LIVE: Army has boosted India's morale during China standoff, says Rajnath

Singh said this while addressing a gathering here during the 'bhoomipujan' and foundation stone laying ceremony of a new Command Hospital. (LSTV/PTI Photo)
Live new updates: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Indian Army has boosted the morale of the country and also enabled the people to hold their heads high during the border standoff with China.

Former NDTV journalist Nidhi Razdan tweeted on Friday that she had been the target of a "very serious phishing attack" and had learnt that what she believed was an offer to teach at Harvard University was fake. Ms Razdan had quit NDTV last year after a 21-year stint to take up the offer.

In another news, over 40 eminent women personalities from across the world will come together to participate in a two-day summit today to share their experiences and brainstorm solutions to build lasting peace in South Asia, especially between arch rivals India and Pakistan, organisers of the event said. The all women virtual summit will focus on celebrating the shared heritage of India and Pakistan, channelling the energy of women and youth, and giving a platform to fresh new approaches, they said in a statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today interact with startups and address a global summit being organised by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, according to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will lay the foundation stone of a new battalion campus of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Karnataka's Shivamogga district.

India's biggest and oldest international film event, the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India, gets underway today in Goa and will be inaugurated by Southern filmstar Sudeep.

Stay tuned for the latest news of the day.

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India is one of the biggest startup ecosystems in the world. More than 41,000 startups including nearly 5,700 startups in IT sector, 3,600 in the health sector and 1,700 startups in agriculture are engaged in work. These startups are changing the demographic character of business, PM Modi said addressing ‘Prarambh: StartUpIndia International Summit.
 
Earlier, on hearing about a startup people used to ask 'why don't you do a job?'. But now people say why not create a start up instead of doing a job, he said. Today, the country says, 'We will do it'. Be it digital payments, AI revolution or the solar energy sector, and we can see the results today
 

Modi interacts with startups during ‘Prarambh' at StartupIndia International Summit

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Amit Shah lays foundation stone of RAF centre in Karnataka

Union Home Minister Amit Shah lays foundation stone of Bhadravathi Rapid Action Force Centre in Shivamogga, Karnataka.  Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa also present.



 

Army has boosted country's morale during border standoff with China: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Indian Army has boosted the morale of the country and also enabled the people to hold their heads high during the border standoff with China. Singh said this while addressing a gathering here during the 'bhoomipujan' and foundation stone laying ceremony of a new Command Hospital.


"The charismatic (karishmaayi) performance by the Army during the India-China standoff has boosted the morale of the country and also enabled the citizens to hold their heads high," he said, drawing a thunderous applause from the crowd.

Thane court grants bail to 89 people in Palghar lynching mob case

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Amit Shah arrives in Bengaluru to inaugurate several projects

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Pence congratulates Harris, offers full co-operation in transition of power

Outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to congratulate her and offer his full co-operation in the transition of power, according to multiple media reports said.
 
However, there has been no communication between outgoing President Donald Trump and president-elect Joe Biden, which is unprecedented in recent memory.
 
Vice President Mike Pence telephoned Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Thursday to congratulate her and offer his belated assistance filling a leadership role all but abdicated by President Trump, who is planning to fly out of the capital shortly before Joseph R Biden Jr is sworn in next week, The New York Times reported. Read on...

Pence, Harris speak on phone before inauguration

Outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the phone, during which the former offered his assistance with the latter's inauguration on January 20, according to informed sources.
 
Friday's conversation marked the first time Pence and Harris spoke after their debate i October 2020, The Hill news website reported.
 
While outgoing President Donald Trump announced that he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden and Harris' inauguration on January 20, Pence will attend the ceremony.

Gujarat: Volunteers set up a facility to provide first aid to birds that were injured due to kite strings

Gujarat: Volunteers of 'Team Prayas' have set up a facility to provide first aid to birds that were injured by kite strings during #Uttarayan festival, in Surat.
 
"We have taken all precautionary measures due to Covid & bird flu protocols," says a member.

US: Trump administration doubles down on Iran with fresh sanctions

The United States designated three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation, doubling down its maximum pressure campaign against Tehran.
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement on Friday announced sanctions against Iran's Marine Industries Organization (MIO), Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), and the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), Xinhua news agency reported.
 
The statement alleged these entities manufactured military equipment for Iran's military "to perpetrate its global terror campaign".

Palestine set to hold national elections after 14 years

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Ill-informed: Snapdeal on USTR report placing it on Notorious Markets List

Snapdeal, one of India's largest e-commerce platforms, has contested a US Trade Representative report that placed it on the Notorious Markets List for counterfeiting and piracy, and termed it ill-informed and incorrect.
 
Snapdeal and four Indian shopping complexes have figured in the latest 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy issued by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). Read on...

Former NDTV journalist Nidhi Razdan says ‘was victim of phishing attack, Harvard University offer a fraud’

Former NDTV journalist Nidhi Razdan tweeted today that she had been the target of a "very serious phishing attack" and had learnt that what she believed was an offer to teach at Harvard University was fake. Razdan had quit NDTV last year after a 21-year stint to take up the offer.



 

Due to dense fog, only CAT IIIA and CATIII B compliant aircraft and pilots can operate, says Delhi airport

Due to dense fog, only CAT IIIA and CATIII B compliant aircraft and pilots can operate. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information: Delhi airport

Delhi winter: 4 flights to/from Delhi airport are delayed and one flight cancelled due to fog

Delhi winter: 4 flights to/from Delhi airport are delayed and one flight cancelled due to fog

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