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India believes in mutual dialogue and diplomacy to solve food, energy security crisis: Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said that the Russia-Ukraine crisis has adversely affected food and energy security in the world and India firmly believes that such conflicts should be resolved through mutual dialogue and diplomacy. He said that India has always supported a rules-based international order to address the challenges facing the world and find solutions in accordance with the aspirations of people.


'High-profile' England cricketer facing racism charge, ECB starts investigation: Report

Racism in England cricket reared its head with another old case coming to light now of a high-profile England star calling his county teammate "P***" multiple times between 2014-16, prompting England and Wales Cricket Board to start an investigation into the matter, a media report said. The player is alleged to have been 'reprimanded by a well-known senior player' after using the slur during a game of football in training, the report claimed.


Video of former JDU MLA Shyam Bahadur Singh ‘dancing’ with woman performer goes viral

Former JD-U MLA Shyam Bahadur Singh, who is said to be close to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was purportedly seeing dancing with a woman dancer in his home district Siwan, as per a viral video uploaded on social media platforms. The video was shot during Saptami of Durga Puja in Sakra Bazar village under Tarwara police station. He was invited there as a chief guest by the Durga Puja committee.


Apple Watch battery reportedly heated up & exploded

A man has claimed that his Apple Watch battery expanded, overheated, and eventually "exploded" throughout an evening and a night, media reports say. After the incident came to Apple's notice, the tech giant requested the user to sign a document and asked him not to share the story publically. However, he declined to sign the document, reports Apple Insider.


Complain against makers of film Adipurush in Lucknow Court for defaming Hindu Gods

Anger is brewing against Saif Ali Khan, Kirti Sainan starrer film Aadipurush in Uttar Pradesh. While Brahmin outfits in various districts of the state against it have lodged protests, a lawyer in Lucknow has approached the court demanding action against the actors and makers of the film. Pramod Pandey, a Lucknow-based lawyer has filed a complaint with the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) on Thursday.


World Bank slashes India's growth forecast to 6.5% over global headwinds ahead

The World Bank today projected a growth rate of 6.5 per cent for the Indian economy for the fiscal year 2022-23, a drop of one per cent from its previous June 2022 projections, citing deteriorating international environment. In its latest South Asia Economic Focus released ahead of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the Bank, however, noted that India is recovering stronger than the rest of the world.


200,000-kilometer-long magnetic solar filament might hurl severe flares toward Earth

Lately, the Sun appears to be excessively active. Warnings of X-class solar flares were rampant only a few days ago. Now, an enormous 200,000km long magnetic filament has snapped out from the southern hemisphere of the star. The remnant debris from this blast could be headed toward Earth. Observatories reveal that Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) have erupted from the same site.