‘Why do you want to make women independent?’ SP’s Shafiqur Rahman opposes raising women’s age of marriage

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Lok Sabha MP Shafiqur Rahman has questioned the central government’s move to increase the minimum age for marriage for women from 18 to 21. Shafiqur Rahman said marrying off daughters by 18 would be a relief for parents. He questioned the logic behind the move, rejecting the argument…

Kidambi Srikanth assured of medal at badminton World Championships, storms into semi-finals

Kidambi Srikanth on Friday became the third Indian to win a medal in the badminton World Championships as he stormed past Netherlands’ Mark Caljouw to reach the semi-finals in Huelva, Spain. In a match that lasted just minutes, Srikanth beat Caljouw 21-8, 21-7. This was the first time that Srikanth was facing…

Asian Champions Trophy Hockey: Harmanpreet Singh brace helps India beat Pakistan 3-1 to reach semifinals

Holders India beat arch-rival and joint-defending champions Pakistan 2-1 in the men’s round-robin clash on Friday to book their place in the Asian Champions Trophy Hockey semifinals at the national stadium in Dhaka. Dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh opened the scoring for the Olympic bronze-medalists in the first…

Airtel vs Vi vs Jio: Best prepaid recharge plans under Rs 500 that offer 84 days validity

Telecom operators Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea or Vi recently hiked their prepaid tariffs. The prepaid plans with daily data, calling and SMS benefits come with 28 days, 56 days, 84 days and 365 days validity. Users who do not wish to get annual plans but are not looking for short-term plans either can opt for prepaid…

Sensex, Nifty fall on inflation worries; Omicron concerns persist

Indian shares posted broad-based declines on Friday, pressured by foreign fund outflows, and as global central banks took a hawkish stance and warned of surging inflation. The NSE Nifty 50 index fell 1.53% to 16,985.20 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex dropped 1.54% to 57,011.74. Both the indexes shed…

FIR against Bengaluru school headmistress for ill-treating, threatening Dalit kids

An FIR has been filed against Rajeshwari, the headmistress of Bangalore Tamil Sanga Kamarajar High School, for ill-treating Dalit children in the school. As per a report by The News Minute, several school children and parents say that the headmistress and staff target Dalit children and make them do demeaning jobs. If…

Indian tech companies are calling back their employees, not everyone is happy about it

In the beginning, there was chaos. And it seems in the end too it is not going to go any smoother. Last year in March when a nationwide lockdown was announced due to COVID-19, employees, as well as companies, struggled to adjust to the new normal of working from home (WFH). There were logistic issues. There were…

What to expect from Realme in 2022: New phones sure, but also smart glass, smart doorbells and big IoT play

Realme has several products in its Techlife range ready for a launch in India. To give you some idea, the company has a product ready for almost every corner of your home, right from your front door to your bathroom. Realme recently gave India Today Tech a sneak peek into the upcoming lifestyle products that are aimed…

Amazon announces Mobile and TV Savings Days: Top deals on Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi smartphones and TVs revealed

Amazon is back with yet another sale exclusively on smartphones and Smart TV. The e-commerce giant announced Amazon Mobile and TV Savings Days. The sale went live today and will go on till December 22, 2021. Amazon saving days sale has brought back scores of deals on brands including Xiaomi, Samsung, iQOO, OPPO, Tecno…

Woman who insulted Gen Bipin Rawat on social media released on bail

Sabbah Haji, the former Director of Haji Public School who called Chief of Defence Staff late General Bipin Rawat a ‘war criminal’ on social media, has been released on bail, reported Bar & Bench. She made the comments soon after General Rawat’s death in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8.…