Fantasy Sports: NITI Aayog proposes a self-regulatory body as part of national-level online fantasy sports rules

NITI Aayog has proposed setting up of a single self-regulatory organisation to be governed by the independent oversight board while restricting the availability of online fantasy games to users of 18 years and above as part of the uniform national-level regulations for the online fantasy sports platforms in India. A recent KPMG report has said … Read more

Saturday Sessions: Bahamas performs “I Got You Babe”

Saturday Sessions: Bahamas performs “I Got You Babe”

Born near Toronto, singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen taught himself guitar — and recorded his debut album in rural Ontario. Taking the name Bahamas, his 2018 collection “Earthtones” earned him both a Grammy nod and a Canadian Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, his second award in that category. A fifth collection, “Sad Hunk,” … Read more

J.K. Rowling’s New Non-Potter Children’s Book

J.K. Rowling’s New Non-Potter Children’s Book

THE ICKABOGBy J.K. RowlingWith illustrations by the winners of The Ickabog Illustration Competition It’s been 13 years since J. K. Rowling published her final “Harry Potter” book, ending a series that transformed a generation of children into readers and reminded a generation of parents how exciting it was to be a child. I read the … Read more

Trump administration sues Facebook over alleged favoritism for immigrant workers

Trump administration sues Facebook over alleged favoritism for immigrant workers

The suit by the Justice Department claims that from 2018 through September 2019, Facebook (FB) discriminated against US workers by reserving job openings for temporary workers including H-1B visa holders. In a statement, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said: “Facebook has been cooperating with the DOJ in its review of this issue and while we dispute … Read more

Trump lawyer decries Georgia GOP senators for ‘ties to China’ as Obama says runoff results will ‘determine future’ of Biden term

Trump lawyer decries Georgia GOP senators for ‘ties to China’ as Obama says runoff results will ‘determine future’ of Biden term

Rhetoric around the Georgia Senate runoff election is heating up, as Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue drew the ire of Trump lawyer Lin Wood, while Barack Obama says that a Democrat loss could stall a Biden presidency. In a series of tweets Friday evening, Wood blasted Loeffler and Perdue, who face a special runoff … Read more

FIR lodged against Tejashwi, others for demonstrating in prohibited area | India News

FIR lodged against Tejashwi, others for demonstrating in prohibited area | India News

PATNA: At least 18 leaders of the RJD, Congress and the Left Parties, including Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, have been booked for staging demonstration in prohibited area without permission. Tejashwi Yadav and those from allies Congress and CPI held demonstration in front of gate number four of the Gandhi Maidan during the day in protest against … Read more

99p ‘Boris menu’ and bottomless wings: How tier 2 pubs are getting around ‘substantial meal’ rules

Bottomless chicken wings as a substantial meal? Some pubs think so

A hot dog and chips for a mere £1.99 is the best-selling item on The Castle Inn pub’s ‘Boris Menu’ – launched by owner Kerry Hills to stay in line with the government’s latest coronavirus regulations. Pubs under tier 2 restrictions in England that primarily sell drinks can only operate if they serve a “substantial … Read more

Lost Goodwill of People by Joining Hands with Cong, Says Ex-Karnataka CM; Accuses Siddaramaiah of Conspiracy

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday said joining hands with the Congress and forming coalition government with the party has destroyed the goodwill that he had earned from the people of the state and maintained for 12 years. The former Chief Minister said, he fell to the “trap” and accused Congress leader Siddaramaiah of … Read more

Trump border wall on pristine land hurts animal migration: “They don’t recognize any boundaries. They’ve been here forever.”

Trump border wall on pristine land hurts animal migration: "They don't recognize any boundaries. They've been here forever."

The Sierra Madre mountains rise from the Sonoran Desert where Arizona and New Mexico meet Mexico. It is one of the areas targeted by the Trump administration as it rushes to complete its promised border wall. Construction of the last 35 miles of the wall in Arizona is now underway in the rugged mountains. And … Read more

Cars Set on Fire as Clashes Erupt During New Paris Protests Against Police Brutality

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Violence erupted in Paris on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend at a mass protest against a new security law, with demonstrators clashing with police, vehicles set alight and shop windows smashed. The weekly nationwide protests are becoming a major headache for President Emmanuel Macron’s government, with tensions intensified by the beating of a black … Read more

Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to conduct over 2 crore Covid-19 tests | Lucknow News

Uttar Pradesh becomes first state to conduct over 2 crore Covid-19 tests | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to have tested more than two crore samples for Covid-19, said Additional chief secretary medical and health Amit Mohan Prasad on Saturday. “No state has conducted so many tests so far. Yesterday 1,66,938 samples were tested whereas a total of 21,028,312 samples have been tested so far … Read more

Boris Johnson may take the shot on TV: Aide

How info-warriors in rural India are busting fake news | India News

LONDON: British PM Boris Johnson might take a vaccination on TV to show it is safe but he would not have one before those in greater need, his press secretary said on Wednesday. “We know that he wouldn’t want to take a jab that should be for someone who is vulnerable,” the aide said. Source … Read more

Orange County frustrated with move to purple COVID-19 tier

Orange County frustrated with move to purple COVID-19 tier

In a sign of the continued political polarization surrounding COVID-19, officials in Orange County are expressing frustration following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to move the region into the most restrictive reopening tier amid a dangerous new surge in coronavirus infections statewide. Conservative county leaders have long been at odds with the Democratic governor over the … Read more

UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals surprising fight card picks

UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori odds, predictions: MMA insider reveals surprising fight card picks

Fourth-ranked middleweight contender Jack Hermansson will try to position himself for a title shot when he takes on rising contender Marvin Vettori in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori on Saturday. Their battle closes the curtain on the MMA showcase from the Apex facility in Las Vegas, with the main UFC … Read more

How Did Ancient Cultures Experience Reading?

How Did Ancient Cultures Experience Reading?

RISE OF THE HALFLING KINGTales of the Feathered Serpent, Vol. 1Written by David BowlesIllustrated by Charlene Bowles In his afterword to “Rise of the Halfling King,” David Bowles writes about the hieroglyphic script developed centuries ago by Maya kingdoms, noting that “the closest modern equivalent” he can think of for this “highly visual” way of … Read more

US court orders full reinstatement of DACA to protect undocumented immigrants, including Indians

US court orders full reinstatement of DACA to protect undocumented immigrants, including Indians

WASHINGTON: Reversing the decision of the outgoing Trump administration, a federal court has ordered full reinstatement of an Obama-era programme that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the US as minors from deportation, a ruling that will help a large number of Indian migrants. The Trump administration tried ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) … Read more