Category: Top Stories

315 students get Covid positive in Mizoram after schools reopen

In a setback to various State Governments’ planning to open schools post Diwali, the Centre on Tuesday said children can be spreaders or super spreaders. The observation came following reports of at least 315 active cases among children in Mizoram, prompting the Northeastern State to close down the schools. Talking to reporters here on Tuesday at a Press briefing,...

Now, any Indian can buy non-agri land in J&K

Lifting the barrier on the purchase of non-agricultural land, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday notified the new land laws for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir triggering widespread condemnation from various Kashmir-based political parties who termed it as a huge betrayal and step towards putting “J&K up for sale”. Significantly, the new land laws were notified...

India, US focus on China threat

Both exert China must respect rule of law; US assures help to deal with LAC face-off, Chinese assertiveness in Indo-Pacific, South China Sea In an obvious reference to China’s expansionist and aggressive behaviour, India and the US on Tuesday made it clear that Beijing must respect the rule of law and sovereignty. The US also assured India of all...

Bihar campaign gets acerbic as leaders hit below the belt

The air is toxic as the tongue has gone acerbic in Bihar that on Wednesday goes to poll for the first of the three-phased elections. The captains of political parties in their quest to damn and damage each other to the hilt are hitting below the belt, leaving aside their “gentleman façade”. And in the process, Prime Minister Narendra...

High-octane Bihar 1st ph poll campaign ends

Rival political parties and their top leaders were busy wooing voters until the last hours on Monday as the hectic campaign for 71 Assembly constituencies across six districts of Bihar that will vote on October 28 in the first phase of the Assembly elections ended with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-Congress-Left alliance seemingly giving a tough challenge to the...

India, US discuss ties, China

Defence, Foreign Ministers’ talks come day ahead of 2+2 meet today India and the US on Monday reviewed the entire range of strategic and defence ties, besides the growing expansionist behaviour of China during the separate meetings between the Defence and Foreign Ministers of the two nations. The bilateral meetings came a day ahead of the high profile 2+2...

Pioneer Talk: India can play a critical role in the global arena: Navtej Sarna

Pioneer Talk India can certainly play a critical role in the global scenario considering its position as a major regional power and global presence. Today India is also showing a lot of backing and more clarity in several foreign policy situations than it did in the past. As an economy with tremendous potential, a regionally important power with much...

Tejashwi says Nitish is tired, JD(U)-BJP hit back

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is Tired and no longer able to manage Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Sunday, drawing sharp retorts from leaders of the ruling NDA. Yadav, 31, apparently referring to the age of the 69- year-old chief minister and said that he has got tired due to which he gives up when faced with a...

India’s Covid recovery rate 90%

71 L persons recover in total, 62,077 in last 24 hours; active cases down to 7L India’s recovery rate touched 90 per cent on Sunday with 62,077 persons having recovered from Covid-19 and discharged nationally in the last 24 hours even as the new confirmed cases stood at just a little over 50,000. Active cases also continued to remain...

India wants peace, won’t surrender an inch: Rajnath

Jawans’ martyrdom at LAC will be written in golden letters in history, says Defence Minister While it wants to end the ongoing border tension with China, India will never allow even an inch of the country taken away by anyone, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted on Sunday. He also said the bravery of the Indian soldiers at the Line...