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Congress writes second letter to Facebook after TIME report

Congress has written a second letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking information on the steps taken by the tech giant to investigate the controversy related to hate speech by BJP leaders. Notably, the Congress had earlier written to the tech giant on August 18. It had written the letter following a report in The...

Amit Shah to get discharge from AIIMS soon

Union home minister Amit Shah, who is availing post-COVID care at Delhi AIIMS, is all set to be discharged from the hospital soon. The hospital administration has clarified that Amit Shah has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time. AIIMS’ media and protocol division chairperson Aarti Vij confirmed the development. Amit...

P Chidambaram criticises Sitharaman with “Messenger of God” remark

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday took a dig at Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her “Act of God” remark. Using the moniker “Messenger of God”, P Chidambaram said she must also explain the government’s “mismanagement” of the economy before the coronavirus crisis began. Notably, Sitharam had used the phrase “Act of God” for...

Suresh Raina returns home, not to play IPL 2020

In what could be termed as a double whammy for IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), its star all-rounder Suresh Raina had to return to India due to personal reasons. Suresh Raina will remain unavailable for the entire IPL season. The unfortunate development for CSK comes a day after one of its pace bowlers tested...

Pranab Mukherjee’s renal parameters improve

The Army’s Research and Referral Hospital on Saturday clarified that former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain in a deep coma. The hospital added that Pranab Mukherjee has shown improvement in the renal parameters that were earlier “slightly deranged”. His treating doctors said that the former president is also being treated for a lung infection....

India’s COVID-19 case tally nearing 35 lakh

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday informed that 76,472 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 34.63 lakh. The biggest daily surge of over 77,000 cases was reported on August 28 followed...

Bumpy start for Dhoni’s CSK in IPL 2020

In a major setback for IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a fast bowler of the squad and 12 members of the support staff have tested positive for COVID-19.  The development has added to the trouble of Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, which is a top contender to lift the cup. Now, CSK’s quarantine period has...

Sachin Pilot protests against NEET-JEE

Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday surprised everyone after he took part in a protest against the Centre’s decision to conduct the JEE and NEET amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sachin Pilot took part in a state-wide protest against the Centre’s move organised by the Rajasthan Congress. It was Sachin Pilot’s first public appearance in...

Mehul Choksi’s plea for pre-screening of Netflix docuseries rejected

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by fugitive fraudster Mehul Choksi seeking a pre-screening of the Netflix docuseries ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’. The court clarified that Mehul Choksi can file a civil suit if he wants to pursue the matter. The Delhi High Court’s rejection came after a two-hour-long hearing in the...

JEE-NEET: Six states move SC seeking postponement

The tussle between the Centre and the state governments over conducting JEE and NEET amid the coronavirus pandemic is all set to intensify. Six non-BJP state governments, through their Cabinet ministers, have approached the Supreme Court seeking postponement of JEE and NEET exams amid the coronavirus pandemic. The six states have filed a review petition...

Rajasthan: Post of CIC vacant since 16 months

The constitutional post of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) is lying vacant in Rajasthan for the past 16 months. The crucial post is lying vacant due to the apathy of the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government. The responsibilities of the position are being handled by a journalist Ashutosh Sharma. Notably, Sharma was nominated as a member of...

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to quit over health problems

In a development that would result in a fierce leadership contest in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will soon resign. Shinzo Abe cited health problems behind his decision to quit. “I have decided to step down from the post of the prime minister,” Shinzo Abe told a press conference. “Now that I am...