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Wild animals: New Delhi Zoo to exchange hippos with Asiatic lions from Gujarat

Avya Mathur   New Delhi: The Central Zoo Authority of India (CZA) has approved the transfer of 3 Asiatic lions from Gujarat to the New Delhi Zoo for breeding purposes, in exchange for two hippopotamuses. A lion and 2 lionesses from Kevadiya and Sakkarbagh districts in Gujarat will be transferred soon to New Delhi, which […]

The day after: Broke Mallya rues ED attaching more assets than debt!

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: A day after London High Court declared him bankrupt, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya rued that India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) is attaching his assets worth Rs. 14,000 crore against a debt of only Rs. 6,200 crore. He also charged the Indian banks with making him bankrupt as they have to return […]

HP landslide: GSI team to investigate Kinnaur disaster

New Delhi: A Geological Survey of India (GSI) team from Chandigarh will investigate the reasons behind the recent landslide on Chitkul-Sangla Road in Himachal Pradesh, which claimed nine lives on Sunday. The GSI team will probe the incident that occurred on the Batseri Mountain in Kinnaur district, HP Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said in […]

Healthcare: India’s largest Panchakarma Centre to come up in Jodhpur

New Delhi: India’s largest Panchakarma Centre is proposed to be set up at the Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodhpur, at a cost of nearly Rs. 60 crore. The university plans to develop it as an international wellness centre to promote health and tourism, sources said. The multi-storey International Panchakarma Centre, having 100 beds […]

Boom-to-bust: With crackdown on edu sector, Chinese billionaires lose billions

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: With China cracking down on its own billionaires, Larry Chen, who spectacularly metamorphosed from being a school teacher to become an education sector tycoon in seven years, has lost USD 15 billion. By scaling up his private education business, Chen had become one of the planet’s richest people, but his […]

Bad loans: NPAs decline to Rs.8.34 lakh cr by March 2021

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: The Non-performing assets (NPAs) have declined by Rs 61,180 crore to Rs 8.34 lakh crore at the end of March 31, 2021, because of various steps taken by the Centre, Union Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat K Karad said on Monday. Scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) were burdened with NPAs […]

On Kargil Vijay Diwas, India gratefully remembers martyrs

New Delhi: The Indian Army organized a special program to recall inspirational stories of Operation Vijay at Lomochen, Ladakh, on Sunday morning, paying rich tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives in the Kargil Conflict in 1999. Top officers and soldiers, including gallantry awardees, participated in the event to commemorate the glorious chapter […]

Tremors shake New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Sikkim

New Delhi: The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) on Monday recorded tremors in the national capital and near Southern Hyderabad. However, there were no reports of any damage or casualties. The Hyderabad tremor, having an intensity of 4.0 on the Richter Scale, was recorded at 5.53 AM. According to the Earthquake Monitoring Agency, its epicenter […]

Education: CBSE declares ‘No Change in Uploaded Marks’

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has clarified that there will be no change in the marks of the Class 12 students once their results are uploaded online on the website. The Board will finalize data to be uploaded by July 25. It has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for schools facing […]

Accident: Dam collapse triggers floods in Bihar; no loss of life

New Delhi: Strong currents of the River Kosi led to the collapse of the Sikarhatta-Mazhari dam in the Supaul district of Bihar on Friday, triggering flooding of numerous villages, and rising water levels of River Tilyuga. Kosi’s water levels have been fluctuating since the onset of the monsoon. The swollen river violently hit against the […]