Sunday, November 29, 2020

National News


Signal failure led to LS TV blackout, says probe report

NEW DELHI: Failure to receive signals from the nine automatic cameras in Lok Sabha resulted in the blackout of Lok Sabha TV during the crucial proceedings for passage of the Telangana bill, a probe has found.

India blocks 43 more Chinese mobile apps

PTI New Delhi India on Tuesday blocked 43 more Chinese mobile apps, including Alibaba Group Holding’s...

Karnataka CM defers move on Lingayats-in-OBC-list

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday deferred at a last minute a proposal to recommend inclusion of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat...

Cong’s crisis manager Ahmed Patel passes away

PTI New Delhi The Congress party’s top strategist and troubleshooter Ahmed Patel died in a Gurugram...


Kargil martyr’s mother enters ballot battlefield

By Naresh K Thakur
Dharamsala: Entering mainstream politics was never on her mind until a few weeks ago. The world of retired government teacher Kamal Kanta Batra, mother of Kargil war martyr and Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra, revolved around her family. Besides, she was actively involved in the welfare of children from weaker sections of society. 

India abstains from Sri Lanka vote in Geneva

NEW DELHI: In a move that will please Colombo, India on Thursday sprang a surprise by abstaining from voting on a UN Human Rights Council resolution in Geneva calling for a probe into alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka.

Delhi govt asks Kejriwal to pay monthly rent of `85,000 for flat

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has issued a notice to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal asking him to pay a rent of `85,000 per month for the flat in which he has been staying for the past more than a month even after resigning from the chief minister’s post.

India among 11 nations formally declared polio-free

NEW DELHI:  India and 10 other Asian countries were formally declared polio-free by the World Health Organization on Thursday.
Apart from India, the other countries which were given polio-free certificates were Bangladesh, Bhutan, North Korea, Indonesia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste.

Uneasiness Over New Leaders in Cong, BJP

Unlike never before in the recent past, both Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are witnessing convulsions over a generational change, a leadership change.

Sonakshi Sinha to campaign for dad

MUMBAI: Sonakshi Sinha’s father, veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha is currently busy campaigning in Bihar with his son Luv to keep him company. 
And even though the Member of Parliament maintains that Sonakshi is apolitical, Luv isn’t ruling out the possibility of her joining them on their campaign trail. 

Apology offered, Rajnath now seeks a chance from Muslims

LUCKNOW: Flanked by ailing former prime minister and five-time Lucknow MP Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s aide Shiv Kumar and Atal’s protégé and outgoing Lucknow MP Lalji Tandon, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Rajnath Singh appealed to Muslims to give his party a chance in the Lok Sabha polls.

AAP leader Bharti jeered out of Varanasi stadium

VARANASI: Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti was jeered at the Sigra stadium here on Wednesday when he went there to interact with morning walkers.
Initially, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal,


Love under threat

Interfaith couples uneasy as ‘love jihad’ storm rages, gathers force Trisha Mukherjee and Manik Gupta Crisscrossing...

Unfunny times

While many comedians started performing online during the lockdown, it has not worked for most. And even now the comedy industry is...

Where have all the picnics gone?

Frederick Noronha Maybe I’m just imagining it, or maybe it’s how you feel when the years add up. But,...

The benefits of antioxidants

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi The oxygen that we breathe helps to break down the molecules in the food so that...