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Jharkhand Cops Arrest RTI Journalist for Carrying Drugs, Probe Finds Drugs Planted

An RTI journalist was arrested by the police in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh on March 3 for possessing opium and brown sugar and got him to “confess” to the crime. Then, two days later, the cops found that the contraband was planted, leading up to five arrested for setting him up. Two confessional statements in less than…

Delhi reports over 300 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, L-G chairs meeting to review situation

Amid a fresh surge of COVID-19, Delhi recorded 312 new cases of coronavirus with three deaths on Friday. This is the highest number of cases in nearly one-and-a-half month's time. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.53% after authorities conducted 59,122 tests. This takes the Capital's infection tally to 640,494 and fatalities to 10,918. Daily infections crossed the…

Farmers to mark 100 days of agri protests today

The farmers' agitation against the Centre's farm laws on Saturday will complete 100 days. The protests, which started on November 26, are still going on as eleven rounds of talks held between the government and the protesting farmer unions over their demand to repeal farm laws yielded no results.  To commemorate the day, plans are…

Cuomo skipped sexual harassment training — that he himself mandated — by having a staffer complete it for him, accuser says

Gov. Cuomo made sexual harassment training mandatory for state employees in 2018. But in 2019, Cuomo skipped it and had a staffer complete it for him, a former aide says. That aide is also one of three women who have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In…

Twitter’s Birdwatch feature hopes to combat misinformation. Here’s how it works and how to sign up for it

Twitter's Birdwatch feature lets users flag tweets they believe are misleading or need additional context. The Birdwatch feature is in pilot mode and is only available to select users in the US. Birdwatch is Twitter's latest method of cracking down on the rapid spread of misinformation on the platform. Twitter has introduced a series of…

Rajasthan girl abducted, raped repeatedly rescued after 22 days; accused arrested

By: PTI | Kota | Updated: March 6, 2021 11:54:28 am The accused has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A 14-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her distant relative, raped repeatedly and forced to work at a construction site…

Expect China to work with us through existing bilateral consultation mechanisms: India

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | March 6, 2021 10:36:03 am Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had a detailed discussion with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi last week and agreed to set up a hotline, details of which would be worked out through…

News 18 Afternoon Digest: Dinesh Trivedi to Join BJP Today; Remove PM Modi’s Photo,EC Tells Health Ministry and Other Stories

Assembly Election 2021 News Live Updates: Dinesh Trivedi to Join BJP Today; Mamata to file Nandigram Nomination on March 27The battle for the four poll bound states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam and Union Territory Puducherry felt like it had an official beginning with key parties announcing candidates. While Mamata Banerjee put…