- Dabur well placed to tap in post-Covid market: Mohit Malhotra (IANS Interview)(13:48)
By Sanjeev Sharma
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Dabur India CEO Mohit Malhotra says as the world prepares for life after COVID-19, economies across the globe are more likely to look inwards. The same will be true for India with 'Made in India' being a key factor that is likely to influence purchase decision of consumers.
- Looking beyond its 75 years, UN must provide hope: UNGA chief (IANS Interview)(13:51)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, June (IANS) As the global organisation reaches its landmark birthday of 75 years and looks to the sprint to a century mark, it must provide the world with hope "without which we cannot survive as a human race," according to Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the president of the UN General Assembly.
- Modi has lived up to people's expectations: Shekhawat (IANS Interview)(22:07)
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has termed the first year of the second term of the Modi government as very successful. He said the country has chosen the right path for progress by electing Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. He, however, attacked the opposition parties for not playing the constructive role during the Covid-19 crisis.
- Children of migrants will be admitted to schools: UP Minister (IANS Interview)(17:02)
By Vivek Tripathi
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Minister of State for Basic Education (independent charge), Satish Dwivedi, has said that children of migrants who have come back to the state from other states will be admitted to government schools. He said a survey to identify such children will be launched soon.
- I live in surreal, dystopian present: Manjula Padmanabhan (IANS Interview)(14:06)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) She lives in a "surreal and dystopian" world and thus hasn't been too impacted by the lockdown triggered by the coronarirus pandemic, says playwright, author and illustrator Manjula Padmanabhan, who nonetheless is "learning new ways of reaching beyond the walls" of her "cosy personal space" as it is important for artists and writers to engage with the larger world.
- India an attractive investment destination: Anurag Thakur (IANS Interview)(16:18)
By Navneet Mishra
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur has said that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is successfully fighting the battle against Covid-19. He said the government has chalked out a roadmap to make India a destination for attractive investment. He exhorted India Inc to take advantage of the initiatives announced by the government to step up investment in the country.
- In hotspot Dharavi, top priority is to reduce crowding: Minister (IANS Interview)(16:10)
By Saiyed Moziz Imam Zaidi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Maharashtras Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad is a 4-term MLA from Dharavi and a second time Cabinet minister in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government. Her constituency Dharavi has emerged as a cluster of Covid-19 with the total number of cases crossing 1,400. She says the government is trying to reduce crowding in the area and enforce social distancing. Besides, the government is also facilitating migrants return to their native places.
- Chhattisgarh launches Nyay, to ensure direct benefit to farmers: Baghel (IANS Interview)(16:46)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh on Thursday became the first state to launch the Congress flagship programme of 'Nyay.' Christened as Rajiv Gandhi Nyay Yojna, The scheme was launched by party chief Sonia Gandhi through video conferencing. The Nyay scheme that the Congress promised to implement in its manifesto was aimed at ensuring minimum income availability to the poor through direct bank transfer. This will directly help 20 lakh farmers. For this, a provision of Rs 5,100 crore has been made in the budget.
- Priyanka should look after her own states: UP BJP chief (IANS Interview)(19:46)
By Vivek Tripathi
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh has launched a scathing attack on the Congress party saying that while the Modi and Yogi governments are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic with full force, the opposition Congress is engaged in petty politics over the issue of migrants. He advised Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to take care of migrants in the party's own states, alleging that their condition is deplorable and the Rajasthan and Punjab governments did nothing to provide them with transportation.
- Aarogya Setu safest app in India: MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh (IANS Interview)(05:41)
By Nikhila Natarajan
New York, May 20 (IANS) Pushing back against the steady hum of privacy concerns from critics of India's Aarogya Setu contact tracing app, MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh emphatically defended the app as the safest across all mobile apps that Indians currently use and a digital public good that Indians should be "proud" of.
- 'Install face mask vending machines or provide them at minimal cost' (IANS Interview)(18:14)
By Sumit Saxena
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) With coronavirus cases in India crossing the 1 lakh mark and in the backdrop of the fresh relaxations of the lockdown measures, it is essential to install face mask vending machines or provide them in public transports at a nominal cost across the nation, feels S.K. Sarin, an eminent Delhi-based gastroenterologist at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)
- In whatever format, JLF will endure: Sanjoy Roy (IANS Interview)(18:38)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Earlier this year, the Rajasthan government ruled that the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), dubbed the greatest literary show on earth, would have to shift out of the Diggy Palace, its home for 13 years on logistical issues. Then came the coronavirus pandemic that has locked down India and much of the world and there was a question mark on whether the situation would stabilise for the 14th edition to be held as scheduled for January 28-February1, 2021. Regardless of the testing times, the show will go on, JLF Producer Sanjay K. Roy asserts â though there may be changes in the format.