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Top news of the day: Arya Rajendran sworn-in as youngest Mayor of the country; PM Modi inaugurates country's first driverless metro rail in Delhi, and more

21-year-old Arya Rajendran, the youngest Mayor in Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation, greets members after taking oath, in Thiruvananthapuram on December 28, 2020.

21-year-old Arya Rajendran, the youngest Mayor in Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation, greets members after taking oath, in Thiruvananthapuram on December 28, 2020.

21-year-old Arya Rajendran, youngest Mayor in the country, sworn in

Twenty one-year-old Arya Rajendran was sworn in as the Mayor of the Thiruvananthapuram city Corporation, after she secured 54 votes in the 100-member Council in the election held on the morning of December 28. She is the youngest to become Mayor till date in the country.

Centre invites farmers for talks on December 30

Farmers during their ongoing agitation against the new farm laws, in New Delhi on December 28, 2020.

Farmers during their ongoing agitation against the new farm laws, in New Delhi on December 28, 2020.

 

The Union government has invited protesting farmers’ groups to resume negotiations with a ministerial delegation on December 30. Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal sent the invitation to 40 farmers’ organisations on Monday evening.

PM Modi inaugurates country’s first driverless Metro rail in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s first driverless train operation on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line on December 28. Mr. Modi extended the fully operational National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) to the Airport Express Line of the Delhi Metro Rain Corporation (DMRC).

Trump signs Tibet policy to preempt Chinese move on Dalai Lama’s succession

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a Bill which calls for establishing a U.S. consulate in Tibet and building an international coalition to ensure that the next Dalai Lama is appointed solely by the Tibetan Buddhist community without China’s interference.

A.K. Antony hoists Congress flag on party’s 136th Foundation Day

Former Defence Minister A.K. Antony hoisted the Congress flag at the party headquarters on the occasion of 136th Foundation Day of the party on Monday morning.

Trump signs COVID relief, government-funding measure

President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package on Sunday, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown.

Kohli named ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade, Dhoni fetches 'Spirit of Cricket' honour

India captain Virat Kohli on Monday headlined the ICC top honours for the decade, winning the Sir Garfield Sobers award for the best male cricketer of the past 10 years.

Amartya Sen thanks Mamata for her support on Santiniketan residence row

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee thanking her for the support on the recent controversy over Visva-Bharati , allegedly including him in the list of people who have illegally occupied land.

Australia vs India, 2nd Test | Bowlers put India in sight of series-levelling win, leave Australia reeling at 133/6

A relentless India marched toward a dominant series-levelling victory after their formidable bowlers scythed through Australian batting, pressing home the advantage of a sizeable first-innings lead on the third day of the second Test, here on Monday.

China jails citizen-journalist for four years over Wuhan virus reporting

A Chinese court handed a four-year jail term on Monday to a citizen-journalist who reported from the central city of Wuhan at the peak of last year's coronavirus outbreak , on grounds of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” her lawyer said.

Injured tusker found near Ooty treated by Forest Department, using kumki elephants

An injured tusker that had been noticed around the Bokkapuram area, near Masinagudi, for more than two weeks, was sedated by Forest Department veterinarians using kumki elephants, and treated on Monday.

Alexa can hear and record what is typed in nearby devices, study finds

Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home pod may hear and record what people are typing into nearby devices, despite background noise, according to a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge.


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