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Anti-individualism won’t take any political front forward, Congress leader Moily warns

Veerappa Moily called for a common minimum programme for parties to work together and said opposition agendas should be based upon ideological instead of personal issues.
File photo of new Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI

As NEP turns one, Pradhan calls for making education affordable, accessible & equitable

In a series of tweet, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his resolve to 'realise the aspirations' of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and make India a 'vibrant knowledge economy'.
The Covid care centre at the Government Homoeopathic Medical College in Iranimuttom, Thiruvananthapuram | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Health ministry to depute 6-member team to Kerala for effective management as Covid surges

The team will work closely with state health authorities, take a stock of the ground situation & recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the spread of the virus.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh with German envoy Walter J Lindner in Chandigarh on 26 July, 2021 | Twitter/@capt_amarinder

German envoy Walter J Linder calls on Amarinder Singh to discuss investment opportunities

Linder called on the Punjab chief minister Monday to discuss investing in the key sectors of mobility, engineering, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and renewable energy in Punjab.
A view of the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on 26 July,2021 | PTI

Govt seeks extension for framing rules of Citizenship Amendment Act till 9 January

MoS for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai was replying to Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on whether the govt had missed the deadline to frame and notify CAA rules.
A health worker takes swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 testing at Dadar railway station in Mumbai on 26 July 2021| PTI

India records less than 30,000 new Covid cases after 132 days

According to the health ministry data, the death toll has climbed to 4,21,382 with 415 new fatalities recorded in last 24 hours.
A health worker collects samples of passengers for Covid-19 test at city railway station during lockdown in Bengaluru on 24 July 2021| PTI

India registers 36,361 new Covid infections, 416 deaths in last 24 hours

The daily positivity rate has increased to 3.41 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.31 per cent, according to the ministry.

Delhi to install 5 high-mast Tricolours by 15 August under AAP govt’s ‘Deshbhakti budget’

The Public Works Department (PWD) has been tasked with the project under which it will install the national flag on 100-feet high polls at 500 locations in the city.

NIA conducts searches in Tamil Nadu over Facebook posts advocating ISIS ideology

In April, a complaint was received that a person named Abdullah had posted messages on Facebook, instigating people on religious grounds to wage war against India and establish Khilafat.

UIDAI wants 28 cuts in film ‘Aadhaar’ approved by Censor Board in 2019, its director says

'Aadhaar' was gearing up for a release earlier this year when it was abruptly 'pulled out' a week before its opening, director Suman Ghosh says.

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Chandni, 8, and her friends are among those begging for sustenance | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Celebrate Tata, Premji philanthropy, but don’t pull down traditional charity of Indians

Indian philanthropy has come of age. But a trend to undermine impulsive forms of charity like alms to beggars, donating money at temples or giving sadaqah has also emerged.
File photo of Nykaa store | Commons

Beauty & fashion startup Nykaa plans to seek $4 billion valuation in IPO

The company, founded by Falguni Nayar, plans to sell just more than 10% of the equity, which could raise $400 million or more.

Defence

Senior US commander meets Army Chief Naravane, holds talks on issues of ‘mutual interest’

General MM Naravane and Commander of US Special Operations Command General Richard D Clarke, who is on a 3-day India visit, also briefly discussed the situation in Afghanistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.