Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Thursday chose Lt Gen Asim Munir as the new Army chief to succeed incumbent General Qamar Javed Bajwa, ending the suspense over the key appointment. Bajwa, 61, is scheduled to retire November 29 after a three-year extension.
The Supreme Court Thursday said it will set up a fresh five-judge Constitution bench to hear the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims.
Approximately one in eight older adults developed depression for the first time during the pandemic, according to a study conducted in Canada. For those who had experienced depression in the past, the numbers were even worse, the study said. By the autumn of 2020 almost half (45 per cent) of this group of 20,000 older adults reported being depressed.
Two women Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces at Gandhamardan hills of Bolangir district Thursday, a senior police officer said.
Unemployment rate for persons aged 15 years and above in urban areas declined to 7.2 per cent during JulySeptember 2022 from 9.8 per cent a year ago, the National Statistical Office (NSO) said Thursday.
The Delhi High Court Thursday turned down former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Tahir Hussain’s petition that challenged a trial court’s order on framing of charges in a money laundering case against him in connection with the 2020 north-east Delhi riots.
A total of 6106 government schools in Himachal Pradesh have less than 20 students, according to a report.
Calling the demonetisation of `500 and `1000 currency notes “deeply flawed”, senior lawyer P Chidambaram told the Supreme Court Thursday the Union government cannot on its own initiate any proposal relating to legal tender which and can only be done on the recommendation of the RBI's central board.
The Supreme Court Thursday questioned the “haste” and “tearing hurry” in appointing Arun Goel as Election Commissioner. The Centre vehemently resisted the observations, with the attorney general asking the court to “hold its mouth” for a while and look into the issue in entirety.
Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as prime minister Thursday, capping a three-decade political journey from a protege of veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad to protest leader, a prisoner convicted of sodomy and opposition leader.
India on Thursday saw a single-day rise of 408 Covid cases, takingthe coronavirus tally to4,46,70,483, while active cases further declined to5,881.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice KM Joseph wondered was the government not closing the doors on meritorious younger candidates by appointing only retired bureaucrats.
A surveillance team of the Election Commission has seized ₹ 75 lakh in cash from a Maharashtra-registration car near Surat in poll-bound Gujarat, police said on Thursday.
Newly appointed West Bengal Governor Dr CV Ananda Bose on Thursday gave assent to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Identification) Amendment Bill, 2022.
The state government tabled Supplementary Budget of Rs 16,800 crore for 2022-23 financial year in the Odisha Assembly on the first day of Winter Session