Wednesday, 26 January, 2022


Ban on sale of crackers: SC picks public health over cultural practices

The Supreme Court Monday directed the government to suspend all temporary licenses that were granted to sell fire crackers in NCR till 1 November

SC collegium to make recommendations public, lawyers say it’s ‘merely cosmetic’

After the brouhaha over Justice Jayant Patel, collegium resolves to be more transparent, but some senior lawyers want minutes of meetings too. New Delhi: In...

Industry and govt to brainstorm on GST at PHD Chamber’s conclave

The conclave will be aired on on BTVi on 14 October at 2pm with a repeat telecast on 15 October at 3pm.

Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm

Bill seeks to do away with requirement of a licence for selling antiques; some ASI officials claim government buckled under pressure from art dealers

HC’s controversial questions to Sonepat rape victim had been answered by trial court

Trial judge had relied on WhatsApp transcripts to convict three men for Sonepat rape; chats reveal how main accused Hardik Sikri controlled victim.

Despite initial hiccups, Swachh Bharat mission scores on health report card

Study reveals health indicators for children, women have shown improvement in areas that have become open defecation-free in the past year.

Modi’s new vote: Sub-categorisation set to bring OBCs into BJP fold

By spreading benefits of OBC reservations more evenly among all castes, the BJP can win over 40 crore of India’s most deprived people.

After Justice Jayant Patel quits, lawyers’ body moves SC seeking collegium reform

The collegium debate is set to play out in open court now as the National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms has challenged its legitimacy.

Justice Jayant Patel transfer case another test for SC’s collegium resolve

Collegium’s decision to supersede Justice Jayant Patel’s elevation to Chief Justice of Karnataka HC is set to be challenged by Gujarat Advocates’ Association.

Railways set to embrace technology & automation, reduce hiring

Decision comes in the wake of series of recent accidents; Bibek Debroy committee had suggested staff rationalisation for long-term viability of railways.

On Camera


File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.