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Over 3.5 Lakh Pilgrims Take Holy Dip At Gangasagar Mela On Makar Sankranti

Over 3.5 Lakh Pilgrims Take Holy Dip At Gangasagar Mela On Makar Sankranti

14 January, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A two-member panel formed by the Calcutta High Court to monitor adherence to COVID-19 norms at the fair had inspected the preparations since Wednesday.

Trouble Intensifies In Bengal BJP Over Organisational Revamp

Trouble Intensifies In Bengal BJP Over Organisational Revamp

14 January, 2022 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The decision to dissolve the existing cells and departments came at a time when a number of Bengal BJP veterans and important leaders – who are aggrieved by the new list of office bearers.


Makar Sankranti | Kites Soar High Amid Omicron Scare

Amid Omicron fears and restrictions, people in Jaipur are spotted in their terrace and the sky filled with colourful kites.

The Transgressive Love Jihad Conspiracy Theory Oppresses Women’s Freedom

The Transgressive Love Jihad Conspiracy Theory Oppresses Women’s Freedom

14 January, 2022 Faroagh Ul Islam

Love jihad is a new addition to the existing Islamophobic conspiracy theory.


Bomb Found From Abandoned Bag in Delhi's Ghazipur Flower Market Ahead Of Republic Day

Delhi Police rushes the bomb disposal squad to Ghazipur Flower Market in East Delhi after the recovery of an unattended bag.

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14 January, 2022

Why Iranian Apples Are Spoiling The Market For Kashmiri Apples

Naseer Ganai

Kashmir’s apple orchardists are facing a huge challenge because of unregulated import of Iranian apples. Will the famous Kashmiri apple lose market?


14 January, 2022

Budget Session Of Parliament To Commence From Jan 31 To Apr 8

Outlook Web Desk

The Union Budget will be presented on February 1.The Economic Survey is likely to be tabled on January 31 after the president's address, the sources said.


14 January, 2022

How Soon Can A Person Get Re-infected With Omicron? Here’s What We Know

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Scientific evidence shows that once a person recovers from any variant of Sars_Cov_2, be it Alpha, Beta, or Delta, the possibility of reinfection is extremely low and that too after six to nine months. So far as Omicron is concerned, the rate of reinfection is not known in India yet.


14 January, 2022

Kerala Court Acquits Bishop Franco Mulakkal In Nun Rape Case

Outlook Web Desk

Mulakkal, 57, was accused of raping the nun multiple times during his visit to a convent in this district when he was the Bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic church.


14 January, 2022

Nagaland Killings: SIT To Present Findings Before Court After Receiving Forensic Reports

Outlook Web Desk

The state government constituted the SIT on December 5 and transferred the case to State Crime Police Station at Kohima to complete the investigation within one month.


14 January, 2022

No Forward Movement On India-China Military Commanders' Talks

Seema Guha

Military commanders of India and China met on Wednesday for the 14th time to discuss the pullback of troops in the Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control.


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14 January, 2022

Migrant Labourers Are Apprehensive Of Another Bout Of Lockdown

Mayank Jain Parichha

WIth the country plunged into the third wave, migrant workers are worried that there could be a replay of the lockdown episodes of the previous years.


14 January, 2022

Daily Rise In COVID-19 Cases Highest In 239 Days

Outlook Web Desk

The active cases have increased to 12,72,073, the highest in 220 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,85,350 with 315 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.


14 January, 2022

Different Festivals Being Celebrated Today Signify India's Vibrant Cultural Diversity: PM Modi

Outlook Web Desk

The prime minister also wished people on Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan.


14 January, 2022

7 Killed, 45 Injured As Bikaner-Guwahati Express Derails In Bengal, PM Takes Stock

Outlook Web Desk

The accident occurred around 5 pm in an area under the Alipurduar division of Northeast Frontier Railway, an NFR spokesperson said in Guwahati.


14 January, 2022

‘Mela Hobey’: Wave Of Defections From The BJP Beckons Return Of Mandal Politics In UP?

Ashutosh Sharma

Recent defections from the BJP have dealt a blow to its otherwise bright poll prospects in the eastern UP despite the air being thick with anti-incumbency in the western part of the state


13 January, 2022

Covid-19 Vaccination For Children: 56k Teenagers Jabbed With First Dose In Delhi

PTI

Along with over 56,000 Covid-19 doses to children, a total of 24,034 precautionary ones were also administered across Delhi including 4,962 to Health Care Workers (HCWs), 18,836 Front Line Workers (FLWs) and 5,236 senior citizens.


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13 January, 2022

Bikaner-Guwahati Express Derails And Overturns In Bengal's Jalpaiguri District, 3 Killed

PTI

TV footage showed a number of coaches lying sideways down the elevated tracks as rescue workers were seen trying to extricate the passengers.


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