Category: India

Headscarf rule: Soumya pulls out of event in Iran

Times of India Woman Grandmaster and former world junior girls’ champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Hamadan, Iran, from July 26 to August 4, calling the Islamic country’s “compulsory headscarf” rule violative of her personal rights. Headscarf rule: Soumya pulls...

'38m made poor just by having to buy medicines'

Times of India About 55 million Indians were pushed into poverty in a single year because of having to fund their own healthcare and 38 million of them fell below the poverty line due to spending on medicines alone, a study by three experts from the Public Health Foundation of...

Now, interest sop for homes up to 2,100 sq ft

Times of India The housing and urban affairs ministry on Tuesday increased the carpet area of houses eligible for interest benefit under the PM Awas Yojna (PMAY) for the middle-income group (MIG) by 33%. While such a large apartment may not be within reach of someone earning Rs 18 lakh...

Kejriwal, 3 mantris dig in for long vigil at LG’s

Times of India Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and three Cabinet colleagues spent their second consecutive night in the Raj Niwas waiting room where they have been on dharna since Monday evening in a protest unprecedented in the democratic history of the country. “We are ready for any struggle for...

SCO can bridge differences between India and Pakistan: China

Times of India “We know there are existing and historical unresolved conflicts between Pakistan and India,” Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Monday in an interview with CGTN, the country’s national broadcaster. “But I think after they joined the SCO, maybe we can provide a better platform and opportunities...

Vajpayee rushed to AIIMS, condition ‘critical’

Times of India ​In a late night statement, AIIMS said the former PM has been “diagnosed with a urinary tract infection” for which appropriate treatment is being given and a team of doctors are closely monitoring him. Sources in AIIMS described the condition of BJP stalwart as “critical”, with his...

UK asylum plea: India seeks Nirav’s extradition

Times of India The UK has confirmed the presence of Nirav Modi within its jurisdiction, leading India to push for his extradition amid fears that the diamond trader wanted for the PNB bank fraud might seek political asylum in London. UK asylum plea: India seeks Nirav’s extradition