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...


Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit back ‘Free Sunder’ campaign

Mumbai:  Actors Amitabh Bachchcan and Madhuri Dixit have backed a campaign launched by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA to free a 14-year-old elephant named Sunder, who is kept in chains in a temple in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. 

MP most qualified among four new Assemblies; Delhi comes last

New Delhi: Delhi may be known as a modern metropolitan city, but it comes last among the four newly elected state assemblies in terms of qualification of their MLAs and the top honours is claimed by Madhya Pradesh. 

Documentaries on Delhi gang rape incident

New Delhi: The brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old in Delhi in December last year is the subject of a couple of documentaries, which seek to report on the incident.


NEW DELHI: Just ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday handed a severe 4-0 drubbing to Congress in the assembly elections by scoring landslide victories in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, holding on to power in Chhattisgarh and close to forming a government in Delhi.

Assembly poll verdict in four states today

NEW DELHI:  The fate of governments in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh will be known on Sunday when counting of votes  takes place in the assembly elections, considered the semi-finals ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year.

Order for Sanjay’s release on parole triggers row

PUNE/MUMBAI:  A major controversy has erupted over granting parole to actor Sanjay Dutt which will allow him to leave prison for a second time in a little over a month with protests outside Pune’s Yerawada Jail forcing the government to order an inquiry.

MiG-21 fighter jets to fly into history

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA:  One of the first variants of the MiG 21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan Air Force in the 1971 war, will fly into the annals of history on Wednesday.

UP’s first gangster is SP’s poll candidate

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party’s candidate from Sultanpur for the Lok Sabha Polls, Ateeq Ahmad was the first person to be booked under the ‘Gangster Act’ in Uttar Pradesh and has several cases of dacoity, murder, extortion and fraud against him, police records showed.


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...