Eternal flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate will be put off

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21 January, 2022

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Complaint against the “politically motivated” raids conducted by the ED

A Congress delegation on Thursday met Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra to register a complaint against the “politically motivated” raids conducted by the Enforcement Directorate on a relative of Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi ahead of the assembly elections.In their memorandum to the poll body chief, the delegation, which also comprised senior leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Abhishek Singhvi, alleged that raids were a “violation of the model code of conduct”, which came into force on January 8 after the poll schedule was announced. HT

Another Cold Wave in North West India 

“You are right that average temperatures that we record in January may turn out to be below average mainly because of low day time temperatures. The low day time temperatures were mainly because of cloudy conditions and incursion of very cold northerly winds following western disturbances that impacted the Western Himalayan region,” said DS Pai, head of IMD’s climate research and services department in Pune.“When the active western disturbance which affects northwest India on January 23 and 24 moves away and northerly winds set in once again we can expect another phase of drop in temperatures,” he added. HT

Eternal flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate will be put off today after 50 years

The eternal flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, which has not been extinguished for 50 years, will be put off on Friday, as it will be merged with the flame at the National War Memorial. Official sources said that earlier, there was no war memorial to pay homage to all military personnel who had laid down their lives for the country in various wars and conflicts, which is why the flame was at India Gate. Now that there is a dedicated museum, the flame will be merged with the one at the National War Memorial.. Indian Express

Mahohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal Parrikar, denied a ticket from Panaji

The BJP parliamentary board on Thursday announced its first list of 34 candidates for the coming Goa Assembly elections. The party has denied the late Goa Chief Minister Mahohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal Parrikar, a ticket from Panaji, deciding instead to stick with incumbent MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate. Hindu

Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of quota for OBC candidates in NEET

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of quota for Other Backward Classes candidates in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test’s (NEET) All India Quota seats for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses, noting that “reservation is not at odds with merit” in open competitive examinations. Hindu


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