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  • In Tamil Nadu, the world famous Alanganallur Jallikattu has been held today in presence of the Chief Minister E K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam.Over a thousand and hundred bulls and nearly a thousand and five hundred bull-taming youth participated in the game.



  • Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik today held an interstate co-ordination meeting with senior officers of other states to address the various issues related to policing in the National Capital Region, especially in view of forthcoming Republic Day Function. The main objective of the meeting was to share terror related intelligence and inputs about various extremist outfits and their designs.



  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a visit to Gujarat tomorrow.The city of Ahmedabad will greet Mr.



  • Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu today said our way of life is being challenged by redical Islam and extremists from a variety of sources.Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi this evening, he said that one of the ways to overcome such a challenge is to strengthen relationship between two great democracies - India and Israel in every area.



  • The Supreme Court today pulled up the Special Investigation Team of Central Bureau of Investigation for not registering the required number of FIRs as directed by it earlier following probe in alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and Police in Manipur. The apex court directed the SIT to lodge 30 more FIRs on or before January 31 this year, afterthe team said it has lodged 12 FIRs till date.



  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena walked out of the Cabinet meeting held this morning after making an emotional speech over the personal attacks against him by certain members of United National Party. A senior Cabinet Minister told local media that President spoke for about half an hour to the members of the Cabinet and left the meeting feeling dejected and disappointed.



  • Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today urged the NCC cadets to put their heart and mind in everything they undertake and become role model for the youth. Addressing the NCC Republic Day Parade Camp in Delhi Cantt, he said that the destiny of the nation will be driven by youth as India moves from a developing country to become developed.



  • The Allahabad High Court today issued a contempt notice to Censor Board Chairman Prasoon Joshi in connection with the release of the film "Padmaavat" on January 25.The Lucknow bench of the court granted three weeks' time to Joshi for filing his response to the contempt notice.It fixed next hearing of the matter in the week commencing February 12.




  • Defence Acquisition Council has cleared procurement of more than 72 thousand assault rifles and nearly 94 thousand carbines on a fast track basis to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders. The procurement involves expenditure of more than three thousand crore rupees.



  • Defence Acquisition Council has cleared procurement of more than 72 thousand assault rifles and nearly 94 thousand carbines on a fast track basis to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders. The procurement involves expenditure of more than three thousand crore rupees.



  • In Australian Open Tennis, defending Champion and 19 times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer entered into the second round of men's singles today, defeating Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.



  • Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Ajay Agrawal to explain his locus standi in filing an appeal in the politically-sensitive 64 crore rupees Bofors pay-offs case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra noted that the CBI has not filed any appeal in the apex court challenging the May 31, 2005 Delhi High Court judgement and asked the petitioner to explain his locus in the case. The matter will be now heard on February 2.




  • Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that government is making all-out efforts to upgrade the quality of higher education in the country. Addressing a press conference at the end of a 65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education in New Delhi today, Mr Javadekar said, the government supports more autonomy for the educational institutions.



  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has said that youth parliament will be organized in every district of the country this year. Addressing the valedictory ceremony of 22nd National Youth Festival at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh today, Mr.




  • Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Ajay Agrawal to explain his locus standi in filing an appeal in the politically-sensitive 64 crore rupees Bofors pay-offs case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra noted that the CBI has not filed any appeal in the apex court challenging the May 31, 2005 Delhi High Court judgement and asked the petitioner to explain his locus in the case. The matter will be now heard on February 2.




  • A tractor carrying Indian pilgrims today met with an accident in Nepal's Nawalparasi district, killing one person and injuring 13 others. The accident in Triveni Village Council took place when the tractor was heading towards Trivenidham on the occasion of Hindu festival Maghe Aunshi for taking a holy dip.



  • Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said the government is committed to harness science and technology for the preservation of the environment.Addressing a function in New Delhi today, he emphasized that research has to be increasingly made people-centric and research must find solutions to the problems of the people.



  • Defence Acquisition Council has cleared procurement of 72 thousand 400 assault rifles and 93 thousand 895 carbines on a fast-track basis to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders. The procurement involves the expenditure of three thousand 547 crore rupees.



  • Chinese President Xi Jinping today held telephonic talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump to resume a suspended dialogue aimed at improving bilateral economic ties, amid tensions over their huge trade imbalance. The phone call between the two leaders came as the Trump Administration threatened tough action against China including punitive tariffs, sanctions and even a trade war.



  • Jharkhand Legislative Affairs Minister Saryu Rai has said that Assembly is the place for different political parties to resolve their differences for the development of the state. He was speaking at a round table discussion (Paricharcha) organised by Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha today at the assembly hall in Ranchi.


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