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Rahul Gandhi begins Kerala visit, meets Cong and IUML leaders

POLITICS

Rahul Gandhi begins Kerala visit, meets Cong and IUML leaders

With Assembly elections around the bend, various political parties are doing their homework to finalise seat-sharing with coalition partners. Rahul Gandhi has been insisting on the promotion of new faces and women leaders in the elections to the 140-member Assembly.

Possible allergic reactions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine under probe

CORONAVIRUS

Possible allergic reactions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine under probe

The confirmation comes after California State Epidemiologist Dr Erica Pan on Sunday recommended halting the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.

India Vs England 2021: Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel back for England test; Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar retained; T Natarajan misses out

CRICKET

India Vs England 2021: Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel back for England test; Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar retained; T Natarajan misses out

Both matches will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

India's 2-0 win over England may seal its top spot in WTC final

CRICKET

India's 2-0 win over England may seal its top spot in WTC final

India now have 71.7 percentage points won and 430 points. Percentage points determine the final placings rather than total points won after a change to the points system owing to the Covid-19 disruption of the global cricket schedule.

After Twitter, Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump's account

WORLD

After Twitter, Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump's account

Snapchat had locked the US president's account following the January 6 Capitol chaos in Washington DC.

Women to be inducted as Army pilots: Army Chief General MM Naravane

INDIA

Women to be inducted as Army pilots: Army Chief General MM Naravane

Till now, women are only part of ground duties in the Army Aviation Corps.

Hanuma Vihari, a story of grit from early days

INDIA

Hanuma Vihari, a story of grit from early days

The former right-handed Hyderabad batsman was a non-performer in the ongoing series until Monday, not just with the bat but also on the field as he dropped a sitter on the fourth morning of the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground to provide Marnus Labuschagne a life.

Sonu Sood opens up on providing smartphones to students

INDIA

Sonu Sood opens up on providing smartphones to students

Sonu Sood had earlier too distributed almost 100 smartphones to students for educational purposes.

Karnataka farmers sell paddy to Reliance Retail above MSP

BUSINESS

Karnataka farmers sell paddy to Reliance Retail above MSP

"On behalf of 1,100 farmers, who are our company's shareholders, an agreement has been signed on January 6 to sell about 1,000 tonne of their paddy (Sona Masoori rice variety) to Reliance Retail at Rs 1,950 per quintal (100 kg), which is Rs 100 above the MSP of Rs 1,850 per quintal," Swasthya Farmers Producing Company (SFPC) Managing Director V. Mallikarjun told IANS on phone.

Traders ask govt to ban WhatsApp and Facebook

BUSINESS

Traders ask govt to ban WhatsApp and Facebook

WhatsApp is to implement its changed Privacy Policy from next month in India which will force people using WhatsApp to accept the changed terms if they want to avail the usage of WhatsApp or else they will have to delete the WhatsApp from their mobile.

Totally disillusioned with your lackadaisical attitude: Kishore Biyani to Amazon

BUSINESS

Totally disillusioned with your lackadaisical attitude: Kishore Biyani to Amazon

This communication to Amazon is a response to their notices and addressed on behalf of Future Corporate Resources Private Limited (FCRPL), Kishore Biyani and other promoters.

Reliance goes nationalistic to fight vested interests

BUSINESS

Reliance goes nationalistic to fight vested interests

Reliance Jio has also sought directions to the state and central governments to take necessary action including prosecution against the persons involved.

Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years

INDIA

Centre drafts law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years

Under the amendments proposed in the bill, "No person shall sell, offer for sale, or permit sale of, cigarette or any other tobacco product - (a) to or by any person who is under twenty-one years of age, and in an area within a radius of one hundred meters of any educational institution."

Govt directs ED, RBI to act against Amazon, Flipkart for violation of FDI, FEMA

BUSINESS

Govt directs ED, RBI to act against Amazon, Flipkart for violation of FDI, FEMA

The Centre has taken strong cognizance of various complaints made by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) for blatant violation of FDI Policy and Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) by these companies.

Farmers' Protest | Farm leaders must be flexible for a friendly dialogue: MoS Kailash Chaudhary

INDIA

Farmers' Protest | Farm leaders must be flexible for a friendly dialogue: MoS Kailash Chaudhary

The sixth round of talks between leaders of farmers' organisations and the government will be held on Wednesday, seeking withdrawal of new agricultural laws.

Commercial vehicles' entry in New Delhi without RFID tags banned from January 1

INDIA

Commercial vehicles' entry in New Delhi without RFID tags banned from January 1

The Commission for Air Quality Management for Delhi NCR and adjoining areas has called for strict implementation of the RFID system at thirteen toll plazas of the national capital.

GST Council's recommended measures to curb fake dealers/invoice rackets notified

BUSINESS

GST Council's recommended measures to curb fake dealers/invoice rackets notified

The major recommendation of the Law Committee of GST Council is for controlling the fresh or new registration taken by the applicants without business purpose and for weeding out the existing fake dealers from the systems.

NSCN-K announces ceasefire, wants peace talks afresh after five years

INDIA

NSCN-K announces ceasefire, wants peace talks afresh after five years

The Nagaland government last week notified a Union Home Ministry's (MHA) notification declaring NSCN (K), all its factions, wings and frontal organisations as an unlawful association under sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

Future Retail scheme not impeded, Amazon contravened FDI, FEMA rules

BUSINESS

Future Retail scheme not impeded, Amazon contravened FDI, FEMA rules

The takeaway from the verdict is that it seems there are no impediments in the mind of the court regarding the scheme proposed and approved by the FRL board.

Fugitive Nirav Modi's brother charged in $2.6 million fraud in New York

WORLD

Fugitive Nirav Modi's brother charged in $2.6 million fraud in New York

Announcing the charges against Nehal Modi on Friday, the prosecutor, Cy Vance, said, "While diamonds maybe forever, this flawed scheme was not, and now Mr Modi will face the clarity of a New York Supreme Court indictment."

Air India to begin Hyderabad-Chicago non-stop flight service from January 15

BUSINESS

Air India to begin Hyderabad-Chicago non-stop flight service from January 15

In addition to Hyderabad-Chicago direct flight, Air India also plans to connect Bengaluru and San Francisco from next month.

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