- Market momentum likely to take a pause(14:46)
By Arun Kejriwal
The week gone by began on a subdued note losing on the first two trading days and then gaining on the next three to end the week on a strong note. BSESENSEX gained 850.15 points or 2.42 per cent to close at 36,021.42 points while NIFTY gained 224.35 points or 2.16 per cent to close at 10,607.35 points. The broader market saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.95 per cent, 1.77 and 1.63 respectively. BSEMIDCAP gained 0.23 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was the odd one out losing 0.22 per cent.
- OTT wants first strike: Bad news for cinema (Column: B-Town)(09:11)
By Vinod Mirani
The lovers of films are not going to be deprived of fresh entertainment for long. In fact, from the way things are shaping, the desired entertainment content, the star-studded films are going to be delivered at home, in your drawing room or bedroom or even on your smartphone, the choice is yours.
- Sagging electoral prospects behind Trump's H-1B action (Comment)(01:03)
BY FRANK F. ISLAM
On June 22, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the entry of a number of non-immigrant work visa holders into the US till the end of the year. The visa categories affected include, most notably, H-1B, which has been used by more than a million Indian information technology professionals since the 1990s and L1 visa used by US companies to bring in workers from their Indian offices.
- India set for breaking new space horizons (Comment)(13:58)
BY LT. -GEN PJS PANNU
India has taken a historic stride towards opening up its space sector for private participation with the creation of IN-SPACe. I have met many exuberant youngsters in the past with eyes set on space who unfortunately could not walk through the system in the absence of a transparent policy framework. The initiative of our Hon'ble Prime Minister in bringing in a 'new space regime' has laid a solid foundation for India to multiply its capabilities in space by several fold. This new body would play a role of a guide for space entrepreneurs. Existing policies are being suitably tweaked to become more accommodative and inclusive, and less ambiguous. This makes it easier for the companies to obtain licenses and participate in end-to-end space activities.
- We shall prevail(13:46)
By R. K. Pachnanda
Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a very profound and pertinent statement that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we shall overcome the two "jung" of COVID-19 and China and win both battles.
- Indian receives UK's The Diana Award(12:16)
By IANSlife Features
New Delhi, July 4 July 4 (IANSlife) Meera Mehta is a 21-year-old young COVID-19 warrior from India. She volunteers with the global non-profit Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care. Meera has been awarded the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work
- Cricket, oh lovely cricket! (Column: Close-in)(11:04)
By Yajurvindra Singh
The poem 'The Little Man Cricketer' written by Frank Jones comes to mind when cricket will finally see the light of day once again. England play West Indies at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton on July 8, after what seems like ages.
- BJP wants J&K to get full statehood again at right time: Ram Madhav (IANS Interview)(15:33)
By Navneet Mishra and Kamlesh Singh
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) National General Secretary Ram Madhav is one of the BJP's high-profile faces. Since becoming spokesperson of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 2003, he has subsequently been in the news not only in the country but also in the international media as the face of the saffron party.
- Raj hoteliers seeking solutions to check-in to future with smile(15:45)
By Archana Sharma
Jaipur, July 2 (IANS) As India entered Unlock 2 mode from Wednesday, the hospitality industry, one of the worst-affected sectors due to the COVID-19-induced crisis, has started gearing up to revert to their earlier levels across the country.
- To the one fighting against all odds(18:36)
By Puja Gupta
New Delhi, July 1 (IANSlife) Currently working in Bihar at a Covid-19 treatment centre, Dr Nimrat Kaur, Regional Deputy Project Coordinator - Asia at Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors Without Borders, has been treating patients under harsh, often unhygienic and overcrowded conditions, where their access to healthcare is already compromised.
- Agra survives locusts invasion(11:56)
Agra, June 30 (IANS) Swarms of locusts darkened the Agra skyline late Monday evening. creating panic and scare as people fled the markets and took cover in closed spaces.
- After the storm expect markets to consolidate (Market Watch)(14:45)
By Arun Kejriwal
Markets behaved on expected lines last week and bulls continued to drive home their advantage into June futures expiry. BSESENSEX gained 439.54 points or 1.27 per cent to close at 35,171.27 points while NIFTY gained 138.60 points or 1.35 per cent to close at 10,383.00 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.55 per cent, 1.77 per cent and 1.85 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 3.55 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was up 2.88 per cent. The benchmark indices gained on three days and lost on one day with expiry day being virtually flat.
- Makes sense why nothing was done about diversity: Hamilton on Ecclestone(11:49)
London, June 28 (IANS) Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said that former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone's recent comments on racism shows why the sport has failed to bring in more diversity or do more about racial abuse. Hamilton said that Ecclestone's comments were "sad and disappointing" and that they demonstrated "how far we as a society need to go before real equality can happen."
- The shadow of the Emergency (Comment)(10:09)
BY SAEED NAQVI
"Globalization" may not have been part of the discourse 45 years ago when Indira Gandhi shelved civil liberties after declaring the Emergency but it is not possible to sketch that bleak episode on a wide enough canvas without touching such disparate points on the world atlas as Latin America and India's cow belt.
- Threat of locust swarms looms over Delhi (Ld)(16:44)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The locust swarms threatening crops in many states amid the coronavirus crisis have now reached the doors of the national capital. The locusts swarming areas in Haryana, bordering Delhi, could overrun the capital city any time, an official said on Saturday.
- Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay (IANS Interview)(16:44)
By Vishal Gulati
Dharamsala, June 27 (IANS) The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.