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Trump's Agreement to End US Shutdown Passes Senate

President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work.

Standing alone in the Rose Garden, Trump said he would sign legislation funding shuttered agencies until 15 February and try again to persuade lawmakers to finance his long-sought wall. The deal he reached with congressional leaders contains no new money for the wall but ends the longest shutdown in US history.

First the Senate, then the House swiftly and unanimously approved the deal, sending the legislation to Trump for his signature.


Encounter Breaks Out in J&K's Srinagar

Encounter underway between terrorists and security forces in Khonmoh, Srinagar. More details awaited.


Trump Signs Bill Ending Longest US Govt Shutdown

United States President Donald Trump signs bill ending longest government shutdown in the US history. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are being asked to return to work and "reopen offices in a prompt and orderly manner" following the end of a 35-day government shutdown.

(Source: AP)

Security Forces Neutralise Two Militants in Srinagar

Security forces neutralise two militants during encounter in Khonmoh, Srinagar.

(Source: ANI)

Naveen Patnaik's Sister Gita Mehta Declines Padma Shri

Writer Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has declined the Padma Shri award that was conferred to her on the eve of Republic Day.

Mehta reportedly said that she was doing it so that the timing may not be misconstured, given that a general election is looming.

“Deeply honoured that the Government should think me worthy of a Padma Shri but with great regret I decline it as there is a general election looming and timing might be misconstrued, causing embarrassment both to Government and me, which I would much regret.” 
Gita Mehta

Landslide in Kullu, No Loss of Life Reported

Landslide occurs near Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, blocks roadway connecting Lag valley. No loss of life reported.

(Source: ANI)

Chattisgarh CM to Waive off 'Sinchai Kar' Amounting to Rs 207 Cr

Chattisgarh Chief Minist Bhupesh Baghel, in his Republic Day speech, announced that 'Sinchai Kar' amounting to Rs 207 crore till October 2018 will be waived off. He claimed that around 15 lakh farmers will benefit from this

(Source: ANI)

Operation Kamala Still On, BJP Still Poaching: Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has reportedly said that, “operation Kamala is still on.”

“Last night they (BJP) offered one of our MLAs huge amount of money. You’ll be surprised to know the amount. Our MLA told them he doesn’t need any gift and not to try these things with him. This is how they are still working on poaching.”

Gautam Khaitan Arrested by ED Under Black Money Act

Gautam Khaitan has been arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a case of black money under the Black Money Act. He will be shortly produced before Delhi's Patiala House Court.

(Source: ANI)

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Second Body Found in the Meghalaya Mine

Indian Navy diving team finds second body 280 feet inside the mine in Meghalaya. The first body was recovered yesterday (Friday).

(Source: ANI)

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Two Killed in Gurugram Expressway Accident

Two people travelling in a taxi were killed on Saturday, 26 January, when it rammed into an stationary National Security Guard bus in Gurugram on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, police said.

(Source: ANI)

Pakistani Intruder Shot Dead Along IB in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba

A Pakistani intruder was shot dead on Saturday, 26 January, by Border Security Force personnel along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

An intruder was noticed by the BSF personnel manning a border outpost at Check Faqira area around 1 PM and asked to surrender, they said. They said the intruder was gunned down by the jawans near the fence after he ignored repeated warnings to surrender, PTI reported.

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3 Dead, 1 Injured After SUV Falls Off River Bridge in Chhattisgarh

Three persons were killed on Saturday, 26 January, and one injured after their sports utility vehicle fell off a bridge in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh town, police said.

The incident happened at 10 am near Bondatikra village when the SUV was on a bridge over Kelo River, the official said, adding that the deceased and injured are residents of Premnagar area in Raigarh.

(Source: PTI)

Three Members of Family Killed in Wall Collapse in UP's Basti District

Three members of a family, including an infant, died and as many were injured on Friday, 25 January, after a wall of their home collapsed on them due to rainfall in UP’s Basti district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Iran Accuses France of 'Destabilising' Region

Iran has accused France of being a destabilising force in the region after its foreign minister threatened new sanctions against Tehran over its missile programme.

"The Islamic republic has always called for the strengthening of peace and stability in the region," the Iranian foreign ministry said in a statement released overnight on Friday, 25 January.

(Source: PTI)

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1 Dead, 9 Taken Ill After Consuming 'Prasad' in K'taka Temple

A woman died and nine others, including two children, were hospitalised after they allegedly consumed 'prasadam' (offering) served outside a temple in Chikkaballapura district, about 100 km from Bengaluru, police said on Saturday, 26 January.

Three women have been detained in this connection, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Court Grants ED Two-Day Custody of Gautam Khaitan

Delhi's Patiala House Court on Saturday, 26 January, granted two-day custody of Gautam Khaitan to the Enforcement Directorate, ANI reported.

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UK Paper Pays Damages to Melania Trump Over False Report

Britain's Telegraph newspaper has apologised and paid "substantial damages" to US First Lady Melania Trump after publishing an article it says contains many false statements.

The newspaper said on Saturday, 26 January, that it apologises "unreservedly" for the content of a cover story published on 19 January in the newspaper's weekly magazine supplement.

(Source: PTI)

Can Resolve Ayodhya Dispute in 24 Hours: Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said people's "patience" on the issue of Ram temple is "fast running out" and if the Supreme Court is unable to give an early verdict on the dispute, it should "hand it over to us" and it will be resolved within 24 hours.

(Source: IANS)

Flooding Kills Five in Snow-hit Algeria

Algeria's civil protection unit said on Saturday, 26 January, that five people died after being swept away by flood waters as a cold snap in the Maghreb brought snow to several of the country's regions.

"All the victims have been retrieved over the last 48 hours after being swept away by waters in Annaba, El Tarf, Tizi Ouzou and Tipaza," the civil protection body said.

(Source: PTI)

7 Dead in Air Collision Over Italian Alps

At least seven people have died in a helicopter and a small plane collision above a glacier in the Italian Alps, officials said on Saturday, 25 January.

The crash occurred on Friday over the Rutor glacier near La Thuile, in the Aosta Valley, close to northern Italy's border with France and Switzerland. Five people were confirmed dead and two injured the same day.

(Source: IANS)

Accidental Blast Kills 5 in Afghan District Held by Taliban

Afghan officials say an accidental explosion killed four insurgents and a civilian near a sporting event in an area controlled by the Taliban.

Major Hanif Rezaie, an army spokesman, says one of the fighters killed in the northern Baghlan province was a local commander, PTI reported.

Police Complaint Filed Against Singer Zubeen Garg

Police complaints were filed against Assamese singer Zubeen Garg on Saturday, 26 January, for allegedly using “unparliamentary” language defaming the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.

The FIR was lodged at the Lanka Police station in Assam’s Hojai district on Saturday morning by Satya Ranjan Borah, state vice-president, BJP Kisan Morcha, Assam Pradesh, as per a report in The Indian Express.

Veteran Akali Dal Leader Dalip Singh Pandhi Passes Away

Veteran Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former MLA Dalip Singh Pandhi died in Patiala on Saturday, 26 January, after a brief illness, his family said.

He was 82 and is survived by his daughter.

(Source: PTI)

Three Killed as Bike Collides With Car in UP's Sitapur

At least three persons including a minor died when a motorcycle collided with a car UP’s Sitapur, the police said on Saturday, 26 January.

Jaskaran, Vikas and a third person were on the bike when they collided head on with the car while trying to overtake a truck, Raisahab Dwivedi, Station House Officer of Imalia Sultanpur Police Station said, as per PTI.

Terrorists Lob 2 Grenades at CRPF Camp in Tral

Terrorists lobbed two grenades on a camp of 180 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force in Tral, in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, 26 January.

The CRPF retaliated after the attack, ANI reported. No injuries were reported.

Fire Breaks Out at Tilak Chowk High Rise in Maharashtra's Kalyan

A fire broke out at the sixth floor of a building in Tilak Chowk in Maharashtra's Kalyan on Saturday, 26 January.

Fire tenders were present at the spot to douse the flames, as per ANI. No injuries were reported.

(Photo: ANI)

50 Mass Graves Discovered in Western DR Congo

Fifty mass graves were discovered in western Democratic Republic of the Congo, UN rights group said on Saturday, 26 January.

(Source: AFP)

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