Tuesday, 5 July, 2022


15-year-old deaf, mute girl allegedly gangraped, eyes damaged in Bihar’s Madhubani

Doctors say it is yet to be ascertained whether the girl, who is in critical condition, has completely lost her eyesight.

Yediyurappa welcomes Elon Musk’s Tesla to India, then deletes tweet a few hours later

Tesla has registered as a subsidiary company in Bengaluru and is expected to set up a research and development as well as a manufacturing unit.

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala to meet PM Modi to discuss farmers protest

Chautala, along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, met Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday to discuss the law and order situation in the state.

Pangong Tso opens for tourists amid Ladakh stand-off. This is how you can visit it

Tourists will have to follow strict Covid-19 guidelines. Those with a negative report, not earlier than 72 hours, can visit all public places across Ladakh without any restrictions.

Priest, other accused in Badaun ‘gang rape & murder’ case remanded to police custody

Circle officer of Bilsi said the accused have already been sent to jail, but some questions need to be answered for which 'it is necessary to take the three accused on remand'.

Easy money, cycle of debt — why Punjab’s farmers can’t get out of the clutches of arhatiyas

PM Modi and experts have talked about eliminating middlemen from agricultural trade, but farmers say this will take away their source of easy loans too.

‘They have all been killed’ — Bird flu spells tragedy for poultry farmers after Covid hit

Bird flu cases in 9 states & UTs means chicken farmers, who were barely starting to recover from Covid impact, are having to cull large numbers of stock a second time in 12 months.

Parliamentary panel questions Modi govt on vaccine efficacy, cites ‘trials not held widely’

Standing committee on health, who were briefed by health secretary Tuesday, raised questions on vaccine efficacy and its pricing, as well as distribution in rural areas.

Bharat Biotech signs pact with Precisa Medicamentos for Covaxin supplies to Brazil

A team from Precisa Medicamentos visited the Bharat Biotech facility last week to discuss potential export possibilities of the vaccine, the company said in a release.

Byju’s to buy medical, engineering entrance coaching leader Aakash in $1 billion mega deal

In the deal with Byju’s, Aakash’s founders, the Chaudhry family, will exit completely, while Blackstone will swap a portion of its 37.5% equity in Aakash for Byju’s stake.

On Camera


Don’t leave regulation in hands of social media platforms. Govt must re-evaluate its role

It can hardly be expected of social media platforms to design self-regulatory mechanisms that encourage them being held liable and penalised for their decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.