Monday, November 30, 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...


US ambassador ‘regrets’ Khobragade arrest

New Delhi: US ambassador Nancy J Powell Tuesday expressed “regret” over the way diplomat Devyani Khobragade was arrested and jailed for alleged visa fraud and underpaying her child's nanny.

CBI examining Jaitley’s letter to PM against Virbhadra Singh

New Delhi: CBI is examining a letter written by BJP leader Arun Jaitley levelling corruption allegations against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and does not rule out the possibility of examining the Congress veteran at a later stage.

Veerappan’s aides ‘involved’ in red sanders wood smuggling

Hyderabad: Smugglers connected with slain forest brigand Veerappan’s gang may be involved in smuggling of red sanders wood in Andhra Pradesh, state police chief B Prasada Rao said Tuesday.

Arup Raha takes over as IAF chief

New Delhi: Arup Raha, a veteran fighter pilot, today took over as the 24th chief of the Indian Air Force succeeding Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne.

Kejriwal high on his new-found power, says Salman Khurshid

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was at present high on his new-found power, even as he described the AAP leader and Narendra Modi as drums whose sound was understood only by those in the orchestra.

No question of dividing Tripura, says CM

Agartala: Tripura's Left Front government would not allow any attempt to divide the northeastern state, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Monday, asserting that he would resist any such move with all his might.

Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore compensation for slain cop

New Delhi: In one of the highest such compensations, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today granted Rs one crore financial assistance to the family of a Delhi Police constable who was allegedly beaten to death by suspected liquor mafia in Ghitorni area of South Delhi last week. asked to file affidavit by January 15

Ahmedabad: A two-member Commission set up by Gujarat government to inquire into the alleged snooping on a woman by police has issued summons to Ashish Khetan of and asked him to file an affidavit by January 15 in connection with the release of audio tapes. 


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...