Devendra Fadnavis Lauds UP’s New Population Policy, Backs Such Law For Entire Country

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh government’s new population policy for 2021-2030 and said if needed, such a law should be formulated for the entire country. Talking to reporters, the BJP leader said such a law should be there in states where there is a huge…

Markets This Week: Sensex, Nifty end lower for second straight week; auto drags, metals gain

Indian indices ended in the red for the second consecutive week with both Nifty and Sensex ending around 0.2 percent. Losses in auto, IT stocks were offset by gains in metals and financials. The sentiment was also dented by a slowing pace of vaccination in some states and a global spread of the Delta variant of…

Coronavirus: 1,206 Covid Deaths In India In 24 Hours, 42,766 Fresh Cases

India today added 42,766 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than yesterday’s 43,393 cases. Kerala leads the states with most number of cases in a day. The country has so far reported 3,07,95,716 cases and 4,07,145 deaths. Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India: The daily positivity…

India’s Limited Overs Series vs Sri Lanka Likely To Be Postponed: Sources

The limited-overs series between India and Sri Lanka is likely to be postponed after two members of Sri Lanka’s staff tested positive for coronavirus, sources in the Sri Lanka cricket board told NDTV. Sri Lanka Cricket has proposed a new schedule, with the series — which was to get underway on July 13…

Indian-origin man arrested in Canada for smuggling $14 mn worth cocaine

An Indian-origin man in Canada has been arrested for allegedly smuggling USD 14 million (Rs 1,04,46,17,000) worth of cocaine into the country from the US. According to a statement by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Thursday, the accused has been identified as Pardeep Singh, 24, a resident of Quebec.…

Sensex, Nifty post weekly loss as investors gauge domestic developments

Indian shares posted their second weekly loss on Friday, struggling to break past recent peaks as investors assessed a host of developments, including a cabinet reshuffle and results from software services giant Tata Consultancy Services. Weighed down by heavyweight financial stocks, the blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index…

Chinese Army recruiting Tibetan youth for operations along LAC | Exclusive

The Chinese army is recruiting Tibetan youth in its territory and training them for operations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India. “We have been receiving intelligence inputs that the Chinese Army is recruiting Tibetan youth for carrying out special operations along the LAC with…

39,796 Fresh Covid Cases In India, Lowest Daily Rise In Nearly 3 Months: 10 Points

With less than 40,000 fresh Covid cases recorded in the last 24 hours, India registered the lowest daily rise since March 19 amid easing of curbs in several parts after tough restrictions due to the second wave. 723 deaths were recorded since Sunday. Here are ten points on coronavirus cases in India: India has logged…

Sensex Rallies Over 200 Points; Autos, Financials Lead Gains

The domestic stock markets have opened in the green on the back of positive global cues. Wall Street had closed at new highs on Friday and early trends on SGX Nifty had indicated a gap-up opening for the markets back home. At 9:20 am, the Sensex was trading at 52,710.63, higher by 222 points or 0.47 per cent and…

At 45, BJP MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami becomes youngest Uttarakhand CM

JP’s Khatima MLA Pushkar Singh Dhami was sworn in as the 11th chief minister of Uttarakhand on Sunday. His oath of office was administered by Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya. Dhami becomes the youngest chief minister of Uttarkhand at the age of 45, succeeding Tirath Singh Rawat who tendered his…