- Home support, flexible work hours boost women hiring in India(11:34)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Strong support from live-in help and grandparents as well as flexible working hours saw more women's workplace participation in India, as the share of female hires increased from around 30 per cent in April to reach 37 per cent at the end of July, a LinkedIn study revealed on Tuesday.
- ICMR now flags chances of Chinese 'Cat Que Virus' in India(11:34)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) ICMR scientists have flagged presence of another Chinese virus called 'Cat Que Virus', which has a "potential" to cause disease in India, even as it grapples with the Covidpandemic. CQV can cause febrile illnesses, meningitis and paediatric encephalitis in humans.
- India does away with offset policy in Rafale-like deals(19:49)
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) India has done away with the offset clause in government-to-government, inter-government and single vendor defence deals, a week after the country's auditor pulled up French defence giant Dassault for not meeting its contractual obligation to reinvest in India after the sale of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force.
- Not to ask RBI to annul AGM decisions: LVB promoter Pradeep(12:55)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) The voting out of seven Directors, including a promoter does not mean there is a major split within the promoter group of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB), said K.R.Pradeep one of the promoters.
- Uyghur Muslims denied fasting during Ramzan by Chinese regime: Isa(10:23)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (IANS) President of the World Uyghur Congress, Dolkan Isa, who is in exile in Germany has said that the Muslim population of China are not even allowed fasting in the holy month of Ramzan and are "forcefully fed through community kitchens".
- Travellers from Dubai, UK main Covid sources to India: IIT Study(21:25)
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Travellers from Dubai and Britain played a crucial role in spreading Covid-19 in the early phase and were the primary sources of the importations of the disease into India, said a study by the researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi (IIT-Mandi).
- Four Delhi cops face heat for misreporting drug seizure(17:01)
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Four Delhi policemen - two Sub-Inspectors and two head constables, posted at Jahangirpuri police station in north Delhi, were suspended for allegedly misreporting the amount of marijuana seized from a local drug peddler in a raid earlier this month.
- Weighted blankets found to improve sleep of insomnia patients(14:23)
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Using weighted chain blankets may lead to better sleep maintenance, a higher daytime activity level, and reduced symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety among insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders, says a study.
- Back to School: Parents not yet ready to send kids(09:41)
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 27 (IANS) Nearly 80 per cent parents of students enrolled in the 1,000-odd secondary schools of Uttar Pradesh Board in Prayagraj district are not prepared to send their children to school amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Politics in the realm of strategic analysis (Column: Spy's Eye)(09:06)
BY D.C. PATHAK
In an environ of multiplicity of threats to national security -- external and internal-- facing India today, an interesting development is the appearance of 'strategic experts' who seem to be taking on the Modi government on its security, economic and foreign policies in a manner that is on all fours with what the opposition forces operating from within and outside of India, were putting out. Specialists on Communism are analysing Kashmiriyat, those who granted 'shared victimhood' to Pakistan in the context of terrorism at Havana are talking of 'peace' parleys with that country on Kashmir and the policy makers who did not know how to respond to 26/11 are finding fault with the surgical strike at Balakote.
- Cong terms farm Bills black laws, to launch online campaign(21:53)
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Terming the Monsoon Session of the Parliament undemocratic and truncated, the Congress party on Saturday said it ran a nationwide online campaign -- "Speak Up For Farmers" -- against the Central Government's dubiously and undemocratically passed anti-farmers legislations.
- Punjab Police bust nine illegal liquor storage centres(21:11)
Chandigarh Sep 26 (IANS) Continuing their crackdown on illegal liquor, Punjab Police have seized nine illegal liquor storage and distribution centres in Majitha, Ajnala and Attari sub-divisions and recovered 12,30,800 ml liquor.