India  /  Published 04.09.20

Masks not mandatory for solo drivers

A person driving a car alone need not wear a face mask, the Union health secretary said on Thursday, but emphasised the need for continued personal protective measures, including the use of masks, in ...
By G.S. Mudur

Opinion  /  Published 04.09.20

There are no escape routes in China

Hit by the slump that’s become the norm across the world, a manufacturer of electric vehicles decided to diversify into the product that is now ruling the world: masks. Having bagged a massive o...
By Neha Sahay

Business  /  Published 04.09.20

Services still languishing

The crippled services industry fell for the sixth straight month in August as Covid-19 restrictions continued to hurt business operations and demand, causing the longest streak of job losses on record...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.09.20

FM for loan recast start in 15 days

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday asked banks and NBFCs to roll out their loan restructuring schemes for Covid-19 related stress by September 15. “During her interaction, the fina...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.09.20

Quarantine: JDU takes on RJD

The JDU has alleged that action was taken against RJD MLA Samta Devi under Covid protocols in Ranchi as she was a Dalit whereas Tej Pratap, who, like her,  had also met his father and the RJD chi...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Patna, Ranchi


India  /  Published 03.09.20

Exam: advice belies swagger

The Union health ministry has left it to symptomatic students the final decision whether to take an exam or not, echoing a public health policy caution not displayed by those pushing for immediate exa...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Cricket  /  Published 03.09.20

Kane admits jitters over UAE tour

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has raised some “apprehension” about visiting the UAE for the IPL after 13 members, including two players, of the Chennai Super Kings contingent tested ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.09.20

State digest: Several discharged from Covid treatment centres

A delegation of betel shop owners on Wednesday met Dhanbad deputy commissioner Uma Shankar Singh and submitted a memorandum demanding permission for reopening of their shops. The delegation highlight...
By Our Bureau

Business  /  Published 02.09.20

August factory activity up

The manufacturing sector expanded in August after four months of contraction as Covid restrictions were relaxed even though firms continued to cut jobs, a monthly survey indicated. The headline seaso...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.20

A living parade of the compliant & complicit

We are living a future that we are not recognizing as our present; it is taking us in, layer upon layer, in ways that we probably need to recognize if we are to be able to combat its consequences. Els...
By Sankarshan Thakur


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