BJP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh are up in arms against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, with his detractors calling for the formation of an “MLAs’ union”. They question his claims about “zero tolerance against corruption”, and are publicly criticising the “attitude” of the UP police, reports Prashant Srivastava.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met senior officials from top India’s top drug-makers on 2 January and warned them to strictly adhere to marketing ethics, and not to bribe doctors with women, foreign trips or gadgets, reports Himani Chandna.
BJP under Modi-Shah is returning to its protectionist, anti-MNC, technophobic old notions, underlining that strong governments can also be more risk-averse, writes Shekhar Gupta.
Afzal Guru, the 2001 Parliament attack convict who was hanged on 9 February 2013, had alleged that Davinder Singh and other Jammu and Kashmir police officers introduced him to one of the men who attacked Parliament, reports Ananya Bhardwaj. Singh was named by Guru in a letter that he wrote to his lawyer Sushil Kumar from Tihar jail.
Pakistani politicians, who once pushed for control over policy-making, have accepted that they can’t have that power. So, they chose to hand it over to the military, writes Husain Haqqani.
The Narendra Modi government asked Bangladesh to procure the onions that India has imported after a majority of states withdrew their demand for the commodity, reports Samyak Pandey.
Deepika Padukone standing in solidarity with JNU students made Indians question Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir over their silence. But the Khans of Bollywood have always spoken out through their films, if not in words, writes Kaveree Bamzai.