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SC says final year exams must be held, no promotion without it

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday said that universities will have to conduct the final year examinations as per UGC guidelines. The SC said that states cannot promote students sans the final year examinations. The apex court, however, clarified that states can approach the UGC for deferring the examinations, if they wish to due to...

Bihar Election: SC says COVID-19 not a valid reason to cancel polls

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition seeking cancellation of the Bihar election scheduled later this year. The Supreme Court said the coronavirus pandemic cannot be treated as “valid reason” for cancelling Bihar election. Notably, the petitioner Avinash Thakur has approached the court seeking the cancellation of the polls amid the pandemic. The Bihar...

India reports over 77,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday informed that 77,266 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 33.87 lakh. It is the biggest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in India followed by 75,760...

10 CMO staff test +ve, Rajasthan cabinet meet cancelled

The Rajasthan Cabinet which was to meet on Thursday cancelled the same after 10 employees working in the Chief Minister’s office tested positive for COVID-19. Employees at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence also tested positive. Gehlot has also cancelled all his engagements. Rajasthan has recorded over 75,000 COVID-19 cases and reported close to 1000 fatalities...

Rajasthan: Under pressure, govt allows opening of religious places

Under pressure from religious bodies in the state, the Rajasthan government has permitted the opening of various temples and shrines in Rajasthan from September 7 onwards. These religious places were closed since the imposition of the lockdown in March due to COVID-19 pandemic. Though the coronavirus situation in Rajasthan has worsened with an average of...

MLA’s illegal properties demolished in Lucknow

The Lucknow administration on Thursday demolished two illegal buildings of gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari. The demolition of the MLAs properties located in Dalibagh area was carried out amid police presence. Mukhtar Ansari is the sitting BSP MLA from Mau. The building had been constructed on “nishkrant sampatti”, belonging to people who have migrated to...

BJP tops political ad spend on Facebook

BJP is the largest advertiser on social media giant Facebook in India under the category of “social issues, elections and politics”. BJP has spent over Rs 4.61 crore between February 2019 and August 24, 2020. The data is as per the social media giant’s ad spending tracker. Notably, the advertisements included under this category were...

SC refuses permission for Muharram processions

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday refused to grant permission for carrying out Muharram processions across the country. The SC’s denial came in response to a petition seeking permission to carry out Muharram processions throughout India. The petition was filed by a certain Syed Kalbe Jawad of Uttar Pradesh. He had sought the permission citing...

Congress’ Kapil Sibal slams party for targeting Jitin Prasada

The spark created by dissenters against the Gandhis in the Congress party during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting has left the party divided. Now, the Congress cadres and leaders have started targeting the 23 dissenters who dared to raise their voice against the rot that is eating up Congress. Kapil Sibal, who was a...

IAS Tina Dabi registers FIR against fake Facebook profiles

Irked by the fake Facebook profiles and pages created using her name and pictures, Rajasthan-cadre IAS officer Tina Dabi has registered a complaint in this regard. There are at least 10 fake pages or profiles on Facebook in Tina Dabi’s name which give tips to civil service aspirants. Case registered under IT Act Tina Dabi,...

Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma share good news

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January 2021. The announcement of the good news was made by both Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli on their social media accounts. Both Anushka and Virat posted a cheerful picture of theirs with the caption indicating Anushka’s pregnancy. The couple, popularly known as Virushka,...

Chennai resident sets world record! Watch video

A 25-year-old Chennai resident, Illayaram Sekar, has created a world record by solving the most number of Rubik’s cube underwater. The Chennai resident has now gained his place in the Guinness World Records (GWR) with his unbelievable and terrific performance. GWR shares video GWR has shared a video of the Chennai resident on its official...