Boost test and trace before English schools reopen ‘or risk second wave’

Writing in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, the team report how they built their models based on UK data from the epidemic along with a range of assumptions, including that under-20s transmit coronavirus equally to older age groups, that 30% of onward-transmitted infections are asymptomatic and that any reopening of schools would occur alongside […]

Covid-19 impact: Job scheme planned for urban poor, migrants

While internal discussion is going on, the plan could mature into either an umbrella programme for urban youths similar to the Garib Kalyan Rozgaar Abhiyaan, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month, or a modified urban-focused version of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Business Standard has learnt.

We are not subjects of the state

The objective is to realise the essence of human nature. In this struggle is born the idea of individuality. It is a complex and relatively new notion for us humans who seem to be programmed to think that the standards of human nature are issued from some authority and we are simply its creatures. It […]

Ayodhya Ram temple, a symbol of Ram Rajya, will reshape India’s present and future

Citizens of Rama Rajya will live in harmony and respect the religious beliefs of others, besides following the four principles of religion, including truth, purity, kindness, and charity. They will not think of committing sin even in their dreams. No person sits idle and there would be no room for laziness. Everyone has to make […]

74th Independence Day: Story of Chandra Shekhar ‘Forever’ Azad

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Ram temple crowns Modi as first Hindu Hriday Samrat

Which has not only given him immunity against failure but also has given him the leeway to execute some bold policy strokes, be it the scrapping of Article 370 or instant talaq. There may be genuine reasons as to why he quickly moved on these two issues, but that there is a groundswell of Hindu […]

Tiruchi railway hospital to treat staff testing positive for COVID-19

Senior railway officials said 55 beds each in the ground floor and the second floor of the hospital have been allocated for COVID-19 patients. The hospital would admit asymptomatic patients and those with mild symptoms of the viral disease. Critical cases would be sent to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital here, an official said.

Hindutva now basic coat on canvas of Indian politics: Govindacharya

Govindacharya, 77, however cautioned that the BJP’s dominance in future cannot be taken for granted as it will depend much on the party’s emotional commitment to its ideology and value-based politics. This will also depend on how Opposition parties’ adapt to the turn in politics, he noted.

Morning Digest: Curfew announced in Srinagar for two days; Trump signs executive order against hiring H1B visa holders for federal contracts, and more

MGNREGA has already used up half its annual fundsOne-third of the way through the financial year, government data shows that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme has used up almost half its allocated funds, spending more than ₹48,500 crore out of the expanded ₹1 lakh crore allocation announced following the COVID-19 […]

Pakistan pays Shafqat Amanat Ali Rs 3.8 crore to sing anti-India song ‘Ja Chor Day Meri Waadi’

After repeated ceasefire violations, numerous attempts to infiltrate terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir’s through the Line of Control (LoC), the Pakistan armed forces have now started to pay well-known singers to come up with songs to escalate tensions with India.