Sachin Pilot and MLAs loyal to him stayed away from the CLP meeting in Jaipur today. Soon after, the Congress announced that Pilot has been removed as deputy CM and PCC chief. Stay with TOI for all the updates
The Trump administration has walked back a policy that would have stripped international college students of their US visas if their coursework was entirely online, ending a proposed plan that had thrown the higher education world into turmoil.
The bitter feud between Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and his challenger Sachin Pilot reached the point of no return with Congress on Tuesday sacking the latter as deputy CM and state party chief, accusing him of working at the instance of BJP to topple the state government.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and housing minister Hardeep Singh Puri engaged in a Twitter war on Tuesday over a report which claimed that a request was made to the PM to let her stay on in the Lodhi Estate bungalow.
In a tough response to China’s growing aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, the Trump administration on Tuesday bluntly stated that Beijing’s “predatory world view has no place in the 21st century”, while rejecting its claims to offshore resources in the South China Sea and its depredations beyond it.
The guidelines recommended that the duration for online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes, for classes I to VIII, two online sessions of up to 45 minutes each are suggested and for classes IX to XII, four sessions of 30-45 minutes durations have been recommended.
India and China discussed troop disengagement in the Depsang-Daulat Beg Oldie sector as well as a further pullback of Chinese soldiers in the Pangong Tso and Hot Springs areas during talks between rival corps commanders in eastern Ladakh on Tuesday.
Scoring 98.2% in CBSE Class XII exams is just another feather in the cap of this son of a marginal farmer from UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri as he already secured a berth in New York’s Cornell University — one of the eight Ivy League Universities in the US — with a 100% scholarship.
Ashok Gehlot may have prevailed in the current round of his battle with Sachin Pilot but his son Vaibhav has a crucial test awaiting him, with Enforcement Directorate set to question him in connection with a Rs 96 crore investment from Mauritius in the Jaipur hotel where Congress MLAs loyal to Gehlot had been corralled.
Sachin Pilot’s sacking as Rajasthan deputy chief minister and state Congress chief and impending exit from the party brought out an outpouring of support and regret from party colleagues who called him a talented leader and wished things had not come to such a pass though some questioned his “over-ambitiousness”.
The United States government rescinded its controversial decision to revoke foreign student visas whose courses move online due to coronavirus, a federal judge said Tuesday. The universities of Harvard and MIT, with the support of a number of other institutions, had taken legal action against the move that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on July 6.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday appointed 15 Congress legislators, including three women, as parliamentary secretaries in a bid to appease ambitious representatives. Thirteen of them are first-timers in the assembly.
US-based retail giant Walmart is leading a fresh infusion of $1.2 billion in Flipkart, two years after it acquired 77% stake for $16 billion, as the battle for the online retail market gets ready for the entry of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries. The investment — which will be done in two tranches this financial year — values the company at $24.9 billion, over 13% premium from $22 billion at the time of the acquisition in 2018.
Supreme Court on Tuesday said exorbitant cost of Covid treatment must not dissuade patients from going to private hospitals during a pandemic and asked petitioners and representatives of private hospital associations to meet health ministry officials to resolve the issue of hospitalisation cost.
Around 22 states in India are conducting at least 140 Covid-19 tests per day per million population, meeting the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria of “comprehensive” testing, the health ministry said on Tuesday while directing other states to ramp up testing to match the standard. At present, India is conducting around 201 tests per day per million population.
In a major policy speech on Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the world will not allow China to treat the strategically important South China Sea (SCS) as its 'maritime empire' and vowed to support worried Southeast Asian countries against Beijing's 'campaign of bullying' to control the resource-rich region.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday proposed to set up a committee headed by a retired apex court judge to inquire into the encounter killings of gangster Vikas Dubey and his four associates within seven days of the ambush in which eight Uttar Pradesh policemen were killed at Bikru village on July 3.
The agreement provides for extensive cooperation in the civil nuclear energy sector including in research and development for peaceful uses of nuclear energy, they said.
The development comes after Congress cracked down on Sachin Pilot, stripping the dissident leader of the posts of Rajasthan's deputy chief minister and the party's state unit president, and sacking two loyalists from the state Cabinet.
India refuted Iran’s contention that it is out of the Chabahar-Zahedan rail project, with senior Indian officials saying that New Delhi remained “committed” to financing and building the railway which is an intrinsic part of the Chabahar port project.