- Covid-19 pandemic left 147M people unemployed globally: Study(13:16)
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has made 147 million people unemployed, adding that the global consumption loss due to the Covid-19 amounts to an estimated $3.8 trillion.
- News gone awry (Comment)(10:10)
BY AMIT KHANNA
To me a simple definition of news is organised information about a changed situation, events, happenings and people. There was a hierarchy of news which was determined by immediacy and social significance. The fact that it's expensive to publish a newspaper, there is always an underlying business model in publishing. In most cases, it is to make money, in a few to push an agenda -- political or otherwise. All the talk of a mission, objectivity and fourth pillar of democracy is a lot of rhetoric and utopian eloquence. Advertising was always the major source of revenue as it remains even today. Alternatively, the funding comes from whoever wishes to back a point of view which obviously benefits him.
- Two-thirds of US adults disapprove of Trump's COVID-19 handling(07:45)
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Two-thirds of American adults, or 67 per cent, said they disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus, the highest level of dissatisfaction with his response to COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to a poll released.
- Trump versus science nightmare scenario enters Season 2 (News Analysis)(07:22)
By Nikhila Natarajan
New York, July 11 (IANS) Nearly 170 days after the first coronavirus case was reported in the United States, the world's richest nation is plunging deeper into crisis with upwards of 63,000 daily cases, ordinary Americans are bracing for a nightmarish second half of the year, political leadership is colliding with common sense public health guidance and the coronavirus is projected to kill 175,000 people by early to mid September, according to at least two well known predictive models.
- British 'pilot' cheats Palghar woman of Rs 5.7 mn(21:21)
Palghar (Maharashtra), July 10 (IANS) A senior citizen from Maharashtra's Palghar has claimed that she was cheated of Rs 57.36 lakh by a British national claiming to be a pilot with British Airways, officials said here on Friday.
- MNRE issues fresh advisory against fraudulent websites(19:10)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Friday issued a fresh advisory against fraudulent websites seeking registrations under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme.
- Vikas Dubey's encounter raises more questions than it answers(16:58)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey while being brought to Uttar Pradesh from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh was gunned down by the UP STF early morning on Friday in Kanpur. The police said that Dubey tried to escape after the vehicle in which he was travelling with the police party overturned.
- Protests in Kerala, NIA tells HC about Swapna's 'role in racket'(16:02)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) Angry opposition supporters took to the streets across Kerala on Friday to demand the resignation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after the unearthing of the gold smuggling case even as the NIA told the High Court about prime accused Swapna Suresh's role in the racket.
- Looking China in the eye(13:54)
BY JAYANTA GHOSAL
In 2006, when Manmohan Singh was Prime Minister, the Nathu La pass was reopened for trade between India and China. The event was organized by the Chief Minister of Sikkim. China withdrew their claim from Sikkim when Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister. The inclusion of Sikkim in the Indian map was a significant political development. Since then, China had asked for the trade route through Nathu La pass to be reopened. West Bengal's then Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya did not turn up for the event though he was invited to do so and Sikkim's Chief Minister was asked by the Centre to be present at the function.
- How 'beauties' have wreaked havoc with Kerala govts(15:45)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Over the years if one looks back, the role of 'beauties' wreaking Kerala governments has happened a number of times and the latest gold smuggling case is another example where the primary accused Swapna Suresh is on the run.
- Vikas Dubey: Grand arrest or smart surrender?(14:51)
Bhopal, July 9 (IANS) Former UP DGP Arvind Kumar Jain said that it seems that gangster Vikas Dubey most probably planned his surrender at Ujjain's Mahakaal Temple in Madhya Pradesh and disclosed his identity to the guard who then called the police.
- Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna moves anticipatory bail(14:00)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Swapna Suresh -- the 'accused' in the controversial gold smuggling case involving the 'diplomatic' baggage of the UAE Consulate and presently on the run since last Saturday -- filed anticipatory bail in the Kerala High Court.
- Why India must be wary of China's deception (Comment)(10:47)
BY JAYANTA GHOSAL
We have not learnt our lessons from history. Only the historians have. It will not be entirely irrelevant to discuss, once again, China's intrusion in 1962. At the time, Jawaharlal Nehru's chief spy was the son of Bengal, Bhola Nath Mullik. He received the Padma Bhushan in 1964. Many have criticized this Bengali babu for his failure to warn Nehru about China's intent. Rather, the military officials understood China's "aggressive strategy".
- UK unrolls 30 bn pound Covid response plan for 'green recovery'(21:31)
London, July 8 (IANS) UK's 30 billion pound Covid-19 response plan, announced on Wednesday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, includes an additional three billion pound investments in energy efficiency schemes in 2020-21, taking the overall low carbon investments to about 20 billion pounds.
- Meditation helps boost immunity, says study(15:33)
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Heartfulness meditation improves immunity against infections and cancer and is an effective adjunct in the treatment of several autoimmune disorders, a study said.
- China's state media propaganda will not win it a war with India(15:32)
By Sumit Kumar Singh
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Galwan Valley incident marks a new low in recent times in bilateral relations between India and China. While the details of the incident are still unfolding and both sides are engaged in high-level military talks, there are clear signs that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to deter India from reacting and accept illegal encroachments in the Galwan Valley and Pangong Tso area.