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A medic administers Covid vaccine to an elderly man in Kangpokpi, Manipur | ANI

Days after suggesting booster dose, govt body’s U-turn: ‘More scientific scrutiny needed’

INSACOG’s U-turn, which mirrors the government’s stance, comes at a time when India’s Omicron case count has jumped to 12.

ED records statement of suspended Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh

The statement was recorded on 3 December at the agency's office in south Mumbai under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Param Bir Singh not whistleblower, flagged corruption after transfer, Maharashtra tells SC

Maharashtra government has filed a reply affidavit in the apex court and said that the ongoing probe in criminal cases against the former top cop not be interfered with.
PM Narendra Modi speaks at the 18th India-ASEAN Summit, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on 28 October 2021 | ANI photo

PM Modi hails Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra for motivating young students on sports

Modi's praise came a day after Javelin thrower Chopra visited a school in Ahmedabad to launch a national mission to make students aware of the importance of fitness and sports.
File photo of Congress Mizoram chief Lalsawta | Twitter/@ChoudhurySR2910

Congress names Lalsawta chief of its Mizoram unit

Sonia Gandhi Saturday accepted the resignation of Thanhawla as Mizoram Congress chief and appointed him as a CWC member.

Here’s how an organisation tried to buy the original US Constitution with cryptocurrency

A bid by crowdfunders to buy a historic copy of the US Constitution has focused attention on DAOs — a part of the new wave of digital investing.
Vinod Dua | Twitter

To know Vinod Dua was to love his way with words. The TV news pioneer talked to you, not at you

To appreciate Vinod Dua, who passed away Saturday, was to be a creature of the eighties and nineties, way before TV news became a soap opera post-2000.

India developing indigenous anti-drone technology, security forces will get it soon: Amit Shah

Speaking on the occasion of the 57th Raising Day of the BSF in Jaisalmer, Shah said Modi govt is committed to provide the best border guarding technologies in the world to the force.
Abhijit Banerjee at OTC

Indians face ‘extreme pain’, economy still below 2019 levels: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Banerjee was virtually addressing students of the Ahmedabad University in Gujarat Saturday night from the US during the varsity's 11th annual convocation.
Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment Aaditya Thackeray at a Metro construction site in Mumbai. | File photo: ANI

In 2 yrs, Aaditya Thackeray brought glamour to low-key departments, but remains in dad’s shadow

Political observers say Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray is caught up with conferences, consulates & celebrities, but is silent on critical issues, won’t mingle with masses.

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In Pakistan, a state of fear among children—inspectors enter schools to ensure Quran reading

Magistrates accompanied by rifle-bearing policemen are interrogating 12-year-olds. Their teachers are asked to stand silently in the corner.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi, on 6 December 2021 | PTI

61 companies raised Rs 52,759 crore via IPOs till October this fiscal, says FM Sitharaman

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Nirmala Sitharaman said that among the 61 IPOs, 35 were below Rs 100 cr, while 4 were in the range of Rs 100 cr & less than Rs 500 crore.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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