Patna still underwater; rainfall to reduce: Met

Patna continue to wallow in a sea of misery as most localities remained flooded for the fourth consecutive day. The sight of deputy chief minister Sushil Modi clad in shorts and being rescued on a lifeboat along with his family mirrored the plight of a marooned city that hasn’t had a more tormenting monsoon since the floods of 1975.

Insurance companies can no longer exclude many illnesses

The insurance regulator on Monday said that age-related ailments such as cataract surgery, knee-cap replacements, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s would also have to be covered. Also factory workers, working with harmful chemicals, which impact health over a long-term period, cannot be refused respiratory or skin ailments that arise as a result of workplace conditions.

UP: ‘Munnabhai’ in police net after successful 10-year run

Munnabhai MBBS met Ranchoddas Chanchad of ‘3 Idiots’ in UP’s Deoband when police on Monday arrested one Om Pal for fraudulently working at a local CHC as surgeon for the past 10 years by impersonating Dr Rajesh R, who was the real degree holder from Mysore. Om Pal was appointed on contract in the CHC by forging MBBS degree of a Mysore University’s alumnus.

Fewer children enrolling in primary school

Eight of 20 large states also show a dip in mainstreaming of out-of-school schoolchildren by over 10 percentage points from the base year of 2015-16. Mainstreaming here implies bringing these children back into the school system. In the first state-wise ranking on education, majority of the states also showed a slide in learning outcomes in languages and mathematics as the levels go up from class III to class VIII.

Singh likely to turn down Pak invite to Kartarpur

Pakistan announced on Monday that it has decided to invite Singh. In a video statement, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said his country has decided to invite Singh after consultations with all stakeholders. “We have decided after consultation that we want to invite former Indian PM Manmohan Singh to the Kartarpur Corridor inauguration. Sikhism is Singh’s religion and he is a representative of the Sikh community,” Qureshi said.

Govt mulls exiting BPCL, SCI, cutting Concor stake

​The plan will have to be cleared by the Union cabinet before the sale process can commence, officials familiar with the development told TOI. A source said following the recommendations of the committee, the proposal will be moved for cabinet approval in the next two weeks.

Pakistan to replace UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan is replacing its Permanent Representative to the United Nations just 72 hours after its Prime Minister Imran Khan returned home after what was portrayed domestically as a star performance on the Kashmir issue. Lodhi is being replaced by Munir Akram, a former envoy who is being sent back for a second stint in New York after a break of nearly 15 years.

PMC scam: Losses pegged at Rs 4k cr; FIR lodged

The Mumbai Police has filed a case against the former bank management and promoters of HDIL in the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank case and said a special investigation team will be probing the case. As per initial investigations, the bank’s losses since 2008 were Rs 4,355.46 crore.

Aaditya 1st from Thackeray family to contest polls as Sena eyes CM post

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, the elder son of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, on Monday said he will contest the October 21 Maharashtra assembly polls from Mumbai’s Worli. The announcement comes amid obvious indications by the Shiv Sena that it is eyeing the top post in the state, with Uddhav recently saying that he made a promise to his late father Bal Thackeray to install a ‘Shiv Sainik’ (party worker) as Maharashtra CM.