J&K Transition from 'Separate state' to 'Super state'

When J&K parties want statehood 1st govt wants elections: Chidambaram

New June 25 (IANS) Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday slammed the Modi-led government for insisting on elections in Jammu and Kashmir before granting statehood.

THE RAGING PANDEMIC

SC panel: Delhi exaggerated O2 demand by 4X at Covid2.0 peak

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A Supreme Court panel constituted for oxygen audit of Delhi has found numerous gaps in the Aam Aadmi Party government's claims for 700MT medical oxygen during the peak of the second Covid wave.

National

NIA files charge sheet against 7 terrorists

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against seven terrorists of the Tehreek-Ul-Mujahideen (TuM) who were party to a conspiracy by its Pakistan-based handlers and their terror associates based in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Ku...

FOCUS

Agriculture sans chemicals is giving Himachal farmers better and sustainable incomes

Shimla, June 25 (IANS/ 101Reporters) In light of declining production despite the increased use of expensive chemicals in farming, almost 1.16 lakh farmers of Himachal Pradesh have switched to natural farming, according to data provided by the State Project Implementing Unit set up for the promotion...

India reports over 51K new Covid cases, 1,329 deaths
Committed to democratic process in J&K, says PM Modi at all-party meet
Manipuri actress Lin Laishram talks about the racism she faces being from the North-East

INDIA ABROAD

China unleashes propaganda blitz on eve of CCP centenary

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Amid ideological crackdowns on ethnic and religious minorities, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) gears up to celebrate the centenary of its birth on July 1 by unleashing a blizzard of propaganda material emphasising the continued relevance of the party and...

INSIGHT

Coronavirus epidemic hit East Asia 20,000 years ago

New York, June 25 (IANS) A coronavirus epidemic broke out in the East Asia region more than 20,000 years ago, similar to the current Covid-19 pandemic, an international study of human genomes has discovered.

DEEP-DIVE

17mn in US went undiagnosed for Covid-19 before testing was ramped up

Washington, June 25 (IANS) Nearly 17 million Americans went undiagnosed for Covid-19 in the US by mid-July 2020, according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health.

BUSINESS

LIC Housing Finance to raise Rs 2,334 cr

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) LIC Housing Finance plans to raise about Rs 2,334.69 crore through preferential issue of equity shares to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

INTERNATIONAL

Sydney to enter week-long lockdown

Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Australia's biggest city of Sydney will enter a week-long lockdown from Fridayas local health authorities are struggling to contain a fresh Covid-19 outbreak fueled by the highly infectious Delta variant.

TOP PICS

SPORTS

It was challenging to prepare for Olympics: Hockey umpires

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Indian hockey umpires, Javed Shaikh and Raghuprasad RV, said on Friday that preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo had quite a few challenges, given that things were different this time around due to the pandemic.

SHOWCASE

'Philip' a moving account of two contrasting lives

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) This is the story of Prince Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh -- the longest-serving consort to the longest-reigning sovereign in British history. It is an extraordinary story, told with unique insight and authority by Gyles Brandreth, a multi-talented aut...

Spotlight

Sydney shop gives out pizza to people lining up for Covid tests

Sydney, June 25 (IANS) A pizza shop in Sydney is giving out free slices to people lining up to get tested for Covid-19 across the city.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ajay Devgan to produce 'Naandhi' remake in Hindi with Dil Raju

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Actor-producer Ajay Devgan made an official announcement on Friday of producing the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit "Naandhi" with leading South producer Dil Raju. The original, a courtroom crime drama, released in February this year.

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution pertaining to Panchayati Raj institutions did not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that in the last few years, panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir got more powers to work towards peoples progress and various subjects transferred to panchayats under the 73rd Amendment were transferred to panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir.

SCIENCE/TECH

You may soon post on Instagram from desktop

San Francisco, June 25 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram might soon let its users post from their computers.

IANS Life

Rock the ethnic look this monsoon

New Delhi, June 25 (IANSlife) Ethnic wear is appreciated for its novel silhouettes, distinctive prints, energetic colours and its connection to the foundations of the Indian culture. Monsoon is inseparable from solace. You need garments that can beat the mid-year heat while making you look stylish! ...


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