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Gencos earnings to take a hit as power demand dips amid lockdown: IND-Ra

Business | Apr 08, 2020, 06:35 PM IST

The ongoing 21-day lockdown across the country has directly and predictably impacted the electricity demand across the country, worsening an already bad situation

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Like Tablighi Jamaat in India, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus fight also threatened by religious gathering

World | Apr 05, 2020, 08:27 PM IST

"The Sri Lankan government is now viewing the influx of the evangelist missionaries as a threat,” says Dr Maravanpulavu Sachithananthan, a scholar and founder of Siva Senai, a group advocating for rights of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Hindus

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As India fights coronavirus, critically ill patients worry about drugs' supply

India | Apr 02, 2020, 09:38 PM IST

We could be going through an “extreme shortage” of life-saving medicines required by critically-ill or organ transplant patients, said Dr DS Rana, a prominent nephrologist and the head of the New Delhi-based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

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‘Didn’t we help Indians stranded overseas’: Priyanka asks govt to help stranded migrant workers

India | Mar 27, 2020, 10:43 PM IST

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday urged the government to help migrant workers bound for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to return to their homes, amid the countrywide lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19

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90 pc of the COVID-19 cases and 88 pc of deaths in G20: PM Modi calls for concrete action plan

India | Mar 26, 2020, 11:02 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called upon the governments of G-20 countries to device a concrete action plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic, while addressing the Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit

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China using Uyghurs from Xinjiang camps as cover-up for new coronavirus cases: Taiwan think tank

India | Mar 25, 2020, 09:48 PM IST

A leading Taiwanese think tank has alleged that China could be hiding its new coronavirus cases by forcing Uyghurs from camps in Xinjiang to work in factories across the country. Further, it is alleged that cluster infections are still prevalent in major Chinese cities

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Exclusive: ‘SARS-CoV2 is probably quite resilient’, warns Indian biologist researching coronavirus

India | Mar 25, 2020, 08:40 PM IST

Justifying the 21-day lockdown call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr Dinesh Gupta from Italy’s International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology said that if coronavirus survived in Indian heat, then it could enhance itself

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India will not bow to this painful crisis: Sonia Gandhi on eve of PM's ‘Janata curfew’

Politics | Mar 21, 2020, 08:58 PM IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi echoed PM Modi’s concerns on coronavirus, as she called upon the public to stay indoors

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Delhi riots: MEA refers WSJ journalist case to Indian mission in US

World | Mar 13, 2020, 11:23 PM IST

The controversial report carried in the Wall Street Journal quotes Ankur Sharma as saying that his brother, IB staffer Ankit Sharma, was killed by a mob chanting Jai Shree Ram. Ankur has denied that he made any such claim

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Congress questions PM’s decision to attend a Yes Bank-sponsored business summit after crisis emerged

Business | Mar 08, 2020, 08:13 PM IST

Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday launched a direct attack on the Prime Minister over the ongoing crisis at Yes Bank, as he questioned the PM’s decision to attend a business summit sponsored by the struggling lender

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Kabul terror attack: Pakistan's role in 'destabilising' Afghanistan back in focus

World | Mar 08, 2020, 02:23 AM IST

Having been left out of the US-Taliban negotiations, Islamabad's spy agency ISI could well be behind the deadly attack in Kabul on Friday, it is learnt. The terror strike, claimed by ISIS (K), left at least 32 people dead

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Delhi riots: Iran’s Supreme leader's remarks may affect India’s Shia Muslims, affect bilateral ties

India | Mar 06, 2020, 09:38 PM IST

“Iran should refrain from making such hostile statements against India. The Supreme Leader must realise that such threats against India could possibly serve towards marginalising India’s Shia Muslims from the mainstream."

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Exclusive: More than 42,000 Pakistan refugees allotted homes in Delhi at the time of Partition, reve

India | Mar 05, 2020, 09:37 PM IST

The Indian government had established a total of 49 settlements in the National Capital alone to accommodate Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan at the time of Partition

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Anger against AAP simmers in Mustafabad over Tahir Hussain’s arrest, Kejriwal’s silence on BJP

Politics | Mar 05, 2020, 06:37 PM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to disown councillor Tahir Hussain, after he was named as an accused in the alleged killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer Ankit Sharma, doesn’t seem to have gone down too well in Mustafabad

The school at Brijpuri in northeast Delhi that became the

"2,000 to 2,500 men with blue helmets...": Guard of Mustafabad school recalls horror on Feb 25

India | Mar 05, 2020, 04:16 PM IST

While US President Donald Trump was just a few kms away, a well-armed mob of 2,000 to 2,500 men descended upon Arun Senior Secondary Modern School in Brijpuri-Mustafabad area in broad daylight. They launched petrol bombs from the school, also vandalising and looting it

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Delhi violence: When Kapil Mishra and Tahir Hussain used to be buddies

Politics | Feb 29, 2020, 08:03 AM IST

While former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain is being probed for his role in Delhi violence, his former buddy Kapil Mishra has come under heavy scrutiny for a speech he made at Jafrabad, following which the violence escalated

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In NUMBERS: Is a trade deal with the US in India’s national interest?

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 07:12 PM IST

In the list of top 10 companies getting H1-B visas in 2016, 37,370 visas were given to Indian companies which is 51 per cent of the total H1-B visas given to top ten companies that year. But in 2019, of the total H1-B visas granted to top 10 companies, only 9,808 visas, i.e. 24 per cent were given to Indian companies

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Coronavirus outbreak in China an opportunity for India to reduce reliance on China: Ashwani Mahajan

Business | Feb 20, 2020, 05:01 PM IST

"We are appealing to the government to check the nation's economic dependence on China," said Swadeshi Jagran Manch's co-convenor Ashwani Mahajan, referring to India's ballooning trade deficit with the world's second-largest economy

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Taliban peace deal on the heels of Trump’s India visit? Experts wary of US’ expectations from India

World | Feb 16, 2020, 03:51 PM IST

“In all probability, President Trump may once again throw in a request for Indian troops to be stationed in Afghanistan, a proposal clearly outside Indian interests and capability,” Lieutenant General (Retired) Syed Ata Hasnain, the former commander of the XV Corps of the Indian Army, said

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How could coronavirus outbreak in China, if not contained now, imperil India’s economic recovery?

Business | Feb 14, 2020, 05:51 PM IST

As India faces a challenging economic situation, having experienced six successive quarters of negative GDP growth, a disruptive shock in supply chains from a major economic partner like China will only compound economic woes

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Two weeks before Donald Trump’s India visit, US formally designates India as ‘developed’ nation

Business | Feb 13, 2020, 11:35 PM IST

The US’ Feb 10 decision to formally label India as a “developed” country, two weeks ahead of President Trump’s maiden visit, could affect ongoing negotiations over US-India Free Trade Deal

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It's official: Delhi loves Arvind Kejriwal

Elections | Feb 11, 2020, 09:34 PM IST

Delhi’s love affair with Arvind Kejriwal continues unabated as Aam Aadmi Party is poised to win 62 out of the 70 assembly seats, in what is a spectacular repeat of its 2015 landslide win

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22 years on, power continues to elude BJP in Delhi

Elections | Feb 11, 2020, 03:30 PM IST

According to EC trends, the BJP is projected to secure a vote share of around 39 per cent in 2020. The party has consistently secured over 30 pc of the vote in Delhi since 1998, still remaining out of power. A similar vote share stormed it to power on the national level in 2014

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Shaheen Bagh's anti-CAA protest echoes among Delhi's voters, indicate exit polls

Elections | Feb 09, 2020, 04:05 PM IST

The exit poll results indicate that the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh have been successfully converted into a poll issue by the BJP, with the party's tally and vote share both set to rise

Iran's Ambassador to India Dr Ali Chegini delivering the

India-Iran ties transcend politics, underpinned by art and culture: Iran's envoy Dr Ali Chegini

World | Feb 06, 2020, 08:42 PM IST

“The friendship between Iran and India is based on art. It is not based on politics or trade,” said Iran’s Ambassador to India Dr Ali Chegini at event, in significant remarks amid the US-Iran tensions after the killing of Qasim Soleimani

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17 per cent of Delhi’s poorest families could benefit from Ayushman Bharat scheme

Elections | Feb 06, 2020, 06:07 PM IST

A total of 5.88 lakh families in the National Capital Territory (NCT) could benefit from Ayushman Bharat, billed as the world’s largest healthcare scheme. Further, the total potential individual beneficiaries from Ayushman Bharat number more than 26 lakh in Delhi

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Sonia Gandhi suffering from stomach infection; being treated: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

India | Feb 03, 2020, 09:09 PM IST

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has been found to be suffering from a stomach infection, after undergoing medical tests at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr DS Rana, the Chairman of the Board said on Monday evening

A master tactician, the late Arun Jaitley was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibushan on Saturday

Arun Jaitley, a sorely-missed warrior of the BJP

India | Jan 26, 2020, 12:03 AM IST

A master tactician, the late Arun Jaitley was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibushan on Saturday. Accepted as an intellect across the political spectrum, the BJP may be sorely missing the services of Arun Jaitley

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‘People are dying in front of our eyes’: Is China lying about the coronavirus death toll?

World | Jan 25, 2020, 08:48 PM IST

While China says that only 1,400 cases of coronavirus have been reported so far, leaked testimonies and independent journalists claim that the number could be as high as 90,000

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Radical Islamists were armed by Sri Lankan govt in Civil War: Siva Senai

World | Jan 24, 2020, 07:52 PM IST

Jaffna-based rights’ activist and former United Nations advisor Dr Maravanpulavu Sachithananthan told India TV in an exclusive interview that New Delhi must either create pathways for citizenship for Sri Lankan Hindus or negotiate their rehabilitation in Sri Lanka with Colombo

Padmavati, who has been fast-unto-death for Ganga since

Woman seer’s fast-unto-death for Ganga into second month; govt accused of going back on written word

India | Jan 15, 2020, 06:35 PM IST

The fast-unto-death of Padmavati, a woman seer from Haridwar’s famed Matri Sadan, reached its 32nd day on Wednesday, even as her aides and other seers accuse the government of not honouring its promises made in a letter to the ashram’s head Swami Shivanand on May 4 last year

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China’s new ethnic identity law reflects its failure in Tibet, Xinjiang-style campaign may follow

World | Jan 13, 2020, 10:08 PM IST

At least 156 Tibetans have immolated themselves in China since 2009 to protest Beijing’s homgenisation efforts in the region

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JNU violence ‘state-sponsored’, mulling legal help to victims: Congress

India | Jan 12, 2020, 04:00 PM IST

Serious questions have been raised on the role of JNU’s VC M Jagadesh Kumar, the Chief Security Officer Navin, Periyar Hostel Warden and Delhi Police in enabling the violence on JNU campus on Jan 5

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Internet services hit as MTNL goes into VRS mode

Business | Jan 11, 2020, 04:41 PM IST

Dozens of internet outages have been reported in New Delhi as more than 14,000 of MTNL’s 18,000 employees opt for voluntary retirement. MTNL will practically be left with only 4,000 employees to manage Delhi and Mumbai circles

Delhi Police's DCP (Crime) Joy Tirkey holds up what he

JNUTA demands independent enquiry into Delhi Police's role in JNU violence

India | Jan 10, 2020, 11:25 PM IST

"Today's press conference thus only highlights the significance of the JNUTA's view of the need for an independent investigation that can also scrutinise the acts of omission and commission on the part of the police as well as the administration," the JNUTA said

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Govt could have put more thought into it: VIF Director Arvind Gupta on allowing Huawei in 5G trials

Business | Jan 07, 2020, 11:52 PM IST

Dr Arvind Gupta, the director of the Vivekanand International Foundation, has cautioned the government over the involvement of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the upcoming 5G trials