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India

“Make Mumbai Union Territory”: Karnataka-Maharashtra Row Grows – 10 Facts

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Lakshman Savadi said Mumbai should be a union territory.Mumbai/Bengaluru: A decades-old border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka spun off into firestorm of political bickering on Wednesday with claims and counterclaims between the two states. Hitting back at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for raising the issue at a public event with a demand for the disputed areas to be carved out into a union territory till differences are resolved, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Lakshman Savadi said that Mumbai should be included in his state or at least be devolved into a federally governed province as well. Here are the top 10 points in this big story:"We condemn the Maharashtra Chief Minister's statement. We ar...
Career and Education

SPM’s cultural extravaganza goes online – Times of India

PUNE: The annual school concert always holds a special place in the hearts of school children. Principal of S.P.M. English School (secondary), Veena Meshram, took the initiative and decided to have a virtual gathering, a statyeemnt issued by teh school said. The staff, parents and students welcomed this creative platform as it kindled the spirit of togetherness and definitely opened doors to discover new talent and innovative ways to present this cultural extravaganza of classes 5 to 10 online. Tiny Tots ofclasses 5 and 6 stole the hearts of everyone. The performances included dances, solo singing, monoact , tabla recitals, a hilarious news bulletin and an intriguing display of various characters such as Harry Potter, writer Sudha Murthy, cricketer Sourav Ganguly among others. The sec...
India

Actor-Activist Deep Sidhu Named In Case On Tractor Rally Violence: 10 Points

"Deep Sidhu is the government's man," a farmer leader allegedNew Delhi: Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, whom farmers have accused of being responsible for the unprecedented violence during the Republic Day tractor rally, has been named in a case filed by the Delhi Police, sources told NDTV. A handful of farmer leaders have also been named in the 25-plus cases filed by the police since Tuesday evening. While the police is holding farmers responsible for violating the agreed rules of the tractor rally, which they say led to clashes in parts of the city, the farmers have said there was a conspiracy to sabotage and malign their peaceful protest. The farmers have suspended their plans to march to parliament on Budget Day. The Red Fort, where a farmers' group had stormed ...
India

Trinamool To Bring Resolution Against Farm Laws In Bengal Assembly Session

BJP legislative party leader Manoj Tigga said the BJP would oppose the resolution (File)Kolkata: The two-day special Assembly assembly session in Bengal began with obituary references made during the first half of Wednesday.Members of the ruling Trinamool Congress, the opposition Left front and the Congress attended the session, as Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay paid homage to MLAs and other prominent personalities who died last year.On Thursday, the TMC will table a resolution opposing the Centre's new farm laws, and demand its immediate withdrawal.The resolution will be introduced under Rule 169 during the second half of the day, state parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said.The state government's effort to bring the opposition Congress and the Left Front on the same table,...
Career and Education

Haryana govt to provide free books to Scheduled Castes students – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Government will provide free books to the students belonging to Scheduled Castes who are studying in government colleges across the State. According to an official release, sharing more information in this regard, a spokesman of the Higher Education Department said that on behalf of the Director-General of the Department, Principals of all the Government Colleges have been directed that the data of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes who will be getting money for buying books for the year 2020-21 by the Directorate should be verified and updated on college ERP-portal by January 29, 2021. In the data, verification of student's SC class certificate, Haryana resident certificate, Aadhaar number and passing certificate should be done. He said that if the data is...
Health and Lifestyle

Explained: 7 types of kisses and what they mean | The Times of India

A simple kiss evokes emotions of love, care and admiration. This is said to be the most intimate act of love that gives you an overwhelming feeling, like butterflies in your stomach! What's most interesting to know is that kisses on different body parts have a whole new meaning; whether it’s an intense smooch or a quick kiss, it says a lot about your relationship as well. Hence, we bring to you the different types of kisses and the meaning behind it. Source link
Business

Investor wealth plunges over Rs 8 lakh crore in four days – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Investors' wealth eroded by more than Rs 8 lakh crore in four consecutive sessions of stock market loss. Recording its fourth straight session of loss on Wednesday, the sensex tumbled 937.66 points or 1.94 per cent to close at 47,409.93. In the four straight sessions, the benchmark has fallen by 2,382.19 points or 4.78 per cent. Tracking the muted sentiment, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed firms declined by Rs 8,07,025.09 crore to Rs 1,89,63,547.48 crore in these four days. "Volatility is normally higher on the last two days of monthly expiry but this time the fall with higher volatility show cautiousness amongst market participants before the Budget event. "Earnings are coming out better-than-expected but profit-booking is seen in most companies that have declared re...
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Poet Varavara Rao Is Stable, Reject Bail Plea: Probe Agency To High Court

The High Court has directed the Nanavati hospital to submit a fresh medical report (File)Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday urged the Bombay High Court to reject the plea for bail on medical grounds filed by poet-activist Varavara Rao, arrested in the Elgar-Parishad-Maoist links case, arguing that his present health condition is stable.Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who appeared for the NIA, reminded the court that Mr Rao's medical reports from the Nanavati Hospital, from earlier this month, stated that he was stable and fit to be discharged.He pointed out that the Maharashtra government had made a statement before the HC last week, saying once discharged from the private hospital, Mr Rao (81) will not be sent back to the Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai,...
India

Amit Shah Must Be Sacked For Allowing Delhi Violence: Congress

It is a huge, colossal security lapse and intelligence failure, Congress said (File)New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday held Home Minister Amit Shah responsible for the violence that shook the national capital on Republic Day, and said he should be sacked immediately.The Congress also accused the Modi government of being part of a concerted conspiracy to malign the farmers' agitation by allowing some anti-social elements to enter the Red Fort complex and hoist a religious flag.Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the government is adopting "a policy of first hit, torment and defeat the farmers by the use of force, then tiring them out through various rounds of talks, trying to divide them and finally by now defaming them through such miscreants who created violence during...