2 kids die, 150 shanties gutted in fire in Noida

2 kids die, 150 shanties gutted in fire in Noida

Monday, 12 April 2021 | PTI | Noida/Lucknow

A major fire broke out in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida on Sunday, leaving two children dead and around 150 shanties destroyed, police said. The fire broke out around 1 pm in the JJ cluster near Behlolpur village under Phase 3 police station limits, according to officials. “Around a dozen fire...

UP schools shut, social gathering restricted to 50 in closed space

Monday, 12 April 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday ordered the closure of all schools till April 30 and directed the imposition of a night curfew in the districts, which report 100 new infections in a day or have 500 active cases.  The Government ordered that not more than 100 people be allowed to...

5 new vaccines by year end: Govt

5 new vaccines by year end: Govt

Monday, 12 April 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Record over 1.57 lakh cases in a day as Covid 2nd wave grips India  India celebrated the beginning of three-day Tika utsav (vaccination festival) on Sunday amid reports of a massive shortage of vaccine in several States and indication that by the end of the third quarter of this year India...

It relieves pain: Kargil war widow

Sunday, 11 April 2021 | PNS | Haridwar

Like numerous others like her, Sharda Bhau of Akhnoor in Jammu & Kashmir considers Das responsible for the positive change in her life. Widow of Havildar Daler Singh Bhau who attained martyrdom in Tololing hills in 1999 during the Kargil war told The Pioneer that Das visited her house after the...

Patriotic fervour at Kumbh spl yajna

Patriotic fervour at Kumbh spl yajna

Sunday, 11 April 2021 | Gajendra Singh Negi | Haridwar

Balak Yogeshwar Das to start rituals today for the martyrs’ souls  At Kumbh Mela which is considered as the largest religious gathering in the world, one can witness various saints engaging in different religious activities, rituals and spiritual affairs. However there are some like ascetic Balak Yogeshwar Das, who draw...

India, China agree to defuse LAC stand-off expeditiously

Sunday, 11 April 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

India and China have agreed to expeditiously defuse tension at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by disengagement of troops from the flash points in Eastern Ladakh.  The two sides have also agreed to maintain stability on the ground. These were the highlights of the meeting of the Corps Commanders at...

Setback for BJP in Tripura tribal council polls

Sunday, 11 April 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Tripura’s ruling BJP and its ally IPFT (Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura) received a major setback in the  Tribal council polls at the hands of Pradyot Deb Burman led newly-floated TIPRA (The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance). The new political outfit swept the Tripura Autonomous District Council polls by securing 18 out...

50 allowed at weddings in Delhi; restaurants, metro occupancy halved

Sunday, 11 April 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Amid a surge in the fourth wave of the Covid-19 cases in the national Capital, the Delhi Government on Saturday announced stricter curbs, allowing Delhi Metro and DTC buses to operate only at 50 per cent capacity and limiting the number of guests at weedings at 50, officials said. The city...

Sunday Edition

The beautiful Goa Glitch

11 April 2021 | Navneet Mendiratta | Agenda

A rare Jugalbandi

11 April 2021 | Mohammad Irshad | Agenda

For Your Partner

11 April 2021 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Controlling the monkey mind

11 April 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Just play

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I like the darker side of people’

11 April 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer