India’s joblessness soars to 7.14%

India’s joblessness soars to 7.14%

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

India’s unemployment rate stood at 7.14 per cent in the week ending July 25, a rise of 1.16 per cent from the previous week ending July 18, as joblessness increased both in urban areas and the hinterland. Fresh data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) on Monday showed the...

Corona playing spoilsport! 2 athletes at Olympic Village test +ve

Corona playing spoilsport! 2 athletes at Olympic Village test +ve

Monday, 19 July 2021 | PTI | Tokyo

Three athletes, two of them staying at the Olympic Village, have tested positive for Covid-19, the Games Organising Committee announced on Sunday, the development adding to the scepticism around the troubled event which opens on July 23. It is the first instance of athletes staying at the village catching the infection....

Registrations for UG courses at DU to start on August 2

Registrations for UG courses at DU to start on August 2

Sunday, 18 July 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Registrations for undergraduate courses at Delhi University will start on August 2 and registrations for Master’s and doctorate programmes will begin from July 26, Delhi University (DU) authorities confirmed it on Saturday. DU is likely to announce the first cut-off list between September 7 and 10, acting Vice Chancellor PC Joshi...

SC takes note of delay in release of prisoners after bail

SC takes note of delay in release of prisoners after bail

Saturday, 17 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday took a serious view of inordinate delay in the release of prisoners after they were granted bail by the court. It said it would set up a “secure, credible and authentic channel” for transmission of the orders for execution, saying in the digital age, “we are...

Intense political churning shakes Punjab Congress

Intense political churning shakes Punjab Congress

Friday, 16 July 2021 | Monika Malik | Chandigarh

The crisis in Punjab Congress has worsened. At a time when the internal strife was heading for a resolution, unconfirmed reports of the cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu being made the State party president and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh threatening to resign in protest surfaced, resulting in political turmoil in...

In a first, PMO to decide Ministers’ PS’ appointments

In a first, PMO to decide Ministers’ PS’ appointments

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

Mins to have no say, non-IAS officers to be considered too Junking conventional practice, the Modi Government has decided that all appointments of Private Secretaries (PS) to the Ministers will now be done by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). This means, the existing practice of Ministers selecting their own PS’ will...

Now nimesulide a pain for white-rumped vultures

Now nimesulide a pain for white-rumped vultures

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

After Diclofenac-like painkillers, nimesulide drug is becoming a major scourge for white-rumped vultures in the country, threatening to wipe out the critically endangered birds which are categorised under Schedule I of Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972. Researchers have now sought a ban on the use of nimesulide for veterinary purposes. Like...

Tharoor may replace Adhir as Congress leader in Lok Sabha

Tharoor may replace Adhir as Congress leader in Lok Sabha

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Sonia to discuss party’s strategy in forthcoming Monsoon Session Congress president Sonia Gandhi has called the party’s Parliamentary Strategy Group on Wednesday to discuss the party’s strategy in the forthcoming Monsoon Session and decide on naming a new leader of the party in the Lok Sabha, most likely Shashi Tharoor. According to...

State Editions

‘No sign of an impending 3rd wave’

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Gau Gyan Foundation decries police inaction

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Drink-from-tap water to every Puri house

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Landmark owners celebrate Green Day

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

DSBM holds meet on changing biz dynamics

27 July 2021 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

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’

25 July 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer