LAC row: PLA begins Pangong pullback ahead of army talks next wk

Chinese troops have now also pulled back from the confrontation site at Pangong Tso, though they are still to vacate the heights, setting the stage for the next meeting between Indian and Chinese corps commanders early next week to take forward the ste…

Chinese troops have now also pulled back from the confrontation site at Pangong Tso, though they are still to vacate the heights, setting the stage for the next meeting between Indian and Chinese corps commanders early next week to take forward the stepwise disengagement process under way in eastern Ladakh. But PLA troops still remain in the Finger-5 to -8 area.

NIA to probe Kerala gold smuggling case

MHA on Thursday ordered a probe by NIA into the Thiruvananthapuram airport gold smuggling case. Sarith Kumar, who was earlier local PRO in the consulate-general office, turned up to claim the cargo saying he was still with the consulate. The consulate,…

MHA on Thursday ordered a probe by NIA into the Thiruvananthapuram airport gold smuggling case. Sarith Kumar, who was earlier local PRO in the consulate-general office, turned up to claim the cargo saying he was still with the consulate. The consulate, however, told Customs before this that Kumar had been removed as local PRO a year back and was not assigned for claiming the cargo.

43% Covid deaths in India in 30-59 yrs age band

As has been the trend, people above 45 years of age — comprising 25% of India’s population — are most at risk from coronavirus infection, accounting for 85% of Covid-19 deaths so far. Within this age group, most deaths (71%) are among those in 45-74 age group, health ministry data showed. But the data also showed that people between 30-44 years and 45-59 years — comprising 37% of the population — registered 43% of Covid deaths.

As has been the trend, people above 45 years of age — comprising 25% of India’s population — are most at risk from coronavirus infection, accounting for 85% of Covid-19 deaths so far. Within this age group, most deaths (71%) are among those in 45-74 age group, health ministry data showed. But the data also showed that people between 30-44 years and 45-59 years — comprising 37% of the population — registered 43% of Covid deaths.

Rs 2,200cr assets of Rana Kapoor, others attached

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached assets worth Rs 2,203 crore of Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, his family members and the promoters of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) group — brothers Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan — in a money-laundering case linked to defrauding the bank. The present market value of these assets is over Rs 2,800 crore.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached assets worth Rs 2,203 crore of Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, his family members and the promoters of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) group — brothers Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan — in a money-laundering case linked to defrauding the bank. The present market value of these assets is over Rs 2,800 crore.

US SC rules Trump can’t hide his tax information

The US Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a severe blow to President Donald Trump, rejecting his claim to absolute immunity while in office and ruling that a New York prosecutor who is probing possible hush money payments to adult entertainer Stormy Dani…

The US Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a severe blow to President Donald Trump, rejecting his claim to absolute immunity while in office and ruling that a New York prosecutor who is probing possible hush money payments to adult entertainer Stormy Daniels could pursue a subpoena to access his private and business financial records.

‘No compromise on safety’: Govt on Covid vaccine

The health ministry on Thursday clarified that August 15 deadline for an indigenous Covid-19 vaccine is “only to expedite duly approved clinical trials without compromising on safety concerns”. It said, “Please don’t read something which is not there …

The health ministry on Thursday clarified that August 15 deadline for an indigenous Covid-19 vaccine is "only to expedite duly approved clinical trials without compromising on safety concerns". It said, "Please don't read something which is not there in DG-ICMR's letter. Letter's intent is only to expedite duly approved clinical trials."

BRO to get 47% more funds for border infra

With an eye firmly on China, the government plans to hike the budget allocation for the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to Rs 11,800 crore during the ongoing fiscal to boost infrastructure development in forward areas. The announcement came during the inauguration of six new bridges in the border region of J&K by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.

With an eye firmly on China, the government plans to hike the budget allocation for the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to Rs 11,800 crore during the ongoing fiscal to boost infrastructure development in forward areas. The announcement came during the inauguration of six new bridges in the border region of J&K by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.