Top news of the day: Mamata says India should have four rotating capitals including Kolkata; Haryana Police question man for alleged conspiracy to kill farmer leaders, and more

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leads a rally to celebrate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata on January 23, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

India should have four rotating capitals including Kolkata, says Mamata

The West Bengal Chief Minister made the proposition at a gathering after participating in a road show to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Mamata declines to speak at Netaji event after Jai Shri Ram slogans were raised

The West Bengal Chief Minister was yet to start her speech when the slogans were raised by a section of the crowd at the Victoria Memorial event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present.

Haryana Police quiz man for alleged conspiracy to kill farmer leaders

At a press conference in Singhu border late on January 22, farmer leaders presented the 21-year-old man who claimed that a plan was hatched to shoot four farmer leaders on January 23.

HAL to deliver three Light Combat Helicopters before March 31

The Army variant of the Light Utility Helicopter, which has completed all tests and also demonstrated its high altitude capability in hot and high weather conditions in September 2020, is scheduled to receive its Initial Operational Clearance at Aero India.

BSF detects underground tunnel at IB in J&K's Kathua, second within 10 days

The secret tunnel was detected during an anti-tunnelling operation in the border outpost Pansar area of Hiranagar sector. On January 13, a 150-metre-long tunnel was detected in Bobiyaan village in the same sector.

Coronavirus | 150 people infected with U.K. variant of COVID-19 in India, says government

The presence of the new U.K. variant has already been reported by several countries, including Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore.

#MeToo: Priya Ramani's allegations of sexual misconduct false, M.J. Akbar reiterates before Delhi court

The court will further hear the matter on January 27.

Dubai-based Indian student makes special Modi portrait as Republic Day gift

The six-layered stencil portrait made by Saran Sasikumar from Kerala was handed over to Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan on January 22.

Vijay Mallya applies for ‘another route’ to stay in the U.K.

It is likely that the reference is to an asylum route, which, according to legal experts, would depend upon whether Mallya applied for asylum prior to the extradition request or after.

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic

The city has been largely free of further outbreaks since the lockdown was lifted on April 8.

Coronavirus | U.K. doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

The U.K., which has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people as possible a first dose of vaccine quickly.

Petrol, diesel prices touch all-time highs

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 25 paise per litre each, according to a price notification from oil marketing companies. This took the petrol price in Delhi to ₹85.70 per litre and in Mumbai to ₹92.28. Diesel rate climbed to ₹75.88 a litre in the national capital and to ₹82.66 per litre in Mumbai, the price data showed.

Thailand Open | Satwik-Chirag’s impressive run ends with semifinal defeat

The Indian pair had participated in Super 1000 events in 2018 ad 2019 but this is the first time it entered the semifinals.

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