Tuesday, 7 December, 2021


A file photo of AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh. | Photo: ANI

AAP MP Sanjay Singh walks out of all-party meeting called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister

Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh Sunday said that he raised the issue of bringing a law on guarantee of MSP but 'the central government does not let any member speak during the meeting'.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses an election meeting at Raghunathpur, in Siwan district, 20 Oct, 2020 | PTI

Who did better, Nitish or Lalu? Bihar debates as CM completes 15 yrs, ‘mixed bag’ say experts

Roads, electricity, law and order, and a crusade against corruption — Nitish Kumar had a sterling reputation in his early years in power. But many say he has faltered recently.
Illuminated application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining devices and power units in a rack at the cryptocurrency mining farm | Representatiional image | Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

Govt lists bill to ‘prohibit’ pvt cryptocurrencies, create RBI variant in Parliament session

Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies with 'certain exceptions to promote underlying technology'.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy | Photo: ANI

Jagan govt withdraws laws aiming to set up 3 Andhra capitals, promises ‘better’ version 

Addressing assembly, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy laments ‘false narrative’, talks about importance of decentralised development. Says will consult all stakeholders. 
Mizoram Chief Minister Pu Zorumthanga | ThePrint

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga urges Modi govt to review allocation of funds to Northeast states

In a statement Sunday, Zoramthanga said many important projects in Mizoram were either delayed or could not be executed because the Northeast states did not receive their due share.
Representational image of women farmers in Patiala | Photo: Urjita Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Farm laws repeal a chance to build consensus, it’s a bad idea to stop reform train, say experts

With the repeal of the farm laws, the PM also announced a committee to address future agrarian issues. Experts say a broad-based, consultative approach could bring better results.
Representational Bihar Police image | Twitter | @bihar_police

After policemen attack Bihar judge in office, furious Patna HC asks DGP to file report

Two police personnel allegedly attacked Additional District and Sessions Judge Avinash Kumar after he made adverse remarks about police in the state and Madhubani district.
Indian Parliament building in New Delhi | PTI File photo

Make paid news electoral offence, create legal options to counter fake news: IT panel to govt

The standing committee on IT has unanimously adopted its report on Ethical Standards in Media. The report will be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speak to media at Jai Prakash Narayan airport in August 2021 | ANI

Prohibition 2.0? Bihar SHOs & chowkidars face 10-yr suspension for liquor trade on their turf

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar held a marathon review meeting with top officials and ministers Tuesday following Oppn flak for deaths of over 40 people who consumed spurious liquor,
(Representational image) North Block in New Delhi | Bloomberg file

IB, home, RAW, defence officers’ tenure can be extended for 2 yrs — Modi govt issues notification

The order comes a day after the Modi government brought in a controversial ordinance, extending the tenure of the ED & CBI chiefs for up to five years.

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Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das | File photo | Bloomberg

RBI likely to keep lending rate at record low again over Omicron threat

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is scheduled to announce the monetary policy committee's decision in Mumbai Wednesday.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.