Top news of the day: Protesting Railway job aspirants torch train in Gaya; California University Board votes to recognise protection from caste discrimination, and more

A train burns after protesters set it on fire at Gaya railway station on January 26, 2022 during their demonstration over alleged erroneous results of Railway Recruitment Boards-Non Technical Popular Categories exams.
The Hindu BureauJanuary 26, 2022 19:09 IST
Updated: January 26, 2022 19:09 IST

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Protesting Railway job aspirants torch train in Bihar’s Gaya

Earlier in the day, the Railway Ministry suspended the Non-Technical Popular Categories (RRB NTPC) and the Level 2 exams after reports of vandalism by job aspirants from different parts of the country came to light.

California University Board unanimously votes to recognise protection from caste discrimination

The recognition of caste as a dimension of discrimination is gaining institutional support in the U.S.

Magnificent flypast at Republic Day parade, celebrations scaled down due to COVID-19 scare

Known otherwise to witness huge bustling crowds across many age groups, the

annual ceremonial event at Rajpath was scaled down this time in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Republic Day, Tamil Nadu showcases tableau rejected by Centre

The Marudu brothers, Velu Natchiyar and V.O. Chidambaram Pillai were among those featured in the tableau .

The history of the Beating Retreat ceremony

The Beating Retreat is conducted every year on January 29 at Vijay Chowk to mark the formal conclusion of the Republic Day celebrations.

Stalin to launch ‘All India Federation for Social Justice’

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said he would be launching an All India Federation for Social Justice soon, which would have “leaders from depressed classes from all States”.

Number of reported COVID-19 cases crosses 4-crore mark.

India logged 2,85,914 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,00,85,116, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll has climbed to 4,91,127 with 665 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 a.m. stated.

The United Nations and the crisis in Yemen

How has the UN been facilitating peace processes in Yemen? What are the resolutions adopted by the UNSC?

Nancy Pelosi announces re-election bid

The 81-year-old Speaker, elected from San Francisco, is currently in her 18th term.

Govt tweaks spending norms for Contingency Fund

Budget 2021-22 proposed to enhance the Contingency Fund of India from ₹500 crore to ₹30,000 crore through Finance Bill.

Truly special ambassadors of strong relations between our nations: PM Modi writes to Gayle, Rhodes on Republic Day

Rhodes, a former Mumbai Indians fielding coach who resides in the country for a considerable part of the year, has a daughter named ‘India’; Gayle has been a big hit among cricket fans for his exploits in the IPL.