National & International news updates on Jan 21

Bengaluru, Jan 21: US President Barack Obama on Wednesda, Jan 21, spoke at the Sixth Annual address.

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Supreme Court

11.00 pm: The Vienna State Opera says that famed Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt has died at age 85.

10.00 pm: Sri Lanka's newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena has pardoned and reinstated the rank of former army chief Gen Sarath Fonseka, who was stripped of all ranks and sentenced to jail by ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

9.30 pm: CBI examines Aditya Birla group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of Talabira-II coal block to his company Hindalco in 2005.

9.15 pm: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, American Ambassador Richard Verma identified energy and defence among the areas where progress was expected while noting that there may be differences between the two sides but keeping lines of communication open was important.

9.00 pm: "The idea or concept of Ramraj is no diff from Nizam-E-Mustafa which comes from a different stream", says Congress leader Salman Khurshid on BJP minister Nitin Gadkari's statement.

8.45 pm: BJP leader Varun Gandhi reaches Shashi Tharoor's residence in Delhi.

8.30 pm: "In 2015, we are going to see a script which is called ‘Bhaag Mukul Bhaag'", says Siddharth Nath Singh on Mukul Roy.

8:15 pm: The Supreme Court is all set to give its final verdict on the 2013 IPL betting and match-fixing scandal tomorrow.

7:55 pm: Cabinet meeting ends in Delhi. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Cabinet has taken two major decisions on infrastructure of J&K, both related to roads.


7:20 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been successful in convincing people that from a social point of view, he is closest to Indian citizens, said Congress leader and spokesperson Janardan Dwivedi.

7:12 pm: India's latest Motorsport superstar CS Santosh creates history by completing world's toughest Dakar Rally.

6:32 pm: Petrol costs more than jet fuel (ATF) in India, according to data available from Petroleum Ministry.

6:04 pm: They said they will bring back black money, I want to ask, how many of you have received 15 lakh they promised, asked AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal while speaking about Modi government at the centre.

5:49 pm: It's the right of party workers to express their opinion, I don't consider it as protest, said Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay while commenting on reports of protest by BJP workers over election ticket distribution.

Anna Hazare

5:30 pm: Not aware of speculations; like always strict security being ensured, said Kiren Rijiju (MOS,home) on US President Barack Obama's visit to India.

5:08 pm: Congress appears upset with Kapil Sibal for appearing for WB govt in Saradha scam; asks him to take note of angry sentiments of partymen.

4:23 pm: Government confirms no fly zone in and around Rajpath on Republic Day on Jan 26 during US President Barack Obama's visit to India.

3:56 pm: I don't want to talk about Kiran Bedi & dirt in politics, said Anna Hazare.

News in brief: Jan 21

3.30 pm: Security beefed up along Indo-Nepal border ahead of US President Barack Obama's 3-day visit to India (PTI)

3.22 pm: Clashes erupt in Srinagar after shut down call.

3.15 pm: Sunanda Pushkar murder probe: Shashi Tharoor likely to be quizzed again by the end of this week

2 .30 pm: Delhi BJP leader Vijendra Gupta files nomination from Rohini.

1.30 pm: General Budget to be presented on Feb 28, Economic Survey on Feb 27 and Railway Budget on Feb 26

1.12 pm: BJP's Delhi CM candidate Kiran Bedi files nomination from Krishna Nagar.

12.55 pm: Telangana Chief Minister speaks to PM Modi about swine flu cases in the state, asks for special teams to help combat H1N1 crisis

12.45 pm: All security arrangements are in place for US President Barack Obama's visit, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

12.25 pm: Congress leader Ajay Maken slams Kiran Bedi for refusing a public debate, calls upon Arvind Kejriwal for it.

12.08 pm: TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi calls reports about him joining BJP rumour,says people shouldn't read much into praise of Modi.

12.00 pm:

11.25 am: Delhi HC questions city govt why websites of app-based cabs cannot be blocked.

11.15 am: Protests held outside AAP chief's residence as party replaces Mehrauli, Mundka candidates for following inquiry by AAP's "internal Lokpal (read more)

10.35 am: Kiran Bedi is a good cop, not administrator,' says Congress leader Ajay Maken

10.20 am: Kiran Bedi, BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate, begins roadshow before filing nomination for Delhi polls (Kiran Bedi to file nomination)

10.00 am: Delhi polls: AAP cancels tickets of two candidates following complaints

9.47 am: Train services halted for over 24 hours on the Howrah-Mumbai route as local tribals protest.

9.25 am: BJP's Kiran Bedi, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Ajay Maken of Congress to file nominations today

9.00 am: I want future generations to know that we're a people that see our differences as a great gift: Pres Obama in his State of the Union address (Obama vows to work for middle class)

8.30 am: Building collapse in Gautampuri of North-east Delhi. 5 people rescued while many others feared trapped as search & rescue ops are underway.

8.20 am: Urge the US Congress to pass legislation to meet the evolving threat of cyber-attacks: Barack Obama.

8.00 am: Kiran Bedi tells reporters: I have been a part of Delhi since you were children.

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