Ganja goes digital: Order online, get home delivery

A few among food-delivery agents have emerged as a cog in the city’s preferred ganja peddling apparatus, with police stumbling upon the well-oiled network by chance. In sync with the times, by-referral-only WhatsApp membership is another ganja delivery avenue that is under the police radar.

Kangana Ranaut gets 24 hours to save bungalow

The Mumbai municipal corporation issued a 24-hour notice to actor Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday seeking a reply on alleged “illegal alteration and construction” within the premises of her recently renovated bungalow at Pali Hill in Bandra. The structure is a row house that has been converted into an office. The BMC will demolish the unauthorised portion if there is no reply by Wed.

Live: Covid case fatality rate drops to 1.69%

India’s Covid case tally has crossed 43 lakh mark with a spike of 89,706 new cases & 1,115 deaths, reported in the last 24 hours. Covid-19 case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.69 per cent. Stay with TOI for the latest developments.

LAC: India now holds some solid bargaining chips

As foreign minister S Jaishankar prepares to meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow, the clashes on the LAC on Monday where Indian troops held their positions on the heights on the south bank of Pangong Tso have given India some solid bargaining chips to defuse the standoff. The signal to China was that either use force to evict the Indian troops or de-escalate.

School SOPs: Parents’ nod, staggered visits

As per the standard operating procedures released by the ministry of health and family welfare for reopening schools, effective from September 21, students class IX onwards would be allowed to visit schools on “voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers.” The school visit will be subject to the written consent of parents and the interaction will be staggered.

‘At no stage has Indian Army transgressed LAC’

India on Tuesday said Chinese troops fired in the air in an attempt to intimidate Indian troops at a forward location called Mukhpari Top. Top govt sources said Indian troops responded by firing a couple of warning shots. “Around 40 PLA soldiers are still there, within shouting distance of our position. Our well-entrenched troops are standing their ground,” an official said.

India-China stand-off: LAC on razor’s edge

After the latest flare-up in the Pangong southern bank area, India Tuesday lodged a strong protest with China, both through diplomatic and military channels, asking Beijing to rein in troops who had carried out “provocative activities” yet again on Monday night. In its protest, India strongly denied China’s allegations that Indian soldier fired “warning shots”, crossed the LAC.