Sunday, 28 February, 2021

Governance

Delhi metro (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Many cities now want low-cost Metro Lite, Metro Neo modes of transport, in talks with govt

Union housing ministry is studying proposals for Metro Lite & Metro Neo projects from Nashik, Gorakhpur and Delhi before taking it to the cabinet for final approval.
A view of Joshimath dam | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Recent flash flood in Uttarakhand had nothing to do with Char Dham project, Centre tells SC

In a letter, the chairman of the court-appointed High Powered Committee Ravi Chopra had attributed the Uttarakhand flash flood to the Rs 12,000-crore road project.
Historian Romila Thapar and photographer Raghu Rai are among the personalities finalised for the Delhi Oral History Project | Wikipedia

No politicians will speak in Delhi Oral History Project as AAP govt looks to avoid controversy

AAP govt has decided Delhi Oral History Project will focus on prominent personalities like economists, cultural enthusiasts, historians, apart from the common Delhiite.
The Union Public Service Commission headquarters in New Delhi (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Caste surnames, religious symbols should not be revealed in civil services interview — Report

The report, commissioned by social justice ministry, also pitches for reservation for SC/STs in private sector to give 'job security on par with the advanced sections of the society'.
Representational image of North Block & South Block | ANI

‘Why no reservation in lateral entry?’ OBC panel asks Modi govt after new recruitment ad

The govt is learnt to have sought a week’s time from the National Commission for Backward Classes to respond to its question.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. | PTI

J&K will get statehood at appropriate time, says Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

The Home Minister said J&K's union territory status is temporary and that the region has been a top priority for the Modi government since it took power in 2014.
Indian and Chinese armoured columns pulling back from Rechin La on the southern side of Pangong Tso Wednesday | Credit: Army

30-member parliamentary panel on defence to visit Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso

The panel is chaired by BJP's Jual Oram and its members include Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. It may seek govt permission before visiting the Ladakh areas.
Representational image | Credit: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt is considering a new law to oversee news on TV and digital platforms

There are currently no legislative provisions governing online news or OTT platforms, with self-regulation or industry oversight being the order of the day.
A vocational training centre in New Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

42 lakh jobs identified in 12 countries, govt in talks with nations to send skilled Indians

Skill ministry secretary says there are 26 lakh job opportunities in the Gulf, 3 lakh in the European countries and about 10 lakh in countries such as the US, Singapore, New Zealand.
NITI Aayog in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘1 District, 1 Product’ export scheme, farm reforms on govt, NITI blueprint to push growth

PM Modi will chair NITI Aayog’s Governing Council meet on 20 February. His govt’s new blueprint for growth & development will be discussed.

On Camera

File photo | The British Museum in London | Wikimedia Commons

Should museums be woke? Europe’s war against ‘negativity’

Students, curators and museums in Europe and the US are digging up their own history. But national pride is coming in the way of justice.

Here’s what LinkedIn is telling us about the hottest jobs of 2021

If you’re in the market for a new role, and you have the right skills for a position in e-commerce, healthcare, or digital content, you’re in luck.

Defence

Army to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ in case of ceasefire violations by Pakistan

This comes days after a ceasefire agreement was settled between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.