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Monday, August 03, 2020

‘Insensitive’: Rakhi gifts with adoption jokes trigger protests

August 3, 2020 6:02:44 am

Many of them have shared on social media screenshots of these products available on a major e-commerce platform and said such products perpetrate the stigma about adoption.

UP moots CBI probe into Kanpur kidnap-murder

August 3, 2020 5:58:23 am

“The state government has decided to recommend CBI enquiry for the incident in Barra Kanpur on the request of the family,” a government spokesperson said.

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Meerut shop owners told to get tested, traders object

August 3, 2020 5:57:46 am

While the traders’ union and local BJP leaders have opposed it, the in-charge of Sadar Bazar police station, who ordered the mandatory tests, said that it was being done to check the spread of Covid-19.

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UP: IAS officer ‘assaulted’ by husband

August 3, 2020 5:54:01 am

Former District Magistrate of Saharsa in Bihar, Shailja Sharma is currently posted as a joint secretary in the state.

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Vikas Dubey aide arrested over police ambush case

August 3, 2020 5:42:28 am

According to police officers, Yadav (35) was named in the FIR registered for murder, attempt to murder, rioting, voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery and under the Criminal Law Amendment Act in connection with the incident and there was a bounty of Rs 50,000 on him.

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Kerala gold smuggling case: Man acquitted in hand-chopping case among six arrested by NIA

August 3, 2020 5:29:49 am

Popular Front of India member Muhammad Ali, one of those charged with chopping off the hand of a professor in Ernakulam district, was acquitted by a Kochi court in 2015.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit tests positive

August 3, 2020 5:17:03 am

Eighty-seven employees, including security personnel and a few office staff who worked closely with the Governor's office, have been found infected of the total 147 who were tested for Covid at the Raj Bhavan in the last 10 days.

Covid-negative, distressed international passengers exempt from institutional quarantine

August 3, 2020 5:08:35 am

If the travelers, on arrival, do not submit a negative test report, the guidelines mandate 14-day quarantine: seven days paid quarantine, followed by seven days of isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.

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Bengal BJP slams Mamata govt for August 5 lockdown

August 3, 2020 4:58:23 am

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the state government will face consequences if it did not withdraw its decision to clamp a lockdown on the said date.

Ayodhya railway station to be redeveloped on temple model; budget raised

August 3, 2020 7:51:41 am

The Railways has increased the budget of the redevelopment of Ayodhya station from Rs 80 crore to over Rs 104 crore this year, it said on Sunday.

I am descendant of Shabari, says Chirag Paswan

August 3, 2020 4:50:37 am

“I am a descendant of mother Shabari. The Ram temple getting constructed during my lifetime is a matter of pride,” he said.

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Oppn warns Karnataka govt of agitation over changes to land, labour laws

August 3, 2020 8:13:31 am

Congress leader Siddaramaiah said his party is considering going to court over amendments to the land reforms Act. “The BJP government has made amendments to land reforms Act and has brought an ordinance.

As cases surge, Covid health claims jump 240 per cent over a month

As cases surge, Covid health claims jump 240 per cent over a month

August 3, 2020 7:25:23 am

While there have been over 37,000 Covid deaths so far, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), the nation's largest life insurer, has only seen 561 Covid death claims, amounting to Rs 26.74 crore.

Kerala: To counter CAA boycott, Sangh to open its own supermarkets

August 3, 2020 7:47:14 am

The Sangh Parivar has now responded by scaling up its supermarkets under the Akshayasree Mission, a network of self-help groups established by the Sangh Parivar’s co-operative movement, Sahakar Bharati.

Congress asks leaders not to play ‘Twitter-Twitter’, be restrained

August 3, 2020 4:35:21 am

The party also asked its leaders to desist from making remarks on social media and present their views at internal party fora.

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Fifth round of talks held amid stalemate in Pangong Tso

August 3, 2020 4:35:13 am

Focus on intrusion on north bank of lake, access to Depsang patrol points

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Wearing mask is one’s best bet, N-95 suitable for frontliners: Material scientist

August 3, 2020 4:15:53 am

The scientist stressed that N-95 masks are the most suitable for medical practitioners or any other essential service provider who is likely to be in crowded spaces or in the vicinity of potential COVID-19 patients.

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Education officer tests positive, hangs self at Unnao residence

August 3, 2020 5:25:14 am

Suresh Chandra Verma (52) was posted as BEO in Kanpur Nagar district, but often visited his home at Kalyani colony in Unnao district. Officials said his body was found hanging from the fan on Sunday morning at his residence.

NIA searches DU professor Hany Babu’s Noida residence

August 3, 2020 5:57:29 am

DU Teachers’ Association (DUTA) President Rajib Ray condemned the search. “I strongly protest and urge the government to desist from these illegal, strong-arm tactics and stop this witch-hunt against academics and scholars,” he said.

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Lower berths: MP HC asks Rlys to give preference to senior citizens, pregnant women over VVIPs

August 3, 2020 3:54:00 am

“However, as regards to berth allotment is considered, the respondent Indian Railway is requested to re-prioritising the berth allotment by giving the highest priority to pregnant women, then to senior citizens and thereafter VVIPs,” the court has said.

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We don’t think this pandemic will end soon, but we’re trying to build confidence: Manohar Lal Khattar

August 3, 2020 7:45:39 am

In an online interaction with The Indian Express newsroom, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar says economy is picking up after the initial pandemic setbacks, asserts amendments to factory laws are not “anti-labour”, says Cong problems are of its own making, and feels it is time to put Tablighi controversy behind

Bihar Principal Secy (Health): ‘Taken daily testing to 35,000… aim to increase it to 50,000 per day’

August 3, 2020 7:57:03 am

We have now appointed an IPS and an IAS officer as nodal officers of the NMCH and PMCH, respectively, to ensure the standard operating procedure is fully followed.

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Fruit and vegetable exports down by 90% in lockdown, say traders

August 3, 2020 2:59:32 am

Bulk of vegetables and fruits are exported from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport. They are exported to mostly Dubai, Qatar, Singapore, France, Italy and other European countries.

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Aug 5 lockdown insult to people’s sentiment, TMC’s appeasement politics: BJP

August 3, 2020 2:54:53 am

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said, August 5 is going to be a historic day in Independent India. Announcing complete lockdown on that day amounts to insulting the sentiments of a large number of people.

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West Bengal: Infection growth slows even as Covid count crosses 75,000

August 3, 2020 2:47:08 am

On Sunday, the health department said a record 21,072 tests were conducted in 24 hours. The testing has gradually increased towards the objective of 25,000 daily tests set by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. At the start of the week, the state was testing about 17,000 samples.