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    Lekha Shankar | Thailand's 2nd annual cannabis expo begins today

    This year, the expo covers the use of ganja (cannabis) and ganchong (hemp) in various industries, including textiles, food and cosmetics Thailand's huge promotion drive for cannabis as used for medical purposes will be amply in force at the Cannabis and Hemp Expo in the northeastern town of Buriram, on March 5-7. The three-day expo at the famous Buriram International Racing...

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    Rahul Gandhi targets government over price rise issue

    The Congress, from its official Twitter handle, urged people to participate in the online campaign by speaking out against price rise New Delhi: The Congress on Friday launched a 'Speak Up Against Price Rise' online campaign with former party chief Rahul Gandhi accusing the central government of pushing people in the swamp of price rise just to earn taxes. The Congress, from its...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    China hikes defence budget to USD 209 billion, 6.8 per cent increase

    China's annual defence budget maintains a single-digit growth for a sixth consecutive year, state-run Xinhua news agency reported Beijing: China on Friday hiked its defence budget to USD 209 billion, maintaining a single-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year with a 6.8 per cent increase in 2021. The budget hike was announced by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the...

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    Indian-Americans taking over US, says Biden at NASA meet

    The Biden administration has for the first time appointed such a large number of Indian-Americans in the first 50 days of his administration Washington: Indian-Americans are taking over the country, US President Joe Biden said on Thursday, referring to the high number of people from the community getting a place in his administration. In less than 50 days of his presidency, Biden has...

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    SC favours screening of programmes on OTT platforms

    Objections were raised about some scenes in Tandav as they allegedly were hurting religious sentiments and deriding Dalits New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday favoured the screening of programmes on over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Amazon Prime and Netflix while expressing concern over pornographic content. "We are of the view that there should be some screening of such programs. At...

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    Surge in daily Covid cases in Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, TN, Gujarat, Karnataka

    A study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has identified multiple mutations and unique proteins in isolates of SARS-CoV-2 New Delhi: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in daily Covid-19 cases and cumulatively they account for 85.51 per cent of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours. Recorded daily...

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    Telangana Governor among Top 20 Global Women of Excellence Award 2020

    Among the 19 other awardees of this year's awards included US Vice-President Kamala Harris Hyderabad: Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has been selected for the prestigious Top-20 Global Women of Excellence award for 2020. The international award is given by the Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force, Illinois headed by US Congressman Danny K. Davis. The jury, in a...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Armed forces must transform to stay relevant: General Rawat

    The webinar's inaugural day had two major sessions on 'organisational imperatives' and 'structural imperatives' HYDERABAD: General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) underscored the importance of transforming Indian armed forces in order to stay relevant in the fast-changing geopolitical environment. He also pointed out that a key strategic management...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    AA Edit | Damp squib Sasikala

    When it is known that she cannot stand for election for another six years, what was the need to announce that she was leaving the turf? For all those who were expecting political fireworks in Tamil Nadu when V.K. Sasikala, the erstwhile confidante of late J. Jayalalithaa, drove down to Chennai on February 8, it was a damp squib when she suddenly called it quits on Wednesday night. There was speculation that she...

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    AA Edit | Dissent not sedition: SC sends govt clear signal

    The criminalising of dissent is the clearest sign of an authoritarian government In a ringing endorsement of a universal democratic view that voicing anti-government views is not sedition, the Supreme Court shot down a so-called public interest litigation by a couple of individuals against Farooq Abdullah, the senior Kashmiri leader and former chief minister of J&K. Regardless of...

    • 8 hrs ago

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