- Air India pilots allege blatant discrimination by management(19:03)
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Alleging blatant discrimination by Air India's Personnel and Finance Departments, the pilots have told the national carrier's management that if such behaviour continues unchecked, the Director, Personnel will be responsible for the consequences.
- Uma Bharti opts out of 'bhumi pujan' ceremony(11:51)
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) Senior Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti has asked the senior officials of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to remove her name from the list of invitees for the 'bhumi pujan' ceremony of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5.
- Chief priest of Ram temple sent on quarantine(16:16)
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple, has been sent to home quarantine after his assistant Pradeep Das tested positive for Covid-19 three days back.
- Dhoni & boys to get COVID-19 test done before assembling in Chennai: CSK(14:38)
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings have approached the IPL Governing Council for further clarity and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as the team prepares for the 13th edition of the league and they have been assured the same by Thursday. The IPL team has also been told that a meeting between the GC and the franchises will take place this week.
- Happy to see GC carry forward my effort; hope to see women's IPL soon: Edulji(12:14)
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Former India cricketer Diana Edulji during her time as member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had given wings to the dreams of many women cricketers in the country by starting the Women's T20 Challenge in 2018. And on Sunday, the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council continued with her vision as they confirmed that four womens T20 games will be played during the playoffs in UAE this year.
- CBI begins preliminary probe into Rs 9,000 cr J&K project(20:46)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started preliminary enquiry into allotment of a Rs 9,000 crore hydro power project in J&K, allegedly done by flouting all central government guidelines governing such allotments, according to top sources.
- Home Ministry seeks 3 more months to frame CAA rules(19:45)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has informed a department related Standing Committee of Parliament that it needs three more months to frame the rules of the newly passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
- Delhi BJP flexes 'Hindutva' muscle to counter 'Hanuman Bhakt' Kejriwal(18:02)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Its all hands on deck for the otherwise faction ridden Delhi unit of the BJP, with leaders to cadres alike have kept their allegiances to respective 'camps' aside to put a grand united face on August 5, when the 'Bhoomi Pujan' of the Ram temple takes place in Ayodhya. But the larger goal of the party in the national capital is not to cede an inch to the Aam Aadmi Party to appropriate the Ram Mandir legacy and instead question it for its "appeasement politics".
- IPL teams can leave for UAE after August 20: BCCI to franchises(22:34)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made it clear to all the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises that no team can leave for the UAE before August 20. There were reports that both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians could be looking to leave for Abu Dhabi around August 10 or 12. But those plans need to be put on hold as of now.
- BCCI issues SOP; players must sign consent form before resuming training(21:42)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to the state associations for the resumption of cricket. While these will help the state bodies restart cricketing activities, all players will have to sign consent forms before getting back to training.
- IPL 13: Vivo to continue as title sponsor(20:33)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its all-important Governing Council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday decided to continue with Vivo as the title sponsor. While there have been issues between India and China, the decision has been taken keeping in mind the sponsorship agreement and after consulting the legal team.
- IPL 13: Final on Nov 10; 10 double headers planned(20:07)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its all-important Governing Council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has decided to hold the 13th edition of the league from September 19 to November 10. This will include 10 double headers. And the evening matches will start at 7:30 p.m. IST.
- SK Gupta frontrunner for CBDT top job after extension(16:05)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A routine looking order by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) marks a rare case, if not a first for the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The order makes S.K. Gupta probably the first member in the CBDT who has been given extension in service.
- Varanasi weaver makes special mask for PM(13:55)
Varanasi, Aug 2 (IANS) While most weavers in Uttar Pradesh are busy making masks amid COVID-19 pandemic, Bachcha Lal, a handloom weaver in Varanasi has made a special mask with silk and cotton for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- NITI Aayog suggests creation of Dak Bank(13:02)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a bid to further deepen financial inclusion in the country, the NITI Aayog has suggested the creation of a Dak Bank -- postal bank -- by merging the regional rural banks, among other recommendations to the government.
- UPA could not surmount 'sinister conspiracies of Shakunis': Tewari(12:48)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Amid a debate within the Congress about its performance during 10 years of UPA rule over Rajya Sabha members close to Rahul Gandhi have asked for introspection, former Union minister Manish Tewari on Sunday again defended interim party chief Sonia Gandhi and ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and attacked the BJP and termed it as "Shakuni".