Veteran and National Award-winning actress Surekha Sikri suffered a brain stroke on September 8 and has been admitted to the ICU of a hospital in Mumbai, the actor's agent Vivek Sidhwani told news agency PTI. Sidhwani also informed that the 75-year-old actress is "critical but stable". … [Read more...] about Actress Surekha Sikri suffers brain stroke, admitted to ICU
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India was among the first to advocate the use of masks and face coverings as a public health measure. We were also among the earliest to create public awareness campaigns about social distancing. In record time, medical infrastructure was scaled up- be it Covid hospitals, ICU capacities and more. Starting from one testing lab in January, we now have around sixteen hundred labs across the country. … [Read more...] about Full text of PM Modi’s speech at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum
In 2008, it was ruled that the punishment under NDPS Act would depend on the quantity of the drug seized by the police. However, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment earlier in 2020. As per the SC, traces of an offending drug is sufficient to declare the entire quantity. The punishment is rigorous imprisonment for no less than 10 years while it can be extended to 20 years. The offender is also liable to fine of no less than Rs 1 lakh. This may be extended to Rs 2 lakh. … [Read more...] about Rhea Chakraborty arrested for drug abuse: What do India’s laws say about the use of ganja and charas?
Eventually, however, the pendulum of justice swung back the other way in 1965 with Johnson’s Voting Rights Act. All In nicely recaps the passage of the federal legislation that prohibited racial discrimination in voting—a series of events DuVernay depicted in the film, Selma—along with Stacey Abrams’s personal connection to it. (Her grandmother was only able to vote for the first time because of it, in 1968, and spoke with Abrams about her pride and shame around the experience.) … [Read more...] about ‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ is the only documentary you need to see before this election
Then there is the other factor: sustainability. Delhi’s Anju Modi, who refuses to spend huge amounts on a wardrobe but has to dress up for her job as an event manager, says, “It is wasteful to buy expensive garments because you are going to wear a dress once in a while, and it would just keep lying around. But flaunting labels do add gravitas to your image. Renting seems to be a sensible idea.” She came across a small company that was leasing out second-hand couture for a fraction of cost on Facebook last year and has since been hooked. … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!