- 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.
- COVID-19 hits Zee Media, building sealed(14:47)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Zee Media, which has been reeling under the COVID-19 crisis since May 15, has been sealed after six fresh cases were reported on Sunday.
- Deja vu, Pak army chief Bajwa rakes up Kashmir again(02:53)
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) On Sunday, on the occasion of Eid, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited the Line of Control in Puna Sector and as is his wont raked up Kashmir once again. This visit comes against the backdrop of Indian security forces killing Pakistan sponsored proxies by the dozens and keeping the security grid fortified.
- Optimum potato yield cheers Himachal growers amid pandemic(11:35)
By VISHAL GULATI
Una (Himachal Pradesh), May 24 (IANS) Optimum production of potatoes this season has brought cheers on the faces of growers of Una district in Himachal Pradesh as they were apprehensive about its harvesting and marketing owing to the nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic.
- American billionaires richer by $434 billion during the pandemic(14:48)
New York, May 23 (IANS) As millions of US citizens lost their jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic, nations billionaires saw their net worth jump $434 billion in the first two months of pandemic, led by Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos ($34.6 billion) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ($25 billion).
- Migrants on 'Ram bharose' journey as IR re-routes trains(13:22)
By Quaid Najmi
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The woes of thousands of migrants returning to their home states seemed to multiply as the Indian Railways abruptly changed the routes of several special trains which left Maharashtra and Gujarat in the past couple of days, according to sources here on Saturday.
- Pak crash survivor related to Kamal Amrohi of 'Pakeezah' fame (Ld)(12:52)
By Saiyed Moziz Imam Zaidi
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The PIA plane which crashed on Friday has only two survivors -- one of whom is Bank of Punjab top executive Zafar Masud. His roots are in western Uttar Pradesh's Amroha and he belongs to the family of Kamal Amrohi of "Pakeezah" fame.
- 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.
- US formally announces onset of Cold War with China(15:38)
By Aarti Tikoo Singh
New Delhi/Washington, May 22 (IANS) With its new vision document on China, the US has formally announced the onset of its Cold War with the Asian giant, accusing it of exploiting rule-based world order and re-shaping international system in favour of Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ideology and interests.
- Hizbul regroups in Kashmir, plans attacks in 10 days: Intel(15:20)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Days after incurring huge set back in the Kashmir Valley with security forces eliminating its top commanders regularly, intelligence agencies have inputs that Hizbul Mujahideen is regrouping and it plans to strike back within 10 days carrying out multiple terror strikes across the valley.
- Path of Diminishing Marginal Utility: RBI Policy May 2020(14:18)
By Suyash Choudhary
The monetary policy committee (MPC), reflecting the sign of times, had yet another out of policy meeting and delivered a 40 bps repo rate cut with commensurate changes to the rest of the rates in the corridor. In its assessment, the committee noted the further deterioration in growth prospects. Even as food prices have reversed trend and spiked substantially recently (food inflation was 8.6% in April as per the partial CPI data release), the assessment is that CPI will fall over the second half the year and will fall below the 4% target over quarters 3 and 4 of the financial year. Importantly, the forward guidance is strong noting space for further easing will open up if CPI behaves as expected. The summary assessment hence is that risks to growth are acute while those to inflation may be temporary. And this is what has been expressed as action. Although the RBI hasnt provided an explicit growth forecast, it has now acknowledged a negative print for FY 21. The silver lining noted is that in agriculture where kharif sowing is robust.
- Social isolation may up heart attack and death risk(13:01)
London, May 22 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that people who are socially isolated are over 40 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than those who were socially integrated.
- Pune's Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum goes virtual (IANS Special)(11:48)
By Sfoorti Mishra
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The nationwide lockdown being imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic has been keeping a large number of people indoors, but as they say humans have a never-ending spirit and their innovative ideas are mightier than the problem, so, keeping in view the social distancing norm, many institutions have turned to virtual space across the country and Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum is one of them.