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UN human rights agency calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by farmers and authorities
The UN human rights agency on Friday called on both protesting farmers and authorities in India to exercise “maximum restraint” and to find “equitable solutions” that show respect for human rights. Read more
Infection curve down at long last: Is the Covid-19 pandemic ebbing?
The global onslaught of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has started receding for the first time ever, with daily new infections seeing a steady drop for nearly a month – something that has never happened in the 14 months of the pandemic’s run across the world. Read more
Chakka jam: Barricades, thousands of policemen on watch today
The farmer protest sites at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders have been hemmed in with multilayered barricading and are being heavily patrolled ahead of Saturday’s three-hour long nationwide highway blockade, “the chakka jam”, called by farmers to intensify their protest against the new farm laws. Read more
Happy birthday Angad Bedi: When the actor had to ‘man up and speak’ to Neha Dhupia’s parents about his marriage proposal
Angad Bedi is celebrating his 38th birthday today. The actor is not just having a successful run at work, but is also enjoying his time as a father. He has a two-year-old daughter, Mehr, with wife Neha Dhupia. Read more
Shilpa Shetty’s golden potion is great for immunity and digestion: Recipe
There has been a lot of talk about immunity in the last year, since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Read more
‘Last time people said ‘Smith, Warner weren’t there, who did we have?,’ Shastri hails India’s win in Aus
Head coach Ravi Shastri hailed India’s series win in Australia and said that an achievement such as this was never seen before in the world of cricket. Read more
‘22 deaths reported so far post Covid-19 vaccination’: Health Ministry
The Union health ministry addressed a briefing on Covid-19 vaccination. Ministry’s Additional Secretary Manohar Agnani said, “As of February 5, a total of 52,90,474 beneficiaries have been vaccinated. Read more