2020 likely to be second warmest year on record globally, says UN agency

Geneva: This year is on track to be the second hottest on record, behind 2016, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday. Five data sets currently place 2020, a year characterised by heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and raging hurricanes, as the second warmest since records began in 1850. “2020 is very likely to be one … Read more

Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal hits back but ends up making no sense: Read what happened

After Captain Amarinder Singh criticised Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of notifying one of the three farm laws in Delhi, the AAP party chief hit out at the Punjab CM today, claiming that Singh was indulging in low-level politics. Refuting the allegations levelled by Singh, the Delhi CM contended that it is not up to state … Read more

Yogi Adityanath responds to Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, busts claim about UP wanting to take film city away from Maharashtra

Responding to Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s meltdown over his visit to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that he was not taking anything away from the state of Maharashtra and that he was building a new Film City in Uttar Pradesh. “We’ve not come here to take anything away. We’re building a … Read more

Raut gives bizarre analogy trying to defend party after Azan row: Here are 4 things that he could have meant

Earlier this week, a video of a Shiv Sena leader promising to organise an Azaan recitation competition for Muslim children went viral on the internet. The proclamation drew severe flak from netizens on social media websites and invited criticism from the opposition parties like the BJP. Several social media users criticised Shiv Sena for its … Read more

The return of ‘Award Wapsi’: As farmers protest continue, former Punjab sportspersons want to return awards

Arjuna and Padma award winners from Punjab have now expressed their desire to return their awards to show solidarity with the protesting farmers. Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee wrestler Kartar Singh, Arjuna awardee basketball player Sajjan Singh Cheema and Arjuna awardee hockey player Rajbir Kaur are amongst those who want to return their awards. They … Read more

India invites UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as chief guest for 2021 Republic Day

New Delhi: India has invited United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the chief guest for 2021 Republic Day. The invite was extended during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to UK PM last week.  The telephonic talks that happened on November 27, focused on COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and other related issues.  The Indian government … Read more

H-1B visas: Big relief for Indians as US court takes this major decision, blow to Donald Trump ahead of exiting office

In a huge relief to tens of thousands of Indian professionals and top American IT firms, a US court has taken a major decision on H-1B visas. The decision comes just a month ahead of US President Donald Trump exiting the office. H-1B visas is a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign … Read more

Mask violators to compulsorily serve at COVID-19 community centres: Gujarat High Court directs State to issue notice

Since fining for not wearing masks in public does not seem to be working as an effective deterrent, the Gujarat High Court has come up with an interesting punishment to deal with people who are caught without masks. The court has directed the state government to issue a notification, mandating compulsory community service at COVID-19 … Read more

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 13-1/2 months for anti-government protest

Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong`s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year. Wong`s sentence comes as critics say the Beijing-backed government is intensifying a crackdown on Hong … Read more

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