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Economic Times | 27 Dec, 2022 | 12:10AM IST

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said he sought India’s help with implementing a “peace formula” in a phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The conversation comes at a time when India, which has not explicitly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is seeking to strengthen trade relations with Moscow while Western nations introduce new measures to limit Russia’s funding of the war.

“I had a phone call with PM Narendra Modi and wished a successful G20 presidency,” Zelenskiy wrote on Twitter. “It was on this platform that I announced the peace formula and now I count on India’s participation in its implementation.”

Zelenskiy asked the Group of 20 major economies last month to adopt Ukraine’s 10-point peace formula and to end the war.

India’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment seeking details of the phone call between Modi and Zelenskiy.

India has emerged as the second largest buyer of Russian oil after China, this month taking barrels of Urals crude at well below a $60 price cap agreed by Western nations.

The country’s foreign minister has said that as the world’s third-largest consumer of oil and gas where income levels are not high, India had to look after its own interests and called Russia “a steady and time-tested partner”.

Reuters also reported last month that Moscow had sent India a list of more than 500 products for potential delivery, including parts for cars, aircraft and trains, as sanctions squeeze Russia’s ability to keep vital industries running.

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DLF gets Rs 235 crore notice from Noida Authority over payment for Mall of India land.

There are some lawyers who bag all the big cases & make crores out of them. Big lawyers shouldn’t occupy the whole space but also give opportunities to small lawyers&share cases with others. SC lawyers can also go to lower courts. After all, a court is a court

– Union Law Minister

Mortal remains of TV actor Tunisha Sharma being taken out of JJ Hospital in Mumbai. Her last rites will be performed tomorrow at a crematorium ground in the Mira Road area.

Maharashtra | Mortal remains of TV actor Tunisha Sharma being taken out of JJ Hospital in Mumbai Her last rites w… https://t.co/aP1ZJNbwvL

— ANI (@ANI) 1672069311000

It’s our effort. The one who wakes up early in morning gets benefits in terms of health & education. If society & parents cooperate in this effort, children will surely study well

– Haryana Edu Minister K Pal on using temple-mosque speakers to wake up children early in the morning

Promoting creative pursuits of science among youth of the nation through Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) programme.

Promoting creative pursuits of science among youth of the nation through Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired… https://t.co/qAkkrJGh5N

— BJP (@BJP4India) 1672070033000

Himachal Pradesh Govt has suspended the functioning of the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission (HPSSC) Hamirpur with immediate effect. The decision has been taken to end the ‘paper leak mafia’ in the state: N Chauhan, Principal Advisor (Media) to HP CM

China to cut COVID to lower-threat disease class from Jan 8. China to scrap COVID quarantine, including for inbound arrivals (From Agencies)

Maha logs 15 new COVID-19 cases, zero fatality; active tally at 154

Maharashtra on Monday recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus that raised the tally of infections to 81,36,526, an official from the state health department said. The toll remained unchanged at 1,48,415, while the count of recoveries reached 79,87,957 after nine patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, the official said.

Drone shot down over bomber base in Russia

Moscow said on Monday its forces had shot down a Ukrainian drone close to a long-range bomber base deep inside Russia, while Ukraine said Russian artillery had unleashed heavy barrages on its cities in the past 24 hours.

Holiday sales up 7.6% despite the squeeze of inflation

Holiday sales rose this as American spending remained resilient during the critical shopping season despite surging prices on everything from food to rent, according to one measure. Holiday sales rose 7.6, a slower pace than the 8.5% increase from a year earlier when shoppers began spending the money they had saved during the early part of the pandemic, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks all kinds of payments including cash and debit cards.

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy seeks PM Modi’s help with ‘peace formula’

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said he sought India’s help with implementing a “peace formula” in a phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The conversation comes at a time when India, which has not explicitly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is seeking to strengthen trade relations with Moscow while Western nations introduce new measures to limit Russia’s funding of the war.

Both Houses of Maharashtra legislature adjourned for day after opposition stalls proceedings demanding Agriculture Minister Abdul Sattar’s resignation over land ‘regularisation’ order passed by him when he was minister in previous MVA govt

BJP rattled by Yatra’s success; trying to defame, derail it: Congress

The Congress on Monday said that the BJP is so much rattled by the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra and that it is desperately trying to derail it and defame Rahul Gandhi. The Congress also cited several instances of BJP’s “fake claims” made with an attempt to defame Gandhi and his Yatra, and demanded that the ruling party should apologise.Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh claimed that the BJP was sending Intelligence Bureau sleuths to the Bharat Jodo Yatra campsite and was “terrorising” those who met Gandhi during the Yatra.

Dense to very dense fog conditions very likely to continue over some parts of Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and West Rajasthan during next 48 hours; and over East Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours

– IMD

BJP accuses Delhi government of running away from discussion on important issues, urges Lt Governor VK Saxena to convene Assembly session immediately

had a phone call with PM Modi & wished a successful G20 presidency. It was on this platform that I announced the peace formula and now I count on India’s participation in its implementation. I also thanked for humanitarian aid and support in the UN,” tweets Ukrainian President

"I had a phone call with PM Modi & wished a successful G20 presidency. It was on this platform that I announced the… https://t.co/sBeu4XcTHt

— ANI (@ANI) 1672062623000

BIS comes out with standards for USB Type-C charging port

As the government plans to introduce two common types of charging ports for mobiles and wearable electronic devices, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has come out with quality standards for USB Type-C charging port, according to a senior consumer affairs ministry official. In the interest of consumers and to reduce e-waste, the Department of Consumer Affairs in consultations with the industry stakeholders is mulling mandating two types of common charging ports — a USB Type-C charger for mobiles, smartphones, and tablets, and the other common charger for wearable electronic devices.

They had investigated it earlier also & nothing was found. Now it has been reopened. Lalu Yadav’s life is like an open book. If needed, CBI can open an office at our home & investigate us: Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav on CBI reopening corruption case against his father Lalu Yadav

Coal consumers body seeks resumption of rake-based supplies to non-power sector

The Coal Consumers Association of India (CCAI) has made a plea to the government to resume rake-based supplies to the non-power sector in a bid to maintain cost competitiveness and sustain operations. Despite Coal India’s production and despatches improving considerably this year, the supply of dry fuel to the non-power sector continues to languish below optimal levels amidst spiralling costs.

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya interacts with doctors and representatives of IMA. Urges them to join the fight against COVID19 by providing accurate Information to Allay Fears and Prevent an Infodemic. “It is important to be on the alert and follow COVID Appropriate Behaviour, and refrain from spreading unverified information”bureau

Congress invites several leaders of non-BJP parties, including SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati and RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary, to take part in Uttar Pradesh leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra

Santosh Kumar Yadav appointed NHAI chief, Subhasish Panda to be DDA’s Vice Chairman

Senior bureaucrats Santosh Kumar Yadav was on Monday appointed as chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), according to a Personnel ministry order. Yadav, a 1995-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is currently additional secretary in the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

Financed under the Indian Line of Credit of US$ 4.5 billion, it is the largest financed project in the ports sector extended to Bangladesh

– Indian Embassy in Bangladesh

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya holds a virtual meeting with Indian Medical Association regarding COVID19 situation and preparedness

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya holds a virtual meeting with Indian Medical Association regarding… https://t.co/vxAdyYxiO1

— ANI (@ANI) 1672056525000

Russian President Vladimir Putin hints that he is open to talks with Kyiv. At least 100,000 soldiers have died from both sides in the Russia-Ukraine war

Mumbai: Court remands ex-ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar, and Videocon group founder Venugopal Dhoot in CBI custody till December 28 in loan fraud case

Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was admitted to AIIMS today with symptoms of viral fever and is recovering, official sources said.

BJP, IPFT to continue alliance in 2023 Tripura polls

Ruling BJP is likely to continue its alliance with Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) for the assembly elections early next year, senior leaders of both the parties said.

CBI gets three days police custody of the Kochhar couple and Dhoot in the ICICI- Videocon loan fraud case

Mehrauli murder accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala taken to Central Forensic Science Laboratory in Delhi to record his voice sample after police came across an audio clip in which he was purportedly heard fighting with Shraddha Walkar

Congress appoints observers for upcoming assembly elections in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland early next year, party MP Mukul Wasnik named senior observer for the three states

“Masks have been made mandatory inside movie theatres, schools and colleges,” says K Sudhakar, Health Minister of Karnataka

Many Standby Pilots And Cabin Crew Of India’s Jet Airways’ Quit Amid Relaunch Uncertainty – CNBC TV18 Citing Sources

TV actor Tunisha Sharma death case:

Sister of accused Sheezan Khan arrives at Waliv Police Station. She has been called by police in connection with the investigation of the case.

High Court transfers BRS MLAs poaching case to CBI

“High Court transferred BRS MLAs poaching case to CBI. The high court has also quashed the SIT. We welcome the decision,” says BJP leader and Advocate Ram Chander Rao

RPSC paper leak case: BJP workers and police came face-to-face as they protest in Ajmer

Ukraine man died by suicide at a guesthouse in Varanasi

A Ukraine man died by suicide at a guesthouse in Bhelupur, Varanasi. He has been identified as Kostiantyan Benev. Prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide as his room was locked from the inside, said Santosh Kumar Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police, Varanasi. “We are informing the concerned embassy. His postmortem will be done by a panel of doctors. No suicide note has been found. We are investigating the matter” he added.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ sworn-in as Nepal’s new Prime Minister

Dahal was appointed PM for the third time after he secured the support of 169 members of the Parliament to form the new government. Dahal, also known by his nom de guerre Prachanda, meaning “fierce”, served as Prime Minister of Nepal from 2008 to 2009 and again from 2016 to 2017. Earlier today, Prachanda moved an application with the President claiming the Prime Ministership of Nepal shortly after a coalition of six parties decided to support him to form the next government.

BJP demands CBI probe into Rajasthan teachers’ recruitment exam paper leak

Union Jal Shakti Minister and Jodhpur BJP MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat demanded a Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the paper leak of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)’s teacher recruitment examination. Shekhawat said that the hard work of the students has gone in vain due to the failure of the Congress government. The General Knowledge paper of the second-grade teachers’ competitive examination 2022 leaked on Saturday.

Rupee gains 16 paise to close at 82.66 (provisional) against US dollar

Sensex rallies 721.13 points to end at 60,566.42; Nifty climbs 207.80 points to close at 18,014.60.

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pays tribute to both Sahibzaade through poetry at Gurudwara Nanaksar in Bhopal

#WATCH | Today, on the occasion of Veer Bal Diwas, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid tribute to both Sahibzaade thro… https://t.co/c1cMrJsZWD

— ANI (@ANI) 1672049514000

Delhi Dengue Case Update:

Delhi reported 247 cases of Dengue in the past week. So far, 4,361 dengue cases and 7 deaths have been reported, this year.

Mother Dairy to hike milk prices by Rs 2 litre in NCR

Mother Dairy has decided to hike milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in Delhi-NCR market with effect from Tomorrow, citing rise in input costs. This is the fifth round of hike in milk prices this year by Mother Dairy, one of the leading milk suppliers in Delhi-NCR with volumes of more than 30 lakh litres per day.Mother Dairy has increased the prices of full-cream milk by Rs 2 to Rs 66 per litre, while toned milk rate has been revised to Rs 53 per litre from Rs 51 per litre.Double-toned milk rate has been increased to Rs 47 per litre from Rs 45 per litre. Mother Dairy has decided not to raise prices of cow milk and token (bulk vended) milk variants. The hike in milk prices will hit household budgets.

ICICI bank -Videocon loan fraud case:

Dhoot is not cooperating, and didn’t appear when summoned in the past. We require three days custody.

ICICI bank -Videocon loan fraud case:

CBI seeks three days of police custody of the Kochhar couple in the ICICI- Videocon loan fraud case.

ICICI bank -Videocon loan fraud case:

Videocon chairman Venugopal Dhoot, Former MD & CEO of ICICI bank Chanda Kochhar & Deepak Kochhar brought to CBI court in connection with the ICICI bank -Videocon loan fraud case.

Rahul Gandhi should worry about his party. Our Army under the strong leadership of PM Modi did Surgical Strike, and Balakot Strike and gave a befitting reply in Doklam. People like Rahul Gandhi question the Army and insult them. What was Rahul Gandhi doing with the Chinese officials when Doklam happened. They speak the language of China and it raises questions on the ideology of Congress.

– Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Maha-K’taka Border row: Till SC verdict, declare disputed border areas as union territory, says Thackeray

As the Maharashtra-Karnataka boundary row continues to burn, former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray demanded that the disputed areas around the borders should be declared as ‘Union Territory’ till the Supreme Court delivers its verdict. Speaking in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, the Shiv Sena (UBT) President said though Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has adopted an aggressive stance on the issue, the Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde remains silent.

Owaisi slams Mathura court for survey Shahi Idgah Mosque

AIMIM chief Asaduddin said in my opinion, the order is wrong. “The civil court has violated the 1991 Act. “They have used the survey as a first resort, which legal experts believe should be the last resort. I disagree with the order. I am sure Shahi Idgah trust will appeal against this wrong order and higher courts will look into it, Owaisi said in Hyderabad.

Sitharaman likely to be discharged soon; minor stomach infection reported

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman admitted to AIIMS for a routine check-up and minor stomach infection and is likely to be discharged soon, said Official sources.

Police detains suspect after they recovers IED-like material in J&K

Police detained a suspect after they recovered IED-like material weighing around 15 kg in a cylindrical shape, 300-400 gms of RDX, seven 7.62mm cartridges,5 detonators,1 coded sheet, one letter pad page of banned terrorist organisation LET in Basantgarh area of Udhampur, said J&K Police.

Guru Gobind Singh stood steadfastly against the terrorism of Aurangzeb and his intentions to change India. Aurangzeb and his people wanted to change the religion of Guru Gobin Singh’s children by the force of a sword.

– PM Modi

IMD-Delhi on cold wave in north India:

Cold wave conditions are likely to continue for the next 2-3 days over Punjab, Haryana. The temperature may increase by 2 degrees over Punjab, Haryana, north Rajasthan and UP in the coming days: Dr Naresh Kumar, Scientist, IMD-Delhi on cold wave in north India.

If we want to take India to newer heights of success then we have to become free from the narrow perspectives of the past.

– PM Modi

Sahibzaades are inspiring generations. A country that has such history should be filled with confidence but unfortunately, in the name of history, we were taught only certain narratives which leads to an inferiority complex.

– PM Modi at Veer Baal Diwas programme

Indians spent 11 bn minutes travelling in Uber cabs in 2022

Ride-hailing platform Uber in its annual analysis has said that Indians have spent 11 billion minutes travelling in its cabs in 2022. While most Uber trips were booked between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., the most popular day of the week for booking was Saturday, according to the company. “The year 2022 saw Indians start travelling big again, and cities swinging back open for business after the pandemic. Uber trips during the year covered as many as 4.5 billion kilometres, which is the distance from Earth all the way to Neptune, the last planet in the solar system since Pluto got kicked out of the team,” said the company.

PM Modi at Veer Baal Diwas programme:

  • World history is filled with instances of atrocities. Three centuries ago Chamkaur & Sirhind wars were fought, on one side there was the Mughal Sultanate blind to communal extremism and on the other, there were our Gurus.
  • On one hand, there was terrorism, and spiritualism, on hand there was communal mayhem while on another hand there was liberalism…on one hand, there were forces of lakhs while on the other there was Veer Sahibzaade who didn’t relent at all.

Haryana Assembly Winter Session underway, CM Khattar pays tribute to Sahibzaadas

The three-day Winter Session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha got underway with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar paying tributes to the Sahibzaadas on the occasion of the ‘Veer Bal Diwas’. Due to a surge in Covid cases across countries, Covid protocols will be strictly followed in the assembly. Everyone has been instructed to wear masks inside the assembly.

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