New Delhi: India is a great experiment in democratic governance, which we need to be proud about, and as the largest parliamentary democracy in the world we should perform duties in an objective and constructive manner, vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.
The horrendous fire tragedy at Anaj Mandi in the early hours of Sunday, December 8th, that killed 43 poor migrants, deafeningly signals a systemic failure to cope with urbanisation. Yet, this perspective still remains largely ignored. This is probably because one of the most surprising, and ironically banal, facts about the national Capital is that an overwhelming number of buildings here are illegal.
Lucknow The Yogi government has decided to open One District One Product (ODOP) clusters in six districts across the state with the help of the Centre to promote artisans and manufacturers.
US Democratic lawmakers announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday accusing him of abusing the power of his office for personal gains and obstructing congress’s investigation into it, making him only the fourth president in American history to face impeachment.
The sixth edition of the international conference by MIT-Arts, Design and Technology University (ADTU), will be held from December 18-20 at Rajbaug, Loni kalbhor, Pune. The theme of the conference is Energy and City of the Future.
Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta on Tuesday said that she is concerned about the lack of attention given to doubles’ player in the country. The shuttler, who was in New Delhi to unveil the logo of her upcoming Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence in Hyderabad, said that no one is taking badminton doubles’ category seriously in India.
A US body that monitors the state of religious freedom around the world and has been critical of India said Monday the Trump administration should — not could — consider sanctioning India for the exclusion of Muslims from the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) approved by Lok Sabha.
Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Pinki Rani (51kg) guided India to six more gold medals as the Indian boxing contingent finished its campaign with 16 medals at the 13th South Asian Games here on Tuesday. In men’s category, Sparsh Kumar (52kg), Narender (+91kg) were the others who bagged the yellow metal, while women’s pugilists Sonia Lather (57kg) and Manju Bamboriya (64kg) also contributed to India’s gold medal tally as India won a rich haul of 12 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze in boxing event here.
New Delhi: In the wake of the Anaj Mandi fire that claimed 43 lives, parents of a private school in south Delhi have moved the Delhi High Court over concerns of fire safety violations in the school and sought the appointment of an independent administrator to take over the institute’s management.
Writer-actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge has once again made it clear that her gender played no role in her hiring as one of the writers on No Time to Die. The 34-year-old actor, who has been getting critical praise for her show Fleabag, was earlier this year roped in to polish the film’s script. There was speculation that she was hired to make the film more inclusive, specifically to improve the portrayal of women in Bond movies.
Despite climate scientists being vocal about the climate crisis, the political response to it has largely been indifferent. On December 3, the World Meteorological Organisation said the past 10 years were the warmest on record, with the global mean temperature about 1.1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels between January and October 2019. This indicates that the 1.5 ° C threshold will be breached in the 2030s, much earlier than expected. The current mitigation pledges are likely to take us to a 3.2 ° C warming scenario by the end of this century. Inaction has already set off irreversible chain responses to ecosystems, such as marine heat waves and acidification; severe heat waves; and changes in the southwest monsoon pattern, among others.
Jodie Whittaker made history when she took the controls of the time-travelling Tardis as the first female lead in the sci-fi series Doctor Who. Now, she says, it is time to build on that achievement, by challenging the casting decisions holding back performers across her whole industry.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, appears destined to become law in the near future. The primary criticism is that it discriminates on religious grounds by treating persons belonging to six religions differently from all others, while carving out an exception and effectively allowing them to escape “illegal status” and gain citizenship.
Wisdom does not call for a discussion, nor honesty for an essay. Philosophic truths are for absorption, not analysis.
India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma’s comment on Kedar Jadhav’s ‘authentic’ look will leave you in splits
Rohit Sharma might not be firing in ongoing India vs West Indies T20 series but he is surely entertaining fans on Instagram. Kedar Jadhav recently posted an image of himself on the popular photo-sharing app and captioned it “Be fearlessly authentic. Have a happy Monday!”. Kedar was wearing an ethnic attire and the fans were taking a liking to his ‘authentic look’. However, it was Rohit’s comment on the post that captured the imagination of the fans.
Ask professional cosplayer Saurabh Rawat, what he wanted to be when he was little and he laughs while saying, “I wanted to be a cartoon.” The art director from Mumbai’s suburbs has been cosplaying professionally for five years and has even won a couple of accolades for his costumes. The ninth edition of the two-day comic convention, popularly known as Comic Con, saw a bit of dance, music, culture and dollops of drama as characters from every comic book series, manga and movie got into character to compete for the cosplay competition. Saurabh’s rendition of DOTA’s Centaur Warrunner — a half-man, half-horse character — took him three months to create. It had velcro strips on his face to accommodate three braided locks of hair that acted as his beard and moustache and that was only part of his detailed ensemble.
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Tuesday said it would invest $7 billion in research and development in the next three years to develop core technologies in hardware, software and system in addition to 5G/6G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), Big Data and other emerging technologies.
Actor Hina Khan took a dig at rising onion prices with a hilarious video where fans also got to see her dad. Joining the online brigade of Indians cracking jokes at the rising prices of onions, Hina posted a fun video on her Instagram Story.