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Representational image of women farmers in Patiala | Photo: Urjita Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Farm laws repeal a chance to build consensus, it’s a bad idea to stop reform train, say experts

With the repeal of the farm laws, the PM also announced a committee to address future agrarian issues. Experts say a broad-based, consultative approach could bring better results.
Representational Bihar Police image | Twitter | @bihar_police

After policemen attack Bihar judge in office, furious Patna HC asks DGP to file report

Two police personnel allegedly attacked Additional District and Sessions Judge Avinash Kumar after he made adverse remarks about police in the state and Madhubani district.
Indian Parliament building in New Delhi | PTI File photo

Make paid news electoral offence, create legal options to counter fake news: IT panel to govt

The standing committee on IT has unanimously adopted its report on Ethical Standards in Media. The report will be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speak to media at Jai Prakash Narayan airport in August 2021 | ANI

Prohibition 2.0? Bihar SHOs & chowkidars face 10-yr suspension for liquor trade on their turf

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar held a marathon review meeting with top officials and ministers Tuesday following Oppn flak for deaths of over 40 people who consumed spurious liquor,
(Representational image) North Block in New Delhi | Bloomberg file

IB, home, RAW, defence officers’ tenure can be extended for 2 yrs — Modi govt issues notification

The order comes a day after the Modi government brought in a controversial ordinance, extending the tenure of the ED & CBI chiefs for up to five years.
A new research has found that only 7% of rear-seat passengers wear seat belts (Representational image)

Modi govt holds summits, pushes for sops to try get vehicle scrapping policy off ground

Voluntary vehicle scrappage policy was launched in August, but setting up of crucial infrastructure such as scrapping facilities & automatic vehicle fitness centres proving a challenge.
Forest in Kashmir

J&K Chief Secy asks for review of ‘change of land use’ process, new guidelines by 25 December

Chief Secretary A.K. Mehta has tasked revenue department and board of revenue with the comprehensive evaluation of the process, and the formulation of detailed guidelines.
A file photo of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. | Photo: ANI

CM Gehlot demands special status for Rajasthan, accuses Centre of weakening states financially

Ashok Gehlot said cost of delivery for amenities like water, electricity, education, health and road infrastructure sector is high in Rajasthan.
An aerial view of Delhi covered in thick layer of smog on 5 November 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Schools shut, WFH for govt employees: Delhi govt announces measures to tackle toxic smog

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, after an emergency meeting, told that his government will also present a proposal for lockdown before the Supreme Court.
PM Narendra Modi speaks at the 18th India-ASEAN Summit, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on 28 October 2021 | ANI photo

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on cryptocurrency amid concerns over misleading claims

It was strongly felt in the meeting that attempts to mislead the youth through over-promising and non-transparent advertising should be stopped, sources said.

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A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.

Paytm records quarterly loss of Rs 474 crore, expenses rise to Rs 1,600 crore

This is the first earnings report since Paytm's stock tumbled after IPO launch. Parent firm One97's income and revenues rose compared to same time last year, but so did expenses.


Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.