A sessions court in Gujarat’s Surat on Thursday rejected Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s plea seeking a stay on his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his ‘Modi surname’ remark. A stay order from the court could have paved the way for the reinstatement of Rahul Gandhi’s Parliament membership.
ECI recognises EPS as AIADMK’s gen sec
The Election Commission of India today approved Edappadi K Palaniswami as the General Secretary of AIADMK and alloted ‘Two Leaves symbol’ to contest in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. The former chief minister had on Wednesday announced Anbarasan
K’taka polls: Cong announces its final list of candidates
The Congress in the early hours on Thursday released its sixth and final list, announcing candidates for the remaining five constituencies for the May 10 Assembly polls in Karnataka. Today is the last day for filing nominations.
Buddha’s teaching solution to global problems:Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the world is passing through challenges such as war, economic instability, terrorism, religious extremism, and climate change and asserted that Lord Buddha’s ideas offer a solution to these problems.
Still have over 900 mn ‘quality’ workforce: China
:China on Wednesday sought to downplay India overtaking it as the world’s most populous nation with 142.86 crore people, saying that it still has a “quality” workforce of close to 900 million people to provide a strong impetus for development.Chinese
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Yemen: 85 killed, hundreds injured in stampede
At least 85 people were killed while over 322 others were injured in a stampede that broke out during a charity distribution event in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa ….
Surat Court to pronounce verdict on RaGa’s plea against conviction today
A Surat court will pronounce its verdict today on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s plea, seeking a stay on …
The Supreme Court said there is no data to show same-sex marriages is an elitist concept, while picking holes in Centre’s contention that petitioners seeking same-sex marriage rights is a mere urban elitist views for the purpose of social acceptance. It stressed that the state cannot discriminate against an individual on the basis of a characteristic over which the person has no control, and something which is innate cannot have a class bias.
Netflix grows engagement in India by 30% in Q1
A significant price reduction in subscription tiers in India has helped Netflix grow engagement in the country by nearly 30 per cent (year on year) in the first quarter of 2023, the streaming giant has announced. Over time, Netflix has adapted our prices to meet local needs and to further deepen its penetration, it lowered prices in India by 20-60 per cent in December 2021.