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Day: February 5, 2019

In Kolkata, Women Priests Conduct Wedding And ‘Progressive’ Father Refuses to do ‘Kanyadaan’

Weddings are auspicious events. But it is rare that wedding is touted as progressive. That’s just what happened recently at a wedding ceremony in Kolkata which was conducted by four women priests. And the women pundits were not even the only thing special about the wedding. In a yet more progressive move, the father of […]

After AG, Centre Files Contempt Petition Against Prashant Bhushan

A day after Attorney-General (AG) KK Venugopal on Monday, 4 February, filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against him, activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan found himself in the receiving end of yet another contempt petition- this time from the Centre, on Tuesday, 5 February, for his tweets alleging that the AG had misled the […]

Can’t ‘self-censor’ political ads, says Facebook even as Google, Twitter aim for greater transparency ahead of LS polls

The use of social media platforms has exponentially increased in India, and close on the heels of its merits of convenience and connectivity are the dangers of misinformation and fake news. Over the past few years, there have been increasing incidents of lynchings based on rumours circulated on social media, and internet is often suspended […]

News18 Wrap: Mamata Banerjee Calls Off ‘Dharna’, Priyanka Gandhi Gets New Office & Other Stories You Might Have Missed

News18 Wrap brings you some of the biggest stories on News18.com today to help you stay updated at all times. In case you missed it Hailing her over three days’ dharna as victory for the constitution and democracy, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee called off her protest against the CBI’s move to raid the residence […]

Latest News: Hazare Calls off Fast After Meeting Maha CM

Two persons were killed and 30 others injured in separate road accidents in Rajasthan Tuesday, police said. A roadways bus rammed into a stationary truck in Pali district in the morning, killing bus conductor Pratap Singh, 55, and passenger Kishan Singh, 65, Station House Officer (SHO), Sojat city police station, Rajendra Singh said. (Source: PTI)

‘Keep Congress-JD(S) flock together’: Yeddyurappa takes dig at Deve Gowda after ex-PM’s claim that BJP is trying to ‘destabilise’ state govt

Bengaluru: Taking a dig at JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda, Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa Tuesday asked him to stop accusing the saffron party of trying to “destabilise” the Congress-JDS government and instead keep the coalition flock together. He was reacting to Gowda’s comments that attempts were being made by the BJP’s state unit to […]

Hawaii, US Proposes Bill to Push Back Legal Smoking Age to a Hundred

Would-be cigarette smokers in the US state of Hawaii might have to wait a very long time for their first legal drag, after a lawmaker introduced a bill that would bar sales to anyone under the age of 100. The proposed law, introduced by local Democratic representative Richard Creagan, would effectively amount to a cigarette […]

Sea Hunter, the First ‘Unmanned’ Ship to Sail Seas

The US Navy’s vessel, Sea Hunter, has become the first ship to successfully patrol open waters autonomously. The unmanned surface vessel sailed from San Diego to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and back sans any crew, reported The Maritime Executive. Th defence contractor of the vessel, Leidos, announced the feat in their press release on 31 January […]

Over 300 positive cases of swine flu reported in Telangana in January; 23 contracted illness in first 5 days of February

Hyderabad: Telangana has seen an alarming rise in the number of swine flu cases with at least 330 people tested positive for the infectious seasonal influenza. Speaking to ANI, Director of Institute of Preventive Medicine, Telangana Dr Shankar said, “As the temperature is falling down, swine flu cases are increasing in the state. In the […]

Why Harvard’s Top Astronomer Thinks an Alien Spaceship has Definitely Visited Us

Have aliens finally found us? Harvard’s top researcher seems to believe so. In a paper published in November last year by researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics raises the possibility that ‘Oumuamua,’ the elongated dark-red object, which is 10 times as long as it is wide and traveling at speeds of 196,000 mph, […]

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