Governance

Mehbooba Mufti

J&K government’s promised magisterial probe into ‘police collusion’ in Kathua hangs fire

Among other things, the inquiry, promised three months ago, was expected to look into allegations of local personnel not acting promptly enough to save the child after she went missing
Mumbai Cricket Association office in Bandra-Kurla Complex

Audit to determine if Mumbai Cricket Association misused prime Bandra-Kurla Complex plot

MMRDA looking for consultant to go through politically-powerful MCA’s account books and see if it violated terms of the lease signed between the two in 2004.
Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra plans land, houses, jobs for victims of serious offences under SC/ST Act

Maharashtra will be the third state after Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh to have such a scheme, a govt-constituted panel to finalise modalities of the plan.
A classroom | flickr

Coming soon in Indian classrooms: Sex education 2.0

Specially trained teachers and peer educators, chosen from among the students, will be the pivots of the 22-hour programme that will centre on role play and activities to bring home the message.
IIT Delhi

IIT Delhi pioneers research on 5G in India, network likely to make an entry by 2021

Next generation wireless technology promises 20-25 times faster speeds, India joins research for the first time after missing out in the past.
BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar reached SSP office

Unnao rape case: CBI arrests BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

Sengar was taken into custody after intense questioning for 16 hours by a CBI team at its office in Lucknow.
Judge swearing in

Now another SC bench calls for fresh examination of powers of chief justice of India

A day after Justice Chelameswar refused to entertain Shanti Bhushan's petition, justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan admitted it.
BJP MLA from Bairia Surendra Singh

Unnao case: Can anyone rape a mother of 3 kids — BJP leader’s bid to defend MLA Sengar

Bairia legislator Surendra Singh alleges that the survivor was trying to implicate Kuldeep Singh Sengar in a false case even as the demand for...
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India

Modi govt tells Election Commission to study feasibility of plan for simultaneous polls

Move comes ahead of 17 April Law Commission meeting that will discuss simultaneous election.
Telugu actor Sri Reddy sits during a 'strip protest' outside the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce | PTI

NHRC takes note of Sri Reddy’s protest against sexual harassment in Telugu film industry

The actor had stripped in front of cameras and sat topless in protest against the Movie Artists’ Association on 7 April, after her protests went unheard.

On Camera

A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

Study shows Indian politicians are spending less and less time in legislative assemblies

Politicians in India are expected to help their voters in practical matters by negotiating with the local administrative bureaucracy, attending local social functions, and networking with influential people.
tiktok app

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.