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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Monday said he'll quit politics if he does not defeat West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee by 50,000 votes from Nandigram in the state assembly elections. His statement came after Mamata Banerjee announced she will be contesting from Nandigram constituency. Adhikari also said that TMC is no longer a political party and has become a company.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:17 pm on 18 Jan
Late actress Jiah Khan's sister alleged on BBC's 'Death In Bollywood' that Sajid Khan had asked Jiah to "take off her top" during rehearsal and read lines in her bra. "She cried at home...She said, 'I've a contract, if I leave, he'll sue...If I stay...I'll be...harassed, it's a lose-lose situation'," Jiah's sister stated. Jiah starred in Sajid's 2010 film 'Housefull'.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:39 pm on 18 Jan
Nearly 30 lakh people were put under lockdown in China on Monday after a surge in coronavirus cases linked to a travelling salesman in the country's two cities in northeastern Jilin province. The country reported 109 COVID-19 new cases. Around 2 crore people across China's northeast are now barred from leaving their homes, according to reports.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:10 pm on 18 Jan
Unfair vaccine distribution risks 'catastrophic moral failure': WHO
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
The WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom on Monday spoke up on unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution and said, "I need to be blunt...The world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure." He said, "Some countries and companies continue to prioritise bilateral deals." He also said that "Me first" approach leaves the world's poorest and most vulnerable people at risk.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:10 pm on 18 Jan
Night curfew in Rajasthan withdrawn, more relaxations to come: CM Gehlot
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday announced that state government has decided to withdraw night curfew that was imposed as part of measures to control COVID-19 spread in the state. A few more relaxations will also be introduced in a phased manner, he said. "It'll be important to adopt health protocols otherwise infections can grow again," said Gehlot.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:30 pm on 18 Jan
Reacting to India pacer T Natarajan bowling eight no-balls in Brisbane Test, ex-Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne said he found it "very odd" that "five of them were off the first ball of an over". Reacting to it, a fan tweeted, "This is just lame." "Pretty poor of Warne to indicate Natarajan was...spot-fixing...I hope BCCI takes this up seriously," another wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:23 pm on 18 Jan
Delhi High Court judge Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva on Monday told a petitioner who had filed a plea challenging WhatsApp's new privacy policy, "Don't join it...It's a voluntary thing...If you feel WhatsApp will compromise data, delete WhatsApp." The petitioner accused WhatsApp and Facebook of analysing the behaviour of users. Justice Sachdeva said, "Not only WhatsApp, all applications do that."
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:18 pm on 18 Jan
Stones pelted at BJP workers during party's roadshow in Kolkata
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Stones were hurled at Bharatiya Janata Party workers during a roadshow in Kolkata on Monday. The workers were part of a rally attended by Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. "These tactics won't work because people of West Bengal are with us and they want a change," Adhikari said after the incident.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 06:26 pm on 18 Jan
After reports claimed that China has built a village in Arunachal Pradesh, External Affairs Ministry said the government keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India's security. Adding China has undertaken such construction in the past several years along the border, MEA said, "Our government too has stepped up border infrastructure including the construction of roads."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:53 pm on 18 Jan
8 cows killed, 6 injured after Rajdhani Express hits them in UP
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Eight cows were killed and six were injured after a Rajdhani Express train hit them in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah, officials said on Monday. The incident took place late on Sunday evening between Jaswantnagar and Balrai railway stations due to dense fog. The injured animals were shifted to a nearby gaushala for treatment, said Jaswantnagar SDM.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:45 pm on 18 Jan
Online presentations for MPs by Padma Awardees from today: LS Speaker
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies of Lok Sabha Secretariat is organising 'Presentations by Eminent Social Workers for the benefit of MPs' from January 18 to January 22. Twenty Padma Awardees will make presentations online in their field of expertise. Every day four will make a presentation of 45 minutes each.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 06:04 pm on 18 Jan
I married Javed because he reminded me of my father: Shabana Azmi
short by Bulbul Sharma / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Talking about her husband Javed Akhtar and the reason why she married him, actress Shabana Azmi said, "I married him because he reminded me of my father." She further said, "Together with my parents, Javed is the biggest influence on my life and thoughts." Shabana and Javed married in a traditional Muslim ceremony almost 37 years back.
short by Bulbul Sharma / 05:34 pm on 18 Jan
Reacting to the controversy surrounding the Saif Ali Khan starrer web series 'Tandav', BSP chief Mayawati called for the removal of "objectionable" scenes. "Protests are being lodged for some areas that hurt religious and ethnic feelings...in respect of which, whatever is objectionable, it'll be appropriate to remove it so that the environment of peace and harmony...is not spoiled," she tweeted.
short by Kriti Sharma / 07:21 pm on 18 Jan
Game in a nice place for us, wicket has started to play tricks: Smith
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Australia batsman Steve Smith has said the game is in a "nice place" for them going into the final day of the Brisbane Test. "The wicket has started to play a few tricks...a couple of balls shot up [today]. So...it's just going to be about bowling good areas and letting the natural variation to do its work [tomorrow]," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:22 pm on 18 Jan
Australia pacer Mitchell Starc was seen grabbing his hamstring after delivering the first over during India's second innings on the fourth day of the Brisbane Test. Steve Smith said he saw the same thing but stated that Mitchell is "tough" and "he's played through some injuries before and got the job done". "He'll be good to go," Smith added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:20 pm on 18 Jan
Ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant need to play the game that got them to the Test level on the final day of the Brisbane Test. "They just need to be a little careful about their shot selection," he added. India need 324 runs to win the match and clinch the 4-Test series 2-1.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:26 pm on 18 Jan
Tesla to route India investment through Tesla Motors Amsterdam
short by Hiral Goyal / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Elon Musk-led Tesla's investment for the Indian unit will be routed through the jurisdiction of Netherlands, as it has registered Tesla Motors Amsterdam as the parent organisation for Tesla India Motors and Energy, according to the company's incorporation documents. This would offer Tesla tax benefits related to capital gains and dividend payments, tax experts told Economic Times.
short by Hiral Goyal / 06:20 pm on 18 Jan
Indian fintech firms have alleged Google is acting like a super regulator by asking for details that even the RBI does not ask for. They've sent a list of apps to Google, run mostly by Chinese companies, that have been allowed on Play Store despite offering 7-14 day loan products, ET reported. They have also demanded uniform regulations from Google.
short by Hiral Goyal / 06:51 pm on 18 Jan
Lalu criticises Nitish government over increasing crime rate in Bihar
short by Anindya Tripathi / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Citing a report, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav criticised CM Nitish Kumar's government over rising crime rate in Bihar. "A total of 1,15,216 cases of crime were reported in the last year of RJD government in 2004, while under Nitish Kumar's government in 2019, crime figures increased to 2,69,096, more than double," Lalu tweeted.
short by Anindya Tripathi / 05:22 pm on 18 Jan
Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) has announced that its members are free to join any other political party of their choice after tendering a resignation. The statement came after three district secretaries of the party joined Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday. "They shouldn't forget they are always Rajinikanth fans even if they join other parties," RMM leader VM Sudhakar said.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:17 pm on 18 Jan
Gurugram Police on Sunday booked three men for allegedly snatching ₹97,400 from a trader, while he was returning to Nuh from Delhi. Police said the victim, who delivers paneer to a Delhi market, alleged the men punched him in face before taking the money from his pick-up van. Statements of two witnesses who were present with victim were also recorded.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:14 pm on 18 Jan
5 tourists drown after boat capsizes in a lake in Gujarat
short by Sumit Josh / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Three children and two adults drowned in a lake in Gujarat's Navsari district after their boat capsized due to overcrowding on Sunday. "Due to the rush of tourists, the boat capsized when people tried to get on to it at the same time when others were disembarking," said a police official. Around 15 others were also injured in the incident.
short by Sumit Josh / 05:17 pm on 18 Jan
32-yr-old man held for killing brother over property dispute in Mumbai
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
A 32-year-old man was held for allegedly killing his brother over property dispute and other matters in Mumbai. The incident occurred on Saturday when a scuffle broke out between the accused and his brother. Police said the victim suffered head injuries after he fell from being pushed by accused. Although victim was taken to hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:22 pm on 18 Jan
The number of people executed by Saudi Arabia declined by around 85% in 2020, after 27 people were executed as compared to 184 in 2019, a report said. A moratorium on death penalties for drug-related offences was partly responsible for the decline, the Saudi rights commission said. Reportedly, Saudi Arabia had carried out the third-highest number of executions in 2019.
short by Shailesh / 05:48 pm on 18 Jan
The head of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, said, "Pakistan and Turkey are two countries, [but] one nation." The two countries "not only share common culture and faith but also have similar interests and challenges", he added. Pakistan fully supports Turkey on its regional issues, he further said.
short by Shailesh / 06:56 pm on 18 Jan
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