Illegal Adoption Messages On The Rise In Social Media

Orphans who are up for adoption need to go through a proper legal procedure, and register with the Central Adoption Registration Agency, however NGOs fear these social media messages will lead to unregulated adoptions. Mumbai: Rajesh Menon (name changed), friend of a deceased COVID patient was trying to help his friend’s now orphaned children. “The […]

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GST council meeting to discuss tax-free covid products today

The 43rd GST council meeting discussed the exemption of Covid-related products from the GST rate slabs. Chandigarh: The exemption of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Covid-related products was on the agenda of the GST council meeting today, but experts suspect that the exemption might not take place. The Goods and Services Tax Council (GST) met on […]

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Rape videos emanate from belief that men are greater than women

‘To create fear, strong punishment should be given’ Bengaluru: A horrifying video of a woman being brutally assaulted and raped by four men and a woman has been circulated on a porn site. This is not the first time a rape video has made its way to cyberspace. Neha Dalal, a psychologist and professor at L.S. […]

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As unskilled workers return to villages, demand in cities rises

Want their jobs back, lockdown comes in the way. Hyderabad: Lavanya Pilli, with her family, moved to her native village near Ballari after staying in Hyderabad for five years. “My husband has tested positive for Covid-19. I can’t afford medical expenses in the city, so we have moved to our village,” she said. Lavanya and […]

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Sri Lanka starts cleaning coast after fire on ship

As debris washes ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl, the Sri Lankan Marine Environment Protection Authority begins to remove waste from the coast. Bengaluru: The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka has started the process to remove the cargo that washed ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl […]

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Cyclone Yaas causes heavy damage in Odisha, Bengal

Weakens after making an early landfall. Kolkata: Cyclone Yaas weakened into a severe cyclonic storm after making landfall hours before it was expected to on Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction. A PTI report, quoting Odisha’s special relief commissioner P.K. Jena, said seawater entered thousands of houses in Bahanaga and Remuna blocks of the Balasore […]

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Farmers continue their dissent with a ‘Black Day’

Amidst the pandemic, farmers continue to struggle for their rights, demanding the government to scrap the three farm bills.  Samrala: Farmers at the Ghulal Toll Plaza in Ludhiana had planned to burn the effigy of Narendra Modi today as a sign of solidarity with other protesting farmers. Sukhwinder Singh, BKU (Kadian) member, says, “We have […]

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Women’s Rights activists decry Goa court comments

In a court order published on Tuesday, the Goa District and Sessions Court states the victim’s behaviour in the Tarun Tejpal case was not normal for a sexually assaulted person. Bangalore: The court order that was published on Tuesday, that acquited Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, on charges of sexual assault against his colleague […]

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Chinese smartphones need not worry about their place in the Indian mobile market share

Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Realme(owned by Oppo), Redmi(owned by Xiaomi), Samsung(Korean company) are the people’s choice in India when it comes to buying a smartphone. Bengaluru: There is no doubting the fact that people love using phones. (An ever evolving generation of gadgets which fits the world into one’s fingers) and it is nothing short of […]

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