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First meeting of Black Panthers & Dalit Panthers soon: Why this is historic

Interview In an interview to TNMs Executive Editor Sudipto Mondal, Bhim Army's Rahul Pradhan talks about the conference, shares some interesting Panthers anecdotes from his childhood, and says there is more 'ideological clarity' in the anti-caste movement today. Sudipto Mondal www.blackpanther.org On May 28 and 29, a historic conference is scheduled to take place at Nanded city in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra which will bring together for the first time on a common platfo

27 May 2022 3:16 pm
No proof against Aryan Khan, NCB excludes him from chargesheet in drugs case

Drugs Case Six persons including Aryan Khan are not being named in the complaint under NDPS Act following an investigation by a Special Investigation Team due to lack of sufficient evidence, the NCB said. PTI File Image of Aryan Khan The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday, May 27, has not included the name of Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, in the chargesheet filed in the drugs-on-cruise case, in which he was arrested last year. Besides Aryan Khan, 19 other accused w

27 May 2022 2:11 pm
Breach of privilege: Karti Chidambaram says Parl committee papers seized in CBI raid

Controversy CBI officers seized his highly confidential and sensitive personal notes and papers pertaining to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Information and Technology during recent raids, Karti Chidambaram alleged. PTI Karti Chidambaram: File Photo/PTI Congress MP Karti Chidamabaram on Friday, May 27, wrote to Lok Speaker Speaker Om Birla alleging that during a raid CBI officers seized highly confidential personal notes and papers pertaining to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on

27 May 2022 12:21 pm
Union govt plans to repurpose CoWIN platform for Universal Immunisation Programme

Health The vaccination record under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is now maintained manually. PTI The Union government is planning to repurpose the Co-WIN platform for India's Universal Immunisation Programme and other national health programmes while continuing with its current function of recording COVID-19 vaccination and issuing certificates. The vaccination record under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is now maintained manually.Once Co-WIN is repurposed to include th

27 May 2022 12:08 pm
Union govt hikes third party insurance premium for vehicles from June 1

Automobiles The government has also withdrawn the 15% discount on the base premium for electric vehicles. IANS Ians Some bad news for the vehicle owners already affected by the accelerating fuel price increase. From June 1, 2022 onwards, the motor third party liability insurance premium has been jacked up by the Union government despite the portfolio being hugely profitable for the insurers. The government has also withdrawn the 15 per cent discount on the base premium for electric vehicles (EV)

27 May 2022 11:38 am
Police should treat sex workers with dignity, not abuse them: SC

Law The apex court was hearing a plea that has raised the problems faced by sex workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PTI Observing that human decency and dignity extend to sex workers and their children, the Supreme Court has directed police forces in all states and Union territories to treat sex workers with dignity and not to abuse them, verbally or physically. Issuing a slew of directions, a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, B R Gavai and A S Bopanna said the constitutional protection that

27 May 2022 8:53 am
Geetanjali Shree's Hindi novel Tomb of Sand' wins International Booker Prize

Booker Prize 'Tomb of Sand' is the first book that was originally written in any Indian language to win the Booker prize, and is also the first novel translated from Hindi to be recognised. PTI Daisy Rockwell and Geetanjali Shree. Image courtesy: Booker Prize/Twitter Author Geetanjali Shree's Hindi novel Tomb of Sand' has become the first book in any Indian language to win the prestigious International Booker Prize. At a ceremony in London on Thursday, the New Delhi-based writer said s

27 May 2022 8:38 am
There will be sensational news in 2-3 months: KCR after meeting Devegowda

Politics Former Prime Minister Devegowda said that he exchanged views on various topics of national importance with Telangana CM KCR. Agencies HD Devegowda, HD Kumaraswamy, Nikhil Kumaraswamy and KCR: Twitter/H D Devegowda Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday, May 26, called on JD(S) supremo and former Prime Minister HD Devegowda at his residence in Bengaluru and held discussions on various issues. KCR, as he is popularly known, left for Bengaluru hours before Prime Minister

26 May 2022 6:25 pm
Vismaya dowry death: What makes us believe some women over others?

Domestic violence In a legal and social system that is geared towards 'reconciliation', often at the cost of the womans best interests, would Vismaya's ordeal have sparked the same sympathy if she hadnt become the martyr? Geetika Mantri Vismaya Nair was found dead on June 21, 2021, in her marital home in Kollam, Kerala, less than a year after she got married to Kiran Kumar. When Kiran was convicted on May 23, 2022, for driving Vismaya to suicide, Vismayas family said that they wer

26 May 2022 6:04 pm
Infosys CEO Salil Parekhs annual salary hiked by 88% to Rs 79.75 crore

Infosys Parekh has also been reappointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the company for 5 years till March 31, 2027. TNM Staff IT services major Infosys has proposed to increase the compensation package of its CEO Salil Parekh to Rs 79.75 crore per annum, a jump of nearly 88% from his current package of Rs 42.5 crore, according to the companys annual report for fiscal 2022 released on Thursday, May 26. Parekh has also been reappointed as the Chief Executive Officer and M

26 May 2022 3:50 pm
Delhi court sentences Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in terror funding case

Crime The life term was awarded for two offences on charges of waging war against the government of India and raising funds for a terrorist act. Agencies Image: PTI A Delhi court on Wednesday, May 25, awarded life imprisonment to Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik in a terror funding case. Special Judge Praveen Singh also awarded varying jail terms for various offences under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The court also imposed a fin

25 May 2022 7:42 pm
ED books MP Karti Chidambaram in money laundering case

Money Laundering The ED filed its case based on a recent FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation, officials said. PTI The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and others to probe alleged irregularities in the issuance of visas to 263 Chinese nationals in 2011, when his father P Chidambaram was the Union Home Minister, officials said on Wednesday, May 25. The federal agency has filed its case under the criminal sec

25 May 2022 4:17 pm
Kapil Sibal quits Congress, files Rajya Sabha nomination with SP support

Politics Sibal, who has been vocal in his criticism of the Congress leadership, had called for a non-Gandhi as the new party chief. PTI Image: PTI Saying that he had resigned from the Congress last week, Kapil Sibal on Wednesday, May 25, filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha as an Independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh supported by the Samajwadi Party. Sibal, whose exit from the Congress is another jolt for the electorally battered party, went to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly premises to file

25 May 2022 2:35 pm
SpiceJet flights affected as systems face ransomware attack

Aviation The airline's IT team has contained and rectified the situation and flights are operating normally now, a spokesperson said. Agencies IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION SpiceJet said it faced a ransomware attack on Tuesday, May 24 night causing a delay in departure of its flights on Wednesday morning. Certain SpiceJet systems faced an attempted ransomware attack last night that impacted and slowed down morning flight departures today (Wednesday), a SpiceJet spokesperson said. The airline's I

25 May 2022 12:52 pm
Renewable energy firm ReNew Power to invest Rs 50k crore in Karnataka

Investment ReNew Power intends to set up production units with the potential to create employment opportunities for 30,000 people, the Chief Minister's office said in a statement. PTI CM Bommai with Team ReNew Renewable energy firm ReNew Power on Tuesday, May 25, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, at the World Economic Forum meet in Davos, to invest Rs 50,000 crore in the state over the next seven year

25 May 2022 11:20 am
India imposes restrictions on export of sugar from June 1

Export Export of sugar in the current sugar season 2021-22 is the historically highest at about 78 lakh metric tonnes, the Union government said. PTI The Union government on Tuesday, May 24, imposed restrictions on sugar exports from June 1, a move aimed at increasing availability of the commodity in the domestic market and curbing price rise. Export of sugar (raw, refined and white sugar) is placed under restricted category from June 1, 2022 onwards, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DG

25 May 2022 10:58 am
18-year-old gunman opens fire at Texas school, 19 kids among 21 killed

Crime Texas Governor identified the killer as Salvador Ramos, a resident of the area where the school was located. The shooter's motive remains unclear. PTI In one of the worst school shootings in American history, an 18-year-old gunman has killed 21 people, including 19 children, and rendered several other grievously injured at an elementary school in Texas state, before the assailant was eliminated in police firing. Gunshots rang out of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde town, Texas, 134 km

25 May 2022 9:44 am
After T Rajendar admitted to hospital for chest pain, Simbu shares update

Kollywood Veteran actor T Rajendar was hospitalised in Chennai recently after he experienced chest pain, following which he was diagnosed with having a clot in the stomach. TNM Staff Digital Native After veteran actor and filmmaker T Rajender was admitted to a hospital recently following complaints of chest pain, his son and actor Silambarasan on Monday, May 24, shared an update on his health with fans. In the statement, Simbu mentioned that after doctors diagnosed the problem as a clot in his s

24 May 2022 8:16 pm
Samantha, Vijay Deverakonda not injured on Kushi sets: Director debunks rumours

Tollywood A few reports claimed that Samantha and Vijay Deverakonda received minor injuries following an accident during the shoot for Kushi in Kashmir. TNM Staff Twitter/ Samantha Tollywood stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Vijay Deverakonda are busy shooting for their upcoming film Kushi, directed by Shiva Nirvana. Team Kushi has been shooting in Kashmir for the past few days, and a few news portals reported that the actors were involved in an accident. While some reports claimed that they were i

24 May 2022 4:30 pm
Sonia Gandhi forms three groups in Congress to chart road ahead for party

Politics The three groups have been formed after a three-day conclave, which was held in Udaipur to discuss reviving the party. PTI PTI Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, May 24, constituted three groups within the party Political Affairs, Task Force-2024 and Central Planning. The central planning group is formed for the coordination of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', to begin on October 2, planned from Kanyakumari to Kashmir from Gandhi Jayanti. Rahul Gandhi and two prominent members of the G23

24 May 2022 3:41 pm
Karuna Nundy, Khurram Parvez, Adani on TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2022

List The list also includes an Indian American businessperson, Bela Bajaria, who is currently the head of the Global TV at Netflix. Agencies Gautam Adani, Karuna Nundy and Khurram Parvez Billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani, advocate Karuna Nundy and jailed Jammu and Kashmir human rights activist Khurram Parvez have been named by TIME magazine on Monday, May 23, as among the 100 Most Influential People of 2022. Adani's profile in the TIME says that Adani's once regional business now spans airp

24 May 2022 9:25 am