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Antony Blinken, US secretary of state nominee.(Bloomberg)

US, India have 'very strong' potential to work together: State Secretary nominee

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:11 AM IST
At his nomination confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Blinken said that India has been a bipartisan success story of the US successive administrations, adding that there are "many ways in which we can deepen that corporation".
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US President Donald Trump.(AP)
US President Donald Trump.(AP)

'We must unify around our shared values': Trump in farewell message

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:06 AM IST
Trump, in a pre-recorded video message released by the White House on Tuesday, said, to serve as the President has been an honour beyond description. “Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is -- a great privilege and a great honour,” he said.
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US President-elect Joe Biden at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool during a Covid-19 memorial to lives lost on the National Mall in Washington.(Bloomberg Photo )
US President-elect Joe Biden at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool during a Covid-19 memorial to lives lost on the National Mall in Washington.(Bloomberg Photo )

Joe Biden intelligence pick favors 'aggressive' stance on China threat

Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:49 AM IST
Pressed by both Republican and Democratic senators on the importance of the Chinese intelligence threat, a former CIA deputy director said she would make it a priority to devote more resources to China.
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)(AP)

Donald Trump leaves town an outcast, trailed by Covid-19 pandemic, job losses

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:43 AM IST
Donald Trump has been transformed into a political pariah in Washington among all but his most loyal supporters in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
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A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Cpovid-19 vaccine(Reuters File Photo )
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Cpovid-19 vaccine(Reuters File Photo )

As WHO fumes at western drugmakers, China fills void on Covid-19 vaccines

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:36 AM IST
The WHO’s struggles have opened the door for China to start ramping up its vaccine diplomacy, with foreign minister Wang Yi pledging last week to hand out more than a million doses during a swing through Southeast Asia.
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“This is the first case in Barwani under the new legislation,” Barwani police station in-charge Rajesh Yadav said.(Representative image)
“This is the first case in Barwani under the new legislation,” Barwani police station in-charge Rajesh Yadav said.(Representative image)

28-yr-old held in MP under new religious conversion law

By HT Correspondent, Barwani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:08 AM IST
“On the basis of a written complaint filed by a 22- year-old woman, a 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday on charges of rape and under provisions of the Freedom of Religion ordinance,” Barwani police station in-charge Rajesh Yadav said.
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In a separate decision, the ministry waived of the 75%-mark eligibility criteria in class 12 exams for students seeking admission to central technical and engineering schools via JEE (Main).(HT Photo)
In a separate decision, the ministry waived of the 75%-mark eligibility criteria in class 12 exams for students seeking admission to central technical and engineering schools via JEE (Main).(HT Photo)

Candidates to get more questions to choose from in JEE and NEET

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:56 AM IST
“The syllabus for JEE (Main 2021) to remain same as the previous year. But students will be given the choice to answer 75 questions (25 questions each in physics, chemistry & mathematics) out of 90 questions (30 questions each in physics, chemistry & mathematics),” the ministry said.
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Siddhartha Mohanty will replace TC Susheel Kumar as the managing director of Life Insurance Corp (Ramesh Pathania/Mint.)
Siddhartha Mohanty will replace TC Susheel Kumar as the managing director of Life Insurance Corp (Ramesh Pathania/Mint.)

Siddhartha Mohanty appointed as new LIC MD

By Gopika Gopakumar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:48 AM IST
In a notification issued on Tuesday, the appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Siddhartha Mohanty till his superannuation on June 30, 2023.
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Joe Biden has already outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal last week, saying bold investments were needed to jump-start the US economy.(Reuters)
Joe Biden has already outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal last week, saying bold investments were needed to jump-start the US economy.(Reuters)

Hopes of new US stimulus, liquidity drive up markets

By Nasrin Sultana, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:37 AM IST
Shares across global markets climbed on Tuesday ahead of Janet Yellen’s confirmation speech as US Treasury secretary. Yellen is expected to tell the senate finance committee that the government must “act big” with its next coronavirus relief package.
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In the public sector, major areas of new spending were roads, water supply, community services, and irrigation
In the public sector, major areas of new spending were roads, water supply, community services, and irrigation

Govt’s infra push drives up project tenders in Q3

By Tanya Thomas, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:10 AM IST
Rising spending on productive assets such as roads, ports and factories support economic growth but the slow pace of growth in the December quarter indicates that recovery may still be on shaky ground and state governments have not fully recovered from the economic disruption caused by the pandemic.
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