Top news of the day: Anti-satellite missile capability showcased in Republic Day parade, lakhs line up across Kerala for LDF human chain against CAA and NRC, and more

Anti-CAA protesters unfurl a tricolour to celebrate the 71st Republic Day at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on January 26, 2020.

Anti-CAA protesters unfurl a tricolour to celebrate the 71st Republic Day at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi on January 26, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Anti-satellite missile capability showcased in Republic Day parade

Chinook heavy lift helicopters and Apache attack helicopters also make their first appearance. | Republic Day celebrations: Modi breaks security protocol | Republic Day celebrated across Jammu amid tight security arrangementsMobile phone services restored in Kashmir

Lakhs line up across Kerala for Left’s human chain against CAA, NRC

Leaders of the Left parties joined the chain at various locations. CPI(M) politburo member S. Ramachandran Pillai was the first link in the chain at Kasargode in the north while Politburo member M.A. Baby positioned himself as the last link at Kaliyikkavila, bordering Tamil Nadu. | Protesters march against CAA on London streets

Republic Day at Shaheen Bagh: Dadis, Rohith Vemula’s mother hoist National Flag amid chants of azaadi and Jana Gana Mana

Protesters chanted ‘CAA se Azaadi, NRC se Azaadi, BJP se Azaadi’ while raising other slogans against the CAA and the NRC. | Police interrogate relatives of Sharjeel Imam | Delhi Police too register case against JNU student Sarjeel Imam

Coronavirus: Death toll in China rises to 56, over 600 new cases detected

Among the new deaths, 13 were in Hubei, the Province at the heart of the outbreak, while Shanghai reported its first death. | China bans wild animal trade | Indian Embassy in Beijing sets up two hotlines

Congress gifts copy of the Constitution to Modi, says read it when you get time from dividing nation

“It is important to remember that it is enshrined in our Constitution that all persons are protected from discrimination of any form,” the Congress said.

Violence and weapons no solution, says Narendra Modi in Mann ki Baat

Insurgency in Northeast has come down due to peaceful dialogue, says Modi in this year’s first Mann ki Baat.

TNPSC scam: Accused re-marked scripts in a vehicle on the move and replaced them

Investigators said the accused had in a midnight operation taken away from a vehicle the answer scripts of the Group-IV Services examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) and tampered with them before replacing them.

Tremors felt in Amaravati, other regions in A.P., Telangana

A low intensity earthquake was also reported in Khammam, Bhadradri-Kothagudem and Suryapet, the adjoining districts in Telangana around 2.35 a.m.

Local language, dialects to be medium of instruction in Chhattisgarh: Baghel

Appealing to the people to work towards protecting the Constitution, he said its different aspects will be taught in schools.

Two Sri Lankan women receive Padma awards for contribution to arts, language teaching

High Commission lauds their pioneering role in strengthening India-Sri Lanka ties. | Honouring unsung heroes with Padma awards is in a way discovery of India: Vice-President | Full list of 2020 Padma awardees

NZ vs IND T20I: Rahul, Jadeja give India 2-0 lead against New Zealand

The very short boundary ensured the match ended with as many as 15 balls to spare.

India’s oldest living first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji turns 100

Raiji, a right-handed batsman, played nine first-class matches in the 1940s, scoring 277 runs with 68 being his highest score.

Table tennis | Indian men's team, too, fails to qualify to Tokyo Olympics

The Indians will now play the singles qualification tournament in Thailand in April to book their places to Tokyo.

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