om Prakash Rawat appointed Chief Election Commissioner (Lead) (21:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind, succeeding Achal Kumar Joti, an official statement said.

AAP to protest sealing drive, FDI (21:44) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it would hold protest on January 23 and 29, against the ongoing sealing drive and changes in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail.

BJP's alliances in Tripura contradict its nationalism agenda: Yechury (21:20) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of befriending "fissiparous" outfits and "extremist organisations" to defeat the Left Front in Tripura, the CPI-M on Sunday said the party was contradicting its own objective and propaganda of "Hindutva nationalism".

President nod to 20 AAP lawmakers' disqualification, party to move court (Night Lead) (21:00) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In a big blow to Delhi's ruling AAP, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 of its MLAs in the office of profit case. While the BJP hailed the move, the AAP said it would approach the courts against it.

Looking to share vision of India's engagement with world: Modi (20:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi Jan 21 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to Davos in Switzerland on Monday for the World Economic Forum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he looked forward to sharing his vision for India's engagement with the international community.

Women take out 'chetavani' march in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh (20:48) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Thousands of women brandishing swords on Sunday took out a 'Chetavani Rally' or a warning march in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh town to warn the authorities to stop the release of 'Padmaavat' movie or else be prepared for 'jauhar' by them.

Om Prakash Rawat appointed Chief Election Commissioner (20:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind, an official statement said.

Delhi Fire: 14 victims identified, Crime Branch to probe (Roundup) (20:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after a factory fire killed 17 persons in west Delhi's Bawana area, 14 victims were identified and the factory owner arrested on Sunday, police said.

CPI-M Central Committee says 'no' to electoral pact with Congress (Lead) (19:56) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The CPI-M's Central Committee on Sunday ruled out, by majority vote, any "understanding or electoral alliance" with the Congress in its draft political resolution, with General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the final decision will be taken in the party Congress slated to be held in Hyderabad in April.

Antony slams Kerala CPI-M for ruling out anti-BJP pact with Congress (19:52) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday slammed the CPI-M's Kerala delegation, whom he termed as instrumental in the decision, arrived at the party's Central Committee meeting in Kolkata, ruling out any alliance with the Congress to fight the BJP.

Scientists term Union Minister's evolution remarks 'illogical', 'polarising' (19:44)
By Vishal Narayan
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prominent scientists across the country have dismissed Union Minister Satyapal Singh's views on evolution as "illogical" and "untenable" and came out strongly in favour of the Darwinian model of the evolution against the "creationist" one he championed.

Goa tourist taxi strike called off on third day (Lead) (19:42) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) Goa's tourist taxi operators on Sunday withdrew their strike following a written assurance that pending fitness certificates would be issued to all tourist taxis by January 24 and the government would stop installation of speed governors on their vehicles.

Two boys killed in grenade explosion in Manipur (19:28)
Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Two minor boys were killed on Sunday and one boy seriously injured when a hand grenade exploded in Manipur's Imphal East district, police said.

Universities should prioritise making students employable (19:14) IANS Photo Service
Gandhinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Universities should give top priority to preparing students for employability, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday, lauding Gujarat University for helping many new entrepreneurs through its programmes.

Initiative to collect data on accidental wildlife deaths launched (19:12)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) has launched 'Roadkills' - a citizen science initiative - to collect data on mortality of wild animals on roads, irrigation canals or railway lines in India.

Hindutva unifying force for India's diversity: Bhagwat (19:06) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Jan 21 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that Hindutva is one thing that has united Indians despite so much diversity and differences in the country, and that the greatness of Hindutva lies in the fact that it accepts and respects all diversity.

CPI-M Central Committee rules out electoral understanding with Congress (18:56) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The CPI-M's Central Committee on Sunday ruled out, by majority vote, any "understanding or electoral alliance" with the Congress in its draft political resolution, but General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the final decision will be taken in the party Congress slated to be held in Hyderabad in April.

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