Notices issued to Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot for recording statement over bid to ‘topple’ their govt

  JAIPUR: The Rajasthan police has issued notices to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot to record their statement in connection with the alleged attempts to topple…

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das addresses SBI Conclave: Key points

NEW DELHI: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das addressed the seventh SBI Banking and Economics Conclave on Saturday amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The central bank governor also…

Psoriasis injection okayed for limited use to treat Covid-19 patients: Drug controller

NEW DELHI: India’s drug regulator has approved Itolizumab, used to cure skin ailment psoriasis, for restricted emergency use on COVID-19 patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress, officials said.…

6 NSCN (IM) rebels killed in Arunachal Pradesh, 1 Assam Rifles jawan injured

GUWAHATI: Six suspected members of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) (IM) were killed while an Assam Rifles (AR) personnel were injured in a gunbattle in Longding district in…

Under lockdown again, Bhagalpur caught between fear of disease, economic impact

BHAGALPUR: Over the past month, the district has seen 541 cases, with more than 63 in the past 24 hours. The number of dead has gone up from 1 to…

Test kits: Firms stuck between zero import duty and export ban

  NEW DELHI: EVEN AS the number of daily COVID tests goes up from a few thousand in March to over 2 lakh in July, a glut of RT-PCR testing…

Key takeaways from PM Modi’s Global Week summit address

NEW DELHI: India will play a leading role in the revival of the global economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his virtual address at the India Global Week 2020.…

Army asks personnel to delete Facebook, TikToK, PUBG, 86 other apps

  NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has directed its personnel to delete 89 apps from their smartphones in order to plug the leakage of information, reported ANI quoting Indian Army…

China’s new strategy to tame second-wave of Covid-19 outbreaks

BEIJING: A recent coronavirus outbreak in Beijing sowed fears of a second wave of infections in China, but officials appear to have beat back the disease with a new targeted…

Five takeaways from Facebook’s civil rights audit

SAN FRANCISCO: A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found that the company’s elevation of free expression — especially by politicians — above other values has hurt its progress…

As Covid curve rises, surge in ventilators causes glut

NEW DELHI: FOUR MONTHS into the pandemic, Indian medical manufacturers catering to the swelling COVID industry are facing a unique dilemma over the use of a life-saving device at the…

Beijing proposed Wang-Doval talks after Galwan to reduce tensions

NEW DELHI: The Special Representative-level talks Sunday, following which troops on both sides stepped back in the Galwan Valley, was proposed by Beijing after the June 15 incident in which…

Why India’s commitment to deepening its democracy is key to dealing with China

BEIJING: As the world grapples with the challenge of Covid-19, China seems to have sensed an opportunity to expand its influence and assert itself as a pre-eminent power in Asia.…

Pompeo says US looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Report

  WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to…

World’s longest-surviving conjoined twin brothers die at 68

DAYTON: The world’s longest-surviving conjoined twins died on July 4 at the age of 68. Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, of Beavercreek, Ohio, were born joined at the abdomen on October…

As parents struggle to pay fees, low-cost schools fear closure, dropouts

NEW DELHI: Teachers unpaid for months, mounting rent pressure, and pending fees — amidst a COVID-enforced shutdown, several low-cost private schools in the national Capital, catering to children from lower-middle-class…

Kanpur encounter exposes Uttar Pradesh government: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena on Monday said the Kanpur encounter in which eight policemen were killed has exposed the encounter specialist Uttar Pradesh government and raised questions over claims of…

Chinese Army moves back tents, vehicles, troops in disengagement areas: report

NEW DELHI: After a tense standoff between Indian and Chinese armies in Ladakh last month, the Chinese Army has moved back tents, vehicles, and troops 1-2 km from locations where…

Nepal’s ruling communist party meet to decide PM Oli’s future deferred again

NEPAL: Nepal’s ruling communist party’s crucial Standing Committee meeting to decide Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s future has been postponed until Wednesday, according to an official announcement. Prime Minister’s…

Covid-19, GST will be future Harvard case studies on failure: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s dig at the government

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the government over rising coronavirus cases, saying future Harvard Business School case studies on failure would include the government’s handling of…