Time to separate from Tata Group: Mistry family
The billionaire Mistry family, the largest minority shareholder of the Tata Group, said it needs to separate its interests after the conglomerate took steps to block the family’s attempt to borrow money against Tata shares. Tata Sons Pvt informed the SC on Tuesday said that it is open to buying out the 18% stake owned by the family’s cash-strapped Shapoorji Pallonji Group.
Farm bills: Cong lists 3 demands to end RS boycott
The Congress on Tuesday said its boycott of Rajya Sabha will not end till the govt brings another bill making it illegal for private players to buy food grains from farmers below the MSP, all state agencies comply by the MSP and the procurement price is fixed as per the Swaminathan panel's recommendations. The opposition also called for the revocation of suspension of eight MPs.
Can PM Modi repeat Gujarat magic in Bihar?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a project inauguration and foundation stone laying spree ahead of assembly elections in Bihar. He had done so ahead of the 2017 Gujarat state polls. It did work in Modi’s home state but will it work in Bihar too?
China doubled air bases, heliports near LAC since Doklam row: Report
China has started construction of at least 13 entirely new military positions including three airbases, five permanent air defence positions and five heliports near the LAC in the aftermath of the Doklam standoff in 2017, according to a report by global security consultancy Stratfor. The report also said construction on four new heliports started after the current standoff.
SII starts production of Covid vaccine candidate
Codagenix Inc said on Tuesday Serum Institute of India has started manufacturing the US biotech firm's potential Covid-19 vaccine and it expects to begin early-stage human trial by the end of 2020 in the UK. Serum Institute, the world's largest vaccine maker by number of doses produced, will develop Codagenix's CDX-005, which is delivered intranasally.
IPL: Boult backs Bumrah to bounce back strongly
Left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult has backed Jasprit Bumrah to bounce back strongly in Mumbai Indians' next IPL game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday, after the India pace spearhead had a rare off day in the tournament opener. Bumrah, regarded as India's best death bowler, leaked 43 runs against Chennai Super Kings in a losing cause in the IPL 2020 opener on Saturday.
LAC: How DRDO plans to ensure fresh veggies for troops in winter
As the troops are set to spend harsh winters at the China border, the Defence Research and Development Organisation is working on cultivating vegetables in the tough conditions in Ladakh, for the Indian Army, with the technologies like passive greenhouse technology, zero energy-based technique storage, and microgreens.
Oppn boycotts LS in support of suspended RS MPs
Various opposition parties, including the Congress and the TMC, on Tuesday boycotted Lok Sabha in solidarity with the eight Rajya Sabha members who were suspended for unruly behaviour. Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said all opposition parties are boycotting Parliament in solidarity with the Rajya Sabha members who were suspended on Monday.
Academic session in universities from Nov 1
The delayed academic session for freshers in universities and colleges will begin from November 1, and the winter break this year, the summer vacation in 2021 and other holidays would be curtailed to compensate for the time lost, according to the University Grants Commission. Universities have been recommended a six-day teaching learning schedule every week.
Pak army, ISI held secret meet with oppn leaders
Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI head Lt Gen Faiz Hameed held a secret meeting with the key opposition leaders just days before a multi-party conference and asked them to refrain from dragging the military's name into their political differences with Prime Minister Imran Khan, a media report said on Tuesday.