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Roof of Bhubaneswar Airport Building Collapses, Several Feared Trapped

The newly constructed roof of link building connecting terminal 1and 2 of the Bhubaneswar Biju Patnaik International Airport caved in on Friday night. Two injured have been rescued while some feared trapped, rescue operations on, details awaited.

(Source: TNIE and OTV)

NIA Takes Over Elgaar Parishad Case from Pune Police

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Friday took over the Elgaar Parishad case from the Pune police.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh condemned the decision saying it was done without Maharashtra government's consent.

CRPF Personnel Injured in Grenade Attack in Srinagar

One Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel injured, sent to hospital after grenade attack on police post in Noorbagh area of old Srinagar city.

Six Killed, Several Injured in Germany Shooting

German news agency dpa reports that six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in southwestern Germany.

Aalen police said several people were injured and some were killed in the shooting early Friday afternoon, but haven't confirmed the number of fatalities.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Arrives in India

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro arrives Delhi on a four-day visit. He is the Chief Guest of Republic Day Parade 2020.

BJP MLA Enters Rajasthan Assembly With Basket Full of Locusts, Asks for Compensation to Farmers

In a symbolic protest, a BJP MLA in Rajasthan entered the Vidhan Sabha carrying a basket full of locusts on Friday, 24 January and asked the state government to expedite the distribution of compensation to farmers who have suffered losses in the insect attack.

Eleven districts of the state are facing the worst locust attack after 26 years. Control measures have been undertaken on 3.70 lakh hectares of affected land, officials said.

"The seriousness of the government is visible in addressing the issue of locust attack in western Rajasthan that has damaged crops on lakhs of hectares of land," Nokha (Bikaner) MLA Bihari Lal told reporters in the assembly building.

(Source: PTI)

GoAir Bengaluru-Phuket Flight Turned BAck Due To Technical Glitch

Bengaluru-Phuket GoAir flight (G8 041) with 173 passengers on board performed a precautionary air turn back due to technical glitch. After turn back, flight landed safely at Bengaluru airport. Aircraft has since been changed and departed with passengers for its destination at 1044 hours.

(Source: ANI)

ED Seeks Further Remands on CC Thampi

Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeks further remand of CC Thampi of Holiday Group, who was arrested on 17 January, in connection with a money laundering case involving Robert Vadra.

(Source: ANI)

ED Issues Summon to Air Asia Senior Execs

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to senior executives of Air Asia airlines, including CEO Tony Fernandes, for questioning next month in connection with a money laundering case, officials said on Friday, 24 January.

As per sources, the central agency has asked Fernandes to appear before the investigating officer of the case here on 5 February, his deputy and former Deputy Group CEO of Malaysia-based Air Asia Berhad Bo Lingam on 3 February and R Venkataramanan, Director Air Asia India Ltd, Bengaluru, on 10 February.

(Source: PTI)

Karnataka High Court Seeks Bail Cancellation Against Self-Styled Godman Nithyananda

Bail cancellation has been sought by a complainant, at Karnataka High Court, against self-styled godman Nithyananda for skipping trial & fleeing the country on an expired passport, and also making false representations in his exemption petitions to Trial Court as if he's still in India.

The court has ordered that a notice be issued to the respondents (state and Nithyananda) and posted the matter for next week.

(Source: ANI)

SC Refuses Plea Invoking National Security Act in Delhi

The Supreme Court (SC) has refused to entertain a plea against invoking National Security Act in Delhi in an absence of no law & order problem. SC said that it can't pass a general direction to restrain govt from invoking NSA&granted liberty to petitioner to file fresh petition if law is misused by authorities.

(Source: ANI)

EU Chiefs Sign Brexit Deal Ahead of Parliamentary Vote

The European Union Chief has formally signed the Brexit deal put forward by British PM Boris Johnson ahead of the parliamentary vote.

(Source: AFP)

Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali Invites PM Modi for 'Sagarmatha Sambaad'

Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the maiden 'Sagarmatha Sambaad' to be held in April this year in Kathmandu. It will be a platform for govt policymakers, researchers, private sectors&civil societies. has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the maiden 'Sagarmatha Sambaad' to be held in April this year in Kathmandu. It will be a platform for govt policymakers, researchers, private sectors&civil societies.

(Source: ANI)

BJP Boycotts Governor's Address on First Day of Budget Session of Rajasthan Assembly

The opposition BJP on Friday, 24 January boycotted the governor's address on the first day of the Budget session of Rajasthan Assembly and accused the government of not following rules in holding the session.

As soon as Governor Kalraj Mishra began to deliver his speech, Leader of Opposition Gulabchand Kataria raised his objection over the session being called without a prior notice of 21 days.

(Source: PTI)

Facebook Names Avinash Pant as India Marketing Head

Facebook on Friday, 24 January said it has appointed Avinash Pant as Marketing Director for its India operations.

The role of marketing director will be a new one at Facebook India, with the mandate to drive the company's consumer marketing efforts across the family of apps, including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, the company said in a statement.

Pant comes with 22 years of experience working with consumer brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, The Walt Disney Company, and most recently, Red Bull, it added.

(Source: PTI)

Also Read: Facebook Decides It Won’t be Putting Ads on WhatsApp: Report

SS Stays NCLAT Order Dismissing RoC Plea Seeking Modification of Verdict

The Supreme Court on Friday, 24 January stayed the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's order dismissing the Registrar of Companies (RoC) plea seeking modification of its verdict in the Tata-Cyrus Mistry matter.

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant agreed to hear Tata Sons Pvt Ltd's appeal and issued notice to the parties concerned.

(Source: PTI)

Also Read: I Will Not Be Pursuing Chairmanship of Tata Sons: Cyrus Mistry

DMK Holds All Party Meeting on CAA-NRC-NPR

An all-party meeting, headed by DMK President MK Stalin, is underway at DMK headquarters in Chennai, to discuss the next course of action on protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).

(Source: ANI)

Also Read: ‘Don’t Care If Congress Leaves Alliance’: DMK’s Duraimurugan

SC Allows Rajashthan Panchayat Elections by April

The Supreme Court has allowed Rajasthan’s state Election Commission to go ahead with the Panchayat elections by April 2020.

Rajasthan High Court had quashed the notifications on delimitation’s after which the state had moved Supreme Court.

(Source: ANI)

Also Read: 'Rajasthan panchayat made child sit outside house for 10 days, will face action'

DMK Moves SC on Plea Seeking Disqualification on 11 AIADMK MLAs

The DMK moved the Supreme Court on Friday seeking urgent hearing of its plea for disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs, who voted against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in a confidence motion in 2017.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said it will consider listing the matter for urgent hearing.

(Source: PTI)

North Korea Names Sharp-Tongued Army Figure as Foreign Minister

North Korea has named a sharp-tongued former army officer with little foreign policy experience as its top diplomat, in a possible indication it will take a harder line with Washington installed nuclear negotiations.

(Source: AP)

Also Read: North Korea’s Kim Touts Strategic Weapon Amid Stall in Talks 

Two Killed in Motorcycle-Truck Collision

Two persons were killed when the motorcycle they were traveling by suffered a head-on collision with a truck at Teen Hath Naka junction in Maharashtra's Thane city, police said on Friday, 24 January. The incident took place at around 9.45 pm on Thursday, 23 January, when a Gujarat-registered truck collided with the motorcycle, killing two Mulund residents.

(Source: PTI)

5 Tamil Refugees Caught While Fleeing to Sri Lanka

5 Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka, who were trying to flee to Sri Lanka from Rameswaram, were caught by the Q branch police. They were taken to Ramanathapuram and Ramanathapuram for further investigation.

(Source: ANI)

PM Modi to Interact with Winners of Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 Today

PM Modi will meet and interact with 49 children who were awarded Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar in 2020.

(Source: ANI)

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 25, 830 Reported Cases: Chinese Authority

Twenty-five deaths are now blamed on the new coronavirus, China's National Health Commission has said. The number of cases there has risen to 830 since the new respiratory virus was first detected last month.

(Source: AP)

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