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UN Chief Underscore Relevance Of Mahatma Gandhi’s Message Of Non-Violence

UN Chief Underscore Relevance Of Mahatma Gandhi's Message Of Non-ViolenceUnited Nations: Mahatma Gandhi's 151th birth anniversary is a timely reminder to strive to uphold his values, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Friday as diplomats from around the world underscored the importance of Gandhi's principles of justice and equality for all on the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence.UN Secretary-General Guterres, in his video message, said: "In marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, this International Day highlights the remarkable power of non-violence and peaceful protests."It is also a timely reminder to strive to uphold values that Gandhi lived by - the promotion of dignity, equal protection for all and communities living together in peace".India's Permanent Mission to t...

“Blame My Death On Russian Federation”: Russian Journalist Dies After Setting Herself On Fire

Irina Slavina died on Friday after setting herself on fire.Moscow, Russia: The editor of a Russian independent news site died on Friday after setting herself on fire following a police raid in a probe targeting an opposition group, her website confirmed.The news site Koza.Press in the industrial city of Nizhny Novgorod reported that its editor-in-chief Irina Slavina had "set herself on fire in front of the police headquarters".Investigators in the city later confirmed her death in a statement saying her body had been found with "signs of thermal burns", while saying there was "no basis" to connect her death to police raids since she was only a witness in a probe.The journalist had written on Facebook hours before her death: "I ask you to blame my death on the Russian Federation."A video...

India’s Coronavirus Death Count Crosses One Lakh

India is the second worst hit nation in terms of COVID-19 cases after the US (Representational)New Delhi: India's COVID-19 death count crossed one lakh on Friday night, while the caseload climbed to over 64 lakh and recoveries surged to 54,15,197, according to data from states and union territories.Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday 8 am showed a single-day spike of 81,484 infections, taking the country's COVID-19 tally of cases to 63,94,068, while the death count climbed to 99,773, with the virus claiming 1,095 lives in a span of 24 hours.However, by night, a PTI tally showed India's COVID-19 caseload at 64,64,012, death count at 1,00,768 and recoveries at 54,15,197. The tally has been compiled as per information provided by the states and union territories.India is in the nu...

Dr Reddy’s Seeks Nod For Phase 3 Trial Of Russian Covid Vaccine In India

Sputnik V is developed by Gamaleya National Research Centre and RDIFNew Delhi: Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy's Laboratories has applied to the Drugs Controller General of India for permission to conduct phase-3 human clinical trials of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V against COVID-19 in India, sources said.The Indian pharma giant has collaborated with Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to conduct clinical trials of Sputnik V as well as its distribution.Upon regulatory approval in India, RDIF will supply to Dr Reddy's 100 million doses of the vaccine, the firm said last month."Dr Reddy's Laboratories has applied to the DCGI seeking permission to conduct phase-3 human clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Russia. The DCGI will carry out a technical evaluation ...

Jailed Akhil Gogoi’s KMSS Launches New Party Ahead Of Assam Polls Next Year

Akhil Gogoi will be the chief ministerial candidate of the party (file photo)Guwahati: Despite being jailed for months, Assam's peasant rights activist Akhil Gogoi - who has been charged with sedition - has put his hat in the political with his organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti or KMSS launching a political party, Raijor Dol. The launch in Guwahati coincided with the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The party has been formed with the support of 70 indigenous organisations, including Bir Lachit Sena that had flocked together with the KMSS, to raise voice against the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA. The party was officially announced by renowned filmmaker Jahnu Baruah who had extended his support along with Assamese film actor Zerifa Wahid and noted lawyer Arup Borbora....
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A French brand is selling desi blanket inspired bags for INR 2 lakh and it’s beyond hilarious – Times of India

While we can already feel that nip in the air, winters are still a few months away and blankets have to wait. But a leading French fashion house has turned our good old desi blankets into expensive bags, well almost. Don't believe us, read on! Balenciaga, a luxury fashion house based in Paris has started manufacturing designer handbags which look identical to our desi blankets with floral designs and they have priced them at USD 3,000 each, which when converted to INR comes close to 2,19,000 approximately. Well, it may just be a kambal lookalike for you but it's a 'flower blanket print inspiration' for the brand. The bags have been made from genuine leather but a look at them would remind you of your dear blanket. The bag was first introduced to the world in the Spring Summer 17 Run...

“Wear A Mask”: Joe Biden’s “Reminder” After Negative Covid-19 Test

Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid-19.Wilmington, United States: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Friday he has tested negative for Covid-19, three days after his debate with Donald Trump, who has contracted the illness."I'm happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for Covid," Biden said. "I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands."Minutes before, his doctor Kevin O'Connor issued a statement via the 77-year-old former vice president's campaign about the negative result."Vice President Joe Biden and Dr Jill Biden underwent PCR testing for Covid-19 today and Covid-19 was not detected," O'Connor said.Trump's positive diagnosis -- announced in the early hours of Friday after one of his senior aides, Hope Hicks, ...

11 Arrested In Assam Over Suspected Witch-Hunting Case

Incident happened on Wednesday night but was first reported to police on Thursday morningGuwahati: Two days after two people were killed by a mob in a Rohimapur, a remote village under Dokmoka police station of Karbi Anglong district in Assam after local residents suspected them of practicing witchcraft, till now 11 people have been arrested and a massive manhunt is on to nab the others, police sources said.The incident happened on Wednesday night but was first reported to the police on Thursday morning. While nine villagers were picked up on Thursday, two more were arrested on Friday. The arrested villagers were produced in a court and have been sent to police remand on Friday.According to police sources, in Rohimapur, a girl from the village after falling sick was taken to Guwahati fo...

Harvey Weinstein Charged With 6 More Counts Of Sexual Assault

Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six more counts of forcible sexual assault.Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been charged with six more counts of forcible sexual assault in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles District Attorney said on Friday.The charges involve two victims and stem from incidents that occurred more than a decade ago, District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement.Weinstein, who was convicted earlier this year in New York for sex crimes, now faces a total of four counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one count of sexual penetration by use of force, involving five victims for crimes that span from 2004 to 2013 in the Los Angeles area, Lacey said. Source link

IIT Delhi Startups Launch COVID-19 Protection Lotion, Antiviral T-Shirts

Products have been backed by experts from Chemical and Textile department of IIT, DelhiNew Delhi: Two startups incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here have together launched antiviral T-shirts and a COVID-19 protection lotion at affordable prices, according to officials.The products, which are part of an antiviral kit, were unveiled by institute Director V Ramgopal Rao on Friday. The two startups are---E-TEX and Clensta.The kit consists of a novel Clensta protection lotion, hand sanitiser, E-TEX Kawach Antiviral T-Shirt and Kawach Mask.The products have been backed by experts from Chemical and Textile department of IIT, Delhi.According to officials, the antiviral fabric designed by startup--E-TEX, has been designed using advanced technology which reduces the likelihoo...