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Top news of the day: Two Indians among 3 killed in Abu Dhabi fuel truck blast; polling for Punjab Assembly elections postponed to Feb 20, and more

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Two Indians among 3 killed in Abu Dhabi fuel truck blast, Yemeni Houthis claim responsibility

Three fuel trucks exploded, killing three people, and a fire broke out near Abu Dhabi airport on Monday in what Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said was an attack deep inside the United Arab Emirates.

Polling for Punjab Assembly elections postponed to Feb 20

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday postponed polling for the Punjab Assembly elections from February 14 to 20, after the State government and political parties raised concerns that many devotees would make their way to Varanasi to celebrate Guru Ravidas’s birth anniversary on February 16.

Birju Maharaj, legendary Kathak dancer, dies at 83

Legendary  Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj  died at his home here in the early hours of January 17, his granddaughter said. He would have been 84 next month. Maharaj-ji, as he was popularly known, died surrounded by his family and disciples. They were playing ‘antakshari’ after dinner when he suddenly took ill.

Oxfam report says over 16 crore more people forced into poverty in two years of pandemic

The first two years of the  COVID-19  pandemic saw incomes of 99% of humanity fall and over 16 crore people were forced into poverty even as the world's ten richest men saw their fortune more than double to $1.5 trillion (over ₹111 lakh crore) at a rate of $1.3 billion (₹9,000 crore) a day, a new study showed on Monday.

SC junks Devas Multimedia's appeal against NCLAT order

The Supreme Court on Monday junked an appeal filed by  Devas Multimedia  challenging an order to wind up the company. A bench comprising Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice V. Ramasubramanian dismissed the appeal filed by Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd.

BJP MLA Nitesh Rane refused anticipatory bail by Bombay High Court

The  Bombay High Court  on Monday refused anticipatory bail to BJP’s Maharashtra MLA Nitesh Rane who was seeking an anticipatory bail in an alleged attempt to murder case.

Australian Open | Nadal launches Grand Slam record bid by steamrolling Giron

Rafael Nadal launched his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 trouncing of American Marcos Giron on Monday, January 17, 2022, to reach the second round of the Australian Open.

In India, one person with COVID-19 is currently infecting at least 2 others, say IIT-Madras researchers

A team of researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Computational Mathematics and Data Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has calculated that as on January 13, an infected person spreads the virus on an average to two others (2.2). As on January 10 it was three others (3.5) and on January 6, it was four persons.

Shockwave from Tonga volcanic eruption recorded in Chennai

The shockwave generated by the  massive volcanic eruption  in Tonga in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, which was felt in many parts of the globe, was recorded in Chennai as well, which is located 12,000 km away.

Kashmir Press Club ceases to exist, building handed over to Estates Dept.: J&K govt.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said the Kashmir Press Club (KPC) ceased to exist and the building had been handed over to the Estates Department in the wake of “a threat of breach of peace and safety of bona fide journalists”.


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