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Top news of the day: India says no role for any third party in Kashmir issue, International Court of Justice orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide, and more

A worker gives final touches to a tableau of Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi on January 22, 2020 during a press preview of tableaux participating in the 2020 Republic Day parade.

A worker gives final touches to a tableau of Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi on January 22, 2020 during a press preview of tableaux participating in the 2020 Republic Day parade.   | Photo Credit: AFP

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India says no role for third party in Kashmir issue

The Ministry of External Affairs responds to U.S. President Donald Trump’s fresh offer to “help” in resolving the issue. | Pakistan ‘spews venom’, takes to hate speech like fish takes to water: India at U.N.

U.N. top court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

The court added that its order for so-called provisional measures intended to protect the Rohingya is binding “and creates international legal obligations” on Myanmar.

India coronavirus update: ‘12,828 from 60 flights screened, no case found’

Passengers travelling from China are instructed to report to nearest public health facility in case of any symptoms, says Health Secreatry Preeti Sudan.

Coronavirus: Pinarayi writes to Centre over infected Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia

According to media reports a nurse from Ettumannur in Kottayam district, working at the Al Hayat hospital in Saudi Arabia, has tested positive for the virus.

India slips two places on global corruption perception index

Opaque political financing, lobbying by corporate interests has caused control of corruption to fall in democracies like India and Australia, notes Transparency International.

A condemned man cannot fight death penalty endlessly: CJI

The oral remarks came a day after the Centre filed an application, in the background of the Nirbhaya case, to modify a 2014 judgment of the Supreme Court in the Shatrughan Chauhan case. The 2014 verdict had issued guidelines, which primarily held that an unexplained delay in carrying out an execution would lead to commutation of the death penalty to life imprisonment. | Centre seeks guidelines on execution of convicts | No word from Nirbhaya convicts on last meeting with parents

‘Free to go’, Nitish Kumar reacts to JD(U) leader Pavan Varma’s charges

The Bihar Chief Minister takes umbrage at his senior party leader for going public with reservations about the JD(U)’s support to Citizenship Amendment Act, and tie-up with BJP for Delhi Assembly polls, and made it clear that the “scholarly” diplomat-turned-politician was “free to go wherever he likes”.

Christian hymn ‘Abide with me’ back on list of Beating the Retreat tunes

It is believed to have been a favourite of Mahatma Gandhi.

Women politicians trolled more: Amnesty India

If they belong to the Muslim community, it is 55% more abuse than others, finds study.

N. Ram selected for national award instituted by Kerala Media Academy

Mr. Ram was selected after reviewing 40 years of his contributions in the field, according to jury members. Mr. Ram’s contribution in bringing out corruption in various government deals involving the Bofors guns and Rafale aircraft and his commitment for the independence of the media were highly noteworthy, the jury stated.

644 extremists surrender in Assam

Almost half of the surrendered extremists, numbering 301, belonged to the National Liberation Front of Bengali (NLFB) followed by 178 of Adivasi Dragon Fighter and 87 of National Santhal Liberation Army. Only eight members of the Sairaogwri faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland, the last of the NDFB groups that declared truce a week ago, took part in the surrender ceremony.

U.S. to impose visa restrictions for pregnant women

Visa applicants deemed by consular officers to be coming to the US primarily to give birth will now be treated like other foreigners coming to the US for medical treatment, according to State Department guidance viewed by The Associated Press.

Today’s Top Business News: AGR dues payment; Sebi to tap AI, big data analytics; Oil slump deepens and more

Sensex rises 271 points on value buying, L&T up 3%; Gold rises ₹63 on weak rupee, global cues; Airtel, VodafoneIdea to pay AGR dues after Supreme Court hearing, Jio to pay ₹177 crore.

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Rajesh Chauhan, Amay Khurasiya apply for national selector’s post

All the three former India internationals have confirmed that they are offering their candidature for a place in the selection committee.

Table tennis Olympic qualifiers | Archana Kamath shines as Indian women beat Sweden

Riding on Sharath Kamal’s stupendous performance, Indian men enter last-16.

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