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No coercive action against Facebook India head till 15 Oct, SC to Delhi panel

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said no coercive action should be taken against Facebook India VP and MD, Ajit Mohan, till October 15, when it will take up the matter for further hearing. The SC’s order came in connection with a summons by the peace committee of Delhi Assembly asking Mohan to depose before it...

Opposition requests President Ram Nath Kovind not to clear farm bills

Opposition parties led by the Congress have requested President Ram Nath Kovind not to give his assent to the controversial farm bills that were passed by recently the Parliament despite its opposition. Since the controversial bills have been already passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, they will be sent to the President for...

Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh summoned by NCB

In a latest twist to the ongoing drugs probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday issued summons to actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh. Deepika Padukone summoned on Sep 25 Notably, Deepika Padukone has been summoned by the anti-drug agency on...

Arun Shourie gets relief from Rajasthan High Court

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday gave relief to former Union minister and noted journalist Arun Shourie in the Lakshmi Vilas Palace hotel disinvestment case. Along with Arun Shourie, another accused Kantilal Karmsey also got the relief. Justice Dinesh Mehta stayed the arrest warrant issued by a special CBI court against both Shourie and Karmsey....

FIR against Anurag Kashyap for rape, wrongful confinement

The Mumbai police have registered an FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for rape, outraging the modesty of women, wrongful restraint and wrongful confinement. The FIR has been registered in Versova police station late in the night on Tuesday after actor Payal Ghosh and her lawyer Nitin Satpute approached the police. Satpute took to Twitter to...

3 labour reform bills cleared from Rajya Sabha amid absent Opposition

The Centre on Wednesday got three important labour reform bills cleared from the Rajya Sabha amid an absent Opposition. The ‘reforms’ will remove the bottlenecks in winding up of companies and will allow firms having up to 300 workers to sack staff without any government permission. Notably, the Opposition parties, namely Congress, TMC and Left,...

This is what CSK’s MS Dhoni said after losing to RR

Despite hitting some massive sixes in the last over of the match, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lost the game to Rajasthan Royals (RR) while chasing a score of 217. While MS Dhoni’ decision to come deep down the batting order disappointed his fans, the CSK skipper entertained everyone in the last over by...

Music video shows Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey in Robin Hood avatar

Moments after Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey’s announcement of his voluntary retirement from service (VRS), a music video featuring the top cop has gone viral. The video released on YouTube titled “Robinhood Bihar Ke” features the IPS officer in a Robin Hood avatar. Gupteshwar Pandey was in controversy recently over his remarks on Rhea Chakraborty in...

5 Indians in TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actor Ayushmann Khurrana, ‘dadi’ from Shaheen Bagh protests Bilkis, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and professor Ravindra Gupta have made it to the TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people of 2020. Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi was selected for winning the elections with majority votes twice in a row...

KKR to invest Rs 5,550 cr in Reliance Retail

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Wednesday informed that global investment firm KKR is all set to invest Rs 5,550 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL). Notably, RRVL is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries. According to Reliance, KKR’s fresh investment values Reliance Retail at a pre-money equity value of Rs 4.21 lakh crore....

Over 90,000 people died due to COVID-19 in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday informed that 83,347 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 56.46 lakh. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India...

UGC asks varsities to start UG, PG classes from November 1

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities in the country to start classes from November 1. The classes will be as per a revised academic calendar that has been already approved by UGC on September 21. As per the revised academic calendar for 2020-21, classes may begin from November 1 for first-year UG...