BJP, Cong leaders claim to 'form' govt in Gujarat after 1st phase poll performance

BJP, Cong leaders claim to 'form' govt in Gujarat after 1st phase poll performance

Gandhinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) A day after the first phase of voting in Saurashtra, Kutch and South Gujarat region ended, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the BJP was retaining power. On the other hand, the Congress has started preparing for the government formation after claiming feedback of good performance in the phase.



L-G recommends Delhi Police proposal to Centre to extend law on bootleggers, drug offenders

L-G recommends Delhi Police proposal to Centre to extend law on bootleggers, drug offenders

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) To effectively prevent and deter growing crime, the Lt. Governor has approved and forwarded the proposal of Delhi Police to the Centre to issue notification under Section 2 of the Union Territories (Laws) Act, 1950 for extending the Telangana Prevention of Dangerous activities Act, 1986, as modified to the NCT of Delhi.

Pakistan's inflation climbs to 23.8% in Nov

Pakistan's inflation climbs to 23.8% in Nov

Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan's consumer price index (CPI) rose 23.8 per cent year on year in November as compared to the same month a year ago when it was recorded at 11.5 per cent, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said.

Afghans marrying off young daughters to avoid forced marriages with Taliban

Afghans marrying off young daughters to avoid forced marriages with Taliban

Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) Since Kabul fell to the Taliban in August 2021, there has been a dramatic increase in early marriages of Afghan girls -- a trend activists and human rights campaigners attribute to parents' belief that securing a spouse for their girls is better than seeing them forced to marry members of the Taliban, a media report said.

Meerut university creating awareness about 'killed weed'

Meerut university creating awareness about 'killed weed'

Meerut, Dec 2 (IANS) The Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Agriculture University (SVBPAU) in Meerut has launched a movement named 'Parthenium Free National Scheme' in which it will create awareness among various education institutions across India about the ill-effects of Parthenium weed, which grows freely all across the country.

Colombian goalkeeper Higuita's name creating waves in Kerala

Colombian goalkeeper Higuita's name creating waves in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) The name of legendary Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita has landed in controversy after the Kerala Film Chamber, acting on a complaint from acclaimed writer N.S.Madhavan, asked a Malayalam film director not to use the name 'Higuita' for his film which is in the final stages of production.

Insurers selling other financial products is ultra vires the 2 laws, will lead to problems: Legal experts

Insurers selling other financial products is ultra vires the 2 laws, will lead to problems: Legal experts

Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Even as some call the Indian government's proposal to allow insurance companies to sell other financial products as radical, legal eagles say it is ultra vires of the two insurance laws governing the sector and not beneficial for the policyholders.

Hackers now selling 1.5 lakh patients' data of TN hospital on Dark Web

Hackers now selling 1.5 lakh patients' data of TN hospital on Dark Web

Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) As AIIMS-Delhi struggles to recover from a massive ransomware attack, hackers are currently selling at least 1.5 lakh patients' data records belonging to Tamil Nadu-based multispecialty hospital called Sree Saran Medical Center for hundreds of dollars on the Dark Web, cyber-security researchers revealed on Friday.

New Zealand's rising import prices drive increase in trade deficit

New Zealand's rising import prices drive increase in trade deficit

Wellington, Dec 2 (IANS) New Zealand's total trade deficit increased in the September 2022 quarter to NZ$7.5 billion ($4 billion), driven by increases in import prices, the country's statistics department said on Friday.

Noxious Memories: Bhopal Gas Tragedy - A Timeline

Noxious Memories: Bhopal Gas Tragedy - A Timeline

Little did the people of Bhopal know that on December 2, 1984, many will not wake up to the next day when the world's worst industrial disaster befell them. The haunting stories of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy were wrung out of the lives of ordinary people when 45 tonnes of methyl isocyanate leaked from a pesticide plant owned by the Indian subsidiary of the American firm Union Carbide Corporation.