Monday, January 30, 2023


Yogi not original ‘bulldozer baba’. Gehlot govt’s been giving ‘criminals’ JCB treatment since 2019

In 2019, Rajasthan's Ashok Gehlot government 'asked' the Jaipur Development Authority to ‘rein in’ encroachers. According to JDA data, it has demolished 76 big buildings since.   

UPI to Aadhaar, Modi govt showcases ‘India Stack’ of digital goodies for global adoption

Govt says digital public services will be offered to other countries & startups during first annual stack developers’ conference to be held in Delhi Wednesday.

What is ‘living will’ and what are the Supreme Court’s hearings on passive euthanasia about

Last week, the Supreme Court pulled up Modi government for not pushing a law on passive euthanasia. The court also promised to modify its guidelines to simplify the procedure.  

In 8 months, one DGP has juggled CRPF, BSF, SSB, ITBP. For others, there’s no work

IPS officer Sujoy L. Thaosen is currently chief of CRPF with additional charge of BSF. Meanwhile, many DG-rank officers are at a loose end. IPS officers call it ‘injustice’ to all.

MCD is hard at work but Delhi’s looming landfills unlikely to go by G20 summit

MCD aims to flatten Okhla and Bhalswa landfills by Dec 2023, and Ghazipur by March 2024. G20 has led to calls to finish Okhla work by Sept. Experts say even 5 years not enough.

Why Delhi govt schools need classrooms more than teachers trained in Finland

Delhi govt plan to send teachers on training tour to Finland is latest bone of contention between Kejriwal & L-G Saxena. But a recent study has pointed to a far more pressing need.

Mumbai set to have network of 7 key sewage treatment plants. Why it took almost 20 yrs

PM Modi will Thursday perform bhoomi poojans for the 7 plants to be set up by BMC at an estimated cost of Rs 26,000 cr. The project is expected to be completed in 4-6 years.

States’ finances improving, but moving back to old pension scheme could pose future risks: RBI

States have seen stronger revenues and have been prudent with their expenditure, leading to better deficit ratios. But capex needs to increase & debt needs to reduce.

Gati Shakti Mission shows way for infra planning, states make full use of digital mapping

States mapping their essential data, relevant for planning physical and social infrastructure, on National Master Plan, along the lines of central govt's PM Gati Shakti scheme.

‘Rigid interlocutor’ or ‘BJP state chief in Raj Bhavan’ — Tamzihagam row not R.N. Ravi’s first

The retired intelligence officer and Tamil Nadu Governor was shunted off from previous posting in Nagaland following repeated face-offs with the government there.

On Camera


Hanuman temple in Delhi's Karol Bagh | PTI

How Hanuman offers lessons for India’s and the world’s public diplomacy...

Besides foreign minister Jaishankar calling Hanuman a great diplomat, the Hindu god is revered across Southeast Asia as the anchor of a 'civilisational nation state'.
Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani | ANI file photo

Adani-Hindenburg row erupts into war of words, neither side backing down

Adani Group calls Hindenburg allegations baseless, unethical, and in violation of law while the firm says Adani obfuscating truth, avoiding real issues of fraud.


A representational photo of Lockheed Martin headquarters at Bethesda, US | Commons

Fits between Tejas & heavier fighters — Why Lockheed wants India...

IAF’s Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft programme acted as a catalyst for making fighters in the country, says William Blair, Lockheed Martin’s India vice-president and chief executive.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.