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Election Commission was ‘divided’ over using footage from Gujarat RS poll

There was a difference of opinion on accepting returning officer’s report as the final word or not. Finally the commission agreed to use video footage Anubhuti Vishnoi

Legal ground under J&K special status getting shaky in Supreme Court

With Centre hedging its position on special status, all eyes are on likely SC hearing Tuesday on challenge to Article 370. Apurva Vishwanath

SC to decide appointments to subordinate judiciary, states irked

State governments are upset over the proposed unified selection process for the appointment of judges in the lower judiciary. Apurva Vishwanath

If someone raises questions, give answers, not resignations: SJM’s Mahajan on Panagariya

Ashwani Mahajan, National Co-Convenor of SJM, says dissent must be given its due in a democracy. Anubhuti Vishnoi

SC verdict on 498-A could turn the clock back on women’s rights

The committees suggested by the court can hinder women’s recourse to justice, experts feel. Sabah K.

Staying with Lalu would have been political suicide for Nitish Kumar: Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan lashes out at Lalu Prasad Yadav and blasted the opposition for its lack of leadership. Kumar Anshuman

States hit the jackpot with SC mining decision

The Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday will allow states to reap massive sums from companies that mined illegally. Apurva Vishwanath

Top-heavy Punjab Police sets a new record, has 12 DGPs instead of sanctioned 2

More at the top, less at the bottom of the Punjab Police. Chitleen K Sethi

Point of Order

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Modi govt resorts to ‘breakfast diplomacy’ to build bridges

It's being done to ensure crisp and effective communication with embassies of prominent countries. 

On Camera

YourTurn

No one knows R&AW agents better than Pakistanis—from Pathaan to Mission...

So what if RAW agents Tiger, Pathaan, and Vinod have a tendency to get honey-trapped, we have got them covered with our own ISI operatives, that too ‘bold and beautiful’.
Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani | ANI file photo

Adani-Hindenburg row erupts into war of words, neither side backing down

Adani Group calls Hindenburg allegations baseless, unethical, and in violation of law while the firm says Adani obfuscating truth, avoiding real issues of fraud.

Defence

Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.