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Forest clearance, prime BKC plot in bag, Shinde govt clearing minor roadblocks for bullet train

Within 2 months of coming to power, Shinde govt gave forest clearance, signed shareholder agreement & handed over prime Bandra Kurla Complex plot for Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.

Four months on, Yogi govt on the hunt for new police chief. Acting DGP is ‘frontrunner’

After Mukul Goel was shunted from DGP post in May, Devendra Singh Chauhan was appointed acting DGP. UP govt has now submitted list of around 40 IPS officers to UPSC for consideration.

Tajpur, set to be Bengal’s 1st deep sea port, could become ‘maritime gateway for eastern region’

To be developed by Adani Group, the port will be built on unused land with no need to demolish, remodel existing structure, making it state's 1st greenfield port in close to 50 years.

Licence for call, video apps, easing insolvency issues — what’s in Modi govt’s draft telecom bill

Draft bill released Wednesday continues to reserve for govt the right to intercept calls and take control of telecom services during a war or whenever national security is invoked.

Warehouse standards, digital services — Modi govt’s new logistics policy ‘complements Gati Shakti’

PM Modi launched National Logistics Policy Saturday. Exporters in high-value sectors like gems & jewellery welcome it but have concerns about implementation of digital services.

‘Small step, big difference’ — Rajya Sabha to introduce ‘gender-neutral’ language, drops ‘no sir’

The announcement came in response to MP Priyanka Chaturvedi's letter stating that use of 'no sir' in response to questions asked by women parliamentarians was 'concerning'.

‘No end to vanvas’: Year after landslide erased Maharashtra village, residents still live in boxes

Battling stifling heat, leaking roofs, survivors of the July 2021 landslide live in makeshift shelters of asbestos. The permanent homes they were promised by govt remain unfinished.

BJP saves Rs 73 cr, Congress to get 27 lakh as govt gives political parties relief on land dues

Cabinet has approved housing ministry’s proposal to change category of land allotted to political parties for their offices in Delhi, bringing down dues significantly for 14 parties.

Shipping containers, made in India — how Modi govt aims to cut dependence on China ‘monopoly’

There was huge shortage of shipping grade containers during pandemic. This resulted in shipping lines increasing container freight rates, which hit India’s export import supply chain.

Parts of Joshimath town ‘sinking’, Uttarakhand govt may go for ‘construction ban, relocation’

Expert panel formed by state govt has warned that several pockets of the town are sinking due to man-made and natural causes. Locals say report did not factor in Tapovan tunnel.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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