Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Governance

Jack Dorsey

Only 12 of 31-MP House panel that summoned Jack Dorsey have verified Twitter handles

The parliamentary panel on IT has summoned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on 25 February over complaints about the portal's 'anti-Right bias'.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Delhi will continue to suffer since there is no clarity on who controls services: AAP

The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on division of powers between Delhi govt and Centre
Supreme Court of India | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Supreme Court sacks 2 court masters who ‘tampered’ with Anil Ambani order: Report

A 7 January order wrongly said Anil Ambani was exempt from personal appearance in court in contempt case. Inquiry reportedly says order 'tampered' with.

SC blow for Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi govt, rules Centre controls anti-corruption bureau

Two-judge Supreme Court bench delivers split verdict on key issue of transfer and control of the bureaucracy.
A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health center in Aurangabad, India

IMA asks govt to reconsider restrictions on importing, manufacturing Oxytocin

The government had restricted the manufacturing of Oxytocin, a life-saving drug for new mothers, to just one organisation, a move IMA says will create a shortage.
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US lawmakers seek briefing on contaminated drugs coming from India and China

The lawmakers are concerned since 15 recalls of drugs meant for treating high blood pressure were done in eight months.
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AYUSH ministry launches e-Aushadhi portal for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha drugs

The portal is aimed at increasing transparency, and improving information management, data usability and accountability.
An immigration counter at the Indira Gandhi International Airport

Coming soon, breeze through immigration in just 60 seconds

The e-passport will contain a 64 KB chip that will have all details of the passport-holder. The move will help crack down on trafficking and fake passports.
Naxal

Key Maoist leader Sudhakar, wife surrender before Telangana police

The CPI (Maoist) leader carries a reward of Rs 1.25 crore on his head in Jharkhand and Rs 25 lakh in Telangana, while his wife carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on her head.
Ashwani Lohani

Ashwani Lohani returns to Air India as chairman & managing director

Lohani’s first tenure in Air India was from August 2015 to August 2017, during which he helped pilot the organisation to a financial operating profit.

OnCamera

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Here are Pakistan’s new strategies behind the Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama suicide attack, use of a Kashmiri attacker, and a pre-attack video is an attempt by Pakistan to reassert its equities over Kashmir dispute.
most favored nation

Revoking Pakistan’s MFN status: Proportionate reply or Modi exploring diplomatic steps first?

A day after the horrific attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel, Narendra Modi government withdrew ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status for Pakistan, in place since 1996.

Defence

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Pulwama attack raises questions on Kashmir’s intelligence and security structure

Attack on CRPF convoy required getting explosives, rigging the vehicle and training. How did multiple security agencies in J&K fail to pick up on this?
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP is sliding down the Rafale slope. It must stop outraging and come clean

All the Modi govt needed to do was come clean on Rafale – ‘We dismissed bureaucratic objections as we wanted deal done quickly for IAF’.