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Stan Swamy’s Wait For A Straw And Sipper Extended: Not Till December



Stan Swamy, 83, is accused of instigating the Bhima-Koregaon violence (File)


Father Stan Swamy, the 83-year-old tribal rights activist arrested final month over his alleged involvement within the Bhima-Koregaon case, must wait until not less than subsequent Friday for a straw and a sipper cup which he wants as a Parkinson’s Disease affected person.

The National Investigation Agency or the NIA has filed a reply on the petition of Mr Swamy in search of the return of the straw and sipper confiscated throughout his arrest, telling a particular courtroom in Pune that the company didn’t take them.

“Stan Swamy was never taken to NIA custody so we never had any of his belongings. He was sent to judicial custody straight away so he has to request to jail authorities. We are not aware if he has made same request to jail authorities,” an NIA official mentioned, requesting to not be named.

After the company’s response, the particular courtroom rejected Father Stan Swamy’s utility and the activist has moved a contemporary utility in search of permission to make use of a straw and a sipper and winter garments contained in the jail.

The courtroom has sought the response of the jail authorities and adjourned the matter until December 4.

Earlier this month, the NIA which arrested Mr Swamy from his residence in Ranchi on October 8, had sought 20 days’ time to reply to his request for the straw and sipper.

Parkinson’s is a debilitating dysfunction of the central nervous system that may trigger involuntary tremors, or muscular spasms, which makes finishing up even on a regular basis actions, resembling ingesting, tough. In addition, some sufferers additionally develop issues swallowing or chewing.


“I cannot hold a glass as my hands are unsteady due to Parkinson’s,” Mr Swamy, who has been on the Taloja Central Jail for practically two months and is at present within the jail hospital, mentioned in his utility.

Late final month a particular NIA courtroom rejected Mr Swamy’s bail utility, which had been filed on medical grounds, declaring that the octogenarian had been booked beneath the stringent UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) and was due to this fact not allowed bail.

The Bhima-Koregaon case entails the violence that erupted within the neighborhood of a struggle memorial within the village of that title on January 1, 2018. This was allegedly after provocative speeches have been made through the Elgar Parishad conclave held a day earlier at Shaniwarwada in Pune.

The NIA claims Mr Swamy is linked to CPI (Maoist) actions and had a job in instigating violence.

Mr Swamy’s arrest in October was met with outrage throughout the nation, with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren accusing the central authorities of “crossing all limits”.

Others, together with CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and DMK chief Kanimozhi, dubbed the arrest an assault on civil liberties.

Bengal Names Kalyan Banerjee As Hooghly River Bridge Body Chief

In a mirrored image of the widening hole between him and the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, estranged senior minister Suvendu Adhikari has resigned from a state authorities company dealing a…

Oxford Covid Vaccine Safe, Says Serum Institute After AstraZeneca Admits Error



SII is conducting medical trials of AstraZeneca-Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine in India.(Representational)

New Delhi:

Vaccine main Serum Institute of India on Thursday stated the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is secure and efficient, and the Indian trials are progressing easily with strict adherence to all protocols.

The feedback got here after AstraZeneca and Oxford University acknowledged a producing error that’s elevating questions on preliminary outcomes of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

A press release describing the error got here days after the corporate and the college described the photographs as “highly effective” and made no point out of why some research members didn’t obtain as a lot vaccine within the first of two photographs as anticipated.

Asking individuals to be affected person and never panic, the Serum Institute of India (SII) stated in a press release, “The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is safe and effective. Even the lowest efficacy results are at 60-70%, making it a viable vaccine against the virus.”

That stated, diverse age teams with totally different dosage kinds will lead to slight variations and efficacy. “We must be patient and not panic,” it added.

SII is conducting medical trials of AstraZeneca-Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate in India.


“The Indian trials are running smoothly with strict adherence to all the necessary processes and protocols. So far, there are no concerns. However, we are going through the data that is available and will make further statement, if needed,” SII stated.

Earlier this week, AstraZeneca stated an interim evaluation of medical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine within the UK and Brazil confirmed that it was 70 per cent efficient on common, changing into the third drugmaker to announce promising outcomes to include the lethal virus.

The firm had additionally stated that the vaccine, developed with the University of Oxford, confirmed 90 per cent efficacy in a single dosing routine when the vaccine was given as a half dose, adopted by a full dose a minimum of a month later, whereas one other dosing routine confirmed 62 per cent efficacy when given as two full doses a minimum of one month aside.

“The combined analysis from both dosing regimens resulted in an average efficacy of 70 per cent,” it had stated.

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Viral Now: 4-Year-Old Kid Uses Mom’s Phone To Order Fast Food Worth INR 5,500

Viral Photo: This image has taken the web by storm.


  • A four-year-old from Brazil took his mischief to a different degree
  • His mom shared an anecdote on Instagram
  • The put up went viral on Instagram, garnering over 1 lakh likes

If there’s one factor that amuses the web to no finish, it must be the lovely antics of toddlers. There are quite a few movies of youngsters doing goofy issues in movies that go viral. However, a four-year-old from Brazil took his mischief to a different degree. A current put up on Instagram by an amused mom revealed how her naughty little one used her telephone to order meals on-line from McDonald’s value 400 Brazilian Reals or roughly Rs. 5,500/-. Take a glance:

(Also Read: Viral: Adorable Baby Can’t Stop Laughing While Eating Cream; The Video Will Leave You In Splits)

In a passionate put up on Instagram, the boy’s mom shared the anecdote with an image of her son sitting with a humongous pile of meals. “It was not the first time that this had happened,” she mentioned within the caption. She went on to explain the precise amount of meals he ordered, which included 6 Hamburger meals, 6 Mc Happy snacks, eight further toys, 2 large parts of hen nuggets with 12 nuggets every, 1 large potato chips with bacon and cheddar, 10 milkshakes, 2 prime sundae strawberry, 2 apple tartlets, 2 McFlurry, eight water bottles, 1 grape juice and a pair of further sauces. “I laughed, cried and then sat down to eat and take milkshake toasting this fast-food Monday. Unbelievable, my people,” she laughingly concluded.


The put up went viral on Instagram, garnering over 1 lakh likes and counting. Users had been extraordinarily shocked to see the humongous order positioned by a small boy. “That boy is a genius,” exclaimed one person whereas one other wrote within the feedback, “I really wanted to see your face when all this came!”

What did you consider the hilarious incident? Have you skilled one thing comparable with the kids in your life too? Tell us your ideas within the feedback beneath!

About Aditi AhujaAditi loves speaking to and assembly like-minded foodies (particularly the sort who like veg momos). Plus factors in case you get her unhealthy jokes and sitcom references, or in case you advocate a brand new place to eat at.

Karan Johar Apologises To Madhur Bhandarkar For Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives Title But Says He’s Keeping It



Karan Johar shared this picture. (courtesy karanjohar)


  • KJo is producing the sequence The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives
  • Madhur Bhandarkar accused Dharma of “tweaking, misusing” the title
  • “I humbly apologise for my grievances,” wrote Karan Johar

New Delhi:

Just a couple of hours after filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar accused Dharma Productions for allegedly misappropriating the title ‘Bollywood Wives’ that’s registered with him, Karan Johar, who’s backing the Netflix sequence titled The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives, launched an announcement on Twitter on Thursday night. Karan Johar, in his assertion, apologised to the Fashion director for his “grievances during the course of the last few weeks.” However, he maintained that he’ll stick with the unique title of the present and “assured that the format, nature, audience and the title” of the sequence are “different and would not in any manner dent or encumber the exploitation” of Madhur Bhandarkar’s work.

In his open letter to the filmmaker, Karan Johar wrote: “Dear Madhur, our relationship goes back a long way and we have both been a part of this close-knit industry for many, many years.” Karan Johar, who made a cameo look in Mr Bhandarkar’s 2008 movie Fashion, added, ” Through all these years I have been an ardent admirer of your work and I have always wished the best for you.” He added, “I want to inform you that we have been promoting our series with the hashtag “Fabulous Lives” on all social media platforms, which is the franchise title we tend to go ahead with.”

Karan Johar added that he didn’t “foresee” the title “upsetting” Madhur Bhandarkar, given the truth that it was “distinct” and added, “I know you have been upset with us. I humbly apologise for my grievances during the course of the last few weeks. However, I would want to clarify that we have chosen this new and different title “The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives” keeping in mind the non-fiction format of our reality-based franchise series. As our title was distinct, I did not foresee it upsetting you as it has and for that I duly apologise.”

Karan Johar signed off the assertion saying, “I hope we can move away and onward from this and continue to make exceptionally good content for our audiences. I wish you the very best for all your endeavors and look forward to watching your work.”

Read Karan Johar’s assertion right here:


Madhur Bhandarkar, earlier shared footage of the letter written by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) to The Film and Television Producers Guild of India, on the idea of his grievance, and the response obtained. He even had accused Dharma Productions of “misusing and tweaking” the title of his forthcoming undertaking Bollywood Wives. “When ‘IMPPA’ asked ‘Film Guild of India’ whether Dharma was given the Title Bollywood Wives where Dharma is a member, the GUILD replied that they had outrightly rejected the same. That shows Dharma have blatantly tweaked and misused our title,” tweeted Madhur Bhandarkar.

The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives is an upcoming Netflix sequence primarily based on the lives of 4 star-wives – Seema Khan (married to Sohail Khan), Maheep Kapoor (Sanjay Kapoor’s spouse), Bhavana Pandey (spouse of Chunky Pandey) and Neelam Kothari (married to Samir Soni).

Air Quality “Very Poor” In Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Poor In Gurgaon



The common 24-hour air high quality index at four pm on Thursday was 301 in Noida.


The air high quality improved in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad however stayed within the “very poor” category on Thursday, while it was “poor” in Gurgaon and Greater Noida within the Delhi-National Capital Region, in keeping with a authorities company.

Presence of pollutant PM 2.5 additionally remained excessive within the 5 speedy neighbours of Delhi, in keeping with the air high quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

According to the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is taken into account “good”, 51 and 100 “passable”, 101 and 200 “average”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “extreme”.

The common 24-hour AQI at four pm on Thursday was 301 in each Ghaziabad and Noida, 296 in Greater Noida, 312 in Faridabad and 299 in Gurgaon, in keeping with CPCB’s Sameer app.

On Wednesday, it was 444 in Ghaziabad, 414 in Noida, 394 in Greater Noida, 348 in Faridabad and 299 in Gurgaon.

It was 428 in Ghaziabad, 396 in Noida, 382 in Greater Noida, 360 in Faridabad and 296 in Gurgaon on Tuesday.


On Monday, it was 365 in Ghaziabad, 301 in Noida, 286 in Greater Noida, 285 in Gurgaon and 272 in Faridabad.

The common AQI on Sunday was 242 in Gurgaon, 234 in Faridabad, 288 in Ghaziabad, 273 in Noida and 270 in Greater Noida, it confirmed.

The CPCB states that an AQI within the “poor” category may cause breathing discomfort to most people on prolonged exposure, while “very poor” might trigger respiratory sickness on extended publicity.
The AQI for every metropolis relies on the typical worth of all stations there. Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad have 4 stations every, whereas Gurgaon has three and Greater Noida two, in keeping with the app.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

1,200-Crore Bank Fraud Case Against Delhi-Based Firm, Accused Flee Country



CBI has registered a case of corruption in opposition to the corporate. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The central probe company CBI has registered a case of corruption and dishonest in opposition to the administrators of a Delhi-based firm for defrauding 12 banks to the tune of Rs 1,200 crore.

However, it’s feared that the accused could have fled the nation.

Sources mentioned that the corporate’s administrators weren’t traceable when the CBI performed searches on Wednesday.

According to sources, whereas the CBI is taking needed steps to extradite the accused, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has additionally issued non-bailable warrants in opposition to the administrators of Amira Pure Foods Pvt Ltd.

A creditor had moved the NCLT for insolvency proceedings.

The liquidator appointed on this case, Akash Shinghal, advised NDTV that the administrators of this agency are “not cooperating with the proceedings and their whereabouts are unknown”.

The accused have been recognized as Karan A Channa, his spouse Anita Diang, Aparna Puri, Rajesh Arora and Jawahar Kapoor.

The consortium of 12 banks, led by the Canara Bank, had additionally moved the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) in opposition to the accused in 2018.


According to the CBI grievance, Amira Pure Foods Pvt Ltd owes Rs 197 crore to Canara Bank, Rs 180 crore to Bank of Baroda, Rs 260 crore to the Punjab National Bank, Rs 147 crore to Bank of India, Rs 112 crore to the State Bank of India, Rs 99 crore to Yes Bank, Rs 75 crore to ICICI financial institution, Rs 64 crore to Indian Overseas Bank, Rs 47 crore to IDBI and Rs 22 crore to Vijaya Bank.

The firm was integrated in 1993 and managed the export of high-quality Basmati rice, non-Basmati rice and different agro merchandise. It began availing credit score services from a consortium of banks from 2009.

Banks’ forensic audit of those accounts revealed that the corporate made sham transactions with shell firms to the tune of Rs 734 crore.

To execute these transactions, the corporate inflated purchases and gross sales via the paper entities owned and operated by these associated to the administrators, the grievance provides.

The grievance additionally notes that the corporate made a number of sham transactions in foreign currency between 2015 and 18.

Over non-payment of dues, the consortium of banks categorised the accounts of Amira Pure Foods Pvt Ltd as non-performing asset (NPA) within the years 2016 and 2017.

However, a grievance on this regard was solely filed with the CBI this yr.

Prakash Javadekar Signs Pact With Finland On Environment Protection

Prakash Javadekar Signs Pact With Finland On Environment Protection

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar throughout a digital occasion.

New Delhi:

India will obtain its goal of decreasing 35 per cent emissions depth of its GDP nicely earlier than the yr 2030, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar stated at present.

The minister made the remarks whereas signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Finland to develop cooperation between the 2 nations within the area of atmosphere safety and biodiversity conservation.

The MoU was signed nearly by Mr Javadekar and Finland’s Environment Minister Krista Mikkonen.

“India has achieved its voluntary target of reducing emissions intensity of its GDP by 21 per cent over 2005 levels by 2020 and is poised to achieve 35 per cent reduction well before the target year of 2030,” Mr Javadekar stated within the digital occasion.

Emission depth is the amount of emissions per unit of GDP.

The minister stated that the MoU is a platform to additional advance Indian and Finnish partnership and help, trade greatest practices in areas like prevention of air and water air pollution, waste administration, promotion of round economic system, low-carbon options and sustainable administration of pure assets, together with forests, local weather change and conservation of marine and coastal assets.

Mr Javadekar stated that the MoU additionally offers the likelihood to have joint initiatives in areas of mutual curiosity.


“This MoU will definitely commit us to work together more closely towards on the fulfilment of commitments made under the Paris Agreement,” he stated.

As a part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted beneath the Paris Agreement, India has taken three quantitative local weather change objectives.

First is discount within the emissions depth of GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 stage, second is attaining about 40 per cent cumulative electrical energy put in capability from non-fossil gasoline based mostly power assets by 2030 and third is creating a further carbon sink of two.5 to three billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equal by further forest and tree cowl by 2030.

“The MoU will strengthen technological, scientific and management capabilities. It will develop bilateral cooperation in the field of environmental protection and biodiversity conservation on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit with due respect to promotion of sustainable development,” the Environment Ministry stated in an official assertion.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

Punjab On Haryana Action Against Farmers



New Delhi:

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has flagged the irony of brutality of Haryana Police’s motion towards peacefully protesting farmers on Constitution Day, November 26.

“It is a sad irony that on Constitution Day, 2020, the constitutional right of farmers (to protest peacefully) is being oppressed in this manner. Let them pass ML Khattar ji, don’t push them to the brink. Let them take their voice to Delhi peacefully,” Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted.

He added that using “brute force” was “totally undemocratic and unconstitutional”.

“The hands that feed the nation deserve to be held, not pushed aside,” learn one other tweet by Mr Singh, who additionally tagged the BJP urging it to inform governments of states the place it’s in energy – Haryana and Uttar Pradesh – “not to indulge in such strong-arm tactics against the farmers”.

Yogendra Yadav, whose Swaraj India is part of the nationwide protest by 500-odd farmers’ organisations towards the not too long ago enacted farm legal guidelines, advised NDTV, “Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala claims to be a farmers’ representative. The least he can do is step down and apologise to the farmers.”

Mr Yadav made the remarks whereas mentioning that the police motion in BJP-ruled states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had solely emboldened extra farmers to affix in.

“Three lakh farmers are marching… the number show the extent of anger (against the laws),” mentioned activist Yogendra Yadav, who was detained at Gurgaon together with round 50 farmers as they tried to cross into Delhi.


“They are accusing me of disrupting peace and violating Covid safety rules. They are arresting me…It is not a crime to be a farmer. We will continue our agitation,” Mr Yadav advised reporters as he was led away.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal additionally tweeted in assist of permitting farmers to precise their voice towards the three farm legal guidelines, which farmers say threaten their livelihood in absence of a law-guaranteed minimal assist worth for the produce.

“All the three bills are anti-farmer. Instead of withdrawing this bill, farmers are being prevented from holding peaceful demonstration; water cannons are being used on them. This crime is absolutely wrong. Protesting peacefully is a constitutional right,” the AAP chief wrote in Hindi.

The reactions come amid experiences of the Haryana Police utilizing tear fuel shells and water cannons to forestall farmers from marching in the direction of Delhi for a two-day demonstration towards three contentious legal guidelines meant to carry reforms and enhance farmers’ earnings by permitting them to promote their produce within the business market, anyplace within the nation.

Farmers from six states – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab – have been planning the “Dilli Chalo” protest towards these legal guidelines for 2 months.

They had sought permissions from the Haryana authorities to march to Delhi, which was denied. The state additional ordered barricading of highways connecting Punjab and Delhi to Haryana, many districts of which should be crossed to achieve the nationwide capital. The state additionally put a number of leaders of farmers’ organisation in preventive custody on Tuesday.

The Delhi Police had additionally denied permission to carry rallies within the metropolis, saying anybody who violates this rule would face authorized motion.

Centre Treating Farmers As Enemy Of State, Says Harsimrat Kaur Badal



The Centre shouldn’t undertake a coverage of confrontation with farmers, says Harsimrat Kaur Badal. (File)

New Delhi:

The central authorities is treating farmers as “enemy of the State”, SAD chief Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged right this moment, condemning using power to cease them from marching in the direction of Delhi in protest in opposition to the Centre’s farm legal guidelines.

Ms Badal had resigned from the Union Cabinet in September in protest in opposition to three farm sector payments, which later bought the President’s assent after being handed by Parliament. She was the Union minister for meals processing industries.

The Centre shouldn’t undertake a coverage of confrontation with farmers. It ought to as a substitute discuss with them and resolve their grievances, Ms Badal mentioned.

“Using power in opposition to farmers on Constitution Day has turned the day a ‘black day’ for ‘annadattas‘ of the nation,” the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief mentioned.

“The BJP-led central government is treating farmers as an enemy of the State. We witnessed the same treatment when Punjabis were stopped from going to Delhi during the Asiad Games. Such repressive tactics can have very dangerous repercussions as we have seen in the past,” Ms Badal mentioned.

Ms Badal’s remarks come after stress spiralled on the Shambhu interstate border on Thursday because the Haryana police used water cannons and teargas to disperse lots of of farmers from Punjab who broke barricades, throwing some into the river, decided to enter the state as a part of their “Delhi Chalo” march in opposition to the farm legal guidelines.


“Farmers’ voices stifled, water cannons used on annnadata!” she tweeted and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to let farmers march on peacefully to convey their points to the Centre in Delhi.

Ms Badal mentioned she is shocked and pained with the way in which by which farmers are being handled.

Days after Ms Badal’s resignation, her celebration additionally moved out of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm legal guidelines situation.

SAD was one of many founding companions of the NDA and had a protracted affiliation with the BJP from its precursor, Jan Sangh days.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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