14-day extended quarantine didn't help: Dhoni
The extended two-week quarantine of CSK unit did hamper his preparations as he didn't get a chance to bat for a long time, said skipper MS Dhoni after his team's 16 runs defeat to RR in their 2nd IPL game. Dhoni came in to bat at No. 7 sending the likes of Sam Curran and Kedar Jadhav ahead of him in the 217-run chase. "I haven't batted for a long time. 14-day quarantine doesn't help," Dhoni said.
Indian-Americans have powered growth of US: Biden
Indian-Americans, with their hard work and entrepreneurship, have powered the economic growth of the United States and helped forge cultural dynamism in the country, Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden said on Tuesday.
‘China’s built 13 military positions since Doklam’
It’s well-established that the multiple incursions into eastern Ladakh in May came after months of planning and approval by the top political hierarchy in Beijing. Now, a report says China began constructing at least 13 new military positions right after the Doklam face-off with India in 2017. Stratfor, a US-based global security and intelligence consultancy platform, said China began building three airbases, five permanent air defence positions and five heliports as part of a larger strategy.
Iconic UK company to make guns in UP from Nov
Famous British firearms manufacturing company Webley & Scott (W&S), which armed the Allied forces during the two World Wars and produced weapons for at least 15 countries, will mark its presence in the Indian subcontinent from November with the manufacturing of arms from its new unit in UP’s Sandila (Hardoi), barely 30 km from Lucknow. It will be the first foreign company to manufacture firearms in India.
‘Those reinfected have more severe infection’
Reinfection of Covid-19 has been confirmed using whole genome sequencing in four healthcare workers from Mumbai. All four have a more severe Covid-19 infection as compared to their earlier episode, according to a preprint published on The Lancet medical journal’s website. Those reinfected include three doctors from Nair Hospital and healthcare worker from Hinduja Hospital.
Sharad Pawar gets I-T notice, says govt loves us
NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday disclosed he had received a notice from the Income Tax department seeking additional information and verification on the affidavits filed by him during the 2014 and 2020 Rajya Sabha elections. "It reflects the government’s love for politicians like me.”
ED lens on Rs 1k cr payouts in Chinese betting case
The Enforcement Directorate has claimed that it is investigating major beneficiaries of the payouts from Paytm and HSBC Bank accounts of illegal betting transactions worth Rs 1,000 crore run by Chinese nationals using banned apps. The payment gateways were allegedly used for overseas transactions.
Lok Sabha passes three labour code bills
Amid boycott from major opposition parties, including Congress, Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed three important labour code bills — the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, the Industrial Relations Code, and the Code on Social Security. The bills provide for social security to workers in organised and unorganised sectors while consolidating 29 labour laws under four codes.
'China attacked Indian satellite communications'
"Computer network attack against Indian satellite communications in 2017” is one among a slew of counter-space activities carried out by China since 2007, listed in a new report by US-based China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI), which provides China’s space narrative among other things. The 142-page report notes that between 2012 and 2018, China carried out multiple cyber-attacks, but elaborates on the result only in one case.
Facebook VP moves SC over assembly’s summons
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear Facebook India vice-president Ajit Mohan's petition challenging a Delhi assembly panel's summons to him to depose before it on the Delhi riots. The petitioner said it appeared to be a pre-meditated exercise as the panel chief had already made up mind about Facebook's complicity in the Delhi riots.
Harivansh offers tea to suspended MPs, PM hails move
On a day opposition parties decided to boycott Rajya Sabha proceedings until suspension of eight MPs was withdrawn, PM Modi led the BJP members in hailing deputy chairman Harivansh, who offered morning tea to the suspended MPs and later observed a 24-hour fast over the unruly behaviour of opposition. The PM said serving tea to those who insulted him showed Harivansh’s “humble mind and big heart”.
Opposition walkout in Rajya Sabha gives govt walkover on 7 bills
With opposition benches in the Rajya Sabha empty — their occupants walked out on Tuesday saying they would boycott proceedings until the suspension of eight MPs was revoked — the House passed seven bills, including one for return to the Lok Sabha, in a record time of three and a half hours.
At UN, India slams Pak as it rakes up J&K issue
Following another attempt by Pak to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN, India described Pakistan as a country recognised globally as the epicentre of terrorism. Pakistan’s foreign minister had said J&K and Palestine were the UN’s most glaring and long-standing disputes and the people of J&K still awaits “fulfilment of the UN commitment to grant them their right to self-determination”.
Home loan inquiries top last year’s level
The strict lockdown in the first quarter of the current fiscal resulted in creating pent-up demand for home and auto loans, which is finding expression now. According to TransUnion Cibil data, home loan inquiry volumes in July and August have recovered to exceed last year's levels but are still below January and February 2020 levels.
Dems weigh how to handle Trump's potential SCOTUS pick after past flap over Barrett's faith
In a tense exchange between Amy Coney Barrett and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2017, the California Democrat sharply questioned whether the judicial nominee could separate her Catholic views from her legal opinions.
ഏകദിന ഉപവാസം അവസാനിപ്പിച്ച് രാജ്യസഭാ ഉപാധ്യക്ഷന് ഹരിവംശ് സിങ്
ദില്ലി:ഏകദിന ഉപവാസം അവസാനിപ്പിച്ച് രാജ്യസഭാ ഉപാധ്യക്ഷന് ഹരിവംശ് . സഭയില് വിവാദ കാര്ഷിക ബില്ല് പാസാക്കുന്നതിനിടെ പ്രതിപക്ഷ എംപിമാര് അക്രമാസക്തമായി പെരുമാറിയെന്നോരിപിച്ചായിരുന്നു ഹരിവംശ് ഒരു ദിവസം ഉപവാസ സമരം നടത്താന് തീരുമാനിച്ചത്. മമത രണ്ടും കല്പ്പിച്ച്; കേന്ദ്ര പദ്ധതികള് നടപ്പാക്കുന്നതിന് ഉപാധിവച്ചു, പണം സംസ്ഥാനം വഴി നല്കൂ... ബില്ലില് പ്രതിഷേധിക്കുകയും തുടര്ന്ന് രാജ്യസഭയില് നിന്നും സസ്പന്റ് ചെയ്യപ്പെട്ടതിനും
‘Vaccine with even 50% efficacy may be cleared’
No vaccine for respiratory diseases has a 100% efficacy and ones with a 50-100% efficacy may be approved for use against the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) director general Dr Balram Bhargava said even as he added that maximum efficacy will be sought. "We are aiming for 100%, but the vaccine’s efficacy would be anywhere between 50-100%,” Bhargava said.