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Kuldeep Singh Sengar case
Delhi High Court grants interim bail to expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in a minor’s rape case in which he was convicted. He sought interim bail for his daughter’s wedding.
Hopes of finding survivors in Nepal plane crash ‘nil’: Official
“We have collected 68 bodies so far. We are searching for four more bodies… We pray for a miracle. But, the hope of finding anyone alive is nil,” said Tek Bahadur KC, chief district officer in Taksi where the plane crashed on Sunday.
Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd wins Women’s IPL media rights
“Viacom has committed Rs 951 cr which means per match value of INR 7.09 cr for next 5 yrs(2023-27)…After pay equity,today’s bidding for media rights for Women’s IPL marks another historic mandate.,” tweets BCCI Secy Jay Shah
Pakistan’s average productivity growth remained just 1.5%
Pakistan’s average productivity growth, a crucial determinant of an economy’s growth, remained just 1.5 per cent from 2010 to 2020, according to a media report.Dawn reported that the study — titled Sectoral Total Factor Productivity in Pakistan and — noted that the growth of productivity is a crucial determinant of an economy’s growth that has to be pushed higher to over 3 per cent.
Delhi Assembly adjourned for the day amid protest by AAP members against LG (PTI)
Kathmandu airport official: Cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder in good condition now (Reuters)
Karnataka lowest minimum temperature
Bagalkote and Chamarajanagara (Hardanahalli KVK) recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 9.4 degrees Celsius in the plains of the State. MeT Centre also issues local forecast for Bengaluru City and neighbourhood for the next 24 and 48 hours
Wholesale price inflation declines to 4.95 pc in December 2022, against 5.85 pc in November: Govt data (PTI)
Mumbai: Anil Deshmukh arrives at ED office
Former Maharashtra Home Minister & NCP leader Anil Deshmukh arrives at the ED office in Mumbai. After being released on bail in a money laundering case, he has to appear before ED every Monday
Delhi HC dismisses review plea challenging CJI Chandrachud appointment, finds no error in earlier order
Maharashtra: BMC Commissioner, Iqbal Singh Chahal arrives at ED office in Mumbai for questioning in connection with alleged COVID 19 centre scam
BJP MLAs enter Delhi assembly with oxygen cylinders
The three-day session of the Delhi assembly began with BJP MLAs carrying oxygen cylinders inside the House to protest against alleged inaction of the AAP government to prevent air pollution.
SC issues notice to Centre on pleas relating to criminalisation of marital rape (PTI)
UP: Airtel announces the launch of 5G services
Bharti Airtel announces the launch of 5G services in 7 Uttar Pradesh cities including Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, and Prayagraj in addition to Lucknow and Varanasi
Delhi Assembly adjourned for 10 minutes, soon after it began, after sloganeering by BJP & AAP MLAs against each other in the House
Central govt and PM Narendra Modi making efforts to ensure citizens are not affected by global economic slowdown: Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane
Foreign investors pull out Rs 15,000 cr in first 2 weeks of 2023
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have sold assets worth about Rs 15,068 crore in Indian stock markets in the first two weeks of 2023, the latest data from National Securities Depository showed.Foreign investors are cautious amid risks of the potential return of Covid, besides looming global recession worries.According to the data with the depositories, only two of the 10 trading days this month witnessed net purchases by overseas buyers.
Delhi: EC showcases remote electronic voting machine prototype
Delhi | Election Commission of India showcases the remote electronic voting machine prototype for migrant voters, t… https://t.co/K5jg7BG766
— ANI (@ANI) 1673848146000
Nepal aircraft crash
The black box of the crashed plane found: Sher Bath Thakur, airport official Kathmandu to ANI
‘Devastated’ Kyrgios out of Australian Open with injury
Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the Australian Open on Monday without hitting a ball because of a knee injury, saying he was ‘devastated’. The Australian, considered an outside chance of winning the title, had been struggling with an ankle issue leading into the event.
Joshimath subsidence: Supreme Court to hear plea today
- The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear during the day a plea seeking the court’s intervention to declare the crisis in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath as a national disaster.
- According to the cause list of January 16 uploaded on the apex court website, a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala would hear the petition filed by Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati.
- Joshimath, the gateway to famous pilgrimage sites like Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib and international skiing destination Auli, is facing a major challenge due to land subsidence.
- On January 10, the top court had refused urgent hearing of the plea, saying there are “democratically elected institutions” to deal with the situation and all important matters should not come to it.
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interact with Agniveers (Source: PMO)
I am on top of the world
– Rajamouli as James Cameron watches ‘RRR’ twice
Saudi inflation hits 3.3% in December, highest in 18 months
Inflation in Saudi Arabia rose at its fastest pace in 18 months, driven by mounting costs for housing, energy and food. The consumer price index climbed an annual 3.3% in December, according to the Saudi General Authority for Statistics. It came after a survey of purchasing managers compiled by S&P Global showed local firms were being forced to raise prices to pass their increased expenses on to customers.
Cold wave continues in North India
Hisar (Haryana) recorded a minimum temperature of 0.8 degrees Celsius today, Safdarjung (Delhi) 1.4°C, Amritsar (Pu… https://t.co/IehwCPFfJ8
— ANI (@ANI) 1673845582000
India Covid cases
India logs 114 new coronavirus infections; active cases decline to 2,119: Union health ministry
Delhi: Fire at multistoried building in Shakarpur
A fire broke out a multi-storied building at Shakarpur area of Delhi on Monday morning. According to sources, the fire broke out at the fifth floor of the building. Six fire tenders have rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The fire dousing operation is still in progress. More details awaited.
Money Laundering: Iqbal Chahal likely to appear before ED today
Iqbal Chahal, commissioner, BMC likely to appear before the Enforcement Directorate today in connection with a probe into an alleged money laundering case. The federal agency is investigating Sujeet Parkar, an alleged close aide of Shiv Sena ( Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut over contracts awarded to a company linked to him for managing Covid field hospitals during the pandemic.
It’s a fact that currently, recession is being faced by various developed countries. It’s expected that recession might come after June. Centre and PM Modi are making efforts to see that recession doesn’t hit the citizens of the country.
– Union Min Narayan Rane
Special Court for NIA, Bengaluru pronounces sentence against 4 accused in JMB Bengaluru cases of Karnataka
Telangana: Swiggy delivery boy succumb to death; police files a case against dog’s owner
A Swiggy delivery boy, Rizwan died at a hospital in Banjara Hills PS limits.He was attacked by a pet dog while he went for delivery&fell down the first floor of the building while trying to escape. Banjara Hills Police registered a case against Shobana, the dog’s owner.
A 24-year-old women killed with sword in Karnataka
An unidentified person killed a 24-year-old woman, Aarti with a sword in Nangala village of Virajpet taluk in Kodagu district. Virajpet Police is investigating the matter. Details awaited.
BJP national president JP Nadda arrives at the party HQ in Delhi for the party’s office bearers’ meeting
Naxals attack in Maharashtra
Naxals fired on the Police team in Vedampalli forest area of Aheri Tehsil in Gadchiroli after retaliatory action from the Police yesterday. 20-25 Naxals fled into the forest, Police seized weapons and Naxal material from the spot, said Nilotpal, SP Gadchiroli.
Sensex vs Nifty
Sensex climbs 325.59 points to 60,586.77 in early trade; Nifty up 93.05 points to 18,049.65
Varanasi facelift to be complete by March
The work of Varanasi’s facelift will be completed by March 31, in time for the five G20 events to be held here between April and August.
Delhi minimum temperature
Delhi shivers as Lodhi Road records a minimum temperature of 1.6 degrees Celsius while Safdarjung records a 1.4 degrees Celsius minimum temperature today, as per the IMD
Maruti Suzuki hikes prices across models by around 1.1% with effect from January 16, 2023
Nepal crash victim: UP man aboard crashed plane had gone to pay obeisance to Lord Pashupatinath after birth of son
‘Fatwas’ are never used because of religious reasons. There are 200 instances in Quran & no human being can decide who is right and who is wrong. ‘Fatwas’ are being used as a political weapon
– Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan
Nirmala Sitharaman on middle class & budget
- I belong to middle class & identify myself as middle class so I can understand them. Modi govt has not levied any new tax on middle class in any budget so far. No tax levied on people who earn salary up to Rs 5 Lakhs
- Middle class uses public transport the most & we brought metro in 27 places. Lot of middle-class people are shifting to cities in search of jobs & we’re focusing on the goal of ‘smart cities’. We will continue our work for middle class
Pune: First G-20 Infrastructure Working Group meeting
- First G-20 Infrastructure Working Group meeting under G20 India Presidency scheduled to be held on 16th-17th Jan in Pune. It’ll bring together IWG member countries, guest countries& int’l orgs invited by India to discuss 2023 Infrastructure Agenda under Indian G20 Presidency
- In the Pune meeting, discussions will focus on the agenda for the Infrastructure Working Group under the Indian Presidency. The flagship priority to be discussed in this meeting is “Financing Cities of Tomorrow: Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable” – Ministry of External Affairs
- Theme will focus on various facets of making cities economic centres of growth,financing urban infra,building future-ready urban infra,directing fiscal investments for unlocking pvt financing for energy-efficient&environmentally sustainable infra&mitigating social imbalances: MEA
Nepal Plane Crash Live Updates
Weather conditions hamper the search and rescue operation. Operations are yet to resume, a day after the aircraft crash at Pokhara airport which claimed 68 lives as per the latest toll
Country’s ‘biggest job fraud racket’
Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Police on Sunday arrested a person, accused of involvement in what is said to be the ‘biggest job fraud racket’ in the country, from Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam, police said.The arrested person, namely Arpit Panchal, a resident of Jaora in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam, was an IT expert and had developed nine websites, used to entice youths for government jobs and duped hefty sums.
Traffic Advisory: BJP roadshow in Delhi today
Traffic on the following roads and stretches will be affected as BJP is organising a roadshow today, 16th January,… https://t.co/vmBfh6zCIq
— ANI (@ANI) 1673835900000
Delhi Assembly winter session to begin today
Days after the face-off between the Aam Aadmi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party in the Mayoral election of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, both the rival parties are going to meet on Monday at the first day of the winter session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly.The First Day of the Delhi Assembly winter session will commence at 11 am today. The sitting of the Legislative Assembly has been tentatively fixed for January 16, 17 and 18. Subject to the exigencies of business, the sitting of the House may be extended. Today, first of all, members will raise issues under rule 280.
Congress party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra underway in Punjab’s Jalandhar
Indian entrepreneurs set to launch neobank in Southeast Asia
Inypay, a Singapore-based neobank announced that it will be launching in the second quarter of this year. It is planning to raise its seed funding round in the coming months after a successful pre-seed round of USD 1 million in September 2022.The soon-to-be-launched digital bank’s key focus will be micro-lending, remittances, domestic payments, e-wallets, personalised and communal savings as well as micro-insurance in Southeast Asia. Its target market are blue-collar workers, foreign domestic workers, and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Networth of richest-1% double of rest of world: Oxfam
The richest 1 per cent have bagged nearly twice as much wealth as the rest of the world population put together over the past two years, a new report said on Monday. In its annual inequality report released on the first day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here, rights group Oxfam further said that billionaire fortunes are increasing by USD 2.7 billion a day even as at least 1.7 billion workers now live in countries where inflation is outpacing wages.
Northern Railway region: Trains running late
13 trains running late in the Northern Railway region due to fog: Indian Railways https://t.co/9CKmIaWsGP
— ANI (@ANI) 1673829818000
At least five people were killed and 15 wounded in a suspected Islamist militant bomb attack at a church in the eastern Congolese city of Kasindi, on the border with Uganda, the military said: Reuters
Delhi weather update
As per IMD, Delhi will witness a minimum temperature of 4.7°C today
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred today at 3.59 am IST in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia: National Center for Seismology