Guterres calls for non-violence, respecting peaceful protests

United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) In reaction to the Republic Day farmer protest developments in Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for non-violence and for respecting peaceful protests.


Sasikala to be released from Bengaluru prison on Wednesday

Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's close aide, V.K. Sasikala will complete her four year prison term for corruption on Wednesday but having tested Covid positive on January 20, she may have to continue her treatment in a Bengaluru hospital.


Faster recovery from Covid restrictions to boost India's growth to 11%: Gopinath (Ld)

New York, Jan 26 (IANS) India is coming back much faster than expected from the Covid-19 restrictions leading to a hike in projections for its economic growth rate to 11.5 per cent for the next fiscal year, Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's research head said on Tuesd...


Blinken, Biden's pick for Secretary of State, gets Senate nod

Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as President Joe Biden's Secretary of State.


Vax visa: Global protocol in works to reopen international travel (IANS Exclusive)

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Global parlays on additional safety measures required for reopening of international flight operations are underway.

Farmers' tractor rally turns violent near ITO, police resort to lathi charge
Delhi under siege- Farmers rampage capital
Farmers run amok, Ghazipur border turns chaotic


Canadian Sikh MP Ramesh Sangha out of Trudeau's party

Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Ramesh Sangha, the Sikh MP from the Toronto area, has been thrown out of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party for criticizing fellow MP Navdeep Bains, who recently resigned as the countrys industry minister to spend more time with his family.


Delhi Police caught off guard by breach of trust by protesters?

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) When the Delhi police entered into an agreement with the protesting farmers, little did they realise there were chances of the agreement being violated by the protesters.


New RBI proposal for NBFC funding in IPOs to help primary issues in restoring sanity  (Opinion)

The Reserve Bank of India issued a discussion paper last Friday on regulations concerning NBFCs. The crux of these regulations is to reduce significantly the arbitrage between NBFCs and banks. The other area of significance is IPO funding where currently it is a free for all with NBFCs employing as ...


Imminent cabinet formation unlikely in Lebanon: Expert

Beirut, Jan 26 (IANS) A Lebanese expert has said that an imminent government formation in the country is unlikely despite the dire need for a cabinet capable of gaining the international community's confidence and saving the country from its economic and financial collapse.


Israel's largest port sets record for container traffic in 2020

Jerusalem, Jan 27 (IANS) Haifa Port, the largest and busiest port in Israel, on Tuesday reported an all-time record high in container handling despite the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

Farmers with Tractor reached at Lal quila during a protest rally in new Delhi on Tuesday. Photo by Bidesh Manna/IANS
Farmers with Tractor reached at Lal quila during a protest rally in new Delhi on Tuesday. Photo by Bidesh Manna/IANS


Xi says China to ensure Beijing Winter Olympics success

Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that he believes that the Chinese side, with strong support from various parties, will complete all the preparation work as scheduled to ensure the Beijing Winter Olympics is a complete success.


Taapsee is nostalgic as she draws the curtains on 'Rashmi Rocket'

Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has completed the shoot of her upcoming film Rashmi Rocket. On Tuesday, she posted a nostalgic note recalling the hectic and eventful shooting stint for the film.


Padma Shri a huge honour, says Silicon valley star Sridhar Vembu

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Tech tycoon Sridhar Vembu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of software development firm Zoho Corporation, who is one of the Padma Shri awardees announced by the government of India, said that he felt honoured and humbled after receiving one of the highest ...


Delhi-NCR to get major arts centre

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi-NCR region is all set to get a major new cultural centre for the arts, a space that will encourage experimentation, research, education, residences, and performances of all kinds including visual, performing, and culinary arts.

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.


Twitter acquires newsletter email service Revue

San Francisco, Jan 26 (IANS) Twitter on Tuesday announced it has acquired Revue, an email service that makes it free and easy for anyone to start and publish editorial newsletters, for an undisclosed sum.


'Rise in prostate-related urinary problems during winter session'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANSlife) Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as prostate gland enlargement is a common condition that older men tend to suffer more during those chilly months. Lifestyle modifications like not opting for fluids at night and medications can help one get that much-needed...