Saturday, 2 July, 2022


India registers 24,879 new coronavirus infections in last 24 hours, total cases over 7.6 lakh

According to the health ministry data, the Covid death toll climbed to 21,129 and the number of recoveries stands at 4,76,377.

Vikas Dubey arrested in Ujjain week after 8 UP cops were killed while trying to apprehend him

Police had launched a manhunt to catch Dubey, Kanpur’s wanted criminal, after 8 policemen were killed when they had gone to arrest him on 2 July.

Why India’s ban on Chinese apps opens a gold mine for Mukesh Ambani’s Jio & Silicon Valley

Although Ambani’s Jio appears to be ahead, his won’t be India’s only super-app. Amazon & Flipkart are also making huge investments in online services.

Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep, famous as Soorma Bhopali in ‘Sholay’, dies at 81

The actor appeared in around 400 films, starting his career with the 1951 film 'Afsana', which also marked filmmaker BR Chopra’s directorial debut.

Go online but don’t go overboard — how Karnataka panel wants govt to regulate classes

On 15 June, Karnataka government tasked a 14-member panel with studying the feasibility of online classes amid the pandemic. The panel submitted its report Tuesday.

Kashmir BJP leader shot dead in Bandipora, father and brother killed too

BJP leader Wasim Bari, his brother Umer Bashir and father Bashir Ahmed were shot dead outside a shop owned by the family, police said.

Shutdown in parts of Kashmir, internet cut off on Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

J&K Police said some parts of the Valley witnessed minor stone-pelting incidents, which were immediately brought under control. No processions were taken out.

UAE may soon resume flights for Indians with valid work, residency permit

UAE Ambassador Al Banna also said it's India's blanket ban on international flights that is creating problems in flying Indians with valid permits to the gulf country.

How a Muslim Covid patient was cremated and a Hindu nearly buried after AIIMS mix-up

The mix-up was discovered when the brother of the Muslim Covid victim slipped Rs 500 to a cemetery worker to get one last look at her before her burial.

CBSE now says chapters not deleted, but covered under ‘alternative academic calendar’

CBSE Tuesday said 2020-21 syllabus for classes 9 to 12 has been reduced by 30% keeping in mind the loss of academic time due to Covid-19 pandemic.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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.