Saptak Datta

National Writer

Saptak Datta covers national and political news for NewsBytes. He has previously worked with Zenger News as a correspondent. Over a career spanning more than a year, his work has focused on international affairs and defense. He holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.
Saptak Datta

09 Feb 2022

India

'Horrifying': Malala Yousafzai weighs in on Karnataka hijab row

Women's rights activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday waded into the ongoing hijab controversy in Karnataka where Muslim girls wearing headscarves were barred from attending classes.

08 Feb 2022

India

COVID-19 restrictions in Mumbai to be lifted by month-end: Mayor

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Tuesday that COVID-19 restrictions in the city will be lifted by the end of February.

08 Feb 2022

India

Liquor gets cheaper in Delhi as vendors offer heavy discounts

Several liquor vendors in Delhi are offering huge discounts on alcohol prices as the state government adopts the new liquor policy.

08 Feb 2022

India

Who is Santishree Pandit, the first woman VC of JNU?

Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, a professor at the Savitribai Phule Pune University was appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Monday.

08 Feb 2022

Politics

Kejriwal reacts to PM's statement on migrant crisis during lockdown

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday vehemently opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on migrant exodus during the nationwide lockdown in 2020.

07 Feb 2022

India

Assam to lift COVID-19 curbs, night curfew from February 15

The Assam government on Monday decided to lift all COVID-19 restrictions and night curfews from February 15.

07 Feb 2022

India

Karnataka: College sends students wearing hijab to separate classrooms

Amid protests over wearing hijab in Karnataka, two colleges announced a holiday on Monday, while another allowed students wearing headscarves into the campus.

07 Feb 2022

Technology

Google Chrome browser gets new logo; here's what changed

Tech behemoth Google is changing the logo of its popular web browser Google Chrome after eight years.

07 Feb 2022

Politics

Sonia Gandhi not among star campaigners for UP polls phase-4

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is not among the party's top campaigners in Uttar Pradesh's (UP) fourth phase of assembly elections.

06 Feb 2022

India

Tripura to launch vulture conservation program to prevent extinction

The forest department of Tripura will soon launch a project in Khowai district to breed endangered vulture species through a "vulture conservation and artificial breeding" program.

06 Feb 2022

India

Maharashtra announces public holiday to mourn Lata Mangeshkar's death

The Maharashtra government has announced a public holiday in the state on Monday over the death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, who breathed her last on Sunday morning.

06 Feb 2022

World

Pakistani fans pay tribute as Lata Mangeshkar dies at 92

The death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar on Sunday affected not just Indians but Pakistanis too as tributes poured in from the neighboring country.

06 Feb 2022

India

EC continues ban on rallies, eases restrictions for public meetings

The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday said that the ban on physical rallies in poll-bound states will continue. However, it eased restrictions for indoor and outdoor public meetings.

06 Feb 2022

World

Queen Elizabeth wants Camilla to be known as Queen Consort

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has said that when her son Prince Charles becomes king, she wants his wife Camilla to be given the title of Queen Consort.

03 Feb 2022

India

India to boycott opening, closing ceremony at Beijing Winter Olympics

India has announced that its envoy in China will boycott the opening and closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

03 Feb 2022

India

SC refuses to postpone GATE 2022 scheduled for February 5

The Supreme Court of India refused to postpone the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam, 2022 (GATE 2022) on Thursday.

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