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Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

The feisty writer, editor, and publisher were responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — ‘Nuff said Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere has died. He was 95....

Wary Kushwaha flexes muscles, meets Sharad

Kushwaha described the meeting as a courtesy call Sharing a hostile political relationship with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP ally Rashtriya Lok Samata Party’s (RLSP) president Upendra Kushwaha on Monday met Opposition leader Sharad Yadav, a friend-turned-foe of Nitish Kumar, with a suggestion that he is not altogether averse to switching camps. Kushwaha met Sharad at the latter’s...

Voters defy Naxals in their bastion

Voters defy Naxals in their bastion Voters defy Naxals in their bastion Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit 18 Assembly seats witnessed heavy polling on Monday as voters defied Maoists’ boycott call. It has set the tone for the Assembly elections in five States that have been viewed as a “semi-finals” before the country goes for the Lok Sabha battle in 2019. The...

HC: Improve service conditions of journalists

Evident that journos not getting wages that as per central notification: High Court The High Court of Uttarakhand has directed the State and Union governments to improve the conditions of service of the journalists/reporters/ correspondence as per the Majithia Wage Board recommendations notified by the Central Government on November 11, 2011 and as per the Working Journalists and other...

Ananth Kumar passes away

Union Minister dies in Bengaluru after battling lung cancer for several months Senior BJP leader and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, 59, died at a private hospital here in the early hours of Monday, party spokesman said. He was suffering from lung cancer and had come back from the US in October after treatment at the Memorial Sloan...

All eyes on CVC report on Alok Verma today

The Central Vigilance Commission is slated to submit a report on its enquiry against benched CBI Director Alok Verma on Monday. The CVC was  tasked by the Supreme Court on October 26 to probe within two weeks the allegations of bribery and meddling in high profile cases by Verma as alleged by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana through a...

Ex-K’taka Min Reddy sent to jail till Nov 24 for Rs 600 crore fraud

Janardhan Reddy is accused of taking a Rs 20-crore bribe to bail Syed Ahmed Fareed, an accused in a ponzi scheme case Former Karnataka Minister and mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy was on Sunday arrested by the Central Crime Branch in connection with Rs 600 crore fraud related to the Ambidant Marketing Pvt Ltd “bribery” case. He was produced...

Registration must to pay homage to Sanand mortal remains

AIIMS Rishikesh facilitates Sanand last glimpse for an hour on Sunday The mortal remains of the scientist turned ascetic Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand (pre monastic name Professor G D Agarwal) who had died after 111 day-long fast for the unbridled flow of Ganga river have been kept for ‘darshan’ by Ganga lovers and devotees at All India Institute of...

Delhi air hovers around ‘severe’

The AQI during the day time was 394 that falls under the category of “very poor” After a short respite from pollution during the day on Saturday, the Average AIR Quality Index (AAQI) marked severe with pollutants measuring 402 microgram per cubic  metre on the National Ambient Air Quality Index (NAAQI) in the evening. Meanwhile, Environment Pollution Control Authority...

E-portals’ incursive plants invade Indian soil

Lantana is a greedy plant in India and hence many patches of land which were earlier having native floral diversity are seen filled with Lantana Ecologists have raised alarm over e-portals like Amazon and eBay selling invasive plant species such as Lantana Camara — which are taking toll on the native flora and fauna — to urban dwellers in...