• | Thursday | 27th January, 2022

New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5.15 PM: NATION DEL26 DL-VIRUS-DDMA Weekend curfew, odd-even system of opening shops lifted in Delhi: DDMA New Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Thursday decided to lift weekend curfew and odd-even system of opening non-essential shops in the city besides permitting restaurants and bars to reopen with 50 per cent seating capacity, in view of improving COVID-19 situation. DEL14 CONG-RAHUL-TWITTER Rahul"s stand on social media platforms vindicated:Cong after Twitter says it is for healthy debate New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said its leader Rahul Gandhi"s stand that democracy and social media platforms cannot be suppressed or subjugated by the ruling government and allowed to become a space for mere abuse and trolls stands vindicated. DEL71 AVI-AI-SCINDIA AI handover to Tatas: Confident airline will bloom under new owners, says Scindia New Delhi: Air India will boom under the wings of the new owners and the airline will pave the way for a thriving and robust civil aviation sector in India, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said after the carrier was handed over to Tata Sons on Thursday.  DEL34 VACCINE-MARKET LD APPROVAL Regular market approval granted for Covishield, Covaxin for use in adult population New Delhi: India"s drug regulator on Thursday granted regular market approval for COVID-19 vaccines Covishield and Covaxin for use in the adult population subject to certain conditions, official sources said. By Payal Banerjee DEL7 VIRUS-LD CASES Active COVID-19 cases in country decline to 22,02,472 New Delhi: With 2,86,384 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India"s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,03,71,500, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. DEL31 ED-KARVY-ARREST ED arrests Karvy stock broking CMD Parthasarathy, CFO Hari in money laundering case New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has arrested Karvy Stock Broking Limited (KSBL) CMD C Parthasarathy and group CFO G Krishna Hari in connection with a money laundering investigation linked to alleged diversion of clients" securities of over Rs 2,873 crore. CAL5 JH-RAIL-LD BLAST Suspected Maoists trigger blast on railway tracks in J"khand, train services disrupted Giridih/Dhanbad: A portion of railway tracks in Jharkhand"s Giridih district was damaged due to a blast triggered by suspected members of outlawed CPI (Maoist) early on Thursday, a police officer said. MDS5 TN-LANGUAGE-POLICY-GOVT Two-language policy is no setback, clear NEET exemption bill, TN govt tells Guv Chennai: Insisting that the dual language policy of Tamil and English being followed in Tamil Nadu is not a setback to students’ eligibility or in their opportunities, the government on Thursday rejected the idea of enforcing a three-language policy in the state and sought the Governor to expeditiously forward the NEET exemption bill for Presidential assent. LEGAL LGD12 DL-HC-TELECOM-LD ACTRESS HC expunges remarks against Juhi Chawla for lawsuit against 5G tech, reduces cost from Rs 20L to Rs 2L New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday expunged remarks made in an order against actress Juhi Chawla that she had filed the lawsuit challenging setting up of 5G wireless networks in the country, citing health hazards, for gaining publicity. LEGAL LGD4 SC-LD MAJITHIA SC asks Punjab govt not to arrest SAD leader Majithia in drugs case till Jan 31 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday orally asked the Punjab government not to take any coercive step against SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia till January 31 when it hears his pre-arrest bail plea in a drugs case. BUSINESS DEL54 BIZ-AIR INDIA-LD GOVT Tata Group takes over Air India New Delhi: Tata Group on Thursday took over the ownership of national carrier Air India. "The strategic disinvestment transaction of Air India successfully concluded today with transfer of 100 per cent shares of Air India to M/s talace Pvt Ltd along with management control," DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said in a tweet. DEL57 BIZ-AIR INDIA-CHANDRASEKARAN Tata Group committed to making Air India a world-class airline: Chandrasekaran New Delhi: Tata Group is committed to making Air India a world-class airline, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said on Thursday after the conglomerate took over the ownership of the national carrier from the government. FOREIGN FGN28 UN-INDIA-AFGHAN India"s approach to Afghanistan guided by "special relationship" with its people: Amb Tirumurti United Nations: India has said that its approach to Afghanistan has always been guided by its "special relationship" with the Afghan people and New Delhi remains steadfast in its commitment towards much-needed humanitarian assistance to the people of the war-torn country. By Yoshita Singh FGN15 US-INDIA-LD HUMAN RIGHTS Former VP Ansari, four US lawmakers express concern over human rights situation in India Washington: Former vice-president Hamid Ansari and four US lawmakers have expressed concern over the current human rights situation in India.By Lalit K Jha PTI CJ CJ

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