Daily Archive: September 14, 2020

Donald Trump predicts climate to cool down

Donald Trump predicts climate to cool down

Trump, who flew into Sacramento in central California on the third day of a reelection campaign swing, pushed back against state leaders who said that climate change underlies the ever-stronger blazes. Read more here::...

‘Have to confront Umar with 11L pages of data’

‘Have to confront Umar with 11L pages of data’

Former JNU student Umar Khalid was on Monday sent to 10 days in police custody after he was arrested on Sunday in connection with an Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case related to the...

US government receives Oracle bid for TikTok

US government receives Oracle bid for TikTok

US officials were to consider a bid by tech giant Oracle to become an American partner to the Chinese-owned TikTok video app after it was designated a national security risk. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...

Donald Trump predicts climate to cool down

Donald Trump predicts climate to cool down

Trump, who flew into Sacramento in central California on the third day of a reelection campaign swing, pushed back against state leaders who said that climate change underlies the ever-stronger blazes. Read more here::...

Plastic shields, MPs seated in galleries Parliament’s new normal

Plastic shields, MPs seated in galleries Parliament’s new normal

The dispersal of MPs over both the chambers was succinctly summed up by Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu who noted that people who were never elected to Lok Sabha were sitting in the chamber...

‘No regulation needed for communication apps’

‘No regulation needed for communication apps’

Making interception mandatory (such as prescribed for telecom companies) may weaken the protective architecture of the communication apps or expose them to “unlawful actors”, Trai said in views that were immediately criticised by mobile...

Pak truce violations highest in 17 years

Pak truce violations highest in 17 years

Ceasefire violations (CFVs) by Pakistan across the 778-km-long Line of Control (LoC) in just the first nine months of this year have already beaten all annual records for the last 17 years. Latest figures...

Prices go up as states face oxygen shortage

Prices go up as states face oxygen shortage

As Covid cases surge across India, some states already face an oxygen shortage. It was reported that four patients died in Dewas district in MP due to oxygen shortage, which the government denied, but...

‘EPF withdrawals over Rs 39k cr during Mar-Aug’

‘EPF withdrawals over Rs 39k cr during Mar-Aug’

The maximum amount of EPF withdrawals during the period was done in Maharasthra (Rs 7,837.8 crore), followed by Karnataka (Rs 5,743.9 crore) and Tamil Nadu, which totalled Rs 4,984.5 crore, labour minister Santosh Gangwar...

PM calls upon House to back jawans on China front

PM calls upon House to back jawans on China front

“This House, particularly this session, has one more crucial responsibility. Today, the brave soldiers of our Army are on the borders. They are defending the borders with great courage and high spirits, in difficult...

Mamata Banerjee tries to woo Hindus

Mamata Banerjee tries to woo Hindus

Mamata Banerjee announced the establishment of a Dalit Academy and expansion of the Hindi Academy and the Rajbanshi Academy. Besides, she unveiled a scheme to restore mandirs, masjids and gurdwaras in districts, with a...

Cong targets govt, uses China, corona as ammo

Cong targets govt, uses China, corona as ammo

On the opening day in Lok Sabha, the party leadership of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Gaurav Gogoi robustly protested against disallowing of discussion on Chinese incursion as well as against the three ordinances passed...

Can’t legalise same-sex marriage: Government

Can’t legalise same-sex marriage: Government

The petitioners told a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan that Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1956, provides that “a marriage may be solemnised between any two...

India’s Covid toll tops 80,000

India’s Covid toll tops 80,000

There were 1,070 deaths reported on Monday, taking the total toll to 80,737, as per data collated by TOI from state governments. In the 14 days of September, the daily death toll dipped below...

India’s Covid toll tops 80,000

India’s Covid toll tops 80,000

There were 1,070 deaths reported on Monday, taking the total toll to 80,737, as per data collated by TOI from state governments. In the 14 days of September, the daily death toll dipped below...

Live: India records 2nd highest recoveries

Live: India records 2nd highest recoveries

The Covid-19 death toll in India crossed 80,000 on Monday, with the country recording the highest fatalities in the world over the past fortnight. Maharashtra, after reporting over 22,000 new Covid-19 cases for the...

Live: NCB confirms Rhea has named Sara, Rakul

Live: NCB confirms Rhea has named Sara, Rakul

After three days of questioning, the Narcotics Drugs Bureau had arrested Rhea Chakraborty last week. A special court in Mumbai on Friday had rejected the bail pleas of Rhea and her brother Showik. The...

In big jolt to China, Germany shifts towards new Indo-Pacific strategy

In big jolt to China, Germany shifts towards new Indo-Pacific strategy

In a major diplomatic jolt to China, Germany has decided to focus on maintaining stronger partnerships with democratic countries in the India-Pacific region in order to promote the rule of law. Berlin’s drift towards...

Learned a ‘big lesson’ from US Open default: Novak

Learned a ‘big lesson’ from US Open default: Novak

Novak Djokovic learned “a big lesson” after being disqualified from the US Open for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball. The incident eight days ago marked a stunning end...

China cites Indian statement to claim LAC violation

China cites Indian statement to claim LAC violation

While he described the consensus reached by foreign minister S Jaishankar and his counterpart Wang Yi as an important step for easing the situation, China’s ambassador Sun Weidong seemed to raise the ante as...

‘Save people from Covid instead of saving Hindi’

‘Save people from Covid instead of saving Hindi’

DMK president MK Stalin on Monday asked home minister Amit Shah to save Indians from Covid pandemic rather than saving Hindi. Stalin was taking a jibe at Shah, who had said Hindi as a...

Government bans onion exports as prices treble

Government bans onion exports as prices treble

India on Monday prohibited exports of onion, the government said in a notification, as prices trebled in a month after excessive rainfall hit crops in southern states. India is the world’s biggest exporter of...

Astronomers see hints of life in Venus’s clouds

Astronomers see hints of life in Venus’s clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Two telescopes in...

‘Situation at E Ladakh friction points unchanged’

‘Situation at E Ladakh friction points unchanged’

The overall situation at friction points in eastern Ladakh remains unchanged and continues to be tense, 4 days after foreign ministers of India and China agreed on a 5-point plan to resolve the border...

Trump sees Kamala, not Biden, as main rival

Trump sees Kamala, not Biden, as main rival

US President Donald Trump has virtually designated Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris as his principal rival for the November 3 election, suggesting that she might even be the next President while implicitly conceding he...

How this gang used e-com sites to dupe many

How this gang used e-com sites to dupe many

Ten people have been arrested from different parts of Haryana and Rajasthan for allegedly duping people from Delhi-NCR after contacting them through e-commerce websites. Read more here:: India News Times

Will speak on oppn ploy one day: Uddhav

Will speak on oppn ploy one day: Uddhav

In a warning directed at the opposition, but without naming the BJP, Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said one day he would remove the ‘mask’ he wears as chief minister and speak on the politics...

Live: ‘Must stop firing, dangerous actions at LAC’

Live: ‘Must stop firing, dangerous actions at LAC’

India and China have been engaged in a standoff since April-May over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including the Finger area, Galwan Valley, Hot springs and Kongrung Nala. The situation...

Harivansh re-elected Rajya Sabha Dy chairman

Harivansh re-elected Rajya Sabha Dy chairman

NDA candidate and JD(U) MP Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Monday re-elected as Rajya Sabha deputy chairman through a voice vote. Congratulating Harivansh Narayan Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Harivansh Ji belongs...

Kangana takes another swipe at Thackerays

Kangana takes another swipe at Thackerays

Kangana Ranaut may have left Mumbai city and headed back home to Manali, but her war of words with the Maharashtra government continues. In her latest swipe at Maharashtra CM, Uddhav Thackeray, the actress...

‘China laying optical fibre cables near Pangong lake’s southern bank’

‘China laying optical fibre cables near Pangong lake’s southern bank’

Two Indian officials said Chinese troops were laying a network of optical fibre cables near the Himalayan border with India, suggesting they were digging in for the long haul despite high-level talks aimed at...

Govt weighs dropping debt condition in AI sale

Govt weighs dropping debt condition in AI sale

The government is proposing to drop a condition that the winning bidder for Air India Ltd will have to take on $3.3 billion of aircraft debt, people with knowledge of the matter said, as...

‘Witch-hunt’: Activists slam Umar Khalid’s arrest

‘Witch-hunt’: Activists slam Umar Khalid’s arrest

A section of academicians, politicians and social activists on Monday expressed solidarity with former JNU student leader Umar Khalid, who was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for his alleged role in...

‘Same-sex marriage not recognised by our laws’

‘Same-sex marriage not recognised by our laws’

The Centre on Monday told the Delhi HC that marriage between same sex couples was “not permissible” as it is not recognised by “our laws, legal system, society & our values”. The submission was...

Deepak Kochhar tests positive for Covid-19

Deepak Kochhar tests positive for Covid-19

Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar’s husband Deepak Kochhar, who was recently brought to Delhi from Mumbai by a team of the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, has tested positive for Covid-19....

Agitating UP farmers stopped at Delhi border

Agitating UP farmers stopped at Delhi border

A group of Uttar Pradesh farmers marching to the national capital to protest against the three recently cleared central farm ordinances were stopped at the Delhi-UP border, police said. Read more here:: India News...

Around 30 MPs test Covid positive on Day 1 of Parl session: Sources

Around 30 MPs test Covid positive on Day 1 of Parl session: Sources

Around 30 MPs and more than 50 employees of Parliament have tested positive for Covid-19, sources said on Monday. All parliamentarians and staff of the secretariats of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha had...

MSP will stay: Govt on farm sector bills

MSP will stay: Govt on farm sector bills

The government on Monday introduced three bill in Lok Sabha on farm sector with Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar asserting that they will help farmers get a remunerative price for their produce as well...

Video of missile exploding on soldier not from China

Video of missile exploding on soldier not from China

A video going viral on social media shows a man in army uniform failing to launch a rocket as it unexpectedly changes its direction and explodes on his shoulder. The video is being shared...