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Uttarakhand ultimatum to madrasas getting govt aid — get affiliated to state board or else

Affiliation drive, says Uttarakhand minister, is being pursued 'mainly to improve the quality of education in these institutions… should not be seen from political lens.

Flights from showpiece Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2024, developer assures in writing

Navi Mumbai International Airport Ltd achieved a 'major milestone' two months ago, giving authorities confidence to complete much-delayed project by December 2024.

Nizam-era Osmania hospital to be restored, not razed, Owaisi says after huddle with KCR govt

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi says Nizam-era structure to get an upgrade, and new Rs 560 cr building to also come up on premises. Proposal to be submitted to Telangana CMO.

This paddy cultivation technique is Punjab govt’s answer to ‘save water, avoid crisis’

Worried that water will likely become a big political issue in Punjab in coming years, AAP govt pushing for wider adoption of 'direct seeding of rice' for paddy cultivation.

How India’s power crisis is self-made & why we could face another crunch during the monsoon

In 109 of 165 thermal power plants that are currently operational, the actual coal stock is less than 25 per cent of normative stock that they are mandated to keep.

How Modi govt helped AAP in Punjab with decision to relax quality norms for wheat procurement

As on 15 May, day of Modi govt decision, Punjab had around 6 lakh metric tonnes of wheat from batches rejected by FCI for having shrivelled and broken grains beyond permissible limit,

NHRC appoints retired IAS, IPS as ‘rapporteurs’ in all states, to serve as its ‘eyes & ears’

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), it is learnt, has appointed retired IAS and IPS officers as ‘special rapporteurs’ across all states/Union...

3-minute film & songs are the tools in this Telangana district’s battle against c-section surge

The film, made by and starring employees of Rajanna-Sircilla administration, is currently in post-production phase, and is expected to be released by end of this week.

Sonu Kumar — how ‘son of alcoholic’ called out Nitish Kumar & became a star in Bihar

A viral video shows 12-year-old Class 5 student telling CM Nitish Kumar about poor education at his school, and how his 'alcoholic' father spends all their money on liquor.

Rs 5,000 crore — RTI reply reveals what Telangana govt owes Hyderabad civic body in property tax

RTI application was filed by Padmanabha Reddy, secretary of the Hyderabad-based think tank Forum for Good Governance, with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. 

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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