Slain terrorists wore suicide vests, could be to disrupt PM visit: JK DGP

The two terrorists killed here early Friday were part of a suicide squad from Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and their infiltration could be a “big conspiracy” to sabotage Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the union territory, Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh said after the operation. Besides the two terrorists, … Read more

IIT Madras study shows efficacy of non-steroidal drug in Covid treatment

A study conducted by a team of experts from IIT-Madras has shown ‘excellent efficacy’ of Indomethacin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, as an antiviral agent in the treatment of mild and moderate COVID-19 patients. Indomethacin, with more than two million prescriptions per year in the US alone, is an established drug … Read more

Inflation risks, ‘growth recovery’ topped RBI MPC members’ agenda

While risks to domestic growth warrant continued monetary policy accommodation, rising inflationary pressures have necessitated action, almost all members of India’s monetary policy committee said, according to the minutes of its latest meeting. The Reserve Bank of India earlier this month started to move away from its ultra-loose monetary policy … Read more

Lucknow leads in over-exploitation of ground water in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow leads in overexploitation of groundwater in Uttar Pradesh with an average of 3.5 million litres of groundwater extracted per one square km which is alarming, to put it rather mildly. Scientists feel that over-exploitation of groundwater may turn the earth water deficient in the coming years. According … Read more

Encroachment by riot-accused won’t be razed without legal process: MP govt

The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has told the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court that the alleged encroachment made by an accused in the Khargone riots case shall not be removed without the due legal procedure. The state government made the submission in the high court on Thursday … Read more

2 Ukrainians detained by Railway Police in Assam’s Karimganj district

Two Ukrainians, who illegally entered India, were detained by Government Railway Police (GRP) at Badarpur in Assam’s Karimganj district, officials said on Friday. The GRP personnel detained Chrisinsky Volodimir, 39 and Nazari Voznyuk, 21, while they were travelling through the Agartala-New Delhi (Anand Vihar) Tripura Sundari Express train on Thursday … Read more