• Market focus shifting to non-work from home stocks: Manish Singh 27 May 2020 06:51 US has a lot of spends in terms of technology, which is what it will use to hit China, says CIO of Crossbridge Capital. Once again the hope of a vaccine seems to be enthusing investors. But can one safely say now that the economy has started reopening, we …
  • Path cleared for ICC elections, 2021 T20 WC 'likely' to remain in India 27 May 2020 06:29 MUMBAI: The members boards of the International Cricket Council (ICC) came to a tacit understanding through a 2/3rd majority on Tuesday that incumbent chairman Shashank Manohar will not be allowed an extension to the chair. Consensus prevailed that …
  • How India should navigate the border standoff with China 26 May 2020 18:55 Should the current Chinese intrusions into undisputed Indian territory be seen as a local and bilateral problem? Or as part of Beijing’s opportunism and exertions all around to show it’s not Covid-damaged but, in fact, Covid-enabled? Describing what’s …
  • Snapdeal partners with Dailyhunt to add news content on marketplace 26 May 2020 15:40 BENGALURU: Snapdeal has partnered with local language content aggregator Dailyhunt to add a news vertical to its platform to leverage the spike in online shopping and browsing with more homebound users amid the Covid-19 pandemic. With this, the users of …
  • Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India 26 May 2020 15:27 SPONSORED Experts at India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare published a paper on April 9 2020, looking at 41 sentinel sites across the country. It revealed that of the 5 911 severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) patients tested since February 15, …
  • Coronavirus latest: India outbreak escalates 26 May 2020 13:58 India has reported a record spike in new cases for seven days in a row A ban on travelers from Brazil entering the US is to come into force late Tuesday European countries are easing lockdown measures as they gear up for the summer holidays Several German …
  • Lockdown is India's 'success', Rahul Gandhi making 'wrong' statements: BJP 26 May 2020 11:33 New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday rejected Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi's statement that the lockdown had "failed" in its purpose, saying the doubling rate of coronavirus infection has fallen to 13 days from three before the lockdown, which, it …
  • The Bodyline dissenter and India's Tiger prince 26 May 2020 10:23 3:41 PM IST Paul Edwards India's imperial past sometimes seems so distant that its preservation can be entrusted to the heritage industry. People hearing of the two Nawabs of Pataudi might think them characters in a Sherlock Holmes mystery rather than …
  • Hydroxychloroquine given under supervision, side effects can be addressed, says Indian-American doctor 26 May 2020 09:52 NEW YORK: An eminent Indian-American doctor has said that hydroxychloroquine, which President Donald Trump took to ward off the COVID-19, is given under medical supervision and any side-effect can be addressed, acknowledging that the drug has become a …
  • Live: Rajasthan restores 8-hour working in factories 26 May 2020 09:21 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Rajasthan detects 176 new #COVID19 positive cases and 1 death till 2 pm today; taking the total number of cases to… https://t.co/HqasloHM5B— ANI (@ANI) 1590483471000 Indonesia reports 415 new …
  • 3 states finalising databases for benefit of migrant workers 26 May 2020 04:21 New Delhi | Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are finalising their online databases of migrant workers with details such as how skilled the workers are and how they can be best employed within the state. The move comes about two weeks …
  • South Central Railway to start 200 more trains from June 1 26 May 2020 03:48 Hyderabad: Indian Railways operationalises 3060 ” Shramik Special trains till 25th May, 2020 ( till 10:00 hrs ) across the country and transports more than 40 lakh passengers to their home states through ” Shramik Special trains in 25 days. The congestion …
  • Modi wishes UAE Crown Prince, B'desh PM on Eid 26 May 2020 03:48 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called up the heads of two of India’s close allies, the UAE and Bangladesh, to wish them on the occasion of Eid. Modi tweeted: “Conveyed Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to His Highness @MohamedBinZayed and the …
  • Minister shares busy skies image as flights resume - Pics inside 26 May 2020 03:48 New Delhi: As domestic flight services resumed on Monday after a suspension of two months, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri shared a live image by a real time flight tracking service provider. Puri’s tweet In a tweet, Puri said: “Indians …
  • We are fineto heck with slanderous Foreign False Flags 26 May 2020 03:48 We hear complaints which we all know are all foreign false flag complaints: highest unemployment rate in 45 years (NSSO Data), 22 out of 30 most polluted cities now in India (WHO Data), number of Indian soldiers martyred highest in 30 years, highest income …
  • South Central Railway serves food to over 3 lakh needy 26 May 2020 03:48 Hyderabad: South Central Railway has been able to distribute free food to over 03 Lakhs needy people facing hard times due to the COVID – 19. The zone had taken up this task as per the directions of Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways who called upon all …
  • #ArrestAlkaLamba trends after her video post against PM & Yogi 26 May 2020 03:48 New Delhi: An old video of Congress Leader, Alka Lamba is trending on twitter with a hashtag arrest alka lamba. In the video the congress leader called Prime minister and chief minister of UP as impotent and said she spit on their faces. Soon after her …
  • President Kovind, PM Modi greet nation on Eid-ul-Fitr 26 May 2020 03:48 New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. President of India The President tweeted: “Eid Mubarak! This festival is an expression of love, fraternity, peace, and harmony. Eid …
  • As part of Eid feast, chef Vikas Khanna feeds 2 lakh in Mumbai 26 May 2020 03:48 MUMBAI: An Eid feast that fed around two lakh people in Mumbai was a treat in these unhappy times, courtesy the kitchen of chef Vikas Khanna.  The Michelin-star chef who has successfully distributed six million dry ration meals across 125 Indian cities, on …
  • Eid celebrations a simple affair in Gujarat in view of curbs 26 May 2020 03:48 Ahmedabad: The usual festivity witnessed on Eid-ul-Fitr was missing this time as Muslims in Gujarat kept away from mosques and celebrated the festival on Monday while remaining indoors in view of the coronavirus outbreak. Though lockdown restrictions, …
  • Mango seller overwhelmed by donations from people after loot 26 May 2020 03:48 New Delhi: Overwhelmed by the donations that poured in from the society for his help, Phool Mia, the fruit seller in north Delhi’s Jagatpuri area whose mangoes were looted by the ordinary people, said that those who helped him have made his “Eid” and have …
  • Thackeray indicates extension of lockdown, curbs on flights 26 May 2020 03:48 Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday hinted at further extension of the lockdown after May 31 and proposed restrictions on plans to resume domestic flights from May 25 as the Covid-19 situation could worsen after the onset of …
  • One new death, 152 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan 26 May 2020 03:48 Jaipur: Rajasthan reported one death due to the novel coronavirus and 152 cases of the disease on Sunday, bringing the number of fatalities to 161 and the virus count to 6,894 in the state, officials said. The new death was reported from Chittorgarh, an …
  • Muslims celebrate Eid inside homes, mosques empty 26 May 2020 03:48 Mangaluru: Muslims in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi on Sunday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr in a subdued manner in the wake of the total Sunday lockdown in the region due to the Covid-19 regulations. Mangaluru wore a deserted look from the …
  • 37 lakh migrants transported in 2813 Sharmik special trains 26 May 2020 03:47 Hyderabad: Indian Railways has run 2813 Shramik Special trains, carrying over 37 lakh passengers, till 10 am of 24.05.2020. Congestion position has eased considerably and the mobility of trains has drastically improved. 80 per cent of total Shramik Special …
  • Temperature to soar 47 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan's Churu- IMD 26 May 2020 03:47 Churu: Rajasthan’s Churu region to hit 47 degrees Celsius a day before ‘Nautapa’, the nine hottest days of the season on Sunday, predicts India Metrological Department. Despite the relaxation of market opening in the fourth phase of nationwide Lockdown, …
  • PM Modi greets Vijayan on birthday 26 May 2020 03:47 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on his birthday, wishing him good health. “Birthday wishes to Kerala CM Shri @vijayanpinarayi Ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and a long …
  • It was wrong to impose lockdown suddenly- Thackeray 26 May 2020 03:47 Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said it was wrong to impose the lockdown suddenly and now it cannot be lifted all at once. Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Thackeray also said there was a need to be …
  • 67 fresh COVID-19 cases in Odisha; count rises to 1,336 26 May 2020 03:47 Bhubaneswar: As many as 67 people tested positive for coronavirus in Odisha, taking the state’s virus tally to 1,336, a health department official said on Sunday. Of the 67 new patients, 60 were housed in quarantine centres and four were in home isolation. …
  • Health Ministry issues guidelines for domestic travel 26 May 2020 03:47 NewDelhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Affairs Welfare on Sunday issued a list of guidelines for passengers undertaking domestic travel via flights, trains or through inter-state bus services amid COVID-19 lockdown. The guidelines stated that …
  • 6,767 new COVID-19 cases in India in last 24 hours 26 May 2020 03:47 New Delhi: COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 1,31,868, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 3,867 after …
  • K S Hegde hospital gets nod for COVID-19 test 26 May 2020 03:47 Mangaluru: The K S Hegde charitable hospital of Nitte (deemed to be university) at Deralakatte here has been given the nod by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct Covid-19 RT-PCR testing. The hospitals laboratory, which is NABL accredited …
  • Sharad Pawar paid courtesy visit to Maha Guv: NCP leader Praful Patel 26 May 2020 03:47 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 25 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Monday confirmed that the meeting between NCP President Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Governor held earlier today was just a courtesy meet. Today Maharashtra …
  • 11 more test positive for COVID-19 in Goa 26 May 2020 03:47 Panaji: Eleven more people have been found positive for coronavirus in Goa, taking the total tally of the state to 50, informed state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Sunday. The minister informed on the micro-blogging site that all these people who have …
  • India’s Leadership in the WHO: What To (and What Not To) Expect 25 May 2020 22:05 AdvertisementIn the highly politicized context of COVID-19 and persistent calls for reform of current international organizations, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, India’s minister of health and family welfare, took charge over the WHO’s Executive Board as the chairman …
  • For India to emerge from the corona crisis, there is need for greater dialogue in a federal setup 25 May 2020 22:03 By Sanjay Kumar and Chandrachur Singh Evidence suggests that the 2014 and 2019 general elections witnessed a significant shift amongst OBC voters, mainly the lower OBC, and Dalit voters in favour of BJP, contributing to its massive victory during the two …
  • Exclusive Interview: ‘More We Remain Silent, More Criminal It Is’ 25 May 2020 13:27 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 31Shares   Rumblings in Kashmir’s grand old party arose on May 24, the first day of Eid, when its Budgam face questioned the party’s silent stand on the swiftly taken steps in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. In a …
  • What Nepal’s New Aggression Reveals For India And Its Neighbours 25 May 2020 07:49 For the second time since its transition to a democratic republic, India's relations with its Nepal have deteriorated sharply. The latest controversy over the inauguration by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh of an 80-kilometre stretch of road that …
  • Bun-maska will never taste the same Mumbai grieves 85-year-old Irani cafe owner 25 May 2020 06:09 Text Size: A- A+ Mumbai: Among the Parsi residents of Rustom Bagh in Mumbai, Darius Ferzandi, 85, was a household name. A senior partner at the popular Byculla Restaurant and Bakery, located just across the road, Ferzandi understood his customers. He knew …
  • Blog: What North India could learn from South India 25 May 2020 03:43 In coronavirus times, what Kerala thinks today, India should think tomorrow. Kerala has over 800 Covid cases, yet so far only 4 have died. Mortality in other states is far higher. For example Gujarat, with one of the highest mortality rates in India is …
  • Pakistan’s Coronavirus Response Is All About Politics As Its Cases Soar 25 May 2020 01:42 KARACHI ― Three months after Pakistan confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, the country of more than 200 million people is abandoning protective measures and allowing citizens to gather to celebrate one of its biggest annual festivals. That …
  • TikTok Is Growing Around The World With China, India And The U.S. Being Early Successes 24 May 2020 21:50 BOCHUM, GERMANY - MAY 11: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) A smartphone screen is seen with the Social Media apps ... [+] Tumblr, Whatsapp, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram on May 11, 2020 in Bochum, Germany. (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) …
  • Josh White broke racial and music barriers, yet his politics nearly erased his legacy 24 May 2020 13:18 Ellen Harold and Peter Stone tell White’s story for the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), which was founded by legendary ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Joshua Daniel "Josh" White was born on Feb 11, 1914, one of five brothers and sisters, in …
  • China – Tense Politics, Prudent Macro 24 May 2020 11:21 By Natalia Gurushina, Chief Economist, Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy, VanEck Global China drops the GDP growth target, focuses on employment and introduces another fiscal package that is smaller than expected. Argentina is heading for another …
  • Flight carrying 93 Indians stranded in UK arrives in Indore 24 May 2020 08:35 Indore: An Air India flight carrying 93 Indians who were stranded in the United Kingdom arrived at the Indore airport in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday morning, an official said. As part of the Centre’s ‘Vande Bharat’ mission, the flight from London reached here …
  • 11 new COVID-19 cases in Goa; state tally rises to 66 24 May 2020 08:35 Panaji: Eleven people who travelled to Goa in the Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express train on Saturday, have tested positive forcoronavirus, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 66, officials said on Sunday. With this, the number of …
  • Six fresh cases of COVID-19 in Himachal 24 May 2020 08:35 Shimla: Himachal Pradesh recorded six more cases of COVID-19, taking the virus tally in the state to 192, officials said on Sunday. Three of the fresh cases were reported from Una and one each from Kangra, Hamirpur and Solan districts, they added. All of …
  • Jharkhand reports one more COVID-19 death 24 May 2020 08:35 Koderma: A 39-year-old man died due to COVID-19 in Jharkhand’s Koderma district, taking the total number of coronavirus fatalities in the state to four, a senior official said. The swab samples of the man, who died on May 21, tested positive for novel …
  • India sees biggest spike in COVID-19 cases 24 May 2020 08:35 New Delhi: India witnessed the biggest ever spike of 6,767 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,31,868, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Death toll As many as 147 deaths have been …
  • Ill-advised to reopen airports in red zone- Maha home minister 24 May 2020 08:34 Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has said it is “extremely ill-advised” to reopen airports in red zone amid the coronavirus pandemic. The minister’s comments follow Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s announcement that all …
  • Upcycle is the fashion mantra this Eid 24 May 2020 08:34 By Kulsum Mustafa Upcycling and sobriety are the twin moods that rule the heart and minds of the Indian Muslims this Eid. Unlike in the previous years there will be no shopping, lavish expenditure on food, no congregational namaaz at Eidgahs, no Eid milans …
  • AIIMS doctor succumbs to coronavirus 24 May 2020 08:33 New Delhi: J.N. Pande, Director at the Pulmonology department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, died of coronavirus on Saturday, just a day after a mess worker succumbed to the infection. Sangita Reddy, a senior Delhi doctor …
  • Desert locust from Africa could move to India, Pak next month 24 May 2020 08:33 United Nations: The desert locust invasion, which poses a significant threat to the livelihoods and food security, is expected to move from East Africa to India and Pakistan next month and could be accompanied by other swarms, a top official of the UN’s …
  • COVID-19- 20 new cases in U'khand, one more dies 24 May 2020 08:33 Dehradun: Twenty more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand on Saturday in the highest single day spike in cases so far taking the state’s coronavirus tally to 173 while one more person infected with the deadly virus died at AIIMS, Rishikesh. …
  • COVID-19- C'garh identifies 44 containment zones 24 May 2020 08:33 Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has classified four development blocks in the state as red zones and 80 as orange zones to contain the spread of coronavirus, an official here said on Saturday. Apart from this, it has also declared 44 areas, from where …
  • COVID lockdown- 12 held for offering prayer inside house in UP 24 May 2020 08:33 Muzaffarnagar: As many as 12 people were arrested for offering prayer inside a house in violation of the coronavirus-induced lockdown norms here, police said on Saturday. Residents of Sisoli village under Bhorakala Police Station, those arrested have been …
  • India committed to strengthen multi-faceted ties with SL- Envoy 24 May 2020 08:33 Colombo: India is committed to strengthening the multi-faceted ties with Sri Lanka, especially the historical and deep civilisational, religious and cultural bonds, said the new Indian envoy to the island nation on Saturday. Gopal Baglay, the new High …
  • Will try to restart international flights before August- Puri 24 May 2020 08:33 New Delhi: India will try to restart a good percentage of international passenger flights before August, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday, three days after announcing resumption of domestic flights from May 25. All scheduled …
  • After China border issue, new India row with Nepal flares up over road to Tibet 24 May 2020 07:12 By Sanjay Jha, ITV News, New Delhi A new road constructed recently by India connecting Kailash Mansarovar, a sacred Hindu-Buddhist pilgrimage site in Tibet, has thrown two of the world’s closest neighbours, India and Nepal, into a bitter political and …
  • RECENT DELHI ANTI-MUSLIM VIOLENCE; India’s Kristallnacht? 24 May 2020 06:26 by Muhammad Mahmood | May 23,2020 A Muslim man is beaten by the Hindu extremists in Delhi anti-Muslim violence in February 2020: — Aljazeera THE Anti-Muslim violence that took place during the last week of February (February 23–25) this year in Delhi which …
  • India says Sikkim not its part 24 May 2020 01:44 ISLAMABAD: Delhi government has acceded to the claim made by Chinese government regarding bordering state Sikkim that it’s not the part of India. According to reports an advertisement for recruitment of civil defence volunteers by the Delhi government on …
  • ‘Sikkim integral part of India’: Kejriwal tweets amid row over Delhi govt’s ‘incorrect’ ad 23 May 2020 16:41 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said action has been taken against the officer concerned. Hours after Sikkim took objection to a Delhi government advertisement erroneously referring the people of the state as “different citizens”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal …
  • Patrick Ewing Tests Positive For COVID 19; Bars to Reopen In Madrid On Monday - India Today 23 May 2020 12:22 Patrick Ewing, Jamaican-American basketball coach, tests positive for the deadly virus. He is kept in isolation in a local hospital and nobody from the basketball team has been tested positive apart from him. UK PM, Boris Johnson violates lockdown norms …
  • Divisive politics: Time to lift the dark veil 23 May 2020 09:47 The future custodian of the holy mosques in Mecca and Medina, who is supposed to be the figurehead of Islam even though he is not the Imam (spiritual leader), made a categorical statement some time back that was symbolically the harbinger of progress in …
  • Bus row: Mayawati sides with BJP govt to slam Cong, Pilot calls it petty politics over migrants 23 May 2020 05:43 Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Updated: May 23, 2020 9:01:09 am BSP chief Mayawati termed the Congress-led Rajasthan government’s decision to seek payment for buses “inhuman”. (Express photo) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday found an …
  • Sonia perhaps regretting why India didn’t turn out to be like her native Italy: BJP spokesperson 23 May 2020 05:09 NEW DELHI: BJP has countered the Congress-led opposition charge of laxities in the fight against Covid-19 by the Narendra Modi government, saying Sonia Gandhi and her party are indulging in “drama and petty, cynical politics” on the issue. “The whole world …
  • Sidelined Nepal ups the ante on border road issue with India 23 May 2020 04:10 Angry Nepalese Prime Minister K.P.Oli told parliament that the Indian virus is more deadly than the ones from China and Italy! by Editor Newsin May 22, 2020 By P.K. Balachandran/The Citizen The India-Nepal row over Kalapani area on the strategic India- …
  • Women quotas in politics have unintended consequences 22 May 2020 16:38 Aside from Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, and more recently Angela Merkel and Jacinda Ardern, women continue to be scarce in the halls of power. To rectify this inequality, a majority of countries (or at least one political party in most) have imposed …
  • Congress playing cynical politics at time of national crisis: BJP 22 May 2020 15:25 File photo NEW DELHI: Accusing the Congress of playing "cynical" politics over the Covid-19 crisis, the BJP said on Friday the opposition party's president Sonia Gandhi and her "family" have "indulged in drama" at the time …
  • Covid Live: RBI projects negative growth for India 22 May 2020 07:11 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Tamil Nadu govt allows plying of autos and cycle rikshaws starting tomorrow from 7 am to 7 pm with only one person on board. The directive doesn’t apply to Chennai and containment zones. Vehicles to be sanitized …
  • Amid Dispute With India, Nepal Publishes New Political Map: What Now? 22 May 2020 06:25 AdvertisementNepal on Wednesday published a new, authoritative political map showing the areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura as part of its territory, toughening its stance on a recently flared up territorial dispute with India. The Nepali …
  • India’s Kerala Is Combating Covid19 Through Participatory Governance 21 May 2020 22:48 For effectively handling the Covid19, the Indian state of Kerala has garnered widespread attention across the world. For a small state, what make such a successful control over the pandemic has to do with its people-centrist policies and participatory …
  • 'Nepal's border issue with India is just politics' 21 May 2020 21:56 Kathmandu, [Nepal] May 21 (ANI): Nepal's recent friction with India over a land dispute is just politics for domestic consumption, according to a leading Nepali analyst Man Bahadur Basnet writing in Kathmandu Post. Recently, Nepal released a new …
  • Chinese aggression in pandemic detrimental dragon must accept India's growing clout 21 May 2020 14:29 May 21, 2020 (MENAFN via COMTEX) -- (MENAFN - IANS) By Sumit Kumar Singh New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) China, in a bid to divert the worlds focus and growing global resentment against Xi Jingpings regime and its handling of the Covid 19 pandemic, is now …
  • ‘Petty provincial politics’ crush ‘normal people’ 21 May 2020 11:47 Cyclone Amphan battered the east Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20, leaving a path of destruction and at least a dozen people dead. A further eight people were reported to have died in neighboring Bangladesh. This footage shows debris and …
  • Priyanka Gandhi withdraws buses, says UP government playing politics 21 May 2020 04:12 NEW DELHI: Faced with an unyielding Yogi government of UP, AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi has tactically pulled out of the confrontation by recalling at 4 pm on Wednesday the 900-odd buses the state Congress had arranged to ferry the walking …
  • Coronavirus World Updates: India cyclone, Brazil, China 20 May 2020 17:51 As many countries move into a new phase of their coronavirus response, with some parts of society reopening as outbreaks pass their peaks, the weeks of stringent lockdowns appeared to have paid off. But some of the hard-won successes may be threatened. …
  • Coronavirus India Updates, 20 May: Biggest one-day jump in cases; Delhi-Noida border to remain sealed 20 May 2020 13:17 Migrant workers on their way to Uttar Pradesh on Punjab Roadways Buses (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi) Coronavirus India Updates: The Health Ministry Wednesday said the Covid-19 recovery rate in India has improved to 39.62 per cent, adding that at least 42 …
  • Migrant labourers are India's spinal cord and it's not the time for politics: Priyanka Gandhi to UP govt 20 May 2020 12:13 May 20, 2020, 04:12PM ISTSource: Times NowAICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi spoke on migrant crisis in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. She spoke over the row erupted on buses for migrants at Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh border. "We'll have to …
  • India Rushes More Troops As Tensions With China Escalate in Ladakh 20 May 2020 11:54 India Rushes More Troops As Tensions With China Escalate in Ladakh more... Palestinian President Abbas Says Accords With Israel, US Are Void more... EU Commission Planning ′Green′ Auto Industry Rescue. Aid Would Be Contingent …
  • Meet India’s inspiring farmers who pivot, adapt and keep supplying fresh produce during the lockdowns 20 May 2020 10:31 Diversified deliveries Kiaro Foods, Hyderabad Of late, Sharath Reddy Gattu has been living at a makeshift accommodation set up for his staff to maintain hygiene and avoid contamination. His Hyderabad-based enterprise, Kiaro Foods, which started as a dairy …
  • India & China position additional troops in Ladakh areas 20 May 2020 04:40 Siasat.com New Delhi: Following two incidents of violent face-offs in eastern Ladakh on May 5-6 India and China have deployed additional forces and enhanced fortifications. Sources said troop reinforcements and fortifications had taken place near the Line …
  • COVID-19 in South Asia- India Lags Behind Pak on Stimulus, Lanka on Overall Performance 20 May 2020 03:24 In parts 1 and 2 of this article, we have discussed the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparedness (in terms of health infrastructure), and the government’s public health responses to the pandemic in four South Asian countries. In this concluding part, …
  • Rare drop in carbon emissions a potential catalyst for India's renewable energy ambitions 19 May 2020 23:07 BANGKOK: India has recorded its first year-on-year drop in carbon emissions at the national level for nearly 40 years, an outcome that analysts say will strengthen the government’s push to phase out dirty fossil fuels. In a country increasingly accustomed …
  • Tricke-down effect of identity politics 19 May 2020 22:21 Cremation of Muslim COVID corpses in Sri Lanka is causing alarms. by N Sathiya Moorthy  19 May 2020 Social media advise for SLMC boss Rauff Hakeem to take up the controversial ‘Muslim cremation issue’ with Gulf-Arab nations and the Gulf Cooperation Council …
  • India should strengthen ties with Taiwan 19 May 2020 19:11 As the coronavirus menace makes lives difficult and miserable for millions of ordinary people around the world, the US and China are involved in an ugly spat, over who is responsible for the carnage that threatens the welfare, well-being and lives of …
  • Priyanka’s office accuses UP govt of playing politics over Cong offer to provide buses for migrants 19 May 2020 10:41 By: PTI | Lucknow, New Delhi | Published: May 19, 2020 1:45:46 pm The UP government on Monday had accepted the Congress’ offer to run 1,000 buses to bring migrant labourers back to the state, a proposal which had triggered a war of words between the two …
  • Politics and pandemics: Why we miss our hair dresser, not hair-raising speeches 19 May 2020 10:12 Through the past week, The Times of India organised an online conclave titled ‘Reboot Tamil Nadu’ where policy makers, industry captains and sectoral experts gathered to brainstorm on ways and means to put the state’s economy and businesses back on track. …
  • Covid-19 and community leadership in India’s slum settlements 19 May 2020 08:26 India’s urban slums have attracted considerable media attention for their vulnerabilities in the spread of Covid-19. These are crowded, low-income neighbourhoods that are often settled in an unplanned manner, resulting in a haphazard sprawl of jhuggies ( …
  • Gautam Gambhir backed FYI Health launches in India 19 May 2020 06:04 New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) FYI Health, a community health monitoring solution exclusively designed for enterprise use, launched on Tuesday in India. Backed by former India cricket Gautam Gambhir, FYI Health allows companies of all sizes to create a safe …
  • Blog: India’s migrants — The nowhere men 19 May 2020 02:59 A lot has changed since I wrote this post on May 10 (Get out of lockdown, but retain its pluses) about the #Lockdown and how it will impact the urban India in the foreseeable future.  Failure of all concerned to anticipate, and manage, the migrants’ issue …
  • Analysis: For areas governed by the government of India, “opening up” must mean more than economics 18 May 2020 23:16 Dr. Nyla Ali Khan, a native of Kashmir, is an educator and scholar based in Oklahoma. Photo provided. Nyla Ali Khan   As of Sunday (May 17), the government of India has extended the “lockdown” in most of the areas it controls, although news reports …
  • Yemen: The Politics of Information and Analysis in Famines and Extreme Emergencies: Synthesis of Findings from Six Case Studies 18 May 2020 17:00 By Daniel Maxwell and Peter Hailey 1. Introduction This study considers the constraints on data collection and analysis in extreme food security emergencies in countries with a high risk of famine. In many contemporary crises, good quality data are not …
  • Nepali Muslims eye India's growing Islamophobia with fear 18 May 2020 13:32   During the end of Ramadan celebrations in 2009, a man at Nepal's Jame Masjid Mosque in Kathmandu looks pensively into the distance. Image by Flickr user @Ingmar Zahorsky (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact …
  • Priyanka urges CM to allow Cong buses, he says steer clear of negative politics 18 May 2020 02:41 Labourers heading to Hardoi, UP, from Mohali, via the Delhi National highway. (Express Photo) Even as Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allow 500 private buses at the UP- …
  • 'Jokers like him spew venom against India': Gambhir hits back at Afridi over Kashmir remark 17 May 2020 16:33 Image Source : GETTY IMAGES/GAUTAMGAMBHIR55 Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to launch an attack on Shahid Afridi after latter's remark on Kashmir. Gautam Gambhir has hit back at former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi after the latter made a remark …
  • Schedule of Air India evacuation flights released 17 May 2020 02:09 New Delhi: Under the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission, 149 Air India evacuation flights will be operated to bring back Indians from 40 countries. 149 Air India evacuation fights Out of the 149 flights, 13 flights will come from the US, 11 from the UAE, …
  • Covid Live: India surpasses China in virus cases 16 May 2020 06:48 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government and civic authorities to ensure that food and basic necessities reach the tribal community across the state amid the COVID-19 lockdown. A division bench of …
  • Coronavirus cases in India cross 80K mark 16 May 2020 05:49 New Delhi: With 3,967 new cases and 100 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 tally in India reached 81970, the Union Health Ministry stated on Friday. And two states, Goa and Manipur, which were declared COVID-19 free, have reported fresh …
  • India’s elite clubs: Bastions of hereditary entitlement 16 May 2020 05:37 Mohan Guruswamy The control of the prestigious Delhi Gymkhana is now a bone of contention, with the government of India seeking to take over its managing committee. Recently a petition was filed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) in the National …
  • Dual Debacle: Evaluating India’s Pseudo Democracy and Declining Economy 27 May 2020 10:05 24th May 2020 by S. Arif India’s revisionist regime under Narendra Modi is capitalizing upon every available opportunity to take a strike against the Muslim community, discrediting the fact that they constitute the largest minority in India. The religious …
  • Delhi Gymkhana Club fights MCA attempts at control, NCLT reserves order 27 May 2020 09:57 New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A host of disgruntled members, who lost elections, and applicants, who were denied membership, including a former high ranking member of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), launched a tirade against one of the oldest club in …
  • Amid reports of rift, Uddhav Thackeray meets alliance partners 27 May 2020 07:39 NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray during an event in Mumbai (File) Amid speculation that the Maharashtra coalition government is on shaky ground, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called for a meeting with members of the Maha Vikas …
  • Kent faces online backlash after ‘unclean’ maid ad hits a wrong note, Twitterati accuse brand of being ‘classist’ & ‘misogynist’ 27 May 2020 07:32 Indian advertisements, since time immemorial, have continued to intrigue the country’s audience and pique their curiosity quite unlike any other medium. However, there have been some ads that have caused quite a stir in the metaphorical coffee cup and have …
  • Modi, Fadnavis should stop dreaming 'Mungerilal ke sapne' of toppling Maha government: Minister 27 May 2020 07:25 Image Source : ANI (FILE) Modi, Fadnavis should stop dreaming 'mungerilal ke sapne' of toppling Maharashtra government: State minister Nitin Raut In a direct challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, …
  • Infighting in IOA over decision-making 27 May 2020 07:15 Don't run IOA office as one-man show, IOA secretary Rajeev Mehta tells chief Narinder Batra in a stinging letter.   IMAGE: The Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra (left) and Indian Olympic Association general secretary Rajeev Mehta. …
  • With legal roads closed, a transitional government should take the wheel 27 May 2020 06:52 by Marew Abebe Salemot Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed with Arena party leader Abraha Desta; 27 November 2018; Office of PM As all options are unconstitutional, an inclusive transitional administration is the best way through the crisis to elections Election …
  • Market focus shifting to non-work from home stocks: Manish Singh 27 May 2020 06:51 US has a lot of spends in terms of technology, which is what it will use to hit China, says CIO of Crossbridge Capital. Once again the hope of a vaccine seems to be enthusing investors. But can one safely say now that the economy has started reopening, we …
  • Path cleared for ICC elections, 2021 T20 WC 'likely' to remain in India 27 May 2020 06:29 MUMBAI: The members boards of the International Cricket Council (ICC) came to a tacit understanding through a 2/3rd majority on Tuesday that incumbent chairman Shashank Manohar will not be allowed an extension to the chair. Consensus prevailed that …
  • Basil admits difficult path ahead, promises adjustments required to implement President’s vision 27 May 2020 06:17 The Head of the high-powered Presidential Task Force spearheading economic revival and poverty eradication Basil Rajapaksa on Monday (25) said that the government was exploring ways and means of overcoming a drastic revenue shortfall as a result of …
  • Meet the candidates challenging pro-Israel Democrats in US Congress 27 May 2020 06:10 Joe Biden's recent pronouncements in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have left many progressive activists angry and disappointed. Echoing the traditionalist pro-Israel approach in Washington, the former vice president has been accused of perpetuating …
  • After meeting Uddhav, Pawar says no threat to govt in Maharashtra 27 May 2020 01:08 Sharad Pawar ,Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackrey.(Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty 22.02.2020 ,Mumbai) A 90-minute meeting between Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar on Monday evening, hours after the NCP chief met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari …
  • Omar Denies Political Reasons For His Delhi Visit 26 May 2020 23:18 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 22Shares Omar Abdullah – KO File Photo: Abid BhatDismisses speculation that NC divided on issues New Delhi/Srinagar-  National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Tuesday denied there were political reasons for his …
  • NC leadership should express party’s stand on J&K spl status, says top leader 26 May 2020 21:44 Party chief Farooq Abdullah has also been silent on the issue of abrogation of J&K’s special status since his release from detention. (File Photo) Seeking to break the party leadership’s silence on abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and …
  • Kadish: Support for China Falls Dramatically in European, Indian Polls 26 May 2020 20:00 The following column was authored by Lawrence Kadish  A soon to be released international survey finds that when the COVID-19 virus finally burns itself out its biggest victim may be the very country that launched the pandemic —China. Bluster, bullying, …
  • Iran-Venezuela Oil Trade Calls US' Bluff, Exposes Failure of Sanctions Policy, Scholars Say 26 May 2020 15:14 Middle East 10:28 GMT 26.05.2020(updated 14:45 GMT 26.05.2020) Get short URL Iran has delivered the first batch of energy supplies to Venezuela despite the US oil embargo imposed on both countries. Iranian experts have called Washington's bluff and …
  • IOA recognises rowing federation’s February elections 26 May 2020 14:45 New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has recognised the Rowing Federation of India’s (RFI) election held in February 2020 in what could be a major step in the latter’s push for regaining recognition from the Sports Ministry. IOA …
  • Securing Election Commission’s autonomy 26 May 2020 12:57 Published: May 26, 2020 6:11:03 pm The tussle between an independent EC and political parties has been a long drawn out phenomenon. By Shraddha Gome and Harpreet Singh Gupta Free and fair elections form the bedrock of a democratic state. An essential pre- …
  • Shikha Mukerjee: Amphan’s aftermath set to test Mamata & Modi 26 May 2020 11:28 India is yet to declare devastation caused by Amphan a national disaster; its dithering is a signal of the political leadership’s inadequacy In the wake of the Amphan super-cyclone, the short-term restoration of a minimum-level normality, the medium-term …
  • Iran Bypasses Oil Embargo Under US Nose 26 May 2020 10:56 Middle East 10:28 GMT 26.05.2020Get short URL The first Iranian tanker carrying fuel reached the Venezuelan coast on Sunday afternoon, despite US threats. The oil vessel Fortune left the Iranian port of Shahid Rajaee 72 days ago to assist Venezuela in …
  • Opinion | My appeal to states: Spare common people while you are busy in confrontation with Centre 26 May 2020 09:51 Image Source : INDIA TV Aaj Ki Baat May 25 episode As the number of fresh COVID-19 cases in India rose by 6,087 on Monday to a total of over 1.42 lakh, domestic air services resumed in India after a 62-day shutdown giving the aviation industry a much- …
  • Writer Joyce Carol Oates wins France's $218,000 ... 26 May 2020 07:50 PARIS: US writer Joyce Carol Oates, so often a bridesmaid for the Nobel literature prize, won France's richest books prize Monday. The Cino del Duca World Prize, which is worth 200,000 euros ($218,000), is often seen as a stepping stone to the Nobel, …
  • Does China offer the world more than the US? 26 May 2020 06:15 It may look like a shadow play at a distance. On May 21, the American Trump administration issued its first “policy paper” outlining a comprehensive approach to China, calling for a coordinated international strategy in defense of the shared value system …
  • Will ‘Big Data’ restore active managers’ mojo? 26 May 2020 05:52 Thinking is expensive, and you often don’t get what you pay for. That, more or less, is why actively managed funds have such trouble matching the returns of index funds, which merely seek to mirror markets, not beat them. The money devoted to research and …
  • Film ‘PM Narendra Modi’ offered me huge experience: Producer 26 May 2020 01:45 Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The film “PM Narendra Modi” has completed one year of release, and its producer Sandip Ssingh says the entire course of the project — right from the making to the release as well as the ensuing controversy — was a leaning process. The …
  • Pinkerton: Stand with the Chinese People Against Their Communist Regime 26 May 2020 01:33 The only way that America can unite the world to contain communist China is if it can unite itself. Today, nobody is under any illusions about the chasm of polarization in the United States, and yet that cleft must be repaired, or at least diminished, if …
  • [ANALYSIS] Why Facebook’s Oversight Board is not diverse enough 26 May 2020 00:56 “Why Facebook's Oversight Board is not diverse enough” by Jenny Domino was originally published on Just Security By now much has been said (and not said) about the appointment of the “impressively impressive” 20 members of Facebook’s Oversight Board ( …
  • The price of fiscal exuberance 25 May 2020 22:04 Politics is heating up. Elections in Bihar loom in November with Assam, Kerala, Telangana and West Bengal tightly packed together in May next year, just after the FY 2021-22 budget. Bihar remains rural at heart. Luckily for the BJP, agriculture is the …
  • For India to emerge from the corona crisis, there is need for greater dialogue in a federal setup 25 May 2020 22:03 By Sanjay Kumar and Chandrachur Singh Evidence suggests that the 2014 and 2019 general elections witnessed a significant shift amongst OBC voters, mainly the lower OBC, and Dalit voters in favour of BJP, contributing to its massive victory during the two …
  • Exclusive Interview: ‘More We Remain Silent, More Criminal It Is’ 25 May 2020 13:27 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 31Shares   Rumblings in Kashmir’s grand old party arose on May 24, the first day of Eid, when its Budgam face questioned the party’s silent stand on the swiftly taken steps in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. In a …
  • The Latest: Japan's government to bail out businesses 25 May 2020 11:24 Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, AP A public tv screen shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking at a press conference Monday, May 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe announced the lift of a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining prefectures. …
  • Flight resumption paves way for Parliamentary committee meetings in June 25 May 2020 10:55 The resumption of domestic flights on Monday has paved the way for holding parliamentary committee meetings once lockdown 4.0 ends on May 31, and also raised the prospect of Parliament holding the monsoon session as per schedule, by the third week of July. …
  • Countries Struggle to Resume Air Travel 25 May 2020 08:20 Around the world, countries are struggling with how to best resume air travel, a cornerstone of modern commerce but also a dangerous vector of coronavirus infection. As some nations get their outbreaks under control they are both reopening their skies to …
  • Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah term extension: BCCI moves Supreme Court again 25 May 2020 07:35 The BCCI has filed a second petition in the Supreme Court of India, following the one in December last year, seeking approval for several radical amendments recommended at its annual general meeting last year. Among them is a proposal to allow president …
  • Dumiso Dabengwa died a bitter man 25 May 2020 06:38 OPPOSITION ZAPU Sunday commemorated the 1st anniversary of the death of its leader, Dumiso Dabengwa with party incumbent Isaac Mabuka saying the late politician died a bitter man after his ambitions of seeing genuine freedom among Zimbabweans had not yet …
  • China's move in Hong Kong is just the start 25 May 2020 06:38 China's move to strip away another layer of Hong Kong's autonomy was not a rash impulse. It was a deliberate act, months in the making. It took into account the risks of international umbrage and reached the reasonable assumption that there would …
  • How coronavirus will change cricket as we know it forever 25 May 2020 06:30 Long before Covid-19, cricket was already in a state of flux. Questions about how the three formats of the game can co-exist, the balance between club and international cricket, how to expedite the growth of women's cricket and inequalities between …
  • Venkaiah Naidu reviews preparedness for holding regular parliamentary panel meetings 25 May 2020 06:29 New Delhi: With air and rail travel starting in a graded manner, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu reviewed the preparedness of the secretariats of both Houses of Parliament for regular meetings of department related parliamentary standing committees, …
  • Modi Boosting Power Amid Pandemic While Indian Opposition's Unity Still a Pipedream, Journo Notes 25 May 2020 05:14 The Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is strengthening its positions amid the pandemic, while the country's opposition is growing increasingly disunited, observes Indian journalist and author Suvam Pal, shedding light on the political …
  • China’s move to rein in Hong Kong is just the start 25 May 2020 03:44 Chinese troops squared off again last week with India's along their contentious border in the Himalayas. All are long-standing tensions, but the decision to impose new national security laws on Hong Kong, bypassing the semi-autonomous territory's …
  • Blog: What North India could learn from South India 25 May 2020 03:43 In coronavirus times, what Kerala thinks today, India should think tomorrow. Kerala has over 800 Covid cases, yet so far only 4 have died. Mortality in other states is far higher. For example Gujarat, with one of the highest mortality rates in India is …
  • Why China's move to rein in Hong Kong is just the start 25 May 2020 00:27 Xi Jinping's China, emboldened by its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, no longer seems constrained by the threat of international rebuke. China's move to strip away another layer of Hong Kong's autonomy was not a rash impulse. It was a …
  • From Plate to Plough: Cash transfers for farmers 24 May 2020 20:54 Written by Ashok Gulati | Published: May 25, 2020 12:50:59 am The first question to ask is: Who is the actual beneficiary of the income support schemes? (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his government’s …
  • In Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari wants Raj Bhavan independent 24 May 2020 20:34 Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari (File Photo) In an escalating stand-off between the Maharashtra government and Raj Bhavan, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has sought the delinking of the administration of Raj Bhavan from the state’s General Administration …
  • 'Rip it up and start again': How the cricket world will never be the same after Covid-19 24 May 2020 19:51 Long before Covid-19, cricket was already in a state of flux. Questions about how the three formats of the game could coexist, the balance between club and international cricket, how to expedite the growth of women's cricket and inequalities between …
  • On this day in 2009: Deccan Chargers won IPL 24 May 2020 19:06 New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): It was on May 24, 2009, when Deccan Chargers managed to win the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The second edition of the IPL was played in South Africa due to the general elections in India and Deccan …
  • India's war crimes in occupied Kashmir 'a direct challenge to world conscience': Shibli Faraz 24 May 2020 18:58 ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz said Sunday India's war crimes in occupied Kashmir were "a direct challenge to the world's conscience" days after troops from New Delhi killed two Kashmiri freedom …
  • Beer sales plummet across states, brewers blame it on 'corona cess' 24 May 2020 15:45 Tipplers forming long queues at Indian liquor stores failed to bring respite for the beer industry as volume sales fell sharply in several states in the first two weeks after reopening of outlets. Excise data sourced from officials indicated that volume …
  • Why China’s Move to Rein In Hong Kong is Just the Start 24 May 2020 12:34 China’s move to strip away another layer of Hong Kong’s autonomy was not a rash impulse. It was a deliberate act, months in the making. It took into account the risks of international umbrage and reached the reasonable assumption that there would not be a …
  • Zipra cadres celebrate Dabengwa's life 24 May 2020 09:22 EX-Zipra cadres have paid tribute to former Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa (pictured) as the country marked the first anniversary of his death. Dabengwa died on May 23 in Kenya on his way back home from india, where he had gone for treatment for a liver- …
  • Omar Abdullah Says Former J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik Only ‘Naam Ka Satya Not Kaam Ka’ 24 May 2020 06:33 Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday described Governor of Goa, Satya Pal Malik as “only naam ka satya not kaam ka”. Abdullah accused Malik, who previously served as the governor of Jammu and Kashmir and supervised abrogation of Article 370 in …
  • Aerial Surveys Are Outdated But Good For Optics 24 May 2020 06:33 It was many years ago and certainly not as publicised as the visit undertaken by the Prime Minister this Friday. But the then influential minister seemed to be smug over the special treatment for him as a chartered helicopter took him over parts of the …
  • Zipra cadres celebrate Dabengwa’s life 24 May 2020 04:00 BY SILAS NKALA EX-Zipra cadres have paid tribute to former Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa (pictured) as the country marked the first anniversary of his death. Dabengwa died on May 23 in Kenya on his way back home from India, where he had gone for treatment …
  • Omar Takes Pot Shots At Ex-J&K Guv Satya Pal Malik 23 May 2020 20:44 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 9Shares Omar Abdullah ‘Only Naam Ka Satya, Not Kaam Ka’ Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Saturday hit out at former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, calling …
  • Opinion | How timely enforcement of lockdown saved 54,000 to 78,000 lives in India 23 May 2020 11:55 Image Source : INDIA TV Aaj Ki Baat May 22 episode The surge in fresh COVID-19 cases in Delhi hit a new peak of 660 on Friday taking the total number to 12,319. This is the fourth peak in the capital in the last four days, even as the death toll has now …
  • There's only one way to end Covid-induced economic pain 22 May 2020 21:24 At first, New Delhi struggled to square the circle to make sense of the zeros in the economic stimulus. After unconvincing attempts, there are hints of unused ammunition that can be fired later to counter the trail of destruction that Covid-19 will leave …
  • FB may do permanent WFH, revise salaries 22 May 2020 13:05 By Kate Conger OAKLAND: Facebook said Thursday that it would allow many employees to work from home permanently. But there’s a catch: They may not be able to keep their big Silicon Valley salaries in more affordable parts of the country. Mark Zuckerberg, …
  • Bihar opposition sees ploy in BJP’s talk of polls 22 May 2020 05:44 NEW DELHI: Bihar’s 0pposition parties are unwilling to take at face value the BJP leadership’s claims of starting ‘early preparations’ for assembly elections. They suspect BJP is indulging in a deceptive plot to mount pressure on ally, chief minister …
  • Lockdown period cash demand almost double the levels of last year's election phase 21 May 2020 14:14 Mumbai: Cash demand during the lockdown is almost the double of what was witnessed during the election period last year. Beneficiaries of government cash deposit through DBT also withdrew cash from their accounts. Cash infused by the Reserve Bank of India …
  • Implementation Of Rahul Gandhi's Nyay Scheme Begins In Chhattisgarh 21 May 2020 10:28 Implementation of Nyay scheme , announced by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, has already started in Chhattisgarh, sources said. The Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, launched by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, can be seen as a link to it. The Nyay scheme was part …
  • IPL Minus Foreign Cricketers Will Be Lacklustre, Says BCCI CEO Rahul Johri 21 May 2020 10:27 The narrative has suddenly changed. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, organising the Indian Premier League (IPL), like any other sporting event, was considered a damning prospect. Coronavirus Outbreak Coverage | Cricket News But as the Indian …
  • India's proposal to shift IPL dates could force postponement of T20 World Cup in Australia 21 May 2020 03:33 Cricket's changing priorities were laid bare on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time) when it became clear that India intends to stage the Indian Premier League (IPL) in between September and November, which would force the postponement of the Twenty20 World …
  • Centre Using Lockdown To Push Domicile Laws In J&K: Sinha Group 21 May 2020 01:42 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 170Shares Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha led delegation in Srinagar (Photo: Abid Bhat / KO Srinagar: The Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) led by former Union Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said on Wednesday …
  • Coronavirus World Updates: India cyclone, Brazil, China 20 May 2020 17:51 As many countries move into a new phase of their coronavirus response, with some parts of society reopening as outbreaks pass their peaks, the weeks of stringent lockdowns appeared to have paid off. But some of the hard-won successes may be threatened. …
  • BJP starts preparation for Bihar assembly elections scheduled later this year 20 May 2020 16:53 BJP on Wednesday initiated the preparation of Bihar assembly elections due later this year. BJP national president JP Nadda conducted a video conference meeting with Bihar BJP core committee leaders discussing how to go about upcoming elections. This was …
  • Diplomat TS Tirumurti arrives in New York to assume charge as India's new Ambassador to UN 20 May 2020 10:51 TS Tirumurti. (Credit: Facebook Photo) NEW DELHI: Seasoned diplomat TS Tirumurti arrived here to assume charge as India's new Permanent Representative to the United Nations. A 1985-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, Tirumurti succeeds …
  • Getting India back to the Afghan high table 19 May 2020 22:19 If India’s foreign and security policy planners had anticipated developments in Afghanistan they would have pursued nimble approaches, seeking to establish open connections with all its political groups, including with those perceived to be in Pakistan’s …
  • Election commissioner curtails powers of G-B govt ahead of elections 19 May 2020 09:49 The chief election commissioner of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has curtailed the powers of the region’s elected government and its chief minister to “ensure free and fair elections”. The decision has sparked anger within government camps with the GB Information …
  • Covid-19 and community leadership in India’s slum settlements 19 May 2020 08:26 India’s urban slums have attracted considerable media attention for their vulnerabilities in the spread of Covid-19. These are crowded, low-income neighbourhoods that are often settled in an unplanned manner, resulting in a haphazard sprawl of jhuggies ( …
  • Paatal Lok: Hit Web Series Inspired By Tarun Tejpal Plot? 18 May 2020 23:54 Facts and fiction merge in a mist of grey in ‘Paatal Lok’, the web series that is making waves for its racy narrative, taking the viewer into the gritty netherworld where crime, politics and corruption are intertwined.    Though the web series does not …
  • Jay Shah Files Petition In Supreme Court For Extension As BCCI Secretary 18 May 2020 23:52 Jay Shah, the son of BJP heavyweight Amit Shah, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to extended his tenure as the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. According to a source in the know of things, Shah sent an e-mail to the Supreme …
  • Coronavirus lockdown: if India treats its migrant workers like dirt, blame it on caste 18 May 2020 23:16 Heart-rending scenes of migrants escaping the cities in a lockdown fail to move the authorities The higher-caste policy elite sees only low-borns struggling to survive, and cannot understand the fuss. Isn’t that the natural order of things? Debasish Roy …
  • In this time of COVID-19, Kashmir endures a 'double lockdown' over India's warmongering 18 May 2020 19:30 ANALYSIS/OPINION: In August 2019, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party tried to annex the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. With the stroke of a pen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government made a mockery of international law, undid decades …
  • Lenovo India CEO tracks every minute, uses 'ruth... 18 May 2020 07:04 Rahul Agarwal has been working from his Bengaluru home since the lockdown started around 50 days ago. The Lenovo India CEO has earmarked one part of his home as his office space to avoid distractions. The 46-year-old tells ETPanache, “We use video calls …
  • India’s options in Afghanistan 18 May 2020 06:46 Growing violence witnessed in the last week presages a period of intense fighting between the Afghan security forces and Taliban in the coming period, which would have serious security consequences for the region in general and for India in particular. The …
  • Election at PwC India: 5 candidates in fray for the top job 18 May 2020 06:32 The race for PwC corner office is set to be a hotly contested affair after 5 candidates have thrown their hats in the ring as the Big Four firm prepares to formally kick-off the election process to elect a successor to the current incumbent Shyamal …
  • Rajinikanth’s film to be produced by Kamal dropped? 18 May 2020 06:27 By Chennaivision in Cinema News May 18, 2020 An upcoming film of Superstar Rajinikanth was said to be produced by Kamal Haasan under his banner Raaj Kamal Films International and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram, Kaidhi and Master fame. However, …
  • Coronavirus live news: record daily cases in South Africa as India extends lockdown 18 May 2020 00:44 8.41pm EDT 20:41 São Paulo, Brazil mayor: hospitals "near collapse" In Brazil, the BBC reports that the mayor of São Paulo, the country’s largest city, has warned that hospitals have reached 90% capacity and are “near collapse”: they could run …
  • Amid influx, all Bihar districts report cases 17 May 2020 18:20 NEW DELHI: Bihar is witnessing a sharp rise in Covid-19 positive cases with lakhs of migrants reaching the state, prompting chief minister Nitish Kumar to direct officials to strengthen the quarantine centres at the panchayat/village level and raise …
  • India welcomes power-sharing deal between Afghan rival leaders Ghani and Abdullah 17 May 2020 17:52 Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, right, and political rival Abdullah Abdullah sign a power-sharing agreement at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 17, 2020. (AP) India Sunday welcomed the power-sharing agreement between rival …
  • China Or US: If two camps emerge, where will India stand? 17 May 2020 16:40 The Covid-19 outbreak is certainly redrawing the geopolitical contours of the world. And there is much talk about the emergence of two camps — one led by the US and the other by China. This is reminiscent of the Cold War era. However, the relationship …
  • India always supported traitors in Afghanistan: Taliban negotiator 17 May 2020 14:15 Abbas Stanik­zai says New Delhi has always played a negati­ve role in the war-torn countr­y Abbas Stanikzai says New Delhi has always played a negative role in the war-torn country. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai, the chief Taliban …
  • Pakistan President Arif Alvi issues order to form caretaker government, conduct elections in Gilgit-Baltistan 17 May 2020 10:06 Islamabad: Pakistan President Arif Alvi has promulgated an order to form a caretaker government as well as to conduct elections in Gilgit-Baltistan province, a move strongly opposed by India. The presidential promulgation came days after the Pakistan …
  • US to donate ventilators to India, cooperate on COVID-19 vaccine development: Trump 17 May 2020 02:40 Image Source : AP President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One in Washington. President Donald Trump has said that United States will donate ventilators to India and will also cooperate on vaccine development for coronavirus. Speaking to reporters, …
  • Professor’s Pandemic Plea: ‘Bring Them Home’ 16 May 2020 17:18 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 0Shares Amid deafening political silence in the valley, one veteran unionist has found voice and cause in the current crisis involving stranded Kashmiris. Lately as 300 of them sent SOS from Muscat, the congressman knocked …
  • Why India's inequality is a policy choice, argues Capital and Ideology 16 May 2020 16:52 In addition to health and education, the other structural policy that might have contributed to a major reduction of social inequality in India is of course redistribution of property, especially farmland. Unfortunately, no agrarian reform was attempted or …
  • An army of India's migrants heads home 16 May 2020 07:26 Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Updated 11:45 pm PDT, Friday, May 15, 2020 In this Sunday, May 10, 2020, photo, migrants laborers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New …
  • Covid Live: India surpasses China in virus cases 16 May 2020 06:48 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government and civic authorities to ensure that food and basic necessities reach the tribal community across the state amid the COVID-19 lockdown. A division bench of …
  • No jobs, no future: An army of India’s migrants heads home 16 May 2020 05:33 NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of impoverished migrant workers are on the move across India, walking on highways and railway tracks or riding trucks, buses and crowded trains in blazing heat. Some are accompanied by pregnant wives and young children, …
  • No electronic voting for UNSC elections 16 May 2020 04:30 UNITED NATIONS, United States: The UN General Assembly will cast ballots in-person for five new non-permanent Security Council seats, its president said Thursday, effectively ruling out electronic voting despite the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to UN …
  • Donald Trump promises ventilators to India, says both countries working together on vaccine 15 May 2020 21:24 The United States will donate ventilators to "friends in India", President Donald Trump has tweeted while also revealing that both countries are working together on a vaccine against Covid-19. "We stand with India and @narendramodi during …
  • India considers drafting civilians into army 15 May 2020 20:26 KABUL: Washington believes Daesh was behind this week’s deadly attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul, US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Friday. Newborn babies, their mothers, and medical staff were among the 24 civilians killed in …
  • American scholar defies Khalilzad's advice to India on Taliban 15 May 2020 15:06 Washington (USA), May 14 (ANI): Michael Rubin, an American scholar, has strongly criticised United States' special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's advice to the Indian government to talk to the Taliban. "His advice is poor and suggests Khalilzad has …
  • AAI president Arjun Munda says no effort to be spared in making India powerful force in archery 15 May 2020 09:54 Arjun Munda, Cabinet minister for Tribal Affairs, has taken up a huge responsibility by becoming president of the Archery Association of India. He won the elections earlier this year and is keen the archers do not suffer and can do their best at the Tokyo …
  • India Slams Pak Over Gilgit-Baltistan Infra Projects 15 May 2020 02:52 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 24Shares New Delhi: India on Thursday took strong note of Pakistan awarding a mega contract to build a dam in Gilgit-Baltistan, saying carrying out of such projects in territories under Pakistan’s ‘illegal occupation’ was …
  • Violence and intolerance increased in India under Modi: European Parliament report 14 May 2020 20:58 BRUSSELS: A recent report compiled by the European Parliament's Internal Research Centre has said that the atrocities against Indian Muslims, the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and the rise of Hindu nationalism at the behest of the Narendra …
  • India's smart city craze: big, green and doomed from the start? 14 May 2020 16:50 Imagine yourself in an Indian city where every home is connected to internet, gas, water and electricity via a smart grid. All citizens are linked to each other and to civic facilities in real time. The city uses renewable energy and its transport systems …
  • Gymnastics Federation of India confident of convincing govt 14 May 2020 14:08 BENGALURU: With the Union Sports Ministry refusing to grant recognition to the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI), a top Federation official said he was hopeful of convincing ministry officials that there is no violation of the sports code. "It is …
  • Covid-19 Impact: Karnataka allows microbreweries to sell existing beer stock as takeaway 13 May 2020 16:36 Forget pints of beer to beat the scorching summer during this lockdown. Microbreweries in Karnataka are selling craft beer in takeaway growlers (upto 2-litre containers) to get rid of their existing stock. The state’s excise department has temporarily …
  • India’s lower-caste Dalits, who helped elect Modi, now threaten to oust him 17 May 2019 10:00 In 2014, Mukesh Kumar, like much of India’s underclass, had pinned his hopes on Narendra Modi, who became prime minister after his party won elections in a landslide. Today, Kumar regrets voting for him. “In five years there should have been so much …