‘Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics’: Raghav Chadha’s ‘sexist’ jibe at Sidhu

Punjab co-incharge of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi MLA, Raghav Chadha, called Navjot Singh Sidhu the “Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics” as a rejoinder to the Punjab Congress president’s Twitter barbs on Delhi government for its “masquerade” over the contentious agriculture laws passed by the…

Justice Akil Kureshi of Tripura High Court to be moved to Rajasthan

Justice Akil Kureshi, Chief Justice of the Tripura High Court, who was at the centre of a two-year impasse within the Supreme Court collegium over appointment of judges, is all set to be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court, the Indian Express has learnt. Sources said that the decision…

Theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away in Pune

Pune-based theoretical physicist and cosmologist Thanu Padmanabhan passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at home. He was 64. A distinguished professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Padmanabhan had authored over 300 research papers and several books, with important…

Brazil official wants halt to teen COVID-19 shots after death; health agency says no evidence for move

Brazil’s federal government wants to halt COVID-19 vaccinations for most adolescents, citing a death under investigation and adverse events after some 3.5 million teens have already been immunized, but several state governments vowed to press on. At a news conference, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga…

fire accident in Mumbai’s Mankhurd brought under control after 4 hours

A major fire broke out at a scrapyard in Mumbai’s Mankhurd area in the eastern suburbs early on Friday. No one was injured in the incident, disaster management officials said. The blaze erupted around 4.15 am at the scrap market on Veer Jijamata Bhosale Marg. Heavy smoke engulfed the area even as the Mumbai Fire…

I-T Dept survey: Sena backs actor Sonu Sood, says BJP is playing ‘childish games’

Two days after the Income Tax Department surveyed the premises of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, the Shiv Sena came out in support of the Bollywood actor Friday and remarked that the department’s action began after Sood was appointed brand ambassador of the Delhi government’s ‘Desh ka Mentors’…

Delhi Police Puts Out Traffic Diversions In View Of Akali Dal’s Protest On Farm Laws

New Delhi:  In view of a protest march organised by members of the Shiromani Akali Dal or SAD against the Centre’s farm laws, the Delhi Traffic Police on Friday alerted commuters about closure of specific roads and suggested diversions to avoid any inconvenience. Taking to Twitter, the Delhi Traffic Police…

Under-Construction Flyover Collapses In Mumbai’s Bandra, 14 Injured

At least 14 people were injured after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex this morning. All those who were injured were rushed to a nearby hospital and their condition is stable, the city’s civic body- the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) –…

IMF Chief Denies Altering World Bank Report To Avoid Angering China

Washington:  IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday disputed an independent investigation which found that in her previous job at the World Bank, she pressed staff to alter a report to avoid angering China. Based on the findings, the World Bank announced that it was immediately discontinuing its Doing Business…

“Happy Birthday, Modi Ji,” Rahul Gandhi Wishes PM

New Delhi:  On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday today, Rahul Gandhi posted a one-line greeting without comment. “Happy Birthday, Modi ji,” wrote the Congress leader, who frequently targets the government and the ruling BJP in his near-daily tweets. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind…