• | Saturday | 22nd January, 2022

New Delhi, Jan 22 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1.10 pm: NATION BOM5 MH-3RDLD FIRE Seven dead, 16 injured in massive fire in central Mumbai high-rise Mumbai: At least seven persons were killed and 16 others injured in a major fire that broke out on the 18th floor of a residential building in Tardeo area of central Mumbai on Saturday morning, an official said. SPD5 SPO-FOOT-BHOWMICK-LD DEATH RIP Subhas Bhowmick: "A Bulldozer", vibrant character, peerless man manager Kolkata: A fearless competitor who used brain and brawn in equal measure, Subhas Bhowmick was one of the most fascinating characters in Indian football through the 1970"s with his muscular built and equally expressive carefree opinions. DEL20 PM-REVIEW DISTRICTS Aspirational districts now eliminating barriers to progress: PM New Delhi: Aspirational districts are now eliminating the barriers to the progress of the country and they have become accelerators for growth instead of impediments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday as he interacted with District Magistrates (DMs) DEL7 VIRUS-LD CASES Active COVID-19 cases highest in 237 days New Delhi: India added 3,37,704 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,89,03,731, which includes 10,050 cases of the Omicron variant, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday. BOM6 POLL-GA-PARRIKAR Quitting BJP tough decision, but ready to withdraw from poll race if it fields good candidate from Panaji: Utpal Panaji: Utpal Parrikar, son of late Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who quit the BJP and announced to contest next month"s Goa Assembly elections from Panaji as an independent, has said that quitting the party was the "most difficult" decision, but he is ready to withdraw from the poll race if the saffron party fields a "good candidate" from the constituency. DEL9 POLLS-EC-RALLIES EC holds virtual meets to decide on whether ban on physical rallies should continue New Delhi: The Election Commission is holding a series of virtual meets on Saturday to decide whether the ban imposed by it on physical rallies and roadshows to prevent the spread of coronavirus should continue. BUSINESS MCM1 BIZ-KL-VAAN-EBIKE E-mobility start-up, VAAN Electric Moto, launches e-bikes in India Kochi: Indian lifestyle e-mobility startup VAAN Electric Moto Pvt Ltd has launched its electric bicycle-Urbansport in the country. FOREIGN: FGN8 PAK-CHINESE-TERROR-COMPENSATION Pak to pay USD 11.6 mn compensation to 36 Chinese victims of hydropower project terror attack Islamabad: In a move aimed at placating its all-weather ally China, Pakistan in a "goodwill gesture" will pay USD 11.6 million in compensation to the 36 Chinese nationals working on a major hydropower project who either died or were injured in a terrorist attack in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province last year. FGN7 CANADA-INDIANS-TRUDEAU-REAX Indians’ death in brutal cold: Canadian PM Trudeau says working ‘very closely’ with US to stop smuggling Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that his government was doing all it can and working “very closely” with the US to stop human smuggling, a day after a family of four Indians, including a baby, died from exposure to extreme cold weather on the Canadian side of the border with America. PTI ANB ANB

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