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New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9.10 PM: NATION DEL75 DAY-PREZ-LD ADDRESS India has shown unmatched resolve during pandemic, better placed to meet challenges of future: President Kovind New Delhi: Asking people to celebrate “Indian-ness” this Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the country has shown an ""unmatched resolve"" in the face of the extraordinary challenge to humankind posed by the coronavirus pandemic and that a strong and sensitive India is now emerging. DEL76 DEF-GALLANTRY-AWARDS Six soldiers of Army, Assam Rifles awarded Shaurya Chakra New Delhi: Five Indian Army soldiers were posthumously awarded Shaurya Chakra, the third highest peacetime gallantry award, on Tuesday for showing exceptional bravery while combating terrorists, according to an official statement. DEL37 RDAY-BSF-MEDALS 53 BSF personnel get police medals including for gallantry New Delhi: Fifty-three personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) have been decorated with various police service medals including gallantry decorations on the eve of the Republic Day. DEL16 RDAY-POLICE-MEDALS 939 police medals including 189 for gallantry awarded on Republic Day eve New Delhi: A total of 939 service medals, including 189 for gallantry, was announced by the Union government on Tuesday for personnel of various central and state police forces on the eve of Republic Day. DEL49 EC-VP-LD VOTING Voter turnout should be at least 75 per cent in next LS polls: Naidu New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called for increasing the voter turnout to at least 75 per cent in the next Lok Sabha elections. DEL5 VIRUS-LD CASES India logs 2,55,874 fresh COVID-19 cases New Delhi: After being over three lakh for five consecutive days, the single day rise in COVID-19 infections was recorded at 2,55,874, taking India"s total tally of cases to 3,97,99,202, according to Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday. DEL64 AR-CHINA-BOY-RIJIJU Details of missing Arunachal teenager shared with Chinese PLA, response awaited: Rijiju New Delhi: India has shared details of a missing Arunachal Pradesh teenager with the Chinese People"s Liberation Army to corroborate the identity of the youth in their custody, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday. CAL9 WB-3RD LD GUV-SPEAKER Political condition in Bengal "horrible and frightening": Governor Dhankhar Kolkata: Calling the political condition prevailing in West Bengal "horrible and frightening", Goveror Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Tuesday that the people of the state do not have the freedom to exercise their franchise fearlessly. MDS14 KL-HC-ACTOR-WITNESS Kerala HC grants more days to examine witnesses in actor assault case Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted 10 more days to the prosecution in the actor assault case of 2017 for the examination of new witnesses arraigned in the case. LEGAL LGD17 SC-VIRUS-DCPCR SC leaves it to Centre to look into suggestions of DCPCR on vaccination of pregnant women New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday left it for the Centre to take a considered view on the suggestions given by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) for the need to provide effective access to vaccination and targeted tracking of pregnant women and lactating mothers in case of Adverse Event Following Immunization. LGM5 KL-HC-PM-LD PHOTO PM"s pic on Covid vaccination certificates cannot be considered as advt, says Kerala HC Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday said the Prime Minister has every right to give a message on COVID-19 vaccination and ruled his photo in the jab certificate cannot be considered as an advertisement. LGM4 TN-HC-HINDI What is the difficulty in making Hindi a third language in educational institutions, asks Madras HC Chennai: Wondering as to what is the difficulty in making Hindi the third language in educational institutions, the first bench of the Madras High Court said on Tuesday that if one doesn"t learn Hindi, it would be very difficult to secure a job in North India. BUSINESS DEL70 BIZ-RBI-PMC BANK RBI-monitored takeover process complete: Crisis-hit PMC Bank branches to operate as USFBL branches New Delhi: Crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank"s takeover by the Unity Small Finance Bank came into effect on Tuesday, with the government notifying the scheme of amalgamation. DCM78 BIZ-GADKARI-DIESEL-ALTERNATIVE FUELS Gadkari urges construction sector to substitute diesel with alternative fuels New Delhi: Expressing concern over the use of diesel in the construction industry, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the sector must work for substitution of the fossil fuel with alternative fuels like bio-ethanol, LNG and CNG, which will not only reduce hazardous emissions but also cut the huge import bill.                 FOREIGN FGN50 PAK-INDIA-RELIGIOUS TOURISM Hindu lawmaker from Pakistan"s ruling party has govt backing to start religious tourism with India: sources Islamabad: An initiative from a prominent Hindu lawmaker from Prime Minister Imran Khan"s ruling party to start religious tourism with India through chartered flights has the support of Pakistan"s Foreign Office, well-placed sources said here on Tuesday, indicating that the proposal is now waiting for approval from New Delhi. By Sajjad Hussain PTI CJ CJ


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