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Cowards can't be part of Congs ideological battle, says party after RPN Singh quits

Politics Former Union Minister RPN Singh resigned from Congress and joined the BJP, a day after being included in the list of the party's star campaigners for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. PTI Facebook/RPN Singh Soon after its leader and former union minister RPN Singh quit the party and joined the BJP, the Congress on Tuesday, January 17, said it is fighting an ideological battle in which only those with courage can carry on and not cowards. Congress spokesperson

25 Jan 2022 6:28 pm
Former Congress leader RPN Singh joins BJP, says better late than never

Politics Singh is the second big exit from the Congress in Uttar Pradesh after Jitin Prasada quit the party last year. TNM Staff PTI Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader RPN Singh on Tuesday, January 25, joined the BJP in New Delhi in the presence of the saffron party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Singh is the second big exit from the Congress in Uttar Pradesh after Jitin Prasada quit it last year. Prasada joined the BJP and later became a minister

25 Jan 2022 5:04 pm
Former Union Minister RPN Singh quits Congress, day after being named star campaigner

Politics RPN Singhs resignation comes just weeks before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. TNM Staff Screengrab Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader RPN Singh has resigned from the Congress, a day after being named as one of the party's star campaigners for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Singh submitted his resignation letter to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, January 25. Sharing a picture of the resignation letter on social media, Singh wrote, Today, at

25 Jan 2022 1:42 pm
How these Indian food businesses are incorporating sustainable practices

FOOD From using recyclable and reusable packaging to sourcing local ingredients, heres how food brands, both large and small, are making their businesses sustainable. Saradha U Instagram/ Gobble Cake, Mason & Co When home baker Niyyaati Pramoad started her Bengaluru-based cloud-bakery Gobble Cake in 2020, using sustainable practices was never part of the plan. Like most home bakers, she used single-use plastic containers, with colourful stickers, to send out her freshly baked cupcakes and bombol

25 Jan 2022 11:51 am
World-renowned heart and lung transplant surgeon joins Kauvery Hospital

Partner A pioneer in Donation after Circulatory Death Heart Transplantation, Dr Kumud Kumar Dhital has been roped in to expand Kauvery Hospitals Heart and Lung Transplantation unit. Kauvery Hospital Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, has announced the expansion of theirHeart and Lung Transplantationunit by appointing Dr Kumud Kumar Dhital and Dr Srinivas Rajagopala to the unit. The team will be headed by Dr Kumud, who has been appointed as the Program Director of the Heart and Lung Transplantation unit.

25 Jan 2022 10:46 am
ED raids premises of Atlas Jewellery, seizes Rs 26.59 crore worth cash, gold

Fraud The business premises and bank lockers of Atlas Jewellery India Ltd (AJIL) in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru were searched on January 20 and 22 in a case of cheating a Kerala-based bank. PTI Atlas promoter M M Ramachandran The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has seized Rs 26.59 crore worth of cash, fixed deposits and gold and diamond jewellery after it raided a jewellery group in a money laundering probe linked to an alleged fraud with a Kerala-based bank. The business premises

25 Jan 2022 9:55 am
The Best Ethereum Casinos for Real Money Gambling in 2022

If youre a player whos invested some money into their crypto wallet, you might be interested in finding the best Ethereum casinos around. Ideally you should be on the lookout for some red flags before making your final choice - suspiciously good reviews, slow payout systems, and poor customer support are a few that come to mind. Were ensuring that our top picks avoid these drawbacks while offering easily redeemable Ethereum casino bonuses, prompt customer support, leading game variety, and more.

24 Jan 2022 8:40 pm
17 Best Ethereum Casinos US Crypto Players Must Try in 2022

Heres a quick guide to help you get started with ETH gambling along with our sweet list of the best ethereum casinos for US players. The Best Ethereum Casinos for Real Money Gambling in 2022 If youre a player whos invested some money into their crypto wallet, you might be interested in finding the best Ethereum casinos around. Ideally, you should be on the lookout for some red flags before making your final choice - suspiciously good reviews, slow payout systems, and poor customer support are a

24 Jan 2022 8:40 pm
Three teenagers in Delhi kill a 24-year-old allegedly 'copying' crime dramas

Crime During the questioning, the boys allegedly revealed that they had recently watched Allu Arjuns Pushpa and another crime series, Bhaukaal. TNM Staff File photo Three teenagers in northwest Delhi allegedly killed a 24-year-old man, Shibu Hussain, who reportedly stopped them from playing gulli danda in a park on January 19. According to the reports, the boys were copying fictional crime dramas they had seen, and shot video of them beating up the victim to post online. The teenagers were repor

24 Jan 2022 7:08 pm
Chennai hospital gets worlds first Dead Heart Transplant surgeon to lead transplant unit

Partner A pioneer in Donation after Circulatory Death Heart Transplantation, Dr Kumud Kumar Dhital has been roped in to expand Kauvery Hospitals Heart and Lung Transplantation unit. Kauvery Hospital Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, has announced the expansion of theirHeart and Lung Transplantationunit by appointing Dr Kumud Kumar Dhital and Dr Srinivas Rajagopala to the unit. The team will be headed by Dr Kumud, who has been appointed as the Program Director of the Heart and Lung Transplantation unit.

24 Jan 2022 6:31 pm
Cricketer Brendan Taylor says Indian businessman blackmailed him to spot-fix

Cricket The ICC will impose a multi-year ban over delay in reporting the offence, as he took four months to do so. PTI Brendan Taylor/Twitter Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor on Monday, January 24, said is facing a multi-year ban from the ICC for failing to report a corrupt approach by an Indian businessman and also claimed that he was blackmailed after foolishly taking cocaine during that meeting. In a detailed confession on social media, Taylor claimed that he was invited by the business

24 Jan 2022 5:57 pm
Sri Lankan govt to auction 105 boats seized from TN fishermen

Fishing The fisheries department has already issued advertisements in newspapers in the island nation calling for bidders to participate in the auction. IANS IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY The fisheries and aquatic department of Sri Lanka will be auctioning 105 fishing boats seized from Tamil Nadu fishermen over the years. The department has already issued advertisements in newspapers in the island nation calling for bidders to participate in the auction. The advertisement stated that 65 boats wo

24 Jan 2022 1:21 pm
Auroville Foundation says township project to go ahead despite opposition

Controversy Residents of Auroville had earlier taken to the streets in protest against the project, stating that trees, bunds and community structures would have to be pulled down for it. IANS Auroville residents protesting the project The Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation in Puducherry, has decided to expeditiously push for implementing the Auroville Township Master Plan despite opposition from the residents. The foundation, during a meeting of the office-bearers held recently, decide

24 Jan 2022 12:41 pm
Raghuram Rajan says Indian economy has some bright spots, but many dark stains

Economy Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said that India needs to do more to prevent a K-shaped recovery, as well as a possible lowering of our medium-term growth potential. PTI Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, on Sunday, January 23 said that the Indian economy has some bright spots and a number of very dark stains and the Union government should target its spending carefully so that there are no huge deficits. Rajan has also said that the government needs to do more to prevent a K-shaped r

24 Jan 2022 11:52 am
Oxfam virtual walkathon aims to spread awareness to end gender discrimination

Gender The theme for the first edition of the Oxfam Virtual Trailwalker Challenge 2022 is #WalkInMyShoes. Oxfam India The first edition of the Oxfam Virtual Trailwalker Challenge for 2022 imbibes the spirit of the National Girl Child. The theme of the challenge is #WalkInMyShoes. It will not just get participants closer to their fitness goals but also support Oxfam India's work towards gender and economic equality. The National Girl Child Day is celebrated on January 24 every year to spread publ

24 Jan 2022 11:01 am
Third wave peak likely to come in next 14 days, says IIT Madras study

Omicron The preliminary analysis was done by computational modeling by IIT Madras' Department of Mathematics and Centre of Excellence for Computational Mathematics and Data Science. India's R-value has reduced to 1.57 from 2.2 TNM Staff PTI | Representative Image The peak of the third wave of COVID-19 in India is expected to occur in the next fortnight, according to a preliminary analysis by IIT Madras. India's R-value, which indicates the rate of spread of coronavirus has further redu

23 Jan 2022 6:07 pm
Omicron variant reaches the stage of community transmission

Omicron The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has stated that the variant has reached community transmission stage, while an infectious sub-variant of Omicron, the BA.2 lineage, has been found in a substantial fraction in the country. PTI PTI | Representative Image The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is in the community transmission stage in India and has become dominant in multiple metros where new cases have been rising exponentially, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACO

23 Jan 2022 1:38 pm