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India has a skewed sex ratio problem. No, we’re not talking about humans but cattle. With bull numbers rising rapidly, especially after strict implementation of anti-cow slaughter laws, and no easy fixes in sight, the Centre now hopes to find a solution in ‘sexed semen’ (sex-sorted semen) technology to ensure birth of female calves through artificial insemination.
Holding that an employer cannot differentiate between contractual and permanent employees, the Supreme Court has ruled that casual workers are also entitled to social security benefits under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act.
Faced with criticism over quality of data as well as allegations of manipulation, the government has begun discussions on a much-delayed revamp of official statistics, which have been at the centre of a political slugfest during the last few years.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's royal family and they will not use their "royal highness" titles as they embark on a more independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. The palace says the couple will repay some 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) of taxpayers' money that was spent renovating their home near Windsor Castle.
The Indian men's hockey team made a dream debut at the FIH Pro League, beating world number three Netherlands 5-2 in the opening match of the two-game encounter here on Saturday. Rupinder Pal Singh (12th, 46th minutes) converted two penalty corners, while Gurjant Singh (1st), Mandeep Singh (34th) and Lalit Upadhyay (36th) scored three fine field goals for India.
Check live score and commentary of the first India-Netherlands FIH Pro League match on Times of India.
China and Myanmar on Saturday inked 33 deals aimed at speeding up key infrastructure projects to provide Beijing a stepping stone to the Indian Ocean after a meeting between President Xi Jinping and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, as China ramped up support to cement its hold over the Southeast Asian country under fire for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.
Nirbhaya's father on Saturday said senior lawyer Indira Jaising should be "ashamed" of herself for suggesting pardon for the four death row convicts in his daughter's gangrape case and said his family isn't as "large-hearted" as Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. He also demanded an apology from Jaising, who is known for her stand against capital punishment.
Veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi has met with an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Express Highway on Saturday afternoon and as per reports has is critically injured.
A POCSO court convicted two men Manoj Shah and Pradeep Kumar on Saturday for raping a five-year-old girl in east Delhi in 2013, saying the case had shaken the collective conscience of the society
Voice and SMS facilities were restored for all local prepaid mobile phones across the union territory. Rohit Kansal, the principal secretary to the administration of Jammu and Kashmir said the order will come into effect from Saturday.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has described the "intellectuals" opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as "spineless", "devils" and "parasites". Ghosh made the comments a day after he was re-elected as West Bengal BJP president for the term 2020-2023. Taking a dig over TMC's dip in seat share in West Bengal in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Ghosh claimed that the party will not win any seat from the state in the 2024 parliamentary polls.
The Kanpur Police late on Friday arrested two more accused after an encounter in connection with the murder of the woman who was beaten to death by her 13-year-old daughters' alleged molesters, taking the total number of arrests in the case to six.
A coveted series-victory will be at stake when a resilient India face a feisty Australia in the third and deciding ODI here on Sunday, promising a fitting finale between the two leading teams in world cricket.
"Those who oppose Veer Savarkar, they may be from any ideology or party, let them stay for just two days at the cell in Andaman cellular jail where Savarkar was lodged. Only then will they realize his sacrifice and his contribution to the nation," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said.
Playing her first tournament after giving birth to her son, the 33-year-old Sania has begun well in the Olympic year as she warmed up for the Australian Open in style. Sania and her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok beat the Chinese team of Shaui Peng and Shuai Zhang in the final of the WTA Hobart International.
"I met her many times over the years in Supreme Court, not even once has she asked for my well being and today she is speaking for the convicts. Such people earn their livelihoods by supporting rapists, hence rape incidents do not stop," Nirbhaya's mother said of Jaising. The four convicts are to hand on Feb 1.
KL Rahul, who scored a quickfire 80 coming in at No. 5 in the second ODI against Australia on Friday, has batted thrice at number three, four times at number four, twice at number five and once at number six. The 27-year-old Karnataka batsman insists that he has got better at reading the game having played in different positions.