Monday, 8 August, 2022


Indian Army launches ‘Tamul plates’ project in Assam to rehabilitate former insurgents

Pilot project titled 'Manufacture of Tamul Plates' is employing former insurgents in production of biodegradable and cost-effective plates made of leaves & barks of arecanut trees.

Wife beheaded, body buried in the house — MP man’s alleged offerings to ‘please’ deity

Police arrested the 50-year-old man Thursday after his two sons alerted them. Officials said the man fled after the alleged murder.

Facebook replies to Congress’ concerns, says it is non-partisan & against hate, bigotry

The Congress accused Facebook of interfering in India's democratic process and social harmony and being soft on members of the ruling BJP while applying its hate-speech rules.

PM Modi’s donations to public causes from savings, auctions cross Rs 103 cr, report says

Highlighting Modi's donations, sources noted that he gave Rs 21 lakh in 2019 from his personal savings to the fund set up for the welfare of sanitation workers of Kumbh Mela.

1.38 lakh Telangana students struggle to tune in as govt school classes begin online

The 1.38 lakh students are those without access to any electronic devices, even a TV, but the state government says opening day saw over 14 lakh students attend online classes.

Sushant’s home manager & Showik bought ‘bud’, a marijuana drug widely used in Bollywood, says NCB

NCB probe finds Rhea Chakarborty's brother Showik helped Sushant Singh Rajput’s home manager Samuel Miranda allegedly procure bud, a curated form of marijuana sold for as high as Rs 5,000/gram.

India’s Covid tally goes beyond 38-lakh mark with over 83,000 new cases in a day

There are currently 8.1 lakh active coronavirus cases, comprising 21.16 per cent of the total caseload. The death toll stands at 67,376.

International travellers with connecting domestic flights can avail Covid tests at airports

If the RT-PCR test result is negative, the passengers can catch their flight & avoid institutional quarantine at the destination, the civil ministry's order stated.

Modi lauds toy hub Channapatna, but more than China this town is upset with rival at home

Amid struggles due to lockdown and influx of Chinese toys, Channapatna artisans were expecting support. But the decision to set up a toy cluster elsewhere has angered them.

Facebook bans BJP MLA Raja Singh for hate speech violations

Facebook has been in the eye of a storm after a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report alleged that Facebook's content policies favoured the BJP.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.