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WHATSAPP GROUP ADMIN CAN’T BE HELD VICARIOUSLY LIABLE FOR MEMBERS’ POSTS: MADRAS HIGH COURT

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court recently reaffirmed the Bombay High Court’s finding that in the absence of a specific penal provision creating vicarious liability, an administrator of a WhatsApp group cannot be held liable for objectionable content posted by the groups [... Read more

BJP ASKS TELANGANA COPS NOT TO GIVE PERMISSION TO MUNAWAR FARUQUI SHOW, VOWS TO PREVENT HIS ENTRY INTO HYDERABAD

Four days after stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui announced that he would be performing a show titled “Dhandho” in Hyderabad on January 9, the Telangana unit of Bharatiya Janata Party has declared that it would not allow the show to take place at any cost.... Read more

RIVER BOARDS TO MANAGE ALL PROJECTS: GOVT REJECTS ANDHRA, T’GANA PLEAS

The Centre has turned down requests from the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments not to bring all irrigation projects being built on Krishna and Godavari rivers under the respective river management boards of the Union ministry of Jal Shakti, but to restrict them to only inter-state projects, officials familiar with the development said on Sunday.... Read more

60+ LIKELY TO NEED CO-MORBIDITY CERTIFICATE FOR THIRD SHOT: OFFICIALS

Senior citizens seeking a third vaccine jab will have to produce a medical certificate that shows they have specified co-morbidities to be eligible for a precaution dose, according to people familiar with the matter.... Read more

ATTACKS ‘WARM BODIES’, INFECTING CHILDREN: DOCTOR WHO FIRST IDENTIFIED OMICRON

A researcher who first identified the Omicron variant said India will witness a surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases driven by the new variant of concern but the infection hopefully be mild in most people as seen in South Africa. Dr Angelique Coetzee told news agency PTI that existing Covid-19 vaccines will greatly help reduce the spread of the Omicron variant, warning that unvaccinated individuals are at 100 per cent risk from the strain. She said that vaccinated individuals or those with natural immunity from the prior infection will spread the virus strain to fewer people but the unvaccinated people will potentially spread the virus 100 per cent.... Read more

PM MODI EXTENDS CHRISTMAS GREETINGS, RECALLS LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Christmas and recalled the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Pointing out that the religious leader's preachings place the topmost emphasis on “service, kindness, and humility”, the Prime Minister wished his fellow Indians a healthy and prosperous life.... Read more

PRO-KHALISTANI RADICALS IN PAK, GERMANY BEHIND LUDHIANA COURT BLAST

Investigations conducted by security agencies and the Punjab police into the Ludhiana session court blast on Thursday reveal a cross border conspiracy with the involvement of a Germany based pro-Khalistan terrorist and a Pakistan based radical with the intention of destabilising the poll-bound state and helping the fissiparous forces.... Read more

EX-GOA MLA, 4 OTHERS QUIT TRINAMOOL, SAY MAMATA’S PARTY ‘TRYING TO DIVIDE GOANS’

Five primary members of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) from poll-bound Goa, including former MLA Lavoo Mamledar, submitted their resignation to Mamata Banerjee alleged the party is “trying to divide Goans”.... Read more

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE THE ONLY LEADER AFTER NEHRU…: SANJAY RAUT PRAISES BJP LEADER ON BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the only leader after Jawaharlal Nehru who was respected by people across the country, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday said o Saturday as tributes poured in for the veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on his birth anniversary.... Read more

DAY AFTER MEETING RAHUL GANDHI, HARISH RAWAT EXPLAINS RECENT ACTIONS WITH CRICKET ANALOGY

A day after he met Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, senior Congress leader Harish Rawat on Saturday equated his recent actions with cricket, saying that whatever he said was to win the ‘cricket match.’... Read more

2 LET TERRORISTS GUNNED DOWN IN J&K’S SHOPIAN, SEARCH OPERATION UNDERWAY

Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists were gunned down on Saturday by joint teams of the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police in an encounter in the Shopian district of the Union territory, officials said.... Read more

INDIRA GANDHI: REMEMBERING THE IRON LADY ON HER 104th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Friday, the 19th of November marks the 104’th birth anniversary of India’s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Being a controversial, yet admirable figure in Indian polity, Mrs. Gandhi has paved the way for many politicians after her and has been responsible for one of the most talked-about eras in the country’s modern history.... Read more

REMEMBERING NEHRU: INDIA’S FIRST PRIME MINISTER AND THE ARCHITECT OF MODERN INDIA

On Jawaharlal Nehru’s 132nd birth anniversary, we remember the great path maker for Indian statehood and one of the prominent figures of Indian independence. Nehru’s birthday is remembered as National Children’s Day or Bal Diwas as he pioneered the model of education and welfare for children and youth in the country. He believed in the potential young people carried to lead India, and was unabashed in sharing his love for children. On this occasion, TONI remembers his most influential quotes.... Read more

PROJECT MADAD HONOURS HEALTHCARE OFFICERS IN TELANGANA VILLAGE

India’s first Covid-19 memorial event was held in Rajannapet, a village in Telangana on Thursday. The event that commemorated the resilience to covid and those lost in their battle was organized by Project Madad.... Read more

ABU DHABI TO ALLOW NON-MUSLIM CIVIL MARRIAGE

Non-Muslims will now be allowed to marry, divorce and get joint custody for children under Abu Dhabi civil law. The change comes under a new decree issued on Sunday by its head, reported news agency WAM.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

HASEEN DILRUBA – FILM REVIEW

Haseen Dillruba is trying to bring in the flavor of pulp novels and the artifice is inherent to the story. It is trying to sell you an idea of love which rings true in pulp novels but lacks the great skill to make it believable. It only ends up feeding in the false romantic notion of what love should be.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

16 YEAR MERKEL ERA COMES TO AN END IN GERMANY

Merkel is panning to step down now that the election results are out which could be a historic year for Europe’s largest economy. Chancellor Merkel has played the face of Germany and Europe at large, since 2005 when she first took office. Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) has claimed victory over the conservatives led by Chancellor Angela Merkel in federal elections on Sunday. SPD leader Olaf Scholz has a clear mandate to form the government now.... Read more

CRISES AND HEALING: NEW LESSONS IN THE WAKE OF A POST CAPITALIST WORLD

"When we bring our fights to the watering hole of grief, our political systems, natural environment, economic frameworks, civil society and culture all become living, breathing memorials to what we have lost. What we have lost becomes found, witnessed, honored. In this way, all social justice and human rights work is a collective act of gloried mourning. To have a movement that breathes, you must build a movement with the capacity to grieve."... Read more