Travel Advisories and Hate Crimes: Canada and India Slug It Out

September 29, 2022 4:58 pm

In an updated travel advisory for India, Canada has advised its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution while visiting some states in India. It has asked its people to stay away from Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan. It has cited the “presence of landmines” and the “unpredictable security situation” as the reasons behind the […]

Let Laws Evolve, Married Women Must Have Abortion Rights: SC

September 29, 2022 4:05 pm

Adopting a forward-looking approach, the Supreme Court (SC) has said every woman is entitled to choose abortion. Insisting that the law must evolve with the times, the SC has ruled that a woman’s marital status can’t be the ground to deprive her the right to abort an unwanted pregnancy A certain section of the media reported the […]

Visa Backlog Will Be Cleared Soon, US Tells India

September 29, 2022 3:57 pm

The US has assured India that it will reduce the backlog of visa applications after foreign minister S Jaishankar raised the matter with US secretary of state, Antony Blinken. “The last thing we want to do is make that any more difficult. On the contrary, we want to facilitate it. So, bear with us,” Blinken […]

US Visitor’s Visa A Distant Dream Now

September 29, 2022 3:43 pm

Getting a visitor’s visa to the US is turning out to be a mission impossible of sorts. The most affected are families whose children are settled abroad. Raju Gadhvi’s son had travelled to the US for higher studies. After finishing his studies, he landed a job and also bought a house and a car. But […]

Final Word: DM Authorized To Issue Adoption Orders

September 29, 2022 3:39 pm

District Magistrates (DM) can now issue adoption orders which earlier fell in the domain of the courts till the amended Juvenile Justice Model (Amendment) Rule 2022 came into force on September 1. Addressing parents’ concerns, the ministry of women and child development had written to all states on September 12, directing the authorities to transfer […]

Delhi High Court Grants Bail To Controversial Former Chief of NSE, Chitra Ramkrishna

September 28, 2022 4:14 pm

The Delhi High Court has granted bail to the former managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Chitra Ramkrishna and former group operating officer Anand Subramanian in the extremely controversial co-location scam case being probed by the CBI. A detailed copy of the order is awaited. The FIR was registered […]

Sequel To Nayak: Gujarat Sanitation Worker Has Lunch With Kejriwal

September 27, 2022 6:56 pm

In the Anil Kapoor-classic, Nayak, a television presenter (enacted by Kapoor himself), became the Chief Minister for a day, bringing in sweeping changes in the system. But how does it feel to be the Chief Minister’s guest for a day? For Harsh Solanki, a sanitation worker from Gujarat, this was an unforgettable experience.  Solanki and […]

Employees Can Be Sacked For Giving False Information: SC

September 27, 2022 6:16 pm

The Supreme Court on Monday said that any employee can be sacked by his/her employer for suppressing or giving false information concerning matters having a bearing on his fitness or suitability for the post. The SC laid down broad principles of law to be taken into account especially in the case of recruitment in police […]

Police Clearance Certificate For Passport Can Be Applied Online Now

September 27, 2022 5:43 pm

After Covid-19, there has been a huge surge in the demand for passports. It created huge pressure on the police department for issuing the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC). Citizens are also facing huge difficulty in obtaining the clearance from police. Considering the huge spike in demand, the government has decided to start online applications for […]

Mahuva’s Pride Asha Parekh To Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2020

September 27, 2022 4:56 pm

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur has announced that the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2020 will be conferred upon one of the all-time greats in Bollywoood – Asha Parekh. The Phalke award is the highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema. Southern superstar Rajnikanth has conferred the award for the year […]

IRF Audits Cyrus Mistry Crash Road, Finds 30 Safety Hazards

September 27, 2022 3:14 pm

The 70km stretch between Vapi in Gujarat and Manor-Palghar in Maharashtra has been in news since September due to the death of former Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry and his friend in an accident. A recent report prepared by the International Road Federation (IRF) on the infamous stretch indicated that it has more than 30 […]

Bombay HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Ban on Non-Veg Food Advertisements

September 27, 2022 2:43 pm

From the Navratri meat ban in Delhi to Gujarat prohibiting the sale of non-vegetarian food items on the streets, there’s been a lot of controversies lately as far as non-vegetarian consumption in the country is concerned. The latest to join the bandwagon is three Jain groups and a businessman seeking a ban on advertisements of […]

Study Finds New Covid-like Virus In Russian Bats, Can Infect Humans

September 26, 2022 5:36 pm

A new S-CoV-2-like virus discovered in Russian bats is capable of infecting humans. What is more worrying is that it is apparently resistant to current COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study. A team led by Washington State University (WSU) researchers discovered spike proteins from the bat virus, named Khosta-2. The virus not only has the […]

The much-anticipated three-way battle

September 25, 2022 7:40 pm

Deepal Trivedi It is a clash of models in Gujarat. The BJP has been consistently in power for about 27 years in the state, bar 1996 when Shankersinh Vaghela became the Chief Minister for a year with outside support from the Congress. In any other state, anti-incumbency, slackness and people’s desire for a new party […]

Gujarat Polls: Kejriwal Promises 10 Lakh Jobs

September 25, 2022 8:14 pm

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said if AAP come to power in Gujarat, then every child in the state will prosper. Kejriwal along with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann was addressing a gathering of youth in Ahmedabad. “I was seeing a wonderful message being shared in a Gujarat […]

Ankita Bhandari Murder Case: Girl’s Body And Involvement Of Politician’s Son Discovered

September 24, 2022 7:13 pm

Police in Uttarakhand arrested three including BJP leader’s son Pulkit Arya in connection with the alleged murder of Ankita Bhandari a receptionist at a resort who was found murdered. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami ordered razing of illegal construction at the resort though the now popular bulldozer method, soon after the incident came to light. […]

Student Leader Debunks False Viral Claims Of Rahul Gandhi Meeting Girl Who Said ” Pakistan Zindabad”

September 24, 2022 5:10 pm

Miva Jolly, Ernakulam District General Secretary of Kerala Students Union has confirmed to be the girl meeting Rahul Gandhi in the viral video which falsely claimed that it was Amulya Noronha, a journalism student who was arrested for chanting the ” Pakistan Zindabad ” slogan. A few Twitter handles had tried to fan the impression […]

Plot Thickens As Congress Presidential Polls Inch Closer

September 24, 2022 3:08 pm

New Delhi, Sept. 23: As the process for the election of the Congress president kicks in on Saturday with the filing of nominations, the whirligig of events will have a bearing on where the party is headed. First, the will of the Gandhis should prevail yet again. The party’s narrative still revolves around the Gandhi […]

SC Mulls National Portal Of Absconders

September 24, 2022 11:24 am

The Supreme Court has suggested creating a national portal of those jumping the bail and parole conditions, accessible to the public, giving details of all such culprits. A bench of Justices SK Kaul and Abhay S Oka issued notice to the Centre in this regard and also asked the list of such people and what […]

Congress President Election: Push For One Person, One Post

September 22, 2022 8:32 pm

“My piece of advice to those who may contest for Congress president’s post — you are taking on a position which is historic and defines a particular view of India. It is not just an organisational post, it is an ideological post, which represents a belief system and vision of India,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi […]