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Volunteers To Check Rumour-Mongers During Republic Day Parade: Farmer Leaders

Volunteers To Check Rumour-Mongers During Republic Day Parade: Farmer Leaders

Press Trust of India | Monday January 25, 2021, Chandigarh

Ahead of farmers' tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day, Punjab farmer leaders on Monday said they have deployed volunteers to keep a vigil on rumour-mongers and have also asked protesters not to believe any rumour which could potentially disturb the peaceful march.

Galwan Hero Colonel Santosh Babu Awarded With Maha Vir Chakra

Galwan Hero Colonel Santosh Babu Awarded With Maha Vir Chakra

Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

Colonel Santosh Babu, who was among the 20 soldiers that died in the line of duty in a brutal hand-to-hand combat with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley last year, has been awarded with the second highest wartime gallantry award, the Maha Vir Chakra, for showing "conspicuous bravery in face of enemy, exemplary leadership and astute professionalism."

Padma Awards 2021: See Full List Of Recipients

Padma Awards 2021: See Full List Of Recipients

Edited by Deepika Pundir | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

The Union Home Ministry on the eve of Republic Day announced the recipients for Padma awards. Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubrahmanyam Among Padma Vibhushan Recipients

Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubrahmanyam Among Padma Vibhushan Recipients

Edited by Stela Dey | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and music legend SP Balasubrahmanyam have been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India, the government announced today. Celebrated singer SP Balasubrahmanyam was conferred the honour posthumously. He died in a Chennai hospital last year after almost two months of treatment.

Pfizer Wants India To Order Covid Vaccine Before Pursuing Approval

Pfizer Wants India To Order Covid Vaccine Before Pursuing Approval

Reuters | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

Pfizer Inc will pursue its request for India to approve its COVID-19 vaccine if the government commits to buying shots, the US drugmaker told Reuters on Monday, even as global supplies tighten.

Delhi Soon To Have Herd Immunity From Covid, Indicates Sero-Survey

Delhi Soon To Have Herd Immunity From Covid, Indicates Sero-Survey

Reported by Sharad Sharma, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

Delhi is moving towards herd immunity from coronavirus, with 50 to 60 per cent of people in one district having developed antibodies to the virus, the latest round of sero-survey has found, sources said. Herd immunity is what the authorities are trying to achieve with the vaccination programme, in which a critical mass of immune people can stop the spread of the virus by breaking the chain of transmission.

Full Text Of President Ram Nath Kovind's Address On Republic Day Eve

Full Text Of President Ram Nath Kovind's Address On Republic Day Eve

NDTV Newsdesk | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation on the eve of the 72nd Republic Day. Conveying his heartfelt wishes, President Kovind paid homage to India's freedom fighters in his speech. He also spoke about the contribution of farmers and soldiers in the country and how the coronavirus crisis led to "Atma-nirbhar Bharat".

"Faced Expansionist Move, Our Valiant Soldiers Foiled It": President Ram Nath Kovind

"Faced Expansionist Move, Our Valiant Soldiers Foiled It": President Ram Nath Kovind

Press Trust of India | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday asserted that while India remains committed to peace, its armed forces are "adequately mobilised" in a "well-coordinated" move to thwart any attempt to undermine national security as he referred to the "expansionist" move by China in Ladakh last year.

Election Commission Rolls Out Digital Voter Identity Card

Election Commission Rolls Out Digital Voter Identity Card

Press Trust of India | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

The Election Commission on Monday rolled out the electronic version of the voters' photo identity card which can be stored on mobile phones and downloaded on personal computers.

Republic Day 2021: 25 Quotes Of Famous Personalities Who Inspire Us

Republic Day 2021: 25 Quotes Of Famous Personalities Who Inspire Us

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Monday January 25, 2021

Republic Day 2021: India is all set to celebrate its Republic Day on Tuesday. On 26th January, 1950 the Constitution of India came into force and India became an independent republic with a democratic government. Here are 25 beautiful quotes to share on Republic Day.

Girl Who Carried Her Father 1,200 Km On Cycle Among Bal Puraskar Winners

Girl Who Carried Her Father 1,200 Km On Cycle Among Bal Puraskar Winners

Edited by Vaibhav Tiwari | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

Jyoti Kumari, the 16-year-old girl who carried her ailing father for 1,200 kilometres from Haryana to Bihar's Darbhanga on a cycle during the coronavirus lockdown last year, is among the thirty-two children to be awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar.

President Approves Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards For 40 People

President Approves Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards For 40 People

Press Trust of India | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the conferring of Jeevan Raksha Padak awards for meritorious acts of saving lives to 40 people, including a Kerala man who will be honoured with the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak posthumously.

Breakthrough In Talks? India, China To Push For Early Disengagement

Breakthrough In Talks? India, China To Push For Early Disengagement

Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

The ninth round of India-China talks - aimed at defusing tension along the LAC in eastern Ladakh and finding a solution to a nearly nine-month-long border stand-off - was "positive, practical and constructive"

On Eve Of Tractor Rally, Farmers Announce Budget Day March To Parliament

On Eve Of Tractor Rally, Farmers Announce Budget Day March To Parliament

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday January 25, 2021, New Delhi

The unprecedented farmers' rally to be held on Republic Day is drawing huge response and the police in several states, including Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, are scrambling to keep order. In Uttar Pradesh, farmers on way to Delhi broke through barricades at Baghpat. The Haryana Police said it would not stop anyone this time. The Delhi Police, which gave permission for the rally after much back and forth, today said anti-national elements are trying to take advantage of the rally. The rally will mark the completion of two months of protest against the Centre's contentious farm laws by farmers camped on the borders of Delhi. On Budget day, February 1, the farmers are planning a foot march to Parliament.

So What Does UP's New Order On Storing Liquor At Home Say

So What Does UP's New Order On Storing Liquor At Home Say

Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Nandini Gupta | Monday January 25, 2021, Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh government's recently revised excise policy has created quit a flutter among its residents over the cap on volume of alcohol that can be stored at home, and the need for a licence to exceed this limit to prevent "action".