‘No herd immunity yet, next four months crucial’

‘No herd immunity yet, next four months crucial’

Saturday, 17 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The Government on Friday said that India is yet to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 — not even through infection — and the next 125 days would be crucial as the possibility of new outbreaks cannot be ruled out. The Union Health Ministry also cautioned against the declining use of masks...

NHRC indicts TMC leaders for Bengal post-poll violence

Friday, 16 July 2021 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

The National Human Rights Commission probing post-poll violence in Bengal has submitted a damaging report in the Calcutta High Court underscoring the “politico-bureaucratic-criminal nexus” in Bengal. The NHRC recommended an investigation to be carried out by a Special Investigation Team of the Central Bureau of Investigation. A five-judge Bench of the...

Army man arrested for spying for Pak’s ISI

Friday, 16 July 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Two men, including an Army man, have been arrested on the charges of spying for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan under the Official Secrets Act by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police. Police said on Thursday that the Army headquarters has confirmed that the documents in their possession were classified. A...

India has highest number of unvaccinated children worldwide: UNICEF

Friday, 16 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said India has the highest number of under-vaccinated or unvaccinated children worldwide at 3.5 million, an increase of 1.4 million from 2019, amid the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. It also noted that over three million of “zero-dose children” in 2020 lived in...

PLA preparing for long haul along LAC

PLA preparing for long haul along LAC

Friday, 16 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Even as stand-offs persist at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, the Chinese have ramped up their military effort in Sikkim region by constructing permanent concrete buildings to lodge their troops. This activity on their side of the LAC will enable the Chinese to deploy their soldiers quickly...

‘Why is colonial sedition law in use in free India?’

‘Why is colonial sedition law in use in free India?’

Friday, 16 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Why has the draconian sedition law, which was used by the British to silence people like Mahatma Gandhi, not been repealed in Independent India despite its gross misuse, is the question the Supreme Court posed to the Centre on Thursday. The apex court agreed to examine the pleas filed by the...

Buzz about Kishor’s role in Congress

Buzz about Kishor’s role in Congress

Thursday, 15 July 2021 | Deepak Kumar Jha | New Delhi

Former poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s four-hour long meeting with the Gandhis on Tuesday has sparked an all-round buzz about his association with the Congress in the days to come. AICC sources said if things materialise then Kishor may be appointed the working president of the Congress. Kishor did not respond to...

RBI restricts Mastercard from issuing new cards from July 22

Thursday, 15 July 2021 | PTI | Mumbai

In a major supervisory action, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday indefinitely barred the US-based Mastercard from issuing new credit, debit and prepaid cards with effect from July 22 for its failure to comply with data storage norms. Mastercard, a major card issuing entity in the country, is...

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Need to build a support system for rural India

25 July 2021 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Changing demographic profiles & women

25 July 2021 | Rajesh Mehta & Uddeshya Goel | Agenda

How fine is ‘I am fine’?

25 July 2021 | Nidhi Upadhyay | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch your thoughts

25 July 2021 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Education on pandemic mode

25 July 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It is important to find happiness in small things’

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