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Four months on, Yogi govt on the hunt for new police chief. Acting DGP is ‘frontrunner’

After Mukul Goel was shunted from DGP post in May, Devendra Singh Chauhan was appointed acting DGP. UP govt has now submitted list of around 40 IPS officers to UPSC for consideration.

Tajpur, set to be Bengal’s 1st deep sea port, could become ‘maritime gateway for eastern region’

To be developed by Adani Group, the port will be built on unused land with no need to demolish, remodel existing structure, making it state's 1st greenfield port in close to 50 years.

Licence for call, video apps, easing insolvency issues — what’s in Modi govt’s draft telecom bill

Draft bill released Wednesday continues to reserve for govt the right to intercept calls and take control of telecom services during a war or whenever national security is invoked.

Warehouse standards, digital services — Modi govt’s new logistics policy ‘complements Gati Shakti’

PM Modi launched National Logistics Policy Saturday. Exporters in high-value sectors like gems & jewellery welcome it but have concerns about implementation of digital services.

‘Small step, big difference’ — Rajya Sabha to introduce ‘gender-neutral’ language, drops ‘no sir’

The announcement came in response to MP Priyanka Chaturvedi's letter stating that use of 'no sir' in response to questions asked by women parliamentarians was 'concerning'.

‘No end to vanvas’: Year after landslide erased Maharashtra village, residents still live in boxes

Battling stifling heat, leaking roofs, survivors of the July 2021 landslide live in makeshift shelters of asbestos. The permanent homes they were promised by govt remain unfinished.

BJP saves Rs 73 cr, Congress to get 27 lakh as govt gives political parties relief on land dues

Cabinet has approved housing ministry’s proposal to change category of land allotted to political parties for their offices in Delhi, bringing down dues significantly for 14 parties.

Shipping containers, made in India — how Modi govt aims to cut dependence on China ‘monopoly’

There was huge shortage of shipping grade containers during pandemic. This resulted in shipping lines increasing container freight rates, which hit India’s export import supply chain.

Parts of Joshimath town ‘sinking’, Uttarakhand govt may go for ‘construction ban, relocation’

Expert panel formed by state govt has warned that several pockets of the town are sinking due to man-made and natural causes. Locals say report did not factor in Tapovan tunnel.

Don’t auction satellite spectrum if you want good rural broadband, says chief of telco body IAFI

Bharat Bhatia, president of telecom body ITU-APT Foundation of India (IAFI), says satellite broadband is a must for rural connectivity, but spectrum auctions could get in the way.

On Camera

YourTurn

CDS Lt Gen Anil Chauhan has a lot to do. But first, fast track what Gen Bipin Rawat started

The fact that the Narendra Modi government waited nine months to appoint Gen Anil Chauhan as the second CDS shows that it has complete faith and trust in him.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

Eye on indebted cooperatives, Maharashtra sets up asset reconstruction firm, 1st state to do so

Maha ARC Ltd, incorporated Monday with initial capital of Rs 111 crore, will restructure firms under financial distress that have direct links to state govt. RBI yet to issue licence.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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