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June 19, 2021

No closure for families, as 12 bodies lie unidentified a month after 86 died in ONGC cyclone tragedy

On the morning of May 19, Baburam Kumar received the most haunting phone call of his life. It was his son’s employer, Mumbai-based Glory Ship Management, calling to say that its tugboat Varapradha had sunk in the Arabian Sea during Cyclone Tauktae.Baburam’s 27-year-old son Vijay Kumar was one of the 13 seafarers on board. Eleven had died. He was one of them, they were told. Distraught, Baburam took the first train out of his village in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, and reached Mumbai on May 20, where he was rushed to JJ Hospital to…

SRMJEEE 2021 Phase 2 apply ends today for BTech admission at SRMIST

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) will conclude the online registration process for the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (JEEE) 2021 Phase-II. Candidates applying for the examination can register on the official website srmist.edu.in.SRMJEEE 2021 Phase 2 has been preponed and will be held on June 29 and 30 in a computer-based mode. The entrance exam will be conducted in three slots.The candidates are required to pay the application fee of Rs 1,100.Steps to register for SRMJEEE 2021 Phase 2:Visit the…

As Covid-19 third waves looks, a community-led plan could help India combat the challenge

After weeks of havoc across the country amid the second wave, Covid-19 cases in India are finally declining. In these moments of the much-needed respite, it’s worth remembering that we have only limited time left before we face the looming threat of the third wave. It is time for us to look back, learn from experiences and scale up what worked. One of such experiences is how collective community conscience transcended into affirmative action. The way thousands of SOS calls on social media were responded to and uncountable…

Jammu and Kashmir: PDP leader Sartaj Madni released from detention after six months

Peoples Democratic Party leader Sartaj Madni was on Saturday released after six months of detention, reported PTI. This came hours after PDP chief and Madni’s niece Mehbooba Mufti received an invitation from the Centre for talks with the regional parties of Jammu and Kashmir.Officials said that a police team is on its way to Srinagar to take the politician home. “The police team will hand him over to his family in the South Kashmir district,” the officials added.Madni was detained on December 21, a day ahead of the counting…

Dream debut: How Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia won the epic England draw

A 17-year-old playing the longer format, with a red ball and in England for the first time. Shafali Verma was unfazed.A 27-year-old making an international comeback after five years of domestic cricket toil. Sneh Rana was resilient. A 23-year-old who is already a veteran having debuted in 2014. Deepti Sharma was steely.A 23-year-old who was recently dropped and hasn’t settled in any batting position. Taniya Bhatia was a revelation. These four had one thing in common: They were making Test debuts and each of them played a…
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