Wednesday, March 29, 2023Essential Medicines Including Painkillers, Antibiotics To Get Costlier By 12% From April 1

New Delhi, Mar 29: Essential medicines including painkillers, antibiotics and anti-infectives are set to become costlier by more than 12% from next month. This is the highest annual increase on record in the prices of these medicines.
India’s drug pricing authority on Monday allowed a price hike of 12.1218% from April 1 for scheduled drugs that are under price control. This will cover more than


Wednesday, March 29, 2023Single-Day Rise Of 2,151 Fresh Covid-19 Cases In India; Highest In 5 Months

NEW DELHI, Mar 29: India recorded a single-day rise of 2,151 new coronavirus cases, the highest in five months, while the active cases increased to 11,903, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.
A total of 2,208 cases were recorded on October 28 last year. The COVID-19 death toll has increased to 5,30,848 with seven latest fatalities — three reported by Maharashtra, on


Wednesday, March 29, 2023Digvijaya Singh Offers His Residence To Rahul After He Was Served Notice To Vacate Delhi Bungalow

NEW DELHI, Mar 29: Senior Congress leader from Madhya Pradesh Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday said Rahul Gandhi, who was served a notice to vacate the government bungalow in Delhi post his disqualification as a Lok Sabha MP, can stay in his residence. Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP, said the entire country is like a family for Gandhi who has a “liberal heart”.
“For people like you having a liberal heart,


Wednesday, March 29, 2023Amritpal Singh | Massive Search In Hoshiarpur Village After Some Abandon Car Following Police Chase

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Mar 29: The Punjab Police has launched a massive door-to-door search operation in a Hoshiarpur village following inputs that radical preacher Amritpal Singh and his aides could be in the area.
There was heavy police deployment in and around the Marnaian village here as police began the operation late on Tuesday night after some suspects abandoned their vehicle following a ch


Tuesday, March 28, 2023SC Asks Chief Justice Of J&K HC To Look Into Allegations Of Backdoor Appointments Of HC Administrative Staff

NEW DELHI, Mar 28: The Supreme Court (SC) Monday asked the Chief Justice (CJ) of J&K High Court to look into the grievance pertaining to alleged backdoor appointments of administrative staff at the J&K High Court, Subordinate Courts, State Judicial Academy, Legal Services Authority, and the e-Court Mission Mode Project.
The bench comprising CJI D Y Chandrachud, Justice P S Narasimha, and Justice


Tuesday, March 28, 2023Threat Calls to Nitin Gadkari: Nagpur Cops Take Custody of Suspected Caller from Belagavi Jail

NAGPUR, Mar 28: Nagpur Police on Tuesday took into custody a murder case convict from a jail in Belagavi in Karnataka in connection with the threat calls made to the office of Union minister Nitin Gadkari on two occasions, an official said.
The convict, identified as Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha, was taken into custody from the Hindalga jail and brought to Nagpur in a flight in the morning,


Tuesday, March 28, 2023Second Mahatma Gandhi Statue Vandalised In Canada This Month

TORONTO, Mar 28: The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised at a university campus in Canada’s British Columbia province, days after another statue of the global peace icon was targeted in this country by Khalistan supporters.
In the latest incident, the statue placed at Peace Square on the Burnaby campus at Simon Fraser University was vandalised, the Consulate General of India in Vancouver sai


Tuesday, March 28, 20239,000 Schools Shortlisted by Education Ministry for PM SHRI Scheme

NEW DELHI, Mar 28: The Ministry of Education has shortlisted around 9,000 schools from across the country for its flagship Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI), according to officials. The institutions were selected from over 2.5 lakh government schools, including Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, which were found eligible to apply for the tag, they said.
They were assess


Tuesday, March 28, 2023Elon Musk Says Only Verified Accounts Can Vote In Twitter Polls From April 15

Elon Musk said on Monday only verified Twitter accounts would be eligible to vote in polls starting April 15, a move that the social media company's CEO believes will address advanced AI bot swarms.

Musk also said only verified accounts will be eligible to be in Twitter's For You recommendations, which displays a stream of tweets from accounts on Twitter.

Twitter did not immediately respond


Tuesday, March 28, 2023India Reports 1,573 Fresh Covid Infections, Active Cases At 10,981

India has logged 1,573 new coronavirus cases, while the active cases have increased to 10,981, according to Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll has increased to 5,30,841 with four deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 1.30 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.47 per cent.

The total ta


Tuesday, March 28, 2023EPFO Fixes 8.15 % Interest Rate on Employees Provident Fund for 2022-23

New Delhi, March 28: Retirement fund body EPFO fixed 8.15 per cent rate of interest on employees' provident fund (EPF) deposits for 2022-23 at its meeting on Tuesday. In March 2022, EPFO had lowered the interest on EPF for 2021-22 to an over four-decade low of 8.1 per cent for its about five crore subscribers, from 8.5 per cent in 2020-21. This was the lowest since 1977-78, when the EPF interest


Tuesday, March 28, 2023India and Africa Face Common Threats like Terrorism, Collective Experience Helpful to Deal with Emerging Security Threats: Army Chief

PUNE: India and Africa face common threats like terrorism and violent extremism and the collective experience can help to prepare better to deal with emerging security challenges, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande said on Tuesday.
Speaking at the conclave of Army chiefs in which 31 delegates from African nations participated, including 10 Army chiefs, General Pande said 25 partner nations


Monday, March 27, 2023Twitter says parts of its source code were leaked online

NEW YORK: Some parts of Twitter’s source code — the fundamental computer code on which the social network runs — were leaked online, the social media company said in a legal filing.

According to the legal document, filed with the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, Twitter asked, an internet hosting service for software development, to take down the code where it was po


Monday, March 27, 2023Increased maternal education in India linked with lower under-five deaths: Study

New Delhi, Mar 27: Increase in maternal education in India is associated with reduction in preventable deaths in children under the age of five, according to a study.

The research, published in the journal Health & Place, is the first to explore the relationship between maternal education and children's health in the rural-urban context in India.

"Understanding how education affects under-f


Sunday, March 26, 2023PM Modi pays tribute to woman power in 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, March 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' paid tribute to woman power.

"This is the time of Navratri, the time to worship Shakti. Today, the potential of India which is emerging from a new perspective, our woman power has a very big role in it. Recently, many such examples have emerged before us. You must have seen Asia's first fe


Sunday, March 26, 2023Over 400 mn Indians to suffer because of climate-triggered calamities: Experts

Mumbai, March 26: As the 2023 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released this week, experts again warned of a huge climate-related crisis which could affect over 40 crore (400 million) Indians, and how India remains unprepared to tackle even a fraction of the global warming.

The IPCC-2023 has pointed at the increasing temperatures and the sea-level rise at the global


Sunday, March 26, 2023India's LVM3 rocket carries 36 OneWeb satellites into space, begins orbiting them

Sriharikota, March 26: Indian heavy lift rocket LVM3 successfully took the 36 satellites of UK-based Network Access Associates Ltd (OneWeb) to space on Sunday morning and began orbiting them.

The 43.5-metre tall LVM3 rocket that weighs 643 ton carried 36 satellites, totally weighing 5,805 kg or about 5.8 ton, to the space. The rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan


Saturday, March 25, 2023Money-Laundering Case | Court Adjourns Hearing On Manish Sisodia’s Bail Plea Till April 5

NEW DELHI, Mar 25: A Delhi court on Saturday adjourned till April 5 the hearing on the bail plea of AAP leader Manish Sisodia, who has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money-laundering case arising out of the excise policy matter.
Special Judge MK Nagpal adjourned the hearing after Sisodia’s counsel sought time to respond to the ED’s reply filed on his client’s bail plea.


Saturday, March 25, 2023Couple Having Links with Amritpal’s Mentor Papalpreet Singh Held from RS Pura

JAMMU, Mar 25: A couple having links with Papalpreet Singh, the alleged mentor of “Waris Punjab De” head and Khalistani preacher, Amritpal Singh, has been detained from RS Pura area today.
DySP Headquarters, Dr Sunniya Ashkoor Wani said Amrik Singh and his wife Sarabjeet Kour were detained by J&K Police from Kullian area of RS Pura Tehsil and later handed over to the Punjab Police.
“The couple


Saturday, March 25, 2023Government to Introduce GPS-Based Toll System in Six Months to Replace Toll Plazas: Gadkari

NEW DELHI, Mar 25: The Government will introduce new technologies including GPS-based toll collection systems in the next 6 months to replace existing highway toll plazas in the country, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on March 24, 2023.
The move is aimed at reducing traffic congestion and charging motorists for the exact distance travelled on the highways, Mr. Gadkari said.
Addressing an eve


Saturday, March 25, 2023Gujarat CMO Official Resigns after Son’s Name Crops up In ‘Conman’ Kiran Patel Case

Ahmedabad, Mar 25: A senior official in the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has resigned after his son’s name cropped up in connection with a case involving alleged conman Kiran Patel, who was arrested for allegedly posing as a top official of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), government sources said.
Hitesh Pandya, additional public relations officer (PRO) in the CMO, resigned from his p


Saturday, March 25, 2023Plea in SC Challenges Automatic Disqualification of Lawmakers upon Conviction and 2-Year Sentence

NEW DELHI, Mar 25: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the “automatic disqualification” of lawmakers upon their conviction and being sentenced to a jail term for two years or more according to section 8(3) of the Representation of the People Act.
The plea, filed by a Kerala-based social activist, said the immediate reason for approaching the apex court was a recent development


Saturday, March 25, 2023PM Modi Hits Out At Political Parties for Not Doing Enough to Support Indian Languages

NEW DELHI, Mar 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25 hit out at political parties which “played a game” over languages without doing enough to support them, and alleged they did not want students from villages, the poor and those from backward-class families to become doctors or engineers.
Highlighting the challenges faced by youth from villages and poor families in joining the medical pr


Saturday, March 25, 2023Earth hit by severe solar storm much stronger than expected

The most powerful solar storm in nearly six years slammed Earth yesterday, but strangely, space weather forecasters didn't see it coming.
The geomagnetic storm peaked as a severe G4 on the 5-grade scale used by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assess the severity of space weather events.
The storm's unexpected ferocity not only made auroras visible as far south


Saturday, March 25, 2023MM Keeravaani reveals Guneet Monga was hospitalised for breathlessness after Oscars victory

Oscars 2023 were historic for India. While RRR song Naatu Naatu won the Best Original Song award, Guneet Monga’s The Elephant Whisperers also bagged the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film. Days after the prestigious ceremony, Naatu Naatu composer MM Keeravaani has now revealed how Monga was hospitalised for breathlessness Oscar win.

MM Keeravaani shared how Guneet wasn’t given time


Saturday, March 25, 2023My left leg has healed but will take number of months to be fully fit: RCB’s Glenn Maxwell

Ace Australia and Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has said that while the injury to his left leg had healed, it'll take a "number of months" before he is back to full fitness as he prepares for the upcoming edition of the IPL.

The RCB player had suffered a broken left fibula in a horrific mishap during a friend's birthday party days after Australia were knocked out of the


Saturday, March 25, 2023‘Disqualified because Modi scared about my next speech on Adani, I have seen it in his eyes,’ says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said he would keep defending the democratic voice of the people even if he is permanently expelled from parliament.

Addressing his first press conference in New Delhi after his disqualification as a member of Lok Sabha following his conviction in a criminal defamation case by a Surat court, Rahul said, "Even if they disqualify me permanently, I will keep doin


Thursday, March 23, 2023Iranian, Saudi FMs hold phone talks, agree to meet soon

Tehran, March 23: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud have agreed to meet at the earliest opportunity to prepare the ground for the reopening of embassies and consulate generals between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry in Tehran announced on Thursday.

The two Ministers discussed the issues in a phone call to congra


Thursday, March 23, 2023Vinícius Júnior racist abuse prompts 8th complaint of season

BARCELONA, Spain: Racist insults at Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior by spectators during the game at Barcelona last weekend prompted the Spanish league to file another complaint to judicial authorities.

It is the eighth such complaint the league has filed regarding racist slurs directed at Vinícius, who is Black, just this season.

The latest incident occurred on Sunday during Barcelona’s


Thursday, March 23, 2023Rahul Gandhi ‘mismanaged’ Himanta Sarma episode, Sonia Gandhi didn’t assert herself: Ghulam Nabi Azad in memoir

New Delhi, Mar 23: “Let him go” was Rahul Gandhi’s blunt reply when told that Himanta Biswa Sarma, once the Congress’ key leader in Assam, had the support of a majority of MLAs and would rebel and quit the party, Ghulam Nabi Azad writes in his autobiography “Azaad”.

Azad, a former Congress loyalist who quit the party in August 2022 and launched his own regional party, also targets Sonia Gandhi


Thursday, March 23, 2023Sensex snaps 2-day rally, falls 290 pts to close below 58K

Equity benchmark Sensex declined 290 points in a volatile session to settle below the 58,000 mark on Thursday due to a sell-off in banking, financial and IT stocks amid a weak trend in European equities.

Besides, heavy selling pressure in index heavyweight Reliance Industries added to the pressure, traders said.

After rallying for the two straight days, the 30-share BSE Sensex fell 289.31 p


Thursday, March 23, 2023Nirmala Sitharaman likely to meet CEOs of PSU Banks on Saturday

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Niramala Sitharaman is scheduled to meet managing directors of public sector banks (PSBs) on March 25 for performance review in the backdrop of failure of few banks in the US and liquidity crisis faced by Credit Suisse.

The meeting is going to take stock of the progress made by banks in achieving targets set for the various government schemes, including Kisan Credit


Thursday, March 23, 2023‘I offered my services to Rahul Dravid’: Laxman Sivaramakrishnan claims Team India coach denied it out of respect

Former Indian cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan claimed that he offered to work with Rahul Dravid as part of the Indian coaching team however, the latter denied it out of respect as the leg-spinner was too senior to him.

In response to a query on Twitter, Sivaramakrishnan wrote, "I offered my services to Rahul Dravid and he said that I was too senior to him, to be working under him with the sp


Thursday, March 23, 2023‘I doubt if players will take breaks during IPL’ says Rohit Sharma who urges IPL franchises and Indian players to take care of their bodies

IPL 2023: Ahead of season 16, many eyes have been on the Indian Premier League franchises’ treatment of the injured Indian players because the ODI World Cup would be played in October this year. These players range from Jasprit Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer. According to Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, it is doubtful that players will take a break during IPL. Notably, BCCI has advised rest to Rohit Sharma,


Thursday, March 23, 2023NASA’s Webb telescope spots ‘sandy’ swirling clouds on planet that orbits two stars

A bad day at the beach is better than a good day at the office, but that saying wouldn't hold up in a recently studied world 40 light-years from Earth, where every day might be a gusty beach purgatory.

On exoplanet VHS 1256 b(Opens in a new tab), the clouds swirl with sizzling, gritty flecks of sand. The weather might give visitors a great exfoliating facial, but it definitely wouldn't be rela


Thursday, March 23, 2023Shubman Gill can be future leader for Gujarat Titans: Vikram Solanki

Vikram Solanki, the Director of Cricket for Gujarat Titans, heaped praise on Shubman Gill, saying the young opener has a smart cricket brain and he can be the leader of the 2022 champions in the future. Solanki, a former England cricketer, said Gill was part of the leadership group for the team in its inaugural edition last year.

Gujarat Titans's decision to hand Hardik Pandya the captain's ar


Thursday, March 23, 2023Rahul Gandhi Gets Two Years Imprisonment in Defamation Case Filed in Surat, Granted Bail

SURAT, Mar 23: A court in Surat in Gujarat on Thursday sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in jail in a 2019 criminal defamation case filed against him over his “Modi surname” remarks.
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Varma, which held Gandhi guilty under Indian Penal Code sections 499 and 500, also granted him bail and suspended the sentence for 30 days to allow him to


Thursday, March 23, 2023SCBA Cannot Assert Entire Right over SC Land for Constructing Lawyers’ Chambers: Apex Court

NEW DELHI, Mar 23: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) cannot assert entire right over a piece of land, which was allotted to the apex court, for constructing chambers for lawyers, the Supreme Court said Thursday.
The top court was hearing a plea by the SCBA seeking to construct chambers for lawyers on 1.33 acres of land allotted to the top court by the Centre.
Observing that a holistic vi


Thursday, March 23, 2023Jairam Ramesh Writes To Cbi Chief, Seeks Amit Shah’s Quizzing Over ‘Sangma Govt Most-Corrupt’ Remark

New Delhi, Mar 23: Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh has written to CBI Director Subodh Jaiswal asking the probe agency to question Home Minister Amit Shah over his remark describing the Conrad Sangma government in Meghalaya in its previous term as corrupt, and to investigate that claim.
In his letter to Jaiswal, Ramesh stated that Shah in his public speech on February 17, 2023, said the


Thursday, March 23, 2023India Will Always Remember Sacrifice Of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru: PM Modi

New Delhi, Mar 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on Martyrs’ Day on Thursday.
The day is observed to mark their death anniversary.
The three freedom fighters were hanged by the British in 1931 in what is known as the ‘Lahore conspiracy’ case, and their story of sacrifice and valour is considered one of the most inspirational chap


Thursday, March 23, 2023India’s Daily Covid-19 Cases Highest in 140 Days with 1,300 New Infections

New Delhi, Mar 23: India logged 1,300 new coronavirus cases, the highest in 140 days, while the active cases have increased to 7,605, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The death toll has increased to 5,30,816 with three deaths. One death each has been reported by Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The daily positivity was recorded