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Inmates were pressurised to give 'special services' to Satyendar Jain: Inquiry panel

At least five Tihar jail inmates were pressurised by jail administration to provide "special services" to jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, according to a report by an inquiry panel constituted by Delhi LG VK Saxena. The inmates feared that if they refused to obey administration's orders, they'd be tortured. The report said several jail officials were involved in serving Jain. readmore...


India assumes rotating Presidency of UN Security Council

India assumed the rotating Presidency of the UN Security Council on Thursday for the month of December. India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj will occupy the President's seat. "Today, delighted to call on Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Discussed the priorities and programme of work ahead of India's December Presidency in the UN Security Council," she tweeted. readmore...


Vande Bharat Express runs over cattle in Gujarat, 4th such incident in 2 months

Mumbai-bound Vande Bharat Express hit cattle between Valsad and Vapi stations in Gujarat on Thursday evening. In the fourth such incident since September 30, the train suffered a minor dent in the front portion with no operational issue and was halted for about 12 minutes. "The dent will be attended tonight," the Indian Railways said. readmore...


15-year-old Muslim girl free to marry person of her choice: Jharkhand High Court

Jharkhand High Court, referring to Muslim Personal Law, said Muslim girls aged 15 or above have liberty to marry the person of their choice without interference of their guardians. The court said this while quashing criminal proceedings against a Muslim youth who married a 15-year-old girl. He had challenged criminal proceedings based on an FIR filed by the girl's father. readmore...


Which states in India have the highest unemployment rate and which have the lowest?

Haryana had the highest unemployment rate of 30.6% among Indian states in the month of November, as per latest data from CMIE. It was followed by Rajasthan (24.5%), Jammu & Kashmir (23.9%), Bihar (17.3%), and Tripura (14.5%). Meanwhile, the states that had the lowest unemployment rates were Chhattisgarh (0.1%), Uttarakhand (1.2%), Odisha (1.6%), Karnataka (1.8%), and Meghalaya (2.1%). readmore...


Over 25,000 people living with HIV in Assam: AIDS Control Society

More than 25,000 people are living with HIV in Assam, said the Assam State AIDS Control Society on Thursday, on the occasion of World AIDS Day. Of these persons, 45% are females. While the national HIV prevalence rate is 0.21%, it is 0.09% in Assam. Nearly 11,000 people are taking antiretroviral therapy in the state. readmore...


Sanjay Kumar takes charge as Secy of Dept of School Education & Literacy

IAS officer Sanjay Kumar took charge as Secretary of the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, in Shastri Bhawan in Delhi on Thursday. Kumar has replaced IAS officer Anita Karwal, who was superannuated on Wednesday. Kumar, a 1990-batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, is an ex-Secretary of Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. readmore...


Twitter account of Ministry of Jal Shakti briefly hacked, probe launched

The Twitter handle of the Ministry of Jal Shakti was briefly hacked on early Thursday and reportedly 80 tweets were made. A tweet promoting crypto wallet Sui Wallet was first posted by the ministry's account at 5:38 am. The account's profile picture was also changed from the Indian flag to Sui's logo. A probe has been initiated by government officials. readmore...


AAP to regularise markets not given licenses by MCD: Sisodia

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that AAP will regularise markets not granted licenses by MCD if they are voted to power after the MCD polls. Alleging that the BJP denied these markets licenses to "extort money", Sisodia said, "Bribe was rampant in issuing various kinds of licenses that was called 'BJP fees'." MCD polls will be on December 4. readmore...


YS Sharmila meets Telangana Governor over alleged attack by BRS workers

YSRTP chief YS Sharmila submitted a memorandum to Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday over an alleged attack during her march by Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) workers in Warangal earlier this week. "We will be relieved if you can seek a report from the Home Ministry...on the recent attack," Sharmila said, expressing fear of more attacks in the future. readmore...


Harbhajan Singh participates in AAP roadshow in Gujarat with Kejriwal

Cricketer-turned-politician Harbhajan Singh on Thursday participated in Aam Aadmi Party's roadshow in Ahmedabad ahead of the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections. The Rajya Sabha MP addressed the public from an open vehicle along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann. Singh said he expects the same love in Gujarat which he received as a cricketer. readmore...


Pragya Thakur withdraws discharge plea in court in Malegaon blast case

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur has withdrawn her discharge plea pending before Bombay HC in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Sameer Kulkarni, a co-accused in the case, has also withdrawn his discharge plea in the matter. The accused withdrew their respective pleas after the court questioned the pleas' validity as over 200 witnesses had already been examined in the case. readmore...


HC allows TMC to hold rally near Suvendu Adhikari's house in Bengal

The Calcutta High Court allowed the TMC to hold a rally near the residence of BJP's Suvendu Adhikari in West Bengal on December 3. Adhikari moved the High Court challenging the permission granted for the rally, nearly 100 metres from his residence, claiming it'll affect the peace there. The court said the rally should be held without causing public inconvenience. readmore...


Income Tax Dept attaches Andhra Pradesh minister's 'benami property'

A 30.83-acre piece of land belonging to Andhra Pradesh Labour Minister Gummanur Jayaram in Kurnool district has been attached by the Income Tax Department after it was alleged to be a 'benami' property. The I-T officials have attached the property for 90 days after invoking Section 24 (3) of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988. readmore...


Youth, 17-yr-old girlfriend found hanging in abandoned house in UP

A 20-year-old youth and his 17-year-old girlfriend were found hanging in an abandoned house in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit on Thursday. Police said the unmarried couple belonged to the same village. Local residents alleged that the duo committed suicide. Police said the deceased boy was to get married on Friday. readmore...


Punjab police constable booked for glorifying weapons in YouTube song

A Punjab Police constable, who's also a singer, was booked by the Moga Police for allegedly glorifying gun culture in a track he uploaded on YouTube, an official said. The move comes after Punjab DGP on November 26 said state residents had 72 hours to remove content promoting gun culture from social media, following which criminal action would be taken. readmore...


Many areas of northwest India may have warmer winter this year: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said many areas of northwest India may have a warmer winter season this year due to expected reduced western disturbance activity and easterly wind penetration. "There will be less cloudiness and higher day temperatures. There could be penetration of easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal," said Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, head of IMD. readmore...


Satyendar Jain met co-accused, family members in Tihar: Report

An inquiry committee report stated that jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain met with his family members and a co-accused in a money laundering case in Tihar jail, where he is currently lodged. The inquiry committee was formed by Delhi LG VK Saxena. The committee claimed that Jain met his family members frequently with the "collusion" of senior prison officials. readmore...


SC questions Tamil Nadu on necessity of Jallikattu

The Supreme Court asked the Tamil Nadu government how Jallikattu was necessary for preserving the native breed of bulls while hearing a plea challenging the law allowing the bull-taming sport. The sport is played as part of the Pongal harvest festival. The Constitution bench headed by Justice KM Joseph questioned the use of an animal for the entertainment of humans. readmore...


Was paralysed with shock & fear: Bilkis Bano on release of rapists

Bilkis Bano on Thursday said that the release of 11 men, who raped her and killed her family members in the 2002 Gujarat riots, left her numb. "I was paralysed with shock and with fear for my children, my daughters and above all, paralysed by the loss of hope," she said. The convicts were released on grounds of "good behaviour". readmore...


China has no say or veto: India on objection to Indo-US military drills

After China opposed the joint Indo-US military exercises being held near the LAC, India responded and said that China has "no veto" in the matter. "China or any other nation has no say or...veto on India's military exercise," the MEA said. China had claimed the military exercise violated the spirit of the two border agreements signed between Beijing and India. readmore...


Bigger rats will emerge in Bengal teachers' scam: Calcutta HC judge

Calcutta High Court's judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay on Thursday said that bigger rats involved in the West Bengal teachers' recruitment scam case will emerge during the course of investigation. Last month, he said he wonders whether the real masterminds behind the multi-crore scam will be nabbed during his lifetime. TMC leader Manik Bhattacharya was earlier arrested in connection with the case. readmore...


Services at Mumbai airport's Terminal 2 restored after server crash

Services at Mumbai airport's Terminal 2 have been restored after a damaged wire caused a server crash. The crash, which forced airport authorities to switch to manual check-ins, caused a delay in departure of some flights at the airport. The crash was caused after a network cable was cut due to "ongoing work elsewhere in Mumbai", the airport's operator said. readmore...


Indian-origin UK MP seeks justice for Bhopal gas tragedy victims

Indian-origin UK MP Navendu Mishra has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) entitled 'Campaign for justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas leak' in the British Parliament. EDMs are short proposals which give MPs the opportunity to gather support for various causes. Mishra is the Opposition Labour Party's MP for Stockport in northern England. readmore...


Salon owner held for practising untouchability in TN's Thanjavur

Police in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district on Wednesday arrested a barber shop owner, 40-year-old Veeramuthu, after complaints of untouchability practice were raised. He allegedly refused to provide haircuts to people belonging to Scheduled Caste in Kilamangalam village. Members of the Scheduled Caste community claimed in the complaint that tea shops in the village still use a two-glass system. readmore...


Flu season 2022 started a month early, severity is highest in 13 years - The Washington Post

The flu has hospitalized a record number of people this season, underscoring the potential for a perilous winter of respiratory viruses with covid-19 and RSV.

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NASA's James Webb Telescope Captures Stunning Image Of Pillars Of Creation - NDTV

This time, the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) on board the James Webb Space Telescope managed to capture the ghostly landscape.

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen announce divorce after 13 years of marriage - CNBC

NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen said they will divorce after 13 years of marriage.

NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen are getting divorced after 13 years of marriage, they announced Friday. "We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time w… [+1713 chars] readmore...


Russia ends civilian pull-out before Kherson battle - BBC

An eight-day operation ends in Kherson city as Russian officials prepare for a Ukrainian attack.

Russian officials say they have completed an operation to move civilians out of the occupied southern city of Kherson ahead of an expected battle with advancing Ukrainian forces. At least 70,000 ci… [+4359 chars] readmore...


Study shows link between genetics and response to electroconvulsive therapy - UM Today

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment reserved for the most severe cases of depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Positive results are not guaranteed. Could genetic insight in the f

October 28, 2022 — Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment reserved for the most severe cases of depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Positive results are not guaranteed. Could gen… [+3731 chars] readmore...


Free Fire MAX keeps downloading expansion packs: How to solve - Sportskeeda

Free Fire MAX is one of the most famous names in the mobile battle royale genre. The title has gained millions of downloads and a massive player base with its impressive dynamics and premium graphics.

Free Fire MAX is one of the most famous names in the mobile battle royale genre. The title has gained millions of downloads and a massive player base with its impressive dynamics and premium graphics… [+2878 chars] readmore...


Britain’s first Hindu prime minister is destroying Tories’ pitiful vision of diversity - The Guardian

We should quickly abandon wishful thinking in order to be truly ready for Rishi Sunak

The world has watched in appalled fascination as the UKs ruling party scrapes the bottom of its human resources barrel: it found there its first Black chancellor of the exchequer and then, to clear u… [+6664 chars] readmore...


Rishi Sunak backtracks on £10 missed NHS appointment fines - BBC

Rishi Sunak made the pledge during his first attempt to become Conservative leader earlier this summer.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has scrapped a Tory leadership campaign pledge he made to fine patients in England £10 if they miss GP or hospital appointments. He made the pledge during this summer's l… [+3449 chars] readmore...


Intensive BP Lowering Harmful in Acute Ischemic Stroke: ENCHANTED2/MT - Medscape

The ENCHANTED2/MT trial, which was investigating intensive lowering of blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke patients after mechanical thrombectomy, has been stopped early due to safety concerns.

A large randomized trial that was investigating intensive lowering of blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke patients who had undergone mechanical thrombectomy has been stopped early because of safe… [+9545 chars] readmore...


Explore CISA's 37 steps to minimum cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Dive

The agency placed a premium on low cost, high impact security efforts, which account for more than 40% of the goals.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released its long-awaited, cross sector cybersecurity performance goals Thursday, in a bid to raise the security baselines. Far from esoteric, the… [+1566 chars] readmore...


Red Bull fined £6m by FIA over Formula One budget cap breach in 2021 season - The Guardian

Red Bull have been fined $7m (£6.05m) after breaching Formula One’s budget cap, the FIA has announced

Red Bull have been given a $7m (£6.05m) fine and a 10% reduction in aerodynamic testing for breaching the 2021 cost cap. The FIAs decision was issued on Friday having concluded an agreed breach agree… [+5138 chars] readmore...


Reports: Elon Musk takes control of Twitter, immediately fires CEO - CBS News

Musk is in charge of the social media platform and has fired its CEO and other executives, numerous reports say. Musk tweeted, "the bird is freed."

Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter and ousted its CEO and at least two other top executives, according to numerous reports. Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press Thursday n… [+4897 chars] readmore...


New record-high diesel price next week, petrol also pricier | Fin24 - News24

Fuel prices will increase on Wednesday after the rand weakened and oil price rose in October.

On Wednesday, the price of unleaded petrol (both 93 and 95), will increase by 51c a litre, while diesel will rise by R1.43 a litre. This will push the Gauteng price of diesel to R25.49 a litre - a n… [+1862 chars] readmore...


Supreme Court strikes down law requiring sex offenders to be automatically added to registry - CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a 2011 change to the Criminal Code requiring sex offenders to automatically be added to the sex offenders registry is unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a 2011 change to the Criminal Code requiring sex offenders to automatically be added to the sex offenders registry is unconstitutional. In a five to four s… [+5369 chars] readmore...


Azam Khan Disqualified As UP MLA After Conviction For Hate Speech - NDTV

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's assembly seat was declared vacant by the Uttar Pradesh speaker this evening, formalising his disqualification as the MLA from the Rampur seat.

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's assembly seat was declared vacant by the Uttar Pradesh speaker this evening, formalising his disqualification as the MLA from the Rampur seat. Mr Khan, Vidhan sabh… [+1461 chars] readmore...


Synthesizing quantum nanomagnets via metal-free multi-porphyrin systems - Phys.org

A team of researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, working with a pair of colleagues from Harvard University, has developed a new way to synthesize single quantum nanomagnets that are based on metal-free, multi-porphyrin systems. In their paper published…

A team of researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, working with a pair of colleagues from Harvard University, has developed a new way to synthesize single quantum nanomagnets that are based on m… [+2735 chars] readmore...


Fencing Commences 2022-23 Campaign With Temple Open - Penn Athletics

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania's men's and women's fencing teams open their regular season this weekend with the Temple Open, joining 21 varsity and three club teams from around the country.

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Two new Covid variants found in UK with hundreds of cases detected - The Independent

The UK Health and Security Agency has warned rapid growth has been identified in the strains

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Quentin Tarantino Responds To Kanye West Claims He Stole His Idea For ‘Django Unchained’ - Deadline

Quentin Tarantino is setting the record straight on Kanye West’s claims that the director stole his idea for the plot for his Oscar-winning film Django Unchained. West made the claim in an interview earlier this week with Piers Morgan, telling Morgan he pitch…

Quentin Tarantino is setting the record straight on Kanye West’s claims that the director stole his idea for the plot for his Oscar-winning film Django Unchained. West made the claim in an interview… [+1331 chars] readmore...


Stock market news live updates: Stocks push higher as Apple boom outweighs Amazon miss - Yahoo Canada Finance

U.S. equities elbowed their way past an earnings miss from Amazon to open higher Friday after a rough week of third-quarter financials from Big Tech.

U.S. stocks elbowed their way past an earnings miss from Amazon to charge higher Friday, boosted by an Apple beat that helped offset some concerns from a a rough week of third-quarter Big Tech result… [+3559 chars] readmore...



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