Not in favour of granting extra chance to UPSC aspirants who missed exam due to Covid: Centre to SC
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was not in favour of granting one more opportunity to those civil services aspirants who could not appear in their last attempt in the exams conducted by the UPSC last year due to the pandemic situation. A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar took note of the submissions of Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, appearing on behalf of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), that the government was not ready to give one more chance to the civil services aspirants who could not appear in 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation.
National security thoroughly compromised, govt's silence is deafening: Sonia Gandhi on Arnab leaks
Silence from the government's side on what has been revelead has been defeaning, said Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday referring to the purported WhatsApp chats of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami doing the rounds of social media.
PM Modi calls on youth to work for 'New India' through 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'
"Our nation is entering the 75th year of independence. Innumerable people of Assam had contributed towards freedom. Several people had sacrificed their lives, their youth. Now you have to live for New India and Atmanirbhar India," PM Modi said while addressing the 18th Convocation of Tezpur University in Assam through video conferencing.
New study: SARS-CoV-2 may seize human cells
Another detailed study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science asserts that the SARS-CoV-2 virus not only targets to enter the human cells but begin to replicate and spread as well. The findings also highlight that the possibilities could potentially serve as targets for new therapies for patients with COVID-19, although validation in cells and animal models is needed. Scientists know that SARS-CoV-2 binds the ACE2 receptor on the surface of human cells, after which it enters the cell through a process known as endocytosis.
Varun Dhawan’s family leaves for Alibaug
Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal’s wedding preparations are in full swing as the actor will be tying to tie the knot with childhood sweetheart Natasha Dalal in Alibaug this weekend. Now the Groom-to-be, Varun’s father, David Dhawan with wife Lali Dhawan were snapped by the paparazzi today, leaving their residence with the family.
Really proud that I took a five-for, it's a tribute to my father: Siraj
Mohammed Siraj is back home, after playing a stellar role in India's 2-1 win in Australia in the Tests series, but his father isn't there to celebrate with him. "When I returned home after winning the series, he wasn't there to see me and hug me. But he is there somewhere and watching me and I am sure he must be smiling," Siraj said.
Baroda suspends Deepak Hooda for current domestic season for indiscipline
The Baroda Cricket Association has suspended senior player Deepak Hooda, who had stormed out of the camp before the start of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, for this domestic season for 'indiscipline' and 'bringing disrespect to the game'. Hooda had walked out of the team on the eve of domestic T20 tournament after a spat with captain Krunal Pandya. He had alleged 'misbehaviour' on the part of Krunal.
After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden
Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He helplessly watched his country's already battered economy decay further amid pandemic border closures while brooding over the collapse of made-for-TV summits with former President Donald Trump that failed to lift crippling sanctions from his country.
Don't shout, don't cheer: Olympic fans face Covid curbs
Don't cheer, talk loudly, eat, drink, or wave flags. This is the likely experience awaiting fans at the Tokyo Olympics -- if they can get in at all. Anti-coronavirus measures have changed the face of live sport in Japan, where stadiums now see more politeness than passion.
England should focus on beating India instead of Ashes obsession: Swann
India seem 'virtually unbeatable' after their historic Test triumph in Australia and England would be achieving something bigger than their 'obsession' Ashes if the tourists manage to upstage Virat Kohli's men next month, feels Graeme Swann. "We have to move away from looking forward to the Ashes series. I think beating India in India is a far higher thing to strive for right now," Swann said.
A complete guide to long COVID symptoms
The novel coronavirus has remained with us for almost a year now. While many of its symptoms and the level of risks it poses on different individuals have come to the surface, the possibility of the long term effects of the deadly virus are still being observed and explored by scientists and medical professionals.
Watch: Bride-to-be Natasha heads to Alibaug
Wedding festivity has kicstarted in Bollywood as Varun Dhawan is all set to marry his longtime love Natasha Dalal. Bride-to-be Natasha Dalal was snapped by the paparazzi today, leaving her residence with her family. She was heading to Alibaug for her grand weekend wedding. The paparazzi also caught several glimpses of all the action going on at the Dalal family residence with the bridal trousseau being transported from Mumbai to Alibaug.
Covid-19: India records 14,545 new cases
India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,06,25,428 with 14,545 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,02,83,708, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll increased to 1,53,032 with 163 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
India calls out Pakistan over Hindu temple vandalism, says Islamabad can't hide behind UN resolution
India on Thursday slammed Pakistan for being one of the co-sponsors of a United Nations resolution on promoting a culture of peace even as Pakistan authorities remained "mute spectators" as a mob vandalised a historic temple in its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.