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4th August 2019

ARIES: You can share your concepts, put forward bold new plans and get the support you need from others. Execute your ideas with confidence. Don't become too needy in your relationships or you'll lose power and the ability to negotiate in your own favour. TAURUS: You could be opposed because of someone's envy towards you. This will simply reflect their own poor self-esteem. Don't be drawn into defending your successes. Your words have more power during this phase, so schedule meetings and utilise this to your advantage. GEMINI: You may...

In a first, census to seek info on your phones, bank accounts

NEW DELHI, August 3: Census 2021 will for the first time seek information from households on smartphones, DTH/Cable TV connection, internet access, number of members of households having bank accounts, ownership of house other than the rented accommodation of a household, bottled water availability and mobile number as part of the houselisting procedure. Importantly, the latest census, as per the existing plan, will not collect caste data. While the socio-economic caste census (SECC) was conducted alongside Census 2011, the outcome of the caste census is yet to be made public....

Guv assured us no move to repeal Article 35-A, 370; want statement in Parliament: Omar

Srinagar, August 3: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik has assured his party that no moves are planned on repealing Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, or the state's trifurcation. However, the former J&K chief minister said he wants an assurance on these issues from the Centre in Parliament on Monday. Abdullah and some of his party colleagues met the Governor Saturday on these issues. "He assured us that there was no movement on (repealing) Article 370 or Article 35A...

India must invest in education, human skills to be among top 3 economies: Experts

New Delhi, August 3: As India hopes to be among the world's top three economies in the next 15 years, it must invest in education and human skills, a white paper released by a think-tank of top business schools has said., a think tank and network of leading B-schools in the country, organised the 10th edition of the Indian Management Conclave (IMC) and also released a white paper on the occasion. According to it, India will have to double its GDP, like it did between 2000 and 2006, when...

Health Ministry warns of punitive action as doctors continue strike

New Delhi, August 3: As doctors of two Centre-run hospitals AIIMS and Safdarjung continued to boycott work for the third consecutive day on Saturday in protest against the NMC Bill, the Health Ministry warned them of taking punitive action like termination of their service if they do not join duty immediately. Following the ministry's direction, the two hospital administrations have issued memorandums to their resident doctors to resume work at their respective departments. AIIMS resident doctors resumed emergency services around midnight last night but non-essential services, including OPD services, remained...

One man cabinet, no ministers: Siddaramaiah’s jibe at Karnataka govt

Bengaluru, August 3: Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday hit out at Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for the “delay” in cabinet expansion and alleged that the administrative machinery has come to a standstill. The Congress Legislature Party leader sought to know whether the Governor, who sent “letter after letter” to the previous government to prove majority, was not aware of the “plight of the people” under a one-man cabinet in the state where different regions were reeling from drought and floods. “Administrative machinery has come to a standstill. Is...

UN Chief’s report on children caught in violence “selective”, says India

UNITED NATIONS, August 3: India has strongly expressed its disappointment over UN chief Antonio Guterres, in his recent report, including situations in India that are neither armed conflicts nor a threat to international security, saying such attempt to "expand mandate in a selective manner" to certain situations only politicises the agenda. In the 'Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict', which was released on Tuesday, Mr Guterres said children continued to be affected by incidents of violence between armed groups and the government, "particularly in Jammu and...
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