India outsmarts China; Unlock 4 underway and other top news


The ‘Unlock 4’ may have come into effect from today but the biggest relaxation under the new guidelines will come into force after a week (Representative Image). &nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

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New Delhi: Tuesday marked the commencement of ‘Unlock 4’, where new guidelines on operations of the country were enforced. Meanwhile, Pranab Mukherjee, the former president of the country was laid to rest at the Lodhi Road electric crematorium. Below are the day’s biggest headlines:

Unlock 4: Know what all is opening from today and what will remain closed​

The ‘Unlock 4’ may have come into effect from today but the biggest relaxation under the new guidelines will come into force after a week. The Metro rail services across the country will resume from September 7 while all kind of functions and congregations will see the cap for maximum persons increased to 100 from September 21. Importantly, all the states and Union Territories have been directed to strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by the MHA this time. Read More

Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full state honours; nation bids adieu to former president with moist eyes

Former president Pranab Mukherjee was on Tuesday afternoon laid to rest with full state honours at the Lodhi Road electric crematorium in Delhi a day after the stalwart Congress leader and Bharat Ratna passed away at the age of 84. The Army gave a guard of honour and a 21-gun salute to the former president of India. Read More

How India outsmarted China and claimed strategic unoccupied height at Pangong Tso​

In a tactical win that has far-reaching strategic implications, the Indian Army outsmarted Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops last week and occupied the heights at Pangong Tso south bank. The Chinese Army has installed surveillance equipment to monitor the activities of the Indian Army along the LAC. Read More

Unlock 4.0: The 5 golden rules to stay safe from coronavirus while we wait for an effective COVID vaccine

Several states across the country have begun to ease lockdown regulations, except in places where COVID-19 risk is high. But it’s important for all of us to continue to strictly follow all safety guidelines to avoid contracting the deadly virus. Adhering to guidelines and adopting other healthier lifestyle choices remain our best bet against the novel coronavirus, which has no specific treatment or vaccine at the moment. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we enter the unlock 4.0 stage. Read More

After Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan supports Rhea Chakraborty: ‘My heart breaks at the vilification of her’

Coming out in support of Rhea Chakraborty, Vidya Balan thanked Lakshmi Manchu for voicing her opinions. She shared a special tweet urging people to respect the constitutional rights of a person and to let the law take its course in giving the final verdict. Earlier, Taapsee Pannu had expressed solidarity with Rhea and criticized the ability of people to convict someone before proven guilty. Read More

IPL 2020: CSK players and support staff test negative for COVID-19, to undergo one more test

All members of the Chennai Super Kings’ IPL contingent have tested negative for COVID-19 in the first round of tests conducted on Monday. The players and support staff will be tested again on September 3 before they can begin their pre-season camp ahead of the new season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). 13 members of the CSK contingent had tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week. The team’s quarantine period was extended and those who tested positive were isolated from the rest of the squad. Read More

Kishore Biyani does not take home a single rupee from RIL deal but gets the chance to ‘reimagine himself’​

In February this year, we were finalizing annual plans for the group!”, says an insider at the erstwhile Future Group. The beleaguered retail empire was besieged by bad debt and an expansion plan that didn’t quite deliver, but there was still hope internally that they would tide over. By April, that hope had dissipated. The nationwide lockdown imposed in the end of March to halt the stride of the Coronavirus pandemic meant cash flows dried up completely. Soon after talks began with Reliance Industries. “It was tough for KB (Kishore Biyani) to let go”, says a top official close to Mr Biyani who spoke with ET NOW on the condition of anonymity. Talks began soon after with a clutch of suitors, but Reliance Industries was the only one that presented a ‘holistic solution’, that would allow some kind of future to the Biyani family. Read More

7 mistakes you need to avoid while filing ITR

In order to offer some relief amid the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, the deadline to file income tax return (ITR) for FY 2019-20 has been extended to November 30, 2020. Because of this extension, taxpayers now have more time to file their income tax return. On Sunday, Finance Ministry sources clarified that there is no proposal to modify income tax returns forms. Read More

Compaq makes a comeback with smart TVs, working to make India a manufacturing hub

PC brand Compaq has made a comeback in India with a smart TV and is working to make India a manufacturing hub to export its smart televisions to other countries in the Middle East and South Asia by next year, a top company executive said on Tuesday. The Palo Alto, US-headquartered company which was once the market leader in personal computing has signed a licensing deal with Ossify Industries. Read More

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