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12:06 PM Jan 10, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

Former Gujarat CM and Congress veteran Madhavsinh Solanki passes away at 93

Former foreign minister and Congress veteran Madhavsinh Solanki, who had also served as chief minister of Gujarat, died in Gandhinagar on early Saturday morning, Congress leaders said. He was 93.


Heavy rains lash parts of Udupi, Dakshina Kannada districts

Heavy rains were reported from across many areas in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on the evening of January 9. The rains accompanied with thuder and lightning have disrupted normal life the twin districts.

Actress Radhika questioned by CCB over links with financial fraud accused Yuvaraj


Actress Radhika Kumaraswamy was questioned by the Central Crime Branch in the morning of January 8 over her links with the financial fraud accused Yuvaraj.

Petrol Price at all-time high, Diesel crosses Rs 81 in Mumbai

Petrol price on Thursday scaled to an all-time high of Rs 84.20 per litre in the national capital after state-owned fuel retailers hiked rates for the second day in a row. Petrol price on Thursday was hiked by 23 paise per litre and diesel by 26 paise a litre, according to a price notification from oil marketing companies.

Resumption of passenger flights from UK: All necessary arrangements in place, says Sudhakar

With the resumption of passenger flights from the UK to India, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said all travelers will have to undergo RT-PCR test on arrival, and necessary arrangements are in place.

India generated around 33K tonnes COVID-19 waste in 7 months says CPCB

India generated around 33,000 tonnes of COVID-19 biomedical waste in the last seven months, with Maharashtra contributing the maximum (3,587 tonnes) to it, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.

Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account

Twitter has announced that it had permanently suspended the account of outgoing President Donald Trump due to ”risk of further incitement of violence,” three days after his supporters stormed the US Capitol and five people died in the violence.

Pro-Trump rioters vandalise US house speaker Pelosi’s office amid capitol violence

Pro-Trump rioters, who overtook the US Capitol on Wednesday and stormed past police barricades vandalized the office of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Boris Johnson postpones India visit due to COVID crisis

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express his regret over not being able to visit India as planned for Republic Day on January 26 due to the growing crisis created by the new variant of coronavirus.


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