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Top news of the day: SBI suspends circular on recruitment of pregnant women; Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian to win home Grand Slam, and more

BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, 25/06/2018: ( File / archives ) A view of State Bank of India (SBI) head office in Bengaluru on K G road. Photo Somashekar G RN

BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, 25/06/2018: ( File / archives ) A view of State Bank of India (SBI) head office in Bengaluru on K G road. Photo Somashekar G RN

SBI suspends circular on recruitment of pregnant women

Under the new rules, a woman candidate with more than three months pregnancy would have been considered "temporarily unfit".

Australian Open 2022 | Ashleigh Barty lifts title; first Australian to win home Grand Slam

The world No. 1 was 5-1 down in the second set but came storming back to win on a tie-break.

Pegasus and a missile system were ‘centrepieces’ of $2-billion deal between India and Israel in 2017: New York Times

The Israeli spyware Pegasus and a missile system were the “centrepieces” of a roughly $2-billion deal of sophisticated weapons and intelligence gear between India and Israel in 2017, according to a report in The New York Times .

New York Times report on Pegasus | This is an act of treason, says Congress

Use of Pegasus spyware on Opposition leaders, Supreme Court judges, and other civilians is an “act of treason” the Congress said, reacting to the latest revelations in New York Times , which claims that in July 2017, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel , the sale of a package of sophisticated weapons and intelligence gear worth $2 billion with Pegasus as its centerpiece was agreed on.

Union Minister V.K. Singh calls New York Times ‘Supari Media’

Gen. Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation, said on Twitter: “Can you trust NYT?? They are known “Supari Media”.” Gen. Singh is also a former Indian Army chief.

Om Birla refers disqualification petitions to privilege committee

The Lok Sabha Speaker has referred petitions submitted by the Trinamool Congress and the YSR Congress under the anti-defection law against Sisir Adhikari and K Raghu Rama Krishna Raju respectively to the Privileges Committee.

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 | No anti-incumbency against Congress, says Charanjit Singh Channi

Ahead of the Assembly election, the Punjab Chief Minister, in an exclusive interview, shares his thoughts on the party’s decision to announce a Chief Ministerial candidate, his work and the Opposition’s charges against him.

Goa Assembly Elections 2022 | BJP’s ‘winnability’ strategy will be put to test

Parties gearing up for final sprint before coastal State goes to polls on February 14.

No more night curfew in Karnataka from January 31

Schools, colleges in Bengaluru to reopen on January 31.

Visit of Pakistani pilgrims to India delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions: Pakistan Hindu lawmaker

A prominent Hindu lawmaker from Pakistan’s ruling party has announced a delay in the visit of a delegation to India under his faith tourism initiative since New Delhi needs time to make arrangements for visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions, hours after India said it has a “positive approach” on the matter and is willing to engage with Islamabad on it.

Hong Kong university covers up Tiananmen crackdown memorial slogan

The university took down a "Pillar of Shame" Tiananmen statue in December.

EPFO onboards Air India, takes into fold 7,453 airline employees for social security benefits

Air India had applied for EPFO coverage, which has been allowed, says the retirement fund body.

Tata Steel chess | Vidit Gujrathi holds Magnus Carlsen

In the Challengers section, Arjun Erigaisi (9) moved within a draw of winning the title.


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