- Book profits in volatile week ahead(13:56)
By Arun Kejriwal
Markets had a volatile week and made their highs mid-week on Wednesday itself before some profit taking set in and markets gave up some of their gains.
- Vikas Dubey saga: Reflecting on Lucknow's badmen in nicer times(10:03)
BY SAEED NAQVI
The manner of Vikas Dubey's murder (encounter) would cause Joey the child in awe of Shane played by Alan Ladd to scream: "That's not fair -- I hate you." A kneejerk response to the Dubey saga would lead nowhere without picking up the thread of a perennially unjust system of which the police are the chosen cat's paw. It reflects on the rottenness of the system that the real puppeteers, who pull the strings, seek to heap the odium exclusively on the police.
- Digital play with Indian business models (Column: Behind Infra Lines)(09:06)
BY TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE
The last decade has seen rapid digitisation. However, the last three months have seen the pace of digitisation accelerate rapidly. Even as the world adjusts to a new normal, the ability to leverage digitisation to improve, create and innovate business models will be vital in deciding the winners of the future. In India, in this context, the two issues that assume significant importance are business models that can monetise user bases using transactions and the ability of technological solutions to create disruptors and opportunities in previously unexplored corners.
- Commercial coal mining will reduce India's dependence on imported fuel: JSPL (IANS Interview)(14:16)
By Sanjeev Sharma
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The governments recent announcement to permit coal mining for commercial sale marks a fundamental shift in the government policy to address the continuing shortfall in domestic coal production to meet the countrys requirements, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) Managing Director V.R Sharma said in an interview with IANS.
- Time to bring match-fixing law into Indian cricket (Column: Close-in)(10:36)
By Yajurvindra Singh
The time has come for the government of India to bring into effect the law for match-fixing. Although the bill has been languishing to be tabled in the Parliament since the last two years, there has been no movement as to when it will come up for discussion.
- Kashmir: Geelani didn't quit, he was dumped by Pak (Comment)(15:45)
BY DEEPIKA BHAN
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the patriarch of the pro-Pakistan separatist movement in Kashmir, quit the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. That was the impression that his parting letter sought to give, but hidden somewhere was the fact that Pakistan terminated his services. He was dumped because he was old, unwell, bickering with his own separatist colleagues and was not fitting into Pakistan's new scheme of things vis-a-vis Kashmir.
- Himachal scientists develop immunity booster herbal tea(10:35)
By Vishal Gulati
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) State-run Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in this town in the picturesque Kangra Valley has developed immune boosting herbal tea to combat Covid-19, scientists said on Thursday.
- GB Nagar reports 81 new Covid cases in 24 hours(20:03)
Noida, July 8 (IANS) Even with the national capital struggling to keep its daily Covid-19 tally under the 2,000-mark, its neighbouring Gautam Buddh Nagar, which comprises Noida and Greater Noida, witnessed 81 new cases in the last 24 hours.
- Sourav Ganguly: Captain who is still steering the ship of Indian cricket(13:02)
By Aakash Kumar
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Many refer to him as the "Bengal Tiger". For some, he is the "Prince of Kolkata". But what he is most famous as is "Dada". Dada generally means elder brother in Bengali and in colloquial terms, it also refers to as don. And Sourav Ganguly is rightly called the "Dada" of Indian cricket.
- Jharkhand farmers look for sweet rewards from strawberry farming(12:31)
By Manoj Pathak
Latehar (Jharkhand), July 6 (IANS) Cultivation of strawberries is expected to bring in sweet monetary rewards for farmers in Netarhat, -- which is among most famous tourist places in the beautiful plains situated on the foothills of Jharkhand.
- 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.