Uncertainty over new role of ministers dropped from Modi Cabinet
Defence and security come first (Column: Spy's Eye)
  • Defence and security come first (Column: Spy's Eye)(09:28)
    BY D.C. PATHAK

    In the context of the pandemic affecting the world, India being amongst the worst impacted countries, the fundamentals of State-Citizen relationship in a democratic dispensation have come under the focus in terms of defining where the nation's energies and resources would be devoted first. The health emergency caused by Covid-19 has been with us for more than a year -- and still persistent -- leading to enormous loss of lives, destruction of employment and a sharp rise of poverty posing the unprecedented challenge before the ruling dispensation of reviving a derailed economy.

BSF lodges protest with Pak Rangers over increased drone activity
  • BSF lodges protest with Pak Rangers over increased drone activity(20:48)

    Jammu, July 24 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday lodged protest with the Pakistan Rangers over increased drone activity in the region during a sector commander-level meeting held on the international border in Suchetgarh sector of Jammu district.

IPO fund outflow, commodity prices to keep rupee subdued (IANS Rupee Forecast)
89,000 rendered homeless in flood-battered Maharashtra
  • 89,000 rendered homeless in flood-battered Maharashtra(14:20)

    Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) As rains finally took a break, the flood-ravaged districts of Maharashtra presented a grim scenario with over 89,000 people evacuated and only beginning to grapple with the idea of how to rebuild their lives, officials said here on Saturday.

'Significant progress made by India in meeting its climate goals'
  • 'Significant progress made by India in meeting its climate goals'(13:38)

    New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Power minister R.K. Singh has urged G20 nations which have per capita (green house gas) GHG emissions above the world average to reduce their emissions and bring them down to the world average over the next few years which will vacate the carbon space to some extent and support the developmental aspirations of the developing nations.

BARC develops & transfers cotton-based biodegradable oil absorbent to pvt firm
40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Sikkim, 2 arrested
Deal with any bid to disrupt free, fair polls with iron hand: SC
Rajnath lauds Army's tough terrain expedition in Himalayan region
Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever: Study
Hypertension, digestive diseases and diabetes are among the top three most prevalent NCDs
  • Hypertension, digestive diseases and diabetes are among the top three most prevalent NCDs(15:58)

    New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the apex trade association of the country, as part of its 'Illness to Wellness' campaign, today unveiled India's largest primary healthcare survey report on the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the county followed by a virtual panel discussion.

Significant presence of micro-plastics in the Ganga: Study
  • Significant presence of micro-plastics in the Ganga: Study(15:12)

    New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Ganga river is polluted with multiple kinds of plastic, with the highest concentration at Varanasi, and micro-plastics samples being found at Haridwar, Kanpur and Varanasi, a new study by Toxics Link has found.

China's subdued demand, new Covid strain potential threats to global trade: EEPC India
Women, minorities under-represented in tech workforce: Report
Bengal may get its first woman DGP
  • Bengal may get its first woman DGP(13:22)
    By Saibal Gupta

    Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) With West Bengal Director General of Police Virendra scheduled to retire in August, bureaucratic activities are underway to choose his successor, and if there is no surprise development then the state might get its first woman DGP.

Covid self-isolation alerts threaten food supplies in UK supermarkets
Indian, UK navies hold 2-day maritime drill in Bay of Bengal
  • Indian, UK navies hold 2-day maritime drill in Bay of Bengal(20:20)

    New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of United Kingdom carried out a two-day maritime drill in the Bay of Bengal starting Wednesday to augment interoperability and adaptability in the ever-changing security scenarios.

Setting up central varsity part of Ladakh's 'unshackling from exploitation'
Ladakh gets infra development corp to boost economy in the region
  • Ladakh gets infra development corp to boost economy in the region(19:42)

    New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) To boost socio-economic development in Ladakh, the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved the establishment of an integrated multi-purpose infrastructure development corporation for the newly created Union Territory.

108-year-old dies before SC agrees to hear case he filed over 50 years ago
IT raids at media group Dainik Bhaskar's premises across country (Ld)
'SC, HCs can't be directed to decide a matter within fixed time-frame'
  • 'SC, HCs can't be directed to decide a matter within fixed time-frame'(15:52)

    New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that the top court and the high courts cannot be directed to decide a matter within a fixed time-frame. The apex court made this observation while allowing Andhra Pradesh government to withdraw its petition against the stay imposed by the high court in the probe into the Amravati land scam case.

Very unlikely: SC on bail cancellation of 3 student activists in Delhi riots case
  • Very unlikely: SC on bail cancellation of 3 student activists in Delhi riots case(13:10)

    New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that it is very unlikely that it will be persuaded on both issues -- cancellation of bail and the interpretation done in the bail order -- in connection with bail granted by the Delhi High Court to student activists, Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha.

UP cop quits over police inaction
  • UP cop quits over police inaction(10:52)

    Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) July 22 (IANS) A police officer in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh has resigned after being assaulted and injured at a market place.