Poet Varavara Rao, 82, finally released weeks after HC bail

Mumbai: Varavara Rao, the 82-year-old poet-activist who was granted an interim bail last month on health grounds in the Koregaon Bhima case, was rel...

NCB chargesheet: Rhea’s lawyer says, ‘We will have the last laugh’

A day after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) filed a chargesheet in the drug case related to death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Advocate Satish Maneshinde, who is representing the prime accused Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, said the NCB’s case is weak and that his clients will “have the last laugh”.

Heavy precipitation, rise in temperature led to Uttarakhand flood: Study

A recent study states that heavy precipitation in the Chamoli region from February 4-6 and an overall rise in temperature in Uttarakhand during the last four decades could have led to the rock collapse, which triggered the devastating flash floods

It’s Mamata vs Suvendu in Nandigram! BJP announces Bengal list

Kolkata: The BJP on Saturday announced its candidates' list for the first two phases of West Bengal elections, according to which, the party's prized catch Suvendu Adhikari willl be contesting against Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee from his home turf Nandigram.

American woman gets pregnant by 14-year-old, charged with sexual assault

In a startling disclosure, an American woman has been charged with sexual assault, after she got pregnant by a 14-year-old boy with whom she had been in a sexual relationship with for over a year, reported News 18.

New IT rules seriously undermine media freedom: Editors Guild

The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has urged the government on Saturday to put the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, “in abeyance", stating that it has the potential to seriously undermine media freedom in India. 

SC to begin limited hybrid physical hearings from March 15

The Supreme Court on Saturday (March 6) said it would, on an experimental basis, begin hybrid hearings, i.e. counsel appearing for one party can appear either in person or through video/tele-conferencing, from March 15

All new cars to have dual airbags from April 1, says govt

Carmakers will have to necessarily fit in airbag for the front passenger seat from April 1, 2021, says a notification issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Friday (March 5).

India beat Eng 3-1 to meet NZ in World Test Championship final

Ahmedabad: Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin once again made a mockery of an eternally confused English batting line-up as India cantered into the inaugural World Test Championship final with a resounding innings and 25 run victory on the third afternoon of the fourth Test.

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Poet Varavara Rao, 82, finally released weeks after HC bail

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Specialist birds’ population declining in Himalayas due to hardwood forest loss

Land-use changes in the western Himalayan forests, a global biodiversity hotspot with huge numbers of endemic species, have resulted in a massive decline in forest birds in the region, new research shows.

Migrants, and the politics of inclusion and exclusion

Prakash Darji, 35, works as a security guard at a private construction company in Chennai. He has been in the city for two years. A graduate in chemistry, Darji knows the importance of exercising his democratic duty. When he was in Jamugurihat in Assam, he never failed to cast his vote

CPI-M will keep veterans out to blood new talent in Kerala election

It’s almost certain that the Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) candidate list will be dominated by new names this time. Following the Communist Party of India (CPI), the second largest party in the coalition, the CPI-M too has decided not to field legislators who have completed two or more consecutive terms, which means 23 of its MLAs, including four senior ministers and the outgoing speaker of the house, will sit this one out.

Tale of Yes Bank’s Rana Kapoor paints a frightening picture of banking sector

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) delayed taking action on the rampant corruption and asset stripping that was happening in Yes Bank for at least five years, before the inevitable collapse of the bank in March 2020, according to a new book on the story of Rana Kapoor, who created and destroyed the bank

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Farmers block Haryana expressway to mark 100 days of farm laws protest

Marking 100 days of their protest, the agitating farmers on Saturday blocked the Western Peripheral Expressway. They gathered at the six-lane expressway outside the national capital with their vehicles as they staged a five-hour blockade. The Western Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway is an operational six-lane, 135.6 km-long passage in Haryana.

Pak PM Imran Khan wins trust vote; Oppn boycotts session

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan secured a trust vote in the national assembly with the opposition PDM boycotting the voting on Saturday. This ends the political uncertainty in the country after the finance minister's humiliating defeat in the Senate elections.

Remove PM’s photo from COVID jab certificates in poll-bound states: EC

On a complaint from the Trinamool Congress, the Election Commission has asked the Centre not to use Prime Minister Modi’s picture on COVID-19 vaccination certificates in poll-bound states.Earlier this week, Bengal Chief Minister took up with the EC the “blatant misuse of official machinery by the Prime Minister” in the state.

Gen Rawat calls for more synergy among forces, says India faces serious challenges

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat has said each of the three services was viewing their strategic goals in isolation and there was a marked lack of synergy in operations. “There is duplicacy in demanding, warehousing and transporting. Inter-service coordination is only possible at service headquarters level. Such narrow working perspectiv...

Left Front announces candidates for first 2 phases of Bengal polls

Kolkata: The alliance of the Left Front, Congress and the newly formed Indian Secular Front (ISF) on Friday announced the names of constituencies from where each party will contest for the first two phases of the assembly election in West Bengal. The Left Front also announced the candidates for the seats allotted to it. However, the Congress and the I...

Test 4, Day 2: Batting wobbles, but Pant’s ton helps India seize control

Ahmedabad: Rishabh Pant changed his game-plan and in turn India's fortunes with a magnificent century, helping the side snatch control from England's grip to finish the second day at a robust 294 for 7 in the final Test here on Friday.

Priority is to ensure Congress win in polls, says rebel leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader and a prominent member of the G-23 rebels, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Friday said the group would campaign for the party ahead of elections in five states

Ensure Bengal campaign narrative isn’t spoiled: PM tells BJP leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly asked his BJP colleagues to ensure that the party's leaders keep the election campaign in West Bengal positive.

Owner of explosives-laden 4X4 parked near Ambani’s home found dead

The owner of the explosives-filled 4X4 parked near businessman Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai home was found dead on Friday

Centre, states must take joint call on reducing fuel taxes: Nirmala

New Delhi: It's up to the central and state governments to take a joint call on reducing taxes on petrol and diesel so that the prices can be brought down, said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday.

Andhra observes shutdown against Vizag steel plant privatisation move

Andhra Pradesh, on Friday (March 5), observed a complete shutdown in protest against the proposed privatisation of Central government public sector undertaking Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited - Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (RINL - VSP)

TMC releases list of 291 candidates; Mamata to fight only from Nandigram

Kolkata: Several sitting MLAs have been dropped and new faces incorporated in Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s candidates list for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal. Party supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced the names of all TMC candidates for 291 seats.

‘Tandav’ row: SC grants relief to Amazon Prime Video’s Aparna Purohit

Supreme Court on Friday (March 5) granted protection from arrest to Amazon Prime Video India head Aparna Purohit in the ongoing investigation against the web series Tandav

US law may hit export of raw materials for COVID vaccines: Poonawalla

Even as many countries have started their vaccination drives against COVID-19, manufacturers across the globe are now grappling with a shortage of raw materials needed to manufacture shots. The shortfall is being attributed to the United States’ implementation of the Defense Production Act to boost supplies for the production of Pfizer vaccines. ...

Bollywood drugs case: NCB names Rhea, 32 others in chargesheet

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and 31 others have been named in a chargesheet submitted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a special court in Mumbai on Friday in connection to the Bollywood drugs mafia probe, which began following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Reports say the chargesheet which runs into a whopping 12...

Ahead of polls, Kerala CM, Speaker named in dollar smuggling case

Weeks ahead of assembly elections in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan have been named in the Customs department affidavit regarding a dollar smuggling case which was unearthed during the probe into the gold smuggling controversy.

California to give 40 per cent of vaccine to Latino, high-risk areas

Sacramento: California will begin sending 40 per cent of all vaccine doses to the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the state to try to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the states economy open more quickly, Governor Gavin Newsom said Thursday in the latest shake-up to the states rules. The doses will be spread among 400 ZIP codes wher...

Japan to extend virus emergency for 2 weeks for Tokyo area

Tokyo: Japans government will extend a state of emergency in the Tokyo region for another two weeks because its medical systems are still strained by COVID-19 patients, the minister in charge of virus response said Friday. "For two more weeks, we will keep the measure in place ... so that we can firmly ease strains on hospitals" to meet conditions for l...

US condemns terrorists who seek to infiltrate across LoC

Washington: Condemning the terrorists who seek to infiltrate across the Line of Control, the US on Thursday called on all parties to reduce tensions along the LoC by returning to the 2003 ceasefire commitments. "We have continued to follow very closely developments in Jammu and Kashmir. Our policy towards the region has not changed. We call on all parties t...

Pacific quake sets off tsunami, threat lifts in New Zealand

Wellington: One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate coastal areas Friday. Small tsunami waves were seen, but little damage was apparent hours later. The magnitude 8.1 quake in the Kermadec Islands region about 1,000 kilome...
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