Bigwigs from Maharashtra govt demand SIT probe into ‘fake’ NCB raids
NCP minister Nawab Malik on Sunday tweeted “Satyamev Jayate” after an independent witness in the cruise drugs seizure case, Prabhakar Sail, made startling revelations on the Narcotic Control Bureau’s (NCB) raid on October 3. The NCB has arrested eight people, including actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan, after the cruise ship raid.
Congress ‘convinced’ Captain Amarinder trying to wean away Hindu voters
With Amarinder Singh finally announcing that he will launch a party and ally with BJP, Congress is convinced that he is angling to wean away Hindu voters in urban constituencies to dent the party in the Punjab assembly elections in early 2022. The idea behind the Congress renegade’s plan, as articulated by him, is what the party always suspected when it alleged that ‘Captain’ as Punjab chief minister was in league with BJP and Akali Dal.
Priority list being drawn up of kids with comorbidities for vaccine rollout
A comprehensive priority list of children with comorbidities is being worked out for the combined launch of ZyCoV-D and Covaxin in India, according to a senior official from the Centre’s Covid-19 working group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI).
Varun's first Karwa Chauth with Natasha
Earlier this year, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan had tied the knot with his long-time lady love Natasha Dalal in an intimate wedding ceremony. Today, on the occasion of Karwa Chauth, the actor shared a bunch of dreamy pictures from the auspicious occasion with his wife Natasha.
Army, police no longer all-male bastions: Modi
Lauding the rise in the number of women in police and central armed forces, which has more than doubled in the past six years, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Army and police are no longer meant only for men, and expressed hope that this trend will lead to “new age policing”, with the women in uniform becoming role models for “lakhs of daughters” of the country.
‘EWS income criteria linked to Sinho panel’
Amid strong criticism by the Supreme Court over the manner in which income eligibility criteria for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservations was fixed, the government is linking the decision to peg it at Rs 8 lakh, just as for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), to the Sinho Commission report which had examined welfare measures for the general classes.
LAC hot, new battalions for ITBP likely
The process of authorising new battalions of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), in charge of securing the Indo-China border, is in the final stages and the government is committed to providing it with full logistical support and modern gadgets to do its job, junior Union home minister Nityanand Rai said on Sunday.
Zafar Sareshwala on Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan
Speaking about the ordeal faced by Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan, political commentator and former chancellor of Maulana Azad University, Zafar Sareshwala feels that in the on-going political blitzkrieg between the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and other political parties, a father and his son are in agony. He also feels that all sides involved in the case need to show some restraint.
‘Treat users with small quantity of drugs as victims, not culprits’
The social justice and empowerment ministry has suggested that the existing definition of the word ‘addict’ may be removed and instead such a person be referred to as a ‘user’ and ‘substance dependent’, in an effort to improve the NDPS Act.