- Congress misleading farmers on new farm laws: Tomar (IANS Interview)(17:09)
By Pramod Kumar Jha
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has accused the Congress of misleading the farmers and playing politics in their name. He says that those who are opposing the new agricultural laws are pursuing their vested interests in the name of farmers.
- How to manage stretch marks during and post-pregnancy(14:00)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Stretch marks are a common annoyance during and post-pregnancy and the easiest and most convenient way of reducing these marks is by following a pregnancy skincare regimen, health experts have said.
- Jewellery, an investment in sentiment(12:09)
By IANSlife Features
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANSlife) After a tough six months of pandemic (and continuing) wherein most of us were resigned to our homes and restrained ourselves from socialising, finally festive season ushers in hope and good cheer.
- Advantage agricultural reforms: A turning point for farmers(15:32)
By R.K. Pachnanda
After retirement from the army, my father took up farming at Village Shahpur, on the Pinjore-Nalagarh Road, in Haryana. After every wheat harvest, my mother used to cart the wheat herself on the tractor to the Chandigarh mandi. She used to wait for hours, sitting in the tractor, in the hot sun at the mercy of the 'Arthiyas' at the Mandi to purchase the wheat.
- Markets not yet out of the woods (Market Watch)(14:23)
By Arun Kejriwal
Markets behaved on expected lines and fell on the first four trading days with a sell-off on expiry day. They recovered on Friday the first day of the new futures series which is of five weeks duration. BSESENSEX lost 1,457.16 points or 3.75 per cent to close at 37,388.66 points while NIFTY lost 454.70 points or 3.95 per cent to close at 11,050.25 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE 500 lose 3.98 per cent, 4.14 per cent and 4.24 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP lost 4.73 per cent while BSESMALLCAP lost 5.26 per cent. There was panic across the board on Thursday and it was selling by FII's and liquidation by momentum traders which led to the mayhem. The recovery on Friday was equally sharp and about a third of the losses of four days have been recovered.
- Sad state of Yamuna pains green warriors (World Rivers Day)(12:31)
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) River lovers and green activists in Agra on Sunday celebrated the World Rivers Day, at the Etmauddaula view-point park, by cleaning up a stretch of Yamuna bank and taking out a rally to demand a comprehensive National Rivers policy along with constitution of a Central Rivers Authority to manage major rivers of India.
- Bihar Election: What the recent crossovers from one alliance to another indicate (Comment)(11:47)
BY RAHUL VATSA
Leaders changing sides before an election is not an unusual scenario in India. In general, such crossovers are by politicians who miss out on securing a candidature from their respective parties. Therefore, trying to read much into such instances may not give any useful insight. But, if there are movements across parties or alliances much before the start of the candidate selection process by political parties, it can't be construed as just an effort to ensure being in the electoral fray as a member of one or the other party. It may be much more than that, and if we try to read this carefully, it may give some indications of possible changes in the political landscape of a constituency. After all, no one understands politics better than politicians themselves.
- Having pets linked to better mental health during lockdown(13:57)
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against the psychological stress during the lockdown, say researchers adding that keeping pets linked to better mental health and reduction in loneliness.
- Lockdown babies: Celebs the stork visited amid pandemic(07:13)
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) While the world was locked in owing to the pandemic, the stork was working overtime everywhere. Our celebrities were no exception, with many glam couples making a welcome addition to their families in the past months.
- The 'six inches' that make the difference (Column: Close-in)(11:10)
By Yajurvindra Singh
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has had a wonderful start. This was just the entertainment for the bored and isolated Indians locked down in their homes for the last few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An evening of a 'live' episode of cricket drama saw 20 crore viewers watching the opening match of the tournament. This number will escalate as the people following the games get more information and a better insight into the teams and players involved.
- Policing a Pandemic: Valour beyond crimson splendour(13:52)
By R. K. Pachnanda
In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister saluted the corona warriors -- the health workers, who passionately treated the patients and saw to medical care, and the police personnel, who not only, at the risk to their lives, worked round the clock to enforce lockdowns and ensure public safety but also did yeoman's service by cooking and distributing food and medicines among the poor and needy.
- Muslim education in India: Need for private and public sector investment (Comment)(09:04)
BY FRANK F. ISLAM
Eminent columnist Swaminathan A. Aiyar called upon Wakf boards and wealthy Muslims to finance the development of "a string of world-class education institutions" that would attract foreign students and Indian Hindus as well. His article was written in response to Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi's recommendation for "government scholarships for all" to deal with the "literacy and attendance gaps" of Muslims and other communities.
- Manoj Bajpayee on turning singer: 'Nobody could think of rapping in Bhojpuri'(07:07)
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee is being praised for his rapping skills in the new single, Bambai main ka ba. The song has been very well received and the National Award-winning actor says the reason behind its success is because the track is in a native language and that it deals with the migrant issue.
- A new bright picture of Saudi Arabia (On the occasion of 90th National Day of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)(14:54)
By H.E. Dr Saud M. Al Sati
This September 23 marks the 90th anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the founder King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. Nine decades of continued growth and nation building transformed the kingdom into a global economic power and regional anchor of stability. Today, Saudi Arabia continues its illustrious path of progress under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence.
- Focus to shift to Primary market (Market Watch)(16:12)
By Arun Kejriwal
The week gone by had plenty of action and was volatile. While the benchmark indices were just about flat, BSEHEALTHCARE and BSEIT gained significant ground and helped the benchmark indices. Similarly post the SEBI announcement on multi-cap funds being directed to match the allocation of stocks based on their definition of large cap, midcap and Smallcap at 25 per cent each as a threshold level, we saw BSEMIDCAP and BSESMALLCAP indices gain substantially.
- At 7, child prodigy honours literary legacy with first book(14:52)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANSlife) Padma Bhushan recipient Rashtrakavi Maithalisharan Gupts and Santkavi Siyaramsharan Gupt's great grand daughter Abhijita Gupta, who is all of seven years and a child prodigy, has penned her first collection of stories and poems.