Governance

Baby Rani Maurya

Woman BJP thought was ‘family-oriented’ to an Atal aide — meet the lesser-known governors

Three BJP loyalists were rewarded in Tuesday's reshuffle and appointment of governors. 
Satya Pal Malik

Why Satya Pal Malik was picked to replace N.N. Vohra as J&K Governor

Malik, J&K’s first politician-governor since the militancy years began, is a soft-spoken man who worked closely with Mufti Sayeed.

To bring ‘udta’ Punjab down to earth, state govt launches student buddy programme

The project will involve all students from schools (class VI and above), colleges and universities. Groups will be formed for the students to self-monitor.
A girl reading a book

Spanish couple abandon adopted Indian child, Bhopal agency under the scanner

Shelter home allegedly misled parents on age of children; Italian couple also writes to Indian authorities against agency.

Kerala’s snake-boat rowers were set for IPL-style race. Now, they don’t know what to do

Tourism, an employer of lakhs and one of the state's biggest sources of income, will take time to recover from the recent floods.
Thomas Issac

Centre’s decision to refuse flood aid from other countries unfortunate: Kerala minister

Finance Minister Dr. Thomas Isaac says move is based on 'false prestige' and the govt has 'no right to curb Kerala's appeal for more financial assistance'.
Navjot Singh Sidhu with the Pakistani army chief | Twitter

Sedition case against Navjot Singh Sidhu won’t hold, but what does it mean?

A colonial law prescribed in the IPC, sedition is a serious criminal offence against the state, but it needs sanction from the govt before...

Behind official Kerala rescue website are 1,500 techies working for free

keralarescue.in, which has received over 1 crore requests for aid and rescue, is available in multiple languages, provides details of relief centres and maps of flooded areas.
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad sleuths raid a Sanatan Sanstha member's house in Palghar | PTI

Maharashtra Hindu extremists ‘were highly trained, used code to communicate’

Sources say the four may have travelled to different parts of the country, including Goa, to receive training.
President Ram Nath Kovind

Satya Pal Malik appointed J&K governor, three new faces in Raj Bhavans

While the centre appointed three new governors, four were transferred in the within different states.

On Camera

ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.