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News live: Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden's inauguration

Trump had already announced that he would not be attending Biden's inauguration - breaking tradition - after spending months making baseless allegations of voter fraud in an attempt to delegitimize Biden's presidency.

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11:31 PM

US sanctions six pro-China officials over Hong Kong crackdown

11:20 PM

Ayodhya: Prez, VP, CMs contribute towards Ram Temple construction

  • President Ram Nath Kovind contributed over Rs 5 lakh for the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya as the nationwide drive to collect donations kicked off today.

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's family have already contributed over Rs 5 lakh for the construction of the temple.
11:00 PM

The state govt is formulating plans to open Film City in the state for which land spanning across an area of 50 to 100 acres has been finalised

- ML Khattar, Haryana CM

10:55 PM

Walmart head of US online business to step down

10:49 PM

Delhi govt decides that all government offices of NCT of Delhi/ Autonomous Bodies/ PSUs/ Corporations/ Local Bodies will function to the extent of 100% staff strength with immediate effect

10:33 PM

Dense fog in Delhi

10:31 PM

Stage set for roll-out of world's biggest vaccination drive against COVID on Saturday

10:02 PM

Eyes on Nancy Pelosi as Trump impeachment trial timing up in the air

09:48 PM

GMR, Adani and 8 others submit RFQs for redevelopment of CSMT railway station in Mumbai

09:35 PM

There'll be consequences on farm protests

- Sharad Pawar warns Centre

09:14 PM

Ajay Piramal wins the most contested bankruptcy bid for Dewan Housing Finance Ltd

09:10 PM

6.3 crore domestic passengers travelled by air last year, 56.29% lower as compared to 2019: DGCA

09:01 PM

'Spend as much as you can,' IMF head urges governments worldwide

Policymakers worldwide should embrace more spending to help revive their stuttering economies, the head of the International Monetary Fund said.
08:33 PM

EU's Pfizer vaccine deliveries to be delayed for next 3-4 weeks

Deliveries of the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to EU nations will be delayed in the coming weeks because of works at the US pharma firm's plant in Belgium, Germany's health ministry said.
08:22 PM

382 birds found dead across the state yesterday. Total 2,378 birds found dead in the state from Jan 8 till now: Maha Govt

08:16 PM

West Bengal will surely drown in Ganga if BJP comes to power in state as all programmes, projects of Centre have typically flopped, bearing no results

- TMC

08:06 PM

US troop levels cut to 2,500 each in Afghanistan and Iraq

08:00 PM

Economy likely to contract up to 7.5% this fiscal, may see 9-11% growth in FY22: Arvind Virmani

  • The Indian economy is likely to contract in the range of 5-7.5% this fiscal but will see a growth of 9 to 11% in FY 2021-22, former chief economic adviser Arvind Virmani said.

  • Addressing a virtual event organised by industry body PHDCCI, Virmani said in the upcoming Budget, the government should come up with policies to accelerate India's economic growth.
07:50 PM

Huawei to open its biggest flagship store outside China in Riyadh

07:30 PM

Schools in BMC to remain closed

07:04 PM

No. of people in India who have tested positive for new UK variant of Covid-19 rises to 114: Union Health Ministry

07:02 PM

2016 land deal: NCP leader Eknath Khadse questioned for more than six hours by ED at its office in Mumbai

06:59 PM

IPL Auction 2021: Franchises must complete retention process by January 20

06:40 PM

Exports marginally up to USD 27.15 bn in Dec 2020; imports rise 7.56% to USD 42.59 bn: Govt data

06:38 PM

December 2020 imports

06:33 PM

Air India starts Chicago-Hyderabad-Chicago weekly flight

The first Air India non-stop flight to Hyderabad from Chicago landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Airport officials and AI employees welcomed flight AI-108 with 237 passengers and 16 crew members,a press release from GMR group which manages the airport said.
06:30 PM

I-T department search and survey operations

  • Income Tax Department carried out search and survey operations on 13th January on persons/entities engaged in the business of hotels, real estate, automobile, financing and wholesale trading of fruits etc at Kolkata: CBDT

  • So far, concealment of income amounting to more than Rs 450 crores has been detected. The assessee has made an admission of undisclosed income amounting to Rs 105 crores. Search action has resulted in the seizure of unaccounted cash of Rs 1.58 crores. Investigation is on: CBDT
06:21 PM

Another recession looms for UK economy as lockdowns bite

  • The British economy looks set to fall back into recession after official figures on Friday showed that it shrank by 2.6% month-on-month in November, when much of the country was in a second coronavirus lockdown.

  • The Office for National Statistics said that as a result of the fall, the economy is 8.5% smaller than its pre-pandemic peak. When the pandemic struck last spring, the economy contracted by up to a fifth over the first half of the year, before a summer easing of restrictions saw the economy recover a chunk of those losses.
06:02 PM

Rahul Gandhi's statements are laughed at within his own party; Congress manifesto itself promised these reforms

- Narendra Singh Tomar

05:57 PM

Solution can emerge from Govt-farmers talks as well as from SC-appointed panel's deliberations; We want protest to end at earliest: Tomar

05:54 PM

India is set to begin the world's biggest vaccination drive tomorrow. This is the beginning of the end of COVID. Both indigenously manufactured vaccines given emergency use approval after scientific scrutiny: Dr Harsh Vardhan

05:35 PM

The govt will present its side before the committee constituted by the Supreme Court when asked

- Narendra Singh Tomar

05:33 PM

Aero India show preparations: Rajnath Singh meets BS Yediyurappa

05:30 PM

Discussions took place over three farm laws in cordial atmosphere, but couldn't reach decisive stage

- Narendra Singh Tomar

05:25 PM

Centre-farmers talks remain inconclusive, next round on January 19

Protesting farmer unions stuck to their demand for a complete repeal of three contentious farm laws at their ninth round of talks with three central ministers but while the government asked them to be more flexible in their approach and expressed willingness for necessary amendments, as the two sides decided to meet again on January 19.
04:58 PM

Defence Minister unveils India's first indigenously developed driverless metro car

04:54 PM

Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 37, topples buildings

  • A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island Friday, killing at least 37 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said, as they warned there were people still trapped beneath rubble.

  • Hundreds were also injured when the 6.2-magnitude quake struck in the early hours, triggering panic among the terrified residents of the island, which was hit by a huge quake and tsunami two and a half years ago that killed thousands.
04:51 PM

Delhi Police detains Congress MPs Ravneet Singh Bittu, Gurjeet Singh Aujla and a Congress MLA who have been protesting against Centre's Farm Laws at Jantar Mantar

04:25 PM

Bhupinder Singh Hooda, several other Haryana Congress leaders detained during march to Raj Bhawan

  • Several Haryana Congress leaders, including former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, marched towards the Raj Bhawan to protest against the Centre's farm laws and hike in fuel prices, but were detained by the police.

  • The Congress had planned to gherao the residence of the Haryana Governor as part of a nationwide protest call.

  • Police put up barricades to stop the protesters from moving towards the Raj Bhawan.
04:15 PM

Rupee slips 3 paise to settle at 73.07 (provisional) against US dollar

04:14 PM

Nepal approves use of AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine manufactured in India, reports Reuters quoting Nepal Govt

04:02 PM

India took 'very decisive' steps to deal with coronavirus pandemic: IMF chief

  • IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has praised India for taking "very decisive" steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences and asked the country to do more this year to support an accelerated transformation of the economy.

  • Participating in a global media roundtable on Thursday, the chief of the International Monetary Fund predicted a less bad outlook for India in the upcoming World Economic Update due to the steps taken by it.
03:58 PM

The ongoing meeting discussing three agricultural laws between Union Govt and farmers did not come to a resolution before the lunch break. The MSP Guarantee act will be discussed after the break

03:56 PM

Subhra Kundu, wife of Rose Valley Group chief Gautam Kundu, arrested by CBI in connection with chit fund scam: Sources

03:33 PM

5th Session of Seventeenth Lok Sabha will commence on 29th January and the Union Budget will be presented on 1st February

Bharatiya Janata Party asks its Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the Parliament during the Budget session.
03:17 PM

Minimum temperature very likely to fall by 2-4 degree Celsius in northwest India: IMD

"Due to the prevalence of dry north/north-westerly winds, minimum temperatures very likely to fall by two-four degree Celsius over most parts of northwest India during next 2 days," it said.
03:11 PM

PM Modi doesn't respect farmers and wants to tire out those protesting against Centre's agriculture laws

- Rahul Gandhi at Jantar Mantar

03:09 PM

Talks with unions part of govt's delaying tactic, but farmers won't relent and PM Modi has to take back farm laws

- Cong leader Rahul Gandhi

03:03 PM

On 14th January, BSF troops killed one Pakistani intruder who crossed the border and entered into Indian territory in Gurdaspur sector

- Border Security Force (BSF)

02:59 PM

PIA plane 'held back' by Malaysian authorities over UK court case

An aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has held back by a local court in Malaysia taking one-sided decision pertaining to a legal dispute between PIA and another party pending in a UK court. Alternate arrangements for passengers' travel have been finalized: PIA
02:48 PM

Goa: After meeting locals, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announces to drop the plan for the establishment of a new IIT campus at Sel-Malauli in Sattari Taluka

02:33 PM

The three (farm) laws have been brought to finish the farmers: Rahul Gandhi

The three (farm) laws have been brought to finish the farmers. If we don't stop this now, it will continue to happen in other sectors too. Narendra Modi does not respect the farmers. The farmers will neither deter nor fear: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi
02:32 PM

Delhi: The talks between farmer leaders and the government at Vigyan Bhawan temporarily halted for the lunch break

Delhi: The talks between farmer leaders and the government at Vigyan Bhawan temporarily halted for the lunch break
02:30 PM

French motorcyclist Pierre Cherpin dies after Dakar Rally fall

French motorcyclist Pierre Cherpin has died from his injuries after a fall during the Dakar Rally, becoming the notoriously perilous race's first fatality this year, organisers said on Friday.
02:16 PM

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meet party MPs who are protesting against the three farm laws at Jantar Mantar

-ANI
02:03 PM

I am very proud of what our farmers are doing and I fully support the farmers and I will continue to stand with them

- Rahul Gandhi

01:44 PM

Union Minister Shripad Naik's health improving: Goa CM Dr Pramod Sawant

01:42 PM

Congress protests against farm laws

01:41 PM

Farm laws are not to help farmers, but to finish them

- Cong leader Rahul Gandhi while leading protest outside Delhi Raj Bhawan

01:18 PM

Farmer unions-govt talks: Unions firm on nothing less than repealing of laws; stalemate continues as discussions are on

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