Saturday, December 26, 2020

TDP, Congress allege Rs 6,500 cr scam in Andhra housing scheme

AP CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy distributing pattas (Photo/ANI)

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], December 26: A day after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy dispatched his lead lodging program for poor, the resistance groups on Saturday blamed the state government for abusing Rs 6,500 crore under the plan. 

Naming it 'Plan for Scam', Telugu Desam Party (TDP) requested a CBI test into the issue. The gathering representative K Pattabhiram stated, "YS Jaganmohan Reddy government has submitted an enormous trick adding up to Rs 6,500 crore out of which Rs 4,500 crore is engaged with getting lands at higher rates. Terrains worth not as much as Rs 10 lakh for every section of land were gained by the public authority at Rs 65 to 70 lakh for each section of land." 

Pattabhiram likewise affirmed that 40 Yuvajana Sramika Rythu (YSR) Congress administrators were engaged with this supposed trick. He expressed that Rs 2000 crore was purportedly cheated for the sake of unloading rock and Rs 500 crore was supposedly strongly gathered from poor people. 

Refering to it as probably the greatest trick in the nation, Pattabhiram stated: "The allocated grounds of SCs and STs are coercively snatched. These plots are in low lying regions, peaks, mangrove backwoods and even cemeteries. Do you need needy individuals to remain in such places? Have you ever observed plots being given in memorial parks? These plots are not in a condition where the poor can construct a house." 

The TDP pioneer additionally asserted that numerous individuals moved court and cases are forthcoming. 

Then, Congress party has likewise requested a CBI enquiry into the land buying measure by the Andhra Pradesh government. Gathering representative P Y Kiran Kumar stated, "Andhra Pradesh government has dispatched lodging for helpless plan yesterday. Yet, what have they given to the recipients? Is it a patta, letter or endorsement? There is no clearness in the public authority itself." 

He said that the estimations of the terrains or plots are not referenced in it. "There is an intrigue in obtaining the land. The public authority bought private grounds for a higher rate. The central pastor discussed standings in Amaravati area. Such expressions are terrible for the state. This administration is attempting to infuse rank governmental issues in each angle," expressed Kumar. 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday dispatched the Navaratnalu Pedalandariki Illu (Houses for Poor) program on Friday at Komaragiri format of U Kothapalli Mandal of Pithapuram get together supporters in East Godavari area. 

With respect to this venture, the Chief Minister said that the public authority had procured 68,361 sections of land of land worth Rs 23,535 crore, where every recipient will get land costing around Rs 4 lakh. (ANI)

PM Modi to flag off 100th Kisan Rail on December 28

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New Delhi [India], December 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will signal off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal on December 28 at 4:30 pm through video conferencing, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) educated on Saturday. 

Association Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal will likewise be available on the event. 

The multi-product train administration will convey vegetables, for example, cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, drumsticks, chillies, onion, just as organic products like grapes, oranges, pomegranate, banana, custard apple and so on Stacking and dumping of transient products will be allowed at all in transit stoppages with no bar on size of the transfer. 

The Government of India has expanded a sponsorship of 50% on transportation of foods grown from the ground, the PMO educated. 

The principal Kisan Rail was acquainted from Devlali in Maharashtra with Danapur in Bihar on August 7 this year which was additionally stretched out up to Muzaffarpur. Its recurrence was later expanded from week after week to three days per week. (ANI)

Japan bans entry for foreigners starting Monday amid mutant Covid scare

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Tokyo [Japan], December 26: Japan will suspend entry for foreigners starting Monday to contain the spread of a new strain of COVID-19 first discovered in the UK, the Kyodo news agency reported.

On Friday, Japan has registered the first cases of the new strain of the coronavirus. The co
untry is also seeing record daily infections of the original coronavirus for the fourth day on end.

The media outlet stressed that all Japanese nationals would be obliged to submit negative COVID-19 test results received within 72 hours before their departure from any country that had confirmed cases of the mutant virus. Moreover, passengers would have to pass another COVID-19 test upon their arrival in Japan.

The government added that the entry ban would not apply to the businessmen and students from 10 countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and Taiwan, with which Japan had reached an agreement regarding the issue.

The media also noted that the government had decided to suspend the issuance of new visas from Monday.

Last week, the UK announced that a new coronavirus strain was detected in the country, with the new variant 70 percent more transmissible than other SARS-CoV-2 variants. After the news emerged, many countries suspended travel to and from the UK. However, there is no evidence that the new strain is more pathogenic. The cases of the new variant of the virus have been reported by a number of countries, including Denmark, Singapore and Spain. On Thursday, Japan refused entries from the United Kingdom to everyone, except for Japanese citizens and foreign long-term residents due to risks associated with the discovery of the new coronavirus strain. (ANI/Sputnik)

Jaishankar to visit Qatar from December 27 to 28

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

New Delhi [India], December 26: Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar will be on a two-day visit to Qatar from December 27 to 28 wherein he will meet Sheik Mohammed canister Abdulrahman receptacle Jassim Al-Thani, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. 

As per an official articulation gave by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Jaishankar will meet Sheik Mohammed container Abdulrahman canister Jassim Al-Thani and furthermore approach other significant dignitaries of the State of Qatar. 

This will be Jaishankar's first visit to Qatar as External Affairs Minister. 

"During the visit, he will hold chats with his partner on respective issues just as territorial and worldwide issues of shared interest. He will pass on unique appreciation to the State of Qatar for dealing with Indians during the Covid-19 pandemic," said the Ministry. 

India and Qatar have kept up close significant level contacts during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Leader Narendra Modi and Amir of the State of Qatar Sheik Tamim canister Hamad Al-Thani have spoken threefold on the phone in the previous few months. EAM and other Cabinet Ministers have likewise spoken with their Qatari partners. 

The Ministry further said that India and Qatar appreciate solid financial, social and individuals to-individuals ties. "Qatar has in excess of 7 lakh Indians. The reciprocal exchange was USD 10.95 billion of every 2019-20. The two sides stay focused on escalating respective participation in different fields including energy and speculations," the assertion said. 

India and Qatar have additionally cooperated to confront the Covid-19 pandemic and facilitated smooth activity of trips under an Air Bubble plan, the service added. (ANI)

Rajasthan prepared for vaccination drive, says CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], December 26: Rajasthan is totally prepared for the Covid-19 inoculation drive under the public authority's convention and rules, as indicated by boss pastor Ashok Gehlot. 

"The arrangements of Covid inoculation are working out in a good way in the state. We have arranged the state under the convention and the rules of the public authority," Gehlot tweeted in Hindi. 

The Chief Minister likewise said that Congress MLA Mahendra Jeet Singh Malviya has elected to get himself inoculated in a preliminary of Covid immunization, and now senior IAS official Dr Prithviraj is getting himself inoculated. 

This will urge others to make themselves volunteer for the immunization, he tweeted. 

The third stage preliminary of the nation's indigenous Covid-19 antibody, 'Covaxin' arranged by Bharat Biotech dispatched in Jaipur has been supported by Indian Council of Medical Research in participation with National Institute of Virology, Pune. 

Gehlot further expressed that he totally accepted that the demonstration of chipping in will expand the certainty of the individuals. (ANI)

Two killed, 7 injured in bomb blast in Balochistan

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Balochistan [Pakistan], December 26: At least two individuals have been executed and seven are harmed in a bomb impact in Balochistan's Panjgur locale. 

Samaa TV cited the police as saying that the impact happened close to a football club in Panjgur's Essai zone. 

The harmed have been taken to a close by emergency clinic. 

In the interim, a bomb crew has been sent to the scene. (ANI)

4 cases of new COVID-19 variant identified in Madrid

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Madrid [Spain], December 26: At least four instances of another COVID-19 variation that as of late arose in the United Kingdom have been affirmed in Spain's Madrid, Antonio Zapatero, an unmistakable authority in the Spanish capital's organization, said on Saturday, adding that there are three more associated cases with the new strain. 

"We have affirmed four instances of this new British variation in our locale to date, and there are currently three more speculated cases," Zapatero, who fills in as representative wellbeing boss for Madrid's provincial government, said at a public interview. 

Zapatero, who said that the new variation was first recognized in an explorer who had shown up from the United Kingdom, added that the individuals who have been tainted with the new strain of the infection are right now not encountering more serious manifestations than other COVID-19 patients. 

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on December 15 told the House of Commons that another variation of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19, was recognized in around 1,000 individuals in southeast England. Executive Boris Johnson has said that this variation of the infection could be up to 70 percent more contagious than past strains, despite the fact that it isn't yet accepted to cause more serious disease. 

The disclosure of another infection change harmonized with the United Kingdom breaking its single-day record for new Covid illness cases on various events. Therefore, numerous European nations have briefly restricted trips to and from the UK. (ANI/Sputnik)

Shehbaz Sharif would have become PM had he been disloyal to Nawaz, says Maryam

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz

Lahore [Pakistan], December 26: Pakistani Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) VP Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said that Shehbaz Sharif, Leader of the Opposition, would have become the Prime Minister on the off chance that he had been unfaithful to his sibling Nawaz Sharif yet "he dismissed all offers". 

She was addressing the media at the Sharifs' Jati Umra home in Lahore prior to leaving for Sindh where she has been welcomed by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to go to a convention on December 26 on the passing commemoration of previous Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Dawn announced. 

While disproving bits of gossip that Shehbaz was thinking about conflicting with sibling Nawaz, she stated, it has been "demonstrated before and today that Shehbaz Sharif is faithful to his sibling and his gathering". 

"On the off chance that he was not steadfast, at that point there would be no compelling reason to carry this wasteful PM to control, [Shehbaz] would have been made leader. He has dismissed every single such offer and the evidence of that is him and his child being in prison," she added. 

Shebaz Sharif and his child Hamza Shehbaz are at present serving detainment in the wake of being charged for illegal tax avoidance. (ANI)

27-year-old murdered allegedly by his wife's relatives in Kerala

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Palakkad (Kerala) [India], December 26: A 27-year-elderly person was killed supposedly by his significant other's family members in Palakkad region, on Friday, as indicated by the authorities. 

Aneesh, a local of Thenkurissi town in Palakkad area, was discovered dead in the wake of being supposedly assaulted by his dad in-law and spouse's uncle. 

The police have captured Aneesh's dad in-law, Prabhu Kumar and uncle Suresh. 

As indicated by the police official, "Aneesh was involved with a young lady from a rich family and the young lady's family opposed their relationship." 

"Notwithstanding this, the couple got hitched almost three months prior. After the marriage, debates among Aneesh and his better half's family proceeded. Afterward, the young lady's family consented to bargain after police intercession. In any case, the young lady's uncle and father kept undermining him", he added. 

The authority added, "Aneesh's dad in-law and spouse's uncle assaulted Aneesh when he was going on a bicycle the previous night. Aneesh passed on his way to the clinic." (ANI)

Shraddha Kapoor sets social media ablaze with latest saree look

Shraddha Kapoor (Image Source: Instagram)

New Delhi [India], December 26: Blinking like a beam of daylight, Bollywood entertainer Shraddha Kapoor treated her fans with a sparkling post on Saturday. 

Fans can't quit spouting over Shraddha's customary saree look that she as of late shared on her web-based media handles. 

The 33-year-old star radiated style while being hung into weaved mustard hued Arpita Mehta saree, which she decorated with calm Indian gems comprehensive of bangles and an assertion 'maang tika'. Skipping neckpiece and hoops, she supplemented the look with open wavy hair and insignificant cosmetics look. 

The 'Road Dancer 3D' entertainer was dressed for one of her cousin's wedding functions which she declared before through her Instagram story. 

With the post that gathered more than 1,000,000 preferences inside a couple of long stretches of being posted, Shraddha updated the subtitle straightforward and as often as possible a yellow heart emoji recognizing her group for the look she brandished. 

On the work front, Shraddha has had a bustling year with her consecutive deliveries like 'Road Dancer 3D' and 'Baaghi 3'. In addition, the 'Saaho' star has additionally declared her next with Ranbir Kapoor followed by the 'Nagin' set of three, in which she will depict the lead. (ANI)

Farmer unions to hold talks with government on Dec 29

Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav addressing a press conference at Singhu border on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)

New Delhi [India], December 26: The rancher associations challenging the three homestead laws on Saturday proposed holding the following round of talks with the public authority on December 29. 

Making the declaration at the joint public interview at Singhu outskirt here, Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav said the public authority has requested talks with rancher associations. 

"We are making this proposition for the sake of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha subsequent to conversing with all associations that discussions between agents of ranchers and the focal government should be hung on December 29 at 11 am," he said. 

"The initial two focuses in our plan for talks are-modalities to rescind the three homestead laws, and component and methodology to bring a law for giving a legitimate assurance on MSP," Yadav added. 

He said there was "letter discretion" and the focal government has kept in touch with them to hold talks. 

"Letter strategy is going on. We answer to the letters sent by the focal government in around two days and the public authority answers to our letter in practically no time. Inside a couple of hours of our last letter, Joint Secretary of Agriculture Ministry kept in touch with us and proposed talks. Along these lines, we have chosen to go for talks," he said. 

Joint Secretary in Agriculture Ministry Vivek Agarwal had composed a letter to rancher associations on December 24 encouraging them to choose the date and time for the following round of talks. 

He had said in the letter that the public authority is resolved to "arrive at coherent arrangements" on issues raised by rancher associations and has an "receptive outlook". 

The Prime Minister, who tended to an occasion on Friday to deliver next portion under PM-KISAN conspire, had said that the focal government is prepared for conversations to address fears concerning the ranch laws whenever. 

The rancher associations had on December 23 dismissed the public authority proposition for talks, encouraging it not to rehash the "good for nothing revisions" which have been dismissed previously and to concoct a solid proposition recorded as a hard copy. 

The fomentation by ranchers on the fringes of the public capital entered its 31st day on Saturday. Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava visited Singhu outskirt (Delhi-Haryana fringe) where ranchers are challenging the Center's homestead laws. 

The ranchers are challenging Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. They are requesting the cancelation of the three laws. 

The rancher associations have held five rounds of talks with the public authority and went to a gathering called by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (ANI)

4 Al-Qaeda terrorists killed by Afghan forces in Helmand province

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Kabul [Afghanistan], December 26: Four Al-Qaeda fear mongers have been slaughtered in an air strike by the Afghan powers in Helmand area, as per an official explanation by the Afghanistan Defense Ministry. 

Tolo News cited the Defense Ministry as saying that four fear based oppressors of al-Qaeda were killed in an air strike on Friday by Afghan powers in Nawa area, Helmand region. 

Further subtleties are anticipated. (ANI)

7 rare deer found dead in Pak's Bahawalpur Zoo, 12 others critical

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Bahawalpur [Pakistan], December 26: As numerous as seven uncommon deer in Bahawalpur Zoo of Pakistan were discovered dead under strange conditions on Saturday, while 12 others were basic. 

As per a report by The News International, it is suspected that the deer passed on in the wake of eating toxic grain; nonetheless, the zoo the executives denied remarking till post-mortems were finished. 

The examples of the deer have been shipped off Lahore to discover the real purpose behind their demise. 

This comes days after an African giraffe worth USD 10 million kicked the bucket in the Peshawar Zoo under "baffling condition". 

Prior, the Islamabad High Court had contrasted zoos in Pakistan with inhumane imprisonments while reprimanding the public authority for denying two Himalayan bears at Marghazar Zoo of their regular territory. 

As per a report before breakfast, Chief Justice Athar Minallah said that it was coldhearted to have denied the two bears - Suzie and Bubloo - at Marghazar Zoo of their characteristic living space for the simple "diversion of the human species". 

Islamabad's Marghazar Zoo likewise housed "world's loneliest elephant" Kaavan who was analyzed as sincerely and actually insecure. The elephant, who as indicated by veterinarians, was malnourished, at last withdrew for another home in Cambodia on December 1 subsequent to going through 35 years in the zoo. (ANI)

If BJP party confident about victory in Assam, why do they need Congress MLAs in Assam?: Sushmita Dev

Congress leader Sushmita Dev

New Delhi [India], December 26: In a blistering attack on Home Minister Amit Shah who is on his three-day visit toward the Northeast where a few resistance MLAs are probably going to join BJP, senior Congress pioneer Sushmita Dev on Saturday addressed why the BJP required Congress MLAs in the event that they were certain about their triumph in Assam? 

"You are so sure about your triumph in Assam, at that point for what reason do you need Congress MLAs to join your gathering BJP. I can't state who is joining and who isn't joining yet they are stating they are going get 100 seats in Assam," Sushmita Dev informed ANI on being asked regarding Shah's visit to Assam and Manipur. 

"Your whole mission is against Congress however with regards to decisions you need the individuals who are in Congress to help you in winning the races, which implies that Congress is in an excellent position in any case for what reason would you take the sitting MLAs of Congress," she added. 

Dev, public representative of Congress said that Home Minister Amit Shah "should focus on various issues which are currently predominant in Northeast since North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) among BJP and the non-congress party appeared. Assam is having disagreements about the outskirt with Mizoram he should focus on that." 

Shah,who is on a three-day visit to Northeast arrived at Guwahati on Saturday morning. He was invited by society specialists outside Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. (ANI)

Kate Middleton, Prince William share heartfelt Christmas message wishing for 'better 2021'

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Washington [US], December 26: As Queen Elizabeth observes Christmas at Windsor Castle, her grandson Prince William and his family are ringing in the occasion 135 miles away at their nation home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk. 

As per People magazine, William and Kate Middleton's Christmas designs probably changed after the exacting COVID-19 limitations were set up for quite a bit of England because of an irresistible new Covid strain in the UK. 

While there was no illustrious family Christmas morning stroll to chapel on Friday (nearby time), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared an individual message via online media, stating, "This Christmas our contemplations are with those of you who are spending today alone, those of you who are grieving the departure of a friend or family member, and those of you on the cutting edge who are as yet gathering the energy to require your own lives to be postponed to care for most of us." 

"Wishing a happy Christmas doesn't feel right this year, so all things considered we're wanting for a superior 2021. For those striving today, there is uphold accessible," they added prior to sharing a progression of emotional well-being noble cause and hotlines for those in need revealed People Magazine. 

After it was reported that Queen Elizabeth had dropped the regal family's yearly special festival at her Sandringham home because of the continuous pandemic recently, it was theorized that the Cambridges would ring in the occasion with Kate Middleton's family in Bucklebury, Berkshire. However, Berkshire, where Mike and Carole Middleton live, and London, where Kate's sister Pippa Middleton and spouse James Matthews live, is in Tier 4 lockdown. 

As announced by People Magazine, a large part of the U.K. is under Tier 4 lockdown, which restricts all families from blending and overnight avoids home. A movement boycott has additionally been presented, with no exit or section from the Tier 4 locales. 

According to People Magazine, William, Kate and their three children 7-year-old Prince George, 5-year-old Princess Charlotte and 2-year-old Prince Louis have spent a significant part of the pandemic at their nation home in Norfolk, and it is believed that they'll stay there all through the Christmas season. (ANI)

Court summons Delhi Police personnel for showing 'serious disregard' to judicial order

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New Delhi [India], December 26: A neighborhood court here on Saturday coordinated a Delhi Police Investigation Officer and concerned Station House Officer (SHO) to stay present in the court while looking for a report from senior police authorities with respect to the charges of mistreating a denounced and his direction during give up before Tihar Jail following a court request. 

As per the application moved by insight of the blamed, "On Friday morning, when the guidance alongside the charged entered the Tihar prison compound through PHQ Gate, obscure people came from close to the water park and beat on the denounced just as the advice. Meanwhile, two-three police staff additionally powerfully entered the prison and mauled the blamed just as the guidance and strongly removed the charged in a vehicle." 

Metropolitan Magistrate Raghav Sharma, Tihar Court complex coordinated concerned Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) to document a report with respect to the whereabouts of the blamed and the current status for the examination for this situation under his own mark. 

The court additionally saw that this is a "genuine negligence" to the sets of this court and "can't go on without serious consequences" at any expense. The concerned Investigation Officer, just as the SHO, have been coordinated to be available under the steady gaze of the court. 

In the interim, the court additionally directed a starter request on the said episode and addressed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Home Guard faculty (who were working and present there) about the character of the people who had entered the compound and assaulted and abused the blamed and his guidance. 

The CRPF official affirmed that he checked the IDs of the concerned work force and expressed that they were police authorities. He has likewise affirmed that the said faculty assaulted and mauled the denounced just as his insight. 

The direction who spoke to the blamed are Advocate Anwar Ahmed Khan and Advocate Purushendra Bhardwaj. (ANI)

PMJAY-SEHAT another testament of PM Modi's resolve towards welfare of Jammu & Kashmir: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

New Delhi [India], December 26: Asserting that the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir were denied of their privileges for quite a long time, Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed that Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)- SEHAT, dispatched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the UT on Saturday, was another confirmation of his determination towards the government assistance of the recent state. 

"The dispatch of PMJAY-SEHAT conspire is one more confirmation of PM @NarendraModi's determination towards the wellbeing security and government assistance of each individual of J&K who stays denied of their privileges for quite a long time," Shah tweeted. 

Executive Narendra Modi for all intents and purposes dispatched the "SEHAT" medical coverage plot for the occupants of Jammu and Kashmir today. The plan will cover the excess one crore populace, which was not covered under the Ayushman Bharat conspire. 

Shah said that 229 government and 35 private clinics have been recorded under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, adding that with this, the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir will have the option to benefit clinical offices up to Rs 5 lakh liberated from cost. 

"PM Modi wishes to see quick advancement in J-K and improvement in the way of life of individuals. He squeezes that popular government should arrive at the grassroots levels and wishes harmony and security for the individuals of the UT," Shah said. (ANI)

PM Modi to inaugurate country's first-ever driverless DMRC metro on Dec 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi [India], December 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will introduce India's first-historically speaking driverless train procedure on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line (Janakpuri West - Botanical Garden) on December 28 at 11 am through video conferencing. 

Executive will likewise introduce the completely operational National Common Mobility Card administration on the Airport Express Line the very day. 

As per the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the National Common Mobility Card will empower anybody conveying a RuPay-Debit Card gave from any piece of the nation to go on the Airport Express Line utilizing that card. This office will open up on the whole Delhi Metro network by 2022. 

These developments are relied upon to proclaim "another time" of voyaging "comfort" and "improved portability". The driverless trains are known to be completely mechanized and will dispense with the chance of human mistake, according to the PMO. 

After the beginning of driverless administrations on the Magenta Line, the Pink Line of Delhi Metro is relied upon to have driverless activities by the mid of 2021. (ANI)

Russia records 29,258 coronavirus cases within 24 hours, total reaches 3 million

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Moscow [Russia], December 26: Russia has recorded 29,258 COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours, carrying the complete to more than 3,000,000, the government reaction focus said on Saturday. 

"In the course of recent hours, 29,258 Covid cases were affirmed in 85 areas, including 4,571 cases (15.6 percent) without clinical manifestations," the middle stated, adding that the combined case check has now arrived at 3,021,964, with the pace of increment at 1 percent. 

Moscow affirmed 7,480 new Covid cases over the given period, trailed by St. Petersburg with 3,755 cases, and the Moscow district with 1,615 new cases. 

The reaction place announced 567 Covid fatalities, raising the nation's loss of life to 54,226. 

Complete recuperations tally 2,426,439 after 28,185 individuals were released from emergency clinics over the previous day. (ANI/Sputnik)

Tokyo sets new daily record with 949 Covid-19 cases amid holidays

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Tokyo [Japan], December 26: The Japanese capital city of Tokyo on Saturday announced a record 949 Covid cases in the midst of a flood in diseases during the New Year occasions, the NHK telecaster detailed, refering to the metropolitan government. 

As indicated by the news source, the figure outperformed the past record of 888 cases enrolled on Thursday and surpassed 800 cases for the third successive day. 

Tokyo's Covid-19 count presently remains at around 55,800 cases. Upwards of 81 patients are supposed to be in a basic condition. 

In the midst of the spike, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday encouraged the country to abstain from visiting swarmed places during the special seasons. 

Japan is likewise among the nations that have enlisted the new strain of the Covid, as of late found in the United Kingdom. (ANI/Sputnik)

Nepal President calls new session of Upper House from January 1

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari (File Photo)

Kathmandu [Nepal], December 26: Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Saturday has called another meeting of the National Assembly from January 1, almost seven days after the acting Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli disintegrated the Parliament. 

On Friday, Oli named eight new Cabinet priests and one priest of state on Friday, the first run through after he suggested the disintegration of the House of Representatives on December 20. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari regulated the pledge of office and mystery to the recently delegated priests. 

Seven ecclesiastical portfolios had fallen empty after priests faithful to Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-seat Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior NCP pioneer Madhav Kumar Nepal surrendered on December 20 to fight the disintegration of the House of Representatives, revealed Himalayan Times. 

The opponent groups of the decision Nepal Communist Party (NCP) are admiring the Election Commission and the Supreme Court to determine the emergency emerging from the disintegration of parliament. (ANI)

PackUniverse International Inc Expanding Operations to Ontario, Canada


Ontario [Canada]/Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], December 26: PackUniverse International Inc - MMIPL. has declared it will be opening its first-since forever worldwide office in Ontario, Canada. 

Navjot Singh Tuteja, Director of PackUniverse International Inc. furthermore, Vic Fedeli, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade made the declaration today during the Minister's virtual exchange mission to India. 

PackUniverse International Inc. will put $6 million in the main period of development to assemble a cutting edge fabricating office in Ontario, which will make more than 40 positions throughout the following two years. 

The office will deliver incorporated fare and homegrown bundling arrangements that will help Ontario's assembling industry to build its worldwide seriousness. The forefront office will likewise support R&D for eco-accommodating bundling arrangements in the region. 

With almost sixty years of involvement with the business, PackUniverse has practical experience in counseling, planning, executing and conveying bundling arrangements of uncompromising, FMCG, Solar, Automobile, Telecom, Confectionary, Pharmaceuticals and all optional and tertiary portfolio things strengthened with keen innovation. This incorporates super high-recurrence RFID arrangements with a coordinated ERP and CRM instrument for consistent following and conveyance experience to the client. The organization additionally gives start to finish pressing and strategic answers for producers to ship their weighty, costly gear capably. 

Manmohan Singh is the Group Chairman of Pack Universe and MMIPL - Tuteja Group, wandered in 1995. Navjot his child is the third era, this family-possessed gathering begins with ranger service, cultivating, development, neighborliness, coordinations park and warehousing, wood and paper exchanging (imports and fares) and money. 

Right now PackUniverse - Manmohan Singh Marketing India Pvt. Ltd., the bundling branch of MMIPL - Tuteja bunch serves India with four deliberately found assembling plants the nation over. They have utilized more than 300 individuals over the most recent two years. 

PackUniverse has decided to find their tasks in Ontario due to the territory's socially assorted eco-framework, and strong professional workplace. 

Manmohan Singh Marketing India Pvt Ltd-PackUniverse, The gathering was started with a unified mission to energize usage of a refined and current methodology in activities as a substitute for customary practices, while at the same time keeping a reasonable cognisance in each business biological system. 

Pack Universe, underpins clients to rethink the idea of client enchant with administrations past a two-party association. At the point when clients assign Pack Universe in the organization business, as a customer, clients come to be a piece of the organization in the environment that adds to a lot more prominent reason for securing the planet by deciding to assign maintainable items as preference. 

They are reclassifying the idea of assembling industry tasks. Pack Universe bundling arrangement, almost a six-long term standing organization, exudes remarkable involvement with the business. They are a worldwide part in innovation empowered incorporated fare and homegrown bundling and strategic administrations. invest heavily in pronouncing that Pack Universe is an ISO and ISMP confirmed association. 

Pack Universe, represent considerable authority in counseling, planning, executing and conveying bundling arrangements of substantial, FMCG, sun oriented, car, telecom, sweet shop, drugs and all optional and tertiary portfolio things strengthened with savvy innovation, for example, super high-recurrence RFID arrangements, incorporated ERP and CRM apparatus for consistent following and conveyance experience to the client. They give a start to finish pressing and calculated answer for producers to ship their substantial, costly gear capably. 

"Ontario has been a world chief in making inventive advanced innovation arrangements because of the pandemic, and our first-historically speaking, completely virtual global mission is a demonstration of that adaptability and resourcefulness," said Vic Fedeli, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. "We took Ontario's Open for Business message to India, which brought about new arrangements and associations that will set Ontario in a place to recuperate and rise out of the COVID-19 pandemic more grounded than at any other time." 

During this virtual mission, This gathering was gone to by Ontario government Min Vic Fedeli and his group MPP Nina Tangri, MPP Deepak Anand, Kapil Malhotra - Trade Commissioner Services, Delhi alongside PackUniverse chief Navjot Singh and his group Tejinder Singh - Country Head, PackUniverse - USA, Dalvinder Singh - Head International Marketing and SCM, Bhavna Talwar - Group Controller. 


"In whatever you seek after, it's tied in with rewarding the general public and climate everywhere and in doing so we are consistently embracing a maintainable methodology toward our technique by persistently coordinating refreshed innovation in each pattern of our execution beginning to end which fills both the need of society and climate " 

- Manmohan Singh Tuteja, Group Chairman 

"Ontario is a prime objective for worldwide venture and we are excited PackUniverse has picked the area as the area for its first worldwide office. Ontario is home to an extraordinary assembling biological system with an exceptionally gifted labor force and serious business costs. Key ventures like this feature the significance of the Ontario-India organization to reinforce our individual economies. 

- Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade 

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HC asks Delhi govt not to release concern bureaucrats' salary till Industrial Award remain un-implemented

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New Delhi [India], December 26: The Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi government not to deliver the compensation of secretary, country advancement office and head secretary, income/divisional official till modern award(s) stay un-executed or work further request from the court. 

"In my view, this aloofness of the respondents towards laborers can't be countenanced. It appears to be that lone intense measures can stir the respondents from their sleep. Court likewise looked for a status report on advances taken to guarantee usage of the Awards while posted the issue for January 27, 2021," said Justice Navin Chawla while passing the request on December 23. 

The court additionally saw that candidates were vexed because of the inaction of the respondents in preparing the execution of Industrial Awards and Recovery Certificates that were passed for the applicants on March 24, 2006; confirmed by the high court by the request on March 28, 2019; and by the Supreme Court on October 14 same year. 

During the meeting, the high court additionally saw that petitions had been forthcoming before it since August 19, 2020. The case was consistently deferred after the affirmation of the respondents that the usage of the Industrial Award(s) is being sped up and essential move would be made. 

"Again the circumstance stays as before with the respondents having passed a request dated 24.11.2020 for making of 32 exaggerated posts and calling upon all the District Magistrates to guarantee consistence therewith, be that as it may, even this request stays un-actualized till date. The petitioner(s) have, accordingly, not got any advantage inspite of the Industrial Award(s) having been passed in support of themselves fourteen years back and the Special Leave Petition of the respondents additionally having been excused nearly 12 months back," the court said in its request on December 23. 

Backer Rajiv Aggarwal while conversing with ANI stated, "This is awful that these poor laborers endured a great deal. They are hanging tight for their lasting position appropriate for long. They are oppressed and battling for it since 2001." 

Then, after the Delhi High Court's structure, the Delhi Government on December 24, spoken with the District Magistrate and mentioned to guarantee the award of advantages to the 32 guardians by making installment of their due cases and send a consistence report by December 31. (ANI)

Naveen Kumar from Sai Mitra Constructions, Hyderabad wins the national finals of the first ever online edition of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 26: The seventeenth version of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz, which was additionally the lady online release of India's biggest and desired business test, effectively closed the public finals.

Naveen Kumar from Sai Mitra Constructions, Hyderabad arose as public boss. He won the fabulous prize of Rs 2, 50,000 and brought home the pined for Tata Crucible prize.

In this new online configuration, the nation was partitioned into 12 bunches. The champ from every one of the 12 group finals contended in 2 semi-finals. Jayakanthan Ranganathan from Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai; Naveen Kumar from Sai Mitra Constructions; Hyderabad and Kapinjal Chowdhury from Bank of New York Mellon, Pune advanced to the National Finals from the first semi-finals. While from the second semi-last, Rabi Shankar Saha from Capgemini, Kolkata; Rohan Khanna from Barclays, Noida and Aniruddha Dutta from TCS, Mumbai made sure about their spot in the National Finals.

The event was graced by the Chief Guest KRS Jamwal, Executive Director, Tata Industries Ltd.

"Caps off to the champ. I should state it was an entirely pleasant test and Naveen Kumar was splendid, and to me, it's captivating in light of the fact that, in my view, the cerebrum is conceivably the most interesting piece of an individual and perhaps the most un-comprehended. However, I believe we're simply starting to start to expose what's underneath on how we can do our cerebrums when we put forth a concentrated effort to that. Maybe one day there will an Olympics of the brain and in the event that there is, at that point I should state, your tests will resemble the runs, likely the most-viewed, the most pleasant. The more we can investigate what the cerebrum can do, I think more information; the dabs interface and they improve us individuals," Jamal stated, talking at the event.

Naveen Kumar from Sai Mitra Constructions, Hyderabad secured his success by displaying dexterity in furnishing smart responses to the absolute hardest inquiries.

"I have been partaking in the Tata Crucible occasion each year since 2011, first as an understudy in the grounds release and afterward in the corporate version. This year on account of the imperatives presented by the pandemic, I wasn't anticipating that the quiz should happen, however I was charmingly amazed to get some answers concerning the new virtual symbol of the Quiz. Also, the occasion was made all the additionally energizing this year, concerning the first run through, people spoke to an organization rather than a group of two. It was my best of luck to win the corporate version for a subsequent time, in the midst of all the serious rivalry from the individual members," said Naveen Kumar, communicating his satisfaction.

Adjusting to the difficulties of the new typical, Tata Crucible acquired its first since forever virtual configuration. Staying aware of the new organization, the members were upbeat as they drew in with the opposition from various pieces of the country.

Giri Balasubramaniam, otherwise known as 'Pickbrain', tested the members on a large group of themes testing the energetic willingness and inventiveness of the members in an arresting public finale.

The prizes for Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz this year were upheld by Tata CliQ.

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Sara Ali Khan asks fans to watch 'Coolie No. 1' , shares fresh picture with Varun Dhawan

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New Delhi [India], December 26: A day after her new film 'Coolie No. 1' was delivered on online decoration Amazon Prime Video, entertainer Sara Ali Khan on Saturday requested that her fans watch the film. 

The cheerful excellence took to Instagram to share new pictures of herself and her co-star Varun Dhawan from a new photoshoot. 

The photos see Dhawan wearing white hued pants, a coordinating T-shirt, and a mustard hued shirt. 

Khan then again is seen wearing a pinkish-red hued crop top and a multi-hued skirt with it. 

"Christmas is finished, however the cheer is still noticeable all around! Go watch our film, see what we need to share. Coolie no 1 now on @primevideoin," she wrote in the subtitle. 

The film which is a change of the 1995 exemplary hit of a similar name stars Dhawan and Khan in the number one spot job. It was delivered on Amazon Prime Video on Friday and got positive reveiws. (ANI)

Philippines logs 1,406 new COVID-19 cases, total breaches 469,000

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Manila [Philippines], December 26: The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines announced 1,406 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, acquiring the all out number the nation to 469,005. 

The DOH said 266 additional patients recuperated, raising the all out number of recuperations to 431,055. The loss of life moved to 9,067 after five additional patients passed on from the viral illness, the DOH added. 

The Philippines has tried over 6.2 million individuals so far since the illness arose in January. The Philippines has a populace of around 110 million. (ANI/Xinhua)

Experts believe Australia-China ties likely to worsen in 2021

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Hong Kong, December 26: The specialists on Australia-China relations have anticipated that the ties between the two countries will deteriorate in the coming 2021. 

Albeit Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has focused on his receptiveness to discourse for settling strains, barely any eyewitnesses see a discretionary advancement not too far off as Canberra and Beijing give no indication of moving on what seem, by all accounts, to be progressively non-debatable contrasts, announced South China Morning Post (SCMP). 

The strain between the two countries began heightening in 2017 and had gone to an appallingly low in the scenery of Australia's driving job in the COVID-19 fault against China as the inception of the pandemic, just as Canberra's arrangement to lockout Chinese tech goliaths, for example, Huawei from its 5G rollout. 

In reprisal, China too confined Australian imports refering to hostile to unloading tests and severe isolates. It blamed Australia for victimizing Chinese organizations and refered to the case of Mengniu Dairy, which in August was impeded from finishing a 600 million Australian dollar offer to secure Melbourne-settled Lion Dairy and Drinks. 

Australia sends around 40% of fares to China, with two-path exchange 2019-2020 worth around 240 billion Australian dollars, revealed SCMP. 

John Power composing for SCMP is of the view that among hesitant and hawkish voices the same, there is a developing conviction that strains are probably not going to improve in 2021. 

China's 'wolf hero' tact and the burden of limitations on 20 billion Australian dollars (USD 15.2 billion) of Australian fares have incited Canberra and even the Australia China Business Council to preclude any trade off on guiding principle notwithstanding saw harassing and dangers, while exciting calls for global collaboration to counter Chinese monetary compulsion, added Power. 

The view in Australia, progressively, is that it needs to 'acknowledge relations with China won't improve in the close to term and that we need to find a way to change', said Dominic Meagher, visiting individual at the Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific. 

Then, another researcher Qinduo Xu, a senior individual at the Pangoal Institution in Beijing, said it was 'normal' China would react powerfully to arrangements that regarded it as a danger, recommending Canberra's pandemic request proposition appeared 'more about governmental issues, more about focusing on China' than a work to assemble current realities. 

"It was 'difficult to be idealistic' about Australia-China relations and that Australian fares would 'endure significantly' in the year ahead if Canberra didn't step up to the plate and fix ties," added Xu. 

"I keep an eye on the negative that progress will be made, seeing little eagerness on China's part to recognize and pay attention to the numerous explanatory and strategy contrasts between the US and Australia, and Australia's reluctance to pay attention to how its discretion and strategy steps have added to China framing these insights," said James Laurenceson, overseer of the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney. 

A week ago, Canberra started procedures against Beijing at the World Trade Organization over its burden of duties that have devastated Australia's grain exchange. (ANI)

PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat PMJAY SEHAT scheme for J-K residents

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

(Jammu and Kashmir) [India], December 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dispatched Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT plot for the occupants of Jammu and Kashmir, through video conferencing on Saturday and communicated with the recipients of Center's Ayushman Bharat Yojana. 

Collaborating with Ramesh Lal, a malignant growth quiet from Jammu, Prime Minister Modi said "Ayushman Bharat has made your life 'ayushman'. I ask you to educate everybody you meet concerning this plan and its advantages." 

"Today is a memorable day for Jammu and Kashmir. From today all the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir will get the advantages of Ayushman Yojana. Wellbeing Scheme-This in itself is a major advance. What's more, I am extremely glad to see Jammu and Kashmir making these strides for the advancement of its kin," said PM Modi during his location. 

At this moment around 6 lakh groups of the state were getting the advantage of Ayushman Bharat Scheme. After the wellbeing plan, each of the 21 lakh families will get a similar advantage, the Prime Minister said. 

"There will be another advantage of this plan which should be referenced over and over. Your treatment won't be restricted to government and private clinics in Jammu and Kashmir as it were. Or maybe, a large number of emergency clinics are associated under this plan in the nation, you will likewise get this office," he added. 

PM Modi further praised the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir for reinforcing the popular government. 

"The appointment of the District Development Council has composed another part. In each period of the races, I was viewing, in spite of such virus conditions and COVID-19, youth, old, ladies were arriving at the stalls," he added. 

"On the substance of each elector in Jammu and Kashmir, I saw a desire for advancement. According to each citizen in Jammu and Kashmir, I saw the conviction of a superior future, giving up the past," said PM Modi. 

Around 18 lakh chambers were topped off here in Jammu and Kashmir during the pandemic. In excess of 10 lakh latrines were inherent Jammu and Kashmir under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In any case, its motivation isn't restricted to simply constructing latrines, it is additionally an endeavor to improve individuals' wellbeing, he added. 

Jammu and Kashmir has won Mahatma Gandhi's vision of 'gram swaraj', said PM Narendra Modi on DDC races. 

"There was a period, we were a piece of the Jammu and Kashmir government yet we broke the coalition. Our issue was that panchayat races should be held and individuals be given their due rights to pick their delegates," said PM Modi. 

Even after Supreme Court has coordinated that Panchayati and metropolitan decisions should be directed in Puducherry, the races are not being led there, the Prime Minister additionally said. 

"The individuals who continue showing me exercises on vote based system are the ones who are running their administration there," he added. 

Talking about fringe shelling issue, PM Modi stated, "Outskirt shelling has consistently involved concern. The work on the development of fortifications in outskirts territories including Samba, Poonch and Kathua is being done at a high speed." 

Present on the event, Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Lead representative Manoj Sinha stated, "I might want to tell that more than 10 lakh ranchers of Jammu and Kashmir have gotten monetary help under PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi conspire." 

The LG further stated, as of late, three-level grassroot popular government was set up in Jammu and Kashmir with DDC races. 

"I thank the individuals here for their cooperation in the decisions. The chosen DDC individuals will make vow on 28th December," he added. 

Talking about the COVID-19 immunization, Sinha stated, "We are prepared for COVID19 inoculation. At the point when an immunization is accessible, we will have the option to vaccinate the recognized people." 

Present on the event, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated, "PM Modi wishes to see quick advancement in Jammu and Kashmir and improvement in the ways of life of individuals. He squeezes that vote based system should arrive at the grassroots levels and wishes harmony and security for individuals of the state." (ANI)

Pakistan using Taliban as 'tool' for dominance in Afghanistan: Former senator

Former Pakistan senator Afrasiab Khattak

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 26: Pakistan is utilizing Taliban as a "device" for its strength in Afghanistan under the guise of key profundity, said previous Pakistan representative Afrasiab Khattak, adding that the fear gathering's methodology towards the harmony cycle has stayed unaltered as it favors viciousness in the nation. 

"They [Pakistan] need predominance in Afghanistan under the guise of key profundity and they have sought after this approach. They consider the To be as an apparatus for themselves," Khattak said in a meeting with TOLOnews this week. 

"We can say that their (the Taliban's) approach has changed on the off chance that they stop viciousness and state that they will sympathize with individuals' torment," Khattak said. 

Khattak comments please the impact points of Taliban agent political pioneer Abdul Ghani Baradar's visit to Pakistan a week ago. 

A video delivered via web-based media demonstrated Baradar among a gathering of individuals, clearly the Taliban individuals, in Karachi, Pakistan, where he said that all choices regarding the harmony cycle are being concluded in conference with the Taliban's authority and the Taliban's minister board in Pakistan. 

Baradar said the Taliban's initiative exists in Pakistan. 

The Taliban have so far not remarked about the spot of Baradar's gathering with injured individuals from the gathering. 

The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday responded to Baradar's video in Pakistan and said the presence of the Taliban chiefs and their warriors in Pakistan is a "away from of Afghanistan's public sway." 

The service approached Pakistan to keep psychological militants from utilizing its region against Afghanistan, adding that end the places of refuge of guerillas and fear mongers is significant for a tranquil finish to the emergency in Afghanistan. 

Pakistan has been for quite some time accused for offering help to Taliban psychological oppressors in Afghanistan. 

The UN Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team to the 1988 Sanctions Committee, which regulates sanctions on the Taliban, in its 2019 report had recognized that almost 5,000 fear based oppressors having a place with Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, which is situated in Pakistan, were dynamic in Kunar and Nangarhar areas of Afghanistan alone. (ANI)

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