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May 14, 2021

Times Impact: Haryana withdraws notice, assures athletes over Olympic grant

The Haryana sports department on Friday withdrew a communication meant for state's Olympics-bound athletes where it had asked them to furnish an undertaking declaring 'if they are found guilty of a criminal act or involved in sexual harassment, the advance amount of Rs five lakh sanctioned to them for their Olympic preparations will immediately be transferred back to the department in full.'

A lawyer’s diary: How I fought for justice for 7 Myanmarese refugees in the midst of the pandemic

On March 16, Soe Myint, the founder of the Myanmarese media house Mizzima, sent a video with this short message: “This is what happened around 10.30 pm at a place where some of our staff are living in Yangon. They are inhuman.”I immediately forwarded the video to journalist friends but no one wanted to post it. It was just too explicit and brutal. The video shows a dozen or so soldiers of the Tatmadaw, as the Myanmar military is officially called, barging into what looks like a dormitory and dragging a young man in a lungi.…

Powar’s return, Raman’s exit, Mithali conundrum: Questions raised by India’s new coach appointment

Ramesh Powar’s last stint as head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team didn’t end in the best of circumstances. After India’s exit in the semi-finals of the 2018 T20 World Cup, he was involved in an unsavoury and very public clash of words, tweets and leaked correspondence with ODI captain Mitali Raj. His contract was not renewed further and WV Raman was appointed coach. Raman took the team to the final of the 2020 T20 World Cup. But now, the roles stand reversed. Powar is back and has replaced Raman ahead of an…

BPSC to conclude Asst Audit Officer registration process today; apply at bpsc.bih.nic.in

The Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) will conclude the online application process for recruitment to the post of Assistant Audit Officer (Bihar Audit Services) in Audit Directorate under the Finance Department. Candidates can apply for the vacancies on the official website bpsc.bih.nic.in.The recruitment drive is being conducted to fill a total of 138 vacancies.Eligibility CriteriaAge Limit: The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and should not be more than the age of 37 years as on August 1,…

Coronavirus situation in India ‘hugely concerning’, says WHO chief

The coronavirus situation in India remains “hugely concerning” as several states in the country were continuing to see a “worrying number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths”, said World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday.“WHO is responding and has shipped thousands of oxygen concentrators, tents for mobile field hospitals, masks and other medical supplies,” Tedros said at a media briefing. “And we thank all the stakeholders who are supporting India.”India has been reporting an…
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