Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cavalcade got stranded

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6 January, 2022

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Gen Bipin Rawat’s helicopter crash a controlled flight into terrain accident

The December 8 helicopter crash in which India’s first chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat was killed along with 13 others was most likely a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accident with cloudy weather a contributory factor, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, after the Indian Air Force (IAF) made a detailed presentation to defence minister Rajnath Singh on the inquiry report into the Mi-17V5 accident. HT

Rajpath, pathways adjacent to it etc are ready for Republic Day

With just three weeks left for the Republic Day celebrations, work on the Central Vista, where the parade will be held, is almost complete, said two senior officials with the ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA). “For the Republic Day parade, the construction work is complete. The Rajpath, pathways adjacent to it, lawns, canals, parking lots, etc are ready. Currently, arrangements for the Republic Day parade are being made. HT

Consider virtual rallies for the assembly polls in the state

The Uttarakhand high court on Wednesday asked the election commission of India (ECI) to consider virtual rallies for the assembly polls in the state due this year in light of the rising Covid-19 cases. ECI counsel Shobit Saharia told HT on Wednesday, “The ECI has been directed to file its response by January 12, when the matter has been listed for next hearing.” HT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cavalcade got stranded on a flyover

A political slugfest broke out on Wednesday between the BJP and the Congress after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cavalcade, in a major security breach, got stranded on a flyover, 30 km away from Hussainiwala in Punjab, as a group of protesting farmers blocked his route. Union Home minister Amit Shah termed the incident a “Congress-made trailer” of how the party “thinks and functions”. He accused the party of colluding in the security breach. Hindu

Phool’s Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Krantikari group sat on the flyover to stop BJP’s supporters

Around 400-500 protesters belonging to Surjit Singh Phool’s Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Krantikari group sat on the flyover near village Piareana in the Ghall Khurd tehsil of Ferozepur district. The BKU Krantikari (Phool) is part of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which spearhead the yearlong protests against the now repealed farm laws at the borders of Delhi. It occupies a position to the far left of the political spectrum that the SKM straddles. Indian Express


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चुनावों की तारीख पर गुरुवार को निर्णायक फैसला

पांच राज्यों में अगले दो महीने के अंदर होने वाले विधानसभा चुनावों की तारीख पर गुरुवार को निर्णायक फैसला हो सकता है। केंद्रीय चुनाव आयोग (ECI) ने केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय के अधिकारियों की एक अहम मीटिंग बुलाई है। इस मीटिंग में कोरोना वायरस और वैक्सीनेशन से जुड़े हालात पर फैसला लिया जाएगा। इसके बाद चुनाव की तारीख घोषित कर दी जाएगी। Bhaskar

फिलाडेल्फिया में बुधवार सुबह एक भयावह हादसे में 7 बच्चों समेत 13 लोगों की जलकर मौत

अमेरिका के पूर्वी शहर फिलाडेल्फिया में स्थानीय समयानुसार बुधवार सुबह एक भयावह हादसे में 7 बच्चों समेत 13 लोगों की जलकर मौत हो गई। इन सभी की मौत फिलाडेल्फिया शहर की N23rd स्ट्रीट के 800 ब्लॉक के तीन मंजिला घर में लगी आग की चपेट में आने से हुई। Bhaskar

हर दिन संक्रमितों का आंकड़ा एक नया रिकॉर्ड बना रहा है 

कोरोना मरीजों की रफ्तार एक बार फिर से बढ़ने लगी है। सबसे ज्यादा चिंता राजधानी दिल्ली और मुंबई को लेकर है, जहां हर दिन संक्रमितों का आंकड़ा एक नया रिकॉर्ड बना रहा है। मुंबई में बुधवार को एक बार फिर 15 हजार से ज्यादा केस मिले हैं। यह पिछले साल 4 अप्रैल के बाद सबसे ज्यादा केस है। Bhaskar

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Vivo V23 launched in India

Vivo V23 Pro and V23 launched in India are the company’s latest premium smartphones in the country. The Vivo V23 Pro is the more premium one among the two and features a curved AMOLED display. Vivo V23 price in India starts at Rs 29,990 and comes in two storage options.


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Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

10 February, 2024

Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

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9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches