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Trade association head’s murder: SC directs Bihar court to conclude trial in 3 months

The Supreme Court has directed a Patna local court to complete the trial within three months in the case of gunning down of the head of a traders’ association in Bihar’s Bihta in 2017. A bench of justices L Nageswara Rao and Hrishikesh Roy, which had earlier cancelled the bail granted by the Patna High Court to an accused in the murder case, was perturbed over the slow pace of the trial. The top court took note of the submission of lawyer Smarhar Singh, appearing for Ajay Kumar, brother of…

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Lata Mangeshkar continues to be in ICU: doctor

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar continues to be under treatment in the ICU of a city hospital here, the doctor treating her said on Sunday. The 92-year-old singer tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai last week. Associate professor Dr Pratit Samdani from the Breach Candy Hospital told PTI, “She continues to be in the ICU and is under treatment”. Mangeshkar’s niece Rachana Shah had on Thursday said the singer is doing well and…

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PV exports from India rise 46 pc in April-Dec; Maruti Suzuki leads segment

 Passenger vehicle exports from India increased 46 per cent in the first nine months of the current fiscal year, with Maruti Suzuki India leading the segment with dispatches of around 1.68 lakh units, as per the latest data by SIAM. The total passenger vehicle (PV) exports stood at 4,24,037 units in April-December 2021-22 as compared with 2,91,170 units in the same period a year ago. Passenger car shipments saw 45 per cent growth at 2,75,728 units while utility vehicle exports rose 47 per cent at 1,46,688 units during the period…

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NEWS CATEGORIES WORLD NEWS 

Beijing reports first local omicron case ahead of Olympics

Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start. The infected person lives and works in the city’s northwestern district of Haidian and had no travel history outside of Beijing for the past two weeks. The individual experienced symptoms on Thursday and was tested on Friday for COVID-19, officials said in a news conference Saturday during which they confirmed the infection. The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on Feb…

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Govt will consider demand for reopening of schools in next 15 days: Maha health minister

The demand for reopening of schools in Maharashtra will be considered after the next 10-15 days as there is a low incidence of coronavirus infection in children and students are suffering education loss, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here on Sunday. He said the final decision will be taken by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Schools have been shut in Maharashtra till February 15 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the state. “Demands are rising from certain quarters for reopening of schools as children are suffering the…

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It’s really immature, you can’t be a role in this manner: Gambhir slams Kohli

Virat Kohli’s outburst against a controversial DRS decision during the third Test against South Africa was “immature” and with such “exaggerated” reaction, the India skipper will never be a role model to youngsters, feels former opener Gautam Gambhir. Kohli, his deputy KL Rahul and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made some unsavoury comments about umpiring and technology in stump mic after rival skipper Dean Elgar got a massive reprieve due to a contentious DRS decision in the last hour on day 3. “This is really bad. What Kohli did, going near the…

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Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly are engaged

Actor Megan Fox has announced her engagement to boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly. Fox shared the news on Instagram by posting a video of Kelly going down on one knee under a banyan tree at an undisclosed location. “In July of 2020 we sat under this banyan tree. We asked for magic. We were oblivious to the pain we would face together in such a short, frenetic period of time. Unaware of the work and sacrifices the relationship would require from us but intoxicated off of the love. And the karma,”…

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BUSINESS NEWS CATEGORIES 

Sensex slumps over 400 pts in early trade; Nifty dips below 18,200

Equity benchmark Sensex tumbled over 400 points in opening trade on Friday, tracking heavy selling pressure across counters amid a negative trend in global markets. The BSE index was trading 434.59 points or 0.71 per cent lower at 60,800.71 in early trade. Likewise, the Nifty declined 111.10 points or 0.61 per cent to 18,146.70. HCL Tech was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 2.49 per cent, followed by Asian Paints, HDFC, Axis Bank, Wipro, HUL and Tech Mahindra. On the other hand, Reliance Industries, Maruti, Titan and Bajaj…

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Delhi HC admits M J Akbar’s appeal against acquittal of Priya Ramani in defamation case

 The Delhi High Court Thursday agreed to examine former Union Minister M J Akbar’s appeal against the trial court order acquitting journalist Priya Ramani in his criminal defamation case over her allegations of sexual harassment. Admit. List in due course, said Justice Mukta Gupta who had issued notice to Ramani on the appeal in August last year. Lawyer Bhavook Chauhan appeared for Ramani before the court and sought time to file a response to Akbar’s plea. He said that submissions have to be made on the aspect of leave to…

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Biden nominates 3 to Fed board, including first Black woman

President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor. Biden will also nominate Phillip Jefferson, an economist, dean of faculty at Davidson College in North Carolina, and a former Fed researcher, according to a person familiar with the decision Thursday who was not authorised to speak on the record. The three nominations will have to be approved by…

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