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  • In Jammu & Kashmir, four policemen were injured after suspected militants lobbed grenade towards police patrol in south Kashmir's Pulwama district today.The policemen sustained grenade sinter injuries.



  • Chief Electoral Officer of Meghalaya, Frederick Kharkongor today held a meeting with the Convener of State Level Bankers Committee to ensure Election Commission of India’s instruction on monitoring of withdrawal from banks. Following the announcement of poll dates by the Election Commission of India and enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct ; the CEO shared the guideline of the ECI which relates to the collection of information from the banks regarding suspicious transaction during electioneering.



  • Rajasthan's Chief Election Officer said today that the Electronic Voting Machines in the by-polls will have photographs of candidates contesting elections.The by-polls are due on January 29 in Ajmer and Alwar Parliamentary seats along with Mandalgarh Assembly seat.



  • Zipping down the swanky six-lane Agra-Lucknow Expressway will come at a price from mid-night today as vehicles using the route will have to pay toll tax.The Yogi Adityanath Government has fixed toll rates for vehicles using the 302 kilometre-long expressway, which even boasts of a 3.3 km airstrip that defence aircraft can use as a runway during emergency.



  • External Affairs Ministry has said there are no plans of a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, WEF, meeting at Davos next week. Secretary (Economic Relations) at the Ministry Vijay Gokhale was responding to a query on whether Mr Modi would be meeting his Pakistani counterpart as Mr Abbasi would also be there at WEF on the same day.



  • The BJP legislators today condemned Pakistan for the ceasefire violations along the border in Jammu region and sponsoring terror in Kashmir Valley. Observing the mass exodus day of Kashmiri Pandit community, the BJP MLCs led by Mr.



  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Davos in Switzerland on 22nd and 23rd of this month.Briefing media in New Delhi, Secretary (ER) in the External Affairs Ministry, Vijay K Gokhale said, Mr Modi will address plenary session of World Economic Forum on the 23rd during his visit.



  • In Niger, at least five soldiers were killed and a dozen others injured in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the southeast Toummour. Toummour is located in the Diffa administrative region, which lies on the frontier with Nigeria and Chad.



  • Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today announced the name of nine new smart cities, taking the total to 99.The cities include Silvassa in Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in union territory of Daman and Diu, Biharsharif in Bihar, Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.



  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the a need to formulate a long-term and medium-term action plan for augmenting public and private investments to revitalize agriculture sector.Delivering Dr.VKRV Rao memorial lecture on the occasion of 47th Founders' Day of Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bengaluru today, he noted that even when public investment in agriculture is critical and important; it forms only 15 per cent of total investment in this sector.



  • India today joined the Australia Group export control regime, an informal forum which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons. The inclusion is expected to raise India's stature in the field of non-proliferation and help in acquiring critical technologies.




  • India today joined the Australia Group export control regime, an informal forum which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons. The inclusion is expected to raise India's stature in the field of non-proliferation and help in acquiring critical technologies.



  • The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea filed by a US researcher challenging the Delhi High Court verdict acquitting Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui in an alleged rape case. Farooqui was earlier convicted and sentenced to seven years jail term by a trial court in New Delhi in August 2016.



  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrapped his six-day visit to India and left Mumbai this morning.Yesterday, during his address in Mumbai, the visiting PM said India and Israel are the oldest cultures on earth and both are democracies.




  • National Disaster Response Force, NDRF is celebrating its 13th Raising Day today.The Force was raised on 19th January, 2006, as a specialised force capable of responding to any type of disaster in the country and abroad.



  • Bye-Election will be held for Kolaras and Mungaoli constituencies of Madhya Pradesh Assembly on 24th of next month. According to a poll schedule issued by Election Commission, nomination for the polls will begin on 30th of this month and nominations can be filed till 6th of next month.



  • The International Olympics Committee (IOC) says, it will meet officials from the Olympic Committees of North and South Koreas and the organizing committee of the PyeongChang Games tomorrow at its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.North Korean sports minister Kim Il Guk and the North's IOC member Chang Ung are in Switzerland for talks on the country's participation in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.



  • Britain has announced the world's first public register that requires overseas companies that own or buy property in the country to provide details of their ultimate owners. The government is set to publish relevant draft laws and the register will go live by early 2021.




  • In Goa, taxi operators today kept their vehicles off the roads despite the state government yesterday invoking the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA) prohibiting the strike. The strike, in which about 18,000 state's taxis are off the roads, left hundreds of passengers and tourists stranded at railway stations, the airport and hotels.



  • Maharashtra Government has approved a 4,000-crore rupee project aimed at promoting climate-resilient agriculture. A government resolution issued recently informs that the project, named Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna, will be implemented in 5,142 villages across 15 districts.


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