Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for illegal campaign financing

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday was sentenced to one year in prison for illegal campaign financing in his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. CNN reported that all 13 co-defendants have been found guilty and the judge said Sarkozy could serve the sentence by wearing an electronic bracelet at home. “Nicolas Sarkozy knew […]

Indian Navy Sailing Championship 2021 to be conducted in Mumbai from Oct 1

The Indian Navy is set to conduct a sailing championship from October 1 to 5 where Yachtsmen and women from all three Commands of the Indian Navy viz., Western Naval Command, Eastern Naval Command and Southern Naval Command, will be honing and demonstrating their sailing and watermanship skills in Mumbai harbour. The event ‘Indian […]

YouTube bans videos with vaccine misinformation

In an attempt to stem the flow of anti-vaccine misinformation, YouTube said that it will not allow videos that claim vaccines approved by health authorities are dangerous or don’t work. As per The Verge, the Google-owned platform is also banning prominent anti-vaccine accounts, including Joseph Mercola’s channel and the Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-linked Children’s […]

Kerala Police asks State govt to ban book containing ‘extreme religious fundamentalism’

Kerala police department has asked the State government to ban a book that it said contains extreme religious fundamentalism. The police asked the state government to ban the circulation of the book “Mashari al-Ashwaq ila Masari al Ushaaq” and said the book can misguide the youth into extremism and force them to join terrorist organisations. According to the police, the book contains content […]

Punjab Polls 2022: Arvind Kejriwal promises free, better health services if AAP wins

Ahead of Punjab Assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday promised free health services for all residents of the state if his party wins. Addressing a press conference in Ludhiana today, Kejriwal said, “I have come today to guarantee health services. Today, Punjab is […]

Hockey India congratulates Rupinder Pal Singh on illustrious career

As drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh called time on his illustrious career, Hockey India on Thursday congratulated the two-time Olympian for his outstanding contribution to the sport. Rupinder, who made his international debut in 2010, played a pivotal role in India’s recent Bronze Medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Having scored as many as four goals […]

WHO to decide on Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin emergency usage in October

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday informed that the final decision on Bharat Biotech’s submission on emergency use listing (EUL) for its Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine will be made in October 2021. The status of assessment for Covaxin is “ongoing” as of now, the WHO informed in a document citing […]

UP CM Yogi Adityanath orders dismissal of police officers from service involved in serious crimes

Days after the Kanpur incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday ordered the dismissal of police officers/personnel from service who are involved in very serious crimes. According to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), following the Kanpur incident, CM has ordered the dismissal from service of police officers/personnel who are involved in very serious crimes. […]

Navjot Singh Sidhu likely to meet Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi today

Former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is scheduled to meet state Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday at 3 pm. Taking to Twitter, Sidhu said, “Chief Minister has invited me for talks… will reciprocate by reaching Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh at 3:00 PM today, he is welcome for any discussions.” […]

Jackie Shroff excited to be a part of environment-based film festival

Actor Jackie Shroff is extremely excited for the second edition of the All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALTEFF). Set to take place between October 9 and October 17, ALTEFF will screen 44 films, carefully divided into ten film bundles: Drive-Thru Shorts, Activision, Midnight Tails, What’s On Your Plate?, Sapling Stories (Kids […]