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What the FCRA amendments mean

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- New Delhi The Lok Sabha passed The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment (FCRA) Bill, 2020 on Sept. 21, amid concerns by voluntary organisations that the new changes will ... Read More


Was Carl Sagan right about life on Venus? India can help find out

India, Sept. 24 -- Harold Morowitz and Carl Sagan speculated in 1967 that the clouds of Venus aka Shukra may harbour life. The recent exciting detection of phosphine from these clouds strengthens the ... Read More


BJP's one market for farmers is a myth

India, Sept. 24 -- Should India's farmers have the economic freedom to market their produce to whoever and wherever they want at an agreed price? Unequivocally yes. Will the government's recently-legi... Read More


Dealing with Covidin rural areas

India, Sept. 24 -- On Tuesday, the tally of Covid-19 cases in India crossed 5.6 million. Maharashtra's tally rose to 1.24 million with a third of the infections reported among rural populations. Uttar... Read More


The UN must reform

India, Sept. 24 -- The United Nations (UN) has always struggled when its most powerful members are disunited. On the 75th anniversary of the UN's foundation, not only is great power rivalry rising to ... Read More


Oppn meets Prez, urges him not to sign farm bills

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- Opposition parties have requested President Ram Nath Kovind not to give his assent to the contentious farm bills, and conveyed to him that their passage in Rajya Sabha was "unco... Read More


Eiffel Tower evacuated on bomb threat

PARIS, Sept. 24 -- Paris police briefly evacuated the Eiffel Tower and blockaded the surrounding area Wednesday after a phone-in bomb threat. All tourists inside the monument were evacuated after an ... Read More


Believe in power of prayer: 85-yr-old Jagdish Gandhi, Covid-19 victor

Lucknow, Sept. 24 -- City Montessori School (CMS) founder manager, 85-year-old Jagdish Gandhi, defeated the Coronavirus infection that he had contracted and returned home on September 3, after staying... Read More


Agra tally crosses 5k mark, 127 new cases

Agra, Sept. 24 -- With 127 new cases, the Covid-19 infection tally in Agra crossed the 5000 mark, said district magistrate Prabhu N Singh. "Out of the 5,125 positive cases, 4048 have been cured. The ... Read More


Shikshamitra held for allegedlyraping minor

MEERUT, Sept. 24 -- A Shikshamitra allegedly raped a six-year-old student inside the primary school of Hastinapur on Tuesday. Circle officer of Mawana area Uday Pratap said that the accused Sachin Ku... Read More