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Discounts on Liquor promote more drinking, Delhi govt tells HC

The Delhi administration told the high court on Thursday that it had stopped discounts on liquor because it was encouraging people to drink and creating a monopoly in the market. “A lot of malpractices in the guise of discounts were going on. Two of them I have highlighted is promoting drinking beyond a reasonable limit and monopolising,” senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Delhi government told justice V Kameswar Rao.

EU sanctions on Russia starting to have an effect

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen stated on Thursday that if the situation in Ukraine worsens, the EU would consider new measures against Russia. It is also prepared for reprisal from Russia, which includes diversifying the bloc's energy suppliers.

NATO to hold meeting over Ukraine today

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will host an emergency meeting on Friday in response to Russia's full-scale attack in Ukraine. After Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised the war on Ukraine last week, NATO members rushed to fortify their eastern flank, according to news agency AFP. The allies, on the other hand, remained firm that they would not get 'military entangled' in Ukraine, which is not yet a member of the alliance.

Sushmita Sen says that mainstream Bollywood isn’t giving her the kinds of roles she wants

Sushmita Sen transitioned from beauty contest winner to actress with ease. The actor went on to have a tremendous cinematic career, receiving critical acclaim as well as popular adoration. She did, however, take a nearly ten-year vacation after working in films for over a decade.

Delhi Police file supplementary charge sheet in larger conspiracy case of northeast Delhi violence

The Delhi Police have filed a third supplementary charge sheet in the matter of the North East Delhi Violence, which is linked to a bigger conspiracy under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. It includes video footage as well as Asif Iqbal Tanha's voice sample report.

100 Indian students harassed and turned back into Ukraine: Belarus envoy to UN

Belarus said on Wednesday that Polish border guards harassed roughly 100 Indian students before returning them to Ukraine, where they were housed in a Romanian refugee camp. The remarks were expressed by Belarus Ambassador to the United Nations Valentin Rybakov during a statement to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

UN votes to demand for withdrawal of all Russian forces in Ukraine

The United Nations General Assembly voted in an emergency session on Wednesday to urge an immediate halt to Moscow's attack on Ukraine and the withdrawal of all Russian forces, with prolonged applause erupting after a massive display of opposition to the invasion from the 193 member nations. The UN wants Russia to “Deplored in the strongest terms” its aggression in Ukraine, reaffirmed its commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and demanded Russia “immediate cease its use of force” and “completely and unconditionally”

Madhabi Puri Buch appointed Sebi chairperson for a term of three years

Madhabi Puri Buch has been named chairman of India's Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), the regulator in charge of the country's $3.3 trillion stock market ecosystem. She succeeds Ajay Tyagi, whose term as head of the Sebi came to an end on Monday.

With marriages declining, birth rates in China lowest ever

According to a media source, China's birth rates have reached their lowest recorded levels due to a dramatic drop in marriage registrations combined with the ageing of married couples.

Surajkund Mela to be organised from March 20 to April 4

The annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela is scheduled to resume after a two-year hiatus. Officials from the Haryana tourist department said on Monday that the fair will be held from March 19 to April 4 this year.

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