NGT takes cognisance of elephant death in Kerala, seeks action-taken report

Taking cognisance of the death of a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala’s Silent Valley Forest, the National Green Tribunal has formed a committee and directed it to submit an action-taken report in the matter. Continue Reading

Markets may take a breather this week; global trends to be in focus: Analysts

Equity markets may take a breather this week after a sharp rally over the last few days and global trends will be the major sentiment driver for the domestic bourses, analysts said. Continue Reading

India surplus in face mask production: Industry

With India’s surplus face mask capacity choking production lines, the medical device industry has asked the government to lift the ban on export of non-N95 masks to help manufacturers clear unsold inventories and resume production at full capacity. Continue Reading

Lockdown left millions of migrants empty-handed: Expert

The unplanned nationwide lockdown has forced millions of migrants to return
home empty-handed and the government should make a direct cash transfer of Rs  25,000 to each of them to salvage the situation, according to S Irudaya Rajan, an expert on migrant issues. Continue Reading

Kerala: Woman gang-raped in front of her child; husband, 4 others held

In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink liquor by her husband and gang-raped by four of his friends in front of their five year-old child near Thiruvananthapuram. Continue Reading

India, China decide to sort out issues through talks

Indian and Chinese armies are holding a Lieutenant General-level dialogue today in their first major attempt to resolve the month-long bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh, a day after the two countries vowed not to allow “differences” become disputes and agreed to resolve them through talks. Continue Reading