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Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for May 10-16.
2021-05-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Multiplexes face single screen fate (Column: B-Town)
Film and television production has come to a halt again due to the second lockdown. The production sector will bounce back soon as the things are back to normal, and so will most of the film-related sectors albeit with bruises. But what happens to the multiplex cinema properties that sprang up like wild mushrooms all over the country?
2021-05-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Exercise of discretion brings success (Column: Spy's Eye)
We live in an age where 'innocence is bliss' no more and the call for being discreet but decisive guides every step of the way. Discretion is a positive trait as it is meant to safeguard one's interest without hurting someone else's. It can be usefully exercised only by a person who was well informed, who had the ability to see things in a larger perspective, who could judge the relative importance of a thing or happening in a context, who understood the significance of a lawful silence and who tilted in favour of a humane course.
2021-05-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National
NE India's 15th airport becomes operational, caters to Bengal, Bhutan
G0uwahati, May 8 (IANS) With the start of commercial operation of flights from the newly developed Rupsi Airport in western Assam on Saturday, the northeastern region of India gets 15th airport leading to better air connectivity with the remaining part of the world.
2021-05-08
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
Will Cabinet formation be a bother for Vijayan?
Thiruvananathapuram, May 8 (IANS) It's going to be a week since Pinnarayi Vijayan created electoral history by retaining power and all eyes are now on the cabinet composition, however, it appears things are not exactly as smooth as expected.
2021-05-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Congress' poll performance unfortunate, disappointing: Sonia
New May 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday termed her party's performance in the state assembly elections "unfortunate, disappointing and unexpected".
2021-05-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Mamata should take steps to stop violence in Bengal: Cong
New May 4 (IANS) After reports of violence erupting in different parts of West Bengal following the declaration of Assembly election results on May 2 in which the ruling Trinamool Congress cruised to a landslide victory, the Congress said on Tuesday that Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee should take steps to stop the bloodshed.
2021-05-04
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Covid Emergency: We should go back to the districts (Column: Spy's Eye)
India is in great distress because of the 'killer' second wave of Covid and people are shaken up with the fear of the unknown amidst a crumbling medical infrastructure -- witnessing deaths in large numbers for lack of oxygen and hospital beds. While the elected political executive governing the Centre and the states is under scrutiny for not taking certain policy measures in time to cope up with the pandemic, there has to be some questioning directed also at the administrative machinery of the states in the matter of implementing the guidelines of the Centre on the health emergency.
2021-05-04
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
What does India & Iran-backed Fatemiyoun militia have in common in Af?
New Delhi, May 4: In its search for a way to counter the radical core of the Taliban, which threatens to fill the power vacuum left by departing US and NATO troops, India may find that many of its interests coincide with that of the Fatemiyoun militia�an Iran backed group that has operated in the badlands of Syria and Iraq.
2021-05-04
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
The Disciple: Hits the notes of excellence (IANS Review; Rating: * * * *)
The Disciple (film released on OTT); Cast: Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat; Direction: Chaitanya Tamhane; Rating: * * * * (four stars)
2021-05-03
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
YSRCP leading in Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll
After the latest round of counting, the YSRCP had garnered 66,958 votes compared to the 34,561 votes that TDP candidate Panabaka Lakshmi has polled. The BJP candidate, former Karnataka chief secretary Ratnaprabha lagged far behind with 5,117 votes.
2021-05-02
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur led a dharmic path (Opinion) (Ld correcting headline)
In Indian history, Guru Shri Tegh Bahadurs personality shines resplendent like a bright constellation. He was born in Amritsar to Guru Hargobindji and Nankiji on Krishna Panchami in the Baisakhi month. As per the Nanakshahi calendar, Guru Tegh Bahadurs 400th birth anniversary falls on May 1 this year.
2021-05-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Without Remorse: Incoherent mess (IANS Review; Rating: * *)
Without Remorse (film on Amazon Prime); Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Guy Pearce, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Brett Gelman, Colman Domingo, Lauren London; Direction: Stefano Sollima; Rating: * * (two stars)
2021-04-30
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
LDF to retain power in Kerala, vote swing in favour of UDF
New April 29 (IANS) The Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by Kerala Chief Minister Pinaryi Vijayan is poised to make a comeback to power in the state for the second time in a row, but not with a thumping majority though,
2021-04-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National
CCP's growing censorship - Is Xi losing the plot? (Opinion)
Earlier this month, during the Chinese 'tomb sweeping festival, CCP leader and former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao published a personal essay on his 'mother in the Macau Herald. The essay was, ostensibly, a tribute to the lady who had raised him through some of Chinas most troubled periods, enabling him to achieve what he had in life.
2021-04-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Medical oxygen stocks set to surge in J&K
New Delhi, April 28: In an attempt to pre-empt the medical catastrophe that has afflicted Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and some other States, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has triggered a major initiative to boost the oxygen manufacturing across the Union Territory.
2021-04-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
St Kitts & Nevis to host all 33 CPL games
St Kitts & Nevis, April 27 (IANS) St Kitts & Nevis will host this year's edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in its entirety, with all the 33 games scheduled to take place in the twin islands from August 28.
2021-04-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Natarajan undergoes knee surgery
April 27, New Delhi (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad's India fast bowler T Natarajan on Tuesday underwent surgery for the knee injury that ruled him out of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Quad and Quad-plus Cooperation: Limiting Chinese assertive behaviour in SE Asia (Opinion)
The world is again in the midst of a great power competition, a competition that has the potential to cascade into conflict or worse catastrophe. The territorial disputes are widespread and occur in both the terrestrial and maritime domains. The re-emergence of China as a global power is reshaping associations and alliances with smaller and mid-sized powers feeling squeezed between China and the US.
2021-04-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
India-SL: A new chapter in South Asian history waiting to be written
New Delhi, April 27: A few years ago I went for the launch of a premium brand of Sri Lankan Arrack in Delhi. It was a revelation. Till then I had thought Arrack is another name for Toddy. A poor man's drink. But, there I learnt, Vintage Arrack can be as precious as Single Malt Whisky. Matured for upto 15 years in Oak Casks it can give many a tropical alcoholic beverage a run for its money. That set me thinking how little we know about our island neighbour off the southern coast.
2021-04-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Immunity Boosting Millets (Opinion)
Millets need to be promoted more proactively by the government, to boost its demand and consumption to turn it into a profitable crop for the farmers.
2021-04-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Best ever WC finish for Indian archers in Mexico
Guatamela (Mexico), April 26 (IANS) Deepika Kumari and husband Atanu Das won individual golds in the recurve women's and men's events respectively at the Archery World Cup Stage 1. Their victory ensured India's recurve archers' best ever finish to a World Cup with two individual golds, one team gold and a team bronze.
2021-04-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Euphoria in Ponnavaram, wishes pour in for new CJI
Ponnavaram (Andhra Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Despite Coronavirus pandemic, Ponnavaram village in Andhra Pradesh, native village of the newly sworn in Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana is in a festive mood at the son of the soil's elevation in the Supreme Court on Saturday.
2021-04-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
FIGHTBACK: Germany and France join India's fight against Covid second wave
New Delhi, April 24: Germany and France have joined India's fight against the second Covid wave, which continues to rampage across the country.
2021-04-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Neha Marda uses real-life experience in jewellery designing for role
umbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Neha Marda's character Shubra in the show "Kyon Rishton Mein Katti Batti" has taken up jewellery designing as a profession.
2021-04-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kathmandu Connection: Cop 'n' gangster drama with few twists (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
Kathmandu Connection (series on SonyLIV); Cast: Amit Sial, Aksha Pardasany, Anshumaan Pushkar, Gopal Datt, Vikram Singh Sodha, Zakir Hussain; Direction: Sachin Pathak; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2021-04-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Emilia Clarke in final talks to join Marvel's 'Secret Invasion'
Los Angeles (IANS) "Game Of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke is in final stages of talks to join the upcoming series "Secret Invasion". The assignment marks her entry into the Marvel universe, though details of her role are yet to be revealed.
2021-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia-US rapprochement? (Opinion)
The recent announcement by the White House sources that US President Joe Biden has proposed that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold a summit in a third country in the coming months, has increased hopes of a rapprochement between the two old rivals.
2021-04-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Opinion/Commentary
Shweta Tripathi shoots in Benaras amid Covid rise
Benaras, April 19 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi has started shooting for her upcoming web-series "Escaype Live" in Benares amid a spike in Covid-19 cases in the country. She says through thick and thin she and the team will keep their smiles intact and make the best of every situation they are presented with.
2021-04-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-19 headwinds to make markets trade with negative bias (Market Watch)
Markets began last week under tremendous pressure on the back of a massive surge in Covid-19 cases. The stringent norms on movement of people imposed in Maharashtra which amounts to a night curfew and almost a day lockdown added to the woes. BSESENSEX lost 759.29 points or 1.53 per cent to close at 48,832.03 points. NIFTY lost 217 points or 1.46 per cent to close at 14,617.85 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 1.61 per cent, 1.70 per cent and 1.83 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was down 2.91 per cent while BSESMALLCAP lost 2.68 per cent. In sectoral indices there were no gainers with BSEMETAL losing the least at 0.31 per cent. Incidentally in the previous week, BSEMETAL had gained the most.
2021-04-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Rutuja-Zeel win doubles, India pull off consolation win against Latvia
Jurmala (Latvia), April 18 (IANS) The pair of Rutuja Bhosale and Zeel Desai pulled one back as India won the double match against Latvia to end their Billie Jean King Cup World Group play-off campaign on a positive note after having lost all three singles matches.
2021-04-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
The Thalaiva knows no boundaries (Column: B-Town)
The recent announcement of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year for South superstar Rajinikanth is celebrated by all Indians, in India and abroad. Actually, it is quite strange, since the Indian film industries as well as their stars are accepted only among their own regional followers and in their own local languages.
2021-04-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
How an India, Iran and Russia partnership can save Afghanistan
New Delhi, April 17: Tired and broken, the United States has announced its unceremonious exit from Afghanistan. The decision, in many ways, is a throwback to a similar moment in recent history?the pullback of the Soviet forces from the strife torn nation after Moscows ill-fated intervention in Afghanistan in 1979. The Soviet Union was then a superpower, although ailing, when it decided to move forces across the Hai ratan bridge now in Uzbekistan, only to face defeat in a country which has been well described as the "graveyard of empires".
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National
India slip back to Asia/Oceania zone after 0-3 loss to Latvia
Jurmala (Latvia), April 17 (IANS) Ankita Raina gave a valiant fight to Anastasija Sevastova before the Latvian top-ranked tennis player overpowered the Indian 6-0, 7-6(4) to help her country take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Billie Jean King Cup play-offs match on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Had I adapted a bit earlier, things would have been different: Ankita Raina
Jurmala (Latvia), April 17 (IANS) India's top-ranked singles tennis player Ankita Raina conceded after her loss to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in the Billie Jean King Cup World Group play-off match that had she adapted to the Latvian world No. 52's game a bit earlier, "things would probably have been a bit different".
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Finally global investors head to India's northeast
New Delhi, April 17: After Japan, Indias northeastern states have caught the attention of domestic and foreign investors. A few Korean investors led by the Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) have already begun touring Sikkim to identify concrete investment opportunities.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Sri Lankans file over a dozen cases against China-backed Colombo Port City
New Delhi, April 17: Sri Lankan opposition parties along with numerous civil society groups have filed several petitions before the Supreme Court against a controversial legislation related to the Chinese-backed Sri Lankan Port City.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National
BJK Cup: Raina, Thandi lose, India 0-2 down against Latvia
Jurmala (Latvia), April 17 (IANS) India's top-ranked singles tennis player Ankita Raina and young Karman Kaur Thandi lost their opening matches in the Billie Jean King Cup play-off tie to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova, respectively to begin their campaign on a disappointing note.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
What has happened to basic cricket intelligence? (Column: Close-in)
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has commenced with a flourish. Cricket has become the entertainment in this scary, dreary and home-bound alternative that one is facing due to Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Djokovic falls, Nadal beats Dimitrov at Monte Carlo Masters
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 16 (IANS) Novak Djokovic admitted he played an "awful" match against Dan Evans at the Monte Carlo Masters as Rafael Nadal advanced with ease to the quarter-finals.
2021-04-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
How a Lata Mangeshkar classic drew Abhishek Verma to his new role
Mumai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Verma, who is seen on the show "Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha", says there is a special reason why he connects easily with his new show.
2021-04-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The saga of damage and desecration of mosques in Kashmir
New Delhi, April 15: The damage caused to the village mosque at Hadipora in southern Kashmirs Shopian district during an encounter between the security forces and the militants on 9 -10 April has outraged the local population but, in contrast to some previous incidents, the public anger this time around is unmistakably against the militants.
2021-04-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National
With Covid surging, Cong may postpone polls for party prez's post
New April 14 (IANS) Owing to the surge in Covid cases, Congress is likely to postpone elections for the post of party president, scheduled to be held after the results of elections in five states.
2021-04-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Tosamaidan activists wary of tourism development work in the region
Khag, April 14 (101Reporters) Today, a mere shadow remains of what was once the beautiful meadow of Tosamaidan that featured an array of flora and fauna. For 50 years, since the government of Jammu & Kashmir in 1964, leased the land to the Indian Army to conduct artillery drills, Tosamaidan's ecological condition has deteriorated drastically. Not to mention the civilian and wildlife casualties the villages have witnessed over the years.
2021-04-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Coach by his side, Lahiri geared up for RBC Heritage
Hilton Head, (South Carolina), April 13 (IANS) Golfer Anirban Lahiri will be high on confidence when he tees off at the RBC Heritage this week after a top-five finish at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio recently.
2021-04-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Golf
AP police arrest 10 treasure hunters for hammering Nandi idol
Jagamarla (Andhra Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor police arrested 10 persons for stealing and destroying a Nandi idol from a temple in a Dalit colony in Jagamarla village, believing that diamonds were embedded inside it.
2021-04-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
A model mosque (Opinion)
The Muslim community should try to evolve the construction of the mosques, at a lesser cost besides fulfilling both functional and practical needs, and making it a centre of learning and practice.
2021-04-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on pilgrimage to Sabarimala
Thiruvananathapuram, April 11 (IANS) Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday climbed the hilltop shrine of Sabarimala to have a darshan of Lord Ayyappa.
2021-04-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
K.T. Jaleel is super PB member of CPM: BJP
Thiruvananathapuram, April 11 (IANS) BJP national executive member and the Kerala state convenor of the NDA, P.K. Krishnadas has said that state higher education minister K.T. Jaleel is the super politiburo member of the CPM. Hitting out strongly at the CPM and the Chief Minister for protecting Jaleel even after the state Lokayuktha ruled against the minister's continuation in office, the BJP leader said that the Chief Minister is afraid of Jaleel.
2021-04-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Lockdown fears after Covid surge haunt markets (Market Watch)
Markets were under pressure last week and failed to recover from the onslaught they faced on Monday because of rising covid-19 cases all over the country. They were marginally up on Tuesday, recovered ground on Wednesday, were again marginally up on Thursday and slipped on Friday.
2021-04-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary