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‘Either there wasn’t an economist in Swaminathan panel, or he didn’t know economics’

Renowned agricultural economist Sardara Singh Johl takes on the father of Green Revolution, M. S. Swaminthan's idea of raising MSP 1.5 times the production costs.

With biggest budget, how has the rural development ministry performed on key schemes?

For FY 2017-18, the ministry had an allocation of Rs 1.07 lakh crore. How has it fared on implementing schemes like MGNREGA, housing, and roads?

Staff crunch making probe into PNB-Nirav Modi scam difficult, CBI tells court

‘We are short-staffed, need more expert hands to probe voluminous PNB case,’ it says while asking for permission to let sub-inspectors probe the case.

Harish Khare quits as Tribune editor-in-chief after a tumultuous few months

Khare was at the centre of the storm when the newspaper reported on the easy access to Aadhaar data, as well as the public apology to Bikram Singh Majithia.

Here’s what’s still holding working women back in 2018

Women are still paid less, female bosses are still in the minority and motherhood still carries the risk of total career derailment.

Pakistan calls back high commissioner to India for talks after harassment allegations

Pak foreign office said that the Indian govt failed to take notice of the increasing incidents of intimidation of Pakistani diplomats by its intelligence agencies.

Affordable drugs scheme in crisis: 3 CEOs quit in 3 years, no replacement found since

BPPI, the bureau that runs the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, has been looking for a CEO since November last year.

For new Study in India campaign, govt’s mantra is ‘Focus West Asia’

In keeping with India’s diplomatic focus under Modi, 13 of the 35 target countries are from West Asia, with Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and UAE in the list.

Smriti Irani’s close friendship with Ekta Kapoor ‘cost’ Doordarshan serious TRP & revenue

I&B minister scrapped a programming deal Balaji Telefilms was on the verge of violating and being penalised for. She denies wrongdoing, says she protected Doordarshan.

HRD ministry calls for ‘checks & balances’, suggests greater govt support to new IIMs

While the IIM Act aims to free up the premier business schools from governmental control, many of the newer IIMs have argued in favour of it.

On Camera

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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