‘High R-factor signals rising risk in States’

‘High R-factor signals rising risk in States’

Thursday, 15 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Implement Covid norms strictly, MHA tells Govts A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern over massive crowds at hill stations and marketplaces, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday wrote to all States and Union Territories (UTs) asking them to take steps to control crowding and shed...

7 kids among 71 killed by lightning in UP, MP, Raj in 24 hrs

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

At least 71 people, including seven children, died and over 70 injured in separate lightning incidents in the past 24 hours across Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.  So far, a total of 41 people have been killed and 30 injured in 16 districts across Uttar Pradesh (UP), 23 in...

Nepal’s SC reinstates dissolved Parliament

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 | PTI | Kathmandu

Apex court orders Deuba’s appointment as new Prime Minister In a landmark verdict, Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday directed President Bidya Devi Bhandari to appoint Opposition leader and Nepali Congress chief Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister by Tuesday and dismissed her “unconstitutional” move to dissolve the House of Representatives for...

Third wave of Covid inevitable, imminent: IMA

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Warns State Govts against allowing ‘super-spreader’ events in India A third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is “inevitable” and “imminent”, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Monday as it warned the State Governments against allowing potential “super-spreader” events like tourism activities, pilgrimages like Kanwariya Yatra and other forms of mass...

VHP, Nitish voice reservations on Uttar Pradesh’s population policy

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

Not only the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) — an important member of the larger saffron Parivar — but  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a key ally of the BJP, has also raised  some reservations on the new population policy for 2021-2030 as announced this week by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister...

India’s ‘Panama Papers’ on shell firms, tax loopholes gather dust

India’s ‘Panama Papers’ on shell firms, tax loopholes gather dust

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 | J Gopikrishnan | New Delhi

Tax firm’s leaked data includes correspondences with 33 Cos, HNWIs India’s own ‘Panama papers’ are gathering dust with law enforcement agencies and the Delhi High Court (HC). The 1.5 GB leaked data belongs to the tax consulting firm Nishith Desai Associates and includes controversial tax-related correspondences involving 33 of India’s biggest...

Infighting surfaces in Chhattisgarh Cong

Infighting surfaces in Chhattisgarh Cong

Monday, 12 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi/Raipur

After Punjab and Rajasthan now trouble is brewing for the Congress in another of its ruling States, Chhattisgarh, where a demand for change in leadership has gained momentum. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel rushed to the national Capital on Sunday and called on the party chief Sonia Gandhi to “discuss”...

Vinay Prakash is Twitter’s Resident Grievance Officer

Monday, 12 July 2021 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Twitter on Sunday appointed Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer to meet new Information Technology guidelines amid tensions with the Modi Government. The US based microblogging platform also released its transparency report saying it has received 94 grievances and “actioned” 133 URLs (uniform resource locators) between May 26 and June...

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Changing demographic profiles & women

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Education on pandemic mode

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