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Indian, Chinese armies hold talks on Ladakh’s Depsang plains

Indian, Chinese armies hold talks on Ladakh’s Depsang plains

Senior military commanders from India and China on Saturday met in the Daulat Beg Oldie sector and held talks on reducing tensions along the contested Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, with focus on thinning the buildup of troops and weaponry in Depsang plains where the forward deployment of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army…

China-US ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions

China-US ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions

Representational photo.HONG KONG: China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world’s two biggest economies. In the toughest US action on Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping new security law on the territory, Washington…

G.C. Murmu sworn in as CAG

PTI New Delhi, August 08, 2020 12:08 IST Updated: August 08, 2020 12:08 IST PTI New Delhi, August 08, 2020 12:08 IST Updated: August 08, 2020 12:08 IST Mr. Murmu, a 1985-batch IAS officer (retired) of Gujarat cadre, will have a tenure up to November 20, 2024. Mr. Murmu, a 1985-batch IAS officer (retired) of…

Major Generals likely to meet at DBO over Depsang tensions

Major Generals likely to meet at DBO over Depsang tensions

Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Updated: August 8, 2020 11:55:56 am More than 15,000 Chinese troops are estimated to have been deployed opposite Depsang, where India has also mobilised matching troops on its side, including an armoured brigade.After the breakdown of talks at the level of the Corps Commander to restore status…

‘If Rhea Chakraborty evades ED’s questions today, she can also be arrested’: Sushant Singh Rajput’s…

‘If Rhea Chakraborty evades ED’s questions today, she can also be arrested’: Sushant Singh Rajput’s…

Home / Bollywood / ‘If Rhea Chakraborty evades ED’s questions today, she can also be arrested’: Sushant Singh Rajput’s family’s lawyer Lawyer Vikas Singh, who represents Sushant Singh Rajput’s family, has said that Rhea Chakraborty could get arrested if she fails to answer the ED’s questions. bollywood Updated: Aug 07, 2020 18:59 IST Rhea Chakraborty…

Air India jet breaks in two in Kerala killing 16

Air India jet breaks in two in Kerala killing 16

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAftermath of the Kerala plane crash shows the plane broken in twoAn Air India Express plane with 191 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 people, officials say.The aircraft, en route from Dubai, skidded off the…

Delhi HC nod for DU’s online Open Book Exams

Delhi HC nod for DU’s online Open Book Exams

TOI TimesPointsHOW TO EARNMY ACTIVITYFAQsDAILY CHECK-INS: 0/5 completedLifetime0Expired0Redeemed0* TimesPoints expire in 1 year from the day of creditThe Delhi High Court on Friday gave its nod for the conduct of online Open Book Examinations (OBE) for final-year students of Delhi University. Image used for representational purpose only NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday…

Expect China to work sincerely for complete disengagement and de-escalation: MEA

Expect China to work sincerely for complete disengagement and de-escalation: MEA

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday said it expects China to work with it sincerely for ensuring “complete disengagement and de-escalation” in eastern Ladakh as decided by the Special Representatives of the two countries last month. External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava while replying to questions on the face-off in eastern Ladakh referred to decisions taken…

Foreign Tablighi Jamaat members are free to return, Centre tells Supreme Court

Foreign Tablighi Jamaat members are free to return, Centre tells Supreme Court

‘Look-out notices withdrawn, must apologise for participating in a religious congregation during lockdown’ A file photo of people being evacuated from the Tablighi Jamaat centre in Delhi for COVID-19 testing.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy ‘Look-out notices withdrawn, must apologise for participating in a religious congregation during lockdown’ The Centre told the Supreme Court…

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala reports 1,298 cases today; Maharashtra governor inaugurates new testing lab

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Kerala reports 1,298 cases today; Maharashtra governor inaugurates new testing lab

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department said that 11,514 COVID-19 cases and 316 deaths were reported in the state on Thursday. Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,79,779, including 1,46,305 active cases, 3,16,375 recovered and 16,792 deaths. Coronavirus LATEST Updates: The Maharashtra health department said that 11,514 COVID-19 cases and 316…

India rejects Pakistan’s criticism of launch of construction of Ram temple

India rejects Pakistan’s criticism of launch of construction of Ram temple

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday strongly rejected Pakistan’s criticism of the launch of construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, and asked the neighbouring country to refrain from “communal incitement.” External affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also asked Pakistan to desist from interfering in India’s affairs. “We have seen the press statement by the Islamic…

What we know about the Lebanon explosions

What we know about the Lebanon explosions

BEIRUT: The mega-blast that tore through Lebanon’s capital with the force of an earthquake, killing more than 100 people and injuring over 4,000, resulted from the ignition of a huge depot of ammonium nitrate at Beirut’s port, officials say, but many questions remain.Here is what we know so far:*An initial large explosion in the port…

Ram Mandir bhumi pujan live updates: Shree Ram is the common thread of unity in diversity in the country, PM

Ram Mandir bhumi pujan live updates: Shree Ram is the common thread of unity in diversity in the country, PM

Kanchi mutt sends gold coins, material for Ram temple ground breaking ceremony in AyodhyaThe Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu has sent gold and silver coins, holy soil collected from the Kamakshi temple and the mutt, besides Vasthu (traditional Indian system of architecture) materials to be used in the Bhoomi pujan for constructing the…

UPSC CDS II Notification 2020 released, apply for 344 vacancies at upsc.gov.in

UPSC CDS II Notification 2020 released, apply for 344 vacancies at upsc.gov.in

Home / Education / UPSC CDS II Notification 2020 released, apply for 344 vacancies at upsc.gov.in UPSC CDS II Notification 2020 : Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification of combined defence services (CDS) exam II, on its official website at upsc.gov.in.Aspirants can apply online on or before August 26 till 6 pm. The online Applications can…

Data | One year since Article 370 revocation: economy crippled, more locals take up militancy, and more

Data | One year since Article 370 revocation: economy crippled, more locals take up militancy, and more

Two spells of lockdown — the first after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its statehood and its special constitutional status and the second related to COVID-19 — have left the erstwhile State in disarray. With the tourism industry crippled and 4G Internet still not restored, J&K’s economy has suffered. While terrorism considerably dipped, cross-border…

Back in Ayodhya after 29 years, PM Modi to lay first Ram temple brick today

Back in Ayodhya after 29 years, PM Modi to lay first Ram temple brick today

AFP photo.LUCKNOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform ‘bhoomi pujan’ as part of 15-minute rituals to formally mark the start of Ram temple construction in Ayodhya on Wednesday, bringing to culmination a religio-political campaign that decisively changed the country’s politics, strained communal equations and catapulted BJP to the pole position while bringing its Hindutva ideology…

India rejects Pakistan’s new political map

India rejects Pakistan’s new political map

New Delhi: Hours after Pakistan unveiled a new political map that laid claim to Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh union territories as well as parts of the Indian state of Gujarat, India rejected it and termed it “an exercise in political absurdity”, adding that these “ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity…

Coronavirus | No specific drug, vaccine for COVID-19 yet, says ICMR

Coronavirus | No specific drug, vaccine for COVID-19 yet, says ICMR

There is currently no specific drug or vaccine for COVID-19 and while the pandemic is progressing rapidly, vaccine development is taking time, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr. Balram Bhargava said at a press conference on Tuesday. He emphasised that social distancing and hygiene continue to be the best protection against the…

Aaditya Thackeray breaks silence on Sushant Singh Rajput death case, alleges dirty politics by opposition

Aaditya Thackeray breaks silence on Sushant Singh Rajput death case, alleges dirty politics by opposition

Aaditya Thackeray The Maharashtra Environment Minister issued a statement in Marathi stating that having friends in Bollywood is clarified is ‘no crime’. MUMBAI: Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Tuesday (August 4) broke his silence on allegations of his involvement in Sushant Singh Rajput death case and dismissing all reports calling it ‘dirty politics’.  The…

I have the patience and composure to play Test cricket, says Yuzvendra Chahal as he continues to eye a Test debut

I have the patience and composure to play Test cricket, says Yuzvendra Chahal as he continues to eye a Test debut

Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)NEW DELHI: Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is slowly getting back to his regular routine. Chahal, who is currently in his Gurugram residence in Haryana, gets up early in the morning and goes to a nearby ground, places cricket stumps and starts bowling. The 30-year-old is back to some sort…

UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2019 Live Updates: AIR

UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2019 Live Updates: AIR

UPSC Civil Services 2019 Result Live Updates: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Tuesday declared the final result of civil services exam 2019 at upsc.gov.in. A total of 829 candidates have been recommended for appointment to Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service; and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’. This year, Pradeep…

Heavy Rain, Flooding In Mumbai, Local Trains Stopped, Offices Shut

Heavy Rain, Flooding In Mumbai, Local Trains Stopped, Offices Shut

Mumbai’s streets regularly flood during the monsoon, which runs from June until September or OctoberMumbai: Several areas in Mumbai have been flooded after extremely heavy rain in through the night and this morning. The local trains, a lifeline for Mumbai’s 20 million residents, have been stopped and all offices in the city, except emergency services…

Tripura CM undergoes Covid-19 test after kin test positive

Tripura CM undergoes Covid-19 test after kin test positive

AGARTALA: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday announced that he underwent testing for COVID-19 test, the result for which is awaited after two members of his family tested positive for the virus. He is currently in self-isolation. “Two of my family members found COVID-19 positive. Other family members found NEGATIVE I have undergone…

Clock is ticking for Microsoft to buy TikTok

Clock is ticking for Microsoft to buy TikTok

WASHINGTON: Holding back from his threat to ban TikTok in America, US President Donald Trump has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella 45 days to complete a total acquisition of the Chinese short video app, after a phone conversation with the Indian-American executive who has led the tech giant to a trillion-dollar company after he took…

Draft policy seeks self-reliance for India in defence production

Draft policy seeks self-reliance for India in defence production

NEW DELHI: Languishing in the strategically-vulnerable position of being among the top three arms importers in the world for years, India now wants to build a major defence industrial base (DIB) for self-reliance in weapon systems and exports to other countries within the next five years. The defence ministry on Monday released a draft defence…

Groundwork in China for virus origin probe complete, says WHO

Groundwork in China for virus origin probe complete, says WHO

Home / World News / Groundwork in China for virus origin probe complete, says WHO The World Health Organization’s mission in China laying the groundwork for an investigation into the animal origins of the coronavirus pandemic has concluded, the UN health agency said Monday.The WHO began pressing China in early May to invite in its…

‘It’s Lord Ram’s wish’: Ayodhya dispute litigant Iqbal Ansari gets first invite for Ram Temple ‘bhoomi pujan’

‘It’s Lord Ram’s wish’: Ayodhya dispute litigant Iqbal Ansari gets first invite for Ram Temple ‘bhoomi pujan’

Iqbal Ansari, former litigant in Ayodhya land dispute case, receives invitation to attend the foundation layin…Read MoreAYODHYA: The first invitation card for the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of Ram temple in Ayodhya was received by Iqbal Ansari, who was one of the litigants in Ayodhya land dispute case. “I believe it was Lord Ram’s wish that I…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s family didn’t raise any suspicion, no evidence against any politician: Mumbai…

Sushant Singh Rajput’s family didn’t raise any suspicion, no evidence against any politician: Mumbai…

Home / India News / Sushant Singh Rajput’s family didn’t raise any suspicion, no evidence against any politician: Mumbai Police commissioner Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s family did not complain about any lapse in the investigation being carried by Mumbai Police into his death in June, the city’s top police official has said.Mumbai Police commissioner…

Invite For Grand Ayodhya Event Names 3 Others With PM Modi

Invite For Grand Ayodhya Event Names 3 Others With PM Modi

Ayodhya Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan: Invites have been sent to some 150 peopleNew Delhi: Two days before the grand Ram temple ceremony at Ayodhya, the invite with a saffron theme has been unveiled. The invite mentions Prime Minister Narendra Modi and names three more, indicating a vastly trimmed guest list in the time of COVID-19.Five…

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Centre issues guidelines for reopening gyms, yoga centres from August 5

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Centre issues guidelines for reopening gyms, yoga centres from August 5

Aug 03, 2020 03:26 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.comCoronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases have risen to over 18 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 65.8 percent. Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 133rd day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 18,03,695…

IPS officer Vinay Tiwari probing Sushant Singh Rajput case not in quarantine but under house arrest, says Bihar police

IPS officer Vinay Tiwari probing Sushant Singh Rajput case not in quarantine but under house arrest, says Bihar police

Bihar police on Monday (August 3) slammed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decision to ‘forcibly quarantine’ IPS officer Vinay Tiwari, who reached Mumbai from Patna on Sunday (August 2) to probe a case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Bihar police said that Patna City Superintendent of Police Tiwari has been home…

Govt eases quarantine rules for international flyers

Govt eases quarantine rules for international flyers

Representational photo.NEW DELHI: From August 8 onwards, people flying into India can seek exemption from institutional quarantine if they come with a corona-negative report. According to the fresh guidelines issued on Sunday by the Union health ministry, the test should have been conducted within 96 hours of undertaking the journey. Passengers submitting false or forged…

Karnataka’s BS Yediyurappa Tested Covid Positive, Hospitalised

Karnataka’s BS Yediyurappa Tested Covid Positive, Hospitalised

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted that he had tested Covid positive (File)Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted late Sunday night that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a brief post on Twitter Mr Yediyurappa said that he was fine but had been hospitalised on the advice of doctors.The Chief Minister’s…

Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. The committee “highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic”, the WHO said in a statement, and warned…

Bridging the Valley

Bridging the Valley

Written by Bashaarat Masood , Naveed Iqbal | Updated: August 2, 2020 5:49:32 am At Kralweth village in Baramulla. Among the works carried out by the panchayat are this drain, a culvert, a few tiled paths, and fencing of the local graveyard. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)On December 19, 2018, 48 sarpanchs from Jammu & Kashmir…

Nepal set to send new map to UN, others

Nepal set to send new map to UN, others

Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. (File photo)NEW DELHI: After having issued a new map showing Indian territory as part of Nepal, the K P Sharma Oli government is preparing to share the map with the “international community”, including the UN. The map, which was issued despite protests by India, was later “legitimised” unanimously…

July sales hint at auto sector revival

July sales hint at auto sector revival

Signalling a possible recovery from the COVID-19 induced shock for the automobile sector, the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki posted a year-on-year growth of 1% in domestic wholesale sales in July, while Hero MotoCorp, the two wheeler market leader, inched closer to the dispatch numbers of July 2019.However, other manufacturers such as Mahindra and…

No mahurrat for Ram temple bhoomi pujan on Aug 5: Digvijaya Singh

No mahurrat for Ram temple bhoomi pujan on Aug 5: Digvijaya Singh

BHOPAL: A day after former chief minister Kamal Nath welcomed construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tweeted for speedy construction of a grand temple. BJP, however, saw criticism in Digvijaya Singh’s early morning tweet and said that the Congress leader always contradicts himself. “The Centre of…

India’s Covid-19 tally races past 17 lakh; July alone saw 65% of total cases

India’s Covid-19 tally races past 17 lakh; July alone saw 65% of total cases

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Death toll in Punjab hooch tragedy mounts to 70

Death toll in Punjab hooch tragedy mounts to 70

SPS Parmar, Inspector General of Police (IG), border range. (Photo: ANI)AMRITSAR: The toll in the hooch tragedy in Punjab mounted to 70 on Saturday, with maximum 47 deaths reported from Tarn Taran district. Tarn Taran deputy commissioner Kulwant Singh told TOI that so far, 47 deaths had been reported from the district while inspector general,…

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

WASHINGTON: Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House in November, America will likely be in for a foreign policy about-face as Biden reverses, dismantles or severely curtails many of President Donald Trump’s most significant and boldest actions. From the Middle East to Asia, Latin America to Africa and, particularly, Europe, and on…

Rajya Sabha Member Amar Singh Dies At 64

Rajya Sabha Member Amar Singh Dies At 64

Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh had been battling a long illness before he diedNew Delhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has died after battling an illness. He was 64. The Rajya Sabha MP had gone to a hospital in Singapore in March for surgery in a kidney-related illness.Amar Singh was a key leader…

Andhra Governor gives nod to CM Jagan Mohan Reddy’s three-capital plan

Andhra Governor gives nod to CM Jagan Mohan Reddy’s three-capital plan

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh government on Friday issued two gazette notifications regarding the Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act 2020 and the Capital Region Development Authority (Repeal) Act 2020. This came after both the bills were given assent by the state governor Biswabhusan Harichandan today. Earlier, the Andhra Pradesh government on July…

In Assam, a trail of broken barriers

In Assam, a trail of broken barriers

Rabindra Hajong had sensed trouble the evening before when he saw muddy water threatening to overtop the road to Lakhipur town, about 165 km west of Guwahati. Lakhipur is the headquarters of Lakhipur Revenue Circle in western Assam’s Goalpara district, sandwiched between Meghalaya and the Brahmaputra river.In about nine hours since Hajong raised the alarm,…

Towards a new normal: On Unlock 3

Towards a new normal: On Unlock 3

August 01, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: August 01, 2020 00:41 IST August 01, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: August 01, 2020 00:41 IST With a vaccine not yet in sight, easier, cheaper testing can help protect the vulnerable The Centre has announced further relaxations in the lockdown that began on March 25 to combat the COVID-19…

War and talks: On Taliban ceasefire

War and talks: On Taliban ceasefire

August 01, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: August 01, 2020 00:43 IST August 01, 2020 00:02 IST Updated: August 01, 2020 00:43 IST The Taliban’s ceasefire is an opportunity to kick-start intra-Afghan peace talks The Taliban’s decision to cease fire for three days during Id-ul-Adha has come as a relief for Afghans who have seen unabated…

Nepal PM Oli’s ‘irritating’ remarks against India ‘undiplomatic’, says CPN leader

Nepal PM Oli’s ‘irritating’ remarks against India ‘undiplomatic’, says CPN leader

Home / World News / Nepal PM Oli’s ‘irritating’ remarks against India ‘undiplomatic’, says CPN leader Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has committed three “mistakes” with his recent “undiplomatic” and “irritating” anti-India statements, a senior leader of the ruling communist party has said, amidst mounting pressure on the embattled premier who is facing…

Fauci optimistic Covid-19 vaccine will be widely available

Fauci optimistic Covid-19 vaccine will be widely available

Representative imageWASHINGTON: Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time, Dr Anthony Fauci assured lawmakers Friday. Appearing before a House panel investigating the nation’s response to the pandemic, Fauci expressed “cautious” optimism that a vaccine would be available, particularly by next year. “I believe,…

New Education Policy does not shed English Language but focuses on multilingualism: HRD Minister

New Education Policy does not shed English Language but focuses on multilingualism: HRD Minister

Home / Education / New Education Policy does not shed English Language but focuses on multilingualism: HRD Minister New Education Policy does not talk about shedding the English language instead it emphasizes the importance of multilingualism which has a great cognitive benefit for young children, the union human resource development minister who will now be called the…