SC authorizes the resumption of ox-cart racing in Maharashtra; Vicky Kaushal writes heartfelt note on Sardar Udham’s 2 months and other stories

President Kovind will inaugurate the renovated Sri Ramna Kali Mandir of Dhaka, destroyed by Pak in 1971

President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the renovated historic Sri Ramna Kali Mandir on Friday, 50 years after its destruction by Pakistani forces in 1971, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, calling it a moving moment for both countries. READ MORE

SC clears bullock cart racing in Maharashtra to resume

The Supreme Court on Thursday authorized the resumption of bullock cart racing in Maharashtra, which has been banned in the state since 2017. The Supreme Court observed that the validity of the amended provisions of the 1960 Prevention Act animal cruelty and rules set Maharashtra, which provided for an ox cart race in the state, would operate while petitions are pending, as the whole case has been referred to a constitutional court. READ MORE

We should ask Sourav Ganguly why there is this gap: Sunil Gavaskar after the contradictory statement of Virat Kohli

Big hitter Sunil Gavaskar has claimed that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is due to come out and clarify the reasons for the divergence after Virat Kohli contradicted his statement at Wednesday’s press conference. Indian cricket is under the scanner after Kohli’s explosive presser which raised several questions about BCCI and President Ganguly. READ MORE

Oxford University to set up a Poonawala vaccine research center; to secure £ 50million in funding

Oxford University has announced plans to establish a new Poonawalla vaccine research building with a £ 50million funding commitment from Serum Life Sciences in India. Serum Life Sciences is wholly owned by the Poonawalla family, owners of the Serum Institute of India headed by Adar Poonawalla, and the proposed research center will focus on vaccinology, the university said on Wednesday. READ MORE

Vicky Kaushal writes a heartfelt note on Sardar Udham’s 2 months; Vignesh Shivan says “deserves every award”

In a year filled with boring sequels and remakes, Shoojit Sircar’s “Sardar Udham”, starring Vicky Kaushal, finally gave moviegoers a touch of originality and cinematic brilliance. The film is based on the lesser-known story of freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in British India in 1940, to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919 . READ MORE

France to restrict travel from Britain to tackle rapid spread of Omicron

France will limit arrivals from Britain due to the rapid spread of cases of the omicron coronavirus variant, limiting reasons to travel and requiring 48-hour isolation on arrival, the spokesperson said on Thursday of the government. The new measures are expected to take effect this weekend. READ MORE

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