PM to interact with Covid-19 beneficiaries, vaccinators: With nearly one million health workers getting the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Friday speak to some of these beneficiaries on their inoculation experience in order to boost confidence among the people.
Delhi HC broadside on politics: The Delhi High Court on Thursday said political leaders were not bothered about citizens and were making all kinds of irresponsible statements to further their political agenda. It further said that it won’t be surprised if such politicians were ‘lynched by the public’.
Farmers-police talks on tractor rally inconclusive: The second round of meeting between the police and the farmer unions over the tractor rally scheduled on January 26 ended on an inconclusive note on Thursday as the farmers stuck to their demand of holding the march on Delhi’s busy Outer Ring Road.
India to face higher security challenges: Army chief: Army Chief General M.M. Naravane on Thursday said India will face increasingly higher security challenges in tune with its rising stature and it must enhance indigenous defence capabilities to maintain strategic influence and freedom of action.
India, UAE to deepen military ties: India and the UAE are expected to take bilateral ties to the next level with the two countries, along with France, discussing conducting trilateral military exercises.
Nepal receives 1 million Covid vaccines: India on Thursday handed over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal under grant assistance in sync with its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.
Kerala Assembly rejects anti-Speaker resolution: A no-trust motion brought by the Congress-led UDF against Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan citing allegations against him in the dollar smuggling case in the House complex was dismissed by the state Assembly on Thursday.
Sivasankar arrested in dollar smuggling case: The Customs on Thursday arrested suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar in the dollar smuggling case that came to light during the probe into the gold smuggling racket in Kerala in which he is also an accused.
Sasikala tests Covid positive: A day after being admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru, expelled AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. She was shifted to the trauma care ward of Victoria Hospital in the city.
Over 1 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated in K’taka: Karnataka has so far vaccinated over one lakh beneficiaries with Covid-19 vaccine, the health department said on Thursday.