Fact check: Did aliens send radio signals from outside the solar system?

On October 13, several news websites reported that Earth has received its first radio signals from outside our solar system and speculated that it could be ‘aliens calling.’ The articles were based on a paper published on October 11 in Nature Astronomy. The researchers said that they had discovered radio …...Read More

‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’ by Amitav Ghosh released

Celebrated writer Amitav Ghosh’s new book “The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis”, revealing the remarkable ways in which human history is shaped by non-human forces, was released on Thursday, announced Penguin Random House India (PRHI). The book, written against the backdrop of the pandemic and the Black …...Read More

Experts raise concerns over proposed amendments to Forest Act, say move will affect Western Ghats

While the Union Environment Ministry has extended the deadline to submit objections, comments and suggestions on the proposed amendments in the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 till November 1, serious environmental concerns have been raised over the amendments with respect to the Western Ghats. The earlier date of sending in suggestions …...Read More

Pakistan airline suspends Afghan operations citing Taliban interference

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended flights to the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday after what it called “heavy handed” interference by Taliban authorities, including arbitrary rule changes and intimidation of staff. The suspension came as the Taliban government ordered the airline, the only international company operating regularly out of Kabul, …...Read More

Jasprit Bumrah pays visit to Manchester United’s home ground Old Trafford

Indian cricket team player Jasprit Bumrah paid a visit to Manchester United home ground Old Trafford, the English football giant confirmed via Twitter on Thursday. Bumrah recently competed in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League in UAE where his franchise Mumbai Indians were eliminated after the group stages …...Read More

WHO forms new group to study Covid origin: All you need to know about its investigation so far

The World Health Organisation on Thursday formed a new advisory group to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is the second time that the global health body is putting together a team to put to rest speculations and theories that surround the genesis of the coronavirus. International teams …...Read More

Ensure daily Covid testing targets met: Expert panel to Karnataka govt

The Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) constituted by the Karnataka government has reminded the latter to ensure daily testing targets are met with nearly 50,000 samples of the total 1.1 lakh tests, recommended till November, to be drawn from Bengaluru alone. The government had set a target of achieving 1.5 …...Read More

Sensex zooms 569 points to fresh record; Nifty tops 18,300-mark

Extending its winning run to the sixth straight session, equity benchmark Sensex rallied 569 points to close at a new peak on Thursday, driven by gains in index majors HDFC twins, ICICI Bank and ITC amid positive macro cues and upbeat global markets. Closing above the 61,000-mark for the first …...Read More

Amit Shah: BJP coming back to power with full majority in Goa

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the BJP was set to return to power with a full majority in Goa. Goa is expected to go to Legislative Assembly polls in February-March next year. “Main abhi se keh raha hu. Likh lo. Goa nein purna bahumat se BJP …...Read More

Udham Singh: The witness to Jallianwala Bagh who swore to bring an end to British rule

On June 5, 1940 as the jury at the Central Criminal Court in Old Bailey found Udham Singh guilty of murdering General Michael O’Dwyer, the clerk turned around to Singh and asked if he had anything to say as to why the court should not give him the penalty of …...Read More