Wednesday, June 7, 2023


Preliminary inquiry into Odisha train crash points to possible ‘signalling error’

Signalling error may have caused Coromandel Express to enter loopline when it was supposed to be on main line, leading to triple collision that has claimed at least 288 lives thus far.

Anti-collision tech, Vande Bharat — most of minister Vaishnaw’s tweets promote rail modernisation

Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has tweeted about railways 165 times so far this year, of which 121 hailed upgradation of infrastructure & passenger amenities.

5 pre-poll promises Siddaramaiah govt vows to fulfil in fiscal yr & how much it’ll cost exchequer

Promises include sum of Rs 2,000/month for women heads of households, free power & rice. Implementation likely to cause hike in state-controlled taxes in Karnataka.

A masterplan to transform rural areas — govt working on ‘model Act’ to streamline development

The Act, which won't need to be passed by Parliament, will serve as guideline for states to formulate their own laws for rural development, with focus on gram panchayats & census towns.

UP govt appoints 3rd acting DGP in row despite contempt plea in SC. ‘Bad precedent’, say ex-DGPs

Senior IPS officer Vijaya Kumar given charge. Mukul Goel, who was shunted out last May on grounds of 'disregard of govt duty', 'indolence', was state’s last permanent police chief.

States race against time to meet 1 July deadline for Aadhaar-based system to pay NREGA wages

The central govt has given until 1 July for states to switch over to the new Aadhaar-Based Payment System. But data shows that under 75% active workers are on the system. 

Against Adani-Hindenburg saga backdrop, SEBI proposes tighter rules for foreign investors

Markets regulator proposes additional disclosure requirements for ‘high-risk’ foreign portfolio investments & stricter rules for companies registered in neighbouring countries.

‘Solve this soon, don’t want more to die’ — what violence-hit Manipur’s tribal leaders told Amit Shah

In 1st visit since Kuki-Meitei violence, home minister asked for 15 days' peace so he can form panel to chalk out permanent political solution. He also assured CBI, judicial inquiries.

‘Manipuris feel Biren Singh govt didn’t actively respond to violence’, says MP whose house was attacked

Union MoS for external affairs and BJP MP Rajkumar Ranjan Singh spoke of violence between state's Meitei & Kuki communities, their demands & need for all groups to respect each other.

Before Amit Shah’s Manipur visit, MoS, BJP spokesperson head to violence-hit Churachandpur

Speaking about the Manipur unrest at an event in Assam Thursday, Shah said that those creating violence will not be spared. The Union home minister is expected to be in Manipur on 29 May.   

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File photo of SEBI HQ in Mumbai | Reuters

Instead of mandating MPS norms, SEBI should look at why promoters...

If India wants access to global capital, then the rules in India cannot be orders of magnitude more stringent than their global counterparts.
Representative image | Photo: PTI

Make it easier for nominees & heirs to access money left...

Panel set up in May 2022 has recommended ways in which RBI's regulated entities can improve customer service, including easing KYC norms & removing limits on UPI transactions.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets German Federal Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi | ANI

Submarine deal, defence manufacturing hub: Rajnath pitches ‘Make-in-India’ to German counterpart

With German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius in town, India has told the European nation it is welcome to set up factories here for manufacture of military equipment, it is learnt.
Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Manipur saw ‘free’ India’s 1st flag hoisted. Now it’s BJP’s biggest...

There are 3 things you never do in a small northeastern state: undermine local leaders, divide and rule, push homogenisation.