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In J&K, Modi announces projects worth Rs 20,000 cr, private investment of Rs 38,000 cr

In 1st visit to J&K since abrogation of Article 370, PM also inaugurated solar power plant at Palli village in Samba district, making it India's 1st 'carbon-neutral' panchayat.

Hyderabad Nizam’s last home King Kothi being razed? KCR govt steps in amid heritage worries

Media reports allege demolition under way at King Kothi, a Rs 300 crore private property currently at the centre of a civil dispute between two companies.

Ajay Sood — Modi govt’s new top scientist has 7 patents, won India’s highest science prize

Sood, a physicist from IISc, succeeds renowned biologist K. VijayRaghavan as Principal Scientific Adviser. He is a member of Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council to PM.

Big hit with BJP, bulldozers now rolling in Gujarat & Uttarakhand, coming soon to Karnataka

Day after demolition drive in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, Surat Municipal Corporation razed properties belonging to alleged gangster brothers Aarif & Sajju Kothari.

Dream of buying land in Uttarakhand’s hills? State to bring in Himachal-like law against it

Uttarakhand is looking to bring a new, tougher law that could prohibit non-domiciles from buying land in the state's hill areas.

Bulldozers go after ‘illegal encroachments’ from MP to Delhi, but the law requires a notice

Rules for demolition of ‘illegal’ structures vary across states, but law requires proper notice in all cases. No law provides for demolishing property of those accused in riots.

World Bank, UN, Ram Mandir panel — IAS, IFS officers from Modi’s PMO are rising & going places

Foreign secretary designate V.M. Kwatra was at PMO in Modi’s early days in the chair. ThePrint looks at how other officers from 1st Modi PMO in 2014-15 have risen in their careers.

Neither fast nor on time — CAG report delves into all that ails the Great Indian Railways

Despite heavy investment in upgradation of railway infrastructure, India’s mail & express trains crawl at 50 km per hour, stop for long durations and do not make it on time, CAG says.

‘Message to rioters’ or ‘anti-encroachment drive’ — what exactly happened in Khargone after riot

In riot-hit Khargone areas, dozens have lost homes and shops in bulldozing campaign. Legal experts question authorities' stated use of encroachment laws to punish another alleged crime.

Why e-rickshaws are no big draw for Delhi drivers despite Kejriwal govt’s purchase subsidy

While govt says subsidies have been availed on 9,558 e-rickshaws to date, data compiled by road ministry portal Vahan 4.0 has shown dip in registration of e-rickshaws since 2019.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the Shilanyaas ceremony for construction of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini Monastic Zone, in Lumbini, Nepal on May 16, 2022 | PIB

First, Rahul Gandhi visited Nepal, then PM Modi. Different reasons, one common factor

While Rahul went to attend a friend’s wedding, Modi was on an official visit. However, there was a common thread between the two.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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