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Jan 08, 2021 08:01 AM IST Daybreak

'Risk Too Great': Facebook, Instagram Make Trump's Ban Indefinite for 'Inciting Violence' at US Capitol

Facebook banned President Donald Trump from the platform "indefinitely" due to the US leader's efforts to incite the violence in the US capital this week, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday. Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page that the ban, which was announced Wednesday for 24 hours, was extended because of Trump's "use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government."

Before Second Nationwide Dry Run of Vaccination, 'Covishield' Shots to Reach Delhi from Pune Tonight

The first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine 'Covishield' will land in Delhi at 9pm on Thursday. This comes a day ahead of second nationwide mock drill on the coronavirus vaccination scheduled to be held on January 8. Flight no AI-850 from Pune to Delhi will carry the first the consignment of the vaccines to the national capital, an official said.

Overtaking Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Now World's Wealthiest Person

Elon Musk, the outspoken and envelope-pushing chief executive of Tesla, overtook Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's wealthiest person, US media reported Thursday. Musk is a major shareholder of the electric car company and has benefited from Tesla's surging share price over the last year. CNBC estimated Musk's wealth at $185 billion.

NCW Member's Shocker: Badaun Gangrape-Murder Victim Shouldn't Have Gone Out in Evening

A National Commission for Women (NCW) member, who met the family of the 50-year-old anganwadi worker who was gang-raped and murdered allegedly by a temple priest and two others in Badaun district on January 3, said the incident may not have happened had the woman not ventured out alone in the evening.

JEE-Advanced Exam for Admission to IIT Will be Held on July 3, Announces Ramesh Pokhriyal

The JEE-Advanced test for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology will be conducted on July 3, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Thursday. The relaxation in the eligibility criterion pertaining to class 12 marks will be offered this year too, he said.

Sushant Singh Rajput was Innocent and Sober, Says HC As It Reserves Order on Plea by His Sisters

The Bombay High Court on Thursday praised late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s work in the film “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story” and said that one could make out from the actor’s face that he was a good human being. The remarks were made by a bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik while reserving its verdict on a petition filed by Rajput’s sisters – Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh- seeking to quash an FIR for alleged forgery and fabrication of a medical prescription for their brother.