- One year of union territory status: Ladakh brims with hope(16:07)
By Aarti Tikoo Singh
Leh/New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Unlike every other summer when the bazaars are teeming with tourists, this season, due to the coronavirus pandemic, life in Leh, is placid. Yet as the sharp sun shines on the rugged mountains of the high-altitude desert of Ladakh, natives step out wearing masks and hope. Reason -- Ladakh is happy with its union territory status.
- Cong asks seniors to guide youth, desist from Twitter war(16:06)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Amid raging debate on social media between the Congress leaders close to Rahul Gandhi and the seniors over the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) performance during its 10-year rule, the party has cautioned senior leaders to desist from making remarks on social media and asked them present their views at the appropriate party fora.
- Minority woes: No place for Sikhs in Pakistan(15:34)
By Rahul Kumar
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The past few months have seen much intimidation and threats meted out to the Sikhs in different parts of Pakistan. Sikh girls have been kidnapped and converted and attempts were made to convert a gurdwara. Ironically, this is happening at a time when the Pakistan government has put in an extra effort to woo the Sikhs and invite them across the border from India to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. This comes at a time when Pakistan is encouraging and funding the revival of a nascent Khalistan movement.
- Mandatory BCG vaccination linked with slower Covid-19 growth(13:17)
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Adding to the growing evidence that early BCG vaccination may be helpful in taming the Covid-19 spread, scientists now claim that countries with mandatory BCG vaccination until at least the year 2000 tended to exhibit slower infection and death rates during the first 30 days of the outbreak.
- If you're innocent stop playing hide-and-seek: Bihar cops to Rhea(12:11)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Accepting that it could not trace Rhea Chakraborty in the Sushant Singh Rajput alleged suicide case so far, the Bihar Police on said that their motive is not to punish any innocent. "If Rhea has not done anything wrong then she should stop playing hide-and-seek with the police and come forward to clarify things," the Bihar Police argued.
- It's unfortunate that Gehlot govt is working from hotels: Raj Guv (IANS Exclusive)(16:58)
By Archana Sharma
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) As the MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government camp in a palatial hotel in Jaisalmer fearing poaching threats from Sachin Pilot-led rebel camp and the opposition BJP, Governor Kalraj Mishra, in an exclusive interview with IANS, says "Its unfortunate that the state govt is working from hotels".
- East Bengal turns 100: ASEAN Cup win, Derby hattrick my best moments: Bhutia(16:00)
By Debayan Mukherjee
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Club legend Bhaichung Bhutia has placed his sizzling Federation Cup semi-final hattrick against Mohun Bagan along with the historic ASEAN Cup and National Football League title triumphs as his top three memories with East Bengal on a day the iconic club celebrated its centenary year.
- Sushant's sister pens open letter to PM, fears evidence tampering(10:08)
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Fearing evidence is being tampered with in the ongoing investigation of Sushant Singh Rajput death case, his sister Shweta Singh Kirti has penned an open letter on Saturday morning to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to intervene.
- Crores of devotees prayed for 500 years to bring about auspicious moment of Aug 5 (IANS Exclusive)(15:06)
By Yogi Adityanath
It will be a befitting culmination of about five centuries of perseverance, reverence and penance of crores of devotees when the Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modiji will lay foundation stone of much-cherished Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5,2020 at an auspicious time between 12.30 and 12.40 p.m. It will be a reverential moment for the devout who had been waiting for a long time to see a Grand temple of Lord Ram at his birth place of Ayodhya.
- Why sisters of this UP village stay clear of Raksha Bandhan(15:00)
By Vivek Tripathi
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), July 31 (IANS) Raksha Bandhan is the festival that celebrates love between brothers and sisters and protection of the latter by former from any evil. But in a Uttar Pradesh village in Gonda district no one likes the festival.
- Not tolerate delay of smog towers: SC seeks reply by Monday(14:42)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will not tolerate any laxity on the issue of smog tower project in the national capital and directed the Centre to file a detailed affidavit citing reasons for the delay in the project.
- As weird as it gets: China picking UN human rights investigators(13:43)
By Ateet Sharma
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) How do you punish a country which doesnt regret unleashing a global pandemic, takes pride in the repression of religious and ethnic minorities at home, and is disturbing world peace with its nefarious expansionist designs? You give it the charge of a UN human rights panel.
- Mumbai: 2nd Sero-survey from Aug 10 to avow herd immunity(12:40)
By QUAID NAJMI
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Buoyed by the encouraging results of the first Serological Surveillance for SARS-CoV2 Infection, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will conduct another similar survey from August 10, a top official said here on Thursday.