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While the August 3 notification advises people above 65 years and with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 years to not visit gyms, it is mandatory for the exempted group to maintain a six-foot distance and use face covers or masks within the premises.
Justice Basu says that as a judge he went on to deal with many cases of alleged torture. However, piecemeal actions are hardly the solution, the 85-year-old says.
According to the plan, while about 6,400 soldiers will be brought back to the US, the remaining 5,400 will be redeployed in Europe including in Italy and Poland. According to Defence Secretary Esper, the plan is likely to cost Pentagon billions of dollars.
The former Bangladeshi military officer and diplomat has been sentenced to death in absentia in Bangladesh for the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. .
Founded in 1974, as part of Operation Flood to make India self-sufficient in milk, Mother Dairy, owned by the National Dairy Development Board, is now a part of the Capital’s landscape — diversifying into milk products, vegetables, oil and sweets.
Dr Biplab Kanti Dasgupta, who was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata’s Salt Lake area, tested positive on April 17. Diabetic and hypertensive, his condition had deteriorated soon after, and he was put on ventilator support.
The mill usually takes a break only for maintenance, once in 20 days.
Prafulla Chandra Ray, a believer of the ideal that “industry, as a rule, preceded science,” was conscious of the impact the setting up of a factory would have on India’s knowledge reserve.
One of the buyers at the shop, Manek (42), was worried about her two children at home. While putting 15 packets of Maggi in a bag, she said, “Bread and milk powder aren’t available anywhere. I finally bought a packet of bread at another shop, which cost Rs 60 (the original price is Rs 38).”
Amid Citizenship (Amendment) Act fears, BJP MLA’s plan to settle refugees in Kawal, epicentre of 2013 Uttar Pradesh riots, leaves questions on all sides.
The Facebook account, created in July 2018, was deactivated following the incident. Another, older account of his, with a last post in May 2018, too was later deactivated. He has 3,626 ‘Friends’ in the new account and 504 in the older one.
On January 1, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launched a mobile application, MANI (Mobile Aided Note Identifier), to help visually impaired people identify currency denomination.
What does the Constitution mean in their lives, in letter and spirit? Which rights matter to them the most, at home and beyond, as they enter 2020, the 70th year of the Republic.
... a clash started at this hand pump in a Haryana village. Caste rift now runs deep in ‘normal’ Bhatla
Zahiruddin prefers his ustara to the clipper, sada cuts to fancier ones. But, he says, Delhi govt’s proposed Kesh Kala Board, to train barbers in the latest technology, will help if it brings more income
Of the 28 Foreign Post Offices (FPOs) across the country notified to deal with international consignments, only Delhi and Mumbai FPOs are designated to handle postal mails to and from Pakistan.
A makeup artist was held after a young man tried to pass off as old to sneak past airport authorities. Kumar, an old hand, wonders how Shamsher made an elementary mistake, missed the man’s hands
Process has begun for world’s largest head-count — India’s decennial Census. Armed with a mobile app and 36 questions, as the foot-soldiers try to iron out wrinkles, suspicious respondents the biggest hurdle
In a letter on June 4, Manoj Kumar Gupta, the Executive Director of Railway Stores, informed the general managers of the Indian Railways about the decision to close the printing presses by March 2020.
On June 18, a 3-yr-old tied to her mother’s back died at a construction site in Noida. Work took barely a pause in hundreds of sites all around, where labourers, their children flirt with danger
Seventy five years after they were declared missing in action while fighting for the British Army, their remains come home to families who stake claim to their legacy — through demands for statues, jobs.
Kin of Bengal BJP workers wait for jobs, justice and glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tiwari was accused of politicising a “sensitive issue”. In his defence, Tiwari said: “It was a shirt... Which shop or mall does not sell such shirts?”
As the Delhi govt plans 25 more such centres, the centre’s teachers say changing nature of education has necessitated the need for institutions like theirs
Following the controversy over the unreleased National Sample Survey Office’s job survey for 2017-18, which reportedly pegs India’s unemployment at 6.1 per cent, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said app-based taxi services such as Ola and Uber have created over 2 million jobs
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