on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadia in Gujarat, via video conferencing. These trains will connect Kevadia to Varanasi, Dadar, Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai and Pratapnagar. Modi said these trains will help boost tourism in the tribal region and increase connectivity to the world’s tallest statue, the
BJP’s Puducherry unit Treasurer and MLA K G Shankar died of cardiac arrest at his residence early Sunday, his family said. The 70-year old leader, a nominated MLA of the Union Territory Assembly, is survived by wife, a son and a daughter.
On the political front, the first of the three-phase Panchayati Raj Institution elections in Himachal Pradesh will be held today, and over 1,200 panchayats will go to polls. Voting in 1,227 gram panchayats will be held from 8 am to 4 pm, and the remaining two phases are slated to be held on January 19 and January 21.
Meanwhile, farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa and Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu have been summoned by the
Investigation Agency (NIA) for questioning today in a case related to Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).
Cold weather conditions continued to persist at many places in Haryana and Punjab on Sunday, with temperatures hovering below the normal limits.
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