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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with chief visitor French President Emmanuel Macron throughout the seventy fifth Republic Day parade, on the Kartavya Path, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 26, 2024.
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India-France defence ties take a much bigger leap

India and France have introduced a “defence industrial roadmap” for cooperation on defence manufacturing, for future collaboration on “co-design and co-development” of navy {hardware}, in addition to key agreements on house cooperation, officers mentioned. 

Donald Trump ordered by jury to pay $83 million to Jean Carroll in damages for defamation

A jury in New York ordered former U.S. President and 2024 candidate Donald Trump on Friday to pay $83.3 million to compensate the author E. Jean Carroll whom he was discovered to have sexually assaulted and defamed.

Maharashtra authorities says it has accepted calls for of Maratha quota activist, attracts up draft Ordinance

The Maharashtra authorities on Friday evening mentioned it has accepted “all demands” from pro-Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange-Patil after he threatened to march to the nation’s business capital to stage an indefinite starvation strike.

Women steal the present at Republic Day parade

As girls led the seventy fifth Republic Day Parade on Kartavya Path on January 26, younger women beamed with delight, hoping to occupy the identical house sooner or later. Nari Shakti was on show as Major Saumya Shukla of the Army Service Corps unfurled the National Flag and Lieutenant Priyanka Sevda of the 262 Field Regiment led the Pinaka rocket system.

Doors by no means shut for ever in politics, says BJP chief Sushil Modi

Giving a powerful indication that Janata Dal(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar could also be returning to the National Democratic Alliance, senior BJP MP and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on January 26 mentioned that “doors never get closed permanently in politics” and “they open as per requirement”.

Government makes its clear that Aadhaar no proof of citizenship, start date

New Aadhaar playing cards and PDF variations of the id doc have began together with a extra specific and outstanding disclaimer that they’re “a proof of identity, not of citizenship or date of birth,” signalling to authorities departments and different organisations to not use it for these functions. 

Yemen Houthi rebels fireplace a missile at U.S. warship, escalating worst Mideast sea battle in a long time

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a missile Friday at a U.S. warship patrolling the Gulf of Aden, forcing it to shoot down the projectile, and struck a British vessel as their aggressive assaults on maritime site visitors proceed.

New Zealand identify Williamson, Ravindra for Proteas Tests

Star batters Kane Williamson and Rachin Ravindra had been named Friday within the New Zealand squad for the two-match dwelling Test sequence, beginning subsequent week, in opposition to an inexperienced South Africa facet.

Nagaland CM requires ‘thorough discussion’ on Centre’s determination to fence India-Myanmar border

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on January 26 mentioned the choice of the Centre to fence the India-Myanmar border wants thorough dialogue earlier than being applied.

Five-judge SC Bench to take a seat on January 27 to suo motu hear battle between Calcutta High Court judges

A Bench of 5 seniormost judges of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud on Friday scheduled a particular sitting on Saturday (January 27) to suo motu hear an argument over sitting Calcutta High Court choose, Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, saying a judicial order accusing his colleague of “acting” in favour of a political occasion in West Bengal.

Alabama execution utilizing nitrogen gasoline, the primary ever, once more places US at entrance of dying penalty debate

A person put to dying utilizing nitrogen gasoline appeared to shake and convulse on the gurney as Alabama carried out the first-of-its-kind execution that when once more positioned the U.S. on the forefront of the controversy over capital punishment.

Airbus, Tata crew as much as arrange India’s first non-public helicopter meeting line

In the backdrop of French President Emmanuel Macron’s go to to India, Airbus Helicopters has introduced that it’s partnering with the Tata Group to determine a Final Assembly Line (FAL) for civil helicopters within the nation, making it India’s first helicopter meeting facility within the non-public sector. 

U.S. pauses funding to U.N. company for Palestinians after claims staffers had been concerned in Hamas assault

The U.N. company for Palestinian refugees fired numerous its staffers in Gaza suspected of participating within the Oct. 7 assault by Hamas and different militants on southern Israel, its director mentioned on January 26, prompting the United States — the company’s greatest donor — to quickly halt its funding.

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