PM Modi to kickstart Covid vaccination drive: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-start the Covid-19 vaccination programme in India with a virtual launch on January 16.
Protesting farmers burn copies of agri laws: Agitating farmers on Wednesday burnt copies of the contentious farm laws to mark the festival of Lohri. Around 100,000 copies of the three agri laws were burnt at the Singhu border alone, said Paramjeet Singh of Samyukta Kisan Morcha.
TMC urges Cong, Left to support Mamata: With the West Bengal Assembly elections approaching, ruling Trinamool Congress has appealed to the Left Front and the Congress to join forces with chief minister Mamata Banerjee in her battle against the “communal and divisive” politics of BJP.
Centre asks states not to ban poultry: Amid the spread of bird flu in 10 states across the country, the ministry of fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying (MFAHD) on Wednesday asked all the states not to ban the supply of poultry and poultry products from other states, stating that it would cause “negative impact” on the poultry industry.
India to procure 83 Tejas aircraft: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the purchase of 73 Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) fighter jets and 10 trainer aircraft for a cost of around Rs 45,700 crore.
NSA Doval holds talks in Afghanistan: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval held talks on Wednesday with the Afghan leadership in Kabul on the security scenario in Afghanistan, ahead of the arrival of the Biden-Harris administration in Washington DC.
WHO team to arrive in China: A World Health Organization delegation is set to visit the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 14 to understand the origins of the pandemic. A team member on Wednesday claimed that the team will spend a month in Wuhan, including two weeks in quarantine.
Trump impeached after US Capitol siege: President Donald Trump was impeached by the US House for a historic second time on Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol.
K’taka cabinet reshuffle triggers resentment within BJP: Resentment has erupted within the state BJP soon after Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa announced the list of seven Ministers to be inducted into his 17-month old cabinet on Wednesday.
BSY may resign after state budget, says Siddaramaiah: Even though he admitted that chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa may continue in the top post for some more time, former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said the Lingayat strongman may have been asked to resign after presenting the state budget.