Indian activist Varavara Rao, 81, granted bail Feb 23, 2021 0 816 12345 New Delhi: - An Indian Maoist ideologue and activist who has been in jail for over two years in a caste violence case that has grabbed global attention was granted bail by a court on medical grounds on Monday. Varavara Rao, 81, was consistently denied bail despite several attempts by his lawyers who argued he spent around 150 days in hospital in the past year. The Bombay High Court granted Rao bail for six months on medical grounds on the condition that will remain in the city and be available for investigation whenever required, legal news portal Live Law reported. Rao and other activists have been in custody awaiting trial under the UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) since August 28 2018, a stringent anti-terrorism law. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Gaza Strip’s vaccination campaign kicks off using Russia’s Sputnik V Feb 23, 2021 0 299 Myanmar gripped by general strike amid massive anti-coup protests Feb 23, 2021 0 238 Iran, IAEA agree to continued but limited nuclear inspections Feb 23, 2021 0 251 Italian envoy to Congo killed in ambush on UN convoy dpa Kinshasa The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was among three people killed when their humanitarian convoy was fired upon while travelling in a volatile part of the country, officials said. .. 4 female aid workers killed in Pak former al-Qaeda bastion dpa Islamabad Gunmen in north-western Pakistan on Monday shot and killed at least four female aid workers, police said, amid a resurgence of violence in the former al-Qaeda stronghold region. The women from a Pakistani .. Taliban oppose US plan to delay troop withdrawal Kabul: The Taliban strongly reject a possible postponement of the United States’ troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a spokesman for the insurgent group said in an interview with dpa. “Our fighters will never agree to an .. Wine ends petition against election result over ‘bias’ Kampala: Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has withdrawn a petition to challenge election results that cleared the way for the re-election of long-term president Yoweri Museveni, Wine’s spokesperson said on .. Gang releases 53 kidnapped people in Nigeria Lagos: Fifty-three people, mostly women and children, have been released from the hands of a criminal gang in west-central Nigeria, a local government official said Monday. Most of the released had been kidnapped on ..