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Jan 14, 2021 08:10 AM IST Daybreak

Donald Trump Becomes the First US President to be Impeached Twice

US President Donald Trump was impeached by the US House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard troops inside and out, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump.

Impeached Twice, Trump Urges ‘No Violence’ as He Finds Himself Increasingly Ostracised

Accused of stoking the mob assault on Congress on January 6, Trump broke his silence from the White House before the vote took place only to issue a brief statement insisting on his opposition to violence. "In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be no violence, no lawbreaking and no vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for," he said.

'Invades Right to Privacy': Allahabad HC Makes Display of Notice for Inter-faith Marriages Optional

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ruled that mandatory publication of notices for inter-faith marriages will be optional in order to protect the liberty and privacy of the couples. Justice Vivek Choudhary observed that the publication of notices would "invade the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy" and also affect a couple's decision to marry due to interference from state and non-state actors.

India Wants Pfizer to Conduct Local Study Before Granting Emergency-use Authorisation: Official

Any vaccine maker, including Pfizer Inc that has sought emergency use authorisation for its COVID19 shot in India, must conduct an additional local study to be considered for the country's immunisation programme, a senior government official told Reuters. India, which has reached 10.5 million coronavirus infections has also approved a homegrown vaccine made by Bharat Biotech ahead of its inoculation campaign which starts on Saturday.

83 Advanced Tejas Jets to Join IAF Fleet as Cabinet Gives Nod for Mega Rs 48,000 Crore Deal

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Wednesday cleared the purchase of 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The deal, worth Rs 48,000 crore, will be the biggest ever in the indigenous military aviation sector. The approval by the CCS comes 10 months after the Defence Acquisition Council in March 2020 okayed the procurement of 83 more advanced Mark 1A version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).

GPS, Satellite Tracking and 'Bird Ringing': What India Can Learn from Previous Bird Flu Outbreaks

India has been the hotspot for the spread of Avian influenza for years. Ever since its detection in 2006 in Maharashtra, there have been several instances of bird flu, including the current outbreak, which started in Himachal Pradesh and has already spread in nine other states.Experts believe that India needs to step up its bird ringing programs, satellite and GPS tracking methods, and do more research and collect data to address bird flu in a preventive way, rather than in a reactive way.

India vs Australia: Washington Sundar to Replace Ravindra Jadeja in XI? Hints from the Nets

India's weakness in the lower middle-order batting as well as bowling could present an opportunity to all-rounder Washington Sundar in the fourth and final Test that begins at the Gabba here on Friday. The early hints of his inclusion came on Wednesday when he did everything at the nets at the Gabba. He bowled and batted for a reasonable amount of time.