Monday, 8 August, 2022


Knitting, sketching, handicrafts — quarantine’s a vacation in this Nagaland village

Set against a picturesque background of hills and clouds, this quarantine centre comprises 14 bamboo huts, a rainwater harvesting system, and a hearth to make tea.

Delhi now at 12th position in country in active Covid cases, health minister says

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said only about 20 per cent of the total number of Covid beds are currently occupied.

Mumbai crosswalks get ‘traffic light woman’, like German Ampelfrau and Dutch Sofie

Mumbai joins the league of global cities that have female symbols on traffic signs and signage. Move aims to promote gender equality.

Why residents of Ahmedabad have become sceptical about testing for Covid-19

In May, central Ahmedabad had witnessed a spike in cases. But now, the outbreak has spread to the western parts, which have the maximum number of containment zones.

How Amar Singh exposed the underbelly (or hypocrisy) of Indian politics

Amar Singh’s friendships across political, corporate and Bollywood spheres made him what he was. The ‘fixer’ tag that came with it was only ‘rajniti’ for him.

CISF issues new social media rules, asks 1.62 lakh personnel to avoid criticising govt

The fresh guidelines issued by the Central Industrial Security Force on 31 July said violators and defaulters of these rules will face 'strict legal and disciplinary action'.

Manish Sisodia seeks reopening of weekly markets, hotels in Delhi; writes to Amit Shah

The Delhi deputy CM's letter comes a day after Delhi LG Anil Baijal rejected Kejriwal govt's decision to allow hotels and weekly markets to reopen in the national capital.

Amarinder faces opposition heat, resignation demand as hooch tragedy death toll crosses 85

SAD alleges the illicit liquor trade in Punjab is running with Congress patronage, causing a loss of Rs 5,600 crore to the state. It demanded an independent probe by a high court judge.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra writes to Yogi Adityanath, urges him to ensure law & order in UP

As both crime and Covid increase uncontrollably in the state, the UP Congress in-charge wrote that there is a sense of fear among the people due to incidents of crime happening in daylight.

PM Modi says New Education Policy attempts to transform intent and content of education

Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, Modi emphasised that the new policy will lead to more job creators, not seekers.

On Camera


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.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

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.