NCP, Congress give Suspension of Business Notice in RS over Maharashtra Guv’s Shivaji remark

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Vandana Chavan on Thursday gave a Suspension of Business Notice in the Rajya Sabha to discuss “rampant outrageous” remarks by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari targetting iconic leaders, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The notice was moved under Rule 267 to discuss “rampant disrespect the people of Maharashtra are facing at the hands […]

US: Former Theranos executive Ramesh Sunny Balwani sentenced to nearly 13 years in jail

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, a former executive of US health technology company Theranos, has been sentenced to 12 years and 11 months in federal prison for fraud, announced United States Attorney Stephanie Hinds on Wednesday. In a statement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Balwani risked patient health by misrepresenting the accuracy of Theranos blood analysis […]

Spinner Aroob Shah named Pakistan captain for U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

SpinnerAroob Shah has been selected to captain Pakistan at next month’s ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. Aroob has already made seven international appearances for Pakistan, and the 18-year-old will try to capitalise on that experience during the January event. Pakistan’s 15-player team also includes right-hand batsmen Eyman Fatima and Shawaal […]

US not to put India on its list of countries violating religious freedom: Report

The United States has made it clear that India will not be placed on its list of ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ or ‘Special Watch list’ this year for violations of religious freedom. During the State Department briefing on December 6, spokesperson Ned Price, said, “When it comes to India, India of course is the world’s largest democracy. […]

Pakistan’s total external debt stocks by 2021 stood at USD 130.43 billion: World Bank

The World Bank has estimated Pakistan’s total external debt stocks stood at USD 130.433 billion by end-2021 in comparison to USD 115.695 by the end-2020, Business Recorder, reported. In its latest report “International Debt Report 2022, Updated International Debt Statistics,” the World Bank said that the total external debt stocks […]

Kerala government tables University Laws (Amendment) Bill to replace Governor as Chancellor of varsities

The Kerala government on Wednesday tabled the University Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022 in the State Assembly to replace the Governor from the post of chancellor in the universities of Kerala. Kerala Law Minister P Rajeev introduced the bill in the assembly. Opposition leaders objected to presenting the bill amendment, citing that it is against the University Grants […]

ISRO to develop Spatial Data Infrastructure geoportal for Ladakh: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

The government of the Union Territory of Ladakh has approached the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), a unit of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for developing “Spatial Data Infrastructure geoportal ‘Geo-Ladakh’ for UT-Ladakh, said Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on Wednesday. In a written reply to […]

Bangladesh’s current account deficit widens as imports surge: Report

Bangladesh’s current account deficit further widened in October as imports continued to increase in comparison to the combined receipts from exports and remittances, The DailyStar reported. The current account records Bangladesh’s transactions with the rest of the world, particularly its net trade in goods and services. As per the news report, the […]