Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5.00 PM: NATION: DEL52 UP-MINISTER Another minister quits UP cabinet Lucknow: Another Uttar Pradesh minister, Dara Singh Chauhan, quit the Yogi Adityanath cabinet on Wednesday, giving a jolt to the BJP in the poll-bound state DEL24 PB-POLLS KEJRIWAL-PUNJAB MODEL Kejriwal comes out with AAP’s “Punjab Model”, promises justice in sacrilege cases Chandigarh: Unveiling his party’s “Punjab Model” ahead of assembly polls, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday promised justice in sacrilege cases, jobs to youth, corruption-free governance, and asserted that people want to bring his party to power to break the friendly “partnership” between the Badals and the Congress.
BOM3 MH-KALICHARAN-ARREST Maha: Wardha police arrest Kalicharan Maharaj for remarks against Mahatma Gandhi Wardha: The Wardha police arrested Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj on Wednesday in connection with a case registered against him here in Maharashtra for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Mahatma Gandhi.
DEL3 PB-POLLS KEJRIWAL AAP’s chief ministerial face for Punjab polls to be announced next week: Kejriwal Chandigarh: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his party’s chief ministerial face for the Punjab Assembly polls will be announced next week.
DEL11 VIRUS-LD CASES Active COVID-19 cases in country highest in 211 days New Delhi: India added 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,60,70,510 which includes 4,868 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
LEGAL: LGD12 UP-COURT-ACQUITTED UP minister, BJP MLA among 74 acquitted in 2014-Kanth violence case Moradabad: A special court here has acquitted all 74 accused, including UP Cabinet minister Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary and local BJP MLA Ritesh Kumar Gupta, for allegedly attacking policemen during the protest in Kanth area of the district in 2014.
LGD9 SC-LD HATE SPEECH SC issues notice on plea seeking action on hate speeches made in Haridwar, Delhi New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre, Delhi Police and Uttarakhand Police to respond to a plea seeking direction to ensure investigation and action against those who allegedly made hate speeches during two events held recently in Haridwar and the national capital.
LGD7 SC-LD SECURITY BREACH SC appoints panel headed by ex-judge Indu Malhotra to probe security breach during PM’s Punjab visit New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday appointed a five-member committee headed by former apex court judge Justice Indu Malhotra to probe the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Punjab.
BUSINESS: DCM31 BIZ-WB-INDIA GROWTH World Bank retains India’s economic growth forecast at 8.3 pc for 2021-22 New Delhi: The World Bank has retained India’s economic growth forecast for the current fiscal at 8.3 per cent as the recovery is yet to become broad-based.
DCM25 BIZ-RESIDENTIAL PLOT-REPORT Residential plot prices appreciate 7pc annually since 2015; apartments’ rate up 2 pc: Report New Delhi: Prices of residential plots across eight major cities have appreciated by an average of 7 per cent annually since 2015, while rates of apartments increased by 2 per cent, according to realty portal Housing.com.
FOREIGN: FGN22 PAK-POLICY-INDIA Pakistan’s new security policy seeks ‘peace’ with India: Report Islamabad:Pakistan is willing to make peace with immediate neighbours, including India, under its first-ever National Security Policy which leaves doors open for trade with New Delhi even without the settlement of the Kashmir issue provided there is headway in bilateral talks, according to a media report. By Sajjad Hussain FGN8 UN-INDIA-MUSLIM-APPS ‘Sulli Deals’, form of hate speech in India, must be condemned: UN official United Nations/Geneva: Harassment of Muslim women in India through social media apps such as “Sulli Deals” must be condemned and prosecuted as soon as they occur, a UN Special Rapporteur has said. By Yoshita Singh PTI VN VN VN
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