9th Agri -Talk fail

Central Government and farmers’ unions held the ninth round of talks in the National Capital today. 

Speaking to the media before the talks, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar welcomed the Supreme Court decision to set up a committee to hear the grievances of the farmers. He said, meanwhile, the government is also continuing talks with the farmers’ unions to listen out to their issues. Mr. Tomar said, the government is holding talks with farmers’ leaders with an open mind and hope for positive discussions.

Dead end to the 9 th Agri talks, appealed to farmer unions to form an informal group among themselves to prepare concrete proposals to be discussed in the next meeting, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday detailed discussions took place at the ninth round of talks but could not reach a decisive stage. 

Farmer leader Joginder Singh Ugrahan told reporters after the meeting that the unions urged the government to repeal the three laws, but the Centre was unwilling to do so.

“We decided to meet again on January 19 at 12 pm,” he said.

The two sides, therefore, decided to meet again on January 19 at 12 noon, Tomar told reporters after the end of the meeting that lasted for nearly five hours.  
“Talks took place over three farm laws in a cordial atmosphere and detailed discussions took place on some issues, but couldn’t reach a decisive stage,” he said. “We suggested they can form an informal group of people who can understand the laws better and prepare some concrete proposals, detailing what are farmers’ expectations and what clauses are problematic for them, which the government can consider with an open mind,” the minister said. 


Indigenous 9mm Pistol

India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been developed by Lt Col Prasad Bansod from Infantry School, Mhow with assistance from ARDE, Pune in a record time of four months. The weapon named #Asmi, fires the in-service 9 mm ammunition.

DRDO, Army’s infantry school in Mhow. DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment in Pune have designed and developed the weapon.

India’s First Indigenously Developed 9mm Machine Pistol been jointly developed by DRDO and the Indian Army, malleablity Upper receiver is made from aircraft grade Aluminum & lower receiver from carbon fiber and is likely to be priced under Rs 50000.

India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been developed by Lt Col Prasad Bansod from Infantry School, Mhow with assistance from ARDE, Pune in a record time of four months. The weapon named #Asmi, fires the in-service 9 mm ammunition. “ASMI” meaning “Pride”


Hongkong Police fresh arrests

Security law police arrest 11 people suspected of aiding ‘Hong Kong 12’ escape bid.

Hongkong police have arrested 11 more people for suspected crimes related to helping a group of 12 activists who attempted to escape to Taiwan.

Hong Kong’s national security police arrested 11 people, including a veteran human rights lawyer, in dawn raids on Thursday on suspicion of helping a group of activists make a failed bid to flee the city by speedboat.

The arrests were made on suspicion of helping a group of activists make a failed bid to flee the city by speedboat.

“Eleven people were arrested by the national security department for ‘conspiracy to assist offenders’,” a senior police source told AFP.

The officer confirmed those arrested were suspected of aiding 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists caught last August by Chinese coastguards as they tried to flee by boat to Taiwan.

This is the latest in arrests in ongoing crackdown on DISSENT from those who are pro-democracy under new national security law.

Those on board were facing charges in Hong Kong for crimes linked to huge and often violent democracy protests that convulsed the finance hub in 2019.


4 th Test Brisbane Day-1

Stumps drawn for the day one 274/5.

Washington Sundar debutant, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj took one wicket each. T Natarajan debutant took two wicket.

Not out batsma C Geen 28 and T Paine 38 at crease .

Australia are well poised 274/5 runs at the end of 87 Over.

4th Test. 85.3: T Natarajan to C Green (24), 4 runs , 266/5

Australia 237/5 in 77 over Paine 10 and Green 19.

Brisbane one of best picturesque city of Australia with fashionable market looks safe and secure for teens to old to enjoy their evening hours. Happened to visit city 2019 on my Australian kin event. Visited best of Australia Sydney and Townsville leave mark of British with best culture of warms wishes to even strangers while crossing each other.

Australia score 224 runs near average for day in 71 overs the two team play competetive cricket in Brisbane being the decider in four test series.

Drinks are served on field with score on board, stand at 218/5 at end of 70 Over CRR: 3.12.

Australia 215/5 at end of 69 over CRR: 3.11.Another eleven overs to fix 80 Over.

Green 10 Tim still to open account.

Cameron Green and Tim Paine are fresh pair batting with T Natrajan haul of two wickets of Wade&Labuschagne bring India dislocate frontline Australia batting line up.

Test. 65.5: WICKET! M Labuschagne (108) is out, c Rishabh Pant b T Natarajan, 213/5.

4th Test. 65.1: T Natarajan to M Labuschagne (106), 4 runs , 211/4

4th Test. 63.4: WICKET! M Wade (45) is out, c Shardul Thakur b T Natarajan, 200/4

First Test wicket for @Natarajan_91

Aus 175/3 in 59 Over CRR: 2.96 both batsman Marnus Labuschagne 87and M Wade 34 runs are batting in to solify the magnificent score.

Aus 160-3 (56 ovs) vs India.

Tea Time Australia in second session are 154/3 in 54 Over.

Marnus Labuschagne 73 and M Wade 27 runs are at crease.

4th Test. 52.1: W Sundar to M Labuschagne (69), 4 runs .150/3

Navdeep Saini has complained of pain in his groin and is currently being monitored by BCCI medical team:

4th Test. 47.5: T Natarajan to M Labuschagne (55), 4 runs , 125/3

Marnus Labuschagne hit an unbeaten half-century to give 121 runs on the board, Australia in the post-lunch session on Day 1 of the fourth Test match against India in Brisbane.

Australia are 121/3 at 47 over Marnus Labuschagne 51and M Wade 16 runs .

4th Test. 41.6: T Natarajan to M Wade (11), 4 runs , 109/3

Australia 100/ 3 in 37.5 Over Marnus Labuschagne 43 Matthew Wade 05.

Next batsman walk to crease, Matthew Wade.4th Test. 34.6: W Sundar to M Wade (4), 4 runs , 91/3

Australian formidable partnership going strong has been dismantled by Washington Sundar Smith out for 36.

Maiden Test wicket for @Sundarwashi5 and it is a biggie! Steve Smith is caught brilliantly by @ImRo45 at short mid-wicket. #TeamIndia#AUSvIND

4th Test. 34.1: WICKET! S Smith (36) is out, c Rohit Sharma b Washington Sundar, 87/3 .

Lunch declared and Australia 27 Over are 65/2 ,two batsman at crease are Smith 30 at runs, Labuschagne is at 19 runs.

AUS are 57 for 2 off 19 overs

Steve Smith 25 Labuschagne16

David Warner out 1run c Rohit Sharma b Mohammed Siraj 4/1

Marcus Harris 5 run c Washington Sundar b Shardul Thakur 17/2

4th Test. 8.1: WICKET! M Harris (5) is out, c Washington Sundar b Shardul Thakur, 17/2

4th Test. 0.6: WICKET! D Warner (1) is out, c Rohit Sharma b Mohammed Siraj, 4/1

Siraj strikes! #TeamIndia waste no time as @ImRo45 takes a stunning low catch in the slips. Siraj gets the wicket in just his first over! Warner is back in the hut for 1. #AUSvIND

4th Test. Australia win the toss and elect to bat at Brisbane cricket ground.

Maiden Test wicket for @imShard and maiden Test catch for @Sundarwashi5. The fast bowler strikes off his first ball in the match. Harris gone for 5. #TeamIndia#AUSvIND

Australia have won the toss and opted to bat first in the 4th and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India has four changes. #TeamIndia #AUSvIND

4th Test. India XI: R Sharma, S Gill, C Pujara, A Rahane, M Agarwal, R Pant, W Sundar, S Thakur, N Saini, M Siraj, T Natarajan

4th Test. Australia XI: D Warner, M Harris, M Labuschagne, S Smith, M Wade, C Green, T Paine, P Cummins, M Starc, N Lyon, J Hazlewood


Indonesia 6.2 M Earthquake

Indonesia scattered country agency on rescue the death toll from earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia has risen to 34.

Indonesia quake flattens hospital, patients and staff trapped inside: rescue agency

Rescuers search for more than a dozen patients and staff trapped beneath the rubble of a hospital that was flattened when a powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island,

Prelim M6.2 Earthquake Sulawesi, Indonesia Jan-14 18:28 UTC. 6.2-magnitude earthquake kills at least seven and injures hundreds in Indonesia damaging hotel and hospital. This 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday left many buildings damaged including the office of the governor.Earthquake damaged many buildings, the country’s disaster mitigation agency says, as panicked residents fled to safer areas.

Indonesia Authorities say they’re still gathering information about devastation from the temblor, which set off landslides and displaced thousands.


India solidarity with Afghanistan

India expresses solidarity with people of Afghanistan in their journey towards peace

India today said that it stands with the people of Afghanistan in their journey towards peace. MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, the people of Afghanistan long for a peaceful future and an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire will lay the ground for a meaningful peace process to establish a peaceful, prosperous and progressive Afghanistan.

Replying to queries on assassination of Journalists in Afghanistan, Mr Srivastava said, the targeted killing of journalists and civil society members in the past few weeks is aimed at suppressing the freedom of expression and informed discussion on critical issues related to peace and governance, and is of deep concern. The MEA Spokesperson said, these attacks are contrary to the spirit of the peace process and should immediately stop.

Replying on Vaccine Cooperation, the MEA Spokesperson said, Prime Minister has already stated that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity would be used for the benefit of all humanity in fighting this crisis.

Replying to queries on LAC issue, Mr Srivastava said, India and China continue to maintain close communication through diplomatic and military channels with the objective of ensuring complete disengagement in all friction points along the LAC in the western sector and for full restoration of peace and tranquility. He said, both countries are in constant communication through diplomatic and military channels in this regard.

Replying to queries on stranded Indian sailors in Chinese Waters, the MEA Spokesperson said, the Ministry and Indian Mission in China have been continuously pursuing the issue of crew change of Indian crew members on board the two ships MV Jag Anand and MV Anastasia. On MV Anastasia, India is closely coordinating with the Chinese authorities who are finalising the process or SOP to effect crew change at anchorage. As soon as this is received from the Chinese authorities, the company is expected to initiate the process of crew change.

On MV Jag Anand, he said, the owner which is the Great Eastern Shipping Company has informed that they have decided to undertake the crew change in Chiba, Japan, where the ship will disembark 23 crew members and take on 23 replacement crew members. Mr Srivastava said, the disembarking crew will be flown back to their home towns in India from Tokyo.


Biden unveils Covid Relief package

US President elect Joe Biden unveils 1.9 trillion dollar Coronavirus relief package

US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a 1.9 trillion dollar Coronavirus emergency relief package. The stimulus plan underscores Biden’s intent to aggressively shore up a deteriorating economy and address the devastation wrought by the pandemic. It is designed to provide another infusion of federal aid for families, businesses and local governments confronting a surge of Covid cases.

Biden’s plan includes a new round of direct payments to US households, funding to promote the safe opening of schools and mounting a national vaccine program. Biden has set a goal of administering 100 million vaccine shots in the first 100 days after he takes office on January 20.

The US government has approved two different vaccines for emergency use. Both require a two-shot regimen. So far, more than 10 million people have received the first dose.


Morning Succinct

Worldwide coronavirus deaths pass 2 million.

WHO Alarmed by Covid variants spreading.Spread of new variant pace fast rollout vaccine.

Antibody studies, known as seroprevalence research, are considered critical to understanding where an outbreak is spreading and can help guide decisions on restrictions needed to contain it.

Blood plasma can control covid in body. Plasma to body patience plasma therapy is working. Antobody can be produced after resaerc from 10 million genes from different Gr of blood. Scientists get innovative with blood plasma treatment of lethal virus. Antibody against lethal infection. Disscover of antibody to use drug combat Coronavirus.

German scientists have created human monoclonal antibody 47D11 that neutralizes #SARSCoV2 (and SARSCoV1) in cell cultures with million blood samples in Nanotech. “May offer potential for prevention and treatment of #COVID19


Activist Anna Hazare writes letter to PM Modi, reiterates his decision to launch “the last hunger strike” of his life on farmers’ issues in Delhi by January end

Fire destroys 500 houses in Bangladesh Rohingya camp.

At least three dead in #Indonesia #quake : disaster agency

PM Modi pens poem in reverence of Sun on Makar Sankranti

U.S. blacklists Xiaomi in widening push against China technology

US blacklists Chinese state-owned oil giant CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

Both Pope Francis @Pontifexand his predecessor, former pope Benedict XVI, receive the #coronavirus vaccine, the Vatican says.
India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 1: Australia score 62 runs at the loss of two wickets in 27 over at Lunch

Deputy Defence chief to be temporary acting DOD Secretary
U.S. imposes new sanction on Beijing over South China Sea

Doctor Harold Bornstein who backed Donald Trump’s health boasts dies at age 73

Oxygen shortage in Amazon city forces mass patient transfer

President-elect Joe Biden unveiling $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

RIP: Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet

India took ‘very decisive’ steps to deal with coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences: IMF chief

BCCI Ethics Officer issues notice to Rajeev Shukla on ‘conflict of interest’ complaint

Kerala records 5,490 new COVID-19 infections on January 14

DRDO, Army develop India’s first indigenous machine pistol

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

India, Oman review ties, vow to step up trade and investment

India, U.S. have common interest in promoting security in Indo-Pacific: MEA

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator’s fall


Saina out, Srikanth walkover:Yonex

Saina Nehwal@NSainaThe physios and trainers cannot meet us during the entire tour after all of us have tested negative ? @bwfmedia@bwf_ac 4 weeks of this how is it possible to maintain ourselves . We want to play the tournament in good condition. Please sort this @bwfmedia .

Saina Nehwal is out of the Yonex Thailand Open Super 1000 after losing the women’s singles second round to Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan here on Thursday.

Saina managed to win the opening game but ran out of stamina in next, losing 23-21, 14-21, 16-21 in a match ran for 68 minutes. This is the Saina’s fourth straight loss to world No. 12 Busanan.

Kidambi Srikanth was forced to give a walkover to his eighth-seeded Malaysian opponent Lee Zii Jia after pulling up his right calf muscle.

Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bowed out of the competition after suffering a 19-21, 17-21 defeat to second-seeded Indonesian combination of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.


Portugal state of Emergency

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa announced on Wednesday a new period of general confinement as a measure to stem the exponential growth in COVID-19 infections in recent days.

With the start of the new “state of emergency” starting on Jan. 15, the prime minister noted that “the rule is to stay in a home-based retreat,” as it happened in March and April 2020 early in the pandemic.

“The only relevant new exception” is that schools will remain “in full working order,” Costa announced in an official statement.

Only trips to purchase essential goods and services, professional activities that cannot be performed at a distance and brief physical activities, as well as assistance to family members will be allowed.

Costa pledged that the government will provide financial assistance to companies and their employees for closing their activities during the state of emergency, which lasts 15 days and should be renewed for the same period.

Restaurants and the like may operate exclusively for home delivery or take-away, while fairs, food markets and supermarkets are allowed to operate without time restrictions.

This is the ninth state of emergency decree since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the highest civil protection classification in Portugal, allowing the suspension of rights, freedoms and guarantees.

Portugal registered 10,556 cases of infection with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest daily figure since the beginning of the pandemic, bringing the total to 507,108. An additional 156 deaths were also reported, taking the toll to 8,326.

According the health authorities, more than 75,000 people have been vaccinated since the start of the vaccination campaign on Dec. 27