Government seeks product-wise details from industry to curb cheap, low-quality imports from China: Sources

Government seeks product-wise details from industry to curb cheap, low-quality imports from China: Sources

A roadside vendor selling Chinese goods waits for customers in Noida. (AP Photo/Representative)NEW DELHI: The government has sought product-wise details of cheap imports, comparison with domestic prices and tax disadvantage, if any, from industry to curb low-quality inbound shipments especially from China and boost domestic manufacturing, sources said. They said a high-level meeting to discuss…

Coronavirus roundup: Developments in India and rest of world

Coronavirus roundup: Developments in India and rest of world

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Jun 21, 2020, 20:06 ISTNEW DELHI: The world is feeling the need for yoga more than ever due to the coronavirus pandemic and the ancient Indian practice is helping a large number of Covid-19 patients across the globe in defeating the disease, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. The coronavirus specifically attacks…

Militant trio shot dead in Srinagar seige

Militant trio shot dead in Srinagar seige

Three local militants were killed in a gunfight in a congested locality of Srinagar’s Zadibal area on Sunday, while the body of a non-local militant was found at the Kulgam encounter site.“The police on Saturday night received a tip-off about the presence of three militants in the Zadibal area. A siege was laid and efforts…

Surender or Surrender: Rahul Gandhis tweet on PM Narendra Modi leaves Twitterati in a fix

Surender or Surrender: Rahul Gandhis tweet on PM Narendra Modi leaves Twitterati in a fix

New Delhi: Continuing with his tirade against the central government over the death of 20 Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday (June 21) labelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ‘Surender Modi’.  The senior Congress leader shared an international daily’s article titled ‘India’s appeasement policy toward China unravels’ on Twitter, writing,…

Fragilities in the People’s Liberation Army

Fragilities in the People’s Liberation Army

Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers wearing protective face masks march past the entrance to the F…Read MoreNEW DELHI: The Chinese leadership under the Communist Party of China (CPC) have mastered the art of deception. Under the watch of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the display of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) marching columns, an array…

Unusual activity by China air force detected: IAF chief

Unusual activity by China air force detected: IAF chief

HYDERABAD: India has detected unusual movement of China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) along the border in Ladakh and put in place its own strategy to respond to any contingency, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Saturday. In Hyderabad for the combined graduation day parade at Air Force Academy,…

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: India reports 15,413 new cases, 306 deaths in part 24 hrs; country’s total crosses 4.1 lakh with toll at 13,254

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: India reports 15,413 new cases, 306 deaths in part 24 hrs; country’s total crosses 4.1 lakh with toll at 13,254

Auto Refresh Feeds Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: India reports 15,413 new cases and 306 deaths in 24 hours. This is the highest single-day rise in infections so far. The country now has 4,10,461 cases and the toll stood at 13,254. As many as 2,27,755 people have recovered. In his message on the sixth International Day of…

Massive Phishing Attack By “Malicious Actors” Expected Today: Centre

Massive Phishing Attack By “Malicious Actors” Expected Today: Centre

CERT-In has warned people to guard against a massive phishing attackNew Delhi: The government has asked people to guard against a massive phishing attack that could mimic official communication on COVID-19 pandemic to steal personal data and financial information.The phishing attack campaign by “malicious actors” is expected to start today, and the suspicious email could…

LG rolls back his institutional quarantine order for Covid

LG rolls back his institutional quarantine order for Covid

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal has rolled back his order making five days of institutional quarantine for all Covid-19 positive cases under home isolation — even if mild or asymptomatic — mandatory. The decision follows strong opposition from chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). The CM…

India: China’s Galwan claim unacceptable

India: China’s Galwan claim unacceptable

NEW DELHI: China’s claim on the Galwan Valley is unacceptable and not in accordance with its own position in the past, the government said in a strong rebuttal of Beijing’s late night statement on Friday in which it said the area which witnessed a brutal clash between Indian and Chinese troops on the night of…

India: China’s Galwan claim unacceptable

India: China’s Galwan claim unacceptable

NEW DELHI: China’s claim on the Galwan Valley is unacceptable and not in accordance with its own position in the past, the government said in a strong rebuttal of Beijing’s late night statement on Friday in which it said the area which witnessed a brutal clash between Indian and Chinese troops on the night of…

Assam pollution control board tells OIL to shutter Baghjan ops

Assam pollution control board tells OIL to shutter Baghjan ops

Written by Tora Agarwala | Guwahati | Updated: June 21, 2020 1:42:49 am Baghjan 5 well near Dibru-Saikhowa National Park caught fire 14 days after it had reported a blowout (Express Photo by Diganta Rajkhowa)Assam’s pollution watchdog has told Oil India Ltd (OIL) to shut down production and drilling at all installations in Upper Assam’s…

Delhi LG announces rollback of compulsory five-day institutional quarantine

Delhi LG announces rollback of compulsory five-day institutional quarantine

After much resistance from AAP government, Delhi Lieutenant General Anil Baijal on Saturday announced rollback of compulsory five-day institutional quarantine. Only Covid-19 patients who do not have adequate facilities for home isolation would be required to undergo institutional isolation, he said. Baijal also said that Delhi Disaster Management Authority approved recommendations of High Level Expert…

Coronavirus | Anil Baijal rolls back order on five-day mandatory institutional quarantine

Coronavirus | Anil Baijal rolls back order on five-day mandatory institutional quarantine

File photo of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.   | Photo Credit: PTI On Friday, Baijal’s order stated that the 5-day institutional quarantine would mandatorily apply to each COVID-19 case currently under home quarantine. A day after it was announced, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rolled back his order making 5-day institutional quarantine mandatory for COVID-19…

5-Day Mandatory Institutional Quarantine Order In Delhi Withdrawn

5-Day Mandatory Institutional Quarantine Order In Delhi Withdrawn

Delhi has the third highest number of coronavirus cases in India.New Delhi: An order mandating a five-day institutional quarantine for anyone testing positive for coronavirus in Delhi, issued by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, was withdrawn on Saturday, a day after it triggered a huge controversy and strong protests from the Aam Aadmi Party government.The decision…

Glenmark launches Covid drug after DCGI nod

Glenmark launches Covid drug after DCGI nod

NEW DELHI: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Saturday said it has launched antiviral drug Favipiravir, under the brand name FabiFlu, for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. The Mumbai-based drug firm had on Friday received manufacturing and marketing approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). More on Covid-19FabiFlu is the first oral…

Covid-19: Delhi govt cancels leaves of staff of state-run hospitals

Covid-19: Delhi govt cancels leaves of staff of state-run hospitals

Home / India News / Covid-19: Delhi govt cancels leaves of staff of state-run hospitals The Delhi government on Saturday ordered state-run hospitals in the capital to cancel leaves of all staff members and recall them to boost the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.“All MSs/MDs/Dean/Directors of the hospitals/medical institutions under Health and Family Welfare Department…

PM Launches New Scheme Worth Rs 50,000 Crore To Create Jobs For Migrants

PM Launches New Scheme Worth Rs 50,000 Crore To Create Jobs For Migrants

PM Modi launched a rural employment programme todayNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the “Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan” – a programme to generate employment opportunities in rural India for migrant workers returning home amid the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown.The Prime Minister, who said the scheme had been “inspired by migrants” whose heart-breaking condition…

Nepal on its side, China now woos Bangladesh

Nepal on its side, China now woos Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: Just when India-China ties suffered a new low following the recent clashes at Galwan Valley in Ladakh, Beijing seems to be aggressively wooing Bangladesh, a strong ally of India in the neighbourhood, with a host of sops. The India-China stand-off at Ladakh has also coincided with Nepal redrawing its map to include some…

Revolving door: On Manipur politics

Revolving door: On Manipur politics

A never-ending tale of defections continues to churn the political pot in Manipur The politics in Manipur has come under fresh turmoil following the withdrawal of support to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government from MLAs belonging to the National People’s Party (NPP), two independents and defections by three BJP MLAs to the Opposition. The Biren…

Crisis in the peninsula: On the Koreas

Crisis in the peninsula: On the Koreas

The U.S. should not give up efforts to bring the Korean talks back on track By blowing up a joint liaison office on the border with South Korea and threatening to deploy troops along the demilitarised zone, North Korea is back to what it is best at — aggressive posturing with the threat of war.…

Ladakh face-off | Russia begins discreet moves to defuse India-China tension

Ladakh face-off | Russia begins discreet moves to defuse India-China tension

A Russia has launched an energetic behind-the-scenes effort to defuse military tensions between India and China, ahead of hosting a trilateral RIC video conference, which includes External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on Tuesday.Russia’s diplomatic activism began on June 17, when Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov…

US blames China for incursions into India, border clashes

US blames China for incursions into India, border clashes

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has warned that a “complete decoupling” from China remains a policy option for Washington after surmising that Beijing may have spread the coronavirus intentionally to economically damage the US and other countries. Trump’s charges against Beijing came even as top US lawmakers, officials, and policy mavens are concluding that an…

India accuses China of preparing attack on border troops

India accuses China of preparing attack on border troops

India has accused Chinese troops of meticulously preparing an attack on its soldiers on the treacherous Himalayan border, claiming they erected a tent on the Indian side, dammed a river, brought in machinery and then lay in wait with stones and batons wrapped in barbed wire. The incident on Monday night, in which 20 Indian…

A new e-commerce policy to curb Chinese imports

A new e-commerce policy to curb Chinese imports

New Delhi: India may soon make it compulsory for ecommerce companies to display clearly whether a product being sold on their platform is made in the country or not, as the government seeks to curb Chinese imports. The clause is likely to be a part of the ecommerce policy that the commerce and industry ministry…

India looks to wall off market from China

India looks to wall off market from China

NEW DELHI: In a move to whittle down the share of Chinese goods and companies in the Indian market, the government is looking to fast-track several decisions, including putting in place domestic standards to check cheap imports, apart from restricting the award of contracts in projects being executed by the Centre and the states. Non-tariff…

China releases 10 Indian soldiers after border clash

China releases 10 Indian soldiers after border clash

Indian media report release came after high-level talks between the India army and the PLA Relatives mourn the death of an Indian soldier in clashes with China. Indian media has reported China has released 10 Indian soldiers following this week’s border skirmish. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images China has freed 10 Indian soldiers seized in a…

PPE kits, food to be distributed on Rahul’s birthday

PPE kits, food to be distributed on Rahul’s birthday

Home / India News / PPE kits, food to be distributed on Rahul’s birthday Gandhi has made it clear to his colleagues that he will not celebrate his birthday in view of the pandemic and the extraordinary difficulties faced by people. india Updated: Jun 19, 2020 06:01 IST Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with…

Mapping China’s large trade footprint in India

Mapping China’s large trade footprint in India

The deadly border skirmishes between India and China have cast a cloud over trade relations, which have seen the latter rapidly expand its footprint in the Indian economy, spanning infrastructure, physical goods and hi-tech, with the value of total bilateral trade surging 20% in the last six years, according to official data. At least some…

Some in forces favour ‘limited action’ to send message to China

Some in forces favour ‘limited action’ to send message to China

NEW DELHI: India must explore the option of a ‘limited’ military action in response to China’s continuing belligerence and military build-up along the unresolved border in eastern Ladakh, say some in the defence establishment, but acknowledge that it will have to be a top political call. The military options range from forcibly evicting soldiers of…

Ladakh face-off | China’s People’s Liberation Army meticulously planned attack in Galwan, says senior government official

Ladakh face-off | China’s People’s Liberation Army meticulously planned attack in Galwan, says senior government official

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) meticulously planned the attack on Indian troops in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan for at least two days, a senior government official said.The Chinese blocked small rivulets in heightened areas, releasing water at high speed when Indian Army personnel appeared at the disputed site in Galwan area on June 15. “The…

Congress stakes claim to form government in Manipur

Congress stakes claim to form government in Manipur

The Congress in Manipur has staked claim to form the Secular Progressive Front (SPF) government after a special session of the 60-member Assembly for a no-confidence motion against the Ministry led by Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren.Nine MLAs, including three of the Bharatiya Janata Party, had on Wednesday night withdrawn support to Mr Biren and reduced…

Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Mizoram

Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Mizoram

Home >News >India >Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Mizoram (Photo: AP) 1 min read . Updated: 18 Jun 2020, 08:27 PM IST Edited By J. Jagannath Epicentre was 98 km south-east of Champhai in Mizoram An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale hit 98 km south-east (SE) of Champhai in Mizoram at around…

Delhi commences Covid-19 rapid antigen tests

Delhi commences Covid-19 rapid antigen tests

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government commenced Covid-19 testing through the rapid antigen methodology at 169 centres in and around containment zones of the city on Thursday. A total of 341 teams are involved in the rapid-antigen testing which makes results available within 30 minutes, an official said. According to Union minister G Kishan Reddy, the…

Nepal’s Parliament passes Constitution Amendment Bill to update map incorporating Indian territories

Nepal’s Parliament passes Constitution Amendment Bill to update map incorporating Indian territories

Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali points to a map of Nepal during an interview with the in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, June 9, 2020.   | Photo Credit: AP New map claims the disputed territory of Limpiyadhura-Kalapani-Lipulekh The upper House of Nepal Parliament on Thursday passed the Second Constitution Amendment Bill 2077 (Vikram era), with all…

Border row with India: Nepal’s parliament approves new map

Border row with India: Nepal’s parliament approves new map

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Constitution Amendment Bill to update the country’s political and administrative map incorporating three Indian territories. India has termed as untenable the “artificial enlargement” of territorial claims by Nepal after its lower house of parliament on Saturday unanimously approved the new political map of the country featuring…

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Amit Shah to chair meeting with senior Delhi-NCR authorities to discuss COVID-19 situation in National Capital at 12 pm

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Amit Shah to chair meeting with senior Delhi-NCR authorities to discuss COVID-19 situation in National Capital at 12 pm

Auto Refresh Feeds Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to hold a meeting today at 12 pm with senior administrative officers of Delhi-NCR, in view of COVID-19 management and situation in the national capital, reports ANI. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said as many as 62,49,668 samples have been tested till 17 June. Of these,…

4. No interest waiver on skipped EMIs yet

4. No interest waiver on skipped EMIs yet

4. No interest waiver on skipped EMIs yetSC says… The Supreme Court on Wednesday said there is “no merit in charging interest on interest” for deferred loan payment instalments during the moratorium period announced by the Reserve Bank of India in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The court observed that once moratorium is fixed then…

Galwan Valley ours, don’t want more clashes: China

Galwan Valley ours, don’t want more clashes: China

NEW DELHI: Beijing on Wednesday reiterated that the Galwan Valley belonged to China even as the Chinese foreign ministry, while again blaming India for the June 15 violence on the LAC, said it didn’t want to see more border clashes with India. “For us, obviously, we don’t want to see more clashes,” spokesperson Zhao Lijian…

Restricted access to market in plan to counter Beijing

Restricted access to market in plan to counter Beijing

With external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaking with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Wednesday for the first time since the troop build-up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) began several weeks ago, people familiar with developments said the focus is expected to remain on bilateral efforts to defuse the crisis.India, however, is mulling…

PM Modi said no fresh lockdowns: Gujarat deputy CM

PM Modi said no fresh lockdowns: Gujarat deputy CM

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi categorically said in his video conference with chief ministers that no fresh lockdown will be imposed in the country, Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said. Patel was speaking with reporters after attending the video conference alongwith chief minister Vijay Rupani earlier on Wednesday. “The Prime Minister categorically said that…

Trump administration seeks ‘reset’ of WTO: Official

Trump administration seeks ‘reset’ of WTO: Official

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is pursuing a “reset” of the World Trade Organization which he believes has treated American interests unfairly, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday. In the latest US attack on the global trade referee, Lighthizer said the WTO “has effectively treated one of the world’s freest and most open economies…

Delhi: Covid-19 testing rate fixed at ₹2,400

Delhi: Covid-19 testing rate fixed at  ₹2,400

Home >News >India >Delhi: Covid-19 testing rate fixed at ₹2,400 (Photo: ANI) 2 min read . Updated: 17 Jun 2020, 08:56 PM IST Edited By J. Jagannath The price was fixed based on the suggestion of the high-level committee set up by Union Home Minister Amit ShahIn order to increase testing and have a quick…

PM Modi said no fresh lockdowns: Gujarat deputy CM

PM Modi said no fresh lockdowns: Gujarat deputy CM

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi categorically said in his video conference with chief ministers that no fresh lockdown will be imposed in the country, Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said. Patel was speaking with reporters after attending the video conference alongwith chief minister Vijay Rupani earlier on Wednesday. “The Prime Minister categorically said that…

How China Assaulted Indian Soldiers, Flung Them Into River

How China Assaulted Indian Soldiers, Flung Them Into River

20 soldiers including a Colonel have been killed in the line of duty in LadakhNew Delhi: India has conveyed to China the fact that the deadly clash in eastern Ladakh on Monday night will have “a serious impact” on relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar shared this with his counterpart in Beijing…

Steroid dexamethasone approved for use in COVID-19 treatment in U.K.

Steroid dexamethasone approved for use in COVID-19 treatment in U.K.

The U.K. government on Wednesday authorised the State-funded National Health Service (NHS) to use steroid , the world’s first coronavirus treatment proven to reduce the risk of death among severely ill patients.The Department of Health said the cheap and widely available anti-inflammatory steroid has been immediately approved to treat all hospitalised COVID-19 patients requiring oxygen,…

Trump administration files lawsuit to delay release of book by John Bolton

Trump administration files lawsuit to delay release of book by John Bolton

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has sued former national security adviser John Bolton to delay the publication of a book that the White House says contains classified information and that is expected to paint an unfavourable portrait of the president’s foreign policy decision-making. The civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington’s federal court follows warnings from President…

India-China standoff: Who said what

India-China standoff: Who said what

NEW DELHI: A day after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in clashed with the Chinese troops at LAC in Ladakh, political leaders from across the spectrum condemned China’s transgression and resolved to stand behind the country’s armed forces. Here is a look at some of the political reactions —I bow to exemplary courage and supreme…

Coronavirus treatment: Researchers find lifesaving drug Dexamethasone helpful in treating COVID-19; Here is how it works

Coronavirus treatment: Researchers find lifesaving drug Dexamethasone helpful in treating COVID-19; Here is how it works

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Jun 17, 2020, 12:32 ISTclose01/10Steroid drug Dexamethasone emerges as a life-saving drugEven as coronavirus cases continue to rise at an alarming rate across nations, researchers have now been able to find an effective treatment for the SARS-nCOV2 virus in a low-cost steroid drug, Dexamethasone.readmore02/10New research holds promising resultsThe positive…

U.S. for peaceful resolution of India-China conflict

U.S. for peaceful resolution of India-China conflict

India and China, two flags waving against blue sky.   ‘Both India and China have expressed a desire to de-escalate, and we support a peaceful resolution of the current situation,’ says State Department spokesperson The U.S. supports a “peaceful resolution” of the current conflict between India and China, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed…

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: India’s overall recoveries exceed active cases after more than 1.86 lakh patients are cured; mortality rate at 3.36%

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: India’s overall recoveries exceed active cases after more than 1.86 lakh patients are cured; mortality rate at 3.36%

Auto Refresh Feeds Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: India’s overall recoveries exceeded the total active coronavirus cases on Wednesday after 1,86,935 patients were cured of the infectious disease. Of the total 3,54,065 confirmed cases, there are 1,55,227 active cases, according to the health ministry. With 2,003 fatalities in the past 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 toll jumped…

What is China trying to achieve: 5 experts weigh in

What is China trying to achieve: 5 experts weigh in

Vipin Narang, associate professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:With the Indian Army now sustaining fatalities in the tense border confrontation with China, the key question is what China’s objective is. Regardless of the tactical details and the legal and linguistic gymnastics over whether China has entered Indian “territory”, there is no…

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Covid-19: What you need to know today

On June 15, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study based on studying 1.3 million cases of the coronavirus disease reported to CDC between January 22 and May 31. Of these, around 290,000 people had significant underlying conditions (the study is clear that while more may have had such conditions, CDC…

China reacting to India ties with Quad?

China reacting to India ties with Quad?

NEW DELHI: The Galwan clashes, the bloodiest India and China have ever experienced since at least 1975, shows the rising ferocity of the India-China engagement on the borders. With one of the largest losses in recent years, an Indian retaliation is assured. But on a larger scale, China lost India on Tuesday. In many ways,…

A quota case: On quota politics

A quota case: On quota politics

Affirmative action must go beyond the search for short-term political dividends Quota politics is back in play to favour, this time, students from government higher secondary schools in Tamil Nadu. The Cabinet’s nod on Monday, for an ordinance to create a horizontal 7.5% reservation of the State’s quota of seats in medical colleges, is a…

COVID-19: 1,328 ‘backlog’ fatalities pushes Maharashtra’s death toll beyond 5,500 mark

COVID-19: 1,328 ‘backlog’ fatalities pushes Maharashtra’s death toll beyond 5,500 mark

While Maharashtra reported 81 new COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, the State Health Department’s reconciliation of 1,328 ‘backlog’ fatalities saw the State’s total death toll surge to 5,537.As many as 2,701 new COVID-19 cases were reported, taking the State’s total case tally to 1,13,445, of which 50,044 are active ones.Also read: Coronavirus | Maharashtra reports…

US mum so far on India-China spat

US mum so far on India-China spat

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday squarely blamed China for the origins of the coronavirus pandemic while pledging the American economy would come back stronger than before, even as he stayed mum on the bloody India-China border spat. At a White House Rose Garden event where he signed an executive order direct some modest…

India says 20 soldiers killed in border clash with China

India says 20 soldiers killed in border clash with China

At least 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in a violent face-off with Chinese forces on the disputed border, the Indian army has said, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff in the western Himalayas. In a statement, the army said on Tuesday that 17 “critically injured” Indian troops succumbed to their wounds, in…

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: 550 people test positive for COVID-19 in Haryana today; US-Canada border closure extended to 21 July

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: 550 people test positive for COVID-19 in Haryana today; US-Canada border closure extended to 21 July

Auto Refresh Feeds Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday exempted constitutional and government functionaries and their staff members travelling across states on official work from the requirement of 7-day home quarantine, if they are asymptomatic, ANI reported. Coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu, one of the worst-affected states, touched 48,000 on…

Two Indian High Commission staffers in Pak were beaten, forced to confess of being involved in accident: Sources

Two Indian High Commission staffers in Pak were beaten, forced to confess of being involved in accident: Sources

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI:: Two officials of Indian High Commission in Pakistan, who were released by the authorities in Islamabad on Monday after a day-long arrest, were thrashed and forced to confess that “they were involved in an accident,” according to sources. Two Indian staffers who are working as drivers in the Indian High Commission were picked…

Trump to sign police reform executive order on Tuesday

Trump to sign police reform executive order on Tuesday

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will seek to improve how police officers treat African Americans and others by improving credentialing, training and mental health resources, administration officials said. The order comes after Trump has struck a strict “law and order” tone in his response to protests around…

Mumbai may’ve missed reporting 400-500 deaths

Mumbai may’ve missed reporting 400-500 deaths

MUMBAI: The city’s Covid-19 death toll could climb substantially as the state government has asked the BMC to revisit hundreds of deaths that may not have been added to the pandemic toll. Multiple sources confirmed to TOI that Covid-19 mortality numbers in the city could jump by 400-500 though civic authorities were tight-lipped about the…

Building trust: On India-Pakistan ties

Building trust: On India-Pakistan ties

India needs to re-engage with Pakistan and end the ceasefire violations along the border The shelling and the retaliations along the Line of Control with Pakistan are a matter of consternation, because it has been allowed to go on so long as to become an everyday occurrence. The unfortunate death of Sepoy Lungabui Abonmli, and…

Call for action: On ICMR antibody test study

Call for action: On ICMR antibody test study

ICMR’s antibody test study underlines need for more testing, and better contact tracing The results of a serological test conducted across 69 districts by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have indicated that the confirmed numbers of COVID-19 infections reported from the RT-PCR tests are likely an undercount. Serological or antibody tests are not…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister-in-law passes away; couldn’t bear the loss of the actor

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister-in-law passes away; couldn’t bear the loss of the actor

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister-in-law passes away; couldn’t bear the loss of the actor Share this on: FacebookTwitterPintrestBy – TIMESOFINDIA.COMUpdated: Jun 16, 2020, 01:01 ISTfacebooktwitterincomSushant Singh Rajput’s demise has left a permanent void in the film industry. Bollywood has lost a talented actor at a very young age. According to the reports, Sushant committed suicide at…

Coronavirus: US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs

Coronavirus: US revokes emergency use of malaria drugs

WASHINGTON: The US Food and Drug Administration is revoking its emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating Covid-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause deadly side effects. The agency said on Monday that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus.…

Two Indian High Commission officials detained by Pakistan in Islamabad released: Sources

Two Indian High Commission officials detained by Pakistan in Islamabad released: Sources

NEW DELHI: Pakistani authorities on Monday evening released two Indian High Commission staffers in Islamabad hours after they were reportedly arrested for their alleged involvement in an “accident”. Top government sources confirmed that the two Indian staffers were released by Pakistani authorities and they are back at the Indian High Commission. The duo left the…

Coronavirus roundup: Developments in India and rest of world

Coronavirus roundup: Developments in India and rest of world

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Jun 15, 2020, 20:26 ISTNEW DELHI: Political parties should forget their differences and join hands in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Monday after chairing an all-party meet. Leaders of the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress and the BSP attended the meeting…

HPBOSE 12th Result 2020 Date: Himachal board likely to announce class 12 results this week, check details at hpbose.org

HPBOSE 12th Result 2020 Date: Himachal board likely to announce class 12 results this week, check details at hpbose.org

HPBOSE 12th Result 2020 Date: The Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (HPBOSE), Dharamshala, is likely to release the results of the Class 12 board exams this week. Once results are declared, students can check the Himachal Pradesh education board’s official website hpbose.org. To obtain results, students must enter their roll number in the window marked ‘HP…

Arrogance more dangerous than ignorance: Rahul Gandhi quotes Einstein to take swipe at govt

Arrogance more dangerous than ignorance: Rahul Gandhi quotes Einstein to take swipe at govt

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the government using a quote of world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein on Monday, saying the only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance. “This lockdown proves that: ‘The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance’,” he wrote on Twitter quoting Einstein. This lock down proves…

No longer special: On India-Nepal ties

No longer special: On India-Nepal ties

India and Nepal need to move quickly to reverse the recent setback to ties After months of brinkmanship, India and Nepal have brought their relations to the edge of a precipice. The Oli government’s decision to pass the constitutional amendment ratifying a change in its maps that include Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, territories that India…

Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput dies at 34

Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput dies at 34

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sushant Singh Rajput was perhaps best known for playing legendary cricketer MS Dhoni One of the biggest stars in Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput, has been found dead in his apartment in Mumbai.The 34-year-old is believed to have taken his own life, Mumbai police said.Popular for his acting in both…