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MP govt spent Rs 1.58 crore on Kamal Nath & his entourage for Davos summit

The amount was spent on Kamal Nath and 3 of his bureaucrats who participated in an exclusive business lounge to brand Madhya Pradesh at the World Economic Forum.

Gujarat riots rape survivor Bilkis Bano says Supreme Court has let me know it stands with me

Gujarat riots’ gang-rape survivor Bilkis Bano said her battle was never for revenge, but for justice.

Why National Film Awards were delayed — spurt in politician biopics, divided industry

I&B ministry believes that with a divided industry, any award will spark controversy, could get Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu to give away awards.  
CBI

CBI issues Look Out Circulars for Bhushan steel chairman & wife for cheating on loans

The CBI has been investigating Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd for defaulting on loans worth Rs 2,348 crore between 2007 and 2014.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

‘Conspiracy’, tantrums, apology — how SC hearing unfolded in case about CJI Gogoi

At one point in the hearing on an affidavit submitted by lawyer Utsav Bains about a 'conspiracy' to frame CJI Ranjan Gogoi, a judge threatened to throw him out of the courtroom.
An Air Deccan Airbus plane in Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi | Sondeep Shankar /Bloomberg News

Indian airports to now get body scanners as govt steps up security measures

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has directed operators of all hypersensitive and sensitive airports to install the body scanners by March 2020.

Why EC won’t disqualify Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from contesting elections

Election Commission can’t bar Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from contesting Lok Sabha elections since she hasn't been convicted in any case.

Enforcement Directorate attaches 25 properties worth Rs 40 crore of MK Alagiri’s son

The Enforcement Directorate has been investigating the son of expelled DMK leader M.K. Alagiri for illegal sand and granite mining since 2012.

National Film Awards will be declared after Lok Sabha elections, says I&B ministry

In a statement issued Wednesday, the ministry said it will declare the awards after the election process is over and the model code of conduct concludes.
File photo of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Woman who accused CJI of sexual harassment to face bail cancellation hearing on 23 May

The matter came up before the Patiala House Courts Wednesday, but was deferred because the complainant who accused the woman of cheating did not appear.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.