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Judges bribery allegations: SC junks petition seeking judicial probe

The petition had sought that a special investigative team headed by a former chief justice of SC to replace the ongoing CBI probe.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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’

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

An electric vehicle is parked in a bay at a charging station in New Delhi | Representational image| Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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