Coronavirus slows in China, but gallops worldover

After Brazil confirmed its first coronavirus patient this week, cases have now been reported from every continent except Antarctica, forcing countries to take drastic measures for its containment. Italy has at least 11 towns on lockdown while parts of UK, Japan, Iran and Germany have shut down schools. In California, […]

Truckers, owners pay Rs 48k cr/yr in bribes

NEW DELHI: Truck drivers and fleet owners shell out around Rs 48,000 crore annually as bribes to traffic or highway police, besides personnel from the transport and tax departments, according to a study carried out across 10 major transport and transit hubs. Even local groups like “puja samitis” extort from […]

Today we celebrate Morarji Desai 2020

A tall man dressed in a white kurta and Gandhi topi dancing spiritedly to the beats of folk Gujarati music, crashing wooden sticks against each other while playing dandiya. This viral video claims to be a rare piece of history, a video of the otherwise, stern, upright and rigid Morarji […]

Delhi riots: Hoping for best, expecting worst

NEW DELHI: Days after the violence in northeast Delhi ebbed, many families are still searching for relatives who went missing during the riotous days. Some have located their bodies in hospitals, which have reported 42 deaths till Friday. Others are still ding the rounds. Autorickshaw driver Babbu, 35, left home […]

Delhi riots: People searching missing relatives

NEW DELHI: Five days after riots broke out in several parts of northeast Delhi, several families are still searching for their missing members. Most of them have already checked the hospitals, assuming they would find their near and dear ones either in the emergency block or at least in the […]

Delhi riots: Toll rises to 42; Fri prayers peaceful

NEW DELHI: The official death toll in northeast Delhi’s riots rose to 42 on Friday with four more people dying at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital. The Jumma prayers, meanwhile, passed off peacefully. Policemen and paramilitary forces kept a close watch, with drones deployed above, during the 10 hours of section […]

Ind v NZ 2nd Test Live: Wet outfield delays toss

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD 3:43 am: Toss at 4:15 am and play to begin at 4:45 am. ‘; var randomNumber = Math.random(); var isIndia = (window.geoinfo && window.geoinfo.CountryCode === ‘IN’) && (window.location.href.indexOf(‘outsideindia’) === -1 ); console.log(isIndia && randomNumber 3:37 am: Ground conditions looking pretty dry now as all the […]

Coronavirus wipes $5tn off global share markets

Panic in the stock market over the spreading coronavirus continued into a seventh day on Friday, with world share markets crashing again, compounding their worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis and bringing the global wipeout to $5 trillion. The S&P 500 index dropped more than 3 percent in […]

SC judge who praised PM takes a dig at critics

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra on Friday took a dig at those criticising him for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a recent conference, saying he had good things to say about many others but would refrain from doing so lest he is criticised again. Justice Mishra’s observation […]

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