Top JAMA Editor Out Amid Podcast Investigation

March 25, 2021 — One of the top research journals in the United States has placed its editor in chief on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into a controversial podcast episode that critics labeled as racist. The American Medical Association’s Journal Oversight Committee announced that Howard Bauchner, MD, is on leave beginning at … Read more

No use of coercive powers by tax officers in case of recoveries: CBDT

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has restricted the coercive or intrusive powers of tax officers in case of tax recoveries, with immediate effect. CBDT said such powers should be exercised only as a last resort after other means of recovery have been exhausted. The Board has restricted recovery surveys to non-responsive or non-traceable … Read more

Karauli priest murder: Rajasthan CB-CID takes over investigation into case

The Rajasthan CB-CID (Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department) will now be probing the murder case of a priest who was burnt alive allegedly by land grabbers in state’s Karauli district.  File image for representation: Reuters The Rajasthan CB-CID (Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department) will now be probing the murder case of a priest who was burnt alive allegedly … Read more

Hathras case: CBI takes over investigation into gangrape, death of 19-year-old Dalit girl from Boolgarhi

Following the UP government’s recommendation, the CBI has been directed by the central government to take over the probe into the alleged gangrape and death of a 19-year-old Dalit girl from Boolgarhi village in Hathras. UP Police deployed outside home of the deceased 19-year-old girl in Hathras’ Boolgarhi village on October 6 (Photo Credits: PTI) … Read more

Hathras case: UP govt seeks SC-monitored CBI probe, says ‘vested interests’ trying to derail investigation

The UP government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, saying the SC must direct CBI probe into alleged rape and assault of a Dalit girl in Hathras. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath earlier recommended a CBI probe in the Hathras case. (File photo) The Uttar Pradesh government has filed an affidavit in the … Read more

CBI try for Blue Corner Notice against Jatin Mehta

Mumbai: After probe agencies failed to secure an Interpol red corner notice (RCN) against Jatin Mehta, investigators are now trying to secure a blue corner notice (BCN) against the Winsome Diamonds promoter accused in a bank fraud case. RCN and BCN are among seven types of notices issued by the international police organisation. While an … Read more

Georgia Officials Knew of Severe PPE Shortage

However, multiple experts disputed the idea that knowing the number of asymptomatic patients would be relevant for PPE projections. In facilities like nursing homes and jails — both of which were accounted for in the Georgia estimates — asymptomatic individuals could spread the virus if not quarantined immediately. “Because there’s not on-the-spot, point-of-care testing available … Read more