Kashmir: Geelani didn't quit, he was dumped by Pak (Comment)
  • Kashmir: Geelani didn't quit, he was dumped by Pak (Comment)(15:45)
    BY DEEPIKA BHAN
    New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the patriarch of the pro-Pakistan separatist movement in Kashmir, quit the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. That was the impression that his parting letter sought to give, but hidden somewhere was the fact that Pakistan terminated his services. He was dumped because he was old, unwell, bickering with his own separatist colleagues and was not fitting into Pakistan's new scheme of things vis-a-vis Kashmir.
GB Nagar reports 81 new Covid cases in 24 hours
  • GB Nagar reports 81 new Covid cases in 24 hours(20:03)
    Noida, July 8 (IANS) Even with the national capital struggling to keep its daily Covid-19 tally under the 2,000-mark, its neighbouring Gautam Buddh Nagar, which comprises Noida and Greater Noida, witnessed 81 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Sourav Ganguly: Captain who is still steering the ship of Indian cricket
  • Sourav Ganguly: Captain who is still steering the ship of Indian cricket(13:02)
    By Aakash Kumar
    New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Many refer to him as the "Bengal Tiger". For some, he is the "Prince of Kolkata". But what he is most famous as is "Dada". Dada generally means elder brother in Bengali and in colloquial terms, it also refers to as don. And Sourav Ganguly is rightly called the "Dada" of Indian cricket.
Market momentum likely to take a pause
  • Market momentum likely to take a pause(14:46)
    By Arun Kejriwal
    The week gone by began on a subdued note losing on the first two trading days and then gaining on the next three to end the week on a strong note. BSESENSEX gained 850.15 points or 2.42 per cent to close at 36,021.42 points while NIFTY gained 224.35 points or 2.16 per cent to close at 10,607.35 points. The broader market saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.95 per cent, 1.77 and 1.63 respectively. BSEMIDCAP gained 0.23 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was the odd one out losing 0.22 per cent.
Sagging electoral prospects behind Trump's H-1B action (Comment)
  • Sagging electoral prospects behind Trump's H-1B action (Comment)(01:03)
    BY FRANK F. ISLAM
    On June 22, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the entry of a number of non-immigrant work visa holders into the US till the end of the year. The visa categories affected include, most notably, H-1B, which has been used by more than a million Indian information technology professionals since the 1990s and L1 visa used by US companies to bring in workers from their Indian offices.
India set for breaking new space horizons (Comment)
  • India set for breaking new space horizons (Comment)(13:58)
    BY LT. -GEN PJS PANNU
    India has taken a historic stride towards opening up its space sector for private participation with the creation of IN-SPACe. I have met many exuberant youngsters in the past with eyes set on space who unfortunately could not walk through the system in the absence of a transparent policy framework. The initiative of our Hon'ble Prime Minister in bringing in a 'new space regime' has laid a solid foundation for India to multiply its capabilities in space by several fold. This new body would play a role of a guide for space entrepreneurs. Existing policies are being suitably tweaked to become more accommodative and inclusive, and less ambiguous. This makes it easier for the companies to obtain licenses and participate in end-to-end space activities.
We shall prevail
  • We shall prevail(13:46)
    By R. K. Pachnanda
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a very profound and pertinent statement that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, we shall overcome the two "jung" of COVID-19 and China and win both battles.
Cricket, oh lovely cricket! (Column: Close-in)
  • Cricket, oh lovely cricket! (Column: Close-in)(11:04)
    By Yajurvindra Singh
    The poem 'The Little Man Cricketer' written by Frank Jones comes to mind when cricket will finally see the light of day once again. England play West Indies at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton on July 8, after what seems like ages.
Banning Chinese apps not enough, give befitting reply: Bengal CM
After the storm expect markets to consolidate (Market Watch)
  • After the storm expect markets to consolidate (Market Watch)(14:45)
    By Arun Kejriwal
    Markets behaved on expected lines last week and bulls continued to drive home their advantage into June futures expiry. BSESENSEX gained 439.54 points or 1.27 per cent to close at 35,171.27 points while NIFTY gained 138.60 points or 1.35 per cent to close at 10,383.00 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.55 per cent, 1.77 per cent and 1.85 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 3.55 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was up 2.88 per cent. The benchmark indices gained on three days and lost on one day with expiry day being virtually flat.
The shadow of the Emergency (Comment)
  • The shadow of the Emergency (Comment)(10:09)
    BY SAEED NAQVI
    "Globalization" may not have been part of the discourse 45 years ago when Indira Gandhi shelved civil liberties after declaring the Emergency but it is not possible to sketch that bleak episode on a wide enough canvas without touching such disparate points on the world atlas as Latin America and India's cow belt.
Cricket in the days gone by (Column: Close-in)
  • Cricket in the days gone by (Column: Close-in)(10:43)
    By Yajurvindra Singh
    It was sad to learn of the untimely demise of Rajendra Goel. He was a left-arm slow bowler, who has the distinction of taking the highest number of wickets in Indian domestic cricket. He had a long tenure and played first-class cricket in India for more than two and a half decades.
Marc Gasol sets up first 3x3 professional basketball team in Spain
Aditi Rao Hydari's 'Sufiyum Sujatayum' gets release date
India needs ubiquitous IoT connectivity to be truly Atmanirbhar (Comment)
  • India needs ubiquitous IoT connectivity to be truly Atmanirbhar (Comment)(15:41)
    BY SUNDEEP KHANNA
    The world is witnessing the fourth industrial revolution. Ever newer technologies are changing the way industries and businesses operate. In the midst of all this, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence are playing a key role in IR 4.0, which will create smart factories.
Short positions into expiry week could see increased volatility and movement
  • Short positions into expiry week could see increased volatility and movement(14:34)
    By Arun Kejriwal
    Markets gained on three of the five trading days last week but registered very strong gains on the last two days of the week to end with gains of almost 2.8 per cent. BSESENSEX was up 950.84 points or 2.81 per cent to close at 34,731.73 points while NIFTYY gained 271.50 points or 2.72 per cent to close at 10,244.40 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 2.44 per cent, 2.45 and 2.53, respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 1.62 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was up 3.65 per cent.
During standoff in Ladakh, remembering another China, India, Vietnam story (Comment)
  • During standoff in Ladakh, remembering another China, India, Vietnam story (Comment)(10:07)
    BY SAEED NAQVI
    A strategy to undermine China beyond recovery has been spelt out by the closest Sinologist in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet, Ramdas Athawale, MP from Maharashtra and Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment. He exhorted the nation on a current affairs show on Wednesday that restaurants must stop serving Chinese food.
Premiumisation: Key play for India (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
  • Premiumisation: Key play for India (Column: Behind Infra Lines)(09:46)
    BY TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE
    As the Indian consumer market recovers from the Corona-induced lockdown and the ailing economy gradually heads back to normalcy, the spate of deal-making in the telecom sector has firmly brought the focus on the Indian consumer markets and the potential the consumer market holds in the foreseeable future.
Lord Shiva, the Yogi (June 21 is International Yoga Day)
  • Lord Shiva, the Yogi (June 21 is International Yoga Day)(09:46)
    BY PAVAN KAUSHIK
    Yoga was developed by the Indus-Saraswati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word Yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda. The Vedas were a collection of texts containing songs, mantras and rituals to be used by Brahmans, the Vedic priests.
It is not just about LAC (Column: Spy's Eye)
  • It is not just about LAC (Column: Spy's Eye)(09:46)
    By D.C. PATHAK
    The continuing escalation of India-China tension on the border leading to a large-scale physical attack by PLA men on Indian personnel on the LAC in Galwan valley in Ladakh on June 15 -- that resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers including the Lieutenant Colonel in the field -- is a new development that calls for a relook at our China policy.
Nepotism Kills? No Way (Column: B-Town)
  • Nepotism Kills? No Way (Column: B-Town)(09:06)
    By Vinod Mirani
    Since the demise of young and promising actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, nepotism is one word that is much in currency. Does nepotism really exist in the film industry? And if it does, can it make or mar a career? Can nepotism lead a person to end his life?
Hibernation was never in the DNA of today's cricketer (Column: Close-in)
  • Hibernation was never in the DNA of today's cricketer (Column: Close-in)(10:51)
    By Yajurvindra Singh
    The lockdown period of cricket has brought to the fore many discussions on the game. There have been several panel discussions as well as individual interviews with cricketers and cricket experts. The game needs to be kept alive and the only way to do so where �live cricket is not concerned is to have �live performance.
John Legend can see himself in George Floyd's place
  • John Legend can see himself in George Floyd's place(15:28)
    Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Shocked by the video of African-American man George Flyods last minutes, musician John Legend feels any of his family members could have been under the white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvins knee.
The Athirapally 'conundrum' that hurts Kerala time and again