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Students attending a class in an Assam district. (ANI file image)

Assam govt gifts e-scooters to 35,800 meritorious students

Assam government on Wednesday distributed electric scooters to 35,800 meritorious students who scored good marks in their higher secondary examination this year. Dr Banikanta Kakati Merit Award was handed under the Pragya Bharti scheme. Sarma also announced that all girl students from across Assam will get ?10,000 (as stipend) per year if they pursue the post-graduation studies within the state's territory.

New evidence on assumptions about pain in autism: Study

New evidence on assumptions about pain in autism: Study

On quantitative sensory tests, there were no differences in thermal and pain detection thresholds between the autistic and non-autistic groups. This indicates normal pain and thermal thresholds, suggesting "normal functioning of the peripheral nervous system" among participants with autism.

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin (L) shakes hands with New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a bilateral meeting in Auckland, New Zealand.

Reporter asks leaders Jacinda Ardern, Sanna Marin sexist question. Listen to their sharp response

It's the first time a Finnish prime minister visited the prime minister of New Zealand, and the most viral moment of the trip has been their answers to a question at a press conference about their ages. Jacinda Ardern, who has led New Zealand since 2017, hosted Finland's leader since 2019, Sanna Marin, in Auckland on Wednesday.

India's Rishabh Pant bats during the third and final one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on November 30, 2022. (Photo by Sanka Vidanagama / AFP)

‘How can you send out-of-form Rishabh Pant ahead of world's No.1 batter?’: Salman Butt on Suryakumar Yadav

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was particularly surprised by India's decision to send Pant ahead of in-form Suryakumar Yadav in the ODIs. Apart from the second ODI, which was reduced to 29-overs-a-side, Pant batted ahead of Suryakumar Yadav in the ODI series.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Kamal Nath. (PTI)

Nath’s video about Rahul Gandhi’s insistence on walking 24 km daily goes viral

A video of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath purportedly speaking about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's insistence on walking at least 24 kilometers daily as part of the Bharat Jodo Yatra and how they were drained because of it has gone viral on social media. ?The journey starts at 6am in the morning.? Preacher Pandit Pradeep Mishra is heard appreciating the yatra. Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra jibed the Congress over Nath's comments. ?Your pain is natural.?

Manushi Chhillar spreads good vibes on Instagram in a white kurta, pajamas

Manushi Chhillar spreads good vibes on Instagram in a white kurta, pajamas

In a white kurta and a pair of white pajamas, Manushi gave us all kinds of retreat fashion goals. The kurta came with full sleeves, and button details at the neckline. Manushi decked up in the cotton ensemble and embraced the morning with a range of activities – from having tea with a stunning green backdrop, to practising kickboxing in the garden of sorts, to having a small conversation with a peacock.

Former US President Donald Trump

US House panel gets access to Trump's tax returns after long legal battle

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has obtained access to Donald Trump's tax returns, following a years-long court fight with the Republican former president who has accused the Democratic-led panel of being politically motivated. "Treasury has complied with last week's court decision," a Treasury Department spokesperson said in an emailed statement late on Wednesday. The spokesperson declined to say whether the committee had yet accessed the documents. The development was reported earlier by CNN.

Swara Bhasker reached Indore on Wednesday to join the morning phase of the walk with Rahul Gandhi.

Swara Bhasker joins Bharat Jodo, walks with Rahul Gandhi in Ujjain

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker on Thursday joined the Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ujjain and walked with Rahul Gandhi. The actor reached Indore on Wednesday and was scheduled to walk with Rahul Gandhi today morning. With Swara Bhasker, the list of Bollywood presence in Bharat Yatra grows with Amol Palekar joining the yatra, Sushant Singh, Rashmi Desai, Riya Sen, Pooja Bhatt.

Malaika Arora looks stunning in a co-ord check bralette, leggings and long coat.

Malaika Arora in co-ord check bralette, leggings and long coat gives a winter wardrobe fix to look stylish in the cold

On Wednesday night, the paparazzi clicked Malaika Arora enjoying a night out in Mumbai. They shared pictures of the star from the outing on social media. The snippets show Malaika dressed in a check-printed coordinated bralette, leggings and long coat set, making a strong case for check prints in the cold season. She kept her styling laid back for the outing by opting for a minimalistic approach. One can wear Malaika's fit for casual coffee runs in the morning, brunch dates with girlfriends or laidback get-togethers with your partner. Steal some styling tips from Malaika and see the photos inside.

German ambassador Philipp Ackermann. (Twitter)

Dealing with Russia among tough issues for India’s G20 presidency: German envoy

Coping with the fallout of Russia's invasion of Ukraine will be one of the ?most difficult issues? for India's G20 presidency though New Delhi is well placed to help find a solution as it has good relations with all the parties, German ambassador Philipp Ackermann said on Wednesday. He was responding to questions about the possible impact of the Ukraine war on India's G20 presidency.

The Delhi high court. (PTI)

Delhi HC orders blocking of judicial officer’s purported sexually explicit video

The Delhi high court has directed social media platforms to block the circulation of a sexually explicit video purportedly of a judicial officer and an official. ?The defendants [social media platforms] shall take all permissible steps to ensure that the further sharing, distribution, forwarding or posting of the offending video is restrained forthwith,? the court said.

The AQI was 365 (very poor) on Wednesday at 4pm. (AFP)

Delhi’s air quality very poor; calm winds cause accumulation of pollutants

Delhi's Air Quality Index remained in the upper end of the ?very poor? category on Thursday morning as low temperatures and calm winds have led to an accumulation of local emissions over the last two days. It recorded an AQI of 366 (very poor) at 7am. The AQI was 365 (very poor) on Wednesday at 4pm. Delhi has not had a severe air day since November 4, when the AQI was 447.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain on Tuesday.

Why doesn't Rahul Gandhi utter prayers in temples: Madhya Pradesh minister

Rahul Gandhi's back-to-back temple visits in Madhya Pradesh have become the latest flashpoint between the BJP and the Congress since the beginning of the Bharat Jodo Yatra. And now after Rahul Gandhi visited the Omkatreshwar temple and the Mahakaleshwar temples, Madhya Pradesh culture minister Usha Thakur said everyone is welcome in temples but it should not become a medium for political gains. On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi offered prayers at Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain.

A total of 20 bills from members have been listed for discussion in this session, according to a Lok Sabha notification.(Bloomberg)

Morning brief: Private member’s bill on banning non-veg food at govt functions, and all the latest news

Here are today's top news, analysis, and opinion. Read more? 'He was very normal, calm, composed': Woman who dated Aaftab after Walkar The Delhi Police on Wednesday said they have recorded the statement of a psychologist whom Aaftab Poonawala reportedly dated after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend Shraddha Walkar, with the woman telling investigators that she visited his rented flat in Chhattarpur Pahadi twice in October and that she didn't suspect anything amiss.

England's captain Ben Stokes (2R) warms up along with teammates during a training session ahead of their first cricket Test match against Pakistan, at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on November 28, 2022. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

ECB can field XI players, England vs Pakistan 1st Test to go on as per schedule

The ECB team doctors, however, have informed the PCB that they are in a position to field an XI on time and that the Test match will start on time. "The ECB has informed the PCB that they are in a position to field an XI, and, as such, the first #PAKvENG Test will commence as per schedule today (Thursday, 1 December) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium," PCB and ECB said in a joint statement.

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