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How poor infrastructure made Bengalauru rank as least livable city in India in global index

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Bengaluru scores poorly on infra parameter, ranked least livable city in India in global index

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Index 2022 analysed living conditions in 173 cities, 5 of which — New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad — were in India, reports Nikhil Rampal.

 

How IAS Sanjay Popli’s juniors ‘collected bribe’ for him, sent jeweller money to turn it to gold

Popli was arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on 21 June, for allegedly demanding cut of 1 per cent from a contractor working on a Rs 7.3 cr project to lay sewerage pipelines in Nawashahr, reports Ananya Bhardwaj.

 

‘Rotis, not chicken’ — In UP, Muslim man’s family lament his fate, say ‘we’re feeling terrorised’

Ever since his arrest for “wrapping meat in deities’ images”, Talib Hussain’s family has been gripped by fear. His eatery has lost customers, his grandkids have stopped going to school, reports Sonal Matharu.

 

Patel, Nehru were right on strong Centre. Just look at US, you can’t leave it to the states

Strong centres can be misused. But let’s not forget that there are many more competing checks and balances on central governments than on states, writes Jaithirth Rao.

 

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it’s not the same in moral and intellectual spaces, writes Dilip Mandal.

 

Days of soft power are over. Defence is the new diplomacy tool for India around the world

As India focuses on more bilateral and multilateral military exercises, it’s pushing for hard power when it comes to striking defence deals, writes Snehesh Alex Philip.

 

Do I have a complaint with Mohd Zubair of Alt News? Here’s why I have 3 answers, No, No & Yes

If the first ‘no’ to whether I have a complaint with Zubair is principled, the second comes from the heart as a believer, a Hindu, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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