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Vivo not to sponsor IPL 2020 amid backlash

Following the backlash on social media, Chinese handset major Vivo has withdrawn its sponsorship from IPL 2020. Vivo is the title sponsor for the cash-rich cricketing event. However, the company is yet to terminate its sponsorship agreement for IPL. Vivo had paid Rs 2,199 crore for a five-year contract in 2018. BCCCI to look for...

Nitish Kumar wants CBI probe in Sushant’s death case

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday recommended a CBI probe in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Notably, the actor’s father KK Singh had requested Nitish Kumar for a CBI probe in the case. The case is being parallel investigated by Bihar and Mumbai police. Nitish Kumar said that Bihar is recommending a...

Rajasthan: Maladministration rising amid ongoing political turmoil

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: The ongoing political turmoil that entered the third week has brought Rajasthan’s administration to a grinding halt, with several Cabinet ministers closeted in a hotel in Jaisalmer. The political turmoil in Rajasthan also led to a decline in Congress’ image. In fact, Rajasthan has not witnessed such maladministration as is being witnessed...

Ram Temple: PM Modi to spend 2 hours in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the ground-breaking ceremony rituals for the Ram temple in Ayodhya for around 2 hours on Wednesday. PM Modi will be laying the foundation stone for the Ram temple amid the presence of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The prime minister will fly for Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow at around...

Heavy rains throw life out of gear in Mumbai

Citizens residing in Mumbai and adjoining Thane district had to wade through waterlogged streets following overnight heavy rains. The heavy rains also affected the local train services, as well as road traffic movement, in Mumbai. The heavy rainfall is likely to continue for the next two days. BMC appealed citizens to stay at home The...

COVID-19: India’s death toll nearing 39,000-mark

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday informed that 52,050 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case count in the country to 18.55 lakh. The COVID-19 case count had crossed the 17 lakh-mark on Sunday. The daily...

Shashi Tharoor questions Amit Shah for choosing pvt hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday took a dig at Union home minister Amit Shah for choosing a private hospital for COVID-19 treatment rather than a government hospital. Shashi Tharoor said, “Public institutions need the patronage of the powerful if they are to inspire public confidence.” Shashi Tharoor reacting to a tweet on AIIMS, New...

First invitation for Ram temple event given to Iqbal Ansari

The first invitation card for the ground-breaking ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya was received by Iqbal Ansari. Iqbal Ansari was one of the litigants in the Ayodhya land dispute case. He said he will attend the ceremony on August 5 and will also gift Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘Ram nami’ stole and a...

Mumbai police says Sushant had bipolar disorder

Mumbai police, which is probing the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, has said the late actor was suffering from bipolar disorder. Mumbai police said Sushant was undergoing treatment for his mental health condition. Police commissioner Param Bir Singh said, “It has come to surface that he had bipolar disorder. He was undergoing treatment and taking...

Health ministry issues safety guidelines for gyms, yoga centres

With gyms and yoga institutes all set to open from August 5 under Centre’s ‘unlock 3’, the health ministry has issued fresh guidelines for these businesses. The guidelines are aimed at ensuring the safety of the visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the health ministry said, The guidelines are aimed at minimising the contact between staff...

Rajasthan: Is Congress looking for a new CM?

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: Rumours are doing the round in Rajasthan that the current political impasse in the Congress may be resolved soon. The crisis caused by Sachin Pilot’s rebellion has tarnished the image of Congress. Notably, in the last three weeks when the crisis aggravated, the party’s high command made no serious attempt to douse...

Omar Abdullah takes a dig at Centre over Chinese sponsorships for IPL

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has taken an indirect dig at Centre over allowing Chinese sponsors for IPL 2020. Omar Abdullah said people are being asked to boycott Chinese goods, whereas IPL 2020 has been allowed to retain its Chinese sponsors. “Chinese cellphone makers will continue as title sponsors of the IPL...