Politics

Identities of two Indians killed in drone attack in UAE established; two Indians among six injured

Dubai, Jan 18 (PTI) The identities of the two Indian nationals killed in Monday’s suspected Houthi drone attacks near the Abu Dhabi airport that sparked multiple explosions in the United Arab Emirates’ capital have been established, the Indian Embassy said on Tuesday. The mission also said that two Indians were among six injured in the attacks. The two were discharged on Monday night after medical treatment. On Monday, two Indians and a Pakistani national were killed and six others injured in the attack claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. The explosions were caused by “small flying objects”, possibly drones, that…
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Naxal killed in encounter with jawans in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma; ops underway

Sukma, Jan 18 (PTI) A Naxal was killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Tuesday morning, an official said. Personnel belonging to the District Reserve Guard (DRG) from the Sukma, Dantewada and Bastar, were involved in the operation which is still underway, he said. Acting on specific input about the presence of top Divisional Committee Members of CPI (Maoist) along with 35-40 cadres in the forest on the tri-junction of three districts, security forces from three areas had launched the operation there on Monday night, Sukma Superintendent of Police Sunil Sharma told PTI. “At around…
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Pornography case: SC grants protection from arrest to Poonam Pandey

New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI) The Supreme Court Tuesday granted protection from arrest to actress Poonam Pandey in porn films racket case. A bench of Justices Vineet Saran and B V Nagarathna issued notice to the Maharashtra government on an appeal filed by Pandey against a Bombay High Court order rejecting her anticipatory bail. “Issue notice… In the meanwhile, no coercive action shall be taken against the petitioner,” the bench said. Pandey has been arrayed as an accused in the FIR along with actor Sherlyn Chopra. The high court had rejected her anticipatory bail application on November 25, 2021. In…
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Some COVID-19 patients may be infectious even after ten days: Study

London, Jan 18 (PTI) One in ten people may still be infectious for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, after the 10 day quarantine period, according to a study. The research, published recently in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, used a newly adapted test which can detect whether the virus was potentially still active. The test was applied to samples from 176 people in Exeter, UK, who had tested positive on standard PCR tests. The team led by researchers at the University of Exeter found that 13 per cent of people still exhibited clinically-relevant levels of virus after 10 days, meaning…
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Bhopal hosts cricket tournament for Vedic pandits with Sanskrit commentary

Bhopal, Jan 18 (PTI) Two men clad in traditional dhoti and kurta run as fast as they can while an excited commentator discusses the likely outcome of the ongoing game on the ground in fluent Sanskrit. This setting might mislead one into believing that some ritual is underway but the two men are players trying to score a quick run during a cricket match. Welcome to the cricket tournament being held for Vedic pandits on the Ankur ground in Bhopal to mark the birth anniversary of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. “Players in this tournament are those who perform rituals as per…
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Minimum temperature rises at several places in Rajasthan

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here. Support Our Journalism Source:…
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India to provide assistance to the families of two Indians killed in UAE: Envoy

Dubai, Jan 18 (PTI) India has said that it will provide “whatever assistance” is possible to the families of the two Indian citizens killed in a suspected Houthi drone attack near the Abu Dhabi airport that sparked multiple explosions in the United Arab Emirates’ capital. Two Indians and a Pakistani national were killed and six others injured in Monday’s attack claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. The explosions were caused by “small flying objects”, possibly drones, that hit three petroleum tankers in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to The National newspaper on Monday, India’s Ambassador to the UAE, Sunjay Sudhir, said the…
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Asked to pay bill, man bites off bar owner’s thumb in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here. Support Our Journalism Source:…
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Seven held with tiger and deer skins being used in ‘prosperity’ ritual in MP

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises. But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle. ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here. Support Our Journalism Source:…
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Indians flout traffic rules because ‘everyone does it’. Road safety should be a public good

Indians flout traffic rules because ‘everyone does it’. Road safety should be a public good

Flouting rules on the road is a commonly-observed behaviour that may not warrant much discussion – be it skipping the red traffic signal or riding motorcycles on the footpath. However, when the frequency of such violations rises, it is worth examining whether these violations become the social norm. In our recent paper published in the Indian Public Policy Review, we study the case of traffic violations on Indian roads by adapting existing theoretical frameworks of social norms and their interaction with laws. Road traffic violations and road safety in India One of the major repercussions of flouting traffic rules is…
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