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With a three-day week, expect momentum to break

New Delhi: Markets were on a roll during the last week and the volatility seems to have reduced. The visible change was the fact that they just rose and were moving towards a nice set-up where they could go in either direction. With last week’s moves, they are within striking …

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Lucknow University’s ‘political nursery’ in full bloom in 2024 LS polls

Lucknow: The yield from Lucknow University’s (LU), ‘political nursery’ is in full bloom in the ongoing 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav had first referred to the student union in the LU as a ‘political nursery’ and his words have proved prophetic. Today, …

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3,300 CISF contingent to take full charge of Parliament security from May 20

New Delhi: More than 3,300 CISF personnel will take over the complete counterterrorism and anti-sabotage security duties at the Parliament complex from Monday following the withdrawal of over 1,400 CRPF staff from the country’s most important symbol of democracy, official sources said. The parliament duty group (PDG) of the CRPF …

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Delhi’s outdoor workers, low-income households bear brunt of deadly heat

New Delhi: Sitting under a tree, Suman Mandal strenuously fans her two-year-old son on a hot summer afternoon near a construction site in southeast Delhi’s Sewa Nagar. The mercury has soared to 46 degrees Celsius and Mandal, 37, and her two children — the other aged four — are visibly …

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Phase five LS polls: EC asks city dwellers to turnout in higher numbers

New Delhi: On the eve of phase five of Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission on Sunday pointed out that Mumbai, Thane and Lucknow have shown apathy towards voting in the past and asked these city dwellers to turnout in higher numbers. The poll authority noted that in the past …

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Indian Haj pilgrim dies on way to Madinah

Grief-stricken husband and son in the Riyadh Airport. Jeddah: An Indian Haj pilgrim on the way to Madinah, Saudi Arabia, died following a heart attack, which caused an emergency landing in Riyadh. Sixty-eight-year-old Momina Khatoon, a native of Biraul in the Darbhanga district of Bihar, was travelling to Madina along …

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Former Indian Army officer killed in Israeli strike in Gaza

Waibhav Anil Kale had opted for premature retirement from the Indian Army in 2022 A former Indian army officer, serving as a UN security officer, lost his life in an Israeli strike on a vehicle displaying UN flags in Rafah, en route to a hospital in southern Gaza on Monday. …

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91.17% pass in Tamil Nadu Class 11 Board examination, girls outperform boys

Representative Image Chennai: In the Class 11 Tamil Nadu Board examination, the results of which were announced on Tuesday, a pass percentage of 91.17 was recorded. 8.1 lakh students had taken the exam. The pass percentage is higher than in 2023, when it was 90.93. Girls outperformed boys in this …

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Real legend of the game: Sports world pays tribute to Chhetri

New Delhi: Batting maestro Virat Kohli, 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh and former star footballer Bhaichung Bhutia were among the leading sports personalities who lauded Sunil Chhetri’s achievements after the iconic India striker on Thursday announced his decision to retire from international football. Chhetri, the long-serving national team captain …

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