New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Talking about the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, Naravane said it has been aligned to empower the domestic industry. He also appreciated the government's initiative to increase the FDI in defence production to 74 per cent from the existing 49 per cent.

NEW DAWN IN WASHINGTON

US rejoins Paris climate pact, WHO under Biden (Lead)

New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Getting to work soon after the inauguration festivities, President Joe Biden has signed orders for the US to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the first set of actions to undo the policies of his predecessor Donald Tr...

Nearly two-third Indians want Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Two thirds of respondents in the IANS C Voter Tibet poll have endorsed the demand for conferring Indias highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna on the Dalai Lama.

THE GREAT VACCINE RUSH

Seers back Covid vaccination drive in MP

Bhopal, Jan 21 (IANS) In an effort to make the Covid-19 vaccination drive a huge success in Madhya Pradesh, several religious leaders and eminent personalities across the state have launched a 'Jan Jagriti Abhiyan' to raise awareness for maximum participation.

FARMERS UNREST CONTINUES

Farmers, police meeting on tractor rally ends inconclusively

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The meeting between farmer leaders and Delhi Police officials on the issue of the tractor march on January 26 remained inconclusive. The meeting was held at the Mantram Resort on Thursday.

National

Maha Congress to agitate for Arnab's arrest

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Terming the recent revelations of WhatsApp chats of two media personalities Arnab Goswami and Partho Dasgupta as "extremely serious and violative of the Official Secret Act, 1923" the Maharashtra Congress on Thursday announced state-wide protests on Friday (Ja...

FOCUS

Poor roads, high prices, garbage hit Goa tourism: Study

Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) Safety issues, poor roads and garbage management, as well as exorbitant prices and theft are some of the key reasons for the decline in tourist growth in Goa, a big data study conducted by the Goa Institute of Management has revealed.

Ajinkya Rahane's accorded hero's welcome
R-day Tractor Rally: No breakthrough in police-farmers meeting
I'm here today because of the women who came before me- Kamala Harris

INDIA ABROAD

Indian Covid vaccine arrives in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan 21 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccines that India has granted to Nepal arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday.

INSIGHT

Facial recognition tech deployed in UP to help women in distress

Lucknow, Jan 21 (IANS) The Lucknow police are deploying facial recognition technology backed by security cameras that will read expressions of women in distress and alert their nearest police station.

DEEP-DIVE

Majority of migrant labourers opted to stay back in Kerala during lockdown, says study

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Kerala is home to around 38.5 lakh migrant workers who have found shelter and home in the state. There are pockets such as Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district, Kottuli in Kozhikode, Cherthala in Alappuzha and in many parts of the industrial district ...

INTERNATIONAL

Twitter locks account of Chinese Embassy in US over Uyghur tweet

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Twitter has locked the official account of China's Embassy in the US over a controversial post that referred to Muslim Uyghur women as "baby-making machines" prior to government intervention.

BUSINESS

Sensex over 50K mark as Biden, Budget fuel fast recovery hopes (5th Ld)

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Positive global cues and expectations of healthy quarterly results, along with that of a supportive Union Budget FY22, powered the ascent of India's barometer index -- the S&P BSE Sensex -- to cross the 50,000 mark on Thursday.

Major fire in Serum Institute plant at Pune on 21 January 2021 (Photo IANS)
Major fire in Serum Institute plant at Pune on 21 January 2021 (Photo IANS)

SPORTS

5,000 people receive bowling hero Natarajan, take him on chariot

Chinnappampatti (Tamil Nadu), Jan 21 (IANS) Around 5,000 people turned up to receive one of India's latest bowling sensation, T. Natarajan, and took him in a horse-drawn tastefully-decorated chariot for two kilometres in his native village Chinnappampatti in Salem district on Thursd...

ENTERTAINMENT

Chrissy Teigen only celeb followed by POTUS on Twitter

Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has become the only celebrity to be followed by the official Twitter account of President Of The United States (POTUS).

SHOWCASE

Water tank from Mughal era found in Fatehpur Sikri

Agra, Jan 21 (IANS) A water tank, with a fountain in the centre, dating back to the 16th century Mughal era, has been found by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Fatehpur Sikri.

Spotlight

World's youngest large brain tumour patient operated on in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here have created history by operating on the world's youngest large brain tumour patient that was removed through the nose, it was announced on Thursday.

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution pertaining to Panchayati Raj institutions did not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that in the last few years, panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir got more powers to work towards peoples progress and various subjects transferred to panchayats under the 73rd Amendment were transferred to panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir.

SCIENCE/TECH

Hacker leaks 1.9mn user records of photo editing app Pixlr

San Francisco, Jan 21 (IANS) A hacker known as ShinyHunters has leaked 1.9 million user records stolen from free online photo editing application Pixlr.

IANS Life

A triumph for America, and a triumph for fashion

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANSlife) Over the past few months people have been asking the question why does fashion matter? Fashion matters for many reasons but at the heart of it, it is because fashion stands for something. What you wear speaks of who you are, especially if you are in the public eye, this ...

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