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Dec 28, 2020 08:01 AM IST Daybreak

No Interest in Becoming UPA Chairperson, Says Pawar, Likely to Meet Oppn Leaders on Farmers' Stir Tomorrow

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he doesn’t have any interest in becoming the UPA chairperson, dismissing speculation that he may take over the position from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Pawar’s statement to News18 came a day before he was scheduled to travel to Delhi to meet opposition leaders on the ongoing farmers’ agitation.

ED Summons Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut's Wife for Questioning on Dec 29 in PMC Bank Money Laundering Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday summoned senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's wife Varsha Raut for questioning in connection with the PMC Bank fraud case. "We have asked Varsha Raut to appear before the agency on December 29 in connection with the case," an ED official said. Varsha Raut has reportedly been asked to appear at ED's Mumbai office. This is the third summons issued to her after she skipped the earlier two on health grounds, officials said.

Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Should Be Effective Against New Coronavirus Variant, Says Report

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca should be effective against the highly transmissible new strain of the virus, a UK media report said on Sunday. The Oxford vaccine, which also has a tie-up with the Serum Institute of India, is expected to win approval in the UK before Thursday, speeding up the provision of the jab to the most vulnerable groups.

Rajinikanth Discharged from Hospital, Advised Complete Bed Rest for One Week

After test reports of superstar Rajinikanth came out to be normal, Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad said on Sunday that he has been discharged from their care. "All the investigations reports have come in and there is nothing alarming in the reports. The team of doctors will evaluate him this afternoon and take a decision on his discharge," said the medical bulletin issued by the hospital on Sunday morning. Now, he has been discharged.

Caste Identity Stickers Banned from Cars and Bikes in UP after Complaint by Maharashtra Teacher

Displaying caste identities on windscreens and number plates of four and two-wheelers in Uttar Pradesh will now invite punitive action. In recent years, it has become fashionable to write caste names like Yadav, Jat, Gurjar, Brahmin, Pandit, Kshatriya, Lodhi and Maurya on windscreens or number plates of vehicles in the state.

After 'Go Corona Go', Ramdas Athawale Sparks Memes with 'No Corona No' for New Covid-19 Strain

After the viral 'Go Corona Go' slogan, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has come back with yet another "catchy" one-liner, even as a new strain of coronavirus from the United Kingdom filled health officials and epidemiologists as well as governments around the world with renewed concerns. Earlier I gave the slogan 'Go Corona, Corona Go' and now corona is going. For the new coronavirus strain, I give the slogan of 'No Corona, Corona No', Athawale told news agency ANI in a press conference on Sunday.