At 95%, JEE(M) sees record attendance
The first cycle of JEE (Main) 2021, conducted for the first time in 13 languages, for admission to engineering courses recorded an all-time high of 95.1% attendance. The exams concluded on Friday and the results are expected in the first week of March. The exams were conducted across 331 cities, which include 10 cities outside India.
Bengal to vote in 8 phases, Assam 3, one-dayers in Tamil Nadu, Kerala
The Election Commission on Friday announced polls in Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry between March 27 and April 29, setting up several high-stake electoral contests with unprecedented eight-phase voting in Bengal.
Parents sell girl (12) for 10k to fund treatment of another daughter
A daily wager couple in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore sold their 12-year-old daughter to a 46-year-old man reportedly to fund the treatment of their eldest daughter (16) suffering from a respiratory illness, reports Ujwal Bommakanti. The man, Chinna Subbaiah, married the girl on Wednesday.
Sexual harassment plaints can’t be brushed aside: SC
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to shield a district judge from disciplinary proceedings for allegedly exchanging “inappropriate” intimate WhatsApp messages with a junior woman judge, who had complained of sexual harassment but later refused to give evidence.
Upping the ante, Congress rebels to hold public meetings
Congress rebels have decided to go public with their issues and up the ante on grievances that have roiled the party for months since the G-23 leaders put forward their set of demands. A group of prominent G-23 leaders will attend public meetings in Jammu on Saturday and Sunday.
Ambani threat: SUV owner traced, police don’t rule out terror angle
The crime branch, which is probing the case of an explosives-laden vehicle found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence, has not ruled out a terror angle. Mumbai joint CP (crime) Milind Bharambe said police are probing all aspects, including the possibility of a terror plot.
ED, CBI carry out searches at 15 locations in coal case
Central investigating agencies — ED and CBI — on Friday conducted searches in at least 15 locations across West Bengal, following the money trail related to illegal coal mining and cross-border cattle smuggling. The agencies have also sought the foreign ministry’s approval to look into the overseas bank accounts of the accused.
Activist Nodeep’s med report reveals injuries on her body
The medical examination of labour activist Nodeep Kaur has highlighted injuries on her body. In her petition before Punjab and Haryana HC, Nodeep had alleged that Sonipat police personnel had beaten her up in police custody.
Covid-19: You’ll now have option to walk in, register & get vaccinated
As the vaccination drive against Covid-19 is set for a big ramp up from March 1, expanding coverage beyond healthcare and frontline workers, the Centre said the vaccine could be accessed through three routes — advance self-registration, on-site registration and facilitated cohorts.
India, UN human rights chief clash over farmers protests
India and UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet clashed on Friday as the latter rapped the government over farmers' protests and its recent action against journalists and activists. In its response, the government said Bachelet's observations lacked both “objectivity and impartiality”, reports Sachin Parashar.
Last 2 in Munawar Faruqui case get bail after 8 weeks in jail
After nearly two months in prison, two co-accused in the Munawar Faruqui case got temporary bail from the Madhya Pradesh high court on Friday. Nalin Yadav and Sadaqat Khan are the last of the six accused to be given bail. Justice Rohit Arya of the Indore bench of the HC allowed the duo’s bail application in light of the Supreme Court granting ad interim bail to Munawar on February 5.
Khelo India fest in Gulmarg reflects J&K touching new heights in peace, devpt: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said holding of Khelo India International Games Festival at the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district reflects that J&K is touching new heights in peace and development. He was virtually addressing over 600 participants, including international athletes, of the grand event.
Pap Diary: Alia's yoga session, Sara at airport
We don't know about you but B-Town was surely thanking God it's Friday. They were out and about town, running errands, getting in their workouts, and jetting off, away from the city too. And our photographers trailed them everywhere they went to update you with their whereabouts. Check out all that happened today with ETimes Paparazzi Diaries: