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Covid essentials get GST relief, but rift between Modi govt & Congress-ruled states persists

Punjab FM termed exclusion of Congress-ruled states from GoM that decided GST rate cuts on Covid goods as 'preposterous'. Sitharaman said groups not constituted on political affiliations.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second production line for LCA Tejas in Bengaluru Tuesday | By special arrangement

Rajnath Singh approves nearly Rs 499 crore for defence research as govt looks to cut imports

Funds will be used to provide financial support to nearly 300 start-ups, MSMEs and individual innovators as govt pushes to make India a defence manufacturing hub.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.