Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

Anti-science movement is political but medicine also hasn’t conveyed its value to humans: Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee at Express AddaSign In to read

February 4, 2023 07:06 IST

At a recent Adda in Delhi, oncologist, researcher and author Siddhartha Mukherjee spoke on his new book, The Song of the Cell (Penguin Allen Lane), on what he means by the new human, Big Pharma, and the anxiety over artificial intelligence

Moscow’s proposal to RBI: Set up Russian financial firm in India, won’t face sanctionsPremium Story

February 4, 2023 07:05 IST

Bank of Russia flags ‘no progress’ in talks with Indian banks group on rupee trade

In Jharkhand’s tribal villages, an online marketplace for local producePremium Story

February 4, 2023 07:26 IST

An initiative of the district administration, the Deoghar Mart is an online marketplace for local artisans, shops, micro-enterprises and businessmen who are part of the multi- vendor platform.

Suicides, fratricides in CAPFs: Task force report points to discrimination, abuse trauma, bullying

February 4, 2023 07:45 IST

In its draft-report submitted to the MHA last month, the task force found three major factors — service conditions, working conditions, and personal/individual issues — that led to incidents of suicides and fratricides.

Agniveer recruitment process changed, candidates to sit for entrance test first

February 4, 2023 07:07 IST

Earlier, the recruitment process for Agniveers followed a different order. The candidates had to first undergo the physical fitness test, which was followed by their medical tests. They had to qualify the CEE as the last step.

G20 meeting in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch to project rural, archaeological tourism

February 4, 2023 07:47 IST

“We are working on rural tourism to improve the experience and promote best practices with suggestions from international boards. We are planning archaeological tourism; the slides of India’s tourist sites will be shown to all delegates,” said Union Tourism Secretary Arvind Singh, while talking to reporters on Friday.

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Permission for Hindu outfit’s meet in Mumbai will be given on condition that no hate speech is made, SC told

February 4, 2023 07:45 IST

The court was hearing a petition by Shaheen Abdullah, who hails from Kerala, seeking a ban on the proposed meeting on the ground that anti-Muslim speeches were delivered at a similar event organised by the Samaj on January 29 in Maharashtra.

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ED questions Rahul aide over TMC leader’s claims

February 4, 2023 07:24 IST

Sawai is being questioned on claims made by Gokhale in his statement to the ED that he received Rs 23.54 lakh from Sawai on behalf of the Congress to manage the party's social media presence.

FDA eye drop

US FDA says India-made eye drop linked to some infections, blindness and one death

February 4, 2023 07:46 IST

The US agency said it was collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health departments to investigate a multistate outbreak involving a rare, extensively drug-resistant bacteria.

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM over ‘plight’ of Kashmiri Pandits, flags J-K administration’s ‘insensitive’ approach

February 4, 2023 07:46 IST

In a letter to Modi, Gandhi flagged the issue of the recent spate of targeted killings of Kashmiri Pandits and others by terrorists, which he said, has created an atmosphere of fear and gloom in the Valley.

jagdeep dhankhar

Parliament is the North Star of democracy: Dhankhar

February 4, 2023 00:04 IST

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar's remarks come days after Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud had called the basic structure doctrine of the Constitution, which has been hotly debated in the last few months, the "north star".

Chennai pharma recalls eye drop after infections in US, unit’s inspection on

February 4, 2023 02:26 IST

A day after the US Food and Drug Administration posted the company's announcement, asking people to stop selling and using the eye drop, a joint team of six central and state drug inspectors rushed to the company's plant located 40km south of Chennai on Friday evening.

bhupesh baghel

Bhupesh Baghel criticises Union Budget, says investment by government in Adani group must be raised in Parliament

February 3, 2023 17:19 IST

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel also questioned if the bad debts of the LIC will affect the National Pension System (NPS) money of the state government employees.

Nod to Hindu outfit’s meet in Mumbai only on condition of no hate speech, SC told

February 4, 2023 02:45 IST

A bench of Justices K M Joseph and J B Pardiwala recorded this undertaking given by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the state.

SC warns centre

Our actions may not be palatable, do not force us: SC to Govt over delay on judges

February 4, 2023 07:15 IST

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea seeking contempt of court proceedings against the government for the delay in clearing the names reiterated by the SC collegium within timelines laid down by the court.

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Amended UAPA is menace to democracy: Shashi Tharoor on Siddique Kappan release

February 3, 2023 17:06 IST

Siddique Kappan walked out of jail on bail on Thursday, over two years after he was arrested for allegedly trying to instigate violence after the death of a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras.

Adani Group stocks, hindenburg report

PIL in SC seeks prosecution of short sellers for ‘artificial’ crashing of Adani Group’s stock value

February 3, 2023 16:41 IST

Hindenburg engages in activist short selling, which involves selling borrowed stocks with the hope of buying the same at a lower price later. If the prices fall on the expected lines, the short sellers make a killing.

Congress MP Hibi Eden

Kerala Congress MP Hibi Eden to introduce private member bill on right to menstrual paid leave for women

February 3, 2023 15:48 IST

The bill seeks the right to paid leave and absence from work for three days for working women and three-day leave for female students during menstruation.

After SC flags ‘serious issue’, Centre says it will clear Collegium recommendations soon

February 3, 2023 13:08 IST

This comes after the Supreme Court expressed displeasure over the Centre’s delay in clearing its recommendations for the transfer of High Court judges, calling it a “very serious issue”.

SC issues notice to Centre on pleas against move to take down links to BBC documentary on PM Modi

February 4, 2023 02:23 IST

The Supreme Court asked the government to produce the relevant records and fixed the matter for hearing in April

Chandrachud with Sundaresh menon

Singapore Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon shares bench with CJI Chandrachud in SC

February 3, 2023 12:26 IST

The Singapore chief justice will deliver a lecture on the "Role of judiciary in a changing world."

Amul hikes milk prices by Rs 3, Gujarat exempted

February 3, 2023 18:40 IST

Effectively, the price of one litre of Amul Gold has been revised to Rs 66 while Amul Taaza is now priced at Rs 54 per litre, Amul cow milk at Rs 56 per litre and Amul A2 Buffalo milk at Rs 70 per litre.

Parliament News Highlights: Both Houses adjourned for the day; Opposition leaders decide to remain firm on demand for Adani probe

February 3, 2023 22:17 IST

Parliament News Highlights: Opposition party leaders continues to raise demands for a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee into the allegations against the Adani Group in the Hindenburg Research report.

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PACS to offer services of Common Service Centres; Cooperation ministry signs MoU

February 3, 2023 07:44 IST

Highlighting the role and contribution of PACS in rural and agricultural development, Amit Shah described the agreement as a “win-win” situation for all.

CBI chief calls for global teamwork to counter crime

February 3, 2023 07:49 IST

At the valedictory session of Interpol Young Global Police Leaders Programme, held in Mumbai and attended by 59 officers from 44 countries, Jaiswal said young leaders should imbibe leadership qualities with a wider international perspective.