Governance

Children using handkerchiefs to cover their faces during the smog.

Reputation worries may have led India to choke air quality deal with Obama

The bilateral agreement to tackle air pollution in Indian cities gathers dust as New Delhi is thought to be worried about damage to the country’s image.
Another clash at SC: CJI takes away 2G-related case from Chelameswar

Another clash at SC: CJI takes away 2G-related case from Justice Chelameswar

Case involving ED officer was listed to be heard by Justice Chelameswar, but was shifted to CJI Dipak Misra’s court through supplementary listing.

Row over engineering degrees: Govt to order CBI probe into UGC ‘lapses’

Within a week of the Supreme Court order cancelling engineering degrees secured through correspondence courses, the human resource development (HRD) ministry has decided to get to the crux of the matter.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during a past meeting.

Delhi government rolls back odd-even plan despite NGT nod

The move comes after the green court asked government not to give exemptions to women drivers, two-wheelers.
Cars plying through smog in Delhi

Odd or even, data shows road rationing just not effective

Experts call it an emergency measure, suggest long-terms solutions like augmenting public transport, to check air pollution in Delhi.
A low floor bus of the DTC

Bus karo: Delhi govt will hire 500 buses for odd-even, hasn’t bought one since 2010

As per Master Plan 2021, DTC is short by 10,000 buses. Congress didn’t buy after CWG, AAP promised 10,000, but floor height issue has stalled the process.
Smog in Delhi

‘Smells like paint’: What international publications reported on Delhi’s smog

Media houses across the world have been reporting on the smog that has enveloped Delhi. Here's what they said.
A protest after a recent case of rape in Bhopal.

Visiting police stations and hospitals still an ordeal for rape survivors: Report

Five years after ‘Nirbhaya’ case, Human Rights Watch report says nothing much has changed when it comes to filing FIR or getting medical help.
NDA restores subsidy to flagship Gujarat PSU that UPA had stopped for ‘abuse’

NDA restores subsidy to flagship Gujarat PSU that UPA had stopped for ‘abuse’

UPA had stopped subsidy to GSFC in 2013 after it was found the company wasn’t passing it on to farmers. Modi govt reversed decision this March.
Farmers sorting through potato crop in Uttar Pradesh

For UP farmers, demonetisation is still a hot potato that’s bringing ruin

The note ban dealt a double blow to potato farmers in Uttar Pradesh, and the market has still not recovered fully, leading to huge losses.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
imran khan

With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

RFID

RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?