No deal between Pawar and Shah for secret 2019 swearing-in: Raut

Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena MP and party’s chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Sunday refuted a recent claim that NCP president Sharad Pawar had promised his support to the BJP for government formation in Maharashtra last year. Raut, who played an important role in the formation of the Maha Vikas Aghadi …...Read More

‘When the situation improves, people will visit museums… culture gives us hope’: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sabyasachi Mukherjee Home to about 50,000 artefacts, including sculptures, bronzes and excavations from Harappan sites, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) that has an annual footfall of about a million, has not had any visitor since March. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director general of the 98-year-old museum, tells The Indian Express that …...Read More

South Delhi parks to soon have milk, fruits kiosks

"This will also help in times of Covid and people who do not want to travel unnecessarily can collect their vegetables and fruits when they come for exercise," said a senior official. Parks in South Delhi will soon have small shops or kiosks selling items like fruits, milk and bread. …...Read More

Delhi tenant takes home loans using forged papers, held

Police said that Mange Ram died in 2015 and his son Sachin was arrested earlier this month. Delhi Police has arrested a man for allegedly procuring three home loans worth Rs 6.70 crore using a fake identity and forged documents of his landlord’s house. JCP (EOW) Dr O P Mishra …...Read More

Who’s afraid of Vivekananda?

It is therefore fitting that a Vivekananda statue in JNU has been installed at the entrance of the administrative block. Swami Vivekananda will give JNU its nationalist spine. In his lecture on “Six Lessons on Raja Yoga,” he said: “Take care of the spine, everything happens along the spine.” Vivekananda …...Read More

America’s common ground

That America is not a centralised state was proved by the election. The declaration of Biden’s victory — the “call”, to use the American phrase — did not come from a Washington official or from any election commission (no such body exists in the US). It came from “decision desks” …...Read More

Activist slams MP CM’s allegations of forced conversion of tribals

Addressing two events in tribal-dominated Umaria and Badwani districts in MP, Shivraj Singh Chouhan had accused Christians of forcibly trying to convert tribals. Reacting to statements made by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Mumbai-based activist and former vice-president of the state minorities commission Dr Abraham Mathai said on …...Read More

New script in Pakistan

Sharif’s decision to take the bull by its horns has also opened up cracks in the Opposition, which could spell a loss of momentum. (Illustration by C R Sasikumar) For a country as famously unpredictable as Pakistan, the regularity of its dispiriting pattern of politics can be hard to explain. …...Read More

Delhi hospital beds free up as Covid cases dip

As per data on the Delhi Corona app, as of November 11 — when the capital had 42,629 active cases and saw the highest single-day spike of 8,593 cases — there were 16,439 beds dedicated for patients and 7,973 (48%) were vacant. With a drop in the daily number of …...Read More

Cleaning Yamuna remains on paper as ‘26 of 35 STPs fail to meet norms’

The Yamuna stretch from Wazirabad to Okhla is the most polluted. (Express Photo: Gajendra Yadav) Efforts to clean the Yamuna largely remain on paper as 26 out of 35 sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Delhi, having a combined treatment capacity of 2,258.72 million litres per day (MLD), are not complying …...Read More