Daily Archive: September 3, 2020

SoftBank may bid for TikTok’s assets in India

SoftBank may bid for TikTok’s assets in India

SoftBank Group is exploring assembling a group of bidders for TikTok’s India assets and has been actively looking for local partners, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more here:: India News Times

SC to hear review of NEET-UG order today

SC to hear review of NEET-UG order today

The Supreme Court is hearing today a petition filed by cabinet ministers of six non-BJP ruled states seeking review of the SC’s earlier order allowing NEET-UG and JEE (Main) to be conducted. Read more...

BCCI silent on in-stadia plans for IPL in UAE

BCCI silent on in-stadia plans for IPL in UAE

The BCCI has no intention, whatsoever, of allowing fans inside the stadium during the entire course of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 13th edition in the UAE. While the “discussions are still going on”...

Live: At 83k+ Covid-19 cases, India sees new high

Live: At 83k+ Covid-19 cases, India sees new high

India’s Covid-19 daily tally touched another new high on Thursday, with fresh infections topping 83,000 for the second consecutive day. The day’s death toll of 1,088 was the second highest after 1,099 fatalities reported...

LAC live: Will meet Wang in Moscow, says Jaishankar

LAC live: Will meet Wang in Moscow, says Jaishankar

With thousands of rival troops, tanks, armoured vehicles and howitzers ranged against each other, Army chief General M M Naravane visited the Chushul sector in eastern Ladakh on Thursday. Stay here for all live...

Rural demand driving up power consumption

Rural demand driving up power consumption

Rural demand is driving up India’s electricity consumption, backed by a 3.4% farm sector growth amid 23.9% contraction in GDP in the first quarter of the current fiscal. Primarily agrarian states in the northern...

Must plan for two-pronged conflict: CDS Gen Rawat

Must plan for two-pronged conflict: CDS Gen Rawat

The Indian armed forces are capable of suitably dealing with China’s aggressive actions along the Line of Actual Control, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday, while sternly warning Pakistan against...

FB bans T Raja, tags him as a ‘dangerous individual’

FB bans T Raja, tags him as a ‘dangerous individual’

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has banned BJP politician T Raja Singh, whose alleged posts put him recently at the centre of a Wall Street Journal report and consequently a political maelstrom, from...

PM Modi’s Twitter account linked to personal site hacked, restored

PM Modi’s Twitter account linked to personal site hacked, restored

The global Twitter celebrity hack hit India as an account linked to PM Narendra Modi’s personal website was crashed into with cyber criminals seeking donations in cryptocurrency for Covid-19 relief. While the account was...

No loan to be termed NPA till new orders: SC

No loan to be termed NPA till new orders: SC

In a major relief to individual and commercial borrowers, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked banks not to declare any loan account as non-performing asset (NPA) till it passed further orders on a bunch...

LAC stand-off: ‘Talks only option to restore peace’

LAC stand-off: ‘Talks only option to restore peace’

While holding China responsible for the deteriorating border situation, the MEA said Thursday the way forward was to hold negotiations “sincerely” and that India remained committed to resolving the issue peacefully through dialogue. The...

Army, IAF chiefs visit forward areas as China moves more forces near Chushul

Army, IAF chiefs visit forward areas as China moves more forces near Chushul

China has moved additional forces opposite the Chushul sector in eastern Ladakh after a large number of well-armed Indian troops occupied virtually all the dominating heights from Thakung to Reqin La over the weekend...

China wants to meet, Rajnath non-committal

China wants to meet, Rajnath non-committal

Amid anger in Beijing over Indian Army occupying strategic heights in the Ladakh region, defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday refrained from committing himself to a meeting sought by his Chinese counterpart General Wei...

Army, IAF chiefs visit forward areas as China moves forces to Chushul

Army, IAF chiefs visit forward areas as China moves forces to Chushul

China has moved additional forces opposite the Chushul sector in eastern Ladakh after a large number of well-armed Indian troops occupied virtually all the dominating heights from Thakung to Reqin La over the weekend...

PM pitches India as ‘trusted’ global biz partner

PM pitches India as ‘trusted’ global biz partner

Making a strong pitch for India being a “trusted” economic partner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday invited US businesses to “join India’s journey” out of the pandemic. India had received $20 billion of...

Covid-19: India only country in worst-hit 20 with cases yet to peak

Covid-19: India only country in worst-hit 20 with cases yet to peak

The three-day average of fresh cases reported by India on September 3 was 77,387, which was 92.3% of the peak of 83,883 cases, which was itself reported on September 3. In no other country...

CBI releases statement Sushant Singh Rajput case

CBI releases statement Sushant Singh Rajput case

The Central Bureau of Investigation is currently probing into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. According to a recent report on India Today, three officers who are a part of the probe, have stated that...

Jeep showcases Grand Wagoneer Concept

Jeep showcases Grand Wagoneer Concept

“Our new Grand Wagoneer Concept marks the first step in the rebirth of Wagoneer – a true and rare premium American icon,” said Christian Meunier, global president of the Jeep brand – FCA. “With...

Solution ‘has to be found’ in diplomacy: Jaishankar

Solution ‘has to be found’ in diplomacy: Jaishankar

Confirming he would be meeting his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on September 10, foreign minister S. Jaishankar said, the solution to the current India-China crisis in the western sector “has to be...

Not on Facebook, where is the question of ban: BJP MLA

Not on Facebook, where is the question of ban: BJP MLA

Controversial Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh, banned by Facebook on Thursday over hate content, claimed he had no account with the networking site for over a year and wondered if the social media...

Robots to sat jammers: ‘China builds space force to blind, deafen enemy’

Robots to sat jammers: ‘China builds space force to blind, deafen enemy’

The PLA continues to acquire and develop technologies including kinetic-kill missiles, ground-based lasers, and orbiting space robots, as well as expanding space surveillance capabilities which can monitor objects in space within their field of...