- The PLFS survey covers the July-June period rather than a fiscal or calendar year. So, when NSO released the 2019-20 PLFS report last month, this was supposed to be the first official record of what happened to labour markets during last year’s lockdown.
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 05:11 AM IST
, New DelhiIshan Anand Anjana Thampi
- August has seen poor rain across India: a 33% overall deficiency in rainfall; a 51% deficiency over central India; a 22% deficiency over northwest India; a 37.7% deficiency over peninsular India; and a 5% deficiency over east and north-east India.
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 05:11 AM IST
Soumya PillaiJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Venkaiah Naidu has started seeking legal consultation on possible action that can be taken against opposition MPs who allegedly disrupted House proceedings, damaged property and manhandled marshals on the last day of the monsoon session
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 05:09 AM IST
Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
At Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium, the setting was different, and so was the order. For the first time in any international competition of his career, Jacob was running the anchor leg—the final stretch that could potentially make or break a relay. Jacob feared a repeat of the CWG nightmare.
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 12:00 AM IST
, Mumbai, New DelhiRutvick Mehta Avishek Roy
The threat perception for the convoy was high, especially following reports that “rogue elements” and Pakistani terrorists from groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Haqqani Network were present alongside the Taliban in Kabul.
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 12:07 AM IST
Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Centre is tying itself up in knots to evade the central question in this case — did the government of India procure Pegasus, and did it authorise its use?
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 04:33 PM IST
If the US is not willing to step up to protect minority, women and human rights, and can leave Afghans at the mercy of a brutal regime which has a record of rights violations, it will be hard for Washington to justify its intervention elsewhere in the future on these principles
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 04:25 PM IST
The presence of erstwhile leaders of the Northern Alliance in Islamabad is a stark reflection of current geopolitical realities
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 04:39 PM IST
While the police operation itself must be condemned for the excessive use of force during the raid, the violence, arson and mayhem that followed are counterproductive, and thereby, a disservice to the cause
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Civilian oversight in military promotions is part of the current promotion template and has its utility in review and redress where required, for there have been aberrations. However, allowing “merit” to become a euphemism for a political endorsement could be a slippery slope
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 02:45 PM IST
For India, which pledged more than $3 billion in development assistance since 2001 and accrued a huge amount of goodwill, Afghanistan is now a dramatically transformed terrain
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 12:14 PM IST
An official document to be placed at University’s apex academic council (AC) on Tuesday proposes the creation of a medical school and a 500-bed hospital offering super speciality treatment, including critical services in cardiology, organ transplant, neurology, and pulmonology, along which “non-conventional departments” with 50% faculty posts reserved for scientists.
Published on Aug 17, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- The Indian seamers responded with the ball, getting all 20 wickets, and also weighing in with the bat in this Test.
Published on Aug 17, 2021 07:31 AM IST
- Over the last one week, HT interviewed several users of the service. Most of them have smartphones with data packs for internet service and they often use the government’s Wi-Fi over and above the service they pay for.
Published on Aug 17, 2021 07:02 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiAbhishek Dey
- Many commentators have written that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan is primarily driven by domestic political-economic concerns, even if they undermine its self-proclaimed role as the vanguard of liberalism and democracy.
Published on Aug 17, 2021 04:52 AM IST
Roshan Kishore, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- New law will draw elements from the Cable TV Network Act, Cinematograph Act, Press Council Act, and the new it rules, an official said.
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 04:56 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiDeeksha Bhardwaj
Only 25 districts in eight states are now categorised as ‘most affected’, while Uttar Pradesh is now free of Maoism, according to the home ministry’s revised list
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 07:24 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiNeeraj Chauhan
‘The opposition knows that the business is conducted as per the business of the advisory committee’s decision. After that, there is an informal outreach as well’
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Besides Afghans on a medical visa, long-time refugees in the country too are distressed as the Taliban’s rapid ascent to power has extinguished whatever little hopes they had of returning to their homeland.
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 06:50 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiSadia Akhtar
On top of the review list will be Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila’s emergency use authorisation application for its Covid-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D.
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 04:54 AM IST
Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
To understand how the pandemic relates to climate requires us to look at certain overlapping behavioural science factors that have been linked to our inability to make the required, rational choices needed to address both these crises — climate change and the pandemic
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 06:48 PM IST
- Premier League contenders start with big wins as do Barca and Real in Spain
Published on Aug 16, 2021 06:21 PM IST
The events that led to the development of the web, received little fanfare then, but would increasingly be mentioned with these epochal events in the digital age
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Air India flight number 243 took off on time, a little after noon, Sunday, but the ground reality changed in just the two hours that the plane took to reach Afghanistan airspace. Just as the crew prepared for landing and the pilots tried to coordinate with Air Traffic Control, it got no reply
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 06:03 PM IST
IMA public relations officer, Lt Col Himani Pant, meanwhile, said the training academy has not received any communication from the Afghan authorities till Monday following the developments in their country
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 06:24 PM IST
That Nelson Mandela’s rainbow nation should have to experience a dance of death with fire — spewed from petrol bombs — being its chosen weapon, is not something that the world expected
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 05:00 PM IST
The United States has lost. The US exit was understandable. But the way it was managed is unpardonable.The Inter-Services Intelligence has won. And India stares at a crisis
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 04:49 PM IST
There are three key takeaways of Nibri crossing 100 in the week of August 15. One, vaccinations are crucial to restore economic activity. Two, partial lockdowns are preferable to blanket lockdowns from an economic point of view, and three, that this should not make us complacent
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 04:38 PM IST
The Observer Research Foundation first conceptualised the foreign policy survey last year to build on the existing strand of polling research in India. In December 2020, the poll sampled 2,037 Indians aged 18-35 from 14 cities
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 04:34 PM IST
The biggest losers are Afghans. India couldn’t have changed the dynamic and must calmly assess the outcome
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 03:43 PM IST