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President Ram Nath Kovind addresses to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Full text: President Ram Nath Kovind’s speech on eve of 72nd Republic Day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Here’s the full text of President Kovind’s speech
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Salaries not paid, doctors of Delhi’s Kasturba Hospital may strike work from Feb 1

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Doctors of Kasturba Hospital, run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, are likely to go on an indefinite strike from February 1 over non-payment of salaries for the past three months
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DDA comes up with new plan to expedite process of issuing deeds to residents of unauthorised colonies

By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:44 PM IST
New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) plans to implement a new strategy to expedite to process of issuing conveyance deeds, which will give ownership rights to residents of 1,731 unauthorised colonies in Delhi, under the Centre’s PM-UDAY scheme, said Anurag Jain, the vice-chairman of the housing agency
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Doorstep delivery of rations in Delhi by March this year: CM Arvind Kejriwal

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:43 PM IST
New Delhi: The Delhi government’s ambitious doorstep delivery of ration service will be launched by March, and all of the residents of the city will get health cards by the end of this year, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday, during an address at a Republic Day event at the Delhi secretariat
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HC allows DDA to declare results of e-auction of 3 plots that was stayed for want of parking

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:43 PM IST
The Delhi high court on Monday allowed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to publish the results of the e-auction of three commercial plots at the District Centre in Netaji Subhash Place, after the agency admitted that there was a deficiency of parking, to address which it would construct additional parking space on six plots
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Delhi Police says it will ensure that farmers stick to rally route

By Shiv Sunny
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:43 PM IST
New Delhi: Only 5,000 farmers on 5,000 tractors will be allowed into Delhi for the tractor rally scheduled for Tuesday, according to the terms and conditions mentioned in the no-objection certificate (NOC) issued by the Delhi Police on Monday, but the police said that practically all tractors joining the rally will be allowed to enter the national capital
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A banner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games.(AP)
A banner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games.(AP)

Olympics would be 'extremely difficult' for unvaccinated athletes: France

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Denis Masseglia warned that unvaccinated athletes who went to the Games in Japan faced "quarantine of a fortnight" and "will have to undergo tests in the mornings and evenings".
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Farmers from across the country prepare for historic parade on R-Day

By Kainat Sarfaraz, Fareeha Iftikhar, and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Gleaming tractors that have been serviced, washed and adorned with the tricolour and banners; farmers busy giving finishing touches to tableaux on agricultural themes; volunteers setting up mobile hospitals and another group registering the parade participants -- the farmer protest venues at Delhi’s borders were beehives of activity on Monday, the eve of the historic “tractor parade” to be held by farmers on Republic Day
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Two workers fall to death from factory building in East Delhi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Two men working at a jeans factory in east Delhi’s Geeta Colony died after falling off the third floor of the factory building on Saturday afternoon, in what the police called a “freak accident” -- the two men were hanging out together in their free time and jostling about when they fell
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Over 91% of registered beneficiaries get Covid-19 vaccine shots in Delhi on Monday, the highest so far

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:41 PM IST
Over 91% scheduled beneficiaries of the Covid-19 vaccine were inoculated in one day for the first time in Delhi on Monday, as 41 hospitals in the Capital either completed their daily target or exceeded it
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